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PUBLISHER’S LETTER 9 NICETIES 10

PLANNING FOR YOUR WEDDING AND RECEPTION Fashion colors for spring 2018 12 Buy a dress, help a cause 14 Advice from newlyweds 15, 17, 21

SPRING / SUMMER COVER PHOTOGRAPHER: Wallflower Photography DRESS: Weddings With Joy BOUQUET: Blitz & Co Florist JEWELRY: Third Wish Studios HAIR STYLIST AND MAKEUP: Chémel Salon MODEL: Allie Hanigan, Heffner Management SOUTH SOUND WEDDING RESOURCE

Create a memorable wedding theme 18 Things we like 22 Travel agents ease honeymoon plans 26 Money-saving wedding tips 29 Tips for an environmentally conscious wedding 40 Tips to find wedding décor 41 Top 10 décor trends at NW weddings 42 Tips for unplugged weddings 74

WEDDING DRESSES AND BOUQUETS Waterside Weddings 30

FALL / WINTER COVER PHOTOGRAPHER: Wallflower Photography DRESS: Weddings With Joy BOUQUET: Elle’s Floral Ingenuity JEWELRY: Third Wish Studios HAIR STYLIST AND MAKEUP ARTIST: Chémel Salon MODEL: Veronica Grijalva, Heffner Management

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REAL LOCAL WEDDINGS Love-filled wedding at family farm 44 Spooky October wedding at castle 47 Vintage bohemian beach wedding 50 Victorian-inspired bilingual wedding 54 Beach theme at November wedding 58 Kenyan couple honor God in colorful wedding 62 Simple, natural wedding at Northwest Trek 76 Cultures mix in red-and-gold wedding 79 Rustic country wedding in Chehalis 82 Natural wedding in the woods 85

EVENTS Star Chefs on Broadway: Magic and Mischief 88 Spaceworks Tacoma holds colorful fundraiser 91

RESOURCES Find what you need at local wedding events 16 Local wedding and event resources 94 Find wedding and event professionals 95

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publisher’s letter

Congratulations on your engagement! PHOTO: CAST+FORGE PHOTOGRAPHY MAKEUP: CHÉMEL SALON. HAIR STYLIST: STUDIO B

Interviewing couples for this magazine and hearing their love stories gives me great joy. Some couples have been together for years before they feel ready to marry. Their enduring love inspires me. Although every love story is unique, yours is the most important. How do you want to portray your relationship at your wedding? To share their personalities, some couples incorporate themes into their weddings. Learn more in the story about themed weddings. In this issue you will see local weddings featuring a variety of wedding styles, colors and venues. I hope you find some inspiration in these beautiful pages. Our wedding dress features are sure to engage you in conversation about what style of gown you want to wear. We’ve paired the clothes with custom handmade jewelry, plus gorgeous floral bouquets. See the latest in hairstyles and makeup on these pages, too. Getting married near the waterfront is a frequent preference for couples looking for a wedding venue. Surprisingly, waterfront locations are rare. You will find such a place, however, at Foss Waterway Seaport, where we photographed our magazine cover and one of our wedding dress features. When thinking about your honeymoon, read the article about travel agents and the ways they can help you plan a memorable trip. Whether you choose to use a travel agent or plan the trip on your own, researching your destination is important. In 2018, South Sound Wedding & Event magazine presents the South Sound Wedding Show in Olympia and South Sound Wedding Workshops in Olympia and Tacoma. Check our websites for details: www.southsoundweddingshow.com www.southsoundweddingshow.com/workshops You will find more wedding inspiration on our social media pages: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Find the links on www.weddingandeventmagazine.com Remember, your wedding is one day; your marriage is a lifetime. I look forward to meeting you at one of our wedding events in 2018. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness,

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Shoulders Above the Rest Wearing a strapless gown on your wedding day? This shoulder jewelry is perfect to wear. It is custom-measured and can be designed for any style from boho to glitzy. This unique, handmade jewelry will help you shine on your wedding day. Third Wish Studios, www.thirdwishstudios.com PHOTO BY WALLFLOWER PHOTOGRAPHY

Niceties Sweet Mixers

Signature cocktails are trending at wedding receptions and other parties surrounding weddings. Elixir Fixer makes delicious syrups with locally sourced fresh fruits, herbs, juices and whole spices. These nonalcoholic syrups can be mixed into party cocktails with or without alcohol. They are available in a variety of flavors. Elixir Fixer, www.elixirfixer.net PHOTOS COURTESY OF ELIXIR FIXER

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Put a Ring In it Smooth wedding proposals are everyone’s dream. Rather than put the ring in the pocket of your pants or jacket, wear a Box Sock. Put the ring box or the ring in the pocket of the sock. Storing the ring in your Box Sock will help you make one natural and fluid movement when you kneel and present the ring. Box Sock, www.theboxsock.com PHOTOS COURTESY OF BOX SOCK

Made with Love Handcrafted, custom-made hearts of love make special wedding favors or gifts for friends. These hearts are made from domestic and exotic woods. The artist will explain the symbolism and significance of each wood to help you find the right fit. For a customized presentation, the open-heart necklaces can be displayed on hand-cut cards with your names or wedding date. MuseFire Art, www.musefireart.com PHOTOS COURTESY OF MUSEFIRE ART

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TRENDING

Fashion colors for spring 2018 ANTONE HAS ANNOUNCED its spring

2018 colors for men and women, which you will find reflected in bridesmaid dresses, men’s formalwear and other items. As you look at these colors, keep in mind that your monitor, tablet or phone does not give accurate representations of these colors. Colors printed on paper reflects differently from fabric, so it is not reliable either. For the best representations of your wedding colors, use fabric swatches. Buy one yard of fabric—enough for you to cut out pieces to share with your florist, bridal apparel store, men’s formalwear store and other vendors.

Meadowlark

Pink lavender

SPRING 2018 TOP 12 COLOR PALETTE PANTONE

PANTONE

14-3207

18-1028

Pink lavender

PANTONE Meadowlark

Emperador

PINK LAVENDER, PANTONE 14-3207 Pink lavender is a soft and romantic violet rose that charms.

EMPERADOR, PANTONE 18-1028 The rich chocolate infused brown emperador adds strength and substance to the color palette.

PANTONE

PANTONE

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MEADOWLARK, PANTONE 13-0646 Meadowlark is a bold lively bright yellow shade brightening the color palette. Blooming dahlia

PANTONE Cherry tomato

Almost mauve

BLOOMING DAHLIA, PANTONE 15-1520 The alluring Blooming dahlia beckons us with its gentle appeal.

ALMOST MAUVE, PANTONE 12-2103 The delicate petal-like Almost mauve adds a sense of nostalgia.

PANTONE

PANTONE

16-5533

17-3020

17-1563

CHERRY TOMATO, PANTONE 17-1563 Cherry tomato is an orangey red that exudes heat and energy Arcadia

heatPANTONE and energy. Little boy blue

Spring crocus

ARCADIA, PANTONE 16-5533 Arcadia is a retro, yet modern, cooler green with a tinge of blue undertone.

SPRING CROCUS, PANTONE 17-3020 Spring crocus is a flamboyant and tantalizing fuchsia shade.

PANTONE

PANTONE

18-3838

13-0550

16-4132

LITTLE BOY BLUE, PANTONE 16-4132 This azure blue shade is a stunning blue.

Ultra violet

PANTONE Chili oil

18-1440

CHILI OIL, PANTONE 18-1440 Chili oil is an earthy brown based red that adds flavorful definition to this palette.

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Lime punch

ULTRA VIOLET, PANTONE 18-3838 The magical Ultra violet is a distinctive and complex purple shade.

LIME PUNCH, PANTONE 13-0550 Sharp and citrus in tone, Lime punch hits a chord with its bright color.

