The first time I talked to Heather and Justin and they told me they were getting married at Seabrook, I did a happy dance! If you’re unfamiliar with this adorable town, google it pronto. Seabrook is a picture-perfect coastal town. Imagine if Chip and Joanna Gaines did every single house in a community with a slight beach vibe, you’d end up with Seabrook.
Heather and Justin knew they wanted a destination wedding to celebrate for a full weekend with their closest family and friends. Justin had vacationed at Seabrook and brought up the idea. The couple booked the stunning venue, without Heather seeing the venue until much later!
Their March coastal wedding, unfortunately brought rain instead of sunshine, but that didn’t damper the bride and groom’s spirits at all. They grabbed umbrellas and made the most out of the photos and their day!
Heather wanted the décor to be slightly coastal with a small beach vibe. Harbor Blooms achieved this look with using driftwood for an arbor and driftwood centerpieces.
One of the big priorities for Heather and Justin was to incorporate Heather’s daughter, Madeline, into the wedding. Madeline was such a key part of the wedding being included in the unity element, having madeline cookies for dessert. And not to mention, she was dancing on-stage all night long (or until grandma came to take her to bed!)
Destination weddings tend to have a longer reception as guests can stay all night. Heather and Justin took advantage of this and had a rockin’ party catching up with all their dear friends.
Congrats Heather and Justin! We’re so honored that we got to be a part of your big day!
Meet the Treats!! Andrew has the best last name, and Megan is lucky to now share that fun last name as well! With Megan being in Public Relations she didn’t miss a beat when playing up that pun. There were treats literally everywhere, from the truffle escort cards, to the hard candy on the tables, to the hefty slices of cake, to the Sugarfina favors at the end of the night! We love brides that bring in so many personal details into their wedding, so with Andrew being in the marines and the two of them meeting in Hawaii, there were lots of subtle aquatic details on the tables, cocktail napkins, and throughout the bars. We were so thankful for this fun couple and their especially fun night!!
Photographer: Stephanie Brazzle // Dessert: Sugar Bee Sweets // Venue: Union Station // DJ: Limelight // Florist: Branching Out Events // Hair: Dry Bar // Hotel: Hyatt // Musicians: Hawaiian Islanders // Officiant: Love Notes // Lighting and Videography: Beyond // Planner: Sweet Pea Events
Every time we go to the west coast, our hearts skip a beat. It’s no wonder why Oregon beaches are such a hot spot for elopements and intimate weddings. The inspiration for this shoot was brought on thru our maritime love. We wanted to create a true beach elopement. Classic romance is the vibe we were aiming for with the bride’s soft movement dress and handmade hairpiece. The color palette has the perfect amount of neutral greens and ivories with pops of pale pink and dusty blues. The décor which included sails, shells and coral combined beautifully together to showcase the Oregon coast.
We wanted to create a shoot that told of a story of two long-distance lovers who have finally found each other in this crazy world. The couple has just been reunited and they celebrated their love for each other as soon as they were both on land. We aimed to create a time and story before FaceTime and texting, a time of letter-writing – a simpler time. A time where the couple used compasses to guide them to each other.
Upon the couple’s elopement, a fresh meal of fish and oysters was the perfect celebratory dinner. The day ended with the happy couple frolicking in the ocean at sunset.
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Photography: Kerry Jeanne Photography // Planning: Sweet Pea Events // Floral Design and Hand-dyed Linens: Gather Design Company // Photo Lab: The Find Lab // Stationery: Plume Calligraphy // Gown: Elizabeth Dye // Hair Accessories: Melinda Rose Designs // Ring: Susie Saltzman // Hair and Makeup: Jamyrlyn Mallory // Rentals: Vintage Ambiance // Cake: Stone Layne Specialties // Ribbons: Tono and Co
Heather and Jacob sure know how to throw a party! They danced the night away after their guests indulged in mac and cheese, sliders, and tacos followed by the most fabulous donut wall anyone has ever seen. Their dance floor was packed from the first song until the very end of the night! And did we mention how much we loved their precious color palette? Lots of greens, pops of yellow, and champagnes, so perfect for that spring day!
Venue: The Laurel // Photographer: MaggShots Photography // Hair and Makeup: Tracy Melton Artistry // DJ: Leforce Entertainment // Florist: Pollen Events // Catering: Gil’s Elegant Catering // Outdoor Games and Lounge Furniture: Junk and Disorderly // Donuts: Jaram’s Donuts // Transportation: MUV Transportation // Lettering on Donut Wall: Viv Jordan Studios
Our Dallas office was asked to design a Mothers’ Day Brunch Table and we were happy to help! Expert from D Magazine. See the full article in the link below.
Whether you are hosting this at your home or a restaurant, you can always spruce a table up! Mother’s Day is such a cheery holiday, and the perfect excuse to bring in bright colors! Feel free to offset them with a contrasting color such as a navy, or a shade of blue.
You may already have a beautiful table that may not need a full linen, but adding a nice table runner can be a great touch. We always recommend a cloth napkin for an extra pop of color and detail to your table.
The Chargers, Flatware, China, Glassware
Place settings are always our favorite part! The more plates, glasses, and silverware, the better. With a brunch, it may be a little overkill to have too much going on, but a charger, dinner plate, and a salad or dessert plate should be the right amount. You can spice things up by having an accent plate for the dessert or salad, such as this Corsica china, or even a textured plate. For the silverware, be sure to have a fork for each course, as well as the knives, and a teaspoon for coffee. Gold, copper, and rose gold silverware is so stunning, and such a fun way to mix up the traditional silver flatware. When it comes to the glassware, go for a water goblet, a champagne flute (who doesn’t love a mimosa?), and—depending how important coffee is to your crowd—a cup and saucer.
