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Bridal Socks & Wedding Heels

Socks and Heels. Two things you never thought would go together are now the most fashionable tandem we’ve seen in 2018. Per usual, that trend is making its way into bridal. That trend, ladies is socks and heels. Now, if you want to wear a cute t-strap but don’t have a pedicure, not a problem!

Before we get into the bridal fashion details, we want to touch on brands we’ve seen do it and do it well. Gucci, you never disappoint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now incorporating this trend into bridal. We love, love the idea of socks incorporated into your wedding heel–especially for the risk-taking bride. How could this be under fashionable stilettos? Even better, how great would some cute socks be for a bridesmaid gift for your ladies to wear while getting ready for the big day. Check out these bridal socks and let us know in the comments if you’d partake in this trend. If you’re wondering if we would, the answer is yes!

 

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Babies Breath & Barcalay

The new ‘it’ flower is here. Baby’s Breath, long known as a filler flower, is showing up in all the modern weddings we love. We noticed the trend emerging after the Royal Wedding starred beautiful white and green floral arrangements. Since then, we’ve seen the delicate flower featured in Victoria Swarovski’s wedding, the Rodarte Spring 2018 collection release in Paris, and Reem Acra’s Fall 2018 line and we can’t get enough of it. We are big suckers for modern, chic details, so naturally, we fell in love with this trending bud. Take a look at what we fell in love with.

 

The Royal Wedding  

 

 

 

 

Victoria Swarovski’s wedding

 

 

 

 

Rodarte Spring 2018

 

 

 

 

To honor the comeback of this classic flower we used it as the sole contributor to our art like the floral installation, brought to you by Moel Leux Events, at our styled shoot at the Intercontinental Barclay in New York City. The classic modern city skyline was the perfect backdrop for this modern classic flower and the amazing high fashion bridal gowns from Designer Loft Bridal Salon in NYC and bridesmaid gowns from White Runway.

Some of our favorite items from this shoot are the House of Catherine items. HOC and their team created the wedding suite, the bridesmaid Ts, the custom bride’s ‘Mrs. I’m Married’ jacket and black acrylic ‘at last’ signage. All of the items are linked, so if you’re obsessing over them, I show you right where to find them.

Thanks to our fabulous vendors and some amazing local New York models and hair and makeup artists, we were able to create a stunning, styled shoot that captured the lavish vibe of New York City. You can find their Instagram handles below. And keep scrolling for pictures from our babies breath inspired styled shoot. 

Video: @creative.label

Photography: @creative.label

Floral: @moelleuxevents

Paper products: @house_of_catherine

Venue: @nybarclayhotel and gowns: @designerloft_bridal & @thewhiterunway 

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White Runway

Behind every bride lies a great bridesmaid, and we believe those bridesmaids should look great too. Although we find beauty in just about every bridesmaid dress, our own personal style really reflects a sleek, simply stated kind of vibe. Yes, the bride is the star of the show, but your besties will thank you when they’re standing up on your day looking fabulous beside you. We like bridesmaid dresses that emulate what’s going on in the non-bridal fashion world–dresses that are fun, flirty, and a little bit different than your typical dress.

For this shoot, we had the absolute pleasure of partnering with White Runway to showcase our BTS style through bridesmaid attire. White Runway has a huge selection of dresses that will fit just about anyone’s style but we had the pleasure and privilege of choosing our favorites for this incredible styled shoot.

Take a look at this beautiful photos and let us know which dress is your favorite in the comments.

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Wedding Day Perfume Do’s and Don’ts

By now, you’ve looked through countless wedding images looking for inspiration on the vibe and style of images you’re wanting your photographer to capture. In that batch, you’ve likely seen the perfume image.

 

Whenever brides are looking for wedding day perfume, they constantly ask us which perfumes are the most visually appealing for this shot. Though the visuals of the perfume bottle can make the entire image, we encourage our brides to focus on the smell and not what the perfume bottle looks like. Here’s why:

 

Pheromones

First, pheromones. Pheromones are scent triggered hormones which stimulate sexual appetite (don’t worry, this is still a PG blog). The perfect scent can do a lot of things like enhance mood, boost your confidence, and make you feel attractive. That being said, logically, this hormone plays an important role in human sexuality and desire. Your wedding day should be your sexiest day together. Can we get an amen?  