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Emperador

SPRING 2018 CLASSIC COLOR PALETTE

PANTONE Sailor blue

19-4034

SAILOR BLUE, PANTONE 19-4034 The navy-like Sailor blue anchors the palette.

PANTONE Harbor mist

14-4202

HARBOR MIST, PANTONE 14-4202 Harbor mist is a mid-tone dove gray.

Arcadia

Tips on researching, choosing and sharing wedding colors 1. Research the latest fashion colors. Why? Because fashion and retail selections reflect color trends. It’s best to choose trendy wedding colors because you’ll have more options and be more likely to find what you need. 2. What colors do you and your loved one prefer? Think of the colors you have in your home or in your wardrobe. Which colors are you drawn to? 3. To help decide on colors, go to a large department store together and see which colors you are both drawn to. 4. Go to a bridal store to look at bridesmaid dress colors. What do you like?

PANTONE Warm sand

15-1214

Little boy blue

5. Go to a men’s tuxedo shop and look at colors there, what are you drawn to?

6. Do research and find tips at www.weddingandeventmagazine. com/spring-colors 7. Other resources include national wedding shopping websites such as David’s Bridal and Men’s Wearhouse, which have helpful color-pairing tips. 8. Choose at least two colors for your wedding and a third for an accent color. 9. To share your wedding colors, buy a yard of fabric in each color, cut it into pieces, and share it with your florist, apparel store, caterer and others. Select the fabric that represents the color you want. Paint samples from the hardware store or photos on your phone, tablet, computer or printer all look different; they may not accurately show the color you want.

WARM SAND, PANTONE 15-1214 Warm sand is a comforting neutral shade that effortlessly connects the seasons.

PANTONE Coconut milk

11-0608

COCONUT MILK, PANTONE 11-0608 Coconut milk represents the classic mainstay of a white and/or off-white for the spring 2018 season.

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GIVING BACK

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Buy a dress, help a cause

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RIDES FOR A CAUSE is a nonprofit

organization that collects and resells wedding dresses to raise funds for charity. The charity bridal store accepts new, once-worn and sample wedding dresses from designers, manufacturers, bridal stores and individuals, and resells them at discounted prices. Proceeds support a variety of local and national womenfocused charities. To date, Brides for a Cause has given over $500,000 to charity! When Puget Sound-area brides purchase their wedding dresses from Brides for a Cause, they help raise money for the organization’s mission. The charity bridal organization has two stores: a new store in Tacoma and one in Portland, Oregon. Each location features different dresses, so brides are encouraged to shop at both locations, and to visit regularly until they find their dress. Inventory is replenished weekly when new dress donations are processed. The store inventory is unique — offering a variety of dresses — and constantly

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changing. Dresses are affordable, with prices starting at $150! “We are a very untraditional store and cater to a lot of different types of brides,” says Erin Scharf, founder of Brides for a Cause. “We see a lot of budget-conscious, last-minute, plus size and eco-conscious brides come through our doors — and everyone is welcome.” The store is open seven days a week, and no appointment is ever needed. HOW BRIDES CAN HELP

After your wedding, donate your wedding dress. Brides for a Cause accepts wedding dress donations throughout the year. The organization accepts wedding dresses and bridal accessories five years old and newer. Donations are tax-deductible and may be mailed or dropped off locally in Tacoma or Portland. To learn more about Brides for a Cause, visit www.bridesforacause.com.

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ADVICE FROM NEWLYWEDS

Make sure someone takes a video of the ceremony! We were so caught up in the moment, and also nervous, that we barely noticed what was happening around us, including the wonderful music. A good friend of ours played acoustic guitar and sang, and we were too nervous to even hear him. I highly recommend making sure to have someone videotape so you can see it later!

n It

is easy to get caught up in the stress of planning, but when the day comes, live in the moment and remember that, no matter what happens, the day is about the two of you making a commitment to each other. n From a practical perspective, don’t procrastinate. Know what you’re willing to splurge on and what you’re more flexible on. n Figure out your budget early. Vendors will inquire and your budget will determine everything. n Have your caterer set aside your meals to eat during the cocktail hour. This allows you to mingle with guests while they eat dinner, and you won’t be hangry!

— ANNA AND JUAN RODRIGUEZ

— KAITLYN AND CONNER CHESS

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what advice do you have for engaged couples planning their wedding and reception?

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Accept any help that’s offered, and reuse items from other people. Enjoy every moment; it goes by so fast! We are so thankful to the Northwest Trek team, who went above and beyond for us and our guests. — AMELIA AND MICHAEL SHARPE

Planning a wedding is so fun and exciting, but also stressful from start to finish. It just is. Be present for all the ups and downs, and do your best to appreciate every part of the planning process, because it will be over before you know it. The most important thing I learned was to stand your ground early on and make sure your wedding is everything that you want. There will be lots and lots of opinions offered, and maybe others won’t understand your vision initially, but it is your day, so make it everything you want it to be. — LISA AND ZACHARY ROBTOY SOUTH SOUND WEDDING & EVENT MAGAZINE | 2018

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PREPARE BEFORE YOU GO Research wedding shows online. Be sure to register online for shows

that require advance registration.

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you want to help you make decisions, such as your fiancé, maid of honor, bridesmaid, mother or friend.

Know which products or services

you need for your wedding or reception.

Bring fabric swatches of your color

scheme.

Bring photos of your ideas. Bring your calendar to make

appointments with vendors.

Have your checkbook and credit

card so you can make deposits to book vendors’ services.

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Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Bring labels with your name, address,

phone number and email address to make it easier to register for prizes.

IND WHAT YOU NEED AT LOCAL WEDDING EVENTS

SOUTH SOUND WEDDING & EVENT MAGAZINE is presenting the South Sound

Wedding Show in January 2018.

“Our wedding professionals’ displays will inspire you to create the wedding you have always dreamed of,” says Paula Lowe, wedding show producer. Expect to meet more than 80 skilled wedding professionals at this show. The professionals in attendance are eager to talk with engaged couples and to help them plan their wedding or provide a service or product.

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On Sunday, Jan. 28, South Sound Wedding & Event magazine presents the 11th annual South Sound Wedding Show at Marcus Pavilion at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey. The show runs from 10:00 a.m. to “Wedding shows are a good place for couples 3:30 p.m. There will be fashion shows at to meet skilled wedding professionals and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. with the latest learn who they want to do business with,” styles of gowns and tuxes. Models will says Lowe. “While you look at their photos display the latest hairstyles, makeup, and promotional materials, you will get a bouquets and jewelry. Guests will receive feel for their work and their personalities. a bag filled with discount coupons and Set up in-person meetings with the ones gifts and will be eligible to win prizes. you’re considering, to tour their venues, see Discounted tickets are available online. their photography studios, or sample their For more information, visit catering. From those combined experiences, www.southsoundweddingshow.com. you will be better able to choose those who will help you make your day special.”

SOUTH SOUND WEDDING WORKSHOP

South Sound Wedding & Event magazine presents the South Sound Wedding Workshop at South Sound venues. These intimate, friendly gatherings inform and educate brides- and grooms-to-be and their families about planning their weddings and receptions. During the free workshop, vendors present resources available to couples and families. South Sound wedding professionals speak at the workshop, giving couples tips about planning their events and saving money. Couples and their families are encouraged to ask questions and interact with the vendors. There are two workshops in 2018: THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 6:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M., INDIAN SUMMER GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, OLYMPIA. SATURDAY MARCH 10, 2:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M., TITLOW LODGE, TACOMA.

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ADVICE FROM NEWLYWEDS what advice do you have for engaged couples planning their wedding and reception?

