Clips and Heels | Crocs and Fanny Packs

One of the biggest questions we get asked when chatting about our profession is “do you wear headsets when you work?!”. As much as we love the movie The Wedding Planner and would love to compare ourselves to Jennifer Lopez on the daily, there continues to be a misconception of what role a Wedding Planner takes in the planning process.

A lot of people wonder if they truly need a planner to help guide them through the process. The answer isn’t always yes – it truly depends on the type of person you are. Some people enjoy the meticulous planning, the forever changing details, and the last minute “can I bring a plus one?”. For those people, we wouldn’t say that you need the assistance in the year leading to your wedding. For the couples that have a difficult time envisioning the details, don’t know where to begin, or to be quite frank have a full time job, then we would like to chat with you! We can help you make those pivotal decisions such as finding a venue, conceptualize a ceremony, design a tablescape, and help shine light on those details that reflect your personalities as a couple.

Regardless of type of pre-planner you are, we will always highly suggest having someone come into assist the month leading to your wedding. You are about to embark on a one day journey that will feel like a 30 minute episode of your favorite show. We are firm in believing that you should not be spending any energy one anything else the person that you about to marry. Clips and heels are what we often referred to by others in the industry. Crocs and fanny packs may be a more realistic version of us in work mode. We are there to make sure Grandma gets to the seat in the front row, the Flower Girl has the petals in her basket, the Officiant lapel microphone is on, that Uncle Tim doesn’t speak too long during speeches, to help Aunt Carol who insists on sitting at Table 10 although she was assigned to Table 7 - which means moving chairs and updating the kitchen on a new table head count. The steps that we put in on wedding days are impressive. It doesn’t matter how exhausted we are we will always leave with a smile on our face. We helped bring someone’s day to life and how incredible is that. Let us handle the stress, so you can enjoy the day.

-The Eventists

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Photography by Emma Lee Photography www.emmaleephotography.com/

Photography by Emma Lee Photography
www.emmaleephotography.com/

Caprice and Joel 9.2.18 Cabin creek lodge, Easton

Fall is really here. We swear that it happened over night. The leaves are falling off the trees, we are drinking significantly more red than white wine, and we are seeing mustard everywhere (and we love it). This summer has graciously introduced some incredible human beings into our lives. The amount of passion, creativity, comfort, and inspiration that we have come across is so, seriously unbelievable. We have never been so grateful for the overwhelming amount of motivation that has flown our way. We are in the right industry, and we can feel it.

There was one couple in particular this summer season that will always remain close in our hearts. There was something so genuine about our initial FaceTime conversation with Caprice and Joel. You could tell they were just a rad couple simply trying to plan a wedding that their friends and family could enjoy. We couldn’t wait to help bring their vision to life.

Photo by: Chelsea Reece - https://chelseareece.co

Photo by: Chelsea Reece - https://chelseareece.co

Caprice and Joel chose one of the coolest outdoor spaces we have ever seen. Plopped off I-90 E in Easton, Washington sits one of the loveliest cabins. With the ability to sleep up to 40 (queen sized bunk beds, holler!) and camp even more, Caprice and Joel invited their friends and families to join them at the cabin and camp the night away.

We arrived at Cabin Creek Lodge the night before to find a horse standing in the middle of the arbor. If we hadn’t already known that this was going to be an incredible night, this moment alone would have sealed the deal.

The Details
Were so personalized. Caprice and Joel did such an amazing job at being specific about what was important to them and what was not. They had certain things that they wanted to incorporate and those were the things they addressed their energy towards. They were doing things for the right reasons and we couldn’t want to support them any more during the process.  

Their décor wasn’t over thought, and in fact we felt it couldn’t have been anymore perfect. Both Caprice and Joel are crazy about beer (but can we blame them?). Their centerpieces consisted of various sized beer bottles, stripped of their logo, with delicate blooms springing out of them. They were tasteful, personalized, and simple enough to make a statement.

The Florals
Completed the overall look. We were over the moon when we heard that we were working with Gina with From the Ground Up Floral. But what we felt after Gina finished her work that day was something else. Caprice and Joel continued on the beer theme with heavy hops in their floral arrangements.  

Their entire arbor arrangement consisted of perfectly draped hops with lush blooms nestled in. It was something that we had never seen before, and something that we will never forget. It was natural, aesthetically pleasing, personal, and everything in between.

Photo by: Chelsea Reece - https://chelseareece.co

Photo by: Chelsea Reece - https://chelseareece.co

Anything and Everything Else
When we think back to this day, we think about the incredible people that Caprice and Joel are. We could go on and on about the beauty and ambiance that was created, but at the end of the day, nothing compared to the comfort and kinship we felt with Caprice and Joel.

