Page 1

B R I D E S C L U B N O R T H W E S T W E D D I N G E X P O S | W I N T E R 2 016

|

I S S U E # N W0 8


Be in the

SPOTLIGHT!

HUNDREDS OF BRIDES ARE READING T H E W E D D I N G S POT L I G H T C A L L T O DAY F O R A DV E R T I S I N G I N F O R M AT I O N ! C O N TAC T B R A D B U C K L E S AT (4 2 5 ) 3 7 3 -18 9 4 OR VISIT W W W. B RI D E S C LU B .C O M

M AGA Z I N E


modern casual romantic classic unique timeless stYlisH eleGant We’ll help make your wedding

W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B

Find your atAGmenswearhouse.com W E Dstyle D I N G in-store S P O T L I G Hor T M A Z I N E b y B R I D E S C LU B


BRI D ESCLU B WE D D I N G EXPOS

|

FA L L 2 014

|

I S S U E # N W0 5

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S A Message from Brad Buckles

vi

Welcome to Bridesclub viii The Wedding Checklist 4 Spotlight - Point of View by Lou 8 Spotlight - NOM Creative, LLC 16 Spotlight - Antheia Ballroom 22 Spotlight - Rock Creek Gardens 28 Going to Cancun 32 Spotlight - Amy Galbraith on Capturing Your Special Day 36 OMG I Lost My Ring! Now What? 42 Spotlight - Wedding Planner 808 48 Spotlight - Beautiful Wedding Announcements 54

B RI D E SC LU B 16637 SE 17th Place Bellevue, WA 98008 E D I TO R & S A L E S D I R E C TO R B ra d B u c k l e s

W W W. B RI D E SC LU B .COM PH O N E : (42 5) 373 -1894 | FA X (42 5) 373 -1895 TWITTER: @BRADBUCKLES FAC E B O O K .C O M/ W E D D I N G E XP O S

O F F I C E M A N AG E R Heather Buckles

Š 2016 by Buckles Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Brides Club, The Wedding Spotlight Magazine & the Northwest Wedding Expos are a registered trademark of Buckles Productions, Inc.

iv 79


BRIDAL EXPOS ALLOW YOU TO SEE SEVERAL WEDDING PROFESSIONAL S IN O N E P L A C E, G AT H E R I D E A S F O R Y O U R W E D D I N G , P I C K U P L I T E R AT U R E, B O O K SERVICES, AND SPEND A FEW MINUTES TA L K I N G W I T H T H E W E D D I N G PROFESSIONALS WHO WILL U LT I M AT E LY M A K E Y O U R W E D D I N G DAY A S U C C E S S

W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B


WINTER IS HERE AND WE ARE PROUD TO WELCOME O U R R EC EN T LY EN G AG ED B R I D E S -T O - B E T O T H E NEW ISSUE OF WEDDING S P O T L I G H T, A N E - M A G A ZINE BROUGHT TO YOU BY BRIDES CLUB. AS PRESIDENT OF BRIDES CLUB, I WOULD LIKE T O P ER S O N A L LY T H A N K YO U F O R Y O U R I N T E R E S T I N P A R T I C I P A TING IN THE MOST EXCITING BRIDAL EVENT OF THE SE A SON, THE NORTHW E S T W E D D I N G E X P O. O V E R 14 0 0 B R I D E S AT T E N D T H E E X P O E V E R Y Y E A R , A S W E O F F E R YO U, YO U R G R O O M, A N D T H E W H O L E W E D D I N G PA R T Y A C C E S S T O E XC E P T I O N A L S E R V I C E S BY W E D D I N G I N D U S T R Y L E A D E R S A N D T H E I N F O R M AT I O N T O H E L P YO U P L A N A N D I N S P I R E T H E W E D D I N G B E YO N D YOUR WILDEST DREAMS. T H E C O L L E C T I O N O F R E TA I L E R S & W E D D I N G S E R V I C E P R O V I D E R S W E H AV E G AT H E R E D A R E E X P E R T S I N THEIR RESPEC TIVE MARKETS AND ARE HAPPY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH ANSWERS TO YOUR MOST DIFF I C U LT I N Q U I R I E S A N D W I T H I D E A S T O S U I T YO U R U N I Q U E TA S T E S A N D B U D G E T S . C O M E E A R LY A N D B R I N G YO U R F R I EN D S, A S O U R V EN D O R S’ C A L EN DA R S F I L L U P Q U I C K LY! EN J OY T H E FA S H I O N S H OW A N D I M A G I N E T H E E X C I T E M E N T O F W A L K I N G T H R O U G H T H E A I S L E O N Y O U R S P E C I A L D A Y. I W I S H Y O U T H E H A P P I E S T W E D D I N G D A Y & T H E M O S T B E A U T I F U L M E M O R I E S T O F O L L O W,

vi 79 vi 79


Welcome to Bridesclub! THE NORTHWEST WEDDING EXPOS TA C O M A W E D D I N G E X P O S

AT T H E TA C O M A D O M E E X H I B I T I O N H A L L • J A N U A R Y 9 - 1 0 , 2 0 16 • A P R I L 2 - 3 , 2 0 16 • S E P T E M B E R 1 0 - 1 1 , 2 0 16

EVERET T WEDDING EXPOS

AT T H E C O M C A S T A R E N A AT E V E R E T T • J A N U A R Y 2 3 - 24 , 2 0 16 • S E P T E M B E R 17 - 1 8 , 2 0 16

BELLEVUE WEDDING EXPOS

B E L L E V U E H I LT O N • J A N U A R Y 3 , 2 0 16

• S E P T E M B E R 26 , 2 0 16 W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B


I M A G E C O U R T E S Y O F P U R E M E D I A H A W A I I // W W W. P U R E M E D I A H A W A I I . C O M

~

W E A R E G R AT E F U L FOR YOU R S E RV IC E

~


IMAGE COURTESY OF EUGENE K AM PHOTOGRAPHY

Mark Prusinowski, Wedding Officiant

mobile:

253-304-8445

email:

mark@mpministry.com www.mpministry.com

web:


THE WEDDING CHECKLIST

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT!

This is an exciting time, and deserving of celebration. However, you do not want to let your head stay in the clouds for too long. After all, you have a wedding to plan! Are you ready? Then let’s get started!

x 79


O R GA N I Z E E V E RY T H I N G

While this may seem like something you can do later on, this is a very important step. ¨ Get a big and sturdy folder to stuff everything in. You’ll be putting all your research in here, like band choices and location ideas. You’ll also want to use this folder to keep receipts and other wedding related documents in here. You may use more than one folder, of course.

DAT E S Of course it is simple, but it is imperative. Get the dates set as soon as possible. ¨ Get the wedding date set. After all, this is the big day that everything else is revolving around. Consider the seasons. Do you want your wedding framed with green grass or white snow? Perhaps you would prefer the reds and oranges of autumn? ¨ Set a date for your rehearsal dinner. This should be no more than a week before the wedding itself, but preferably not the day before either. ¨ If you are having an engagement party, that should be set for a date not too far off from the engagement. Of course, you cannot just call everyone you know and tell them to come over that day after he proposed. Give your guests at least a month’s notice before expecting their presence at these events. ¨ Bachelor and bachelorette parties are usually planned by the best man and maid-of-honor respectively. This isn’t your job to plan this party. However, you should insure that your friends don’t plan the parties on dates that are inconvenient for you.

C O N S I D E R T H E C O O R D I N AT O R If you go down this list, and ask how on earth you are going to be able to do all of this, you may want to consider getting a wedding coordinator. ¨ Interview coordinators at your discretion. If you have family and friends that would love to help out, you may not need a professional coordinator after all. It really is up to you if you choose to do so, hire a coordinator.

MONEY MAKES THE WEDDING No matter who is paying, you need to work out a budget. ¨ WORK OUT A BUDGET FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES... ¨ Location fees (for both the ceremony and the reception) ¨ Invitations ¨ Food and drink ¨ Clothing and Makeup (this includes the bride’s dress, make up, and accessories, as well as the groom’s tuxedo) ¨ Decor (decorations for both venues) ¨ Service fees (for the officiant, the caterers, the florist, the photographer, the band/DJ, etc) ¨ Wedding Rings ¨ Stationary (for invites and programs) ¨ Transportation and After-Wedding Lodging

K E E P YO U R G U E S T S U P T O DAT E Invitations and save-the-dates are pretty much crucial if you want people to come. Thankfully, there are other ways that people are keeping their guest list up to speed. ¨ Prepare the guest list. You want to decide who should come from your family and friends and his family and friends. ¨ Prepare the invitations and R.S.V.P. cards to send to each household you are inviting. ¨ A wedding website. You can make free websites and blogs from various places like Wordpress and Blogger. W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B


BRI DAL E XPO C H E C KLIST CO NTI N U E D M a k e s u r e n o t t o wa i t u n t i l t h e l a s t m i n u t e d o g e t t h e w o r k d o n e . I f yo u have free ti m e, work o n t h e weddi n g. A s l o n g a s yo u d o n o t p u t a n y t h i n g o f f, yo u w i l l h a v e a w e d d i n g w i t h a s lit tle stress as possible.

DESIGNING THE DREAM All white? Something blue? Or a splash of everything? Design plays a huge role during the big day. ¨ Think colors. Do you want one or two? Maybe more? Whatever you choose, just make sure the colors do not clash. ¨ Think clothes. What style of dress do you want to wear? What kind of suit do you want him to wear? What do you want your bridesmaids to wear? What do you want the groomsmen to wear? These are very important details. ¨ You can get a lot of ideas from magazines and websites. Take clippings and printouts to put in your wedding folder.

YO U R W E D D I N G PA R T Y ¨ Start thinking about who you want in your wedding party. Start asking your girlfriends you would like as your bridesmaids if they want to be in the wedding. Have your groom start thinking about what guys he wants as his groomsmen. ¨ Decide upon and finalize all the formalwear. This includes the mens’ tuxedoes, the girls’ dresses and all accessories.

P L AC E YO U R O R D E R S After having envisioned what you want things to look like, it is time to get specific. ¨ Find ¨ ¨

specifics. Choose the stores and specific items. Then, buy them. Find and pick out your dress. ¨ Then order it. Find and pick out his tux.


¨ Then have him order it. ¨ Find and pick out your decorations. ¨ Then order them. ¨ Find and pick out your bridesmaids’ dresses. ¨ Then have them order them. ¨ Also find the services you want. ¨ Find a catering service you like. ¨ Then hire them. ¨ Find a photographer & videographer you like. ¨ Then hire them. ¨ Find a bakery you like for the cake. ¨ Then hire them. ¨ Don’t forget the stationary. ¨ Print out and mail your invitations if you haven’t done so already. ¨ Have the programs designed and printed.

T H E L E GA L S T U F F As much of a personal, emotional event this is, it is also a legal ceremony. ¨ Find an officiant. Whether you want a religious leader or just someone who had “the power vested in” them ¨ Take care of the legal documents. You will need to apply for a wedding certificate at your local city hall.

THE WEEK BEFORE All the effort is accumulating this week. ¨

Have the rehearsal dinner. Rehearse the ceremony as many times as it takes to get it right. Then treat your attendees to a small dinner. During the dinner, you may want to also practice the ceremony.

¨

Call ¨ ¨ ¨

¨ ¨

everyone to double-check things. Call the caterer. Call the photographer. Call the officiant. Call the florist. Call the band/DJ.

T H E DAY O F The time has come... ¨ Pay everyone whom you haven’t yet paid. ¨ Relax. ¨ Enjoy the day and all the beautiful memories that are sure to follow. ¨ Call the florist. ¨ Call the band/DJ.


WEDDING

PHOTOGRAPHY

Lou was amazing! Not only were the photos stunning but she was so personable and definitely made our day less stressful. Our families loved her, and she did a great job of engaging with everyone in the party and worked hard to remember everyone’s name. -Jessica

Serving the Greater Puget Sound mary lou guinn | 253.225.7108 marylou@pointofviewbylou.com pointofviewbylou.com

xiv 79


True Moments. Captured.

every wedding has unique spirit emotion & personality

trust your perfect day to a caring, intuitive, upbeat professional mary lou guinn | wedding portraiture specialist

W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B


Hiring a Photographer Now that you’ve set your wedding date and booked the venue, the next important step is to hire the perfect photographer. Since most established wedding photographers are booked out nine to twelve months you don’t want to put this one off. We sat down with Mary Lou Guinn from Point of View by Lou Photography to find out a few important tips for finding the photographer that suits you. What is one of the most important qualities that a couple should look for in a wedding photographer? A great personality! Seriously! It is so important that a bride and groom really like the photographer that is going to be so much a part of their big day. You want your day to be filled with nothing but happy memories so choose someone that you can relax and have fun with – while they take great pictures. What is one thing that most people overlook when hiring a photographer. Training. You definitely want your photographer to be up to date on all the latest techniques and methods. In addition to being a seasoned wedding professional your wedding photographer should stay current through industry training. Classes and workshops should be part of their yearly schedule because there is simply so much to know.

xvi xvi 79 79

What other advice would you give to a bride and groom when choosing a photographer? Trust yourself. Choosing a photographer is very personal. The photography style that you prefer is probably much different than your best friend or your aunt. So trust your own instincts and make your own decision. You’ll be much happier with your photos if you do.


What should the bride and groom consider when planning their budget for wedding photography? Think of your wedding photos as an heirloom investment – not an expense. Your enjoyment of your photos will just grow with time. These priceless photos captured at this once in a lifetime event will live on. They will be treasured by you and your family more and more with the passing of each anniversary. How did you become a wedding photographer? Coming from a large family, my life has always been filled with people, family and laughter. Early on I became ridiculously passionate about capturing real emotions and personality in my photos. I love learning, so I sought out training to become a classic portrait artist, but it really has taken years to fine tune my natural intuitiveness to capture the most authentic moments. It is the greatest thrill–and honor–to be trusted to preserve the memories from a families’ most important events.

