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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!

 

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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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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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Kaley Cuoco’s Wedding Recap

Ladies, today we’re recapping Kaley Cuoco’s wedding, simply because we are unapologetically obsessed! If you’ve scrolled through Instagram and stumbled on her wedding pictures, we’re positive you cannot blame us for being obsessed. Let us be clear, this is not because we’re fangirls. There’s rhyme to our reason, we promise. Below is a list of reasons why we’re absolutely in love.

She didn’t have a bouquet.

She didn’t have a bouquet. Ok, this is absolutely untraditional, but we’re so here for it! Untraditional is a point we’d like to touch on briefly before we go to the next point of admiration. BE YOU! If you’re not a bouquet kinda gal, then ditch the bouquet! Your wedding day should be 100% about you. Never feel obligated to do a certain thing because everyone else does.

Their wedding was at a horse ranch and they included animals.

Their wedding was at a horse ranch and they included animals. Though we’re not huge fans of animals, that doesn’t mean we would deter any bride from incorporating them into their wedding. Kaley and her husband did what they loved by incorporating animals and we’re so here for it!

Horseshoe ceremony decor

Horseshoe ceremony decor. Sticking with the themes of horses. The ceremony decor was pampas grass put beautifully together in the shape of a horseshoe. Um, can you say heart-eye emoji?? We loved this!

The vows!

The vows. Admittedly, we were crying. Kaley said,

I’d go to my phone, and I’d go to my notes, and I tried and I couldn’t write anything,” she said. “I didn’t really understand why because there really were not enough words to describe how I actually, truly feel about you.”

How beautiful were they! Also, cool piece of information–her sister officiated the wedding. What a cool way to incorporate someone you love.

Processional goals.

Processional goals. The singer for the processional was I N C R E D I B L E ! Don’t believe us? Take a listen for yourself. You can find more of Gin Wigmore here.

 

It suffices to say, we were blown away by this wedding and we knew you’d be too, which is why we shared it with you. What was your favorite part of Kaley’s wedding and which part would you incorporate into your big day? Let us know in the comments.

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Yellow Bridesmaid Dress Inspo

Ladies, summer is here and so are its colors. During the months of June and July, I’m sure you’ve noticed an incredible amount of weddings on your timeline. That’s because it’s wedding season. If you’re a bride, that means it’s also the perfect time to capitalize on the style of dress your bridesmaids wear.  

If you’re having a summer wedding and are looking into bridesmaid dress color options, we’ve got you covered. Yellow has been on our radar for some time now, and we have yet to see a bride use it as her bridesmaid dress color. We’ll be honest, yellow is definitely a bold, statement color. But as you may know, we love when brides think out of the box with their wedding, especially when it comes to styling. What we love more is helping you with those bridal styling needs. This is why we compiled a list of our favorite yellow dresses for bridesmaids, perfect for a summer or spring wedding.

First up is an ACME dress, Privacy Please. You can find this beautiful number at Revolve. If flowy and boho is your thing, this dress is perfect for you.

Second is X NAVEN MARISSA dress NBD. You can also find this at Revolve. We’re obsessed with the slit and the cutout. It’s still very sexy but also covered up in the right places. We can totally see this gown worn at a modern, beach hotel wedding.

Third on our radar is from Fame and Partners. It is the Elisa Dress. What we love most about the Elisa dress is the high neckline and open back. High necklines are in, so stay on trend and incorporate it into your bridesmaid look.

Fourth on our list is the Verbena Dress from Reformation. It’s so boho. If you’re a bride that frequents Free People, this gown is perfect for your style. Not to mention, the off-the-shoulder, floor length dress with a ruffle-edged, slight sweetheart neckline will look great on your bridesmaids.

The final dress is also from Reformation, the Rosey Dress. This is a floor length wrap dress with a deep v neckline, is a statement. Wrap dresses are always flattering, so your bridesmaids will appreciate you for this one. We promise!

Many of these yellow gowns live in the same color pallet. What does this mean? Mixing and matching these gowns isn’t a bad idea Let us know in the comments which dress is your favorite! Be sure to email us at info@btseventmanagement.com for bridal styling inquiries.

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Bridal Basics Are In!

Basics have been slowly making a comeback. Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian made basic loungewear a thing. And now the basic trend has made its way over to bridal. But we’re not thanking Kylie or Kim for this new trend. We’re thanking the Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex.  

We called it back in May. We said, “whatever Meghan Markle wore for her wedding, would be trendsetting in bridal.: And her gowns have done just that. Rocking two of the most beautifully simple gowns, designers have taken note, and–for the first time ever–we’re here for something basic. That being said, we’re recapping three of our favorite bridal designers, who took a page from Meghan Markle’s book in their 2018 collections.

Pronovias

First Pronovias and their EOL collection. You’ll find gowns that are beautiful because they are simple. This Pronovias gown has a crossed beaded fringe on the back, giving off a feeling of elegance and sensuality. The bateau neckline takes a page from Meghan Markle’s book adding that little bit of sophistication.

