Search This Site
Archived Posts

Follow Us


Lucky Highlights



Wedding Bar Guide: What a stocked bar will serve

Figuring out how much alcohol to have on hand at your wedding need not be a daunting task.  Whether you are offering an open bar or only a champagne toast, this guide from B&E's Lucky in Love Wedding Planning Blog, will take the guesswork out of how much to stock.


Graphics via designed by | Guidelines via Pedersen's Event Rentals 

Find Bartending Services and Bar Rentals on the B&E Wedding Resource Guide.


An Outdoor Summer Winery Wedding at DeLille Cellars

This outdoor summer winery wedding from Event Success, paired three of our favorite elements not only in a wedding, but life - good wine and good food with great friends and family!  This wedding is also the perfect example of why you should attend a wedding show.  The couple found almost their entire wedding vendors through the show we are proud to be media sponsors for, Weddings in Woodinville.

From the Planner -
"Katherine & Dean attended Weddings in Woodinville 2013 and decided on DeLille Cellars for their July Wedding.  Katherine and Dean wanted a little help with their wedding and so they booked Event Success’s Wedding Week Coordination Package.  They went on to book 90% of their vendors that they met at the Weddings in Woodinville 2013 showcase!

After choosing the location of their fete, their primary objective was good food, good wine and a nice evening with good friends & family.  They had a lovely outdoor wedding and guitar music played.  The style was outdoor elegance with vintage touches like Katherine’s dress, hair & make-up.  They also had a vintage suitcase to collect wedding cards from guests. With 80 of their nearest and dearest, they had the perfect day!" - Jackie Grotle, Event Success


Woodinville WeddingPlateau Floristevent successDeLille Cellars wedding
wedding card collectionDeLille Cellars
weddings in woodinville
The Cakewalk Shopgetaway car
An Outdoor Summer Winery Wedding at DeLille Cellars wedding vendors:
Event Success - Jacky Grotle, Wedding Coordinator || DeLille Cellars – Venue || Wallflower Photography – Photographer || Plateau Florist– Floral || Herban Feast Catering– Catering || The Cakewalk Shop- Cupcakes || AA Party Rentals – Tent, chairs & linens || Butler Seattle-Valet, Transportation & Tours – Transportation || Rev. Bruce Milne – Officiant || Harold Belskus, Guitarist – Ceremony Musician || Seattle Parties – DJ || Kathy Evans Beauty Studio – Hair and makeup || Heathman Hotel - Room Block for family & Bridal Suite
Looking for more information on Event Planners, Catering, Florists, Venues and other Washington wedding vendors? Visit the B&E Wedding Resource Guide ~ print and digital versions available HERE. It's the Puget Sounds "go with you anywhere guide".

Bridal Style: Pantone's Fall 2015 Fashion Report

Pantone's Fall 2015 Fashion Report is here! But it's June?! We know, we know, but we have to keep on top of these things so we are on point with wedding palette inspirations (and our wardrobe, make-up and decor!) for the Fall season.  

Pantone 2015 Fall Report

Pantone Fall 2015

Inspired by This; Cj's off the Square; Kayture; Once Wed

From Pantone: "This season displays an umbrella of accord that weaves earthy neutrals with a range of bold color statements and patterns to reflect a landscape of hope, fun, fantasy and all things natural. The colors are evocative of a love for nature and a timeless appreciation for warmth and security, which are conveyed through naturally inspired colors that remind us of things that are real and protective.

This Fall, designers’ pay homage to progressive moments in American history – from the seductive ‘20s to the bohemian hippie and modernists of the ‘60s and ‘70s – while stringing together an affection for colors and styling that are innately easy to wear by both men and women.

The Fall 2015 palette is rooted in multi-faceted, androgynous colors that can be worn to portray effortless sophistication across men’s and women’s fashion; it is the first time we are seeing a truly unisex color palette."

