By far one of the best compliments is when our brides refer their family and friends and for Jenny + Jason they were just one of those referrals. After seeing our work in action at a friend/co-worker's wedding, Jenny and Jason hired us only two weeks and were ready to get started wedding planning. Knowing they wanted to have a summer 2015 wedding the hunt was on for the perfect venue. Jenny and I took an afternoon and toured a few venues up in Snohomish County. After seeing the first two venues we happened to make our way to Maroni Meadows, a relatively new venue. After pulling in, I saw the look on Jenny's face knowing that this was the venue even before we exited the car, but first we needed walk the grounds just to make sure. Walking on the grounds was amazing as we were greeted by Owner Deni who also lives on the property. Immediately we were taken with the gorgeous scenery and the attention to detail they put into this spectacular venue. What really sealed the deal for this bride was when Deni told us that a Saturday in August just happened to open up, I mean Jenny was all ready for a Sunday wedding knowing she was kind of late to the game in venue selection. Jenny and I looked at each other and decided that she had to pull the trigger and signed the contract. We crossed our fingers that her finance Jason would approve. All we had to say was that there was a pond (Jason is a big time fisherman).
The next step was to finding just the right vendors for their wedding. Knowing she wanted to incorporate her favorite color and favorite flower (lavender). This was represented in their attire color choices for their bridal party and the flower in the bouquets and flowers down the aisle and centerpieces. Jenny + Jason also wanted to incorporate their love of the Seattle Seahawks by means of their Seahawk jersey table numbers and blue seating chart sign.
For their music and ceremony, this couple only had to look as far as their friend from church, Darin Hanson (who by the way, I knew from our college days at WSU). Darin crafted a truly beautiful ceremony and alongside his wife who was at the time very pregnant with their son helped cue the music when Darin was officiating.
By far the groom's favorite planning meeting was the tasting at the Snohomish Pie Company. From strawberry rhubarb, the groom's all-time favorite to several kinds of apple, death of pie was the best way in my opinion to do while a planning meeting.
One of the many highlights of the day was when the bride and groom were seranded to by the bride's brother and friends during their first dance. The song was a perfect represnetation of this couple who had been together 10 years.
When wedding day arrived, I have to admit a little nervous on the drive up as the skies did not look promising but after a little rain dance, we survived the night without any rain. The entire day went perfectly as planned and at the end of the night, Jenny + Jason could not have been happier which meant we achieved our goal.