Archive | arbor RSS feed for this section

Lisa and Matt

7 Jan

I first met Lisa and Matt at last spring while they were in town meeting with their wedding planners, the lovely ladies from Maris Events.  Lisa and Matt are from the east coast and were planning their June destination wedding at Alderbrook Resort and Spa.  I knew immediately this was a couple I wanted to work with – they were so sweet and such a delight to work with.

If you have never had the chance to go to Alderbrook Resort and Spa, make sure you get there at some point.  It is a lovely setting and your blood pressure is sure to go down a few notches just being in the quiet, wooded setting while enjoying the Hood Canal water view.

I loved Lisa and Matt’s bold use of color – red’s, yellows and green’s.  Roses, orchids, hydrangeas and succulents were featured in the arrangements.  Lisa carried a bouquet filled with hydrangeas, roses, orchids and freesia.  Table arrangements had floating candles in simple pillar vases with large clusters of flowers and succulents surrounded by glassy baby votives.

I created a large arbor arrangement that was transferred to the head table after the ceremony was over so they could continue to enjoy it.  Of course, I had my right hand man/best friend (my husband) helping me out (see bottom picture).  That man always amazes me with his willingness to help out when needed!  Of course, I usually have to buy him a nice beer or whiskey and occasionally a meal, but it is well worth it.

Alissa Lawton of Maris Events created all of the paper products used on the tables.  There is no shortage of talent in my dear friend Alissa and it is always a pleasure working with her and her assistant Elle.

Let’s not forget the talented team of Rick + Anna Photography who provided the images below.  They continue to capture memorable moments and are always a fun couple to have on the team.   One of the requests Lisa and Matt made was to have photos of them with their vendors so I was lucky enough to get a photo of me with them – which almost never happens so this is a special treasure!

Working in this industry you get to work with a lot of vendors and often you make lifetime friendships and partnerships that work really well.  We call ourselves “The A-Team” and everyone from the wedding planner to the DJ worked so well together that the event came together without a hitch!

View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmatt  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmatt   View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmatt  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmattView More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmattView More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmatt  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmatt View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmatt   View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmatt  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmatt  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmatt  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmatt View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmatt View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmatt  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmatt View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmatt View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmatt View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmatt View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmatt        View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmattView More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmatt   View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/lisalovesmatt

Thank you Lisa and Matt for allowing me to be part of your special day.

Venue:  Alderbrook Resort and Spa

Coordination: Maris Events

Photography: Rick + Anna Photography

DJ:  Cory Kolillis – Soundefx

 

Roche Harbor Wedding

9 Apr

I have to tell you, Melinda and Casey have been one of my all time favorite couples to work with.  Not only are they two of the nicest people you will ever meet, but there is something about the love they share for each other that just radiates.  Their wedding was held last September at the beautiful Roche Harbor Resort in the San Juan Islands.  With outdoor weddings, you never know how the weather will be here in the Pacific Northwest, but we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day of warm temperatures and sunshine.

Casey is a fabulous chef and for the rehearsal dinner he and his fellow associates put together one of the most amazing rehearsal dinners I have ever had.  If you ever need a caterer, check out his web-site at www.barnandfield.com, he creates really amazing food.  The dinner was held at the beach adjacent to the resort followed by a beautiful sunset.  Guests enjoyed roasting marshmallows and making ‘smores by the campfire.  It was a great way to set the mood for the wedding the next day.

Melinda had a lot of ideas for the overall feel of the wedding design, yet was open to any suggestions I made.  She also allowed a lot of creative freedom when it came to designing their wedding and all the little details, the result being one of my favorite weddings.

The bridesmaids wore slate grey dresses complimented by flowers in shades of blush, pink, coral and white used to create the bouquets.  Did I mention they had the most adorable ring bearer ever (who just happens to be our great nephew)?  He surprised everyone by walking very carefully down the aisle with a ring box designed just for Melinda and Casey.

For ceremony decor, we rented a birch arbor and glass globes from Vintage Ambiance.  The globes were filled with simple clusters of flowers and hung from the arbor.  With the backdrop of the harbor and the approaching dusk, it set the stage for a beautiful ceremony.   Posters made by Citalia Creative greeted guests at the entrance as well as the reception area.  My husband and I also made directional signs leading to the ceremony.  Photographs are taken by the fabulous team of Rick + Anna Photography and, as always, they captured the day perfectly.

