“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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
“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.
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.
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!
“A well dressed man is a best accessory a woman can have” – Coco Chanel
At BTS we encourage our grooms to go out of the box, not to be set on the standard black suit or tux. It is the grooms special day as well and his attire should show out just the same as the brides.
Tips and Tricks
-Don’t be afraid to show a little ankle: We love a “show off your socks” moment. Obviously dress to your body type, but we have never seen a shorter pant look bad and we’ve been to a lot of weddings.
-The fit is everything, tailored looks only: This is so important! Make sure your suit or tux fits you exactly the way it should. Nothing looks worse than an oversized suit or tux. A slimming pant is definitely the way to go.
-Outfit change just like the ladies, switch up the jacket and shoes: Like we said before, it is your special day too, dress to impress. We love when the groom has an outfit change. We always say to have some fun with your outfit for reception. If you wear a black suit or tux for ceremony, wear a maroon or blue for reception.
-Experiment with color: Gone are the days that the guys have limited options. The sky is the limit for color options now so don’t be afraid to step out of the box. This includes maroon, burnt orange, emerald, sage, royal blue, all white etc. Stick with the overall look of the wedding, but do not be afraid to awe everyone.
-Texture and patterns are important parts of the whole ensemble: These add dimension and allow for a truly customized look. Have a pattern on the inside, on the tie, or on the pocket square. These little pops of pattern really go a long way!
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:
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:
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!!
“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