Bride Ideas Blog

Friday, August 15 2014
When a couple first moves in together, furniture-negotiation and décor debate can get a bit tricky. The truth is that it’s much more than simply choosing 1 of the 2 sofas and merging your art -you're blending two styles, perceptions, previous lives (and apartments). A huge issue that arises is the age old question - How does one pull it off without too much drama, all while keeping your voice heard? Celebrity Interior Designer Kate Lester of  Kate Lester Interiors, has married many a...
Tuesday, June 24 2014
Art Deco is making a big sparkly resurgence in the bridal world these days bringing classic silhouettes, flowy fabric, and dripping jewels with it. Movies like Baz Lurhman’s The Great Gatsby (2013) has prompted an increased fascination with flapper-era attire. Designers like Jenny Packham, Claire Pettibone, Temperley London and Sue Wong have been paving the way for the art deco inspired bridal wear with the intricate embroidery and beautiful beading seen on gowns from decades past. We’ve...
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...