Decide what is important to you, and let that set your budget priorities. We did not have a summer wedding at the ocean, because we wanted to take advantage of off-season pricing for the venue and vendors, saving quite a bit in the process. This also allowed for reduced travel costs for outof-town guests. Savings allowed us to spend more on a DJ, hosted bar, etc., that would have been all spent on venue rental during peak season.

Plan ahead for the end of the night! Where does the leftover food and cake go? Is there a place to properly hold hot or cold foods? What about décor cleanup? Who is in charge of that? Your family and friends have enjoyed themselves (and might have had a Enjoy the process! Be flexbeverage or two during the evening), and someone has to pack up all ible; don’t sweat the small of the décor. Have a designated person that is responsible and a plan stuff. At the end of the day, for cleanup to avoid damage or cleanup fees. Ask the venue if you you get to marry your best can come in the next day. friend. Everything else falls into — KATI AND JUSTIN MILES place. The outcome for certain things might not be what you thought or originally wanted, but it usually turns out better than you imagine anyways. — Hannah and Lucas Heck

PHOTO BY RACHELLE ERICKSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Brides: Include the groom. He may say, “It’s your day, do what you want,” but it’s his wedding too.

Just have fun and enjoy the moment. Not everything is going to go according to plan, but really it’s a day about friends and family and love; that is what’s most important. — KATIE AND BRANDON CASSIDY

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PLAN YOUR WEDDING

Create a memorable wedding theme

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WEDDING CEREMONY UNITES TWO PEOPLE and brings together

their families. Finding common interests between the couple to develop a wedding theme will create a personalized, memorable wedding — one that your friends and family will always remember.

couple’s mountain-top wedding could have a theme title of “Love at First Height” a nod to the their peak love story moments and unity ritual (cairn or rock stacking) – all mountain-related.

planner and owner of Blue Wings Events. “I often say, ‘Let’s put you into your wedding. What is your theme that says it’s you?’

Typically, couples meet with their wedding planner long before they select an officiant. Wedding planners are accustomed to asking questions to help couples identify what they want for their wedding and reception. “I help to guide and educate couples,” says Angela Strecker, wedding

“When talking to the couples about their shared interests and hobbies, and how they complement one another, usually a theme emerges,” explains Valerie Fluetsch, wedding planner and owner of Event Planning Specialists. When it’s the right theme, Fluetsch says, “it’s a wonderful reflection of

Listening to the couples is key in defining a theme. “It’s about love of their interests and “Themed ceremonies with strong symbols one another and blending them together,” also help connect couples and their witnesses says Debbie McNairy, wedding planner DEFINING A WEDDING THEME to their ‘once upon a time’ lives before the and owner of Ruby Red Shoes Weddings Planning a wedding means pulling together ceremony and their ‘ever after’ journey that & Events. “Everything about planning a countless details — combining colors, will follow the big day,” says Schmidt. wedding is a process. If you don’t enjoy the flowers, food — all in one cohesive style. process, you won’t like it in the end, so take A style is different from a theme. The Not all wedding officiants specialize in a break from planning and go on a picnic,” style of a wedding might be described as themed weddings or help you create a says McNairy. When refreshed, return to contemporary, eclectic, traditional, romantic theme, but many wedding planners will the planning with a revitalized perspective fun or some other category of design. discuss theme-making ideas with you. to revisit ideas. “The concept or theme, with its requisite symbols, visual touches and lyrical story weavings, is what helps hook people into the experience and create a lasting memory of the moment,” explains Danna Schmidt, Master Life-Cycle Celebrant of Waypoint Ceremonies. For example, a 18

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them, and the theme will display their personalities to their wedding guests.” The couple’s theme can start with ideas from their favorite activity, their vocations or a quote from their favorite book, song or movie. “A theme always asserts itself to me in the creation of every personalized wedding ceremony,” says Schmidt. While talking to couples, Schmidt says that she uncovers a handful of themes that fit her couples and their story. Sometimes she starts working on one theme, and as she works on it, another theme emerges. “That’s the kismet element alive and magical in theme making, and I love when it occurs because it means a deeper story

has unfolded for my couple,” says Schmidt. WEAVING THE THEME INTO THE DAY

For a couple who wants to weave the theme throughout the wedding — starting with the invitations, which introduce the theme — the wedding planner or officiant can involve the other wedding professionals. Most wedding professionals are artisans who enjoy tailoring their work to your theme and colors. From the invitation designer and apparel store to the florist and caterer, all can be notified about your theme and asked for their input on how best to communicate it. Or you can give them specific instructions on how you want the theme carried through.

Engaged couples who want a themed wedding should consider getting the officiant involved early in the planning process to help create the theme and incorporate it in your plans. “My ceremonialist work, as both a ritual [diviner] and story diviner, translates to being ever-attuned to motifs that can lend substance and cohesion, not just to their love story and ceremony, but also to the day itself,” says Schmidt. As Schmidt was crafting an alpine destination wedding for Angela and Beau Jess, her initial theme plan of “Love and Luck Everlasting” was inspired by the couple’s chance meeting over a game of quarters and by the prayerful handfasting ritual planned for the wedding. The ceremony theme later morphed to

“The concept or theme, with its requisite symbols, visual touches and lyrical story weavings, is what helps hook people into the experience and create a lasting memory of the moment,” explains Danna Schmidt. SOUTH SOUND WEDDING & EVENT MAGAZINE | 2018

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“Befitting,” in part because of their lovelanguage compatibility and ceremony elements. From the infinity clasp and the cord-tying intricacies of the handfasting to their ABC family-unity puzzle (featuring their first initials and that of their young son, Cameron), which they pieced together as the Jackson Five song “ABC” played — this concept of “right fit” became obvious. Even the event signs and other décor elements seemed to abound with it. There were A+B love hearts and the words “Better Together” at every turn. “In the weeks

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leading up to the big day,” says Schmidt, “the ‘Befitting’ theme for these two just seemed to, well, fit perfectly!” WEDDING THEMES CELEBRATE THE COUPLE

“The trick to a stellar wedding ceremony is to ensure it is a subtly and cleverly woven process versus an overtly contrived construct, “ says Schmidt. “Less is indeed more when it comes to a concept or theme. Your theme should be something that surprises and delights your guests rather than annoying them with overuse. And at the same time, your theme should serve to add storybook meaning and enchantment to your day.” “Themes are great and [can be] fun, and there are various ways to do [them], inexpensively or expensively, but at the end of the day, the whole point of this was to bring forth your personalities, [have] a wonderful celebration with everyone and profess your life-long love to one another,” says Fluetsch. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ADINA PRESTON WEDDINGS

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ADVICE FROM NEWLYWEDS Don’t be scared of standing out. You will never have a repeat of your wedding day; do it to the best of your ability. So that even when you look back, you will not regret anything because you know you gave it your all. Yes, you will celebrate anniversaries and vow renewals, but not that day. Also take your time and know your service providers. Form a good working relationship and it will be so easy to share your vision, and they will be glad to bring it to life. If you can, please start planning early; it helped me a lot. I was really stress-free Our wedding was truly above and beyond the dream especially the last wedding I always imagined. The biggest advice I can few days before the give is to ask your venue to allow you to set up the wedding. entire venue the night before, like I did! This was truly Most importantly, let God the best thing we could have done! Being able to set up be the center of it all. It will not fail. the night before allowed me to relax the day of, knowing everything was perfect. I was so happy and relaxed the day of, I was truly able to enjoy every second of the day and not worry about anything at all!

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Things We Like

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Travel agents ease honeymoon plans

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VEN IN THIS do-it-yourself era,

sometimes it’s comforting to rely on professionals to help you navigate aspects of your wedding, reception and honeymoon. Planning your honeymoon in an everchanging world can be made simpler by working with a professional travel agent. Travel agents — yes, they still exist — are travel professionals. They regularly travel throughout the U.S. and around the world to find the best hotels and excursions for their clients. They communicate with airlines, tour operators and companies that own and operate hotels. With their expertise and your input, they will put together a personalized honeymoon itinerary. Whether you envision a trip within the U.S. or to another country, be prepared to answer the tour agent’s questions about the kind of honeymoon you want to have. Some couples long to lounge in the warm sunshine, while others want outdoor adventures and yet others prefer day trips led by tour guides.

