Friday, January 16, 2015

Dress of Our Dreams - Ivy by Rue de Seine

nude silk and ivory lace boho wedding dress

high neck, lace, high low hem 2015 wedding dress trends

buttons down the back of a boho lace wedding dress

the dress theory styling by camille wynn bridal fashion stylist

fashion forward wedding dress

ivy rue de seine wedding dress unique train

ivy gown from the rue de seine bridal 2015 collection young love

the dress theory bridal is one of america's best bridal shops and favorite

the dress theory is full of unique boho wedding dresses

rue de seine young love collection by new indie designer Michelle Corty
 Photos by Will Vastine for The Dress Theory, Dress Ivy by Rue de Seine, Model Rhian Bosci of AMAX, Hair & Makeup by Amanda Gros (check out her workshop here), Styling by Camille Wynn

Ivy by Rue de Seine is truly the dress of our dreams! There is nothing better than when our brides love a gown as much as we do and the Ivy gown is stealing everyone's hearts. When I opened the first boutique in Seattle two and a half years ago, I set out to create a home for gowns this breathtaking. After working in this business and attending all the incredible bridal markets in NYC, I've never encountered a gown so special. The exquisite french lace, nude silk slip, high neck, or the scalloped high low hem... I literally cannot choose my favorite detail about this gown. Brides always ask me if I ever have wedding dress regret after opening my own shop and this dress is the closest I've ever felt to the pains of dress regret. Luckily I've been able to help brides who have fallen in love and said yes to Ivy, which is the next best thing to getting to wear it myself. Or maybe it's even better to see Dress Theory brides light up when they fall head over heels for Ivy? And now that I think about that, I am certain for me it is.  

Ivy is perfect for a stylish bride with a romantic bohemian heart! Through the streets of Paris or an English garden, this gown encompasses every bit of the dress of our dreams no matter where our stylish bride chooses to don this timeless, classic, yet bold gown. 

To try this gown or any of the beautiful handpicked gowns from our collection, please schedule an appointment online with us here. If these photos make your heart flutter we cannot wait to meet you and have you in! We're going to be a good match we know already. And if Ivy is your gown or you're creating a similar feel on your wedding day, you can shop my styling picks with this dress at the end of this post. Because with a high low hem like this beauty, your shoes cannot just be an afterthought but a perfect finishing touch!

Camille & The Dress Theory

Monday, January 12, 2015

Alexandra Grecco Trunk Show

unique bohemian ethereal wedding dresses

bridal separates for unique wedding dress alternative by alexandra grecco

alexandra grecco bridal trunk show at the dress theory
All Photos by Erich McVey

We fell hard for Alexandra Grecco's bridal collection when it launched last year, and our brides did too! We are hosting another Alexandra Grecco trunk show in San Diego to celebrate the new year and all things beautiful and bridal! The trunk show will be January 23-25 and the designer will be at our shop to work with you lucky brides! Alexandra be bringing along all her effortlessly elegant gowns and her in-demand bridal separates. We can't believe how many of our Dress Theory brides are embracing separates and going for it! If you are dreaming of Alexandra Grecco gowns and want to lock down your appointment, give us a ring at 206-550-7948 today to schedule your appointment and find your AG gown with us!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Dress Theory Style - Wedding Day Heels

the stuart weitzman nudist sandal heels are perfect wedding day shoes

You've found the dress, and now you have all kinds of fun things to shop for next. Bridesmaid dresses, jewelry, shoes... If you're anything like us you're especially excited for your wedding shoes! Take a cue from some of the most stylish ladies in Hollywood and try the Nudist Sandal by our beloved Stuart Weitzman! They are simple yet sexy, classic, come in a range of colors and options, and you can totally wear these beauties again after the wedding!

