If you follow us on instagram, then you already know that we spent the majority of last week at Chicago Bridal Market. If you don't know what a Bridal market is, then get comfortable, because I'm about to tell you all about it! Each year every manufacturer we carry debuts their gowns at what are called Bridal Markets twice a year (to show their spring and fall collections). They usually begin in LA, where the major magazine editors, the Knot, as well as many of the Couture bridal designers debut their collections, from there the gowns travel to Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and finally finish in New York City. Each designer has runway shows in each city to show their collection, and buyers from all over the country travel to these markets and carefully choose the gowns they want to carry for their store.
Last week we visited Chicago, which is unusual for us, since we generally travel to Dallas when we do our buying. Traveling to Dallas allows us to fly under the radar, and visit the showrooms without the hustle and bustle of Chicago or NYC showrooms. However due to scheduling conflicts, we opted to visit Chicago this year, and boy did we have a whirlwind of a trip! Each showroom we visited was jam packed with buyers, sales reps, and even designers! We had the amazing opportunity to meet David Tutera as well as Sophia Tolli, and even chat with the owner of Mon Cheri Bridals!
We are so used to flying under the radar in Dallas, so shopping this market was completely different for us. We ended up flipping our name tags around so that while we were walking by manufacturer showrooms we didn't get flagged down to view their collection. It seemed as though every major bridal manufacturer was chasing us down to view their new collections, and even offering to put wedding dresses in our store for free just to test market their new line! It was such an honor to feel as though all the manufacturers wanted to do business with us, but boy did it slow us down.
We watched endless runway shows, and selected our favorites from what seemed like hundreds and hundreds of wedding dresses to finally choose what we were going to buy. We too buy our dresses with a budget, and we carefully select what we would like to choose for you to try that way you get the best selection when you visit our store, and we also get the best dresses for you to try. I've included a few photos, including one of the exterior of the Mart, it's HUGE. Bridal took up the entire 7th floor, and in 3 days we walked 10 miles to pick the very best wedding dresses for you! In the end we purchased 3 new wedding dresses manufacturers, 2 new bridesmaids manufacturers, TONS of wedding dresses and accessories; and we can't wait for them to come in for you to try!
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There are many ways to customize a wedding dress today. Some brides choose to order their gown in an off-shade such as champagne or blush, some brides cut the train off of their wedding dress, and some even cut the front of the gown a little shorter to show off their fabulous shoes! Whatever your style may be, there are certainly ways to take a wedding dress and make it a little bit more "your own". Sometimes the easiest, and most fun way to customize your wedding dress is to add a bridal belt, or a bridal sash.
There are so many variations of bridal belts that can really jazz up a wedding dress that you may feel is just "missing something". Sometimes brides have a completely different opinion about a wedding dress once they see it with a crystal bridal sash or belt, it truly can transform your wedding dress and take it to the next level. There are crystal bridal sashes, colored bridal sashes, ones that are beaded all the way around, ones that you just tie on to create a different look for your reception. I could go on, and on, but long story short when it comes to bridal belts; the possibilities and options are seriously endless.
Today I'm going to highlight one of our beautiful brides, Alicia and her husband Eric. They were married at the Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut MA, and Alicia looked stunning in her Sottero & Midgley Viera wedding dress. Alicia chose to add a stunning crystal bridal sash to this gown, which really highlighted her waist, and jazzed up this beautiful antique lace wedding dress. Have a look at the photos so graciously shared by Hancer Photography, they did such a great job capturing her excitement on this very special day, and we're so excited to share these with you!
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We get this question so often, that I figured I would post a blog about what a trunk show is, how it works, and the perks to attending one!
Trunk shows or wedding dress events are events that we run every month to showcase a new designer, or to show you a designer's newest collection. When a wedding dress designer creates a new collection they make (1) of each gown to send down the runways of NYC, Dallas, Chicago, and LA, for buyers to.... well, buy. Once they're finished with the runway shows and website photoshoots, these very same gowns become "trunk show gowns".
