When I heard that I got to write my first blog post for La Belle Elaine’s about Ashley Sandvig’s wedding I was ecstatic. She is that girl who walks in a room and lights it up, hence the boogie-tastic cover photo of this post.
For their nuptials, Ashley and Scott aimed for elegant but casual vibe. Karma Vineyards in Lake Chelan proved to be the perfect venue.
“We love wine so I knew I wanted a winery and I love the ‘destination’ feel of Lake Chelan with it not being too far away from Seattle. Ultimately the intimacy of the venue and the stunning panoramic hilltop ceremony site, which had incredible lake views, is what sold me.” –Ashley
Upon securing her venue Ashley came to La Belle Elaine’s for her bridal appointment and fell in love with an Allure Bridals gown that features a romantic chiffon A-Line skirt and heart shaped fully beaded bodice. She said that she knew she had found her dress by the look of her family’s faces. And of course, the dress passed test number two, ensuring she would be able to dance to her heart’s content at the reception.
Julia: Do you have any tips for future brides to help enhance their dress shopping experience?
Ashley: My advice would be to not have your heart set on a certain style because once you actually try the dresses on and see how each style fits your body, your mind will change! And to enjoy every minute, the dress does not make the bride beautiful; the bride makes the dress look stunning!
Next she found her earrings, hairpiece, veil and bridesmaid’s dresses with us as well. Our in-house designer Sally Crew heads up the jewelry collection where Ashley found her drop earrings, flower and jeweled detail hairpiece, and a short veil with a delicately beaded trim. As for her bridesmaids, Ashley chose a flattering blush WTOO Watters by Watters with a heart shaped neckline. She loved that she could achieve the look of her dreams by having a full La Belle Elaine’s styling experience for herself and her and her bridesmaids!
Thank you Ashley for sharing your special day with us!
Written by Julia Stabler
Photographer : Carina Skrobecki, Gown: Allure Bridals, Bridesmaid Dresses: WTOO by Watters and Watters, Venue: Karma Vineyards, Flowers: Fleur de Lis Floral & Event Design lakechelanflowers.com, Catering: 18 Brix Restaurant at Karma Vineyards with Chef Brant Davis Jones, DJ: Integral Djs, DJ 100 Proof integraldjs.com , Hair/Make up: Sorrida Salon sorridasalon.com, Cake: Deb’s Delights debsdelightschelan.com