We already blogged this sweet couple’s wedding – but seeing it in print makes us want to relive this beautiful day. Pick up your copy of Seattle Met Bride and Groom to see the full feature!
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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
When Crate and Barrel asked our Dallas office to participate in their Private Registry Event, of course we said yes! We teamed up with some of our favorite vendors in the Dallas Market to give brides inspiration, food, sweets on top of their registry! It was a fun-filled day and we’re so honored that we were able to participate!
Photography: Shaun Menary Photography // Venue and Tabletop: Crate and Barrel // Stationery: Pink Champagne Paper Company // Guitarist: Collin Hauser // Photobooth: MyEventistheBomb // Videography: Handcrated Wedding Films // Bakery: Jarcakery // Catering: Vestals Catering
Katie and Brian wed on the most perfect day in October on the best rooftop in Dallas! Katie spent tons of time bringing in important details into their day to make it reflect their personality and style in the best way. Their guests danced the night away and enjoyed the greatest ice cream sundae bar we’ve ever seen!
Photographer: Justin Black Photography // Floral: Bella Flora // Venue: 400 North Ervay // Makeup: TC Makeup // Videography: Marc Roberts Vidoegraphy // Live Music: European Ensemble // Officiant: Love Notes // Dj: True DJs of Dallas // Bakery: Cake-A-Holics // Transportation: Blue Diamond Limousines // Stationery: Pink Champagne Paper Co.
When designing this editorial, we wanted to create a story that told of an Old World Romance – a time with beautiful elegance that would last thru the decades. The inspiration for this shoot was brought on thru our love of greenery, especially olive branches. Nothing says timeless romance like the simplicity of olive branches.
We accomplished this romantic vibe thru the bride’s soft movement dress and handmade accessories. The color palette has the perfect amount of greens, whites and ivories with gold metallic accents. The ceremony displayed a beautiful ‘circle of love’ against a wood palette wall. The décor included classic looks with a modern twist – take the watercolor name cards for instance. A fresh Mediterranean meal was served with cheeses, seared white fish, crab legs and marinated olives. The theme was complete with a cake that incorporated a watercolor look equipped with handmade sugar olive branches. It truly was an affair that anyone would feel right at home grabbing a seat.
See the full feature on Wedding Sparrow!
Photography: Allen Tsai Photography // Planning and Design: Sweet Pea Events // Floral Design: Studio 3 Floral Design // Hair and Makeup: Sarah Ren Makeup Artistry // Gown: Sara Seven // Ring: Chinchar Maloney // Accessories: Lindsay Marie Design // Rentals (Table, chairs, glassware, flatware, china): Cort Party Rentals // Rentals (barcart, cake table, bench): Fanciful Rentals // Cake: Lilac Cake Boutique // Catering: Farestart // Calligraphy: Julie Ha Calligraphy // Venue: Metropolist // Runner: Gather Design Company // Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab
The first time I met Carmen and Bruce, I just knew they would have such a sweet and fun wedding. Both if them were such a positive ray of sunshine and someone you could talk to for hours on end.
Carmen is originally from Lima, Peru and wanted to be sure to incorporate special Peruvian customs including her dress, bright colors, and songs. Carmen walked down the aisle in a custom-made dress from Peru, – perfectly designed for her. The ceremony venue was a stunning cathedral with brick walls and high ceilings. It was truly a southern treasure in Seattle. The ceremony was sweet, with not a dry eye in the house.
Unfortunately, the rain came that day, but you couldn’t tell with Carmen and Bruce’s sunny personality. They made the most of the rain and even took some umbrella and rain photos!
After the ceremony, guests proceeded to head to Axis Pioneer Square for cocktail hour. Guests were immediately welcomed with an open bar, photobooth and passed hors d’oeuvres. Dinner was delicious and toasts were sweet. But the real party started about an hour into dancing. There’s a tradition in Peru called – La Hora Loca, or “Crazy Hour” in English. Props, hats and glowsticks were passed out. Balloons were thrown. A dance instructor came. It was truly an epic dance party and the greatest way to end the night of celebration!
Congratulations Bruce and Carmen! We’re so excited that we can relive your wedding thru photos and video!
Photographer: Laura Marchbanks Photography // Coordination: Sweet Pea Events // Ceremony Venue: Blessed Sacrament // Reception Venue: Axis Pioneer Square // Caterer: Ravishing Radish // Videographer: Aaron Horton Productions // Florist: Woodland Flowers // DJ: Integral DJs // Cake: Baked // Drapes and Chandiliers: Prop Gallery // Chinese Lantern Installation: Pacheco’s Weddings and Events // Photobooth: Drunken Pixel // Transportation: British Motor Coach and Beeline Tours // Hair and Makeup: Gary Manuel Salon
When Pantone announce that their 2017 Color of the Year was Greenery, we couldn’t help be a bit surprised but excited. The use of greenery in weddings and events has been such a beautiful trend – and we love it so much! We wanted to put together an inspiration board of some of our favorite uses of greenery in the past year! Which one is your favorite?