Destination I Do
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Inspiration at the Edgy Edgewater

Words by Courtney Kellar
Words by The Antibride, Carolyn Gerin
Photos courtesy of Edgewater

How much do I love the Edgewater? Let me count the ways!

May 30, 2009: The mister and I throw on hipster cocktail gear, head to Pier 67 and score a dockside table at Six-Seven, overlooking Elliott Bay inside the Edgewater, where gigantic antler chandeliers, exposed timber, floor-to-ceiling windows, sparkling candelabra, and an overall ‘mod meets lumberjack’ design sensibility screams ‘rustic luxe.’ Enjoying gingeritas, mojitos and live music, we watch a fuchsia sunset over the Olympics. Executive Sous Chef John Roberts whips up decadent lobster mac and cheese and Penn Cove mussels. The Beatles stayed there and so should you! Check out some of the hip trends in weddings that are happening in the Pacific Northwest, courtesy of the Edgewater!

The economy may have put a cramp in some people’s style, but certainly not local brides at The Edgewater Hotel, located on Seattle’s sparkling waterfront. There, brides are going ultra luxe – though not in the usual ways. Rather than spending big bucks, brides are getting a luxurious feel through the use of gold tones throughout and by utilizing vintage styles and themes – taking inspiration from vintage Hollywood and shows like “Mad Men.”

Weddings are also shifting from summer to fall, which is naturally filled with the gold tones found in falling leaves and the abundance of the harvest. The cooler weather also means that furs are making an appearance, from elegant stoles and wraps to fur petticoats.

The Edgewater, Seattle’s only waterfront hotel, is the perfect match to this new ultra glam style. With sparkling waterfront views and grand spaces, like the Olympic Ballroom, brides can easily go from princess bride to Hollywood starlet with The Edgewater providing the perfect Northwest-inspired “set.”

The Edgewater Hotel’s Wedding Trends:

Gold Reigns Supreme – Gold has become one of the hottest tones to use. It’s no longer about silver, gold has taken over. Gold is warm, inviting, elegant and old world. It has become a staple in jewelry, table decorations, flatware and even vases and dresses.

Fall-ing in Love – Autumn/Fall is now THE time to get married. With the recession, people feel that fall weddings are less expense and are therefore finally getting married during this wonderful time of year. With fall colors, autumn leaves and the abundant bounty of the harvest to use for appetizers and distinct dishes – it’s created an entire new wedding style featuring antique bronzes, fur petticoats, dried flowers and red apple centerpieces.

Brides Become Starlets – Old Hollywood and circa 1920’s speak-easy glamour have come back again. The use of cracked leather, red lips and long thick silk dresses are reappearing. Think cigars, scotch and Big Bands.

You can catch a glimpse of The Edgewater’s wedding spaces and a few photos by visiting (click on Weddings at the top of the page).

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