Thursday, January 12, 2017

Deja View Photography and 6999 Others Attend the 45th Seattle Wedding Show

Last Saturday Kay Harper and I attended the 45th Seattle Wedding Show. This is the 4th year we have gone into Seattle for the wedding show. I heard from one of the vendors that over 7000 people attended the 2017 show. Every year it is fun to observe the excitement of Mother and daughters, newly engaged couples or groups of friends with the bride to be roaming the Seattle Convention Center with hundreds of vendors as they peruse the aisles.

Just before the show I read over the booklet of 2017 Wedding Trends from Wedding Wire and it was right on for what we saw at the show. The high energy fashion show had many models wearing wedding dresses with intricate, detailed long sleeved dresses many which were covered with detailed sequins. Lots of models wore dresses with long flowing lacy veils that trailed behind them down the runway. Some of the most striking dresses were from I Do Bridal and I Do Bridal Too out of Seattle. One was a vintage lace gown with sheer inserts with a nude underlay worn by a stunning model. The dress was gorgeous. There was also a striking floral print chiffon ball gown with a pleated skirt, pockets and a giant way over sized orange hat. This floral gown looked like something Mary from Downton Abby would have worn to a cricket match. Then there were two piece lace top pant suits. I couldn't help but wonder if they were inspired by Hillary Clinton. I wasn't sure if the pant suits were meant for the bride or just for the bridesmaids.

The other thing that was striking was the detail and uniqueness of the wedding cakes. Colorful marble and metal looking cakes, drip and even donut cakes. So many bakeries had incredible geode cakes that looked like realistic amethyst crystals on the inside.

Everywhere was the influence of Pantone's 2017 color of the year which is called Greenery. One could see the focus on Greenery every where. Green repeated in the table decorations, in almost all the floral arrangements, the elaborate details in the wedding cakes and the stationary even envelopes. So much color and textures at time the show could be a bit visually overwhelming. Kay and I had a chance to meet and visit with several Photographers and found them to be very friendly and willing to share tends they were seeing in their work this year. We stopped by the Port Townsend Fort Worden booth to visit with Julie, Eileen and Tim who were manning the booth. The Fort's display looked great. Julie had one of my wedding albums on display from a wedding I photographed last summer under the unique Madrone tree at the Fort

The show doesn't allow cameras but I caught a couple images, mainly cakes with my cell phone. It was a fun show and a great day in Seattle. I'm really excited about this upcoming wedding season. If you would like to sit down to discuss your wedding day I offer a free pre-consultation with Deja View Photography.  Best wishes to all the couples who have found love and have plans to be wed this year.

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