Monday, January 28, 2013

~Navy Nautical Wedding Inspiration~








            Getting married at a hotel on the water?
A Boathouse?
                   Here are some super chic and adorable "Nautical" Inspiration for your big day!                                    




                  Source: bridalmusings.com via Tamara on Pinterest


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                                                                   Source: southernafternoon.com via Tamara on Pinterest


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                                                               Source: carolynsewell.com via Tamara on Pinterest


                                                                   Source: baysidebride.com via Tamara on Pinterest


                                                                Source: inspiredbythis.com via Tamara on Pinterest


                                                                       Source: bridalmusings.com via Tamara on Pinterest


                                                                  Source: shop.weddingchicks.com via Tamara on Pinterest


                                                                       Source: 100layercake.com via Tamara on Pinterest


         Source: inspiremywedding.wordpress.com via Tamara on Pinterest

              SUCH great ideas! can't wait to help plan/design one of these weddings soon! :)

   Enjoy your week!

     ~Simply by Tamara Nicole~
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Sunday, January 27, 2013

~Weekend Wedding Snapshot~

(Van Whye Photography, Jessica & Mike's Wedding)

How sweet is the moment of the first dance?!
The very first time that the newlyweds dance together in their marriage.  
One of my (many) favorite moments of each wedding:)

What is your favorite moment of a wedding?

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Friday, January 25, 2013

~Dusty Blue Wedding Inspiration~

Happy Friday ya'll!

Some color inspiration for today. I love it when people choose fun colors that you don't see that often in weddings.  Like this one!

{Dusty Blue}


Pretty color, right?!
  
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So pretty, right?!

{Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness.}


~Simply by Tamara Nicole~                                                                                                                        
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

~LOVE this wedding! For SO Many Reasons~

This is just perfection . . . ok for me! 
See we have 3 little Westies, and I just love them fur babies!

This is why I love this photo from Junebug Weddings

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I love the modern decor elements, the amazing invites, the dog, and how adorable is this couple?

The Wedding Team:
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Santiago Canyon Estate
Officiant: Terrence Snodgrass
Invitation Designer: Minted
Florist: Tustin Flowers
Wedding Dress: Blue by EnzoaniCasablanca
Bridal Accessories: Robe - Plum Pretty Sugar
Bridesmaids’ Apparel: Alfred Sung by Dessy
Groomsmen Apparel: Friar Tux
Make-up: Melissa Breunig
DJ: Jason Oda
Photo Booth: Foto Cabina
Venue Coordinator: Venues in Paradise



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Monday, January 21, 2013

~Signature Cocktails For Your Wedding!~







{The Signature Drink}


Who doesn't love a good cocktail at a wedding?  

Not only will your guests enjoy these yummy beverages that you have chosen, but the drink(s) that you choose could convey your relationship.

This is yet another way to personalize your wedding, to bring out you and your fiance's style, favorite things, to tell your story.








Source: stylemepretty.com via Tamara on Pinterest

Did you guys have a certain drink on your first date? 
Are one of your fond memories of you and your fiance on vacation sipping on Mai Tai's and laughing the night away? 
Incorporate these into your big day!

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There are so many drinks to choose from! If you don't have a drink or two that tells your story, or reminds you of a time in your relationship, no problem! Pick one that goes with your "theme" or color scheme, and pick some of your favorite fruit to garnish them.

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One thing that I love to see is a "His" and "Hers" drink.  Options for the fruity drink loving ladies, and the scotch or more "manly" drinks for the male counterparts.

Have your drinks?  
Now to add in a few more details!

#1: Drink Stirrers
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These are not necessary of course, but when used they are just so cute and a fun way to further personalize your wedding, and also another place to utilize your amazing "theme" or colors, etc.

                                                             Source: dailycupofcouture.blogspot.com via Landy on Pinterest

#2: The Signage
                                                                     Source: elizabethannedesigns.com via Tamara on Pinterest


Your guests want to know what the options are! 
Tell the story behind the drink on a chalkboard, in a frame, painted on a wood piece, whichever fits your style!
I mean these make adorable photos, no?

                                                                                  Source: stylemepretty.com via Tamara on Pinterest


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#3: Garnish/Decorate
You can garnish with some fruit, herbs, edible glitter, chocolate on the rims, rock candy, or fun straws.  SO many options here, pick what works best for you!

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                              #4: ENJOY!

         
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                                                                          ~Simply by Tamara Nicole~                                                   
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Saturday, January 19, 2013

~Oh Yes ANOTHER Sneak of a Recent Amazing Wedding: Rachel & Matt!!!~

The fun keeps on going, so many pictures coming in from weddings makes a 
super happy planner!

I don't even know how to describe this wedding.
It was so full of love, and fun, and this bride is just gorgeous!!!

It was a perfect night! Can't wait to share more with you guys later.
Here are a few from the fabulous 

Sunshine Charlie Photography

Venue: Swiftwater Cellars



Seriously I am so lucky to meet and work with such great people!

