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Greg’s Celebration of Life

This February was bittersweet as we helped celebrate the life of a former Groom and client at Wisteria Hall, located within the Washington Park Arboretum. Working with his wife, we incorporated Greg’s love of the outdoors, fresh floral, his favorite colors of orange and blue and most importantly those who loved him most.

Greg was loving, generous, gentle and kind. He loved to treat his family to Hawaii, sandy beaches, and the mountains for skiing, hiking, snow-shoeing and snowball fights. Gratitude was his compass. He had a deep passion and respect for nature and the outdoors. Greg connected with people in need. He was profoundly aware of the world and politics. He could quote any piece of Shakespearean work. He loved to sing and dance. Favorite music artists: David Bowie and Stevie Wonder. A kid at heart, he enjoyed silly puns and jokes, waterslides, super-soakers, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (peanut butter cups too), and a game of Monkey in the Middle. He was an avid gardener and never far from a fresh bouquet of flowers.

As guests arrived they wrote their favorite memories of Greg on a Memory Tree and were handed a seeded-paper program that could later be planted in the garden where wildflowers would soon grow. Tray passed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were enjoyed.

Finding comfort in sharing stories of Greg, friends and family gathered around lounge furniture and tables covered in charcoal and navy linens as tears and laughter were shared. Lush floral arrangements filled the room in orange, blue, green and white floral.

Soon a buffet of savory and sweet items, including a few of Greg’s favorites, was open. At the end of the evening loved ones were sent home with evergreen seedlings that would be planted in his memory.

“Hi BreeAnn. I keep meaning to sit down and reply to your email and let you know how much I loved the celebration. It turned out so well. I really couldn’t have asked for it to go better. Your venue and your vendors were great, but someone had to have the ideas, put it all together to make it work and add all the special touches. I am so grateful for all you did and your expertise.  I shudder at the thought of how it would have turned out if I’d planned it myself. Thank you so much for making a very sad event so nice.” ~ April

Event Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photography – The Fix Photo Group
Venue – Wisteria Hall at Graham Visitors Center, Washington Park Arboretum UW Botanic Gardens
Caterer – Cameron Catering
Floral – Flora Nova Design
Rentals – Pedersen’s Event Rentals & Vintage Ambiance
Stationery – Paper Fling

“Let Gratitude Be Your Compass”

Sahaee’s Hot Air Balloon Themed 1st Birthday Party at The Golf Club at Newcastle

With two months to plan Sahaee’s Hot Air Balloon themed 1st Birthday I discovered finding a balloon company during fall as well as a venue that suited my client’s vision proved a challenge. Yet this October my clients stood in front of an inflated balloon celebrating one unforgettable 1st Birthday at The Golf Club at Newcastle.

Face painting, coloring and a personalized painting activity for kids; a raffle drawing and cake decorating competition for adults; mouthwatering food stations from John Howie Catering including a gourmet mac ‘n cheese station, soup and grilled cheese station and a roasted chicken station inspired by their travels to Paris. And not to miss endless deserts, favors and tethered balloon rides under blue skies.

As guests arrived that late morning they left their thumbprint on the Hot Air Balloon guestbook and caught up on Sahaee’s milestones as she celebrates one year!

One of our favorite areas in the room was the seating vignette incorporating the Bella Pink Couch and Odette Chairs from Vintage Ambiance. Overhead metal hot air balloons with arrangements of soft blooms in the baskets hung above lounge area. Yarn wrapped letters spelling out the birthday girls name finished off the vignette.

Shantung blush linens and vineyard chairs surrounded dining tables dispersed around the room. Wood boxes filled with white hydrangeas, pink majolica spray roses, quicksand roses and cafe au lait dahlias were topped with metal globes and ribbons to mimic the look of a hot air balloon and made for the perfect centerpiece. Each table featured a picture of the birthday girl ranging from months one through twelve and a bit about her at that age.

While kids enjoyed one of the many activities or grabbed a bit from the kids buffet (fruit skewers, yogurt parfaits and beef meatballs), adults enjoyed a mimosa and nibbled on tray passed appetizers from John Howie Catering. Cheese stuffed red potatoes, pastry cups with roasted vegetables, American wagyu beef meatballs and mushroom stuffed filo crisps were well received!

With guests seated and a warm welcome from the hosts, a raffle drawing was held (winner received a $25 Amazon gift card) and the food stations were open!

A soup and grilled cheese station included a choice of roasted heirloom tomato-basil soup or porcini mushroom soup with black truffle creme. Toasted cheese sandwiches of cheddar on challah bread or a fontina & pesto on hearty Italian. Yum!

