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How to Be a Fall Bride in a Non-Fall Climate

There is no doubt that fall weddings are popular, and why wouldn’t they be? Beyond seasonal beauty, comes a cozy and casual vibe; there are so many pros to a fall wedding. But, as you know, with pros comes a few cons. It may seem difficult to be a fall bride in a non-fall climate but let’s chat about the ways to avoid some fall wedding mishaps and how to handle them! Featured: Stella York Style 7115 Hesitation: Unpredictable Weather Fall is the best time for a deeper and darker color scheme. If you’re lucky, nature will complement your color scheme without much effort. For those of us who are lucky to catch a glimpse of autumn one week then are swept up in a winter wonderland the next, it’s hard to predict the sort of weather your wedding day will bring. Autumn weather can be variable, not to mention even hot and sweaty depending where you are! Resolution: Virtual Updates Unless you have Mother Nature on speed dial, it’s best to embrace the unknown that comes with a fall wedding. One way to work with instead of against the weather is to have a Facebook Group that guests can access [...]

2020-11-20T08:35:58-05:00November 20th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on How to Be a Fall Bride in a Non-Fall Climate

The Hottest Color of 2020 Weddings

When you think about 2020, brightness and positivity might not be the first words that come to mind — but they do describe the hottest wedding color of the year!

2020-10-26T11:34:19-05:00October 26th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on The Hottest Color of 2020 Weddings

How to Wear Your Wedding Dress in a Different Season

Chances are you chose your wedding dress with a specific location and time of year in mind, but what happens if your plans change and you suddenly end up with a winter wedding when you originally planned for summer? Today on the blog, we’re talking about how to wear your wedding dress in a different season. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many weddings are being postponed and rescheduled and many brides are finding themselves with a dress that they think won’t work for a different time of year. But fear not, ladies! We’re here to help. First, let’s tackle an easy update: Summer to Winter. If you originally bought your dress for a summer wedding and are now finding yourself with a chance of snow, the easiest way to update your look is with a jacket. Bridal jackets these days are a lot cooler than you might think. You can go for a lace bomber, a custom jean jacket or even leather. Adding a faux fur wrap is also a great option. If you’re worried about the fabric of your gown being too light or sheer for winter, try adding a slip dress underneath for an added layer. But, also remember that for the most part, [...]

2020-08-31T08:46:36-05:00August 31st, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on How to Wear Your Wedding Dress in a Different Season

Why Your Wedding Vendors Are Keeping Non-Refundable Retainers During Coronavirus Covid-19

I have seen a lot of social media posts written by 2020 couples who are really upset and confused about why their wedding vendors won’t fully refund their non-refundable retainer right now, as we all navigate through the coronavirus crisis.  While I completely understand the frustration on the clients’ end, as a small business owner myself, I also understand why wedding vendors are keeping the non-refundable retainers.  So I wanted to write a blog post to help everyone understand the logic behind this business practice.  It’s important to note that COVID-19 is not forcing anyone to cancel their wedding.  It is forcing couples to postpone their wedding.  If someone decides to cancel their wedding all together because of this pandemic, that is a CHOICE that they are making.  Every single wedding vendor is stuck in a really hard spot right now because we are trying to balance two different mindsets.  As wedding planner Jove Meyer put it in a RECENT ARTICLE FOR THE NY TIMES, “being a human with a heart and compassion but also a business that has to stay afloat.”  I think it’s so important to remember that everyone is being impacted by this pandemic and we are all [...]

2020-07-09T10:58:45-05:00July 9th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Why Your Wedding Vendors Are Keeping Non-Refundable Retainers During Coronavirus Covid-19

Wedding dress trends bridal season 2019-2020

There are so many different bridal styles to choose from, and this upcoming 2019-2020 bridal season holds a lot of new trends, but also trends we have seen last year and are still going strong! Whether you’re looking for a classical bridal look, or a clean and modern style, this season’s collections showcase a little something for every bride! From elegant fit and flare silhouettes to the classic princess look with a modern twist, the 2020 Modeca collections feature all types of wedding dresses for every bride out there! Fitted wedding dresses This season it is all about showing off your beautiful figure! Fitted dresses that flare at the bottom, and truly hug your figure and really show off your beautiful curves! Not only do we see this in the Modeca Collection, but we also find this beautiful fit and flare silhouette for the curvy bride in the Curves by Modeca collection, because this silhouette really shows your beautiful figure! Clean and modest wedding styles In the spirit of Meghan Markle a.k.a. Dutchess of Sussex who wore a stunning clean wedding gown on her big day, one of the bridal trends this season is this sophisticated and elegant wedding style. [...]

2020-01-27T13:41:02-05:00January 27th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Wedding dress trends bridal season 2019-2020

Wedding Dress Styles and Silhouettes

Ready to say yes to the dress but not sure where to start? We’ve outlined the most common bridal gown silhouettes so you can find the perfect wedding dress style for your body shape and venue! A-Line Wedding Dresses A-Line wedding dresses are the epitome of classic beauty! A-Line gowns include a fitted, structured bodice and a flowy, easy-to-wear skirt that flares out gradually. It’s a very popular style as it complements brides’ proportions and flatters the figure with a romantic, feminine cut. Who it is flattering on: A-Line wedding dresses are praised for their ability to look good on just about any body type. From athletic builds to pear-shaped brides, A-Line silhouettes are forgiving on a wide range of sizes. Brides who aren’t sure of which gown style to choose often start with a classic A-Line wedding gown and go from there. Ensure your dress fits perfectly by having it altered by a skilled seamstress. What style of wedding: The ever-flattering A-Line style is very versatile and works with every wedding theme. Dress it up for a black-tie wedding with a fingertip-length veil or a sparkly, jeweled belt. Achieve the bridal vision of your boho dreams by pairing your [...]

