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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My biggest passion in life is helping other people and I whole-heartedly believe that the little things make the biggest impact. Animals + chocolate are my favorite forms of therapy. My favorite part of a wedding is the first dance and I cannot resist the Cupid Shuffle.

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L&J | Pacific Tower Wedding | October | Seattle Wedding Planner

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L&J were referred to me by a major boss babe (shout out to Brynn of Dandy & Fine Parties!), but our connection was amplified by our shared love of dogs and, more specifically, volunteering. They built their vendor team in ways that would allow them to give back – using Farestart, a local non-profit, for catering, and delivering their beautiful floral arrangements to nursing homes/hospitals after their wedding day. Their focus on giving back also translated to their guests and every aspect of their day was built around ensuring that each and every person enjoyed each moment.

With the help of Brynn, L&J dreamed up a design for the Pacific Tower Panoramic Room that transformed it from a corporate meeting-ish aesthetic into a bright, modern celebration space with shiny art deco accents. Chairs were stylishly covered in silver pashminas, gold-framed boards displayed guests’ names on gold cut-outs with colorful tassels, clear ghost chairs lined the head table, and the stunning Smashing Petals floral designs were the star of the show on the crushed teal tablescapes. In a world full of (beautiful) pastel weddings, this wedding was a bold burst of flair and I loved every aspect of it.

Color Scheme: jewel tone hues – royal purple, cranberry, teal, navy
Favorite Décor Elements: globes with favorite quotes written on them scattered around the reception space, large signage taking over the foyer, BRIGHT pops of color in the flowers + tablescape decor to offset the overcast weather. And of course the built-in panoramic Seattle view decor element.
Favorite Moment: watching the blank slate room be completely transformed into a beautiful, colorfully sophisticated space, fit for L&J’s art deco/modern vision.

Cheers to Mr. & Mrs. Padley!

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Venue: Pacific Tower (Panoramic Room)
Wedding Coordinator: Krisanna | Krisanna Elizabeth Events
Design Consultant: Brynn | Dandy & Fine Parties
Photographer: Brittany + Joe | Blue Rose Photography
Floral Designer: Keita | Smashing Petals
Caterer: Farestart via Pacific Tower (Nina)
Cake/Desserts: Whole Foods
DJ/MC: Chris | Chris Graves Music
Rentals:
Pedersen’s Event Rentals (linens, tablescape items, ghost chairs)
Seattle Farm Tables
Vintage Ambiance
Hair + Makeup Artist: Shyn | Pacific Brides
Officiant: Ben & Lizz (friends of L+J)
Invitations + Paper Goods: designed by L
Bridal Boutique: Belltown Bride
Bridal Dress Designer: Amy Kuschel
Groom’s Attire: custom tuxedo – Indochino
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I am a wedding planner + calligrapher, based in Seattle, serving internationally.
My biggest passion in life is helping other people and I whole-heartedly believe that the little things make the biggest impact. Animals + chocolate are my favorite forms of therapy. My favorite part of a wedding is the first dance and I cannot resist the Cupid Shuffle.

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S&C | DeLille Cellars Chateau Wedding | September | Seattle Wedding Planner

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Okay, so first of all, let’s just get it right out in the open that S&C are essentially models and I’m the first to admit that I may have overdone it with their portrait shots because literally every. single. one. is. stunning. Also, let’s just acknowledge/have a moment of silent awe re: S’ dress. Great, moving on.

The best part about working with this couple was their love for each other – S&C always came to meetings together and always carefully made every decision together. The way they looked at each other was really really real and every single person at their wedding was literally bursting with happiness that these two were tying the knot. Their connection was palpable and they are genuine life partners through and through.

On top of working with such a “head over heels” couple (my fav type), they had a seriously unreal aesthetic vision. They opted to say their vows in the DeLille Cellars forest, standing on a bed of rose petals, with candles lining the log behind them. They ate + toasted at gray-clothed, family-style tables, adorned with leafy garlands filled with pink and white flowers, under a tent strung with sparkly lights. And don’t even get me started on their desserts… a small, 1-tier cutting cake, surrounded by dozens of Italian-themed desserts + eucalyptus. They truly brought Italy to Washington and it was such an honor to be a part of it all.

