June 27, 2014

This was a wedding dear to my heart and one I will cherish forever: it was the wedding of my dear friends Megan Keller and Aaron Bird. Megan, the wonderful Seattle wedding and event coordinator of A Kurant Event, has been a dear industry friend and colleague for many years. When she asked me to help her with her wedding I was so flattered she would trust me, and when she told me where it was taking place there was no way I would not be part of it!!

Megan and Aaron had picked the Flying Horse Shoe Ranch in Eastern Washington as their wedding location. I had stayed at the ranch just a few months prior and knew this gem of a venue: a beautiful dude-ranch near Cle Elum, surrounded by pastures, fields, and farms in the Cascade foothills. A perfect place for a laid-back, fun, yet elegant country party!!

I loved what Megan had planned for her big day: hay bails, cow hides, a mechanical bull, horseback riding, sleeping in teepees, and a beautiful clear tent with rustic country decor for the reception. The event brought together many fabulous colleagues from the Seattle event world – for the floral and decor I collaborated with florist friend Alexa from Fiore Blossoms. We had a total blast! Alexa also blogged about this fun wedding at megan + aaron at flying horseshoe – check it out. Aaaaand – this wedding even made it into the latest issue of Seattle Bride magazine!
The stunning photos were taken by Barbie Hull and Carol Harrold – wait till you see all their gorgeous images below! So beautiful!
I am so excited to show so many photos of their wonderful wedding day. It was just such a fun wedding! Enjoy!!

Isn’t Megan just beautiful??!!!


The ceremony took place under an ancient large willow tree.

And here some reception details … With floral/willow chandeliers and all …

And last but not least some of the many fabulous details of the day …

Planner: Megan Keller, A Kurant Event
Day-of Coordination: Shindig Events
Photographers: Barbie Hull and Carol Harrold
Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone from The Dress Theory
DJ and Lighting: Austin Beaver

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September 12, 2012

Could it really have been more than 2 months since my last blog entry? Oh how bad! Well, it sure was a very busy wedding season including a move of our business (an entry on that one will follow soon too) and a busy personal life, but I am finally back in blogging business and have lots of fabulous weddings and events to share.
Today, I’d like to start with Nicole and Gregor’s wedding who celebrated their marriage last May at beautiful Camp Korey – a wonderful venue surrounded by low Cascade hills and fields with a beautiful park and stunning estate buildings. A truly amazing venue!
In collaboration with True Colors Events, we had a fabulous time working with Nicole and Gregor to come up with design concepts that transformed the garden and Hippodrome into an elegant event space. Lush floral, elegant linens and draping, specialty furniture, lighting, candles and more candles created a luxurious ambiance.
The incredible images by John & Joseph Photography tell it all – couldn’t resist to include lots of their beautiful portrait photos here too … 🙂 – just stunning!

 Isn’t this the most amazing dress??!!
It was a warm and sunny day in May so the ceremony could take place in their beautiful garden setting.

 The reception decor featured tall floral designs in cream, peach and green – inside the tall vases we picked up the gold accents by winding long-stemmed French tulips onto thick gold wire.

 A mix of round and square tables offers the opportunity to create different looks for the different tables: on the square tables we used square vases paired with long-stemmed candle holders with floating candles.
 The long rectangular head table in the center of the room was the focal point of the reception with even taller arrangements and a long runner of floral and candles.

The fabulous team of vendors:

Ceremony and Reception location: The Hide Away at Camp Korey
(Please note that Camp Korey will not be hosting weddings in the foreseeable future)
Planning and Coordination: True Colors Events
DJ and Lighting: Austin Beaver
Stationary: Paper Passionista
Desserts: Decadence Cakes

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July 26, 2011

I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since my last blog post – it must be the season… Yes, it’s busy wedding season but I just can not wait to blog about this beautiful wedding we worked on last month and to share the absolutely gorgeous pictures I just received from Stephanie Cristalli.

The lovely couple Gayle and John chose two of the grandest wedding venues in town – for their ceremony St. Mark’s Cathedral and their reception the historic Great Hall at Union Station. I had never worked at Union Station and must say – it is now one of my favorites in town. You will see why below.
I just loved this wedding! Everything from their soft color palette of peaches, creams, and light greens mixed with accents of gold, the bride’s gorgeous dress, the grand atmosphere at Union Station, elegant rentals, … – everything perfectly coordinated by the always fabulous team at True Colors.

As you can see below I had the hardest time limiting the selection of pictures to show here – there are so many beautiful detail shots that I just need to splurge … 😉

Gayle and John started their day at the Fairmont Hotel …

… the weather started out so typical for this summer – a little drizzle – but that just offered the opportunity for a fun shoot in the rain under the umbrella.
Gayle’s bouquet in mostly creams included just a few accents of peach
The magnificent St. Marks’ Cathedral!

For the altar area we designed a grand focal point featuring peonies, calla lilies, trailing amaranthus, and tall eremurus.

The Great Hall at Union Station offers a grandiose space for an elegant reception – tall ceilings, white marble walls, with a touch of historic luxury.

The grand entrance area, draped in ivory sheer (not visible here), included a long escort card table with a rose bud vase for each guest, and a cocktail lounge area featuring white leather sofas, a fun photo booth, and several bars.

The cocktail area was separated from the reception area with a natural “hedge” of tall willow trees blooming with orchids and peonies – a great solution if a large space needs to be divided into two areas.

The reception guest tables were decorated with various centerpiece styles – the focal point being 10 super-tall arrangements featuring mixed floral with beautiful large local peonies, tall willow branches, trailing amaranthus, and tall vases with submerged orchids.

Other tables featured either low mixed designs of hydrangea, roses, peonies, or simply bowls with floating blooms and floating candles.

The fabulous set of vendors:
Overall Planning and Coordination – Travis McBurney with True Colors Events
Photography – Stephanie Cristalli
Ceremony – St. Mark’s Cathedral
Reception – Great Hall at Union Station
Chair, Linens, and Chargers – Pedersen’s Party Rentals
Invitations and Stationary –  Paper Passionista

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