Sunday, April 7, 2013

~Joyce and Justin Hotel Bellevue Wedding by Jenny GG Photography~

Happy Sunday everyone!!!

Lazy rainy day over here, which means catching up on cuddles and blogging!

This wedding here has been on my list to blog for a WHILE! I always want to word things perfectly and amazingly enough to paint the picture of how truly spectacular and meaningful and full of love these weddings are.  I sometimes feel like I don't convey the true feelings of the weddings well enough. This is one of those weddings that I know no matter what I write, it won't show things the way I want to, the way I saw them that day! BUT that's ok, I will do my best!

{Joyce & Justin}
Hotel Bellevue

(Isn't her dress stunning?!)
This wedding was just so full of a sense of family love.  Everyone was so sweet, helpful, supportive and it just felt like you were part of a big family here. I don't think I have felt this much closeness of a whole group at another wedding.

Meet Justin and his friends.  They are hilarious. 
Now meet the gorgeous and sweet Joyce . . .

who is beautiful inside and out. 

(hair and makeup by Urbanista Weddings)
One of my favorite pictures of the girls, so much fun!

Ok so as I wedding planner/coordinator I have many favorite moments in a wedding, and the first look is def up there! SUCH an exciting yet sweet moment on one of the biggest days of their lives:)

(these adorable bouquets were made by Yours Truly Floral, actually a good friend of Joyce's!)
Joyce and Justin were engaged in Hawaii, also many of their family and friends are from Hawaii.  It was only fitting to have the boys show their "shaka"!

(The ceremony music was played by Seattle Style Strings)
I LOVE to see the face of the groom as he watches his soon to be wife walk down the aisle to him . . . priceless!

And . . . they were married!!!

A few of the beautiful details of the wedding . . . the lovely monogrammed cake by Cakes by Creme de la Creme . . . the invitation made by Joyce's aunt . . . the favor boxes . . . and the stunning centerpieces.  

Now . . . time to celebrate!!!

This Filipino/Hawaiian wedding was just SO full of family and love.  You could tell this from the many performances by family and friends, from the many people involved in the ceremony (including many family members and sponsors), and from the tears in the room (including mine!) while playing the "same day edit" video during the reception 
(put together by Bogle Productions)
The performances were amazing! The songs, the dancing . . . there were even some little kids doing a little "rap" about God! It was just so fun to watch!
Then of course you have the money dance!
And some more dancing . . . event he grandma was out on the dance floor!

And then before you knew it the night was over . . . and Justin and Joyce were starting their journey as husband and wife . . .

One moment I will never forget, as we all were cleaning up after the amazing fete, a few of the bridesmaids and family were out on the piano in the lobby playing "Amazing Grace" and singing along. This moment summed up the wedding for me, it was a moment . . . just SO full of love and pure beauty.  For me it is not the big things, but it is in these small moments that make great weddings! 

A HUGE congrats to Joyce and Justin . . . thanks for allowing me to be such a part of your big day:) Best wishes on an AMAZING marriage for you both!

{The team}
VENUE/CATERING: Bellevue Club 
COORDINATOR: Simply by Tamara Nicole 
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jenny GG Photography 
VIDEOGRAPHY:  Bogle Productions 
OFFICIANT: Rev. Laida Villa
RENTALS: DM Wedding Rentals  
MUSICIAN: Seattle Style Strings 
FLORIST: Yours Truly Floral Designs
DJ: DJ LuceScrewz  
CAKE: Cakes by Crème de la Creme 
HAIR/MAKEUP: Urbanista Weddings 



  1. Her make-up is just beautiful! Lovely work coordinating, too, Tamara!!! :)