The top ten colors for Fall 2015 are:

  • PANTONE 18-4214 Stormy Weather - a powerful blue-gray that is strong, protective and enduring (and we think completely inspired by our Seattle skies!)
  • PANTONE 16-1144 Oak Buff - a mellow, comforting and warming golden-yellow shade
  • PANTONE 17-0627 Dried Herb - an organic shade of olive green
  • PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala - a winey red-brown (and Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year)
  • PANTONE 18-4726 Biscay Bay - serene qualities of blue with the invigorating aspects of green
  • PANTONE 15-1340 Cadmium Orange -  a warm, welcoming and subtly dramatic orange hue
  • PANTONE 16-2215 Cashmere Rose -  a gently persuasive and composed pink 
  • PANTONE 16-0110 Desert Sage - cool and soothing greenish-gray
  • PANTONE 19-4326 Reflecting Pond - a cooling blue
  • PANTONE 17-3628 Amethyst Orchid - an extraordinary purple hue that is unique, bold, creative and exciting

Watch the Lucky in Love Wedding Blog for our Wedding Color-Board Inspiration Series, where we'll be featuring each of these beautiful colors individually.  


Rustic Elegance Wedding

This beautiful outdoor Woodinville Wine Country wedding held at JM Cellars, coordinated by Event Success, capitalized on the unique outdoor beauty and greenery of the park-like venue. A neutral color palette of white, cream, and blush colors were used to create this Rustic Elegance Wedding. A palette theme that works perfectly for a Spring, Summer or Fall wedding according to planner, Jacky Grotle. The ceremony arbor, made from wood branches, and accented with white flowers, including hydrangeas and lilies, showcase one of our favorite Spring and Summer outdoor wedding altar elements. 

From the Planner -
"In the Pacific Northwest our evenings can cool off quite quickly, so beyond gathering around a fire pit or heaters I also advice my clients to consider the temperature and offer shawls or blankets for guests to stay warm in as the night progresses and cools off.  This couple also helped starve off the evening chill by serving up a late night snack of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for their guests from Lisa Dupar Catering.  

Working together, the bride and I created an elegant evening for the couples friends and family.  Further embracing the beauty of the outdoors, the couple created a guest book experience that stepped outside the traditional book and instead had their guests write notes and sign their names on black rocks. 

From the Bride -
"We really wanted to make a memorable night for ourselves and our family. We wanted to create an atmosphere of fun and celebration. We wanted to have a good time. And from the feedback we've gotten from everyone it was a great party and an elegant, and classy wedding. We really enjoyed the night and have very fond memories of it.” 

winery wedding
winery wedding
winery weddingwinery weddingwinery weddingwinery weddingwinery weddingwinery weddingwinery weddingwinery weddingwinery weddingwinery weddingwinery weddingwinery weddingwinery weddingwinery weddingwinery weddingwinery wedding


Caterer: Lisa Dupar Catering || Desserts: The Sweet Side || Flowers: Woodland Flowers || Ceremony & || Reception venue: JM Cellars || Photography: Kip Beelman Photography || Event Planner: Event Success || Officiant: Mary Oliver || DJ: Seattle Parties || Hair & Makeup: Bella Ricco Artistry || Valet: Butler Valet

Looking for more information on Event Planners, Catering, Florists, Venues and other Washington wedding vendors? Visit the B&E Wedding Resource Guide~print and digital versions available HERE. It's the Puget Sounds "go with you anywhere guide" (dog ears and coffee stains not included!).


6 Types of Wedding Printing for your Invitations to Menus

When it comes to printed materials for your wedding, the requisite goes far beyond the invitation. There's menus, favor tags, signature cocktail drink signs, and the program, just to name a few.

The options for what type of printing styles available are also numerous. So we've collected 6 of the top trending wedding printing styles to help you understand and determine which style you like the best. Things to keep in mind when choosing which printing style works best for you is budget, turn around time, what style conveys the formalness of your wedding and what expresses your personalities as a couple. 




  1. Embossing - is the processes of creating raised and recessed images and designs in paper. You often see embossing as floral or geographic prints on paper, not necessarily as the writing itself.  
  2. Digital - Digitally printed invitations are printed using a file on a computer and produce a flat image. Digital printing is the least expensive and has the quickest turnaround time.  These are a great option of the DIY bride who has access to a home computer.
  3. Engraving - Engraved invites are very traditional, have a very distinct look and date back to the 1700's. Engraving is the practice of cutting a design into the paper.  There are two styles of engraving: one is where the printers creates a metal plate with the text of your wedding invitation and then paper is pressed on the plate, and hand-engraving. Hand being the most expensive in this already pricey method.
  4. Letterpress - Letterpress printing uses a technique of relief printing where text and images are sharply impressed into paper rather than raised. This type is definitely trending in 2015 and creates a tactile design.   Letterpress does not touch the surface of the paper leading it to soft, embossed or highly-textured papers. Letterpress designs are simple, clean and lend themselves to a modern formality.
  5. Foil Stamping - Foil stamping is similar to engraving and letterpress in that a slightly raised impression on the paper is created giving you texture.  Foil stamping applies a thin layer of reflective metal film on paper creating an elegant, luxurious and eye-catching result. This style of printing carries one of the longer turnaround times and holds the title as the most expensive form of printing. 
  6. Thermography - Thermography similar to engraving, but more cost efficient, combines heat and resin to create a shiny three-dimensional effect. The uneven quality of the text is a result of the process and easily differentiates thermographic printing from engraving. 

