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Two bridesmaids stand in Lauritzen Gardens in pastel, floral gowns

This Year’s Favorite Bridesmaids Looks: Textures, Florals and Accessories

Blond model: Allure Bridals style 1571 floral print gown from Dream Dress Express. Rose-gold diamond bar earrings, rose-gold plated cuff bracelet, rose-gold double-row cubic zirconia tennis bracelet and rose-gold plated cubic zirconia ring from Michael Tish Jewelers.

Brunette model: Allure Bridals style 1563 blush cold-shoulder chiffon gown from Dream Dress Express. Cubic zirconia earrings, sterling-silver cubic zirconia filigree ring and gold-plated diamond wedding bands from Michael Tish Jewelers.

Brunette model: Allure Bridals style 1528T blush lace top and style 1531S high-low skirt from Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear. Rose-gold plated drop pendant and rose-gold plated micro pavé ring from Michael Tish Jewelers.

Blond model: Allure Bridals floral patterned dress from Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear. Rose-gold plated opal pendant necklaces and gold and diamond infinity ring from Michael Tish Jewelers.

Blond model: Morilee by Madeline Gardner style 21574 grey one-shoulder jumpsuit from Adorned Bridal. Marika gold flower drop earrings and Kendra Scott “Marianne” gold cubic zirconia caterpillar bracelet from Borsheims.

Brunette model: Christina Wu Celebration style 22780 blush floral chiffon gown from Adorned Bridal. Graymoor Lane Designs yellow-gold petal necklaces from Borsheims.

Blond model: Bill Levkoff style 1508 turquoise chiffon empire halter gown from Ellynne Bridal. Kendra Scott “Jackson” cuff bracelet with gemstone accents and rose-gold “Jilly” earrings from Borsheims.

Brunette model: Sorella Vita style 9050 arctic blue chiffon halter gown from Ellynne Bridal. Spartina 449 floral crystal earrings from Borsheims.

Brunette model: Morilee by Madeline Gardner style 21510 floral chiffon gown with ruffle from The Bridal Collection. Stephen Webster rose-gold butterfly necklace and Kendra Scott “Jemmina” rose-gold chain bracelet from Borsheims.

Blond model: Allure Bridals style 1544 sweetheart floral chiffon gown from The Bridal Collection. Marika yellow-gold flower station necklace from Borsheims.

Blond model: Morilee by Madeline Gardner style 21520 floral chiffon gown with ruffle neckline from Bridal Isle. Marika yellow-gold diamond floral bracelet and Kendra Scott gold “Jilly” earrings from Borsheims.

Brunette model: Morilee by Madeline Gardner style 21502 floral chiffon gown with draped overlay from Bridal Isle. Stephen Webster rose-gold diamond butterfly earrings and Kendra Scott rose-gold bracelets from Borsheims.

Photography: Ashley Nicole Photography
Styling: Sarah Baumann Rogers
Art Direction: Janet McLaughlin
Venue: Lauritzen Gardens
Hair and Makeup: Creative Hair Design Salon
Styling Assistants: Ashley Nicole Dickes, Emily Kerr
Talent: Sasha Models
Location Assistant: Sarah Hankin

Bride Blogger Megan: Alterations

The fit of a garment is everything – it can completely make or break an outfit. You will look at your wedding pictures for years to come and you want your dress to fit like a glove so all your best features are enhanced.  This past weekend I went to visit my seamstress for my first round of alterations and I came back with plenty of helpful tips, hopefully they can help you along as well.

1. Shop around for your seamstress. While it can be easy to use your bridal store as a one stop shop, typically independent seamstresses will cost less most of the time. Also keep in mind that during any busy wedding season seamstresses like anyone else can get busy so call in advance for your appointment.

2. Come to your appointment prepared. For your first appointment you won’t need your shoes just yet, but it helps to have questions ready. Be ready to ask about bustle options, how detailed and how long the alterations will take and any additional items like options for adding or removing straps. You might have a vision of your dress that isn’t quite possible because of the fabric or cut so it’s best to be realistic about your options from the get go.

3. Bring someone with you to your appointments. Whether it’s your mom or your maid of honor have someone else with you to give a second opinion and possibly take some pictures so you can see the progress.

4. Think about asking if your seamstress can also make your veil. Veils have an extremely high mark up (I mean $400 for tulle and a comb, really?). Depending on the detail of your veil or how much you would like it to match your dress a seamstress can make it for you for a much lower cost.

Enjoy your week!



Image from oncewed

Bride Blogger Megan: Bridesmaid Dresses

Now that my bridesmaids have received their notes in the mail and kindly accepted, I can finally start shopping for bridesmaid dresses. Now, I may love shopping, but so far these bridesmaid dresses have been a challenge. It’s just hard to find something reasonably priced that’s not too cliche and goes with our summer wedding theme. I know I’m not the only bride-to-be who has struggles with this. Instead of focusing on the obstacles I’ve decided to think about the things I do know. I am looking for a dress that I would want to buy myself. I like light colors with a little added detail; perhaps a touch of sparkle, an array of shades or a beautiful bow highlighting the back. I think if I stick with my inspiration and have a little patience I will find something fantastic that makes all my girls feel fabulous. Enjoy your week!



Images from left to right, top to bottom: 1. Art Deco, 2. Ombre, 3. Back Bow, 4. Sparkle

Bride Blogger Christine: Lace Love

I’m super excited this weekend to be wedding dress shopping! I am checking out Lincoln’s newest bridal store – Blush Bridal Boutique. I went dress shopping in early June, but I’ve been waiting until October to look again because I wanted to check out Blush. There are so many gorgeous dresses in all different styles, so I knew I’d look at least two or three times before deciding on The One. Even knowing that I want lace doesn’t seem to narrow it down! Lace is so easy to work with your wedding theme – whether vintage and antique or modern and elegant, lace adds just the right touch of sophistication.  Here are some lace dresses that I love. Happy Friday!

Images from left to right: 1. Rosa Clara 2. Blush Bridal 3. Maggie Sottero