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Nicole & Jeff’s Seattle Wedding

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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Nicole & Jeff’s wedding day at Sodo Park in Seattle was made extra unique with little personal touches sprinkled throughout the event. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful. Nicole and Jeff were married under a gorgeous birch structure that was handmade by family members which made it even more meaningful. The couple then wowed their guests at the reception by utilizing a long exposed wood table for their head table. This was filled with greenery, flowers and glassybabys. No detail went missed on their wedding day–Nicole and Jeff had thought of everything! Some of the favorite details from guests were the custom message guest book, personalized coffee bag favors, and the sparkler send off. It was a perfect wedding day!

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Photo by Ernie Sapiro, Hair by Annie Fisher Salon, Makeup by Marine Prinkle, Rentals by Glassybaby, Catering by Herban Feast, Cake by Madison Park Bakery, Video by Moses Lee Films, Flowers by Melanie Benson Floral, Music by Bamboo Beats, Transportation by AA limo,

Lara & Brad’s Allison Wedding

Monday, December 15th, 2014


I was so excited to work with Lara & Brad on their Allison wedding that I ended maternity leave early to get started!  This couple is as sweet as they come.  The way they look at each other is just adorable and the entire wedding planning process was a complete joy.  Lara & Brad wanted an indoor/outdoor bold event with black and white tones softened by cream and blush.  We had a little rain threat but after just a few minutes of light sprinkles it completely cleared up and the sun came out just in time for the ceremony to begin!


This detailed event to remember included a Ketubah signing, an emotional ceremony that didn’t leave a dry eye in the house (thank goodness for the darling sunglasses favors!), amazing linens, dramatic decor and a delicious dessert display.  It certainly helps when your sister happens to be the owner of Zest Floral!  Hailey absolutely knocked it out of the park for her brother’s wedding!  While her staff perfected every last detail, she was able to spend time with her family as a beautiful bridesmaid.  Hailey and I first met about six years ago when I worked with her on planning her own wedding, and it is such an honor to be a part of another celebration for this wonderful family.

























Photos by Ben Pigao, Cinematography by Moving Picture Weddings, Flowers by Zest, Draping by West Coast Drape, Dessert Display by Bridal Bliss, Cake by Dream Cakes, Hair by Chachi Hair, Makeup by Whitney Stassi, Printing by The Card Bar, DJ by Chad Dowling Productions, Rentals by The Party Place, Lighting by Think AV

Brad Stern Review

Mike & Molly’s Crystal Ballroom Wedding

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Mike and Molly‘s summer solstice wedding at the Crystal Ballroom was the perfect blend of elegance, glamour, and whimsical fun!  With Whiskey Manhattans and refreshing Moscow Mules to kick off their cocktail hour, guests were soon dancing the night away to the jazzy melodies of The Essentials band.  Great music was the theme of the night, with each table named for a famous musician.  For ceremony music a friend of the bride and groom played cello, accompanied by a violinist, and composed a special arrangement of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” for Mike and Molly‘s recessional.  The evening ended on a sweet note, with a variety of pies  in lieu of wedding cake, and platters of Voodoo Doughnuts as favors for the guests!  As they were leaving, guests were presented with bouquets of the gorgeous reception flowers designed by a friend of the bride’s mother, gathered from the table arrangements set in eclectic vintage glass bottles.  Surrounded with great friends and family, gathered from all across the country, Mike and Molly kept the fun going with a casual afterparty at Ringlers.  What a night!  Congratulations to Mike and Molly!





















Photos by Erin Berzel Photography

Molly WW Review

Annie & Tony’s first ten years

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Watch Annie and Tony recount their great first ten years and imagine the many great decades to come, courtesy of Moving Picture Weddings!  Did you miss their anniversary party feature earlier this week?  Click here!


Annie & Tony’s Anniversary Party at the Cleaners

Thursday, November 27th, 2014
Annie and Tony wanted to celebrate their 10 year anniversary in style and surrounded by their closest friends and family! With a fabulous sense of class and style, Annie and Meghan created an evening at The Cleaners that was filled with details that were glamorous and chic. The space was  transformed into a swanky lounge with details in black, white, and gold. black and white striped runners were added for the perfect modern touch combined with stunning white floral arrangements and gold tea lights. The couple treated their guests to his favorite, a s’mores bar, and her favorite, Ruby Jewel Ice Cream. Guest had their photos snapped by Blue Bus Creative Photo Booth, enjoyed a cigar bar, and delicious food and cocktails. After an incredible same day edit by Moving Picture Weddings, the couple toasted each other on ten wonderful years and were then showered with gold and black glitter by the guests. Once the dance floor opened, DJ Zimmie kept guests dancing the entire night.  Check back later week to view a beautiful video of these couple recounting the last ten years!
Photography by Byron Roe, Flowers by Zest, Photo Booth by Blue Bus Creative, Rentals by WCEP, DJ by DJ Zimmie, Cinematography by Moving Picture Weddings, Catering by Clyde Common, S’mores by Blissfully Sweet, Hair/Makeup by The Prettiest You, Cake by Laurie Clarke, Paper Products by Say What Paper
Annie Laughlin Review

