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Editor's Blog

Pictures of fun and trendy ideas for your wedding and reception.

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INSPIRATION: A Bride and her Tribe

A bride, her tribe, and some of the best vendors in the south sound are a recipe for a perfect wedding day! read more

Real Weddings

See inspiring wedding ideas at real weddings.

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A Full Moon Capital Wedding

TRACY AND CHARLOTTE MET AT A SHOW at the Capitol Backstage in downtown Olympia. They saw a band called “Full Moon Radio” and were married on a full moon five years later. read more

Tips & Ideas

Newlyweds and wedding pros share.

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Wedding Planning: Do's and Don'ts From the Experts

Avoiding the pitfalls of wedding planning and coming up with the best ideas can be challenging when preparing for your big day. Getting advice from your married friends can be helpful, but let’s get real. They have a very limited view of what works and what doesn’t. Our wedding experts see the good, the bad, and the ugly year-round and can share some seriously valuable do’s and don’ts. We asked some of our best local wedding and event experts to chime in on a few fun questions for wedding planning. Here is what they had to say... read more

Hot Trends

Showcasing the latest styles.

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Micro Weddings - Big Weddings Not your Style?

While micro weddings were gaining in popularity prior to COVID, they are certainly a trend now in our region due to restrictions in place prohibiting the big bash some had planned for their weddings. Ironically, before COVID even hit our area, we published this article in our Spring/Summer 2020 magazine from The Swantown Inn & Spa (in Olympia, Washington) about the benefits of a small and intimate wedding! read more

Something Blue Color Trends
Trends in Wedding Favors!

Trends in Wedding Favors!

Sepember 21, 2019

Brides for a Cause

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Latest posts

INSPIRATION: A Bride and her Tribe

A bride, her tribe, and some of the best vendors in the south sound are a recipe for a perfect wedding day! read more

October 21, 2020

2021 Show Update

As we look into 2021, the outlook is bleak for our Annual South Sound Wedding Shows. read more

October 15, 2020

Wedding Planning: Do's and Don'ts From the Experts

Avoiding the pitfalls of wedding planning and coming up with the best ideas can be challenging when preparing for your big day. Getting advice from your married friends can be helpful, but let’s get real. They have a very limited view of what works and what doesn’t. Our wedding experts see the good, the bad, and the ugly year-round and can share some seriously valuable do’s and don’ts. We asked some of our best local wedding and event experts to chime in on a few fun questions for wedding planning. Here is what they had to say... read more

October 15, 2020