During a trunk show we request these gowns from the manufacturer and have them flown into our store for our customers to try/see/touch/feel/love. The very cool thing about attending one of these events is seeing these new wedding gowns before anyone else. As a store we've seen these gowns in person, and we've placed our orders for many of them, but we won't receive our gowns for up to 8 months from the date we ordered them (we have to wait for our wedding dresses just like bride's do!).
To sum it up, coming to a trunk show or a bridal event allows you to see these newest gowns months and months before they hit stores, giving you the advantage of potentially walking down the aisle in a wedding dress before many other brides even have the chance to try on the very same dress.
No, these dresses aren't for sale off-the-rack, as they belong exclusively to the designer. And no, these aren't old past season dresses coming in dusty trunks for you to pick through and take home at a discount. We simply want you to be able to try on the absolute most amount of dresses in one location, and if you love a particular designer, then come during their show! We'll likely have an entire special events room set up for you to walk through and view their collections. We invite you to swoon over the delicate beadwork, touch the soft laces, and your dream of trying on a particular style wedding dress may just come true.
This month we have the honor of hosting Mori Lee Wedding Dresses by Madeline Gardner. Her gowns are quite beautiful, and really embrace the New England bride's style, and the price points are killer. Seriously, your guests will think you spent more; but don't worry, we won't tell.
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It's that time of year again. Brides are picking up their gowns, choosing their headpieces and finishing touches; and New England wedding season is just around the bend. Each year trends change, and what brides are choosing for their wedding parties is always unique. Whether the bridesmaids dresses be long or short, if bridesmaids wear the same dress or different, we see it all. Some brides roll with the seasonal colors depending on their wedding date, and some go with the color scheme they like the most, each party is so different and we love seeing the end results!
One thing has remained the same, however; and that is that New England fall weddings have the best backdrops going. With the amazing hues, the colorful leaves, and the opportunity to use the light in unique ways, fall weddings in New England are to some, simply unbeatable. Choose the right photographer and you'll get some stunning shots like the ones below, that were graciously shared by Lena Mirisola Photography.
Today I'm choosing to highlight a wonderful bride of mine named Dawn, who wore a showstopping wedding dress by Allure Bridals in a mix of ivory lace over a gold lining. The color on this gown simply popped on Dawn's skintone and hair color, and everyone who was at the store the day she purchased it could see in her eyes that this was "the dress". If you're ever on the fence about ordering your wedding dress in a 2-tone color combination, let this be your decision maker. The lace on this wedding dress looks incredible over the slightly darker background and this really showcases the lace detail. Combine the light gold wedding dress color with a fall palette and you've got wedding perfection.
Her girls wore lovely burgundy colored bridesmaids that were special ordered in this stunning fall tone, and the groomsmen wore classic black tuxedos with coordinating vests and ties. We had the joy of dressing this entire party from start to finish and the results by Lena Mirisola are pretty spectacular if you ask us. The wedding reception took place at Shaker Hills Country Club located in Harvard, MA and let's face it, who isn't a sucker for a good golf course wedding photo? Check out the photos below!
So you're on the hunt for your wedding gown... but your one "non negotiable" is having some sort of a strap. I hear this every single day, from brides that have either been to (or been in) a wedding where the bride is constantly pulling the top of her dress up all night. There are many reasons for this to happen, however at the end of this post you may change your mind on purchasing a strapless gown, or you may even consider adding on a custom strap, or cap sleeve like our brides did in the photos below. Either way, give this a read before you make up your mind!
A common misconception on a strapless wedding dress is that the top of the dress has to be very tight for the bride to not have to pull it up all night. However, the truth is that the waist of your gown has to be so tight that it does all the work of supporting the top of your dress for the night (therefore, no tugging required). On your wedding day, you should be putting your hands at your waist and pushing the zipper together on your gown and having your bridesmaids zip it up. Yes, it's going to be tight. However, with your body heat and you wearing it, your wedding dress will "give" a little as you wear it (remember, it's fabric).
