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Jessica & Mike - June 17, 2017

Jessica and Mike got married in Skagit county at one of our favorite venues, Greenfield Farms in Anacortes! If you look closely you can see the light rain falling and the huge smiles on their faces. Jessica loves rain and since it brings good... Read more


  • A dress that is oft-overlooked due to its straight-across neckline in an era of sweetheart-neck dominion, this gorgeous gown by Justin Alexander is nonetheless a stunning gown for the bride who wants to look like a princess on her big day.... Read more

  • After the cake is eaten, the toasts are drunk, and the happy couple are off to a sunny honeymoon, what happens to the wedding gown? Many newlywed brides hang it up in their closet or in a box under the bed, giving it little thought. Or they... Read more

  • With the new Cinderella coming out in theaters this weekend, I spent the week wondering: "what would Disney's leading ladies wear to their wedding in 2015?" Here are my top picks for nine of everyone's favorite princesses:

    Belle... Read more

  • Trunk Show 101

    If you are currently in the market for a wedding dress, then you might be noticing many bridal salons advertising for “trunk shows.” You may be asking yourself, what exactly is a trunk show? While many new brides may be unfamiliar... Read more

  • The finishing touch for any wedding dress is the final press. It makes sense; your gown arrives in a packing box, is... Read more

  • D.J. Davis
    Bridal Stylist
    Alicia's Bridal &The Formal... Read more

  • I love this gorgeous new Lillian West ballgown! It blends the trendy sheer backs we're seeing a lot of but maintains the traditional princess shape. If a lot of pouf feels overwhelming, your seamstress can remove layers of crinoline from... Read more

  • When Should I Order My Wedding Dress?

    When purchasing your wedding attire, we recommend allowing  9-12 months for bridal gowns, 5 months for bridesmaid dresses & 2-3 months for tuxedos or suits. That gives us the perfect amount of time to special order a gown for you in... Read more

  • Tuxedos For Prom

    Your date looks Incredible... So should you!

    Why should you choose The Formal House Tuxedos? The Formal... Read more

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