To Veil or Not to Veil? That is the Question.

Veils aren’t for everyone, there are a good amount of brides who would prefer to wear flowers in their hair or a sparkly head piece. To some, veils are the topper to make them truly feel like a bride. Veils are definitely more of the traditional route, but there are ways to wear a veil that is less traditional but …

Glitter Everywhere

Every bride wants to feel like a princess on her wedding day. To some, this might mean a Kate Middleton or Meghan Markle type wedding gown, classic and little to no detail. For others, a princess gown means a fully beaded number, whether it be rhinestones or sequins, fitted or ballgown. Although they never really went out of style, more …

Advice for Planning your Day of Shopping

Wedding gown shopping should be a wonderful, fun experience with your friends and family. Many brides love to make a day of it, planning several appointments to go to.  This can make the day a ton of fun, but it can also sometimes be overwhelming. Here are some pieces of advice for planning your shopping day: Try not to make …

How To Purchase Off- The- Rack

It’s no secret that it can take months and months to order a wedding gown. Plus, with alterations it can tack a couple of months onto the already slow process of purchasing your wedding gown. Especially during COVID this past year, it has been difficult for brides to actually set a wedding date, so there have been many elopments. If …

What You Should Know About Starting Alterations

When shopping for a wedding gown, it’s important to know that 100% of the time you will need some type of alteration. Whether it’s just a hem or bustle, or a slight fix of the strap, or the full set of taking in the side seams and all of the above. Here are some important things to know when you …

Benefits of Shopping During a Trunk Show

If you are first starting your gown search, you might start off by browsing online, or looking into specific designers. This is helpful for both you as a bride, and for us as stylists so that we can better help you narrow down your choices. In your research, you might see various events called trunk shows scheduled with the shops. …

Shopping for the Curvy Bride

It is no secret that sometimes it can be intimidating when you’re going wedding gown shopping for the first time. Especially since the dresses you will be trying on are standard sample size. If you are a full figure curvy bride, it is important to work with stylists who understand and will listen to what you are comfortable with. So …

Shop History

La Belle Elaine’s Bridal is the product of Elaine’s of Edmonds and La Belle Mariee in Kirkland. With the stores opening in the late 70’s and officially merged in 2004, we are proud to have hosted brides whose mothers bought their bridal gowns at Elaine’s of Edmonds years ago, and now with their daughters it has come full circle. With …

Welcome to Our Blog

Welcome to our blog! La Belle Elaine’s has been recognized by the Knot.com as “Best of Weddings” 5 years in a row voted by local brides as well as the elite Hall of Fame award. Located near South Lake Union in Seattle, La Belle Elaine’s has the widest selection of bridal gowns and accessories in the Seattle and Bellevue area! …