About the Photographer Mary Lou Guinn is a portraiture specialist who is passionate about preserving the spirit, personality and emotion of the moments she captures. She is an award winning photographer who blends classic, contemporary and photo journalistic styles perfectly. She loves to garden, hang out with her girlfriends and watch her sons play football. She adores romantic comedies, her dogs and coffee.

Point of View by Lou Photography Mary Lou Guinn, AFP Portraiture Specialist 253-225-7108

MaryLou@PointofViewbyLou.com www.pointofviewbylou.com

W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B


cooleysmiles family and cosmetic dentistry


xx 79


W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B


P H OTO G R A P H E R

BE N LUCAS

P H O N E : (2 0 6) 94 7- 9 0 4 0 E M A I L : P H O T O @ N O M C R E AT I V E . C O M W E B S I T E : W W W. N O M C R E AT I V E . C O M

N O M C R E AT I V E , L LC W H AT O T H E R R E F E R R A L S S AY A B O U T M E : I M A K E E V E R YO N E L O O K

A N D F E E L L I K E A M O V I E S TA R . I H AV E A D I V E RS E BAC KG RO U N D O F PH OTO G R A P H Y T R A I N I N G , A N D A M C O N S TA N T LY LOOKI N G FOR A C HALLE N GE . I ’ VE BE E N DESCRIBED AS RESPONSIBLE, DRIVEN, F U N N Y, F L E X I B L E A N D A B L E T O A D A P T I N T H E M I D D L E O F A W E D D I N G D AY C R I S I S .

O N E O F M Y FAV O R I T E Q U O T E S :

“ P U T YO U R H A N D O N A H O T S T O V E F O R A MINUTE, AND IT SEEMS LIKE AN HOUR. SIT WITH A PRETTY GIRL FOR AN HOUR, AN D I T S E E M S L I K E A M I N U T E . T H AT ’ S R E L AT I VI T Y.” – A L B E R T E I N S T E I N

F U N N Y W E D D I N G M O M E N T:

ONE

TR AD ITI O N F OR A WE D D I N G I S H OT WA S F O R A L L T H E G U E S T S T O G R A B T H E G R O O M , L I F T H I M U P, A N D T H R O W H I M H I GH E R A N D H I GH E R U NTI L H E TOU C H ES T H E C E I L I N G . N O W T H AT ’ S H O W YO U S TA R T A D A N C E PA R T Y.

L O V I N G S E N T I M E N TA L M O M E N T: MY B E S T F R I E N D WA S G E T T I N G

M ARRI E D, BOTH O F TH E M M ISS I O N ARI E S , A N D T H E Y O N LY E V E R H A D I P H O N E P H O T O S O F T H E M S E LV E S T O G E T H E R . I F L E W D OW N TO M E XI CO B E F O R E TH E WE D D I N G TO D O E N GAG E M E NT PH O T O S F O R T H E M . WAT C H I N G T H E T W O O F T H E M L O O K AT T H E F I R S T P R O F E S S I O N A L P H O T O S T H E Y ’ V E H A D T O G E T H E R WA S REM ARK ABLE. THROUGHOUT THE SLIDES H OW TH E Y W E N T TH E W H O L E E MO T I O N A L G A M U T F R O M J AW D R O P P E D A N D

SPE E C H LESS TO C UTE SQ U IS HY N O IS ES U S U A L LY R E S E R V E D F O R P U P P I E S .

I B E GAN MY B U S I N E S S B E C AU S E :

T H I S I S T H E O N LY J O B I K N O W O F W H E R E I G E T T O D O S O M E T H I N G D I F F E R E N T E VE R Y D AY A N D B E S U R R O U N D E D BY H A P P Y PEOPLE .

I G E T I N S P I R E D W H E N : I WAT C H M O V I E S . I L O V E R E C R E AT I N G H O L LYW O O D S T Y L E C I N E M AT I C M O M E N T S . G R E AT E S T D E S I R E :

T O M A K E E V E R YO N E F E E L L I K E T H E Y A R E A M O V I E S TA R

WEAKNESS:

BOWL I N G

CONTRIBUTIONS:

C U R R E N T LY D O N AT I N G S E R V I C E S T O T H E S N O H O M I S H COUNTY RESCUE HELICOPTER TEAM. SEE M O R E O F T H E I R S T O R Y AT W W W. S U PPORT TH E L AS TR ESORT.COM

FAV O R I T E C H A R I T I E S :

ASPCA,

YO U T H W I T H A M I S S I O N

WHY SHOULD A BRIDE OR VEN D O R W O R K W I T H YO U ? : I M A K E T H E W H O L E P R O C E S S E A S Y A N D E N J OYA B L E . N O O N E S E E S T H E W O R L D T H E S A M E WAY I D O , A N D YO U W I L L B E A S T O U N D E D BY W H AT YO U G E T .

A S W I T H A L L M AT T E R S O F T H E H E A R T: W H AT E V E R YO U D O , D O I T W I T H A L L YO U R H E A R T .


SPECIAL INSIDER TALENT W H E N I S AY “ I K N OW T H I S S O U N D S C R A Z Y, B U T…” T H E N E X T PH OT O I TA K E I S G O I N G T O B E T H E B E S T PH OT O A L L DAY.

3 T H I N G S I ' M G R AT E F U L F O R : MY H E A LT H , MY L O V E LY F I A N C É , A N D MY A B I L I T Y TO M AKE PE OPLE F E E L GOO D ABOUT TH E M S E LV E S I WA N T T O : T R AV E L T H E W O R L D , M E E T I N TE R ESTI N G PE OPLE , A N D S H OOT A PH OTO O F THEM. I LIKE:

T E A C H I N G W H AT I K N O W T O O T H E R S

HOBBIES:

TA K I N G P H O T O S O F T H I N G S I H AV E N ’ T D O N E B E F O R E . C H A L L E N G I N G MYS E L F T O D O S O M E T H I N G N E W.

FAV O R I T E F O O D/ M E A L : DESSE RTS: C A N DY:

TA C O S

R O O T B E E R F L O AT

REESES

P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y: L I Q U I D L I G H T I M A G E S W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B


We are a full-service catering company that specializes in wedding receptions.

Menu Builder

"I cannot say enough about how pleased we were with Dombrowski Catering. From the planning stage to the friendly phone calls to put our mind at ease. The food presentation was beautiful and artfully done, the food itself was praised by all the guests... professional, high quality and competitive priced catering event. Thank you for all the extras! And for making our day a memorable one." -Lesley & Mike Turgeon's Wedding

xxiv 79

Visit our website www.dcater.com and get your customized quote in seconds using our Menu Builder Call 253-906-0507 • Email margaret@dcater.com


W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B


WORLD-CLASS SEAFOOD,

Alki Beach - Redondo Beach - Columbia River

xxvi 79


STEAKS, SERVICE & SMILES!

SEATTLE SKYLINE VIEW WATERFRONT PATIO SPACE 206-937-1085 SALTYS.COM W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B


A N T H E I A B A L L RO O M Simple Elegance

N estled in the heart of Snohomish historic district, Antheia Ballroom sits, waiting to be filled with beautiful couples to come tie the knot. Originally built in the 1920s, Antheia Ballroom has gone through many transformations but has held on to its original charm. Completely renovated eight years ago, the Ballroom has recaptured its true essence as a richly romantic place to get married or renew your marriage vows.

Features of The Antheia Ballroom The Ballroom provides an intimate space for small to midsize weddings (capacity: 120 guests). With custom chandeliers, suites for both the bride and group, and covered gardens that can be enjoyed year round, you can create an event that will suite your vision no matter what date your heart is set on. Additionally the Schoolhouse, a building adjacent to the garden and Ballroom, can be utilized for your buffet, photo station, portraits, and more. Not only are the gardens lush and the ballroom breathtaking, but the building is also ver y functional. Antheia boasts a fully commercial kitchen for your caterer to cook or prepare your dinner. The massive refrigerator, two brand new ovens with 10 gas burners and hoods, commercial dish washer that finishes

xxviii 79


W E E K LY O P E N H O U S E WEDNESDAYS 6:00 - 8:00PM

in 90 seconds are only the tip of the iceberg! The only way to make this better is the catering policy: you can use any caterer or self-cater at no additional fee! Rounding out the features of the building is the fully stocked bar including glassware for all drink types, coffee ser vice, and other amenities needs for beverage ser vice at your event.

6 r ea so ns wh y A nth eia B a llr o o m is

S O S P E C I A L!

1

The Groom’s Suite: Most event venues don’t have a special place for the groom to get ready and

hang out with his guys. Filled with plenty of seating, sink, and 46 inch f lat screen T V, it is hard to convince them to get down to the ceremony. The suite also provides a place for young guests to rest during the late hours of the reception.

2

The Bridal Suite: Included in the Bridal Suite is ample seating, large three way mirror, three per-

son vanity for bridesmaids to prepare, private bathroom with shower, and private kitchen.

W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B


A N T H E I A B A L L RO O M Simple Elegance

3

The Garden: When some people hear “Ballroom” they assume that it is exclusively an indoor venue,

but it only takes a moment to realize that Antheia Ballroom is much more than in indoor space. The gardens are designed to be lush year round, lit to be enjoyed at all times of days, and are totally covered to protect you and your guests from rain and sun.

4 5

Air Conditioning: The entire ballroom and Schoolhouse are fully air conditioned to bring relief to

your guests during the warm months of summer.

Flexibility: At most venues, couples are restricted from using areas like the kitchen, limited on

decorations, or must pick from a list of caterers. At Antheia Ballroom you have the freedom to create your wedding as you wish.

6

Rentals: Antheia Ballroom has a large inventor y of linens, dishes, décor, and other rental items at

reasonable prices to help you bring your vision to life.

All Inclusive Weddings

Imagine your dream wedding. Wedding dreams can quite a bit of time, money and energy to create. Now imagine a team that can make that make that dream come true, saving you time and money. That is Antheia Ballroom! We have a team of event professionals who have extensive experience and love what they do. Whether you are having an intimate affair, or grand event, there is a package for you. Ser vices offered include photography, videography, disc jockey, catering, bartending, cakes/cupcakes, f loral, and day of coordination or full event planning. Inquire for pricing and availability.

xxx 79


W E E K LY O P E N H O U S E WEDNESDAYS 6:00 - 8:00PM

What’s included in a rental at Antheia Ballroom Ballroom: large open f loor plan for ceremony and reception featuring 15ft coved ceilings and elegant crystal chandeliers Altar: arched ceiling with stage lighting and two 2 ½ ft tall white pillars Bridal Suite: beautiful room with 3-way mirror, large vanity, plenty of seating, private bathroom, kitchen and air conditioning Groom's Room: masculine room with a 42” f lat screen T V, plenty of seating, sink and air conditioning Kitchen: 2 ovens, 8 gas burners, microwave, 3 bin sink, dishwasher and a large commercial refrigerator Bar: built in bar with 4 bin sink, instant hot water, refrigerator and plenty of counter space Schoolhouse: a 400sq ft building adjacent to the ballroom that is generally used for the buffet Covered garden terrace for guests to enjoy year round Beautiful lighted northwest inspired landscaping Choose any caterer, or self cater with full use of our kitchen at no fee Banquet tables and chairs Initial setup of ballroom tables, chairs and any ballroom rental items Transition from ceremony to reception completed by ballroom staff Breakdown of ballroom tables, chairs and ballroom rental items One event booked per day A complimentar y one hour rehearsal Air conditioning throughout building

Rates Peak: April-October Off Peak: November-March Saturday: $2100 Peak, $1700 Off-Peak Friday or Sunday: $1900 Peak, $1500 Off Peak Weekdays: Call for quote

W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B


Photo courtesy Affinity Photography

Sit back, relaxand put your feet up. We’ve got it!

Our goal is to infuse both the bride and the grooms personalities into your special day. We will serve as your personal advocate during the planning process, ensuring that every detail goes according to your wishes. Let’s chat about your dream wedding at my office or over coffee! We’re located in Woodinville, Washington but we work all over the Puget Sound, Hood Canal, San Juan Island and Seabrook. We also love travel and are able to work with you on a destination wedding on Maui or Lanai, Hawaii. Let’s us focus on the timing and details while you focus on your friends and family.

425.949.5950 | taylordeventsbyjen.com xxxii 79


Pure

ett

en

e

flo

t

an

pl

g in

er

t

ca

ris

g

n ni

m

qu

cr

e

eti

u

dr the es s

bu atin dg g a et

Bliss

Giving the DIY Bride the tools to DIH (Do It Herself) but to do it right!

e

tim

a

e

lin

gu

e

lis st t

ph

oto

gr

inv

ap

ym

oo

n

ita

hy

tio

ns

ne

mu

ho

sic

NOT SURE WHERE OR HOW TO START PLANNING FOR YOUR WEDDING? Be a Better Bride is a workshop and online resource created by Jennifer Taylor, owner of the award winning Taylor’d Events by Jennifer. Since 2004, she has learned a few things planning a successful wedding and wants to help you do the same! Learn how to plan a fun and stress-free wedding while not loosing your mind, fiancé, friends and family in the process. You will walk way with the knowledge and Inside Secrets of • Keeping your sanity • Where to save and where to splurge 425.949.5950 beabetterbride.com

• Tips to negotiate with vendors • Having time to dance at your wedding • Enjoying the planning process W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B


R E C E P T I O N LO C AT I O N

G L O R I A M O R E L L , OW N E R P H O N E : (2 5 3 ) 4 3 5 - 0 2 4 3

E M A I L : I N F O@ RCGV E N U E .COM W E B S I T E : W W W. R O C KC R E E KG A R D E N S V E N U E . C O M

R O C K C R E E K GA R D E N S W H E N D I D ROC K C RE E K GARD E N S O PE N ?

ROC K C RE E K GARD E NS OPE N E D I N 20 08.

