I first met Lisa and Matt at last spring while they were in town meeting with their wedding planners, the lovely ladies from Maris Events. Lisa and Matt are from the east coast and were planning their June destination wedding at Alderbrook Resort and Spa. I knew immediately this was a couple I wanted to work with - they were so sweet and such a delight to work with. If you have never had the chance to go to Alderbrook Resort and Spa, make sure you get there at some point. It is a lovely setting and your blood pressure is sure to go down a few notches just being in the quiet, wooded setting while enjoying the Hood Canal water view.
I loved Lisa and Matt's bold use of color - red's, yellows and green's. Roses, orchids, hydrangeas and succulents were featured in the arrangements. Lisa carried a bouquet filled with hydrangeas, roses, orchids and freesia. Table arrangements had floating candles in simple pillar vases with large clusters of flowers and succulents surrounded by glassy baby votives.
I created a large arbor arrangement that was transferred to the head table after the ceremony was over so they could continue to enjoy it. Of course, I had my right hand man/best friend (my husband) helping me out (see bottom picture). That man always amazes me with his willingness to help out when needed! Of course, I usually have to buy him a nice beer or whiskey and occasionally a meal, but it is well worth it.
Alissa Lawton of Maris Events created all of the paper products used on the tables. There is no shortage of talent in my dear friend Alissa and it is always a pleasure working with her and her assistant Elle.
Let's not forget the talented team of Rick + Anna Photography who provided the images below. They continue to capture memorable moments and are always a fun couple to have on the team. One of the requests Lisa and Matt made was to have photos of them with their vendors so I was lucky enough to get a photo of me with them - which almost never happens so this is a special treasure!
Working in this industry you get to work with a lot of vendors and often you make lifetime friendships and partnerships that work really well. We call ourselves "The A-Team" and everyone from the wedding planner to the DJ worked so well together that the event came together without a hitch!
Thank you Lisa and Matt for allowing me to be part of your special day.
Venue: Alderbrook Resort and Spa
Coordination: Maris Events
Photography: Rick + Anna Photography
DJ: Cory Kolillis - Soundefx