Monday, October 26, 2009

Get Gorgeous Goods, While Giving Back!

Posted by Holly-Kate Foss

Getting married in 2010 and wanting to purchase items for your wedding AND give to a great cause? This Thursday evening you will have the opportunity to bid on these amazing hand-crafted Wedding Bands with DIAMONDS during our LIVE auction!

What is Get Hitched, Give Hope - you ask? It is essentially THIS: A big party for brides and grooms where they can get good deals on fantastic products & services for their wedding by donating to a great cause. The money raised at the cocktail party-slash-auction is used to grant final wishes for Stage 4 breast cancer patients. Can you think of a better way to spend your Thursday night? I can't!

We have LOTS of great items this year, covering everything from couture gowns to flowers to invites to coordination to photography... but one of our favorites... His and Hers Wedding Bands by local Queen Anne jeweler T. Anthony Sholdt!!

His: Tungsten wedding band with a palladium inlay.

Hers: Diamond eternity band set in palladium with 43 (count 'em! 43!) round brilliant cut diamonds (.22 carat total weight)

For more information about the event and to purchase your tickets, please visit

Learn more about T. Anthony Sholdt at

See you on Thursday!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sweet Pea Events Featured on Green Wedding Shoes!

Posted by Holly-Kate Foss

One of our Weddings was featured on Green Wedding Shoes - how exciting!

It was such a pleasure working with Emily and Casey during their wedding planning. Here is a quick sneak peak at their wedding. More pictures and details to come~

Photography by Sean Flanigan

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Get Hitched, Give Hope - October 29, 2009

Posted by Holly-Kate Foss

Do you have your tickets yet?

In less than two weeks, you can attend one of the greatest events of the year! Get Hitched, Give Hope!

Get Hitched, Give Hope is throwing a big, glamorous party for brides & grooms planning their 2010 or later wedding. In one night, they can shop for all their wedding necessities; score photography packages, invitations design, bridal accessories, wedding coordination services and more - all while feeling great, knowing that the money they spend is going to a fabulous cause. Last year, we raised $30,000 in a SINGLE NIGHT to grant wishes to terminally ill breast cancer patients. This year we're hoping to raise $50,000.

What: Cocktails, appetizers, desserts, insanely stocked swag bags, silent & live auction, raffles, amazing shopping for brides & grooms, fundraising for Brides Against Breast Cancer/The MakingMemoriesFoundation

When: Thursday, October 29th 2009 5:30-9:00 PM

Where: The Dome Room at the Arctic Club Hotel, 700 3rd Avenue at Cherry, downtown Seattle

Who: Seattle's top wedding vendors who are donating their goods for a cause! Here is a short list of some of the vendors that are providing services/items at the event:

Sweet Pea Events
and many more more!

How: for tickets, the goods, & more!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

De-Stress During Your Wedding Planning

Posted by Kelly Simants

We know that the typical bride spends anywhere from 200-300 hours planning her wedding…chances are, that means you find yourself staying up late night after night, pouring over your new bridal magazines and spending hours online researching the latest trends.  Or, maybe you are looking at all of your unchecked to-do’s on your wedding checklist and are feeling a bit of stress!  Well, of course besides bringing a Wedding Planner on board to help you ease that stress, I wanted to share three products with you that will help give you instant relief and help you to de-stress!  I’ve personally used each of these products and think they work amazingly well.

This first one is from Origins and is called Peace of Mind – it’s on the spot relief for any tension or pressure you’re feeling on your neck, temples, etc.  It works wonders on headaches, as you’ll feel the pain and pressure begin to melt away immediately as the cooling sensation kicks in. Oh, and it has a wonderfully relaxing mint scent that reminds me of being at the spa!

Peace of Mind(R) On-the-spot Relief

This next product is also from Origins and is called “No Puffery” – it’s a cooling mask for puffy eyes or dark circles, and works like a charm!

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Finally, this under eye concealer helps to cover up any remaining dark circles and to brighten up your eyes!  It’s called Boots No7 Radiant Glow Concealer and is available at Target.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Pink Champagne and Gold Color Palette

By Kelly Simants

Last week we introduced the Spring 2010 line of colors that Pantone has indicated will set the trends in fashion.  I was instantly drawn to the “Pink Champagne” color swatch, and decided that I would pair it with gold and create an inspiration board with an antique flair to share with you.  This color combination is so classy and romantic and would make the perfect pallette for your spring wedding or rehearsal dinner.  Enjoy!

 Considering Color: Glamorous and Glinty Pinks   image

Duchess stone necklace in Dusty Blossom -  Antique Victorian CameoStrawberry Macaroons by Delicious MagazineTulip ring by

  Paper accessories from Ceci New York -

White canopy umbrella with ostrich feather trim -  Martina by Pronovias 2010 Luminarc Pink Champagne Flutes -

Row 1:  Tablescape by Martha  Stewart, Vera Wang bridesmaids dress in Antique Gold, and Cake by Martha Stewart

Row 2:  Duchess stone necklace from J. Crew, antique victorian shell cameo, strawberry macaroons from Delicious Magazine, “Tulip” ring by Shaesby

Row 3:  Place Setting by Totally Tabletops, paper accessories from Ceci New York

Row 4:  White canopy umbrella from Bella Umbrella, Martina gown by Pronovias, pink champagne flutes from Etsy

Monday, October 5, 2009

Hot Bridal Fashion Trends for Spring 2010

Posted by Kelly Simants

Now that fall is here, that means we’re already looking ahead to bridal fashion trends for spring!  If you are planning a spring wedding, now’s the time to be ordering your bridesmaids dresses if you haven’t already!  This coming spring is going to be full or color, but you’ll also see some beautiful neutrals – the latest Pantone Report for Spring 2010 was released in September during Fashion Week in New York.  Pantone basically helps to set the stage for fashion and design colors and trends.  The spring 2010 palette below includes colors like Turquoise, Fusion Coral, Violet, Aurora, Tuscany, Pink Champagne and Tomato Puree (I love the names)! Here is the full palette for spring 2010:

Spring 2010 Color Palette from

I decided to take a few of the spring 2010 colors and find some fabulous goods that would be perfect for a wedding, rehearsal dinner, or engagement party!  Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be using these Pantone colors as inspiration and will provide event design and decor ideas…so stay tuned for more!  In the meantime, here are the fun finds I wanted to share with you!

Bridesmaids dress from - Tea-length scoop neck silk shantung dress with shirring at bodice and bow detail at empire waist.   This clutch is called "Bouquet Toss" and is made from a vintage drapery in champagne, pink, and pale green.  J. Crew jeweled garland bracelet -

Silk chiffon Juliet dress in tropical aqua - www.jcrew.comFoo Foo Frontier necklace - Kate Spade Slim Envelope Wallet in Turquoise -

Nicole Miller silk dupioni dress with tie in Poppy -  Pierre Dumas from www.piperlime.comGenuine stone hoops from Nectar Necklace -  Dotik Series II - Lemon Yellow and White Poka Dot and Lili Headband -

Melissa Sweet - Silk Charmeuse knee-length halter dress with gathered bodice and bow at neck (in Majestic color). Dome Ring - Rafe New York Erin Flap Clutch -