Gowns

Collection Spotlight – Kelly Faetanini Spring 2020 Marilyn Collection

Mom’s never pick favorites; they love all of their kids equally. At the Bridal Room, it’s similar with our designers, we love each designer and each collection for different reasons. But one holds a special place in our heart above the rest as someone who has been with our boutique since we opened, is a pleasure to work with, and of course makes gorgeous gowns!

Get ready for a “pretty post” today as we show off Kelly’s gorgeous new Spring 2020 collection. We are so excited to be receiving our stores samples of some of the gowns we selected to carry, so while we won’t have all of these dresses all the time, we can sometimes have certain gowns visit us, or sometimes the whole collection will visit us for a trunk show! If you have any questions about which gowns, we carry, or having a certain gown visit us, you can always give us a call or email.

Kelly Describes her new collection as “uniquely feminine in never before seen new ways” and these four dresses Thelma, Doris, Susan, and Dorothy are the perfect embodiment of femininity with slimming silhouettes and timeless lace. 

Two showstoppers from the Marilyn collection are Monroe and Grace. The Marilyn collection embodies “Old Hollywood glamour” and these two gowns came to strut that red carpet! Monroe features a gorgeous removable train, and Grace a removable overskirt, which from our last blog post is totally #trending.

For our blush lovers (Ahem – our Receptionist Elissa is obsessed) Kelly continued her trend of adding color to her collections and we are here for it! Joan is a beautiful sequel to Tiana from the Carousel Collection with that gorgeous ivory to pink ombre ruffle. Ruby, Lucille, and Brigitte all come in blush or ivory and go with the Marilyn collection “sassy, yet classy bridal style”.

Two more showstoppers from the collection are Brigitte and Bardot! We love the uniquely feminine lace top and sweet soft crepe bottom. Both have a custom removable over skirt that adds as Kelly put best “va-va-voom!”

These four new gowns are breathtaking and so intriguing. The mix of plain and sleek with interesting necklines, backs and shapes create what Kelly calls “edginess while still holding a classic vibe” and we couldn’t agree more!

We hope you enjoyed viewing Kelly’s gorgeous new collection! If you think any of these could be your dream gown for your wedding, we would love for you to try them with us! You can give us a call or visit the appointment tab on our website to see live appointment times and dates and book with ease.

Dress Double Take

An emerging trend we are loving lately is the double dress. Whether it be a removable train, a removable skirt, or two different dresses for ceremony and reception, we love the idea of having two looks in one day! After all, you only get married once!

Many of our designers in this past and upcoming season are beginning to explore over skirts, removable sleeves, and detachable trains to give modern brides that two-in-one look that they are loving. If you are looking to make guests do a double-take on your big day, come visit us at The Bridal Room so you can see our transforming gowns like the ones below!

Removable Train Looks

Allure Couture C387 - A removable train attached to a sparkly belt for added drama and glam!

Kelly Faetanini “Giselle” – A removable tulle train with a lace hem to accentuate the dresses hem. Kelly describes it best by saying “feel like a A-list celebrity walking down the red carpet (ahem, I mean wedding aisle)”

Nicole Spose 17116 – A removable tulle train with a classic beaded belt on this gorgeous illusion neck fit-to-flare gown. Put these two together for a classic elegant look with a little glamour and sass!

Removable Overskirt Looks

Tara Lauren “Easton” – This removable overskirt has become so popular with our brides, and is definitely a personal favorite. For brides who love 3D floral, this skirt is for you! This dress is also gorgeous in both blush (pictured) and ivory (our store sample).

Blush by Hayley Paige “Fawn” – This overskirt turns this gorgeous fit-to-flare gown into an A-line dream! The lace trim is so unique and gorgeous! Perfect for any bride that wants to be a princess – but also classic and elegant.

Tara Lauren “Sienna” – Paired with Tara’s Giles dress, the light and airy tulle skirt is simple, while adding elegant dimension to dresses.

We love the excitement that comes with two wedding day looks, and we hope you will come and try some out with us soon! As always, you can give us a call or use our website to see live appointment times and book with ease.

Gown Preservation

Calling all newly wed brides!

Congratulations on your newfound marriage! Now that you have said your “I do’s” and have started to enjoy all the fun married life has in store, have you thought about preserving your dress? One of the most treasured heirlooms from weddings past is the brides dress, and even if future children decide not to wear the same dress, they may use your dress in other ways as a part of their big day! The Bridal Room is happy to offer gown cleaning and preservation to keep your gown safe and clean for many years to come.

Unlike regular clothing, wedding gowns are often very delicate, and if not preserved can yellow over time. You may want to pass on your beautiful gown one day, or use the fabric for a loved one’s “something borrowed”. We have seen veils made from moms hem lace, garters from grandma’s veil lace, and even a dress sleeve used as a bouquet wrap! There are so many reasons to clean and preserve your dress.

Our gown preservation service ensures the gown is professionally cleaned and preserved and the gown is then sealed in a white window box. All it takes is dropping off your gown and other bridal accessories (They can do veils and belts too!) with us and we will send it out for the service! The finished product will be done after 6-8 weeks and ready for pick up at the boutique or can be shipped to your home. A perfect way to save memories of your big day!

