(Closed) Seattle: Share your vendors!

posted 10 years ago in Seattle
Post # 3
683 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009


  • Wedding date:  8-8-09
  • Venue:   Ceremony: Northlake Unitarian Chapel, Kirkland WA (amazingly cheap and BEAUTIFUL!)  http://www.northlakeuu.org/weddings/
  • Reception: Courtyard Hall – Bothell, WA  http://www.courtyardhall.com/
  • Caterer: Celestial Catering http://www.courtyardhall.com/catering.html
  • Photographer: Anderson Photographix  (can’t find his website for some reason)
  • Videographer: Studio 517 – I LOVED their work! Our video was amazing and way cheaper than a lot of other places. They now do photos too and I wish I had used them for that also. I love their work and recently just had them take my maternity pictures. http://www.studiofiveseventeen.com/
  • DJ: DJ Daddy Cool  – He wasn’t the cheapest but he was BY FAR one of the best wedding DJs we have even seen. 2 years later we will get compliments about him. His website is so plain it may throw you off…but he is amazing I really recomend giving him a call to get his info. http://www.djdaddycool.com/pages/1/index.htm
  • Florist:  DIY. Ordered flowers from Costco.com
  • Cake:  Done by caterer
  • Officiant:  Joanne     – LOVED her! She was so warm and friendly. She made our ceremony very personalized. Our friends liked her so much that they used her the next year for their own wedding http://www.nwminister.com/
  • Dress:  Maggie Sotterro. Bought at “I Do Bridal”. Was very happy with that place
  • Shoes: Bought on Zappos.com
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: J Crew & David’s Bridal
  • Hair Stylist: Angalina Sandoval – loved her!  http://angalinasandoval.com/
  • Make-up artist: http://angalinasandoval.com/
  • Invitations: DIY, Target.
  • Rings: Shane Co. – Very happy with them

Post # 4
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ll join too

  • Wedding date: 4/17/2010
  • Ceremony venue: Blessed Sacrament Parish, Seattle
  • Reception venue: Salty’s on Alki
  • Caterer: Salty’s on Alki
  • Coordinator: DOC–friendor + wedding coordinator from the church & Salty’s event staff
  • Photographer: Jaqui Shumate Photography
  • DJ: iPod (and it worked GREAT– we had NO problems)
  • Florist: Julia’s Floral in Tacoma. We used her “DIY” option– she bought the flowers wholesale, and then she lead us in doing the flower arrangements & bouquets
  • Cake: Mike’s Amazing Cakes
  • Officiant: Priest from my husband’s church (got married in mine though)
  • Dress: Casablanca, purchased at Bridal Exclusives in Clackamas, OR (no sales tax by making the drive down!)
  • Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, purchased for $75 at Nordstrom Rack in Clackamas, OR
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: David’s Bridal, 2 wore dresses they already owned that worked
  • Hair Stylist: Jenny Jones– she seems to have since disappeared.
  • Make-up artist: DIY using Mrs. Rainbow’s tutorial
  • Invitations: Paper Zone + materials from Paper Source
  • Rings: EE Robbins & Greenlake Jewelry Works
  • Rehearsal dinner: Hotel Deca’s “Tony’s Catering” 
  • Hotel for guests (+ bridal suite  morning of + honeymoon suite night of): Hotel Deca

PM me if you want info on any of them, but I will say far and away our favorite vendor was Hotel Deca. Their customer service, professionalism, cleanliness, fun atmosphere… I just can’t say enough about how great they are. 

Post # 5
15 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

Got Married July 22, 2011 at Hall at Fauntleroy, West Seattle

Photography: Devon Michelle Photography – I am SO pleased with her work and working with her. She was responsive and straightforward but creative and just easy to spend the day with.  She has changed her packages and pricing since we booked her but we had her with a 2nd shooter for 8hours and it was great. (This is us if you’re interested)

Hair & Makeup : Amber Hyatt – I found her through one of the wedding review websites and was so happy with her work on my hair and makeup. My hair can be a challenge and she was a trooper. She was very reasonably priced and she is mobile so she came to us.

