Post # 1
I can’t believe Seattle doesn’t have a vendor sticky yet!
Share your details (links to their work are even better!) to help and inspire others!
- Wedding date:
- Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress:
- Hair Stylist:
- Make-up artist:
Post # 4
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
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 # 8
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.