ADVANTAGES OF USING A TRAVEL AGENT

There are several advantages to working with a travel agent. “Couples become so focused on planning every detail of their wedding, then planning their honeymoon becomes too overwhelming or too time consuming and doesn’t get the full time it deserves,” says Christine Phillips, owneragent of Stationhouse Travel. “We meet with couples to discuss their expectations and travel styles, so we can fine tune the destination experience each person wants for that trip. It’s invaluable to have someone not involved in the wedding planning, to help craft the perfect honeymoon.” Working with a professional travel agent gives couples peace of mind. “There is a time savings, plus there will be less stress and they will get the trip that they envisioned,” says Paula Demmer, romance travel specialist at Travel Leaders in Lakewood. “We’re looking out for them.” “People can go on the internet and spend hours looking at travel destinations and there is so much information, they get confused,” says Debbie Meyer, travel consultant at Meyer’s House of Travel. “I can help them plan, in a stress-free way, a honeymoon that is exactly what they want.” While researching on the internet, couples need to be aware that the website information and photographs may not tell the entire story of the hotel property. “The pictures on

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the hotel’s website may look fabulous, but they may have been taken the day the place opened 30 years ago,” says Meyer. “I will know what the hotel looks like now and if it has been remodeled since then.” TRAVEL AGENTS SPECIALIZE IN REGIONS

“I like to help people create memories,” says Demmer. “My passion is helping people travel well.” Demmer is an expert in the Caribbean, the South Pacific, African safaris, Europe, Asia and Australia. She also specializes in romance travel, creating romantic vacations, honeymoons, anniversaries and destination weddings.

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For trips to Hawaii, there are agents who specialize in island travel. “I received indepth, on-island training on the six primary islands in Hawaii, by invitation directly from the island service bureaus,” says Phillips.

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well as specific resorts. “I have done specialty training for LGBT weddings and am certified by the Gay Wedding Institute,” says Demmer. “I know the resorts that will treat them well and destinations that are accepting.”

have learned when to anticipate specials,” says Phillips. “We can navigate the market, and we have contracts that have benefits with more amenities.”

MEETINGS WITH A TRAVEL AGENT

Today’s travel agents are accustomed to planning trips with their clients in a variety of ways: in person or by phone, email or video conferencing. When Meyer meets with couples, she asks them what they want to do and how active they want to be. “I like to meet with couples to help them find out what’s important to them on a honeymoon,” says Meyer. “Some couples haven’t traveled at all,” says Meyer. “It’s nice to plan something special for the couple so they can spend time with each other. It’s fun to send them someplace they have never been; they get excited about going someplace new.”

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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS WITH YOUR NEW NAME

If your honeymoon immediately follows your wedding, you won’t have your new name, if you chose to change it, in your legal documents. “I advise couples how to prepare documents, making sure that they don’t make airline reservations in their married name, because the spouse won’t have identification with new married name on it,” says Meyer. If the honeymoon is taken months after the wedding, there is more time to get legal documents updated with any name changes.

INSURING YOUR TRIP

When you use a travel agent for your travel plans, if there are any emergencies along the way, the agent will have given you several phone numbers to call for assistance. “I will give my customers a toll-free number to call if they have travel issues,” says Meyer. “I will also give them my phone numbers, too, but I call the same toll-free number that I give to them to solve their travel dilemma.” “There are a lot of people concerned about their safety and security on trips,” she says. “I can address their concerns when we meet.” While some agents recommend travel insurance for every trip, others will amend their advice according to the specific trip. “I recommend travel insurance, but it depends on the destination, current medical insurance and coverage,” says Phillips. “It can be very valuable when luggage is lost, medical or emergency issues arise, or there is a problem with a flight.” PROFESSIONALS QUOTED IN THIS ARTICLE:

Paula Demmer, Travel Leaders, bit.ly/PaulaDemmer and www.travelcenter4u.com

TRAVEL SPECIALS BENEFIT COUPLES

As part of national and international travel networks, travel agents are the first to receive offers of special rates on travel and have access to many unpublished fares. “I’ve been in the industry for many years and

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ON A BUDGET

Money-saving wedding tips Research costs of wedding items, then set a budget and stick to it. Spend the most money on what’s most important to you.

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2. Plan early, so you

can take advantage of sales and other opportunities. Schedule an offseason wedding (November through April). Consider having your wedding Monday through Thursday to save more costs.

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4. Smaller weddings

mean big savings. Cut your guest list. Depending on the cost of your wedding and reception, each guest costs about $150 or more. Find a low-cost venue: park, places of worship, gardens, private clubs and mansions, friend’s home or a restaurant. However, if the venue doesn’t have tables and chairs, you will incur rental fees. Hold your wedding and reception in the same location to avoid two venue rental fees.

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Limit food and drink to cost-affordable options. Consider brunch or lunch instead of dinner. Hold your wedding after dinner and serve dessert only.

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Purchase a beautiful, small wedding cake to show guests, but have a sheet cake behind the scenes to cut for guests, or serve cupcakes to guests.

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Order the most cost-effective wedding invitations and other paper products.

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Use wedding flowers at the reception.

10. For wedding and reception décor, choose large items that make a big

impression rather than smaller items. Rent rather than purchase items. Shop for used wedding décor items that match your theme: borrow or purchase.

11. Purchase or rent wedding attire when it’s on sale or use a coupon. Men

could wear suits instead of tuxedos, especially popular right now in more casual settings.

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Tips for an environmentally conscious wedding and reception

Use recycled paper products for invitations, save-the-date cards, menus, place cards and other communications to guests.

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2. Hold your wedding and reception in the same location (no transportation needed between venues). 3.

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Use real dishes and cutlery rather than disposables.

4. Use cloth tablecloths and

napkins, and other linens that can be laundered.

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Set outdoor events during daylight hours.

Reuse flowers, bows and other decorations from the wedding at the reception.

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Share flower vases or other reusable items with a friend who is having a wedding, reception or event on a different day.

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If there is another wedding in the same venue earlier or later in the day, consider sharing flowers, bows and other decorations with the other wedding.

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10. Give edible treats, seedlings in

pots, native plants or charitable donations as favors.

Use LED lights on tabletops. They give the illusion of candlelight but are reusable and safer.

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YOUR WEDDING STYLE

Tips to find wedding décor Rent décor from local rental company.

Look in your parents’ and grandparents’ 2. homes for décor, especially vintage décor. Ask your friends and neighbors to borrow, 3. rent or buy their décor: picnic tables, whiskey barrels and more. 4. Peruse thrift stores. Yard sales (and thrift shops) may have 5. one-of-a kind items, but rarely large amounts of one item that you’d need for a wedding or reception.

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Look at online social media posts; newlyweds often sell their décor.

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Watch for occasional sales by rental, décor and catering companies.

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Big box craft stores (or online) are carrying large marquee letters and other wedding-receptions supplies.

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TRENDING

Top 10 décor trends at NW weddings

Vintage décor: suitcases, apple crates, plates, etc.

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Barn wedding: barn, burlap, baby’s breath, mason jars.

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Vintage industrial design: large, heavy décor.

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Glamorous, glitzy décor: sparkly faux gems, bling.

Northwest: cut tree logs, 5. birch-covered flower vases.

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Cultural wedding honoring couple’s heritages: traditional ceremonies for their traditions, cultural food, dress, entertainment, and more. 8.

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Contemporary modern: bright colors, modern designs.

