Rick & Maddy, I love this couple (adorable, funny, both come from the BEST families), I love their story (guys, they MET in the SECOND GRADE!) aaaaaand I REALLY love their wedding, (it was fun wedding, with SO many of Seattle’s greatest vendors and wowza was the weather more than perfect).  Oh, wait! I nearly forgot to tell you… we got to drive the golf carts, so that was a bonus for sure!  HA!  Here are a few of my favorite images from Rick & Maddy’s wedding at the Bear Creek Country Club – I hope you enjoy looking through these photos. :0)

Coordinator / Katie with Sprinkled in Seattle | Venue / Bear Creek Country Club | Officiant / Annemarie Juhlian | Florist /  Woodinville Florists | Makeup / Hanna Mazur | DJ / Gumbeaux with Magnolia Rhapsody | Photographers / Barbie Hull Photography & Loren Callahan (THANKS LOREN!! SUPER FUN WORKING WITH YOU!!)

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Everyone from Seattle seems to be running to Iceland as fast as they can, well – THIS Icelandic company is running here to Seattle as fast as they can, AND what neighborhood do they choose?? Mine of course. :0)  Reyka Vodka LOVES Fremont, Washington… you know it! I mean, I know why they do, quite obvious… it’s where I choose to live – it’s a kickass neighborhood.  There are trolls under bridges, statues of cool people, rocket ships – I mean it’s KNOWN for being the center of the universe, and NOT just my universe…. everyone’s.  Oh yeah, and every other building is a REALLY cool bar, like HA! and Add-A-Ball and Fremont Brewing and 9 Million in Unmarked Bills just to name a few.  Although now that I named those – like ten more have already popped into my head, you’ll just have to come check out the hood for yourself! (call me when you do, we can grab a drink!) – Now that I’ve told you about the coolest neighborhood…. let me show you some photos of the coolest bartender, meet Trevor Schneider from Brooklyn NY – he walked off of the plane into this shoot and this guy, SO hilarious!  Be sure to keep an eye out for this handsome devil in the pages of Seattle Met Magazine in the coming months, you know… because it’s cool. :0)

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I’ve known Chris for a few years now, you probably recognize him, the cool kid who ran the show at the Columbia Tower Club.  Last Saturday, let me tell you – he got a WHOLE lot cooler when he married the funniest, sweetest, nicest girl on the planet!  Amy & Chris are a dynamo couple, they had SUCH a great wedding, I just wish you all could have been there to enjoy it.  All of the laughs, the dancing, the whiskey tasting and the DEEEELICIOUS food, wow!  Since you weren’t able to – I took a few photos to share with you. :0)



Chris & Amy’s Wedding Team 

Venue – Columbia Tower Club

Planner – Janel with Occaisons Event Planning

Florist – Ravenna Bloom

Hair & Makeup – Off White Hair & Makeup

Dress – I do Bridal

Photographers – Barbie Hull Photography & Carol Harrold Photography

DJ – Sean with Seattle Parties

Caterer – Columbia Tower Club

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Check it out, there is a fun workshop coming up!  April 28th 6-9pm the Blooms and Chalk Workshop will be taking place in Fremont (my favorite neighborhood) where you will be sipping champagne (because bubbles make everything better) getting some tips and tricks on how to arrange some beautiful spring florals, and learning how to do that fancy chalk writing we are always so envious of!!  The three talented ladies you will be spending the evening with are Jean Louise of Juniper Flowers, Emily of Sweet Pea Events & Katie of Chalk Boss.   There are only ten spaces available and not only will you be leaving with the knowledge picked up that evening – but also some fancy swag by the gals too!

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Kevin & Diana got HITCHED!!  It was a ridiculously rainy Seattle day, giving us the BEST reason to pull out the Bella Umbrella vintage rentals – GORGEOUS!  The ceremony was on the West Seattle Water Taxi (SWEETEST!) and we went for a rainy day vintage car ride down Alki to their home, stopping a few places for some rainy day portraits (always a fav!) before heading off to Salty’s for a DEEELICIOUS dinner and some fun dancing!  Such a sweet personalized, perfect for Kevin & Diana kind of day!  I had a lot of fun… and hope they did too!

