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Alli & Andy’s Alderbrook Resort Wedding

Waterfront Weddings and the Pacific Northwest come hand in hand. Alli and Andy’s wedding at Alderbrook Resort & Spa was the ultimate waterfront wedding filled with laughter, romance, beautiful details and a touch of royalty! Soft florals, a hint of blush, rich green accents and a pop of navy came together to create one stunning day on the Hood Canal all photographed by Alexandra Knight Photography. Alderbrook was a special place for Alli and Andy. Not only were they marrying at Alderbrook but the location of Any’s proposed and a place they had gone on vacation with Alli’s parents the same week the prior year.

One of our favorite stories from Alli and Andy’s wedding is the story of Alli’s dress. In the words of Alli, here is that very story:

“While enjoying the Rick Steve’s walking tour of Madrid last October, my maid of honor Lauren and I were both taken by a dress shop we happened to be walking by. We’d started the initial, “what kind of dress do you want?” steps of wedding dress shopping with my mom in Seattle, but hadn’t found anything that jumped out at us. This was different, but Andy was also walking about 20ft ahead of us with our friend Erik… so we had to move fast.

Lauren and I ducked into the store and quickly texted the guys on our group chat to let them know that we’d meet them at the hotel because we’d stopped into a dress shop. Erik surprised us both when he responded, “the dress shop.” Lauren and I had been behind in our audio guide and it turned out that the next stop on the guide was for Pronovias, “a famous Spanish wedding-dress shop that attracts brides-to-be from across Europe.

The dresses were gorgeous and I was bummed we were leaving Madrid the next morning. While internetting from the hotel that night, I found out the Pronovias flagship was actually in Barcelona, our next city! I immediately sent a request for an appointment. Their only available one was our last afternoon before we flew home the next morning. I booked it, figuring we’d have fun and just try on a bunch of random dresses.

After finishing our sightseeing with the group, Lauren and I left the guys at Barça Stadium and headed to our appointment. We sat down with a wonderful sales associate and as we explained Alderbrook and what I was looking for… her eyes lit up. I’ll save you the long ending and just say, I bought the first dress she had me try on. We did our due diligence and tried on some others… but then I put the first one back on to FaceTime my mom back in WA and show her and she immediately removed some of our negotiating power by yelling, “YES TO THE DRESS” loud enough for the associate to hear!

The dress fit like it was made for me and they even altered the front hem overnight so we could pick it up on the way to the airport and I could carry it home on our flights. Still feels surreal no matter how many times I tell the story!

Incorporating their favorite things, Alli and Andy, welcome their friends and family to Alderbrook with these custom welcome gifts created by Welcome Gifts by Pink Blossom Events. Swedish Fish, Theo Chocolate bars, Fremont Brewing summer ale (or Dry Soda), a pair of custom pint glasses printed by Pomp & Revel, apples and a Seattle inspired tote bag.

After a private first look within Alderbrook’s trail system, Alli and Andy gathered with their wedding party and family for photos.

Their wedding party was looking sharp! Bridesmaids in forest green floor length dresses with Andy and his groomsmen in cobalt blue suits and complimentary green ties. Bridesmaids bouquets were composed of lush greenery with white floral accents (ranunculus, hydrangea, roses, lisianthus) and a touch of blue thistle. Alli’s bouquet was of similar composition yet stood out with her favorite Sara Bernhardt pink peonies – stunning!

“I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

With the Hood Cancal as their backdrop, Alli & Andy were wed!

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Cheers! With the signing of the marriage license, the newlyweds joined cocktail hour! Grand Marnier Prawns, Heirloom Tomato Ragout, Bacon Endives, and Mushroom Tartlets were tray passed.

With cocktail hour over, loved ones found their names written (in white via a local calligrapher) on emerald green escort cards from Dahlia Press displayed in individual gold frames.

Sitting under the clear top tent, guests found their tables which were covered in white linens, circled with gold chameleon chairs and topped with stunning centerpieces in gold compote vases from Fena Flowers, square mirrored table numbers and gold mercury votives sourced by Alli. Place settings were signified with Veneto gold chargers accented with fern leaves displayed underneath and accent with forest green dinner menus.

