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The Bridal and Prom Connection of Ankeny, IA. An Amazing Experience!

  The Bridal and Prom Connection of Ankeny, IA provides everything a bride needs for her special day, from wedding gowns, tuxedos, bridesmaids dresses, and flower girl dresses to the most gorgeous accessories. This adorable boutique is well stocked with stunning gowns from top bridal designers at affordable prices. The gowns are carefully hand selected
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Aliber’s Bridal Shop: 98 Years of Making Brides Dreams Come True!

As the second oldest bridal store in the US, Aliber’s Bridal Shop of Greenfield, Massachusetts has been providing reliable service to brides since 1920. Just think of how many happy brides and their unique love stories have passed through their doors in the past 98 years! And, this quaint boutique has such amazing customer care
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Love to get cozy? Try Hygge, the Danish art of comfort and good cheer!

Since the weather outside is getting colder, and the holidays are upon us we thought we’d bring up the awesome practice of taking coziness, comfort and joy to the NEXT LEVEL. Have you heard of it? Hygge (pronounced HOO-gə) is the Danish practice of elevating coziness and comfortable conviviality to an art form. And since most people love to
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From Our Family to Yours: Some Awesome Southern Thanksgiving Recipes

We absolutely love Thanksgiving! How cool is it that we have a national holiday in order to remember all that we are thankful for? Appreciating our blessings, sharing a bountiful meal with our loved ones and kicking off the holiday season are a few reasons Thanksgiving is our favorite. We are getting super excited anticipating
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Aurora Bridal of Melbourne, Florida: Extensive Selection & Exclusive Service

Aurora Bridal, a Unique Boutique for Brides, offers the largest selection of wedding dresses on the Space Coast! In fact, this salon, located in beautiful Melbourne, FL, stocks more than THREE times the gowns that the big box chain stores carry! Their professional and friendly consultants will guide you through the entire dress shopping process in
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Celestial Selections of Spokane Valley: A Wonderful Experience for Brides

A wonderful experience awaits brides at CS Bridal where they will receive professional and friendly one-on-one service with their own bridal stylist. This beautiful full-service salon showcases a wide selection of designer wedding gowns handpicked for you and your special day. The friendly team at CS Bridal knows that a wedding dress is more than just
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Beautiful Gift Ideas for your Bridesmaids

One of the best parts of planning your wedding is selecting your bridesmaids. You’ll want to choose those “ride or die” girls who know you best. They are the people you want to share all life’s big moments with. Surrounding yourself with your closest family members and your besties who’ve been with you through thick and thin
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BRIDAL NAIL TRENDS. Inspo for Your Wedding Day Mani

Your perfect wedding day look requires attention to every detail. You’ll be focusing on your dress, shoes, bridal accessories, makeup, and hair. And we know you’ll want your nails to be on point for your walk down the aisle, too. We sourced some of the prettiest manicures around to inspire you to focus in on your favorite style for your
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Blush Bridal and Prom of Concord, CA delivers Style and Excellence in Luxury!

Blush Bridal and Prom is a luxurious salon is dedicated to all beautiful, curvy and athletic women who are looking for their dream dresses. Blush is the first, and only, bridal boutique to specifically services bride sizes 8+ in the San Francisco Bay Area. The salon features sample gowns ranging in size from 8-24 and
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HONEYMOON: Venice, A City of Untold Romance

Are you looking for a honeymoon destination that will deliver romance on a grand scale? We suggest the magical, achingly beautiful, utterly romantic city of Venice! Steeped in history, culture, and beauty this is a place which has only a single road, but hundreds of scenic water canals lined with stunning Renaissance and Gothic palaces. This
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Exceptional Service and Exclusive Designers at Max Bridal NY

There is a beautiful bridal boutique located in the heart of Long Island, NY where a bride can experience the wedding dress shopping experience of a lifetime. Max Bridal NY is a full-service bridal salon with a focus on world-class service and designer bridal gowns that are for the sophisticated and elegant modern bride and
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Smitten Bridal of Hesperia, CA An Exceptional & Inspirational Experience for Brides

