Hey Skagit Valley & Seattle brides: Join us for a fun, FREE Bridal event!

March 31, 2009


Mark your calendars, the next Bridal Open House is right around the corner! This is a great opportunity to meet experienced wedding professionals, learn valuable information and best of all, it’s FREE!

Come and join us – There will be lots of fun prizes as well as hourly drawings for giveaways!

When: Saturday, April 4, 2009, 12pm to 4pm


  • Let Colleen Mcknight, owner of Hart’s Floral and her staff show you three full wedding styles they’ll create in their shop:
    Elegant & traditional in white & ivory, Rich, bright fall colors in a garden outdoor setting , Modern with hot pink gerbera daisies & bright green & white accents.  Find ways to define your style & see a huge selection of flowers!
  • Listen to Colleen Mcknight’s short presentation regarding trends and styles and register for a chance to receive your dream bouquet!
  • Stop by to meet us! We’ll be there to meet you and answer any wedding photography questions you have. Be sure to stop  by and register at our table four our hourly gift certificate drawing!
  • Also get a chance to meet other talented wedding industry professionals such as  Xtra Special Cakes, Sunset DJ, Consumer Rentals, Cindy’s Jewelry Design and All About Honeymoons.

Where: Hart’s Floral
410 Commercial St., Mt. Vernon, Wa
(360) 424-4248 or 800-634-9333


A fabulous Wedding Party at David’s Bridal this Thursday, March 19th!

March 16, 2009


To all Skagit Valley and Bellingham brides and bridesmaids, this one is for you.

This Thursday, March 19th, David’s Bridal in Burlington, WA is hosting a Wedding Party for bridesmaids, flower girls, moms and special guests.

Come in with your bridesmaids to browse hundreds of dresses and find out about the latest style, the hottest hues, the best accessories and the freshest ideas for your wedding party. Then sit back and watch your friends put on a little fashion show!

When: Thursday, March 19, 2009 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

While there stop by and say hello. We will be there along with other talented and fabulous vendors.

Featuring unique and creative ideas from:

  • Barb’s Pies and Pastries
  • MW Tux
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics

If you would like to make an appointment for this very special event, please call at (360) 707-2980

We hope to see you there!

Join us tomorrow for the David’s Bridal Prom 2009 show! You won’t want to miss this.

March 6, 2009


Join us tomorrow at the David’s Bridal Prom show -Saturday – March 7th at 5pm to 7pm! We will be there with lots of other vendors in the area and will be giving away some amazing prizes. There will be a drawing every 15 minutes from 5pm to 7pm. You won’t want to miss this event.

What: Party like it’s Prom 2009! Preview the new Prom 2009 dress collection, meet lots of vendors, WIN lots of FUN gifts and giveaways – there will be a drawing every 15 minutes!

Where: David’s Bridal in Burlington, WA
151 Cascade Mall Dr
Burlington, WA 98233
(360) 707-2980

When: March 7, 2009, 5pm to 7pm

Don’t miss this event! We will be there along with other great vendors from the area. We’ll have lots of fun giveaways!  I hope to see you there!

We are looking for One FABULOUS bride to win a GLAMOROUS Bridal Photo shoot!

September 18, 2008


To celebrate our blog launch, we will be giving away a glamorous BRIDAL shoot to one lucky FABULOUS bride-to-be! The winner will have the opportunity to spend an afternoon with  Toni from Tonic Design Studio Photography for a fun photo shoot!

We had gathered our favorite vendors and we created a cool package for our ONE FABULOUS BRIDE winner.

These are the fabulous things our winner will be receiving:

Amazing photography and creative direction by  Toni of Tonic Design Studio Photography

– Bridal Bouquet by Hart’s Floral

– Bridal Make-up by eSenta Skin & Spa Salon

– Bridal Updo (Hair) by Delamae Salon & Spa

– Wedding Dress for the shoot will be provided by Wedding Belles.*

– Fabulous Shoes to be provided by Martha’s Bridal. You get to keep the shoes.

– 2 hours of Pre-Marriage Coaching from Megan Anderson of Coaching Your Destiny

– Discount from Xtra Special Cakes in Mt. Vernon, WA

– Two Fabulous Locations

– (1) Fine Art 11×14 print

– High-Resolution Files of the session

– 60 days of Web-Hosting

Contest starts today, Sept. 17h and will end on Oct. 31st, 2008.

Hurry and enter in today! Any bride-to-be can enter so don’t be shy.


Here is how we are going to select our ONE FABULOUS BRIDE. Write to us via email (tonicdesign@gmail.com) and tell us why you or someone you know should be our winner. Anyone can enter, so tell your friends. We are looking for a story, something that’ll touch us, wow us and/or make us cry. Please attach a photo as well. Please cut and paste this into the subject ” ONE FABULOUS BRIDE”. Grand Prize Winner will be announced November 3rd 2008 on the Tonic Design Studio Blog. https://tonicstudio.wordpress.com

Fine print: Contestant or nominee MUST be a bride-to-be and live within a 75 mile radius from Skagit Valley, WA. Photo shoot must be booked by Dec.15, 2008. You will receive a consultation with Wedding Belles regarding wedding gown for the shoot. The bridal gown for the shoot will be on loan from Wedding Belles, Mt. Vernon, WA and will be for the purpose of the photo shoot.

Are you our one FABULOUS bride?

Finally, we’re here.

September 15, 2008

The day has arrived. It’s blog launch day. The day I agonized over and stressed about is here.

Now, where do I begin? A fairly normal question which has crossed the minds and puzzled the psyches of many photographers and entreprenuers everywhere. Sometimes the answer is decided for you. Sometimes you have to dig in deeper. But one thing needs to happen, you have to just do it, start it, work at it and the inspiration and ideas will follow.

So here we are, feet wet and jumping in!

And in true Photo Blog form, we’ll be posting sneak peeks of recent shoots, past client sessions, some favorite photos from previous weddings, engagements and portrait shoots we’ve done, interviews with friends and favorite vendors, plus we’ll also be having fun contests with cool PRIZES!

Did someone say contest? Yes…we’ll be announcing our 1st fun contest in a few days so stay tuned! If you are a bride-to-be or know of a bride-to-be, be sure and tell her to come back and stay tuned for our FUN contest announcement on wednesday!