Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Perfect Petal for Your Hair

Have you been browsing for Wedding Day Hair Styles, and wonder how you could possibly add flowers to the mix?

Well, look no further. Who says they have to be live stems? With hair embellishments as darling as these - you won't even think twice!

All petal pairs are courtesy of Ben and Oliver.
Beautiful things really do come in small packages!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Vendor Spotlight :: Starjuice Aromatherapy

Scent recalls a memory in real time. Whether we realize it or not, we tie emotions to scents we love, and those we wish to forget!

Darcey Pickard is a Certified Aromatherapist, and an expert on the Power of Scent. Her phenomenal line of products are professionally blended in her workshop, where she's always mixing up new things!

Bridetiquette had the recent pleasure of sitting down with Darcey to get the scoop on scent!

Tell us a little about yourself…
I hail from the East Coast and proudly consider myself a Seattlite- after living here for 12+ years.
I live in West Seattle with my husband and our very busy 3 1/2 year old son.

In my spare time I like to make great products, garden, practice yoga, eat good food with great friends, and get massages & pedicures. (Oh, if there was only more spare time!)

What inspired you to start Starjuice?
I'm a Certified Aromatherapist and have been blending since 1991. I've also been a Licensed Massage Practitioner for 10 years and started creating products for my practice.

It was out of this that Starjuice Aromatherapy was born!

My vision? To provide people with high quality, fun, hip products rooted in the history and tradition of aromatherapy. I've always believed in holistic health—treating the whole person and unlocking people's innate power to heal themselves. Starjuice enables me to share this philosophy.

Where are you located?
West Seattle, USA

What special things do you create for weddings?
I have products like spritzers, snifters and sugar scrubs perfect for favors, bridal party gifts, shower gifts - or things brides can use to nurture themselves.

I also create custom blends. I can work with a bride and create a signature blend for your wedding to give out to guests or wedding parties as a spritzer, massage oil, perfume oil, etc.
We can create a label with your names and the date, or whatever you want to have.
Scent is our strongest memory.

It's great to have a scent associated with such an important day. Every time you smell it you'll think of your day.

What's unique about your product?
Starjuice is a fun and modern line - perfect for the urban bride.

My products are all natural and handmade in small batches, using the highest quality ingredients. Also most lines aren't created by Certified Aromatherapists- you're getting a quality product made with intention.

What advice can you share for all of the brides getting married this year?
Take care of yourself. Wedding planning for me was one of the most stressful times of my life!

It's so important to put yourself at the top of the list- and I don't just mean exercise so you can get into that dress. Take time to focus and center yourself, get massages, use aromatherapy at home, stretch, take a walk outside - whatever calms and nurtures your spirit. It's important to do those things for ourselves all the time - but crucial in times of high stress.

Where can we purchase your product line?
http://www.starjuiceonline.com/ + starjuiceonline.etsy.com

What inspires you?
Colors, flowers, trees, parks, smells, food, art, music, design, aesthetics, Seattle... I live in a beautiful city and seeing the mountains when I'm driving in my car still takes my breath away. Getting a great massage and being able to go inward and feel refreshed. I feel supported by my community. I'm also inspired by the amazing women I know in mom's groups and business, the love of my husband and son and being a part of a child's world. That's a trip.

What price range does your product line fall into?
Custom orders vary

What do you bring to the industry that sets you apart?
A thorough knowledge of what it is I'm selling. People ask me " does this aromatherapy stuff work?" And I can answer "Yes!" AND tell them why.

I have years of personal experience with oils and take great pride and care with my creations. I use everything that I make. I talk the talk and walk the walk.

Where can clients contact you?

Thanks to Darcey for her wonderful interview :: Authenticity always smells sweet!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Hey Seattle Bride :: Bridal Open House

Spa Scotta is hosting a bridal party!

- Indulge in a complimentary spa service
- Sample delicious food provided by Brown's Catering
- Fashion show of gorgeous bridal party dresses provided by Moms, Maids + More
- View the unique fabric accent pieces by SewBride
- Bamboo Beats will provide an upbeat, live action, turntable vibe for our party

DATE: February 22nd, 2009
TIME: 4:00-7:00 pm

Please RSVP by February 20th (that's today!)
Call 206.522.5800 or email us at info@spascotta.com to put your name on the guest list.

