Winter is not the most popular time of year for weddings, due to unpredictable weather, and the disruption of the holidays. If you dream of having a cozy, low key wedding, winter can be the perfect time. Vendors and locations won't be booked a year in advance. Indoor locations have a cap on the number of guests, so your list won't grow out of control. If you get lucky there will be a bit of magical snowfall! (just not too much). This styled shoot features two of our newest gowns- the Madeline and the Kaitlin, and some winter wonderful inspiration to draw from.
FlowersFleur de lis Floral & Event Design
Cakes & CateringSweet Crumbs
Coordinators & StylistsWeddings By Dani
Venues & OfficiantsThe Whaley
Rentals and TransportationLake Chelan Wedding Rentals
Health & BeautyHologram Hair
PhotographersBen + Molly Photography
Paper Goods & CalligraphyPink + Peach
Rentals and TransportationBBJ Linen
Favors & DetailsKarma Vineyards
Model Aimee Bouchard
We are so excited to have Canadian designer Pure Magnolia in the shop next weekend for a trunk show! The line is perfect for a summer wedding- low backs, lightweight fabrics, pretty floral bustiers, and a sweet crop top!
Pure Magnolia was started in 2009 by Designer Patty Nayel who wanted to give local and international brides an eco option for their wedding dress. This was definitely something that brides were looking for because the collection quickly became popular in Vancouver and is now available at select boutiques across Canada. The collection is made up of customizable dresses made from European laces, Indian Silks and Organic cottons.
I met Patty at New York Bridal Fashion Week, and was very impressed with her designs and construction.
Book your appointment now- the gowns will be at Cicada for one weekend only!
10% off All trunk show orders
Did you see our Giselle gown in Chantilly Lace in the latest issue of Seattle Bride Magazine?
It is always so thrilling to see our designs so artfully photographed in this innovative magazine- they truly are an indispensable local bridal resource! I thought it would be fun to show the photos of our gowns that have appeared in Seattle Bride over the last 5 years.
I'd love to know what your favorite pic is- and your favorite gown!
Amanda Valentine Photography and Bright Side Events styled an elegant shoot for our Jasmine gown with a cream, gold and mint green palette. The Jasmine gown is a beaded Chantilly lace long sleeve gown that is worn over a champagne strapless silk fitted underlay. It's really two dresses in one, so you can wear sleeves for your ceremony, and go strapless for your reception.
Amanda Valentine Photography
Bright Side Events
Who wouldn't feel like a woodland fairy in this lush setting? Luma Weddings beautifully captured our Olivia gown at Treehouse Point (named one of the Top 26 Coolest Wedding Venues by Green Wedding Shoes). Wild Spirit Events did the styling and Bond In Bloom created the charming bouquet. Natural and fresh looking hair and makeup by Yessie Libby.
What I love about this Dairyland farm photo shoot is the way the modern details blend with the rustic setting. Rachel is wearing our Olivia gown (above) and Marie gown (below). Both gowns look very natural in the barn. The Olivia has more of a relaxed feel, it is made with slightly stretchy lace and silk charmeuse so it is a very light easy to wear gown. The Marie has a flowy chiffon skirt which helps give the classic ballgown shape just the right amount of movement to balance the structured bodice. And if you are a dog lover like me- the adorable corgi's name is Patty and belongs to Laurel of Laurel's Florals.
Dresses :: Cicada Bridal
Planning + Design :: Sprinkled in Seattle – Katie Slayton
Photography :: Vanasse Studios
Venue :: Dairyland
Flowers :: Laurel’s Floral Decor
Cake :: The Sweet Side
Tables :: Seattle Farm Tables
Rentals :: Pedersen’s
Models :: Rachel + Jimmy Brown
Hair + Makeup :: Yessie Libby
Paper Goods :: Swash Letterpress + Design
Chalkboard :: Wedding Chalk Art
Catering :: Eat Drink with Eric Baur
Sweet and simple, the Liberty gown is perfect for a warm summer wedding by the lake. Lightweight and easy, no train to get caught in the dock. The contrasting textures of the slinky silk charmeuse slip under the ivory lace adds depth to a clean silhouette.
A rooftop wedding has a chic modern feel to it. Ireland is wearing Cicada's Jessica gown, with the Sabrina lace topper and Abbey sash. We fell in love with Ireland's vibrant red hair when she came in to try on gowns for this shoot and asked her to model our 2015 collection!
Planning/Design- Ginger Bee Planning and Events
Photography- Vanasse Studios
Venue- Olympic Rooftop pavilion
Hair- Emerald City Beauty-Erin Register
Makeup- Angela Rodriguez Wedding & Special Event Makeup
Models- Ireland S and Greg K
Hotel Ballard-Travis Williams
Linens/Table items-Choice Linens
Desserts- Hayley Steplyk
Jennifer Gay and Elizabeth Klob Cicada Owners