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Watters Bridesmaid Collection

Posted on November 15th, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Bridesmaids, Wedding Attire No Comments

I am a big fan of Watters bridal gowns and their bridesmaid dresses are equally as beautiful. This gown (style 3733) features a deep v-neck and a trumpet skirt. Pictured here in “Marine” taffeta, it comes in your choice of 13 colors and sizes 0-24.

Watters Bridesmaid Collection - Style 3733

Find out more about this gown and locate a shop near you by visiting Watters.com.

Photo credit: Watters

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Bridesmaid Gifts: Dabby Reid Necklace

Posted on November 5th, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Bridesmaids No Comments

A beautiful gift idea for your bridesmaids is a necklace that they can wear on your wedding day. Dabby Reid NecklaceIt doesn’t need to be anything really expensive – just something nice to show your appreciation.

This deep red pendant necklace from Dabby Reid Ltd. is a fantastic choice. It features a large stone complemented with several crystals along the chain.

If red doesn’t suit your wedding colors, it also comes in clear crystal or black. You can get this necklace now at Nordstrom for under $100.

Photo credit: Nordstrom

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Red Polka Dot Bridemaid Dresses

Posted on November 3rd, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Bridesmaids No Comments

Morilee - Sticks & Stones - Polka Dot DressYour bridesmaids will look pretty in polka dots in these cherry red and white satin and tulle dresses. I’m not normally a fan of polka dots for weddings, but this bridesmaid dress is cute.

What do you think? Is this dress too much like a party dress for a wedding?

Check out all the other colorful, fun bridesmaid dresses from the Morilee Sticks & Stones collection.

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VP on Sale Bridesmaid Dress

Posted on November 2nd, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Bridesmaids 1 Comment

Red Bridesmaid DressIf you are looking for affordable bridesmaid dresses and bridal gowns, VP on Sale offers a variety of beautiful dresses that are very inexpensive.

One example from their line of bridesmaid gowns is this cute red number (style:VPBN005) priced at just $115.43. This red chiffon tea length dress features a flirty skirt and satin lining. It’s so cute that your bridesmaids will wear it again and again long after your wedding.

Photo credit: VP on Sale

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Black Bridesmaids Dresses

Posted on October 5th, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Bridesmaids, Wedding Attire Comments Off on Black Bridesmaids Dresses

In the past, you’d never see a black bridemaid dress. However with so many couples having evening weddings, that all changed. I think black bridesmaids dresses are fantastic because the bridesmaids can use them again and again at other evening events.

Eden Bridals - black chiffon dress

Here’s one of my favorite from Eden Bridals. This black chiffon dress features a sweetheart neckline and a beaded bust. But what I really adore is the hi-lo hemline. It’s sophisticated and sexy.

You can find this dress (style #7207B) and many other bridesmaids gowns online at EdenBridals.com.

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Bridesmaids Gifts: Celebrity Memorabilia

Posted on June 13th, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Bridesmaids, Wedding Gifts 1 Comment

If you are looking for something out-of-the-ordinary to give your bridemaids, consider Giftapolis.

Marilyn Monroe CompactGiftapolis offers a terrific collection of celebrity and carton memorabilia in functional gifts. These gift ideas are perfect for your bridesmaids who are movie or TV buffs. Here are some examples of what Giftapolis has to offer.

Marilyn Monroe Compact Mirror
This metal mirror has a wondeful photo of Marilyn on the front with the phrase, “I just want to be wonderful.” Inside you wil find a double mirror – one which magnifies five times, making it perfect for applying mascara, inserting contact lens and any of your other makeup needs.

I Love Lucy Throw
For the girl who loves “I Love Lucy,” Giftapolis offers a variety of blankets, pillows and throws to complement any decor. These items feature a scene from some of the favorite episodes of “I Love Lucy.”

Giftapolis even has fun gifts for your groomsmen or other people in your wedding party. Check out these Simpsons shot glasses – perfect for the Simpsons fan on your gift list. Each set of four glasses features favorite male Simpsons characters such as Homer, Moe, Krusty the Clown, and Barney. You can get a set of four glasses from under $20.

Visit Giftapolis.com to find a variety of fun gifts, including housewares, snowglobes, picture frames, key chains and much more. Don’t forget to check out some of Truly’s bridal shower favors.

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Bridal Jewelry: M. Flynn Accessories

Posted on February 5th, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Bridesmaids, Wedding Attire, Wedding Vendors 1 Comment

Beehive Semi-Precious NecklaceM. Flynn is a Boston-based accessories business owned by sisters Megan & Moria Flynn. Three years ago, these two sisters started their own company designing classic jewelry and handbags. They sold their goods to small boutiques around the country and started to garner quite a following.

Since they always made a lot of jewelry for wedding parties, the Flynns decided to make it easier for people around the country to order their items online.

Recently, they opened their new website – mflynnwedding.com, where you can find a terrific collection of earrings, necklaces and bracelets for the bride and her bridemaids.

What I like about their website (in addition to the jewelry being beautiful) is that it allows you to shop by color, as well as by design. This way, it’s easy to find jewelry to match your wedding colors.

