D&C | Maplehurst Farm Wedding | August | Bellingham Wedding Planner

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It’s hard to write a blog post when there really are no words.

From our very first meeting, I was minorly (okay, majorly) obsessed with D&C. One of the main philosophies / taglines behind the KE wedding planning experience is “there’s nothing quite like connecting + collaborating with two people who are head over heels in love“, and these two are the EPITOME of that. Not only did they love + respect each other on a head-over-heels level, I also witnessed them show love + respect to every. single. person. in their lives. Including me, even when I was a complete stranger… which was short-lived because within minutes, it felt as if I had two new best friends.

To add to our immediate connection, it only made sense that before we even met, they had chosen to get married at one of my favorite wedding venues. Every single time I work at Maplehurst Farm, it is magical – some of my most cherished planning memories take place at this beautiful spot. Their celebration was very much added to that magical list, with their ceremony covered in beautiful blooms, dancing under the trees, the most romantic details, and joy. So much joy.

I’ll let the photos tell the rest of the story, but as I write this, I am reminded of how grateful I am to have a job where I get to work with people like D&C – who invite me into one of the most exciting periods of their lives and trust me to be there for them, professionally + as a confidante and friend.

All my love, Mr. & Mrs. House !!

Color Scheme: blush, ivory, white, gold
Favorite Décor Elements: the gorgeous dessert spread, larger than life bridal bouquet + giant ceremony arch with fresh blooms.
Favorite Moment: sending D down the aisle + first dances under the trees.

Beautiful photos via Andie Avery Photography

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Venue: Maplehurst Farm
Wedding Planner: Krisanna | Krisanna Elizabeth Events
Photographer: Andie | Andie Avery Photography
Floral Designer (bouquets, ceremony florals): Kay | Seven Sister Designs
Floral Designer (centerpieces): Megan | Flourish Designs
Caterer: Market Street Catering (Jessica)
Cake: Jenny Cookies Bake Shop
Doughnuts: Frost Donuts
Cookies: Cookies by Jody
DJ/MC: Sounds Unlimited
Rentals: Bellingham Wedding & Event Rentals
+ Skagit Valley Wedding Rentals (draping)
+ Sweet Buffet Lady
Makeup Artist: Elizabeth | Beauty by Elizabeth Marie
Hair Stylist: Anna | Salon Bellissima
Officiant: Tashawna
Invitations + Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas
Chalkboard Signage: Kaylee | Champagne & Chalk
Bridal Boutique: Bridal Exclusives
Bridal Dress Designer: Watters Wtoo
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse


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E&B | Maplehurst Farm Wedding | September | Bellingham Wedding Planner

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It is rare (read: basically impossible) for me to find people who rival my love for dessert. That was the first sign that my wedding planning adventures with Emily & Brian were going to be something else entirely. Then there was the laughter. And the level of real that E&B bring to the table – real love, real intentions, real grace, real fun. And, of course, the way that B looks at E. Got me every time.

E&B’s Maplehurst Farm wedding was classy and full of the industry’s best, but also so low-key and fun. The only hitch? The absolutely insane wind. This was not your every day “oh hey, its kinda windy” occasion… this was a “oh hey, there goes a water goblet” kinda deal. It may look nice and calm in those tablescape images (so perfectly captured by Michèle Waite), but let me tell ya: it came down to me having to make the call at the very last second to keep those dinner tables under that beautiful tree-lined lane because I knew that E had been dreaming of that setup for months and months. And yes, every single person on E&B’s vendor team thought I was insane (direct quote from Jessica, owner of Ciao Thyme: “you’re crazy”). But, in a crazy turn of events, the dark skies held the rain and wind for the entirety of the ceremony and the wind completely died down during dinner. #blessed

One of the best things about working with E&B was their undying trust in me and their team. In addition to trusting me with the coordination of their wedding day, they also trusted me to do their place cards + dessert labels when I was just getting started in the calligraphy field. These little details ended up being one of my favorite projects ever – specifically the hand-painted moutains that mimic the ones on their guestbook. Speaking of details: the amount of culinary detail that Ciao Thyme brought to the table (literally) was unreal (see below), Kelly of Country Bouquets Floral added the perfect floral details to every inch of the day, and can we just take a moment to appreciate the magic that is Michèle’s ability to capture all of the most important moments?

