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Trend Alert – Brunch Weddings

I know, I know…you’re thinking that all weddings are in the afternoon or evening! Well a new trend has begun. Brunch weddings are perfect for an outdoor garden party theme, a vintage barn, or a southern Derby wedding! Here are some other reasons that may solidify the trend for you…
Why Brunch?
There are so many food options (think pastries, bacon, DONUTS?!, muffins, omelettes, coffee, mimosas…I’m getting hungry!)


Photos via Eat Drink Pretty and One-Love Photography


Save on venue costs! A Saturday or Sunday morning wedding will give you more options for your space! Plus look at these fun programs!

Photo via 100 Layer Cake


Go as elaborate or casual as you want! You can do a 3-course meal with fine china, or a simple buffet in a garden! These cakes show how versatile it can be!


Photos via Wedding Chicks and Frosted Petticoat Blog


Save on decorations! No one needs dramatic lighting or centerpieces during the day (coffee bar anyone?!)



Photo via Green Wedding Shoes

Sample Sale July 6th-19th!

Sample Sale July 6th-19th!
What is a Sample Sale?

Several times a year we get the opportunity to have a sale on several of our in-store samples!

Select off-the-rack gowns will be significantly discounted! These gowns will be from designers such as Anne Barge, Amsale, Cristiano Lucci, Ivy & Aster and Martina Liana!

You can take the sample from the rack (meaning we only have one size of the gown). Then you can have the gown altered to fit you.

See photos for the some of the AMAZING samples that will be on sale during this time!
Call us today at (813) 251-4334 for your appointment!

Designer Showcase June 26th-July 2nd!

Designer Showcase June 26th-July 2nd
We are so excited to show off some of our favorite designers! You can receive 10% off your purchase of Anne Barge, Alvina Valenta and Amsale! These designers are in high demand, so we are making this trunk show a week long!!! We are closed for Fourth of July, so come in, find your gown, and then put up your feet at the beach and relax!
Make your appointment by calling us today at (813)251-4334!

5 Tips for Bridal Emergencies

There’s bound to be ONE thing that goes wrong on the big day…but don’t fret – just be prepared! From our friends and brides, we have compiled some helpful solutions to unforeseen problems.
1. Avoid sweating off your makeup and perfume! (Hello Florida…the always sunny and HOT state!)
– Perfume: Rub vaseline on your skin before you spray your perfume. It will hold the fragrance longer!

-Makeup: First, wipe all makeup/oils off with a makeup wipe. Next, spray a lightweight primer, apply your foundation with a brush (not oily fingers!) and use a setting spray to hold it all together!

2. Don’t stress if someone steps on your gown and snags it!
-Bring lots of safety pins so that you can mask the tear!

(Side note: have your MOH, mother, or someone you can rely on pack you an emergency kit. Tampons, safety pins, Band-aids, tissues, Q-tips, etc. will all bring peace of mind on the big day. Click on the picture below for a great printable emergency checklist!)

3. Get rid of pesky blemishes
-It’s bound to happen with lots of wedding stress! Apply a hot compress to your breakout for at least 30 seconds. You can do this several times over 20 minutes. After the heat kills the bacteria and calms your skin you can place an ice cube on the affected area to help with redness. Concealer with salicylic acid will cover the rest!
4. You have spent a lot of time in the sun and have…sunburn!
-Too much pre-wedding tanning? There are several solutions: aloe vera, cold shower, a spray tan to even out your skin color or airbrush foundation from your makeup artist!
5. Drink lots of water!
-By drinking water, you can prevent dehydration, unwanted acne, puffy eyes (from tears of joy, of […]

Theia Trunk Show June 19th & 20th!

Theia Trunk Show
June 19th & 20th
We are closed for Father’s Day (6/21), so you will only have TWO days to come and see these beauties! Theia offers a unique and soft look to their gowns that is striking yet feminine! Since we are booking appointments for only 2 days for this trunk show, make sure you book your appointment ASAP so you can receive 10% off of these stunning gowns!

