Frank's Wedding Ceremony Vendors and Resources
 

Frank, Molly and Lulu.

Greetings soon to be Newlyweds!

Below are lists of Live Musicians, Photographers, Caterers, DJ's and other creative resources you might need for your wedding day celebration.

"Wedding ceremonies are like snowflakes;
no two are ever the same."

Although I have worked with all of these vendors, some on several occasions, I do not book them, that's up to you. Since I update these lists regularly, Vendors are not listed in any specific order. Click on the web site links for more information.



Elopement Locations
Elopement-style weddings can take place just about anywhere…It’s always good to scout out and do a site inspection before your wedding day, that way there are no unexpected surprises. Try to visit the locations at the time you are considering having your ceremony. For a sunset wedding, try not to have a West setting sun at your back or in your face.



Musicians
Live music is usually very cost effective and a great addition for any size wedding ceremony!
If you hire live musicians you can extend their participation by having them perform during the first hour of your Reception.

NOTE:
All Artists listed below are based in Seattle, Washington.

Classical Trio: Windsong Trio, Megan Imire 206-948-9033 WindsongTrio.com


Violinist, Eric Rynes


Bagpiper, Neil Hubbard

String Quartet: Quartette Con Brio, Cami Davis 206-270-9729 QuartetteConBrio.com
String Quartet: Arcobaleno Strings, Nicole Williams 253-678-8244 ArcobalenoStrings.com
Harp: Lindsey Boggio harplindsey.com 206-450-3123
Bhangra & Bollywood Music: James Whetzel, 206-851-0241 James' Sound Cloud
Guitarist: Julian Catford 206-546-5487 JulianCatford.com Classical, Latian and Jazz
Bag Pipes: Neil Hubbard 425-444-3622 NeilBagpiper.com
Jazz Guitarist: Doug Zangar 206-523-5049 zproinc.com Jazz Trio or Solo Guitar
Violinist: Eric Rynes ericrynes.com
Guitarist: Bill Chism 206-999-3997 Bill's Website
Tango: ChicharraTango.com Smoky Argentine tango classics from the Golden Age.
Bossa Nova: Saci | A Bossa Nova Ensemble
Pianist / Composer: Josh Archibald-Seiffer 208-284-4420
Guitar Duo: Two Buck Chuck 206-650-9421 2BuckChuck.org
Flute, Vocals and Saxaphone: Bernie Jacobs 425-466-6027
Jazz & Swing: Cheryl Serio 206-399-7832 CherylSerio.com
Piano & Voice: Judith Bricker 206-852-8043
Pianist / Composer (New Age): Michael Miricle 206-409-3087
Piano: Eric Verlinde 206-437-8240 EricVerlinde.com
Classical and Jazz Guitar: Jared Borkowski 206-437-0170
French Cafe Music: Janet Rayor RougeMusic.com "Edith Piaf to Pink Martini!"
French Vocalist: Ines Andrade 206-407-5878

Favorite Downloadable Wedding Music

There is a lot of music to chose from for a wedding but one of my favorite groups for contemporary wedding music would have to be the Vitamin String Quartet.

They cover music from Madonna, the Cure and Alice Cooper to Green Day, Beyoncé, Maclemore and Ryan Lewis. Wedding Music Collections include The Modern Wedding Collection volumes 1 & 2, Rock-N-Roll Wedding Collection volumes 1 & 2, The Gothic Wedding Collection and The Gay Wedding Collection. From their website you can sample, purchase and download any album or individual song.

Discover some of your favorite music performed VSQ-style.
CLICK HERE to Visit The Vitamin String Quartet


Unusual Wedding Stuff:
Tuxedos for Her HerTuxedo.com - Women's Tuxedos & Lesbian Wedding Wear (sizes 4 - 20)
Online Name Change Resource for Brides - MissNowMrs.com

 

CONTEMPO SUITS is the best place to find unique, unusual, and vintage styled suit. They also offer them in a variety of colors and styles you won't find any where else. ContempoSuits.com

Wedding Kazoos! Kazoobie Kazoos - Wedding Kazoos make a great take away gifts!

