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Inspiration

Brides

What's Old Is New: 11 Art Deco-Era Rings We Love

With exquisite details and a modernist sensibility, these striking rings paired with heirloom-worthy velvet ring boxes shine as bright as ever.

08/01/2017 With Jackie Varriano Photography by Justin Gollmer Styled by Gather Design Co

Grooms

Have Love, Will Travel: 13 Must-Pack Honeymoon Items

All you need is a passport and, oh baby, will you be going places with these honeymoon essentials, from sandals to sunnies.

08/01/2017 With Jackie Varriano Photography by Justin Gollmer

Flowers

The Prettiest (Paper) Petals

Consider supplementing your fresh flower elements with paper flowers by Seattle's Cobra Lily to add color, texture, and depth to your celebration

08/01/2017 With Jackie Varriano Photography by Charity Burggraaf Styled by Nate Bullis

Cakes and Desserts

Color Story: Navy + Copper

Bold navy matches with bright copper to create a fleet of must-have wedding items for warm summer nights and cool fall sunsets.

08/01/2017 With Jackie Varriano Photography by Justin Gollmer

Brides

A Tale of Two Braids

Whether you're a glam or boho bride, we’ve got two beautiful ways to get you perfectly plaited for your Seattle wedding celebration.

08/01/2017 With Jackie Varriano

Food and Drink

Eats & Drinks for Brunch, Cocktail Hour & Late-Night Receptions

Find flawless Seattle food and drink ideas for your morning, evening, or late-night wedding reception based on your happiness hour.

08/01/2017 With Jackie Varriano Styled by Elizabeth Lockhart Design Photography by Charity Burggraaf

Project Wedding

Off the Cuff: DIY Boutonnieres

Give your lapel some love with these whimsical, DIY boutonnieres.

07/31/2017 With Tracy Howard Garton Styled by Kira Corbin Photography by Scott Rounds

Beauty & Wellness

Polished & Ready: How to Nail Your Bridal Manicure

Forget the nudes of yesteryear—these new neutrals are here to stay. Check out our top picks from Smith + Cult for on point bridal manicures.

07/31/2017 With Tracy Howard Garton Styled by Kira Corbin Photography by Scott Rounds

Groom's Guide

Style School for Grooms

Unsure of your wedding day style? Take our personality quiz and find out the type of I Do-day duds that will best suit you.

07/31/2017 With Tracy Howard Garton

Food & Drink

Love at First Bite: 3 Local Couples Dish on Their Wedding Day Menus

We get the scoop on everything from their eats to their drinks to their big-day vibes, plus their advice for other couples.

07/31/2017 With Tracy Howard Garton

Cakes and Desserts

Take the Cake: 5 Tips to Ace Your Cake Tasting

Seattle's Dessert Geek Jess Tupper shares her advice and expertise for selecting a top-tier confection for your celebration.

07/31/2017 With Jess Tupper Illustrations by Sarah Wilkins

Desserts

Modern Cakes & Desserts That Taste as Amazing as They Look

Divine wedding cakes, cookies, and pies from popular Portland bakeries and confectioners that reflect your own style on your sweetest day.

07/25/2017 With Tracy Howard Garton Styled by CK Wedding Events Photography by Lara Ferroni

Cakes and Desserts

Let Them Eat Cake: French Inspired Wedding Confections

07/21/2017 With Jackie Varriano Styled by Valley & Co Photography by Charity Burggraaf

Brides

Rosé Inspired Blooms + Bridal Fashion at Alderbrook Resort

The stunning Hood Canal sets the stage for romantic loose florals perfectly paired with rosé and oyster-filled evenings at Alderbrooke Resort & Spa.

07/21/2017 With Jackie Varriano Styled by Jessica Huang and Lewis & Levy Photography by Kevin Focht

Groom's Guide

Gorgeous Gowns & Stylish Suits for Destination Beach Weddings

The breezy beach vibes of Tulum, Mexico, bring an easy elegance to these wedding day looks for brides and grooms. Shot on location at Nest Tulum.

07/19/2017 With Tracy Howard Garton Styled by Amanda Zurita and Tessa Woolf Photography by Kevin Focht

Brides

Gorgeous Gowns + Stylish Suits for Destination Beach Weddings

Get whisked away to the oceanfront setting of Tulum, Mexico, where white sand beaches meet fluid gowns for sheer destination perfection.

07/19/2017 With Jackie Varriano Styled by Amanda Zurita and Tessa Woolf Photography by Kevin Focht

Planning

Advice

The Secret to Endless Love

How do two hearts beat as we one? We chatted with Seattle's Charles and Rose Ann Finkel, who've been married almost 50 years, to get some answers.

08/01/2017 With Jackie Varriano Photography by Amos Morgan

Planning

Reception Style: 3 Stylish Tableaus at The Colony in St. Johns

Three stylish and unique tableaus by local wedding planners at The Colony in St. Johns prove any time's a good time to celebrate.

07/31/2017 With Tracy Howard Garton Styled by Julia Platt-Hepworth Photography by Wendi Nordeck

Planning

Wedding Planning 2.0: Tips to Help You Create a Tech-Savvy Celebration

We got the download on all the best digital tools, apps, and social media advice to help you plan a modern Portland wedding.

07/31/2017 With Bailey Carver Illustrations by Jenny Zych

Planning

Pedal Power: This Couple's Pedicab Provided a Picture-Perfect Getaway

Looking for a fun and unique reception exit? Considering hiring Portland pedicabs to transport you and your new Mr. or Mrs. in style.

07/31/2017 With Tracy Howard Garton

Planning

Rock On: Advice for Hiring Music Masters

We chat with Portland's Melegari Chamber Players and Karaoke from Hell to get the scoop on their top wedding tunes and tips.

07/31/2017 With Tracy Howard Garton

Real Weddings

Real Weddings

Real Wedding: Cassandra Kimberly & Andrew Bucey

A 1920s Speakeasy celebration | July 23, 2016 | Photographs by Jake Holt Photography

08/01/2017 With Jackie Varriano

Real Weddings

Real Wedding: Tyler Orizotti & Brandon Goers

A Northwest gay wedding at Sodo Park featuring a palette of jewel tones | March 11, 2017 | Photographs by Katie Parra Photography

08/01/2017 With Jackie Varriano

Real Weddings

Real Wedding: Carina Van Son & Matt Rasmus

Classic literature meets Paris in this elegant and intimate Seattle celebration | October 1, 2016 | Photographs by Matthew Land Studios

08/01/2017 With Jackie Varriano

Real Weddings

Real Wedding: Alodia Gabre-Kidan & David Lisle

Relaxed elegance was the name of the game for this Seattle wedding featuring Ethiopian elements | July 2, 2016 | Photographs by Michele M. Waite Photography

08/01/2017 With Jackie Varriano

Real Weddings

Real Wedding: Melissa Mattos & Benjamin Omlid

The day in three words? Magical, romantic, fun.

08/01/2017 With Tracy Howard Garton

Real Weddings

Real Wedding: Kelsey Sikma & Lee Reeves

This Seattle duo traveled to Portland to tie the knot with a modern, industrial, and minimalist celebration at Left Bank Annex.

08/01/2017 With Tracy Howard Garton

Real Weddings

Real Wedding: Megan Ching & Christopher Jones

A romantic wine country wedding at Vista Hills Vineyard with a touch of Hawaiian style. Photographs by Sweetlife Photography.

07/31/2017 With Tracy Howard Garton

Real Weddings

Real Wedding: Molly Reardon & Aaron Egger

A rustic and romantic wedding at Sauvie Island Farms featuring DIY details | September 3, 2016 | Photographs by Shannon Hager

07/31/2017 With Tracy Howard Garton