Bridal Workshop! →
We are hosting a workshop in Manhattan on 9/25 @6:30pm. The location is TBD but will make an announcement when confirmed. We’ll be going over all your need-to-knows from start to finish. Bring a friend and bring some questions! Click on “Bridal Workshop!” to reserve your seat today!
Adorable? Ballet Slippers? French?
Nail trends is basically an accessory. Everyone wants the hottest color and the funkiest pattern. So when it comes to the big day, how do you nix the trend to stay classic? Try out the ombre french manicure effect. I suggest asking your manicurist to practice doing this before the big day (and maybe even bringing in this picture). How great does this look? Light, fun, bridey — I truly...
What does your dress say about you?
Think about you, your fiance, and the story behind the two of you. Were you high school sweethearts? College sweethearts? Best friends? Chance of luck? Internet daters? We seem to be finding our other halves in so many different ways that we all have a story. Each one being special and different from the rest - so why shouldn’t your big day and of course, your gown, be any different? When...
A Grand Gesture: Skywriting Proposal Over... →
How’s this for a NYC proposal?
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From Ceremony to Reception
We love jazzing up our look, don’t we? In a previous post we talked about short/long dresses being converted. But what if you couldn’t find a dress that could do that or didn’t exactly want to do a full costume change? This is why our brilliant designers came up with the concept of a removable sash/belt. Well - this isn’t entirely new but many designers did not originally...
Short or Long?
Brides are constantly re-inventing ways to use their dress in more than one way. Whether it’s to wear it again or to have something different between the ceremony and reception (even cocktail hour too). Well, lets face it - weddings are expensive and we don’t want to spend additional if we don’t have to. That’s why we chose today’s “dress of the day” as...
It's not only on Wednesdays that we wear pink
In honor of our dress of the day today, Liancarlo style #5815, we’ve decided to take a look into pink wedding gowns. Wearing a soft pink on your wedding day is just as special as wearing ivory. In fact, a blush tone brings in that extra spark of romance and magic when looking back at pictures of your special day. If you’re looking for something different but unsure how to go about it,...
Last night I saw some seriously amazing gowns by Rosa Clara, Francesca Miranda, and Cocoe Voci with some great people in this fabulous industry. Pictures will be posted at the end of the weekend! Bridal Weekend continues today with Christos, Kenneth Pool, Amsale, and Reem Acra! Stay tuned!
Why a heel matters
Just a thought for today: I met a bride who didn’t want to wear a heel because she and her groom are about the same height. Well, I understand however, walking down the aisle a bride should always have a slight heel (even if it’s half an inch) because your posture and the way you walk will be completely different as opposed to wearing flats. After the ceremony, kick off the shoes and...
Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Bridal Stylist
5. We do all the research and make necessary appointments. 4. We help you find the right dress for your figure and style. 3. We give you honest and unbiased opinions. 2. We know how to bustle. 1. We bring back that special bridal experience. These are just 5 reasons, there are plenty more where that came from ;)
Allow me to jump right into this: Vera Wang will not and has not held back when it comes to non-traditional wedding gowns. If you have peaked in at her Fall 2012 collection, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Black gowns. If you have not seen it, they have recently posted this collection on her site. These unbelievably beautiful couture bridal gowns in black have made its way making a...
Destination : Puerto Vallarta →
Why do we love Style Me Pretty? Because they are 110% on it when it comes to capturing the most beautiful wedding and engagement photos. Click on the link provided to view a very simple and beautiful destination wedding which took place in Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy!
Time to cut the cake!
One of the first things we do when we walk into the ballroom of the wedding is take a glance of the cake, and then take a picture of it. Well, if you have the pleasure of seeing one of these cakes at a wedding, you definitely don’t want to miss it. I’m talking about hand-painted wedding cakes. This is a new trend and if you can find a great baker who can paint, you’re in luck....
"On Wednesdays, we wear pink!" - Mean Girls
Spring is finally here! With that, we think of fun colors and we think of PINK! For a classic spring wedding incorporate your pinks without the overkill making it look like a bridal or baby shower. To do this, stay away from mixing your lighter pinks with your brights. Try not to do stark white cloths against crazy big pink centerpieces and hot pink napkins as this can create an imbalance. Work...
