Heather + Denver- Robinswood House – Real Weddings

When Alyssa asked me to write up a blog about my wedding I could not have been more thrilled! Who doesn’t love talking about their perfect day? So here it is- I got married this past July at the Robinswood House in Bellevue, WA. I decided on an enchanted garden theme. I wanted people to feel light and whimsical when entering my venue. I wanted everyone to experience nothing but joy throughout the entire ceremony. If our guests were not laughing- heck if I wasn’t laughing it would not feel like my wedding day. I am happy to say that I would not change a thing about my enchanted and joy filled day. Enjoy -xoxo

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Vendors

Venue- Robinswood House

Photographer- Ryan Flynn Photography

Dress Designer- Hayley Paige

Caterer- Deru Market

Flowers- Metropolitan Market

Makeup Artist- Makeup With Me

Day Of Coordinator- Michelle Traina

Design Coordinator- Heather from Alyssa Hoffman Events

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Do you really need a videographer!?

Alyssa Hoffman Events

One of the most recent trending topics in the wedding industry is the importance (or lack there of) of a wedding videographer. In fact I find myself having this discussion with most of my brides, so I figured it’s time for this topic to be addressed! So let’s be real- the debate comes down to money. Is a videographer worth my money? Why do I need a videographer when I already spent so much on a photographer? Don’t photographers and videographers basically capture the same moments? Well, the fact is there isn’t a black or white answer- I can only share from my own experiences. So here it is- a videographer is completely different from a photographer, and let me tell you why. Yes photographers and videographers may capture some of the same visual moments- but a photographer will never capture the inflection in your grooms voice as he says his vows. A photographer will never capture the humor in your best mans speech or the sway of your first dance. There are indescribable moments that happen during the beautiful whirlwind of your wedding day, that will inevitably be lost forever without a video clip to take you back to that exact moment time and time again. Now you might argue that your parents had their wedding ceremony filmed and they haven’t pulled their dusty VCR out in 20 years….I know this is the case for my parents. But this is exactly why the new trend is to get a wedding highlight film, because while you may never take the time to watch the full 4 hours of footage that encompass the entirety of your wedding ceremony/reception experience, I can almost guarantee that you will find countless moments to watch and re-watch a highlight film. This type of video is one that ranges anywhere from 5-15 minutes and will capture literally just the “highlights” of your day- the getting ready process, the first look, the walk down the aisle, your first kiss as husband and wife, the first dance and the toasts, etc. It is essentially 5-15 minutes of your favorite memories from the best day of your life. Who wouldn’t want that??? So now is the moment that I extend a huge shout out to our go-to videographer as wedding planners. This guy knows his stuff, and I have never had a bride regret her decision to spend the extra money to have him beautifully tie up her gorgeous wedding with a bow, and hand it back to her in 5 minutes of visual heaven. Let me introduce you to Denver Nathan Visuals, a Seattle based videographer who has traveled all over the west coast perfecting his skill and making brides dreams come true. Check him out at denvernathan.com or follow the link to his Vimeo attached below. Seriously do it. What are you waiting for?

http://vimeo.com/106511388

XOXO,

Heather Miller | Associate Planner + Assistant 

 

 

Elaine + Robert – Craven Farms – Real Weddings

About Elaine + Roberts Wedding Day

We are posting about Elaine and Robert’s July wedding today to tell them CONGRATULATIONS! They are expecting a sweet baby boy this coming June. Elaine and Robert’s wedding was very special to me as I also have the privilege of being Tayden (Elaine’s Daughter’s) cheerleading coach. It was a day that simple but captured their style perfectly, it felt as through you were walking into Elaine’s home. She spent over a year collecting, decorating and making all of the items for her wedding from the chalk boards, garlands and jars on the tables to the table runners and the sweet fabric ceremony garland. We loved watching this day come to life and see the love of family that they have surrounding them as they join into this new life and adventure together! Plus check out that AMAZING sunset!

Vendors

Venue: Craven Farms

Photography: FritFru Photography

Day of Coordination: Alyssa Hoffman Events

Hair + Makeup: Elaine Boyed + Bohemian Beauty

Florist: Elliot Floral

Catering: First Down Catering

Live Band: Guy Johnson Band

Cake: Sheri’s Creative Cakes

Getaway Car: British Motor Coach