More . . . later! Lol

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

~Sneak Peak of Brittany & Aubin's Wedding!!!~

Oh yes here's another sneak of the incredible weddings that have been happening over here recently!

This one: 
Brittany and Aubin
Photographers: Blue Rose Photography
Flowers: The Flower Lab
Cake: Lady Yum

It was such a magical night! Here's a little sneak into the fabulous-ness!



amazing dresses, right?!
(This cake was DELICIOUS!)

More soon!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

~Sneak Peek of Jo & Peter's Wedding!~

Yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaahhhhh!

I am squealing over here with joy, SO very excited to share these sneaks with you :) 
I LOVE getting photos back right after a wedding!

My Beloved Photography


What a GREAT wedding, can't wait to share all of the details that we made!

Hair/Makeup: Yessie Makeup Artistry!

Enjoy your week!
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Sunday, January 13, 2013

~Weekend Wedding Snapshot~

Here's a photo for your viewing pleasure:

This is Aubin & Brittany!
Married: 1.4.13
Venue: Sanctuary on Admiral in Seattle, WA

Despite the super cold weather, we had a fun successful wedding and an adorable sparkler send off. 


More to come!

I hope you all are enjoying your weekend! I am resting my feet from another AMAZING wedding last night.  I am just one lucky girl to work with the most adorable and sweet couples:) Can't wait to get more photos back to share with you all!

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

~Simply Engaged: Rachel & Matt~

Why hello there!

As I am watching the NFL playoff game of Hawks vs Redskins (go HAWKS!), I wanted to show you all my adorable couple that are getting married in SIX DAYS! Wahooooo!

Enjoy their story and engagement photos by the oh-so-talented Sunshine Charlie 

Simply Engaged

I have said this before, but I just luck out and get to work with the BEST people.  Love them!


So here's a little more about the sweet couple
{Rachel & Matt}
. . . 


Wedding Date: January 12th 2013
Wedding Location: Swiftwater Cellars


{How did you two love birds meet?}

"We met while in college at Central Washington University. We had a BLAST returning to Ellensburg with Nicole (our amazing photographer!) to take our engagement pictures! So much fun revisiting a city packed with so many cherished memories!"


{How did he pop the big question}


"I was heading to NYC for a work trip. After he dropped me off for my 7am flight, Matt circled the airport and hopped on a plane that took off just minutes after mine – I obviously had NO clue. While in the middle of my event that same night, I got a mysterious note that landed me in a town car by myself with no idea where I was going or what was going on. Long story short… I ended up in front of the iconic LOVE statue in the heart of New York City where I got the surprise of my life. Complete 
with a video that included a message from my dad after Matt asked for his permission to marry me, Matt was there, down on one knee where he asked me to marry him. I said yes as strangers clapped and it began to rain."

(this shot is from the actual engagement! How sweet!)

A night, a moment, a surprise, I will NEVER forget!!"

(full story in Matt’s words is here)


{What is your fave date spot/activity}

"We love the city and our neighborhood of Ballard – good food, drinks and atmosphere are a quick walk away. One of our favorite date nights was buying last minute tickets to a Mariner’s game and enjoying hot dogs, beers and a summer night."



{What is your fave part about the wedding planning process}

"We have loved thinking and planning the little details. The things we hope our friends and family will walk away remembering. Throughout the process, we’ve always wanted to make sure our day represents us as a couple and each guest 

leaves our wedding feeling like they were a part of 

something really special."


{Advice for planning a wedding to other couples}

"Three things have kept me sane: 

#1 Don’t stress! It’s a well-known fact that weddings bring out an interesting side of people. So, when things get weird (and they will!) 
take it for what it is and don’t dwell on what you can’t control. 

#2 Choose vendors that are not only great at what they do, but that you will have FUN with! Not only on your day, but throughout planning. 

#3  Enjoy the planning process as a couple and make time to reflect on all of the excitement surrounding your day!"


{His faves} 

Fireball
Jack Daniels
 riding his motorcycle
 music
 traveling
 basketball
 Mexican & Chinese food

{Her faves} 

Starbucks
 Ballard
 new restaurants
 traveling
 CHEESE!
 my niece & nephews
 Volkswagens
 the beach


{Three words Rachel uses to describe Matt}

"Heart. Hilarious. Handsome. "


{Three words Matt uses to describe Rachel}

"Compassionate. Selfless. Incredible."


{On my wedding day I am most excited about . . .}

{Rachel}
"On my wedding day I am most excited about getting all glammed up, having all of our friends and family in one room to celebrate and to party the night away as husband and wife!"

{Matt}
"On my wedding day I am most excited about seeing my beautiful bride for the first time and the celebration of two families coming together. 
And my shoes."


What a sweet couple!


Thank you Rachel and Matt for sharing this with us

{Thank you Sunshine Charlie for the great photos!!!}

and I can't wait to help you on your BIG DAY in just a few days, eeeeeek!!!


xoxo
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