Give us a call with any questions you may have!

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Blush by Hayley Paige Fall 2018-Trunk Show

We are so thrilled to be hosting the Blush by Hayley Paige Fall 2018 collection Nov 16th-18th. This collection features soft tulle skirts, unique laces, delicate details and pops of color to bring out the whimsical side of any bride! Hayley herself described this collection having a “Parisian flare'“ and being inspired by true romance and femininity of the “City of Love”!

If you want to see these beautiful gowns be sure to book your appointment for this exciting trunk show Nov 16th-18th!

New Bridal Gowns - Nicole Spose

We are so excited to announce that we have a new designer joining the Bridal Room family! Hope you are just excited as we are to have the beautiful Nicole Sposa collection. The collection is full of beautiful bridal gown that are romantic, elegant and feminine. We can't wait to share these gorgeous bridal gowns with our brides. 

Be sure to follow us on Instagram @thebridalroomva to catch sneak peeks of this new collection! 

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Get the Look: Meghan Markle

                Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding was such a beautiful event! It was the royal wedding we have waited eagerly for and we are happy to say it did not disappoint. From the ceremony to the dress and beautiful moments in between we are so overjoyed to get to see it all. The bride stunned in a ¾ sleeve crepe modified A-line gown, which made her look simply elegant. Then she wowed in a sophisticated high neck fit and flare gown. Needless to say, both gowns left us speechless! 

To keep the spirit of the Royal Wedding, we’ve got some looks from our designers that are simple and elegant much like the new Duchess of Sussex. 

The Ceremony:

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Jade by Kelly Faetanini and Valencia by Eddy K

Reception:

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Aria by Kelly Faetanini and Eddy K Simple 1190 and 1192

Bridal Shopping 101

First things first. Congratulations on your engagement! Now that you’ve said the most important “Yes!” now it time to begin your search for the dream dress! We know you probably have a million questions but we are hear to help. Here are our top 5 tips to make the most out of your bridal shopping experience.

 

1.       Define your look and create a Vision

When it comes to wedding planning having a clear vision of the overall day and your look is crucial to finding the dress. Start with honing in on your personal style and where you want to get married. The venue and the dress are what define the tone for your big day. Are you having a chic city wedding, relaxed beach wedding or classic church nuptials? Once you have done that you will have a clear vison of what you need to look for in your dress. 

2.       Research styles and Designers

Now it' s time to research what styles, fabrics and designers that will help bring your vision to life. Pinterest, Instagram and Bridal Magazines are excellent places to start your research.  Be sure to research designers and their price points so that you don't go over budget. Save your images and bring them to your bridal appointment, this will help the consultant better understand what you are looking for!

3.       Make your appointment

It's officially dress shopping time! Research local bridal shops that you would like to book your appointment with. If you are look for a specific designer, stores will list them on their website or you can always call ahead if there is something specific you are looking for. 

The first thing brides need to know is the Bridal timeline, which is how long it takes for the dresses to be ordered and altered before your big day. Dresses take 4-6 months to be ordered and you want to allow for a 2 month cushion for alterations and the bridal salons needs about a month as puffer. Ideally, Brides should order their gown 9-11 months before their wedding. 

4.       Prepare for your appointment

The appointment is booked now it's time to shop!

First, make sure to bring proper undergarments, such as spanx, strapless bra and nude under wear, This will help you better visualize the look and fit of the dress.

Second, limit your bridal party. It is best to not bring too many people to your appointment as it can make the appointment very overwhelming. One to two trusted opinions is more than enough to help find the one. Also, if some people can't make it, its always a good idea to coordinate FaceTime while you are shopping.

5.       Have fun!

This is one of the most joyous times of your life and you deserve to enjoy it! So relax, and always remember to have fun. Keep in mind that this is a process that takes time to narrow down to the "one". Don't stress and trust that everyone is here for you to ensure you will be beautiful, happy and the bride you were always meant to be. 

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NEW DESIGNER ALERT - Tara Lauren Trunk Show

Spring 2018 “Ember Dusk” Collection

Have you heard the buzz around our new designer Tara Lauren? Well you’re in luck we have an exciting Tara Lauren trunk show coming to The Bridal Room. We are so excited to share this beautiful and romantic collection with our brides.

If you want to see these unique dresses be sure to book an appointment April 20th- 22nd. Until then here is a little sneak peek of these gowns. The “Ember Dusk” collections features a unique blend of romantic laces, delicate details and beautiful silhouettes .

 

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Kelly Faetanini 2018 Fall Collection - Something New Something Blue

 

We are getting so excited for the Kelly Faetanini trunk show coming up! What more suiting than to share some of the beautiful sneak peek images that have been popping up!

Book an appointment with us January 5th-7th for this amazing trunk show! This beautiful collections it's all about colors, unique laces and open backs. 

 

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Real Brides: Jessica & Nathan

Wowwowo when we saw Jessica and Nathan's wedding photos.  The couple wed at Congressional Country Club. Jessica wore two piece gown by Eddy K from his dream collection. When Jessica was surrounded by her beautiful family when she said yes to the dress.

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Jessica Gully

Gown: The Bridal Room

Make up: Bridal Artistry DC