Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Get Hitched, Give Hope: October 28, 2010

Posted by Holly-Kate Foss

We are so excited to announce the details to this year's Get Hitched, Give Hope Seattle's Premier bridal giving event!

Please mark your calendar for October 28th, 2010. We are excited to announce this years sponsor, The Four Seasons Hotel and new location for our event. Please stay tuned for more information on vendors, sponsors, and other great products involved.
Get Hitched, Give Hope or "GHGH" is a swanky fundraiser put together by Seattle's Top Wedding Vendors. GHGH is a non-profit organization that raises money to grant wishes for breast cancer patients through auctions of fabulous wedding goods and services. Get Gorgeous Goods while Giving Back!

Last year we raised $37k for The Making Memories Foundation. To date, we have raised over $67k for this great cause!

Sweet Pea Events is thrilled to be involved in another Get Hitched, Give Hope event. I am delighted and honored to serve at the President of GHGH for 2010. Please look for upcoming announcements on our Blog and Get Hitched, Give Hopes webpage of those who will be donating their fabulous services to a life changing fundraiser. You might even get to bid on an amazing service donated by...Sweet Pea Events!

Can't wait to see you there!
(Tickets go on sale August 1st, 2010)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Eric & Carrie: A "Green" Wedding in Forks

Posted by Holly-Kate Foss

When I received Carrie's phone call about helping her coordinate her wedding, I was thrilled!  Can you imagine getting married in a rain forest with mossy apple trees, an amazing family cabin, and large grassy field as a blank slate for their wedding ceremony & reception? It was a weekend that I will never forget!

Carrie Niskanen & Eric Vogelzang decided to get married at Carrie's Family Cabin located on the Bogachiel River in Forks Washington. Carrie grew up going on vacations to the family cabin and had so many fun memories of the home. They knew this was the special and unique place in which they wanted to get married.

They both love fishing, being "green", and devouring Organic & local food. They wanted to incorporate all of their favorite things in their celebration. They used Bambu dinner & dessert plates, which are 100% bamboo and Certified Organic. These products are fabulous for so many reasons; they are a natural brown color and they biodegrade in about 4-6 months. The food HAD to be organic, delicious and memorable. So, they decided to work with In Seasoned Catering. Beth Johnson created an amazing menu for the celebration which was comprised of a northwest themed menu of fresh & local eats. Starting with smoked salmon, fruit and cheese. The menu for dinner was loaded with grilled salmon, rosemary flank steak, hearty greens and summer vegetables. I have never seen so many people go back for seconds!

What is it like getting married in a rain forest? It is beautiful, for one. The trees and weather were fantastic. During the set up of the wedding, there was a fog that surrounded us. Then by late afternoon, the sun was above us for a breathtaking ceremony. The guests arrived and were asked to follow a small path, that lead to the rivers edge. They sat on hay bails and had plenty of time to take in their surroundings. Then the wedding began…

All the guests were invited to enjoy Happy Hour under the apple trees. Guests were served local microbrew, wine and lavender infused vodka lemonade.

I really enjoyed working with Eric & Carrie, but most of all I loved getting to know their family and friends. They had a great celebration hidden in the forest of a little town called: Forks

Eric & Carrie, Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day!

(It must be said, for some of you Twlight fans out there, no we did not encounter any vampires...but we might have spotted a few werewolves in the woods.)

Fabulous Vendors that Eric & Carrie selected for their special day:

Monday, April 5, 2010

Calling All Dallas/Fort Worth Brides and Wedding Professionals!

Posted by Kelly Simants


There is a really cool happy hour taking place on Tuesday, April 6th from 6:30-9:30 pm, hosted by Bliss Bridal Salon in Fort Worth.  It’s called “Unbridaled Happy Hour” and it’s a great way for brides to connect with wedding pros! For more info, please continue reading below…hope to see you there! :)

What is Unbridaled Happy Hour?
So glad you asked! A networking/social function on the first Tuesday of each month where area brides and wedding professionals can meet in a casual, relaxed, no pressure setting.

If you are a bride: Stop by, have a cocktail or coffee, enjoy a snack, and meet with some of the best wedding professionals the area has to offer. It's your chance to get to know them and discuss your needs in a casual and relaxed venue.

If you are a wedding professional: Stop by, have a cocktail or coffee, enjoy a.... you get the idea! Meet with your peers, discuss what's happening and be available to get to know some of our area's fabulous brides!
PLEASE NOTE: Each participant is responsible for their own beverage/food purchases. :-)

Where and when is Unbridaled Happy Hour?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm at “M LOUNGE” (next door to Bliss). The address is 835 Foch Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107


Friday, April 2, 2010

“Thursday Therapy” Recap – Vapiano Dallas

Posted by Kelly Simants

Every month the Dallas wedding industry gets together for a casual Happy Hour called “Thursday Therapy” where we network, collaborate, and meet new wedding professionals, and see old friends.  It’s such a fun time to hang out together and has truly become a special community in our industry. In March, we held Thursday Therapy at Vapiano Dallas…such a fun ambiance and YUMMY food and drink!  If you’re a wedding professional in the DFW area, please let me know if you’d like to be on the invite list to receive future Thursday Therapy invites!

Special thanks to the talented and lively Lynn Michelle of Lynn Michelle Photography for taking images of our fun event (she is pictured below). :)  For more images and a fun commentary of this night, check out Lynn’s blog!

Lynn  ThursdayTherapyVapiano-1

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See you all next month! Cheers!