Tuesday, October 21, 2014

#NYBFW Favorite Trends - Blue

Blue Silk Underlay via Claire Pettibone

A little "something blue" has been a part of wedding tradition much longer than any of us have been dreaming of wedding dresses. There is something about blue wedding gowns, no matter how subtle or bold, that feels like the perfect blend of bold and daring, yet classic and traditional. Wearing blue on your wedding day is a great way to pull off a colorful gown. And if your opinionated Aunt has anything to say, we recommend quoting the good old "Something blue" rhyme with a sweet smile on your face and enjoy your day! If you've ever dreamed of wearing blue (or if you are starting to now), it's the perfect time as there were so many gorgeous shades of blue on the runway this Fall at Bridal Market. We were especially fond of the blue silk underlays at the Claire Pettibone runway show. The silk lining felt like a good balance between blue and white for a wedding dress in our opinion! And another option that we completely fell in love with, is this one from one of our newest designer's we picked up at market, Christos Collection -

Mint and Ivory Layered Tulle via Christos Bridal 

This is perfect a bride looking to add a subtle touch, but still have a gown that feels ivory overall! And while we know mint is more of a green, we still felt like this was a perfect example of this trend all our brides can actually wear! A layer of the prettiest shade of mint tulle is layered with soft ivory tulle, creating a subtle illusion that adds a extra dose of personality and uniqueness to this gown. The longer we watched this gown move around and watched as the mint shown through in certain lights and showed up with certain movement, the more we fell in love! 

And if incorporating your "something blue" into your wedding gown isn't quite your style, here are a few of our favorite blue pieces out there right now. From asymmetrical earrings perfect for a fashion forward bride to the prettiest blue bridesmaid dresses for your favorite ladies -

Monday, October 20, 2014

#NYBFW Favorite Trends - Metallic

We're finally back from New York Bridal Fashion Week. It was a blur, but the best kind. There were nonstop fashion shows, taxi rides, buying appointments, and parties. While the whole bridal market is a fun and beautiful experience, we also take the entire trip very seriously as we have to trust our gut instincts on choosing gowns while balancing what we know our brides what and need. Each market there are gowns that shock and leave us speechless. While we love those pieces for "fashion for fashion's sake" purpose, we always try to keep in mind what our real brides want. Even though we have a unique, fashion forward bride, our stylish ladies still want to feel like a bride in some little way. And of course we have a blast with those show-stopping ensembles at trunk shows and special events, but we painstakingly try to curate a unique selection of truly beautiful and memorable high quality wedding dresses that will allow our brides to feel like themselves as a bride on their wedding day. Captivating metallic laces, fringe, and trims were one of our favorite trends from #NYBFW that we felt was both unique, yet still classic enough for a wedding day look she'll love for years to come. These gowns were some of our favorites interpretations of this trend by our designers. And this last one with the rose gold bodice and sweet bow to soften the metallic detailing is by one of our newest designers we are so excited to welcome to The Dress Theory family - Truvelle

Stay tuned this week for more of our favorite moments and gowns from Fall 2015 Bridal Fashion Week! We hope our brides love what we've handpicked just for them. And if you have a minute to spare, check out our exciting announcement

PS If you are loving the new Johanna Johnson gowns as much as we are, we hope you'll join us for a private appointment during our Johanna Johnson trunk show November 14-16!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

November Trunk Shows!

November is full of non-stop trunk shows at The Dress Theory! If you are a Sarah Janks mega fan and dreaming of wearing Briana (dress pictured) or maybe just any Sarah Janks gown for your wedding day, we hope you'll join us for a trunk show appointment November 7-9. Or Maybe you are in love with the silky glamour of Johanna Johnson gowns? Especially The Hendricks, Camille's current favorite dress in the shop. And if you love Anna Campbell as much as we do, we highly suggest you give us a call to schedule right away! That show is nearly full. And we've already extended it two days! 

Trunk shows are perfect for the bride who knows she wants to wear a specific designer's gown. Not only can you shop an extended collection and brand new pieces by your favorite designer, we offer a 10% discount on all trunk show purchases. Amazing right?! We hope to see you at your dream designer's trunk show this November. Have a great weekend everyone!

Here are a few of our favorite links from this weekend - 

Beyonce Lied to Me, be prepared for a good laugh.

A beautiful written piece on "Finding the Dress" shot in our Nashville boutique.

We picked up new lines at market, check out this beauty we are especially excited to carry!

Five Types of Heels more comfortable than flats.

We're in love with this beaded bridesmaid dress, especially in the Mist color!

A fun October DIY, Pumpkin Planters!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Real Bride Claire in Practically Perfect by Sarah Seven

Our beautiful Seattle bride Claire found her Sarah Seven Practically Perfect gown with us last year. The silk chiffon of this gown has the most amazing fluidity and movement (and we can't forget how silky soft it feels... softest dress ever!) that was just perfect for the garden ceremony and PNW waterfront setting. Is there anything more beautiful than the natural beauty of Seattle?! Other than our sweet real Dress Theory brides of course!

We are so happy Claire chose to share her wedding day with us. Thanks Claire! And congrats to you and your husband!

We're also excited to announce our two week Sarah Seven trunk show in Seattle this upcoming January! Sarah Seven will be attending appointments during select dates to personally work with brides. And all the beautiful new gowns will be there as well! January 9-18, trust us... don't miss this! 

 PS We were so in love with the color combination of Claire's bridesmaids! Perfect for Seattle weddings! Or for Spring weddings anywhere! If you are feeling as inspired as we are by these colors for your girls, shop our picks here - 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Nashville New Arrivals! - Houston by Hayley Paige

We're in love with our new Hayley Paige arrival, Houston! Beautiful and sparkly, but soft and romantic. Perfect for our modern, unique brides. Our sample is the prettiest shade of soft pink, but the gown is also available to order in ivory for a more classic look! We love the alabaster stones in the details. This gown is stealing hearts over here in Nashville!

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