The night before the wedding Caprice and Joel housed us in the same darling two-bedroom cottage that they were staying in. Although, “untraditional” (but, like, what does that even mean these days?) Caprice and Joel spent the night together the evening before their wedding. To be honest, this couldn’t resonate anymore with us. They spent the evening writing sweet letters to their future in-laws and one another. They put the “norm” aside and did what was important to them, and we will never forget that.

Their evening carried on with bomb bar-b-que from Smokey’s in Cle Elum (couldn’t have fit the theme and night anymore) and eventually ended with the most perfectly choreographed twostep dance. The two had taken lessons in preparation for their first dance. It was so special and so sincere. The way the two looked at each other the entire time was unforgettable.

We made our way back to Seattle that night with our buckets pretty dang full. We replayed the night in our heads and went through our iPhone pictures over and over again. Thank you, Caprice and Joel, for opening your hearts and day to us. We can’t wait to follow your journey together and husband and wife!

Photo by: Chelsea Reece - https://chelseareece.co

Photo by: Chelsea Reece - https://chelseareece.co

Tags Photographer: Chelsea Reece - https://chelseareece.co/, Florals: Gina of From the Ground Up Florals - https://www.fromthegroundupfloral.com/, Videography: Nicole of Wild Heart Visuals - http://wildheartvisuals.com/, Venue: Cabin Creek Lodge

Annika and Andy 7.7.2018 - Fireseed Catering, Whidbey Island

It’s safe to say that it is actually, definitely, for sure wedding season (I just checked in my body, and it confirmed for me as well). Boundless details to be tied together, countless timelines to be gone through, and endless communicating to ensure clients are exactly where they want to be. It’s our favorite time to hustle and bustle. In the midst of the craze we are actively reminding ourselves to slow down, take a breath, revel in the details, celebrate the small triumphs, and lastly, remember why we do what we do. We feel the bountiful inspiration from our well primped Instagram feeds. However, the amount of motivation I was left with after the completion of Annika and Andy’s wedding was unfathomable. I woke up Sunday morning a little down that it was over and the desire to do it all over again.

Photo by: Kristen Marie Parker - http://www.kristenmarieparker.com/

Photo by: Kristen Marie Parker - http://www.kristenmarieparker.com/

Bride, Annika, a personal friend had asked The Eventists to Day of Coordinate 8 months out from her wedding. Knowing that Annika had dabbled in the catering industry, it was clear that she was going to have details covered from head to toe. Mainly needing that someone to ensure that she, her family, and her bridal party were not thinking about her wedding timeline on one of the biggest days of her life.

The Details
Were unforgettable. Modern, dreamy, and timeless. Her neutral and clean tablescapes allowed all accents to pop, without being overbearing. Annika had thought about all aspects of the room when designing her and Andy’s day. They mastered the daunting task of properly tying in the venue aesthetics with their personal taste, personal décor included, to create the overall look and feel they were wanting.

Guests favors can always be overlooked and equally hard detail to tie down. Do you give your guests something that can potentially be thrown away? Will it get thrown away no matter what? Do I even bother? Annika and Andy provided brass egg cup votive holders, not just as décor, but as guests favors. Guests were encouraged to grab the presented egg cup votives off the of the dining tables on their way out as a token of their appreciation. Killing two birds with one stone, Annika and Andy had their décor and favors landed in one fail swoop.

The Florals
Were absolutely to die for. Annika and Andy worked with Sara Jane of Thatch Floral. If you haven’t taken a moment to look through her work, please do. Her and her team are incredibly talented and will leave you floored with the quality of their work. Sara Jane came back at the end of the evening and wrapped up table arrangements for guests to take home on their way out. It’s the generous, thought-out touches like this that remind me as to why I love this industry so much.

Photo by: Kristen Marie Parker - http://www.kristenmarieparker.com/

Photo by: Kristen Marie Parker - http://www.kristenmarieparker.com/

Anything and Everything Else
As always, the day flies by. The ceremony flows into cocktail hour (which the Brides father’s band, The Underdogs played – heart be still). In no time you find yourself sitting at the tables for a WONDERFULLY DELICIOUS (did I emphasize that enough) meal by Fireseed Catering. I would be lying if I said that I’m not still thinking about the Rack of Lamb with the Yogurt Tzatziki Sauce – zero shame. Before you know it you’re enjoying champagne and toasts, followed by the most darling first dance I have ever witnessed, heartfelt family dances, and the funkiest open dancing session. Where’d the night go? It was an honor to be a part of their big day. I woke up the following morning saddened that the beautiful day was over. I left Whidbey Island with an extremely full heart and a growing admiration for the industry and everyone involved. Cheers to Annika and Andy – I know it will be a life full of endless love and adventure. #itteshappening

 

Photo by: Kristen Marie Parker - http://www.kristenmarieparker.com/

Photo by: Kristen Marie Parker - http://www.kristenmarieparker.com/