(Craig Blankenhorn/The Kobal Coll)
At the risk of spoiling the storyline of Sex and the City: The Movie, which I saw along with at least 1,000 other devoted women (and about 3 gay men) at the Meridian in Seattle last night, I'm going out on a limb here and saying that it just may be the perfect wedding movie. (I assume you've all seen the trailers by now, of Carrie in a wedding dress, so I won't reveal whether or not it's a real wedding or with whom—but there are Big surprises, natch.) Feel free to chime in on this one, but what I loved most about the movie—and it was perfect and brilliant and hilarious and sexy, from start to finish, by the way, no matter what the reviewers are saying—was its overall theme of forgiveness and honesty. The storyline has some incredibly powerful moments dealing with the highs and lows of relationships and really reinforced my belief (and that of the rest of the Seattle Bride mag team) that weddings are about planning a marriage first and a party second. That none of the tulle and frills and favors and flavors matter if the relationship of the two people involved isn't based on complete acceptance.
Oh, and did anyone else think that the city of Seattle completely dropped the ball in catering to the gajillions of women who turned Pike and Pine into a virtual catwalk last night? Thumbs up to all the ladies, because in my 16 years living here I can't think of a single other event that brought so much style and fashion to our city streets. The people-watching was amazing, to say the least, and only ONE nearby bar (Von's) had a SATC (cosmopolitan) promotion (and we had to ask for it), single men seemed to be avoiding the area like the plague (the fools!), and I saw none of the press shooting pics of all the fashion, beauty and energy (the Times, PI, et al, really missed out on reporting on this super cool happening of women). Maybe the Pike/Pine street-fashion blog will cover it but as of today there's nothing on the site. I wish I had brought my camera because I would love to share images of the endless parade of killer style Seattle women put out there last night!