Friday, December 28, 2007

Destination Kona ~ Congratulations Amy and Jon!

On October 20, 2007 Amy and Jon headed from Seattle to Hawaii with 30 of their closest family and friends to tie the knot. I had the pleasure of helping them plan their destination wedding, and it was a blast! Their intimate ceremony was held on a grassy knoll right near the beach at the stunning Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Kona, Hawaii. Thousands of white orchids were sprinkled to create a delicate aisle and also covered their wedding arch. Guests enjoyed cocktail hour by the ocean while watching the beautiful Hawaiian sunset, then headed over to their outdoor reception site called “Hoku Amphitheatre”. White hanging lanterns and tiki torches lit up the sky as guests enjoyed amazing Hawaiian cuisine like fresh Grilled Island Fish, Pacific Lobster Tail, and desserts like Macadamia Nut Chocolate Torte and Island Sweet Potato Haupia cake. All of these images were captured by their fabulous Photographer, John Hong of John & Joseph Photography.

A few things that made their wedding unique (besides being in Kona!)...

They adore their dog, Augie, and for their favors they made a donation on behalf of each guest to Old Dog Haven where they rescued him from. They also chose to give their guests customized Hawaiian gift baskets at their Welcome Dinner where they kicked off the weekend’s festivities at the Mauna Lani Resort. Last but not least, they had exquisite custom invitations designed by Whitney and Jonathan of Brown Sugar Design. These invites were letterpressed and the type was an antique, shimmery gold color that was just stunning and reflected the elegant and fun impression that Amy and Jon wanted to give their guests.

Vendors they selected:
Dress Designer: Justina McCaffrey
Bridal Gown Store: Belltown Bride
Invitations: Brown Sugar Design
Venue: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Welcome Dinner: The Canoe House at the Mauna Lani Resort
Cake: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Band: Full Circle
Hair and Makeup: Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
Ceremony Musician: Ursula Vietze from Magic Strings
Gift Baskets for Guests: Big Island Sams
Officiant: Pastor Keith Elliott from Kona Church of God

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Suncadia Resort ~ Congratulations Jessica and Buzz!

If you haven’t been to Suncadia Resort, you are in for a treat. This serene Cle Elum lodge was the venue for Jessica and Buzz’ intimate wedding with 40 of their closest family and friends. The outdoor ceremony site overlooked a golf course, water, and mountains to create a picturesque northwest scene for their beautiful wedding. Jessica had planned most of her wedding, but was also in the middle of buying a house, working and going to school full time….so she asked me to help her secure the last few vendors she needed to pull together her special day. Aaron Horton and his wife Jana, fellow Photographer, captured their photos for the day and here are a few of their awesome shots. Aaron also is an awesome Videographer so be sure to check out his site! Jen of Jen's Desserts created this custom cake for Jessica using local and seasonal ingredients - we even made sure that the cake matched the color of her dress perfectly!

Vendors Jessica and Buzz chose:

Photography – Aaron Horton Photography
Cake – Jen’s Desserts
Florist – Loves Me Flowers
Dress – David’s Bridal
Venue – Suncadia Resort

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Fall Wedding at Lord Hill Farms

Laura and Chris tied the knot at Lord Hill Farms in Snohomish, Washington on 10.13.07. They had been dating for 7 years so family and friends were super excited to be celebrating their wedding day with them! Laura has been visualizing her wedding since she was a little girl and created most of the d├ęcor herself – everything from the programs to the reception centerpieces and table numbers. Guests partied the night away while DJ Austin Beaver played music until the reception began winding down, and even then the guests didn’t want to end the party…so Austin allowed a few guests to enjoy a bit of karaoke for an after-party. :)

What made their wedding unique? Their Photographers from Northern Lights Photography, Eric Sartoris and Laura Elskan staged a “photo booth” where friends and family enjoyed being creative and making some crazy poses that made for some fun laughs.

Vendors Laura and Chris selected:

Photography: Northern Lights Photography
DJ: Austin Beaver with NiteLite Entertainment
Cupcakes: Hoffmans Fine Pastries
Venue: Lord Hill Farms
Florist: Family friend
Officiant: Family friend
Dress: Proms & Promises
Tuxes: The Tux Shop