If you can’t find what you are looking for on the website, brides can customize their existing styles like the twist necklaces and the freshwater coin pearl collection to match any dress, or they will work with you to create a custom piece.

M. Flynn offers generous bridal discounts for orders of 4 or more pieces:

4-6 pieces – 15% discount
7 or more pieces – 20% discount

Each item is finished with the crystal color of your choice and packed in a beautiful gift box with a jewelry pouch. Monogrammed pouches and engraved tags are also available.

If you are in boston, you can visit M. Flynn Accessories at:

46 Waltham Street, 101
Boston, MA 02118
mflynnstudio.com
(617) 292-0079

If you are anywhere else in the country, visit mflynnwedding.com to check out their fabulous wedding jewelry.

The necklace pictured features blue lace agate and is available for $198.

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Bridesmaid Dresses by Alvina Valenta

Posted on January 6th, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Bridesmaids, Wedding Attire 4 Comments

Alvina Valenta Bridesmaid DressesOne of my favorite choices for bridesmaid dresses is Alvina Valenta. The dresses are simple yet very chic and always so feminine. Plus I just love their colors. Alvina Valenta also makes wonderful bridal gowns too.

If you have the opportunity to go to one of the Alvina Valenta trunk shows, you really should!

Here are some of their bridal trunk shows going on this month for their Spring 2008 Bridal Collection:

January 11 – 13, 2008
Mon Amie Bridal Salon – Costa Mesa, CA
714-546-5700

January 18 – 20, 2008
Proposals – Little Rock, AR
501-661-4696

January 25 – 27, 2008
The Bridal Collection – Denver, CO
720-493-9454

Additionally, they have these shows coming up for their Bridesmaid Collection:

January 18 – 20, 2008
Bridal Reflections at Massapequa – Massapequa, NY
516-795-2222

January 25 – 27, 2008
Adrienne’s – Islip, NY
631-581-4145

January 25 – 27, 2008
Boutique Victoria – Chicago, IL
312-226-9880

You can check out their website at alvinavalenta.com to locate a store near you, request a catalog or find other trunk shows in future month.

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Wedding Color Trends

Posted on December 1st, 2007 by Kori Ellis in Bridesmaids, Wedding Colors, Wedding Trends 11 Comments

David’s Bridal DressMost wedding experts will agree that wedding color trends for 2008 will include plenty of yellows, oranges and browns.

Though these colors may seem like fall shades, they will actually be used as wedding colors throughout the year.

Pale yellows will be popular in spring, while bright lemon yellow will be used in the summer. As the weather turns cooler, the yellows will darken to mustard, green-yellow and beige-yellow.

The trend is similar for oranges. In the spring, pastel peach will be popular with tangerine coming into play in the summertime. Many brides are choosing to use yellow and orange together in complementary hues, which is beautiful when used properly.

Brown is continuing to dominate the fashion runways in the form of dresses, suits, shoes and handbags. And the brown trend is carrying over in the world of weddings as well. Chocolate brown will be popular all year, particular when paired with a gold or pink. One of my favorite color combinations is dark chocolate brown with bright pink!

What about you? Have you chosen your wedding colors yet? Have you seen any interesting color schemes in weddings lately?

Please leave your comments here and let us know!

The brown bridesmaid’s dress pictured here is from David’s Bridal.

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Picking the Perfect Bridesmaid Gifts

Posted on November 29th, 2007 by Courtney in Bridesmaids, Wedding Etiquette 3 Comments

GiftsAs the bride, you know all about gifts. After all, you’ve probably registered at a few different places (at least!) to coordinate all the new gifts you’ll be receiving with your new home. And even though you’ll generally be on the receiving end, there are a few gifts you get to give as well.

Bridesmaid gifts are a personal thing, to say the least. Unless you have extenuating circumstances, your bridesmaids are probably pretty close friends, and you’ll want to do something special for each of them. But what exactly should you do?

The truth is, you could probably do anything that sounds like a good idea, and you’d be set. While you certainly can spend a lot of money on your bridesmaids as a thank-you, sometimes a simple, well thought out gift says just as much. To get you started, here are a few suggestions:

  • Try to spend the same amount on each gift. This doesn’t mean you need to get each bridesmaid the same thing, but it’s a good idea to not let anyone feel left out or shafted.
  • Think about getting your Maid of Honor something extra special. She’s got a different title, hasn’t she? Well, there’s a reason for that, and her significance in your wedding (and in your life) probably warrants something a little extra special.
  • Enclose a personal note with each gift. This way, even though your gifts might or might not match, each of your bridesmaids will know how important they are to you.
  • Make your gift a little bit sentimental. Maybe you want to include a photo album of you all leading up to your big day, or even just a small trinket that will remind them and you of the good times you all had while planning your wedding. (You could even order a small, extra special something from Truly Wedding that coordinates with your wedding theme!)

Just remember that when it comes to getting bridesmaids gifts, there is no right or wrong answer. Just make sure it feels right to you, and they’ll love whatever gift you choose to give!

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