Looking at the stars and moon you visualize a romantic night with the one person you cannot live with out. Watching the Ines Di Santo Spring 2020 Collection, I can picture myself and my future husband on a beach destination watching the stars all night. I am wearing Ines stunning gowns in every bright setting from twilight, full moon, moonlight and sunrise. Let us go on the journey together.
HAIR: Hari and Mari
MAKEUP: Cassandra Garcia for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
MANICURE: Lulu Cooper
STYLING: Juli Alvarez
JEWELRY: Ines Di Santo x Ciner
Have you ever been shopping and just could not find a gown that you can try on, look trendy and bridal? Justin Alexander has launched a capsule collection with model and influencer Iskra Lawrence allowing a bride to be themselves. Iskra is advocate for body confidence. Iskra is a model who is not afraid to show her curves.
As a bridal consultant, I constantly meet curvy brides who are searching for gowns that make them look like a bride and not frumpy. I was so excited to feature this collection. The collection showcases elegant, sexy and sophisticated gowns that I know you future brides will love. Check out the website to get information on how you can win a free gown.
Let us see what you might win……
Images Courtesy of Justin Alexander
Click on the link to find out how you can win a free dress… https://www.justinalexander.com/en/iskra-contest-win-a-free-dress/
Good luck xoxo
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.
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
Flower Girl Dress: Pantora Mini
Social Media has created a frenzy with wedding trends of everything shear and over the top. Some brides tend to want a clean, classic and elegant gown that they know they can still love ten years from now. Trends are always good as designers are always creating beautiful gowns that the majority is seeking. This collection is for the bride that wants to channel Jackie O or Duchess Kate Middleton.
Kelly Faetanini Fall 2018 collection has many wonderful options that can give the bride that sophisticated look they desire. With delicate hand-crafted details, the new Fall 2018 Kelly Faetanini bridal collection uses pops of color, like blue and blush that bring about a serene, celestial type feeling that reflects in each gown. Luxe laces and silks provide an elegance that is carefully created with textures and design. Let us take a look!
Something Blue also Available in Ivory
THEIA is a brand that always creates gowns for the classic bride who loves lace and silk silhouettes. This Fall 2018 season, THEIA evolved into a sexier direction embracing all shapes and sizes. With plus sizes selections, THEIA is opening doors for Plus Size brides to wear more fashion forward trends such as a low back, beaded embroidery and mermaid shape gowns.
Future Brides will notice the illusion bodices with strategic glass and crystal embroideries or lace placements adorn plunging neck lines and open backs. The romantic whimsy of the THEIA gown is captured in 3d floral appliques and embroideries. For our whimsical bride THEIA offers soft Chantilly lace bodices and Spanish tulle skirts while the shapes and silhouettes remain clean and simple.
What I love about this collection is the consistency in the brand. THEIA will always give you a twist of fashion using sought after fabric like a silk jumpsuit, a lace gown with an illusion back and a gown with a pop of color. Let us look at some of the stunning looks that hit the runway last week.
The Plus Size collection will hit Lovely Bride stores in January 2018 and will retail between $2,000-$2,495.
Photos Courtesy of THEIA
RUNWAY PHOTOGRAPHY- Rodin Banica for INDIGITAL
A couple of months ago, I had an opportunity to take a client to this amazing shop in Brooklyn. Designer and owner Andrea Pitter is jewel in Brooklyn who is styling beautiful gowns for brides. If you are looking for something different, Pantora Bridal is the place to Andrea not only make bridal gown she makes beautiful flower girl dresses. The customer service was top-notch and Andrea personally greets you and cares about making your dream gown come to life. Let us take a peek at some of the stunning gowns.
A year has flown by already!! Today is February 1st and the celebration of black history has begun. Last year we highligted some great designers and I am excited about the designers I will showcase this month.
Future Brides, allow me to introduce you to Lurelly Bridal.
LURELL, BORN AND RAISED IN JAMAICA, HAS BEEN IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY SINCE 2010. SHE ATTENDED FIDM SAN FRANCISCO WHERE SHE BEGAN DREAMING ABOUT DESIGNING HER OWN CLOTHING LINE, A DREAM THAT HAS FINALLY BECOME TRUE.
The bridal collection embodies confidence, sexiness and has a sense of modern edge. Let us take a look at the stunning collection. Lurelly is based in Los Angeles… so my LA brides make sure to book an appointment.
Many of the red carpet gowns are bridal inspiration for future brides as many watched the Golden Globes red carpet live on televesion. I always watch the couture looks to get ideas for bridesmaid gowns, brides who don’t want traditional wedding gowns and tailored looks for the groosmen. You will see some big bridal designers in the bridal industy grace the red carpet with gorgeous looks. Hope this inspires you while you searching for the dream gown or suit.
Hailee Steinfield in Vera Wang
Kristen Bell in Jenny Packham
Issa Rae in Christina Siriano- Issa is winning in the long sleeve sequin gown!
Donald Glover in Gucci
Ryan Gosling in Gucci
Regina King in Romona Keveza
Sarah Jessica Parker in Vera Wang
Amy Adams in Tom Ford
Kristen Wiig in Reem Acra
Trevante Rhodes in Giorgio Armani
Reese Witherspoon in Versace
I always have to show my curvy brides love on this blog. It is always hard to find different looks for plus size brides. We have so many couture designers who we see on pinterest, instagram and blogs and wonder can I find a gown my size. With some research I was able to finds some wedding gowns that will give you the “WOW” factor you are looking for. Check out some of my picks.
Kiyonna- Lace Illusion Gown
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.
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
Lace/Textured A Line Gowns
Beaded Ball Gown
Sheer A- Line and Ball Gowns
Gala by Galia Lahav A line Beaded Gown
A-line Plain Gown