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Wednesday
Jun222016

7 Creative Ceremony Seating Ideas

Not only are we seeing some fun and clever ceremony seating ideas, but we also love how creative couples are getting with the actual seats! Check out the following 7 Creative Ceremony Seating Idea for some inspiration on how to make your ceremony just a little more special.

 

Oriental rug and pillows featured on Style Me Pretty, Photo by Lisa Lefkowitz

Wooden pew and pillows seating featured on Style Me Pretty, Photo by Steve Steinhardt

Fragmented seating in the round featured on Mod Wedding, Photo via Ceci New York

Vintage mismatched chairs featured on Southern Weddings, Photo by Jennifer Wilson Photography

Chairs in the round featured on Wedding Chicks, Photo by Nicolette Moku Photography

Mismatched vintage seating featured on Style Me Pretty, Photo by Steve Steinhardt

Mismatch vintage chairs featured on Green Wedding Shows, Photo by Laura Hotz

 

 

Ceremony Seating Ideas from Banquet& Event Lucky in Love Wedding Blog

{Photo Sources: Oriental rug and pillows featured on Style Me Pretty, Photo by Lisa Lefkowitz; Wooden pew and pillows seating featured on Style Me Pretty, Photo by Steve Steinhardt; Fragmented seating in the round featured on Mod Wedding, Photo via Ceci New York; Vintage mismatched chairs featured on Southern Weddings, Photo by Jennifer Wilson Photography; Chairs in the round featured on Wedding Chicks, Photo by Nicolette Moku Photography; Mismatched vintage seating featured on Style Me Pretty, Photo by Steve Steinhardt; Mismatch vintage chairs featured on Green Wedding Shows, Photo by Laura Hotz}

 

  1. Rugs: Oriental rugs are perfect for that cosy, relaxed Boho and picnic-style wedding. Don't forget to offer plush pillows for people to sink into for added comfort and support.
  2. Pews: Bring the traditional seating of a church pew to the outdoors. Plus this type of seating is by far the most fun to decorate with not only flowers and vines, but pillows and throw blankets.
  3. Circular Fragmented Seating: Circular fragmented seating allows for dramatic entrance and exits from the bridal party with it's aisle gaps and works beautifully with formal seating to blankets on the ground.
  4. Mismatched Vintage Wooden Chairs: A charming vintage touch, mismatched wooden chairs add warmth and whimsy.
  5. Seating in the Round: The hottest new trend in wedding ceremony seating, seating guests in the round accommodates all wedding guests sizes and allows your guests to literally surround you with love and support.
  6. Upholstered Furniture: When comfort is key.
  7. Vintage Settees, Benches, Love-seats & Chairs: Mix and match with a little bit of every type of seating, from settees and love-seats to benches and chairs, this creative ceremony seating idea creates a fun and funky atmosphere.

 

 

Monday
Jun202016

Shopping Different Dress Silhouettes - A Guide to Wedding Dresses

"Shopping Different Dress Silhouettes - A Guide to Wedding Dresses" is a guest blog post from I Do Bridal Too. I Do Bridal Too is Seattle’s newest off the rack Bridal Outlet Salon.  They feature beautiful, one of a kind gowns at fabulous prices.  Their salon is located in the heart of Wallingford in the original I Do Bridal location.  They carry hundreds of gowns in stock, ready for purchase the same day.  Open 3 days a week with limited appointments and walk-ins welcome.  Gowns are priced from $199-$999 with all gowns under $1,000


When it’s time to start trying on dresses, it’s ridiculously exciting, but you are overwhelmed by a sea of white, ideas from your Pinterest and the dress you’ve pictured yourself in since you were five. It can be difficult knowing where to start, and one thing I have found about guides online is that they can be a bit limiting.

I have noticed that a lot of them give advice based on what your body type is, but the thing is most women don’t necessarily fit perfectly into one body type. Some people can be athletic and still be curvy, be petite while also being tall, etc. I think you should go more off of what parts of your shape you would like to bring attention to, and just what dress FEELS right. Of course certain silhouettes will look better on you, but the only way to figure that out is to actually see them on. The moral of the story from a bridal consultant and a  bride to be is that looking at a guide isn’t going to tell you what the perfect shape for you is, so be open minded when selecting things to try on.

Another thing we should get out of the way now, is SIZING. Let me start by saying, bridal sizing is crazy. Your wedding dress size is going to be a couple of numbers up from what you expected. They are based off of a whole different sizing chart, and if you are someone that worries about the number, it’s best to just try and get out of that mindset before trying on. For example, I wear a size 4 normally, and my wedding dress is a size 8. People who normally wear a size 12 will probably be a 14-16. It totally varies, and with that being said, it’s also better to have a dress that is a little big, rather than a little small. This will save you money in alterations.