1920s Great Gatsby look: feathers, flapper dresses, drop-waist dresses, long pearl necklaces, formal dinner ware. 7.

Casual home or park wedding: barbecue, flowers from farmers market, picnic tables, smaller wedding and reception. 9.

Whimsical, fun wedding: custom design to suit couple’s stylings. 10.

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AITLYN “KAIT” AND CONNER CHESS WERE MARRIED in a farm-style

wedding at Conner’s family’s private farm, Rocky Top Arena, on June 10, 2017. The couple met through Kait’s aunt, who played matchmaker by exchanging their contact information while Kait was attending Boise State University and Conner was living in Washington state. “We spent months emailing and talking on the phone before we realized our relationship had developed to beyond ‘just friends,’” describes Kait. During the holidays in 2011, the couple met in person. A few months after Kait’s graduation from college, the couple became engaged, in November 2016.

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VISION: The couple had a clear

vision of how they wanted their guests to feel during their wedding and reception. “We wanted our guests to feel the passion of our relationship, the strength of our love and our commitment to each other,” says Kait. “Not only were we promising ourselves to each other, but it was a day to celebrate the joining of two families.”

Kait and Conner recognized that there was a lot of work in turning a working farm into a wedding venue. “It was a team effort, and we can’t thank our family and all our vendors enough for making our wedding VENUE: Rocky Top Arena is a family-owned day a day to remember,” says Kait. “We still and -operated farm that was established receive comments from guests about the in 1996 as a facility for barrel racing, a amazing atmosphere of our wedding. We competitive rodeo sport. The owners offer really felt everyone’s love there with us.” barrel races and lessons, as well as training and vacation boarding for horses. Conner THEME, COLORS AND DÉCOR: The spent summers and weekends at his couple wanted to have a formal, farmgrandparents’ farm. He grew up around the style wedding using the theme of rustic rodeo lifestyle, and it is a huge part of his life. shabby chic and colors of dusty rose, ivory SOUTH SOUND WEDDING & EVENT MAGAZINE | 2018


and eggplant. “We wanted our family and friends to enjoy a classy event, but at the same time they could still put their boots on and have fun,” says Kait.

kait & conner FAMILY AFFAIR: “Not only were we promising ourselves to each other, but it was a day to celebrate the joining of two families.”

The couple had a wedding planner, who helped transform their vision into reality and kept the couple’s schedule on track. “She and her team were very helpful setting up for the wedding and reception and at the wedding,” says Kait. The couple had two signature drinks, which were appreciated by the guests. The small wedding pies were popular, too.

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beautiful, billowing clouds and a bright sunny day.” As the officiant declared the couple married, a loud clap of thunder rang out. “We now see it as a gesture of approval from Conner’s dad above,” says Kait. After the reception dinner, the couple hit the dance floor. “Our first dance was so memorable; it felt like we were the only ones there,” says Kait. Later, Conner and family members “stole the show with GUEST FAVORS: The couple had custom spontaneous karaoke to Adele and other buttercream mints made in the shape of favorites,” says Kait. A favorite moment was hearts, horseshoes and the initial C. They when the guests were on the dance floor were placed in gift boxes and tied with twine. singing “Friends in Low Places.” “Our guests couldn’t stop raving about the mints; they were amazing,” says Kait. Kait works in marketing in the financial industry, and Conner is a firefighter. They SPECIAL MOMENTS: “We will never forget make their home in Marysville. the horrendous rain and thunderstorms as we set up our venue the day before our VENUE: Rocky Top Arena, private familywedding,” says Kait. “There were ‘rivers’ owned facility running through our reception space! On WEDDING PLANNER: Simply Tamara Nicole our wedding day, we woke up to the most CATERER: Occasions Catering

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The windy weather caused the lights to go out during the wedding ceremony, fitting the spooky, haunted theme of the wedding. The ceremony continued in the dark, and the electricity quickly returned. Attendance was lower than anticipated because the meteorologists’ forecast scared away some of the wedding guests.

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ACHARY “ZACK” AND LISA ROBTOY were married at

Thornewood Castle on a dark and stormy night, Oct. 15, 2016. “The day of the wedding was supposed to be the ‘storm of the century,’ which in reality ended up being some light rain and wind, but resulted in a beautiful fall evening,” says Lisa.

Despite the forecast, many family members came from across the country to show their support to the couple. “It was great to have our families meet for the first time,” says Lisa. The couple chose the fall wedding date because both love the month of October; it’s their birthday month. Zack’s birthday is Oct. 5, Lisa’s birthday is Oct. 10 and their anniversary is Oct. 15. Also, their nod to Halloween fit perfectly into their wedding month.

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setting, matching the couple’s theme. “I have always loved Thornewood Castle, ever since I saw Stephen King’s movie ‘Rose Red.’ Zack and I both share a love and fascination with haunted houses and the spirit world, so we thought it was the perfect setting,” says Lisa. THEME AND DÉCOR: The fall wedding

and haunted-castle theme called for black, red and fall colors. Haunted-theme décor accents included pumpkins, with fresh flowers in fall colors, and skeletons. “It was important for us to host an event that made everyone feel comfortable, but also expressed our personal style as a couple,” says Lisa. The 50 guests enjoyed an indoor ceremony followed by a reception, complete with dinner and dessert. FAVORS: A black mesh bag was set at each

place setting. Each bag enclosed a lollipop decorated with a skull-and-crossbones design, the words “Till death do us part,” the couple’s names and the date. Tied to the outside of the bag was a card with the couple’s names and wedding date, tied with a skeleton key. Lisa works as a correctional psychologist, and Zack is a college student studying economics and philosophy. They make their home in Washington state. VENUE: Thornewood Castle CATERER: Picasso Catering CAKE: Spilled Butter Desserts FLORIST: Sweet n Design visit www.weddingandeventmagazine.com TO SEE MORE REAL WEDDINGS,

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met while working as DJs at the campus radio station, at Green River Community College in Auburn. After a nearly yearlong engagement, they married at Brandon’s family’s beach property at Ocean Shores on Aug. 5, 2017. “Brandon’s mom, Karen Cassidy, basically did all of the planning and decorating,” says Katie. “She knows my style and how I like to decorate. It was absolutely perfect, and she made it really special and unique.” The vintage bohemian-style wedding was complemented with colors of lavender, yellow and deep red. “It was really important to us that our families were equally represented in décor and pictures,” says Katie. For the décor, Karen used a lot of vintage objects and memorabilia from both families, including white

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gloves from the bride’s great grandmother and various antiques from the groom’s grandfather’s collection. The reception tablecloths were from family members, too. FAVORS: The couple gave coasters to

the 115 guests. The coasters featured the couple’s favorite engagement pictures. GREEN TOUCHES: At the reception, the

couple chose to use glassware and china to limit waste. SPECIAL MOMENTS: The ceremony

officiant was Katie’s Great-Uncle Bob: Robert Millikan, a retired circuit court judge from Douglas County, Oregon. “It was a really beautiful moment,” says Katie. Katie and Brandon appreciated that most of their family members attended their wedding, especially since some had to travel more than 1,000 miles to be there.

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The bride’s grandma, who was not able to attend, experienced the ceremony through FaceTime. The bride showed her that she was wearing the opal earrings she had given her. Katie works in the fashion field, and Brandon is a lumberjack. They make their home in California. VENUE: Family beach property, Ocean Shores CATERER: Pellegrino’s Catering CAKE: CakeCakes FLORIST: Tanglewoods Floral Boutique visit www.weddingandeventmagazine.com TO SEE MORE REAL WEDDINGS,

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Victorian-inspired bilingual wedding

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NNA AND JUAN RODRIGUEZ WERE MARRIED at

Westminster Presbyterian Church in Chehalis, the church where Anna’s grandmother and grandfather had been married 69 years earlier. “It was incredibly special for my grandma,” says Anna. “She had more than three tables of friends at the wedding!” The wedding took place Oct. 8, 2016.

