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Stylish Northwest Food & Wine Wedding: Amy & Wes

They met at work and secretly started dating…

Amy is such a cutie, so fashionable and such a delight to work with on your wedding. She looked beautiful in every dress she tried on.

the bouquet: flowers: stacy anderson designs

her shoes: gold

Meet Wes. Such a funny guy, knew exactly what he was going to wear that day…navy suit with brown shoes.

the cufflinks

first look:the columbia winery

So we coordinated the cutest first look. Outside The Columbia Winery…back to back, slowly turning until Amy & Wes were facing each other. Then asked them to uncover their eyes to see each other for their first look on their wedding day.

first look:train tracks


the shoes, of course

The ceremony. Which turned out to be the hottest day of the year!

the ceremony

outside ceremony: the arch

The reception or better known as the celebration & party. Most of the guests were traveling to Seattle to celebrate Amy & Wes’ wedding. We decided to focus on what Seattle is most known for: locally delicious food & superb wine. We selected a menu that was focused on the Northwest, what was local, fresh and seasonal that would give all the guests the best showcase of what we are known for.

apps: lisa dupar

salmon: lisa dupar

cheers to the married couple!

Then we invited guests to take a seat and enjoy the celebration!

seating chart

We used some old windows in our collection for their seating chart. Each guest took their time to enjoy cocktail hour while looking for their names. What a delight!

paper details: kerri efendi

menu : kerri efendi


table numbers

always & forever




chocolate mousse

dance party & the nines

the happy couple: amy & wes

What a celebration this was! Probably one of my favorite weddings from this year. Amy & Wes trusted our design and ideas for their wedding. We started with navy (always my favorite choice!) and then incorporated mint greens and lots of white. If we have the chance, we love using eucalyptus for the color and texture. We had a dream to create these handmade wooden stands for each dinner table, to have the florals placed on each stand. We spent hours sanding, hammering, hand crafting and staining these pieces just for the wedding and they turned out perfectly. Amy & Wes loved them!

We had some of Seattle’s finest and most talented vendors to help make the day a success!

Thank you: Laurel McConnell Photography, Lisa Dupar Catering, Pedersens Rentals, Stacy Anderson Designs (florals), Kerri Efendi Designs (Stylist Paper details), Offwhite Hair & MakeupThe Nines, Green Light Event Designs (pendant lights), Puget Sound String, British Motor Coach, Holly-Kate Foss with hollykate and company (event planning & design), The Columbia Winery, The Alexis Hotel

Sneak peak: glamorous modern blush & grey wedding at Sodo Park

Stefanie & Steven quickly became one of my favorite clients this year. They were so friendly, had a great sense of humor and we just clicked! Their colors were pink, grey, silver and white with lots of candles. I am so thrilled to share a sneak peak from their wedding and look forward to sharing more with you soon. Enjoy!

It was a dream come true!




Sometimes I have to pinch myself, as I think about the great couples that I get to meet every year and the job that I am privileged to have. Thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding day.


Toasts under the arch by family members & close friends. The arch was beautiful, in full display of pink, blush and white.

We incorporated some of Stefanie’s Jewish traditions with The Hora and breaking of the glass.

Some of Seattle’s best wedding vendors were there to help Stefanie & Steven celebrate: Laurel McConnell PhotographyAustin BeaverHerban Feast at Sodo ParkThe Ranch StudiosFloressenceErin Skipley, Vintage AmbianceCake EnvyChoice LinensRev. Ray Van Winkle 

Got the blues?

by holly-kate foss

Ashlen and James were one of my favorite couples from last year. They lived on the east coast and were planning to get married in Seattle. They were not ashamed of being a little “nerdy” but I would say they were both driven! She is a Lawyer and he works for the Department of Justice. We were looking for the perfect location for their 90 guests to enjoy the city and the water. Most of their guests were flying in from the east coast to make a weekend getaway and celebrate their friends wedding.

