Malea and Cole met their Senior Year of High School. They attended High School Prom together and a month later Cole asked Malea to be his girlfriend! His first, last and only. After High School they dated long-distance for a year as Malea went to college in Arizona (ASU), while Cole went to Oregon (OSU) for his first year. The following year Cole became a Sun Devil and transferred to ASU to be with Malea where they graduated together in 2017. Fast forward to the date of the proposal, Cole proposed at sunset on the cliffs of Shaw island at his families beach house. Afterwards the surprises continued with all of their closest family and friends hiding in the garage to celebrate their engagement! The San Juan Islands were the obvious choice for their wedding day as Malea and Cole fell in love during their first trip together as they sailed through the San Juan Islands and Malea’s family has a home off Westcott Bay.
Playing nod to the location, Malea and Cole incorporated the natural beauty of the surrounding area with a beach inspired wedding complete with lush greenery and cream, blush and light blue floral throughout the waterfront property.
As guests walked along the waterfront from the parking area to the ceremony area signs telling the story of their love story dotted the pathway.
Local musician Oliver Stausser played in the background as friends and family arrived and were greeted with Sparkling Wine before the ceremony began.
The focal piece of the ceremony was a driftwood arbor and a stage built by Malea’s Father.
With the seal of a kiss, Malea and Cole were “Just Married!” With a group photo complete, signature drinks and appetizers were served. A Moscow Mule for Malea and a Whiskey Sour for Cole. Appetizers of Crab in Lettuce Wraps, Caprese Bruschetta and Shrimp Kabobs were enjoyed!
It was a labor of Love as Malea’s grandpa had hand built this wooden canoe which would serve as a beverage holder for non alcoholic beverages.
With the dinner hour here, friends and family found their seats among tables that were adorned with ivory linens and set with lush floral arrangements and place settings complete with gold rimmed cream chargers and ivory napkins.
With the wedding party and newly weds announced, a dinner buffet of seasonal favorites was served!
After toasts filled with laughter and tears, Malea and Cole cut their wedding cake and hit the dance floor for their first dance.
And a celebration isn’t complete without a surprise performance by Malea and Cole’s parents. Too good!
Taking a break from the dance floor Malea and Cole celebrated with a sparkler “send-off” before making their way back on the dance floor for the bouquet toss and garter toss. After another hour of dessert and dancing guests made their way down to the waterfront as they sent their well wishes to Malea and Cole as they headed off on a row boat for a night on the water of an awaiting larger boat!
I have to jump in and echo Kim’s comments, we are so full of gratitude and appreciation for all of your work! Your planning, attention to detail, and special touches were top notch. I can’t even count how many people have texted, phoned and emailed (messages still coming in this morning!), saying it was by far the best wedding they’ve ever attended. The descriptor “EPIC” is on repeat!! Huge thanks to you both, Laura (Mother of Groom)
Inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest we showcased the natural elements surrounding us at Willows Lodge for this year’s Weddings In Woodinville. Rustic metals and cement mixed in with the lush forest greenery highlighted by the watery blues and pops of mustard, burnt orange and dusty pink inspired us for this year’s design.
As guests arrived at Willows Lodge they were greeted by a 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud accented with floral by Fena Flowers and directed to the Sammamish Ballroom. A program designed in collaboration with Paper Fling featured a map of Willows Lodge with event highlights from the menu to a list of vendors to meet and room for notes along the way!
In the foyer an inspiration board highlighted the design elements and gave way to a quick jump in The Luxe Photo Booth from The SnapBar and a sample of Nutty Squirrel’s Gelato. Yum!
At the Ceremony Gazebo it was all about the grand entrance! Boxwood hedges covered in a moss base flanked either side of the ceremony entrance and were accented by iron gates from Vintage Ambiance then adorned with PNW Inspired floral arrangements and branches from Fena Flowers. At the back of the aisle two tall artisan tables from Pedersen’s were covered in tablescapes by Fena Flowers, allowed for a place for ceremony programs to rest. Programs by Paper Fling featured copper foil names, charcoal ink and a copper paper backer. Lush ferns arrangements in wood cubes and moss lined the aisle. Vineyard chairs faced the front of the ceremony which in addition to the grand entrance to the ceremony may be one of our favorite elements of the design! As a nod to Woodinville Wine Country a wine blending ceremony was displayed on an artisan wood table up front. Overhead seven carriage lights from Vintage Ambiance glowed. A boxwood hedge backdrop was accented by lush floral panels incorporating greenery, ferns, moss, branches and fronted by iron gates from Vintage Ambiance. Pacific Northwest inspired floral arrangements and branches from Fena Flowers finished off the ceremony setting.
