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Malea & Cole’s San Juan Island Wedding

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)

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Robert S. Harrison Photography
Venue – Private Residence, San Juan Island, WA
Floral – Bloom San Juan
Catering – Coho Restaurant
Wedding Cake & Desserts – Cakes by Felicitations
Rentals – CORT Party Rental, BBJ Linen & Sweet Buffet Lady
Live Music & DJ – Oliver Strasser
Restrooms – Luxury Restroom Trailers by Privy Chambers
Wedding Dress – I Do Bridal (Maggie Sottero Designs)
Groom & Groomsmen Attire – The Tuxedo Club
Day of Coordination – Revel San Juan

Maya & Laura ~ Lakedale Resort Wedding, San Juan Island

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With a love of the outdoors (Maya proposed on the first day of an eight-day backpacking trip over the Wonderland Trail, the 96 miles around Mount Rainer, at sunset), we recommended Maya and Laura checkout Lakedale Resort on San Juan Island for their wedding venue and we are glad we did as Lakedale Resort provided the perfect setting for a wedding weekend celebrating the love of these two women. Our favorite details of the wedding included the personal touches from the welcome gifts they created that included a custom embroidered blanket to the ceremony structure built by Maya’s family using logs from Lakedale Resort; to the traditional Ukranian wedding bread highlighting Maya’s family heritage; to their sisters standing for them in addition to Laura’s sister who officiated their wedding day; as well as the surprise performance by Laura who played the guitar and sang a song dedicated to Maya as she knows how much Laura loves to hear her sing. Photos by Ciccarelli Photography.

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BreeAnn you’re fantastic! We had no idea how much you were going to take care of for us and it was absolutely amazing. Could not have pulled it off without you!!! Seriously, we weren’t even going to have heaters. 🙂 – Maya

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events​ 
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Alex & Aaron ~ San Juan Island, Jewish Wedding

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We had the honor of planning Alex and Aaron’s San Juan Island wedding held at Alex’s family cabin overlooking Westcott Bay, not too far from Roche Harbor Resort, last summer. Two years of planning went into one magical wedding weekend that highlighted the love of their sweet dog Penny and the surrounding San Juan Islands which held fond memories for Alex & Aaron as well as Alex’s entire family. Soft blues and greens were accented by touches of sea glass throughout the property including sea glass escort cards with calligraphy by Letters by Ellen. One of our favorite pieces of the wedding was the driftwood chuppah built by Bloom San Juan and accented with floral by Robin’s Nest. Thank you Katie Parra Photography for capturing every detail of one unforgettable wedding day!

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BreeAnn was a fabulous wedding planner. I am so happy that I chose her to help in coordinating our wedding. She was so well organized and helpful and creative with her suggestions. We ended up doing a backyard style wedding and I know that I would never have been able to pull it off without BreeAnn’s help. She was not only patient and professional during the planning process, but she made the day of our actual wedding completely stress free. I felt so calm and confident that BreeAnn would handle any problems that might come up and I ended up having a magnificent day. I would highly recommend working with her. Thank you so much BreeAnn! ~ Alex

Wedding Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Katie Parra Photography
Caterer – Coho Restaurant
Florist – Robin’s Nest
DJ – DJ Doug Rhine
Rentals – CORT Party Rental
Paper Goods – Valerie’s Invites ~ Paper Creations for Special Events
Calligrapher – Letters by Ellen
Rabbi – Rabbi Aaron Meyer
Hair & Makeup – Spa d Bune
Chuppah Structure – Bloom San Juan
Portable Restroom – United Site Services

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