Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them. —Marc Jacobs

Wedding attire is no longer just for the wedding day. These days, you, the Bride, have a whole weekend of events and fab attire that need to be pulled together. This does not even include the bridal shower, bachelorette party, and any other wedding related celebration you may have coming up.

Don’t you worry, today, we are giving you all the amazing rehearsal dinner outfit recommendations you will need. Check out these gorgeous suggestions below:

Outfits:

Accessories:

 

“dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” -coco chanel

 

Bridesmaid dresses have been becoming less and less traditional and more and more of a statement. Lately, we have been seeing bridal parties steer away from the classic maxi dresses and going in a more bold direction. One of these trends we have had our eye on are dresses with cutouts. Whether these statement making gowns have a little extra skin showing on the side, chest or back, we are here for It! Check out some of our favorite gowns with this style here:

 

all the days we share are like a honeymoon that never ends

 

The temps are heating up and the world is opening back up, just in time for a summer filled with honeymoons. We thought It was only appropriate to make sure you are looking your best with these honeymoon essentials. Check out the swimsuits, dresses and accessories below that will have you looking your best while you are enjoying some sun, sand and salty water.

**All items are linked and available for purchase by clicking on the photo

Beach Clutches:

Acrylic bag: $55, perfect to not get dirty at the beach

Beaded Bag: $44, trendy & cute to go with any outfit

Swimsuits:

White two piece: $345, a trendy but more expensive option

Nude one piece: $134, very sexy cut

White Sleeved Two Piece: $30 (on sale), Very cute and different from a typical swimsuit

White Beaded Two Piece: $39, Perfect for a bride who wants to show off

 

Cover Ups:

White One Shoulder: $168, perfect to throw on and dress up

Sheer Gold Maxi: $68, very cute for a late night pool/beach trip

Dresses:

White Tie Front: $56

White Maxi: $88

Shoes:

Beaded Sandals: $37, so perfect for a statement other than a heel

Wedges: $57

Sunscreen:

Supergoop is a powdered sunscreen that doubles as a setting powder and sunscreen so your makeup stays perfect, $30

Neutrogena is what J Lo’s makeup artist uses to get her signature glow. Beautiful application and isn’t messy, $13

“it’s intense while remaining modern and nostalgic”

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jackson Wiederhoeft on our podcast, The Aisle. He is the creator of Wiederhoeft bridal, which launched in 2019. Wiederhoeft is obsessed with theatre, dance, and the magic of live performance, which shows in his modern nostalgic designs.

Background

Jackson Wiederhoeft is a graduate of Parsons School of Design, where he won “Women’s Designer of the Year” in 2016 for his thesis collection, “The Dollies.” Pieces from this collection went on to be featured in publications like CR, V, and Vogue Hommes. Many of his pieces are seen worn by Rihanna, Aquaria, and Lil’ Kim.

On April 6, he released his 2022 collection, his fifth, with 60 new pieces. Due to its ballerina inspiration, this collection speaks near and dear to us. If you follow us, you know we are obsessed with ballerina’s and their performances.

Our Obsession

We are drawn to his design collections for the unique niche he has been able to create with a very current twist on 80’s and 90’s trends taking place in the 2020’s. What can be better than that? Since he has such a draw to custom design, he also has tons of ballet inspiration, which you all know from a few ballet performances we have had at weddings, is very near and dear to our hearts.

Check out some of our favorite pieces from Wiederhoeft bridal with puff sleeves, lots of romantic layers, corset tops, and tons of lace:

a perfume is something which is invisible and yet an unforgettable accessory

We all know memories are heavily tied to scents, you can smell a specific food, season of the year or perfume/cologne and instantly get drawn back to a specific place or time. This is of course the same for your wedding day. We highly recommend taking some time to research and choose the perfect wedding day scent that will take you back even after years have passed.

Tips & Tricks:

A couple things you should consider when you are choosing your fragrance for your wedding day:
-Something romantic and sexy: Incorporate a floral scent or something spicy. Although fresh linen and cotton are good scents, steer clear of these on the wedding day.
-Make sure the bottle has a nice appearance for your detail shots: Minor details can go a long way. Most photographers use your perfume bottle in detail shots, having a pretty bottle is a nice touch.
-Make sure its a good quality scent, less expensive perfumes tend to use a lot of chemicals that can trigger headaches: Quality also gives us quantity for perfume. The nicer the perfume, the more long lasting it is. Be sure to test out the fragrance for a couple days and see how the scent mixes in with your bodies natural oils.

