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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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
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
We first met Thomas and Alicia when Thomas hired our brother company, Planning for Dudes, to help plan the proposal. We knew immediately that Alicia and Thomas had such a sweet and pure love.
Alicia and Thomas wed at the beautiful Woodmark Hotel overlooking Lake Washington. (Seriously this view was breathtaking!) Though they had a November wedding in Seattle, you’d never know it was winter. The sun was shining, the heaters warmed the tent, and the flowers were very bright and festive!
Alicia and Thomas began their wedding festivities with a first look on a beautiful grand staircase. The ceremony was so classic and sweet. The couple decided to include some favorite hymns in their service while their guests sang along. We aimed to time the ceremony perfectly with sunset, and right as the ceremony was ending, the most perfect golden light was cast down. It felt as if they light was a present just for them!
The dinner tables were beautifully decorated with lanterns and low centerpieces. Alicia really wanted coral peonies, and her arrangements were filled with the most perfect (and huge!) peonies I have ever seen!
Near one of the two bars, Alicia and Thomas wanted to pay tribute to their proposal and included the photos and signs from that. This also marked out their dating story from their very first coffee date to the day they became engaged. It made for a great activity for guests to walk thru and learn about every step of their relationship.
Once dinner was done, the party started inside! Alicia and Thomas had not only two bars, but also two coffee bars! Guests were able to pick out their vice with great ease. There was so much excitement in the air from not only the couple and their immediate families, but all the guests in attendance. Alicia and Thomas are two of the kindest, most personable people you could meet. These two lovebirds have only just started their love story and we can’t wait to hear more!
Photographer: Kerry Jeanne Photography // Planner: Sweet Pea Events // Venue: Woodmark Hotel // Videographer: First and Foremost Productions // Florist: Studio 3 Floral // DJ: Kris McCoskery // Cake: Nancy Kay Confections // Small rental tables: Vintage Ambiance // Transportation: British Motor Coach // Hair and Makeup: Salon Maison // Chalkboards: Chalk Boss // Espresso Bar: Espresso Elegance
The moment that Sara and Jake told me that they wanted flower collars for their two dachshunds was the moment that I knew they were a couple after my own heart.
Sara and Jake got married on a beautiful fall day in October, and much to our surprise, it was a sunny fall day in the PNW! After weeks and weeks of rain, the sun decided to make an appearance and celebrate Sara and Jake just in time for their wedding day!
The Loft at Russell’s was the site of their nuptials and the space was transformed into an elegant, fall affair. Sara Jane with Thatch Floral has built a relationship with the bride over the last few years and really designed the floral pieces with that relationship in mind. These fall pieces included cotton (which the bride adores) and twinkle lights. The arch was lush and magical. The centerpieces had two varying heights. It was truly an autumn event done right.
String lights were hung throughout the venue to create a special ambiance. Each place setting was equipped with a variety of the delicious Seattle Chocolates. The groom’s own coffee shop set up a table to ensure everyone had caffeine throughout the night.
Sara walked down the aisle in a beautiful long-sleeve Pronovias dress. She looked absolutely breath-taking! Sara and Jake’s wedding was a long-time coming and you could just see the joy spilling from everyone! Their guests provided little surprises throughout the day including a recording of Jake singing to his future wife at the age of 13, an enlarged photo from the beginning of their relationship and a sweet song for a toast. It was truly a joyous celebration!
The only thing missing at their wedding was their sweet little dogs, but Sara and Jake made sure they got in plenty of time with them prior to the wedding as well as photos and photo booth props throughout the reception. A puppy play date between their two doxies and mine is hopefully in our future!
Cheers to the new Mr. and Mrs!
Venue and Catering: The Loft at Russell’s // Wedding Coordinator: Sweet Pea Events // Photographer: Ryan Flynn // Floral Design: Thatch Floral // Lighting: GreenLight Event Design // Photobooth: Emerald City Photo Booth // Makeup Artist: Melissa Korn Makeup Artist // Transportation: British Motor Coach // Dress Boutique: Mea Marie Bridal // Dress Designer: Pronovias // Favors: Seattle Chocolates // Dessert Bar: Le Panier, Mighty O Donuts, A La Mode Pies