View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding   View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding

View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding

View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding

View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding

View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding

View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding

View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding

The reception area was decorated with blush colored linens rented from BBJ Linens, with floral centerpieces in mercury glass vases and tall trumpet vases placed on wood discs with touches of moss at the base and surrounded by a variety of mercury glass votives.  Sequined blush colored linens were used for the sweetheart and cake tables.

View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding

View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding   View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding   View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding  

In honor of Casey’s chef background, guests were all given vials of Himilayian Pink Salt, Black Hawaiian Salt and Kosher Salt in a packet with a sprig of fresh rosemary attached to each package.

View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding

We rented a crystal chandelier from Vintage Ambiance and hung it from the beams in the dining area.  Seeing that the chandelier would get lost if we didn’t decorate it a little, I created a garland of greens, flowers and curly willow to accent the beams.  The standard white folding chairs provided by the resort really didn’t work with the overall look and feel we were trying to achieve, so vintage farm style chairs were rented from Orcas Events.

The large fireplace was a perfect spot to place a collection of mercury glass votives and candle holders as well as rustic lanterns and floating candles which were placed on wood discs with touches of moss at the base.  All the sparking candlelight added a very romantic touch to the room.

View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding

 View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding     View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding

View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding  View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding

View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding

What a better way to end the evening than a glow stick send off followed by a ride in a golf cart decorated just for them.

View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding View More: http://rickplusanna.pass.us/melindapluscaseywedding

 

Thank you Melinda and Casey for allowing me to be part of your very special day.  Many thanks to Rick plus Anna Photography for the stunning photographs.

Turquoise and Pink

17 Feb

Sometimes when I meet with a bride at our initial consultation, she has tons of ideas and isn’t sure how to make them all work.  This bride, however, was one who pulled out all the stops when it came to details big and small and making it all come together.  Turquoise tennis shoes, a turquoise truck, custom mailbox, hand made signage, a swing made special for the bride and groom, custom forks for the cake, sparklers, and even a turquoise typewriter!  She really made her color pallet of pink and turquoise come together using a variety of elements.  I can’t even begin to list all the details, but you can see some of them below.

Britta and Zach were married on a warm sunny day in September at the beautiful Twin Willow Gardens in Snohomish.  The venue is absolutely lovely, complete with a forest glen for the ceremony, ponds, and gardens throughout.  Their photographer described the venue as “Little Narnia”, and I couldn’t agree more.

Speaking of photography, these stunning photos were taken by the extremely talented and amazing Katleyn James  from Virginia.  I love all the details she took the time to capture.  Check out her blog to see more of Britta and Zach’s wedding – http://katelynjamesblog.com/seattle-wedding-photographer-rustic-outdoor-wedding-venue/.

 

View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding

View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding

View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding   View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding

Oh what fun it was to decorate the iron arbor.  I always love doing large ceremony pieces, and this was no exception – I could have worked all day!  Hydrangeas, snapdragons, dahlias, roses and greenery galore!  Could it be in a prettier setting than this forest glen?

View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding

The brides bouquet was a combination of garden, standard and spray roses in shades of white, pale pink and bright pink paired with locally grown pink and white dahlias.  To complete the look, lace from the brides mother’s wedding gown was used to wrap the bouquet and charms of grandparents were attached with a satin ribbon.  The final detail was a vintage broach of her grandmothers.  It comes as no surprise that the bride wore turquoise shoes when she walked down the aisle and changed into turquoise Converse tennis shoes just for dancing!

View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding  View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding  View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding

View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding  View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding

View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding  seattle-wedding-photographer_4194 View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-weddingView More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding

To add a little variety, a pop of bright green was added to the centerpieces which were placed upon vintage holders.

View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding seattle-wedding-photographer_4262-2 View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding

The beautiful cake, made by Creme de la Creme Bakery had more than three dozen pale pink roses and of course, custom forks!

 

View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding

Who wouldn’t love a getaway truck, especially if it was a bright turquoise blue one decorated with pink and turquoise tin cans!   Oh and the sparklers I mentioned earlier…

View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/zach-and-britta-wedding

As always, I provided a complimentary bottle of champagne for the bride and groom to enjoy.  What a pleasure it was working with this couple.  Thank you Britta and Zach and thank you Katelyn James for the stunning photography!

%d bloggers like this: