Honors

VOWS private home wedding featured in My Wedding Magazine

We are proud and excited to have Brita & Richie's stunning Summer 2015 wedding living on in print. Big thank you to My Wedding Magazine for doing this massive feat true justice. It was a wonderful collaboration and dream realized by a top notch team of vendors and feels so good to have that recognized! Get out there, touch and feel a real magazine again, and check out the 5 page spread in the Spring 2017 issue! 

 

 

Brita & Richie's Dream Home Wedding at the Altig Family Farm

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We were thrilled to be featured alongside our talented Seattle industry colleagues on Style Me Pretty on March 24th! 

VOWS Wedding Planning on Style Me Pretty

If there was a couple to feature, this is the one. The Altig Family (groom’s side) are well known in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland; they are a big and active family, devout Catholics, kind and generous…they also have a farm in the middle of the city!

Parents Rick & Lisa bought the large property in the Kirkland Highlands in the 80s then raised their family of four there. It was the dream of first daughter Natalie (beautiful, pregnant bridesmaid in the photo below) to get married in this special place...so we did just that on the pool deck in 2010! The tradition continued with Richie Altig (eldest son) wanting to do the same. His love of the animals took us down below to their farm property.

Words beautiful bride Brita (Bree-ta, it’s Norwegian) described as her vision were:  romantic, timeless, vintage-chic. Our palette was the softest of blush, greens, ivory, and taupe. We used a variety of table shapes and sizes to fill the grand white tent:  farm tables, large, medium and small rounds with different textured linens to bring interest. Each place setting was adorned with vintage flatware, layered chargers of gold rimmed glass and floral print vintage china, gorgeous menus describing the lucky guests’ 6 course, Italian inspired meal (Altig Mom’s side is Italian). 

The groom and groomsmen got ready in the 100-year-old cabin at the base of the property that had been moved by the family from Kirkland’s waterfront before it was demolished. The Altigs refurbished it staying as true to the time it was built as possible. The girls got ready in an extension of the main house in a well-appointed guest apartment next to a private dance studio where Brita and her girls spent a lot of time practicing (Brita is a Sea Gal for the Seattle Seahawks). 

The day was a dream though rain did flirt with us (it is Seattle after all). Traditional Catholic ceremony with mass, then a send-off in Grandpa of the Groom’s Vintage Model A.  A sea of greens and romantic flowers awaited them at the reception including a stunning, one of a kind, floral backdrop behind their head table.  

The night was full of great food, entertaining toasts, and roaming animals per the family’s request. The mini horse spent hours looking at his reflection in our porta potty waiting area’s vintage vanity. He was the hit of the night!

I hope you find this wedding as special as we did. The vendor team below worked so hard, tirelessly, and creatively to give Brita & Richie the wedding of their dreams. 

Huge congratulations to Brita & Richie! We were so honored to have been a part of their big day! A very special thank you to our amazing vendor team:

VOWS Wedding & Event Planning (planning, design & coordination)

O'Malley Photographers

CORT Rentals

Flora Nova Design

Choice Linens

John Howie Catering

La Happy 

Vintage Ambiance

Seattle Farm Tables

Bogle Productions

Greenlight Event Productions

The Sweetside

Erin Skipley (bride's hair and bridal party hair & make-up)

Susan Cummins (bride's make-up)

Jennifer Iovanne (ceremony piano & vocals)

A New Groove Band

Butler Valet

Royal Restrooms

Titan Security

VOWS Gives Fairmont Hotel Coordinator the Wedding of HER Dreams

Olowalu Plantation House Wedding in Maui by Azzura Photography
Olowalu Plantation House Wedding in Maui by Azzura Photography

Dana & Jeremy were intent on getting out of the rain and stress that a city wedding brings…especially when you’re in the wedding industry yourself!

Dana had worked in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel's catering department in Seattle for several years and had seen her fair share of weddings…and Bridezillas!  She was determined not to be one.  She also knew what she did and did not want in terms of vendors, décor and flow – no pressure on her planner!