Below is a guide based off of just the dress itself, so you can have an idea what you are looking at when browsing through the racks, and then decide if you like that idea for your body. Don’t be limited! You know your body, and you know what makes you feel confident and that's what will look best on your wedding day!

A-line dresses are very popular. The bodice is fitted, and the dress flares out near your hips. These can be flowy, or closer to a ball gown just depending on the amount of crinoline underneath.

wedding dress silhouette styles

Similar to the A-line, but a bit more dramatic . Ball gowns are known for being a fun, dramatic, princess like style. Ball gowns have a fitted bodice, and billow out at the waist to provide a lot of volume on the skirt. *TIP- If you fall in love with a ball gown but don’t love the extra proof that is OKAY! You can always have your seamstress remove some of the crinoline and make the ball gown closer to the A-line shape.

wedding dress silhouette styles

Trumpet gowns are fitted through the bodice & hips and begin to flare out close to the thigh/above the knee. Trumpet dresses are curve hugging and do a great job of showing off your figure, I always tell my brides even if they don’t think they want something fitted, a trumpet more often than not will pleasantly surprise them. Hi Beyonce!

wedding dress silhouette styles

Mermaid’s & Trumpets are often confused, and sometimes can be interchangeable. They are very similar, and the main difference is that a mermaid skirt begins to flare out lower, where the trumpet flares out usually above the knee.

wedding dress silhouette styles

The sheath style hangs off of the body in a delicate way, and are normally not quite as structured as other gowns, giving them a more light, effortless feel. Many of the more “bohemian” styles we are seeing from designers right now are sheath gowns.

wedding dress silhouette styles

Tea Length dresses are so sweet & fun! These gowns are so versatile because it is really up to the bride how formal or informal you’d like to make them. Tea length dresses typically cut a few inches below the knee.

wedding dress silhouette styles

Drop Waist gowns are an elegant combination of the Trumpet & the A line. The bodice is fitted past your natural waist, below your hips and flares out from there.

wedding dress silhouette styles

Thank you I Do Bridal Too for sharing this guide with us!

Schedule your time to try on these silhouettes at I Do Bridal today~
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Wednesday
Jun152016

Lilac Gray Wedding Inspiration

Today's wedding color inspiration continues our series highlighting the Pantone Spring 2016 colors and features Lilac Gray. Adding a distinctive edge to a classic gray shade, Lilac Gray, can be used as a neutral color or as your main hue. “As in most any season, the need for neutrals arises. Essentially a basic, the subtlety of the lilac undertone in Pantone 16-3905 Lilac Gray, adds a distinctive edge to this classic gray shade.” Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute. 

 

Lilac Gray Wedding

{Images Sources: Feather headpiece from Victoria Millesime; Lilac tablescape featured on Mod Wedding, photo by Photogen Inc.; Lilac bridesmaid dresses featured on Style Me Pretty, photo by Samm Blake; Lilac signature cocktails featured on Rachel A. Clingen, photo by Mango Studios; Lilac Badgley Mischka shoes featured on Want That Wedding, photo by Laura Murray Photography; Earl Grey lavender ice cream featured on The Farmers Daughter}

Pantone Lilac Gray 

Looking for more Purple Wedding inspiration? Click on over to the following titles featured on the Lucky in Love Blog:

Get Inspired...Violet Tulip!

Romantic Rocker Wedding

Elegant, Traditional with Vibrant Colors Seattle Wedding

Purple Seattle Waterfront Wedding

Get Inspired: Two Lips, Tulips, Two Hearts, One Love

Get Inspired: Artichokes and Eggplants

Get Inspired: Mauve and Grey!

Get Inspired! Purple Majesty

Get Inspired: Lavender and Lemon!

Monday
Jun132016

Beyond white: 10 Colored Wedding Dresses We Love

Beyond white. These very subtle colored wedding dresses take you beyond the traditional white wedding gown. We are in love with the ethereal beauty these soft shades evoke. It's a unique approach to wedding attire and we are seeing more and more brides opt for a blush, light blue and soft gray gowns. 

 

Colored Wedding Gowns

{Images Sources: Lavender & blue tulle wedding gown by Carousel Fashion; Peach & Lavender gown featured on Style Me Pretty; Samuelle Couture; Pink silk & tulle gown featured on Fab Mood, photographed by Jose Villa Photography; Lavender grey Lady Evelyn custom gown featured on Style Me Pretty, photo by Cecelina Photography; Dove grey off the shoulder tulle ball gown with whimsical, ivory flower details at the back of the full skirt by Sareh Nouri featured on Bridal Musings, photo by Millie B Photography; Misty grey lace gown by Carousel Fashion; Silver Hamad Al Fahim gown featured on Aisle Perfect; Warm grey and olive lace & silk wedding gown by Carousel Fashion; Pink architectural wedding gown designed by MXM Couture featured on Hey Wedding Lady, photo by Stewart Ross; Moonstone blue and grey tulle, silk and lace gown by Emily Riggs Bridal}

Wednesday
Jun082016

June Cocktails

Rainbows are constant sources of inspiration for us, as we love color! This month we let that inspiration direct us on what type of cocktails to feature for June. This months red, yellow, green and blue summer cocktails feature fruity bases and lovely hues to coordinate with your wedding theme.  

