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Best Wedding Stores In Seattle For The Vintage Shopper

March 11, 2014 6:00 AM

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(Photo Credit: Michael Blann via Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: Michael Blann via Getty Images)

Most ladies who are shopping for a wedding dress almost always have a clear picture in their mind of what they want their gown and accessories to look like. A bride-to-be may first view her dream wedding gown in a magazine or in a romantic movie, and then begin the journey of finding bridal fashions that come as close as possible to replicating that perfect look. If you love the style of vintage wedding dresses or newer styles that are inspired by vintage gowns, be sure to check out these Seattle boutiques and shops.

Blue Sky Bridal
311 N. 77th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 783-8700
www.blueskybridal.com

Blue Sky Bridal is a unique boutique that sells previously owned wedding gowns that are like new — either purchased and never worn or worn only once. Blue Sky Bridal’s selection of vintage and vintage-inspired gowns is one of the largest in the Seattle area. Brides-to-be can shop the boutique’s entire selection of bridal gowns and bridal accessories by simply making an appointment. In addition to vintage gowns that are recycled and reconstructed, Blue Sky Bridal also sells organic wedding dresses, made of a custom, hemp-silk material. If you’re looking for vintage-inspired bridal gowns and accessories, and want to “go green” and shop from an environmentally friendly boutique, be sure to contact Blue Sky Bridal.

Trove Vintage Boutique
2204 N.W. Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 297-6068
www.trovevintageseattle.com

Trove Vintage Boutique is located in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood and carries a treasure trove (hence the name) of vintage and gently used items, including wedding dresses, wedding fashions and wedding accessories. You can get a glimpse of some of Trove’s vintage wedding dresses for sale through its Etsy.com page. But going into the boutique and trying these elegant ensembles on is the best way to decide which vintage-inspired gown is right for you. Some of Trove’s vintage dresses date back to the 1940s and 1950s, while others are a more modern style with hints of vintage-inspired decoration, such as romantic laces, chiffon, pearlized buttons and embroidery.

The Dress Theory
7222 Linden Ave., Suite A
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 550-7948
www.thedresstheory.com

The Dress Theory is a bridal shop located in Seattle’s Phinney Ridge neighborhood. It carries a number of wedding dresses and accessories from well-known designers that create vintage-inspired designs that are non-traditional, romantic and, at times, a bit Bohemian. Brides-to-be looking for the perfect dress need only make an appointment to peruse the eclectic selection available at this charming shop. You can view and try on gown designs from Claire Pettibone, Temperley London, Sarah Seven, Sarah Janks, Winifred Bean and Ivy and Aster.

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Two Big Blondes
2501 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 762-8620
www.twobigblondes.com

The name Two Big Blondes may not scream “vintage wedding dress,” but once you step into this quaint consignment boutique, you will find everything you need for your vintage-inspired wedding. Two Big Blondes sells numerous fashions and accessories for women who wear size 12 and up. In the back of the store, you’ll find a section dedicated solely to wedding attire and accessories, including vintage gowns and vintage-inspired dresses. There are prices for every budget, so you definitely won’t overspend by shopping here. In addition to selling wedding apparel in the store, you can also shop for lingerie, shapewear, swimsuits and more for your honeymoon. Check the Two Big Blondes website and store often, as it runs great sales on many of its items.

I Do Bridal
2206 N. 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 633-7926
www.idobridal.com

I Do Bridal offers a collection of vintage-inspired, designer gowns from locations throughout the world. Its extensive selection of wedding gowns are not only affordable, but also unique and very romantic looking. Featured designers include Mori Lee, Sophia & Camilla, Justin Alexander, Venus, Robert Bullock and Maggie Sottero & Midgley. Simply call and schedule an appointment and allow this shop to provide you with a relaxing, yet rewarding gown shopping experience.

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Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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