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Sharon & Chris | September 28, 2014 | Thornewood Castle – Lakewood, WA

View Photos Photography by: Tasha Owen Photography

 


Rebecca & Harry | September 20, 2014 | Arctic Club – Seattle, WA

View Photos Watch Video Photography by: Shoda Love Photography    Videography by: Fitts Studios


Kayla & Kenny | September 6, 2014 | Seattle Aquarium – Seattle, WA

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Tori & Jamal | August 23, 2014 Ceremony | Private Home & Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

View Photos Watch Video  Featured in Seattle Bride Photography by: Azurra Photography    Videography by: Bogle Productions

Tori called me almost a year in advance and wanted to know if I could come out to their home to see if it was possible to have their wedding ceremony there. When I did the site visit, I was blown away with how beautifully it would work for having the ceremony there. Jamal wanted to know if it was possible for the guests AND the Groomsmen to enter by boat. We had Argosy out to check out the water depth, length of dock, etc. and it all worked! Voila – the plan was born. Benaroya Hall was chosen as the reception site as Tori & Jamal wanted somewhere big enough to hold all of their guests (almost 300), a very large dance floor and somewhere beautiful at night. It was the perfect choice. With them living in Los Angeles during basketball season, Tori and I did LOTS of emails and phone calls to put things together, and took advantage of any trips they made home during the season. One of the most important items for Tori was to have a very TALL cake – well, she got it! Over 5-1/2 feet before being placed on the table. Wow! Guests were shuttled via luxury transportation from Benaroya Hall, to an Argosy boat, to their home, back on the Argosy boat, back on the luxury transportation, and then back to Benaroya. There were a LOT of moving parts that day and it was nice that the weather cooperated!! It was fun having Brian McKnight sing their 1st dance for them and Sir Mix a Lot sing “Baby Got Back” once the dancing really kicked in. They sure know how to party! Tori & Jamal are so genuine and so loving and so much fun to be around – they never cease to amaze me. Everyone has so much respect for them. They were a complete joy to work for from beginning to end. It was an absolute honor to be chosen to help them create this magical evening.

 

Bride & Groom:  There are not enough words, nor enough space to write and express how much we loved working with Merry Beth!!  When we say she is the absolute best at what she does, it is still an understatement!  We hired Merry Beth on the spot after doing a ton of research on who would be perfect to guide us through everything for our amazing wedding day.  Needless to say, we hired her on the spot after just a phone consultation!  She has the BEST wedding team in Seattle and guided us to all the best vendors which we couldn’t be more pleased with!  She never missed a beat, is completely thorough, was there every step of the way and far exceeded our wedding day expectations…all while making sure the Bride was always taken care of!  Not only did we hire the best wedding planner, but we also gained an amazing friend in Merry Beth!  Thanks again for the most memorable day of our lives.

– Tori & Jamal Crawford


Elizabeth & Mark | August 16, 2014 | Seattle Tennis Club – Seattle, WA

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Photography by: Azzura Photography  Videography by: Bogle Proudctions

Bride & Groom: Wow! We just got back last night from our honeymoon and I cannot stop thinking about how PERFECT our wedding was – THANKS TO YOU! You were so great helping with everything . Thank you so much. You are absolutely amazing. Our wedding was absolutely perfect thanks to you. All your attention to detail, including my zipper in my dress…everything was amazing. We would work with you again in a heartbeat! We cannot say enough good things about you and your work! Thank you for being amazing!


Jen & Victor | July 18, 2014 | Seattle Aquarium – Seattle, WA

View Photos Photography by: Alison May Photography 

Bride & Groom: We just wanted to send a thank you for helping us have the wedding of our dreams. The night truly did go about as perfectly as we could have asked for. I’m sure your experience was a little more stressful than ours (!), but you should know that we really had an amazing evening. And our stress level was low thanks to you. I’m sure you know that it just flew by for us and we are still remembering little things each day. We have had so many friends and family tell us it was one of the best weddings they have ever been to. One friend is calling it the “wedding of the century”! Thank you again!

