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

Seattle Wedding: Salish Lodge | Kacie & Brady

Seattle Wedding: Salish Lodge

Designing & Styling Kacie and Brady’s wedding was absolutely a dream come true! During their search for a destination wedding, Salish Lodge was the top recommendation on Google! So… they booked their flight from Kansas out to Seattle to check it out! Kacie & Brady fell in love with the rainy weather and golden yellow-orange leaves and booked their wedding one year out.

After long conversations and email threads about their vision and wedding day, I pulled together a style for their special day, filled with deep purple, shades of grey and a pop of magenta. Natural wood pedestals for the altar and hand wrapped welcome bags for their guests, each element was such an honor to select. (Doing my job is even more fun when clients completely trust the professionals!)

Kacie & Brady’s two boys were a delight! So sweet and absolutely loved their mommy and daddy! They even fell asleep during the ceremony… Dinner by the glow of beautiful candles, these two had one of the most important days for their family of four. Especially sharing their first dance all together!

Thank you for being such a joy to work with! You two are examples of what drive me to not only be the best, but work hard for my clients so they don’t have to on their wedding day and all the days leading up to it!

This wedding wouldn’t have been complete without the following vendors:

Venue & Catering: Salish Lodge & Spa

Photography: Char Beck Photography

Band: Jones & Fisher

Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio

Flowers: Metropolitan Market

Hair & Make up: Yessie Libby Hair & Make Up

Rentals: Pedersens Event Rentals, Countryside Floral

Paper Designs: Songbird Paperie

Design & Coordination: Dani Matthews, Weddings By Dani



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



Olympia Wedding: Brittney & Nate

Brittney and Nate are the most sweetest couple we have worked with! Brittney is so easy going and laid back this wedding was a total breeze! If you can remember, Nate & Brittney won our Valentine’s Day Give-A-Way this year! When we all met for the first time, it was SO obvious how in love they are and how the wedding itself was important, but what it symbolizes was so much more valuable to them. Babys’ breath and galvanized buckets lined the aisle in the outdoor ceremony. Mason jars with lemons, limes and baby’s breath filled each table. We are so blessed to have been able to work with them and the wonderful vendors on this special day!

Of course this wedding wouldn’t have been possible without the wonderful vendors we had the opportunity to work with!

Venue: Schmidt House 

Cake/Cupcakes: Burning Cupcakes

Photography: Alicia Clifford Photo-Art

Videography: TJR Productions

Wedding Day Coordination: Weddings By Dani

Seattle Wedding: Sarah & Philip

When I first met Sarah, she was thrilled for her Korean-Christian wedding in June. After meeting Philip, the two were perfect for planning their wedding. Sarah knew exactly how she wanted it and Philip wanted to make sure everything was planned and checked off the list. I absolutely loved working with these two, establishing the flow between ceremony and two receptions that day. It was a beautiful day, the sun came out, and the personalities of both Sarah and Philip shined! Take a look at Sarah & Philip’s wedding day:

Of course this wedding wouldn’t have been possible without the wonderful vendors we had the opportunity to work with!

Ceremony: Tacoma Central Presbyterian Church

Reception: 415 Westlake

Catering: Herban Feast

Cake/Cupcakes: Cake Envy

Floral (ceremony, wedding party): Designs By Courtney

Floral (reception, centerpieces): Metropolitan Market Seattle

Photography: Tonhya Kae Photography

Videography: Moetic Wedding Films

Photo-Booth: Shutter Speed Photo Booth

DJ: BJ Weir

Hair/Make-Up: Janice Pak

Coordination: Weddings By Dani



Beach: Burlap and Mint Inspiration

Loving these colors and location!! Mint bridesmaids dresses, white flowers, lounge area during reception with luxurious outdoor furniture in neutral colors. Mint throw pillows and table rounds. We love the detailed beading on the wedding cake with a wicker cake stand. Tag escort cards with burlap finishes. Cool colors with a gorgeous sunset on the beach… will have beautiful pictures for sure!

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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