Falling in love with Prince Harry and Meghan Markler’s weddig cake, we worked with Alderbrook Resort’s pastry chef and Fena Flowers to create Alli & Andy’s very own royal wedding cake! Three delicious flavors were awaiting to be enjoyed as the newlyweds were announced into dinner and kicked off dinner with a ceremonial cake cutting. Marble cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and raspberry preserves; vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and blueberry preserves and a vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and blueberry preserves.

After dinner, highlighted by duo plates of beef filet & salmon, slices of wedding cake and flutes of champagne were served in anticipation of toasts soon to come. After toasts first dances were held on the outdoor patio before the ballroom doors opened to kick off a night of dancing and ice cream sandwiches!

A trio of ice cream sandwich flavors made choosing a favorite flavor a hard one! Canal crunch ice cream with toffee cookie; vanilla ice cream with chocolate chip cookie and mint chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookie were all a hit!

…thank you SO much BreeAnn for all you have done to make this such an incredible wedding weekend – Alli

Wedding Planner & Custom Gifts – Pink Blossom Events
Photography – Alexandra Knight Photography
Venue, Catering & Cake – Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Floral – Fena Flowers
Rentals – CORT Party Rental & Fanciful Rentals
DJ – Bugsie Productions
Videography – Peak Digital Cinema
Stationery – Chloe Clarke Paper (Dahlia Press)
Beauty – Kat St. John Makeup & Styling
Bridal Gown – Pronovias
Childcare – Stay & Play Childcare
Photo Booth – The SnapBar
Engagement Ring – Bea Millen

Judith & Brandon’s Alderbrook Resort Wedding

Spending countless days at Alderbrook growing up Brandon was excited to not only share this piece of the Northwest with Judith and her daughter but also sharing this special place with those closest to them. This past labor day weekend, Judith’s brother officiated as Judith and Brandon tied the knot along the shores of the Hood Canal. Incorporating the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with an elegant Black and White theme, Judith and Brandon had one unforgettable day celebrating with friends and family. Sullivan & Sullivan Studios captured all the beauty!

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Venue, Beauty & Catering – Alderbrook Resort and Spa 
Photography – Sullivan & Sullivan Studios 

Floral – CMS Floral Design 
Dahlias & Couples Portraits – Harmony Hill Healing Retreat 
Rentals – CORT Party Rental
Draping – Prop Gallery Events 
DJ – Kris McCoskery Disc Jockey & Master of Ceremonies 
Bride – Blush Bridal Lounge 
Groom – INDOCHINO (Seattle) 
Groomsmen – THE BLACK TUX 
Childcare – Stay & Play Childcare
Stationery/Signage – Minted & Etsy 

Juliana & John’s Alderbrook Resort Wedding

After meeting on eharmony, Juliana and John were inseparable! Juliana and John chose Alderbrook Resort for their wedding as they spend a lot of time in the area at their cabin on the Alderbrook Golf Course and wanted an opportunity to showcase their home away from home to friends & family! They turned to Pink Blossom Events to plan their dream wedding complete with trivia and karaoke. Our favorite details included the subtle ways they included their parents who had past away. Juliana chose garden roses in her bouquet and at their place settings as a nod to her parents who kept an incredible rose garden. In addition photo lockets were attached to both Juliana’s bouquet and John’s boutonniere featuring their images. While they are avid Seahawks fans, they chose a softer blue and green color palette to fit within the natural environment at Alderbrook. Photos of one unforgettable wedding day by Carol Harrold Photography.

                 

Hi BreeAnn, Thank you so much for everything. We received so many compliments on everything–the flowers, the ceremony, the reception, the food, etc. It was a glorious weekend…I couldn’t even imagine doing a fraction of this without you. All the vendors were top notch and it was definitely my dream wedding. ~ Juliana

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Venue & Catering – Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Photography – Carol Harrold Photography
Stationery – Just Milled
Floral – Fena Flowers
DJ & Karaoke – Bugsie Productions
Officiant – Arissa Rench
Linens – Creative Coverings
Custom Suits – Trillium Custom Tailoring | Design
Bridal Gown – I Do Bridal
Onsite Manicure/Pedicures – Perfect You

