tjwed182-1tjwed200-1tjwed218-1tjwed376-1tjwed381-1tjwed391-1For those of you who may wonder, I coordinated my own wedding along with my multi talented husband.  I thought I would share some of the details with you.   Since my husband and I had our wedding at a very personal location (my husbands family property on Vashon Island), it was important to us to add as many personal touches to the decor as we could.   Some of  my favorite things we did were the sand dollars used for place cards (all of them came directly from the actual beaches of Vashon), the bar and arch that mu husband made out of drift wood directly from the beaches of Vashon, and the family wedding photo’s in which we took the wedding photo’s from our great grandparents, grandparents, parents, and siblings, and had them on display for everyone to see.   The oldest of the family wedding photo’s dated all the way back to 1910!  For our table Numbers, we took photo’s of us at each age and used that as the table number (i.e. table 1 had photo’s of each of us when we were 1 years old).    It turned out to be an amazing day, more than anything we could have imagined.  We received a lot of compliments from people saying it was one of the best weddings they had been to.  

Flowers are by Metropolitan Market.

All of these photo’s are taken by Photographer Aly Medina with La Luz Photography.  Her work is incredible.  It can be seen at www.laluzphotography.com

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My husband John and I worked on Chris and Vicky’s wedding together (he as the DJ and me as the coordinator).  We both really enjoyed the company of this couple.  They were fun and easy going the whole time, and were just looking to really enjoy their wedding.  They had some really great idea’s for their decor, using Tea Forte’s for their favors, and making color pop with oranges and yellow’s.  They even showed off their great dancing skills with a wonderful first dance.  The bride changed into her traditional Chinese dress for part of the reception, and you could tell that the guests and her family really enjoyed that.  Another great wedding, and best wished to Chris and Vicky!

Flowers: Loves Me Not Flowers by Kendra Yaple

Ceremony Music: Windsong

Photographer: Joey Hong

Videographer: Eric Edwards with EE Videography

Cake: Dimensional Desserts by Wendy Kingsley

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I had such a wonderful time coordinating for Chris and Julie at Clise Mansion.  Julie was so very organized from Day 1.  The mansion was glowing in candles that surrounded every surface, and absolutely gorgeous flowers.  Julie and Chris origonally had planned to be married outside, but because of the rain, we moved it inside, and it was stunning.  Chris is a musician and even got up and play a number with the band during the reception, which all of the guests loved.   Julie gave me guitar picks to scatter onto the guest tables, and even their cake was perfectly matched to their invitation in the shape of a guitar.  A great couple, and a great wedding!

Band: Maurice the Fish
Cake: Mike’s Amazing Cake’s
Florist: Distinctive Designs-Anna Brandt
Catering: Act 3 Catering

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I absolutely loved all of Nick and Monique’s choices for decor.  The facility turned out just gorgeous with all of the black and white damask runners.  A great choice.  Even their details of the candy bar, Pike Place beer with their own personalized labels for favors, and wine corks for place card holders all made for a great wedding.  The bride was gorgeous in a bird cage veil.  A great group of people, easy to work with, and a pleasure to coordinate for them.

Florist: Carin at Details Florist
Cake: Mike’s Amazing Cake’s

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Lena and Mark were such a sweet couple, and it was obvious that they were very in love.  Mark served us in Iraq for much of the planning part of this wedding, so it was extra special for Lena to finally have him home.  She even set out a book of their emails to each other while he was in Iraq for their guests to read.  Lena was a really laid back bride, even so much that her and her bridesmaids created their bouquets the afternoon of the wedding, and they turned out just lovely.  I really did enjoy working with them both, and was thrilled that I got to be a part of their wedding.  I will even get to see Lena later on this year when I coordinate her brothers wedding.  Congratulations to them both!

Catering: Pyramid Catering
Florist: Christian Tree’s

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Dana and Nhan were a really nice couple who actually reside back East, so they had a lot of out of town guests joining them in Seattle.  They chose a lovely venue on the water at Shilshole Bay Beach Club.  The dancing was hopping at their reception to say the least.  Almost everyone was up joining in on that fun.  It was a pleasure to be a part of their wedding.

Florist: Petals Floral Design-Missy Rothbauer
Cake: Kelli’s Cake Creations

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Talk about a fun group of people!  I had such a nice time coordinating for Laurie and Frank both.  They are both easy going laid back, super friendly people.  The ceremony itself was very sweet, with Laurie and Frank’s son and daughter each doing a reading for them.  I absolutely loved Laurie’s choice of bridesmaid dresses, and all the girls looked lovely in them. The weather was great for an outdoor start to their big day, followed by the reception inside with great music and lots of dancing.   Laurie was such a dear to work with and very organized!  I wish them many years together.

Florist: JRobbins Florist
Cake: A Tier Above

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It looked like there was paparazzi at their wedding!

It looked like there was paparazzi at their wedding!

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Erica and Tom were married at Holy Names Academy in Capitol Hill, with their reception to follow at the Woodmark Hotel.  This wedding was absolutely stunning.  Erica and Tom chose a great color scheme with gold, orange, and green tones.  Each guest was given a photo frame to take home with them and all of the place settings were complete with menu’s made by the bride herself.   I truly enjoyed being a part of their big day!

Florist: Anna’s Flowers

Drapery: Rented Elegance

Cake:  Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering, Woodmark Hotel

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I had the absolute pleasure of coordinating Kayli & Darrell’s August wedding last year at Cour in the Square in Seattle.  Kayli was such a wonderful bride to work with.  Their wedding was just beautiful with the gerber daisy’s and floating candles.  They even had a photobooth, which proved to be just a blast for all of their guests.  I’m so glad I got an opportunity to coordinate for Kayli and Darrell.

Florist: Creative Colours-Patty Schmitz