DJ: Ryan Tilton, DJRT – He was pretty good. Very laid back and easy to deal with. He seemed to read the crowd pretty well but honestly, I was so busy making rounds and chatting with people that I didn’t notice. The dance floor always had people on it (albeit, they were kids). His prices were great and the small lighting package was perfect for us. The one mistake I feel like he made was giving the microphone to a 4-year old to sing. Eek.

Cake: Mikes Amazing Cakes – This was definitely the easiest vendor to deal with. Their pricing is so much more straightforward than other places we checked out. They can do anything, our cake was their most basic but they are known for super cool sculpted stuff. Interestingly, I was worried that they wouldn’t value us as customers since our cake was so simple but I was way off base. They were helpful, friendly, timely and precise. (Plus, we live only a mile or so away and they have monthly open house cake tastings. We tasted a lot of cake J )

Dress: I bought my dress at the Seattle bridal show from Molooks. I LOVED my dress but I cannot recommend because I bought the dress with alterations included and then she had to leave town without leaving notice.

Alterations: Darcy at Fragile Fit was a dream, quick, accurate and happy to suggest and make minor changes. Her attention to detail was awesome and very much appreciated.


Those are really my standout vendors. I did my own flowers with stems from Pike’s Place Market and it turned out awesome!

Post # 6
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

  • Wedding Date: 8/17/2013
  • Venue: The Royal Argosy
  • Caterer: Same as above
  • Photographer:  We’re using WeddingBug services
  • DJ: iPod–there is a docking station and speakers throughout the room.  My father and Brother-In-Law will play acoustic guitar while guests are boarding
  • Florist:  DIY with Majestic Sunset roses through Organic Bouquet.
  • Cake:  Edmonds bakery
  • Officiant:  Captain of the boat
  • Dress: Jessica McClintock purchased new with tags from eBay. Fits like a glove.  I really got lucky.
  • Shoes:  Green fabric peep-toe 2″ pumps from Zappos
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress:  David’s bridal–my bridesmaid will be eleven years old.  We found it in December and ordered a size up, style is discontinued so hopefully it’ll work.
  • Groom:  New suit from the Men’s Wearhouse at Northgate
  • Hair Stylist:  Christina from Studio 904
  • Make-up artist: TBD–coworker has offered, I may do a trial at the salon.  I’ve never been big on eye makeup but have been practising this year
  • Invitations:  DIY by the groom, who is an artist
  • Rings: Two simple 14k gold bands. It was hard to get jewelers to show us gold bands for his ring.  Mine I bought on eBay from a store in Michigan.

Post # 7
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013


  • Wedding date: April 28th, 2013
  • Venue: Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo.
  • Caterer: My cousin!
  • Coordinator: A friend who is professional, but only helping day of 🙂
  • Photographer: Lifelong Photography http://www.lifelongphotography.net
  • DJ: Sound City Players http://www.soundcityplayers.net
  • Florist: DIY from a friend 🙂
  • Cake: Pinkabella Cupcakes! http://www.pinkabellacupcakes.com
  • Officiant: Pastor Ken Long from Northshore Christian Church http://www.northshorechristian.org
  • Dress: David’s Bridal in Lynnwood 🙂
  • Shoes: Both from Etsy! Vintage 1960’s lace kitten heels for the ceremony, and custom painted Toms for the reception
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: David’s Bridal in lynnwood
  • Hair Stylist: Tracy King, a hairstylist who used to work for JC Penney, but now works from her home. Absolutely amazing at what she does!
  • Make-up artist: A friend of mine who specializes in special effects and movie make-up, but loves doing wedding make-up
  • Invitations: Invitations by David’s bridal. http://www.invitationsbydavidsbridal.com
  • Rings: Mine is from Zales, and his is an heirloom he inherited from his grandfather when he passed away.

Post # 8
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have to update my vendors:

Yesterday, two weeks before my wedding, I took my dress to get altered and realized I didn’t like it any more.  So I talked to my sister and she knew about Blue Sky Bridal.  I perused their inventory and made an appointment online.  Needless to say, I found one; it was within my price range and didn’t need alterations.  Smile

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