Tonight, the little DJ company @bamboobeatsdj, that I started with my husband @djtecumseh, over 12 years ago, won an award 🏆 for BEST DJ FOR RECEPTION 🎧from @seattlebridemag! Feeling super #blessed ! 💎🥂👍🏽 #seattlewedding#seattleweddingdj
Looking back over last years wedding photos is getting me excited about my first solo wedding of the year. Wedding photography has always been a challenge for me as it requires many different aspects of photography. Photojournalism, portraits, event coverage, and being good with a flash all come in to play. It is not a responsibility to be taken lightly and pulling off a ten hour day and delivering your best work to some wonderful people feels really good. Can't wait to celebrate with all the wonderful couples I get to work with this year.
something old & something new ✨ // a big thank you to my fellow event vendors, colleagues and (most importantly) clients for voting the @fairmontolympic as best "Large Gala Wedding Venue" for the second consecutive year. I cannot wait to create more amazing memories with you! 💙 • #AhThatsGood#fairmontweddings#seattlewedding
Well it wasn't our year but man does it feel good being recognized amongst such strong Seattle talent! Congrats to all the #bestofbridesea winners and finalists! 🎉 Great party as always 😎 @seattlebridemag
Holy shit you guys!! I won Editors Pick for New Vendor for @seattlebridemag Best of 2017!! Grab your copy and check me out on page 144! Thank you #bestofbridemag for a great party and thank you @raiseaglasswedding for helping me celebrate!
Tonight SBTN won @seattlebridemag's Best Wedding Planner of the year award 🙌🏽😭💍 I still can't believe it! So honored and blessed to be part of this team, surrounded by such astonishing women. Tamara, you're an inspiration!
Also, huge S/O to the other winners and nominees, you are all so so so amazing!
Your sister is your first confidant. The person you lay awake at night with, giggling about the boy you have a crush on and thinking about what your wedding day might be like. So when you're actual wedding day arrives, it makes perfect sense to have your sister stand by your side. Helping you prep and laughing with you along the way. There really is nothing like the relationship you have with your siblings.
Tonight we had some of our good friends over for dinner. It was a completely spontaneous dinner that reminded me of the importance of hospitality, of being open to "unplanned" events, and to having an open home where people feel welcome and appreciated. My hope is that our home is a place of refuge for people. A place where they feel that they don't have to have it all together. A place where you can invite yourself over, open up our fridge to grab a bite, and lay on the couch for as long as you want (probably next to a pile of unfolded laundry). Where you can kick up your feet on the coffee table and expect to have a toddler tackle you when you walk in the door. That's the definition of "home" for me. I'm so thankful for this place we call home and the memories we will make with those we love and those we have yet to meet.
Sitting pretty for Sunday's wedding at @carnationfarmsweddings aka our favorite eastside venue! The property is gorgeous, there are so many places available to set up your event in all different size ranges (the seated capacity is huge in the hippodrome to accommodate big weddings like the Appiah reception), there is an organic garden on site from which we can source some of our ingredients to make insanely locally sourced cocktails, the staff is warm and welcoming and lovely to work with, and perhaps best of all for us as caterers, there is a huge ice machine. We love a good ice machine!
Repost from my friend Cat of @westerwisp. A pic of two, sweet combs - perfect for brides, bridesmaids, or for walking around town. I absolutely love her work. Check her Instagram account and give her a follow!
Let the light guide you⠀
Photo by @marcela.jpg⠀
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Two of my favorite details in a tablescape: velvet ribbons and blackberries in the centerpieces. Wedding perfection!
Design & styling @stefaniemiles with @writtenwordcalligraphy
Gah. One more peek to share! These two are gracious and so much fun and we loved every minute of working with them. Their trust was endless and their wedding day was classic, stunning, and such a celebration! 🍾 Can hardly wait to share images of the reception and details..... 📷 @scottomalley @ashleeomalley
Dress: worn by our bride's grandmother in 1955 and again by her mother. Reconstructed flawlessly by @lulyyangcouture
HAMU: @erinskipley #vandcobook#vandcowedding#vandcoblooms How classic is this photo?
Getting wedding film scans back from @scottomalley @ashleeomalley is like unwrapping hundreds of little gifts! Not sure how we'll keep this one under wraps for so long, but just had to show this little peek! #vandcoblooms#vandcowedding#vandcobook
I've been trying to find a balance between posting on social media and being present in my life. But I couldn't let the month of June go by without talking about Pride. I loved photographing Joel & Dan's wedding day in Seattle a few years ago, and I'm so excited to work with LGBTQ couples all over the Pacific Northwest. I believe so strongly that #loveislove and I want to photograph your wedding!
Sunday at Mt Rainier! ❤️ I anticipated some snow but definitely not this much!! I wore my Teva sandals! 😂🙄 These two were total troopers and happily climbed up a slippery snow covered hill for photos! Cheers to adventurous clients! 🍻
Because we usually post photos of just our tables we thought we would mix it up with a reminder of why we love providing them: getting to see beautiful and joyous ceremonies happen at them!
Thanks to real-life couple @caitlyn__nelson and @dttreleven for modeling on this shoot, and to @buttercupeventco @solaleephoto @columbiacitybouquet @generationseattle and @uxctacoma for creating such a gorgeous photo shoot! #seattlefarmtables#seattlewedding#celebrations
PORTLAND: @wtoowatters and @willowbywatters will be available at our west coast shop! mark your calendars because we're opening august 4th and are already booking appointments. || more info: aandbebridalshop.com/portland/