Seattle Wedding Planner Internship

Seattle Wedding Planner Internship | Weddings By Dani

Seattle Wedding Planner Internship | We are looking to fill our Seattle Wedding Planner Internship for the upcoming wedding season and all of our 2018 weddings! If you love weddings & events, are highly driven and motivated, have a strong fashion sense and want to learn what goes on the behind the scenes, apply to be our 2018 intern!

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Our interns will…

– be an assistant to the lead wedding coordinator on select rehearsal & wedding dates (usually Fridays and Saturdays)
– 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 and from meetings and events
– capable of driving to and from weddings in the greater Seattle area

How to apply:

– tell us what makes you the best candidate and what you hope to achieve during your internship
– submit an inspiration board designed by you and write a paragraph detailing your selections
– attach your resume
– professional photograph of yourself
– send application to dani@weddingsbydani.com by Wednesday, November 15, 2017!

We will be conducting interviews on Saturday, November 18th. Please keep your schedule flexible this day so we can schedule you for an interview time. Upon interviews we will be selecting our new 2018 interns!

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

Weddings By Dani Team (Dani & Shannon)

Seattle Wedding: Black Diamond Gardens | Montana & Zach

Seattle Wedding: Black Diamond | Montana & Zach

Seattle Wedding: Black Diamond Gardens | Montana & Zach tied the knot in June after 15 years in the making!

Their wedding was such a dream to design! They wanted their wedding to reflect a classic-timeless style with subtle trending pieces, such as geo-watercolor table numbers, herringbone flatware, and medallion chargers. We chose navy as their main color with blush, rose golds, and a pop of coral to incorporate a Summer vibe. Selecting the perfect rentals with Cort Party Rentals from their beautiful new glassware to Paisley Petals lush blooms of coral and blush garden roses, white hydrangeas, and Italian greenery, it made for such a stunning combination.

Not only do they have incredible love for eachother, they have the biggest hearts and used FaceTime to video in out of town grandparents and even reserved their seats during the ceremony. With both sides of their family knowing each other for such a long time, it felt more of a family reunion and was quite the party!

Designing and styling is always a favorite, since we get the opportunity of working so closely with our couples. We will definitely miss working with Montana & Zach especially with our frequent meetings at Lady Yum and Cactus. Wishing you both a well-deserved honeymoon and happiness that lasts a lifetime!

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Their vendor team was amazing! We loved helping Montana & Zach hand select the talent that met and exceeded the needs of their wedding day!

 

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

Venue: Black Diamond Gardens

Catering: Twelve Baskets

Photographer: Meredith McKee Photography

DJ: Seattle Wedding DJ

Floral: Paisley Petals

Rentals: Cort

Cake: Father of the Bride

Hair & Make Up: Urbanista Weddings

Jewelry: Kendra Scott

Bridesmaids Dress: Nordstrom

Groom & Groomsmen Suits: Men’s Wearhouse

Coordinated & Designed: Dani Matthews, Weddings By Dani

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: Woodmark Hotel | Sally & Godfried

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Seattle Wedding: Woodmark Hotel | Sally & Godfried

Seattle Wedding: Woodmark Hotel | Sally & Godfried were married on a beautiful day in June! They hired us for design & coordination, which is always exciting. Working closely with the couple to find their unique style and bring it to fruition with every single detail. Sally & Godfried’s style is very classic with a touch of sparkle. We selected soft blushes, grey and some mixed metallics to tie their color selection together.

Godfried even released his own designer collection with his and his groomsmen’s suits! His line up of men sure looked dapper! Sally selected beautiful long beaded dresses from Nordstrom for her lovely ladies and wore a Pronovias gown herself with a beaded bridal belt.

Details aside, this couple have true and genuine love for each other. Our favorite moment of the day was when Godfried laid down petals down the aisle for his Bride. We wish you two the very best in your marriage!

