Sunday, August 3, 2008

Stephanie and Coby were married on a gorgeous day on the water in Gig Harbor. We were thrilled to bring on a team of some of our most favorite vendors for this special event.

Guests were treated to delicious Dungeness crab cakes, grilled miso-citrus prawns, and signature summer cocktails of vodka, Amaretto, and lemonade pre-ceremony. As they exchanged vows on the water, Stephanie and Coby were serenaded by beautiful piano music and a song by Coby's brother on the guitar. Under unique triangle and square parasols from Dragonfly in Tacoma, guests got whiffs of lavender mixed into the stunning butter-yellow and sage colored arrangements from the incredibly talented Ravenna Bloom.

After the ceremony there were more hors d' oeuvres and drinks, followed by an elaborate sit-down dinner under a spectacular tent draped in moss green fabric provided by Rented Elegance, glowing lanterns and twinkle lights, and breathtaking floral arrangements by Wendy Morgan of Ravenna Bloom (including vibrant green garlands across the tent). The gourmet 5-course dinner was provided by one of our favorite caterers, the wonderful team atRavishing Radish. The team created a fabulous feast including a lemon-basil sorbet palette cleaner, plates of local artisan cheeses and gelees, and tasty grilled Oregon country sirloin steak and pan-seared halibut entrees by chef Pam Samper. Post-dinner was also a treat, with individual lemon and blueberry cakes on each table by Suzanne's Cakes in Gig Harbor.

Chopstix provided the entertainment and dueled the night away on two pianos - it was so fun to watch guests request songs and sing along. If you haven't visited a Dueling Chopstix show, you must attend! To capture this amazing celebration was the team of Frank and Kelli Ross from Frank Ross Photographic who captured our wedding over five years ago. We can't wait to see their fantastic work; it's always so much fun to work with them! Congratulations, Coby and Stephanie!
*Stay tuned for professional photos!

Photography: Frank Ross Photographic
Catering: Ravishing Radish
Floral: Ravenna Bloom
Valet: Butler Valet
Rentals: AA Party Rents and Pedersen's
Cakes: Suzanne's Bakery in Gig Harbor
Music: Chopstix
Invitation and other paper design: SparkLL
Tent draping and lounge seating: Rented Elegance

Friday, August 1, 2008 looking for Grooms!

If you are a Groom that is taking on the majority of planning responsibilities for his wedding or a Groom that wants to get more involved in planning his wedding… needs you!
Please email the details of your wedding including:
• date of wedding
• age of both bride and groom
• location of wedding
• a picture of the couple
Please note: This couple must be open to the idea of sharing their story through possible local and national media outlets.

Deadline: 08/15/2008