Monday, January 26, 2009

Fall Wedding

Mina and Mark were married on a gorgeous fall day in late October at The Rainier Club, one of my favorite regal venues in Seattle. With its four stories of brick, tall paned windows, intricately designed rooms and unparallelled service it is a special venue indeed. Mina and Mark's vision was an intimate and romantic candle light ceremony and reception with exquisite food and entertainment.

Photos compliments of Kim and Adam Bamberg of La Vie Photography who are amazing and so much FUN to be around!


WOW! That is how I sum up the gorgeous bouquet that Julie Borrud of Bella Rugosa designed custom for Mina with delicate fuscia gloriosa lilies and ostrich feathers. Julie complimented the bridesmaids bouquets with gold cymbidium orchids and full deep red roses that went with the pashmina shawls Mina gifted to them. These rich colors were used throughout the wedding design.

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Prior to the ceremony the happy couple and their wedding party took photos at Pike Place Market and Post Alley. The weather could not have been nicer for them!

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Tiered votives and faux ice covered the many windows in the ceremony and reception rooms to create a warm glow as guests arrived.

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After the ceremony signature red Italian Appletinis were passed. In case anyone would like to try the delicious recipe...shot Sour Apple Schnapps, 1/2 shot Amaretto, 1/2 shot Stoli Vanilla, splash cranberry juice, splash lime juice.

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In the ballroom large hurricanes with floating candles and amber beads and clusters of orchids and roses topped beige bengaline linens.

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Bonnie Lyons, owner of New Renaissance Cakes is simply a genius when it comes to cake design! She made the one of a kind off kilter cake which had four alternating tiers of bananas foster and chocolate cappuccino mousse.


Music was an important element and their DJ Darrell Christel had a gobo light of their initials made to shine on the dance floor during the festivities.


Late in the evening staff passed spicy slider burgers that hit the spot and before each guest parted they had their choice of peanut butter or red velvet cupcakes to satisfy their sweet tooth from Wink Cupcakes.

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Congratulations Mina and Mark!



ceremony and reception venue The Rainier Club
photographer La Vie Photography
videographer Millstream Video Productions
floral and decor Bella Rugosa
linens BBJ Linen
cake New Renaissance Cakes
favors Wink Cupcakes
dj Christel Weddings
string quartet Sylan String Quartet
officiant Reverend Dave Hess
invitations Wedding Paper Divas
on-site hair and makeup Erin Skipley with Bellatrix Studio
bridal gown Belltown Bride
tuxes Men's Wearhouse
rehearsal dinner Wild Ginger
accommodations Hotel Vintage Park
transportation - Seattle Limo, 206.763.5466


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