WeddingWire Seattle’s Summer Fête

Posted by Kim on Jul 18, 2016

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Seattle area engaged couples gathered with their friends and family to experience the Pacific Northwest’s charm and style while soaking up wedding inspiration at WeddingWire’s Seattle community event. With a roster of talented local wedding professionals, guests mingled while experiencing first-hand how all the details come together at a wedding. Hotel Sorrento set the stage with its historic locale, gorgeous penthouse venue, and stunning downtown views. Guests were able to mingle over tasty bites and beverages, while experiencing the work of incredible local talent who showcased the many elements of a wedding. Take a glimpse into the soirée, perfectly captured by Tiffany Arns.

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Seattle Party Shots brought the photobooth fun with a wide variety of festive props. Guests enjoyed taking their pictures with veils, top hats, and viking helmets, just to name a few.

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Guests not only enjoyed beautiful floral arrangements by Designs by Courtney, but they were invited to take home living succulent rings, created exclusively for them.

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Tucked in the bridal suite was Sarah Ren Makeup Artistry & Hair, who provided a Lip Bar where guests tried many different lip shades in this relaxed and intimate setting.

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On the sweeter side,  Delicately Sweet Confections tempted tastebuds with luscious cake bites and wow’d guests with meringue tower complete with edible gold glitter.

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From old school tunes to brand new tracks, Sounds Unlimited took requests from the guests and showed off their extensive song inventory.

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Alex of Taylor’d Events Group topped off the evening with her expert wedding planning tips and answered guests’ most pressing questions during her Q&A.

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A huge thank you to everyone who attended and to all of our participating partners! If you’d like to find out about future events, you can reach out to WeddingWire Community Manager Jamie at jamied@weddingwire.com.

 

A Recap of WeddingWire Social Austin

Posted by Alexandra on Sep 28, 2015

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Photo by Dustin Finkelstein Photography

Last weekend, WeddingWire and 3 of Cups Weddings & Events hosted a special garden party community event in Austin, Texas! Engaged couples, wedding parties, family, and friends throughout the Austin area gathered at The Sanctuary Event Space for an afternoon of mingling and inspiration. Some incredibly talented Austin wedding vendors joined the Sunday soirée to share expert tips and creative ideas covering every aspect of planning including food, drink, beauty, décor, entertainment, and beyond. Here’s a peek inside the party, all perfectly captured by Dustin Finkelstein Photography.

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Drink Slingers mixed up some inventive signature cocktails behind this sophisticated black wood bar from PADRE Made. They whipped up tasty Pomegranate 75s and Hill Country Mules, both featuring Dripping Springs Vodka.

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Photo by Dustin Finkelstein Photography

Bouquets of Austin dressed up the space with colorful floral arrangements. Blue hobnail vases filled with vibrant zinnias, pincushion proteas, and roses paired perfectly with the zinc high-top tables provided by Premiere Events.

 

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Guests enjoyed music from ATX DJ while they mingled around The Sanctuary’s shady, serene outdoor space. They made themselves comfortable on these stylish orange striped poufs provided by PADRE Made….

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….And toasted their upcoming nuptials in this chic bohemian lounge from Birch & Brass Vintage Rentals.

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Primizie Catering provided scrumptious savory bites including Banh Mi pork sliders, gazpacho served in mini martini glasses, and wasabi guacamole cones with pickled ginger.

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For dessert, Tiny Pies served up delicious mini pies in a variety of flavors including pecan and cherry.

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Brides-to-be enjoyed a little primping and pampering, too! Adore Makeup Boutique & Salon was on site working their hair and makeup magic.

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It wouldn’t be a party without a little photo booth fun! Guests were invited to strike a pose in this awesome Airstream Photo Booth. HootBooth made it easy for guests to upload their pics to social media, or even print them right there on site!

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Photo by Dustin Finkelstein Photography

Untouched Poetry wow’ed guests with special custom poems—the perfect memento for newlyweds-to-be!

A huge thank you to everyone who attended! If you’d like to find out about future events, you can reach out to WeddingWire Community Manager Jamie at community@weddingwire.com. We can’t wait until the next one!

A Recap of WeddingWire Social Los Angeles

Posted by admin on Aug 31, 2015

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Photo by Heidi Ryder Photography

Last week, we hosted our very first WeddingWire community event in the Los Angeles area! Brides, grooms, bridal parties, and friends gathered on the rooftop Skydeck at Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach for bites, beverages, and wedding planning tips! Lindsay Longacre, of LVL Weddings & Events, shared expert advice and led a lively Q&A, with topics ranging from venue selection to budgets to first looks. Couples exchanged engagement stories, swapped celebration ideas, and toasted to their upcoming nuptials. It was a fun and informative evening, and Heidi Ryder Photography captured it all on camera!

Huge thank you to everyone who attended and to our partners: Shade Hotel, LVL Weddings & Events, and Heidi Ryder Photography. The Skydeck at Shade was the perfect venue for this sunny shindig – the first of many community events in the LA area!

If you’d like to find out about future events, you can reach out to WeddingWire Community Manager Jamie at community@weddingwire.com. We can’t wait until the next one!

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If you’re planning a wedding in the Baltimore area, there’s only one place you need to be this Sunday – FS Weds: A Wedding Showcase at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore! You’ll be able to meet some of Baltimore’s most talented wedding professionals and have the opportunity to win lots of fabulous prizes! And bring your future spouse and family members, too – there will be a Groom’s Lounge and a Mother-of-the-Bride Room just for them.

The event starts at 2 p.m. this Sunday, but VIPs can get exclusive first access starting at 11:30am with a special luncheon. The VIP lunch includes an amazing swag bag, and a multi-course luncheon (with champagne, of course!). VIPs will also enjoy a special wedding-planning panel featuring renowned wedding experts, including planner extraordinaire Marcy Blum and our very own Kim Forrest, editor here at WeddingWire.

General admission tickets are $25, and VIP tickets are $85.  Click here for more information or to purchase tickets! See you Sunday!

Wedding Shows, Go!

Posted by apple on May 01, 2012

I have a confession to make!  I’m a bit obsessed with wedding shows 🙂  I love them!  Everything about them, all the ideas and inspirations, not to mention all the free goodies you leave with!  Last month I attended Love Etc. at the beautiful US Grant Hotel in San Diego, CA.  It was fabulous!  Sooooooo many beautiful things to see and great ideas I took away with me.

Here’s some pics I snapped at the show: