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Wednesday
May252016

Attend the 8th Annual Snohomish Wedding Tour

Snohomish Wedding Tour

Whether you are finalizing your plans for a 2016 wedding or preparing for a 2017 wedding or beyond venues scattered in and around Snohomish, Washington will be outfitted in florals, linens, lights, tasty bites and dancing tunes Sunday, June 5, 2016 during the 8th Annual Snohomish Wedding Tour. This self-guided wedding tour features nearly 100 of the regions premier wedding vendors ready to met you and your finance to create the wedding of your dreams.  

The Tour begins at 10 am. Each venue will be giving away a special swag bag that you may register to win at each of the venues you tour. Tickets are just $12 per person.

Be sure to stop by the Pour Girls & Some Guys at Carleton Farm to chat about all your wedding bartending needs and to receive a complimentary copy of the Seattle Wedding Resource Guide.

Learn more about the Snohomish Wedding Tour at
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Monday
May232016

Snorkel Blue Wedding Inspiration

Good morning Lovelies!  Today we're continuing our inspirational wedding color series featuring Pantone's Spring 2016 colors and highlighting their maritime-inspired blue color, Snorkel Blue. This blue elevates your traditional navy color through its vivid, more energetic and happier undertones. A truly versatile color, the hue pairs beautifully with wedding themes inspired by the sea to the bohemian bride and groom. We love this blue color as the primary focus color for a wedding as featured in the board below, but it also pairs perfectly with orange and yellow, making it a perfect pairing for Pantone's other Spring Colors Peach Echo and Buttercup. As Vincent Van Gogh said "There is no blue without yellow and without orange." 

 

Snorkle Blue Wedding

{Watercolor invitations featured on The Wedding Chicks, photo by Henry Photography; 3 tiered hand painted cake featured on 100 Layer Cake, photo by Diana McGregor; Oval engagement ring featured on Style Me Pretty, photo by Rachel Solomon; Bridesmaid dresses from CC's Boutique; Badgley Mischka heels featured on
The Wedding Chicks, photo by J Wiley Photography; Menu featured on 100 Layer Cake, photo by Melissa Fuller Photography}

Wednesday
May182016

Willows Lodge - Weddings in Woodinville 2016 Series

The eigth and final venue in our Weddings in Woodinville 2016 series features the wonderful Willows Lodge as cordinated by New Creations Weddings. 

Rebecca Grant, New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination, Seattle's only wedding planning company that specializes in Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Hawaiian and Samoan weddings, brought her expertise to the Willows Lodge and created an "East Meets West" wedding expereince.

Willows Lodge transformed into an Asian-Northwest inspired wedding.  Rebecca showcased how beautifully culture can blend in with the Northwest perfectly.  Bringing in nods to Japanese culture, the tone was set with a show-stopping 1,001 crane and orchid chandelier hanging from Willows outdoor wedding pergola.  A color palette of fuchsia, burgundy, red and lush greens, the main ballroom treated guests to several inspirational tables that showcased beautiful linens, gorgeous place-settings capped off with chopstick favors, and amazing Asian-inspired cuisine. 

 

Weddings in Woodinville | Willows Lodge | New Creations Weddings | Affinity Photography

Weddings in Woodinville | Willows Lodge | New Creations Weddings | Affinity Photography

Weddings in Woodinville | Willows Lodge | New Creations Weddings | Affinity Photography

Weddings in Woodinville | Willows Lodge | New Creations Weddings | Affinity Photography

Weddings in Woodinville | Willows Lodge | New Creations Weddings | Affinity Photography

Weddings in Woodinville | Willows Lodge | New Creations Weddings | Affinity Photography

Weddings in Woodinville | Willows Lodge | New Creations Weddings | Affinity Photography

Weddings in Woodinville | Willows Lodge | New Creations Weddings | Affinity Photography

Weddings in Woodinville | Willows Lodge | New Creations Weddings | Affinity Photography

Weddings in Woodinville | Willows Lodge | New Creations Weddings | Affinity Photography

Weddings in Woodinville | Willows Lodge | New Creations Weddings | Affinity Photography

Weddings in Woodinville | Willows Lodge | New Creations Weddings | Affinity Photography

Weddings in Woodinville | Willows Lodge | New Creations Weddings | Affinity Photography