H O W M A N Y W E D D I N G D O YO U P U T O N A Y E A R? WE PUT ON 58 OR MORE WE DDINGS A YE AR.

W H I L E W E D O H AV E T H AT M A N Y W E D D I N G S A Y E A R W E G O A B O V E A N D B E YO N D W H E N M A K I N G A B R I D E F E E L A S I F H E R W E D D I N G I S T H E O N LY W E D D I N G AT O U R V E N U E T H AT Y E A R .

WHY SHOULD A VENDOR OR BRIDE WORK W I T H YO U ? W E C H E R I S H E A C H C L I E N T T H AT W E W O R K

W I T H A N D P R O V I D E A N E X P E R I E N C E T H AT I S F U N , U N I Q U E A N D TA I L O R E D T O F I T YO U R N E E D S . V E N D O R S W I L L A P P R E C I AT E T H E C O M M U N I C AT I O N A N D W O R K W E P U T I N T O M A K E A F L AW L E S S E V E N T .

W H AT M A K E S A N E V E N T AT R O C K C R E E K GARD E N ’ S S PE C IAL , A S I D E F ROM TH E G U E S T S? WE OFFE R A PROFESSIONAL E VE NT AN D

W E D D I N G C O O R D I N AT O R S . C O O R D I N AT O R S A R E T H E R E W I T H YO U F R O M T H E B E G I N N I N G T O T H E V E R Y E N D O F YO U R E V E N T .

I S ROC K C RE E K GARD E N S AN O UTD OO R V E N U E O N LY ? O U R N E W I N D O O R S PA C E T H E B A R N

I S PE R F E C T F OR A COZ Y I N D OOR E V E NT A N D O F CO U RS E , F O R WA S H I N G T O N ’ S V E R Y U N P R E D I C TA B L E W E AT H E R . T H E B A R N I S A G R E AT E N H A N C E M E N T T O YO U R S U M M E R W E D D I N G O R YO U R G A R D E N C E R E M O N Y W I T H T H E B A R N A S AN INDOOR RECEPTION. O F C O U R S E , W E H AV E O U R B R I D A L S U I T E S A N D G R O O M S U I T E S W I T H P R I VAT E B AT H R O O M S . .

xxxiv 79


Millennium Room The

in Auburn’s Les Gove Park

Scenic Park Setting Floor to Ceiling Windows Outdoor Patio Elegant Wood Floors Up to 200 Guests Commercial Kitchen Reasonable Rates

808 9th St SE Auburn, wa 98002 235-931-3016 W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B www.auburnwa.gov/rental


xxxvi 79 79 xxxvi


JeanneMarie photo www.jeannemariephoto.com • 808-228-6973 W E D D I N G

S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B


Writte n B y: M o niq u e B rig h a m Plu m e ria B re e z e s Tra v el w w w.plu m e ria b re e z e s tra v el.c o m

xxxviii 79 79 xxxviii


E v e r y y e a r m o re a n d m o re c o u ple s a re o p tin g fo r d e s tin a tio n w e d din g s o v e r tra ditio n al o n e s . W h e t h e r y o u w a n t a s e x y a n d f u n w e d din g in t h e C a rib b e a n o r a ro m a n tic a n d s e re n e w e d din g in S a n t o rini, G re e c e , a d e s tin a tio n w e d din g c a n s a v e y o u a lo t o f m o n e y a n d h a s sle . N o t o nly will y o u alre a d y m o s t lik ely b e a t y o u r h o n e y m o o n lo c a tio n fo r y o u r d e s tin a tio n w e d din g b u t y o u will h a v e a lo t le s s g u e s t s t o w o rr y a b o u t if y o u h a v e a n y g u e s t s a t all. O n e d e s tin a tio n w e d din g lo c a tio n I re c o m m e n d t o m y clie n t s in m y tra v el b u sin e s s is C a n c u n . N o w , b e fo re y o u s h u t it d o w n in y o u r min d a s j u s t a s p rin g b re a k h o t s p o t fo r d ru n k c olle g e s t u d e n t s , c o n sid e r t h e fa c t t h a t C a n c u n is k n o w n fo r it s w hit e s a n d b e a c h e s , g o rg e o u s vie w s , b rig h t blu e w a t e r a n d re s o r t s wit h w o rld cla s s a c c o m m o d a tio n s . Wit h t h a t s aid , h e re a re s o m e o f m y id e a s fo r a w o n d e r f ul d e s tin a tio n w e d din g in C a n c u n:

1

G o fo r a n all-in clu siv e re s o r t . M y g o al w h e n w o rkin g wit h clie n t s is t o giv e t h e m t h e m o s t b a n g fo r t h eir b u c k . T h a t is o n e re a s o n w h y I lo v e all-in clu siv e re s o r t s . I t h o ro u g hly e nj o y fin din g a m a zin g e x p e rie n c e s t h a t e x c e e d y o u r e v e r y d e sire b u t n o t y o u r b u d g e t . Wit h a n all-in clu siv e re s o r t y o u k n o w e x a c tly w h a t y o u a re p a yin g fo r u p fro n t a n d y o u k n o w y o u w o n’t h a v e t o w o rr y a b o u t b u d g e tin g w hile o n y o u r trip . S o m e o f t h e all-in clu siv e re s o r t s I re c o m m e n d in C a n c u n a re t h e H a rd R o c k H o t el ( Ye s , t h e y d o all in clu siv e p a c k a g e s t h e re t o o!), D re a m s Rivie ra , J a d e Rivie ra , N o w S a p p hire Rivie ra , S e c re t s C a p ri Rivie ra , S e c re t s M a ro m a B e a c h a n d S e c re t s T h e Vin e C a n c u n . At a n all-in clu siv e re s o r t y o u r d rin k s , y o u r m e als , a lo t o f y o u r e n t e r t ain m e n t , y o u r ro o m a n d b o a rd a re all in clu d e d in o n e fe e . E a c h o f t h e s e re s o r t s is fo u r - s t a r A A A ra t e d a n d o f fe rs t o p n o t c h lu x u r y fro m t h e m o m e n t y o u a rriv e .

2

Tra v el d u rin g t h e p e a k s e a s o n . T h e re is a re a s o n D e c e m b e r t o A p ril is p e a k s e a s o n in C a n c u n . P e a k s e a s o n is w h e n t h e w e a t h e r is n e a r p e r fe c t e v e r y sin gle d a y. T h e o nly tim e I w o uld s u g g e s t a v oidin g C a n c u n is mid - M a rc h t o e a rly A p ril w h e n t h o s e p e s k y s p rin g b re a k e rs I s p o k e o f e a rlie r m a k e t h eir w a y in t o tow n.

3

4 5

E x p e c t a lo t o f p a p e r w o rk a n d re d t a p e fo r y o u r w e d din g . Fo r a w e d din g in M e xic o t o b e re c o g niz e d a s le g al in t h e U nit e d S t a t e s y o u will h a v e t o s u b mit a n a p plic a tio n a n d a blo o d t e s t a n d w ait fo r a p p ro v al fo r a w e d din g p e r mit . A w a y t o b y p a s s t his p a p e r w o rk is t o g e t m a rrie d in a U .S . c o u r t a n d h a v e a c o m mit m e n t c e re m o n y in lie u o f a “w e d din g” c e re m o n y w h e n y o u g e t t o M e xic o .

B u y tra v el in s u ra n c e . E v e n t h o u g h t h e w e a t h e r is n e a r p e r fe c t d u rin g t h e tim e I re c o m m e n d c o u ple s g e t m a r rie d in C a n c u n , a n y t hin g c a n h a p p e n . Yo u d o n’t w a n t s o m e u n fo re s e e n e v e n t ruinin g y o u r w e d din g a n d c o s tin g y o u m o n e y y o u c a n’t g e t b a c k .

C h o o s e a re p u t a ble tra v el a g e n t t o h a n dle y o u r trip . Wit h t h e ris e in p o p ula rit y fo r d e s tin a tio n w e d din g s als o c o m e s a ris e in s c a m s a n d n o t h in g is w o rs e t h a n t hin kin g y o u h a v e a flig h t pla n n e d a n d a ro o m re s e r v e d o nly t o le a rn y o u’v e b e e n d u p e d . G e t re fe re n c e s a n d d o y o u r h o m e w o rk!

I b elie v e t h a t t h e s e tip s a n d id e a s will g e t y o u o n t h e rig h t tra c k in pla n nin g fo r y o u r big d a y. G o o d lu c k in y o u r u p c o min g n u p tials . I h o p e t h a t y o u r d e s tin a tio n w e d din g will b e t h e b e s t e x p e rie n c e o f y o u r life!

W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B


xl 79


Don't Miss Out on the

Wedding Expos!

P H O T O G R A P H Y BY D A N' Y E L L E M C N E E LY

GET DEALS ON TICKETS! PA R T I C I PAT E T O W I N P R I Z E S ! W W W. B R I D E S C L U B . C O M

CALL 425.922.7924 EMAIL BRAD@DJBMUSIC.COM

WEDDINGS PA RT I E S H I G H S C H O O LS C O R P O R AT E F U N C T I O N S F E S T I VA LS T R A D E S H O WS

WWW.DJBMUSIC.COM

W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B


PHOTOGR A PHER A my Ga lbraith 20 6 . 23 4 .7858 amy@amyga lbraith .com w w w. a m y g a l b r a i t h . c o m

MO R E A B O U T H E R . . . W H AT ' S M Y FAV O R I T E S AY I N G : " I f y o u a r e l u c k y e n o u g h t o f i n d a w a y o f l i f e y o u l o v e , y o u h ave to f i nd t he cou r age to l ive it ." - Joh n I r v i ng F U N N Y W E D D I N G M O M E N T: I w a s a t a w e d d i n g o n B a i n b r i d g e I s l a n d t h a t d e c i d e d t o h a v e a par t y boat as par t of their reception . It f loated across P uget Sound for nearly three hours as the g uests set up games and dancing on the ship. The father of the br ide was bar tending and hav ing a g ra nd- ole -time . My favor ite moment had to be when t he entire g roup got out on t he f r o n t o f t h e b o a t a n d s t a r t e d s i n g i n g " B o w D o w n t o Wa s h i n g t o n " a s w e a p p r o a c h e d t h e S e a t t l e sk yline. L O V I N G S E N T I M E N TA L M O M E N T: A n y t i m e a c o u p l e w r i t e s t h e i r o w n v o w s I g e t v e r y s e n t i mental. It takes courage to say those words in front of all of your guests . S P E C I A L I N S I D E R TA L E N T: I k n o w h o w t o t w i r l f i r e ! I a c t u a l l y r e c e i v e d a b a t o n t w i r l i n g s c h o l a r s h i p t o b e t h e f e a t u r e t w i r l e r a t t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f Wa s h i n g t o n w h i c h I d i d f o r f i v e y e a r s . I r a n k e d a s o n e o f t h e t o p 1 0 t w i r l e r s i n t h e n a t i o n a t t h e t h e N a t i o n a l B a t o n Tw i r l i n g A s so ciat ion's n at ion a l c h a mpion sh ips at Not re Da me e ver y su m mer. St a nd i ng on t he f ield i n front of 70 , 0 0 0 fans in Husk y Stadium ever y Sat urday was one of t he most ama zing ex per iences. W H AT K I N D O F F B M E M B E R A R E Y O U ? I u s e i t m o s t l y t o s t a y i n t o u c h w i t h d i s t a n t f r i e n d s as I 've lived in three different states and have friends that live abroad . A C T I V E , PA S S I V E , A G G R E S S I V E ? A c t i v e I BEGA N M Y BUSI NESS BEC AUSE: I was asked to shoot a ver y casua l wedding for a fr iend back when I was just a hobby ist. I had always loved shooting snowboarding and back packing photos but I h ad n' t ac t u a l ly con sidere d shoot i ng we dd i ngs a s a ser iou s profes sion . A f ter one wedding I was hooked . I love the emotion , the oppor tunit y to work in an industr y that is constantly changing, meeting new couples and beinreative.

xlii 79

xlii 79


f a c e b o o k . c o m /a m y g p h o t o t w i t t e r . c o m /a m y g p h o t o p i n t e r e s t . c o m /a m y g p h o t o i n s t a g r a m . c o m /a m y g p h o t o

"

M Y S T Y L E O F P H OT O G R A P H Y F O CUS E S O N C R E AT I N G NAT U R A L , E M OT I O N - D R I V E N I M AG E S T H AT T E L L T H E S T O RY O F YO U R DAY

"

W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B


A my Ga lbra it h Photog raphy continued . . . I GET INSPIRED WHEN: I 'm in the mountains or any beautif u l landscape. G R E AT E S T D E S I R E : I l o v e t o t r a v e l a n d h o p e t h a t someday I w ill be traveling abroad to shoot weddings. I think it's so impor tant to get out into other par ts of the world and see how other cultures live. W EA K NESS: I have a tough time say ing no. I just want ever yone to be happy! HOW M A N Y Y E A R S I N BUSI N E SS? 4 W H Y SHOU L D A BR I DE OR V E N DOR WOR K W I T H YOU ? One thing I can a lways promise is that your i m a g e s w i l l b e r e a l , e m o t i o n - d r i v e n i m a g e s . We t r y and stay away from overly posed shots so that we can concentrate on the tr ue beaut y and emotion felt by y o u , y o u r f a m i l y a n d g u e s t s o n y o u r w e d d i n g d a y. We also str ive to prov ide amazing customer ser v ice from buy ing you a coffee at our initial meeting to prov iding beautif u lly packaged high-qua lit y products in a t i m e l y f a s h i o n a f t e r y o u r w e d d i n g . We a l s o t r y t o k e e p communication throughout the whole planning process , helping you w ith timeline decisions , vendor suggestions , a family por trait list, and any other details y o u m a y n e e d h e l p w i t h f o r y o u r b i g d a y. A S W I T H A L L M AT T E R S O F T H E H E A R T: " R e f u s e t o b e a v e r a g e . L e t y o u r h e a r t s o a r a s i t w i l l . " - - AW To z e r 3 T H I N G S I ' M G R AT E F U L F O R : M y b o y f r i e n d o f s i x y e a r s , m y f a m i l y, a n d m y h e a l t h 10 T H I NGS PEOPL E DON ' T K NOW A BOU T M E 1 . I spent the last four years of my life in Jackson Hole where I snowboarded nearly 10 0 days a y e a r . Yo u ' l l f i n d m e i n t h e m o u n t a i n s a n y t i m e I get a chance! 2 . I 'm lef t handed . 3. I have a math degree. I or iginally studied to be a high school teacher but my creative side took over! 4. I can hardly resist an eggnog latte during the holidays .

xliv 79


5. I ran a marathon in Jackson Hole. 6. I love to cook!

"

7. I p r e t t y m u c h c a n ' t s t a r t m y d a y u n l e s s I ' v e h a d my french-pressed coffee. 8. I am not a mor ning person , although I love to photograph a good sunr ise ever y now and then .

