In case you missed it, last Thursday was the Art of Weddings. I’m not even exaggerating, it was a hit! The vendors, the guests, the designers, the models… everyone was plum pleased. With a swanky lounge and long catwalk setting scene in the grand Luxe Autohaus, it was more of a hip social event than bridal show. And all the city’s finest brides-to-be came out in high style, touting Maids of Honor, mothers, fiances, friends and in-laws.
And let’s just put it out there: If I had been a bride, I’d have been all over this event, like buttercream frosting on wedding cake. (And oh was there wedding cake! Our fave: an airy white cake by Karren’s Specialty Cakes… light, creamy frosting with pears and a thick layer of filo dough!)
So, back to the event… The evening was just spectacular, and the space divine. Vendor spaces were set up like boutiques, with tall bistro tables, black linens and beautiful, architectural floral arrangements. Brides and their guests enjoyed wine, chocolate and savory little nibbles while viewing everything under the veil: Modern photography, stunning bouquets, gourmet wedding favors, jewelry, bride-to-be gifts, event venues (I adore the outdoor venue, Sauvie Dolce, btw!), and more.
Go Red For Women benefited from some amazing prizes in the Grand Bridal Raffle: Pearls from Garnish, gift certificate from Kate Towers, a night’s stay at Hotel Lucia, custom invitation packages from 1st Comes Love, and so much more.
But, hands-down, the best part of the evening was the couture bridal fashion show. Oh my sweet local goodness. We had thirteen models from Option Model Management and four local dress designers, plus items from two local lingerie boutiques, and the amazing Seyta Selter presented her luxurious men’s suits.
Let me tell you, I was dreamy-eyed, seeing all of the locally pressed gowns. I must admit, I was secretly planning The Big Day. Even though this ring finger is still bare, mind you.
Hey, a girl can dream, right? Plus, there is always next year’s Art of Weddings…