Thursday, January 24, 2008

A perfect wedding

I recently received my wedding pictures from my September 2007 wedding and had such fun reliving the week long affair. (thank you, Janet Klinger Photography). As a Professional Wedding & Event Planner, it was especially fun to plan my own wedding and the week long events that led up to our special day. Our guests came from across the globe to celebrate with us and we were so honored.

I've decided to blog a bit about that special day and share some of the fun ideas that came to life.

Rehearsal Dinner:

One thing that we decided to do was to have a good old fashioned BBQ in lieu of the traditional rehearsal dinner. Because the majority of our guests were staying at the resort where the rehearsal and reception took place, mixing a casual 'getting to know you' evening with a semi-formal afternoon wedding seemed to be a fun combination.

It was a fantastic night. We had delicious food from Todd "Spaddy" Spadafore's company -
Spady's Smokehouse in Poulsbo, Washington. Todd and his team are so delightful to work with and their BBQ is second to none.

My dear friend, Julie Borrud, the genius behind the floral design firm
Bella Rugosa provided the most gorgeous arrangements - using a variety of sunflowers, twinkle lights, votives, etc. When Julie puts her hand on any project, the results are always spectacular.

We provided sparklers for the kids (both young and old), sang along with a local guitarist and of course had all the makings for s'mores. There is nothing more rewarding for an event planner than to look around a wedding or special event that you've planned and witness the couples vision come to life and to see their guests enjoying themselves. When it is your own wedding, that reward seems even greater.

Oh, and that's me and my incredibly handsome husband in the upper right corner. (We love any excuse to wear glo-bands.)

Stay tuned for more about the big day.

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Angel said...

The sunflowers are beautiful!
Thanks for looks like everyone has a wonderful (aka fun, awesome, and laid-back) time. We did a BBQ rehearsal too, and it just added to the relaxed atmosphere of the wedding day. Hey, any chance of seeing those photos?

Kim said...

Congratulations!! It is so fun to see photos, what a wonderful week it must have been.. you look so happy :).