W EDDINGS A R E S O I N C R E D I B LY SPECIAL AND I WA N T T O M A K E M Y C O U P L E S LO O K A S B E AU T I F U L A S POSSIBLE ON THEIR W E D DI N G DAY

"

9. I ' v e b e e n a n a r t i s t s i n c e I w a s i n g r a d e s c h o o l . I still love painting w ith watercolor. 10. My boy f r iend a nd I met wh i le he w a s a cheer l e a d e r a n d I w a s t h e b a t o n t w i r l e r a t U W. I WA N T T O : Tr a v e l t o E u r o p e . I LI K E: A good glass of w ine. H O B B I E S : S n o w b o a r d i n g , p h o t o g r a p h y (d u h ) , h i k ing, yoga , r unning, back packing, camping, painting, cooking. FAV O R I T E F O O D/ M E A L : M e x i c a n f o o d . DESSE RTS: A ny thing w ith chocolate or coffee f lavors. C A N D Y: S a l t e d c a r a m e l a n y t h i n g ! PETS: None r ight now but I want to have an active d o g s o m e d a y. C O L O R : AT T H E M O M E N T ? M i n t g r e e n . WAY I R E L A X : Yo g a . 3 WAY S I I N S P I R E M Y S E L F: G o i n g r u n n i n g o u tdoors , hiking, reading wedding blogs and photography magazines. FAV O R I T E T I M E P E R I O D : D e f i n i t e l y t h e 8 0 s ! MOV I E: Not sure if it's my favor ite but I still watch " Love Actua lly " around Chr istmas ever year. FA M I LY: I h a v e o n e s i s t e r a n d m y p a r e n t s h a v e b e e n mar r ied for over 30 years . T R I P S TA K E N : J a p a n , S c a n d i n a v i a , t h e C a r i b b e a n , Nicaragua , Mexico and Canada . N E X T T R I P I WA N T T O TA K E : E u r o p e . FAV O R I T E P O S S E S S I O N : M y c a m e r a :)


Weddings at Shoreline Conference Center •Up to 250 Guests •2700 sq ft Banquet Room •1600 sq ft Courtyard •Outside Caterers Welcome 18560 1st Ave NE Shoreline WA 98155 206.393.4122 www.shorelinecenter.com

Part of our history and your future. The perfect view for up to 99 people. www.ChineseRoom.com | 206.622.3131

Engaging Possibilities at The Skagit

sales@theskagit.com l www.theskagit.com l 360-724-0154

xlvi 79


W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B


E V E N T PL A N N I N G

J A N I C E M .T. B A C H I L L E R , OW N E R PHON E : (808) 688 -4405 E M A I L : M A R I E @W E D D I N G P L A N N E R 8 0 8 . C O M W E B S I T E : W W W.W E D D I N G P L A N N E R 8 0 8 . C O M

W E D D I N G PL A N N E R 8 0 8 W H AT O T H E R R E F E R R A L S S AY A B O U T M E :

PEOP L E S AY I ’ M V E R Y PA S S I O N AT E A B O U T MY C L I E N T S , E A C H WE DD I NG, AN D LI FE I N GE N E R AL .

W H AT ’ S M Y FAV O R I T E S AY I N G :

ANYTHING IS P O S S I B L E I F YO U H AV E F A I T H , A N D W H E N YO U B E L I E V E – YO U C A N A C H I E V E A N D S U C C E E D ! W O R K H A R D , P L AY H A R D E R A N D PA R T Y L I K E A R O C K S TA R .

F U N N Y W E D D I N G M O M E N T: M O S T R E C E N T I S MY W E D D I N G R E H E A R S A L O N S AT U R D AY, M AY 19, 2 012 . W H E N I A S K E D T H E B R I D E A N D G R O O M T O S AY A F E W W O R D S A F T E R T H E H AWA I I A N L E I E X C H A N G E , T H E B R I D E S TA R T S L A U G H I N G A N D S TAT E D T H AT S H E L O V E D T H E G R O O M LO N G E R TH A N TH E TE LE PH O N E POLE I N A F I LIPI N O ACC E N T . I T WA S H I L A R I O U S B E C A U S E N O O N E E L S E WA S F I L I P I N O E X C E P T F O R M E AT T H E R E H E A R S A L . S E N T I M E N TA L W E D D I N G M O M E N T:

IT I S V E RY T O U C H I N G F O R M E T O S E E T H E B R I D A L C O U P L E S ’ R AW E MOTI O N O F LOV I N G BL I S S A N D TE ARS WH E N TH E Y AR E D O I N G TH E I R VOWS A N D TH E F I RS T T I M E TH E Y S E E TH E C E R E M O N Y A N D R E C E P T I O N C O M P L E T E LY D E C O R AT E D A N D A R E I N “AW E ” B E C A U S E I T WA S E X E C U T E D B E T T E R T H A N THEY HAD E NVISIONED.

S P E C I A L I N S I D E R TA L E N T:

A LT H O U G H I A M V E R Y C A R E E R O R I E N T E D A N D A M B I T I O U S , I A M A D O M E S T I C AT E D G O D D E S S . I LOV E E V E RY AS PE C T O F A H AR MO N I O U S H O M E – I L O V E T O C O O K , B A K E , C L E A N H O U S E , B A BY S I T A N D C A R E F O R C H I L D R E N . MY S P E C I A L TA L E N T I S O R G A N I Z I N G S PA C E S A N D F O L D I N G L A U N D R Y I N A P R O F E S S I O N A L WAY.

W H AT K I N D O F FAC E B O O K U S E R A R E YO U :

I ’M A M O D E R AT E F A C E B O O K U S E R U P D AT I N G I T B A S E D O N MY I N T E R E S T S , E X P E R I E N C E S , W O R K S TAT U S , T R AV E L S A N D A C T I V I T I E S . I WA N T T O B E U P L I F T I N G A N D E N R I C H P E O P L E ’ S

xlviii 79

L I V E S V E R S U S B E I N G N E G AT I V E O N L I N E . I A L S O H AV E A W E D D I N G P L A N N E R 8 0 8 PA G E .

W H Y I B E GAN MY B U S I N E S S :

I B E G A N MY B U S I N E S S I N J U N E 2 0 0 4 A N D A M C E L E B R AT I N G MY 8 T H Y E A R I N B U S I N E S S I N 2 012 . I S TA R T E D MY B U S I N E S S B E C A U S E I WA S A L R E A DY D O I N G W E D D I N G S A N D E V E N T S F O R F A M I L I E S A N D F R I E N D S A S A H O B BY. I A M N AT U R A L LY O R G A N I Z E D , D E TA I L O R I E N T E D A N D H AV E M A S T E R E D T I M E M A N A G E M E N T F R O M A N E A R LY A G E . B E I N G T H E O L D E S T A N D C L O S E S T T O MY G R A N D PA R E N T S G R O W I N G U P, I WA S A N AT U R A L L E A D E R A N D WA S A P P O I N T E D T H E F A M I LY O R G A N I Z E R A N D C O O R D I N AT O R F O R A L L O U R F A M I LY E V E N T S . I H AV E B E E N P L A N N I N G A N D O R G A N I Z I N G S P E C I A L O C C A S I O N S A N D H I G H S C H O O L S P E C I A L E V E N T S ; A N D MY O W N S W E E T 16T H S I N C E 19 8 9 I N H I G H S C H O O L . S E E I N G A L L O F TH E I R H APPY E XPR ES S I O N S A N D TH E F I N AL PRO D U C TI O N O F E V E R Y T H I N G I P L A N N E D B R O U G H T A N AT U R A L H I G H F O R M E . C O O R D I N AT I N G E V E R Y T H I N G B E C A M E S E C O N D N AT U R E A N D I T H O U G H T T H AT I F I C O U L D D O A N Y B U S I N E S S I N TH I S WO RL D, IT WO U L D B E SOM E TH I N G I LOV E D DOI NG. BE I NG A WE DD I NG PL AN N E R IS A DRE A M C ARE E R IN THE M AKING.

I G E T I N S PI RE D W H E N : I GET INSPIRED WHE N I M E E T B R I D A L C O U P L E S T H AT H AV E A V I S I O N O F H O W T H E Y WA N T T H E I R W E D D I N G D AY T O T U R N O U T . L E A R N I N G T H E I R P E R S O N A L I T Y, S T Y L E A N D K N O W I N G T H E I R B U D G E T A L L O W S M E T O G E T C R E AT I V E U S I N G T H E I R C O L O R S C H E M AT I C S A N D T H E M E T O P R O D U C E A O N E - O F - A - K I N D A N D U N I Q U E W E D D I N G F O R E AC H A N D E V E RY C L I E NT. N O T WO WEDDINGS ARE THE SAME NOR WILL THEY EVER BE DUP L I C AT E D . I N S P I R AT I O N C O M E S F R O M T H E B R I D A L C O U P L E ALON E . M Y G R E AT E S T D E S I R E : MY G R E AT E S T D E S I R E I S T O H AV E A N E N T O U R A G E O F W E D D I N G P L A N N E R S/C O O R D I N AT O R S T O D U P L I C AT E MY W E D D I N G P L A N N I N G A N D C O O R D I N AT I O N P R O C E D U R E S T H R O U G H O U T T H E W O R L D BY E X PA N D I N G T O P R O V I D E F U T U R E B R I D A L C O U P L E S T H E


O P P O R T U N I T Y T O E X P E R I E N C E O U R E X C E L L E N T C U S T O M E R S E R V I C E M O D E L . W E WA N T O U R W E D D I N G S T O B E A N I N S P I R AT I O N T O F U T U R E B R I D E S S E E K I N G O U R AW E S O M E S E R V I C E S . N O T E V E R Y B R I D A L C O U P L E R E Q U I R E S A W E D D I N G P L A N N E R B U T E V E R Y C O U P L E D E S E R V E S T O H AV E A C O O R D I N AT O R .

WEAKNESS:

B E I N G A B L E T O S AY N O T O O T H E R S W H O R E Q U I R E MY H E L P O R A S S I S TA N C E . I L O V E T O H E L P P E O P L E , A N D N O T J U S T C L I E N T S E I T H E R - E V E N O T H E R W E D D I N G C O O R D I N AT O R S !

P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y: C A R I N O & TA M P H O T O G R A P H Y A N D D E S I G N W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B


W E D D I N G PL A N N E R 8 0 8 C O N T I N U E D

C O N T R I B U T I O N : MY C O N T R I B U T I O N T O T H I S W O R L D I S T O S U C C E E D A N D S H A R E MY B L E S S I N G S A N D E X P E R I E N C E S W I T H O T H E R S L E S S F O R T U N AT E T H A N M E . I A M PA S S I O N AT E A B O U T R A I S I N G AWA R E N E S S A N D E D U C AT I N G P E O P L E A B O U T S T O P P I N G D O M E S T I C VIOLENCE THROUGH SPONSORSHIP AND THE RONALD MCDONALD H O U S E C H A R I T I E S O F H AWA I I T H R O U G H D O N AT I O N A N D V O L U N T E E R I N G . O U R S O C I A L & E N V I R O N M E N TA L R E S P O N S I B I L I T Y I N I T I A T I V E AT W E D D I N G P L A N N E R 8 0 8 W O R K S T O P R O V I D E O U R C L I E N T S W I T H T H E B E S T E C O - F R I E N D LY O P T I O N S F O R T H E I R W E D D I N G D AY A N D B E YO N D ! O U R G R E E N C R E D E N T I A L S S E T U S A PA R T F R O M T H E C O M P E T I T I O N A N D H E L P U S S TA N D O U T T O T H E G R O W I N G N U M B E R O F C O U P L E S S E E K I N G G R E E N A LT E R N AT I V E S . W E R E C E I V E D 5 L E AV E S – A P P R O V E D V E N D O R ! I W O U L D L I K E T O L E S S E N MY C A R B O N F O O T P R I N T I N T H I S W O R L D A N D L E AV E I T A B E T T E R P L A C E TH A N WH E N I E NTE R E D IT. I A M G R AT E F U L F O R :

I A M G R AT E F U L F O R MY L I F E A N D B E I N G G I V E N T H I S O P P O R T U N I T Y A N D B L E S S I N G O F L I V I N G MY D R E A M S D O I N G W H AT I L O V E M O S T A N D F O R B E I N G A B L E T O E N J OY L I F E , F A M I LY A N D F R I E N D S S I M U LTA N E O U S LY.

YEARS IN BUSINESS:

8 Y E A R S I N J U N E 2 012 , AV E R A G I N G 19 21 W E D D I N G S P E R Y E A R R A N G I N G F R O M D E S T I N AT I O N W E D D I N G S O F A B R I D A L C O U P L E O F T W O T O 3 0 0 G U E S T S . O U R AV E R A G E GU EST LIST IS FROM 20 0 TO 30 0 GU ESTS . TH E L ARG EST GU EST LIST WA S F O R A PA R T Y W I T H O V E R 8 0 0 G U E S T S F O R A W E D D I N G O N 0 7/0 7/0 7.

