Spring 2012 Wedding Guide

A marital to-do list

just milled!

You’re ready to be together forever — but wedding planning has you falling to (disorganized) pieces. Get back on track to marital bliss with these simple steps.

Say Please and Thank You
Replace store-bought invitation suites with custom works by local graphic design studio Just Milled. Designer Nina Miller transforms ideas and inspiration into original save-the-dates, invites, programs, place cards, and more.

the bridal bible!Be Inspired
The new tome by local Junebug Weddings bloggers and Sharon Naylor is called The Bridal Bible for a reason: It’s a whopping 350-plus-page guide to all things matrimony. Beautiful photos mingle with DIY instructions and helpful tips and tricks of the trade.

Ask for Help
Creative reserves running on empty? Brake for Crinoline & Tweed, the new wedding-planning/design venture from Sarah Furstenberg and Tes de Luna, owners of local boutiques Clover and Velouria, respectively. They’ll help you select a theme, design accessories, and source vintage items to ensure everything (decor, flowers, food) has a cool, cohesive feel.

the oasis at sodo park!Space Out
Hotels and public parks aren’t your style. Step into The Oasis at SoDo Park, a rustic warehouse that seats 200 people and captivates every last one with exposed brick walls, rich wood beams, and soaring ceilings. A rock garden, tropical plant life, and outdoor courtyard keep you close to (but not in) nature.

Eat Your Heart Out
Chicken or fish? Neither, thanks. Forgo traditional reception fare in favor of authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizza from Via Tribunali’s new mobile oven. The just-launched service dishes pies for hungry guests (50 minimum) who prefer to keep it low-key.

clementine weddings!Curry Favor
Brittany Von Spreecken of Sweet Clementine Weddings crafts noncheesy wedding accessories and gifts — like hand-stamped muslin favor bags — from her West Seattle home.

Consider it done.

Fox-trot through a host of other wedding tips here.

Photos: Courtesy of Just Milled; Courtesy of Amazon; Courtesy of The Oasis at Sodo Park; Courtesy of Clementine Weddings