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Hello! This is a place where I share inspiration, real weddings, and advice from my wedding planning adventures. Explore tips, venues, and vendors in the greater Seattle area, and read about the unique wedding stories that I had the pleasure of planning.

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“The sweet smell of Love in the morning” Jon and Liz met in an art program at a local college in St. Louis. Their unique personalities and artistic talents drew them to each other. Over the next several years their relationship grew as they encouraged each other in their studies, dreams and daily lives. Knowing […]

Feb 25

Liz & Jon’s Proposal Story

Events + Love Stories

“Under the Willows Care” A Proposal Story Jenn and Chris met at a local community college that is nestled next to a lush field with a lake and a lone willow tree. The pair were drawn to the willow tree and oftentimes were found there in between classes and at the end of the day. […]

Feb 4

Jenn & Chris Cloud’s Proposal Story

Events + Love Stories

Elaborate Branding + Website 2021 August has always been a big month as it is my birthday month, that I now happily share with my own company, Elaborate Events. I will never forget that day in 2019, my hubby and a few close friends of mine went to an outdoor screening of the “Princess Bride”. […]

Aug 12

Launched from the heart

Behind the Scenes

By Abagail Gamache You just got engaged, Congratulations! You’re elated and you and your partner are just glowing with love. Then friends and family start asking questions, “Have you set a date? Do you have a venue in mind? Have you picked out your wedding colors? Bridal party? Food?”  The excitement you were feeling starts […]

Aug 11

Benefits of Hiring A Wedding Planner, Elaborate Events

Wedding Tips