I was so thrilled to be involved in Weddings in Woodinville again for 2014. The best wedding show in the Seattle Area, it is non-stop fun from start to finish. 5 wineries, wine tasting, the best of the best wedding professionals and transportation included. Over 600 brides, grooms and supporters turned out for this annual event, and Simply Wed pulled out all the stops at Columbia Winery to give them the experience of a lifetime. This “Geometric Dream” became a reality on January 26th.
A HUGE thank you to the following professionals for giving your best best best to make this event turn out the way it did:
Venue: Columbia Winery
Planner: Simply Wed
Band: The Haggis Brothers
DJ: Seattle Parties
Catering: Lisa Dupar
Dessert: The People’s Cake
Lighting: Greenlight Event Design
Drapery: The Prop Gallery
Rentals: ABC Rentals
Farm Tables: Seattle Farm Tables
Photobooth: Fun Frames Photobooth
Paperie: Merchant’s Design
Hair and Makeup: Urbanista Weddings
Gowns: The Princess Bride
Tuxedos: The Tuxedo Club
Part two of this amazing adventure in Deutchland takes us to the charming village of Farchach in the heart of Bavaria. Daniel and Laura wed in the church down the hill from Daniel’s childhood home. A church that has been standing in this community for hundreds of years.
So many fun details to share about German wedding traditions! In Germany, it’s customary for the family and friends of the bride and groom to do most of the planning when it comes to events and decor. They organize and implement the decorating of the reception venue, and put together little surprises and games for the couple to express how much they love them. It’s also customary for the reception to last a majority of the day. I mean… all day AND all night. No agenda, nowhere else to be, just celebrating, socializing and having a fabulous time. I love this idea!!
A bug HUGE thank you to my dear (and wildly talented) friend Jenn for working her heiny off alongside me on this hot summer day. I could not have done it without you!
Germans know how to celebrate a wedding… without a doubt, they have it right. This weeklong celebration began with a Polterabend, then German Civil Ceremony complete with dirndl’s and lederhosen, finally culminating with their church ceremony and all night reception. I am SO excited to share Daniel and Laura’s wedding on this blog. It was for me personally a huge dream realized to photograph an international wedding, and one with such rich tradition is taking it to a new level.
Daniel and Laura met while working at the same cafe in Starnberg. Daniel, to get to know her better asked her to help him with his English and they started spending more time together. It took him over 6 years to finally have the nerve to ask Laura out on an date, but his adoration for her was transparent.
Once Daniel accepted that to love Laura meant to love her cat, they moved in together. Sometime thereafter, proposal and marriage.
Soak in part one of this stunning wedding.