Accessories!!

Lets talk bridal accessories… They tie everything together, create a unique look and make every regular outfit become a superb outfit. This week on the blog, we talk all about bride accessories and how these dainty little details should not be overlooked on your very special day!

Some of our brides struggle enough with which dress to pick out, let alone with what accents to add to really complete the look. We are here to offer some go to ideas that will not let you down.

Jewelry

Whether its the perfect piece of sparkle that hangs off your neck, adorns your ear, or wraps around your wrist, you want to make sure you choose items that complete you and your dress, not take away from either. If you have a plunging neckline, definitely use a necklace to complement the space. If you have a lot of detail on your gown, a simple pair of earrings will do the trick.

 

Maria Elena Accessories

Maria Elena Accessories

Head pieces

This can be anything from a stunning veil, bridal headband, hair jewelry, or some trendy glammed out bobby pins. Use this to compliment your dress as an extension of the overall look. Make sure you are picking these items out when your dress is fresh in your mind, rather than later on down the road, just to make sure everything fits just right.

Maria Elena Accessories

Maria Elena Accessories

 

Clutches

You need!!! A nice looking, cute, and easy to carry for your blotting powder, lipstick touch up kit, and phone, clutch.

BHLDN Bag

Check out some other amazing accessories we believe are must haves for your wedding day!

Maria Elena Accessories

BM Bridal Arm Cuff

Katie May Mask

Layers upon layers upon layers…

Thats the vibe for a lot of new dress designs we’ve been seeing lately. The tiered wedding dress is definitely a flashback that has recurred in several different decades and we are loving every second of this.

As we always mention, bridal fashion trends always come about a season or two after they are worn by celebrities on the red carpet. Check out some top celebs that have worn these trends recently:

Bella Hadid

Rosamund Pike

Suki Waterhouse

Gosh we love this look. Especially the one Bella Hadid was wearing. Now check out some top bridal designers that have been incorporating this look into some of their newer styles:

Pallas Couture

One Day Bridal

Vagabond Bridal

Halfpenny London

Alexandra Grecco

Carolina Herrera

Alena Leena Bridal

 

“It’s always us, it’s always you and me”

On September 1st, The Kansas City Chiefs were set to have their ring ceremony for winning Super Bowl 54 against the San Fransisco 49ers. This is when quarterback and MVP, Patrick Mahomes, decided to add another ring ceremony to his night. He used this special night to propose to his long time girlfriend, Brittany Matthews.

“On a day that was meant to celebrate you, you turned it into celebrating us”

Patrick Mahomes and Brittany have been together for 8 years now as they were from the same hometown and begun dating in high school. Since Patrick Mahomes was drafted, he has grown into a star player making their relationship very public. No matter the occasion, Patrick always made Brittany a priority. Patrick just signed the largest contract in NFL history and decided to take his relationship to the next level.

Brittany mentioned in her caption she was so surprised since this night was meant to celebrate Patrick and his accomplishments on the field, but instead he made it all about them and popped the question. He covered a suite inside the stadium with flowers and had light up letters reading, “Will you marry me?” Here are some great photos from when he proposed:

“He put so much thought into this special day”

Following the engagement and Super Bowl ring ceremony, Patrick planned a private dinner for the two of them to celebrate. Check out the pictures from this special night:

Patrick, if you are reading this, you did great and we would love to take over planning the next special day, your wedding day!!

xoxo, BTS

“A wedding dress is both intimate and personal for a woman- it must reflect the personality & style of the bride”

Looking to change up your look during your wedding but not into buying a whole additional outfit?

We totally get it, I mean it’s your night to shine so who wouldn’t want to wow guests with two different looks? So we’ve all seen the detachable trains and skirts for a few years now, but we wanted to show you all our new personal favorite, the detachable top. Now, this is a bridal fashion trend we are 100% behind.

