Covet and Swoon @ Weddings In Woodinville

February 8, 2013 § Leave a comment

A couple of weekends ago I participated in the annual Weddings In Woodinville event for the first time!  Ooh my gosh, it was SO fun and SO worth being a part of.

Weddings in Woodinville

Above: There’s Delille Cellars, the venue we were using.

I participated under my “sister company”, Covet and Swoon.  If you haven’t heard the 4.1.1 on Covet and Swoon, I introduced you to it a little in a previous blog post discussing our feature in Seattle Bride & Groom Magazine.  Feel free to check out the website or the past post!

For those who don’t know much, or anything, about Weddings In Woodinville…you should be ashamed.  No, it’s okay, I’ll forgive ya…but you’ll be happily surprised to hear all about it because I’m about to tell you.  Weddings In Woodinville is…well…amazing!  It’s a wedding showcase event, but it’s nothing like the typical shows or conventions you’re used to.  The wineries (wedding venues) scattered throughout Woodinville open their doors, and a “mini”-faux wedding is created in each venue.

See our “reception table” below?

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Each venue has a team of vendors onsite, some of which contribute to the overall design of the “wedding” in the space!  For example: the florist, event designer, stationery company, rental company, and bakery all make up part of the look and style of the wedding.  Each “team” comes up with a theme or look for their venue and “wedding”…so all the designers work separately, yet cohesively, to make that vision a reality.  It’s seriously the neatest concept ever!  Our venue, Delille Cellars, had a host of wonderful vendors from Bella Signature Design (florals & event design) to The Cakewalk Shop (cakes, desserts, and more), to AA Party Rentals (furniture, linens, etc)…and of course the fabulous wedding planner from Event Success who coordinated every detail with every vendor.  And then there was us too, Covet and Swoon (paperie, menus, banners, place cards, etc).

Bella Signature created a gorgeous mix of lush, soft, romantic florals in shades of pinks and oranges and paired them with beautiful linens, chairs, silverware, and more from AA Party Rentals.  Bella also added touches of moss throughout the venue surrounding votives (mercury glass ones!) in lush green.  The beautiful, modern chevron stripe table runner was also a Bella Signature special and was the perfect “pop” against all of the softness.

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Covet and Swoon created all of the paperie throughout the whole venue, so that “cards” banner you see above was one of our creations!

The Cakewalk Shop had some beautiful cakes, and they were super tasty too!  We, at Covet and Swoon, created some charmingly romantic cake toppers, cupcake flags, and dessert labels to go with all the treats.

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We created all sorts of paper goodies, from the menus on the table to the escort cards, place cards, banners, signs, and more…plus a few “extras” such as coasters and chevron stripe favor bags.  The super talented Studio Joe + Jill captured the whole event with their gorgeous photos!

My hand-painted watercolor “bride” and “groom” chair signs.

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setting up for the event

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our gorgeous “just married” square letterpress coasters!

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a lounge set up

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that’s me, super preggo, at the Covet and Swoon table, showing off my goodies and handing out adorable note pads I created just for the event!

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a glimpse of the elegant, letterpress menus I printed on double thick 2-ply paper.

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gorgeous table setup with coordinating paperie

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a peek at some invitations I had on display at the Covet and Swoon table

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menu designed and printed by me!

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I absolutely adored the way the chevron baggies and “enjoy” tags we created turned out.  They looked great on the table and I had a ton of brides asking about them!

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I was in charge, as the “stationery gal”, of creating a “welcome” sign at the door.

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Isn’t this just the cutest thing ever!?  Paper banners on a rustic wood stand with monogram, wedding date, and more!

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That’s me looking weird and Daniela (from Bella Signature Design) looking adorable.  Did someone just say something crazy!?

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Escort Card display created by Covet and Swoon!

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A great detail shot of the menu…see the deep embossing into the paper from the letterpress printing?  *sigh*…I live for that.

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More paperie- Place tags, menu, bags, etc

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Many brides told me how much fun they had going from venue to venue and seeing such different concepts!  We heard there was one venue with a rustic, camping theme…sounds fab!  Then there was ours with a romantic, modern touch…so the venues and “faux weddings” really run the gamut style-wise.  The event is a great way for soon-to-be-brides to see all of the possible venues all set up just how it could be for their own weddings, and also to gather ideas and inspiration for how they might want their weddings to look.

I was seriously bummed when I forgot to bring my camera with me and ended up taking horrible cell phone shots and then panicking about the fact that those were all I would have!  So, thanks TONS to Studio Joe + Jill for the gorgeous photos of all of our hard work!  Thanks to Weddings In Woodinville for such a great event (I hope to participate again next year!).  And thanks to Jacky Grotle from Event Success for inviting me to be a part of her team.  wOOt wOOt, what a success!

xoxo,

Marissa

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