Ticia & Garrett’s Aurora Colony Vineyard Wedding

Thursday, November 27th, 2014


We just love getting to work with the same family on multiple events and the Wiese family is one of our favorites- such a fun and loving family that definitely knows how to throw a wonderful celebration. We initially met Ticia when we coordinated her sister Nina’s wedding the year prior. Ticia and Garrett decided to have a destination wedding and got married in Hawaii with an intimate gathering of close friends and family, but still wanted to celebrate with those that were not able to attend back home. They chose Aurora Colony Vineyards for their stateside reception and the day could not have been better. Guests enjoyed an afternoon filled with super fun lawn games, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks before sitting down to a delicious meal. Ticia‘s cousin Joshua of NW Premier Mobile DJ knew exactly how to keep the dance floor packed with classics that the family loved!








Catering by Eat Your Heart Out and My Bartender, DJ by NW Premier Mobile DJ, Photos by Yasmin Khajavi, Flowers by Sammy’s Flowers, by

Casey & John’s Joel Palmer House Wedding

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Casey and John’s elegant wedding at the Joel Palmer House in Dayton, Oregon was just as timeless and elegant as they both are. The bride is a true southern belle and made sure that every last detail was accounted for. Their wedding featured rich gold and navy blue hues that included a few personal touches for their out of town guests, like Oregon pint glasses. After guests feted on a one of kind dinner from the famous chef’s at the Joel Palmer House, guests were treated to a lively performance by the band Soulmates.
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Rentals by Party Place, Ceremony Music by Ariel Consort, Flowers by Anna Mara Flowers, Photos by Christy Cassano, Transportation by NW Navigator
Casey Review

Joslin & Kevin’s Wedding at Long Farm Barn!

Thursday, November 6th, 2014


Joslin and Kevin really wanted their wedding day to be a fun party filled will great food, drinks, and dancing. When they found Long Farm Barn they just knew it was the perfect fit. After getting married under the beautiful tree on the property, they made the historic 1900 barn the focal point by having their dinner take place in the garden. Guests sat at family style tables decorated with burlap and lace runners made by the mother of the bride and beautiful floral arrangements. Two Girls Catering BBQ’d an incredible dinner onsite. Guests then moved inside the barn where Kevin’s uncle kicked off the dancing with his band, Chihuahua Desert. Chad Dowling Productions continued the with a jam packed dance floor- the bride and groom even crowd surfed! 
















These photos are some of my favorites of the season–how cute is this couple?!?


Makeup by Kim King,  Hair by Emily York, Photos by Powers Studios, Cake by Lamb’s Thriftway, Catering by Two Girls Catering, Cinematography by Prophezy, DJ by Chad Dowling Productions, Rentals by Barbur Blvd Rentals, Band by Chihuahua Desert

Kate & David’s Flash Mob Proposal Video

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Did you love reading about Kate & David’s Cathedral Park flash mob proposal last week?  If so, enjoy these two videos courtesy of Moving Picture Weddings!

Elizabeth + Tim Engaged!

Monday, October 20th, 2014


This last weekend was one to remember.  Elizabeth Corr, a Bridal Bliss planner, my good  friend, and my soon to be sister got engaged to Tim Sheils who just happens to be my brother-in-law!  I have been anxiously awaiting this big event for months (let’s not kid ourselves…years!), and it did not disappoint.  Tim caught Elizabeth totally off guard and planned a perfect proposal.  It all began last month when Tim drove to Seattle to ask Elizabeth’s parents in person for her hand in marriage.  Such and old school and gentlemanly gesture, I absolutely love it.

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Elizabeth worked a wedding on Friday, so she unknowingly set him up and asked Tim to make plans for Saturday.  He had pre-planned a hike up at Silverlake Falls and totally lucked out with the beautiful weather.  He took his time to scope out the perfect location as they hiked, and had the ring hidden in his shoe.  Tim asked a passerby to snap a bunch of photos and then popped the big question.  Of course, she said yes!!

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Afterwards, Elizabeth thought they were heading back to Portland to get massages.  Tim mentioned a houseboat that a friend had put up for sale and that they should check it out on their way home.  Elizabeth loves being on the water, so she was totally down.  What she didn’t know was that in the houseboat her nearest and dearest were waiting to surprise her and spend the weekend celebrating the great news. Elizabeth’s parents and several cousins came down from Seattle, her closest Portland friends were there, and my husband  Tyler and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.





It took Elizabeth & Tim a bit longer to get back to the houseboat than expected and the anticipation was killing us! Finally, the happy couple walked through the door and the only way to describe the looks on their faces was pure joy.  Everyone was so excited, tears were flowing and it was just such a perfect moment with so much love in the room.


The ring is absolutely gorgeous.  The best part?  Tim had it custom designed to include his grandma’s and future mother-in-law’s diamonds.  So thoughtful and just so awesome.

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I am beyond excited for our family to grow, for all of the festivities to come, and to share a lifetime of happy memories with these two.  I love them both so much individually, but even more so as a couple.  I am just on cloud 9.  Cheers!!!


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