Another reason brides are pulling at the top of their dress is because they've worn a strapless gown before, and let's face it. We've all worn a strapless bridesmaids dress, prom dress, or some other dress that cost under $300.00 that didn't fit "perfectly". This is the type of dress that yes, you do have to keep pulling at the top all night. Any type of dress that are in this price range are realistically created for a one-time wear, and have nowhere near the amount of boning and construction that wedding dresses do. Sometimes the mentality is that since you had to keep tugging at the bust of a bridesmaid dress you wore at your friend's wedding, that means you must have to tug at the bust of your strapless wedding dress too. Wrong.
You should not be tugging at the bust of your wedding dress! Wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses are constructed completely differently, and your wedding dress will be the best fitting garment you'll ever wear. It's also probably the only item you'll ever have tailored exactly to your body shape, which is absolutely, positively a different alterations experience from getting your prom dress, or bridesmaids dress altered. Once you go through the process of tailoring your wedding dress, it should fit like a glove, and you should not be fidgeting with it all.
However, if you walk in and tell me, "I will tug at that strapless neckline even if it fits me well", then have a look at what these brides did below! They both took amazingly stunning ballgowns, and added on custom sleeves. Both of these brides used the fabric from their own gowns to create their stunning cap sleeves, but there are plenty of pre-made cap sleeves to choose from as well. Some wedding dress cap sleeves are made from lace, others made out of embroidered threading and crystals, and there are even super sparkly blingy wedding dress cap sleeves to choose from and have added onto your wedding dress.
Have a look at our beautiful brides below, and at the models shown wearing the same wedding dress both with, and without a cap sleeve!
Photos courtesy of: Alvah Reida Photography, and HK Photography.
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Okay, so it's not headline news that we get new wedding dresses every single day. But sometimes there's that beloved dress among the staff that we all wish and pray that we would order in another size so that multiple body shapes and sizes are able to try it on. If you didn't know already, in addition to our wedding dress shop in NH, we have a completely seperate plus size wedding dress store that's within our store! This showroom features over 150 wedding dresses for brides to try in sizes 16-34. We understand that no two brides are created alike; whether it be their body shape or their wedding style! Because of this we stock tons of dresses in all different sizes for brides to try on. Often times we'll get two of a dress immediately, other times we'll wait and see how a dress does before we jump into buying two of them for ourselves. Contrary to popular belief, our wedding dresses are not "samples", they're gowns that are bought and paid for in full that we've selectively chosen both the style, and the color we want to hang in our store. So to imediately buy duplicates of every single dress we carry (we stock over 500) would be nearly impossible, though we do pride ourselves in having many many more fashionable plus size wedding dresses than any of our competitors.
This wedding dress that we ordered last week however, happens to be one of those beloved wedding dresses that... well... there isn't anything else that looks like this dress! With it's floral lace appliques drifting down a tulle skirt, an elegant illusion V-neckline, a glittering Swarovski crystal belt, it's just so romantic and beautiful. It's finished with a plunging V-back and crystal buttons over zipper closure.
I can see this dress at so many venues. Whether it be a Wentworth by the Sea wedding, a Searles Castle wedding, a Gibbett Hill wedding, or even just a rustic vintage outdoor DIY wedding. Have a look at Sybil by Maggie Sottero who happens to be arriving in a size 22. Want to give her a try? Call us!
Brides have responded so well to this dress, and it is easy to see why. The floral lace that covers the gown is visually stunning, featuring a bold, swirling pattern that really makes a sophisticated statement. This statement is perhaps best illustrated on the back of the gown, as the lace frames a gorgeous illusion back. Here, we see the pattern in a much more bold way, than the rest of the dress where it is an overlay against tulle and luxe silky charmeuse. The train of the gown mirrors the illusion back, with the lace extending longer than the rest of the layers to create another instance of sheer lace exposure. One version of Tulip features dainty beaded cap sleeves, which accent the deep sweetheart neckline beautifully. However, Tulip also comes in a long-sleeved version. For a bride selecting this gown for winter months, or simply the trend-conscious bride who loves the long-sleeve trend, this is a great version of Tulip to explore. There are other ways to customize and change Tulip to be the gown of your dreams. Sleeves are not the only customization for this dress. Perhaps you want the underlay fabrics to extend with the lace of the train. That is certainly an option. Maybe, you want to change the lining color, or extend the buttons. You can even have it made with a 3/4 sleeve if you desire! -Courtesy of Casablanca Bridals.
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It's no secret that we all love when brides pair a veil with their wedding dress, and truth be told usually when anyone thinks of a bride; you envision a veil on her head. A wedding veil is angelic, soft, romantic, and your veil should compliment your dress, enhance your wedding day look, or as we like to say "finish" you.
Just the other day I had a bride come in with her older sister (whom I sold a dress to 5 years ago) and after a fun, and lively appointment the bride said yes to her dress and it was time to look at bridal accessories! When I asked her if she wanted to try a veil with her dress she flat out told me she was not planning on wearing a veil. When I tell you this bride wouldn't hear of it, let me tell you; she was not having it. Now I hear this often, and sometimes when brides picture a wedding veil they envision a scene from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" where the main character's veil takes up what seems like the entire back of the limo and this horrifying image is now burned into their memory of what a wedding veil looks like. But veils today look nothing like that! I stood by as her older sister begged her to try veils with her dress, and admitted to me that looking back at her wedding photos her biggest regret was that she didn't wear a veil with her dress (I told you so?) . Bound and determind not to let her younger sister make the same mistake, and after a it of bickering between sisters she finally agreed to try a veil. The moment that veil went on her head, her sister, her mother, her mother in law, and even the bride began to cry. I'm not sure if it was the vision of seeing herself for the first time really looking "finished", or maybe it was the first time it hit all of them that... this is really happening, she's getting married. After trying 5 or 6 veils she chose one that suited both her dress, and her personal style perfectly and the decision was made. This bride was wearing a veil!
There are many reasons for wearing a veil other than just to finish your bridal look. In ancient Greece and Rome the veil was used as protection against evil spirits as the bride walks down the aisle. These days the veil doesn't always cover the face, in fact in many modern wedding the veil only covers the head and a portion of the back of the head. Veils can be long and elaborate, short and simple, and even full and fluffy. While historically veils have been known to be pure white, with the ever changing colors of wedding dresses, today they come in shades of ivory, diamond white, gold, blush, champagne, and even pink!
There are also multiple length veils that you can wear! Thanks to movies like "Sweet Home Alabama" Reese Witherspoon single handedly introduced the world to the beauty of a birdcage style veil, which can be made out of a classic tulle, or a more spaced out tulle such as "Russian tulle". Flyaway veils and shoulder length veils are the hardest to find, mostly because when people put on this length I often hear the comment that they feel ridiculous. Elbow length veils, finger tip length veils, and cathedral length veils are the most popular these days, as these styles go with mostly any style wedding dress.
Check out the veil styles below, there are so many edgings, veil styles, and lengths to choose from! Let your bridal consultant pull the perfect veil for you, we have a feeling you just may love it!
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Photos courtesy of: Barmakian Jewelers www.Barmakian.com
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If you're like many of the brides that we work with, you might be looking for something that's a little different. Perhaps you envision yourself in something with a sleeve. Lace long sleeved wedding dresses have an air of romance about them, (not to mention they're very difficult to find in a reasonable price point). But have no fear, we've done all the work of tracking down the prettiest ones and we have your long sleeve lace gown waiting for you!
You may not know that we fly out and purchase our gowns very carefully, and we're very picky about what we choose! You also may not know that like our brides, we also set sail with a budget to buy our dresses. We've found that if we stay within a certain price point we're able to stock the huge quantity of dresses in the store that we currently do (over 400 gowns in stock daily). The majority of our gowns fall under the $2,000 price point; though there may be some that come in higher, and plenty that come in lower (think: $1100-$1700).
We try our very hardest to purchase the best looking, most romantic, boho, sophisticated, sexy, and beautiful long sleeved lace wedding dresses on the market; and we definitely have them here for you to try for yourself! Check out just a few of the ones we stock below, including a showstopping new ad shot from one of our vendors featured above, (yep, that dress is here too!).
See something you like? Give us a call! We can't wait to meet you!
