Summer Moments: The Reveal

I met Ali and Ben in the spring, and I was drawn almost instantly to their warm personalities and their zest for life. As we talked more and more about their day it was obvious the love they have for one another and I knew it was going to be a special day. Ali and Ben had SO many friends and family members that volunteered their time to assist in the set up and tear down of their wedding, with all those extra hands, everything went extremely smoothly and reflected Ben and Ali so perfectly!

I do what I do because I love being a facilitator in helping a vision come to life, so it makes sense that some of my favorite moments at weddings are those that happen “behind the scenes.”  One of my favorite moments (there were SO many) from Ali and Ben’s wedding was the moment Ali saw her reception room finished and ready for guests. It is sometimes scary to set up someone’s event because you want to represent their vision accurately, and you never know if you are going to get it exactly right. Our team had just finished, and Ali came in from pictures took a look around and smiled her big, contagious smile. She thanked everyone profusely and said it looked wonderful. That experience set the tone of the day for me… knowing your client is happy is a feeling unlike any other, and the day went beautifully from there!


Photoraphy by Crystal Madsen Photography

Kristen + Jordan

Kristen + Jordan

Every time I meet with Kristen and Jordan, I find out that we have another mutual friend or acquaintance.  These two are the sweetest, friendliest pair that you will meet.  With a background in events, they wanted to create something very special for their guests to enjoy. Between a never-before-done rooftop venue to hiring one of the best bands in town, I am sure their guests will feel the love!  We are so excited for this day!

Meghan and Jake

Thank you for choosing Soirée.  Congratulations on your big day!

Images by K M Huffman Photgraphy.

Ray + Peter

Ray and Peter

I can’t meet with Ray and Peter and not end up laughing. Our meetings often went long because we got to chatting, and I could honestly spend a lot of time talking and laughing with these two. They have created a beautiful day to celebrate their love with their loved ones with an amazing menu, entertainment and beautiful personal touches to tie it all together. I could not be more honnored to share this day with them. Thank you for choosing Soirée and congratulations!

Ray + Peter
Photos by Park Road Photography

Maureen + Chris

Maureen and Chris June 2014

Maureen and Chris met while working together at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. Every story these two tell of their relationship is one that involves big smiles and laughter. They have been so much fun to work with since they have a great vision for their day and have so many loved ones that are contributing to this vision. We are so honored to be a part of this special day at The Barn on Wild Rose Prairie. Congratulations Maureen and Chris and thank you for including Soiree in your wedding.

Maureen and Chris June 2014

Emily + Jusin


Emily + Justin

Each time I meet with this couple, I walk away happy and SO excited for their big day! It is finally here and I cannot wait to be a part of it. These two are clearly in love and their wedding is such a beautiful celebration of that relationship and a blend of their personalities. Thank you Emily and Justin for including Soiree in your day, we are honored.

Emily + Justin

Photography by Crystal Madsen

Meghan + Jake

Meghan and Jake

Meghan and Jake are high school sweethearts, and just sweethearts in general.  I have had so much fun getting to know them over the last year.  Their backyard wedding is going to be such a treat for their family and friends.  I can’t wait to get this celebration started!

Meghan and Jake

Thank you for choosing Soirée to be a part of your day! Congrats!

Melissa + Jeremiah

Melissa and Jeremiah

Melissa and Jeremiah have been such a joy to work alongside in planning their wedding.  It is so refreshing to meet couples that want their weddings to truly represent their relationship.  Melissa and Jeremiah both love the outdoors, great food and drinks (they are SO spoiled in Portland) and simple pleasures.  Melissa is a copy editor and has a knack for getting things just right.  I am so excited to be a part of their day.  And, I cannot lie, there will be some very unique details at this wedding that I am so looking forward to helping create!

Melissa and Jeremiah

Thank you for letting Soirée be a part of your day! We feel so fortunate!

Top 3 Outdoor Wedding Tips

1. Have plenty of hydration stations. That gorgeous, warm sun mixed with alcohol will dehydrate your guests, so having plenty of water available is a definite necessity.  Keep water bottles around areas where your guests will congregate, like at the ends of the aisle for the ceremony or next to the guestbook table. There are lots of tubs that can be used for this that are still pretty enough to be seen, and your guests will be glad of it.

2. Be aware of bugs. When you’re planning your outdoor wedding, make sure to remember that some flying friends might be buzzing around. If you’re planning on setting up traps, make sure that you follow the instructions and keep them as far away from guests as you need to. Areas like a buffet table are huge attractions for guests and bugs, so keep these traps close enough to deter bugs from these areas, but far enough away so that they’re out of your hair. And make sure that your guests know that bugs such as bees might be in the area in case there are any allergy issues.

3. Always have a Plan B. As much as we try to know everything that will happen on your big day, having your event outdoors increases the likelihood that some surprises might happen. So just remember that you may need to come up with a backup plan and be flexible in order to make sure that you and your guests have the best experience possible.


Soiree Spotlight: Custom Diagrams

We are so proud of the work that we do to make sure that our clients have the events they dream of without the stress of having to do it themselves. We wanted to take a little time to brag about a little bit about our custom diagrams. We do these for all of our clients, including our day-of bookings! They provide a great resource that helps to keep your wedding or event running smoothly. If you want the piece of mind of knowing just how everything will look and be placed on your big day, give us a call!

Limited Summer Dates Still Available!

Soirée still has limited dates available for later in the summer! These dates are filling up, but if you’re still looking to book  from July – October, contact us by email at or give us a call at (509) 688-9472. We would love to be a part of your special day!

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