Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thanks for joining us at Linked!

We hope you enjoyed Linked Bridal Fair!  

Here is a little more info about the days events. First let us tell you about your hosts-

LUXE Wedding Design- Annette Lefebvre is an event designer with over ten years experience aiding couples with planning, event and wedding design and coordination services.   She started as an officiant so she knows all about making your ceremony meaningful as well as visually beautiful.  Her latest venture is working on french destination weddings, so if you dream of lovely views, weather and wine in France then contact her for more info! 

Crinoline & Tweed- Planning Duo- Tes de Luna and Sarah Furstenberg of Crinoline & Tweed help couples start planning their special day by finding that thread of common inspiration, then carry that through to all the small details throughout the day.  With a focus on giving brides and grooms a personal feel and look to their wedding, they use their talents to hand make and source unique items, find vintage treasures and fashion elements to deliver a one of a kind wedding that is sure to be unforgettable.

Thanks to all those that came out to Linked Bridal Fair, an artisan wedding showcase featuring our favorite handpicked vendors-

Caterers-  Both our caterers had special tastings featuring items off their new spring menus.

Feed Co-  Delicious locally derived elements focusing on a fresh take on food for events.  

Corson Building-  A lovely venue for events as well as local fresh fare for all your catering needs.

Sweets- They worked hard to deliver a lovely range of sweet treats.

Parfait Organic Ice Cream-  Local, innovative flavors, and handmade cones!  
Ruth-Anne Ford-  Dreamy french pastries, fondant layered cakes, and macaroons.

Rosellini Sweets-  Gorgeous, delicious cakes, cookies and cupcakes you simply have to taste.

Trophy- Fancy cupcakes to liven up any party.

Bar Service- Light and refreshing signature drinks were served up over ice.

Strong Waters-Amazing custom cocktail service.

Fashion- If you aren't looking for the cookie cutter pieces you'd find in most bridal boutiques check out the array of independent designer goods you could see at Linked.

Holly Stalder-  Feminine bridal designs handmade in Portland, Oregon.
Julia Barbee- Reworked vintage pieces and one of a kind accessories.

Violet Magpie-  Feather and floral hair accessories.
Frankie Four- Custom ties for wedding parties.

Duchess Clothier- Simply amazing custom men's suits  because really why should the ladies have all the fun?

Rings and Jewelry- Whether you are looking for an engagement ring to pop the question or jewelry to top off your bridal ensemble check out these two jewelry havens.

Fancy- Handmade and local designer jewels & rings with a storefront in Belltown

Essenza-  Fremont shop with wedding rings, specialty perfumes and other pretty things.

Flowers- Looking for a more natural looking bouquet?  Katherine from Marigold & Mint is perfect for you.

Marigold and Mint- Locally grown flowers, super cute flower shop on Capitol Hill offering bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpiece flower design for any occasion.

Invitation Designers- The invitation sets the mood for the wedding so check out these two local designers offerings-

The Willows- Innovative  wedding invites and other graphic design needs.
Razi Bhatti- Artistic and modern take on wedding invites with a hand drawn feel.

Music Sets throughout the event by- From accordion to cello these whimsical performers can really set the tone for a lovely event.

Photographers- Hey this is how you'll remember your wedding, through the eyes of your photographer so decide carefully!  Check out the stunning styles of-

Rosemary Wagner- Rosemary offered a fun photo-booth at Linked but see her gorgeous signature style on her website.

Amber French- Wedding photography with an artful edge.
Many of the photos on this blog post were taken by Amber.

Beauty Services- We had a beauty crew set up to help you come up with the perfect look for your wedding.

Make-up- Jennifer Verador- clean, sophisticated style to make you look like a better version of your already beautiful self.
Hair-Niko Weddle- his nickname is the "Updo Genius!"  Need we say more?
Skin-care- Jason Hill- aids clients with skin-care products to help their skin look it's best.

Rentals- The use of props and furniture can really transform a venue and give it a new life that suits your personal style.  Linked would not have been as beautiful without pieces from Vintage Ambiance.

Vintage Ambiance- Huge selection of vintage furniture, silver, tableware, and other props to give your event a more unique retro feel.
ABC Rentals-  Delivering all your rental needs from tables, chairs, specialty tents, and even fun things like a popcorn machine!

