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Designer Spotlight: Pallas Couture

Simplicity? Not commonly a word used to describe the glamour and beauty of a Pallas Couture gown. We have been obsessing over this Australian designer for a while now and each time we see something new, our jaws drop. To the ground, perhaps even lower if they could.

 

When it comes to planning your wedding, there’s nothing more exciting than picking out the most perfect breathtaking dress. With Pallas Couture, it’s as if every gown is love at first sight. Known for the glove-like fit, sophisticated details, and touch of sexiness to give you that oomph on your big day!

 

Are you ready to slip into a dress that gives you the confidence & sensuality to challenge the classic look yet still be 100% timeless? Check out some of these showstoppers.

 

1 – The Lizeth Gown

 

We can already picture you in this gown, perfect for the boho or beachy babe, with its sexy sophistication. Feeling extra bold? Pair the gown with a pale petal veil for some gorgeous getting ready & ceremony shots.

 

 

2 – The Elize Gown

Instead of stressing over money with getting two dresses, switch up your look effortlessly from the ceremony to the reception with the Elize Gown and its detachable skirt. Pair this gown with beaded ivory earrings or an elegant diamond necklace. You can’t go wrong with either. Both will have your bridesmaids saying “yaaaaaas, queen!”

 

 

3 – The Shimere Gown

Picky about lace? You’ll love this hand applied French lace perfect for a beachfront or boho wedding. Go from basic to blossoming with this fitted petal piece.  Some Valentinos would go along with this gown perfectly! Just saying.

 

4 – The Adelie Gown

If Coachella is your jam, so is this gown. All of the feminine accents–see-through mesh, the flowing skirt, the sleeves–make this gown a must for a festival loving bride.

 

If you’re a total fan of florals, pair this gown with flowers tucked into a braid. If updos are your thing, this little number would go great with a gold-leafed crown.

 

 

PS: How cute this totally magical wedding featuring custom Pallas Haute Couture?

 

5 – The Cherilyn Gown

Love showing off your curves in a way that beautifully balances elegance & sex appeal? The tasteful see-through and 3D floral elements embracing your silhouette will have you feeling like a mermaid. We’re also totally obsessed with the midi slit making this dress perfect for a  statement heel.

 

 

Loved these? So did we. So much so that we can’t wait to style you in a Pallas Couture gown so you’re looking & feeling like a million bucks on your wedding day!

 

Let us know which is your favorite in the comments below!

 

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Amazon Coming In Clutch

Oh, Amazon. You’re always there for us when we need you. From tablecloths and runners to photo booth props and flameless candles, we know we can always count on our favorite delivery service for the random things we need at the last minute. After thinking about everyone’s  favorite app, we started wondering, “What other wedding day items can we find on Amazonelse could we find to use on the big day?” We decided to do a little experiment and see if the almighty Amazon could stand up to our test: Affordable Bridal Clutches. You may (or may not) be surprised by our final decision. Keep reading…

 

From minimalist to glam, we pretty much found something for everyone. And the best part? They’re all under $40 (you can thank us at the end of this post)! Take a look at the little gems we found that will help complete your bridal vision and won’t put a dent in your wallet.:

 

These perfectly timeless options are something you won’t ever have to worry about going out of style. We love the classic woven satin and added tassle to keep things fun!

 

These amazing clutches give a vintage feel, without paying that vintage price tag.  The gorgeous rhinestone detailing on all of these bags will pair perfectly with any boho bride without being too over the top.

 

If your wedding is all about being clean and modern, you’ll love these options:

 

Who doesn’t love mixing metals? We sure do! This rose gold clutch with yellow gold trim is neat and modern and we’re all about it. Mix your wedding jewelry metals to really pull this accessory into the whole outfit!

 

The transparent acrylic body on this baby is a perfect match for the simplistic, chic bride. The gold trim with removable chain keeps the bag feeling classic and special. We also put this at the top of the list for Most Likely To Be Reused, after the wedding has come and gone!

 

Looking for a show stopper? We found a couple of super fun options to wrap up our list, for you brides that like to make a statement. Be careful though, you might be trying to find an excuse to use these before the wedding.:

 

This bag SCREAMS Old Hollywood glam. Pair it with your flirty, slinky gown and a red lip and we can bet everyone will be talking about your look long after the wedding!

 

Where are all of our fun, bright brides?! This adorable floral box bag has us dreaming of a spring wedding with pops of pink! How perfect would this be to break in at your bridal shower?! Told you these would be hard not to use…

 

Honestly, we still can’t believe the price point on these bridal clutches! Not to mention their unique features that people will NEVER suspect you purchased from Amazon! Brb, we’re ordering all of them right now. Which one will you be adding to your cart?!

 

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Mentioning the “Unmentionables”: Bridal Lingerie

One thing that many brides don’t think much about, is the garments they’ll be wearing UNDER their most dreamt about outfit. Now you might ask, “why do I need to think about another “outfit” when I’ve got the most important one picked out?”. Well, the answer is, because this itty bitty outfit just may be the ONLY thing you’ll be wearing on not just one, but TWO occasions. Hear us out:

 

It seems like Bridal Boudoir photo shoots are a MUST these days, whether you want to document your engagement and tuck the pictures away or make a special and unforgettable photo album for your husband-to-be. No matter how you choose to use them, they’re a GREAT way to see just how beautiful you are! As women, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to look a certain way, so the lingerie we wear at our boudoir shoot and on our wedding day should make us feel like a sultry goddess to match the smallest outfit we’ll probably ever own!

