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I Do Sodo, Seattle’s New Wedding Show

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SoDo (South of Downtown Seattle) is quickly becoming a hot spot for weddings.  I Do SoDo gives couples, their friends and families a unique opportunity to experience stylized venues in this new, trendy location.  There are 7 venues all designed by top wedding planners with A-list vendors at each location. For their debut Pixel Dust has sponsored the event and (of course) we had to film it! 🙂

Each venue has its own history, its own tale to tell, just as each couple does. The planners have assembled their team of premier wedding professionals, including our team at Pixel Dust Weddings.

 

 

Pixel Dust Weddings Named BEST WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER by Seattle Bride Magazine!

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We’re overwhelmed with excitement to receive this incredible award!

Each year two rounds of voting are held. First a public vote to narrow down the nominees.  Then a private vote among Wedding Industry Professionals to decide the winner.

Honestly just to be nominated was incredible but to win is outstanding!!  Thank you to all who voted!  It means the world to us to know that our work has touched so many local couples and their families.

Dani
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Pixel Dust Weddings Wins 2016 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award®

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WeddingWire, the leading global online wedding marketplace, named Pixel Dust Weddings as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 for Wedding Videography in Seattle!

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from venues to florists, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

2016 Couple's Choice Award Certificate

7th Annual Snohomish Wedding Tour at Jardin del Sol

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Pixel Dust Weddings was honored to be invited to participate as a featured vendor at the 7th Annual Snohomish Wedding Tour. The Tour is a great opportunity for couples to tour venues and meet experienced vendors all in one day.
This video was created at Jardin del Sol by Pixel Dust Weddings to showcase the show experience at this venue.

Special thanks to all the vendors that participated:

Jardin del Sol
Sprinkled In Seattle
Rebecca Ellison Photography
Pixel Dust Weddings
Lightning Booth
Laurels Floral Decor 
Grand Event Rentals
Seattle Farm Tables
Bugsie Productions
Alexa’s Cafe

 

Pixel Dust Wins the 2015 Couples Choice Award!

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WeddingWire Couples Choice Award Winner Pixel Dust Weddings 2015
Each year Wedding Wire recognizes the top five percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, winners of the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® are determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over a million WeddingWire newlyweds. We’re thrilled to win this award two years in a row!

Eat. Drink. Be Married! at Weddings in Woodinville

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We are excited to announce that we will be participating in the 6th wedding wine tour, on Sunday, January 25th.  We’ll be at the Columbia Winery along with the talents of Pink Blossom Events, Chris Graves Music, Rev. Mary Calhoun, Paper Passionista, Rick + Anna Photography and many more.

Group discount tickets are available for groups of 5 or more so gather your friends and families to join us for this exciting afternoon tour of wine tasting, catered food, fabulous décor and live entertainment during a special open house of Woodinville’s top wedding venues. Learn more at Weddings In Woodinville and purchase your tickets today as this show sells out every year and tickets are not guaranteed at the door.

Weddings in Woodinville

Just wrapped up the 2015 Seattle Wedding Show !!!

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Just wrapped up the 2015 Seattle Wedding Show. The show takes place every year in January. This year there were over 400 vendors and around 7,500 guests all mingling, cheering on the dancing models in the fashion show, tasting wedding cake and planning their big events! 😉

Myself (and likely all vendors and SWS staff) are happily exhausted. LOL. But before I crash I want to be sure and thank a few people who made this year so special!

Special Thanks to:
Gary Smith
John Warner
Lynell Smith
Jen Germain
Dylan Mander

Thank you so much for all of your help! We couldn’t have done it without you. 🙂

Also I want to congratulate Sal Floral Design on winning best booth this year! It was truly SPECTACULAR!

2015 Seattle Wedding Show from Pixel Dust Productions/Weddings on Vimeo.

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Every Wedding Should Have a Drag Queen . . .

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Recently I filmed a wedding at the Mayflower Park Hotel in downtown Seattle. From start to finish this gay wedding was just an absolute blast!

I became very close to the grooms EK & Mike through the planning process. They spared no expense from the release of doves, to signature cocktails, to a gorgeous rental house in West Seattle to party and get ready in before the events even got going. So when they told me that there was going to be a Drag Queen coming to close the event I wasn’t surprised. However I had no idea just how GREAT Ms. Tina Turner’s performance would be.

She had the whole party on their feet, laughing, dancing, and having a great time. Even grandma was “Rolling Down the River” with Tina by the end of the night. It was great! From now on I think every wedding should close with a Drag Queen! 😉

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A Perfect Rainy Day Wedding . . .

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We all know that if you plan an outdoor wedding in Seattle you better have a back-up plan. Today was one of those days. But my 2 brides, Penny & Loree didn’t let it get them down. In fact it was like it was meant to be. 🙂 The overcast made for a cozy vibe and very flattering light in the penthouse suite. As the Washington State Ferries cruised the Puget Sound behind the gorgeous couple they said they’re vows surround by friends, family and even their adorable dog joined in as the ring bearer.