Memory

Second, the memory. Scents are also tied to memories. Remembering how you and your significant other smell that day is so special and such a big deal we see a lot of brides take for granted. Don’t be that bride! Make the most out of this special memory. You’re already activating your other senses, why not add a sense of smell to it!

 

All of these are emotions and feelings that you want to be sure to bring out on your wedding day. And because of the importance of these emotions and feelings, we encourage you to pick a smell that checks off all those boxes. Spend the time and do your research to make your wedding day the best smelling experience. After all, this is going to be an experience of a lifetime, and if you can find the perfect scent to remind you of that, then why not!?

 

Now for the good part. The perfumes we recommend. Below are our favorites, in no particular order. They’re linked, so click the photo if you’re interested in purchasing any of these.

 

Maison Margeila Replica: Wicked Love

 

 

Spice Bomb
(even though this is a men’s fragrance, I strongly recommend It)

 

 

Jo Malone: Peony and blush suede

 

 

Alien by Mugler

 

 

Let us know if you chose one of these for your special day or if you chose something different. Be sure to let us know why! We can’t wait to hear from you.

 

XOXO,

BTS

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Designer Spotlight: Rita Vinieris

Fashion, particularly bridal fashion, is our favorite. It’s also a huge component of the wedding–one not to be looked over. So much thought and effort go into choosing your wedding gown. You go to boutique after boutique and save gowns after gown on Pinterest with your exact vibe. Shopping for bridal is nothing like shopping for an outfit at Top Shop or Zara. You don’t always know where exactly to go to search for the gown that is perfect for you. You don’t know what designer designs gowns in line with the vibe you’re looking for. This is why we have a designer spotlight, where we highlight some of our favorite designers. This week, we’re highlighting Rita Vinieris. Rita Vinieris is a Canadian designer, known for luxury bridal. Can we just say we’re obsessed?  These gowns are absolutely to die for. Not to mention, her presentation at Bridal Fashion week was one of our favorites. Take a look at some of our favorite modern looks from Rivini Spring 2019.

 

Rivini, Spring 19

Rivini, Spring 19. We’re obsessed with this line because of the modern elements. While bridal is typically traditional, we’re seeing more and more brides lean toward the modern route. In our opinion, when you go the modern route as it relates to bridal, you keep that “bridal vibe” but still safely step outside of the box. These gowns, jumpsuits, or suites are statement pieces that will have your guests remembering your outfit for days to come. Here are some of our more modern favs from this line. Let us know what you think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let us know your thoughts on this modern twist to bridal in the comments below!

NYBFW Trends

We’re still on a Fashion High from last week at New York Bridal Fashion Week and excited to share one of our favorite trends for F/W 2019. One trend we’re excited to share with you is a trend we mentioned previously in our blog and that is statement veils.

We’re seeing a transition in veils. What used to be used as a compliment to a dress, is now becoming a statement of its own. What we’ve noticed on many runways were beading and floral. Yes, girl, beading and floral on top of a veil! The beautiful placement of these pearls and orchids on these veils is absolutely to die for. While this trend was prevalent in many shows we attended, it was the highlight of Reem Acra. Take a look at how these statement veils rocked the runway and let us know in the comments which is your favorite.

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Bridal Footwear

The fashion gurus have spoken and category updates for bridal shoes are here. In the coming season, you can expect to see revamped silhouettes, expressive materials and flamboyant details marching down the aisle. Check out the must-have styles for the season!

Silhouettes

Silhouettes. This season’s silhouettes include the classic and smart shape of the Stiletto Pump, the comfort and class of the Slingback Kitten Heel, the trending and staple style of the Mule and the feminine, refined profile of Strappy Constructions. Check out some of our favorite examples of upcoming shapes of the season.

Details

Details. Bold, vintage, regal details are making a comeback! Daring jewel accents, classic pearls, statement florals, decorative ankle straps, and large bows will decorate bridal shoes this season. Watch out Bridal gowns, because these shoes might steal the show!

