Winifred Bean Audrey Wedding Dress

From Camille at The Dress Theory:

We envisioned organic yet sophisticated styling for Winifred Bean’s “Audrey” dress. We love this dress for the sweep of the cowl back, the soft structure of the silk crepe, and the simplicity of the design. The twisted low bun styled by Heidi and Amy’s signature “no makeup” makeup brilliantly complimented the dress and created a look that is natural and romantic. This look would pair beautifully with an overgrown bouquet of spring flowers. Bryce’s light and airy photographs captured the vision flawlessly, and the emotion that glows in his images is the perfect finishing touch.

Dresses: The Dress Theory | Photography: Bryce Covey | Makeup: Amy Clarke | Hair: Heidi Marie Garrett

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02.26.14 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Wedding Registry with SimpleRegistry

We adore innovative ideas that make planning a wedding and getting married easier. There is already so much involved in planning a wedding and working out the details regarding the actual  marriage that sometimes the fun stuff, like registering for gifts, becomes a hassle. It can be frustrating to trek from store to store to register for all of the things you want or need, and then you inevitably end up going back a few weeks after the wedding to deal with returns and exchanges. Most of the time, you don’t even need all of the stuff you’ve registered for because you’re forced to register at stores you wouldn’t normally choose. Well, our sponsor, SimpleRegistry has revolutionized the act of registering for wedding gifts!

SimpleRegistry allows for you to register for literally anything! You can register for that toaster you’ve always dreamt about at the same time as skydiving lessons! You don’t have to choose between experiences and things; you can have both!

Setting up your registry is fun and easy with SimpleRegistry. You can use a plugin, like the “pin it” button on your bookmark bar to register online from any store on the web. SimpleRegistry has also created a mobile app that allows you to scan barcodes and take pictures of things you want to register for.

Your friends and family will love SimpleRegistry too because big ticket items can be split between people, and your friends can contribute however much they feel comfortable with. SimpleRegistry also helps track of who you’ve thanked by generating a list of guests, the gifts they gave, and their contact information so you can send notes!

If you have a hard time knowing what to register for, SimpleRegistry lets you share your registry with your friends who may love shopping or just have similar taste. They can go in and suggest registry items for you, and you have the luxury to choose which items you’ll keep on the registry and pass on the ones you’re not too sure about.

The best part about SimpleRegistry, besides the fact the the whole world is literally at your fingertips, is that after your wedding, your entire registry is redeemed as cash. That way you don’t have to worry about the fact that the camera you registered for is now out of date. Just take the cash and buy the newest model!

We are absolutely mesmerized by this innovative idea, and we hope that all of you out there getting married will consider SimpleRegistry for your wedding registry!

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02.25.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Rue De Seine Chloe Wedding Dress

From Camille, at The Dress Theory

“Chloe” by Rue de Seine is a beautiful statement, with unforgettable long sleeves, a form fitting shape, and all-over embroidery in a vintage floral pattern. This dress is both fashion forward and timeless. Amy highlighted these elements by applying a striking red lip, which is perfect for a bride looking to make a statement on her wedding day. Heidi complemented the strong lipstick with a loose side braid, rather than a sleek hairstyle, to keep the aesthetic chic, effortless, and romantic. Bryce expertly captured the look and the drama of the dress with his unique eye for style and elegance. Rue de Seine is a newer bridal line out of New Zealand that will be available at The Dress Theory boutiques in Seattle and Nashville beginning this March. The Dress Theory is also happy to announce bringing this beautiful line to its newest boutique location opening later this spring in San Diego.

Dresses: The Dress Theory | Photography: Bryce Covey | Makeup: Amy Clarke | Hair: Heidi Marie Garrett

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02.25.14 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Sarah Seven Practically Perfect Wedding Dress

This week we’re going to be showcasing five different bridal looks for Spring 2014! We couldn’t be more excited to share these 5 looks from designers like Sarah Seven, Jenny Packham, Alice Temperly, Rude De Siene.

From Camille at The Dress Theory:

This ivory silk chiffon dream is handmade with love at the Sarah Seven Atelier in San Francisco. The lighter-than-air movement of the gown and the chic simplicity of the design inspired the first look that Bryce captured. Sarah Seven’s “Practically Perfect” is an ideal canvas for a bride to style and personalize in an infinite number of ways.  The gown is just as amazing dressed-up with a sparkling sash or statement necklace, as it is paired with a simple belt or delicate flower-crown. When styling this look, we found ourselves inspired by the flow of the fabric and the simplicity of the sweetheart neckline. To complement these elements, we accentuated her waist with a sweet crystal-ribbon and kept her look youthful, romantic, and fresh. Amy applied soft, natural makeup and Heidi sculpted her gorgeous hair in long, effortless waves. We think this gown is absolutely perfect for a bride looking to complement her free spirit and unique personality without looking like “someone else” on her wedding day or feeling restricted by a gown that overwhelms. The Practically Perfect gown is available in specialty bridal boutiques that stock Sarah Seven, including The Dress Theory in Seattle and Nashville, as well as the Sarah Seven flagship stores in San Francisco and Chicago.

Dresses: The Dress Theory | Photography: Bryce Covey | Makeup: Amy Clarke | Hair: Heidi Marie

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02.24.14 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog