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/