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Fashion

Groom's Guide: 8 Snazzy Suits That Are Anything But Basic

Don't speak—let your smart suit do the talking. From velvet to satin to sequins, these suits take big-day style to the next level.

07/03/2017 With Seattle Met Bride & Groom

Brides

Nailed It: 5 On-Point Bridal Manicures

06/26/2017 With Jackie Varriano Styled by Cassandre Banel Photography by Hank Drew

Flowers

Fetching Fido: Festive Floral Collars for Your Pooch

Ensure your furry friends look their very best on your big day with a full flower collar that matches the blooms in your bouquets and bouts.

06/22/2017 With Jackie Varriano Photography by Hank Drew

Health and Beauty

Where to Create a Signature Wedding Scent in Seattle

Craft new scent memories on your big day with a fresh signature scent from one of these local boutiques: House of Matriach and Essenza.

06/22/2017 With Jackie Varriano Illustrations by Ciara Phelan

Cakes and Desserts

Golden Wonderland: 4 Modern Succulent Wedding Cakes We Love

Brilliant local bakers match emerald succulents with sleek white cakes, spinning sugar dreams into enchanting centerpieces.

06/22/2017 With Jackie Varriano Styled by Bridal Bliss Seattle Photography by Charity Burggraaf

Beauty & Wellness

Beauty School: Expert Advice for A+ Hair, Makeup & Nails

Two Portland beauty pros share their top tips for brides to be, from what's trending in bridal hair and makeup to why shellac is a bride's best friend.

06/16/2017 With Anna Sachse Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Cakes and Desserts

On Newsstands Now: Our Spring 2017 Cover

Our spring cover, photographed by Charity Burggraaf and styled by Bridal Bliss Seattle, features a luxe gold-foil, succulent-adorned wedding cake by Baked.

03/21/2017 With Tessa Woolf

Brides

Needful Things: Texture-Rich Bridal Accessories

Wow on the big day with these textured accessories, from velvet to to lace to embroidery, perfect to slip into your honeymoon getaway suitcase.

02/14/2017 Photography by Hank Drew

Fashion

Art of Amor: Nouveau-Chic Bouquets & Bridal Fashion

Art of Amor: Gallery 903 in Portland's Pearl District puts wedding flowers and fashion, from bridal jumpsuits to crop tops, on dazzling display.

02/14/2017 With Anna Sachse Photography by Margaret Jacobson

Fashion

Enchanted Moment: Chic Fashion for Greenhouse Weddings

Rich texture and modern design unite for big-day fashion that's pure magic. We love these gowns and suits for Portland brides, grooms, and bridesmaids.

02/08/2017 With Anna Sachse Styled by Anna Sachse & Tessa Woolf Photography by Kevin Focht

Brides

Love Language: Chic Fashion for Greenhouse Weddings

Gorgeous bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses, dapper groom's suits, and stunning jewelry combine for a romantic fashion shoot.

02/07/2017 Photography by Kevin Focht Styled by Anna Sachse and Tessa Woolf

Fashion

Cover Girl: The Best Bridal Shrugs, Capelets & More

A white-hot trend in bridal fashion, little cover-ups by Holly Stalder, Twigs & Honey, and Sunjin Lee add big personality, whatever the season.

02/06/2017 With Anna Sachse Illustrations by Angie Rehe Photography by Justin Myers

Desserts

Natural Selection: 5 Organically Elegant Wedding Cakes

Local bakers design elegantly sylvan sweets inspired by our favorite wedding cake trends: geode cakes, ruffle cakes, naked cakes, and dessert buffets.

01/31/2017 With Anna Sachse Photography by Lara Ferroni

Brides

Frida Kahlo-Inspired Flower Crowns & Bouquets

01/31/2017 Photography by Kevin Focht Styled by Lauren Schugar

Real Weddings

Real Weddings

Real Wedding: Minnie Bredouw & Marshall Reiss

This San Francisco duo planned a destination wedding at a private residence on Orcas Island. Their inspiration? The natural beauty of island.

06/22/2017 With Jackie Varriano

Real Weddings

Real Wedding: Beatrice Van & Khai Nguyen

A fun and casual Star Wars themed wedding at a private estate in Milwaukie, Oregon, overlooking the Willamette River. Photos by Jenny Chokbengboun Photos.

06/16/2017 With Anna Sachse

Real Weddings

Real Wedding: Smita Shukla & Kellee Edwards

A multicultural same-sex wedding at Cave B Winery featuring a traditional Hindu ceremony and a reception inspired by the Gorge's rustic-elegant scenery.

04/12/2017 With Jackie Varriano

Real Weddings

Real Wedding: Jessica Martinez & DeShawn Shead

See photos of this Real Wedding featuring bride Jessica Martinez and Seattle Seahawks cornerback DeShawn Shead at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle.

03/01/2017 With Jackie Varriano