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Laura’s Dress was “Love at First Sight”

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Laura’s Dress was “Love at First Sight”

A Wedding Dress StoryBy Laura H. “The search for my wedding dress was such a special day! My mom, mother-in-law, maid of honor, bridesman, and I made a day of it. It is one of my favorite memories of the wedding planning experience.  My dress came from RK Bridal in New York City, and was one of the first dresses I tried on. True to the experience of many brides, my wedding dress ended up being nothing like I had imaged I would wear on my wedding day. I thought for sure that I didn’t want a strapless dress or beading, but the consultant encouraged me to give it a...

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5 Fabulous 2019 Wedding Dresses

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in Wedding Planning | 0 comments

5 Fabulous 2019 Wedding Dresses

It’s spring and the bridal fashion for 2019 is new and exciting. Harper’s Bazaar has published some amazing wedding dresses from the fall collections of some of the most popular wedding dress designers. Spend a few minutes checking out their choice of the 83 best wedding dresses of the following designers: Oscar de la Renta, Naeem Khan, Vera Wang, Marchesa, Galia Lahav, Zuhair Murad, Alice Temperley, Viktor & Rolf, Savannah Miller, Monique Lhuilier, Ines di Santo, Lela Rose, InbalDror, Carolina Herrera, Elie Saab, Cusnie, Reem Acra,...

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Warm Winter Wedding Dresses

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019 in General, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Warm Winter Wedding Dresses

It’s January and it’s cold outside, unless of course you live below the equator. But for those up north it’s a cold, cold month. If you happen to be planning a winter wedding , please consider your comfort! Most brides think only of how gorgeous their wedding dress is. But, you may really enjoy some outdoor photos, even in winter so warm winter wedding dresses are something you should consider. My daughter was married in December 2016 a day after a terrible snowstorm. It was sooo cold outside (about 9 degrees), but some of their outdoor wedding photos are...

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4 Wedding Registry Alternatives

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Do It Yourself, Newlywed Tips, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

4 Wedding Registry Alternatives

Setting up a wedding registry is a fairly universal aspect of wedding planning. Wedding registries can be set up in almost any store for any number of items. Usually wedding registries allow couples to get whatever it is they need for their future home and life together. Traditional Wedding Registries The couples’ perspectives of setting up a registry usually range between two opinions: “Yay! Other people can pay for the boring stuff and we can get exactly what we want!” and “I wish we could just ask for cash!” Most wedding guests react one of two ways to a...

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Jasmine’s Destination Wedding Gown Story

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Jasmine’s Destination Wedding Gown Story

by Jasmine Davis I loved my dress from the moment I put it on. I purchased it from Always Elegant Bridal in Yuba City, California. The girls there were so awesome and helpful in every way. When I started alterations, I had to have it altered 3 times because I kept shrinking! The seamstress told me to “stop and eat and Oreo every once in a while.” I laughed and said “who tells a bride to eat before they get married? That’s ludicrous!” Our wedding was perfect. It was in Riviera Maya Mexico, at Dreams Riviera Resort and Spa, on the beach, as you can tell....

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Ditch Tradition: Ombré Wedding Dress Trend

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Do It Yourself, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Ditch Tradition: Ombré Wedding Dress Trend

Many brides choose to ditch the traditional wedding gown by making adjustments to sleeves, necklines, hemlines, and patterns– but most often, the dresses remain white. We already talked about this summer’s wedding dress season trend that strayed from the traditional wedding-dress-white color–blush wedding dresses. But something totally new is on the scene: dip-dyed, ombré wedding dresses! Taylor Ann Linko of Taylor Ann Art not only completely reworked her dress’ pattern and size, but she airbrushed the bottom of her wedding dress too!  According to her blog post on...

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Trends of Summer 2016: The Blushing Bride

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in General, Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Trends of Summer 2016: The Blushing Bride

Every wedding season presents a new trend. A unique floral arrangement, a certain grouping of color combinations, a must-have photography location, a trendy hairdo… Different wedding trends arise every year, ebbing and flowing throughout the various wedding seasons as brides choose to be stand out or stick to the status quo. The trend of 2016, you ask? Blush wedding gowns! For the bride who wants a unique, eye-catching dress, yet can’t stand to stray from the long-held tradition of a white wedding gown comes a new alternative: a blush wedding gown. A blush pink wedding gown...

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North Meets South: Sarah’s Wedding Story

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

North Meets South: Sarah’s Wedding Story

Sarah’s wedding gown– and her wedding– are straight out of a fairy tale! The Wedding Venue: The Weymouth Center in Southern Pines, North Carolina In an interview with The Knot, Sarah said of her venue, “We love being outside and wanted to be surrounded by as much natural beauty as possible. This lovely estate was built in the 1900s and is enclosed by grand woods, which set the scene perfectly.”   The Dress: Sarah told us, “My first job out of college was as a bridal consultant at Vera Wang, so it was important for me to find a one-of-a-kind...

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THE perfect wedding: Kathryn’s story

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Do It Yourself, General, Uncategorized, Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

THE perfect wedding: Kathryn’s story

by Kathryn Ceglarski DeSalvo Kathryn’s wedding was planned to a T! How did she pull off THE perfect wedding? The dress: Heidi Elnora The store: A Little Something White in Darien, CT The photographer: Lucy Cuneo See more photos from Kathryn’s wedding here. The planner: Laurie Arons The “something blue” and “something new:” A personalized monogram, of the church Kathryn and her husband were married in, done by her seamstress on the day of the wedding. The seamstress: The Wedding...

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Renting vs. Buying Your Wedding Gown

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Preservation Products, Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Renting vs. Buying Your Wedding Gown

If you’ve ever even thought about getting married, you probably know that wedding gowns are expensive. Wedding dresses are always in demand, and sellers know that– so they charge outrageous prices. Luckily buying your dream dress–while emptying your bank account– isn’t your only option. If you want to keep expenses at a minimum, perhaps renting a wedding gown keeps your budget– and your husband-to-be*– a little happier. Check out this list of wedding dress rental pros and cons and you be the judge of what’s best for you: Pros of Renting a Wedding...

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