Located in the high desert of Hesperia, California there is a very special place for brides. Smitten Bridal is a beautiful, family-owned bridal boutique that provides every client with an intimate, and unique bridal experience. This fresh, modern salon operates on a “by appointment” basis, and because of this policy, each bride who visits gets
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10 Wonderful Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Want

We’ve all been to weddings where the favors (though well-intended) were just not that, shall we say, “useful.” And most of those ended up gathering dust or worse, thrown in the trash. We don’t want that for YOUR wedding. No, no, no. Consider gifting your guests with wedding favors that they will actually love and
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CAKE BREAK: Geometric Wedding Cakes are Trending

We are super inspired by all things geometric lately. From decor to furniture…geometric patterns like squares, hexagons, and triangles are taking the design world by storm. For example, these lovely wall hangings pair the clean lines of the copper geometric forms with lush floral arrangements. So modern, fresh and pretty. And perfect for weddings! This same design
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HAIR TREND: Bridal Ponytails

Oh Hey, ponytail! You’re our go-to hairstyle for our bad hair days, whenever we get hot, our fave workout “do.” You’re our savior when we’re running late and have to throw some style together on the fly. We appreciate you for all those times. But oh how you’ve changed….now you’ve been beautifully elevated and polished
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Top Tips for Planning Your Perfect Wedding Day!

Your wedding day is such a special occasion, usually one of the most significant and memorable events in your life…but it DOES require tons of prep work! Planning your wedding can feel slightly overwhelming and you might not know where to start. No worries, we’re here with some top tips to keep you stress-free and totally on top of
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WEDDING CEREMONY BACKDROPS: Arbors & Arches

You found the one who gives you all the feels, and you’re ready to tell the world. So why not frame your “I do’s” with the wedding arch of your dreams. Your very own personalized wedding arbor can serve as the visual focal point of your entire ceremony, provide a gorgeous backdrop for your exchange of vows or
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Lela Haas of Truly Forever Bridal Celebrates Love

Lela Haas, of Truly Forever Bridal, Florida’s largest bridal boutique, recently shared with us her amazing story. Her path to the world of brides began when she was a spa owner. For twenty years Lela spent lots of time working with brides and bridal parties in her spa. She fell in love with their energy
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DIY Drink Station: Mimosa Bar! Perfect for your wedding #everyoneloveschampagne

Wondering what to serve your family and friends at your wedding reception? Consider a colorful and fun Mimosa Bar. After all, what drink signals a celebration more than champagne? This bubbly white wine is the ultimate go-to celebratory drink…a joyous elixir which can be deliciously paired with various fruit juices and pretty garnishes to create the
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HONEYMOON: Folly Beach #IslandVacay #theedgeofamerica

Looking for an island vacation on the US mainland for your upcoming honeymoon? Consider visiting funky-cool Folly Beach, SC, a quirky island located just 15 minutes from Charleston. This beautiful barrier island has a small town vibe with a sun-drenched, salt-in-your hair, flip-flop casualness. A place where the stunning natural beauty of the Atlantic Ocean combines
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All things Botanical for your 2018 Wedding: Tropical, Rustic or SouthWestern

Botanical Weddings have been popular for several years and they are still around, in a major way, for 2018. Plant based weddings with the beauty of nature in full display can provide a meaningful backdrop for YOUR joyful gathering. And, when you elect to host a plant-themed event, you have so many style options. You can
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BrushStroke Wedding Cakes, An Artistic & Beautiful Trend

We are love, love, loving the amazing trend of baked masterpieces known as BrushStroke Cakes. Popularized and invented by Kalabasa bakery in Russia, these unique creations are cakes daringly decorated with colorful painted chocolate brush strokes. And boy, oh boy, are they gorgeous! Just take a peak at Kalabasa’s inspirational Instagram feed to see what we mean. The
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TREND ALERT: Light up Your Wedding with Neon #GetLit #NeonWeddingDetails

  Everybody is talking about the latest wedding trend: NEON, which can energize your wedding with an array of high-voltage shades! Getting Your Wedding LIT 🔥 is easy with vibrant, fun neon details, which you can use with carefree abandon on anything and everything from you, your decor, to your invites and even your food & drinks. Neon doesn’t
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TREND ALERT: Laser Cut Wedding Details #LaserCutLace

