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Dana & Kris’s Wedding

Jun
24

Written by stephanie | Northwest Wedding, Pacific Northwest, Spring, Weddings

This is an extra special post for us at Solomon Event Planning! We always enjoy featuring the weddings we coordinate, but this bride and groom are close to our hearts. Dana and Stephanie (founder of SEP) have built a strong and everlasting partnership over the last 8 years. Dana has worked hard to help bring client’s event dreams to reality. After helping so many brides tie the knot, we were touched to see Dana follow suit. We couldn’t be happier for her! She and Kris were made for each other!

Family and friends mean the most to this couple and you could see that in every detail. From the exclusive guest list to the cake topper, the evening affair was personal.  Dana’s father wore tokens of those in remembrance; his father’s cufflinks and a gold button from his mother’s wedding dress. The mini bride and groom standing atop the cake was nothing short of amazing – a vintage cake topper from her grandmother and grandfather’s wedding in 1947. Even Millie, the couple’s adorable dog, attended the affair.

Some couples have to admit that the groom doesn’t have much responsibility during wedding planning, but for Dana and Kris this wasn’t the case. The groom’s passion and career revolve around wine. He worked exceptionally hard searching out the perfect bottles of wine and champagne to complement the incredible menu. The couple worked with Mauro, Assaggio’s head chef, to create a totally unique 5-course menu, complete with their favorite dishes and desserts.

Dana and Kris wanted to create an intimate space in the restaurant so SEP set up draping that helped to transform the open area.  Dana chose a buttery yellow, soft whites and hints of blush that went exceptionally well with the refined style of the venue. The flooring and rich colored wood made the color scheme pop. As far as decorations went, we brought in mixed metals and mercury glass to add a touch of elegance. In the photos below you’ll see how gorgeous the decor and tablescapes turned out.

Speaking of gorgeous, how stunning was Dana in her blush colored dress?! She was picture perfect wearing her Monique Lhuillier dress and Badgley Mischka heels. Pictures do not do her or the wedding justice. Congratulations, Dana and Kris!

We are forever grateful for the generous contributions and hard work of the following contributors: Assaggio’s Ristorante, Rev. Mary Calhoun, Austin Beaver Productions, Stephanie Cristalli, New Renaissance Cakes, Dante’s Hot Dogs, Choice Linens, Tiara’s On Location, Phototainment, Kelligraphy, Silberman Brown Stationers, Rachel Brandzel Creative, Diving Designs Bridal Boutique, Hotel Andra, Grand Event Rentals, and Pedersen’s Rentals. Dana’s day would not have been the same without you all!

 

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Lucy & Elliott’s Wedding

Jun
19

Written by stephanie | Color Scheme, Floral, Pacific Northwest, Photography, Summer, Weddings

It’s hard to put into words a celebration as magical as this one! Lucy and Elliott’s wedding took place last August on Bainbridge Island. Her family had the perfect location for a summer wedding on the water. Friends and family opened their homes to the weekend celebration and all of the guests were able to stay on the island. Many personal touches helped make this wedding extra special. White paper parasols helped shade the ladies from the sun, hand painted signs directed guests along the grounds, and Billie J, their dog, was a very important part of the wedding. She even joined them at the altar 🙂

Guests mingled during a cocktail hour to the tunes of The Blackberry Bushes, a Northwest string band. This was the perfect musical back drop for the rustic yet romantic wedding. We really loved the mix of burlap and wood elements with the soft color palette. The bridesmaids wore the beautiful blush color that was also adorned in Lucy’s bouquet and floral arrangements. How stunning do they look next to the groomsmen in their cream suits and mint-colored ties? The whole feel of the wedding exuded Lucy and Elliott’s polished and laid-back style.

Scroll below to see their radiant snapshots…

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A Complete Wedding Weekend

Sometimes we find, as we get to go back through past events picking our favorite images to showcase the decor and details, we just don’t have the blog space to share every images that truly tell the full event story This wedding in particular, while visually stunning, was also a stunning production! The couple created a warm, welcoming and busy weekend for their guests and we’d like to walk you through some of the many moments, verbally as well as visually.

Beginning Thursday evening, the soon to be Mr. and Mrs. hosted a welcome dinner for wedding party, family and out of town guests at the Library Bistro in the Alexis Hotel, just two blocks from the pier covered Seattle waterfront. Rehearsal dinner followed that Friday evening, continuing the waterfront theme with a sunset cruise and dinner aboard an iconic Argosy Seattle cruise ship. The wedding day festivities took place Saturday at The Arctic Club, a historic property originally used during the Klondike gold rush as a clubhouse for miners and businessmen on their way to Alaska. The property has been beautifully rehabbed, while keeping tasteful and playful touches of the 1900s decadence and gold rush memorabilia. The most stunning of the restorations is he gorgeous stain glass Dome Room, where the ceremony and wedding reception took place. Guests enjoyed libations at the hotel’s glamorous Polar Bar, as we flipped the Dome Room to transition from the afternoon ceremony to evening dinner and dancing. The perfect wedding weekend ended with a sweet farewell brunch at The Arctic Club to thank guests once more for joining in their marital celebration.

Now, please enjoy the detail shots of the wedding weekend, taken by Stephanie Cristalli Photography, to accompany the full detailed schedule above!

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Currently Coveting: Ladylike Gloves

Dec
16

Written by stephanie | Fall, Fashion, Wedding Gloves, Wedding Trends, Weddings, Winter

While winter weddings can present their logistical challeneges, they certainly broaded the accessories horizon for the big day! We thought we would take a moment to explore what we feel is an underutilized wedding accent, ladylike gloves. There are many interpretations and options; they could be selected for warmth, to introduce a pattern or texture to your gown, we’d love to even see a pop of color! Gloves add a formality and femininity, try donning a pair, much like a veil, just for the ceremony, thus adding to the “unveiling” effect at the reception. Perhaps this coming year, the dainty wedding glove is the new statement shoe in the world of wedding wardrobes?

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Winter Wedding Save the Dates

Dec
8

Written by stephanie | Holiday, Trends, Wedding Trends, Weddings, Winter

As we find ourselves right in the middle of holiday season, with family gatherings and celebrations abound, wedding proposals and plans seem to go hand in hand. Please enjoy this timely collection of inspiring holiday Save the Dates. Of course Save the Dates are appropriate for your general holiday entertaining, particularly for New Years Eve parties and soirees as well. We hope that if you have party planning on the mind, you’ll love this collection of wintery cards. save the date blog 1save date 5save blog 6save the date blog 2save blog 4save blog 3