Mother of the Bride: So glad Jen emailed you with her praise for your exceptional work! We both know the wedding would have not been the success that it was without you – not only during the wedding week, but for the many months that preceded it. Now that it has been nearly three weeks since the wedding and we are finally coming back down to earth, we can focus on what made the wedding so wonderful (other than the Bride and Groom!) and we are very grateful for all that you did. After all we went through with the shuttles, gift bags, etc., it was totally worth it based on the comments we received from our guests! I am going to miss talking with you! If you should ever need yet another recommendation from a happy client, please let me know! Thank you again for making Jenifer & Victor’s wedding dreams come true!


Sarah & Frankie | July 12, 2014 | Holy Rosary, Tacoma and Thornewood Castle – Lakewood, WA

View Photos Featured Article Photography by: Tyler & Hannah Photography

 

Bride:  Thank you so very, very much for everything you did for us.  Saturday was beyond perfect.  Everything was exactly how we wanted it to be.  It was more than we could possibly ask for.  You made our day the magical event that it was.

 

Mother of the Bride:  WOW!!!  Thank you, thank you , thank you.  Sarah’s day was so beautiful and we have you to thank.  Every step of the way you calmed, organized and were there for us.  I am so grateful we found you and that you said yes to us.  The last 8 months have flown by, and I so enjoyed getting to know you and work with you.  Our friend Marty has already told Victoria she has to get married here (they live in San Diego) so she can hire you!  If I know anyone getting married I will quickly advise them to call you first!  Thank you so much for helping Sarah to have the day she dreamed of her whole life.


Audrey-Anne & Warren | July 5, 2014 | Kiana Lodge – Poulsbo, WA

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Photography by: Paul Dudley Photography    Videography by: Travels Through Images


Roxie & Matt | June 28, 2014 | Edgewater Hotel – Seattle, WA

View Photos Photography by: Angela & Evan Photography

 


Sanaz & Jason | November 30, 2013 | Fairmont Hotel, Seattle, WA

View Photos Photography by: Alante Photography

Sanaz & Jason hired me 25 days before their wedding.  Obviously all of the vendors were hired, but I was needed to help execute their very detailed day.  What a thrill for me!  I ended up having a 6-page timeline – that might be a first for me!  This wedding was magnificent and so beautiful – just like Sanaz & Jason!  Guests arrived to a beautiful cocktail hour in the Atrium accompanied by a pianist and a bass player prior to the wedding – (how fun is that?)  Then guests were invited to move over to the foyer of the hotel for a Persian wedding ceremony that Sanaz’s family had spent many, many hours decorating .  It was absolutely breathtaking!!  Immediately following the ceremony the guests found their escort cards on the way into the Ballroom and found their seat assignments.  Sanaz & Jason had a magnificent Grand Entrance to a fabulous song, and then went right into their first dance together as husband and wife.  In between dinner courses there were toasts and then a solo Belly Dancer performed a few dances and then did a traditional knife dance and Sanaz & Jason cut their cake.  There was then a Same Day Edit slide show up on the built-in screens for everyone to watch (that always gets the crowd going) while they ate their cake and sipped champagne.  Sanaz & Jason then snuck out and changed clothes while another Belly Dance Troupe performed  several  routines.  The lights were then dimmed, the stage was black, and a spotlight appeared on someone on the stage just as the music started playing – it was Sanaz starting the most gorgeous choreographed dance that she and Jason had put together.  He then joined her on stage and the room went nuts as they finished their dance.  I think that was my favorite part of the evening – it was absolutely magical!!!  The band sang all night, guests danced the night away, enjoyed some late night snacks and Sanaz & Jason slipped out upstairs to their suite.  They couldn’t wait to begin the rest of their lives!!!

THANK YOU’S!

Bride and Groom: “You were so amazing – really the glue that held everything together.  It ran so smoothly because of you!!!  Thank you for everything.  Couldn’t have done it without you.  It was really the best day of our lives!”.