A mac ‘n cheese station allowed guests to customize their mac ‘n cheese with topping choices of bacon, caramelized onions, roasted tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini.

Another station, a favorite of the hosts, featured fresh organic whole roasted chickens carved to order with sides of Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and gravy and grilled asparagus with a Meyer Lemon vinaigrette. Yum!

With bellies full, a cake decorating competition was rolled out! Teams of 8-10 were given a 6″ plain cake set on a disposable cake board; decorating tools, a spinning cake stand, sprinkles, writing gels, a container of white buttercream and three individual piping bags filled with colorful buttercream (pastel/dusty pink, purple and yellow) to create the hot air balloon designs. With the start of the timer friends and family had 10 mins to create a Hot Air Balloon inspired cake. The party hosts were given the task of deciding who the winning team was. The best cake designing team received a $10 Starbucks gift card for each person on the team. What fun!

The moment everyone was waiting for soon came as a round of Happy Birthday and a vanilla velvet smash cake was presented to Sahaee! The exterior finish of the smash cake was a smooth white Swiss meringue buttercream with a hand cut sugar paste balloon and a gold “1” topper.

It was now time for dessert for everyone! Three incredible cakes from Honey Crumb Cake Studio were a highlight. The focal cake, a three tiered cake (looked like a tall two-tiered cake), was a velveteen carrot and a toffee vanilla latte cake. The exterior of the cakes top tier was a smooth white Swiss meringue buttercream with gold gold lettering. The base tier was covered in a thin dusty pale aqua fondant with a hand painted abstract cloud design inspired by the party invitations. 2-D hand cut sugar hot air balloons, in dusty pink, pale dusty pink, rich aqua, dusty golden yellow, and dusty mint green were adorned to the cake. Stunning!

A kids cake of dark chocolate cake with milk chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream filling featured an exterior of smooth Swiss meringue buttercream tinted dusty pink, to match invitations, with vertical pinstripes in a darker dusty pink color.

A smaller 5″ GF chocolate cake with espresso buttercream filling and a smooth Swiss meringue buttercream with a gradient coloring was also on display.

Since you can never have enough desserts, a complete dessert buffet included hot air balloon cookies, creme puffs, mini apple pies, mini blackberry pies, banana pudding cups and to honor the birth of daughters everywhere Pink Ladoos.

With the weather uncertain that day, we gave guests a few minutes to grab a dessert as we ushered the family outside for family photos underneath the inflated balloon before inviting friends and family outside for the big surprise. With jaws opened wide guests gathered around for a group photo, thanks to both Kirsten Honeycutt Photographer and the aerial photographer before taking turns riding in the hot air balloon.

While friends and family took turns taking tethered hot air balloon rides Street Treats was on hand serving made to order ice cream sandwiches! The combinations were endless with multiple choices of ice cream (vanilla, chocolate, coffee and toasted coconut and a strawberry sorbet) and cookies (chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal cranberry and funfetti).

As loved ones said their goodbyes a personalized gift went home with each kid. Personalized canvas totes filled with books, personalized pencils and a few other goodies to enjoy. Each family was also gifted a board game to play when they got back home from the birthday girl!

Thrilled to have been able to plan and design not only Sahaee’s 1st Birthday Party but a few years ago her sister Daiya’s 1st Birthday too!

“Thank you so much it was such a perfect day!! Can’t wait for our next adventure…” ~ Sharnjit

Event Planner & Design: Pink Blossom Events
Photography: Kristen Honeycutt Photographer
Venue: The Golf Club at Newcastle
Catering: John Howie Catering
Rentals: Vintage Ambiance & Pedersen’s Event Rentals
Birthday Cakes & Hot Air Balloon Cookies: Honey Crumb Cake Studio
Desserts: Delicately Sweet Confections
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Street Treats
Floral: Aria Style
Stationery: Paper Fling
Chalkboard Signs: Chalk & Pine
Face Painting: Happy Faces Facepainting
Childcare: Stay & Play Childcare
Art Project: AR Workshop Mill Creek
Hot Air Balloon Rides: Balloon Depot
Aerial Photography: Carol Harrold Photography

Pre-Wedding Dinner at Matt’s in the Market

This Labor Day weekend Les and Terry hosted a magical weekend filled with celebrations for friends and family both local and from far away. Friday evening they hosted a Cocktail Party at their downtown Seattle Condo with Tom Douglas Catering and then Saturday evening they hosted a Pre-Wedding Dinner at Matt’s in the Market before Sunday’s Wedding at Ray’s Boathouse and a Post Wedding Brunch at Premiere on Pine with City Catering. Thank you Barbie Hull Photography for capturing the setup at Matt’s in the Market!