  Laser-Cut Wedding Details Laser cutting is a futuristic and precise method of creating designs using a laser beam to achieve high quality, dimensionally accurate cuts. A laser cuts the design by melting, burning or vaporizing the material. Kinda like magic. The results of this high tech process are astonishingly beautiful, and so, of course, have found their way
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Top Ten Spring Wedding Flowers #SpringBridalBouquetInspo #PickYourWeddingFlowers

Springtime is so close! (We’ve all been experiencing a long, wet and cold winter this year, but spring is just around the corner.) In honor of the freshest season’s approaching beauty, we’ve compiled a list of our top ten picks for our very favorite wedding flowers for Spring 2018. Those little flowers are just waiting
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Fun-loving Angie Oven of The Bridal Gallery runs her business with Joyfulness

Angie Oven fell into the bridal business by chance. She was at a place in her life where she wasn’t quite ready to resume her original career as a full-time banker, but she wanted to do something. In an act of pure whimsy she answered an ad for a bridal sales consultant and the rest
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WEDDING INSPO: Artsy & Creative #ArtisticWedding #ColorfulWedding

Artistic, colorful, free-spirited, outside-the-box, different, creative… do these terms describe you dear brides? Then perhaps you will gravitate toward hosting a wild and wonderfully imaginative wedding day. After all, your wedding is your chance to highlight your artsy style for all your loved ones. And pretty sure they won’t be expecting an ordinary event from
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Affordable Wedding Dresses for Less Than $1500 in 2018 at your local Bridal Boutiques!

Welcome to 2018 Beautiful Brides! A new year. A fresh page. A clean slate. Don’t you just love that about January? Just like a blanket of newly fallen snow, January is an empty canvas ready to be painted in with your imagination. Now is the perfect time to envision all the details that you desire
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Robbin’s Dream Job – Owning Spotlight Formal Wear with her husband Marcus

Robbin Harris fell in love with the bridal business more than 25 years ago. Her mother-in-law owned a bridal shop and hired Robbin to help out.  From the very first bride she assisted she was hooked. Robbin remembers, “I loved helping brides find their gowns for their special day!” To her, providing guidance to brides
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CAKE BREAK: Wreath and Garland Wedding Cakes

The Christmas holiday is upon us, and we’re pretty sure when you hear the words “wreath” and “garland,” Christmas decorations spring to mind. But we aren’t talking about those fragrant signs of the season. We are talking about a stylish take on Wedding Cakes that has nothing to do with Santa and his reindeer, but has
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BRIDAL STYLE: Get Your Glow On! Top Performing Primers for a #RadiantWeddingDay

Getting your Glow On is so Important on Wedding Day. ‘Cuz guess what? When your fiancee takes that walk down the aisle towards you, his eyes will be looking in one single place. He’s not gonna be focusing on the gorgeous dress you agonized over, or even your amazing floral crown. He won’t be checking out the perfect bouquet that took
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Warm & Welcoming Service at Formal Elegance in Lynchburg, VA

Southern hospitality abounds at Formal Elegance in Lynchburg, VA where the owner Barbara and her team offer a warm, friendly environment for their brides to shop in. After all, when you are in the business of love, it pays to love your business. Barbara, who was previously involved in the world of photo shoots and
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Meet the Extraordinary Diane D’Angelo – International Bridal Designer & Award Winning Bridal Boutique Owner

Diane D’Anglo, the internationally known bridal gown and accessories designer from Southern California, sat down with us recently to discuss her extraordinary role in the wedding industry. Diane creates some of the most amazing wedding dresses and accessories sold in fine salons in the US and Canada, but she ALSO finds time to operate her
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Small Town Service with Big City Selection at The White Dress of Lexington, KY

The White Dress of Lexington began serving Kentucky brides back in November in 2014. This charming bridal boutique was the result of the shared vision of co-owners Beverly Coleman and Julia Reese. The pair, who have more than 35 years of wedding and specialty dress experience between them, envisioned a place offering the feel and
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WEDDING INSPO: Pale Pink Wedding * Millennial Pink Palette #millennialpinkwedding

