Industrial Rooftop Wedding | WithinSodo – Seattle | A&J

How often can you say that you were best friends with the GROOM for almost a decade before having the honor of planning his wedding!? J and I basically grew up together, (bagging groceries at our local grocery store throughout high school and bonding over a love for Disneyland / him giving me pep talks through the drama of that period of life), so when he told me he found A, I was over the moon and knew him well enough to know right away that she was THE One.

I worked alongside this power couple for a year, planning + designing their Seattle wedding at Within Sodo. Our meetings typically took place at their home – where they would often surprise me with delicious home-cooked meals – but if a meeting took place elsewhere, the adventure would always involve detours to cute little places (shoutout to Rachel’s Ginger Beer!) before actually getting to our work destination. Not only are A+J thoughtful and two of the hardest working people I know, they are sassy, witty, and – most of all – FUN, which made our year together FLY by.

Every aspect of this wedding was curated to include A+J’s favorite things, but more importantly, every aspect we planned and designed was guest-centric. Their love for good food + wanting to create an inviting, family-style dinner atmosphere led us to Skillet for dinner and rainbow cake from Cakes of Paradise for dessert. Their love for good times with friends led us to beer pong on the rooftop (with listed House Rules, of course). There was no lack of laughter and every guest was clearly thrilled to be a part of the celebration. It was such a special wedding for me to be a part of – as a planner AND friend – and one I will never forget.

Can we do it all again, Mr. + Mrs. Numata!? So much love for you!!


Color Scheme: whites, neutrals, navy, greenery – rustic city vibes.
Favorite Décor Elements: the vineyard chair / white farm bench combination for the ceremony, creating an intentional, yet cozy seating situation in a small space.
+ Beer pong with rooftop views for guests to enjoy during cocktail hour and dancing.
+ Continuing on the Disney / FUN notes above, A+J incorporated Disney (specifically, The Lion King) into essentially all of their DIY signage and paper goods AND came up with a witty play on words for their wedding hashtag – #hakunaphamata – combining their two last names in place of “matata”.
Favorite Moment: A surprised J with a Chipotle burrito groom’s cake and J invited all of his groomsmen up to cut / take first bites with him.

Beautiful photos via Cameron Zegers Photography

Venue: WithinSodo
Wedding Planner: Krisanna | Krisanna Elizabeth Events
Photographer: Cameron | Cameron Zegers Photography
Floral Designer: Quynh | Pearl Studio
Caterer: Skillet
Wedding Cake: Cakes of Paradise
Groom’s Cake:
DJ/MC: Darmeny | Sounds Unlimited
Rentals: Pedersen’s Event Rentals
+ Seattle Farm Tables
+ Seattle Event Lighting
Makeup Artist: Jaime Hansen
Hair Stylist: Angie | Angie’s Hair Studio
Officiant: Scott (friend of A&J)
Invitations + Paper Goods: DIY – the Bride
Bridal Boutique: Bellevue Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Black Tux



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G&J | Corson Building Wedding | April | Seattle Wedding Planner

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamed of coordinating a wedding at the Corson Building – aka a beautiful, secret garden-esque, Italian building randomly plopped right in the heart of Seattle – so my heart skipped a beat when I received an inquiry for a wedding there (from one of the sweetest couples ever). And for something I had built up in my mind for so long, I was far from disappointed. In fact, it was better than I ever could’ve imagined – not only was it an incredibly aesthetic experience from start to finish, the staff at the Corson Building blew me away with the level of care they provided to G&J, myself, and every vendor / guest involved. 

G&J’s day took place on an overcast April day + was the epitome of the perfect intimate celebration: 29 guests, a shiba inu pup adorned with a floral crown, 4 courses of the most incredible food I’ve ever tasted, hundreds of stunning blooms, and gin + house-made rhubarb soda cocktails. Not to mention the kindest bride and groom + 1 kick-ass team.
This wedding was what dreams are made of.

Color Scheme: white, neutrals + pops of yellow
Favorite Décor Elements: the dark wood tables covered in free-flowing, lush, white centerpieces and real lemon accents.
Also, that exposed brick wall backdrop for their minimalistic 2-tier cake.
Favorite Moment: champagne toasts on the patio at sunset.