Besides the totally fab bridal capes and robes that can accent your gorgeous gown, there are also detachable tops that can completely change the look and feel of your attire. This eye catching trend has been really popular on Mira Zwillingler’s lines recently and we are obsessed. Here are some looks from her that we are obsessed with as well as some looks from some other designers that are doing this just as well as her:

Mira Zwillinger- Anessa

Mira Zwillinger- Charla & Chaz

Anne Barge- Cumberland Wrap

Galia Lava- Sherry with pearl top

Galia Lahav- Kelly with matching flounced lace top

One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little ~White~ Dress

As we all know, times have changed and so have weddings. 2020 has become the year of elopements, and micro weddings which has impacted bridal fashion greatly! Many brides are opting for a VERY untraditional dress as they say their ‘I Do’s’, saving the debut of their grand gown for a later reception date. On the other hand, others may have just one shot at their wedding celebration which makes them decide to go a little out of the box with their attire.

Because of these new bridal fashion trends, we wanted to showcase some of our favorite designers and online boutiques who are really breaking the internet with some one of a kind designs. We tried to give a wide variety of styles and price points. Check out all of these BTS approved little white dress designs:

Katie May

Nookie Adore

Jay Godfrey

Michael Costello

Berta

Galia Lahav

BHLDN

Reformation

Pronovias

Karen Willis Holmes

 

Give a girl the right shoe and she can conquer the world

Finding the perfect bridal shoe is a chore for reals! There are so many options and so many things to think about as far as comfort, height, look and style. We’ve done all the research for you and brought you our top 10 picks (in no particular order) for bridal shoes right now.

Tips for picking the perfect shoe

-Heel hight must be UNDER 5”
-Wear your shoes around the house to break them in. Like really break them in, but don’t scuff the bottoms because you need that shoe shot
-No matter what, have a pair of flats, sneakers, slippers, or flip flops to change into after dinner

Giving it to you straight

Jimmy Choo is by far the most comfortable for posh high heel shoes. Red bottoms seem to be the most uncomfortable, however the look and feel of a louboutin is unmatched. We are huge fans of both designers but we just had to give you some inside info here!

TOP 10

Click on the pics below to send you directly to the sites we found these fab choices from:

1. Jimmy Choo

2. Jimmy Choo

 

 

3. Valentino

4. Christian Louboutin

5. Christian Louboutin

6. Net-A-Porter

7. Sarah Jessica Parker

8. Christian Louboutin

9. Badgley Mischka

10. Badgley Mischka

Comment your favorite pair!

Winter weddings are approaching,

which means you lovely ladies are getting ready for your big appearance at your bestie’s, cousin’s, or coworker’s super special day!! First big question…what to wear? We’ve got you covered. This blog is 100% dedicated to keeping you fab in those cooler climates. Check out the next paragraphs and inspiration images for what to and what not to wear to this grand occasion!

 

First things first, check the dress code!!

We cannot stress this enough. There may be specific colors the couple would prefer guests wear, and there may be a specific level of attire they are requiring for the evening. Nine times out of ten, the attire request for guests is: black tie. This means gowns for the ladies and tuxedos for the guys. We recommend getting your hair and make up done professionally and really stepping up the fanciness for this night. Remember to always avoid wearing any white or ivory, unless specifically asked to do so!

Black tie

Now assuming you are attending a black tie affair, you are going to want a floor length gown. We recommend one with a nice slit or low back, maybe even a plunging neckline. We also recommend you go for long sleeves or even follow the latest trends and get some high gloves…work of art for sure! Check out some of these super hot winter guest attire inspiration images.

TIP: You will want to pick a heavier, warmer fabric and might want to top this off with a chić faux fur shall or even a long trench coat that is left at the coat check desk (no coats in the ballroom for ladies). There are some designers who have jumped on the formal cape trend and have incorporated them into their evening attire gowns. We are huge fans of this idea!!

Don’t forget we are always available and accessible for any questions you might have when pulling these looks together xoxo

Birdcage veils, clips, tiaras, flower crowns…and now headbands.

Bridal fashion is constantly evolving and it’s our job to always bring you the latest and greatest in all bridal fashion trends. Bridal headbands have been peeping their way on to the runway for about a year now, but in the Spring of 2020, we started to notice a LOT of these beauties floating around in designer’s new lines and on the heads of some of the most trend setting brides. You know what this means??? These fashion accessory statement pieces will certainly be around for a few years to come.