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(photos by: Alattar Photography)

Surprise Proposal at the One Love Wedding Show

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Get your tissues ready because this surprise proposal, surrounded by a flash mob of dancers
at the 2014 ONE LOVE SHOW,  is sure to give you happy tears.

Pixel Dust Weddings was at this event as a sponsor/vendor and also to film a promo for future
One Love Wedding Shows.  We may have had a tiny clue that this was about to happen but it still had us all in happy tears by the end:

Also, be sure to check out this promo we created for One Love Seattle . . .

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Seattle’s Gay-Friendly Wedding Videographer . . .                          Pixel Dust Weddings

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When Jill & Sara first contacted me I was already booked on another gig on the day of their wedding. They were so disappointed though and it broke my heart when they told me that they REALLY wanted to book with me (not only because they liked my work) but because they heard I was a Gay-Friendly Videographer and apparently some other Videographers weren’t so friendly… It shocked me to learn that they found some vendors that weren’t friendly to them!!

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Like I said this broke my heart and I really liked them too so I immediately called up my corporate client and asked if they could possibly reschedule. Luckily it all worked out and I was able to film Jill & Sara’s big day.

I felt moved enough to write this post because I want all couples, gay or straight, to know that myself and my team would love to be there with you on your big day!

When we heard about the event and that the Café had offered to hold the event for free in support of a good cause we called them up and offered our services free of charge as well. It was such an emotional day. My husband was assisting me that day and we both were so moved. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. What a fabulous day!

Also, visit Pixel Dust Weddings at GayWeddings.com.

Seattle Wedding Show

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The Seattle Wedding Show is where couples from all over the Northwest come to plan their big day.  With over 400 of Seattle’s top wedding vendors there to meet, offer discounts and show off their stuff this event is a must see for any engaged couple to attend.

Exclusive Look at the Seattle Wedding Show
Produced by Pixel Dust Weddings

This year at the 2014 Seattle Wedding Show there were over 7,000 attendees cruising the booths, sampling the cakes, and trying on dresses.  As a vendor it’s so much fun to meet all the couples and chat about their dream wedding.

For more info on the show or to get tickets for next years event please visit their site at:   weddingshow.com

Bainbridge Island our #1 Destination Wedding Venue!

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We love Bainbridge Island for (at least) two reasons.

First, what’s not to love.  We wander through the shops in Winslow, take our dogs for hikes on all the trails, and visit my Dad who lives there.

And second, what a great place to get married.  As someone who’s recently married and in the “marriage business” I can spot a great venue when I see one and Bainbridge has several.  Think Manor House at Pleasant Beach, IslandWood, Bloedel Reserve, and Kiana Lodge (yes, I know it’s technically Poulsbo but it’s too great not to include).

As far as we can tell Pixel Dust Weddings is the only Seattle Wedding Video company who will shoot weddings on Bainbridge Island and NOT charge an overnight fee.  We only charge to ride the ferry and if things run late it’s just an excuse to visit my Dad for overnight.

So we’ve been anxious to work on Bainbridge and are delighted to announce our first contract to shoot a wedding to be held at Kiana Lodge in September.  We can’t wait!!!

If you’re planning a wedding soon consider Bainbridge as a great “destination wedding venue” and choose Pixel Dust to be your Bainbridge Island Videographer.  Check us out on Yelp, MyWedding, WeddingWire, Facebook and any other source. 

An Unforgettable Event…

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Pixel Dust donates their time to film Brad & Tommy’s wedding. Brad, who suffers from
short-term memory loss, will now be able to remember their wedding day forever.

Early October I received an email from Lisa Blair, the Director of Catering at the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle telling me about Brad and Tommy.  I got chills when I read about Brad and Tommy who were about to be wed but on a very tight budget due to all their hospital bills.  Here is an excerpt from her email:

“Brad and Tommy were supposed to marry here this past March.  Unfortunately Brad came home from work and found Tommy on the floor not breathing!  He gave him CPR and called 911.   Tommy had suffered from a brain aneurism and was in Harborview for months.   He has had an amazing recovery (and brain surgery) and we rescheduled their wedding for next month.   The only sad part is Tommy now has very little short term memory due to his illness.   I strongly suggested to Brad that they video tape the wedding day so that he can replay for Tommy.   Obviously their wedding funds are depleted greatly due to hospital bills, but I am hoping you can help me find a way to work with these guys?”

I immediately picked up the phone, called Lisa and offered my time to help out.  Lisa wrote out an email to Brad and asked if he would be interested.  Brad was thrilled and called me right away to go over the details of his big day.  When I spoke with Brad we decided to keep it a secret from Tommy and surprise him after the ceremony.  Immediately I became excited because not only was I filled with the joy of helping another human being but I also now got to keep it a surprise and stay hidden until the ceremony.  So fun!  Good thing I use DSLR cameras because they look like photographers cameras so I was able to blend in as the photographer, Dani Weiss’s assistant.

We started the day with a brief interview to tell the story and to set the stage to surprise Tommy.  The event was amazing!  The couple was glowing!  And here I am, writing this blog and starting to tear up just thinking about it.  The day was truly one to remember… and now Tommy gets to remember it too!

Love you guys!  XO

-Dani

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