EM Fine Art was our venue, so if you are looking for a space for your event give them a ring and see if it may be a good fit for your special day.

We even had a palm readerShauna can help divine the story of your life by reading your hands and the story they have to tell.

To view our vendors work please click on their names to follow the link to their web-pages or contact us at for more info.

Thanks again to Amber French for letting us use her images as well as Julia Salamonik for the use of her documentation of Linked Bridal Fair.  

Friday, April 20, 2012

Music & Beauty feature

We are getting pretty excited for Linked Bridal Fair this Sunday April 22nd, 12-4pm at EM Fine Art.  If you haven't RSVP'd yet check in and see if space is still available here.

We have some fun entertainment for you here is a little highlight on our featured musicians-

Greg Ruby Music: From a sophisticated guitar & violin duo for the ceremony, to a vintage jazz trio for the cocktail hour to a swing dance band for the reception, Greg Ruby is able to assemble an ensemble that fits the mood and ambiance for your wedding.  Wonderfully custom, gorgeous music for your celebration.  Greg's music is topnotch!  Don't miss him playing at Linked!

Miles & Karina: Seattle group  "Miles & Karina" play smart, quirkish, joyful, thoughtful, spirited, celebratory music for your wedding pre-ceremony, ceremony, cocktail and reception to help make your dream-come-true a reality. Versatility and excellence with style!  

Beverly Brossmann: Versatile and accomplished flutist, Beverly Brossmann's unique, beautiful and innovative music is perfect for ceremonies, cocktail hours and celebrations of all kinds.  At Linked Beverly will be showing off a little Bossa Nova and interesting accompaniments. 

Casey & Matt: Casey & Matt from the Blue 4 Trio will be playing as a duo busting out a couple sets this Sunday.  These guys are pure music gold.  Charismatic and super fun.

We also have a palm reader and hair and make-up consultations, if interested please call Annette  at LUXE! by email or telephone at 206.679-8044 and she will set you up with our amazing services.

 Here's more about our beauty services if you want to sign up-

Jennifer Verador: She knows how to accentuate and enhance beauty with adept skill and precision.  Jennifer's a cool, sophisticated make-up artist and does gorgeous photo spreads, high fashion and commercial work, but she shines the brightest as a bridal make-up artist.  Her demeanor and perceptive nature with the skill of being able to give the look and feel people want, make her indispensable.  She can create beautiful, natural looks that compliment a client's personality and give polish to their wedding day or totally go for high glamour, amazing transformations for brides that want to go for something creative, dramatic, new and fabulous.

Niko Weddle- Daily Candy's endorsed bridal hair expert they call the " Updo Genius" is Gene Juarez artist, Niko Weddle.  (not to mention Luxe Wedding Design's all time bridal hair favorite)  He will be custom consulting to perfection at Linked this Sunday.  Niko's stylings are glamourous, gorgeous works of art.  If you're having trouble deciding what to do with your hair for your big walk down the aisle, see Niko at Linked or book an appointment with him soon!  His bridal hair and updo's delight, transform and inspire.

Jason Hill : is a skin care educator and works for the renown dermatologist Dr. Diane Chui.  Jason will be consulting brides on different treatments and products that can help bring health, healing and rejuvenation to your skin just in time for your nuptials.  Jason, Jennifer & Niko Weddle will be showcasing their talents in the bridal room of EM Gallery.  

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Only one more day to RSVP for linked!

Tomorrow is your last chance to RSVP to be our guest at Linked Bridal Fair this Sunday April 22nd, 12-4pm at EM Fine Art!  Don't miss out on our well curated musicians, food, fashion, photographers, and so much more.  

Here is a little more info about some of our artisan vendors, read our other posts to learn more about Linked!


Rosemary Wagner- Rosemary has been focused on wedding photography since 2003.  She loves capturing genuine moments between couples and it shows in how personal her portraits feel.  Whether you prefer a more clean black and white look or soft romantic color pictures she will deliver gorgeous documentation of your special day with a unique twist.

Amber French-  Amber's work tends to have a very artful feel with her use of interesting angles, lenses and color shifts.  She has a way of capturing the light in a very magical way that gives her shots that something extra.  We also love her use of fun props in some of her work giving them a whimsical feel and lightness not every photographer can deliver.

