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Monday
Jan262015

Zola Wedding Registry

We think you'll love Zola Wedding Registry! This company offers a way to customize your registry with photos and make it easy for your guests to gift items, cash and honeymoon funds! It's a one stop shop that makes buying a gift from a registry fun! Click here to start your account now.

 

Thursday
Jan222015

Eat. Drink. Be Married! at Weddings in Woodinville

We are proud to once again be sponsoring the 6th annual Weddings in Woodinville wedding wine tour, on Sunday, January 25th, 2015! Gather your friends and families to join this exciting afternoon tour of wine tasting, catered food, fabulous décor and live entertainment during a special open house of 7 of Woodinville’s new and top wedding venues. Ticket holders for this event will board chauffeur-driven luxury transportation for a half-day tour that will escort your group to each venue.

BanquetEvent.com will be giving out complimentary copies of our new 2015 B&E Wedding Resource Guide at the Welcome Tent.

Join us for this exciting afternoon tour of wine tasting, catered food, fabulous décor and live entertainment during a special open house of Woodinville’s top wedding venues. Learn more at www.weddingsinwoodinville.com.

Monday
Jan192015

Join us Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at Weddings in Woodinville 

seattle wedding tour

On Sunday, January 25, 2015, Woodinville Wine Country’s top wedding venues will open their doors in lavish style to future brides, grooms and their entourage. Designed as a wine tour, Weddings in Woodinville gives couples, their family and friends a view of 7-fully decorated venues designed and coordinated by some of the Northwest’s most sought after and talented wedding planners.  

Wedding planners, Event Success, Married with Michelle, MG Davis Events, Perfectly Posh Events, Pink Blossom Events, Taylor’d Events Group, and Wonderstruck Event Design have transformed each venue using their expertise and select vendors including florists, DJ's, caterers, invitations, linens, decor, lighting, makeup and hair, wedding apparel, officiants, musicians, jewelry, videographers and tenting, to create an example of wedding day perfection.  These industry professionals will also be on hand to answer questions at each location to help you plan & discuss such wedding day elements as table settings, floral designs, catering, music and more.  Venues include Columbia Winery, DeLille Cellars, JM Cellars, Novelty Hill/Januik Winery, Willows Lodge, Woodhouse Wine Estates and Woodinville Wine Country’s newest wedding venue, The Woodinville Whiskey Company Barrel Loft catered by The Hollywood Tavern.

Top of the line transportation provided by Butler Seattle-Valet, Transportation and Tours will chauffeur guests from venue to venue in safety and style completing the perfect wedding day image from guest's arrival to the get-away car.  

Learn more about the tour and purcharse your tickets at weddingsinwoodinville.com

Thursday
Jan152015

Pantone's Custard Yellow Wedding Inspiration

Today's wedding inspiration comes from Pantone's 2015 Spring color, Custard. This is a sweet and sunny color that makes you feel oh so relaxed and happy. We love this color of yellow for a Spring wedding! 

 


Justin Alexander Bridal; Belle The Magazine; Mod Wedding; Colin Cowie Weddings; Burnetts Boards  

Thursday
Jan152015

The most fun show you’ll ever attend-Weddings in Woodinville!

What’s one of the best parts of being invited to a wedding? The reception! The specially catered food, the crafted cocktails and full-bodied bottles of wine, the dance floor lit with the new couples initials, the glamorous or classical décor that reflects the couples personal styles perfectly... times this merriment by seven and you have the Weddings in Woodinville wedding wine tour. 

Weddings in Woodinville is not your typical wedding show with vendor’s behinds booths, this tour features over 100 wedding-specific vendors and is a chauffeured wedding boutique tour that encourages brides, grooms, and their entire wedding party to meet and experience personally what some of the best vendors in the industry have to offer at some of Woodinville Wine Country’s most sought-after wedding venues, while enjoying a wine tasting experience.

Join us for a day of inspiration, connections and merriment and be sure to pick up your complimentary copy of the brand-new 2015 B&E Wedding Resource Guide at the Welcome Tent along with all the other fabulous swag to be collected throughout the day!

Learn more at weddingsinwoodinville.com

{2014 Weddings in Woodinville photos by Dana Pleasant Photography}

Monday
Jan122015

How to Accommodate Divorced and Blended Families at Your Wedding

 

Here is a guideline for those who are confused about how to accommodate divorced and blended families at their wedding. 

WHEN PARENTS ARE DIVORCED
Dealing with divorced parents may add a complication to your wedding plans, but if handled well, everything can still work out just the way you planned. The key is to provide separate places of distinction at the ceremony, in the receiving line, and at the reception to ensure their happiness and enjoyment of the day.

GUIDELINES FOR DIVORCE PARENTS

  • Invitations: Invitations are usually issued by the parent you have lived with. If both parents have contributed, then both names and stepparents can be mentioned.
  • Ceremony seating: For seating at the ceremony there are two options: if parents are friends and have not remarried, they can sit side by side in the front pew. Otherwise the parent you have lived with would sit in the front pew with his or her spouse, and the other parent sits in the second or third pew with his or her spouse.
  • Photographs: Each set of parents will most likely want to have a photo taken with the bride and groom; it is important to spell this out to the photographer earlier. This can take longer for photographs so appropriate time needs to be allocated.
  • Down the Aisle: Walking down the aisle can be more than just a scary walk when trying to decide whether your father or stepfather should escort you. Consider whether you have remained close to your father and if you want him to fulfill this traditional role; or if your stepfather has filled the role of your father you may decide this is more appropriate. If your father and stepfather get along, you may ask both. If the decision is impossible, choose neither and ask your mother to walk you down the aisle.
  • Receiving Line: For the receiving line and reception, customarily the parent who is paying for the wedding greets the guests with you. The other parent can be mingling. At the reception a good solution to feuding families is to have two different parent tables.
RECEIVING LINE
Usually held at the beginning of the reception, this event allows parents and the wedding party members to greet guests and receive their good wishes. The line traditionally begins with your mother, followed by the groom's mother, the bride and groom, your maid of honor and the rest of the bridesmaids. The fathers can join in and, if so, should stand to the left of their wives. If your parents are divorced, your mother stands alone or with your stepfather, while your father circulates among the guests. Or, to avoid confusion, decide not to include fathers in the line. The important thing is to avoid hurt feelings or misunderstandings. Another alternative is to have your father and his new wife stand on the other side of the groom. If orchestration becomes difficult, it is perfectly acceptable to mingle and greet your guests during the reception rather than have a receiving line. Whatever works well for your situation is fine.

 

SEATING ARRANGEMENTS AT THE RECEPTION
The bride's table, which should be the focus of the reception, can be of any shape and is sometimes elevated so everyone can see the wedding party. The groom usually sits to the bride's left with the maid of honor on his left. To the right of the bride is the best man, and the rest of the bridesmaids and ushers sit at the table male, female, male, female. If it's a small wedding party, the officiant and husbands and wives of the wedding party may also sit at the bride's table. Otherwise, a separate table for parents is set where your mother heads the table and the groom's father sits at her right and the wedding officiant sits at her left. The groom's mother sits on your father's right. However, if your parents are divorced, consider arranging a separate table for each set of parents.

Friday
Jan092015

Lost & Sound

Happy Friday, friends! We are loving these hand made, custome wedding designs made by Lost & Sound. They are unique and have a natural look to them. They would be perfect for a boho bride! Check out the full shop here