  We love the ethereal, desaturated shades of pink, known as pale pinks, also referred to all over social media as “millennial pink.” Whatever you choose to call it, this sweet set of colors has swept the fashion world. Each one so soft, so appealing, & so so perfect for a wedding palette! No longer relegated to little girls, this
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Style Your Wedding: Hanging Decor #Don’tGetHungUpOnDecor #HangingWeddingDecor

  Brides are you looking for something extra special to amp up your wedding decor? Consider using Hanging Decor! Hanging decor can consist of greenery, paper, glass, flowers or just about any grouping of objects you like. This type of decor works well when you have a large quantity of items. Say your guy loves
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BRIDAL FYI: What the heck is a crinoline? Hoop Skirts, Petticoats and Other #bridalunderpinings

As a bride-to-be you have to immerse yourself in a whole new world of wedding-ness as you prepare for your special day. Not only do get to figure out your own personal style in terms of wedding decor, color schemes and your dress, but you also learn a ton along the way. For instance you quickly
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BRIDAL STYLE: Luminous, Glowy Skin for Your Wedding Day #LuminousBride #bridalmakeup

As a bride we know you want a glowy, fresh complexion for your wedding day, right? And, starting with luminous skin will make any makeup you apply on your special day look even better. So, we’ve sourced some fabulous tips to get your face in tip-top shape! 1. Exfoliate! Start exfoliating several months before your wedding to get
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CAKE BREAK: Beaded & Sequined Wedding Cakes #BeadedWeddingCakes

We’ve always got time to “research” beautiful, glamorous, delicious-looking wedding cakes for our brides. And this time we focused on cakes dripping with decadent, delectable, edible sequins and pearls. Now, if only we could figure out how to reach through our computer screen and grab ourselves a piece (or a whole cake)!!! Beaded and sequined bridal cakes are an upscale
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Top 5 Tips for your first bridal appointment! #firsttimebridalshopper

Selecting your wedding dress is one of the most memorable and important shopping trips you will ever make, so we’ve compiled five easy tips to help make your first bridal appointment successful and stress-free. Schedule only one appointment for your first day of bridal shopping. Shopping for your wedding dress can be overwhelming, so focusing on a single appointment
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More about Fancy Frocks of Myrtle Beach, SC

More About Fancy Frocks Since January 2010, this gorgeous, award-winning salon has helped countless girls find their dream dresses. Many of their customers are so inspired that they purchase their dress on their first visit! The friendly and experienced consultants of Fancy Frocks offer the most personalized attention in the industry; beginning with the moment
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TREND ALERT: Greenery for your Wedding #GiantWreaths #GreeneryBouquets #GreeneryBackdrop

We love the tend towards a greenery-heavy wedding look. From verdant swags, to all-green bouquets and mossy table runners, greenery is making major decor moments at weddings these days. The perfect way to add nature and style to your event, greenery is a fresh alternative to the more traditional floral look. This trend is not only naturally beautiful, but
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BRIDAL STYLE: Fresh and Fabulous Modern Bridal Updos #BridalUpdos #BridalHair

The most popular hairstyle for brides has traditionally been some sort of updo or bun situation. This is because, typically, updos are extra-extra special. Buns bring to mind glamour, ballet dancers, movie stars, royalty and elegance. In most cases this look will require careful styling from a professional, plus an investment of both time and money. In other
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DIY: Giant Fall Wreath from Dollar Store Supplies #EasyFallDecor #HulaHoopWreath #FallDisplay

September has rolled around and there is a delightful hint of crispness in the air. Fall decor is crowding the shelves at our fave stores like Target, Michael’s, AC Moore, Hobby Lobby and Dollar Tree. Starbucks has Pumpkin Spice Latte on the menu, football is on, the leaves are turning and we are already planning our fall capsule wardrobe. Needless to say, we’ve got major feels
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An Interview with Michelle, the owner of Michelle’s Bridal and Tuxedo in Urbana, IL

Michelle’s Bridal and Tuxedo We recently had the pleasure of learning all about this stellar bridal boutique from owner Michelle Schweighart. Since 1983 Michelle’s Bridal and Tuxedo has successfully catered to brides in the Champaign-Urbana area and beyond. Currently in their fourth location, the shop has grown into a gorgeous, full-service salon which provides superior
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How I Became A Bridal Store Owner by Cathy Montante of Collezione Fortuna Fashion Boutique