Thank you again BreeAnn. Every detail of the wedding weekend was perfect. You dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s. Best regards, Les and Terry

Planner: Pink Blossom Events
Venue: Matt’s at the Market
Photographer: Barbie Hull Photography
Stationery: Sablewood Paper Company

Family Reunion at The Resort at Port Ludlow

This August we had the honor of planning a family reunion at The Resort at Port Ludlow for one lucky family. We were involved in all the details from the selection of the hotel to assigning rooms and activities to the design throughout the weekend. With the hotel bought out for the weekend guests arrived Friday afternoon and checked into their rooms where a Welcome Bag filed with local goodies and a Welcome Packet noting the activities ahead were waiting. Kids reunited in the Kids Room where they had their own kids buffet and all the fixings for a movie night. Adults caught up over welcome cocktails and live music followed by the most delicious family style dinner that left each guest knowing that this would be a weekend to remember!
Saturday morning a few family members enjoyed a round of golf at the Port Ludlow Golf Course while most were chauffeured to Port Townsend for a private Whale Watching Charter where they saw humpback whales, seals, birds and more! Saturday afternoon was spent relaxing at the Resort or taking a spin around the Marina in a kayak or on a stand up paddleboard prior to the night’s Salmon Potlatch Dinner which was the main event of the weekend.

Cindy Marie Photography captured all the fun that evening as the night kicked off with live music, lawn games, snaps in the photo booth, a group photo with Port Ludlow Marina as the backdrop, a traditional Salmon Potlatch Dinner finished with ice cream sundaes and cookies. Not to miss s’mores around the fire at the Marina.
 
   
   
Sunday morning family members said their goodbyes and made plans for more frequent get together as they enjoyed one last farewell brunch.
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Thank you for helping make the reunion such a success.  We appreciate everything you did along the way to bring it all together.  Best regards, Peter

Venue & Catering: The Resort at Port Ludlow
Photography: Cindy Marie Photography
Floral: Althauser Design
Photo Booth: SnapBar
Childcare: Stay and Play Childcare
Stationery: Paper Fling 
Musicians: Emmanuel del Casal
Lawn Games: Off the Block Games

Experience Corporate Woodinville 2019

Inspired by a summer soiree under the palms, we were thrilled to plan and design Chateau Lill for this year’s Experience Corporate Woodinville! As an added bonus we got to design the first event in the New Barrel Room and the New Lounge! Thank you The Fix Photo Group for making us look even better!

 

Venue – Chateau Lill
Photography – The Fix Photo Group
Event Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events
Nanny Services – A-List Nannies
DJ & Lighting – Chris Graves Music
Stationery & Signage – Chalk.Ink.Style
Coat Check – Coat Check Complete
Rentals – CORT Party Rental
Floral – Flora Nova Design
Photo Booth – Fun Frames Photo Booth
Vodka Distillery – Glass Vodka
Espresso Catering – Gourmet Espresso Catering
Bar Rentals – Happy Hour Designer Bar Rentals
Catering – Herban Feast
Chocolate – Seattle Chocolate (jcoco)
Luxury Restrooms – Luxury Restroom Trailers by Privy Chambers
Printing – Minuteman Press Woodinville
Videographer – Peak Digital Cinema
Cigar Roller – San Juan Cigars
Ice Cream – Street Treats
Magician – Seattle Magician
Beverages – Talking Rain
Custom Gifting – Welcome Gifts by Pink Blossom Events
Wine – DeLille Cellars & Ambassador Wines
Wireless Chandeliers (Barrel Room) – Lightsmiths 

Safran Laboratory Corporate Grand Opening

As Safran Electrical & Power was in final staging of construction of their new lab in Everett, they reached out to Pink Blossom Events to start planning the details of their Laboratory Grand Opening. Pulling in the colors of their company and a touch of the northwest we created an event highlighting the Northwest as well as the highlights of the new lab. The event was open to suppliers and Boeing Executives who worked closely with their team making this an occasion to celebrate. On the day of the Grand Opening, Safran Electrical & Power welcomed guests with appetizers, beverages and tours of the new lab. As guests left they were given favors from Welcome Gifts by Pink Blossom Events marking their visit to the lab and all the success to come! Photos by The Fix Photo Group.

