Hey ladies and gents!! I'm back!! Wedding Season 2017 has come to a close and was as successful as ever. All of the Clutch Events brides and grooms killed it and now I get to have fun blogging all about them. Yay!
First up: Tracy and Drew! These two were seriously SO FUN to work with! Tracy is legit one of my funniest brides of all time. 99% of our communication while wedding planning was us texting memes back and forth to one another. I miss that and her so much! But I am so proud of what we put together for their big day through all of that laughter.
Tracy and Drew chose the gorg Woodmark Hotel for their venue! They live in Kirkland and they eat at Le Grande (right across from the Woodmark) a few times a week, so it was fitting to choose a location where they felt at home for their wedding day.
Tracy wanted their wedding to feel very traditional and classic. She wanted to incorporate a lot of white, navy, and yellow which was absolutely stunning – especially since they were on the waterfront. It felt like a perfect palette for their Lake Washington wedding!
And photographer Katie Parra did an amazing job of capturing the day beautifully in between the extreme winds and rain!
A major highlight of the day was the live quartet that played as guests entered, as well as during the ceremony and cocktail hour. Afterward, Craig Lawrence provided the reception music and guests danced to all the classics throughout the rest of the evening.
Eleanor from bash & bloom created the gorgeous centerpieces and ceremony arch. Tracy was the type of bride that said, “Just make it beautiful, I trust you”… And whenever I hear those words, my Grinch heart grows three times its size!! She only questioned me a tiny bit when I told her the centerpiece vessels were cement, but she let me stay the course and they turned out so cool!
Having a delicious dinner and making sure there were top shelf beverage choices during the wedding was a priority for these two. They decided on a plated dinner and guests dined on their choice of protein duos of either Maine lobster with Kobe beef, or a prime filet with wild salmon – YES please!
The first time I met with Tracy & Drew, I had broached the subject of dessert and I think I got out, "What do you want for des"… before Tracy yelled, "A chocolate, chocolate cake!" So I made sure to make that happen! The chocolate, chocolate combo came from Deru Market and then we added a macaron tower from Lady Yum and some mini bites from The Woodmark. Delish! And so pretty!
If this little guy is any indication of how the rest of the night went, I'd say it was a success!
Big thanks to Tracy and Drew for putting your trust in me on your big day! I think we made an excellent team and I look forward to exchanging memes with you sometime again in the future!
* Just a quick note, Tracy is gorgeous and Drew is a sexy silver fox, they just prefer their pretty mugs not be on social media, so no personal images were shared:)
And I couldn't have pulled any of this off without the help of these amazing vendors! Y'all are the best and you make me look good!
Venue + Caterer- The Woodmark Hotel
Photographer- Katie Parra Photography
Florist- bash & bloom
Ceremony Music- Contrast Music
Reception Music + Ceremony Sound- Craig Lawrence Band
Officiant- A Wedding With Heart
Hair- Melissa Titus
Makeup- Jessica Parks