Here are some of our favorites:

Trista:

Tom Ford

Tom Ford’s rose prick has:
Scent Type: Warm Florals

Key Notes: Bulgarian Rose, Rose de Mai from Grasse, Turmeric

Fragrance Description: A wild bouquet of rose breeds inspired by Tom Ford‘s private rose garden, Rose Prick presents Bulgarian.

Storm:

Maison Francis Baccarat

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum:

Scent Type: Amber Floral fragrance for women and men.

Key Notes: Top notes are Saffron and Jasmine; middle notes are Amberwood and Ambergris; base notes are Fir Resin and Cedar.

Storms notes: I love that it is unisex and woodsy. You will definitely fall in love with this scent.

Tia:

YSL

Libre Eau De Parfum

Scent Type: A floral fragrance with Lavender, Orange Blossom, & Musk Accord.

Tia’s notes: Libre means free. It is a celebration of freedom: a fragrance for those who do what they want and dare to be exactly who they are.

Kenedy:

Versace

Versace Bright Crystal

Scent Type: Fresh, vibrant, flowery scent.

Key Notes: Mixing Magnolia, Peonia and Lotus Flower provide a juicy scent, while vegetal amber takes it on the sexy side.

Audrey:

Carolina Herrera

Good Girl Eau De Parfum

Fragrance Family: Floral

Scent Type: Warm Florals. The sweet, alluring qualities of jasmine give Good Girl its brightness and femininity. The darker side is created with richly fragrant cocoa and intoxicating tonka.

Key Notes: Tuberose, Jasmine, Tonka Bean

Audrey’s notes: The bottle is so fun and one of a kind.

 

XOXO, BTS

good shoes take you good places

 

Lets talk bridesmaids! Some if not most brides struggle when deciding what their bridesmaids will wear on the big day. Will they all wear the same thing, what color will they wear, long or short dresses… All of these questions come into play and it can become difficult to make everyone happy.

Now once you get the hardest part out of the way and have the dresses picked out, what about the shoes?? Will they wear heels or flats? Shoes come in so many different styles so we are here to help pick out the most perfect option for your girls!

Tips and Tricks:

-Keep price point under $200: Shoes are a statement but do not need to break the bank especially when they will probably come off in a couple hours when dancing comes in.
-Keep the height under 4″: You never want your bridesmaids struggling to get down the aisle. Let them be comfortable while still being stylish.
-Make sure they are comfortable: Again, comfort is everything. Wedding days are long and your girls will be in these shoes for at least 5 hours.
-Offer at least two options, not all shoes will work for all feet: Send your girls two options they can choose from. This will help your wide feet friends trust us!
-Stick with a neutral color that can be used again: Neutrals are always the safest way to go and it never hurts to be able to wear them again after the wedding.
-Give your ladies plenty of time to order in case they need to save up: If you choose a pricier option, be sure to allow your girls time to put money together. This will alleviate stress for everyone involved.
-Keep the style sleek, elegant, and formal and avoid a thick chunky or platform type heel. Although they may be more comfortable, they are not as formal to match with a formal dress that your ladies will be wearing: Trust us, we love a good chunky heel and know they are easier to walk, run, and dancing in, but a skinny heel is always more appealing with almost all different styled gowns.

Here are some of our favorites:

Trista’s go to:

Neutral and simple

Storm’s go to:

Sleek but glam

Kenedy’s go to:

Fun and strappy

Tia’s go to:

Flat but studded

Audrey’s go to:

A statement piece

Bishop Sleeves: Long loose sleeves that turn fitted at the end of the wrist creating a cuffed whimsical look.

This look usually can be shown with lace on the sleeves to show off some skin without showing too much while also bringing attention to those romantic, flowy sleeves.

Long sleeves have become a big trend for brides in the last 10 years. Within the long sleeve trend, bishop sleeves have evolved from it’s 80’s look to it’s new modern 21st century look. With its light, airy and elegant style it creates a more bohemian look. It gives boho a romantic touch.

For brides that love the boho look, we recommend trying at least one bishop sleeved dress. It provides something unique and different to your dress. For those who aren’t quite ready to go full in on the bishop sleeves, there are beautiful detachable sleeves that can be taken off when you hit the dance floor so you get two looks in one!

 

See below for all of our favorite sleeved looks!

style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. —rachel zoe

 

This weeks blog we wanted to share our favorite trends and looks. We always share what is trending or making the most noise in the bridal fashion world but you all, our readers, never get to hear directly from each one of us on our favorite looks.

Each of us at BTS have our own style and that is what makes us unique. But, before we get to the good stuff, I want to introduce everyone. We now have five main parts to BTS, Trista, Storm, Tia, Kenedy, & Audrey. Crazy how much we have grown this year; however, we’ll save all the mush and gush for another blog.

Meet Trista, our founder, lead planner and designer!

