2011 Seattle Wedding Show

Monday, December 27, 2010
Elegant Affairs has the immense pleasure of taking part in the biggest wedding show on the West Coast as a vendor in the 2011 Seattle Wedding Show, January 8-9, 2011.

The show is being held at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in downtown Seattle.

The Wedding Show features hundreds of vendors:
Banquet Facilities
Wedding Gowns

Washington State Convention & Trade Center
800 Convention Place, 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98101

Show Times:
Saturday January 8th, 2011
10:00am to 5:30pm (ticket sales open at 9:30am)
Sunday January 9th, 2011
10:30am to 5:00pm (ticket sales open at 10:00am)

Tickets are $17.00 per person and can be purchased at the door.
Children twelve and under are admitted free.
Elegant Affairs can provide $2 off coupons!

Tickets go on sale at 9:30 am Saturday and 10:00 am Sunday.
Discount tickets are available in advance this fall by purchasing at

The great thing about this show is that you can come on Saturday and once you leave, make sure that you get your hand-stamped so you can come back for FREE!

Thank you for a wonderful 2010!

Friday, December 24, 2010
After my last wedding of the season last weekend, I have taken this time to reflect on 2010 and what it meant for Elegant Affairs. By far, this was the most successful wedding season for us. We coordinated 14 weddings and nearly a dozen of special events. I was very lucky to have such a great support staff of assistants/interns who really stepped up to make all this weddings/events magical. First and foremost, I would like to thank my family, especially my husband Steve how is my backbone and my biggest supporter. Also, to my favorite munchkins, Grant and Jackson, thank you for allowing me to have my dream job, you are the best sons any mom could ask for. To all of my assistants/interns this wedding season: Cori, Rachel, Laura, Tracy, Jessie, Shelby and Krista. Words do not describe my gratitude for all of your hard work.
Last but not least, to all of my couples who allowed Elegant Affairs to play a role in your wedding. Thank you so much. I have made so many new friends and I can't wait to see what the future holds for all of your marriages. And to my 2011 couples, I am excited to help plan/coordinate your nuptials.
Now, looking to 2011 our first big EVENT is being a wedding vendor in the 2011 Seattle Wedding Show. This show is the largest wedding show on the West Coast and I can't wait to meet many new brides and grooms.

Review from Maid of Honor

Thursday, December 23, 2010
I was the maid of honor for my best friend, Mary Johnson's, wedding on December 18, 2010. The bride had hired Lori as her wedding planner for her wedding day. Lori was a vital piece for Mary's special day. She tactfully delivered a magnificent experience for not only the bride and the groom but, for bridal party and the wedding guests.

As maid of honor, I was lucky enough to work with Lori throughout the wedding planning experience. Lori was enthusiastic, respectful, professional, provided thoughtful advice and created a sense of assurance that Mary's day would be as perfect as she had hoped. Not only was I able to work and talk things out with Lori, but I was able to see first hand how wonderful her relationship with the bride and groom was. Lori had created a relationship with the bride and groom which worked to create a stress free environment and trust in decisions.

From the beginning, she made herself present through out the entire wedding planning process. Due to the fact that the bride was living on the opposite side of the state, Lori took it upon herself to help Mary with planning, preparation and execution of the wedding venue, reception and details. She kept in constant contact and set up many meetings to finalize and discuss plans. Lori was always available for the bride and groom and helped with wedding plans that the bride was not able to complete due to distance. She also provided a sense of calm throughout the whole process.

An experience right before the wedding proves Lori's ability to be a successful wedding planner. I received a frantic call from the bride four days before the wedding. She stated that the wedding reception venue may not work for the wedding day. After word from the bride, Lori took the initiative to search for new possible reception venues and calm the bride as much as possible. In the end, the old reception venue came through and Lori was able to create the desired look for the bride. She was able to come through at the last minute and be the support that we all needed to make the wedding as successful as possible.

On the actual wedding day, Lori was an absolute savior. She guided the wedding party and gave explicit directions in order to make the day glide. She provided order, foundation and made the day enjoyable. She was able to take care of various wedding details so we all could enjoy the fabulous day.

Overall, Lori more than assisted to create such a magical wedding experience. As maid of honor and best friend of the bride, we are both so happy with the wedding experience with Lori. The wedding wouldn't have been the same with out her.
~Rachel Ermitano, December 18, 2010

Review from Bride and Groom

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
While sitting down with my new husband and discussing our wedding, one person keeps coming up in our conversation- Lori Losee. There are several reasons why we have nicknamed our wedding coordinator our "wedding angel" all of which revolve around the fact that we could not have planned our perfect day without her.

