Tuesday, February 28, 2012

~Rustic Rootbeer Styled Shoot Sneak Peak!!!~

Oh yes the lovely and uber talented Amber from French Photography 
JUST sent me a sneak peek from yesterday's shoot I styled.  

SO stoked for the rest and to share all of my ideas with you guys!

After 9 hours of craziness, and the help of SO many amazing vendors we all had a BLAST!
Met some fabulous people I must say!

Vendors I LOVE that participated:
Amber French Photography, 
Yessie's Makeup Artistry, 
Luly Yang Couture, 
La Belle Elaine's, 
One Divine Event, 
Vintage Ambiance Rentals, 
Honey Crumb Cake Studio, 
Impress Ink, 
Ravenna Bloom, 
Tessa Kim Bridal Accessories, 
Master's Touch Kitchen, 
The Knot and Feather, 
and of course the amazing venue Urban Enoteca!

More soon . . . .

~Simply by Tamara Nicole~

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

~Abiade & Ernie's Wedding: Featured!~

Hello all of my lovely blog readers:-)

There is just SO much going on over here in my little planning world and I can't wait to share with you!
Will catch up soon . . . 

for now I wanted to share with you all my 
lovely bride Abiade and groom Ernie's wedding
featured over at Mandaluci Bride here.  

Peek over at all the amazing photography by Pye from Lin & Jirsa Photography.

So lucky to be a part of such a lovely 2 day wedding event! 

One word: stunning!

Friday, February 17, 2012

~Gold Framed Escort Cards~

                                                                      Source: stylemepretty.com via Tamara on Pinterest

Yup in 2 weeks from tomorrow my gorgeous bride 
Holly and her lucky and sweet fiance Matthew 
will be getting married! I am SO honored to help them with this big monumental day!
One of the many fun details I am excited for is a display of escort cards like this one! A BIG gold frame from a vintage rental company in Seattle called Vintage Ambiance . . . 200 escort cards made by the bride . . . and 200 gold spray painted clips.  

Can't wait to share photos!

~Simply by Tamara Nicole~

psssst SO many fun plans over here, can't wait to share them sooooon:-)
Enjoy your weekend loves!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

~Soft Wedding Bouquet Love~

I am totally in love with this bouquet!
Love the ribbons, the soft colors, the girliness.

                                                                     Source: 2.bp.blogspot.com via Tamara on Pinterest

(original source: Flower Wild)

~Simply by Tamara Nicole~

Monday, February 13, 2012

~Indian Wedding Inspiration for L&K~

Happy Monday everyone!
I have been working my little behind off helping my clients with their weddings, 
and I am loving it all!
Saturday included 7.5 hours of non-stop fun meetings, venue visits.
I love each and every one of my couples, they are so cute and fun.
Awww lovely love.

Lol anyway on to today's post:

Indian-inspired wedding decor

This is for L&K's wedding this summer.
It will be SO. MUCH. FUN.
I love all of the vibrant colors, the food will be fab, and I can't wait to help make some bright decor and drape fabrics, etc.

                                                         Source: myweddecorations.blogspot.com via Tamara on Pinterest

                                                                    Source: magnetstreet.com via Tamara on Pinterest

                                                                     Source: styleunveiled.com via Tamara on Pinterest

                                                                     Source: styleunveiled.com via Tamara on Pinterest

                                                          Source: acreativeproject.blogspot.com via Tamara on Pinterest

                                                          Source: galleries.weddingchannel.com via Tamara on Pinterest

                                                                         Source: bizbash.com via Tamara on Pinterest

See SO much fun right?
For sure:
BRIGHT colors
Fun draping
Indian dessert bar: (chaat)
Colored lanterns

Can't wait L & K!!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

~Wedding Tips for my Brides #1: Bestie~

Soooooo . . .
I wanted to start a little "tips" series here 
just on random wedding planning tips for all of my brides out there.

So stay tuned for some simple little tips from a wedding planner.

Wedding Tip:

~Bestie Pic~
Make sure at your wedding you get a super cute fun pic with your bestie aka MOH.
You both will treasure it forever.
Make it fun!
Make it you.

                                                                           Source: twitter.com via Tamara on Pinterest

                                                                    Source: google.com via Jenny on Pinterest

                                                                          Source: imgfave.com via Tamara on Pinterest

                    ~Simply by Tamara Nicole~

                        No matter what happens in life you always will have your bestie!

Monday, February 6, 2012

~Destiny and Fili's Wedding~

Destiny and Fili
August 28th 2011

I have another treat for you guys!
Here is a wedding I helped with last summer.
One that I had SUCH a great time with, and made a friend through.
I first met Destiny at a coffee shop . . . Cafe Felice.
That soon became "our place" and we had pretty much all of our meetings here.

