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Julie Vino Trunk Show at Mea Marie Bridal Atelier

The pretty is spilling over today thanks to bridal gown designer Julie Vino! And get this  — on February 7th + 8th, 2015, Seattle’s Mea Marie Bridal Atelier is hosting an official Julie Vino Trunk Show. My dears, mark your calendars! This is a show you won’t want to miss…

Handmade of the finest European fabrics and Parisian laces, these incredibly gorgeous and effortlessy romantic gowns are unlike anything you’ve ever seen! The trunk show will feature the Julie Vino Provence Collection 2015 as well as some of the most requested styles from the Orchid and Ceasaria Collections.  Not only will brides get the chance to try on these stunning gowns, but there is also a 10% discount for styles purchased during trunk show appointments!

Brides have been booking flights from across the country to get the chance to try on a Julie Vino wedding dress, so be sure to book your appointment! Head over here to see exactly which gowns will be featured at the trunk show and to choose a time slot. Contact Nikki at Mea Marie Bridal Atelier at 425.531.5664 with any questions. Happy dress hunting, my dears.


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French Elegance Wedding Inspiration

If I could sit down at this beyond lovely table designed by Belle’ham Events, I don’t think I would ever get up. The florals alone from In Bloom Designs would have me beside myself with happiness, so when you add in the stationery from Spruce and stunning images from Joe And Patience – we are left with a gallery that makes me giddy beyond words.


From In Bloom DesignsThis styled session was amazing to be a part of! Joe and Patience approached me to partner with them on a collaboration with Belle Bridal, who recently completed a remodel and rebrand following a change in ownership.

We all really wanted to do something that was a bit of a departure from the popular burlap and mason jar wedding that we see so much of up here in Northwest Washington. The Lairmont Manor, a historic building in the Fairhaven area of Bellingham, was the perfect choice to pull off our vision.

The flowers I chose were selected for their classic elegance and timeless qualities. Garden roses, peonies, poppies and lots of trailing greenery really brought the french inspiration to life. I just loved the soft color palate of peach and ivory offset by the rich emerald green and charcoal grey accents.

Belle Bridal featured the “Brandie”, “Bronwyn” and “Deidre” dresses from Maggie Sottero as well as a Mori Lee “1819”. I feel the dress choices were a great compliment to the floral and table design elements as well as the overall setting of the Lairmont Manor.

Photography: Joe And Patience | Event Design: Belle'ham Events | Floral Design: In Bloom Designs | Cake: All The King's Horses Cake Creations | Stationery: Spruce | Jewelry: VATNE Designs | Makeup: Love Beauty | Hair: Salon Bellissima | Bridal Boutique: Belle Bridal | Film Development And Scanning: The FIND Lab | Historical Mansion: Lairmont Manor | Plates, Flatware And Glasses: McKay's Variety

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Rowboat Lake Samish Engagement

Anytime I see a rowboat engagement session, my mind goes immediately to The Notebook. You know that scene I’m talking about – Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams and the pouring rain. It’s the very essence of romance and this photo sesh from Joe & Patience captures that sentiment to a T. See it all right over here.

From Joe & Patience… Ryan and Jen’s Engagement Session at Lake Samish was the perfect way to spend a warm Washington State afternoon. As lovers of the outdoors, Lake Samish was so fitting and was a great choice for their easy going personalities and style. It was also a great way to lead into their wedding in Hood River, OR. The fact that Ryan grew up just outside of Bellingham, WA and Jen was raised in Hood River made a water and boat themed engagement a perfect fit to the way they both grew up in the North West.

Photography: Joe & Patience | Dress: Jump Apparel | Hair And Makeup: Elizabeth Marie | Boat Rental: Lake Samish Boat Rental | Film Scans: The FIND Lab | Location: Lake Samish Park