We originally met with Lori almost a year before our wedding and planned on only using her services for the actual wedding day but as planning a wedding across the state proved to be more difficult than I had planned, she helped to make the planning leading up to the wedding stress free.

Between helping us find vendors, coordinating with vendors, offering suggestions, and providing emotional support I could not have survived the wedding planning process without her.

What I truly loved about having Lori as my wedding coordinator was that on my wedding day, she handled literally EVERYTHING! Even though I am sure that there were problems that came up, my groom and I never had to deal with any of them! Lori was able to calm me down so that I didn't cry all of my makeup off, made sure that I actually ate at my reception, and made sure that my husband and I always had a drink in our hands!

My advice to any bride: use Elegant Affairs to coordinate your wedding. Whether your needs are big or small, having Lori Losee as a coordinator will save you headaches, heartaches, and will help you plan the wedding of your dreams!
~Franki & Richard Aquino, December 18, 2010

Review from Bride and Groom

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
As an organized Do It Yourself (DIY) bride on a budget a wedding planner did not enter my stream of thought, until I met Lori Losee. After my initial meeting with Lori in Washington, I went home and told my husband-to-be that I needed a wedding planner because I was starting to worry about the timeline and who was going to keep everything organized on the big day. He reluctantly decided to set up a phone call with Lori after our conversation with Lori he said “your right who is going to run our wedding, and make sure everything goes as planned?” that’s when we decided it was critical to hire Lori as our day of Wedding Planner!
From the day we hired Lori she was on the ground running, contacting our vendors to introduce her self and talk about the details of our big day. As the final two weeks before our wedding approached and we had final meetings with all of our vendors we were delighted to hear that they were all as impressed with Lori as we were.
When Lori arrived in California for our rehearsal dinner and started to run the rehearsal we knew we made the right decision. We did not have to worry about who walked who down the aisle or where people stood instead we could enjoy this special time with family and friends, and when people asked us questions all we had to do was say “Ask Lori the wedding planner!”
As a DIY bride I had many tasks that need to be accomplished on the wedding day to turn my vision in to a reality, and Lori did not shy away from my boxes of things that needed to be set up. When we walked in to our venue on our wedding day and saw the room set up with the table names, place cards, menus, chair covers, favors, programs, and water bottles I knew Lori had been hard at work all day, but she still found time to check on me and my husband as we got ready for the big day. We had so many compliments about how well-organized and wonderful our ceremony and reception were ran, which we owe to Lori.
Every bride should be so blessed to have a wedding planner that is caring, calm, resourceful, organized and a pleasure to be around. For any out of town brides that are considering hiring Lori don’t let the distance be a deterrent, she could not have done a better job if she had been in California with us every step of the way. Our wedding day would not have turned out so beautiful without your handwork and dedication. We can truly say without Lori Losee we would not have been able to enjoy our wedding day worry free!
Thank you Lori!

Ashley and Francisco Medina, July 24, 2010

Alternatives to "Guest Books"

Monday, November 8, 2010
Wanting something different than the traditional wedding guest book. Well, not to fear, there are several alternatives for your "guest book." From a photo album with your engagement photos to a photo mat with well-wishes to a "giving tree" of congratulations, the best way to find just the right "guest book" for your wedding is simply looking at your overall theme of your wedding or your venue.

This summer, I was witness to several creative brides who wanted more from their parents or grandparents guest book. One bride used an old typewriter for guests to type in their wishes. Another bride utilized their guests thumb prints on a painted tree. To another bride whose fall themed wedding wanted a wishing tree for guests to write their thoughts on leaves and hang them up on branches.

Other ideas I found online were personalized plates, wine bottles for signatures to postcards to my new favorite - a puzzle, a great keepsake.

No matter what you choose, having some sort of guest book is a great way to preserve the memory of those individuals who came to celebrate your wedding day.

Testimonial from Bride and Groom

A big thank you to Lori for being our support system throughout the planning process. Each conversation with her made things feel more doable. Every idea we had for the wedding, whether big or small Lori made it happen or helped us figure out a way to work it out. She was there like a best friend through the process. I never thought I would freak out but I did get extremely stressed at times and she found a way to calm me down and put every fire out!
~Emily and Travis, September 17, 2010

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