A Beautifully Dressed Bridal Party

 
Sylvie Gil Photography

Yes, it’s the bride’s big day. Still, around her beaming aura are her bridesmaids. They need to shine, too! Choosing the right dress for the bridesmaids will be the first, and most important, decision in putting together a beautifully dressed bridal party.

First, consider when the wedding will take place. The season affects the length and color of the dresses. For instance, in the spring brides may opt for short dresses and neutral or pastel colors. In the winter, brides may opt for long dresses and dark or rich colors.

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What Type of Jewelry Matches Your Wedding Dress?

 
Photo courtesy of David Corey Photography

More than likely after you pick out your dress, the next step to complete your fabulous wedding look is to pick out your jewelry. This one may get tricky, as there are so many types of wedding dresses and jewelry out there.

First, take into consideration the color of your dress. You want your jewelry to accent your dress, not clash.

For a bright white gown, select silver, platinum or pearl jewelry. Gold may clash with your dress because of the bright white hues.

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The Fragrant & Floral Wedding Headdress

 
Alyssa Mc Elheny Photography

Everything at a wedding speaks of something: the vows of commitment, the reception of shared joy with friends and family, the rings of fidelity, and the crowns of a royal touch. These floral crowns are a 1980s inspired trend that have made their way into many beautiful weddings this year. We simply adore this non-traditional headpiece; it’s the perfect fit for any organic, whimsical or bohemian wedding. So get ready, ladies, these flower crowns are definitely pin-worthy!

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You know we’re all about that lace

 
La Valle fotografi

(’bout that lace, no trouble) ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬

Lace has been around since well before our time – before the 13th century to be more specific – and it’s been a staple in the wedding industry for as long as we can remember. (But yes, Princess Kate’s Alexander McQueen dress certainly did help this delicate fabric make its reemergence!)

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Recycling Your Alterations

 
Photo courtesy of Art Photography by Valerie.

You recently bought your wedding dress, yet it still needs to be altered. You just spent a lot of money on that gorgeous dress, and, understandably, you don’t want to throw away the pieces they cut off. So now you’re wondering, what exactly can I do with the extra pieces to my dress? We’ve found some interesting ideas to turn that piece of fabric into a wonderful keepsake.

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July 2014 Cocktails & Veils Show at Landerhaven

 
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What do you get when you combine one seriously gorgeous venue, hundreds of brides and some of the best wedding vendors Northeast Ohio has to offer. Well, that would be our July bridal show at Landerhaven, of course!

From start to finish, yesterday’s bridal show was an amazing experience! The drinks were flowing, everyone was in high spirits and there was lots of stunning wedding goodness all around. But don’t just take our word for it: View the lovely photos for yourself!

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Non-Strapless Gowns Solidify a Place in Brides’ Hearts

 
Allure Bridals

Move over strapless; there’s a new gown in town.
She’s bold, but conservative. And she’s definitely oh-so-chic.

It may be a blip on the radar or a trend-in-the-making. Whichever the case, bridal shop stylists are hearing more and more brides say, “I’ll have sleeves with that, please.” And whether it’s straps, sleeves or just a simple shrug, bridal designers are finding more and more ways to give these modern modest brides what they want.

Although strapless styles remain “the norm,” it’s safe to say their humble counterparts are creating a ripple effect. A few years ago, many salon owners would tell you about 75 percent of wedding dresses on their salon floor were strapless; these days it’s looking closer to 65-70 percent. And if the trend continues, maybe one day, brides could even see more of a 50/50 ratio.

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Real Bride Blogger #3 — Selecting THE dress!

 
Today's Bride: Real Bride Blogger Lynn

If you’re keeping up, you know that our Real Bride Blogger Lynn is flying on her wedding planning. (Then again, her wedding is now under 7 months away!) In case you missed the details she’s planned so far, here are the first two blog entries:

Post #1The Engagement
Post #2Finding the Bridesmaids’ Dresses

Now she’s moved on to one of the most exciting aspects of her planning — finding her gown! Since Lynn has worn so many different wedding gowns down the runway for our shows over the past 8 years, we were especially interested to see how this played out. We got the scoop on where she went, how many gowns she tried on & whose emotional reaction was so important to her …

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Real Bride Blogger #2 — The Bridesmaid Dresses!

 
Lynn & Ashley enjoy lunch after a long day of bridesmaid dress shopping!

Last week you got to meet Lynn — our longtime fashion show model & now lovely Real Bride Blogger! She gave us a glimpse into her relationship, her engagement excitement & some of the wedding services she booked right off the bat.

This week she’s getting even deeper into her planning … and giving us the inside scoop on how she’s styling her bridesmaids + how she’s staying relaxed throughout the (sometimes stressful) planning process!

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10.20.13 Embassy Suites fashion show

 
Brides by Demetrios, American Commodore Tuxedo

Fall Cleveland Bridal Fashion Show

October 20, 2013

Embassy Suites Independence

Featuring:

American Commodore Tuxedo
Brides by Demetrios
Creations by Lynn
Crystal Bloom
David’s Bridal
Dora’s Bridal
Lavender Bridal Salon
Men’s Wearhouse
Party Decor
Pro Disc Entertainment
Rock the House
Silver Fox Florist
Tuxedo Junction