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Anna’s grandmother gave her the Holy Bible that her husband had given her before her wedding. One of the flower girls carried it down the aisle during the ceremony.

the same icebreaker activity, but afterward both were too shy to talk with each other. Juan became friends with one of Anna’s roommates so he could spend more time near Anna. “Eventually Juan and I became Anna and Juan met at the University of friends, but it still took us two years to get California, Los Angeles, when the bride was the nerve to ask each other out,” says Anna. a freshman and the groom was a junior. They lived in the same dormitory. At the COLORS AND DÉCOR: Their classically beginning of the school year, they attended elegant wedding had a hint of Victorian SOUTH SOUND WEDDING & EVENT MAGAZINE | 2018


style, according to Anna. To complement the style, the color scheme was gold, blush and burgundy, with a hint of turquoise. The reception tablecloths were deep burgundy for guest tables and a lighter blush for the wedding party, because the bridesmaids wore burgundy dresses. The tables featured gold accents in the goldrimmed plates, gold flatware and patterned votives and frames. Vintage family crystal snack tray sets were used to decorate the table. The trays were filled with chocolates and the cups held pink flowers.

anna & juan COLORS AND DÉCOR: To complement the style, the color scheme was gold, blush and burgundy, with a hint of turquoise.

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held at the historic Hotel Washington. Juan’s brother brought special tequila from Mexico to share with family and friends at the rooftop bar — “a not-so-secret speakeasy,” according to Anna. The couple signed their marriage license there, too. GREEN TOUCHES: The couple used

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FAVORS: There was a photo booth, and

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avid Sounders FC fans, were married Nov. 13, 2016, at the Town Hall at Seabrook, in Pacific Beach. The couple met a couple of years ago after a Sounders match, thanks to a mutual friend who introduced them. The two soccer fans found that “we had multiple things in common,” says Kati. Their other common interests include attending Dave Matthews concerts, drinking craft beer and watching the Seahawks. VISION: The couple planned the wedding

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to express ‘us’ and to be true to who we are — our personalities and likes. I feel this came through in the décor and the music.” “We also wanted to express our gratitude to our family and friends for their love and support,” says Kati. “We may not have done things in traditional order, but there was certainly love shown to us, and we wanted to reciprocate that feeling, and our thankfulness to all of those who supported us in finally making it official.” THEME AND DÉCOR: With Kati’s love for

all “beachy” décor, it was natural that she chose to be married at the ocean. The ocean venue and beach theme evolved into a

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décor that included sand dollars, driftwood, starfish and oyster shells. “My grandparents lived on Puget Sound while I was growing up, and several items from their beach were used at the head table,” says Kati. In keeping with the beach theme, the wedding colors were shades of blue, aqua and turquoise, with white and silver. Kati’s signature blue color called “Kati color” by family and friends, is otherwise known as Baja blue.

kati & justin VISION: “I wanted to express ‘us’ and to be true to who we are — our personalities and likes. I feel this came through in the décor and the music,” says Kati.

VENUE: Kati works in the wedding and

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her strapless dress during her November wedding. “She estimates about 170 hours went into it — a true labor of love,” says Kati. SPECIAL MOMENTS: “Our daughter (almost

2 at the time) climbed onstage and stayed at our feet during the entire ceremony, stealing attention from the ceremony in progress, and the hearts of the guests,” says Kati. wrote good wishes, jokes and advice on wooden game pieces.

Justin’s parents were honored on the dance floor as the longest-married couple in the room.

RECEPTION DÉCOR: “I wanted lots of

sparkle and light,” says Kati. Tea light candles in glasses evoked a wave pattern everywhere. Sparkly linens reflected the light. The head table featured driftwood “Mr. and Mrs.” signs hanging from the back of the bride’s and groom’s chairs. “They were first used in my good friend’s wedding in Wisconsin,” says Kati. “I painted the Mr. and Mrs. in our colors, and now they now hang over our bed in our home.” As a nod to the groom’s favorite movie series, the cake topper had a Star Wars theme: “I Love You” and “I Know” lettering with silhouettes of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa and Harrison Ford as Han Solo. A beach-themed cake knife and server completed the cake table. The bar served wine from Dreaming Tree, Dave Matthews’s winery, along with assorted beers. “The . . . toast was very unique: I sourced blue [sparkling wine] (Blanc de Bleu), and guests toasted with a ‘Kati-colored’ toast,” says Kati. 60

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GREEN TOUCHES: The couple used recycled beach glass in some of the décor, and the bride purchased some items secondhand. The linens were rented. China and silverware were used instead of disposables. Leftover food was packaged and brought home after the wedding, not thrown out. FAVORS: The couple gave favors of flip-flop

bottle openers in the wedding colors.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS: The couple’s family

members helped decorate at their wedding. “The individual touches that our friends and family contributed meant a lot,” says Kati. Kati and a good friend traded favors by serving as on-site coordinators for each other’s weddings (about four months apart). The mother of the bride knit a lacy shawl for the bride to wear to keep her warm in

“We had the Seahawks game on in the bar area downstairs during the reception time, but didn’t expect it to be quite as much of a draw as it was. The end of the reception was marked with great celebration when the Seahawks won,” says Kati. “After all the family had departed, the wedding party and close friends had one last dance together, and that was very memorable,” she says. Kati works in the hospitality field, and Justin is a retail merchandiser. They make their home, with their daughter, in Gig Harbor. VENUE: Town Hall, Seabrook CATERER: Carr’s Catering CAKE: That Awesome Bakery FLORIST: Color Box Designs LINENS: Creative Coverings DJ: Adam’s DJ Service

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Kenyan couple honor God in colorful wedding

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HEN NYOKABI KAHURIA RELOCATED from

Kenya to Seattle, she didn’t know that her future husband, Karogo Gichaya, was living in Maryland. She felt unsettled in Seattle. Nyokabi says, “I prayed and fasted and told God if he gives me a husband, it will be confirmation that this is where he wants me.” Karogo’s aunt lived in Seattle, and she met Nyokabi. The

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aunt told Karogo that she knew a woman who would be perfect for him. “The first time we talked on the phone, we talked like people who had known each other all along,” says Nyokabi KahuriaKarogo. “God brought us together through the distance.” Nyokabi and Karogo were married July 29, 2017, at the STAR Center in Tacoma, in a

wedding full of love. “We wanted our guests to see that what matters is love,” says Nyokabi. “We wanted God to be glorified. He brought us together and He will keep us together.” SPECIAL MOMENTS: The couple’s pastor

from Maryland officiated the wedding. “He personalized the preaching, and it is something that I will never forget,” says Nyokabi. “Having our friends and families from all over the world cheering us on and

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nyokabi & karogo SPECIAL MOMENTS: “Having our friends and families from all over the world cheering us on and celebrating with us was an answer to prayer,” says Nyokabi.

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celebrating with us was an answer to prayer.” THEME AND DÉCOR: The couple wanted

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glittery things, so gold was a perfect choice. Blue was selected to offset the yellow and gold. ”The fresh flowers represented freshness,” says Nyokabi. The couple says their wedding vision came to life. “We had so much fun, we kept saying we can’t believe it’s over already,” says Nyokabi. “We felt as if we hadn’t danced enough!”

FAVORS: Each of the 300 guests received a

custom candy box in royal blue with gold lettering. “The guest count was very small considering it was a Kenyan wedding,” says Nyokabi. Nyokabi works as an event planner and a nursing assistant, and Karogo is a pest control specialist. They make their home in Maryland.

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Tips for unplugged weddings

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by the couple to capture the wedding and reception. Doing their jobs well is often challenging when guests with cell phones or cameras push in front of them to take photos. To avoid that scenario, consider confiscating all recording devices before the ceremony. Then guests can simply enjoy the event, and professional recorders won’t have to dodge others’ phones or cameras.