Cheers to G&J !! 

|| Stunning images © GH Kim Photography ||

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Krisanna Elizabeth Events | Seattle Wedding Planner | The Corson Building | Photographer: GH Kim Photography | Floral Designer: MARCH Floral
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Krisanna Elizabeth Events | Seattle Wedding Planner | The Corson Building | Photographer: GH Kim Photography | Floral Designer: MARCH Floral
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Krisanna Elizabeth Events | Seattle Wedding Planner | The Corson Building | Photographer: GH Kim Photography | Floral Designer: MARCH Floral
Krisanna Elizabeth Events | Seattle Wedding Planner | The Corson Building | Photographer: GH Kim Photography | Floral Designer: MARCH Floral
Krisanna Elizabeth Events | Seattle Wedding Planner | The Corson Building | Photographer: GH Kim Photography | Floral Designer: MARCH Floral
Krisanna Elizabeth Events | Seattle Wedding Planner | The Corson Building | Photographer: GH Kim Photography | Floral Designer: MARCH Floral
Krisanna Elizabeth Events | Seattle Wedding Planner | The Corson Building | Photographer: GH Kim Photography | Floral Designer: MARCH Floral

Venue: The Corson Building
Wedding Coordinator: Krisanna | Krisanna Elizabeth Events
Photographer: Hun | GH Kim Photography
Floral Designer: Halcyn | MARCH Floral
Caterer: The Corson Building
Plated Desserts: The Corson Building
Cake: Borracchini’s Bakery
DJ/MC: friends of G&J
Tables/Chairs: via The Corson Building
Rentals: Pedersen’s Event Rentals 
Hair + Makeup Artist: Amanda (friend of G&J)
Officiant: Rev. Ray Van Winkle
Invitations + Paper Goods: Minted
Place Card Calligraphy: Krisanna Elizabeth Events
Bridal Boutique: BHLDN
Bridal Dress Designer: Jenny Yoo



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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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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!

|| Stunning images © Blue Rose Photography ||

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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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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



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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.

www.krisannaelizabeth.com
krisannaelizabeth@gmail.com
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J&J | August Wedding at The Admiral’s House | Seattle Wedding Planner

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 Elegant (adj.) – pleasingly graceful and stylish in appearance or manner.

People often ask if I work with couples who are planning from out-of-state and this is a perfect example: when they booked me, Jane was in Chicago at Law School and Jonathan was in New York, so most of our work was done via phone conferences. However, J&J’s incredibly kind demeanors, attention to detail, and eagerness to host a perfectly executed event made working with them from afar an absolute dream. Together, we made sure that their top 3 wedding wishes – excellent food & drinks, impeccable photography, and a smooth, enjoyable experience from start to finish – became a reality.

Although it’s been well over a year since their wedding day, J&J’s wedding is one I’ll likely never forget. The stunning Admiral’s House backdrop + all-star vendor team (see below for list), the carefully chosen little details (think lavender soap from Woodinville Lavender and fresh truffles from Intrigue), and, most importantly, the bride and groom’s attention to their guests’ experience, made for one of the most beautifully joyful events I’ve ever coordinated.

Forever grateful to my dear friend, Kelly (floral designer extraordinaire), for connecting me with this amazing couple!

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Venue: The Admiral’s House
Coordinator: Krisanna || Krisanna Elizabeth Events
Photographer: Dorothee || Belathee Photography
Floral Designer: Kelly || Botanique
Caterer: City Catering
Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio
DJ/MC: DJ Kitman || Integral DJs
Ceremony Musicians: Passenger String Quartet
Officiant: Pastor Derek Hwang
Hair & Makeup: Kate || Kate Kim Beauty
Truffles: Intrigue Chocolate Co.
Favors: Woodinville Lavender
Late-Night Snacks: Curbside Food Truck
Bridal Shop: Dimitra’s Bridal – Chicago
Groom’s Attire: Paul Smith
Paper Goods: Minted
Furniture/Tablescape Rentals: Cort Party Rental
Antique Tent Lights: Vintage Ambiance
Valet + Transportation: Butler Seattle
Restrooms: Royal Restrooms

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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.

www.krisannaelizabeth.com
krisannaelizabeth@gmail.com
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