Seattle Styled Shoot: Four Seasons | Spring Wedding Inspiration

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Seattle Styled Shoot | Spring Wedding Inspiration

Spring Wedding Inspiration from our Seattle styled shoot! Can’t believe it’s taken over a year to get this beautiful inspiration up on our blog! We loved putting this shoot together! Each talented vendor that helped and participated enhanced the shoot that much more! We absolutely loved working with this incredible vendor team.

Leading up to the shoot day, we were all carefully watching the forecast. After all, an outdoor April shoot in Seattle is a complete shot in the dark, but we went for it anyway! We waited to set up until there was a rain break, and quickly staged everything as quickly as possible for our lovely and talented photographer, Sonja Morgan with Simply Sonja Photography. She snapped away and got some incredible pictures of the “new” rooftop space booked through Four Seasons Seattle. The views are incredible!

For styling, I wanted to incorporate golds, blushes and the ever popular, marsala! I did this by adding a blush gown from Luly Yang, blush also found in floral and stationery, and a gold palate with the place settings and table-scape! I wanted to highlight the table and modernness of the space by utilizing ghost chairs and glass tables. Touches of marsala are also found in details such as the groom’s shoes, pocket square and pops in the floral.

Despite the weather, this shoot turned out better than I dreamt! Just look at all of the details we captured and again… the view! WOW!

 

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

Venue: Four Seasons Seattle

Photographer: Simply Sonja Photography

Hair & Make Up: Yessie Libby

Dress & Bridal Jewelry: Luly Yang Couture

Tux/Suit: Trillium Custom Tailor 

Rings: Tacori from Robins Brothers

Florist: Althouser Design

Stationery: Songbird Paperie

Rentals: CORT, BBJ, Platinum Designs

Design & Style: Dani Matthews, Weddings By Dani

 

Woodinville Wedding: Delille Cellars | Amanda & Adam

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Woodinville Wedding: Delille Cellars | Amanda & Adam

Woodinville Wedding: Delille Cellars | Amanda & Adam were married on a beautiful day in August. This was the absolute perfect venue for these two love birds! Romantic, intimate wooded setting for their ceremony and tented draped in white fabric over a patio for their reception dinner.

Amanda & Adam were one of our many couples planning from out of state, so we had many phone calls, Skype meetings and of course fun design meetings when they were in town. Hiring us for design & coordination, we helped put a color palate and decor elements together to make a cohesive wedding scheme. We recommended light airy colors as they wanted a romantic vibe with a little bit of classic-shabby touches. We had beige and neutral linens to keep a classy element and

Come wedding day, we not only saw all of the elements we helped with, but we saw SO many personal details that Amanda & Adam included which made their wedding that much more special! They had their name and wedding date embroidered on their outfits, personalized gifts for their entire wedding party, they even had personalized coloring books made for the handful of littles in attendance. It was such a pleasure working with Amanda & Adam’s semi-destination wedding (they traveled up from California to tie the knot with their Washington family).

Their vendor team was a dream! From amazing catering team, Herban Feast, to stunning floral by Paisley Petals, and even better dance party hosted by Seattle Wedding DJ, their wedding was phenomenal!

 

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

Venue: Delille Cellars

Catering: Herban Feast

Photographer: Jenny Wohrle

DJ: Best Seattle Wedding DJ

Floral: Paisley Petals

Rentals: Cort

Cake: Hillcrest Bakery

Hair & Make Up: Erin Hunt

Coordinated & Designed: Dani Matthews, Weddings By Dani

Seattle Wedding Planner Internship 2017

Seattle Wedding Planner Internship 2017 | Weddings By Dani

We are looking to fill our Seattle Wedding Planner Internship for the upcoming 2017 wedding season! If you love weddings & events, are highly driven/motivated, have a strong fashion sense and want to learn what goes on the behind the scenes, apply to be our 2017 intern!

Seattle Wedding Planner Internship | Weddings By Dani

Our 2017 interns will…

– be an assistant to the lead wedding coordinator on select rehearsal & wedding dates (usually Friday/Saturday)
– help with several things behind the scenes including wedding inspiration, styled shoots, and more!
– learn all about how a seamless event is run
– network with wedding vendors
– attend select client consultations and/or vendor meetings
– work approximately 10-15 hours per week during the wedding season, this is not a paid position, experience only with the highly sought after Weddings By Dani planning team

Must:

– have an eye for detail
– always be thinking ahead
– willingness to learn and jump in
– have own transportation to/from meetings and events
– capable of driving to/from weddings in the greater Seattle area

How to apply:

– tell us why you should be selected
– submit an inspiration board designed by you
– attach your resume
– professional photograph of yourself
– send application to dani@weddingsbydani.com by January 1, 2017!

We will be conducting interviews the first week of January and upon interviews selecting our new 2017 interns!

Best of luck we can’t wait to hear from you!

Dani & Shannon – Weddings By Dani Team

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!

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October Birthdays | Weddings By Dani

October Birthdays | Weddings By Dani

In our household we have several October birthdays… and this year, between weddings, photoshoots, lots of behind the scene work flow work (is that a thing?), I’ve been planning our TWO girls birthday parties! Mila will be turning 3 and Aria will be turning 1.

What a year its been! As a mom-preneur, business owner, wife, and friend, but mostly mother. If I am being totally honest, it’s SO hard. Being a mother is probably the most challenging title I’ve had. I absolutely love this title, but I have definitely had to overcome some obstacles as a mom-preneur of two this year. Like learning when to put my work hat on and when to take it off to be present with my family, or being resourceful when childcare falls through for a client meeting or other work centered event. Both my girls have grown in their own ways though too!

