Monday, October 29, 2007

Pacific Northwest Wedding

Lisa and Jacob were such a fun couple to work with! They were married on a sunny August day at the private and serene Kiana Lodge. With a majority of guests coming from out of town they wanted a true Pacific Northwest wedding and that is exactly what they had. Kiana Lodge is located in Poulsbo, on the Kitsap Pinninsula, just a ferry ride away from Seattle. It is set on the waterfront and consists of a cozy lodge and bright atrium on spralling immaculately kept grounds perfect for their outdoor ceremony. The lodges signature salmon, crackling outdoor fire pit and stone path lining the waterfront made their 400 guests feel right at home.

Here are a few of my favorite moments from the day captured by Teddi Yaeger Photography...

Jacob is a USC alum and proud of it! Fittingly he wanted to honor his school from the colors of the flowers, attire, cake and last but not least the school fight song playing as the wedding party were introduced into the reception.

My favorite tux vendor Bob Buhrman, owner of Tuxedo Club in Kirkland, had a blast dressing Jacob and his guys in the Trojan's crimson and gold. Bob never ceases to surpass expectations. He went to great lengths to order custom jackets with pockets so engraved pocket watches that Jacob gave his groomsmen could be worn. They looked sharp!

Lisa's favorite color is purple so she got full reign with her bridesmaids gowns and local florist Ted Avery did a beautiful job incorporating purple with Jacob's USC colors as did fab invitation company Invite Designer.

Lisa and Jacob delighted guests with their choreographed first dance to Michael Buble's "Everything". After dinner guests moved to the lodge to watch a slideshow of the couple, taste test the dessert bar and dance to the sounds of Michael Benson Band, a favorite of mine. The fire pit was glowing and guests stopped by the vintate photo booth provided by PhotoBooth Services to snap black and white pics to take home and paste in the guestbook. The evening ended with glowsticks and Jacob and Lisa taking off in a cream bentley from British Motor Coach.

Thank you Lisa and Jacob for letting me help you plan your Pacific Northwest wedding!


venue Kiana Lodge
photographer Teddi Yaeger Photography
videographer Millstream Productions
officiant Revered Douglas Chamberlain, 253.839.0344
string trio Pluck Music
ceremony audio Flamingo Audio
florist Ted Avery Floral
band Michael Benson Band
cake Blackbird Bakery
favors PhotoBooth Services
invitations Invite Designer
hair & makeup Salon Maison
tuxedos Tuxedo Club, Bob Buhrman, 425.822.2384
gown Pearls & Lace
transportation British Motor Coach
guest accomodations Clear Water Casino Resort
wedding night hotel Fairmont Olympic Hotel

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