Saturday, February 25, 2012

AAA Diamond Award Winners

Received the latest copy of AAA's magazine, "Journey." It announced the AAA Diamond Award Winners for the year. Guess what? So many of our wonderful wedding venues are winners:

Five Diamond Award Winner: The Herbfarm Restaurant, Woodinville

Four Diamond Award Winners:
Canlis, Seattle
The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa, Snoqualmie
The Edgewater, Seattle
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle
The Georgian Restaurant at the Fairmont Olympic, Seattle
Hotel 1000, Seattle
The Heathman Hotel, Kirkland
Hotel Bellevue
Inn at the Market, Seattle
Rover's Restaurant, Seattle
Tulalip Resort Casino
W, Seattle
The Westin Bellevue
The Westin, Seattle
Willows Lodge, Woodinville
Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, Kirkland

If you are looking for a spectacular place to host your rehearsal dinner, your anniversary, your special day, there are so many great places to choose from.  Bon apetit!!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mary and Tim Celebrate Their 6th Anniversary

Their engagement photo
Kent and I are so fortunate to officiate for many personable, interesting couples ... and we are always delighted to hear from them.  Mary recently emailed me that she and Tim celebrated their sixth anniversary this month.  I officiated for them at the Monte Villa Farmhouse. Her words brought back good memories.

 Here's a photo taken on their wedding day!

And, here's one from a trip to La Jolla in 2008.

Yup, happiness is what I see.

Wishing the two many, many more years of blissful married life. 

If you have found that special person to share your life with and want a wonderful wedding ceremony to begin your marriage with, please give us a call at 206.789.9788 or contact us through our website 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Vener + Alicia = Wedding at Gas Works Park

Love was apparent when Alicia and Vener wed!

Kent and I truly enjoyed meeting this wonderful couple.  I had a chance to get to know them better through our premarital sessions and to help them create their ceremony, while Kent had the honor of officiating for them.

All was in readiness!  From the flower girls and ring bearers ...

... to the lovely ladies.

The wedding party was joyous.  It was a day to celebrate.   Playful photos were taken 

... and so were more formal ones.

Then, the ceremony began!

Does Vener look happy or what?

There were touching moments.

And moments of down right laughter!

The couple honored both of their heritages.  Vener is Filipino so three traditions were included in the ceremony.  First, was the arras or 13 coins to reflect financial prosperity and well being for the couple.

Then, the placing of the veil to represent both blessings and protection.
The moms were delighted to have this role in the ceremony.

Finally, the placing of "the cord" over their shoulders, symbolizing their union. 

There was also a time to include Sasha, their adopted daughter and center of their family.
Isn't she adorable?

I love how the broom can be
decorated in the colors of the wedding.

After being pronounced Mr. and Mrs, the two "jumped the broom," as a nod to Alicia's cultural history.


Then, it was time to celebrate.
Sasha was enjoying herself,
along with her parents!

On to the Blue Ribbon Cooking School for the reception and fun.

Dancing, of course!

Such a fun photo!

Love this photo of Vener and the "money dance."  It is the first time I saw the money crown.

I think everyone had fun with it.

And, you can't forget the cake!  It was created by the Blue Ribbon Cooking School, along with the flowers, catering, linens, place setting and day-of-coordination.

Wishing Alicia and Vener the very best in their life as husband and wife and as parents!

We know there will always be joy and love in their lives!

Thanks to Jenn Ireland for the photographers.  Hats off to the staff at the Blue Ribbon Cooking School, who set up and took down the ceremony seating at Gas Works Park and took care of all of the details of the reception. 

DJ A.S.I.A. kept the reception hopping and guests enjoyed the Aura Photo Booth  too!

To create a ceremony that reflects you and your cultural heritage, give us a call at 206-789-9788 or contact us through our website at