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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.


Fox Island Wedding From Bella Signature Design

We are delighted to share Marissa and Dean’s beautiful wedding celebration sent to us by Daniela at Bella Signature Design.

This was such a fun wedding for us. Marissa and Dean were obviously in love, and Marissa had a great sense of style. After an exhausting search for venues, and not finding what they felt was really “them” they realized they really just wanted to get married where they live, on little Fox Island, WA. Not many wedding venues there, so they chose the Fox Island Yacht Club, which is pretty outside, but needed a few special touches inside!

see the complete gallery here!

Marissa was great at showing me images that captured the essence of what she wanted to create, which was ‘Coastal Northwest’. We created a color palette of “eucalyptus” a silvery/green/blue color, warm grey and accents of burnt orange (to represent the Northwest water, sky, and occasional bursts of sun). Marissa and Dean gathered driftwood that was used in the centerpieces, and built their chuppah themselves out of driftwood pieces.

It was so beautiful and organic in form, all we added was a bit of fabric over the top to “house” them as is tradition, and adorn the corners with some beach grass and a few blooms. We flanked the aisle with old gray benches for guests, and had lanterns with glowing candles next to each bench. The ceremony was outside in a pavilion-like structure. Marissa and Dean made blankets for all their guests, with adorable tags.

The cake was designed with Marissa’s help and had aged wood risers … and edible river tone pebbles, with a succulent on top!

Centerpieces consisted of driftwood pieces, with clusters of roses and succulents … alternated with grasses and metal cubes of roses. We draped the walls and ceiling (to hide the giant ships wheels and emblems)!  We designed cool green-blue lighting to backlight the walls and make the room glow almost as if underwater, while the ceiling glowed in a beautiful orange sunset hue.

What an amazing transformation of a space! And the use of driftwood throughout the decor gave such a fresh and natural feeling. Our thanks to MIND|Castle Studios for sharing these beautiful images. Congratulations to Marissa and Dean and a huge thank-you to Bella Signature Design! To see more of their wonderful work, take a peek at their web portfolio.

Photography: MIND|Castle Studios
Venue: Fox Island Yacht Club
Lighting, Draping, floral and tabletop: Bella Signature Design
Caterer: Ravishing Radish
Cake: Celebrity Cake Studio