Rustic Wedding Inspiration!!

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If you are looking for something unique and fun to do for your wedding ceremony, a rustic inspired theme is the perfect touch! Totally in trend this season, rustic weddings allow brides to get creative with the decor. DIY crafts can look exquisite, and help you save money. Guests will love the relaxed, dreamy environment. Here are a few pictures of rustic wedding inspiration that we love!

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Mason jars, herbs, fresh plants and flowers, distressed wood, and twinkle lights can all add a rustic touch to your wedding! Incorporate nature and give your wedding a relaxed vibe that you and your guests will love. Enjoy and Good Luck!

Which Style Fits You Best??

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Shopping for wedding gowns can be overwhelming at times, but knowing the right information can help make the process easier. The biggest problems “brides to be” run in to is what shape fits them the best and looks the best.  We’re here to give some pointers that should help brides find their perfect fit.

A-Line 

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A-line gowns are perfect for brides who have a slender shape and are looking to accentuate their curves. This fit is flattering on all brides and is perfect for brides looking to show off their figure while having that look of a ballgown.

Fit and Flare

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A Fit and Flare gown is perfect for a bride with curves who is looking to show them off. This is a great fit for taller brides because it lengthens their figure.

Sheath

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A Sheath dress is perfect for a bride looking for comfort and style. This is a perfect style for a beach wedding or destination wedding because it’s light and comfortable.

Ball Gown

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Every bride wants to feel like a princess and a ball gown is the perfect style. Ball gowns can be worn by brides with any figure or stature.  Whether you’re petite or tall or if you are curvy or slender this style will fit any bride.

There are so many different styles of wedding gowns out there, and there is a fit and style for every bride to be! These are just a few styles that are great for any bride.

Bustles:Why you need them and the different types!

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When you buy a wedding dress now, some are surprised to learn that the bustle is not built in to the dress. The reason why is because the hem of the dress has to be done at the same time and until you come in for your fittings, there is no way to know the height to hem your dress. There are so many variety’s of bustles offered and during your fittings, these options will be offered to you.

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Why do I need to bustle my dress?

Bustling your wedding dress keeps it up and out of the way once your ceremony is over and you want to mingle with your guest and have fun!

Do I bustle my own dress?

When bustling your dress you will need another helping hand! During your alterations the seamstress will build your bustle according to your hem length. It is very difficult to add a bustle yourself to a wedding gown because you run the risk of tearing it or causing damage to the dress. It is better if the bustle is added in when your dress is hemmed by a professional seamstress.

What types of Bustles are offered?

The French Bustle: This is a common bustle used for Ball Gowns or dresses with a very short train. This is an under bustle used to show off the intricate detailing of a dress. Color coded ribbons under the skirt are used to give the bustle it’s effect.

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The Traditional Bustle: A traditional bustle is used when the bride does not want a full effect in the back of the dress. A traditional train is a little softer and pins on top of the dress instead of under. This is done by using clear buttons along the back of the dress to pin the train up. This keeps it out of the way when dancing and walking around.

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Bye Bye White….Hello Color!

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Have you heard news? White and ivory are out, rich champagnes and blush tones are in!

Choosing a muted, yet colorful shade can add a unique feel to your wedding. We saw Jessica Biel do it in 2012 when she married Justin Timberlake in a gorgeous pink wedding dress, and the trend has lived on since then! Muted pinks, champagnes, mochas, and even blues look gorgeous in wedding gowns.

These days, almost every designer offers a wide variety of color selections. Our favorite designers are Martina Liana, Essense of Australia, and Sophia Tolli. They all offer a beautiful range of different colors. cayla_stevie_alt1-530x845


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These soft, blushy, neutral colors are absolutely gorgeous on anyone! Traditional White can be harsh on the skin tone, while these warmer colors can really compliment it.

 

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Textured Skirts, and champagne beading are huge this season! Changing the color of your dress or the tone of your beading or lace can make all the difference if you are looking for that unique touch to your special day.

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To learn more about these dresses, give us a call at 248-539-9800 or visit our websitehttp://www.bellabridal.com

Bridesmaids are Back!!!!

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For too long, brides have been in a funk of picking out boring, common dresses for their bridesmaids. We say out with the old, and in the new! Designers are releasing fashion forward, gorgeous styles of bridesmaids dresses that will compliment your gown, and tie your whole wedding together.

Don’t be afraid to step out of the box thinking that all the attention will be shifted from you to your bridesmaids. It won’t! Your dress will always be the center of attention. So, you should feel comfortable putting your bridesmaids in stunning styles.

Some of our favorite designers like Sorella Vita, Dessy, and Bill Levkoff are changing the game with bold bridesmaids dresses. Here are some of our favorites:

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Sparkle is back with a bang! Sorella Vita utilizes sequins in soft colors to create a glamorous, chic look.

8721_main-530x845 (1)Sorella Vita has these gorgeous, unique bridesmaids gowns. Lace is an elegant choice that can transform your bridal party. And cap sleeves with a flowy skirt is a choice that will not only add a beautiful touch to your wedding, but let your bridesmaids feel comfortable, too!

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Check out more of our favorite bridesmaids dresses over on our Pinterest page!

Get Excited for our upcoming Essense of Australia Trunk Show…April 22nd & 23rd

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Essense of Australia has some exciting new designs this season, you are going to love them!  Essense of Australia brings attention to intricate detailing that is influenced by European styles.  Each and every gown has it’s own unique detail that will have every bride saying “I do” to one of their exquisite gowns.  Here’s a sneak peak at some of their new collection….Shhhhhh!!

 

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This season is all about the detailed backs and intricate beading, these gowns are absolutely stunning! What’s not to love about these gorgeous illusion backs.
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Looking for a slightly more casual wedding gown for an outdoor wedding or even a destination spot, this style is perfect for you! The flowing, romantic lace makes for a great organic look and feel.
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Essense gowns also have a simple, classic, and romantic look and feel to them. Essense has such a wide variety of gowns that will fit any bride for their special day. Book your appointment with Bella Bridal today and let us help you find your dream dress!!

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Martina Liana Separates “Together Forever”

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Let’s talk about the Martina Liana Separates collection called “Together Forever”. Two-piece wedding gowns are slowly making their way in to the bridal fashion world and we can see why! This collection of separates is so unique, yet perfect for any bride because of the versatility it offers.

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STUNNING!! This beautiful lace bodysuit is perfect for the bride looking for a bit of sexy, along with soft and romantic. The cafe colored illusion tulle adds a unique touch to this gorgeous separates paired along with the Bellagio crepe skirt.

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We are loving the lace detail on this gorgeous corset top!! This can be paired with any type of skirt from the separates collection on your wedding day.

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BLUSH BLUSH BLUSH!!! It’s all about warm neutral tones this year. Soft colors are so complimenting on any skin tone. Talk about versatile! Look at this pop of color, textured skirt paired with a very elegant, long-sleeve, illusion top. It doesn’t get any more WOW than this.

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Did someone say romantic? This gorgeous “Together Forever” pair is absolutely breathtaking! The flowing, organic top paired with this sleek skirt is sure to have every bride saying “yes to the dress”

Whether you are looking for regal and elegant, soft and romantic, or unique and sexy…this collection has it all and then some! Come try on these absolutely stunning separates at our store now. 248-539-9800. http://www.bellabridal.com

WEDDING PLANNING TIPS….HOW TO MAKE IT LESS STRESSFUL!

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Have you just recently got engaged?  Have you started planning your wedding yet?  If so, this is a blog you will want to read!  I am sure you have been telling yourself that a year is plenty of time to plan a wedding, which it is but there is no time for procrastination.  Planning ahead is key to a stress free wedding planning process, if you can stick to these tips, you will be all set when the day comes!

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Tip 1: Set a budget- This will help you plan everything else.  A budget helps you to make decisions accordingly and keeps a cap on your spending.  Any vendor you go to will ask you your budget before anything else, this way they know what they are working with and so do you!  Your wedding gown plays a huge part in your budget as well, when you go shopping for gowns, the first thing the consultant will ask you is, what is your budget? This way they know what to pull for you and it gives them a better idea of what you are looking for.  Buying a dress should be the first thing you do after you set your budget.

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Tip 2: Find out your number of guests- Sit down and write out how many people you want to invite that will fit into your budget.  Once you do this, you can send out save-the-dates and keep the ball rolling.  From there you send out invites, when you have received the number of guests coming, start on the seating chart.  Brides say this is one of the most stressful parts of planning, a way to minimize that is to stay ahead of the curve and do it as early as you can.

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Tip 3: Finalize details- 2-6 weeks before the wedding day, finalize details, by this time you should be wrapping things up and working out any minor details.  This leaves you plenty of time to fix anything that you are not happy with or adding anything in.  By not procrastinating, you are sure to have a stress-free time planning your wedding.

Aire Barcelona Trunk Show March 26th

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Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind wedding gown…if so then look no further! Aire Barcelona by Rosa Clara has everything a bride could want in her dream dress.  Aire Barcelona has everything from gorgeous beading to top of the line Spanish European lace. Her looks are so unique and breathtaking, it will have every bride to be saying “yes to the dress”.

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Rosa Clara is a Spanish European designer and it shows in her wedding gowns.  These gorgeous textured skirts look stunning on any body type.

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Their lace has a Spanish European look and feel to it, making every bride fall in love at first sight! Aire Barcelona dresses are structured so well, that even in something as soft as lace it still gives you a great shape.

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Aire Barcelona by Rosa Clara wedding gowns have a unique beading design that you will only see with her line. They catch the light perfectly giving you that extra sparkle on your wedding day.

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The soft romantic details that are added to her wedding gowns are a perfect fit for any bride-to-be. Whether you are looking for that edgy,princess sparkle or that timeless, romantic look you will find it with her line!!