3 October 2011

We’ve moved!

Hey lovelies,

Wed4Less Northwest has moved!

Check out our brand new content at www.wed4lessnw.com!

30 September 2011

Moving Party: Top July, Aug. & Sept. Posts

This is a momentous occasion. Today marks the LAST DAY that I will be posting content on this site.

There will be one more post tomorrow announcing our new URL. (I’m putting a few finishing touches on the site before I have y’all flock over there. I might end up announcing it tonight, though!)

But today, we’re going to take a last look at my top five favorite posts from July, August and September.


Oregon Wedding

ONE – Christy and Mark’s Oregon beach weddingThe simple details and the love between family and friends that is evident in these photos is what makes this wedding, photographed by Kailee Willard Photography. I’m still amazed at how subtle and yet elegant this event was.


$550 look

TWO – $550 NW Bridal: whimsical vintageI’m a sucker for wispy, poofy and tulle things. This look combines all of that and more. AND it’s affordable. Can’t beat that.


Wedding Bands

THREE – Wedding bands on a budgetI really hate how wedding bands are one of the first things couples often cut from their wedding budgets. They can be so affordable! Check out this post for some great ideas on where to look for bands that will only cost you a bit of pocket change (think around $20-$30!).


Yellow & Green Wedding


FOUR – My wedding: Defining a mantra I still think that defining a wedding mantra is so important. It keeps you from getting side-tracked and confused by all of the crazy wedding industry prettiness. In other words, it keeps you grounded.

California Budget Wedding

FIVE – Ngan & Eric’s blissful DIY weddingThis wedding was clearly a labor of love. From the DIY origami to the DIY bridal bouquet, this wedding is the definition of a budget-friendly feat.


29 September 2011

Moving Party: Top June Posts

Oh. My. Goodness. I can hardly hold myself together. I’ve been finalizing some stuff with the super cool sponsors we’re going to have on the new Wed4Less, working with the amazing giveaways that we’re going to have, and LOVING every minute of it.

One negative thing to note, though: It’s getting cold. I wish it was still Spring. And today’s post just makes that yearning worse, because today we have June’s top posts!

Wedding Dress

ONE – Vintage Bed & Breakfast Inspiration Shoot This shoot, by Jamie Delaine Photography, might just be my favorite shoot ever. Maybe even my favorite post ever. I’m completely enamored by the colors. I’m enamored by the $30 dress and how amazing it looks. I’m enamored by the adorable accessories! (And it doesn’t hurt that this dress looks like a vintage version of my dress.) :)


TWO – Color inspiration: sea foam and blushThis is still one of my favorite color combos. It just reminds me of femininity, spring and vintage, which we all know are things I can’t ever get enough of.

DIY Bridal Headband

THREE – DIY Bridal headbandThis was a really fun and easy project, and another of those that can be used for everyday or for your wedding. (I wear mine all the time. I love the hand-crafted anthropologie look.)


FOUR – Rustic gifts & accessories from Made of Paper and Things, an etsy shopAren’t these headband gorgeous? I think so too. My favorite Made of Paper and Things product, though, might be their rosette bag (which, by my luck, is no longer available; sad face). Their jewelry is still readily available, though!

Spring Inspiration

FIVE – Sweet spring inspiration shootPerhaps most fitting for June and spring was this lovely shoot, by Michelle Masser Photography. The muted and feminine tones, the lovely florals, the amazing props, all of it came together to create pure gorgeousness. Also, this shoot inspired a short series called DIY or Buy, in which we showed you how to DIY and where to buy things in this shoot. Fun, right?

Gear yourself up. Tomorrow’s post, encompassing July, August and September (we’ll probably have a top ten), will be our last post on this site. We’ll announce our amazing new URL Saturday!


28 September 2011

Moving Party: Top May Posts

Day three of our moving party!!! Only three more days until our new site goes live and five more days until we start posting there!

Can you tell I’m getting excited?!

Are you getting excited?!?

GQ Men's Wedding


ONE – GQ Wedding: Our take on manly [budget] fashionThis post has all the goods you need to have your men dressed up in style, and without spending a fortune. I especially love the above look—a white suit with a powder blue shirt. Classic!

Budget Bellingham Wedding

TWO – Bellingham wedding by Jen Martin StudiosThis wedding is so fun! From the bright blue shoes for her to the lime green socks for him, from the shots on the motorcycle to the shots in a retro coffee shop, I just can’t get enough!

Cowboy Engagement Shoot

THREE – Cowboy Engagement Shoot by 2Twelve Design & PhotoThis shoot definitely shows off this couple’s personalities and the immense love they share. I love their hats, their jeans, the wheat background. Oh, goodness.

Distinctly Ivy

FOUR – Irresistible jewelry from Distinctly Ivy, an etsy shop – I absolutely adore Distinctly Ivy’s shop. I bought a lovely necklace from there a while back, and my experience was fabulous. It’s all well-made, quality jewelry at great prices.

Park Budget Wedding

FIVE – Top three budget-friendly places to wed – Having trouble choosing a venue? This post is just for you. Get some advice on finding a budget-friendly venue!


27 September 2011

Moving Party: Top April posts

It’s day two of our moving party, and four days from the big reveal of our new site (new content on the site coming Monday).

Here are my top 5 posts from April!

Vintage Glam Budget Wedding

ONE – Real Wedding: Vintage Chic by Shyble Photography, BoiseThis wedding is one of my all-time favorites. I love the unique style of photography that Shyble has. Yummm.


DIY paper flower

TWO – DIY Paper Flower, take 2 (and 3)My second try at paper flowers, these two tutorials are awesome! I still make these all the time. So fun.


Budget Engagement Photo

THREE – My Wedding Wednesday: Engagement Shoot #2I’m still in love with my engagement photos from Erika Ellis Photography. I feel like she really captured the essence of our relationship.

Wild Poppy Etsy

FOUR – Vendor Tuesday: Wild Poppy Etsy ShopOh my goodness. Who can resist these silk beauties? Surely not I. That’s not to mention the other pretty things in the Wild Poppy Shop, like earrings.

Kim Hatchie Etsy

FIVE – Kim Hatchie Designs, hand-made beautyOne of my favorite pieces of jewelry is a bracelet from Kim Hatchie Designs. I get complimented on it all the time. Her designs are so intricate and lovely. Getting together with Kim was also a delight!