Monday, August 22, 2016

Introducing: Alyssa Kristin

This fall, we are excited to offer styles by Chicago designer Alyssa Kristin! A Wisconsin native, Alyssa lives and works in downtown Chicago creating breathtaking and cutting-edge gowns. Available only in the most fabulous bridal salons, we are proud to join the list of stores who offer her remarkable gowns. 










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Monday, August 8, 2016

Inspiration: Urban Glam Wedding

Weddings conjure up images of crisp, clean lines and brides looking like pastries. One of our favorites Wisconsin wedding photographers, Magdalene Photography, prefers that wedding shots stray from the norm. We recently collaborated in a styled shoot that sought to create a bridal look equal parts grunge and glamour. If you're an alternative bride who wants her big day to reflect her darker style, take a look at how the city's sharp edges can create a flawless Urban Glam Wedding.

-Bridal-

To bring out the glam in your urban glam wedding, we love the Elsa Overskirt from Theia. The use of beaded details on the belt gives any bride the perfect touch of glam for her dress. For the perfect look, layer this skirt with the Wtoo Elise Gown. This gown has lace and beads that combine glamour and romance. Pair it with unexpected accessories (like a leather jacket or moto boots) for the perfect alternative bridal look.


-Bridesmaids-

Darker toned colors such as eggplant, steel blue, burgundy, and metallics are great colors to give your bridesmaids a harder-edged look.  These colored dresses will look great against the blank urban background of the wedding. If you want to add more glam to your bridesmaid dresses you can always go with styles that have sequins, lace, sparkles and beading to add more romance to the gowns.
  


-Beauty-

Smoky eyes are a must for this urban glam bridal party. Adding sparkles to the dark eye can help create the ultimate glamorous makeup look. Besides adding sparkles to your makeup, showing off  romantic diamonds are the perfect touch for the Bride to bring out her glamorous side for this urban glam fairytale. We also love diamonds that are accompanied with pearls, which adds a certain decadence to this otherwise stripped-away look.


 -Venue-

A great location for your urban glam wedding is at a warehouse. This location will bring out the industrial side, cozy atmosphere and can be highlighted by the glamorous details. Having your location at an old warehouse is not only beautiful but also has a lot of history to showcase. It will provide you the perfect blank-canvas to create your wedding day vision.


 -Details-

Through the use of lights and Edison Bulbs will pop against the industrial details of your venue. When added to a warehouse-style venue, it gives the entire atmosphere a magical feel. Adding sparkles and sequins to this industrial setting is a must, whether it is an added detail to the cake or the tables, this will make your dream urban glam wedding come to life.




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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Inspiration: Bohemian Romance

Bohemian weddings have become somewhat a cliche. If you want to add life to this trend for your upcoming wedding, we have some ideas that will make your boho wedding a dream come true. The trick, we've discovered, is pairing soft lace & floral details with bold colors that make your venue pop. A bohemian wedding that channels the spirit of the 1960's will make your laid-back affair something that guests will talk about forever.

Here are 5 easy ways to make your bohemian wedding stand apart from the crowd!

~Bride~

A bohemian bride can be found in an elegant, feminine and free-flowing gown. Silhouettes that are perfect for this wedding include A-line styles with sweetheart necklines & tiered skirts. For fabrics, stuck to soft lace and subtle embellishments. The Mikaella 2070 and 2064 styles are the perfect gowns for the bohemian bride. These graceful gowns have the perfect amount of details that still channel a romantic, elegant and free spirited nature. 
 

~Bridesmaids~

For a Bohemian Wedding we are loving a soft, neutral color combination for the bridesmaids. Champagne, ivory, sage green, & gold all give off an earthy/natural feel for a bohemian bridal party. These colors are perfect base for brightly colored, bohemian accessories that bring a necessary pop of color! Want to be even more bohemian? Choose lace or floral patterns for a beautiful, unique touch. Long chiffon gowns are a great style for this theme and provide your party with a look that is at once breezy, carefree, and exceptionally elegant.


~Beauty~

Bohemian beauty is all about adding fun accessories! Highlight your natural beauty with gold shimmer eye shadow and/or golden highlights to give your skin an essential glow. Keep in mind - the natural look is always about looking clean and fresh, never overdone!

 For ultra-bohemian hair, opt for something wavy and undone. We love the look of a waterfall braid with some messy waves for that effortlessly beautiful look. If you are feeling more bohemian, you could always incorporate flowers into your braid, or wear a lace crown to embrace your inner bohemian princess.



~Décor~

Having an outdoor wedding in the woods, countryside, or romantic backyard will make your bohemian wedding feel magical. When deciding on colors the limit is endless, you want your wedding to be colorful and vibrant! Shy away from trendy blush tones and use use bright blues, purples, yellows, oranges and pinks to pop against the earth tones in your venue.

 ~Details~

Flowers, lace and vibrant colors make this bohemian wedding a dream come true. Wildflowers are the perfect decoration and detail for an outdoor wedding. Whether they are used to line the aisle, placed in ice cubes, hanging  from trees/the ceiling, or given to guests to pin in their hair, they are great detail to add to this free spirited wedding. Other details that can be added include dream catchers, candles, glass vases, wood, picture frames & feathers. The trick is to have fun and create a wedding suitable for any flower child bride. 






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