Sarah and Matthew's seaside Port Townsend wedding, photographed by Adam Nash Photography, showcases some of the best of the Pacific Northwest's connection to the sea. There's something so romantic about Matthew getting ready on his boat, and Sarah meeting him on the dock for a first look.
On Thursday, October 23 Eaglemont Golf Club will host The Wedding Workshop, an evening of wedding planning education and inspiration. The workshop will include presentations from some of the most talented wedding professionals in Skagit County, who will be on hand to answer questions any couple may have about their wedding plans. The Wedding Workshop is organized by Amber Peterson of Cheers Wedding & Event Planning.
“This is a chance for engaged couples to gain valuable information from a group of highly skilled wedding professionals.," said Peterson. "Planning a wedding is stressful, so we wanted to create an event that was informative but also FUN! In addition to a variety of speakers there will be food, drinks and prizes. We want our guests to walk away feeling inspired, energized and excited about their wedding plans.”
Speaking topics will include:
Tired Trends: How to Reinvent Old Trends for Your Wedding Day
Tricks for Hiding the Ugly at a Venue: Using Decorative Linens in New Ways
Dos and Don'ts of Wedding Flowers
Tips for Choosing a Photographer
Tickets are $15 per person and include:
▪ Entrance to the event
▪ Appetizers and dessert
▪ Information folder
▪ Wedding planning checklist
▪ Entrance into prize drawing
Tickets can be purchased by visiting cheersweddings.com/events. No tickets will be sold at the event.
Danielle and Matt's gorgeous wedding at Lairmont Manor, photographed by David Clumpner Photography, is classic and personal. The love and humor that this couple and their friends and family share is just beautiful.
We just love Danielle's wedding look (the half up hair with a veil is a style to steal) and the way they decorated this beautiful venue, but perhaps our favorite part of this wedding is Matt's reaction as Danielle walks down the aisle. There's just nothing that beats that look.
by Amber Peterson of Cheers Wedding & Event Planning
It has been a beautiful summer in western Washington and a spectacular group of wedding vendors decided to take advantage of the weather and create a lovely styled shoot around a bride and her entourage of flower girls and ring bearers. We wanted to include children in the shoot and showcase the joy they bring to an event.
The shoot took place at Skagit's Big Lake Lodge in Mount Vernon. It is a beautiful property that to passersby does not appear to be anything more than a large lake home.
Gail Embert lives in the upstairs with her husband. When you walk down the immaculately maintained deck and
come around the front of the home it is breathtaking. The view looks like a painting. The property is built at the top of the hill and looks out over Big Lake. There are all sorts of secluded areas for pictures and quiet moments for the bride and groom and their guests. Ceremonies take place under an arbor of hops and receptions are set in the same area and on the beautiful surrounding patios.
Our color pallet for this shoot was silver, gold, pink and turquoise. The colored linens, table runners and
chair covers were provided by Skagit Valley Wedding Rentals. Florals were created by Country Bouquet Florals and tied the color scheme together with the hot pink flowers in the centerpieces, hanging globes and bride's bouquet.
We set a children's tea party table complete with ribbon wands. The girls' outfits were handmade by some of
the participating vendors. We used collected tea cups to decorate the table and to add special meaning to the shoot. All of the children belong to the participating vendors, so not only was it a special day for our businesses, it was a special day for our children to be included in our work.
Our model wore two different dresses throughout the shoot. Both were provided by Belle Bridal based out of Bellingham. We chose dresses that were romantic and lacy to fit in with the tea party theme. We also though the lace paired well with the chiffon skirts worn by the flower girls. Although it was a styled shoot, the little
girls followed the bride around with stars in their eyes. It's always fun to see the magic of a little girl seeing a bride and this was no exception.
The shoot was captured by three very talented photographers. They all have such different styles and were each able to capture the day beautifully in their own special way.
The day ended with the bride and the children gathered around the sweets tables provided by The Sweet and Savory Pop-up Bakery. Not only was the table beautiful and colorful, but it was the prize at the end of the day for the kids.
Sammy and Andrew's magnificent wedding at The Creek at Clayton Meadow is full of beauty and laughter, and Katheryn Moran Photography captured it wonderfully. The venue, flowers and decor are lovely, and we can't help but love a couple who have donut holes at their wedding. Read on to see this couple and their guests have an absolute blast!
Michaela's and Sam's small, charming Langley, B.C. wedding, photographed by Courtney Price Photography, was simple, but full of joy. This group looks like they had so much fun together!
Courtney Price said: The wedding party (including the bride and groom) had traveled 8+ hours to Langley. It was a fun-loving group that obviously enjoyed being together for this great event!
Photo by Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism
A winter wedding will be held on January 17, 2015 on Whidbey Island, Washington. Many details have already been arranged – the invitations, the cake, the venue, the flowers, the photographer and the musician have all been selected. Even a professional wedding planner is standing by. There is just one thing missing: the couple.
To promote Whidbey Island as a winter wedding destination, island industry professionals and tourism officials have teamed up to donate a Winter Wedding Giveaway for one couple and 48 guests, worth over $15,000. The picturesque island is located 25 miles north of Seattle and 70 miles from the Canadian border.
Couples nominate themselves by submitting their story and photo by October 31 at midnight PDT. The public will vote to narrow the field to the top 10. From those finalists, one couple’s name will be randomly drawn at the Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour on November 8.
The first 100 couples who enter will receive one general admission ticket to attend the wedding tour. There is no cost to enter. Everyone who votes may enter to win a two-night getaway on Whidbey Island. To learn more, visit www.WinAWhidbeyWedding.com.
Pat and Syd's relaxed garden-party wedding photographed by Katheryn Moran Photography has so many of our favorite things: a gorgeous bride, stunning flowers, an utterly personal touch, and a sparkler sendoff! And how could you not adore their cake topper?
What do you get when you mix a beautiful venue, a crafty and stylish bride and a talented photographer? This beautiful wedding at Broadway Hall in Bellingham, photographed by Courtney Price Photography. Meredith and Dan's wedding is simple with a personal touch, and we just adore the wildflowers and Meredith's birdcage veil.
by Kara Furr, Pacific Coast Weddings editor
OK, so maybe the title of this post is misleading. Maybe you think I have mastered the art of stress-free wedding planning. I haven't. I'm still feeling multiple moments of chest-tightening and mind-whirling on any given day, but I'm here to tell you that you're not alone, and to share how I'm getting through the last few weeks before my wedding.
I'm getting married in two weeks. In Wisconsin, no less; so I'm planning my wedding at quite a distance, and I have much left to do.
So far, I've found that there are three peak times of stress during the wedding process:
Immediately after setting a date. You're trying to figure out what you want, and everyone else expects you to already know, and/or to tell you how they expect it to be. Take a breath. It's OK to tell people to back off; just do it nicely.
Two months from your wedding. You've still got lots to do, but you're ready. You know how your wedding is going to look, and who's going to do what. This should be a time when you should be feeling confident and stress-free, but that wasn't the case for me. I felt like there was something I was supposed to be doing, and was completely freaked out about it. My advice? If you're doing a DIY project, work on that a little bit at a time, and you'll feel like you're getting something done.