See more Alderbrook Weddings Coordinated by Pink Blossom Events

Sabrina & Justin’s Alderbrook Resort Wedding

Growing up, the Hood Canal was a special place for Sabrina and her family as Sabrina’s parents had a home on the shores of the Hood Canal in Sund Rock, not too far away from Alderbrook Resort. When Justin asked Sabrina to be his wife they knew that Alderbrook Resort would be the perfect place to celebration their union! (haha, union in Union, WA) Pulling in the natural beauty of the area and Sabrina’s favorite color purple, we helped plan their dream wedding complete with a Pacific Northwest inspired menu and a stunning wedding cake designed by Carla of Honey Crumb Cake Studio featuring layers of tissue-thin fondant, accented with edible gold leaf and cascading branches of sugar flowers all inspired by the colors of an oyster shell which are in abundance in the area! Photos by Affinity Photography. wedding-invitation-and-map-of-alderbrook alderbrook-resort bride-getting-ready groom-getting-ready wedding-rings first-look bridal-portraits bride-and-bridesmaid-purple bride-with-purple-flowers guest-book alderbrook-wedding-ceremony-site alderbrook-wedding-ceremony-site wedding-ceremony wedding-ceremony outdoor-cocktail-hour cocktail-hour bride-and-groom-sailboat wedding-ceremony-details wedding-cake bonfire-and-smores alderbrook-at-night

Thanks so much, I don’t know if we ever thanked you properly, but you did a fantastic job creating an amazing and memorable weekend. Sincerely, Justin

Wedding Planner: Pink Blossom Events
Photography: Affinity Photography
Venue & Catering: Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Florist: Designs by Courtney- Wedding and event floral design
Stationery: Paper Fling
Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio
DJ: Kris McCoskery Disc Jockey & Master of Ceremonies
Videography: Peak Digital Cinema
Childcare: Stay & Play Childcare
Bridal Gown: Modern Trousseau Louisville
Bridesmaid Attire: David’s Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: THE BLACK TUX
Officiant: Seattle Wedding Officiants

Betsey & Scott ~ July 30, 2016

This past weekend Betsey & Scott celebrated their 1st Anniversary and we were flooded back with memories of a celebration well done! Last July Betsey and Scott married on Alderbrook’s waterfront lawn under a chuppah covered in a beautiful tallit made by the Mother of the Groom then celebrated with dinner on the courtyard lawn and a dance party led by the one and only Michael Benson Band who had also performed at Betsey’s sister’s wedding! Photos by Erin Schedler Photography Happy Anniversary Betsey & Scott!

BreeAnn you are amazing! Thank you for all of your help! You are simply the best and such a professional! We are so grateful! ~ Betsey & Scott

Dear BreeAnn, Betsey and Scott’s wedding weekend was absolute perfection! Thank you so much for all your guidance, great ideas, and handholding! It really turned out so well and they could not have been more pleased! The MOB and FOB had a wonderful time too – We are still riding the “wedding high”! ~  Nancy, Mother of the Bride

Photographer – Erin Schedler Photography
Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Venue & Catering – Alderbrook Resort and Spa​
Day of Paper Goods – Paper Fling
Rentals – CORT Party Rental
Bridal Gown – The Dress Theory
Live Music – Michael Benson Band
Ceremony & Reception Floral – Family Friend
Personal Floral – Martha E. Harris Flowers and Gifts​
Hair – Erika Jaggars of Stella Hair Studio​
Makeup – Michelle Christman
Officiant – Friend

July 23, 2016 ~ Heidi & Zubin

Last July as Julian Catford played “Here Comes The Sun” and the ceremony processional began, the sun made it’s appearance marking the start to a wedding to remember at Alderbrook Resort and Spa! From the friends who played MC’s to a surprise guitar performance during cocktail hour from one of Zubin’s relatives to incorporating the traditional gulab jamun dessert and a spectacular firework show to end the evening, Heidi & Zubin made sure no details were missed! Wedding captured by Dana Pleasant Photography. Happy Anniversary Heidi & Zubin!

