A blog with planning tips, fun new trends, and info related to Ethereal Events.
Photo by Barbie Hull
"Today I am marrying my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, and love."
~ Erin & Forrest Pangborn

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Here is what I am giving Thanks for this Thanksgiving!

In honor of Turkey Day on Thursday, I thought I would stray from the ordinary wedding post and share a few of the many things I am thankful for. This holiday is about more than just over eating delicious food. Though, I tend to have a hard time remembering this when the day comes around. So, I thought I would make and share my list early. I have narrowed it down to keep from boring you.

  1. My wonderful Husband of 2+ years Erik and our Lil' one. No not a child, our dog Daisy! (We think she's a 3 1/2 year old boxer/ridge back mix. We rescued her from the streets of South Seattle when she was about 6 months . No one knows her mix or age for sure.) They're the greatest part of my life. I am truly blessed with their love. They bring me so much happiness and laughter, as well as enough frustration to make me really appreciate the joy!

  2. My ever growing business, ethereal events! I LOVE what I do! I get to join a bride and groom on their journey of planning the most important day of their lives thus far. I get to laugh with them, sip champagne, taste cake, explore new ideas and design, and see it through to the end result; The wedding day! People invite me into their lives for many months sometimes a year +. I get to share with their friends and family, their first dance, slide show of bad junior high photos, joyful or incredibly humorous roasts, I mean toasts, and more! After all that, the most satisfying part is I know that my hard work paid off, with them having the time of their lives!

  3. My clients! I love each one of my past and present clients. They had filled my life with so much fun. Each pair has a special place in my heart. Some always made me laugh, some pushed me to continually be better, and some where like friends I'd had forever. They're all smart, fun, generous, compassionate, and more. The one thing they all have in common is: GREAT TASTE - They all hired me! I am so grateful for that.

  4. A successful baking day! I am in charge of a dessert this year for dinner with my family. I am attempting a pumpkin cheese cake. I am making it from scratch, and not very experienced baker. Amazing taster, yes, but baker not yet. It just came out of the oven, and it looks fantastic! The knife is clean and the graham craker edges are golden brown. I am so grateful!

I challenge you all to do the same. Make a list of the things you are thankful for and share it with others. It's a really great reminder to ourselves of what makes our lives so special. Why we work as hard as we do. Hurry, before the Tryptophan sets in!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jamil and Ray

Jamil and Ray were married on a rainy day in Seattle at Bell Harbor Conference Center. This gorgeous couple was so much fun to work with! We spent many months on the phone planning their black tie affair. They're both native to Seattle, but were planning and residing on the East Coast. I got to know the two of them really well over our weekly conference calls. Ray a self proclaimed "Groomzilla" always kept Jamil and I on our toes with his ideas for his perfect wedding! All the planning paid off, the day was absolutely beautiful! It was such as pleasure being part of its success! Thanks Jamil and Ray.

All photos by Photo Elan


Coordination: ethereal events
Photography: Photo Elan
Venue: Bell Harbor
Florist: Love Me Flowers
Cake Baker: Cakes Etc.
Band: Goody Bag
String Ensemble: Tracey Hagen

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


As I promised, here is a wonderful post by Michelle of mmm...paper.

mmm... paper is proud to announce the launch of Yumminess Do-It-Yourself! Yumminess invites come in a range of deliciously colored card stock; including options to embellish with layers or bands of decorative paper: elegant filigree, delicate cherry blossoms, glittery paisleys, stunning damask, flowery fields, chic stripes, spunky polka-dots, bright Indian designs, and more! Yumminess is for those clients that want to make their own wedding invites, but have exquisite taste. This is couture do-it-yourself. We've seen too many people attempt to make beautiful wedding invites, but get frustrated with all the purchasing, cutting, gluing... and they often waste a lot of money, instead of saving a few dollars.
Yumminess comes pre-cut, and ready for people to assemble. We provide everything they'll need for gorgeous wedding invites.Yumminess invites come with four main components (invite, reply card, reply envelope, and outer envelope), along with assembly materials, and are sold in sets of 25. The price range for these sets of 25 is $50-$175. View the collection!

Michelle Loretta
mmm... paper

Thank you so much Michelle and mmm...paper for sharing this with us! I am so excited about this option.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Let your voice be heard!

Today is election day! It's an incredibly important day in our lives as Americans. We have the opportunity to let our voices be heard. This year it feels even more critical, due to the state of the economy, and a history making candidates on both sides. We have a chance to change the direction our country is headed. I will not tell you who to vote for, I won't even tell you who I voted for, but I will ask that you VOTE! Please get out and vote. It is an amazing right that I am so glad that I have!

Guest Stars!

November in Seattle is often considered an off season month in the wedding industry. It's a time that our soon to be clients are getting engaged and starting to plan their fabulous weddings. In honor of this, I have asked a few of my favorite vendors in different categories to give us some feed back on some important planning topics. Here are a few of the subjects you will see covered, by myself or another incredible vendor over the next few weeks:

What's hot for 2009
How to find the right vendor for you
Tips to get in wedding day shape
And many more...

Tomorrow's post will be from the Fabulous owner of mmm...paper, Michelle Loretta. Mmm...paper makes wonderful custom invitations, and have recently come out with a line of DIY called Yummies.

Check it out tomorrow! It will be worth it, I promise.