We've blogged about it and shared on our facebook feed pictures and stories of our events that make us feel proud of what we do. Some are local, small, artisan or for a special cause; others are personal, intimate or large and dynamic, corporate or diy. What we haven't shared is what we think makes all of these different kinds of events good? What makes the event, regardless of how many people or the kinds of food or what the event is for, really shine?
Over the years we've found that the most basic ingredients for a great, nay, a fabulous! event, is trust. That key to flow, things suddenly coming together; the spark that allows for creative innovation when things start to happen that we don't have control over, like the weather or, well I'm sure you can think of a thing or two. This key ingredient can't be bought, it is cultivated through dedication, experience and a spirit of commonality. We'd like to think we have it in spades, with our talented crew, our vendors, and our clients. It's what makes Nola's Events boutique, authentic, and it's what makes our days go easier when things don't go as planned, and turn out better! We have discovered this through years of dedication and it is woven into the language of our company, our food, creative drive and logistical magic.
August has been full, in fact this whole summer has been one of our busiest on record! In reflecting we've found that as we grow, as we take on more diverse events and open up to deepening our roots locally along with widening our circle with international companies and more types of soirees, one thing is certain, we've built trust.
Thank you, all of you, for being so gracious with your testimonials, your likes, sharing your lives with us for the big days and the important transitions, it means a whole lot!
We'll see you at your next event, big, small or anywhere in between!
Summer is in it's fullest bloom and we have been doing what we do best, creating food and experiences for some amazingly gorgeous weddings.
Check out the venue's, flowers, and food for inspiration!
Lovely wedding at Meadowbrook Interpretive Center June 22, 2019 with a stunning backdrop for the ceremony at the base of Mount Si.
"Thank you so much Nola! Your crew, the food and the service were all excellent!" All our Love, Jacqueleen & Tommy
Amazing beachfront wedding at a private residence in Seattle.
Fabulous wedding at The 101, a fantastic venue in Pioneer Square, Seattle.
Thank you again for helping make last night amazing! The food and service was so great! - David and Erica
Gorgeous fairy tale wedding at Treehouse Point.
We hope you're enjoying all of your summer moments! Connect with us 206-550-0961 and on facebook. Like and share if you feel inspired!
We hope to see you this year, the Snohomish Wedding Tour is such a great way to connect with vendors, enjoy the spring and get inspired! It's only one month away, so mark your calendars.
It has been a winter wonderland in Seattle this past week, so when we received these beautiful pictures from Caresse and Jeremey's July wedding... we had to share. Warm up and cozy up with those you love!
A perfect and inspiring July wedding at Woodland Farms. Jeremy and Caresse had an earthy theme to their wedding (lots of fun ideas in the photos) and they selected sustainable plateware to go along with full service staffing and appetizer's from Nola's Events, dinner from Buddha Brothers Food Truck, Alcohol from Party on the Rocks, a photo booth from Shutter Bus, and Event Coordination by Prudence and Sage. We thought it was such a cool idea to have a s'mores station, which the client provided themselves. Check out that huge bin of coals! Now that's a campfire. This was truly a collaboration of talented and fun local vendors, at a venue we love.
We made 4 types of appetizers that we passed during happy hour to warm up the celebration, Pacific NW mini crab cakes, goat cheese stuffed mini peppers, garlic sizzle shrimp and chorizo & asiago stuffed mushrooms. You can take a peek at our appetizer sample menu here.
Thank you Rebecca Anne Photography for sharing these gorgeous photos with us and for all the vendors and venue who made this wonderful wedding one to remember!
Whether or not you attended this year's Seattle Wedding Show, we have some fun wedding ideas to share to make it easier to navigate it all in the year ahead.
When we are planning an event we customize and curate everything based on our close connection with vendors, local trends and of course anything special you bring to the table. Part of planning is knowing what will work best with particular event types, locations and timelines. When we see a new idea, we take note so we can throw it into our repertoire.
What is so fun about the Seattle Wedding Show is we get to mingle and mix with so many other vendors who are showcasing some of their best and newest ideas and products. We want to share some of our favorite ideas from this year that check all the boxes, on trend, timeless, unique, affordable, durable (mementos!) and easy to order (one stop shop!). We have our eyes on some very cool local vendors in all of these categories, so don't hesitate to reach out to us if there's something that piques your interest as part of your wedding or event.
We created a visual list so you can pin it, print it or share it!
What could be more fun than a cute, styled cart pulling up to your wedding with freshly crafted gelato?! Not only can it be dipped up in a cone, or served in a bowl (maybe that perfect bowl set from grandma's collection that says something old, something romantic (see inspiration # 5!), local vendors are now making gelato sandwiches. We are in love!
There are so many ideas here. We saw some pretty amazing etchings done in glass, customized wood shapes, like northwest trees, for cake toppers and hand calligraphied signs that make us want another chalkboard! There are so many unique ways to create a special memento that will decorate your wedding day, and also your home together in the days after, from these lovely hand crafted works. What we really liked was that ordering and creating your own custom looks from your ideas, be it from a picture, your imagination or even handwriting from a special letter, is easier than ever.
It's edible, it's gorgeous and it's amazingly fresh! Local doughnut shops are coming up with some great ways to serve dessert and make your wedding venue pop with this very delicious wall art!
We chatted with some really amazing local talent and found that beauty influences from nature, and specifically from our almost perfect, just enough moisture in the air climate, are making for some really fun looks! We love to work with people who challenge themselves to try out new ways of working with classic day-of wedding services. Hair & makeup is a big part of not only your outside beauty, but letting you shine from the inside out, feel confident and comfortable and most of all able to relax, feel pampered and just let go on your wedding day.
Romance is definitely in the air when we think of a wedding day, and right now we are really loving the alchemy of colors and textures that say "luscious", "earthy", "easy elegance" and "breezy romance". Think bare tables that tell a story, embellished with rich colors, billowing romantic dressings, natural textures and elegant signature pieces. Matte plates with hammered gold flatware, marble candle holders with black candles, bouquets that say forest and lost garden. Organic without any fuss.
Some Local Ideas:
https://nuttysquirrel.com/ - Gelato
https://www.etsy.com/shop/EventEtching - Etching
http://www.toppotdoughnuts.com/ - Doughnuts
http://www.salonmaison.net/ - hair & makeup
We hope you feel inspired by these 5 ideas, we certainly do! We love living in the Northwest with all it offers.