Invitation Designers-  

The Willows- Wedding invitation designs for the beautifully eclectic, artful Seattle couple. A graphic design team, of Nate Myers and Abbey Jacobson, with over 10 years of experience in print design.  They work together to create unique wedding invitations that reflect your personality on your special day.  When they're not coming up with creative solutions you may run into them at the zoo, a local book store, a concert, or simply enjoying the outdoors with our Boston Terrier Basil.

Razi Bhatti-  Local artist and designer Razi Bhatti offers couples a modern and very illustrative approach to wedding invitations.  If you want something very personalized and hand drawn in feeling she is who to turn to for lovely inspiring invitations that are truly one of a kind.

Palm Reader-

Celebrant/Intuitive Palm Reader Extraordinaire-  I've always wished I had a crystal ball to look into the future.  No such luck, but at Linked we are hooking you up with a palm reader, pretty close right? Sign up for your complimentary Linked palm reading with Shauna. She'll divine the story of your life in the book of your hands.  Shauna's intuitive readings are eerily good, grounded and straightforward with perceptive, creative analysis of the palms. Her interpretations and acuity are captivating, inspiring and delightful to say the least. 


ABC Rentals- Deciding what rental company to use for your wedding? May we suggest ABC rentals?  They will bring your order to your doorstep and return for prompt pickup when you are done. They also have a warehouse and showrooms in the Harbour Pointe area of Mukilteo or the Tukwila area of Seattle where they will meet with you and help you select all your goodies from chairs, plates, silver, linens, serving pieces,  even fantastic tents.  They are providing Linked Bridal fair with many of our rental needs (and a popcorn machine!)

We hope to see you at Linked on Sunday!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sweet On You!

Don't miss Linked Bridal Fair this Sunday April 22nd, 12-4pm, at EM Fine Art. 

Space is limited for this free event so please RSVP today!  

Linked Bridal Fair is brought to you by Crinoline & Tweed and LUXE wedding design.  

Today's blog spotlight is on our dessert artisans that are baking up some delicious treats for our Linked guests.

Rosellini Sweets-  If you're looking for lovely rustic cakes that taste as good as they look try Suzanne Rosellini's amazing cakes.  Many of her recipes are perfected gems passed down from family so you know they are tried and true.  Whether you're a fan of Red Velvet, Lemon, or something more traditional like Chocolate once you taste her cakes there is no turning back.

Ruth-Anne Ford- After years of working for other well established restaurants Ruth-Anne forged ahead on her own to make gorgeous wedding cakes and other pastries.  If you are dreaming of a multi layer cake with fondant come taste her magical cakes and other treasures.

Trophy Cupcake- At Trophy they take cupcakes pretty seriously.  Coming up with splendid flavors like Pink Champagne brings a new artistry to elevate a simple cupcake to something extraordinary.  They use only the finest ingredients and decorations on their cupcakes to bring a lovely elegance to any event.

Parfait Organic Ice Cream- Looking for something other than cake?  Come try Parfait's Organic Ice Creams.  She will be outside with her truck serving up some of the best locally made ice cream on the planet.  

Hope to see you at this Sunday!  Scroll down to see our other vendor highlights and learn more about Linked Bridal Fair!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Linked Clothing & Accessory Designers

Come see us at Linked Bridal Fair Sunday April 22nd 12-4pm at EM Fine Art!  Space is limited for this free event so RSVP today!  

We wanted to spotlight some of our talented clothing and accessory vendors and tell you a little bit more about them and what they are offering our guests at Linked-

Violet Magpie- Been on the hunt for something lovely to wear in your hair for your wedding?  Have we got the designer for you!  Violet Magpie will be at Linked Bridal Fair with a selection of her finest feather, floral or vintage hair clips. She will also be taking custom orders so the sky's the limit!

Holly Stalder-  Portlander's know all about Holly Stalder's talents.  Her lovely wedding and bridesmaid dresses, capes, and small accessories will be showcased at Linked Bridal Fair.  Come see her feminine details in person and order your dream dress!

Julia Barbee- Looking for something other worldly?  Julia Barbee finds the most gorgeous vintage treasures and reworks them into true works of art.  She will be bringing small accessories, tiaras, hair clips, and some deconstructed clothing.  When you select a piece from her you know it is one of a kind.  

