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Favorite Friday | Coachella Vibes

Don’t get us wrong, we love a romantic, traditional lace gown, but these boho-chic styles are giving them a run for their money! These laid back gowns are perfect for the bride wanting something simple + fun, but still elegant. And those floral crowns + headpieces just add that extra touch of bohemian flair!

Pictured above | Jenny Packham {left}, Willowby by Watters Brides {right}

Pictured above | Claire Pettibone {left}, Willowby by Watter’s Brides {right}

P.S. In case you don’t follow us on Instagram, we’re launching our bohemian inspired rentals + collections later this year!

Hayley Paige Trunk Show

Our friends at Calvet Couture Bridal are hosting a Hayley Paige trunk show in just two weeks {squeel}! Since most bridal salons only carry a small selections of gowns from each designer, attending a trunk show is a great way to see more gown from their recent collections or some of the designer’s favorites. Plus, trunk shows sometimes involve discounts that aren’t otherwise available!

Hayley Paige Bridal Gown
Be sure to contact the lovely ladies at Calvet so they can reserve your spot!

5 Trends from Bridal Fashion Week

Bridal Fashion Week may have wrapped up earlier this month, but we’re still drooling over the gorgeous gowns that made their way down the runway. Check out our fashion forward coordinator’s {Miss Shadow} five favorite trends from this years shows!

Capes – No veil necessary here. Capes were all the rage on the runway for Spring. Whether you opt for a long bridal cape or a short caplet, you will add a modern element that is sure to make a statement. Best part, just like a veil you can remove it to reveal hidden details of your gown.{Left to right: Romona Kevenza, Naeem Khan and Monique Lhuillier}

V-Necklines – Although a deep v-neckline can seem a bit risqué, it actually can flatter the upper body and elongate a petite or short torso. Designers have mixed them up with everything from delicate lace to illusion-covered cuts to embellished fabrics to offer a soft feminine style. Pro tip: Keep that Hollywood Fashion tape handy. {Left to right: Anne Barge, Rivini and Lela Rose}

Floral – Floral has never been so prominent as they were in almost every collection for next Spring. Designers incorporated florals in several ways from floral lace to 3-D to embellished appliqués and we could be more excited to see not only floral but color as well. {Left to right: Marchesa, Jenny Packham and Ines Di Santo}

Sheer Illusion – Think sultry and sweet and this season, designers played with sheer elements ranging from embellished, modesty cutout panels to full-on see-through embroidered tops and dresses. If you want something more daring than sheer is a fabulous choice as it is revealing but still elegant. {Left to right: Ines Di Santo, J Mendel and Berta}

Off the Shoulder – Move over Strapless, shoulder details are back! Modest-meets-sexy. Designers did some incredible updates to the classic trend, including embroidered illusion necklines, floral detailing, and sleeves with peekaboo slits. {Left to right: Reem Acra, Francesca Miranda and Christos}

xoxo,
Shadow

Favorite Friday | Saint Isabel Bridal

Oh my gosh, I think I’m in love! My heart skipped a beat when I laid eyes on the gown featured in one of our recent styled shoots {tune in for this post next week}. Let me tell you, it’s a beauty! The detail work and tulle give this dress such a romantic and ethereal feel, and the low back is just an added bonus.

It’s not often I come by gowns with flutter sleeves, but I sure love when I do!

Saint Isabel | Faye GownThough this is by far my favorite gown from Saint Isabel Bridal, be sure to check out my second and third favs – Skye and Maelle – they’re almost as perfect as this one 😉

RW Chronicles | Fashion Show

Our team at Luxmore Grande Estate was thrilled to host a bridal fashion show for Calvet Couture Bridal – I mean, who wouldn’t be excited about gathering with vendor pals, sipping a little bubbly, and swooning over gorgeous bridal gowns!? Models sashayed and twirled through the ballroom, showing off the intricate details of gowns from some of our favorite designers – Hayley Paige, Amsale, and Claire Pettibone.

Luxmore Bridal Fashion Show

Head over to the Luxmore Grande Estate Facebook page for some behind the scenes photos and a peek into the bridal suite!

Bridal Fashion | Sarah Seven

I chose this dress as a favorite because on paper, it’s not something I would expect to like. I was unsure about the sleeves and thought it was kind of plain on the hanger. After this shoot though, this dress demanded that I change my mind. It proved itself as an elegant, feminine, romantic & bold gown that deserved to be appreciated. So kudos to you Sullivan, you’re my pick of the year! -Katie

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Photos: Tiffani Jones Photography

Bridal Fashion | Hayley Paige

Let’s all take a moment to appreciate our May bride, Katie’s, stunning gown! This gorgeous gal is wearing the ‘Kadence’ gown with detachable bolero, by designer Hayley Paige. Katie picked out this dress at one of our favorite bridal boutiques – Calvet Couture Bridal. This strapless, lace gown is pretty darn beautiful on its own; however, adding the jeweled bolero really kicked it up a notch. We think it matches Katie’s personality perfectly, and fits her like a glove! -Rachel

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Photos: Andi Mans Weddings

2016 Bridal Gown Trends

Have you seen the gorgeous gown that walked down the runway during bridal fashion week? So many amazing trends were on display for 2016 and we’re sharing our top three favs:

Bataeu Neckline
We love these dresses for the bride that’s looking for something modest but still very form fitting & super flattering.
Oscar de la Renta Spring 2016

Oscar de la Renta

Blush
This subdued shade of blush would be stunning at a spring time garden party! Plus the lace adds the perfect vintage touch.
Kelly Faetanini Spring 2016 Blush Gown

Kelly Faetanini

Dipped V Neckline
The “dipped v” is a the perfect blend of a sweetheart meets plunging neckline – not too high but not too low, and just the right amount of drama!
Christos Spring 2016

Christos