This summer I had the greatest honor of being asked to perform the day-of coordination for the sister of one my dearest friends, Danielle, aka Sister! This wedding was so special to me because I love this family and it was so great to be able to produce a seamless and stress free event for them. In addition to working with the family, I had the help of two of my most favorite people to work with and close friends, Allegra and Lia.
The couple chose one of the most breathtakingly beautiful venues I have ever seen, Woodinville Lavender Fields in Redmond, WA. Woodinville Lavender was everything I wish for in a venue; well kept, organized, great communication and every process was well thought out. They obviously harvest and sell lavender whole sale, but from as an event venue, they make it so easy to hold your event with them.
Woodinville Lavender has predetermined ceremony locations on the property, each with a different view so you have a choice but with each location, the setup is determined so there is no re-inventing the wheel! There is a greenhouse, a really gorgeous tent with built-in lighting, and a barn with a patio. Woodinville provided almost everything; from the benches and arch in the reception to the lawn games and hi-boys used during cocktail hour, even the tables and chairs for the reception and these gorgeous wine barrels used for trash cans and hiboy!
From a venue standpoint, this is genius because it cuts down on the amount of vendors setting up on your property. It was seriously my greatest dream come true! #venuegoals! The rentals were limited to decor and china, and there was really minimal decor needed with such a gorgeous space. The owner, even rolled out heaters and provided really cool buckets for the sparkler send off. One of the coolest things; there was a “She Shed” for the bride and bridesmaids the relax and finish getting ready before the ceremony. To my amazement, Tom hand built the shed and the wooden benches used during the ceremony. He, most likely built other items around property! I was soo impressed, if you own an event space THIS is the way you should do it!
The ceremony took place in the lavender fields…. of course!!
Cocktail hour took place outside the greenhouse while the bridal party took pictures throughout the property. There was beer and wine served in the greenhouse and the guests enjoyed the lawn games.
The reception took place underneath the tent. The dance floor and DJ were adjacent to the tent on the farmhouse terrace. The bar and dessert were inside of the farmhouse. One of my favorite moments (there were many for this wedding) was that the bride chose to have Joyful Joyful, the Sister Act 2 version, play during the cutting of the cake.
The couple ended the night, stunningly, with a sparkler send off and drove away in a vintage Bentley.
I am so thankful for my team that executed this event!
My right hand: Allegra
Makeup and “hey can you do this” coordinator: Lia
Liason for family and BFF: Vanessa
Property Manager: Tom
Photographer: Samantha McFarland
Caterer: Bread and Circuses
DJ: Brian @ Emerald City Productions
Congrats to the bride and groom, I am excited to see all the wonderful, love-filled moments that lie ahead!