2019-09-09T14:56:58-05:00September 9th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Wedding Dress Styles and Silhouettes

Now Trending: Off-the-Shoulder Sleeves

Currently trending in wedding dresses are off-the-shoulder sleeves! An off-the-shoulder sleeve adds a romantic touch to any wedding dress. These delicate sleeves are designed to artfully fall over your shoulder in a feminine way to highlight your assets. There are many different ways that off-the-shoulder-sleeves can transform a wedding dress. Today we have picked our top five off-the-shoulder wedding dresses to show you. Essense of Australia Style D2761  First up we have Style D2761. This beautiful gown uses simplicity to its advantage. A plunging sweetheart neckline gracefully extends into banded off-the-shoulder straps that artfully frames the bride’s face. This classic wedding dress is figure flattering and creates a breathtaking silhouette. Essense of Australia Style D2953 The romantic, fairytale ballgown of our dreams! These romantic sleeves are detachable so you can change up your look throughout the evening. The delicate lace is ultra magical and oh-so-sweet! Martina Liana Style 1147 Talk about a WOW factor! These off-the-shoulder sleeves are also detachable so you can take them off for your reception if you want to. These sleeves are nearly floor-length and radiate ethereal, natural beauty. The ornate detailing of the lace makes the most extravagant statement. Martina Liana Style 1147 Martina Liana [...]

2019-07-12T07:08:06-05:00July 12th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Now Trending: Off-the-Shoulder Sleeves

A Study in Sparkle

Looking for the perfect bling to wear on the big day? Give your engagement ring good company with beautiful bracelets, earrings, necklaces, or jewelry sets. Being a bride is about more than just wearing a gorgeous dress—add a special touch of sparkle to your wedding ensemble and you’ll love the results! Ravishing Romantic Your gown is fit for a princess, because that’s exactly how you want to feel on your wedding day. Ethereal tulle ball gowns and floral skirts; soft shades of blush, champagne, or ivory; and sparkling accessories speak to your vision of dreamy romance. Your wedding colors probably incorporate either pink or lavender and you can’t wait to say “I do” in a castle or garden (if you could, you’d get married in Paris in a heartbeat). The more flowers, the better! Accessories that express feminine beauty appeal to you most. You gravitate towards elegant embroidery, a hint of sparkle, lustrous pearls, and romantic XOs or infinity symbols. You probably even are wearing a heart somewhere in your ensemble—whether it’s your engagement ring or a charm on your garter! Today is all about living your dream and marrying your true love. Glamour Girl It goes unsaid that you [...]

2019-01-31T20:21:13-05:00January 31st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on A Study in Sparkle

Choosing the Best Suits for An Athletic Body Type

You train daily. So when it comes to picking out formal wear for that special event, suits for an athletic body type should be on the top of your list. Let your hard work show! The key to finding the best suit for your body shape is choosing a flattering cut, picking fabrics that accentuate your muscle tone, and highlighting your physique with accessories. Choosing Suits for Athletes Boxy, draping, cookie-cutter suits from off the rack are out. Instead, share your measurements with your formal wear professional, so they can fit you to your suit of choice. A proper fit is crucial for athletes who want collars, sleeves, and waistbands to fit properly to their muscular proportions. As you begin to browse suit styles, take extra time looking at slim fit suits and ultra slim fit suits featuring flat-front (no pleats) or slim fit pants. Jackets with a shawl lapel and three or more buttons help emphasis or add height. To downplay height, try a classic notch or peak lapel with a one button closure. These styles can be tailored to accentuate or play down any aspect of your body shape. Finding Fabrics that Flatter Choose medium to lightweight fabrics. [...]

2018-11-05T10:04:52-05:00November 5th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Choosing the Best Suits for An Athletic Body Type

New Bridesmaid Gowns from Sorella Vita are HERE!

The new Sorella Vita dresses are here! And we could not be more excited about these superb trends. In lovely shades made of in-demand fabrics, these new dresses are sure to please even the most discerning brides and bridesmaids. Three of our new gowns feature off-the-shoulder flutter sleeves that we know brides are going to love! Taking a page from off-the-shoulder ready-to-wear tops, the flutter sleeves and off-the-shoulder straps are something brides will be familiar with. These new looks offer something trendy for the brides who are looking for a more fashion-forward bridal party. With a boho flair and a simple silhouette, these gowns are elevated enough for a ballroom ceremony yet easy-to-wear for a garden reception. If you have brides looking for a romantic style, this look definitely gravitates towards that. Two of the new chiffon dresses features a high halter neckline with keyhole detail. The strappy neckline feature is something brides have been asking for and paired with flutter sleeves, these gowns give brides exactly what they’re after. Remember, Sorella Vita’s chiffon fabric is available in 32 different shades so brides can mix and match any of our chiffon silhouettes for a cohesive color story. Following the [...]

2018-08-09T07:58:22-05:00August 9th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on New Bridesmaid Gowns from Sorella Vita are HERE!
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