The Dress Theory

Monday, December 22, 2014

Sarah Seven 2015 Trunk Show - January 2-4

crop top wedding dress separates by sarah seven at the dress theory

unique wedding gowns in seattle for boho brides

sarah seven 2015 brand new collection trunk show in san diego

sarah seven wedding dresses for san diego, riverside, and orange county brides
Photos by Angela Carlyle of Angela & Evan

Sarah Seven's latest collection (including the sparkly crop top and party romper we're getting nonstop calls about) are headed to our San Diego boutique for a very special trunk show weekend, from January 2-4 by appointment only. The designer Sarah will be at our boutique to work with our brides too!  We hope you can join us for an appointment to find your Sarah Seven dress! Give us a call to schedule or email us at


Friday, December 12, 2014

Dress Theory Gift Guides - For Your Groom

dress theory holiday, christmas, and stocking stuffer guide and gift picks for your groom or husband

Whether you're groom-to-be (or husband) love an ice cold beer or a carefully crafted cocktail, Camille rounded up our "For Your Groom" holiday gift guide. We're especially found of the local picks! Handsome leather boots from Nashville's Nisolo, a linen notebook that will make him kick his old ones to the curb, or a whiskey jug made in San Diego (which would also make a cool flower vase when he wasn't looking)! And with that we leave you to shopping, mainly because Christmas is 13 days away and we've barely made a dent in our own Christmas lists! Happy weekend!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dress Theory Gift Guides - For Your Bridesmaids

christmas and holiday gift ideas for your bridesmaids and best friends

One - To wear on your wedding day // Two - To keep their cell charged // Three - To keep track of time // Four - To lay out at your bachelorette bash // Five - To sew in to their dress // Six - To keep the cheers and tears flowing // Seven - To wear when standing by your side // Eight - To wear everyday

We are all about the holiday season over here. Not only do we love all things sparkly and festive, but this time of year is engagement season too! We love getting to meet newly engaged brides at the shop. The sisterly love between our brides and their favorite gals always touches our heart. Watching the champagne toasts, reminiscing and dreaming together, sharing laughs, and sometimes sharing tears of happiness too. We know how much you love your soul sisters, so we rounded up a Bridesmaid Gift Guide for your holiday shopping! Gifting your best ladies something they can use on your wedding day is a total win in our book. From earrings your bridesmaids can wear on your big day, or even their bridesmaid dress! If you're headed somewhere warm and sunny for your bachelorette party (hello Vegas!), a stylish pair of sparkly sunglasses would be so much fun. Or stick to something completely unrelated like this gorgeous leather and gold watch! But our very favorite find this year... The most adorable sew-in tag that reads "I've got your back". Sewing this tag into their bridesmaid dress without anyone else noticing is the sweetest gift from a bride to her closest friends that we've ever heard of! And whether you exchange gifts or just a heartfelt "cheers" your bridesmaids this holidays, we are so happy you have them! A good girlfriend is simply the best.

The Dress Theory

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A Bride's Fragrance

buying a new perfume for your wedding and special events

how to make you wedding day extra special and memorable

New Perfume Ideas for your wedding day
Photos by Will Vastine for The Dress Theory

"Perfume is the indispensable complement to the personality of women, the finishing touch on a dress." - Christian Dior

You are probably running around checking off your wedding to-do list. You shopped for your wedding dress seven to nine months before your wedding. You even found your wedding earrings, nail polish, hair style! But have you considered choosing a new fragrance for your wedding day?

 A scent can bring a rush of vivid memories and picking a perfume to wear for the first time that day is an unique way to lock down those specific memories. On future special occasion or anniversaries you will know exactly what perfume to wear. Every time you reach for that treasured bottle you will instantly be transported back to the magic of that day together! Christian Dior reminded us that the perfect scent can also complete your wedding day look, so keep in mind the vision for how you want to look and feel that day. Choose a perfume that will make you feel like the most glamorous, sexy, romantic, bohemian self. Or whatever look or feel you want to create for the day! Shopping for a new scent with your fiancĂ© is a fun wedding planning project that you two can enjoy together too! Something a little different and refreshing after a day of addressing Save-The-Dates together all day, and romantic too! If you are both into perfumes and colognes, maybe you will both be able to find your wedding day choice. A new fragrance will not only complete your look and impact you will have on your guests and fiancĂ©, but will also instantly recall those memories for the future!

To inspire your wedding day fragrance search, we selected a few of our favorite and most memorable perfumes to share with you. And we would love to hear what scent you will be wearing that day!