W H Y S H O U L D A B R I D E O R V E N D O R W O R K W I T H YO U : A N Y B O DY T H AT W O R K S W I T H M E W I L L B E P R O V I D E D W I T H E X C E L LE NT C USTOM E R S E RVI C E TH ROU GH I NTE RPE RSO N AL COM MU N I C AT I O N S , P E R S O N A L I Z E D S E R V I C E BY AT T E N T I O N T O D E TA I L A N D M A K I N G A C O N S C I O U S E F F O R T T O R E M E M B E R A L L O F T H E D E TA I L S O F E AC H A N D E V E RY W E D D I N G WITH O U T R E F E R E N C E TO A NY N O T E S O R C L I E N T F L L E . I VA L U E E V E R Y R E L AT I O N S H I P I E N C O U N T E R A S I F T H E Y A R E F A M I LY. E V E R Y P E R S O N T H AT E N T E R S MY L I F E B E C O M E S L I F E T I M E F R I E N D S P R O F E S S I O N A L LY A N D P E R S O N A L LY.

l 79


10 T H I N G S P E O P L E D O N ’ T K N OW A B O U T M E : 1.

I am God-fearing but otherwise FEARLESS.

2.

I have old fashion values and morals, but very open minded to constant changes to life and society.

3.

I was born and raised in Hawaii, but can read, write, and speak Ilocano, a dialect from the Philippines.

4.

I’m an adrenaline rush junkie and have swam with sharks, held an 8ft Python & 3ft Iguana, gone ATVing in the forest & mountains, and more.

5.

I enjoy cleaning, cooking, baking, organizing, downsizing on clutter and folding laundry – I'm very domesticated.

6.

I don’t eat beef and pork since December 1997.

7.

I was raised in a multi-cultural household observing the Filipino, Hawaiian and Portguese cultures.

8.

I’m not a fan of anything beginning with the letter i = ipod, iphone, ipad, itunes, etc.

9.

I have 2 other businesses besides Wedding Planning & Coordination.

10. I am not physically challenged but do have a rare health condition and internal disability.

P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y: C A R I N O & TA M P H O T O G R A P H Y A N D D E S I G N

W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B


We exceed your expectations without exceeding your budget! Blue Ribbon’s all-inclusive wedding packages make planning your wedding less stressful and more enjoyable. Plan your wedding at one of our unique venues or a venue of your choice.

Wedding Packages Can Include: Customized Catered Menu with a Private Tasting Wait/Bus Staff Tables, Chairs, Dishware, Glassware and Flatware Ceremony and Reception Floral Designs Special Event Décor Custom Wedding Cake or Other Dessert Selection Ceremony Set-Up and Break-Down 40 Hours of Wedding Planning Assistance Blue Ribbon’s Signature Non-Alcoholic Beverages

www.BlueRibbonCooking.com

206-328-2442


I N V I TAT I O N S

C O L L E T T E TA L L E Y

P H O N E : ( 8 01) 2 5 4 -2 7 78 E M A I L : C O L L E T T E @ B E A U T I F U LW E D D I N G A N N O U N C E M E N T S . C O M W E B S I T E : W W W. B E A U T I F U LW E D D I N G A N N O U N C E M E N T S . C O M FA C E B O O K : W W W. FA C E B O O K . C O M / B E A U T I F U LW E D D I N G A N N O U N C E M E N T S

B E AU T I F U L W E D D I N G ANNOUNCEME NTS

W H AT O T H E R R E F E R R A L S S AY A B O U T M E

YO U C A N N O T B E AT T H E Q U A L I T Y O R P R I C E F O R C U S T O M - D E S I G N E D I N V I TAT I O N S A N Y W H E R E E L S E N AT I O N W I D E ! ! T H E C USTOM E R S E RVI C E A N D TU RN -AROU N D TIM ES ARE A M A ZI N G AS WE LL! B E AUTI F U L WE D D I N G A N N OU N C E M E NTS C RE AT E D O R I G I N A L A N D C R E AT I V E W E D D I N G I N V I TAT I O N S F O R O U R B I G D AY ! W E W O U L D D E F I N I T E LY R E C O M M E N D T H E M T O O U R F R I E N D S A N D F A M I LY !

FUNNY WEDDING MOMENT

W H E N W E G O T I N T H E C A R T O L E AV E O N O U R H O N E YM O O N , MY B R O T H E R - I N - L AW H A D AT TA C H E D T H E B AT T E R Y T O MY H U S B A N D ' S S E AT S O T H AT W H E N H E S TA R T E D T H E C A R , H E W O U L D G E T A M I L D S H O C K . W E L L , H E G O T M U C H M O R E T H A N A M I L D S H O C K ! I T WA S N ' T F U N N Y U N T I L A B O U T A W E E K L AT E R .

L O V I N G S E N T I M E N TA L M O M E N T

O N E Y E A R I H A D L O S T MY W E D D I N G R I N G , I WA S D E VA S TAT E D . W E R E A L LY D I D N ' T H AV E T H E M O N E Y T O R E P L A C E I T T H AT Y E A R , B U T S O M E H O W MY L O V I N G H U S B A N D F O U N D A WAY T O S U R P R I S E M E T H AT C H R I S TM A S W I T H A N E W R I N G . I T WA S A T O TA L S U R P R I S E ! W E H AV E M A D E A PA C T N O T T O S P E N D M O N E Y O N G I F T S F O R E A C H O T H E R T H AT Y E A R , A N D I S T I L L H AV E N O I D E A H O W H E C A M E U P W I T H T H E M O N E Y, B U T H E H A S A LWAY S B E E N B E E N T H E T Y P E O F M A N T O M A K E PE RSO N AL SAC RI F I C ES F OR TH E SAK E O F O U R M ARRI AG E A N D H APPI N ESS TOG E TH E R .

S P E C I A L I N S I D E R TA L E N T

I A M A M U LT I - TA S K E R ! I G U E S S T H AT YO U W H E N YO U A R E A M O T H E R O F S I X C H I L D R E N I N A N E I G H T -Y E A R S PA N T H AT A L S O O W N S H E R O W N C O M PA N Y, YO U H AV E T O B E ! MY P E R S O N A L A N D P R O F E S S I O N A L E X P E R I E N C E H A S H E L P E D P R O V I D E M E W I T H A S I X T H S E N S E F O R W H AT I S H A P P E N I N G I N O U R B U S I N E S S .

liv 79 liv 79


3 T H I N G S I ' M G R AT E F U L F O R

MY F A M I LY, A L L 3 2 O F T H E M ! ! T H E O P P O R T U N I T Y T O S E R V E O T H E R S . A N D T H E B L E S S I N G S T H AT G O D B E S T O W S U P O N M E A N D MY F A M I LY.

W H AT K I N D O F F B / I N S TA G R A M M E M B E R A R E YO U ?

I A M A N A C T I V E F A C E B O O K E R , A N D L O V E F O L L O W I N G MY C H I L D R E N A N D G R A N D C H I L D R E N W I T H R E A L - T I M E P O S T S ! I H AV E N O T B E C O M E A N I N S TA G R A M M E M B E R Y E T T H O U G H .

I B E GAN MY B U S I N E S S B E C AU S E

MY H U S B A N D A N D I B E G A N O U R B U S I N E S S 3 6 Y E A R S A G O , S TA R T I N G W I T H A N O F F - S E T P R I N T I N G P R E S S I N T H E L I V I N G R O O M O F O U R M O B I L E H O M E ! W E S AW T H E N E E D F O R Q U A L I T Y A N D A F F O R D A B L E W E D D I N G I N V I TAT I O N S , A S W E L L A S O T H E R P R I N T I N G S E R V I C E S T H AT W E R E N O T B E I N G O F F E R E D BY A N YO N E E L S E I N T H E I N D U S T R Y. T H E C O S T S T H AT O T H E R C O M PA N I E S P R O V I D E D W E R E T O O H I G H T O A C C O M M O D AT E T H E AV E R A G E B R I D E ' S B U D G E T . S TA R T I N G T H I S B U S I N E S S H A S B E C O M E S O M E T H I N G T H AT O U R E N T I R E F A M I LY PA R T I C I PAT E S I N , A N D I T F E E L S G O O D T O H AV E H E L P E D O T H E R F A M I L I E S B E G I N T H E I R L I V E S T O G E T H E R AT T H E S A M E T I M E .

I GET INSPIRED WHEN

I H E A R A B R I D E S AY T H AT S H E L O V E S W H AT W E D I D F O R H E R , A N D T H AT W E C R E AT E D T H E P E R F E C T I N V I TAT I O N T H AT S H E H A D E N V I S I O N E D I N H E R M I N D F O R H E R S P E C I A L D AY.

G R E AT E S T D E S I R E

TO S E RV E A N D H E LP OTH E RS

WEEKNESS

S E R V I N G A N D H E L P I N G O T H E R S ! ! ! S O M E T I M E S I F O R G E T T O TA K E T I M E T O TA K E C A R E O F MY S E L F !

CONTRIBUTIONS

A F T E R R A I S I N G S I X O F MY O W N C H I L D R E N , I N O W H AV E 18 A M A Z I N G G R A N D C H I L D R E N , S O M E O F W H I C H A L R E A DY H AV E S TA R T E D W O R K I N G I N T H E F A M I LY B U S I N E S S ! I L O V E B E I N G A B L E T O W O R K W I T H MY F A M I LY E V E R Y D AY W H I L E AT T H E S A M E T I M E , H E L P O T H E R S W H O A R E J U S T B E G I N N I N G T H E I R O W N F A M I L I E S . I F I N D MY J O B T O B E E X T R E M E LY R E WA R D I N G .

FAV O R I T E C H A R I T I E S

W E D O N AT E A L O T O F T I M E A N D M O N E Y T O T H E L D S C H U R C H . T H I S O R G A N I Z AT I O N S E R V E S A N D H E L P S E VE R YO N E W I T H O U T D I S C R I M I N AT I O N , F R O M A S I N G L E I N D I V I D U A L T O A S T R U G G L I N G F A M I LY, T O A N E N T I R E N AT I O N O F P E O P L E I N N E E D .

W WEEDDDDI INNGG SSPPOT OTLLI IGGHHTT MMAGA AGAZZI INNEE by by BBRRI IDDEESS CCLLUUBB


BE AUTI FUL WE DD I NG AN NOU NC E ME NTS CONTI N U E D...

W H AT O T H E R R E F E R R A L S S AY A B O U T M E

YO U C A N N O T B E AT T H E Q U A L I T Y O R P R I C E F O R C U S T O M - D E S I G N E D I N V I TAT I O N S A N Y W H E R E E L S E N AT I O N WI D E ! ! TH E C USTOM E R S E RVI C E A N D TU RN -AROU N D TIM ES AR E A M A ZI N G AS WE LL! B E AUTI F U L WE D D I N G A N N O U N C E M E N T S C R E AT E D O R I G I N A L A N D C R E AT I V E W E D D I N G I N V I TAT I O N S F O R O U R B I G D AY ! W E W O U L D D E F I N I T E LY R E C O M M E N D T H E M T O O U R F R I E N D S A N D F A M I LY !

FUNNY WEDDING MOMENT

W H E N W E G O T I N T H E C A R T O L E AV E O N O U R H O N E YM O O N , MY B R O T H E R - I N - L AW H A D AT TA C H E D T H E B AT T E R Y T O MY H U S B A N D ' S S E AT S O T H AT W H E N H E S TA R T E D T H E C A R , H E W O U L D G E T A M I L D S H O C K . W E L L , H E G O T M U C H M O R E T H A N A M I L D S H O C K ! I T WA S N ' T F U N N Y U N T I L A B O U T A W E E K L AT E R .

L O V I N G S E N T I M E N TA L M O M E N T

O N E Y E A R I H A D L O S T MY W E D D I N G R I N G , I WA S D E VA S TAT E D . W E R E A L LY D I D N ' T H AV E T H E M O N E Y T O R E P L A C E I T T H AT Y E A R , B U T S O M E H O W MY L O V I N G H U S B A N D F O U N D A WAY T O S U R P R I S E M E T H AT C H R I S TM A S W I T H A N E W R I N G . I T WA S A T O TA L S U R P R I S E ! W E H AV E M A D E A PA C T N O T T O S P E N D M O N E Y O N G I F T S F O R E A C H O T H E R T H AT Y E A R , A N D I S T I L L H AV E N O I D E A H O W H E C A M E U P W I T H T H E M O N E Y, B U T H E H A S A LWAY S B E E N B E E N TH E T YPE O F M A N TO M AK E PE RSO N AL SAC RI F I C ES F OR TH E SAK E O F O U R M ARRI AG E A N D H APPI N ESS TOG E TH E R .

S P E C I A L I N S I D E R TA L E N T

I A M A M U LT I - TA S K E R ! I G U E S S T H AT YO U W H E N YO U A R E A M O T H E R O F S I X C H I L D R E N I N A N E I G H T -Y E A R S PA N T H AT A L S O O W N S H E R O W N C O M PA N Y, YO U H AV E T O B E ! MY P E R S O N A L A N D P R O F E S S I O N A L E X P E R I E N C E H A S H E L P E D P R O V I D E M E W I T H A S I X T H S E N S E F O R W H AT I S H A P P E N I N G I N O U R B U S I N E S S .

3 T H I N G S I ' M G R AT E F U L F O R

MY F A M I LY, A L L 3 2 O F T H E M ! ! T H E O P P O R T U N I T Y T O S E R V E O T H E R S . A N D T H E B L E S S I N G S T H AT G O D B E S T O W S U P O N M E A N D MY F A M I LY.

W H AT K I N D O F F B / I N S TA G R A M M E M B E R A R E YO U ?

