A lavender farm dinner party supporting a great cause

Including Entertaining Tips From Event Pro BreeAnn Gale of Pink Blossom Events

Photography by Katie Parra Photography | Design & Coordination by Pink Blossom Events | Venue: Woodinville Lavender | Modern Sanctuary | A Lavender Farm Dinner Party Supporting A Great Cause |Dinner Party | Fundraiser | Lavender Dinner Party | Community Fundraiser | Entertaining | Hosting | Event Design
Photo by:
Katie Parra
07/20/2016

An evening filled with community building, fundraising for a great cause and delicious food, all whilst surrounded by luscious fields of lavender – it just doesn’t get much better than that! This elegant Woodinville Lavender dinner party perfectly executed by BreeAnn Gale of Pink Blossom Events, gathered together local community in Redmond, Washington to raise awareness and funds for an amazing cause: Farms for Life. This important non-profit organization links local farms with agencies who serve people in need of healthy food and who may not otherwise have access to it. Photographer, Katie Parra captures the essence of this event so vividly, we can almost smell the lavender!

From BreeAnn:

“I was first approached by Tom, the owner of Woodinville Lavender, as he was hoping to have a professionally styled event at his new venue. Knowing what beautiful photography Katie Parra does, I knew she would be the perfect person to capture this. Katie was not only the perfect photographer for this event but also wonderful in collaborating ideas with as we set forth. Our vision was to incorporate the lavender elements surrounding the venue but also pulling in some soft summer hues and terra cotta to bring together the natural landscape of the area. What started as an inspirational shoot soon transpired to one unforgettable farm dinner at Woodinville Lavender all benefiting a local charity.”

Photography by Katie Parra Photography. Design & Coordination by Pink Blossom Events. Woodinville Lavender Event.
Photo by:
Katie Parra
Photography by Katie Parra Photography. Design & Coordination by Pink Blossom Events. Woodinville Lavender Event.
Photo by:
Katie Parra
Photography by Katie Parra Photography. Design & Coordination by Pink Blossom Events. Woodinville Lavender Event.
Photo by:
Katie Parra
Photography by Katie Parra Photography. Design & Coordination by Pink Blossom Events. Woodinville Lavender Event.
Photo by:
Katie Parra
Photography by Katie Parra | Design & Coordination by Pink Blossom Events | Venue: Woodinville Lavender | Modern Sanctuary | A Lavender Farm Dinner Party Supporting A Great Cause | Lavender Dinner Party | Tablescape Inspiration | Lavender Tablescape
Photo by:
Katie Parra

Pro tip:

Simple is better. Choose a small handful of elements and ideas you want to include in the event/evening and not every idea you’ve been wanting to do at once. There are always more entertaining opportunities in the future but incorporating just a few ideas into one event at a time will give you a focus and direction of the event. BreeAnn Gale

Photography by Katie Parra Photography. Design & Coordination by Pink Blossom Events. Woodinville Lavender Event.
Photo by:
Katie Parra
Photography by Katie Parra Photography. Design & Coordination by Pink Blossom Events. Woodinville Lavender Event.
Photo by:
Katie Parra

Beautiful floral design by Fena Flowers and menu & place cards by Sally of La Happy.

Photography by Katie Parra Photography. Design & Coordination by Pink Blossom Events. Woodinville Lavender Event.
Photo by:
Katie Parra
Photography by Katie Parra Photography. Design & Coordination by Pink Blossom Events. Woodinville Lavender Event.
Photo by:
Katie Parra
Photography by Katie Parra Photography. Design & Coordination by Pink Blossom Events. Woodinville Lavender Event.
Photo by:
Katie Parra

Exquisite food made by Kaspars Special Events & Catering with farm fresh produce from The Root Connection.

Photography by Katie Parra Photography. Design & Coordination by Pink Blossom Events. Woodinville Lavender Event.
Photo by:
Katie Parra
Photography by Katie Parra Photography. Design & Coordination by Pink Blossom Events. Woodinville Lavender Event.
Photo by:
Katie Parra

Music by the talented Brian Lee of Brian Lee & the Orbiters created a convivial ambiance for the evening.

Photography by Katie Parra Photography. Design & Coordination by Pink Blossom Events. Woodinville Lavender Event.
Photo by:
Katie Parra

We are reminded once again of the generosity of our community. Cheers to a successful fundraising event! BreeAnn Gale

Photo by Katie Parra
Meet the designer BreeAnn Gale of Pink Blossom Events
Bio:

People often ask me why I got into the wedding and event planning business. The answer is simple: I am obsessed with planning events! I grew up planning vacations and parties for friends and family and never realized it could be something I could do for a living. One day in college, it dawned on me, I really could turn my passion into a career. That is when Pink Blossom Events was born.

Since 2006 I have been helping my clients turn their dreams into a reality. Whether it is a small seaside ceremony or a surprise fortieth birthday party, I am there to see that every detail is fulfilled. Once in a while I have to pinch myself knowing that I am able to spend my days making people’s ideas come to life.

What started as a passion for planning vacations and parties for friends and family has turned into a career. I would be thrilled to help you plan your next event!

Headshot by: Katie Parra

What is your entertaining philosophy?
Create an experience. You want guests to leave an event with a memory from the event that will last for years to come. Perhaps adding in an interactive element whether it be the food or an activity they partake in? We don't often remember details of the event if it was average but we do remember events that had that unique touch or experiential element. Of course you don't want to add in too many elements into your event as you want your guests to be relaxed and completely enjoying the evening without having to worry about too much going on around them.
What are some expert design & entertaining tips you can give us?
Simple is better. Choose a small handful of elements and ideas you want to include in the event/evening and not every idea you've been wanting to do at once. There are always more entertaining opportunities in the future but incorporating just a few ideas into one event at a time will give you a focus and direction of the event.

Plan ahead! Waiting until the last minute will leave you stressed and frantic, not being able to truly enjoy your guests. Prepare as much as you can before so on the day of the event you are not scrambling.
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