BreeAnn, You made wedding planning so easy! Thanks! We were so impressed by your relaxed demeanor all along the way! You’re the best! ~ Heidi & Zubin

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events​
Photographer – Dana Pleasant Photography
Venue, Catering, Cake, Hair & Makeup – Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Ceremony & Cocktail Music – Julian Catford
DJ – Bugsie Productions​ 
Rentals – CORT Party Rental 
Videographer – Unified Cinematic 
Fireworks – Pyro-FX
Mirror Signage – Chalk Boss
Mirrors – Vintage Ambiance
Officiant, MC’s, Floral & Paper Goods – Family & Friends

Highlight Video by Unified Cinematic

Tanya & Dan ~ October 9, 2015

As we work on final wedding details for two upcoming Alderbrook Resort & Spa weddings we look back at Tanya and Dan’s Alderbrook Wedding last October. Having met on Match.com Tanya and Dan knew they wanted their families to enjoy a relaxing and memorable wedding with their close friends and family. With a small team of vendors their wedding day was exactly what they envisioned! Truly a beautiful day captured by Dana Pleasant Photography.

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BreeAnn ~ You are right that it was a pretty perfect wedding and everyone had a great time. I am so grateful for the wonderful job that you did with everything. It was such a relief to know that Tanya and I didn’t have to worry about ANYTHING because you were taking care of EVERYTHING! It was great working with you and thanks again for all your help. We will definitely be recommending you to any and all of Tanya’s friends in Seattle. ~ Barbara, Mother of the Bride

Wedding Coordinator – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Dana Pleasant Photography
Venue, Cake & Catering – Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Floral & Linens – Aria Style
Hair & Makeup – Alderbrook Resort & Spa

Justine & Ryan ~ August 22, 2015

Meeting at their first job out of college Justine and Ryan were meant to be! When Justine setup a surprise birthday party for him, the surprise was on her as it turned into a surprise engagement and party celebrating the soon to be husband and wife! Carina Skrobecki was on hand last August as Justine and Ryan tied the knot at St. Edward Catholic Church and celebrated at Alderbrook Resert & Spa making for a party of a lifetime! Justine&Ryan25 Justine&Ryan24 Justine&Ryan23 Justine&Ryan22 Justine&Ryan21 Justine&Ryan20 Justine&Ryan19 Justine&Ryan19 Justine&Ryan18 Justine&Ryan17 Justine&Ryan16 Justine&Ryan15 Justine&Ryan14 Justine&Ryan13 Justine&Ryan12 Justine&Ryan11 Justine&Ryan10 Justine&Ryan9 Justine&Ryan8 Justine&Ryan7 Justine&Ryan6 Justine&Ryan5 Justine&Ryan4 Justine&Ryan3 Justine&Ryan2 Justine&Ryan1 Congratulations Justine & Ryan!

BreeAnn was/is truly amazing to work with. Her organization, calm demeanor, and execution is second to none. We worked with BreeAnn throughout the process and she was the best asset to the wedding. She handled the communication with the vendors and the day of ran flawlessly. I would highly recommend her and if I were to do it all again I would have used her for more. ~ Justine

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Carina Skrobecki Photography
Ceremony Venue – St. Edward Catholic Church
Reception, Catering & Getting Ready Location – Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Florist – POSH Wedding Flowers
Ceremony & Reception DJ – Adam’s DJ Service
Cocktail Hour Live Music – Shannon & Steve
Hair & Makeup – Urbanista Weddings
Rentals – CORT Party Rentals & Creative Coverings

Carrie & Mike ~ April 25, 2015

When we first met with Carrie and Mike to help them plan and design their April wedding earlier this year at Alderbrook Resort & Spa we knew we were in for a good time! Having meet on Match.com they wanted to host a weekend celebration that included beautiful floral, their favorite charity the Kitsap Humane Society and dancing that would keep their guests talking for years to come! Despite a rain cloud that decided to come in a few minutes before the ceremony forcing us to move the ceremony undercover at the last minute, we’d say their wedding was picture perfect and yes, their dance party was one for the record books as we couldn’t keep those two off the dance floor! It was an epic four hour dance party! Photos by Affinity Photography.

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Congratulations Carrie & Mike!

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Venue & Caterer – Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Photographer – Affinity Photography
Florist – CMS Floral Design
DJ – Chris Graves Music
Wedding Cake & Sweet Bar – The SweetSide
Draping & Lounge Furniture – Prop Gallery Events
Linens – Creative Coverings, Inc.
Chair Covers – Platinum Designs
Invite & Paper Goods – Valerie’s Invites – Paper Creations for Special Events
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Dogs – Kitsap Humane Society
Chargers – AA Party Rentals
Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar
Brides Dresses – Nordstrom Seattle