Camille + Steve – Real Seattle Wedding – The Cove at Normandy Park

Camille and Steve’s wedding day completely showcased who they are as a couple, it was clean, classic, modern and above all a party. All of the things they told me they were looking for at our initial consultation came to life. Designing this wedding and getting to know Camille and Steve was so much fun, it was something different then what we are used to but we loved every aspect of the design. The simple white and black wedding design looked so fresh, and modern against the natural backdrop of The Cove at Normandy Park.

A few of my favorite details form this wedding are the DIY wax paper backdrop from Style Me Pretty and the choice of black linens. We transitioned the backdrop from the ceremony to the reception in order to create a unique installation that hung above the tables and acted as a chandelier of sorts. The Black linens and chairs from Grand Event Rentals really allowed the venue to have a grounded feel with all of the light colored brick, wood floors, and white floral selections by Bash and Bloom. Check out the rest of the details and let us know what you think!

Vendors

Design and Coordination: Alyssa Hoffman while under the mentorship of another planning company

Venue: The Cove at Normandy Park

Photographer: Dana Pleasant Photography 

Florist: Bash and Bloom

Cheesecake: Cheesecake Factory

Bartending + Service: Invisible Hostess

DJ/Emcee: Gen X Pro

Transportation: Amy’s Limo

Caitlin + David’s Suncadia Destination Wedding – Purple + Blue Rustic Wedding

We are looking back at Caitlin and David’s Suncadia Resort destination wedding from 2014. Caitlin and David chose the pacific northwest as their wedding destination because it’s where Caitlin had always pictured her wedding day as this is were her family was originally from. Their families are spread throughout the United States and they are settled in Washington DC. Planning a wedding from the other side of the country was challenging however Caitlin and her mom did it flawlessly. Every detail was created by Caitlin’s mom with perfection, the linens, napkins, and paper goods were all products of her love. I love the unique florals and the blues and purples that Caitlin selected. Being a part of their wedding day as their Day of Coordinator was an honor, I had so much fun executing and set up their vision for their wedding day, we hope you love viewing these images as much as we do!

Vendors: 

Day of Coordination: Alyssa Hoffman while under the mentorship of another planning company

Venue: Suncadia Resort 

Photography: Stephanie Cristalli Photography 

Blooms: Amy with Bloom

Ceremony Music: Silverwood Ensemble 

Officiant: Rev. Eric Warren – Memorable Weddings

Cake: Lush Desserts by Amy

DJ/Emcee: Big Show Mobile 

Photo Booth: Sincerely Happy Photo Booth

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

Welcome Heather! Meet Alyssa Hoffman Event’s Newest Assistant + Associate Planner!

We are so excited to welcome Heather to our team! She is bubbly, outgoing and full of life! We cannot wait to see what she brings to our weddings with all of her fun and creative ideas.

Alyssa Hoffman Events - Meet Heather

HEATHER’S FAVORITE THINGS:

I am madly in love with my husband Denver and our life together. We are surrounded by incredibly supportive family and friends, and we are forever grateful for that. I am passionate about creating, and I have a serious kick for health and fitness. The early morning is my favorite time of the day and I will always choose sweet over sour. Always.

WHY IS HEATHER A WEDDING AND EVENT PLANNER?
I have always been deeply involved in the intricacies of life and cannot seem to get enough of the joy that comes from a fuller wedding day and or special event. After planning my own wedding I knew that this was an industry that would allow me to help others experience that kind of joy, and I cannot think of a better way to spend my days then to do just that.

WHAT MAKES HEATHER QUALIFIED TO BE YOUR PLANNER?
I received my BA in Psychology, while simultaneously being the event coordinator for my university in Orange County, California. After falling in love with planning university events, I shifted my Psychology degree so that my emphasis was geared on the Industrial Organizational (IO) spectrum. Studying IO taught me the importance of creating a room to feel a specific way depending on what you hope to accomplish- which is why I love planning weddings. Each bride has a unique desire to feel a certain way on her special day as well as create an atmosphere for her guests to feel a certain way. I simply love having the opportunity to make that desire a reality.

WHAT IS HEATHER’S FAVORITE PART ABOUT BEING A PLANNER?
My absolute favorite part of any event is the finished product. The look on a clients face when they see their venue for the first time and all of the pieces coming into place is unbeatable. I love seeing eyes light up as each layer of the event unfolds, and the intricate detail of months of planning come to life.

Becca + Poppe – Rosehill Community Center – Real Seattle Wedding

About Becca and Poppe’s Wedding Day:

Becca and Poppe were so fun to work with, as you can tell they did not want your typical wedding. Becca wanted bright red and purples with hints of their favorite sport, Baseball. They wanted the day to be simple and about having fun with their family and friends, they certainly achieved that! From singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”and playing musical chairs to having their close friends and family prepare an amazing assortment of pies and desserts and Poppe’s home brew as their beverage of choice there was no question who’s wedding we were at. As always we were honored to be a part of their special day!

Vendors
Venue: Rose Hill Community Center
Day of Coordination: Alyssa Hoffman (booked under the mentorship of another planning company)
Photography: A Beautiful Day Photography with Lion Lady Photography
Live Music/Emcee: Kitt Bender
​Desserts: Family and Friends
Florals: Pikes Place Market
Catering: Christie’s Catering
Rentals: Sweet Buffet Lady
Hair and Makeup: Salon Maison

Melissa + Pedro Laurel Creek Manor Wedding – Real Seattle Weddings

Melissa and Pedro’s Wedding was a beautiful mix of personal details, their love of their Puerto Rican culture and pure wedding beauty. From the photos and articles from their Grandparents weddings to the sweet childhood photos of Melissa and Pedro down the aisle there was no doubt who’s wedding you were at. The entire day was sprinkled with details and traditions from the Puerto Rican culture, from music and dancing to tasty streets and funny signs that did not allow you to forget what kind of party you were at. The peach and pinks of the ceremony flowers by Geneva Floral Designs were the perfect compliment to the stunning outdoor ceremony space of Laurel Creek Manor. This wedding was such a joy to be a part of, I am honored to have gotten to know such a sweet and loving couple.

