Holly & Kristian: The Fisherman and Wedding Planner

The very first time I met Holly Patton was at a Get Hitched Give Hope event team meeting back in 2011! We were on the GHGH Events Team together for five years! And if you know anything about Get Hitched Give Hope, you can imagine how many hours we spent together planning these amazing charity galas year after year. First, as colleagues, but after just a short time, as friends. That’s right, Holly is a wedding planner too! She is the owner of very fabulous and award winning, Perfectly Posh Events! So what do you do when you are a wedding planner and are getting married!? You hire a day of coordinator so you don’t have to stress about anything on your wedding day!! Or in Holly’s case… you win one! Uh huh, Holly won my day of wedding package at Get Hitched Give Hope during the silent auction!! For those of you who aren't familiar with the GHGH catch phrase, it's “Get gorgeous goods, while giving back"… That’s right you guys, I’M THE GORGEOUS GOODS! Haha! But in all seriousness, I felt honored that she would choose me and put her trust in my hands for her own wedding day.

I have to say, the one super nice thing about having a wedding planner as a client is that they are beyond organized! My work here was not tough people! And I got to see a ton of awesome vendors at the dance party!! Bonus!

Holly is the uber feminine girly girl who wears dresses and heels on the reg. I mean, her company is called Perfectly Posh and she fits the name to a T! Now let’s cut to Kristian. He is the quintessential guy's, guy. He’s a skier, golfer, and a fisherman. But like actually a legit fisherman. As in, he is in Alaska half of the year on a commercial boat. So these two together are the best version of opposites attract. But on their wedding day, they couldn’t have been better as one. She was the happiest I had ever seen her and he looked at her like she was the most gorgeous bride on the planet. And everyone at the wedding could see it. It was amazing.

Of course, being that it was a major wedding planner's wedding, it had to be the ‘STORM OF THE YEAR’ in Seattle… The news made it sound like Armageddon was coming! Between the DJ, the venue, and myself we had multiple calls about renting generators, getting extra candles, umbrellas- the whole nine yards! Luckily the power stayed on all day. It rained, even poured, but we were ready for it!

Anne Bradfield of Floressence did the flowers and homegirl crushed it! The ceremony backdrop with the wine barrels was beyond phenomenal!! She added foliage and flowers to the chairs on the aisles, which turned into to the chairs for the head table. Pair that with the lights from Vintage Ambiance and the aisle was gorgeous!

Following the ceremony, we transformed the ballroom into a stunning dinner setting! Holly created a beautiful design and it was truly a show stopper when the doors were reopened for guests!

Holly’s dad, Terry, owns Espresso Elegance, so of course there were a few coffee carts in the mix with their ‘signature coffees.' And talk about desserts! There were macarons during cocktail hour if you needed a sugar boost, 7 (!!!) cakes from Met Market, a surprise ski themed cake for Kristian from BAKED. and a late night popcorn bar with sweet and savory flavors! Kristian proposed with a ring in Holly’s popcorn bowl so it was only fitting that they enjoy some on their wedding day as well!

Guests were entertained all night with miniature golf, a photobooth, and a packed dance floor courtesy of Austin Beaver! One surprise that Holly definitely didn’t see coming was when a team of our fellow vendors made a grand entrance to her favorite song, "Baby, Baby" by Amy Grant (Yes, you read that correctly, that is her fav song) with a parade of pink dolphin balloons! When Holly was little her favorite color was pink and her favorite animal was a dolphin and she always thought it would be so great to have a pink dolphin themed wedding. Well Holly, here's proof that dreams really do come true!!  ;)

Thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding day my friend!! Cheers to you & Kristian!! 

**As seen in the Fall/Winter 2017 issue of Seattle Bride Magazine

A special thank you to all of the vendors who helped me pull off a wedding perfect enough for a wedding planner! You guys rock!

Venue + Catering- The Foundry by Herban Feast

Photography- Lucas Mobley Photography

Florist- Floressence

Music + Lighting- Austin Beaver

Rentals- CORT Party Rental Vintage Ambiance

Coffee Service- Espresso Elegance

Hair + Makeup- Off White Makeup & Beauty

Dessert- Metropolitan Market + Little Squirrel Bakery + BAKED

Late Night Food Cart- Dante’s Inferno Dogs

Transportation- Butler SeattleBritish Motor Coach

Entertainment- West Coast EntertainmentGolf to Go

Nanny Service- A Nanny for U

And a GIANT thank you to Megan Keller of A Kurant Event for being my right hand gal & secret back stage dance partner the day of the wedding!!! #themegans strike again!