I typically find that when my couples and I have lots of things in common, we become instant friends and the planning process just comes with ease! Jessica, Kevon and I immediately connected over our shared faith and love of organization. When they started talking about their wedding theme that's when the craziest of all commonalities came out.
Jessica is half Taiwanese and Kevon’s heritage is Trinidadian, so a tropical wedding theme was an easy choice! When they told me this I grinned as big as I ever had and said, "NO way, I'm Trinidadian too!" My grandpa was born and raised in Trinidad and I've never met another person outside of my family with a Trinidadian background. It was such a great discovery!
Their intimate wedding at JM Cellars was a gorgeous day in early May and their obvious adoration for each other made the day even brighter.
The color palette of fuchsia, red and navy was carefully considered from table linens to beautiful bright florals, even down to the red organza favor bags for the authentic Taiwanese pineapple cakes.
In lieu of a guest book, guests signed a Taiwanese gong and Caribbean “island music” played during the cocktail hour.
- Jessica and Kevon had not 1 or 2, but 6 flower girls, all under the age of 7!! All of them were Jessica's nieces. They were adorably dressed in traditional Tiawanese dresses and took their job so seriously (well the ones who could walk, at least)!
- Guests indulged in warm pies for dessert while dancing the night away, then sent Jessica and Kevon off in style with a glowstick send off!
"Julia was our trusted advisor. All of her recommendations were on point; she was open, thoughtful, and sensitive to our questions and concerns. We always knew she was in our corner and had our backs.
During planning, Julia always remained calm and professional and reminded me it was MY wedding--something I think every bride needs to hear. The day of the wedding, she was discreet but very much in charge. She knows how to manage with a light touch, which is a rare and valuable skill. My mom and other family members were impressed at her composure and ability to run the show.
Julia had us pilot Aisle Planner, a collaboration tool for wedding planning. I'm an IT Consultant and Aisle Planner sang to my soul. We were able to keep track of our planning progress, vendors, budget, guest list/RSVPs, and invoice/contract documents all in one place. Julia kept us on track from the background, assigning us tasks with minimal email traffic--this was so crucial since my husband and I were planning long-distance and often had mismatched schedules.
I was hesitant about hiring a Wedding Planner because of the cost. But Julia was worth it. If you think about the effort, time, and money that goes into wedding planning, a Wedding Planner is incredibly valuable because of the expertise, advice, and connections they bring to the table. Julia probably saved us numerous hours, a huge chunk of change, and a lot of painful indecision on my part. To me, I knew I needed a trusted adviser/consultant to provide expertise and guidance and help me make decisions. Julia was all that and more. Our wedding was so beautiful and exactly how I dreamt it to be. Julia was a huge part in making that happen. Thank you Julia!"
- Jessica, Bride
Here are some of our favorite photos from their glorious day!
For more photos, view Jessica & Kevon's gallery in our portfolio!
Jessica and Kevon, thank you for letting us be a part of your bright and tropical wedding at JM Cellars. It was our pleasure to help you design a wedding that truly reflected who you are as a couple.
Looking for a planner/coordinator? Please contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn how we can help you plan and design a wedding that is worthy of your unique love story.
Jessica and Kevon's Wedding Team
Venue :: JM Cellars
Planning & Design :: Julia, Wedding Wise
Photographer :: Kerry Jeanne Photography
Caterer :: Act 3 Catering
Floral Design :: Columbia City Bouquet
DJ :: Seattle Wedding DJ
Wedding Dress :: I Do Bridal
Linens & Chairs :: CORT Party Rental
Pineapple Cake Favors :: Kiki Bakery
Pies :: Remlinger Farms
Hair :: Addison Tran
Makeup :: Gene Juarez
Invitations :: Wedding Paper Divas
Transportation :: Century Car Service
Officiant :: John Haralson
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