Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom magazine invited me to a luncheon at the elegant, modern and distinctly urban Hotel 1000. Immediately I wondered why Seattle might want a second Nuptial publication. We already have Seattle Bride. The answer came minutes after stepping off the elevator into a sweet smelling foyer. I was enthusiastically greeted by Poison Waters herself, in her bright, don’t miss me for a moment, blue dress. Now would Seattle Bride have a drag queen host their gala? No doubt things are shaking up here in the NW, so who knows what tomorrow may bring for Seattle Bride. But today there’s Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom. Notice the G word. My husband, formerly my finance, was offended and surprised that so little was addressed to Grooms. He was a huge part of our wedding planning. SMB&G recognizes and encourages the Grooms involvement. Equally as (formerly) disappointing, I have submitted images from my numerous gay and lesbian weddings, never to be published in a bridal mag. SMB&G includes everyone’s nuptials in their scope, which should be taken for granted, for goodness sake!
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine certainly did their homework. Invited were some of my favorite wedding vendors. Luly Yang, John Gardner of Aria Style, Coordinators Merry Beth Turpin of Aisle of View and Travis and Jesse from True Colors Events. Others I at least had the pleasure of saying hello to: the ever helpful Me Ra Koh and Jeff LaPlante, Sharlane Chase, Grace and Hun of GH Kim, Michael Good, Katarina from J Garner, The Lulu weddings gals, The Junebug weddings gals, the catering team at the elegant, waterfront Woodmark Hotel. If all of these quality Seattle wedding vendors sign up with SMB&G, brides and grooms can be sure to find top wedding professionals all in one publication. OK, that’s all for now. Ellie is awake. It takes forever to create links so I have to stop right now!
The Theme of the Day, “Get Rocked”.
The sweet smell of success. Cupcake Royale.
Our entertaining MC, Poison Waters.
From left to rignt, our hosts from Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom. Jill Spitznass, Editor. Laura Cassidy, Editor. Nicole Vogel, Publisher
These folks have experience. Portland Monthly, Seattle Metropolitan, and Portland Bride & Groom magazines are all in the family.