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FOUR people to dispense the devices. 5. THE COUPLE SHOULD BE AVAILABLE

at some point for guests to take photos of them, perhaps after the emcee has announced them at the reception. 6. IF YOU DON’T WANT PHOTOS TAKEN

during the reception, either, keep the devices safe during that time. 7. IF YOU DON’T WANT TO TAKE AWAY PHONES AND CAMERAS, then request that

guests not take photos during the ceremony. 8. SIGN TEXT SUGGESTION: “Welcome 1. POST A SIGN at the entrance of the to our unplugged ceremony. Please turn off ceremony asking guests to turn in cell your phones and cameras.” phones, cameras and video cameras. If you 9. SIGN TEXT SUGGESTION: “Welcome prefer not to do this, go to number 7. to our unplugged wedding. We invite you 2. ASK TWO TO FOUR PEOPLE TO to be fully present during our ceremony. COLLECT guests’ recording devices and put Please turn off all cell phones and cameras. each in a bag with the guest’s name. Thank you.” 3. ASK ONE OR TWO PEOPLE TO 10. SIGN TEXT SUGGESTION: “There’s GUARD the precious devices during the a woman here with a big, impressive ceremony. During that time, the bags can camera. We invited her here to capture our be arranged in alphabetical order for easy special day. So that you can be fully present distribution after the ceremony. with us, we ask that you please keep your 4. AFTER THE CEREMONY, GET AT LEAST cameras and phones tucked away.”

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Simple, natural wedding at Northwest Trek

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After the ceremony, they enjoyed a dinner in the same location. “It was so awesome that our guests got to experience this part at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park of Washington state,” says Amelia. Usually because they wanted to be surrounded by their visitors stay in Seattle. nature and animals. “We wanted to keep the Pacific Northwest feel in our ceremony,” says COLORS AND DÉCOR: Following a Amelia. “We feel Northwest Trek captured it wedding color theme of lavender, they perfectly; the setting was amazing.” used fresh lavender and baby’s breath in the bouquets, boutonnieres and The couple’s best friends introduced them. centerpieces. The couple, helped by the “People who know us know how much fun wedding party, assembled the centerpieces we have together,” says Amelia. “We laugh in vases purchased from antique shops. together and just really enjoy each other’s They purchased lavender and white paper company.” After an 18-month engagement, lanterns to hang on the wires of the white they were married July 15, 2017. lights provided by Northwest Trek.

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VISION: With a vision of a simple wedding

in a natural and comfortable environment, the couple wanted guests to enjoy the beauty of the park. When the 60 wedding guests arrived, they were transported on the Northwest Trek tram, which winds through the park, so the guests got a mini tour on the way to the wedding ceremony site overlooking Horseshoe Lake.

GREEN TOUCHES: The couple borrowed

décor items from friends or repurposed items from their home. “We didn’t buy a lot of decorations,” says Amelia. “We really accepted anything that people had that they wanted us to use.” FAVORS: Guests received wooden magnets

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real weddings with the couple’s names and wedding date. Amelia worked in the banking industry and is now a stay-at-home mother. Michael works in construction. They and their young son make their home in Puyallup. VENUE: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park CATERER: Lancer Catering CAKE: Cupsakes FLORISTS: Blitz & Co. Florist (bride’s bouquet, groom’s boutonniere and baby’s breath), Mountain Meadow Lavender (lavender)

amelia & michael SPECIAL MOMENTS: “People who know us know how much fun we have together,” says Amelia. “We laugh together and just really enjoy each other’s company.”

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traditional American tuxedos in black with red vests and ties. “The apparel showed two November 2015, when the cultures coming together,” says Maryam. bride’s sister set the couple up to The bride wore a traditional Indian meet during a college break. Two years later, wedding dress in white while the groom, Maryam and Andrew Keller were married, Andrew, wore a black tuxedo with a white on July 29, 2017, at Tacoma Union Station. shirt and silver vest and bowtie. HIS IS A LOVE-AT-FIRSTSIGHT STORY. It began in

COLORS AND DÉCOR: The red-and-

gold, royal-themed wedding embodied the mixing of the Indian and American cultures. “We wanted to portray the beauty of two people, cultures and families coming together,” says Maryam. BRIDAL PARTY ATTIRE: The bridal party

wore apparel from both cultures. The bridesmaids wore red Indian gowns and Indian gold jewelry. The groomsmen wore

VENUE: “We loved how colorful and

beautiful the building was,” says Maryam. “The shape of the building reminded us of a very beautiful cathedral in Europe, and we loved how our guests could walk around and enjoy the gorgeous Chihuly artwork.” RECEPTION DÉCOR: The 150 guests

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table featured red-and-gold thrones. “The table settings portrayed our very royal theme,� says Maryam. GREEN TOUCHES: Silk flowers were used

at the wedding and reception.

FAVORS: Guests found gold goodie bags

containing candy and lovebird salt and pepper shakers on their place settings.

Maryam works as a paralegal, and Andrew is a dentist. They make their home in Bellevue.


VENUE: Tacoma Union Station CATERER: Shalimar Restaurant & Catering CAKE AND CUPCAKES: Hello Cupcakes, Celebrity Cake Studio FLORIST/RENTALS: A Tailored Affair

maryam & andrew DÉCOR: “We wanted to portray the beauty of two people, cultures and families coming together,” says Maryam.

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Rustic country wedding in Chehalis PHOTOS BY JEROME TSO PHOTOGRAPHY

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ANNAH AND LUCAS HECK MARRIED SEPT. 10, 2016, at

The Orchard at Sunshine Hill, in Chehalis. They have known each other for many years. Since middle school, Hannah has been best friends with the groom’s sister, and during those years, she met Lucas. “I stole my sister’s best friend,” says Lucas.

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how over the years we stayed close friends but went our own ways and then how God brought us back together and how we fell in love,” says Hannah. “We also wanted to communicate how our faith is what keeps our relationship strong and how grateful we were to all our guests for the parts they played in our lives.”

hannah & lucas SPECIAL MOMENTS: “…we have so many memories in Centralia and Chehalis, so getting married in the area was very important to us,” says Hannah.

VISION: “When we were planning our

wedding, we really took time to think about things that were significant and personal to us and incorporated those things into the wedding and reception,” says Hannah. “We wanted to be sure to have Lucas’s favorite root beer.” Their families were involved in the wedding, and all their siblings, nieces and nephews were in the wedding party. “Our sister-in-law is an amazing violinist and it was important to us that she played as I walked down the aisle, and Lucas’s sister, my best friend sang,” said Hannah. VENUE: The couple had one of the first

weddings at the new venue. It’s a huge farm that features stunning views of Mount Rainier. The lights in the apple trees sparkle at night. “We wanted to keep our wedding simple and enjoy the rustic style,” says Hannah. DÉCOR: The couple’s families were actively

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“A memorable moment from our ceremony was when our niece, who was our flower girl, stopped in the middle of the aisle and froze for several minutes, stalling the wedding and making everyone laugh,” says

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Hannah. “A favorite and most memorable moment during our ceremony was when the bride’s best friend, the groom’s sister, sang a song as we took communion together.”

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Natural wedding in the woods PHOTOS BY JIM AND STEPHANIE SUTHERLIN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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ASEY AND GABE MOREN MET IN 1999, when they

were children. Their families were friends for years but lost touch when Kasey’s family moved to Skagit Valley. Kasey and Gabe re-established their friendship in October 2016 and began dating a few months later. They married June 4, 2017, at Gold Mountain Golf Club. The outdoor ceremony was held in a forested area of the golf club property. “We wanted to portray the love we have for each other as well as our love for Jesus Christ,” says Kasey. “Our ceremony was very Godcentered.” When Kasey’s dad had walked her down the aisle and she was standing next to him and her future husband, her dad read a poem he had written.

