It is my pleasure to welcome Gayle O'Donnell, who will be an events contributor to the komonews.com website. Gayle has been coordinating various events and celebrations for many years and is recognized as one of this areas finest in her craft. January is the start of the wedding planning season.
January 7, 2011 was an exciting day for brides. Nordstrom launched a new department in their downtown Seattle flagship store. The Wedding Suite at Nordstrom highlights merchandise for all bridal needs, occasions and events surrounding the big day at appealing price points. It serves as a “one-stop shop” for the entire bridal party — from engagement parties, to the wedding day and honeymoon.
The comprehensive selection covers bride, bridesmaid, and reception dresses, foundations, shoes and jewelry. Capsule collections of bridal, bridesmaid and special-occasion dresses by guest designers will include ML Monique Lhuillier, Notte by Marchesa, Milly, Kate Spade and Trina Turk. Special accessory and footwear designs through exclusive partnerships with Alexis Bittar and Stuart Weitzman will also be offered. Additional in-store services include on-site tailoring, bra fit specialists, beauty services, garment steaming, shoe shining and free shipping on orders placed with Wedding Stylists. Wedding Suite in-store shopping will be by appointment only. The Wedding Suite at Nordstrom will launch in 14 select stores nationwide and online at Nordstrom.com. Downtown Seattle is the only Washington store scheduled to feature The Wedding Suite at this time.
To celebrate The Wedding Suite opening there will be an Open House this weekend, Saturday, January 15 from 12:00 – 3:00 PM at Seattle’s downtown Nordstrom store. The public is welcome and responses are requested. You can call 206-628-1730 to RSVP for the event, or to make an appointment for your bridal gown consultation with one of Nordstrom’s wedding stylists. Nordstrom expects to host other special events, such as trunk shows with some of its featured designers in the future, so we’ll keep you posted as we learn of upcoming events. To learn more about The Wedding Suite visit them at Nordstrom.com.
Gayle O’Donnell, Events Contributor
Thank you, Gayle, Cheers, Tami Michaels