Mila has grown in many ways from year 2 to 3; Becoming a big sister, diaper/pull up free (yes, even at night!), knowing all of her letters, shapes, colors, and is already writing her name. She is a ball of energy that wants to explore every rock and sing the entire time.

Aria from 0-1 years old has hit all of the normal milestones at her age, minus teeth. We’re still waiting on a single tooth! She has the sweetest heart and shows compassion and tenderness, hugging her dolly, blowing kisses, and cuddling.

Although wedding planning, styling & designing lights me up, these two beautiful little girls are my life. My pride and joy. And I want to show them how hard work pays off. Doing what you love, being consistent, goal oriented and honest. Planning these parties is a milestone for me as a mother and business owner, because you see, I too, have made it another year! And that gives me great reason to celebrate!

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Rebranding: Our Make Over | Weddings By Dani

If you haven’t noticed, we have rebranded! 🙂 Yahoo!

It’s been such a long road to get here. So many decisions had to be made.. from rethinking about the way we serve our clients, connect with vendors, and digging deep to the why’s and foundation and purpose of our company. Little things, that might not even seem to go noticed like our jewelry selection, wardrobe, and style; to bigger things like logo, color palate, web design, and custom client tools.

Selecting our color palate was pretty easy for me as we’ve always stayed true to our blue/teal roots from the beginning, but we wanted to soften it up a bit and give it a feeling.. we wanted our clients to feel taken care of with sophistication and elegance. Which brings us to our new website! It’s easy to navigate, and (I hope) answers all the questions our potential clients might have before scheduling a consultation. 😉

I am currently having fun ordering new business cards and playing around on our new website! I am loving our make over and I just wanted to take a minute to thank all of the vendors that helped us doll up our website and brand. AND a HUGE thank-you to our logo designer and fellow coordinator, Shannon Martella, for putting her design skills to the challenge! It turned out PERFECTLY!

Looking forward in working with you this summer and years to come!

 

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Cheers to you all!

xoxo- Dani

Getting Organized for Summer!

Spring is just around the corner! I can’t believe it! When the sun starts peeking out (which is a BIG deal when you live in Seattle!) and the cherry trees are in bloom, I start to get Spring Fever and cannot wait to get outside. But it’s usually still a little damp out and chilly, so what to do? Well besides continue to design and style our summer weddings, there is so much to prep for around the house.

Yep… I’m talking about Spring Cleaning!

With a full workload in the summer, two littles, and a hard working husband, it’s crucial to do a deep clean around here. A deep clean and get organized. I want to share the Spring Cleaning List and some organization tips that I use each spring.

 

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5 Spring Cleaning Tips:

1 . Set aside at least a week to ensure a good and deep clean for each room.

2 . Sorting through clothes and personal items, if you haven’t used it last season.. probably time to donate.

3 . Be sure to check expiration dates on medications and spices.

4 . Put cleaning items in a basket. It makes it easy to carry from room to room.

5 . Schedule a donation porch pick up so items can be left directly on your porch after your clean.

And when it’s all said and done… light a candle, sit down, and sip on your favorite beverage! At least in this house, it’s the calm before the storm. Wedding season is about to begin!

xoxo, Dani

 

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

 

 

Seattle Wedding: 415 Westlake | Jill & Jeff

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Seattle Wedding: 415 Westlake

Seattle Wedding: 415 Westlake | Jill and I met in January to discuss her Seattle wedding with me. Everything from what she has done to her vision of the day.. but my favorite part of our consultation, was when she told me the story of how her and Jeff met, their relationship and most importantly, the proposal!

Jill & Jeff have such a special relationship as they have had to undergo so much already as a young couple, now newlyweds. This was by far the sweetest wedding we have had the opportunity to be part of. The love Jill & Jeff have for each other is beyond measurable. They have already proven they will stand by each other and weather ANY storm that comes in their path.

Their wedding day was such a reflection of their personalities, relationship and love for one another. It was beautiful- from flowers and decor, to their wedding party’s wardrobe!

Here are the amazing photos, by Kate Price Photography, from their memorable day.

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

Ceremony Venue: St. Therese

Reception Venue: 415 Westlake

Caterer: Ravishing Radish

Flowers & Decor: En Fleur Floral

Band: Michael Benson Band

Photographer: Kate Price Photography

Transportation: British Motor Coach

Seattle Wedding Internship 2016

Seattle Wedding Internship 2016

It’s that time again!! We are looking to fill our Wedding Internship for the upcoming wedding season! If you love weddings & events, are highly driven/motivated, have a strong fashion sense and want to learn what goes on the behind the scenes, apply to be our 2016 intern!

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Photo: Rick + Anna Photography | Floral: Althouser Design

Our 2016 interns will…

– be an assistant to the wedding coordinator on select wedding dates (usually Friday/Saturday)
– help with several things behind the scenes including wedding inspiration, styled shoots, and more!
– learn all about how a seamless event is run
– network with wedding vendors
– attend select client consultations and/or vendor meetings
– work approximately 10-15 hours per week during the wedding season

How to apply:

– tell us why you should be selected
– submit an inspiration board designed by you
– attach your resume
– semi-professional photograph of yourself
– send application to dani@weddingsbydani.com by January 1, 2016!

Best of luck we can’t wait to hear from you!

Dani & Weddings By Dani Team!