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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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As an event planner, I am always looking for the opportunity to create environmentally conscious events that capture the needs of the client, while imposing a minimal environmental impact. Fortunately, today’s sustainable and eco-friendly options have become even more accessible and affordable. I have had the pleasure of working with many eco-friendly couples. One of […]

Aug 9

Sustainable Wedding Spotlight

Wedding Tips

“Emerald & Lace; Tradition Meets magic!” Newport Carnegie Hall: Cincinnati, OH On a sun filled yet blustery day the wind sailed friends and family to the magical union of Nicole and Josh. From the moment, they entered the door to taking their seats in anticipation of the ceremony starting all could feel the spell of […]

Aug 5

Nicole & Josh Katz

Events + Love Stories

“Tale As Old As A Timelord” Woodinville, WA On a summery day, a Tardis and an enchanted book whisked guests to the Hollywood Schoolhouse to witness the union of a Timelord, Brendan and his time bandit princesses, Abagail. Upon arrival attendees found themselves in a beautiful garden filled with tokens of Gallifrey and captivating florals […]

Jul 5

Abagail & Brendan Gamache

Events + Love Stories

As a wedding planner I love learning how couples met and when they knew their fiancé was, “the one”. The response often surprises the others and adds to their unique story and is a loving testament to their relationship. My husband, Brendan and I have been together for almost nine awesome years! A little over […]

Jul 1

When I knew he was the one

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