Vendor: “Thanks again for all your help and support on Saturday.  Couldn’t have done it without such a cool commander in chief at the helm.  Wish they could all be with you”. -Aaron Horton


Elena & John | October 5, 2013 | Seattle Aquarium – Seattle, WA

View Photos Watch Video Featured in Seattle Bride Photography by: Kristen Honeycutt    Videography by: Bogle Productions

Elena & John had a special joke between them about starfish.  They were surfing the net and came across a wedding held at the Aquarium on my website.  That caught their eye and they contacted me for a consultation.  We all hit it off immediately and got right to work!  Having them get married at the Aquarium was a no-brainer!  We then had starfish included in the invitations, hotel goodie bags, cocktail napkins, party favors (wine openers), gobos, ice cubes for the signature drinks and a 12 foot ice bar with starfish for legs (their engagement photos were even inside the luges on top of the ice bar!!!)  Elena is from Russia and her Father still lives there.  Since he wasn’t able to make it to the wedding, as a surprise to everyone, we had him Skyped in so he could give a toast in front of everyone on a big screen tv that we had kept hidden (I saw several tears from guests during the toasting – very moving!).  It turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day in October.  The off-site photos are magnificent and of course all the photos at the Aquarium are mind-blowing!  This couple is so in love, you can’t help but smile anytime you are around them.  They just glow and have a way of making everyone around them feel  so loved, special and important!  I treasure our friendship and know they will be in my life forever!

THANK YOU’S!

Bride & Groom:  “After working with Merry Beth for almost eight months planning our special day, we feel like she is now a part of our immediate family!  She was there whenever we needed her, she kept us organized throughout the whole process, she listened and understood what we wanted, she gave us references of wedding vendors we could rely on doing a great job, she worked well with everyone we chose to be part of our wedding, she helped us with every aspect of our wedding planning from big things to every little detail, which there were so many and all very important…  We honestly can say that we couldn’t have done it without Merry Beth and will be forever grateful to her for making it truly the best day of our lives!!!  Our special day went without a single glitch and she was the one to thank for it!!!  Thank you, thank you, thank you, Merry Beth, we love you and will always hold you near and dear to our hearts!” – Elena & John

Mother of the Groom: “I can’t thank you enough for all your hard work on the wedding……I think the best compliment I can pay is to say that the whole wedding was a perfect reflection of John and Elena!  It was a beautiful, fun, enthusiastic and joyful event.  John and I had a great time as did all our family and friends.  It will be a day to remember for ALWAYS!!!”  Kathy Harnish

Vendor: “Just to reiterate: your weddings are extremely special. Our whole team loves working with you, those weddings are beyond parallel and make us better at what we do. You knocked another one out of the park. Hats off to you” — Tyler Urbigkit – Seattle Aquarium


Kat & Russ | September 21, 2013 | Sahalee Golf & Country Club, Sammamish, WA

View Photos Photography by: Shane Macomber

Kat & Russ hired me a month and a half prior to their wedding.  Lots was already done, but they needed a lot of the blanks filled in and someone to execute their plans since most of the guests were from out of town, shuttling was required, a detailed timeline for the weekend needed to be put together, etc.  I remember the first time we met – we just seemed to laugh all through the meeting and every meeting after that!  This couple is so full of life and so full of love for each other – they just glow!  It’s a pleasure to be around them as their enthusiasm just flows through them.  We pulled things together very quickly and had a blast doing it.  They were blessed with a beautiful September day so their ceremony and cocktail hour were on the deck of Sahalee, and then dinner and dancing inside the beautiful ballroom.  The guests enjoyed a delicious sit down dinner, a crazy photobooth with lots of props from the photographer, some fun cake pops for dessert, late night snacks and dancing, dancing, dancing!  The Bride & Groom left to a sparkler send-off exhausted, but very happy!

THANK YOU’S!

Groom: “Thanks again for helping us out on the big day, you were instrumental in it’s execution.  I would work with you again in a minute.  Kat and I have heard repeatedly from our friends about what a wonderful time they had, how beautiful everything was and how smoothly everything operated.  And Merry Beth, it wouldn’t have happened without you”.



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