Collezione Fortuna Fashion Boutique Cathy Montante, the Owner, Certified Bridal Consultant, Buyer, Celebrity Stylist,  AND Designer behind Collezione Fortuna Fashion Boutique and Bridals in Carmel by the Sea, CA shared with us her amazing journey in the fashion industry. MY STORY My family are Italian Immigrants from the island of Sicily who migrated to the United
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TREND ALERT: Waffle Pops, a fun festival food! Perfect for Weddings #wafflepops #funfood

We are love with a new food trend we’ve been seeing popping up ALL over Instagram and Pinterest, the WAFFLE POP! This confection is a delightful combo of freshly made waffles topped, drizzled and sprinkled with all kinds of sweet shenanigans perched atop a popsicle stick or skewer. It’s portable, festive, fully customizable and perfect
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WEDDING INSPIRATION: Spanish Chic, Colorful Hacienda Style Wedding #SpanishChicWedding

We are crazy for the colorful, textured sights and sounds of Spain and Mexico. And so, of course, we think Spanish Chic is a perfect wedding theme. Plus warmth, passion and love are hallmarks of Spanish values, all good things to celebrate at a marriage ceremony. For your own Spanish style festivities filled with love, family, and culture—be
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HONEYMOON: Seaside, Florida #BestBeachVacaySpotEver

Are you planning your honeymoon? Your first vacation together as a married couple, where you can unwind from all the wedding hustle and bustle and just enjoy each other? If so, consider one of the best spots to visit in the US…Seaside, Florida! This scenic beachfront town is one of the most charming places we’ve
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Pastel Wedding Palette Inspiration #WatercolorWedding

Soft and delicate, pastel shades provide the perfect color story for weddings. With careful planning, pastel touches can infuse your wedding with sweetness and light. Offsetting this scheme with modern touches and bits of nature will keep your event from being too girly. Think of the beautiful, subtle colors found in our natural world: sand,
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All Out GLAM: A Top Wedding Theme for Spring 2017 #GlamWeddings

We’ve surveyed our 2017 brides and one of their favorite wedding themes for Spring is a ceremony and a reception that is a no-holds barred, all-out GLAM affair! Yay! It’s our favorite too!! After all, haven’t we all dreamed of a fairy-tale wedding since we were little girls? We are happy to see the return of old
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Affordable Wedding Dresses for Less Than $1500 in 2017 at your local Bridal Boutiques!

Happy 2017 Brides! Are you looking for your dream dress, but working within a budget? Well, fear not, because our collective of independent bridal stores is thrilled to offer thousands of lovely bridal gowns in all sizes, styles and price points. We thought it would be helpful to highlight some beautiful options for you, all amazingly well-priced
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Bridal Nail Trends for 2017 #NegativeSpaceNails #BridalNeutralNails #ModernMetallicNails

We are love-love-loving the latest trends for nails this spring. From Grownup Metallics to Ladylike Neutrals and Negative Space Nails these fashion forward styles will have your wedding nails on point! Grownup Metallics Upgrade the glittery sparkle you adore to a sophisticated level with a modern metallic nail. A refined way to rock a precious metal manicure
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Interview with Scarlet Bridal Boutique – Rochester, NY

  At Scarlet Bridal Boutique it is all about celebrating the bride with caring service and affordable options. Sharon Barratt provided thoughtful insights into the inner workings of Rochester’s most popular consignment wedding shop. How did you get involved in the bridal business? My business partner and myself had the same dream to open a bridal boutique. 
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Interview with Tunis Bridal Shoppe – Scranton, PA

Award-winning Tunis Bridal Shoppe owner Cindy Fisch recently discussed her experiences in the wedding industry with BridalBoutiques.US. We absolutely love her store’s philosophy of “Your Moment Starts Here!” Cindy with famous dress designer David Tutera!!! How did you get involved in the bridal business?   I started modeling bridal gowns after high school.  I then worked
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Rustic Industrial Winter Wedding in Tennessee #RusticIndustrialFarmWedding

re you dreaming of a winter wedding? If so, we think you will be majorly inspired by this gorgeous styled wedding. The creative force behind ZStudio Events, the lovely Morgan Zacheretti, recently collaborated with tons of experts in the wedding industry to produce a wonderful winter wedding shoot with a rustic industrial feel. Morgan explains,
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Trunk Shows: What Every Bride Needs to Know

