Chelan Styled Shoot: The Whaley | Winter Wedding Inspiration

  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter
  • Chelan Styled Shoot | The Whaley | Winter

Chelan Styled Shoot | Winter Wedding Inspiration

Winter wedding inspiration from our Chelan styled shoot! We have always wanted to do a winter shoot in the snow! Logistically was challenging to plan and coordinate trying to find the perfect location with rentals, and many other vendors near by. BUT we came across the absolute gem of a venue located in Chelan, WA (wine country).

With many of our Chelan vendors available, we selected a date in the winter to make it happen. Luckily, when planning a winter styled shoot in Chelan, chances are… it will be snowy! And snowy it was! It snowed the day before the shoot, leaving a fresh powder to doll up the venue. It was a chilly 19* at that!

For styling, I wanted to incorporate mixed metallics, whites, lots of greenery and some moody pops of color! We did this with navy and blue hues and even tossed in the idea of adding a pink and maroon bouquet design for some of the pictures as well. We had a lovely table-scape complete with copper place cards, fur and marble accents, which was definitely a winter trend this year! We carried this theme throughout the cake and specialty linens as well. We had a dressed up bar cart complete with bubbly, lush green wreath, cake and adorable sign with calligraphy.

Our shoot wouldn’t have been complete without the following vendors:

Venue: The Whaley

Photographer: Ben + Molly Photography

Florist: Lake Chelan Flowers

Stationery & Calligraphy: Pink + Peach

Rentals: Lake Chelan Wedding RentalsBBJ

Hair & Make Up: Hologram Hair

Dress & Bridal Jewelry: Cicada Bridal

Rings: Sylvie Collection, Luxury Brand Group

Cake: Sweet Crumbs

Brandy: Karma Vineyards

Model: Amy Bouchard

Design & Style: Dani Matthews, Weddings By Dani

 

Chelan Wedding Coordinator | Weddings By Dani

Chelan Wedding Coordinator | Weddings By Dani

We have some pretty exciting news to share! We have officially branched out to Chelan, WA and would love to be your Chelan Wedding Coordinator! Although, we’ve accepted and coordinated several Chelan weddings previously, we now have a link to prove it! Click here to test our new link!

All of our current wedding collections still apply to booked Chelan weddings and the best part is… NO travel or accommodation fees when booking with Owner & Lead Stylist, Dani Matthews.

We have taken clients on from the Seattle area and partnered with them on their wedding planning journey, meeting them on the Westside for consultations and final meetings.. then we travel to the Eastside of the mountains and orchestrate the flow for rehearsal and the main event (your wedding!). It truly makes your wedding a smooth transition from the beginning phases of your engagement to your newlywed-send off.

We’ve also previously helped schedule and plan vendor-booking-weekends! This would entail a weekend in Chelan for you and your fiance, meeting with different local vendors and driving back care-free! See our post here on a more detailed description!

Helping find the right vendors while planning a destination wedding can be challenging, so we make it easy by not only finding local vendors in Chelan, but also partnering with vendors equally as excited to travel for your wedding from the Seattle area. You’d be able to meet with them for consultations before traveling to Chelan for wedding time.

We are over-the-moon excited about the possibilities that await us at all the different venues and working with several new and familiar faces!

Chelan Wedding Coordinator | Weddings By Dani | Karma Vineyards
Julianna J Photography

Lake Chelan Wedding: Karma Vineyards | Michelle & Blair

Michelle & Blair started planning their wedding the beginning of 2013. They came to us with visions of a winery wedding in Chelan with accents of gold throughout. Flashing forward a year and a half later, their Lake Chelan winery wedding was exactly what their perfect day was! We absolutely loved hand selecting vendors to make their wedding day complete! Michelle had designed all of the chalkboard signs and Blair contributed by building and assembling their Photo Booth backdrop!

Michelle & Blair also included details of special moments in their wedding including the first dance songs of their siblings’ weddings and also honored her cousin that passed away during their engagement, what would have been her bridesmaid at their wedding, by symbolizing her memory with a single red rose and a locket on her bouquet. Such a sweet gesture.

They soaked up the last bit of summer on this hot September day and danced the night away!

