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Dress Double Take

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.

Collection Spotlight: Tara Lauren “Isle Botanica”

The Bridal Room is so thrilled to be hosting Tara Lauren’s “Isle Botanica” trunk show May 17th-19th! The entire collection will be visiting for just one weekend, but our store samples of certain dresses from the collection will still be here after the show – Make your appointment today!  

 Inspired by the tropical paradise of Bali, this collection features lush floral laces, ornate beading and sultry silhouettes. This collection is perfect for brides looking for a Boho-luxe feel, or a bride who wants a dress with a little tropical flare. Here is a look at the collection, we hope you love it as much as we do!

Dresses stopping by only for the trunk show:

Some of our in store beauties:

If you love these looks by Tara Lauren, be sure to book an appointment for our trunk show May 15th-17th or come see our store samples with an appointment any time!

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Ultimate Guide to Veils

So you have found your dress, now its time to pick out the perfect veil to complete your bridal look! When choosing the perfect veil its all about complimenting you and your gown.  The possibilities are endless, but no worries here are a few tips and trick to help find the dress best suited for you and your gown! 

Length

The first thing to consider when picking out your veil is the length you prefer. Do you prefer a short and simple Elbow length veil or a full dramatic Cathedral length veil? The most common lengths are Fingertip which will fall at your fingertips when your hands are at your sides, and Cathedral which often ends past the train of your gown. Its best to try both lengths in your appointment to see what look you like best.

Shape

The second thing to consider is the shape of your veil to compliment your gown. There is the straight cut or U-cut, which is a classic and will pair nicely with any gown. An angel cut veil creates a V-shape which will fall in beautiful cascades in the back, which will suit fit and flare dresses. Handkerchief veils or square cut create voluminous layers which will compliment bohemian style or whimsical dresses. The last shape will be the circle or oval veils this shape will give you volume by adding a blusher. a blusher will be the piece that drapes over the face, often used in traditional ceremonies.

Finish

Next thing will be finishes, the simplest finish will be the raw cut tulle. Other trims include satin ribbon, organza ribbon as well as pencil stitching,  Having a trim will help outline the veil and make it easier to photograph. If you want full drama you can chose a beaded veil or a romantic lace veil. 

 Take a look at our #RealBrides, Erin, Larissa and Meredith to see how they found their perfect veil!

Erin’s Veil- “Angel Falls” Veil by Justine M. Couture

Larissa’s Veil- “Bella” Veil by Justine M. Couture

Meredith’s Veil - “Night Lark” Veil by Justine M. Couture

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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Shop the Trend: Deep V & Plunging Necklines

**Attention: Fashion forward brides of the DMV looking to take the plunge Spring 2017**

If the sexiest bridal trend from New York Bridal Fashion Week is what you have in mind for your big day; then take a look at some of our picks to be found at The Bridal Room!

From Eddy K.'s Milano Collection, style AK150 is a sexy, yet classically styled ball gown wedding dress whose plunging neckline, though front and centered, is not the only star of the show!

Azalea from Watters, accentuates her deep V-neckline with organza, crystals and pearls- making her one classy, hot mama!

Wtoo's Claude has an illusion back and sleeves, which gives an elegant balance to her bold neckline!

If you haven't already, be sure to sign-up for our mailing list and don't miss out on our Grand Opening Event, this Fall, in Tysons Corner, Virginia!

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Shop the Trend: Detachable Trains

Allure Bridals Couture Style C387F offers the best of both worlds!

Contrary to what you may see in media coverage of celeb weddings (see Kevin Hart's recent wedding to Eniko Parrish), two wedding dresses may not be realistic for most of us. For those who want to have your cake and eat it too, this modular trend can afford you that flexibility without breaking the bank. Want a sleek, mermaid silhouette? You've got it! How about a long, lace train? You can have that, too! 

Allure Bridals Cotoure: C387F with train

Allure Bridals CotoureC387F without train

Don't worry, DMV brides, this gown will be available at The Bridal Room this Fall 2016!

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