Miss lipstick and glam chose Hailey Biebers wedding gown as her favorite statement look thus far. Couture lace, elongated sleeves, plunging back, off the shoulder neckline and the perfect fit. Hailey’s gown was created by Virgil Abloh. Hailey also had two other amazing satin options for her reception that she is a huge fan of but for now, her main wedding gown, is Trista’s primary focus as it was just done so right!

Meet Storm, its me, lead planner and head marketing gal!

I’ll call myself Miss coffee and boujee. My favorite statement look is black gowns. Any and all black gowns are so cool to me right now. They stand out so much from the typical white or ivory gown. This could be for either just the reception/ party gown or for both. I loved when Christine Quinn wore a Galia Lahav gown for her wedding. She had two different black gowns for her wedding and they were just to die for!

 

Meet Tia, lead planner & graphic design genius!

Miss class and sass loves the jumpsuit trend! Jumpsuits have been her all time favorite for the past year. From engagement parties to your big day this trend is such a switch up from the traditional dress. This specific jumpsuit from Alberi Couture is absolutely stunning and her favorite on the market. With its plunging neckline, cutout sides and open back, over-the-top bell sleeves, sheer lace, and flare legs she can imagine this as a gorgeous statement piece for a wedding. Nicki Minaj wore one of their pieces in her merry Christmas post.

 

Meet Kenedy, lead planner and office coordinator!

Miss fire and spice loves the bridal blazer trend happening now. Call it the businesswoman special meets bridal. Kenedy loves this take on a rehearsal dinner look, or reception outfit change. Women love feeling empowered, confident, and bold. These looks are just that. Bridal blazers seem to be on the rise in the Bridal industry. These looks are sleek, sophisticated, and demand your attention. If suiting doesn’t suit your ceremony, think of rehearsal dinners as the time to dress for the fashion-forward side of your bridal personality. After parties are all about feeling sexy, but a perfectly-tailored suit should have you feeling all those things.

 

Meet Audrey, lead planner and design strategist!

Miss warm and bubbly, as in personality and champagne, loves all things feathers right now. Correction, feathers done right! Her obsession started when she saw this influencer, Cass Dimincco, wearing this fabulous feather jumpsuit for her rehearsal dinner. Feathers.. she knows it might sound scary but they are making statement and she is here for it. You can go all out with a full feather dress or you can keep it simple with a statement shoe or bag. Audrey has even seen some colored bridesmaid dresses with feather accents. Love this edgy style and hoping to see more of it in 2021! 

Alright, you have heard it here lady gang. All of our favorites in one place! Tag us in some of your favorites so we can see!

XOXO,

BTS Gals

“a women’s dress should be like a barbed-wired fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view” -sophia lauren

 

As most of you know, BTS is always looking for the latest and greatest fashion trends, specifically bridal! Lately, we have been seeing and loving the square neckline. It is so flattering for all occasions and personnel: Bridesmaids, guests, for the red carpet, for weddings, and of course, the bride.

Of all the reasons we love this neckline, a couple are the fact that it frames everyones collarbones so perfectly and shows the girls off without exposing too much cleavage. We also love that it can pair with any style of gown. For instance, this neckline can go with a ballgown or a very sleek tight fitting gown. Other ways to rock this neckline could be with a sleeved gown or any style of strap. Since the square neckline is so versatile, any body type can rock it! See some of our favorites below:

Some of our favorite celebrities love to rock this look! Check out some of our favorites below.

Blake Lively at the Met Gala

Scarlett Johansson

Kim Kardashian

Kristin Bell

Uma Thurman

 

supersized veils

We are absolutely loving the statement veils lately. It completely changes the vibe of the wedding dress. Most brides tend to go towards the longer train as their statement piece but then it becomes difficult when it is time to dance. The sheer length is just unlike anything else.

With the long veils, the bride can go for easier dress silhouettes and designs as well. For example, shorter trains, less beading or lace and also, less accessories. A sleek dress paired with a long veil, totally gives us royal wedding vibes. There has not been any statement veils we have not liked.

Meghan Markle

When deciding the perfect length for your veil, you need to consider the fabric, your height and any other specific design elements that are apart of your gown. Once you know this, you can decide what look you are going for. For instance, some brides like their veil to extend beyond the length of their train so their train and dress appear longer and grander. Other brides choose to have their veils puddle on the train so that it blends into the fabric of the skirt and won’t get in the way on the dance floor. And other brides want their veil to fall exactly to where their dress train ends as a longer length might feel excessive. It’s very much a personal preference.

Since we are loving the supersized veils, here are some of our favorite looks!

Priyanka Chopra

Kim Kardashian

Hailey Bieber

Hailey Bieber