Duchess Clothier- Are you a gent looking for a suit that truly represents you?  Look no further!  Duchess will hook you up with a handsome custom suit.  Come meet them at Linked Bridal Fair and order your suit for your big day.

Frankie Four- Finding the right ties can be hard if you have a bridal party to dress.  That's why custom can be the right way to go.  Angela, from Frankie Four, has been whipping up handmade ties for about 8 years now.  She can work in your color palate and even add a whimsical applique to the ties.  She will also be bringing her retro inspired swimsuits in several styles for you honeymooners!

Hope to see you at Linked!  Check our other blog posts for an overall vendor list and other important details!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

More Detail On Our Amazing Vendors

We are getting very excited about Linked Bridal Fair happening Sunday April 22nd, from 12-4pm.  We wanted to give you more insight on our participating vendors this week.  Please check back for more personalized posts on who you will meet at Linked!  Don't forget to RSVP for Linked.  Space is limited for this free event~

First more info about our great venue-

EM Fine Art-  Looking for a venue for your special day?  Come to Linked and check out EM Fine Art's eclectic mix of urban and rustic located in the oh so central neighborhood of South Lake Union with an amazing view of the Space Needle.  By day EM Gallery functions as a local art gallery but this space is also available for events.  We love the rustic exposed brick wall perfect for a ceremony backdrop.  Come see how we transform this space during Linked and see the endless options this location offers.

Looking for fresh, local food for your wedding?  Come to Linked Bridal Fair and taste two of Seattle's best choices-

Feed Co- At Chef Scott Staples' Feed Co. Catering, they create amazing events. It’s farm to table sensibility, where planning, service and hospitality are taken just as seriously. Come chat with them at Linked about how they will create a warm, genuine and delicious event for you."

Corson Building Events- Dedicated to food and it's direct connection to celebration, community, and culture the Corson Building runs on a system of organic processes.  They work within their community to make and source local food and wine.  They also have a gem of a space in Georgetown where they offer dinners, cooking workshops and parties.  Whether you are looking for a caterer for your existing venue or would like to have your wedding at the Corson Building come taste their lovely local fare.

Come see how you can make your venue more personal with antique rentals by-

Vintage Ambiance- Want to deck out the venue you've chosen for your special day?  Lucky for you we've recruited Beckie from Vintage Ambiance for Linked.  She specializes in a fabulous collection of vintage furniture, architectural elements, vases, dishes, and other props.  They reflect her love of rustic treasures that she searches for and rents out to Northwest couples, event planners, designers, and photographers to insure their vision is represented in true period detail.

Looking for that special ring you will cherish forever?  Or maybe just some gorgeous jewelry to wear on your wedding day?  Come to Linked and see our favorite options-

Fancy- In the heart of Belltown you will find a charming jewelry shop and gallery owned by local jewelry designer Sally Brock.  Not only does she make custom rings she also curates great work from local and national designers.  If you are looking for a custom wedding or engagement ring, come down to Linked and meet with Sally.   Her modern take on tradition will insure your rings will be  treasured for years to come.  She will be bringing her own wedding collection as well as work by three other designers.

Essenza will be showcasing three jewelry designers featuring their engagement and wedding ring collections as well as a sampling of our their favorite boutique wedding perfumes and colognes from Europe and the United States.  Essenza is honored to represent the exquisite jewelry of Francesca Lacagnina.  Inspired by the natural world and one of a kind gems, Francesca creates pieces that are unique and modern but maintain a sense of antiquity.   Essenza is fortunate to have carried Jamie Joseph's beautifully handcrafted jewelry for over 14 years.  Working out of their exquisite Georgetown studio, Jamie and her husband Jeremy craft handpicked semi and precious stones into unique hand and machine-cut facets into elegant, timeless jewelry.  From start to finish in creating each piece, Jamie focuses on maintaining the natural integrity and organic appeal of each extraordinary stone.  Essenza's newest wedding jewelry designer is Anne Sportun. Based in Toronto, Anne's sparkling diamonds and other precious stones adopt an understated elegance that transforms her rings from special occasion dazzlers to wear-everyday pleasures.  Finding pure beauty in nature's organic forms, she balances the precise with the irregular.

We hope to see you at Linked!  Check back for more info about our additional artisans.  Scroll down to previous entries for more about Linked.