Color Scheme: gray, ivory, blush, green
Favorite Décor Elements: the Italian-esque aesthetic – from the vineyard chairs, to the Italian-style menu, to the cannolis in the dessert spread – all set on the beautiful DeLille Chateau grounds, the circular blanket of white rose petals covering the woodland grounds where S&C said “I do”, S’ beaded rose gold shawl, and the incredible garland centerpieces, carefully constructed by Chandin of Studio 3 Floral Design.
Favorite Moment: S had the biggest (prettiest) smile on her face the entire day, but it was especially radiant when I sent her down the gravel path to meet her groom.

Cheers to Mr. & Mrs. Moran ♥

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Venue: DeLille Cellars Chateau
Wedding Coordinator: Krisanna | Krisanna Elizabeth Events
Photographer: Benj | Benj Haisch
Floral Designer: Chandin | Studio 3 Floral Design
Caterer: Alexa’s Catering
Cake: Hillcrest Bakery
Italian Desserts: via S&C
DJ/MC: Jeff | SG Mobile
Hair Styling: friends of S
Makeup Artistry: friend of S
Officiant: Rocco (friend of S&C)
Bridal Boutique: Bellevue Bridal
Bridal Dress Designer: Willowby by Watters
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Transportation: Century Car Service



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I am a wedding planner + calligrapher, based in Seattle, serving internationally.
My biggest passion in life is helping other people and I whole-heartedly believe that the little things make the biggest impact. Animals + chocolate are my favorite forms of therapy. My favorite part of a wedding is the first dance and I cannot resist the Cupid Shuffle.

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E&A | AXIS Pioneer Square Wedding | August | Seattle Wedding Planner

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Let me just start by saying that this wedding was, quite simply, one of the most gorgeously designed weddings I have ever been a part of. Let me also just point out that it looks so. effortless. My friends… weddings that look effortlessly gorgeous are, in fact, full-blown, all hands on deck, 10/10 concentrated effort. But thanks to one of the most all-star teams out there (see below for full list), we transformed not one, but two, “blank slate” spaces – Occidental Square, the public Seattle parking lot, and AXIS’ concrete & brick space – to create a cohesive ethereal experience for E&A’s guests.

As logistically intense as this wedding was, working with E&A was quite the opposite – we shared so many laughs and our meetings were always smooth and simple. If there were planning hiccups, E&A stayed calm and trusted me to solve them. On their wedding day, it was all smiles & joy – as a planner, one of my favorite parts of my job is when I ask my couples to “hand over” any last-minute stress/anxiety and then watch as they visibly relax and focus on being in the moment with their favorite people. In short, collaborating with E&A was a dream and I’m so honored that I had the opportunity to be a part of their dream day.

Color Scheme: blush, white, neutrals & LOTS of greenery
Favorite Décor Elements: completely transforming Occidental Square (a public area!) from bustling city parking lot to ethereal ceremony space, E’s dress & tiara, the “Secret Garden”-esque backdrop behind/on the sweetheart table.
Favorite Moments: E&A walking into the reception area of AXIS to see the entire room flipped & transformed (one of their very few quiet moments, just the two of them), E’s mama walking her down the aisle, the French-inspired quartet, Rouge, serenading guests with live music during Cocktail Hour.

Big hugs & cheers to E&A!!

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Ceremony Venue: Occidental Square
Reception Venue: AXIS Pioneer Square
Wedding Planner: Krisanna | Krisanna Elizabeth Events
Photographer: Lora | Lora Grady Photography
Videographer: Reid | Best Made Videos
Floral Designer: Kelly | Botanique
Caterer: City Catering
Cake: Whole Foods
Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Musicians: Rouge
DJ/MC: Doug | Doug Stanley Productions
Hair Styling: Salon Maison
Makeup Artistry: Salon Maison
Officiant: Faith Whitmore
Bridal Boutique: Bellevue Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse



Let’s Connect!

I am a wedding planner + calligrapher, based in Seattle, serving internationally.
My biggest passion in life is helping other people and I whole-heartedly believe that the little things make the biggest impact. Animals + chocolate are my favorite forms of therapy. My favorite part of a wedding is the first dance and I cannot resist the Cupid Shuffle.

www.krisannaelizabeth.com
krisannaelizabeth@gmail.com
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A&J | DeLille Cellars Chateau Wedding | July | Woodinville Wedding Planner

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I was introduced to A by my sister (they trained in ballet in college together), so even before I met her for the first time, I had heard so much about how beautiful she was, inside and out. She is that girl who instantly makes you feel like you’ve been friends forever and the girl who gives you the most genuine, radiant smile + a hug the first time you meet (which is relevant because those of you who know me know that I am a self-titled “hugger”). And J is her rad counterpart — that guy who, upon finding out that I am a hugger, greeted me at their rehearsal with “I know you’re a hugger, so we’ll just start with a hug”. So basically, several lowkey heart-bursting-with-happiness moments working with these two.

A&J rocked a Thursday wedding – at the beautiful DeLille Cellars Chateau in Woodinville, WA – and from A’s fairytale princess dress (and shoes!!) to the live band serenading their guests on the dance floor, it was honestly pretty dang perfect. But more than that, their ability to tackle adversity together as a team, and the raw, real respect + adoration they have for each other is something I consider to be a whole different level of perfection — a glimpse into a marriage that will be just as beautiful as their wedding.

Color Scheme: bright jewel tones
Favorite Décor Elements: minimalistic DIY elements – created with love by A, the willingness to go BIG with bold blooms + textures, and J’s burgundy suit (yes, this counts as a decor element).
Favorite Moments: J losing it when he saw his bride walking down the aisle, watching A’s infectious laughter bring joy to each and every guest throughout the day, and the 4 hours of live music (I love my DJs, but there is something so magical about live music at a wedding).

Cheers + love to Mr. & Mrs. Byrd!!

|| Beautiful captures via B. Jones Photography ||

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Venue: DeLille Cellars Chateau
Wedding Coordinator: Krisanna | Krisanna Elizabeth Events
Photographer: Becca | B. Jones Photography
Floral Designer: friend of A&J
Caterer: Ravishing Radish
Cake: The Cake Walk Shop
Band: The Side Project
Hair Styling: Dakota | Elle Marie Salon
Makeup Artistry: MAC
Officiant: friend of A&J
Bridal Boutique: Hermosa Bridal
Bridal Accessories:
Earrings – BHLDN | Hair piece: Eleven Skies Studio | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoe
Groom’s Attire: Nordstrom
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: RenzRags



Let’s Connect!

I am a wedding planner + calligrapher, based in Seattle, serving internationally.
My biggest passion in life is helping other people and I whole-heartedly believe that the little things make the biggest impact. Animals + chocolate are my favorite forms of therapy. My favorite part of a wedding is the first dance and I cannot resist the Cupid Shuffle.

www.krisannaelizabeth.com
krisannaelizabeth@gmail.com
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J&C | Guemes Island Resort Wedding | July | San Juans Wedding Planner

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Oh my goodness. This wedding. Well, more specifically, this couple. I just took a quick walk down memory lane as I went through all of the emails that J and I sent each other during our 5-month planning adventure and it’s making me feel all warm and fuzzy in my heart. J&C booked me from afar (California) and our very first phone call felt like catching up with an old friend. Shortly after we made our collab official, J started her emails to me with “hey, babe” and I would respond with “hi, love”. All of our interactions were so casual and split between talking about life outside of wedding planning + me being my Type A self while J calmly stayed true to her Type B counterpart. We balanced each other out well and planned one heck of a beautiful, logistics-heavy, lowkey wedding.