Call us at (813)251-4334 to book your appointment today!

Haute Bride Accessory Trunk Show June 5th-7th!

Haute Bride Accessory Trunk Show!
June 5th – 7th
We are so excited for this upcoming trunk show! We love all of our trunk shows, but accessory trunk shows are unique because we get to help brides complete their look for the big day!

Receive 15% off ALL Haute Bride Accessories – belts, headpieces, earrings and bracelets! We will also have 10% off Erica Koesler veils, Amanda Judge AND Twigs & Honey!

*All accessories are made custom in the US and take a minimum of 8 weeks to arrive. Most pieces are customizable and available in silver, gold and rosegold.
Our appointments are already going fast, so call us at (813) 251-4334 to make your appointment today!

Featured on Style Me Pretty!

Jody and Alain’s sweet garden wedding in St. Augustine was featured on Style Me Pretty! Jody wore a bohemian custom-sleeved Theia gown that went perfectly with the easygoing and rustic vibe of this spectacular wedding. We are so grateful we were able to be a part of the big day for this very special couple! You need to read this sweet story of how Jody and Alain planned their wedding, and the unique details they added to fit their personalities!

Photography: Brooke Images



Ti Adora Trunk Show May 22nd & 23rd!

Ti Adora by Alvina Valenta Trunk Show
May 22nd & 23rd
We love these stunning gowns and can’t wait to see all that comes in at our trunk show! Make sure you book your appointment soon so you can receive 10% off these amazing gowns!
Call us at (813)251-4334 to reserve your appointment!

Trend Alert – Bridal Fashion Week Recap!

Our 5 favorite trends from Bridal Fashion Week 2015
1. Off-the-Shoulder Necklines
So romantic and classic! This look is soft and graceful.

2. Overskirts
The possibilities are endless! Use an overskirt during the ceremony and take it off for the reception to give a different look. Or just add a whole new dimension to the gown!

3. 30s Glam
No poof, go for sheath!

4. Color!
Still soft and bridal, but creamy and smooth. Perfect if you still want to look bridal, but don’t envision yourself in white!

5. Sheer Sleeves and Illusion
These gowns show a plunging neckline or a peek of the leg. Nothing TOO crazy, but definitely eye-catching.

Wedding Dress Lingo 101

Let’s be honest, finding a dress can be really overwhelming. So what on earth do you tell your stylist when you’re looking for your dream dress? “Um, I would like a pretty white dress?” Well, we have TONS of those! Maybe you don’t feel like you understand bridal “lingo” but you really don’t need to. It’s SUPER helpful when you tell your stylist what you like (and don’t like!) so that you can narrow down your options. Your stylist will probably always make you try on a curve ball, and a veil (at least if you’re visiting us…) but the key to success is trusting your stylist AND being on the same page. Based on previous shopping, Pinterest and your own personal style, here are 10 key words that will hopefully guide you to success!

1. Poofy – a not-so-medical term that describes the outward “poof” of the dress. Whether it’s a mermaid or ball gown, poof is a helpful term.

2. Sheath – a straight cut, close to the body option.

3. Fitted – fitted how? Through the waist? The hips? Just your top? Think about what you want to accentuate!

4. Mermaid – usually describes that is fitted through the hips and to the knees (or calves). Great for showing off those curves!

5. Trumpet – basically the same thing as mermaid, it just flares out higher up towards your mid-thigh.

6. Disney Princess – a very technical term that translates into GIANT BALLGOWN!

7. Lace, tulle, satin – if you have a favorite fabric, it may help you eliminate some options.

8. Bling! Such a fun word. If you like sparkle, tell your stylist! You could even have lace AND bling…ohhhh the possibilites!

9. Open back – open-back gowns are all the rage, and with good reason.

10. Cap sleeves/sleeveless/strapless/etc – sleeves […]