About Weddings in Woodinville
The last Sunday in January, top wedding venues will open their doors in lavish style to future brides and grooms. Professionals from every facet of planning a perfect wedding will be on hand to answer questions. Explore samples of table settings, floral designs, catering, music and more will be on display. In addition, top of the line transportation will shuttle guests from venue to venue in safety and style.
More About the Weddings In Woodinville Board Members
Stuart Butler is the principal of Butler Seattle. Butler Seattle has been leading the industry with award-winning valet & transportation solutions for over 20 years. He graduated from the University of Washington with multiple degrees and resides in Woodinville. Stuart is President of Weddings in Woodinville and truly has a passion for making sure every event starts & ends with the best presentation possible.
Jeremy Butler is also principal of the award-winning Butler Seattle, Seattle’s premier valet, transportation & wine tour company. A graduate from the University of Washington, he now resides in Mill Creek. Jeremy is a member of many wedding & business organizations including a seat on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee for Bothell & is Treasurer for Weddings in Woodinville. He enjoys working alongside his fellow award-winning colleagues to bring you the finest services available in the Northwest.
Emily Pollock is Managing Director at Butler Seattle with a focus on sales & marketing and internal systems development. Emily’s background encompasses 16 years of hospitality and tourism experience, most recently at Novelty Hill-Januik Winery where she directed events and catering operations for more than 8 years. Before moving to wine country, Emily fulfilled a variety of operations and management roles with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and Columbia Hospitality.
MELODY G. DAVIS
MG Davis Events
M G Davis Events was inspired by a lifelong love of entertaining and event management. After studying Hospitality Administration at Florida State University, Melody began her career in event planning which includes Boeing, Sodexho/Marriott, The Sonics and eight years as the event planner at The Ruins. Melody has planned and implemented many, many weddings and events and has been acknowledged for her creativity, organizational skills, practicality, and calming demeanor. Melody is a founding board member of Weddings in Woodinville.
JACKY ROSS GROTLE, CMP
Jacky has a hospitality degree from Washington State University and over fifteen years experience in the industry. Her customer service and "Can Do" attitude is from working for companies such as Westin Hotels and Resorts, Nordstrom Catering and the Seattle Tennis Club. She was a recipient of two national NACE awards, Emerald City Applause "Best Event Logistics" award and recently named by Junebug Weddings on their list of "The Best Wedding Planners In The World." Jacky is a founding board member of Weddings in Woodinville and loves this forum to showcase her love for outdoor weddings.
Ani Butler is a lifelong resident of Western Washington, growing up in Ballard, graduating from Seattle University with a BA in English, and now living in Mill Creek. Ani has worked with Butler Seattle for more than 13 years providing administrative support including: web site maintenance, trade show planning, party & fundraising planning, and held positions on multiple board committees. Ani is proud to be a founding board member of Weddings in Woodinville as she shares a passion for bringing the best of her community to others.
Jennifer Taylor founded Taylor’d Events in 2005, after 12 years in corporate management, she made a personal choice and decided to utilize her organizational skills in the venue of event and wedding planning. Since that time she has orchestrated numerous events ranging from small intimate gatherings to large weddings. The locales of these events were as diversified in nature as the events themselves, from a farm on Whidbey Island, to a private residence on Mercer Island to banquet facilities throughout the Seattle area. In addition to weddings and receptions, she has spear headed events such as the 2011 Emerald City Applause Awards presented by the Seattle Chapter of the International Society of Event Specialist, which awards the Event Industry in Seattle.
Jennifer has been awarded from Wedding Wire the Brides Choice Award for 2010 and 2011 and Best “Day of Wedding” coordinator by Seattle Bride Magazine in 2010 and in 2011 was named one of the top 3 in the same category, and is a Grace Ormonde Platinum Member since 2014. A lifelong resident of Woodinville, she is the ultimate Woodinville Wedding Expert. Jennifer is a founding board member of Weddings in Woodinville.
Butler / B&E
Marion Clifton formed Banquet Event Resource Inc. (better known as B&E) in 1989 to handle the Puget Sound market and it's need for a tangible go to resource for planners and brides to execute the perfect occasion. She's produced the largest meeting planners show in the state of Washington, Northwest Event Show. A graduate from the University of Washington, Marion, a founding board member of Weddings in Woodinville recently merged her company with Butler Seattle.
Emily Thorne is a seasoned hospitality professional with over 8 years of event management and venue coordination experience. Planning events for the Bellevue Club & Hotel Bellevue, Novelty Hill - Januik and now Sparkman Cellars, she brings a unique perspective of managing event logistics and the wine industry.