Monday, March 31, 2014

Eve by Rue De Seine {Style Guide}

Eve by Rue De Seine Wedding Dress

The beautiful Eve by Rue De Seine wedding dress has left us dreaming of an elegant, but distinctively bohemian wedding day. Black bridesmaid dresses, natural and glamorous accessories, floral details, and a signature wedding day scent. Sounds quite dreamy to us!


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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sample Sale at The Dress Theory Seattle

We're so excited for our savvy brides to join us for our Spring sample sale here in Seattle on Friday, April 11. These "sales" are a rare treat, we only host sample sales twice a year. This special event is by appointment only, and appointments can be scheduled by calling us at 206-550-7948.

Sample gowns by Jenny Packham, Sarah Seven, Claire Pettibone, Nicole Miller, Ivy & Aster, and many more of our incredible designers will be on sale! The sample sale is the perfect opportunity for brides looking to buy a designer wedding at a great price. We're talking big discounts here ladies! If you've been dreaming of a designer gown at a lower price point, our sample sale is your chance.

Still trying to determine if you are a good match for a sample sale shopping event? Here are a few things we've learned to hopefully help you get the most out of your experience -

1. Sample gowns are technically used. They have not been worn by a real bride on her wedding day. The gowns also have not be exposed to damaging/risky environments like outdoor wear, smoke, pets, harsh/direct sunlight, etc. However, these gowns have been tried on by brides who have scheduled private appointments at our boutique. Many of them are still in exceptional condition though. 

2. Our sample dresses are a size 8, 10, or 12. Gowns cannot usually be let out more than 1/4", and they also should not be taken in more than 3 to 4 sizes if possible. While we can order brand new gowns in variety of sizes, sample sales are most successful for brides that are close to the size of our samples. 

3. Sample sales are a special, exciting event that always book up in advance at our boutique. We highly recommend booking your sample sale appointment with us as soon as you can if you are interested. The deals available at sample sales are also only available that day during your appointment, so sample sale brides should be ready to officially 'say yes' to their sample sale dress that day. Be ready to walk away with the designer wedding dress of your dreams at an exceptional price! The sale on the gowns is only available on Friday, April 11. If you are not a place in your wedding planning to purchase a dress, we recommend booking a regular appointment with us on another day. We'd love to have you in! 

4. Sample sale prices are marked as is. We take several factors into consideration during the markdown process and we have priced them appropriately. 
5. Sample sale gowns are sold as is. You get to take home the gown you try and purchase. After you have purchased the gown, you can choose to do any additional changes, cleaning, or alterations you choose. 

6. If you like shopping for a good deal and love being decisive, sample sales are fun!

Appointments are filling up fast, but you can still lock one down by giving us a call at our Seattle boutique! 

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Real Dress Theory Bride Tess

{Photos of Real Dress Theory Bride Tess by Sergio Mottola}

Our beautiful bride Tess is also the talented Seattle florist behind July Floral Design. We had so much fun working with Tess and her girl friends in our boutique and we were over the moon when we received her wedding photos via email this week. Tess said she loved the gown in the San Juan Islands' breeze, and we could not agree more! The silver chiffon just floats in the wind and created the dreamiest look we're can't stop thinking about it. So much beauty! Congrats Tess and Mike!

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Houghton Trunk Show at The Dress Theory Seattle {March 21-23}

We're so happy to say Houghton Bride is coming to Seattle for one weekend only for a very special trunk show! Here are a few photos of some of the gowns that will be headed to our shop for the event. That pale pink lace gown is stuck on our mind, and we aren't mad about it. We can't wait to see the gowns on our real brides and figure out favorites! For now though we are happily envisioning a beautiful loft wedding with a bride rocking that pink gown....

^^ Seriously?! Lace AND that back. ^^

We are in trouble, these gowns are just too good. We may or may not shed a tear when it's time to pack them up and send the out at the end of the trunk show. 

We hope if you've been looking for a wedding gown that is stylish and the perfect timeless edgy balance for your big day, you'll book an appointment with us for our Houghton Bride trunk show. There will be bubbly and bites, and of course a selection of the coolest bridal gowns we've ever for our brides to try and buy!

 PS We have a post going up everyday this week (starting yesterday) on Once Wed featuring our gowns shot by Bryce Covey. If you haven't already, we'd love if you take a second to check out the posts and leave us some love. Happy Tuesday!

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Wishlist

We really, really love Valentine's Day over here at The Dress Theory. But that's probably not surprising. At least not half as surprising as the fact we're already half way through February of 2014. What?

Back to the pretty love day business though, we think Valentine's Day is a real dreamy day. Whether you are engaged, married, dating, or single, it's a great day to celebrate love and all things pink, red, lacy, and chocolate. It's a win. If you are spending February 14 alone, treat yourself! And even if you have your lifelong Valentine, treat yourself! Or at least let your other half in on what you may be dreaming of unwrapping on love day. Anything from this wish list from the new Phantogram album to an extra beautiful Anna Sheffield black diamond ring would make us just about the happiest ladies ever. What are you hoping to see wrapped up this Valentine's Day?

PS We are big Parks & Rec fans, anyone filled with happiness over today being Galentine's Day?! Happy Galentine's Day ladies! Especially Leslie Knope for filling our evenings with lots of laughter. 

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