Olowalu Plantation House Wedding in Maui by Azzura Photography
Olowalu Plantation House Wedding in Maui by Azzura Photography
Olowalu Plantation House Wedding in Maui by Azzura Photography
Olowalu Plantation House Wedding in Maui by Azzura Photography
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Olowalu Plantation House on the island of Maui, Hawaii was the venue of choice for their warm, relaxing, romantic, and absolute dream wedding by the Pacific Ocean.  It was an honor for VOWS to help make it happen flawlessly for our just truly lovely bride and colleague.

Olowalu Plantation House Wedding in Maui by Azzura Photography
Olowalu Plantation House Wedding in Maui by Azzura Photography

Photography: Azzura Photography | Event Planning: VOWS Wedding & Event Planning | Flowers: Mandy Grace Designs | Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander | Cake: Maui Sweet Cakes | Caterer: Aloha Events Catering | DJ: Maui DJ Services | Beauty: Beach Brides | Paper: Paper Moxie | Private Estate: Olowalu Plantation House | Rentals: Pacific Isle Rentals | Wedding Dress Boutique: Calla Bridal

Nancy & Jake's Vow Renewal - A Wish Granted

Congratulations to Nancy & Jake who renewed their vows in front of their dearest family and friends at the beautiful Willows Lodge on April 24th with the help of VOWS Planner Channy Sea.  This is a love story you won’t want to miss, captured beautifully by the amazing Kimberly Kay Photography

This story that captivates the strength and commitment of two people's unconditional love for each other and life’s journey together.  Nancy and Jake met in 1998 while working on a project together.  They wed in 2001 in Italy, and planned to have an intimate reception with their family and friends in Seattle upon their return.  However, those plans were hampered when Nancy was diagnosed with breast cancer later that year.  Even though the cancer has spread to Nancy’s liver and brain, she remains strong and positive and gracefully handles everything life has thrown at her. She is truly an inspiration and remarkable woman with a smile that brightens a room.

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It was an honor to work with Nancy and Jake in planning and designing their vow renewal centered around tulips and the colors of white and green with a pop of orange. This is a wedding that will be forever remembered and treasured by me.  Thanks to the partnership of Wish Upon A Wedding and Bright ink supporter and E! news personality Giuliana Rancic’s Fab-U-Wish, a foundation that grants wishes to women with breast cancer.

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Since tulips are Nancy’s favorite flowers, we incorporated tulips into the design of the invitations, programs, escort cards and table numbers designed by Kerri Efendi Designs.  The beautiful floral, which included tulips were in the color palette of white and green with a pop of orange designed by Jen’s Blossoms.  They definitely brightened up and filled the room - perfect for a spring wedding. Even Willows Lodge’s garden was filled with blossoming tulips all around!

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Nancy and Jake’s good friend, Reverend Marshall Huey of Old St. Andrew’s Parish Church officiated their vow renewal. He also married the couple in 2001 in Italy.

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Emotions filled the room when Nancy & Jake danced to their first song, "Heart of the World" by Lady Antebellum played by DJ Brian from Wave Link Music, Inc.

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“We had the wedding of our dreams thanks to the expert planning and coordination of VOWS Event Planning, specifically Channy Sea, who worked so hard to oversee every detail. Channy is extremely organized and proactive, plus she is a delight to work with. I was so impressed that she handled so many things at once as we were on a short timeline, allowing me to relax and enjoy the fun parts of planning a wedding. Her professionalism really shined on our big day when we had a fiasco with alterations on my dress (she worked some serious magic with double-stick tape!) The day of the wedding was absolute perfection, we had so much fun with literally zero stress. Channy exceeded expectations on every front!” - Nancy and Jake Haunty

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Big Thanks to our First Class Vendor Team:

Venue: Willows Lodge 

Catering: Barking Frog of Willows Lodge

Photography: Kimberly Kay

Invitations: Kerri Efendi Design

Flowers: Jen’s Blossoms

Officiant: Reverend Marshall Huey of Old St. Andrew’s Parish Church

Hair & Makeup: Salon Maison

Cake: Decadence Custom  Cakes, LLC

Video: Marius

DJ: Wave Link Music, Inc.

Musicians: Arcobaleno Strings

Jewelry: Haute Bride