The Wedding:
(all photos by the LOVELY Maxine Toh Photography)

What an absolutely fun wedding full of love! Destiny and Fili and all of their loved ones truly are about respect and fun. Family and traditions are huge to both the Samoan and Mexican cultures, and that shined throughout the whole wedding day!

To show you how important people, family and friends are important to this lovely couple: look at their bridal party! The whole party comprised of 12 bridesmaids and 12 groomsmen, wow!!!
(yup they needed TWO stretch hummers!)

Destiny and her friends did a lot of the DIY touches. They put together the bamboo favors with labels, picked up flowers from the local Seattle's Pike Place Market the morning of, and the wedding coordinator (that's me!) tied the bouquets and made the boutonnieres from these local flowers. Destiny also purchased her jewelry and hair accessory from an Etsy shop. Hurray for handmade!

The ceremony was an intimate event held at Fili's family's local Samoan church. Everyone was in tears as Destiny's mom walked her down the aisle. The look on Fili's face says it all. These two are truly in love, getting married signifies not only their union, but the union of the families, cultures and traditions.

The reception for around 400 guests was held at the Highline Community College overlooking the water. There was a nice stage area set up for all of the amazing dance performances (which are dear to Destiny's heart, as she has been dancing her whole life and one of the performing companies she was a member of!). They had Fili's older brother, a Samoan "elder" lead the night's events as an MC. They went through several traditions of presenting mats and gifts to those that have traveled from afar (Samoa, etc).

The whole entire Reception was so lively, colorful and fun! From the singing and dancing performances of both Mexican and Samoan cultures were spectacular. Destiny even joined in with her old dancing company in her wedding dress and stole the show!

The group sure did know how to have a good time, and the dance floor was full the whole night. What a sweet couple that is loved by so many, it was a pleasure being a part of this personal event!

Destiny was the sweetest in her review for me:
"Tammy was so wonderful, I contacted her about a month out of my wedding to be our day of coordinator.  She was very easy to get a hold of and made herself available right away to meet at least once a week each week until the wedding.  Such a joy to work with, very easygoing and always has a smile on her face.  She is optimistic and a pleasure to be around.  I know she had to jump through many loop holes the day of the wedding, including putting together our 13boutonnieres and 13 fresh flower bouquets that morning because I did not plan very well for that portion.  She also printed out our programs the morning of our big day, all of these items were beautiful, just perfect.  This is just a small taste of how much she values her brides and is willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure everything is running smoothly and the couple stays happy!  I would work with Tammy on any upcoming party, she truly made a difference on my wedding day and I know she could do the same of any of her clients.  Tammy, thank you so much for making my happiest day on this earth a lot less stressful and very memorable! We will forever be grateful! XOXO Mrs. Destiny Talamoni"

Thanks Destiny!!!
You guys were truly a pleasure to work with, and your wedding was SO much fun.
Oh and Destiny and Fili just found out that they are pregnant!!!
They will make amazing parents.

Congrats to you both, and best wishes for your future together:-)

~Simply by Tamara Nicole~

Wedding Vendors:

Coordinator/Programs/Boutonnieres: Simply by Tamara Nicole 
Flowers: Pike Place Market
Catering & Bar Service: Chartwells Catering (thru HCC) 
Reception D├ęcor: A Tailored Affair 
Chair Covers & Sashes: Express Linen Service 
Performers: Bailadores De Bronce , 
Hawaiian Dancers (friends), Tonga & Tahiti Dancers (friends), 
Samoan Dancers

Saturday, February 4, 2012

~Wedding Lawn Games~

Let's PLAY!
Who doesn't love a wedding, 
or better yet a wedding bbq with some 
lawn games?

This is great for a Summer/Fall wedding, or a destination wedding somewhere warm!

I can't wait to have some fun games set up at a few weddings I am helping to plan this year!

Some great ideas to keep your guests having a good time:

bocce ball
                                                           Source: floridianweddings.com via Tamara on Pinterest

                                                                     Source: floridianweddings.com via Tamara on Pinterest

                                                                 Source: unitedwithlove.com via Tamara on Pinterest

                                                                   Source: projectwedding.com via Tamara on Pinterest

                                                                         Source: youaremyfave.com via Tamara on Pinterest

                                                              Source: bestdayeverhawaii.blogspot.com via Tamara on Pinterest

                                                                      Source: stylemepretty.com via Tamara on Pinterest

                                                                          Source: emmalinebride.com via Tamara on Pinterest

                                          Which is your favorite game to play?

                                         ~Simply by Tamara Nicole~