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So we'll admit it, we love being one of the only stores in NH that carries David Tutera wedding dresses. His gowns just have a unique flair to them that makes them look unlike any other brand in the industry. We also love when a bride finishes her wedding look with a beautiful, angelic veil (I mean... why not?!).
If you haven't looked at Cruiseport Gloucester as an option for a venue, then now is your chance. This location is one fantastic venue for your wedding. Between the ballroom overlooking Gloucester Harbor, the structural details of the building itself, along with the local photo ops this location provides; it's a dream when we get to see photos of one of our brides getting married there. Check out these photos of our bride Nicole and her husband Brian on their big day at Cruiseport Gloucester. Nicole is looking beautiful in her David Tutera wedding dress, and Brian looks just as dashing in his classic black tuxedo. Rachel Girouard Photography was kind enough to share these romantic wedding photos with us, she captured the day in such a beautiful way!
If you're like many of our brides, you may be looking for a color other than black for your wedding. While the black tuxedo will never go out of fashion, incorporating a beautiful soft gray into the wedding day palate is something we're definitely getting more requests for.
Did you know that we stock gray tuxedos? Yes, I said it. Gray tuxedos. Did you also know... that there's actually not much difference between a suit and a tuxedo? The primary difference between a suit and a tuxedo is the presence of satin. Typically a tuxedo has a satin "tux stripe" down the sides of both legs, as well as satin on the lapels of the jackets, a small satin trim on the chest pocket, and they're finished with satin covered buttons. Now our lovely gray suits by Allure Men have just the faintest appearance of satin, making them look every so slightly more dressy for your wedding than the off-the-rack suit that is worn to a business meeting. Nothing makes (us) more crazy than seeing a bride walk down the aisle in what we know is a very expensive dress, and the groom is in something much, much less formal.
It's your day, but it's also your vision; so stick to your guns and have the men wear what you feel suits your day and your vibe the best.
Check out the beautiful photos shared with us by Kate Crabtree Photography, of a wedding party that we dressed in our Allure Men gray suits at the Hardy Farm. This wedding party mixed the heather gray for the groomsmen, steel gray for the groom, finished it with pops of purple on the groomsmen; and the result is pretty spectacular. Love the paisley ties too!
If you haven't checked out the Hardy Farm yet, I suggest giving it a look. It's quite a cool venue for the off-beat bride. Located in the White Mountains of Maine, it offers a cool rustic, yet contemporary.... vintage vibe without being forced. Definitely worth a glance!
Every little detail of this wedding just makes me think of a classic New England Farm rustic wedding. Alex & Tim got married on Halloween at Smolak Farms in North Andover. Now typically when you think of a Halloween wedding, generally the worst possible literal interpretation of this holiday is painted in your head; but boy is this wedding anything but! Incorporating rustic detailed Halloween accents, pumpkin table centerpieces, and the cutest candy station and cupcakes we ever did see; this wedding is certainly worth a look. Alex walked down the aisle in a beautiful ballgown by Allure Bridals, and her girls complimented the fall foliage beautifully wearing long chocolate bridesmaids dresses. Check out the beautiful photos shared by Boston wedding photographer Kristen Jane Photography, for more photos from this wedding check out Kristen's blog! You've got to see Alex's bridal shoes !
Let me tell you ladies, Maggie Sottero has come a long way. When I say a long way, I mean leaps and bounds. Maggie Sottero exploded onto the scene in 1997 with it's signature corset closure, designed with the idea that it was unlike any other type of closure currently in the industry. Since the beginning every Maggie Sottero dress has been hand made to-order, creating a uniquely beautiful gown for each bride to wear on her big day. Years ago when I started Maggie Sottero was the biggest name our store carried. Their styles were unique, different, interesting, and fit unlike any other manufacturer. The look on a bride's face when she first gets corseted into her Maggie Sottero wedding dress is usually the first time a client really envisions herself as a "bride". Wrap waist wedding dress styles were all the rage years ago, and for the longest time this was the dead give away that a bride was wearing a gown by Maggie Sottero Designs. And yes ladies, some of their dresses even came with a matching purse. Why? Because what bride doesn't want a matching clutch to put her wedding lipstick or some bobby pins in? Duh!