We selected The Yacht Club on Lake Union for their wedding ceremony & reception location. This location is also known as Tyee Yacht Club and for one of Seattle’s best catering companies Ravishing Radish. We absolutely love working with them! They have the most friendly staff and excellent customer service!

A little tidbit about Ashlen and James, they not only love to travel but are HUGE Mariners fans. They have traveled all over the US to see the Mariners play in iconic stadiums. Our theme and colors choices were very Seattle; blue, teal, navy and white.

We wanted to incorporate as many paper details as possible. Ashlen is very crafty and handmade all the boutonnieres, straw banners, table cards, table signs and many other details. We also asked the uber talented Heather Driscoll of heathoriginal to help us create a paper flower arch, flowers for the aisle and custom programs. Don’t you just love this paper arch?

Adding a few pops of color with the paper poms, added the perfect Ashlen & James feel to The Yacht Club.

The cutest cake toppers, of course, including their cute cat!

The send-off was delightful! Ashlen selected this location, not just because of the great view & catering, but because her father could park the boat at the dock. The greatest getaway! We gathered all the guests and sent them off in style – sparklers and a cruise around Lake Union. What a great way to end one of the best days of the beginning of their lives together!

Congrats again to Ashlen & James!

Some of Seattle’s best wedding vendors were there to celebrate their day!

Venue: The Yacht Club at Lake Union

Catering: Ravishing Radish

Photography: Laurel McConnell Photography

Wedding Planning & Design: Holly-Kate and Company

Rentals: AA Party Rentals

DJ: Wavelink Music, Brian Dale

Paper arch, programs, giant paper flowers: heathoriginal

Makeup & Hairstyle: Erin Skipley

Ice Cream: Parfait

Cake & Floral: by family friends

We hope you enjoy!

Mandy & Marc married at DeLille Cellars

We met over coffee and jumped right into planning their wedding!

We started with searching for the perfect venue. Our priorities were ceremony outside, garden options and and an indoor back up plan.

Marc & Mandy selected DeLille Cellars in Woodinville, one of my utmost favorite locations in the Seattle area.

We wanted the wedding to be bright & cheerful – so Mandy selected yellow, teal and some pops of red for her wedding colors.

It rained that day, but you would never know…

It sprinkled and rained, but stopped right at 2:30. Just in time for us to set up the chairs, ceremony flowers and get ready for a wedding by 4:00.

Cocktail hour was outside by the gazebo and pond

Could this be a more perfect setting for dinner?

Chocolate Chocolate Cake!!!!

What a perfect way to end the day!

One of my favorite pictures from last year!

Thank you Barbie for taking our picture with Marc & Mandy. What a great and beautiful day!

A list of the amazing folks who made Marc & Mandy’s wedding day a success:

Venue: DeLille Cellars

Catering: Herban Feast

Photography: Barbie Hull Photography

Coordination & Design: Holly-Kate Foss, Holly-Kate and Company

Floral: Christopher Smith of Christopher Flowers

DJ: Emerald City Productions

Cake: The People’s Cake

Invitations: Paper Delights

Hair & Makeup: Erin Skipley

Linens: Pedersen’s Rentals

Favors: Fran’s Chocolates

Kylee & Steven are hitched!

Kylee and Steven are the sweetest! They met when they were toddlers, yes toddlers! They even have pictures to prove it. Their wedding was absolutely amazing, with their closest friends and family joining to celebrate their marriage to each other.

I cannot believe that they are just about to celebrate their one year anniversary. They are currently in the process of building their first home – how exciting!

They were married at their home church in Puyallup with the reception following at Kelley Farm. What a great location for a large reception – the weather was fantastic! You would not believe that this wedding took place in April –

The details to their wedding were over the top and still one of my favorite wedding days from last year.

Kelley Farm is a great location for a large wedding reception, we welcomed over 345 people to the barn. We brought to life Kylee’s dream of a vintage, romantic and hand-crafted wedding for her guests. We brought in lace linens, hung chandeliers from the barns ceiling, collected old books & bibles and covered the tables with ball jars and mercury glass.