** You may also view this wedding featured on Borrowed & Blue as well as the recent Seattle Bride Ideas Book for 2017!**

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

Venue & Catering: The Woodmark Hotel

Photography: La Vie Photography

Floral: Fena Flowers

Hair & Make Up: Salon Mason

DJ: Sounds Unlimited

Rentals: Grand Event Rentals, Vintage Ambiance

Calligraphy: Pink + Peach

Dessert: Honey Crumb Cake Studio, Macadons

Non-music entertainment: Bella Jovan

Wedding Design & Coordination: Dani Matthews, Weddings By Dani

 

 

5 Perfect Holiday Gifts for Mothers

5 Perfect Holiday Gifts for Mothers | Seattle Wedding Planner

5 Holiday Gifts for Mothers that will be represented on your wedding day, from Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Grandmothers and/or Stepmothers! The women in your life have been so influential in shaping the woman you have become, so why not have a look on a website like WatchShopping for a gift that they will surely adore? It’s so important to let them know how appreciated they have been, so maybe surprise them this holiday season with a beautiful piece of jewelry that can be worn casually, dressed up, or even on the big day!

As we’ve been exploring Lisa Bridge’s exclusive jewelry line with Ben Bridge, here are some lovely ideas from her collection that can be SO versatile for any occasion. Read more about Lisa and her recent engagement story she shared with us last week here!

5 Holiday Gifts for Mothers

14K GOLD & HEMATITE NECKLACE – $499

This double-strand necklace will literally go with everything – its edgy and delicate qualities would make the perfect gift for your MOB.

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CONVERTIBLE ROSE QUARTZ EARRINGS – $199

Give your on-the-go mom something chic and versatile – double them up for a luxe look or remove the detachable dangle to wear as pretty stud earrings. These come in other colors too!

5 Holiday Gifts for Mothers

MALACHITE MARQUISE RING – $169

For moms that are the life of the party, bring an immediate smile to her face with a vibrant malachite ring – set in an east to west position, this bold cocktail ring will capture her spunky personality.

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SPINEL EARRINGS – $399

Dress up any outfit with these darling black earrings in yellow gold. Elegant and classic for any occasion!

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TIGER’S EYE & BLACK SAPPHIRE RING – $299

This cocktail ring is perfect for a mom’s night out. Golden brown Tiger’s Eye with halo framed setting is sure to stand out at any party!

We hope you enjoyed these 5 holiday gifts for mothers from Lisa Bridge’s lovely collection! Any of these items can be purchased exclusively through any Ben Bridge retailer.

Happy Shopping!

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!

Chelan Wedding Coordinator | Weddings By Dani | Karma Vineyards
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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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Friday Introduction | Meet Shannon!

On this #fridayintroduction I wanted to take some time out to introduce you to our special team member, Shannon! Here is all about her role on the Weddings By Dani team and a few fun facts about her! So so happy to have her talent on board to share with our lovely couples!

 

Shannon Lavaran (soon-to-be Martella)
Favorite Beverage: Cosmos (can I say that?)
Favorite Dessert: Coconut Cream Pie
Birthday: August 30 – Virgo!

 

1. On the Weddings By Dani team, what is your role and how does it impact the team as a whole?

 

I’m the team’s Day of Coordinator and Associate Planner, which means working a lot with the Bride who wants to take the reins on booking and planning her wedding and just needs someone to steer on the day of the big event. As an Associate Planner I also assist Dani when she needs help planning inspiration shoots and loved getting to work on designing our new logo and rebrand materials with her!

 

2. Prior to joining Weddings By Dani, when did you discover your love and passion for the wedding industry?

 

Before interning with Weddings by Dani, my love for weddings and the industry was pretty limited to daydreaming about my own perfect day and exploring Pinterest. But I knew that I always had a love for planning events and an eye for design and organizing the behind the scenes “chaos” of the day.

 

3. In the wedding planning process, what part do you enjoy coaching clients through?

 

 I love seeing clients’ visions come together and helping them add design or planning elements they hadn’t considered. I enjoy working with clients to build a timeline and envisioning how the whole day will look and what they’re looking forward to most.

 

4. What do you look forward to most in 2016?

 

This year, I’m most looking forward to new opportunities and gaining more experience! I’m also excited to see the new trends that will start to appear as Wedding Season kicks off and incorporating these into our couples’ weddings.
5. Tell us about your life at home and what you like to do in your free time!

 

 I love to bake and cook, practicing calligraphy and typography. This year has been a lot of planning and designing my own wedding in June, so that’s taken up a lot of time! Otherwise, my fiancé and I love to take our two miniature dachshunds on walks and crossing restaurants off my always expanding Restaurant Bucket List.

 

Thank you so much, Shannon for participating in my little interview! 🙂

 

If you have questions for Shannon or would like to contact her for a consultation you can contact her directly at Shannon@WeddingsByDani.com