As a bride-to-be, your eyes and ears probably perk up any time you hear or see anything remotely bridal or wedding-ish. So most likely you’ve heard of a trunk show, but you may not know exactly what one is. Common definitions of the word aside, a trunk show doesn’t involve a display of cool vintage
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Interview with Distinct Elegance – Cedar Hill, TX

WHERE YOUR NEXT YES BEGINS Frances Reed, owner of Distinct Elegance, recently shared with us her experiences as an independent bridal boutique owner. Frances got involved in the bridal business by starting out as a wedding planner. We love her charming salon and her philosophy of providing brides with an amazing experience. What is your
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Interview with Main Street Bridal – Carlinville, IL

MAIN STREET BRIDAL 124 E 1st St S Carlinville, Illinois Get Directions (217) 854-8824 http://www.mainstreetbridal.com/   Debbie with Main Street Bridal describes her experiences as a bridal store owner and shares the many ways she makes brides feel welcome. How did you get involved in the bridal business?   When my daughter got married, we went
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Interview with Occasions Bridal – Durango, CO

1185 South Camino Del Rio #150 Durango, Colorado (970) 764-4939 www.OccasionsDurango.com/   Donna, the owner of Occasions, took the time to share with us the details of her successful bridal business. During the interview Donna provided lots of wonderful advice for brides. How did you get involved in the bridal business? Born and raised in south
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Interview with Facchianos Bridal – Broken Arrow, OK

LOCATED ON NE CORNER OF 71ST & GARNETT Broken Arrow, OK 918-461-8697 Jennifer, the owner of Facchianos Bridal & Formal Attire, took the time to share with us the details of her successful bridal business. How did you get started in the bridal and formal industry and how many years have you been in the
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GLAM Halloween Wedding

The Gilded Gown (along with many other spook-takular local wedding vendors) is proud to be featured in TWO wedding publications with this hauntingly boo-tiful GLAM Halloween Wedding Inspiration Shoot designed and coordinated by Lesley of LB Floral! The event was beautifully photographed on location by Star Noir Studio at The Standard in Knoxville, TN! The super-cool indie site In Search of
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Interview with Eva’s Bridals International

Eva’s Bridals International 15180 S. LaGrange Road Orland Park, Ill (708)460-2200 www.evasonlagrange.com BridalBoutiques.US was thrilled to find out more about the amazing Eva’s Bridals International during a recent interview session. How did you get in the bridal business? This is a third generation, family owned bridal salon established in 1964. It went from my grandmother,
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Time to write your Wedding Thank You Cards! Ya Gotta!

You did it!!! You had the big wedding day. Yay! All your hard work and effort tending to the millions of details needed to pull off your special day paid off with a happy wedding. And now you’re back home, fresh from your honeymoon and all you want to do is nest with the hub.
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Wedding Inspiration: Victorian from The Gilded Gown – Knoxville, TN

At The Gilded Gown we have a love for all things vintage. Throw out the name of any era to us and we will immediately imagine styles we love associated with that time period. The Roaring Twenties? Well that brings to mind the lovely Great Gatsby-esque, Art Deco fashion: shimmery skirts to dance the night away in, cloche hats, and adorably cropped,
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Bust out a Bustle, Brides…and Dance!!!

You want to dance at your wedding, right? Of course you do! But however will you manage that, without tripping or getting footprints all over your beautiful train?? Have no fear, dear brides, for that is what a bustle is for! Bustles are magic come to life, sewn by wedding seamstresses all over the world,
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Blue Mist Wedding from the Mountains of East Tennessee

We are lucky to live so close to the awe-inspiring beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, otherwise known as The Land of the Blue Mist. There is something incredibly romantic about the look and feel of our mountains, and it offers a magical spot for a wedding. Who doesn’t want to get married on top