Congratulations to you both! And thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of such an important day in your lives.

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This wedding would not have been complete without the following vendors:

Venue & Catering: Karma Vineyards

Photographer: Ben & Molly Photography

DJ: Seattle Wedding DJ

Flowers: Fleur de lis Floral & Event Design

Cake: Cake Chic Studio

Hair & Make Up: Sorrida Salon

Rentals: Lake Chelan Wedding Rentals

Wedding Design & Coordination: Weddings By Dani

 

Chelan Weekend Wedding Planning | Chelan Wedding Coordinator | Booking Vendors

Chelan Weekend Wedding Planning | Booking Vendors

Local destination weddings are hot and much more affordable than a true destination wedding. We are so excited to announce that we are adding a fun and custom detail for booked Chelan weddings! Planning a wedding from a distance can be challenging, no matter if you are 200 miles or 2,000 miles away. Planning a wedding does not HAVE to be frustrating, stressful, or as time consuming as it seems.

When you plan a Chelan wedding we can help you execute vendor booking into one weekend get away! Book our Complete Wedding Design, Styling & Coordination Collection or our Design & Coordination Collection and we will schedule a weekend of wedding planning bliss! Book your 2 night stay, and we will schedule all your important vendor meetings (venue tours, caterer, baker, photographers and more!) and we will be sure to be there every step of the way! You will book your vendors in 1 weekend and drive home feeling relaxed and carefree!

For more questions or details, please contact us! We will be happy to set up a consultation and customize a wedding collection that is right for you!

Chelan Wedding Coordinator | Weddings By Dani | Karma Vineyards
Ben & Molly Photography

 

 

Destination: Chelan!

If you are looking for a destination wedding that isn’t such a “destination,” we have the absolute perfect location!!! CHELAN! Not only are there beautiful wineries that overlook the lake, but there are also amazing vendors that provide services that WOW! If you hire us, we are lucky enough to have a residence just outside of Chelan, in Manson, so clients don’t have to pay extra for our accommodations! 🙂 Last weekend, we took a little road trip to Chelan and had a chance to visit with some amazing wedding vendors and venues! We are so excited to introduce 3 wineries in Chelan that are absolutely STUNNING wedding venues!

The first one is Karma, right as you come down into the Chelan Valley. It has a banquet room in “the cave” which is a long cemented tunnel with beautiful wall sconces. There are two different locations for the ceremony- in the Lilac Patio, for more intimate weddings, and the Panoramic Patio, which sits up high for an amazing panoramic view of Lake Chelan. Karma also has a bar and patio for cocktail hour or even to have guests mingle before the ceremony starts. Their staff is very helpful and they cater specifically towards each wedding.

Panoramic Patio
Panoramic Patio
"The Cave"
"The Cave"

Benson Winery  is located just past Chelan. It is perched up on a hill that looks onto Lake Chelan. It has gorgeous courtyard and patio area for the ceremony and option to hold the reception inside the winery. The ceremony space has a large arbor and also overlooks the beautiful, Lake Chelan. It is surrounded by vineyards that would be perfect for photos.

Benson Winery
Benson Winery- Event Space
Benson Winery- Wedding Ceremony
Benson Winery- Wedding Ceremony Space

The last one is Tsillan Cellars. It is located on the south end of Lake Chelan. When you enter the gates, it has a gorgeous driveway lined with vineyards. Although the event space is still under construction, it already looks amazing. The event room is rectangular with a bar at one end and glass walls all around the remaining 3 walls. These glass walls are able to retract during the summer months to have an outdoor/indoor space and they can close in the winter months and heat things up with the built in fireplace. It will be so pretty to watch the snow fall inside this room in the winter. The Tsillan Cellar staff is all about helping to create the exact vision you picture for your day.

Tsillan Cellars
Tsillan Cellars- Before
Tsillan Cellars
Tsillan Cellars- After Remodel

 

We also had the pleasure of meeting up with Debi with Deb’s Delights. Her new shop is so cute! Very easy to find and right on the main street of Chelan. They have a great resource of pictures and ideas for cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, and even yummy little desserts!

Deb's Delights of Chelan
Deb's Delights of Chelan- Cake Pops