Melissa + Pedro’s Wedding Vendors:
Venue: Laurel Creek Manor
Day of Wedding Coordinator: Alyssa Hoffman (booked while under the mentorship of another planning company)
Florist: Geneva Floral Designs
Catering: Act 3 Catering
Photography: Rainy Day Photography
Videography: Piece by Piece Films
DJ/Emcee: Gen X Pro
Cake/Cupcakes: Pinkabella Cupcakes
Hair:Lauren
Makeup: Tiffany Angelic Artistry

Wedding Dress Spot Light

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Happy Thursday! I’m super excited to debut a new blog feature here at the Alyssa Hoffman Events blog- wedding dresses!! The dress can set the tone for your whole wedding so it’s no surprise that it’s one of the first things brides go after.

The first dress I decided to feature is the stunner you got a peek of at our fall-inspired shoot. It’s one of those dresses that none of us were so sure about on the hanger but once our model put it on we all knew it was perfect.

It’s from the Blush by Hayley Page line and described as, “White strapless fit to flare brocade bridal gown with peplum tier at join line, beaded trim at natural waist and chapel train.”

I would describe it as a versatile dress that pairs well with an art deco inspired wedding or as we did, a fall wedding. I love the color palette we paired with it.

The brocade texture of the dress pairs well with the richnavy, burgundy, orange and green in the linens and florals but really softens the look so it doesn’t have too much of a heavy feeling.

What do you think? Would you wear this dress?

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XOXO,

Lindsay | Associate Planner

Fall Inspired Wedding Photo Shoot

Here’s a little sneak peek into a fall-themed shoot we did recently. We started out shooting in Meghan Klein’s gorgeous space in downtown Seattle (right in the heart of Pioneer Square!) Alyssa came up with the original concept and brought Bash & Bloom in to complete her vision with florals. The bouquet that Eleanor from Bash & Bloom came up with is amazing! It was super loose, and organic, it completed the look perfectly.


To give the shoot a fall feel, Alyssa decided on deep blue linens which complemented the rich hues of the flowers beautifully. How fun are the colored linens?! Meghan took a ton of photos – we can’t wait to see the detail shots. She was balancing on chairs, ladders, fire escapes – wherever she needed to get the perfect shot.

Our “bride” was gorgeous, the dress was simple brocade with kind of a peplum look and an art-deco detail at the waist. The grasses and flowers Eleanor used coupled with the linens and the brocade definitely gave it a fall feel all of us were ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the whole look.

My favorite picture of the night came when Alyssa literally had to help catch the bride as she came in from the fire escape.

After the indoor shots, we headed outside to take photos in the city. Unfortunately my phone died but we’ll be sharing the pro photos when we get them from Meghan. We’re all so, so excited about this shoot!

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Kristi and Tim – Real Weddings

Kristi and Tim’s wedding was a wedding day so filled with love and support from every single guest. When Alyssa Hoffman Events showed up at the Pierce County Environmental Services Building in Tacoma Wa for set up there were 15 plus individuals who were contributing in a unique way to make sure that Kristi’s wedding day vision came to life. The maid of honors mother was arranging florals, picked from her own garden while her husband engineered a way to hang bistro lights over the dance floor. The bridal party worked hand in hand with a majority of the wedding guests to create a flashmob for the bride and groom to footloose. It was an honor to be a part of this team that contributed to making Kristi and Tim’s wedding day perfect, there was no detail forgotten.

Day of Wedding Coordination – Alyssa Hoffman Events 

Photography – Blue Rose Photography 

Ceremony Florals – Bloomed Out

DJ/Emcee – Wave Link 

Catering – The Vault Catering 

Cupcakes – Hello Cupcake

Venue – Pierce County Environmental Services Building 

David & Janet – Real Seattle Weddings

In honor of David and Janet’s 1 year anniversary this weekend we are going to take a look back at this beautiful purple and teal wedding. David and Janet are such a fun couple who wanted to have this wedding be all about them and what they love, they chose purple because it is David’s favorite color and teal because it is Janet’s. I loved working with this couple throughout the entire process, they were up for whatever idea’s I through and them. Janet wanted to see bling and sparkle while David preferred a more clean and modern look. We found a great balance with the hanging globes, it gave Janet her sparkle and David the clean modern feel while the tall orchid centerpieces were centered around Janet’s vision of loose “feathery” florals. We went with the dark teal linens in lieu of using teal feathers or fake teal florals in the centerpieces, they also helped to ground the space in large white tent at Sanders Estate.

Thanks to the many vendors that helped make their wedding dream come true!

Full Wedding Design and Coordination – Alyssa Hoffman while under the mentorship of another wedding planning company

Catering – 12 Baskets Catering

Venue – Sanders Estate

Photography/Videography – Alex Studio

Florist – Bash and Bloom

Cupcakes- PinkaBella Cupcakes

Hair and Makeup – Scott Provo with Off the Beaten Path Makeup Artistry

Photobooth – Perfect Party Photo booth

Papergoods – Alyssa Hoffman

Specialty Linens – Pedersen’s