I A M A N A C T I V E F A C E B O O K E R , A N D L O V E F O L L O W I N G MY C H I L D R E N A N D G R A N D C H I L D R E N W I T H R E A L - T I M E P O S T S ! I H AV E N O T B E C O M E A N I N S TA G R A M M E M B E R Y E T T H O U G H .

I B E GAN MY B U S I N E S S B E C AU S E

MY H U S B A N D A N D I B E G A N O U R B U S I N E S S 3 6 Y E A R S A G O , S TA R T I N G W I T H A N O F F - S E T P R I N T I N G P R E S S I N T H E L I V I N G R O O M O F O U R M O B I L E H O M E ! W E S AW T H E N E E D F O R Q U A L I T Y A N D A F F O R D A B L E W E D D I N G I N V I TA T I O N S , A S W E L L A S O T H E R P R I N T I N G S E R V I C E S T H AT W E R E N O T B E I N G O F F E R E D BY A N YO N E E L S E I N T H E I N D U S T R Y. T H E C O S T S T H AT O T H E R C O M PA N I E S P R O V I D E D W E R E T O O H I G H T O A C C O M M O D AT E T H E AV E R A G E B R I D E ' S B U D G E T . S TA R T I N G T H I S B U S I N E S S H A S B E C O M E S O M E T H I N G T H AT O U R E N T I R E F A M I LY PA R T I C I PAT E S I N , A N D I T F E E L S G O O D T O H AV E H E L P E D O T H E R F A M I L I E S B E G I N T H E I R L I V E S T O G E T H E R AT T H E S A M E T I M E .

I GET INSPIRED WHEN

I H E A R A B R I D E S AY T H AT S H E L O V E S W H AT W E D I D F O R H E R , A N D T H AT W E C R E AT E D T H E P E R F E C T I N V I TAT I O N T H AT S H E H A D E N V I S I O N E D I N H E R M I N D F O R H E R S P E C I A L D AY.

G R E AT E S T D E S I R E WEEKNESS

TO S E RV E A N D H E LP OTH E RS

S E R V I N G A N D H E L P I N G O T H E R S ! ! ! S O M E T I M E S I F O R G E T T O TA K E T I M E T O TA K E C A R E O F MY S E L F !

lvi 79


CONTRIBUTIONS

A F T E R R A I S I N G S I X O F MY O W N C H I L D R E N , I N O W H AV E 18 A M A Z I N G G R A N D C H I L D R E N , S O M E O F W H I C H A L R E A DY H AV E S TA R T E D W O R K I N G I N T H E F A M I LY B U S I N E S S ! I L O V E B E I N G A B L E T O W O R K W I T H MY F A M I LY E V E R Y D AY W H I L E AT T H E S A M E T I M E , H E L P O T H E R S W H O A R E J U S T B E G I N N I N G T H E I R O W N F A M I L I E S . I F I N D MY J O B T O B E E X T R E M E LY R E WA R D I N G .

FAV O R I T E C H A R I T I E S

W E D O N AT E A L O T O F T I M E A N D M O N E Y T O T H E L D S C H U R C H . T H I S O R G A N I Z AT I O N S E R V E S A N D H E L P S E V E R YO N E W I T H O U T D I S C R I M I N AT I O N , F R O M A S I N G L E I N D I V I D U A L T O A S T R U G G L I N G F A M I LY, T O A N E N T I R E N AT I O N OF PEOPLE I N N E E D.

HOW MANY YEARS IN BUSINESS?

36

HOW MANY WE DDI NGS A YEAR?

W E C U R R E N T LY P R O V I D E W E D D I N G I N V I TAT I O N S A N D A N N O U N C E M E N T S T O O V E R 2 0 0 0 B R I D E S P E R Y E A R I N T H E S A LT L A K E VA L L E Y, B U T W E A N T I C I PAT E T H AT N U M B E R T O G R O W E V E N H I G H E R I N 2 014 A S W E E X T E N D T H E S A M E Q U A L I T Y, A F F O R D A B L E , C U S T O M - D E S I G N E D A N N O U N C E M E N T S A C R O S S T H E N AT I O N !

HOW MANY WE DDI NGS LAST YEAR?

JUST UNDER 2000

H O W M A N Y W E D D I N G S O V E R A L L?

W E A R E T H E N U M B E R O N E P R O V I D E R O F W E D D I N G I N V I TAT I O N S A N D A N N O U N C E M E N T S I N T H E S TAT E O F U TA H ! W E H AV E C U S T O M - D E S I G N E D O V E R 6 0 0 0 I N V I TAT I O N S I N T H E PA S T 5 Y E A R S A L O N E !

W H Y S H O U L D A B R I D E O R V E N D O R W O R K W I T H YO U ?

W E P R I D E O U R S E LV E S O N P E R S O N A L S E R V I C E A N D M A K I N G E A C H B R I D E F E E L T H AT S H E I S T H E O N LY B R I D E ! W E PROV I D E T H E B E S T PR I C I N G A N D T H E FAS T E S T T U R N - A RO U N D T I M E S I N T H E I N D U S TRY ! B E C AU S E W E OW N A L L O F O U R E Q U I PM E N T, W E A R E O F T E N A P P R O A C H E D BY O T H E R V E N D O R S F O R S E R V I C E S . W E A LWAY S T R E AT T H E M T H E S A M E A S O U R B R I D E S , G U A R A N T E E I N G U N B E ATA B L E P R I C E S A S W E L L A S Q U I C K D E L I V E R Y F O R A L L O F T H E I R PRI NTI NG N E E DS . " T I M E I S P R E C I O U S , D O N ' T WA S T E I T L I V I N G S O M E O N E E L S E ' S L I F E - S TAY F O C U S E D , H U N G R Y, S TAY F O O L I S H " - STEVE JOBS

THINGS PEOPLE DON' T KNOW ABT ME 1. I A M S H Y

2 . I H AV E 18 G R A N D C H I L D R E N 3. I WE NT TO TH RE E D I F F E RE NT H I GH SC H OOLS 4 . I C H A S E D MY H U S B A N D U N T I L H E C A U G H T M E 5 . I H A D S T O M A C H S U R G E R Y T O R E M O V E S C A R T I S S U E A N D O N LY W E I G H E D 9 8 P O U N D S I N 19 9 9 ( I A M 5 ' 7, S O TH IS IS PRETTY SKI N NY!!) 6 . I A M P R E T T Y M U C H A N O P E N B O O K S O I A M N O T S U R E T H E R E A R E 10 T H I N G S T H AT P E O P L E D O N O T K N O W ABOUT ME

I WA N T T O

S P E N D M O R E T I M E W I T H MY H U S B A N D O U T S I D E O F W O R K !

I L I K E S P E N D I N G T I M E W I T H F A M I LY, C O O K I N G F O R T H E M , A N D P L AY I N G G A M E S . S E T T L E R S O F C ATA N I S T H E F A M I L I E S F AV O R I T E !

W E D D I N G S P OT L I G H T M AGA Z I N E by B R I D E S C L U B


A day at the Wedding Expo! "The Wedding Expo was the perfect place to start planning my dream wedding. I was able to meet potential vendors and compare them side by side...I was even able to book interviews with a couple of planners at the show!"


BELLEVUE WEDDING EXPO Meydenbauer Center 11100 NE 6th St Bellevue, WA 98004

WINTER 2016 JANUARY 03, 2016 SUNDAY, 10:00AM - 4PM


PU RE ROM AN C E BY VE RO N I C A Veronica Hanson www.prveronica.com (503) 473-3461 veronicahanson@pureromance.com

G E N E R ATI O N 0, LLC YOU N G LI V I N G Sarah Lee www.facebook.com/generationoiler (206) 999-9629 sarahleannlee@gmail.com

M ARY K AY COS M E TI C S C I N DY ROG E RS Cindy Wallace-Rogers www.marykay.com (206) 227-2800 ambitious93@comcast.net

GOW N & G LOVE B RI DAL - PAC I F I C COAS T B RI D E Anna Lorenz www.pacificcoastbride.com (360) 303-5047 pacificcoastbride@gmail.com

DAVI DS B RI DAL I ngrid Kelly www.davidsbridal.com (610) 943-6217 ingrid_kelly@davidsbridal.net

TOUS LE D Priya Dandtawate www.tousled.me (206) 588-6369 priya@tousled.me


D I N N E R FOR T WO BY 21S T C E NTU RY ' S RP Jerry Russo www.todaysbride.com (973) 586-2316 potluckrp@yahoo.com

SCOOTE R' S C US TOM C ATE RI N G Michael Broom www.scooterscustomcatering.com (206) 774-9122 michael@scooterscustomcatering.com

SU B ZE RO - PUYALLU P Manny Napolean www.facebook.com/subzeropuyallup (253) 495-9381 manuelnapoleon@me.com

G R AN D E VE NT RE NTAL S Eddie Redman www.grandrents.com (425) 462-7368 eddier@grandrents.com

E PI C E VE NT AN D D E COR Annie Cappiello www.epiceventdecor.com (360) 490-6086 epiceventdecor@gmail.com

G R AN D E VE NT RE NTAL S Eddie Redman www.grandrents.com (425) 462-7368 eddier@grandrents.com

LE U JA M PRO D UC TI O N S Dave Leu www.leujam.com (253) 537-5955 david@leujam.com

M AG N US DJ S EAT TLE Grant Fu www.magnusdjseattle.com (206) 973-0844 grant@magnusdjseattle.com

V I VA PRO D UC TI O N S Johnny Gargano www.viva-productions.com (206) 542-5733 johnny@viva-productions.com


BELLEVUE VENDORS

CO NTE M POR ARY F LOR AL Kristin Pedeferri www.contemporaryfloral.com (425) 454-6003 Kristen@ContemporaryFloral.com

LOVE B LOOM S WE D D I N G & E VE NT D E S I G N Katrina www.lovebloomseventdesign.com (425) 681-2249 info@lovebloomseventdesign.com

M E N S WEARH OUS E Maureen Ryan www.menswearhouse.com (925) 849-6843 mtryan@tmw.com

$ FAR M E RS I N SU R AN C E L Kimball www.farmersagent.com (425) 644-3136 lkimball@farmersagent.com

LIAH O NA TR AVE L Gail Snow www.liahonatravel.com (253) 841-0080 gail@liahonatravel.com

VAC ATI O N I NTE RNATI O NAL - J W WO RLD RE SOU RC E S Jeff Jackson www.viresorts.com (425) 835-3809 mailbox.jackson@gmail.com

W YN D HA M VAC ATI O N OW N E RS H I P Phil Johnson www.wyn.com (949) 224-6326 Phillip.Johnson@wyn.com


I C E WORKS N W.COM James Royal www.iceworksnw.com (253) 854-7977 icedesigner@cs.com

PI N K Y P ' S Lisa Harrison www.pinkyps.magnabilities.com (253) 219-8555 pinky_ps@comcast.net

G I GS 4U.COM Ed Beeson www.gigs4u.org (206) 713-9426 ed@gigs4u.com

ADVOC ARE Jonathan LeBaron (206) 423-3338 jonbrendalebaron@gmail.com


BELLEVUE VENDORS

SAY C H E E S E PART Y B OOTH S Taylor Talen www.saycheesepartybooth.com (253) 677-1912 talengangtwo@aol.com

APRI L S PH OTOG R APHY April Seekins www.aprilsphotography.com (206) 356-8695 april.seekins@gmail.com

B ROOKS R AN G E PH OTOG R APHY Chris Beck www.brooksrangephotography.com (907) 223-5130 chris@brooksrangephotography.com

C E LE B R ATE YOU R S E X Y C REATI VE I M AG E PO RTR AIT S .COM Scott Barrie www.celebrateyoursexy.com (509) 332-0106 info@cysboudoir.com

G R ANT H ORI UC H I PH OTOG R APHY Grant Horiuchi www.horiuchi.com (206) 261-7681 grant@horiuchi.com

H I NTE RL AN D S TI LL S Stephen Ramsden www.hinterlandstills.com (815) 222-7924 stephen@hinterlandstills.com

M I C HALE SC H N E I D E R PH OTOG R APHY Michale Schneider www.mschneiderphoto.com (425) 210-4660 photogirlma@msn.com

N OM C REATI VE Ben Lucas www.NOMcreative.com (206) 947-9040 photo@nomcreative.com

R AC H E LLE E RI C KSO N PH OTOG R APHY Rachelle Erickson www.photosbyrachelle.com (425) 829-0532 info@photosbyrachelle.com

J O N BYE & ASSOC IATE S/J O H N L . SCOT T Jon Bye www.jonbye.com (206) 400-7586 nichole@jonbye.com


H I LTO N S EAT TLE Jamie Layton www.thehiltonseattle.com (206) 695-6060 jamie.layton@hilton.com

H U NTLE Y LO D G E David Huntley www.huntleylodge.net (206) 931-9715 info@huntleylodge.net

M E YD E N BAU E R C E NTE R www.meydenbauer.com (425) 450-3743 info@meydenbauer.com

M APLE TRE E RE TREAT Lynn Neumann www.mapletreeretreat.com (360) 704-0633 lynnonthelake@gmail.com


TACOMA WEDDING EXPO Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall 2727 East D Street Tacoma, WA 98421

WINTER 2016 JANUARY 9 -10, 2016 SATURDAY, 9:30AM - 4PM SUNDAY, 10:30AM - 4PM


C AS TLE M E GA S TORE Kelly Dillard www.castlemegastore.com (480) 774-2443 kdillard@castlemegastore.com

DA M S E L I N D E F E N S E Kim Henry www.mydamselpro.net/KIMBERLYHENRY (206) 730-8813 kimberlydamsel@hotmail.com

PU G E T SOU N D PASS I O N S PASS I O N PARTI E S Robyn Rosas-Renner www.pugetsoundpassions.com (253) 678-2188 pugetsoundpassions@comcast.net

PU RE ROM AN C E Veronica Hanson www.pveronica.com (503) 473-3461 veronicahanson@pureromance.com