A beautiful dress, for less!
Weddings can be expensive but what many like to focus their money on is the entertainment and food. Priorities are spread differently depending on the couple but what many brides would agree about is how they cant fathom spending all that money for a dress they’d wear for one night. We can all appreciate a beautiful dress (especially me) and many brides will state “my dress is...
Many a times we look back at old photographs and cannot believe what we see and how anyone could have worn what they did. But not Grace Kelly. She was the absolute epitome of a flawless bride. Check out the photographs below - and her tiny waist! She was absolutely beautiful and the lace gown and veil complimented (not overwhelmed) her. This look is nothing short of classic and elegant. Clearly...
Why a good seamstress matters
Many brides choose to purchase their gowns through e-commerce (new or used), sample sales, and off the rack leaving the bride to find her own source for alterations. No matter how you purchase your dress it is extremely important to trust your seamstress. With poor alterations your gown will not look the way it should at its best. Even if you spent $10,000 on your gown - bad alterations will...
Need something blue?
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something BLUE. What can you do that’s blue? Well, lots of things actually! Some girls sew blue ribbon into the dress, go for blue shoes or blue undergarments. If you’re not the type to wear anything like that, then how about sewing in the date of your wedding inside your gown? I’ve seen this and its quite charming. If you have a...
If you love it, buy it.
Many women feel that they need to try every dress in the world before buying “the one.” Ladies - don’t stress yourself this way. This will lead to confusion, frustration, and ultimately will take the experience away. If you find a gown you love, stop right there. There’s no point in seeing if there is something different you’ll love more. If you go in that direction,...
The black & white wedding concept
I’ve seen it, I’ve heard it, and yes if it’s done right - it’s beautiful. I’m talking about the “black & white” wedding theme. To achieve this look successfully you don’t need to put a black sash on your dress or a white sash on your bridesmaids dresses. Keep it simple. The main color of your wedding should be white/ivory and only accented with...
Lets talk about YOU
I truly believe that a wedding should be about you and your partner. Lets face it, your parent(s) had their time, and now its yours. When it comes to your dress, accessories, and color, make sure you keep yourself in check by doing what you love. On a daily basis you can make any decision you like and that shapes who you are, so why should your wedding be any different? I have plenty of brides...
Don't ruin your manicure!
We all love the looks of bridal buttons, don’t we? Sweet, romantic, classic, dramatic. But what is it that we hate about it? Having to button each and every single one of them on the bride’s big day. I personally am a fan of them because they can cover up a zipper so I never mind seeing it but that’s also because I come prepared… On the big day, in your essentials please...
For the moms...
Where do I begin? This seems to be a battle no matter where I go. Attention mothers: you do not have to look matronly on your daughter or son’s wedding day! I repeat: you do NOT have to look matronly! There are dresses out there for you! Just like there are bridal designers out there, there are designers that have declared themselves “mother of…” designers. The issue I see on this is that they...
Drama for the bridesmaids
I was perusing a few websites to do some online shopping to get ahead of my spring wardrobe. It was when I was on the White House Black Market site that I found myself in awe of seeing one of the most awesome black bridesmaids dresses I’ve ever seen. Call me trendy or over the top, but see for yourself: This high/low gown is dramatic, trendy, fun, sexy, and a dress that your girls can...
Veil or No Veil
Just like everything else in bridal, veils have become a statement piece. It is up to YOU if you want to wear one. Yes, by tradition (and with a blusher) it’s customary but it doesn’t mean you wont be the most perfect bride if you opt out. I happen to see this argument arise between mothers & grandmothers. Well, we certainly don’t want to disappoint the ones we love so if...
You’ve probably seen some crazy things happening on the bridal runways to the point where you can’t keep up. Long sleeves are coming back, lace is bigger than ever, and now on the trendier side you see high slits in a gown and the “high/low” effect. I think as long as the gown fits your personality and the type of wedding you have, it doesn’t matter. Don’t worry...
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