Huge thanks to this crew of attractive people who kept our crowd happy with fresh muddled watermelon mint tequila smashes, peach thyme sangrias, & rum & cokes with bourbon soaked cherries, & kept me mostly off of my feet yesterday. They're a nagging crew who kept telling me to stop lifting stuff & man do I need that! Last night's event at Georgetown Stables was my last event before my due date but my awesome team will take the reins for a bit after the newest camper is born, and I am so happy that I have folks I can trust to do a damn fine job!
Yesterday's wedding was what our happy camper dreams are made of!
Nestled among the evergreens, serving local favorites like @macandjacksbrewing, Bourbon Peach Teas with our handcrafted peach syrup, & Moscow Mules with @timbercityginger to the happiest, nicest, and most chivalrous wedding guests from Arizona and Seattle made us #westcoast proud. I pride myself on my patented stay fit system called "this business requires lifting things," 😜 💪but the groomsmen here wouldn't let me get my workout in. Kirstin & Jimmy are great people so it makes sense that they'd be surrounded by good people. This sweet, adventurous couple placed a finger on a map a year ago and drove here from Tucson to start a new life together. To watch them celebrate their official union yesterday, and new life here together with their beautiful group of family and friends was so cool! And then they brought their pregnant bartenders (yes, both of us lol!) plates of BBQ & mac & cheese and just completely melted our hearts ♥️ with gratitude.
The blog post for Jeff and Julie's Tacoma wedding is up! The link can be found in my profile. The details, such as these beautiful flowers used, were gorgeous!
Second shooter- @ian.freelance
Officiant- Pastor Greg Parsons (@ffcmilton)
So I found my new favorite part of this gig last Friday!! Client consultations are just cocktail parties with cool couples dishing pretty details about their weddings & giving me feedback on my drinks, while we eat cheese and crackers- sold! Cocktail tastings are free and available for any of our committed clients for any event type, but are required for our wedding couples. I learned last year that I just wanted to get to know more about the folks we would be serving before events, in order to exceed their expectations, and I wanted folks have an opportunity to taste our menu as well. So glad I did this! My client called it "the most fun they have had during their entire wedding planning process" and I have to agree. Mandatory happy hours with new friends is the best rule I ever made!
Also, PSA on my poor lettering, @somethingtochalkaboutjd does wayyy prettier cocktail menus than I can! . .
"Love is not an equation, it is not a contract, and it is not a happy ending. Love is the slate under the chalk, the ground that buildings rise, and the oxygen in the air. It is the place you come back to, no matter where your headed"⠀
I'm finishing up this wedding and just loved this quick moment in the courtyard during Kyle and Kristina's wedding reception at the beautiful McMenamins Kennedy School. More of these two coming to the blog soon!
The moment Cynthia's father saw her in her dress for the first time was amazing! More amazing moments from their wedding day are on the blog this morning. Link in profile!
Taken while assisting @moniqueserraphotography