Spring 2013 Seattle Wedding Guide

How to orchestrate a beautiful day

Something borrowed, something blue. You’ve not a clue what to do. Turn to these local experts for inspiration to keep you singing a happy tune.

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Show off your hometown with a collection of customizable Seattle-themed wedding invitations from Hello Lucky cards. Add dazzle with swirls of calligraphy and lettering from design studio La Happy.

Here Comes the Bride
Your photog will go click crazy for the happy couple walking down the aisle as revelers wave artist Kate Greiner’s pennants — decked with your initials, wedding colors, and date — in the background.

Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch
Surprise taste buds with The SweetSide’s unconventional cake flavors, such as confetti, banana, margarita, or coconut. Or treat the crowd to a Sweet Bites Bar with indulgences that range from ice cream sandwiches, meringues, and cheesecake shooters to chocolate-covered pretzel sticks and cake push pops.

Hit Me, Baby, One More Time
Skip the cake cutting and gather around a custom pinata from Pinyadayada. An ampersand, your initials, a giant heart? The papier-mache masters create whatever you dream up. They leave the contents up to you — let it flow with chocolate Kisses or minibar bottles. A lit-up bar sign with rusted metal finish (available to rent for the night from The Invisible Hostess) ensures partygoers know where to fill up.

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Give your nuptials an heirloom feel with Vintage Dish Company’s mismatched china place settings. Find lines such as Royal Doulton, Haviland Limoges, and Noritake from the ’20s through the ’60s. Heather Driscoll of Heathoriginal creates decor with festive, one-of-a-kind paper and mixed-media designs. Customize nearly anything: photo booth props, garlands, banners, favors, cake toppers, chair decor, and your car sign.

With a Little Help from My Friends
Kelsey Eads spent nearly a decade in visual merchandising before opening award-winning Sugarcomb. Visit her wedding design, planning, coordination, and consulting boutique in Magnolia for help on anything from picking a color palette to engagement photo styling and venue layout plans.

Ease On down the Road
Transport guests from ceremony to reception in a fun and friendly Seattle Pedicab. Enjoy the fresh air and picturesque views of the city skyline and waterfront. In case of rain, each comes fully equipped with canvas covers.

For good luck.

Photos: Courtesy of Woodnote Photography; Kimberly Person / Courtesy of Alante Photography; Michael Murphy IV Photography / Courtesy of Pinyadayada