Weddings in Woodinville | Willows Lodge | New Creations Weddings | Affinity Photography

 {All images from Affinity Photography}

Participating vendors at Willows Lodge during Weddings in Woodinville 2016 included: Planner: New Creations | Venue: Willows Lodge | Photobooth: 321 FOTO | Photography: Affinity Photography | Florals: Bash & Bloom | DJ: Brandon Ghorley Emcee/DJ; Transportation: Butler Seattle; Linens: Choice Linens; Lighting: Crimson Haze Event Lighting; Jewerly: Fox's Seattle; Bridal Gowns: Le Salon Bridal Couture; Entertainment: Nash Fung Magician & Sam Day Wedding Painter; Invitations & Paper: Paper Passionista; Rentals: Pedersen's Rentals; Wine: Sparkman Cellars; Cake: The Sweetside; Videographer: VIA Weddings

Weddings in Woodinville is the orignal chauffered wedding wine tour that gives couples and their families and friends a sneak preview of fully-decorated premier Woodinville venues to better envision their special wedding day. It’s an idea fest of innovative décor, amazing wines and tasty tidbits.

Monday
May162016

Making dessert fun - B&E Spotlight on Street Treats

Continuing our Banquet Event (B&E) Spotlight Vendor series featuring our favorite local Seattle Food trucks, today we're highlighting Diane Skwiercz of Street Treats.  

Street Treats makes everything from scratch and sources as many local products as possible.  Including local vendors such as Caffe Vita, Smith Brothers Dairy, CB’s Nuts, Cedar Grove Packaging, Jones Soda and Youngquist Berries. Some of their yummy offerings include build your own s’mores, build your own ice cream cookie sandwiches, ice cream sundaes, root beer floats & dessert platters.
 
We caught up with Diane recently and got the scoop on what's happening in the truck, mini cart, and catering Street Treats world and here's what she had to share: 

"Street Treats started in June of 2010 with a love of sweets!  On launch day, we thought of the idea of customizable ice cream sandwiches; since we carried both cookies and ice cream.  Each guest can mix two entirely different cookies and the ice cream.  It's super fun and interactive and Delicious! Seattle secret that may not be known, is that most of the local ice cream shops use an industrialized base, think store shelved brownie mix. We actually make our ice cream from scratch standing over the stove, using cream, milk, egg yolks and sugar.  It is super premium ice cream! 
We still eat sweets everyday!”

Learn more about Street Treats at streettreatswa.com |  Follow them socially on Facebook @Street Treats, Twitter @streettreatswa, Pinterest & Instagram @streettreatswa

Street Treats Dessert Food Truck

Wednesday
May112016

Redhook Brewery - Weddings in Woodinville 2016 Series

There's only two venues left in our 2016 Weddings in Woodinville recap series. Today we're featuring Redhook Brewery as designed and coordinated by Sweet Pea Events. 

Emily Shannon of Sweet Pea Events, inspired guests with her "Tuscan Sunset" wedding theme. Emily knows that nothing beats a sunset in Tuscany with it's bold colors of red, orange and yellow that light up the sky. She also realizes that not everyone can have an Italian wedding, so she and her hand-picked team, brought Tuscany to the Pacific Northwest! With the addition of green and ivory accents, and Redhook’s newly remodeled space guests were pleasantly surprised to find the bold colors, beautiful lighting, wood accents and all the features this great venue offered the perfect setting for a Tuscan Sunset wedding-Northwest Style!

 

Weddings in Woodinville Redhook Brewery | Sweet Pea Events | Laurel McConnell Photography

Weddings in Woodinville Redhook Brewery | Sweet Pea Events | Laurel McConnell Photography

Weddings in Woodinville Redhook Brewery | Sweet Pea Events | Laurel McConnell Photography

Weddings in Woodinville Redhook Brewery | Sweet Pea Events | Laurel McConnell Photography

Weddings in Woodinville Redhook Brewery | Sweet Pea Events | Laurel McConnell Photography

Weddings in Woodinville Redhook Brewery | Sweet Pea Events | Laurel McConnell Photography

Weddings in Woodinville Redhook Brewery | Sweet Pea Events | Laurel McConnell Photography

Weddings in Woodinville Redhook Brewery | Sweet Pea Events | Laurel McConnell Photography

Weddings in Woodinville Redhook Brewery | Sweet Pea Events | Laurel McConnell Photography