The bulls – one of my favorite aspects about Kelley Farm. They are REAL and friendly, the bulls will come over and visit with your guests while they enjoy cocktails on the outdoor patio. Quite the entertainment for the kiddos, as well as the adults.

One of my favorite cakes – note the handmade “book page” wreath and baby pictures in the background.

The bouquet was a collection of soft white florals, with the most charming brooch of Kylee’s grandmother and her favorite family pet. She also collected brooches from family & friends to add to her bouquet, which added the perfect detail to her wedding bouquet.

Each place setting was collected and placed on beautiful linen napkins, placed next to one of their favors: a small jar of honey!

What a great day and beautiful evening – thank you for letting us celebrate the day with you Kylee & Steven! Here are the vendors that made their day seamless:

Reception Venue: Kelley Farm in Puyallup

Photography: Corliss Photography

Wedding Planning: Holly-Kate Foss, of Holly-Kate & Company

Catering: Occasions Catering

Cake: Celebrity Cake Studio

Hair & Makeup: Salon Ish

Florist: Amy Eller, of Bloom

Photobooth: 321 Foto

DJ: Jerry Suhrestedt, a family friend

Rentals: AA Party

Linens: BBJ Linens 

Engagement Season is here!

Holiday Season is here, which means Engagement Season has arrived!

It is one of the best times of the year to get engaged, as you are with friends and family who love you so. Of course, anytime of the year is a great time to get engaged.

We just want to take a moment and congratulate the newly engaged. Let the planning begin! We would love to meet with you and hear about your wedding plans, most importantly learn how we can work together.

To kick off the engagement season, here are some of our favorite engagement pictures:

Laurel McConnell Photography

Note: We highly recommend an engagement session or “getting to know you” session with your photographer. It is a great way to work all the nerves and jitters out before the wedding day. Plus, you get some really cute pictures with your soon-to-be spouse in your favorite ensemble. Enjoy!

See more pictures from Ashley & Chad’s wedding here:



Wedding Planning Giveaway

Get Hitched Give Hope is just two days away!
We have a wedding planning plus design consulting package in the silent auction at Get Hitched Give Hope. If you are planning on getting married in the next year, this is the event to attend in Seattle. It is a great chance to bid on items for your wedding, while also giving to a great cause! Most items at the auction sell for about 50% of the value of the item, so there is a great chance that they can get quite a deal!
The event:
The doors open at 6:00 pm and the bidding starts at 6:30. Our item is in the last silent auction, which ends promptly at 7:55 pm.
Tickets are now $45 at the door, with lots of food & beverages served throughout the evening.
The details:
Date: Thursday, November 8th
Time: 6:00 pm
Laura & Zack were winners of my month-of planning package at Get Hitched Give Hope in 2010. It was so much fun helping them plan the details to their wedding and being a party of their wedding day. Thank you!
Photography by: Barbie Hull Photography

Jenevive & Tyson are hitched!

Posted by Holly-Kate Foss

I met Jenevive and Tyson last September, we planned for coffee and ended up drinking coffee & cupcakes together. Yum! Tyson had just bought a house in Ballard and Jen was new to the area. She had just started a new job and a co-worker invited her to a friends open house. Little did Jen know, she was about to meet one of the nicest guys in Seattle – Tyson! They dated, they hiked, dined and danced and soon decided to tie the knot!

Thank you to Kirk Mastin of Seattle wedding photographer Kirk Mastin of Mastin Studio for sharing their pictures with us.

Jenevive’s dress is a handmade custom dress from a family friend in the Philippines. It is one of the most beautiful dresses that I have ever seen! Tyson and Jen exchanged gift on their wedding day, Tyson gave Jen a gorgeous Tiffany & Co. necklace to celebrate their wedding.

Jen & Tyson used yellows & greens with pops of pink throughout their wedding. They wanted that classic, bright and cheerful look with a slight Seattle modern edge. They had many friends traveling from all over to join them in Seattle and we knew we wanted to share with them some of the northwest. We used letter pressed wooden invitations, modern flowers, incorporated as many sparkly items as we could while still presenting the northwest to the guests. Jenevive’s parents own a company that creates handmade crystals, we used these throughout the flower bouquets and the reception.

