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

Friday Introductions: 2017 Interns!

Friday Introductions: 2017 Interns!

2017 Interns| Back in January, we held our interviews for our 2017 wedding planning internship. We had such an amazing turn out and it was very difficult to make a decision on which fabulous ladies to add to our team! After much deliberation, Shannon and I are SO very happy to introduce our two interns, Alyssa & Makenna!

We’ve compiled a few questions for them to share a little more about them with you! Be sure to keep a look out

Alyssa

Friday Introductions: 2017 Interns

  1. What are you most looking forward to this year for your internship?

I’m excited to experience all the details it takes to plan a wedding but, I’m even more excited to be a part of the styling photo shoots.

  1. What is your favorite part of a wedding and why?

My favorite part of a wedding is listening the parents/family toast to the bride and groom. I love seeing their raw emotions and I can’t help but get emotional too. That never fails.

  1. Your favorite pick me up food/beverage?

I LOVE sushi. I recently opened the world of sushi and I quickly realized how much I was missing out for 21 years. I’m never in a bad mood if I’m eating sushi. Coffee is always a go to pick me up. I usually have one or two cups of black coffee a day but, every once in a while I’ll treat myself to a latte with all the extra goods.

  1. Random fun fact about you?

I love line dancing. Every Thursday night, my girlfriends and I take line dance lessons at our favorite (the only) country bar in Tacoma.

  1. How do you like to relax at the end of a long day?

This probably isn’t the most exciting answer, but I have to have my sleep so if I need to relax after a long day I’ll usually go to bed early.

Makenna

Friday Introductions: 2017 Interns!

  1. What are you most looking forward to this year for your internship?

I’m most looking forward to learning about every piece of the behind the scenes work that goes into a wedding. This is like a dream to me to be able to learn all about such an amazing event and I am so blessed to have this opportunity.

  1. What is your favorite part of a wedding and why?
The love that surrounds them. They are just a celebration of love, and I think my favorite representation of this is the look in the grooms eye when he sees his bride for the first time. It brings me to tears!
  1. Your favorite pick me up food/beverage?

Oh thats an easy one. Vanilla Lattes! Its hard for me to start a day without one!

  1. Random fun fact about you?

I could eat breakfast for every meal. My all time favorite thing growing up was when my mom made breakfasts for dinner! I really do light up when I get up and know I have breakfast to look forward too 😉 silly but true.

  1. How do you like to relax at the end of a long day?

I love reading any book by Judah Smith, Journaling, or watching Fixer Upper. I don’t have a whole lot of free time in my life but when I do, you can find me doing any of these things!

Chelan Styled Shoot: The Whaley | Winter Wedding Inspiration

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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

 

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

 

 

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

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

My Big WHY

As an entrepreneur, you need a WHY to stay motivated, to keep driving day in and day out. You are the only one to tell you what to do. From going to “work” on your couch in your pjs to making those calls, time blocking and scheduling those consultations. You are your own boss. You get to wear a ton of different hats.. and if you’re anything like me, you are also juggling the household and littles!

I wanted to share my big why. The reason I keep doing what I do. Everyone loves weddings, right? Such a joyous day, uniting a couple in marriage, monumental milestone in life. From the music, cake, flowers and decorations, but most importantly, the people. Guests, family and friends.. They are just as excited for the happy couple. Those are the people I do it for. For sure for the couple, but also for the guests, the vendors. Everyone. I design and coordinate to make an experience for guests, calm the bride and groom. I want to be the one zipping around making everything beautiful and on point, because no guest, mother of the bride/groom, friend should have to. I want to be there for the mishaps and turn them into perfection. This is why I thrive. I love to love and love to help. (Sometimes too much it gets me in trouble!) haha.

My dream is to have my why shine through in each wedding I style, each task I accomplish and down to each email I write. I want clients to know they are genuinely cared about; that this exudes to their family and every vendor I work with. If you’re an entrepreneur, I hope you can find you big why if you don’t have one already. It will keep your business alive!

Boss Lady

 

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!

 

Weddings By Dani | Rebranding: Our Make Over

Cheers to you all!

xoxo- Dani

Wedding Inspiration | Where to get Inspired

Wedding Inspiration : Where to get Inspired |Designing and styling a wedding is probably one of my favorite things involved in the wedding process. There is so much to consider… different elements to use, linens & flowers, color & texture.. eek! I am bursting in excitement just talking about it! But let’s be honest, as a bride, you don’t want to look like every other wedding on Pinterest, right? You want to be unique to yourself and your soon to be spouse!

As a wedding stylist and designer, I can’t look to other wedding designers in the area or even nation-wide. It’s so important that I get refueled with creativity and inspiration outside of the wedding world. I not only need to be up to date with the current trends, but I need to think beyond what the current trends are and think about what “could be.” I am the one that needs to stay fresh, to give new ideas to my clients and keep them excited about their day!

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So.. what inspires me?

  • Home Remodels: I can’t get enough of those HGTV shows. Seriously, it’s a problem! It could stay on all day. Seeing how to transform something non-functional to functional. It makes me want to tackle a huge project all by myself. Even though, little me probably couldn’t hang drywall on the ceiling. But.. It fires me up and makes me want to take on the world!
  • Home Decor: Styling my own home and seeing the endless possibilities of mix and match styles brings out the creativity in me. It helps me to dream and through different pieces create a new style or new look. And isn’t it much harder to decorate a home when you live with your significant other?!
  • Crafts: Being able to imagine and actually get hands on is so enjoyable! Especially, when there’s wine involved and maybe some Bachelor/ette of some sort! 🙂 Whether it’s a gift for a friend or a craft for inside my own home, making something is special and always a reminder it was crafted carefully, thoughtfully.. and cheesy as it sounds, made from the heart.
  • Other random things… like beauty, freshness, my husband and two little girls.

Cheers to Fri-YAY!

xoxo, Dani