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Throwback Thursday

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Blog

For this throwback Thursday I give you wedding dresses that are not wedding dresses. I give you pantsuits, and separates. I give you Mia Farrow in the most adorable little jacket ever. I give you Bianca Jagger looking exactly like someone poised to marry a rock star.     Although the pictures of this trend are a blast from the past the runways of New York bridal market this year were home to many of the same looks. What’s old is new again. But this time around style is not the only factor driving the trend. It is the need to make the bridal world more inclusive. Not every bride imagines a ball gown for her big day, and not every bride feels comfortable in a dress. And why should she? The best advice for choosing what you wear on your wedding day is that you feel like yourself. I almost, almost chose a corset back fit and flare dress as my gown because it gave me a perfect hourglass figure. It looked amazing, but the thing is I don’t have an hourglass figure and I knew that for better or worse when I looked at my photos I wanted to look like myself. Every bride deserves the same opportunity. Every bride deserves the opportunity to show her personality, be it traditional or avant-garde. And not for nothing these ladies are killing it in their wedding dresses that are not wedding dresses....

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The Word on Augusta Jones

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Blog

This coming weekend we will be featuring gowns from Augusta Jones Bridal, and I thought I would take a few moments to explain what is unique about their trunk shows and their dresses. Yes, the dresses are gorgeous, the lace is of the highest most exquisite quality, but what is most important is that Augusta Jones is all about customizations. Brides have the opportunity to play an actual role in the overall design of their gown. Now, to be fair Augusta Jones is not the only designer that can make custom changes, but the list of what is possible with them is extremely extensive and they make customizing a dress so easy to do. Let’s say for example you fall in love with a plain lace gown, but you really wish it was beaded. They can do that. Beading all over? Sure. Just a little scattered beading? No problem. Do you love the skirt of one gown and the neckline of another? They’ll combine them.   And if you join us this weekend for the Trunk Show we will have a style expert from the designer here to help you make all of those customizations. Of course making changes does add to the cost of the gown, but for brides who want something extra special or for brides who just simply can’t find the vision they have in their heads, the cost is completely worth it. Even making a small change, like adding buttons to the zipper can really help you fall in love with a gown and that’s what is most important. So join us this weekend for the chance to you know, fall in love all over again : )       {Lindsey}...

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Gown of the Week

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Blog

  This week’s gown is from Spanish designer Pronovias. It’s a lace mermaid gown with a v-neck front and a plunging low back. It is a great example of how to wear lace and still look modern. There is nothing traditional about this dress. The curves, the construction, the low back and low front make the lace much more red carpet than parlor room.     The dress is also dramatic, which is something I make note of quite often. This is because a dress that has drama can fill a cathedral and make a big statement the same way a ballgown can. And drama is not the same as glitz or beading or bling. It comes from the unexpected.     Just imagine the guests watching as the bride walks down the aisle looking demure in the lace, her collarbones practically gleaming, her flowers held out in front. Everything is very bridal and lovely and then as she passes, the guests catch their breadth just a little. Because really, just look at that back. It’s daring. It turns the aisle into a runway for just a split second. Guests will clamor for their phones and feel a paparazzi-like rush as they snap pictures. Sounds about perfect.  ...