The wedding party took pictures at Freeway Park in downtown Seattle – perfect fit for their slightly urban taste for their wedding.


 Their wedding ceremony took place at Immaculate Conception Church. To go along with her dress, she had a full cathedral length veil – it was a perfect match to one of the longest church aisles in Seattle.

The cord used in their ceremony was a family heirloom, Tyson’s grandparents used this beautiful rosary in their wedding ceremony.

After the ceremony, they were sent off with bubbles and took a drive around the Seattle area to celebrate their wedding day. A few of just Jen & Tyson – married!

On to the reception at Sodo Park, dinner & dancing. A grand entrance of all the sponsors, aunts, readers, coin bearers, cord & veil, and the wedding party.

Dinner tables had beautiful arrangements, some with sprays of white orchids, low garden arrangements, and then submerged yellow orchids as seen here. The invitations, programs, paper goods and mossy letters were created by Kerri Efendi Designs

The table cards were designed as leaves to hang from individually potted magnolia branches

The cake from Celebrity Cakes was a shimmering ivory, with handmade swirls and silver dots

Their reception was so much fun, with all of their friends and family from all over joining in the celebration. We used ivory sequence linens from Pedersens that were the perfect fit for their theme.

It was a great day, which could not have been done without the talented team listed below:

Ceremony: Immaculate Conception Church 

Reception: Sodo Park by Herban Feast

Photography:  Seattle wedding photographer Kirk Mastin of Mastin Studio

Videography: cabfare productions

Wedding Planning & Design: Holly-Kate and Company

Florals: Christopher Flowers

Invitations: Kerri Efendi Designs

Cake: Celebrity Cake Studio

Hair & Makeup: Erin Skipley

Linens: Pedersens

Transportation: British Motor Coach





Mandy & Marc engaged!

Posted by Holly-Kate Foss

Mandy & Marc are getting married today! I cannot believe their wedding day has finally arrived.

I met Mandy & Marc a little over a year ago, we sat in a coffee shop and started talking about wedding plans. They knew a few things at this point in the planning process: they loved each other, wanted to get married, hoping for an outdoor wedding, hosting an intimate wedding with their closest friends and family.

We looked throughout the Seattle area and then went back to Woodinville, where they selected DeLille Cellars for their wedding ceremony & reception location. This is one of my favorite outdoor locations in the greater Seattle area to have a wedding. It is beautiful, lush greenery and has everything to do with wine!

The theme for their wedding is cheerful – so we are using lots of green, yellow and reds. The food was most important for both Marc & Mandy, as Mandy is a vegetarian and we wanted to make sure their dinner selection was fresh and local. Last, they wanted their day to bring together their friends and family to celebrate.

Thank you to fabulous Barbie Hull, we are able to share their engagement pictures with you. I heard about the adventures the day they shot their pictures with Barbie, it was a cool & crisp day in Seattle with bursts of sunlight everywhere. A great day for a sweater, cute pictures and a hot cup of cocoa. Enjoy!

Congratulations Marc & Mandy!

Tiffany & Jonathan’s Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty!

Posted by Holly-Kate

We could not be more excited!!! We love Style Me Pretty, HUGE huge fans, and were so thrilled that they selected one of our Weddings to be featured on their Blog this week. See the feature here on Style Me Pretty.

Tiffany & Jonathan met in College at Stanford University in a swing dance group. When I met with them, Tiffany was in the middle of Law School and Jonathan just got accepted into a Master’s Program. They have lived in 4 different places in the last 4 years, they will be moving this Fall to allow for Jonathan to start school.

They got engaged on New Years. Jonathan created a children’s storybook about a turtle searching for the right stone for a ring for his special turtle, Tiffany. It is the cutest book that I have ever seen. Jonathan put so much thought and time into the details of the book. Of course, he used this book to propose to Tiffany!

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