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forest is so beautiful, with all of the trees and strings of lights, that we just added flowers to the arbor and mason jars with flowers on the wood stumps along the aisle,” says Kasey. RECEPTION DÉCOR: Using colors of steel

blue, mauve and taupe, the couple carried the rustic theme through to the indoor reception. A wooden pallet with their initials was placed behind the head table. The 250 guests sat at farm tables indoors.

Many elements of the reception were provided by family members. Kasey’s father made the wood arbor for the ceremony. Gabe’s parents made and painted a wood frame for photos. Kasey purchased flowers from a flower supply store in Tacoma, and she and her three sisters made the

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bouquets and centerpieces. Kasey’s mother baked and decorated the wedding cake. SPECIAL MOMENTS: During the

ceremony, Kasey’s veil fell off, “I didn’t even notice,” she says. After the reception, the couple and photographers went to Brownsville Marina in Bremerton to take a few pictures. “That was where we had one of our first dates, and it is where we were engaged, and now where we took our wedding pictures,” says Kasey. “I guess you could say that place is pretty special to us.” Kasey is a nanny, and Gabe is a retail manager. They make their home in Silverdale. VENUE: Gold Mountain Golf Club

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kasey & gabe SPECIAL MOMENTS: During the ceremony, Kasey’s veil fell off, “I didn’t even notice,” she says.

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when it’s done with 320 other people in a magical setting. Arts patrons raised $350,000 for the arts education programs of Tacoma’s Broadway Center for the Performing Arts — funds that will reach nearly 50,000 learners.

ceremonies were performers dressed as Albus Dumbledore and Dobby the house elf — characters in the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling — in accord with the evening’s theme.

Guests entered through a large tent — transformed into a train station — outside the Pantages Theater. At the station’s Platform The 11th annual fundraising event Star Chefs 9¾, guests walked past piles of vintage luggage, on Broadway was held in March 2017 at the trunks and birdcages all waiting to be loaded Pantages Theater in Tacoma. Built in 1918, the onto the train. Market lights zigzagged across ornate Pantages Theater was the perfect venue the tent, creating a warm glow. to be transformed into the lavish grandeur of the Great Hall at Hogwarts School. It took The lobby was filled with whimsical and more than a magic wand to create the look, magical colors. Behind each chef station but PJ Hummel & Co., an award-winning — against a vintage, hand-painted blue design company, has the team, expertise and backdrop with gold stars — was a 6-footprops to create enchanting events. tall chalkboard wall displaying the vendor name and menu items. Alongside food Five restaurants provided food for the stations were 8-foot-tall topiaries and guests, and several wineries and distilleries 5-foot-tall oversized birdcages. The lobby provided beverages. The masters of was accented with old-world-inspired 88

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burgundy-and-gold brocade drapery with burgundy sheers and gold tassels. Assorted barrels, wooden crates and curiosities completed the look, transporting guests to the wizarding world. In the upstairs lobby, two uniquely decorated bars entertained arts patrons. The Three Broomsticks featured a rustic wooden bar accented by barrels, wicker bottles, a serpent and butter beer. The second bar was a glamorous recreation of the Leaky Cauldron. It featured a woodframed glow bar in front of a dazzling

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burgundy-satin archway. Vintage barrels, trunks, a large birdcage and cauldrons were along the sides. As guests entered the theater, a stunning 20-foot-tall, hand-painted, Hogwartsinspired castle appeared on the upper balcony. A forest of 9-foot-tall glitter trees,

the Dark Forest, framed the room and sparkled in thematic lighting. Dozens of owls soared above guests, and four enchanting candle chandeliers sparkled while mysteriously floating up and down throughout the evening. The dining area featured crush linens in

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Hogwarts house colors of crimson, deep blue, pale gold and green, which picked up the special lighting in the theater. The tables were paired with vintage-style wooden chairs. Unique centerpieces featured groupings in two styles. One style consisted of gilded mermaid candlesticks standing tall in front of stacked vintage weddingandeventmagazine.com | 

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books with additional gilded candlesticks, pillar candles, vintage red-glass hurricane lamps and mercury-glass votives. Other tables twinkled in the night with wild-wire candelabras paired with tall lanterns, potion bottles and mercury-glass votives. All centerpieces sat atop pages from the Harry Potter novel series.

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VENUE: Pantages Theater DESIGN, DECOR: PJ Hummel & Co. PERFORMERS: EnJoy Productions BAND: Davina & The Vagabonds

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its second public fundraising event, NEON, in June 2017 at Tin Can Alley in Tacoma’s Dome District. The 350 guests raised $50,000 to fund Spaceworks programs for Tacoma creative entrepreneurs, artists and makers. The NEON event featured a variety of performing artists, along with painters and other creative artists. While guests snacked on fresh oysters and other appetizers, they roamed the room to see silent auction items on display — many of which were art pieces or gift certificates for musical performances. Art patrons watched two artists in an art battle painting on large canvases. Guests purchased raffle tickets to get a chance at winning one of the artists’ paintings. There was also a ring toss to win bottles of booze, as well as other activities. SOUTH SOUND WEDDING & EVENT MAGAZINE | 2018

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“Three neon signs were custom-made by artist Galen Turner, at our request,” says Heather Joy, manager of Spaceworks. Those signs were displayed at NEON. For several weeks before the event, the signs were on display in the windows of the old Woolworth store to promote the NEON event. “We promoted to the guests that at 7:30 that evening, there would be mystery musical guests,” says Joy. Tall, moveable walls of faux shrubbery were rolled away to reveal the combined band Kim Archer and Champagne Sunday, performing “Where the Streets Have No Name” by the band U2. “The crowd was very excited to see the band,” says Joy.

space and technical assistance available to artists and creative entrepreneurs who are transforming Tacoma into an economically stronger and more culturally vibrant city. Since 2010 Spaceworks has transformed vacancy to vitality in over 40 spaces by supporting 90 creative small businesses, 140 street-side art installations and a multitude of community art events. ORGANIZATION: Spaceworks Tacoma VENUE: Tin Can Alley DESIGN AND DECOR: PJ Hummel & Co. BANDS: The Happy Sinners; Kim Archer Band and Champagne Sunday DJ: Pressa CATERING: Jonz Catering TRANSPORTATION: Downtown: On the Go!

For the live auction, auctioneer Laura Michalek took the stage under a glowing hanging-garden art installation by Jennifer Robbins. Tin Can Alley, the venue for NEON, also houses the décor and offices for PJ Hummel & Co., an award-winning design and décor company. “When you have an event there, you can choose from all those items,” says Joy. “You give her your vision for the space and she’ll bring it together, or she can come up with the décor ideas. We were thrilled to work with her and her team.” ABOUT SPACEWORKS

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Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce www.sheltonchamber.org Mailing: P.O. Box 2389 , Shelton, WA 98584 Location: 215 W. Railroad Ave., Shelton, WA 98584 800-576-2021, 360-426-2021 LEWIS COUNTY

The Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce www.tourlewiscounty.com 500 NW Chamber of Commerce Way Chehalis, WA 98532 800-525-3323, 360-748-8885

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Grays Harbor Tourism www.visitgraysharbor.com Mailing: P.O. Box 1229, Elma, WA 98541 800-621-9625

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Travel Tacoma + Pierce County www.traveltacoma.com Visitor Information Center, first floor, Greater Tacoma Convention Center 1516 Commerce St., Tacoma, WA 98402 253-830-6799 Lakewood Chamber of Commerce www.lakewood-chamber.com 6310 Mount Tacoma Dr. SW, Suite B Lakewood, WA 98499 253-582-9400

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