Josie and Alston’s late September wedding at JM Cellars in Woodinville, WA was an extra special one as lead designer, Jen, used to work with Josie!  Their personal connection only added to the unique details that went into their wedding by having their close knit families so involved.  Josie’s sister-in-law and cousin assembled the flowers and table decorations while the groom’s family helped to carve wine stoppers out of wood.   The bride’s 2 maid of honors who have been friends since childhood created a rap for the bride and groom and the guests went crazy for it!

With being preferred planners at JM Cellars, we have done numerous weddings there but this was our largest indoor reception and it was a fantastic experience. With there being some sprinkles in the forecast, we had to be creative with the indoor reception space and the result was a cozy, warm ambiance in burgundy, blush, cream, greenery and gold with wood accents.  We also rented a tent to have over the bar outside to make the most out of our space and it worked out well while also giving our guests a place to cool off.

Josie and Alston waited to see each other until the ceremony, but they decided to do a “no look first look” with their photographer. It was very creative as the photographer positioned the groom so that he could not see his bride Josie but she could see him. The suspense must have been killing him! The photographer did a great job capturing their emotions in that moment.  The catering was done by Ravishing Radish who did an incredible job from start to finish and were amazing to work with!  To add to the personal touches of the entire event, the DJ, Brandon Ghorley, was singing and dancing with the guests!  Turns out there were 3 couples in attendance that had been former clients of his!

What a joy this wedding was-the bride and groom didn’t stop smiling the entire night!


Rustic Woodinville Fall Winery Wedding

September 2018 | Josie + Alston

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LOCATION: JM Cellars

COORDINATION: Jen Leslie Events

PHOTOGRAPHY: Cassie Pepper Photography

CATERING: Ravishing Radish

DJ: Brandon Ghorley

FLORIST: Family Member

HAIR + MAKEUP: Fresh Salon & Spa

OFFICIANT: Family Member/Best Man

RENTALS: CORT Party Rentals