Bride Ideas Blog

Wednesday, March 26 2014
The laments of bridesmaids as we know it—spending too much on a formal dress they'll never wear again—has changed with Little Borrowed Dress, a bridesmaid dress rental service based in New York City, but founded by Seattle native Corie Hardee. LBD offers a variety of dress options, from strapless to halter-top, short to long, in a range of current, on-trend colors to match your own. In fact, brides can order free color swatches to guarantee it. Although the showroom is in NYC, if you wanted to...
Thursday, March 20 2014
In case you haven’t heard, Kelli Bielema, the event planner behind Shindig Events and Megan Bingham of OffWhite Hair & Makeup are teaming up to once again bring you Wedlocks (March 30, noon to 4 p.m.), the go-to pampering event of the season. Spend the afternoon in the chic Columbia Tower Club checking out the latest in hair, makeup and beauty trends and meet a slew of talented beauty experts ready to help make your outside glow match the inside. Have everything from your hair, to lashes,...
Tuesday, March 18 2014
In the current issue of Seattle Bride we wrote about Super Frog Save Tokyo, a Seattle-based Internet marketing agency who produced an amazing slow-motion video for their friend's wedding reception that went viral. Well, the SFST crew is back with the engagement video of Salil and Jennifer: a sweet, grand jesture that is one of the most ingenious things we've seen in a long time. Take 8 minutes out of your life to enjoy this fairytale and revel in pure romance.
Thursday, March 13 2014
Toronto jeweler Anne Sportun is known for her subtle asymmetry and unconventional, yet sophisticated design. Essenza, in Fremont, is known for its inventory of gorgeous, subtle, yet sublime jewelry from small designers (not to mention generous self space to sweet smelling perfume and body care). It’s a retail match made in heaven between Anne Sportun and Essenza and on March 14, 15 and 16, Barb Kelly, from Anne’s studio in Toronto, will be visiting Essenza, and with her, the entire line from...
Wednesday, March 12 2014
Following on the heels of a successful Beverly Hill’s launch, which opened over the summer, Bhldn is opening a Seattle outpost on Friday, April 11 inside the downtown Anthropologie store. Find a hip, romantic, totally on-trend and high-quality selection of wedding attire and accessories for the bride and her maids, in an intimate, small boutique-like space. Peruse the store’s inventory online, then head to town to try items on at your own speed, or during a private consultation with one of the...
Monday, March 10 2014
Having a photo booth at your wedding is a trend that is not going away anytime soon, but new ways to have the experience are now coming around. Welcome TapSnap, A Vancouver-based interactive photo system, with a franchise in Seattle, that takes your picture, lets you play with the design and uploads it to your favorite social media right then and there. The open air photo machine takes up little space and allows you to pick the backdrop by placing it anywhere in your venue. The touch screen...
Monday, March 10 2014
We all know and love Theo Chocolate for their tasty confections and eco-friendly commitment to sustainable practices in their chocolate-making, but did you know that they offer customizable options for wedding favors or a dessert bar? They make customizable Celebration Bars, allowing you to have your own message on labels in colors that will compliment your wedding theme. Milk and dark chocolate are always great picks, but you also can choose from Theo’s unique seasonal flavors, and at $4....
Monday, March 10 2014
Former Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock found love with Seattleite Chris Siegfried on her season of the popular ABC show. The couple threw an engagement party at DeLille Cellars in Woodinville on February 23 with the help of Vanessa Volkman and Blue Ribbon catering. We sat down for a chat with Volkman to hear all about what Des and Chris had in mind for their big party.Seattle Bride: What was it like to work with Des and Chris? Vanessa Volkman: So fun…Des was so sweet. When she came in for the...
Wednesday, February 26 2014
Just because you want a destination wedding, doesn’t mean you have to go somewhere exotic. The San Juan Islands can give you the escape you are looking for without having to go very far! On March 8 and 9, take a mini vacation and spend some time on the San Juan Islands during their Isle Be Wed wedding show.  Start on Orcas Island for information on the island's different venues and local resources, then hop on over to Friday Harbor the following day to see what the big island offers....
Monday, February 24 2014
Ferry it across the Sound to Vashon on Tuesday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Inn Keeper’s Tour, where the island’s best accommodations will be showing off to couples in search of the perfect bucolic island wedding locale. From small, rustic cabins to luxury vacation homes in pastures, forests and on the waterfront, this tour has it all and, bonus: all super convenient to get to from Seattle. Maps and directions can be found at the...