Thanks so much to you and Andrea for everything you did to help make the event a success! ~ Bailey

Event Planner: Pink Blossom Events
Catering: Kaspars
Floral: Fena Flowers
Rentals: Pedersens
Audio Visual: TEP
Photographer: The Fix Photo Group
Lighting and Draping: Prop Gallery
Custom Attire: Gifts by Design

Caroline & Eric’s Wedding Celebration

Last December Eric and Caroline eloped at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai and this August we are onsite at their home for a two day celebration on Seafair weekend! Kristen Honeycutt Photography captured their celebration Saturday night which included a touch of the Aloha spirit in tribute to their Hawaiian nuptials. The celebration was the first party at their newly renovated back yard which had been finished just hours before. The next day (not captured) Eric and Caroline invited friend and family, along with their kiddos, for a Seafair viewing party complete with Off the Rez Food Truck and plenty of games! What fun!

BreeAnn, Thank you SO very much for all your guidance, care and going above and beyond to ensure we have a great celebration weekend! You are simply the best! ~ Caroline & Eric

Event Planner & Designer – Pink Blossom Events
Photography – Kristen Honeycutt Photographer
Catering – City Catering Company
Guitarist – David Flett – Singer/Songwriter
DJ – Bamboo Beats DJ
Lighting – Crimson Haze Event Lighting
Floral – Floressence
Rentals – CORT Party Rental, glassybaby, Seattle Pedersens & Make a Scene – Theme party decor and prop rentals
Hair & Makeup – Swink Style Bar
Performers – Sunshine From Polynesia

See more Waterfront Weddings planned by Pink Blossom Events

25th Wedding Anniversary at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Susan and Manny celebrated their Silver Anniversary with a vow renewal at St. Luke Parish and celebrated that evening with a party to remember at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Silver, white and a touch of turquoise set the theme for their 25th Anniversary celebration which featured singing, toasts, dancing and one delicious anniversary cake! Happy 25th Anniversary Susan & Manny! Photos by Carol Harrold Photography.

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Event Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Photographer – Carol Harrold Photography
Church – St Luke Catholic Church
Reception Venue, Catering & Cake – Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Beauty – Salon Maison Bridal Beauty & Style Bar
Florist – Fena Flowers 
Transportation – British Motor Coach
Videographer – Peak Digital Cinema
AV – Live Oak Audio Visual
Draping – Prop Gallery Events
Stationery – Sablewood Paper Company
DJ & Lighting – Affairs To Remember DJ Entertainment 
Linens – Creative Coverings
Pianist – Family Friend
Chargers & Chairs – Seattle Pedersens

Gabby’s Pastel Inspired Bat Mitzvah

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This past August Gabby was called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah and celebrated that evening at her parent’s home. With dreams of a pastel filled party, we turned their backyard into a pastel inspired celebration for Gabby’s family and friends complete with balloons, lawn games, dinner, cotton candy, cupcakes, churros, dancing and a photo booth to capture all the fun! {Photos by Carmylee Photography}

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Hi BreeAnn! THANK YOU so much for your amazing impeccable work! From beginning to end your work is incredible! Thank you again, Faith (Gabby’s mom)

Planner – Pink Blossom Events
Venue – Private Residence
Photography – Carmylee Photography
Catering – Twelve Baskets Catering
Tent & Rentals – Alexander Party Rentals
Henna Artist – Sarahenna
Balloons – Balloon Designers
PA System – PLAY Event Rentals

See more Kids Birthday parties by Pink Blossom Events HERE

Welcome Gift Baskets by Pink Blossom Events

Since 2006 Pink Blossom Events has, and continues to be, your destination for wedding and event planning in the Northwest. Having worked with our clients over the years to create their custom gifts we opened this service to all in 2016. Using locally sourced products, we (Welcome Gifts by Pink Blossom Events) create a one of a kind welcome gift for your guests attending your wedding, corporate celebration or milestone event. We look forward to helping welcome your guests! Photo by Rebecca Ellison Photography.

Cat Studio Pillows

cat studio pillows A Falcon Guide, Retreads, Wet Noses Flying Bird Botanicals, Lists Ideas Inspiration Chukar Cherries, Theo Chocolates, Seattle Chocolates Cougar Mountain Gourmet Cookies, Dry Sparkling, Crayola, Colorful Seattle Letters by Ellen, Alderbrook Resort and Spa, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery and Ekone Oyster Company Tony's Coffee, Seattle Chocolates, Chukar Cherries, Sahale Snacks Cascadian Outfitters, CB's Nuts Goose Ridge Orchards, Jewelbug Apothecary Antica Farmacista, Glassy Baby Ruffino Prosecco, Pinch Provisions, Phenix Paper Co. Chukar Cherries, Dry Soda Co. Beecher's Cheese, Ruffino, Girl Meets Dirt Blue Box Bakery & Seattle Chocolate Seattle Chocolate Flagship, Shoreline Portlock, Pike Place Market

Photography by Rebecca Ellison