{images via Lavendar Paperiel; Reach Dreams; Richwood CreationsLauren Chism Paper; Hello Ten Fold; Pink Champagen Paper }

Find Invitation and Paper Goods vendors on the Wedding Resource Guide.


Top Four Beauty Oils - That Won't Break The Bank

There are a lot of expenses to budget for when planing for your wedding.  For the bride alone, there's so many things to plan and budget on; such as having your hair and makeup professionally done, to finding the perfect isle and dance-ready shoes, to getting that mani/pedi that (perhaps) matches your wedding colors, to your "Something Blue" garter; and these can all add up.  Not to mention, how stressful planning a wedding can be. During this time,  we want to make sure you're taking good care of your skin too without breaking the bank so we've come up with 4 of our top beauty oils that won't cut into the wedding budget. We're willing to bet you may have a couple of these in your home already!  


We want you looking and feeling your best on your big day and everyday! So tell us, do you have any budget beauty tips to share? Do you swear by one (or more) of these products? Let us know!

Trader Joes; The Body Shop; Vitamin Shoppe; Sephora 


Real Wedding - Grey, White & Green

This wedding from the Taylor'd Events Group and photographed by Amelia Soper Photography embraced its modern venue, Novelty Hill-Januik Winery, with a fresh and clean palette of grey, white and green.  One of our favorite elements of this end of summer wedding was the iconic summer-time sparkler get-away send off.  

From the planner, Jennifer Taylor of Taylor'd Events Group ~
"Sarah & Devin’s wedding at Novelty Hill-Januik was filled with personal details and lots of fun.  We worked with the couple for almost a year working on finding the perfect wedding professionals, and décor after meeting them through the wedding show Weddings in Woodinville.  

The clean palette Sarah choose was a perfect combination for Novelty Hill.  Personal details of the couple were apart of the entire decor scheme.  The tables were numbered by wine bottles with picture labels of the bride and groom. The bride and groom had wood dolls in their likeness created for their cake topper, or in this case, in lieu of cake their mini desserts from Midori Bakery and macaroons from Lady Yum.  Adam Tiegs, of Adam’s DJ Service, kept the crowd going and helped them with a rousing shoe game."

The shoe game is a reception game that is always a true crowd pleaser.  The bride and groom sit with their backs towards one another and then exchange one shoe with each other. Then a series of questions are asked such as "Who is likely to kill the spider?" or "Who always replaces the toilet paper roll?". The couple each raises one of the shoes to represent themselves or their partner to answer, often with hilarious results.


modern winery wedding

Woodinville Weddingmodern winery weddingWoodinville WeddingWoodinville WeddingWoodinville Weddingmodern winery weddingWoodinville Weddingmodern winery weddingWoodinville WeddingWoodinville WeddingWoodinville WeddingWoodinville WeddingWoodinville Weddingmodern winery wedding

Bridal Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses: I Do Bridal || Hair: Julie Forinash || Makeup: Kira Bottles - Kathy Evans Beauty Studio || Dessert: Midori Bakery  || Favors: Lady Yum || DJ & Lighting: Adam’s DJ Service || Photographer: Amelia Soper Photography || Videographer: Bogle Productions || Linens: Choice Linens || Florist: Gaylon Goodwin || Invitations and Programs: Paper Fling || Transportation: Butler Seattle-Valet, Transportation and Tours || Officiant: Mary Calhoun – Window to the Soul Ministry || Planner: Jennifer Taylor and Cassie Harrison [Day of Coordinator] – Taylor’d Events Group 

Looking for more information on Event Planners, Catering, Florists, Venues and other Washington wedding vendors? Visit the B&E Wedding Resource Guide~print and digital versions available HERE. It's the Puget Sounds "go with you anywhere guide" (dog ears and coffee stains not included!).