Flowers are a great way to bring in lots of color and joy, and create a cheery focal point for your table.
The Place Cards
No matter how large your event is, place cards are a special detail that reminds your guests how important they are to you. You can pick up tented place cards at any paper store, order printed ones from Etsy.com, or pick them up from a local invitation designer. Add a bloom to each place setting along with their sweet place card for a nice extra touch.
Calories don’t count of on the holidays! There’s nothing better than macarons and a lot of laughter on Mother’s Day”
See the full article from D Magazine.
Venue: Marie Gabrielle // Photo: Meggie Taylor // Florist: Petals Couture // HMUA: Anastasia Strattan // Clothing: Pink Rooster and Cousin Earl // Rentals: Bella Acento // Desserts: Amuse Bake Shop
We were thrilled when Farestart and Pacific Tower asked us to help plan and design their Open House and Tasting Event. Pacific Tower has some of the most incredible views in all of Seattle and we knew we wanted to emphasis this. In case you’re reading this and not from Seattle, it rains a lot here in the winter, but during the summer, it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. We wanted to create a fun design that showed guests that summer will be here soon and the dreary winter will stop! This actually ended up being a bit ironic, because we had to reschedule the original date due to a snow storm!
The open house finally happened in March. Navy, slate, yellow and gold became our color palette. Beautiful spring and summer blooms were provided by Bash and Bloom. Pedersens Event Rentals provided all of the rentals, including a few brand new lines of their dishware and glassware.
Once the doors opened, guests just poured in, and kept pouring in all day. The food was delicious. The beverages were adorable. And all of the vendors came together to create a beautiful and fun event!
Thanks Pacific Tower and Farestart for asking us to participate in such a fun event!
Venue: Pacific Tower // Catering: Farestart // Florist: Bash and Bloom // Rentals: Pedersens Event Rentals // Photographer: Bailey Michelle Photography // Lighting: Crimson Haze // Photobooth: Fun Frames Photo Booth // Cake: Baked // DJ: Bamboo Beats // Stationery: Paper Fling
Annie and Riley lucked out with the best February weather here in Dallas. Throughout their entire planning process, they wanted to make sure that their guests had the best time, which we LOVE. Annie had the most gorgeous dress and was breathtaking as she walked down that aisle. After the ceremony all of their guests moved on over to The Room on Main where they ate, drank, and danced the night away. The night was complete with the Aggie war hymn and boxes of pizza as the departed on shuttles!
Dress: Warren Barron // Hair and Makeup: Tracy Melton Artistry // Transportation: MUV Transportation // Florist: Petals Couture // Ceremony Venue: Good Shepherd Catholic Church // Reception Venue: The Room on Main // Band: IDT Band // Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets // Photography: Matt and Julie
Just the thought of writing this blog post brings so much joy! From the very first time Samantha and I sat down for coffee, she just had this giddy excitement to her and I just knew immediately that we would have a fun year planning a wedding! And then I met Alex and saw the two of them together and just knew that they had found their perfect match! They both love so passionately and have such a gentle maturity to their relationship.
Samantha and Alex had selected Pacific Tower to host their December wedding. Though the event space is only on the 8th floor, it’s home to one of the most incredible views of Seattle – including CenturyLink Field – home to their beloved Seahawks. Samantha and Alex had wanted a wedding celebration full of city lights and candle light. This was accomplished with strung bistro lighting by Crimson Haze Event Design and lots of soft candles throughout provided by Studio 3 Floral. Their rich, jewel-tone color palette full of masala, purple, gold, green and navy completed their design look.
These sweet souls are truly kindred spirits. Samantha and Alex had both decided to write a handwritten note for each other to be delivered before the first look, though this was a surprise for both of them as they hadn’t discussed it with each other! Samantha also surprised Alex with a Seahawks ice sculpture and Alex had surprised Samantha with a new wedding band. They both wanted to do something extra special for each other!
Samantha is such a natural beauty and when you add the most perfect wedding dress and stunning hair and makeup by KLS Makeup Artistry, she surely made for the most stunning bride! Samantha and Alex’s two biggest wish list items for their wedding was that they had plenty of food and a rockin’ dance party. Between the passed appetizers, cheese display, delicious buffet and two different wedding cakes (with overall four different cake flavors), it’s safe to say nobody went hungry! And as far as a rockin’ party went, let’s just say that dance floor stayed full with some 90s fan favorites such as the Spice Girls and N’Sync.
Samantha and Alex wrapped up their reception with a sweetheart dance – which they both have later admitted was their favorite part of the day!
Over the course of the last year, Samantha and Alex have truly become friends and we are so honored to have been their planner! I can’t wait to see where their life takes them as the years go on!
Cheers to the newlyweds!
Venue: Pacific Tower // Catering: Farestart // Planning: Sweet Pea Events // Photography: Alex Studio // Floral: Studio 3 Floral // Drapes: Quest Drapes // Linens: BBJ Linen // Lighting: Crimson Haze Event Lighting // DJ: Mobile Celebrations // Ice Sculpture: Tony’s Ice Creations // Hair and Makeup: KLS Makeup Artistry // Tiered Cake: Morfey’s Cakes // Sheet Cake: Fuji’s Bakery // Lasercut table numbers, cake cutter, signs: Ever Laser // Gown: I Do Bridal