Cheers!

 

June Cocktails

{Image Sources: 1. Shark Bite via The Shabby Creek Cottage; 2. Blue Raspberry Spiked Lemonade via Sugar and Charm; 3. Pear Vanilla Coconut Cooler via The Cookie Rookie; 4. Pineapple Sunset via Chef Savvy}

 

  1. Shark Bite via The Shabby Creek Cottage: Yellow pineapple juice and a splash of blue curaçao give this green cocktail it's lovely shade. Coconut rum makes the flavor transports you to the sandy beach where we hope the only shark you run into is in this drink!
  2. Blue Raspberry Spiked Lemonade via Sugar and Charm: A perfect summertime 'something blue' signature cocktail for your wedding. Blue raspberry vodka gives this drink it's pretty hue and flavor. 
  3. Pear Vanilla Coconut Cooler via The Cookie Rookie: Like the sweet smell of suntan lotion in a glass, this pear, vanilla and coconut cocktail taste like summer smells and offers a lovely soft yellow hue.
  4. Pineapple Sunset via Chef Savvy: This drink makes us think about lazy summer evenings spent "sitting on the dock of the bay" watching the sunset and talking about all your wedding and honeymoon plans with your bridesmaids. Grenadine layered with pineapple juice gives this cocktail it's sunset colors.
Monday
Jun062016

Multicultural Seattle Wedding

Fuchsia and Honeysuckle Pink, Hyacinth Violet, Peridot Green, Persimmon Orange and Lemon Zest Yellow tropical flowers and elements of vintage decor harmonised with the modern wood and concrete interior design of Seattle's Within Sodo at this wedding. With nods to the couples multicultural background, decor and customs from Africa to Greece were embraced during this sunny summer wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination.  Lavish upon the images captured by Affinity Photography.
   
From the Wedding Planner, Rebecca Grant, New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination: Haroula and Dave’s multicultural wedding was a feast for the eyes!  On a perfect summer day in Seattle, they exchanged vows under a beautiful custom Edison bulb chandelier from Vintage Ambiance.  The bright, tropical colored flowers played perfectly against the dark, modern wood and concrete palette of Within Sodo.  Their long, family-style tables were stunningly set with chargers, napkins, favors and even vintage glass doorknob table number holders.  Nods to the bride growing up in Africa were abundant through the use of bright colors and tropical flowers.  Even the cake had hand-made sugar flower bougainvillea speaking to the abundance of the flower in Africa.  Haroula's Greek heritage was brought in during the dancing, and although we couldn't break the plates, napkins were thrown about instead.  
 

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography


Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

See more photos of this Multicultural Seattle Wedding HERE.
   

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Participating Vendors this Multicultural Seattle Wedding - Venue:  Within Sodo || Photography:  Affinity Photography || Day-of Coordination and Design: New Creations Weddings || Florist:  Floressence || Catering:  Herban Feast || Cake:  Honey Crumb Cake Studio || Lighting:  NW Event Lighting || DJ/Emcee:  Brandon Ghorley || Officiant:  Ray Van Winkle || Specialty Rentals:  Vintage Ambiance || Other Rentals:  Pedersens Event Rentals  || Copper Mugs:  Cort Party Rentals || Petal Linens:  Creative Coverings || Hair and Makeup:  Yessie Libby

Wednesday
Jun012016

Blue Wedding Bouquets

Indigo, Cerulean, Navy, Snorkle Blue ~ no matter what shade of blue you choose this hue pairs with all colors beautifully! Blue flowers represent desire, love, peacefulness, and serenity, perfection for your wedding day. (There is a reason why the rhyme says 'something borrowed, something blue".) Today we're featuring our favorite blue bridal bouquets that we're seeing trending!  Which one is your favorite?

See more blue wedding inspirtation HERE.

 

blue bridal bouquets

{Image Sources: Single blossom peonie bouquet featured on Elegant Wedding Invites, photo by Candice Benjamin Photography; Pelladonna, delphinium, muscari, scabiosa, veronica, thistle and hyacinth bouquet featured on The Knot, photo by SMS Photography; Succulent bouquet Featured on Mod Wedding, photo by Jeremy and Alica Brown; Dusty Miller bouquet featured on Weddings Unveiled; Blue thistle bouquet featured on The Wedding Chicks, photo by 1486 Photography; Hydrangea bouquet featured on The Perfect Palette, photo by Brian Craft Photograph}