Bridal File: Kristina + Trey Wedding

Keeping it Real Wednesdays….

We celebrate our Real Bride Kristina and Trey. I met Kristina late 2016 and she was looking for a stunning gown to complement the beautiful venue in Tennessee.  Her stunning wedding took  place in September 2017. Check out some photos in her custom Galia Lahav gown.  Congratulations Mr and Mrs. Reliford!!

Thank you Erin Lee Allender Photography for the images.

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Venue: Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Planning & Design: Angela Proffitt
Hair: Reginald March
Makeup: Blushed Beauty
Florals: Lauren Marie Atkinson Designs
Cake: Jay Qualls
Lighting: Nashville Event Lighting
Rentals: Music City Tents
Linens: BBJ Linen
Gown: Custom Galia Lahav
Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bridal Stylist: Fashion4Brides

Bridal Salon: Bridal Reflections NY

Photographer- www.erinleeallender.com

Flower Girl Dress: Pantora Mini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consulting Diary- A-line vs Ballgown

Bridal Market ended in October and now we have a list of trunk shows for brides to preview the new collections. I am noticing a demand of A-line wedding gowns as many designers have showcased stunning A-line gowns. Many brides have been complaining that bridal consultants are showing them ballgowns. So I decided to showcase the difference between an A-line gown and a ballgown. The styles both have the same silhouette but the volume makes the difference.  Both are equally beautiful but I believe brides are looking for the modified A line look that can be flowly, sexy and easy to manage the day of the wedding. Let us take a look at some of the different bridal A-lines and Ballgowns.

Definition:

A-Line: These dresses are fitted to the waist then flow to the ground in the shape of an uppercase “A”.

Ball Gown(Princess Gown): a  floor-length dress to be worn to formal event and traditionally has a full skirt and fitted bodice.

A line Gown with a Tulle Skirt

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Lace/Textured A Line Gowns

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Beaded Ball Gown

Ysa Makino

 

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Sheer A- Line and Ball Gowns

Galia Lahav

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Gala by Galia Lahav A line Beaded Gown

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A-line Plain Gown

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Stunning Black Wedding Gowns

Many brides are walking down the aisle with blue, blush and champagne gowns. Have you ever thought of black wedding gowns? Brides are stepping out of the norm and are searching for black gowns. I think black gowns are great for New Year’s Eve wedding, black tie or if you are requesting your guest to wear all white. Let us check out some of the stunning gowns from different designers.

Sarah Nouri

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Vera Wang

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Galia Lahav

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Oscar de LaRenta

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Ysa Makino

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Christian Dior

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Galia Lahav Fall 2017 Collection

Galia Lahav always design stunning looks for the sexy bride. This season, Galia reaches out to the conservative bride to let them know they are not forgotten. The collection offers some A line selection, long sleeve elegant styles and textured skirts to bring the drama.

Galia Lahav collection’s Le Secret Royal Part II  is inspired by floral designs, glamours shades of pink , and expresses deep love of couture gowns. Check out some of the extraordinary looks.

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Trend Watch- Wedding Gowns 2017

Summer wedding seasons is upon us and we will see many trends we noticed last year. Let us check out what to expect Summer 2017

Floral Wedding Gowns-  Now you don’t have to carry the flowers, you can wear them in a stylish way. I love this style of gown as I can see it in a garden wedding or in a vineyard.

FLORAL

Ines Di Santo Floral and Lace BallGown

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Elisabetta Polignano-Floral  Lace Applique Gown

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Angel Sanchez

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BOWS

Shoot your best shot with beautiful bows down the aisle……

Isabelle Armstrong Silk Ballgown 

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Lela Rose Paint Suit

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Oscar De LaRenta Glenn Gown

 

V Neck Wedding Gown

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Galia Lahav- Gala Collection

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Jumpsuit

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House Of Ollichon- based in the UK

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Galia Lahav & Gala Spring 2017

The bridal and evening haute couture house of Galia Lahav was founded on the mastering art of creating extravagant luxury dresses. The wedding dresses are famous for illusion backs, cascading silk tulle skirts, and Italian ivory lace, each hand made by a dream team of experienced seamstresses.  No wonder, Galia Lahav is the becoming the most sought after the brand in the world. Both collections will make a bride feel land look like a princess.

Le Secret Royal Couture Collection

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For my NY Brides- You can find the collection at Bridal Reflections NYC Location

Gown of the Day- Galia Lahav

Galia Lahav knows how to keep it classy with the Juliana gown. Juliana embodies the spirit of strong architectural lines with the angular shapes and paneled V-neck front. Clean, structured and just enough bling. This is definitely the “it” gown. Available at Bridal Reflections NYC location.

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Celebrity Watch- Jennifer Lopez wears Galia Lahav

Galia Lahav is really making a statement in the US. They recently opened a flagship store in Los Angeles, CA. Their sexy silhouettes and red carpet show stoppers are out of this world.  I remember when I first saw the collection, I said the bride who wears their gowns has to be confident and daring.

With no surprise, J Lo graced the cover of People Magazine with an exclusive dress by Galia Lahav. She looks amazing with the lace up and feather ensemble. J. Lo stylist ,Rob and Mariel, did an amazing job.

Check it out…

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Fall 2016 Bridal Market Trend- Crop Top Wedding Gown

NY is wrapping up Bridal Market Week and the Fall 2016 collections were amazing. From lace, silk taffeta, ballgowns and sexy mermaid looks, future brides will have so many wonderful options. One trend, I noticed were the crop top. If you a bride that appreciates a cute crop top with your outfit. This look is for you… See some of my favorites.

Reem Acra

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Angel Sanchez

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Randi Rahm

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Galia Lahav

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Maggie Sottero- for the bride who is on a budget

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Bridal Consulting Diary- Long Sleeve Wedding Gowns

Over the weekend, I consulted with some brides who were interested in long sleeve wedding gowns. Many brides wanted to do something different from the sweetheart neckline. I remember growing up it was expected for brides to be covered because of religious purpose. Now, designers have created long sleeve silhouettes where the bride does not have to  feel like she is following religious traditions or feel obligated to make their grandparents happy. We all know, grandma wants to see her baby pretty and covered. Brides are seeking to wear the long sleeve gowns to be sexy, elegant, regal and unique. Let us check to see some of the sexy long sleeve gowns.

Tara Keely

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