RI D G E M ANAG E M E NT - TU MWATE R LO D G E Barbara Baker (509) 679-1011 tumwaterlodge@gmail.com

ATOMY H EALTH & B EAUT Y Angie Thyme (253) 905-2411 angiethyme@gmail.com

G E N E J UAREZ Sofia Pas www.genejuarez.com (425) 748-1443 sofiap@genejuarez.com

G E N E R ATI O N 0, LLC - YOU N G LI V I N G Sara Lee www.facebook.com/generationoiler (206) 999-9629 sarahleannlee@gmail.com

M ARY K AY COS M E TI C S C I N DY ROG E RS Cindy Wallace-Rogers www.marykay.com (253) 719-8957 ambitious93@comcast.net

N E RI U M I NTE RNATI O NAL Debra McClendon www.debramcclendon.nerium.com (253) 262-1382 wambo@rainierconnect.com

TOUS LE D Priya Dandtawate www.tousled.me (206) 588-6369 priya@tousled.me

T YR A BAN KS - H EATH E R B EARDS LE E Heather Beardslee www.youniquefromheather.com (910) 330-7539 hbeardslee21@gmail.com

YOU N I Q U E Kimberly Hackman www.youniqueproducts.com/amour4lashes (425) 623-5231 hackmankj@gmail.com


TACOMA VENDORS

ALF RE D AN G E LO B RI DAL Jessica Cantu www.alfredangelo.com (267) 709-1426 bridalshows@alfredangelo.com

B E N ITA' S B RI DAL FOR M AL TUXE DO Ken Sinclair www.benitas.com (360) 692-9626 kens@benitas.com

DAV I DS B RI DAL I ngrid Kelly www.davidsbridal.com (610) 943-6217 ingrid_kelly@davidsbridal.net

E N C HANTE D B RI DAL S Jennifer Neafhoff www.enchantedbridals.com (253) 862-0119 enchantedbridalsus@gmail.com

N E W B E G I N N I N GS B RI DAL Tina Berry: Work www.nbbridalstudio.com (253) 841-9455 tina@nbbridalstudio.com

WE D D I N GS W ITH J OY Courtney Foreman www.weddingswithjoy.com (360) 791-2651 staff@weddingswithjoy.com

B E D BATH & B E YO N D Carlene Risimini www.bedbath.com (908) 855-4642 carelene.risimini@bedbad.com

D I N N E R FO R T WO BY 21S T C E NTU RY ' S RP Jerry Russo www.todaysbride.com (973) 586-2316 potluckrp@yahoo.com

M AC Y ' S Angela Bossard www.macys.com/registry (206) 462-0558 sherine.woodey@macys.com

RJ S C US TOM C AKE S Alesha Sanders www.rjscustomcakes.com (206) 697-1390 info@rjscustomcakes.com

WAN NA C U PC AKE Jim & Karie Romano www.wannacupcake.com/About.aspx (253) 256-5566 catering@wannacupcake.com

PART YLITE Kelly Nalley www.partylite.biz/kellyscandles (253) 927-8516 kelscandle@aol.com

COS MOPOLITAN TEA AN D C AF E Toni Andersson www.cosmopolitantea.com (253) 445-8454 tandersson79@hotmail.com


AD RIATI C G RI LL ITALIAN C U I S I N E & W I N E BAR Camille Parras www.adriaticgrill.com (253) 475-6000 camille@adriaticgrill.com

B R AN K' S B BQ & C ATE RI N G Jessica Hughes www.branksbbq.com (253) 254-8188 info@branksbbq.com

C ARRS RE S TAU R ANT Ellie Carr www.carrsrestaurant.net (253) 584-4622 billingsley_carr@yahoo.com

C E DAR S PRI N GS Betsy Jolliffe www.legarmache.com (360) 895-0602 cedarsprings7354@gmail.com

EZ FOO DS OLYM PIA Sarah Boylean www.ezfoodsolympia.com (360) 491-4499 info@ezfoodsolympia.com

GALLUCC I ' S C ATE RI N G Polly www.galluccis.com (253) 826-1799 polly@galluccis.com

M A M A S TORTI N I S Meryl Sales www.mamastortinis.com (253) 604-0600 meryl.puddy@mamastortinis.com

PAC I S L AN D G RI LL HAWAI IAN S T YLE B BQ David Landon www.hawaiianstylebbq.net (253) 529-8667 pacislandgrill@comcast.net

SCOOTE R' S C US TOM C ATE RI N G Michael Broome www.scooterscustomcatering.com (206) 774-9122 michael@scooterscustomcatering.com

SU B ZE RO - PUYALLU P Manny Napolean www.facebook.com/subzeropuyallup (253) 495-9381 manuelnapoleon@me.com

VAU LT C ATE RI N G Sandra Winters www.vaultcatering.com (253) 572-2933 events@vaultcatering.com

M P M I N I S TRY Mark Prusinowski www.mpministry.com (253) 304-8445 mark@mpministry.com

A M E RI C AN PART Y PL AC E / B U N C E Lori Dunham www.americanpartyplace.com (253) 473-3300 info@americanpartyplace.com

E PI C E VE NT AN D D E COR Annie Cappiello www.epiceventdecor.com (360) 490-6086 epiceventdecor@gmail.com

G R AN D E VE NT RE NTAL S Eddie Redman www.grandrents.com (425) 462-7368 eddier@grandrents.com

LI N E N S E N SATI O N M US I C S E N SATI O N DJ Greg Nafrada www.linensensation.com (206) 851-3994 info@linensensation.com

ROYAL TH RO N E Rod & Karen Nelson www.royalthronerestrooms.com (360) 901-0689 royalthronerestrooms@gmail.com

RUS TI C RE C E P TI O N S Erin O'Brien www.rusticeventrentals,com (253) 576-2865 rusticreceptions@gmail.com


TACOMA VENDORS

S EAB ROOK RE SORT Jeff Wilson www.Seabrookwa.com (206) 795-4743 jwilson@seabrookwa.com

LE U JA M PRO D UC TI O N S Dave Leu www.leujam.com (253) 537-5955 david@leujam.com

LI O N S D E N E NTE RTAI N M E NT Evan Taylor www.facebook.com/lionsdensentertainment (253) 237-4638 thelionsdendjs@gmail.com

M AG N US DJ S EAT TLE Grant Fu www.magnusdjseattle.com (206) 973-0844 grant@magnusdjseattle.com

SOU N DS U N LI M ITE D Kevin St John www.asoundsunlimited.com (206) 364-4000 bestdj@asoundsunlimited.com

VIVA PRO D UC TI O N S Johnny Gargano www.viva-productions.com (206) 542-5733 johnny@viva-productions.com

WE H EART WE D D I N GS - E VE NT S W ITH I NTE G RIT Y Laura Stockler www.weheartweddings.net (253) 961-9870 weheartweddings@comcast.net

LOVE B LOOM S WE D D I N G & E VE NT DESIGN Katrina www.lovebloomseventdesign.com (425) 681-2249 info@lovebloomseventdesign.com

S I M PLE E WE N DY Wendy "Taggert" Walker www.simpleewendy.com (253) 332-4883 simpleewendyflowers@gmail.com

AC U PU N C TU RE AN D WE LLN E SS C E NTE R Nicole Folsom www.acupuncturewellness.net (360) 394-4357 marketing@awcps.com

CO NTE M POR ARY F LOR AL Kristin Pedeferri www.contemporaryfloral.com (425) 454-6003 Kristen@ContemporaryFloral.com


M E N G U I N TUXE DOS Carolyn Remer www.menguin.com (734) 216-3975 carolyn@menguin.com

M E N S WEARH OUS E Maureen Ryan www.menswearhouse.com (925) 849-6843 mtryan@tmw.com

TUX S H OP Brooke Franklin www.thetuxshops.com (800) 284-4889 brookefranklin@mrformalinc.com

TH I N GS RE M E M B E RE D Wendy Liebhardt www.thingsremembered.com (440) 473-2000 Ext. 5262 Wliebhardt@thingsremembered.com

POU L S B O I N N & SU ITE S Debbie Hoit www.poulsboinn.com (360) 779-3921 Ext. 110 salesmgr@poulsboinn.com

RE D LI O N OLYM PIA Susan Aaron www.redlion.com (360) 252-0972 Susan@redlion.com

$ FAR M E RS I N SU R AN C E L Kimball www.farmersagent.com (425) 644-3136 lkimball@farmersagent.com

ALE X' S TR AVE L LEAD E RS Alex Trettin www.travelcenter4u.com (253) 383-8000 alex@travelcenter4u.com

LIAH O NA TR AVE L Gail Snow www.liahonatravel.com (253) 841-0080 gail@liahonatravel.com

VAC ATI O N I NTE RNATI O NAL - J W WORLD RE SOU RC E S Jeff Jackson www.viresorts.com (425) 835-3809 mailbox.jackson@gmail.com


TACOMA VENDORS

W YN D HA M VAC ATI O N OW N E RS H I P Phil Johnson www.wyn.com (949) 224-6326 Phillip.Johnson@wyn.com

COU NTRY WAGO N Tammy Sell www.countrywagon.com (253) 732-2077 tammy@countrywagon.com

I C E WORKS N W.COM James Royal www.iceworksnw.com (253) 854-7977 icedesigner@cs.com

KE N WALKE R J E WE LE RS Stacey Frient www.kenwalkerjewelers.com (253) 851-6516 marketing@kenwalkerjewelers.com

PI N K Y P ' S Lisa Harrison www.pinkyps.magnabilities.com (253) 219-8555 pinky_ps@comcast.net

B L AC KS TO N E LI MOUS I N E TJ Anderson www.blackstonelimo.com (425) 271-2600 tj@blackstonelimo.com

PRE M I E R COAC H E S N ORTH WE S T Miranda Smith www.premiercoachesnw.com (253) 529-1655 miranda@premiercoachesnw.com


G I GS 4U.COM Ed Beeson www.gigs4u.org (206) 713-9426 ed@gigs4u.com

KORRI N E S FAC IAL AN D WA X Korinne Claxton www.korrinesfacialandwaxingstudio.com (253) 241-9945 yoriok@hotmail.com

ADVOC ARE Jonathan LeBaron (206) 423-3338 jonbrendalebaron@gmail.com

PAC I F I C N W ORTH O DO NTI C S Mark Sundberg www.lotsofsmiles.net (253) 472-7788 info@lotsofsmiles.net

10 0 0 WORDS/PH OTO B OM B Mike Abella www.1000wordsevents.com (253) 380-2026 1000wordsnw@gmail.com

AC T 1 PH OTO B OOTH S David Leu www.act1photobooths.com (206) 878-9662 info@act1photobooths.com

B LI N K FOTO B OOTH Ruth Densley www.blinkfotobooth.com (206) 778-7977 shotbyruth@comcast.net


TACOMA VENDORS

F ROZE N S E NTI M E NT S Melanie www.frozensentiments.com (206) 601-8279 kuria@frozensentiments.com

SAY C H E E S E PART Y B OOTH S Taylor Talen www.saycheesepartybooth.com (253) 677-1912 talengangtwo@aol.com

S EAT TLE FAC E B OOTH LLC . Aron Swanson www.seattlefacebooth.com (206) 486-0971 info@seattlefacebooth.com

ALE X S TU D I O Alex Shiu www.alexphotography.com (206) 728-9056 info@alexphotography.com

A M AN DA H OWS E PH OTOG R APHY Amanda Howse www.amandahowse.com (253) 530-4312 amanda@amandahowse.com

AUTU M N L . RU DOLPH PH OTOG R APHY Autumn Rudolph www.autumnrudolph.com (253) 282-7127 autumnrudolph@gmail.com

B EAUX ART S S TU D I O Lorie www.beauxartsstudio.com (253) 838-2941 lorie@beauxartsstudio.com

B ROOKS R AN G E PH OTOG R APHY Chris Beck www.brooksrangephotography.com (907) 223-5130 chris@brooksrangephotography.com

B U E LL PH OTOG R APHY Julie Buell www.buellphoto.com (253) 848-5257 buellphoto@comcast.net

CC D REA M S PH OTOG R APHY Carrie Crawford www.ccdreamsphotography.com (253) 988-0084 ccdreams@comcast.net

C E LE B R ATE YOU R S E X Y C REATI VE I M AG E PO RTR AIT S .COM Scott Barrie www.celebrateyoursexy.com (509) 332-0106 info@cysboudoir.com

G E ORG E S TRE E T PH OTO AN D V I D E O Shellie www.georgestreetphoto.com (866) 831-4103 bridalshows@georgestreetphoto.com

G R ANT H ORI UC H I PH OTOG R APHY Grant Horiuchi www.horiuchi.com (206) 261-7681 grant@horiuchi.com

H I NTE RL AN D S TI LL S Stephen Ramsden www.fotoenvy.com (815) 222-7924 stephen@fotoenvy.com

J EZE B E L VO NZE PHYR B OU DO I R Sara James Williams www.jezebelvonzephyr.com (425) 785-8620 jezebel@jezebelvonzephyr.com

L ADY & G E NT PH OTOG R APHY Becca Rich www.ladyandgent.com (253) 970-4011 becca@ladyandgent.com

L AU RE N B E NTLE Y PH OTOG R APHY Lauren Bently www.lbentley.com (206) 931-7031 hello@lbentley.com

LU NA B E LL A E VE NT S Kyle Miller www.lunabellaevents.com (206) 459-3935 kyle@lunabellaevents.com

M AT T F E RRE LL PH OTOG R APHY Matt Ferrell www.mattferrellphotography.com (425) 772-8608 matt@mattferrellphotography.com

M I KE TABOL S K Y PH OTOG R APHY Mike Tabolsky www.thephotobar.com (818) 648-3070 Miketabolsky@thephotobar.com

N OM C REATI VE Ben Lucas www.NOMcreative.com (206) 947-9040 photo@nomcreative.com

