Friday, December 12, 2014

Dress Theory Gift Guide - For Your Groom

dress theory holiday, christmas, and stocking stuffer guide and gift picks for your groom or husband

Whether you're groom-to-be (or husband) love an ice cold beer or a carefully crafted cocktail, Camille rounded up our "For Your Groom" holiday gift guide. We're especially found of the local picks! Handsome leather boots from Nashville's Nisolo, a linen notebook that will make him kick his old ones to the curb, or a whiskey jug made in San Diego (which would also make a cool flower vase when he wasn't looking)! And with that we leave you to shopping, mainly because Christmas is 13 days away and we've barely made a dent in our own Christmas lists! Happy weekend!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Real Dress Theory Bride Anna in Katie May

Nashville bridal shop The Dress Theory carries low back and backless wedding dresses

real bride wearing katie may poipu from a nashville bridal boutique
Photos of Real Dress Theory Bride by Stereoscope Photography

Our beautiful Nashville bride wore our Katie May Poipu gown for her summer wedding this year. We knew she was going to be a beautiful bride, but Anna's wedding photos literally left us speechless when we saw them! We love how she styled her gown with such a unique hair accessory (a piece of a golden wheat) and a chunky gold bracelet. Her photos are a dream, and she looked just as beautiful in person. If we ever forgot why we fell in love with backless gowns to begin with, these photos are the only reminder we will ever need! Thank you so much for sharing a little piece of your wedding day with us and shopping at our boutique. Congrats newlyweds!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dress Theory Gift Guide - For Your Bridesmaid

christmas and holiday gift ideas for your bridesmaids and best friends

One - To wear on your wedding day // Two - To keep their cell charged // Three - To keep track of time // Four - To lay out at your bachelorette bash // Five - To sew in to their dress // Six - To keep the cheers and tears flowing // Seven - To wear when standing by your side // Eight - To wear everyday

We are all about the holiday season over here. Not only do we love all things sparkly and festive, but this time of year is engagement season too! We love getting to meet newly engaged brides at the shop. The sisterly love between our brides and their favorite gals always touches our heart. Watching the champagne toasts, reminiscing and dreaming together, sharing laughs, and sometimes sharing tears of happiness too. We know how much you love your soul sisters, so we rounded up a Bridesmaid Gift Guide for your holiday shopping! Gifting your best ladies something they can use on your wedding day is a total win in our book. From earrings your bridesmaids can wear on your big day, or even their bridesmaid dress! If you're headed somewhere warm and sunny for your bachelorette party (hello Vegas!), a stylish pair of sparkly sunglasses would be so much fun. Or stick to something completely unrelated like this gorgeous leather and gold watch! But our very favorite find this year... The most adorable sew-in tag that reads "I've got your back". Sewing this tag into their bridesmaid dress without anyone else noticing is the sweetest gift from a bride to her closest friends that we've ever heard of! And whether you exchange gifts or just a heartfelt "cheers" your bridesmaids this holidays, we are so happy you have them! A good girlfriend is simply the best.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wedding Day Perfume

buying a new perfume for your wedding and special events

how to make you wedding day extra special and memorable

New Perfume Ideas for your wedding day
Photos by Will Vastine for The Dress Theory

"Perfume is the indispensable complement to the personality of women, the finishing touch on a dress." - Christian Dior

You are probably running around checking off your wedding to-do list. You shopped for your wedding dress seven to nine months before your wedding. You even found your wedding earrings, nail polish, hair style! But have you considered choosing a new fragrance for your wedding day?

 A scent can bring a rush of vivid memories and picking a perfume to wear for the first time that day is an unique way to lock down those specific memories. On future special occasion or anniversaries you will know exactly what perfume to wear. Every time you reach for that treasured bottle you will instantly be transported back to the magic of that day together! Christian Dior reminded us that the perfect scent can also complete your wedding day look, so keep in mind the vision for how you want to look and feel that day. Choose a perfume that will make you feel like your most glamoroussexyromanticbohemian self. Or whatever look or feel you want to create for the day! Shopping for a new scent with your fiancĂ© is a fun wedding planning project that you two can enjoy together too! Something a little different and refreshing after a day of addressing Save-The-Dates together all day, and romantic too! If you are both into perfumes and colognes, maybe you will both be able to find your wedding day choice. A new fragrance will not only complete your look and impact you will have on your guests and fiancĂ©, but will also instantly recall those memories for the future!

To inspire your wedding day fragrance search, we selected a few of our favorite and most memorable perfumes to share with you. And we would love to hear what scent you will be wearing that day!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Dress Theory Styling - Cyber Monday Sales

Gold, Metallic, Ivory, Lace, and Floral wedding high heels for your bridal shoes!
Gold - 1 / 2 / 3, Ivory - 1 / 2 / 3, Metallic - 1 / 2 / 3FloralLace

Savvy and stylish are two words we are proud to use to describe our brides! Cyber Monday is the perfect opportunity to snag some killer heels at a great price, and lots of other wedding day goodies too! Brides are shopping for these pieces anyways, you might as well take the plunge when there are good deals out there. And from the comfort of your home computer! Or office... Don't worry we won't tell anyone. We take wedding day style really seriously, so your Cyber Monday secrets are safe with us! Our creative director Camille picked her favorite wedding day heels from Nordstrom's Cyber Monday sale to share with all of our lovely brides and friends! Some of these picks are even up to 50% off (no coupon code needed)! Too good to pass up this chance! 

If you've already found your wedding shoes, we've rounded up some of our wedding day style picks for your accessories, bridesmaid dresses, engagement photo outfits, or bridal shower outfit from our favorite online stops for you too! We kind of love Cyber Monday

ASOS - Use code "ILOVEMONDAYS" when checking out for 30% off.

ASOS White Dresses - Perfect for a engagement party, bachelorette party, bridal shower, engagement photos, or reception dress

ASOS Beaded Bridesmaid Dresses - Perfect for your favorite ladies!

SHOPBOP - Use code "GOBIG14" when checking out for up to 25% off.

SHOPBOP Earrings - Perfect for the stylish, fashion forward bride!

Happy sale shopping, and Happy December!