The event is complimentary and your fiancé, bridesmaids, friends and family are also invited.

Spa Scotta is located in the Northcut Landing West Building, across from University Village.
4915 25th Avenue NE
Seattle, Washington 98105

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Short + Sweet :: Bridal Dresses with Style

My husband + I had the honor of attending a gorgeous wedding reception this past Valentine's Day, where the new bride stole the show with the most darling, flirty + figure-flattering dress!

Her dress was strapless, tea length, ivory satin, form fitting + had the smallest embellishment of tulle at the top and bottom. It was to die for!

It made me ponder... what other tea length bridal dresses are rolling out for 2009?
They're perfect for a beach, outdoor, destination or a white chapel wedding!
And from browsing the price points - a great way to save some dough too.

What do you think?
Are you considering a tea length dress for your Big Day?

Monday, February 16, 2009

WeddingWire 2009 Bride’s Choice Awards™

I'm thrilled to report that Go2Girl Event Planning + Design has won a 2009 Bride's Choice Award.
Thank you to past + current clients who took the time to spread the love!

It's wonderful to receive an award that is determined exclusively by recent newlyweds through surveys and reviews.

In its inaugural year, the Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and honors vendors from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility.

This year’s recipients represent the top three percent of WeddingWire’s vendor community, which includes over 100,000 wedding vendors from across the US.

“We are excited to launch this annual award program to honor high-performing vendors based solely on the experiences of our WeddingWire community,” according to Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer.
“This year’s recipients have set the bar high, exhibiting excellent service and expertise in the wedding industry.”

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Love is in the Air...

This picture says it all :: Happy Valentine's Day
Remember to tell someone special how much you love them today. Everyday in fact.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The SWIP :: Gorgeous New Meeting Space

I previously announced the Launch Party for The SWIP (Seattle Wedding Industry Professionals) in late January.

I'm delighted to now have photographs that capture the essence of the space.

Meeting clients + vendors here is a great way to make a connection without interruptions!

It's absolutely beautiful, and all thanks to Lindsey Runyon Design!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Premier Party :: Georgetown Studios @ The Engine Room

Looking for something to do with your sweetie on Valentine's Day? Maybe you're on the hunt for an edgy, new space to hold your nuptuals + reception?

Attend a great party in an amazing space on February 14th. Features include: huge windows, 25' ceilings + a 4300 square ft. room. {Oh, and it's housed in the Original Rainier Brewery - too cool}

When? Valentine's Day {6 - 9pm}
Where? Georgetown Studios {5970 Airport Way S.} Seattle, WA
Who? Pulp Catering will be serving their Specialty Cocktails, delicious food will be provided by City Catering, and Kathryn Barnard will showcase her photography.

Come out + celebrate!

Monday, February 9, 2009

I Heart Ruffles

Have you noticed all the ruffles out there?

I absolutely LOVE it as a design element.

It creates such wonderful individuality in a dress.
It also offers fantastic options for a Bridesmaid dress.

Wearing the same dress, in the same color, makes many a Bridesmaid feel like they're in a uniform.

Why not provide a few color + element guidelines, and let them loose? It will create a cohesive look with texture, while offering a personal flair.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hey Seattle Bride : Nautical Open House

Still searching for the Perfect Venue? Whether a Rehearsal Dinner, Ceremony + Reception, or Post Wedding Brunch....

The Center for Wooden Boats is the ideal on-the-water facility.

Picturesque views of Lake Union create a gorgeous natural backdrop for photographs.

Their having an Open House, where you can sample preferred caterers and imagine the possibilities for your big day!

When: February 8, 2009 : 3 - 6pm
Where: CWB Boathouse : 1010 Valley Street, Seattle 98109
Contact: 206.382.2628

Monday, February 2, 2009

Modern Cake Love

There's something so divine + artistic about the cakes as of late.

Icing in bold colors, accents that feature patterns + texture.

Brides + Grooms can really choose a cake that excudes their personality + style. Here's a sampling of our faves:

photo courtesy of littlebakehouse

photo courtesy of littlebakehouse

photo courtesy of bakingarts

photo courtesy of icingdreams

Whatever you can dream up, it can be made for your Big Day!