Designers x Headbands

Fashion forward designers, like Pronovias, have been creating their own bridal headpieces that compliment some of their newer gowns. BHLDN is another bridal fashion designer center that has been creating these for about a year now. We cannot forget about, Maria Elena Headpieces, who has been creating some outstanding headbands for a while now, getting ahead of this trend. For brides looking to get this look, Etsy is an amazing place to find these beauties from smaller boutiques, who will almost always be able to create the perfect customized piece just for you.

Headband x Pronovias

Headpiece x BHLDN

Headpiece x BHLDN

Headpiece x Maria Elena


BTS x Headbands

Check out some of our favorite bridal fashion looks, with brides and models sporting some of the most gorgeous bridal headbands.

Let us know your opinions on this look in the comments below!

BTS x Bridal Fashion

As you all know, we are somewhat addicted to bridal fashion. We love the fabrics, the fits, daring styles and we especially love the way a bridal gown makes a woman feel when she is wearing It. At BTS, we are constantly scouring the internet, specifically Instagram, to see the latest and greatest in bridal fashion trends.

When skimming, we were pretty drawn to the designer Alon Livne and were lucky enough to get an interview with him to really get to know about himself, and his gowns.

Before getting into the interview, check out this youtube clip of Alon talking about his ready-to-wear line, as well as his bridal line a few years back: Alon Livne

Athena Gown


BTS x Alon Livne

Check out our interview with Alon below and hear about his transition into the bridal scene and how he made it through COVID-19.

 

When did you start designing bridal gowns?
Ever since I started designing, I had white gowns that were really timeless and could always be used as bridalwear, it was just something I always felt I wanted to do. I can’t even remember when I officially separated the bridal collections from my ready-to-wear collections, it was very natural and organic.

Tell us about your very first line and how your designs have evolved into what they are today?
My collections always were fashion-forward and not relaying on trends, so I am absolutely proud of each and every gown I made. I think of each bridal gown as a work of art that is not held by the specifics of a certain year or collection.

Your dresses are all very unique, nothing like any other designer is putting out, and not a lot of similarities between any of the designs, which we LOVE! Where does your inspiration come from?
Thank you so much!
 I get inspiration for both my ready-to-wear and bridal collections from all sorts of places, usually they come to me from the worlds of art, nature and different cultures as well as old- Hollywood starlets and glamour.

What is the price point range your dresses fall in?
My latest collection starts at around 4’800 USD for a made-to-measure gown.


Tell us about what you did for this Spring’s Bridal Fashion week with the Covid-19
pandemic. Did you release a new line, if so, how did you do it?
Luckily, I was able to shoot my latest Fall-Winter 2020 collection before the pandemic started so I was ready with new looks and styles that are available worldwide right now.

What is your advice for brides who are recently engaged now and looking to start dress shopping?
I think the best advice would be to keep an open mind, try on different styles but try not to lose yourself in the process. Opinions of family members and friends are great, but don’t let them confuse you – you are the most important person and what you feel comfortable and beautiful in is the gown you should get.

One last design focused question, who is your ideal bride, what kind of bride do you design for?
My ideal bride is a confident, fashion-forward woman who values quality. She is always looking into the future, but never forgets the impact of the past.
 She is stunning, timeless, bold and original.


Alon Livne x ‘White’

For those of you who are not familiar with his new line, here is some eye candy you will be sure to fall in love with, just like we did:

 

A sophisticated staple of elegance, gloves! These evening wear accessories have been making a come back in a huge way and we are obsessed! We have been seeing gloves pop up in pop culture fashion trends, and across the red carpets and high fashion runways quite often. We are so pleased they are making their way into bridal fashion as well.

Gloves are the perfect accessory to a wedding gown especially if you are going for a sleek modern look. We love adding gloves when all other accessories are minimal, such as: a simpler veil, the gowns neckline, no necklace or a belt, and even a simpler hair style. We think long sleeve gloves will be around for years to come.

Check out these amazing modern takes on the classic high fashion accessory, gloves.

Rivini

Tijana Zunic

Reem Acra

Pnina Tornai

Monique Lhuillier

Danielle Frankel

Ashi Studio