Monday, August 31, 2009

Alicia's Bridal Trunk Show!!

Where has the time gone?! I swear two seconds ago it was May! The last few months have been crazy with weddings, weddings, weddings and I can't wait to get more pictures to share :)

In the meantime, I had the pleasure of assisting Alicia's Bridal with their Summer Trunk Show-it was a day filled with new gowns, accessories and veils topped off with dessert and champagne! It was a lot of fun watching brides search for their dream dress and the smiles that came out of the dressing rooms with each dress did nothing short of warm my heart. I love weddings-they're such an incredible day in a couples' life and every step of the planning process gives me plenty of warm fuzzies!

Those beatiful flowers were from In Bloom Designs and they looked amazing against the turqoise linens!
In case you're wondering, the desserts tasted even better then they looked! The Mascarpone Tarts with fresh berries and Red Velvet Cupcakes were from Pure Bliss Desserts. They are my new favorite dessert company and owner Andi Vann is as sweet and wonderful as the goodies she makes!
Photos were provided by my pal Jen from Jen Martin Studios-she's always willing to take pics of my crazy antics and does an amazing job each time. She's worth a call for portraits or wedding pictures!

Thanks Alicia's for letting me play dress up with you on Saturday! I had tons of fun preparing and setting up displays and loved chatting with brides! Can't wait to do this again sometime :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Gretchen+Dane Continued!

I thought I'd post a few more shots-Victor did a rad job and deserves to have some more work showcased ;)

How gorgeous is that gown?! I love the ethereal look of it. Gorgeous!

The bridal party were champs during photos and were game for some pretty cretive shots! They all look like they're having such a great time posing

Sarah and Patrick-two of the cutest little ones you will ever meet!

The father of the bride was absolutely wonderful to work with and here he's offering words of wisdom for the bride and groom-very important words of wisdom that had us all cracking up :)

This photo proves that gray skies on your wedding can turn out some stunning photographs. I love the contrast. By far one of my favorite photos from this wedding.

Monday, August 10, 2009


First, a big thank you to Victor of Victor Saidov Photography-I wasn't expecting pictures for a few weeks and he not only got them to me quickly, but they're GORGEOUS!

Gretchen and Dane were married this past Saturday, on August 8th at Dane's parents' home and despite a few moments of sprinkling rain, the day turned out beautifully!

Gretchen had a very elegant style involving a clear topped tent, shades of silver, green and white and lots of candlelight. We installed hanging globe tealights with larger candles that flickered like stars and reflected off the tent. White lights lined the tent parimeter and candles adorned each table. The end result was a gorgeously warm and elegant tent that showcased the moon and the fireworks that arrived later in the evening.

The wedding cake was an amazing red velvet, chocolate ganache, buttercream cake made by the bride's friend Audrey. It was honestly one of the best wedding cakes I've tasted and looked beautiful!

The beautiful flowers, bouquets and boutonnieres were created by JQ's A New Leaf in downtown Bellingham.

We had light sprinkles of rain before the ceremony began but once the bridal party headed down the aisle, the skies stayed dry and provided a beautiful soft backdrop for the ceremony.

The reception started with an hour of cocktails and then the tent opened. I still can't believe that we fit over 200 guests in the tent comfortably. These photos show you the calmer side of the evening :) Once the toasts began, guests were ready to party which was only helped by the tequila shots served in custom shot glasses to the guests for the toast. The party continued into the night with a full dance floor, late night snacks and fireworks by the neighbors and the groomsmen to celebrate Gretchen and Dane.

Gretchen and Dane, I hope you both enjoyed your wedding! I know I did and I've enjoyed working with you both to make it all happen! Congratulations and a long and happy life to you both!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Creative Wedding Centerpieces

Jen from Jen Martin Studios and I like to share stories and ideas from our events and she was kind enough to send pictures of these super cute DIY centerpieces at a wedding she shot recently.

I love the variety of design and style that weddings can encompass. I'm all about over the top elegance but a casual DIY affair can be just as gorgeous and fun and I think these super cute centerpieces are a great example of that:

These would also be super cute at a bridal or baby shower and I challenge my readers to put their own spin on this fun idea and share! Thanks Jen!

Monday, August 3, 2009


Matt and Chrystin were by far one of my favorite couples to work with thus far! When we first met back in January, our initial meeting told me they wanted lots of color, good food, good alcohol and a bounce house: ultimately a combination of things that made for one fantastic wedding!

As a couple, these two are head over heels for eachother and it was wonderful to watch them (FINALLY-as Chrystin would remark) get married. They have a genuine joy that comes out just by being together and I wish them nothing but happy things and happy years to come!

Ah, the calculators: Matt and Chrystin both left college with math degrees and by the time their wedding arrived, I'd been periodically peppered with number jokes, math references, and pi (the number sequence, not the food). When I discovered their wedding party tying calculators to their getaway car, it completed the cycle.

Yup, there was a cotton candy machine. There were Canadian candy bar favors (in honor of the groom), there were s'more by the fire pit, there was strawberry shortcake, there was wedding cake. And I think it worked in a stangley good combination: that dance floor stayed busy for hours.

Congratulations Matt and Chrystin on a fabulous wedding and what is sure to be a wonderful lifetime ahead! -B