K, I’m ready – let’s do it again. Wind and all.
So much love to E&B and to a vendor team that trusted my crazy weather decisions!

All imagery © Michèle Waite

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Venue: Maplehurst Farm
Coordinator: Krisanna || Krisanna Elizabeth Events
Photographer: Michele || Michèle M. Waite Photography
Floral Designer: Kelli || Country Bouquets Floral
Caterer: Ciao Thyme
Cakes: Pure Bliss Desserts
Pies: Bellewood Acres + The Flying Pig
DJ/MC: friend of E&B
Officiant: Matt Gooch
Hair Styling: Salon Bellissima
Makeup Artist: Ashley || Love Beauty
Bridal Shop: Belltown Bride
Bridal Gown Designer: Amy Kuschel
Invitation Suite: Spruce
Place Cards + Dessert Labels: Krisanna Elizabeth Design
Mismatched Plates + Antique Furniture: Maplehurst Farm
Water Goblets + Champagne Flutes: Bellingham Wedding & Event Rentals

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K&J | July 2014 | Lairmont Manor | Bellingham Wedding Planner

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Now that Koordination by Krisanna is based in Seattle, I only take on a select few Bellingham-area weddings per year and boy, am I glad Kayla & Jesse’s was one of them! K&J go together like a hot drink on a snowy day, x’s and o’s, thunder and lighting, adenine and thymine… you get the gist 😉 They are both thoughtful, appreciative, fun-loving, confident, caring, and, most of all, genuine. Genuinely grateful, genuinely happy, genuinely in love, and genuinely excited to marry each other.

There were so many uniquely K&J details incorporated throughout the day… mason jar mugs for guests engraved with lyrics from one of Kayla’s favorite songs: “where you invest your love, you invest your life”, a good friend singing/playing guitar for the processional and for K&J’s first dance together, light gray maxi dresses for K’s ladies / dark jeans + charcoal gray vests for J’s boys, and an ice cream truck. Yep, you read that right – Kayla had ensured that a local ice cream truck would be onsite just in time for guests to get sugared up for dancing… too. awesome.

K&J decided to go the traditional route and did not see each other before their ceremony, which made the moment that Kayla walked down the aisle even more touching (you’ll see when you get to the photo of J seeing his bride for the first time!). Their celebration was one of the happiest I’ve had the honor of being a part of thus far and I am so grateful they trusted me to take care of them even though they were planning all the way from Tennessee! Here’s to Mr. & Mrs. Young!!

{ huuuuge thank you to Bailey of Photos by Bailey for the beautiful images!! }

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Venue: Lairmont Manor
Coordinator: Krisanna // Koordination by Krisanna
Photographer: Bailey // Photos by Bailey
Florist: Kayleen // Seven Sisters Design
Caterer: Haggen Market Street Catering
Ice Cream Truck: Sugar Shack
DJ+MC: Gary // Audio Innovations
Live Musician: Taylor Davis
Makeup Artistry: Elizabeth // Elizabeth Marie Makeup
Hair Styling: Friend of the Bride
Photo Booth: Oh Snap! Photobooth

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Since you’ve made it all the way to the end of this beautiful couple’s blog post, I have one more story: it’s becoming more and more well-known that I’m a bit of a sucker for the Cupid Shuffle (never heard of it? www.youtube.com/watch?v=h24_zoqu4_Q …you’re welcome!). K&J had originally had it on their “do not play list” but when DJ Birdman played it especially for me when almost everyone had left at the very end of the night, both of them and a few of their closest friends joined me in doing the steps and it was one of THE sweetest/most special 3 minutes of my life! Truly made my week – I love my couples!

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