They've certainly come a long way in their designs, becoming one of the most desirable and sought after manufacturers in the world. I'd like to say we've done our part because after all, we are a Diamond Retailer (this means we sell a whole lot of their dresses, you're welcome Maggie Sottero) and we've been with their company for quite sometime now. Check out how far Maggie Sottero has come in their designs. Some of these dresses, if I still had them here today....I'd probably make you try it on. I've included a photo of my beloved Rosemary, which quickly became known as RoseKaty to our consultants, because.. well... I put that dress on everyone. What can I say? It fit that well, really. On this flashback Friday, enjoy the throwbacks!
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The Margate is a NH wedding venue that we hear often from our brides, and when we get the opportunity to see photos from a wedding we're all a little ecstatic. If you don't know where the Margate Resort is, it's in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire, just a short drive from Boston. Directly from it's website, "located at the water's edge of Paugus Bay of Lake Winnipesaukee, our Lakeside Pavilion is a truly one-of-a-kind outdoor wedding ceremony venue, framing the blue sky, mountains, vivid sunsets, and shimmering waters. With breathtaking views of the lake & mountains combined with beautiful landscaping, the West Lawn, our lakeside event venue, is one of the most sought after wedding locations in the Lakes Region." Melissa and Tony got married on a beautiful summer day, and we're all swooning a little over the color palate she chose. Between Melissa wearing a showstopping David Tutera wedding dress, and her girls in pomegranate bridesmaids dresses this wedding party sure popped! Check out the beautiful photos by Erica Follansbee, the day was truly captured in a beautiful way!
The classic veil will never go out of style, but sometimes bridal hair trends come and go. Most recently we've been seeing more bridal halo's, flower crowns, and floral headpieces make their way over into the world of bridal. The flower crown is not something new, however; it's a tradition that started years ago and has since come-and-gone throughout history. Starting in Greece, both men and women wore them at special occasions to honor the gods. Laurel leaf crowns were also worn during this time, given to army victors to acknowledge achievement. In Chinese culture, orange blossom crowns are traditionally worn at wedding ceremonies. Since orange blossom trees blossom and bear fruit simultaneously, the orange blossom crown is thought to be a symbol of fertility in an effort to bring children to the marriage. In the 1960's the flower crown came full force into both the ready-to-wear world, and the world of bridal fashion. The 1960's era is often what we think of when we envision a flower crown but today they're back in many different ways. Whether it be large, small, and sometimes somewhere in between, this trend seems to be sticking around. Check out a few photos below! Photographs by Luna De Mare photography.
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There may be many beautiful locations in Boston to get married, but the Ritz Carlton Boston may take the cake. It's proximity to both the theater district and the financial district lend itself to some pretty spectacular photo ops. On a picture perfect spring day Jennifer and Kevin exchanged vows and headed over to Boston Common for some portraits. The incredibly talented team over at Boston's famed Person Killian Photography were kind enough to share these photos with us, enjoy!
So until this very moment, I didn't even know that this inn was a wedding venue. Guess it's true, you really do learn something every day! Located in Bridgewater, NH the Inn at Newfound Lake is only 2 hours from Logan Airport, who knew? It's grounds feature a renovated historic barn, a sprawling lawn overlooking Newfound Lake, and it's own private beach available for ceremonies. It's website states "The Inn on Newfound Lake has been welcoming travelers since 1840, as an overnight stop on the stage coach route from Boston to Montreal. Still maintaining its historic charm, the Inn greets its guests with a full veranda overlooking the spectacular sunsets on Newfound Lake". Our bride Julie, and her husband Dan walked down the aisle at this venue on a beautiful fall day. With wildflowers in hand, this beautiful bride said yes! Check out the photos by Kiss the Bride Photography below.
Whhhaaattt! We beg you to change your mind. For reals. A veil is one of the most beautiful, traditional, romantic, finishing touches a bride can wear and it really does complete the look. It's so unfortunate that some of our manufacturers choose not to photograph their models with veils because they don't sell the veils...to us, that's just silly, because plenty of bride are still wearing a veil on their big day. Do you hear us Maggie Sottero, Allure Bridals, Mori Lee, Sophia Tolli, David Tutera and everyone else we carry?! Put some veils on your models!