Before departing, guests were led into the Gilman Room at Willows Lodge which was set for a rehearsal dinner. Although the setup could easily be mimicked for an intimate wedding reception. Two long reception tables were accented with chairs from Willows Lodge and covered in sand angelina linens from BBJ Linen. A tablescape showcasing a variety of cement containers by Fena Flowers. Some featured a simple ferns while round cement containers were filled with floating blooms and candles while others were filled a variety of foliage from ferns, moss, fern curls, evergreen branches and pops of white blooms. Place settings by Willows Lodge were topped with BBJ Linen’s martinique ivory napkins and dinner menus with a copper wax seal by Paper Fling. Each dinner menu featured a thank you from the couple as well as a different question for the table. Perfect for a rehearsal dinner or an intimate celebration to inspire conversation amongst the table.
A big thank you to the team of vendors who helped pull off our vision!
Twenty Years of Business is a milestone to celebrate and when Summit Law Group hosted their 20th Anniversary Party at Within Sodo they called Pink Blossom Events to plan a celebration to remember! As guests arrived at Within Sodo they were greeted by valet staff Butler Seattle and invited inside where the venue had been designed around the company’s colors of blue, yellow and gray bringing together a modern industrial affair highlighting twenty years of practicing law. Follow along all the fun with images by The Fix Photo Group!
The party included five different bars featuring a different signature drink highlighting each of the areas of legal service offered by Summit Law Group! How about a “Climate Cooler” courtesy of the Environmental Group?
Working with Crimson Haze we created a museum wall in the Gallery Room that featured three “screens” showing images of Summit Law Group over the years.
Champagne was offered from a champagne dress in the mirror room and a juggler mingled throughout the event entertaining guests.
The Lounge showcased an ice luge distributing The Labor Group’s “Time & 1/2” and “Minimum Wage” mocktails along with an espresso bar for those needing a pick me up!
Food stations highlighting the Pacific Northwest were scattered throughout Within Sodo.
I can’t thank you enough for making our event TRULY spectacular. I have heard nothing but raves and I know it is largely due to you and your team and your contacts and your tireless efforts. ~ Kristen, Summit Law Group
Last summer Dan & Robyn hosted one epic wedding at Swiftwater Cellars! From the moment guests arrived at Suncadia Resort and were greeted with custom welcome gifts featuring their favorite things (yes, a bottle of Veuve included) to the last dance that lead to a sparkler send-off out front of Swiftwater Cellars this was a wedding we will never forget! Our favorite details included the mini terrariums at each place setting that doubled as a favor and a place card holder; the first course duo plate that included Robyn’s favorite clam chowder and the always popular caesar salad; and not to forget the dessert bar by Dianne’s Delights that boasted just about every dessert you could imagine!
As an event planner the greatest accomplishment is creating an event that truly speaks to your client and leaves a long lasting memory for both the guests and the host. When I received a call from Kathy she had recently lost her husband and was not sure she wanted a Celebration of Life but knew that this was something she needed to do for their family, friends and colleagues as they were asking for closure. With less than two months of lead time, a lot for a Celebration of Life, and knowing he was a sharp dresser, a seeker of fine shoes and nice ties and enjoyed a good scotch I set forth planning a Celebration of Life that would allow eighty five loved ones a chance to celebrate his life and enjoy a night of only the finest as that is what Steve would have wanted!
As the night came to an end one could not have found a better way to pay tribute. From the shoe shine station to ensure guests left with a better pair of shoes to bars featuring his private collection of single scotch malt whiskey served by an man in a kilt to a menu showcasing his favorite foods and not to mentioned a display of his prized shoes asking; Cinderfella if the shoe fits, wear it home. Not a detail was missed.
As the planner of this celebration I took pride in knowing that I had done my absolute best to honor a man that I had never met in person. When I first met with my client, there were no plans beyond a venue, a date and a desired caterer and she trusted me to become the guidance and vision she needed to pull off this event. Through planning with his wife and speaking with his treasured friends and family I couldn’t help but feel that I knew him in every sense and showcased a life that most only dream of fulfilling.
…I simply have no words! …I will gush in a much more professional manner when I’ve had some sleep. It was truly the nicest, loveliest, beautiful, and meaningful party I have ever been to. The feedback from attendees and vendors was so positive. You have done a superb job and Ravan represented you and your company to the highest degree. ~ Kathy
Pink Blossom Events is your destination for Wedding and Event Planning in the Northwest. We believe in turning the expected into something unique. Your guests arrive expecting a cookie cutter event, but we want to surprise them by making your occasion truly unique. We specialize in weddings, auctions, corporate events, and milestone birthdays.