Materials

Materials. It’s no surprise that the popular trends of glitter and transparent plastics are trickling their way to bridal footwear. We are obsessed with the sensual, barely there style of the transparent plastic and fun, party look of glitter.

Colors

Colors. This season you can expect to see last summer’s blush tones amped up to a pretty pink as consumer confidence in color continues to grow. You can also expect to see hi-shine, mirrored, liquid silvers for the more modern bride.

We are so excited to see how brides work these new styles this season. We’re particularly fanning over the bold details and vintage flair. Man, oh, man, what a time to be a bride!

 

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Bridal Shower Outfit Suggestions

Once your engaged, tons of wedding-related ideas start to come to mind– including outfits to wear to your bridal festivities. These outfits are important because you will be the star of the show for each and every event. You will be the center of each and every picture taken, so it’s important that you are on point, and so is your outfit! *Que all the pressure*

 

To alleviate some of the pressure, we’ve pulled some outfits online that we’re obsessed with! Just click on the picture and it will take you directly to the shop. Thank us later!

 

 

 

 

 

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Fall Release // Dalia Lace Jacket #TonesAndTextures

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Before you go, here’s a tip on saving outfit ideas! As you see items or pieces you like on Instagram, save them to a bookmark, title it Bridal Outfit Inspo and refer back to that as you begin to shop for each occasion. You’ll need something for your engagement party, engagement pictures, bridal shower, bachelorette and rehearsal dinner. So get to savin’, girl! Tag us in your pictures on Instagram so we can see which outfits you chose!

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Favorite Cabo Locations

Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular, especially amongst our brides. Why? It’s simple. The beauty of the location. One issue brides run into when planning a destination wedding is searching for the location. We frequent Cabo–for work–not for play. Lol. So we’ve broken down a list of our four favorite Cabo wedding venues, in no particular order. Take a look!

Acre

Unlike most of the venues on this list, Acre is a venue, not a resort. They did, however, add in some tree house bungalows for guests to stay in. This venue is perfect for a boho, hipster kind of bride. Take a look at these amazing pictures. We’re positive you’ll love it too!

 

The Cape

If you’re a modern bride, who loves the desert, the Cape is the venue for you. If the desert and the ocean got married and had a baby, The Cape Hotel would be that baby. Don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself.

 

Grand Velas

If you’re looking for a higher-end option, the Grand Velas is your go-to. It does come at a higher price point, but it is an all-inclusive experience complete with high end culinary and top-shelf liquor only. The vibe of this venue is modern, pretty and minimalistic. Check out the photos of this beautiful venue.

 

 

 

Resort at Pedregal

This venue screams luxury and natural beauty. We’re obsessed and we know you will be too. If exclusivity is your thing, this venue is not a step-and-repeat type of venue. Just take a look for yourself.

Ladies, if you’re planning a destination wedding in Cabo, let us know in the comments which of these four venues you’d choose for your big day.

 

XOXO,

BTS

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90s Are Back!

One of the only times where you can get a good idea of what the future holds is during Fashion Week. And after this week, we believe the future is telling us that the 90s are continuing into 2018 in the form of neon and classic hair accessories.  

Just when you thought the days of Fresh Prince, Friends, and Seinfeld are over, the 90s made their way back into our hearts. We’ve recently noticed this trend in all the plaid and neon plastered through TopShop and Zara and, as expected New York Fashion Week reflected these trends as well. We anticipated that this trend would trickle its way into weddings and right on cue, we see Kim Kardashian West at 2 Chain’s wedding sporting a neon green latex dress.

Below we’ve compiled a list of hairstyles we can totally see a bride work on her wedding day as well as dress options for guests.

Hair Styles

 

Want to purchase? You can find it here!

You can find this scrunchy here!

 

Find Kim K’s statement headband here!

Dress Options

 

 

 

Ladies, let us know if you would strut your stuff down the aisle with one of these hairstyles. If you’re going to be a guest at a wedding, let us know which neon dress you can see yourself in.

 

XOXO,

BTS