Liancarlo Design

Next, is Liancarlo Design. This Liancarlo gown gives a few nods to Meghan’s second gown. We’re obsessed with its simplicity. This matte crepe high-neck accentuates the shoulders in the same way Meghan’s dress did. It has that fitted, silk component that adds just the right amount of sexy. Are you here for this Liancarlo Design? We totally are.

Pnina Tornai

And finally, Pnina Tornai. They too have a couple gowns similar to Meghan’s second gown. The gown below, which is part of the Love by Pnina Tornai collection, is for a bride that loves that fitted silk look, but also looking to show a bit more skin. We’re in love with this deep v in the front. Who else is here for this sexier look?  

Brides, if you’re shopping for a wedding gown, simple is on trend. When you go simple, we promise, your children will look back and won’t turn their nose up to your dated dress, because it’s simplicity allows it to last a lifetime. Are you on the hunt for a Meghan Markle look-alike? Need help finding something perfect for you? If so, send us an email at info@btseventmanagement.com, we’d love to help you find your perfect gown.

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SSYP Season 2 Ep. 5 recap: Miss to Mrs. Box

On this week’s episode of the She Said Yes Podcast, we’re talking with Denys  Berestyuk, owner, and founder of the Miss to Mrs. Box, a bridal box subscription. This box, ladies, is the next best thing. Seriously. There’s literally nothing like it. It’s perfect for brides. This box is also our opportunity to help a sista out and plug this as the perfect gift a bridesmaid could give her bride! *hint, hint*

If you listen, to Episode 5 The Subscription Box Every Bride Must Have, you’ll hear us talk about bridal subscription boxes and tips for wedding dress shopping. Before we get to our recap of this week’s episode, be sure to follow us on Instagram, subscribe to our channel, and show us some love in the iTunes reviews.

Now back to why you are here. The best bridal subscription box in the game–Miss to Mrs. Box. The coolest part about the subscription box is that there is a theme for each step of the engagement process. Our favorite box is the Let’s Plan This box. It’s our favorite because it’s the first box you get and gets you right in the ‘I’m the Bride’ mood. Which is totally the mood you should be rockin’ the moment you put that ring on. For a more information on the themes, be sure to tune in to Episode 5. We bet there are a couple themes you could never have guessed would be included!

Finally, we touch on wedding dress shopping. Just like everything wedding planning related, there are some logistics you need to know before even stepping into a bridal boutique. While we won’t give away all the logistics here, below are some topics to consider, tune in to find out exactly why!

  • Budget
  • Who is invited
  • How much research to do
  • How much trust to put in the bridal stylist
  • Keep in mind venue, season, design
  • Trends
  • When to buy

Brides before we send you off, on SSYP we talk about Paris Hilton’s wedding. Did you hear the Paris Hilton’s wedding may be televised? We’re so here for this. She is, arguably, a reality TV revolutionary. Maybe we can call this the Royal Reality TV Wedding? We can even host a watch party! Listen to the podcast to hear our thoughts on the details on this Royal Reality TV Wedding speculation, and comment if you’ll come to our watch party.

XOXO,

BTS

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SSYP Season2 Ep. 4 recap: How She Asked

On this week’s episode of the She Said Yes Podcast, we’re talking about the first thing you think about after getting engaged–popping the question to your bridesmaids. We were honored to have Curissa, soon-to-be Thompson, on the show to give us a rundown on how she popped the question to her best gal pals.

We know all too well that the decision on who to include in your bridal party can be a stressful one. As always, we want to make your life a little easier by helping you out with the part of the process where you ask your bridesmaids.

But before we get to our recap of what you should keep in mind when popping the question, be sure to follow us on Instagram, subscribe to our channel, and show us some love in the iTunes reviews.

As some of you may know, Curissa’s bridesmaid proposal went viral. For those of you who don’t know, check out her Instagram and see the recap, it’s adorable. Because everyone here at BTS was so obsessed with the way she popped the question, we brought her on the show to share the four things to consider when planning your bridesmaid proposal. Because we can’t spill all the beans here, you’ll have to listen to hear just how Curissa incorporated these four things into her bridesmaid proposal. We don’t like to leave you hanging, so in the meantime, these are the four things to keep in mind when popping the question:

  1. Find a theme and get creative.
  2. Figure out the element of surprise.
  3. Personalize the proposal. Let everyone know why you want them in the bridal party.
  4. Document the moment with a photographer or videographer.

Brides, before we send you off, here’s one tidbit of advice. Make this proposal about your bridesmaids. Thank them in advance for being part of your day and part of this huge journey you’re about to embark on. The supportive role these ladies will take on is a huge one, so helping them realize this will be beneficial to you and your sanity in the long run.

After you listen, let us know what you think about this week’s episode in the comments and what kind of proposal inspiration this episode gave you.

 

XOXO,

BTS