PA X TO N M EAN S PH OTOG R APHY Meghan Means www.paxtonmeansphotography.com (253) 223-8705 matt@mattferrellphotography.com

R AC H E LLE E RI C KSO N PH OTOG R APHY Rachelle Erickson www.photosbyrachelle.com (425) 829-0532 info@photosbyrachelle.com

RE B E CC A JAN E PH OTOG R APHY Rebecca Jane www.rebeccajanephotography.net (206) 313-1731 rebecca@rebeccajanephotography.net


S T YRO N ' S PH OTOG R APHY Shanna Styron www.styronsphoto.com (253) 209-7628 info@styronsphoto.com

TH E FOU RF RO NT Nate Burgher www.thefourfront.com (206) 552-8295 NateBurgher@TheFourFront.com

U N I QU E MOM E NT S PH OTOG R APHY Mike Willett www.umphotography.com (763) 548-4227 info@umphotography.com

WE D D I N GS, PORTR AIT S &PH OTO B OOTH S BY N I COLE T TE LLC Nicolette Oliver www.bynicolette.com (360) 463-9731 photography@bynicolette.com

J O N BYE & ASSOC IATE S/J O H N L . SCOT T Jon Bye www.jonbye.com (206) 400-7586 nichole@jonbye.com

B EAC H PARK E VE NT C E NTE R/ D E S MO I N E S Shannon Kirchberg www.beachparkeventcenter.com (206) 870-6548 skirchberg@desmoineswa.gov

B L AC K D IA MO N D GARD E N S Dierdre Finley www.blackdiamondgardens.com (253) 315-2673 vanessa@blueribboncooking.com

B LU E RI B B O N COOKI N G Vanessa Johns-Webster www.blueribboncooking.com (206) 328-2442 vanessa@blueribboncooking.com

C I S H E NAN I GAN S/ TH E R A M www.cishenanigans.com (253) 752-8899 mfreeman@theram.com

C IT Y OF PUYALLU P - PI O N E E R PARK PAVI LLI O N Dick Weber www.cityofpuyallup.org (253) 841-5518 Dickw@ci.puyallup.wa.us

F I LI G RE E FAR M Sheri Morris (253) 862-7228 Filigreefarm@comcast.net

G E N E S I S FAR M & GARD E N S Judy Wall www.genesisfarmandgardens.com (253) 740-6050 judy@genesisfarmandgardens.com

HAR MO N B RE W I N G COM PANY Danielle Lusk www.harmonbrewingco.com (253) 486-7030 danielle@harmonbrewingco.com

H I LTO N S EAT TLE Jamie Layton www.thehiltonseattle.com (206) 695-6060 jamie.layton@hilton.com

I N D IAN SUM M E R GOLF & COU NTRY C LU B Vince K www.indiansummergolf.com (425) 646-6911 vincek@okigolf.com

LE M AY M ARYMOU NT Trudy www.lemaymarymount.org (253) 536-2885 trudy@lemaymarymount.org

M E TRO PARKS TACOM A Daniel Mero www.metroparkstacoma.org/wedding-facility-rentals (253) 305-1090 danielm@tacomaparks.com


TACOMA VENDORS

N E UWAU KUM G R AN G E WE D D I N G AN D E VE NT C E NTE R Autumn Hathaway www.neuwaukumgrange.com (360) 761-8387 hygrass@gmail.com

PAC I F I C G RI LL E VE NT S & C ATE RI N G Autumn Gressett www.pacificgrilltacoma.com (253) 272-6469 Ext. 192 autumn@pacificgrilltacoma.com

PI E RC E COU NT Y PARKS & RE C REATI O N Andrea Clay www.piercecountywa.org/parks (253) 798-7427 aclay@co.pierce.wa.us

PO I NT D E F IAN C E ZOO & AQ UARI UM Chip Venzone www.pdza.org (253) 404-3823 cvenzone@lancercatering.com

ROC K C RE E K GARD E N S Kerra Breum www.rockcreekgardensvenue.com (253) 435-0243 Kerra@rcgvenue.com

TACOM A L AN DM ARK CO N VE NTI O N C E NTE R Darin www.tacomaslandmark.com (253) 272-2042 Ext. 16 darin@tacomaslandmark.com

TH E E D G E WATE R H OUS E Marilyn Kipperberg www.theedgewaterhouse.com (253) 225-3862 marilyn@theedgewaterhouse.com

TROPHY L AKE GOLF AN D C AS TI N G C LU B Brenda www.trophylakegolfclub.com (360) 874-8337 brendak@trophylakegolf.com

T W I N L AKE S GOLF & COU NTRY C LU B David www.twinlakesgolf.net (253) 838-0432 Ext. 111 david@twinlakesgolf.net

WAS H I N GTO N S TATE FAI R E VE NT C E NTE R Carissa Cliftin www.thefair.com/weddings (253) 841-5088 carissa@thefair.com

W I N DM I LL GARD E N S Ben DeGoede www.windmillgarden.com (253) 863-5843 Ext. 101 info@windmillgarden.com

W I N SOM E G R AC E Jeannie Bartel www.windsomgrace.com (360) 451-2045 jeanniemitera@yahoo.com

B ROOKS TOM C RE E K WE D D I N G AN D E VE NT VE N U E Angela Toman www.brookstomcreek.com (253) 261-3052 brookstomcreek@gmail.com

C LEARWATE R C AS I N O RE SORT & S PA Rosie Bayes www.clearwatercasino.com (360) 598-8757 rosiebayes@clearwatercasino.com

COLU M B IA H OS PITALIT Y Megan Albert www.columbiaweddingcollection.com (206) 239-1853 malbert@columbiahospitality.com

H EARTL AN D R AN C H VE N U E Marcia & Mike Obrien www.heartlandranchvenue.com (253) 307-9541 marcia_obrien@aol.com

H U NTLE Y LO D G E David Huntley www.huntleylodge.net (206) 931-9715 david@gregs.com

M APLE TRE E RE TREAT Lynn Neumann www.mapletreeretreat.com (360) 704-0633 lynnonthelake@gmail.com

OLD G E N E R AL S TORE WE D D I N GS / ALD E R L AKE H OUS E Diana Riehm www.generalstoreweddingandeventcenter.com (253) 843-2385 diana.generalstore@gmail.com

TH E R AI N I E R ROOM / LO N G H ORN BARB E C U E Kari www.truittevents.com (253) 804-3555 Kari@longhornbarbecue.com


EVERETT WEDDING EXPO Xfinity Arena at Everett 2000 Hewitt Ave Everett, WA 98201

WINTER 2016 JANUARY 23 -24, 2016 SATURDAY, 9:30AM - 4PM SUNDAY, 10:30AM - 4PM


PU RE ROM AN C E BY VE RO N I C A Veronica Hanson www.prveronica.com (503) 473-3461 veronicahanson@pureromance.com

G E N E R ATI O N 0 - YOU N G LI VI N G Sara Lee (206) 999-9629 sarahleannlee@gmail.com

M ARY K AY BY R AC H E L & GAB I Rachel Newquist www.marykay.com/rachel.newquist (425) 772-6486 rnewquist4marykay@yahoo.com

GOW N & G LOVE B RI DAL - PAC I F I C COAS T B RI D E Anna Lorenz www.pacificcoastbride.com (360) 303-5047 pacificcoastbride@gmail.com

ALF RE D AN G E LO B RI DAL Jessica Cantu www.alfredangelo.com (267) 709-1426 bridalshows@alfredangelo.com

DAV I DS B RI DAL I ngrid Kelly www.davidsbridal.com (610) 943-6217 ingrid_kelly@davidsbridal.net

TOUS LE D Priya Dandtawate www.tousled.me (206) 588-6369 priya@tousled.me


B E D BATH & B E YO N D Carlene Risimini www.bedbath.com (908) 855-4642 carelene.risimini@bedbad.com

D I N N E R FO R T WO BY 21S T C E NTU RY ' S RP Jerry Russo www.todaysbride.com (973) 586-2316 potluckrp@yahoo.com

D E LI C ATE LY SWE E T CO N F E C TI O N S Johanna Knapp www.delicatelysweetconfections.com (425) 273-1511 delicatelysweet@gmail.com

TH E F ROS TE D C AKE Tracy Gamble www.thefrostedcake.net (214) 500-5015 thefrostedcake@outlook.com

SU B ZE RO - PUYALLU P Manny Napolean www.facebook.com/subzeropuyallup (253) 495-9381 manuelnapoleon@me.com

G R AN D E VE NT RE NTAL S Eddie Redman www.grandrents.com (425) 462-7368 eddier@grandrents.com


F I RE H OUS E DJ Brett Fawcett www.firehousedj.com (425) 268-8208 brettfawcett@gmail.com

LE U JA M PRO D UC TI O N S Dave Leu www.leujam.com (253) 537-5955 david@leujam.com

M AG N US DJ S EAT TLE Grant Fu www.magnusdjseattle.com (206) 973-0844 grant@magnusdjseattle.com

VIVA PRO D UC TI O N S Johnny Gargano www.viva-productions.com (206) 542-5733 johnny@viva-productions.com

M U G GS H OTZ C ARI C ATU RE S Steve Hartley www.muggshotz.net (425) 776-0210 sphdesign@hotmail.com

CO NTE M POR ARY F LOR AL Kristin Pedeferri www.contemporaryfloral.com (425) 454-6003 Kristen@ContemporaryFloral.com

LOVE B LOOM S WE D D I N G & E VE NT D E S I G N Katrina www.lovebloomseventdesign.com (425) 681-2249 info@lovebloomseventdesign.com

M E N S WEARH OUS E Maureen Ryan www.menswearhouse.com (925) 849-6843 mtryan@tmw.com

TUX S H OP Brooke Franklin www.thetuxshops.com (800) 284-4889 Ext. 217 brookefranklin@mrformalinc.com


RE D LI O N OLYM PIA Susan Aaron www.redlion.com (360) 252-0972 Susan@redlion.com

D E S TI NY I NTE RNATI O NAL TR AVE L Kim Ulavale www.destinyinternationaltravel.4mydeals.com (425) 316-3283 usadestiny@yahoo.com

I C E WORKS N W.COM James Royal www.iceworksnw.com (253) 854-7977 icedesigner@cs.com

G I GS 4U.COM Ed Beeson www.gigs4u.org (206) 713-9426 ed@gigs4u.com

ADVOC ARE Jonathan LeBaron (206) 423-3338 jonbrendalebaron@gmail.com

VAC ATI O N I NTE RNATI O NAL JW WO RLD RE SOU RC E S Jeff Jackson www.viresorts.com (425) 835-3809 mailbox.jackson@gmail.com

W YN D HA M VAC ATI O N OW N E RS H I P Phil Johnson www.wyn.com (949) 224-6326 Phillip.Johnson@wyn.com


EVERETT VENDORS

F ROZE N S E NTI M E NT S Melanie www.frozensentiments.com (206) 601-8279 kuria@frozensentiments.com

SAY C H E E S E PART Y B OOTH S Taylor Talen www.saycheesepartybooth.com (253) 677-1912 talengangtwo@aol.com

B ROOKS R AN G E PH OTOG R APHY Chris Beck www.brooksrangephotography.com (907) 223-5130 chris@brooksrangephotography.com

G E O RG E S TRE E T PH OTO AN D V I D E O Shellie www.georgestreetphoto.com (866) 831-4103 bridalshows@georgestreetphoto.com

LU NA B E LL A E VE NT S Kyle Miller www.lunabellaevents.com (253) 307-4488 kyle@lunabellaevents.com

M I C HALE SC H N E I D E R PH OTOG R APHY Michale Schneider www.mschneiderphoto.com (425) 210-4660 photogirlma@msn.com

N OM C REATI VE Ben Lucas www.NOMcreative.com (206) 947-9040 photo@nomcreative.com

R AC H E LLE E RI C KSO N PH OTOG R APHY Rachelle Erickson www.photosbyrachelle.com (425) 829-0532 info@photosbyrachelle.com

S E VE N OF H EART S PH OTOG R APHY Jessica Bourge www.sevenofheartsphotography.com (425) 231-3079 sevenofheartsphotography@yahoo.com

ANTH E IA BALLROOM Kyle & Colleen www.antheiaballroom.com (360) 563-0108 info@antheiaballroom.com H I LTO N S EAT TLE Jamie Layton www.thehiltonseattle.com (206) 695-6060 jamie.layton@hilton.com

B E S T WE S TE RN PLUS Marshall Smith www.bestwesternwashington.com (360) 679-4567 ashlie@hotelservicesgroup.com

B LU E RI B B O N COOKI N G Vanessa Johns-Webster www.blueribboncooking.com (206) 328-2442 vanessa@blueribboncooking.com


KL M E D IA - M AGA ZI N E S Lisa Karlberg www.klmediacorp.com (360) 483-4572 lkarlberg@klmediacorp.com

S H ORE LI N E CO N F E RE N C E C E NTE R Brittany Hunter www.shorelinecenter.com (206) 393-4122 brittney.hunter@shorelineschools.org


Shows in

2016 TA C O M A W E D D I N G E X P O S

AT T H E TA C O M A D O M E E X H I B I T I O N H A L L J A N U A R Y 9 - 1 0 , 2 0 16 A P R I L 2 - 3 , 2 0 16 S E P T E M B E R 1 0 - 1 1 , 2 0 16

EVERET T WEDDING EXPOS

AT T H E C O M C A S T A R E N A AT E V E R E T T J A N U A R Y 2 3 - 24 , 2 0 16 S E P T E M B E R 17 - 1 8 , 2 0 16

BELLEVUE WEDDING EXPOS B E L L E V U E H I LT O N J A N U A R Y 3 , 2 0 16 S E P T E M B E R 26 , 2 0 16

Spotlight Winter 2016 Northwest Edition  

Issue #15 ( the Northwest's 5th issue ) of The Wedding Spotlight is here.

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you