Ultimately the choice to wear, or not to wear a veil is completely up to the bride's personal taste; but if you're even on the fence... we urge you to give it a try. Maybe some beautiful photos will sway you to wear one? Pretty please?
PS! The last image on the motorcycle is one of our sales reps, photo by Shooting Star Photography, shot on Cape Cod!
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Having been a bridesmaid what feels like a million times, having the option of choosing my own dress is something that I LOVE when a bride offers. However, making your bridesmaid group look "put together", and not like they all just showed up on the same day in the right color is the goal. Whether you're looking for mix and match sequin bridesmaids, mix and match chiffon bridesmaids, or just looking for complete mix and match bridesmaids with no rhyme or reason, we definitely have bridesmaids dresses that will suit your style. Check out just a few of the ones below for some inspiration!
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The staff over at Atkinson Country Club are pros when it comes to weddings, and the location is so convenient for guests. One look at the photography on their website and you'll be scheduling yourself a tour! Check out the beautiful photos by Dodge Imagery of our bride Stephanie wearing one beautiful Sottero & Midgley lace wedding dress with a flowered sash. Her groom, Billy looks just as dapper in his classic black tuxedo. Have a look!
Glen Magna Farms reminds me of a setting from gone with the wind. Maybe I'm crazy, but it has that southern plantation kinda feel, yet located right in Danvers, Massachusetts just outside of Boston. This is one of those venues that once guests arrive to your wedding, it certainly leaves an impression, and I'm sure everyone wonders what the bride will walk down wearing. So when you have a grand historic estate and sprawling gardens as your wedding backdrop, what do you wear? The answer is an incredible ruffled wedding gown by Allure Bridals, which we at Marry & Tux Bridal lovingly refer to as "Georgia". Hire Kiss the Bride wedding photography, and you're sure to get some unforgettable photos. Check out Nina & Pat's GORG photos by Kiss The Bride Photography below!
If you've never heard of the Alerin barn, then you'll be sure to be looking it up after seeing this wedding. Located in Vermont, is a "private, classic New England homestead set amid several hundred acres of rolling Vermont landscape. The Alerin Barn, a grand timber frame, sits upon the banks of "Horned Pout Pond". This pastoral estate boasts a country manor home with beautifully appointed rooms,covered porches, adjoining carriage house, and a hilltop ceremony site." Jarrod & Erica got married on a pretty September day, and their photos by Anne Skidmore Photography are certainly memorable. Wearing a ruffled wedding dress, and a beautiful lace veil Erica looked like a picture perfect bride, with a twist of fun with her ruffled skirt. Add in some pretty purple bridesmaids dresses and some candied apples, and you've got yourself a beautiful Vermont Wedding.
Located in Jackson, New Hampshire, Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club has some gorgeous views of the white mountains. Kristen and Cale had a beautiful day, and quite the pretty color palate. Wearing soft yellow bridesmaids dresses, classic black tuxedos, and a beautiful Sophia Tolli wedding dress, these wedding colors all work together in perfect harmony. Photographs by Garone Photography
I mean, what other way to make a bold statement at your wedding then making your entrance wearing pink wedding dress? Understandably this is not for everyone, but for those who dare it certainly makes a statement. I suppose I'm a little bias because when you work in a bridal shop for almost ten years, wearing something unique is something that's often a desired characteristic! Check out just a few of the beautiful blush pink wedding dresses we currently stock! No two shades of pink are alike, some are soft and subtle, and others are bold and statement worthy. Whatever makes your heart flutter! This gallery features three gowns by Allure Bridals, two by Maggie Sottero. Photography on the pink Allure Bridals gowns by Arelene Chambers Photography.
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Hi! I'm Katy, a bridal consultant at Marry & Tux Bridal. In addition to helping brides, I built & maintain the website, and love writing on our blog! Tag us on instagram with the hashtag #marryandtux if you'd like your wedding to be featured, I'd love to share! If you're a photographer with photographs of one of our brides please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org