Monday, November 30, 2009

Winter Chic Boutique :: Dec. 3rd :: Spa Scotta

Nosh. Nibble. Shop. Celebrate.

Support local artists & indie crafters with conscious purchasing this holiday season.

Come out to Spa Scotta this Thursday, December 3rd, from 6 - 8:30pm.

Enjoy shopping with local vendors:

Katie Kay {accessories for you + your home}

{custom aprons + home accents}

Starjuice Aromatherapy {scrubs, snifters, body creams}

Margeaux + Violette {fashionable accessories inspired by french culture}

Plus, you can directly support Bahia Street {}

An incredible organization that directly assists Afro-Brazilian girls that live in economically-impoverished shanty towns.
It provides high quality educational opportunities for these young girls.

A % of total vendor sales will be donated to this incredible organization, as will a % of Spa Scotta retail + gift certificate sales generated during the event.

Spa Scotta is located in the:

Northcut Landing West Building, across from University Village
4915 25th Avenue NE
Suite 103W
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 522 - 5800

Plenty of complimentary parking below the building.

Friday, November 27, 2009

New Wedding Traditions to Love

There's a few new ideas that seem to be popping up here + there.

And we are loving them!
Traditions are always magical, but a personalized version of it, that fits a couple perfectly, is always the way to go.

Here's the 3 we noticed this past wedding season {and absolutely LOVE}.

1} Gift Exchange before the Ceremony

This is between the Bride + Groom, and is usually carried out by the Maid of Honor and Best Man, or designated helpers. The idea is, the Bride + Groom will open up the gifts before they see each other for the first time.

Personal Faves?
* The Handwritten Note
* A picture from the past
* Ticket stub from a concert

Best one we've seen?
A can of Root Beer. It was the Bride's favorite pop, and the Groom knew that having it would calm her nerves. It totally worked.

2} Photo Session - After The Wedding
These are the pictures you'll put up ALL over your house. Guaranteed.

The idea is this: Get all gussied up once again, but forget the make-up, hair do, glitzy jewelry, or perfectly coiffed hair. Just jump back into your dress, and your man back into his wedding day attire.

Seek out a completely different locale than your actual wedding ceremony + reception.

Example: You were married at a church, and had a ballroom reception.

Post Wedding Day Photo Session? Head downtown, go to the zoo, or a park.

Your photos will be Real. Raw. Romantic.

Neither of you will have any stress left, just the feelings of pure marital bliss.

3} Family Tree Guestbook

Newlyweds always want something personal + unique to take from their wedding, and put up on the wall.

This couldn't get any better. Your family literally leaves their thumbprint behind, at the end of a designated branch. They'll then sign below it, and voila!

Check out Lovliday on Etsy.
Great product. Prices start at $25!