Hair and Make-up
Kristle Misler-Templeman - Phone: 425-335-1250 Email: LakeviewHair@msn.com

Cake Toppers
If you are looking for a something special to put on top of your wedding cake, here are a few places to look. There are lots of LGBT toppers too, or you can create your own with mix and match brides and grooms!

That’s My Topper - Cake Toppers for Wedding Cakes, Anniversary Cakes and more! ThatsMyTopper.com
Weddingstar – Designer of Wedding Accessories windstar.com
Cake Toppers available on Etsy! etsy.com

Tops the Cake – Topping wedding cakes since 1998! Tops the Cake


Photographers
Professional photographers are not cheap and for many couples, one of the most costly items of their wedding day. Most photographers offer a variety of "Packages" and all are negotiable for weddings that take place Mon-Thu and off-season (Oct-May). Many offer special pricing for Elopement-style weddings too. Always make a point to ask.

Photos from several of these photographers are featured thorughout this website.

Jenny GG Photography jennygg.com (Seattle)

Amanda & Megan / Photo & Video KingmonCreative.com (Seattle)

*Amanda Hofner Photography AmandaHofnerPhotography.com (Tacoma)

*Tracie Howe Photography TracieHowe.com

*Christopher Bachmann Photography Chekmate.net (Seattle)

*Lucas Mobley Photography LucasMobley.com (Seattle)

*Alison Krehmeier Photography (Tacoma) AlisonKPhotography.com
Nick Spiker Photography NickSpiker.com
Heather Lynn Photographie HeatherLynnPhotographie.com
Amelia Soper Photography soperphotography.com

Heather Pearce Photography HeatherPearcePhotography.com

Jerome Tso Photography JeromeTsoPhotography.com

Melissa Kilner Photography melissakilner.com
Camille Tokerud Photography CamilleTokerud.com

Bret Van Ostrom Photography Vanostrom.com

Chris Sollart Photography ChrisSollart.com
(now based in New Mexico)

A Few More...

Van Wyhe Photography vanwyhephotography.com

L. Bentley Photography LBentley.com

Nicholas C. Tucker Photographer nictuckerphoto.com
Michael Bauer Photography michaelbauerphotography.com (Maple Valley)
Genaro Shaffer Photography genarophotography.com
Christopher Gendron Photography gendronphoto.com

Jonda Spurbeck Photographers spurbeckphotography.com

Artistry Images, Hollie Girvan artistryimages.com

Wedding Cake Bakers
Honey Crumb Cake Studio - Carla Reich 425-577-9220 HoneyCrumb.com "Couture cakes made exactly to your specifications."
Quincy Cakes and Custom Fondant Figures - Brenda Brady QuincyCakes.com

Hair and Make-up
Kristle Misler-Templeman - Phone: 425-335-1250 Email: LakeviewHair@msn.com

Licensed Bartender
Brent McDaniel 425-232-9090 - Professional Bartender available for private events.

Mobile Caterers
These Caterers come to you no matter where you've decided to host your Wedding Reception.

Shooby Doo Catering shoobydoocatering.com Act 3 Catering act3catering.com
Ravishing Radish ravishingradish.com Vegan menu available.

Avenue Catering cateringbyavenue.com

Dombrowski Catering dcater.com Duos Catering duoscatering.com

Glenn and Michelle fed their guests from The Skillet, a popular Food Truck.


DJ's
DJ's can provide amplification to large wedding ceremony, often they will act as the MC, and the good ones, really know how to engage your guests and keep a Dance Party going. The DJ'S listed below are all availabe to provide music for both the ceremony and the reception, as well as host your reception program. Each is very different in their approach.

RE: Music for your event
"However, if your event is hosting a smaller gathering, or you do not see a need for a "DJ", there are a lot of couples like you. And thanks to the ever-changing technology for storing, organizing and playing music, the venue's house system or a simple PA system -- that you can rent, along with an iPad or Laptop can provide a majority of the background music and create a party atmosphere. Using your personal music mixes adds your flavor to the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and after party. I am always happy to answer questions about this kind of stuff, just ask."