Weddings in Woodinville Redhook Brewery | Sweet Pea Events | Laurel McConnell Photography

Weddings in Woodinville Redhook Brewery | Sweet Pea Events | Laurel McConnell Photography

{All photos by Laurel McConnell Photography}

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Participating Vendors at Redhook Brewery during Weddings in Woodinville 2016 included: Planner: Sweet Pea Events | Venue and Catering: Redhook Brewery | Florist: Juniper Flowers | DJ: Bamboo Beats | Stationery and Calligraphy: Water and Chalk | Lighting: Crimson Haze | Photographer: Laurel McConnell | Videographer: First and Foremost Productions | Popcorn Bar: Sweet Buffet Lady | Rentals: Pedersens | Head table linen: BBJ Linens | Bachelor Parties: Adventura & Butler Wine Tours | Bakery: Street Treats| Hair and Makeup Artist: Sarah Ren Makeup Artistry & Hair | Ceremony Venue: Woodinville Lavender | Transportation: Butler Transportation | Photobooth: 1000 Words Events

The last Sunday in January, top Woodinville Wine Country wedding venues will opened their doors in lavish style to future brides and grooms during Weddings in Woodinville. Professionals from every facet of planning a perfect wedding will be on hand to answer questions. Explore samples of table settings, floral designs, catering, music and more will be on display. 

Monday
May092016

May Cocktails

This month our May Cocktails explore the sweet and sour side of signature cocktails. Plus they all feature an orange-hue, from pale to predominate, perfect for that signature cocktail to serve at your wedding or bridal shower that will compliment your Spring apricot, cantaloupe, coral, tangerine, peach echo, cadmium orange, or salmon wedding color palette.

Cheers!

 

Orange Cocktails

{Image Sources: 1. Grapefruit Sage Mimosa via Shannon Kristen; 2. Shut Your Piehole via One Sweet Mess; 3. Honey Paloma via The Little Epicurean; 4. Sidecar Citrus via ehow}

  1. Grapefruit Sage Mimosa via Shannon Kristen: Elevate your mimosa mornings! This grapefruit sage mimosa substitutes grapefruit juice for the traditional orange juice and receives a garnish of fresh sage to kick up the pretty factor.
  2. Shut Your Piehole via One Sweet Mess: Why eat pie when you can drink one instead?! The Shut Your Piehole, aka the Cherry Pie Cocktail, is one boozy drink that tastes just like grandma's cherry pie - if grandma's pie were made out of cherry-infused whiskey, amaretto, bourbon, pineapple juice, grenadine and club soda that is!  
  3. Honey Paloma via The Little Epicurean: The Honey Paloma is like a margarita but sweeter... and tarter, with the use of fresh grapefruit juice and honey, along with the other traditional margarita flavors of lime juice and tequila.  We especially love the use of grapefruit infused salt as we're defiantly a salt on the rim type of tequila drinkers!
  4. Sidecar Citrus via ehow: Brandy, Patron, orange and lemon juice mix together not only to make the most lovely pale orange color, but also is the perfect pairing of liquors and citrus on the tongue pallet too. 
Friday
May062016

Eat. Have Fun. Enjoy. Dance. Chill.- B&E Spotlight on Mobile Mavens POP UP

Pop Up Mobile Mavens food bike

POP UP won't only have the children at your wedding running to catch the ice cream truck, but all the adults too! Mobile Mavens ice cream and popsicle bike (a very Seattle transportation-friendly vehicle if we may say so) offers yummy local, artisanal ice cream, gelatos, sorbetos, ice cream sandwiches and Popsicles from local companies including Full Tilt Ice Cream, Whidbey Island Creamery, Vovito and Cupcake Royale Ice Creamery.

Apart of Mobile Mavens quintet of mobile food trucks, POP UP offers an extra perk for your wedding day with the addition of their newest service offering custom ribbons on the pops. Let the team know your wedding color scheme and they will tie a coordinating ribbon bow on each popsicle. Now that's one cool and sweet way to treat your guests!

Learn more about POP UP at mobilemavensseattle.com |  Follow them socially as "POP UP bike pops" on Facebook | On Twitter as Bike Pops @popupbikepops| Droll over them on Instragram @popupbikepops | See what neighborhood Pop Up Bike Pops is in today on their Events Calendar

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