Friday, November 30, 2007

A Tuscan Wedding

Melissa and Michael envisioned a wedding that embodied the feeling of Tuscany, Italy. They chose earthy oranges, tones of gold, and rustic browns to help create this ambiance and to compliment their outdoor wedding at Olson Mansion. As guests approached the Mansion’s entrance, candle lit lanterns lined a pathway and created a beautiful glow. Champagne colored raw silk lined the aisle, and whimsical flower arrangements set on rustic bronze candlesticks filled the ceremony and reception. Melissa also used Christian’s Tree Rental to provide topiary trees and greenery to add that extra touch. As you can see from the pictures, we lucked out as their outdoor ceremony finished in the nick of time - right before a classic Seattle thunderstorm hit! :)

During the cocktail hour the couple chose to have a raw silk covered tent from Rented Elegance filled with wines and cheeses that awaited their friends and family after the ceremony. Their beautiful scroll patterned cake below was created by Mike's Amazing Cakes.

Melissa and Michael really know how to throw a party. Guests were treated to a night of memorable dancing, a delicious ice cream sundae bar, and plenty of fun and laughter.

Vendors Michael and Melissa Chose:

Photography – Scott Turner
Caterer – Galluci’s
Venue – Olson Mansion
DJ – Party Source NW
Hair and Makeup – Salon Sorello
Cake – Mike’s Amazing Cakes
Florist – Fleur de Lis
Dress & Bridesmaids Dresses – David’s Bridal
Topiary Rental - Christian’s Plant and Tree Rental
Rentals – Rented Elegance

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Congratulations Jen and Thomas - 9.30.07!

"Dear Kelly, Thank you so much for all your help with our wedding. You made such a difference and allowed us to enjoy our moment. Thanks again so much!" ~ Jen & Thomas

You may have seen Jen and Thomas around Seattle, as they are fabulous musicians and often play at the Triple Door. Thomas was also just recently was featured on VH1! Check out his video with a song from his most recent CD: Jen is one of the singers you’ll hear in the background – talk about a couple that is meant for each other!

What made their wedding unique:

With music being such a passion for both of them, it was an extremely important element of their day. Guests enjoyed cocktail hour while listening to Jerin Faulkner, a friend of theirs and wonderful musician! Ceremony music was also played by a string trio who are also friends of Jen and Thomas. I felt like I was at the symphony their music was so beautiful! Last but not least, Thomas performed a song during the reception just for Jen and serenaded his new wife! They are such a sweet couple!

Vendor Line-Up:
Ceremony and Venue: DeLille Cellars
Caterer: Kaspars
DJ: Greg Lowder – Affairs to Remember
Bridal Gown: Marcella’s
Hair and Make-Up: Erin Skipley – Bellatrix Studio
Flowers: Whole Foods and Pike Place Market
Cupcakes: Trophy Cupcakes
Photographer: Katie L. Wright Photography
Officiant: Kent Buttars - A Heavenly Ceremony
Bridal Suite: Willows Lodge
Rehearsal Dinner: Assaggio Ristorante

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Congratulations Sheleeza and Brian - 9.15.07!

"Kelly! Where do we begin? You were such a key component of our big day and we have no clue how we could have done it without you! You rock, and if you didn't already were born to be a coordinator!" ~ Sheleeza and Brian

Live, Laugh, Love

Sheleeza and Brian are such a fun couple! Their theme for their wedding was "Live, Laugh, Love" which was so appropriate for them as they are truly a couple who lives life to the fullest and they are so in love!

What made the wedding unique and personal:

Sheleeza and Brian got married at the Tyee Yacht Club in Seattle surrounded by their close friends and family. The setting was beautiful as the sun set on Lake Union as the couple exchanged their vows.

Sheleeza and Brian wanted a simple, classic, and elegant wedding so they chose ivory, black and sage as the primary colors that were incorporated into their wedding. They created the invitations, programs, and menus themselves and everything tied together beautifully!
They added personal touches to each table. The table names represented different places the couple had traveled throughout their relationship and they shared the significance of the location on the table card.

Family style Italian food was paired with Italian wine and German beer to represent where the couple would soon honeymoon (Italy and Germany)! A highlight of the evening was a slideshow of photographs taken throughout the wedding day by Jennifer and Brian Hartman with Photo Elan.

Brian Dale from Wave Link Music mixed an impressive selection of music while guests danced the night away. As the evening wound down, Sheleeza and Brian were sent off amidst the light of sparklers and the well wishes of friends and family.

Vendor Line-Up:

Ceremony and Reception Venue and Caterer: Tyee Yacht Club

Cake: Mike's Amazing Cakes

Gown: La Belle Elaine's

Photographers: Jennifer and Brian Hartman - Photo Elan

Flowers: Loves Me Flowers

DJ: Brian Dale - Wave Link Music

Officiant: Rev. James Kubal-Komoto

Transportation: British Motorcoach

Bridal Suite: The Sorrento Hotel