This was one of those weddings that leave you with warm fuzzy feelings. Our involvement started 4 years ago (though E&M's engagement was not half as long as that). It all began at a wedding of friends of mine in San Louis Obispo on Maris Event's inaugural year, 2010. Long story short, that wedding set in motion a social grapevine that introduced me to some fantastic people, including a pair of midwestern twins that had migrated northwest to Seattle. We are all the better for it. Rachel, a fantastic florist and new friend, and was kind enough to introduce us to her newly engaged twin Eliza. We all instantly clicked and Alissa and I knew we'd have a blast coordinating their destination wedding. Did we ever. Alderbook was a fantastic locale for the two families to gather, half of which were coming from Nebraska. Guests were welcomed with a clam bake dinner on the lawn the night before and encouraged to explore the area throughout the weekend. The resort gave the guests a quintessential northwest experience, and were a dream to work with.
We loved Eliza's details: a soft romantic color palette, pops of metallic and glitter, heirloom lace tablecloth, Seattle map coaster favors, and watercolor stationary made by her mother. The wedding date was set in order to ensure the best quality local peonies could be used, a real asset for Rachel (MOH) who made the bouquets and Melissa from Terra Bella Flowers who did the rest. Oh, big points as well for super adorable flower girls who made it ALL the way down the very long walkway.
In the end, it is the people that make the day what it is. In this case the deck was stacked perfectly. Sweet couple, warm families, great staff and stellar vendors (listed below). Thank you to Ben Becker for the beautiful photos. Congratulations Mike and Eliza, we loved working with you!
Venue, catering, bar, cake, and desserts: Alderbrook Resort
Photography: Ben Becker Photography
Coordination: Maris Events
Floral: Terra Bella Flowers
Bouquets- Rachel (bride's twin sister) Blossom and Bloom.
DJ and Lighting: Brian Waltz of Good Times DJ/Greenlight Event Design
Videography: Moetic Films
Hair and makeup: Beth & Ashley from Alderbrook Spa
Pianist: Molly Knight Forde
Vocalist: Rachel Andres
Officiant: Neville Hermer
Invites, table signs, escort cards: Brides mother
Votives: Les Amis in Fremont