Joey and Tammy’s Wedding Reception at the Fairmont Olympic Seattle

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Joey and Tammy's Wedding Da

Joey and Tammy were having a great time as they arrived at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel for their Wedding Reception.  They arrived as their guests were enjoying cocktails in the Foyer and enjoying a video presentation by Cory Bogle on a 58″ flat screen suspended on vertical truss.   Opposite the TV was a photo booth by Merilee Kimball that was first class and their was a line just to get into it throughout the cocktail hour.   Tammy and Jillian,one of her matron of honors were huge Disney fans (Disney girls 1 & 2) and so the song Welcome was chosen as the doors to the ballroom were open and guests invited in.   The bridal party along with Joey and Tammy were staged by Katy Leiser and  introduced into the Spanish Ballroom to  Dynamite – Taio Cruz.   Tammy’s father welcomed all the guests and raved about the meal the guests were about to enjoy as the best meal that you will have tonight.    After the fantastic meal that was served with filet’s that guests were cutting with their forks, toast’s were given.   Kim and Adam from La Vie Photography were shooting some great shots throughout the evening.


The cake followed with guests anticipating getting onto the dance floor but when I ask if the couple was ready for the first dance, they both said they didn’t feel so good.    While that was going on, we had their guests dancing for the next 1.5 hours until they mustered great fortitude to do their first dance, a father/daughter and a mother/son dance while Cory, Merilee and Kim stayed past their agreed times to shoot these dances.     Joey and Tammy left right after that to go to their suite as they were feeling even worse.   For their send off, Jillian, her matron of honor sang Beauty and the Beast to them for their last dance as guests were in tears to her beautiful voice.    Guests danced for an hour  in spite of them feeling terrible for the bride and groom of how their evening had turned out.  From their photos you would never know it.    Big thanks to all of the vendors as they really showed their professionalism and maturity throughout the evening.

Our Dear Friends - Scott and Gab and their Kids

P.S. – The next day as 20 of their guests ended up in the hospital, they traced it back to their Friday night rehearsal dinner and an outbreak of the Norovirus ……… and they lived happily ever after….The End!

Showcase of the Month – The Plateau Club in Sammamish

This month’s Showcase is for The Plateau Club on the Sammamish Plateau.   The Club is a hidden gem on the plateau making it somewhat available but quietly going about offering the best on eastside venues have to offer.

The food and beverage manager Kipp Johnson is a wonderful host for events at the Club.   His attention to detail and ability to calmly check in to make sure everything is going great seems to come natural for him.    Holly Martinez the event coordinator is a perfect teammate for Kipp as she make sure everything is scheduled properly and details taken care of properly.

Plateau Party

Plateau Party

Shane & Chantels Wedding at the Sanders Mansion

Shane and Chantel were married outdoors at the Sanders Mansion on Spring Hill.  Robert Miller has done a great job in developing this farm for ceremonies and receptions.   With upper and lower tent areas that can accomodate 200 guests at each location, you can choose what background you want for your Wedding.   The weather was great for the ceremony but by the time the reception started it was raining and thundering.   During the dinner, a loud crack of thunder just a few hundred yards away had guests awake in their seats.   Following that awakening, the thunder died down as the party picked up under the lower tent.   Christie’s Catering served up a wonderful meal and the drinks for the evening.    Shane and Chantel departed on their way to Las Vegas for the week!!!

Michael & Jessica’s Wedding at Home & The Plateau Club

July 11, 2009 Michael and Jessica were married at her parents home on the lake and their reception was held at The Plateau Club in Sammamish.  Their Wedding setting was the back yard overlooking the lake on a beautiful day.     Following the departure of the bride and groom on a boat, guests were invited to Plateau Club for their celebration.   I always enjoying working with Kipp Johnson and Holly Martinez at club as their compliment each other as they pull off some of the most wonderful receptions.   The club seems to be a hidden gem on the plateau for receptions.

Jeff & Kim’s Wedding at the Seattle Tennis Club

Kim and Jeff have great personalities!    This was a traditional, classy and relaxed Wedding.    The Seattle Tennis Club was a perfect setting on a beautiful January day for a couple deserving of it on their Wedding Day.        The Wedding was just right for a short and but fitting Ceremony.   Following in the foyer was a cocktail party with Kim and Jeff coming down the staircase with their grand entrance.   The STC staff turned the ceremony room into a formal dining area for their guests in less than 30 minutes (Wow, great job).   Their photographer Carol Harrold was there until the very end of the party, which is always great.   Please take a moment to check out her wonderful photos of Jeff and Kim.


17 of 25 guests til the end

I performed for a company celebrating 30 years in commercial real estate business in Seattle area as the disc jockey.   The company has about 20 employees with about 12 attending with their spouses.   The party started off at 5:30 pm with a cocktail hour in a fairly large room, a sit down dinner followed the cocktail hour and then dancing began.   The age demographic was 40 – 65 years of age.  Dancing started at about 8:00 and ended at 11:00 pm.   Seventeen guests out of 25 were still dancing 3 hours later.    I stopped to think why they had danced so long, what had kept their interest through out the evening and why so many stayed the entire time.    The conclusion I came up with was they found music that they could relate to, tempos that kept the evening exciting and someone that read what they wanted as the evening progressed.

This was a fun evening that genuine people sharing with one another freely and because the evening delivered what they were expecting it to.

Gary McCord

Emcee Entertainment