Lindsay contacted me about 6 month before her wedding and I had to let her know that while I was available for her wedding date, I wasn't available for her rehearsal, but if she wanted I could design a custom package for her and they would orchestrate their own rehearsal. Her and Tyler were okay with this plan and away we went with planning!
Lindsay and Tyler choose the Palisade Restaurant for their intimate wedding. They rented the Alani Room, which has beautiful view of the marina for the reception and the ceremony would be held outside in the courtyard. The mauve, navy and soft silver colors that Lindsay chose complimented the venue and a late summer wedding so beautifully. Most of the set-up for wedding day was done by the venue. I arrived on-site at 2:30 pm for my part of set-up. The florist arrived shortly after me to adorn the guest tables with beautiful arrangements and set up the ceremony alter which consisted of rust colored pillars topped with beautiful arrangements in large glass vases and small clear vases with baby's breath lined the aisle. My assistant and I added transparent silver chair ties to the end aisle chairs to soften the aisle.
Lindsay, Tyler and bridal party arrived at 3:15 pm to start photos. Photos were taken around the grounds, on the docks and featured the beautiful views that surrounded us. Their photos, which you will see below, are stunning.
Lindsay and her girls went into hiding by 5:30 pm when guests started to arrive. The ceremony started at 6:15 pm. The weather was perfect and the ceremony was short and sweet. Following the ceremony, guests were treated to a cocktail hour with appetizers and a lavender cocktail. During this time, the Bride and Groom had a little bit of time to relax, enjoy the moment and sign the marriage license. Once the guests were let into the reception room and found their assigned table, the Bride and Groom were introduced into the reception as Mr. and Mrs. Gagnebin. Once introduced, they gave a quick welcome and thank you, which lead right into a very tasty buffet dinner. Dinner was accompanied by soft music from a live band.
Once dinner wrapped up toasts started. Each toast was very heartfelt and you could see how much this couple is loved and supported by their family and friends. After toasts was the cake cutting. This cake was so beautiful - it was almost hard to watch them cut into it. I meant to get a piece as it was lavender flavored, but totally forgot. I'm sure it was just as delicious as it looked! Following the cake cutting, was the first dance. Lindsay and Tyler took a few dance classes and had a perfectly choreographed first dance as husband and wife. The first dance lead into the father-daughter dance which was a very special moment watched closely by the groom and his father. Once the dances were over, the guests were invited onto the patio for the bouquet and garter toss - and you know how those go! After the traditional items came to a close the dance floor was open and filled up fast.
It was then my time to say goodbye. This was such a wonderful wedding to be a part of. Thank you Lindsay and Tyler for hiring me as your coordinate. I cherish the friendship we have created!
VENUE// PALISADE RESTAURANT, SEATTLE, WA
DAY OF COORDINATION// CASSIE RENAE EVENTS, LLC
PHOTOGRAPHY// INSPIRE BY DANIELLE
CATERING AND BARTENDING// PALISADE RESTAURANT
FLOWERS// FLOWER LAB
BAND// BOB GULLEY, PERSONAL FRIEND
OFFICIANT// TERRY JAMES, PERSONAL FRIEND
HAIR// CHARINA MALINAK
MAKE-UP// FLAWLESS BEAUTY BAR
TRANSPORTATION// SUPREME LIMO SERVICE