 

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First of all, let me say that Frank and Hillary are the Get Hitched, Give Hope Couple of the YEAR!  :0)  Making Dreams come true with every vendor they hired!!  They are wonderful people, with the BEST families and the CUTEST son… I mean, little Mikey – look at him, ADORABLE!!  And now – I have to be honest here…it is TOO much fun when your best friends little sister gets MARRIED!!  The whole DAY is a party!!  Becca and I took EVERY opportunity to laugh our faces off with everyone we photographed.  Not to brag – but, we had the MOST fun!!  Starting at the Alexis hotel to get ready, sipping champagne and maybe a little whiskey from the camera flask! Meeting up at Gasworks park for a CHIIILLLY portrait sesh, and off to the Skansonia where there was the sweetest ceremony followed by the ULTIMATE dance party. We never wanted it to end!

Each year we donate a wedding to Get Hitched, Give Hope – a fancy shmancy party at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle where brides, grooms and all of their people get dolled up to enjoy bevvies, bites and amazing ambiance!! Most importantly, they get to hire their photographer, florist, planner, invitation designer, DJ, videographer, choose their jewelry maker, gown designer, custom suit fitting, I mean… they could LITERALLY plan their entire wedding in one night! BOOM.  BONUS is that every dollar they spend goes to charity!!  Yuuuuup!  Get Hitched, Give Hope is 100% volunteer and donation driven – we give as much as humanly possible to Dream Foundation and to Young Survival Coalition.  Making a HUGE difference in many peoples lives – AND you get to say that your wedding made many people’s dreams come true.  Win-Win-Win-Win!  Everyone wins!

Frank & Hillary hired the BEST folks in Seattle, and I think 90% of them are Get Hitched, Give Hope sponsors and donors!!  Thank You EVERYONE for working so hard and helping to make DREAMS come true!

 

Photography – Barbie Hull Photography & Rebecca Ellison Photography

Hair & Makeup – Salon Maison

Hotel – The Alexis Seattle

DJ – Braden Landon

Photo Booth – 321Foto

Dress – The Dress Theory 

Venue – MV Skansonia







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This last weekend I had the pleasure to be a part of the 1st Annual I Do Sodo wedding showcase featuring so many of Seattle’s top wedding vendors set up in the venues of the SODO area of downtown Seattle.  There were seven amazing stops, Safeco field, Westland Distillery, Sodo Park, Within Sodo, Kerloo Cellars, Canvas and my favorite – The Metropolist!  The nicest, sweetest most kind part of the tour is that a percentage of the income of the tour goes to Get Hitched, Give Hope – the event that brings the wedding community together to give back!  (THANK YOU for helping us deliver dreams!!)

When you walked into the Metropolist it was like you were walking into a party in Palm Springs!  It was light and airy, full of colorful decor including astroturf, pink flamingos and pineapples!  I could describe it for days, but instead just take a peek at a few of the photos – you’ll see!

 

 

Event Planning By/ Perfectly Posh, Photos By/ Barbie Hull Photography, Coffee Cart/  Espresso Elegance, Floral & Decor/  Butter & Bloom,  Invites & Paper By/ Songbird Paperie, DJ/ Bamboo Beats, Photo Booth/ Snapbar, Specialty Decor By/ Vintage Ambiance, Rentals By/ Cort Party Rentals, Bridal Gowns By/  Le Salon, Catering By/ City Catering, The Sidecar Mobile Bar, Draping By/ Prop Gallery, Desserts / A La Mode Pies, Makeup By/ Ambra Emerald Eyes Roaming Photographer / Laurel McConnell, Benefitting Charity/ Get Hitched Give Hope 

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Libby & TJ get HITCHED IN THE HAY!

You know I LOVE a good destination wedding and this one really tops the charts!!  There are SO many stories I could tell you, I don’t even know where to begin…. First of all Libby & TJ are the COOLEST (duh), they picked Pendleton to get married (where Libby grew up!) SUCH a gorgeous place!  Normally the hottest time of the year the weather decided to mix things up for us – there were wild fires happening all around causing this bizarre red sky AND THEN those red skies decided to open up and downpour (like really downpour) right as we were starting portraits.  This made for some AMAZING opportunities for crazy weather photos – dark skies, wet streets, a great reason to use big umbrellas, oh – and of course, time to pop into the Rainbow Cafe and have a drink or two.  Thankfully, the skies went back to their beautiful soft color, the sun popped out and gave us a gorgeous sunset then moonrise. We had RIDICULOUS amounts of fun!! Dancing through town, riding a tractor to the ceremony at the White Barn (NEAT!) an icy machine & beer truck at the reception we couldn’t have asked for a more exciting, beautiful, love filled day. I wish we could celebrate these two every fall!!

Here are a few of my favorite images from the day,

 

Libby & TJ – thank you for trusting us to capture your day, Jennifer and I had the BEST time and we love you (and your family/friends) to pieces!!

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