Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Family Honeymoon!

When Cliff and Ginny first contacted me from Arkansas about their destination wedding I could hardly believe it.  They would be married in downtown Seattle and immediately leave for their honeymoon for an Alaska cruise.  The hard-to-believe part was that Ginny’s son and all the parents would be going along on the honeymoon as well!  As it turns out it was an excellent plan!  A fabulous little wedding was arranged, a tiny cake was ordered – and flowers for everyone.  The family honeymoon was a huge hit!


Gail and Ted

Their very private vow exchange took place at Cedarbrook Lodge under the loving care of Wedding Angel Robin VanDerveer.  They were surrounded by their closest family and friends as they toasted, sipped, tasted and hugged.  I am always impressed as to the amazing details that are folded into even the most intimate of weddings.  A custom cake, a carefully selected cake topper, meaningful vows and a beautiful dress that both Gail and Ted could agree upon!

Meet Katy Griffiths

Katy is one of my favorite event planners here in the Seattle area.  This is a photo of her looking stunning at a rehearsal we teamed up for last Friday at the Woodmark Hotel.  Always calm, quite prepared and constantly smiling – that’s Katy!

Check out Katy’s imaginative website: Vows

And Brides…  see what Katy has to say about light, decor and PINK in this article from Seattle Bride Magazine!



Harpa and Mama!

One of my favorite parts of the wedding day is seeing brides and grooms with their parents.  Harpa is very close with her mother, Lara as you can see in this telling photo of the two of them just after the wedding service. MOB, Lara suggested the venue location (Port Townsend) to Harpa.  It was the perfect summer day in a postcard location!  And such a great adventure to work with Rebecca Grant and watch her perform her excellent event planning skills in a truly rustic setting!


Ashley and Bryan had a stellar gathering of friends and family last Saturday at The Woodmark Hotel.  Ashley spent the past year making ONE THOUSAND ORIGAMI  CRANES for her wedding – and attached them long strands of string and then to rods so they twirled perfectly in the soft waterfront breeze.  The result was splendid and graced the ceremony backdrop with tradition and whimsey – all at the same time!  Bryan and his “Best Guys” spent much time and care getting them to drape perfectly.  Such dedication, creativity and team work – SO Ashley and Bryan!   photo credit:  Tania from Azzura Photography


Meet Ted and Gail.   They will be married very soon in a private wedding with just family and a few special friends.  The first time I met them they held hands throughout our meeting and proclaimed that they felt like teenagers!  We recently shared a lovely lunch together to finalize their plans for their sweet ceremony.  I am so excited to meet their children and grandchildren!  It will be great to work with Robin Van DerVeer at Cedarbrook Lodge again.

Flip Flops

What a fresh idea for wedding guests!  A bouquet of comfy shoes for ladies that want to get comfy at the party!  This collection of flip flops were offered in a variety of sizes.   And it turned out to be a GREAT ice-breaker activity for guests getting to know one another.