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From the Newlywed Corner

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Blog

The piece of wedding advice I have for you today is probably as trivial as it gets. It won’t help you wrangle your guests into sending in their RSVP. It won’t help you stick to your budget or manage your stress level as the big day approaches. No, it won’t do any of that, but it is, if I may say so, the best advice anyone will ever give you.   That’s a pretty big proposition, but I can back it up. It’s very very simple. When I was a freshmen in college preparing for a three month study abroad in Italy my roommate told me the best thing I could do to prepare was go out and buy a new bottle of perfume of a scent I didn’t have and take it with me. Ok, sure, scent is the strongest sense tied to memory, why not give it a try. So I went out and bought a brand new bottle of perfume and took it to Italy with me. That was many years ago, and yet every time I smell that perfume I am right back there at the ruins of the Coliseum, on the train to Naples. I am right there staring up at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It worked like a charm.   So for my wedding day I picked out a brand new bottle of perfume for myself and a bottle of cologne for my husband. I think, truly, if I had to choose between our photographer and the bottle of perfume, I might honestly say the perfume. Easy for me to say since I don’t actually have to decide, but the point is the power the perfume has to put me right back into that moment is nothing short of magic.   And so I advise you. I implore you. I beg you to make time in your wedding planning checklist to buy yourself a new scent of perfume for your wedding day. Then if you want to stockpile a bottle or two to keep for posterity that’s up to you. I would see nothing wrong with that.  ...

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What’s New In Bridal

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Blog

Trending Now For the past several days the best in the bridal business have gathered in New York City to watch as the latest bridal designs make their way down the runway. It is always an exciting time to watch as the new collections are unveiled and the biggest question on everyone’s mind is what will be the next big thing. Below are three of the biggest trends that have emerged for this season.   Just an Illusion Illusion, backs, illusion fronts, illusion sleeves. The illusion is all over the bridal world from brides to bridesmaids, and it is making for some rather daring and sexy gowns. We are seeing more plunging necklines using a little netting for coverage as well as some very low backs doing just the same.   A Place for Lace Some brides might be frustrated that the dominating fabric of the day is still lace, but this season we are seeing lace in still another way. Designers continue to update the old standard by layering different types of lace together to create rich texture, by using different colored laces to create depth, and by using intricate appliques on top of sheer netting to meld together modern and traditional.   Sleeves Are Back There is no denying that the biggest bridal trend this season is the reappearance of the sleeve. Whether it’s a cap sleeve, three-quarters or full length, sleeves are everywhere. It’s a trend that has slowly been making its way into the spotlight – we’ve been seeing more sleeve options in the last year or two – but in New York this week it really came roaring back. Just a few years ago brides were lucky if they could find a dress that had a strap never mind any kind of sleeve, and so this is a pleasant turn of events. This trend is especially wonderful for brides looking to capture a vintage feel because the presence of a sleeve already calls to mind another era. Have no fear though, these sleeves are still attached to dresses with plenty of modern drama, plunging necklines, knee high slits, and crystal beading to satisfy the...

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Throwback Thursday

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Blog

Maybe it was because the film took place in a perfect house continually bathed in the warm glow of the late afternoon sun. Or maybe it was because of the curved banister that any kid would want to slide down. I can’t be sure, but as a young and impressionable child watching Father of the Bride (the Steve Martin remake, sorry Spencer Tracy) all the way back in 1991, I could practically feel my ideas about love, marriage, weddings and adulthood being formed. Or maybe that’s just hindsight, but either way I know it had a profound effect on me. That might sound silly, in fact, I’m sure it does, but hear me out because there are lessons to be learned. So for a special kind of Throwback Thursday I give you the important things that Father of the Bride has taught me.   There are Weddings at Home and then there Are Weddings at Home My parents had a casual backyard wedding when they got married and originally it is this kind of low-key wedding Steve Martin’s character envisions for his daughter. The end result, however, is much different and much more extravagant. What it really illustrates is a generational shift in wedding expectations. These days there are just so many more things that go into weddings than they did twenty or thirty years ago, and Father of the Bride very clearly foreshadowed that. Are all of the new details important? That’s up to you to decide.   Blenders Are Bad If you are not familiar with the plot, just days before the wedding the bride is given a blender by her groom. Big. Mistake. As a kid I didn’t catch any of the 1950’s wife in the home attitude the blender represented to the bride. I just honestly and earnestly thought it was rude to give a blender. The real lesson of course is not that blenders are bad, but that gift giving is about being thoughtful. And if you’re a fiancé in search of a wedding gift something that sparkles is probably better.     My Girl is the Best Song Ever The song is so...

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