"A salty breeze, beach biking & ruby red poppies. These are the things that coastal dreams are made of!" We couldn't agree more with the talented vendors behind this Americana-inspired shoot. It's East Coast elegance meets a relaxed West Coast atmosphere at a cozy seaside town along the Pacific. Subtle red, white and blue is accented by a clean white palette with hints of nautical decor, for a relaxed affair that's just as much a celebration of summer as it is a wedding.
When it comes to announcing the big date to the world, Issaquah’s newest paper store, Purple Trail (Issaquah, 1495 11th Ave. NW; 425.484.1054) makes the invitation ordering process no big deal. Opened this past fall, the new Issaquah location is the bricks-and-mortar extension of the locally based Purple Trail invite website, which was originally launched by Eastsider Christina Kejriwal in 2007.
Ask any married American woman who changed her name post-wedding, and she’ll (likely) tell you it was a pain in the neck. It’s an administrative task few embrace with the enthusiasm of planning a honeymoon or picking a China pattern – and for good reason. The list of places requiring the newlywed to file a name change is daunting, ranging from the Social Security Administration to the auto insurance company, and just about everywhere in between.
At first glance, this beach-inspired wedding may look like it took place in the midst of summer, but upon closer inspection you'll notice passersby all bundled up and maybe even a public holiday decoration or two. This couple wasn't going to let the groom's army schedule get in the way of hosting the beach wedding they always envisioned, so they settled on a December date and the bride set to work planning her dream waterside wedding. The day turned out to be unseasonably warm and went off without a hitch, proving that love truly knows no season.