Washington state brides, we just found where you're going to get your wedding dress! Blue Sky Bridal is a very small bridal shop located in Greenwood, Seattle, owned by Jen — yet another Offbeat Bride-turned-Offbeat Vendor. Blue Sky is dedicated to offering you green choices for wedding dresses — selection includes pre-owned contemporary, vintage, reconstructed, and (when they can find them) new sustainably and ethically-made gowns.
Let's dive into their eco-friendly ways and gush over real-life wedding photos of Blue Sky Bridal dresses in action… in forests, in cities, in the rain, and even on top of a mountain…
First, I want to share this awesome quote from Jen:
Our clients have ranged in age from 19 to 81, and we are equally enthusiastic about weddings of any (or no) religion, and equally happy for the couple whether straight or gay. Our only goal is to have a dress that our clients loves, that is in or under her budget, ready to go, and easy on her conscience.
The shop is a labor of love, and we're pretty relaxed and friendly. We're about one hemp garment bag away from being a Portlandia sketch.
Blue Sky Bridal's goal is to reduce the number of new dresses made for weddings and to promote eco-friendlier options for gowns and accessories all around. Blue Sky also makes a special effort to have harder-to-find sizes available in store — both plus-size and petite! They have an awesome selection of vintage dresses, and Blue Sky also works with the very talented Amanda Vernell of Twice Blushed for custom reconstructions.
Because Blue Sky Bridal carries gowns on consignment, their prices are a heck of a lot cheaper than new wedding gowns, and all of the money stays in the Seattle community. Ooh, and all you already-married lurkers (we know you're there), Blue Sky is always looking for gowns to consign. And anything they can't sell they offer to ship to Brides Against Breast Cancer for the consignor.
Finally, all of Blue Sky Bridal's inventory is available online for your at-work or late-night browsing pleasure. So click around, find a few dresses you're into and then go have an awesome and easy wedding dress experience over at Blue Sky Bridal.