 

Without the perfect undergarments, we might not reach our sexiest potential and that’s just unacceptable on such a big day! Starting the best day of your life with a seductive little number on under your dress will help give you the confidence you deserve to feel all day long. There’s something very empowering about having a little secret on underneath all of that fabric! Since It’s something you’ll be wearing into the late night, you should LOVE it even if you’re the only one (of two people) that will see it. Just like the wedding decor and dress are a reflection of your personality, your lingerie should also follow suit (birthday suit* that is). If your dress gives a boho vibe, brands like Free People will most definitely be calling your name! Agent Provocateur is KNOWN for their edgy, jaw-dropping styles, so they’ll have some pieces that will be sure to release your inner temptress in the boudoir (and not to mention leave your man speechless). Ever think about rhinestone lingerie? I bet you will now! Maybe your style is sweet and sassy like the line by Dita Von Teese, a woman who knows a thing or two about sexy lingerie. Whichever your preference may be, we’ve got you (and your little tush) covered!

 

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Now that you’ve seen a few of our favorite “unmentionables” ranging from modest to va-va-voom, let us know what you think your bridal lingerie style would be!

 

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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes, Not all Brides Wear Veils

Sometimes you put on an awesome outfit and just KNOW you nailed it. Other times it feels SO close, but not quite there. Wanna know our ultimate kryptonite and answer to this problem? Accessories. They can take any dress from drab to fab in 2.5 seconds (you know, like when Randy puts the final touches on a bride before she says “Yes To The Dress”). The veil cape is the trendiest take on the most timeless bridal accessory there ever was. From pearls or crystals to embroidery and appliqué, a cape just might be the icing on the (wedding) cake for the most important outfit you’ll ever wear!

 

Whether your dream wedding gown is simplistic or elaborate, there really is a cape for everyone. A fashion-forward bride who loves to WOW a crowd is a perfect candidate to strut down the aisle in an ornate, fully embellished cape. Not used to all that attention? A less dramatic option with delicate lace detailing works perfectly for a church ceremony. Cover up at the altar while still rocking that low back, then toss the cape to the side when you walk into the reception as Mr & Mrs for the first time! If you’re having an outdoor wedding, this might seem like the most sensible reason to jump on the train. Grab your feather embellished cape once the sun goes down and stay warm while still looking exceptionally stylish!

 

No matter what type of bride you classify yourself as the veil cape is just another way to express your personality and make your dress even more unique. Below are a few of our favorite picks to top off your look!

Delicate applique

 

 

 

Embellished

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, the options are truly endless! Subtle or over the top, there’s something powerful about a bride in her cape! Let us know in the comments below what style you’d be brave enough to step out onto the aisle in!

 

 

 

Nude Lipsticks We Love!

When it comes to your wedding day, every detail counts. From floral arrangements to lip color, you want everything to be planned and perfect. We love a classic nude lip on our brides– it’s chic, it’s low maintenance and it’s a beautiful neutral that will enhance your natural beauty. However, not all nudes are created equal. Finding the perfect nude for your wedding day can sometimes feel more difficult than finding the right person to marry! We’ve been digging through the makeup bags of all the MUAs we adore to bring you our 5 favorite picks for nude lipsticks! Check them out:

 

  1. Charlotte Tilsbury Kim KW, no makeup nude
  2. Mac Creme Cup lipstick
  3. Laura Mercier – amaretto swirl
  4. Nars Bare babe
  5. Tom Ford – sensual sable

 

Remember: try on lots of different options! These are our favorite, but what works for one skin tone, doesn’t work for all. Fair to light skin tones work well with nude shades with rosy undertones. If you have medium to tan skin tones, the trick is to aim for shades that don’t appear lighter than your skin tone. Try nude shades with deeper rose tones with hints of brown. If you have deep skin tones, aim for nudes that are a warmer and rosier version of the color of your skin.

 

There’s nothing better than kissing a bride wearing the perfect nude. What nudes are you loving these days? 

 

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A BTS Fav: Long Sleeve Wedding Gowns

A BTS Fav–long sleeve wedding gowns.

Gone are the days of puffy, shiny 80’s sleeves, say hello to long sleeve wedding gowns for the modern bride! This time around, designers are giving us beautiful, ever-so-romantic long sleeve styles complete with amazing detail and dazzling cuts and shapes. We’ve recently seen modern variations of this classic style on royalty such as Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton all the way to celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Ciara.

 

We always thought of long sleeve gowns for winter weddings but this style can easily be pulled off all year around. We are obsessed with the opportunity the sleeves lend for immaculate detail. They are so on point with current fashion trends and it doesn’t hurt that the sleeve can hide any upper body insecurities you may have on your big day.

 

Check out some of our top picks for this bridal season’s long sleeve gowns! Let us know which is your fav in the comments. 

 

 

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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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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!

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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!