Posts Tagged ‘seattle wedding planner’

Two of the most beautiful  people (inside and out) that I have ever met fell in love, decided to get married, and called me….. And I am soooo grateful! Though they met on the east coast, Nancy was a Seattle girl who spent every summer on Bainbridge Island with the same friends and families throughout her childhood and in to adulthood. It wasn’t long before Matt was inducted in to that same community as an honorary family member, and it was inevitable that they would one day make that title official. They were married on the edge of Puget Sound beneath the hill where the family home had stood for generations. Only a few months before the wedding, the century-old homestead burned to the ground in a tragic fire, and from the ashes, the tightly-knit neighborhood raised a breathtaking and poignant community-wide celebration of the couple and new beginnings. The event was a perfect marriage of old and new, friends and family, romance and fun, fire-pits and fireworks, and the most epic dance party I’ve ever witnessed (200 + people, ages 9 to 90, all crammed on a dance-floor from sundown to midnight!)

I felt so honored to be brought in to such a loving event along with a stellar team including the likes of Sergio Mottola Photography, Melanie Benson Floral, Blackbird Bakery, Ravishing Radish Catering, The Tallboys, Austin Beaver, and A Kurant Event.

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Though Genevieve and Derek have relocated to LA, they met here in Seattle, fell in love, and decided to return to celebrate their wedding day in total Northwest style with a little bit of glam, a little bit of romance, and a little bit of eclectic funk! The day began with a touching ceremony in Kubota Gardens paired with a live Dixieland Jazz band and a classic car getaway, then segued in to a heartfelt gathering at the ever-quirky Urban Light Studios, and finally morphed in to a full-on dance-party complete with dancefloor injuries (minor!) and shoeless bridesmaids. Key players that made the day super blog-worthy and (hopefully super memorable for the super-model couple): Finch & Thistle, Jenny Jimenez Photography, Market Street Dixieland Jass Band, Shooby Doo Catering, Tallant House Bakery and yours truly: A Kurant Event!

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I fell in love with Katie and Jeff: two super-cool (CUTE), sports-loving, beer-drinking, fun-having kids that wanted to celebrate their big day in a big Seattle way. Being Seattle University graduates (it’s where they met, of course) and downtown dwellers, they wanted to bring friends and family in to see the awesome urban environment our city has to offer – and where better than St. Ignatius (on the SU Campus, of course) and the mod and clean Pravda on Capitol Hill? Seattle skylines, bold and clean colors, delicious Northwest comfort food and late-night PB&J Uncrustables  (Jeff’s fave), a photo-booth in a freight elevator, and beer drinking celebrations?… YES please!!

Who helped make it beautiful and awesome? Jenn Repp Photography,  Floret Flowers, Wyatt Ink, Ravishing Radish Catering, The Sound Factory, St. Ignatius, and of course, A Kurant Event!

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I met Cat and John and immediately fell in love with their personal style and the way the interacted with one another: with super-dry humor, easy compromise, and lots of love. They had a wonderful concept of integrating John’s Santa Barbara roots and Cat’s love of awesome food into an intimate Pacific Northwest soiree for their closest friends and family. The Corson Building was a beautiful place to celebrate just such an event! Nestled besides the grit and grunge of Georgetown, the train whistles and the breweries, is a secret garden oasis that boasts some of the best local fare you’re going to savor in Seattle. Amidst their many personal touches (John, a graphic designer, created all of their awesome printed materials… they baked a homemade Chocolate Banana Cake from scratch… they brought a bunch of Fiesta Eggs from down in SB all the way to the Emerald City… and, they lovingly incorporated hand-written sentiments on each place-card) guests were regaled with lovely food and drink and amazing company all evening.
Many thanks to the awesome pros for their contribution to this lovely evening: Christopher Flowers, Kristen Marie Photography, The Corson Building, Molly Moon’s Ice Cream, Harold Belskus on Guitar and a real live Mariachi band (plus A Kurant Event)! This was one Pacific Northwest Fiesta to remember.

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