Sunday, April 5, 2015

{Simply Engaged: Chloe & Brandon}

OH I can't wait for this wedding . . . coming up on Saturday!
Another one of my sweet couples . . .

Simply Engaged

Here's a glimpse into the adorable soon to be newlyweds:
{Chloe & Brandon}
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Wedding Date: April 11th 2015
Wedding Location: St. James Cathedral & Washington Athletic Club

{How did you two love birds meet}

"When I first moved to Seattle I was out with a group of my girlfriends when I bumped into some guys I went to college with in Montana.  That following week they invited me to go to a BBQ which happened to be at Brandon’s apartment with his roommate, Brady.  The apartment was filled with people from Montana or small towns who were genuinely nice people and fun to be around.  From there, my friends began to meet up with the Montana contingent on the weekends and it wasn’t long before I was a regular fixture at Brandon and Brady’s apartment as a friend.  We dated other people but became good friends and about 7 months after we met, 
finally figured out we liked each other.  
It took another 6 months or so before we were officially dating but it was perfect because we were friends first so know we like to do much of the same things together (except shopping!).  Last September we will have been together for 4 years!"

{How did he pop the big question?}

"There's a long story to this but the short story is Brandon went to my hometown for a Fall fishing trip.  I wasn't there with him but my brother, Grandma, and parents were in town.  They all went out on the river for the day and on the way home, 
he asked all of their permission!  

He returned back to Seattle and 
officially asked me to marry him :)"

{What is your fave date spot/activity?}

We like to go out for dinner in our neighborhood and just talk about our days and what's coming up in our lives.  
Going 3-par golfing (with loser buying dinner) is always a favorite as well!

{What is your fave part about the wedding planning process?}

I think my favorite part so far has been the realization we will have two families, who love us both, coming together to celebrate us.  
It's really touching to know we are taking such a big step and have so many people who want to be there every step of the way.  

{Advice for planning a wedding to other couples?}

"I think my advice would be to take your time :)  We will be engaged for about a year and a half and I'm happy we didn't have to rush to make decisions for the wedding.  There's enough going on in life so I'm happy we haven't had added stress!"

{Her faves}

watching sports
reading magazines and daily blogs

spending time with family and friends

{His faves} 

working on our cabin
watching sports
home improvement projects

spending time with family and friends

{What first caught your eye?}

Her:  "how genuinely nice he is to everyone, and perfectly confident in his skin"

Him:  "Her hair"

{On my wedding day I am most excited about  . . . }

"I am most excited about seeing all our favorite people and having a 

GREAT dance party!"  

{Fave meal your fiance makes for you? }

Her:  "His mom's lasagna"

Him:  "Apple pie"

{If we could travel anywhere for our honeymoon we would . . . }

We would go to Bora Bora (or anywhere tropical) to relax, lay on the beach, and swim in 

the ocean.  Emphasis on relaxing!

Chloe & Brandon: 
Thank you SO much for taking the time to do this. These photos by Ryan Flynn Photography are amazing!!!
Also thanks for being seriously fabulous to work with, I am ready to adopt Chloe's mom as my own:) This wedding is just going to be perfect, can't wait!

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

OH 2014 WHAT a year!

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I can honestly say has been the best year of my life 

I don't have enough time to do this year justice with ALL that went on, but I'll give you a little glimpse into Simply by Tamara Nicole's year
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In January 
we found out that we were PREGNANT!

Although we had weddings fully booked for the year, I wasn't worried . . . and apparently either were any of my clients! They ALL wanted to stay with SBTN, even if their wedding was ON My due date (lots of love to you Shabana!) which was Sept 6th, 2014.

What a joy it was to experience growing a human in my belly.  God sure blessed us this year with some amazing strength and health to be able to grow this little gift, all while working my crazy wedding schedule with weddings every single weekend from May until several weeks AFTER he was born.  PTL!

Also Tillie & Daniel got married at the Arctic Club, Photo Elan

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We were able to find out if we were having a boy or girl . . .
BIG thanks to Carla from Honey Crumb Cake Studio for making the gender reveal cake.
 AND I had to change my Pinterest board for the nursery because it was a BOY!

Also I got my plaque for Best of the Knot for the 3rd year in a row, woot woot!

AND to top off the month, Kati & Freddy's wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty!

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Carrie and Joe got married!!!

Babymoon time!
My handsome hubby and I jetted off to Paris and Spain, for an amazing 2 week vacation.  Bebe Anderson sure enjoyed the pastries and food . . . but mama stayed in shape by walking 12-18 miles a day! WHAT an amazing vacation! We took SO many photos, but here are just a couple . . .

(3 month baby bump)

 (we wrote our names and Weston as well!)

AND then I found out that I was voted top 3 Wedding Day of Coordinators by Seattle Bride Magazine!!! YAY!

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{Patti & Laine}

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Styled Shoot time! Parisian Pastel inspiration with an Amazing team!

{Jenna & Max}
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Seattle Bride Magazine had their party, I am SO proud to be among some amazing local talent in their awards! I'll take the top 3, wahooo!

{Kelli & Eric}

{Marc & Laurel}

{Natasha & Jason}

{Jackie & Matt}

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BIG thanks to M+A Photography for my glam maternity shoot!

Flower Crown: Il Bel Fiore
Hair/Makeup: Pacific Brides

Accessories: Ivory & Lace

{Maria & Alex}

{Kerry & Nick}

{Ali & Abbie}

{Samantha & Ryan}

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Another maternity shoot, this one more relaxed:

{Joseph& Sophia}

{Jennifer & Dustin}

{Maggie & Jerry}
(I was almost ready to pop here!)

{Tara & Branden}
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BEST day of our lives, our blessing of a son Weston Vincent was born on Sept 4th, at 6:06 PM.  Weighing 7 lbs 4 oz.  BEST. DAY. EVER! He has changed our world for the better, and I don't think we could love him more!!!

{Shabana & Vivek}
(2 days after Weston was born! I did oversee set up and the ceremony, then Claire took over!)

{Surrey & Matt}

{Lili & Shawn}

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Weston is a month old!

Big thanks to C2 Photography for doing his 5 week photos!

{Lindsey & Andrew}

{Jessica & Gabe}

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November was great! My belated maternity leave finally!
Weston turned 2 months old, and what a doll!
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{Jennifer & Tim}

Weston's first Christmas, was amazing!

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There is SO much more I could talk about . . . but we are running out of time for 2014 and I want to cuddle up with our little family and enjoy the evening:)

In addition to above, we had many featured weddings on some big name blogs and also magazines . . .

Looking forward to 2015!

I'm not sure it can get close to how amazing 2014 was, BUT I am so excited to see what it has in store for both Simply by Tamara Nicole, and our family!
With Claire by my side as my Associate Coordinator I know we will be rocking some amazing weddings!

Happy New Year!

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