Color Scheme: navy blue, neutrals, pops of orange
Favorite Décor Elements: driftwood ceremony arch with gorgeous blooms, neutral-colored glassybabys on the guest tables (that doubled as guest favors), pebbles + shells hand-gathered from the Guemes Island beach.
Favorite Moment: J’s spontaneous decision to jump in as the official cake cutter. Guests lined up and got to spend a few minutes talking to her while she cut them their choice of Deru cake. It was perfect.

PS, do not think I’ve forgotten about C! I didn’t get to meet him until they were finally in Washington for their wedding weekend, but he greeted me for the first time with the warmest smile + hug and I remember immediately thinking “Yep. These two were made for each other.”

Cheers, J&C. I wish we could go back and do it all over again.

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Venue: Guemes Island Resort
Wedding Coordinator: Krisanna || Krisanna Elizabeth Events
Photographer: Ben || Ben Blood Photography
Floral Designer: Kelli || Country Bouquets Floral Design
Caterer: Paellaworks
Cakes: Deru Market
Officiant: Dan Lamberton (friend of J&C)
Bridal Shop: Lovely – NYC
Bridal Dress Designer: Rue de Seine
Invitations: Kate Dickinson (friend of J&C)
Rentals: Seattle Farm Tables & Pacific Party Canopies


 

Let’s Connect!

I am a wedding planner + calligrapher, based in Seattle, serving internationally.
My biggest passion in life is helping other people and I whole-heartedly believe that the little things make the biggest impact. Animals + chocolate are my favorite forms of therapy. My favorite part of a wedding is the first dance and I cannot resist the Cupid Shuffle.

www.krisannaelizabeth.com
krisannaelizabeth@gmail.com
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W&K | Maplehurst Farm Wedding | June | Bellingham Wedding Planner

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W&K are the kind of couple you just really want to be best friends with. They’re the most delightful mixture of kind, sassy, beautiful, and rad, which made our meetings feel more like wedding planning-themed hangouts. On top of that, every single element of their wedding day was so thoughtfully curated and true to what makes them unique together, including: multiple personalized signs, 100+ hand-folded paper cranes, mementos from their incredible trip to Japan, and a ceremony procedure I’d never seen before that consisted of them tasting 5 different elements together (traditionally 4 – sour, bitter, hot, sweet – but W&K added their own element of umami, mostly because they freaking love oysters).

Color Scheme: navy blue, orange, sage green, gold accent
Favorite Décor Elements: the zany tea party theme, custom signage, and GOLD GLITTER EVERYWHERE.
Favorite Moment: at the end of their wedding day, when W grabbed both of my arms, looked me in the eyes, and said “You. Are. The. Shit.” Still recovering from my heart bursting with happiness.

Here’s to so many years of adventures + happiness, W&K!! Can’t wait to see where life takes you next.

|| Gorgeous images via Matt Priestman Photography ||

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Venue: Maplehurst Farm
Wedding Coordinator: Krisanna || Krisanna Elizabeth Events
Photographer: Matt || Matt Priestman Photography
Floral Designer: Haggen Floral Department (via Market Street Catering)
Caterer: Haggen/Market Street Catering
Desserts: Haggen/Market Street Catering
DJ/MC: Adrian || CityDJ
Officiant: James Carr (friend of W&K)
Hair Styling/Makeup Artistry: Carly Crossley
Bridal Shop: New Beginnings Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Nordstrom
Invitations: Maxwell Churchill
Rentals: Skagit Valley Wedding Rentals


 

Let’s Connect!

I am a wedding planner + calligrapher, based in Seattle, serving internationally.
My biggest passion in life is helping other people and I whole-heartedly believe that the little things make the biggest impact. Animals + chocolate are my favorite forms of therapy. My favorite part of a wedding is the first dance and I cannot resist the Cupid Shuffle.

www.krisannaelizabeth.com
krisannaelizabeth@gmail.com
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