Consulting Diary- Bridal Wars between friends

Greeting Future Brides!

The holidays are approaching and many  of you will receive a proposal during Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s weekend.  If you are in your twenties, it will be you and your best friends as well.

I thought about writing this post when I had a interesting bridal consulting experience and wanted to get your ladies opinion. A bride makes an appointment to try on wedding gowns. I met her and she also introduces her friend and mentions ” Oh she will be trying gowns as well because she is engaged as well” I was ok with it as I thought maybe they both had different taste. The friend who is taggin along is liking everything the bride picks.

I am all about making the bride happy, I just didn’t agree with this. The bridal gown selection is the most important decision after finding the venue. You would want to look unique, spectacular and memorable. I wouldn’t want my friend wearing the same gown as me on their wedding day. This just does not feel right to  me. I had to put a smile of my face but deep down inside I was upset for the bride who really didn’t care if her friend purchased the same gown.

Would you allow your best friend to buy the same wedding gown? Let me hear your thoughts on this.

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Fall Bridal Looks

Today is the first day of Fall. Fall is a great time of the year to get married. More brides are choosing this season to walk down the aisle. The  air is crisp, the weather is cool and the different color leaves are great for wedding photos.

Check out some trendy bridal look that will give you the WOW factor for Fall.

Long Sleeve Gown

Naeem Khan

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Bling, Bling

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Steven Khalil- This designer is awesome any season!!!!

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NYC BRIDAL POP UP SHOP

Good morning!!!! So excited to share this great news with you. I have been inspired by your comments so this Fall Lord willing Fashion4Brides will host its first POP UP Shop. The POP UP Shop is to help future brides find unique gowns they would not be able to find in boutiques or department stores.  I plan to also bring the POP UP shop to a city near you! I have to start home first….

I am currently looking for vendors who like to partner in this awesome opportunity. More details to follow. Thank you so much for your comments and liking the postings.

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Tatiana Kaplun Wedding Collection

My new bridal obsession is the Russian designer Tatiana Kaplun. As a Christian woman, my family would love if I could be fully covered on my wedding day. I know that is not going to happen but I stumbled across this new designer and I might have to reconsider. I fell in love with every image I saw. Tatiana Kaplun who has been in the bridal industry for more than 15 years is giving modesty a new meaning. The sophisticated, elegant and classy gowns are paying homage to the 1920s.

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Images Courtesy of Yakolev & Aleeva / Tatiana Kaplun 

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Designer to Watch- Olia Zavozina

Usually I post designers from overseas, but today I would like to highlight an American designer who is designing stunning gowns.

Nashville based bridal designer Olia Zavozina is making waves in the bridal industry with her classic, sophisticated silhouettes, luxurious fabrics and CUSTOM designs. The collection feature beautifully structured clean lines, well fitted silhouettes and the m luxurious fabrics, custom laces. Ladies if you feel you need to add or change to make your dream gown come to life, Olia is the designer to wear. Olia offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity that allows brides to select their own neckline, silhouette, fabrics and embellishment! Giving brides the opportunity to create their dream gown for their special day.

Let us check out some of the my favorites

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New Designer Watch- Grace Loves Lace

Who doesn’t love a lace dress? Lace will never go out of style and it so timeless. While hunting for a new designer to highlight this week, I stumbled across this amazing designer based in Australia. Grace Loves Lace! The design house only uses the finest lace and silk from France. Grace Loves Lace is a whimsical, bohemian and has a vintage aesthetic. Let us check out some of my favorite gowns.

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Images from website -https://graceloveslace.com.au

Plus Size Brides- Spring 2017 Looks

You know I cannot forget my curvy brides. With all the latest bridal fashion updates, I made sure to see what designers you can pin on Pinterest for your dream gown. Let us take a look at some of my favorite looks.

Wtoo-http://watters.com

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Stone Fox Bride-http://stonefoxbride.com

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Jasmine Bridal-http://jasminebridal.com

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Mori Lee knows how to make a bride feel sexy. Don’t be afraid to show the curves. I am loving the mermaid gown.-http://www.morilee.com/

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Sample Sales- Wedding Gowns

As a bridal consultant,  I sometimes get brides who wait until the last minute to purchase their wedding gowns.  Well, if you are looking for a designer gown and you are on a time crunch, I suggest go to a sample sale. If you can fit the sample size, this will be the best option. You can get a designer gown and pay less. This is also a good idea for brides who are on a tight budget.  Mark your calendar, here are some sample sales next month.

New York City – Designer Loft  carries European designer such as Rosa Clara, Matthew Christopher, La Sposa, San Patrick, Watters, Pronovias, Aire Barcelona

When: June 10–13, 11am–6pm
Where: Designer Loft, 4th floor (Please note that Designer Loft is on the 2nd floor but this sale will be held on the 4th. Same address, just different floors226 West 37th Street, 2nd Floor • New York, NY • 212/944-9013 • www.DesignerLoftNYC.com

Ongoing Sample Sale Location

The Sample Room NY- They sell select designer bridal samples at prices up to 25%-75% off of retail in an appointment only style setting.  These are “one of” bridal gown samples that are either discontinued or overstock.

thesampleroomny.com appoinment only!!! (212) 929-8868

 

Angel Sanchez Spring 2017 Bridal Collection

New York Bridal Market is in full gear! Future brides , this is bridal heaven. The spring collections are sexy, edgy, curvy, classy and elegant. There is a style for every personality. Angel Sanchez has all brides in mind with his Spring 2017 collection.

Angel Sanchez royal collection paid homage to Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. The styles screams out femininity with a touch of  illusion cutouts and 3-D florals ,Illusion sleeves dotted with pearl appliques, and cutouts adorned with leather petals made for a collection both classically timeless and elegantly modern. Let us check out some of stunning gowns that graced the runway.

Photo Credit: Conrado Veliz

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Find a store near you- http://angelsanchezusa.com/stores

Kelly Faetanini Spring 2017

Kelly Faetanini Spring 2017 – Distinguished, elegant & imperial. The  Spring 2017 collection by Kelly Faetanini is inspired by the influence, notoriety and fame of the 18th Century Victorian era. Gold accents representing prestige and delicate lace embody the respectable nature of its time. Check out some of my favorites.

 

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