Sneak Peek by Clane Gessel Photography

Sunday, July 31, 2011
Here is a sneak peek from Lauren & Brian's wedding on July 30th on Camano Island by the fabulous Clane Gessel.

Kristal & Brian Same Day Edit (Edit 1 Media)

Sunday, July 24, 2011
Here is the breathtaking Same Day Edit from Kristal & Brian's gorgeous wedding Saturday at Annie Wright and the Union Station from the incredibly talented Edit 1 Media.


Veda Lux

Saturday, July 23, 2011
By Rachel Ermitano, Elegant Affairs Assistant

Summer Hightower and her vintage boutique, Veda Lux, is the pick of the week. She opened Veda Lux just over a year ago in Spokane, Washington. Although her store is located across the state, her bridal adornments and custom vintage jewelry are a must see for your special occasion.

Summer Hightower creates custom hair adornments for all occasions but, her bridal pieces are absolutely breathtaking. Her hair pieces and jewelry will add a touch of vintage flair and elegance to your big day. She can design custom, one of a kind pieces or, you can browse her selection through Veda Lux's facebook page.

Summer Hightower and Veda Lux can be found HERE! Please take a look at all of her custom accessories. They are sure to add that special touch to your wedding or, even your every day wardrobe.

Note: Summer Hightower is based in Spokane, Washington. Please chat with her to make accommodations to receive your item(s).

Here are a few of her recent custom pieces:

Etsy Monday: Atelier Maris

Sunday, July 17, 2011
ATELIER MARIS is this week's Etsy Monday's Pick of the Week. What I love with this vendor is not only that Maris is a former mother of bride of mine back from 2009 her creations are simply breathtaking.

Atelier Maris creates, "Beautiful handmade birdcage veils, silk organza corsages, silk ribbon and flower sashes, fascinators, head bands and hair accessories for all your wedding and special occasion needs. Custom orders welcome!"

Here is just a few of my favorites from Atelier Maris' shop:

Etsy Monday: Personalized banners

Monday, July 11, 2011
In looking for ideas for my sister's upcoming wedding, I came across this great listing for personalized wedding banners.

According to the seller RememberTheAisle, "Make your guests say, “Awwww” when your little niece or nephew (or both!) carries this banner down the aisle. They will surely know when to stand for your grand entrance! This sample banner (Pictured here) is a two-sided banner."

"Our Announcement Banners include two layers of fabric (a front and a back) with white suede sandwiched in between to give it form and weight. To carry this banner, we include a hand-cut and painted wooden dowel. Only genuine Swarovski Crystals are used on our items at Remember the Aisle so your banner will be sure to sparkle."

Here are a few samples of their incredible work:

Logan Cole Photography

Friday, July 8, 2011
One of my closest friends Marki recently eloped to Vermont, one of her and her husband's favorite vacation spots. I wanted to share with everyone their amazing photographer Logan Cole who is based in Southern California. Logan is only 18 years old, which blows my mind. Marki found Logan on Green Wedding Shoes. Marki said what made her want to hire Logan was "the dreamy hue that he casts on ever picture, and I think he has a youthful/playful/whimsical perspective. And he's the nicest guy who ever lived."

To view a sampling of Marki and Andrijia's wedding photos, please click HERE!

Here are just a few of my favorite images from their day. By the way, Marki's wedding dress is by J. Mendel.

Lindsey & Jason (July 2, 2011)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Purple was the color of the night for Lindsey and Jason's wedding on Juy 2 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Beginning with the chair sashes, draping, flowers, favor bags to bridesmaid dresses, this couple want to have a staple color for their wedding.

Lindsey and Jason found me after attending the Seattle Wedding Show. Lindsey and Jason were a true pleasure to work with and the best part was just how organized they were with all their spreadsheets.

To highlight just a few things about their wedding was the special moment when Jason escorted his bride off stage to serenade her during their ceremony. There was not a dry eye in the house. Surrounded by their closest 265 friends and family, Jason and Lindsey made it a point to visit all of their guests by doing table side receiving line and taking a group photos with each of their 25 tables.

This was a group that loved to dance. From the moment the dance floor opened up, guests flooded the dance floor and remained their until the bride and groom's grand exit through a tunnel of sparklers, just in time for the Fourth of July.

Wedding Planner: Elegant Affairs
Photographer: Sunni Han
Venue/Caterer: Lynnwood Convention Center
Florist: Patti Schmitz of Creative Colours
Cake: Mike's Amazing Cakes
DJ: The Pros Entertainment
Chair Covers: Seattle's Best Chair Covers
Draping: Prop Gallery West
Photobooth: CHAOTIME
Wedding Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses: I Do Bridal

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