 

Disco Royale, Kevin Olsen DiscoRoyale.biz

Local PA Rental from American Music
www.americanmusic.com
For reservations call 206.633.1774 - option 4

DJ Tony Schwartz TonySchwartzMCDJ.com

Leu Jam Entertainment, David Leu LeuJam.com

* Good Vibrations, DJ Joe Leinhard 360-653-3515
Spectrum Sound, DJ Terry Green djterry.hostei.com

DJ Susan adayforyouweddings.com

Sounds Unlimited asoundsunlimited.com Seattle Parties, Sean Wheatley seattleparties.com
  Whatcom Sound (Bellingham) whatcomsound.com

Selected Wedding Venues around Seattle.
On average, most wedding gatherings have less than 100 guests. Here's is a list of some great Seattle area special event locations for productions that include 35 or more guests. Note that Event Venues have high and low season; if you are planning a wedding between June and September, book your venue and vendors as early as possible.

Georgetown: The Corson Building, A historical little building in Georgetown, great for small weddings and receptions. Groups to 50 maximum

Capitol Hill: Shafer Baillie Mansion, A magnificent Tudor Revival home, up to 50 guests.

Lake Union: Center for Wooden Boats, tiny one-of-a-kind venue set at the south end of lake union, up to 50 guests

Capitol Hill: Stemsin-Green Mansion, located on Seattle's Capitol Hill (pill hill) neighborhood. Early 1900's mansion, beautiful, has piano. Up to 80.

Ballard: Ray's Boathouse, Parking; indoor and outdoor options for ceremony. Pac NW fare! Easily accommodates groups of 80

Ballard: Golden Garden's Bath House, A cool retro brick building sittng right on the beach. Groups to 100.

Snoqualmie: Salish Lodge, Indoor and outdoor environments with panoramic views of Snoqualmie Falls and the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Offering mulitple staging areas for groups of 4-100.
Greenwood (& 85th): Urban Light Studios, funky little indoor space with an main room and a lot of themed spaces. 100 guests

Lake Union: Lake Union Cafe, An elegant art deco interior offers a unique setting for weddings and receptions. On site catering. groups to 100

Redmond: Clise Mansion, Marymoor Park - A great all season venue - books through Seattle Parks and Recreation. Up to 100.
Capitol Hill: Sole Repair Shop, A great little space on Pike Street. Perfect for small weddings and receptions. Up to 100.

Larger Venues:

Ballard: The Canal, Private parking lot, many cool spaces; indoor and outdoor. Great food! Easily accommodates groups of 125.
Downtown: The Arctic Club, The Northern Lights Dome Room can accommodate up to 300 guests.
SODO: WithinSODO, A flexible event space in the SODO district of Seattle, up to 200 guests.
SODO: Herban Fest SODO Park, Huge space! Wedding / Reception 250+ easy.
Georgetown: Georgetown Ballroom, one of the coolest spaces in Georgetown, Max. gathering is around 200.

South of Seattle
Sumner: The Attic and The Hanson Place, Two beautifulindoor venues for groups of up to 125.
North of Seattle
Bothell: The Loft, A great indoor space that can accommodate a large group, max 200
Bothell: Monte Villa Farmhouse, Great all year around venue, interior and exterior settings, fair pricing, friendly staff, max 100
Everett: Monte Cristo Ballroom, A Classic Historic Building with beautiful settings for the ceremony, a seperate bar for the reception and a dining room. Inclusive wedding packages gathering to 150.

Wedding Planners
A Wedding Planner/Coordinator can be a huge benefit to couples on a busy schedule who need an assistant for pre-planning and "Day of" coordination services.
Seattle Wedding Planner / Sane Wedding Coordination: Blush Celebrations, Rebecca Iverson blushcelebrations.com
Seattle Wedding Planner/Coordinator: New Chapter Weddings, Jenny Harding newchapterweddings.com
Seattle Wedding Planner/Coordinator: RockerBaby Productions, Nina M. Perceful rockerbabyproductions.com

Seattle Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Ethereal Events, Wendi Hroncich etherealevents.com

Seattle Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Soiree Event Planning & Design, Jaime Simmons bonsoiree.com
North of Seattle Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Weddings with Wendy Wojcik weddingswithwendy.com
Tacoma Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Happily Ever After, Allison Brathwaite happilyeverafterbyallison.com

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