Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Matching The Dress To The Venue

What comes first the gown or the venue? And does it even matter? YES. Most brides don’t realize that a dress needs to match the venue and vice versa. The location sets the tone for your wedding and how you will want to look on your special day. I know what you’re thinking; that this seems crazy and is possibly the most ridiculous rule you have ever heard of but matching the dress to the venue is what blends all the ideas and the theme together.  Here are a few tips to help you find the perfect dress to fit your perfect location:
Backyard Bliss
For outdoor weddings the bride to be should be looking more towards a “no fuss” type of dress with various types laces or flowing chiffon.  A simplistic design with lightweight fabric allows freedom of movement for the bride and the dress.
Glitz & Glamour
For the upscale wedding the bride should be looking more towards the ball gowns, classic A line, or a fit and flare dress with lace and beading embellishments.
Traditional & Classic
This is where the old-school classic style comes in. This traditional bride should be searching for an A-line fitted dress or ball gown with the possibility of having the shoulders covered. This bride will definitely be channeling her inner Kate Middleton.
For the bride in looking to spend her special day on the beach of her dreams we recommend a sheath style dress to compliment the dazzling ocean view. Also for you destination brides remember that you will have to tote it through all the airports and attempt to fit it in an overhead bin on the plane.
There are many venues that could go either way depending on how you choose to decorate for the special day. Just keep in mind your dream dress and theme when you’re looking for your perfect venue. This will ensure the big day turns out to be the vision of perfection you always imaged it would be.

One example of a wedding dress by Maggie Sottero for a Backyard Bliss wedding.

One example of ball gown by Maggie Sottero for a glitz & glamour wedding.

One example of a traditional & classic dress by Augusta Jones. 

One example of a Maggie Sottero dress for a beachside or destination bride.

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Bridal Boutique

The Bridal Boutique prides themselves on their customer service and bridal fashion and ladies this store does not disappoint. They are staffed with talented employees as well as owned and operated by a fashion major with years of experience under her belt. The Bridal Boutique has been around just a few years shy of a decade but that is not stopping this upcoming bridal store from growing and expanding.
“We are still in the process of putting the final touches on our new location, but it is so exciting to see the store expanding!” said owner Alex Long.
The Bridal Boutique offers a wide variety of designers including:

  • ·      Allure
  • ·      Casablanca
  • ·      Essene Designs
  • ·      Blue by Enzoani
  • ·      Beautiful by Enzoani
  • ·      Maggie Sottero
  • ·      Pronovias by Premier
  • ·      Dealer
  • ·      WTOO by Waters Briders

“Essence Designs is one of our favorite designers that we have in the store,” said Alex.
This growing boutique is available through appoints Tuesday- Saturday 10am – 6pm. The Bridal Boutique also suggests that for the best dress shopping experience the Bride to be should limit the number of guests she brings with her.
“We love when the brides bring their entourage but when too many tag along the bride tends to get lost in the crowd. The Bride is shopping for her wedding dress and she needs support and people who know her style,” said Alex.

To keep in touch with this darling boutique make sure you follow them on their social media accounts!
twitter: @BB_oklahoma
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bridal-Boutique/75882368228

The Bridal Boutique
Brookhaven Village 
3720 W. Robinson Suite 106
Norman Ok, 73118 

The owner of The Bridal Boutique, Alex Long

 A few shots of some of their darling wedding gowns

 Let's not forget about the bridesmaid dresses
 The Bridal Boutique's cute welcome sign out front

The Bridal Boutique
Brookhaven Village 
3720 W. Robinson Suite 106
Norman Ok, 73118 


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Moliere Bridal Store

Moliere Bridal Store offers a wide range of dresses as well as 15 years of experience to the bride in search of her perfect gown. This bridal salon is run by Rhonda, and she along with her talented staff have been trained through the National Bridal Service to offer the brides to be the best service possible. Not only are they a store that offers beautiful gowns and experience, they also offer bridal gown preservation as well.
“The brides gown is the most important piece of clothing she will ever wear so it is important to us that she finds the right one and is able to take care of it the right way” Rhonda said.
Moliere also provides beautiful gowns from unique designers that includes:
·      Maggie Sottero
·      Allure Couture
·      Mikaella
·      Justin Alexander
·      2Be
·      La Sposa by Pronvias
Not only does this bridal salon offer several dazzling designers but they also offer different shades of bridal gowns.
“Champagne and pink colors are in this year as well as gold detailing is really popular this year. We have found that a lot of our brides are interested in color dresses.”
Saturdays are always the busiest day for this bridal salon with the day being filled with appointments. Walk-ins are available during the week with several bridal consultants on hand waiting to help the bride!
“We do our very best to cater to the bride. We only take three appointments at a time so that no one has to share a mirror.”
In our opinion Moliere provides amazing customer service and is always willing to go above and beyond. Their charming boutique easily allows for the one on one service that every bride deserves while shopping for  “the dress” and I have to say their Maggie Sottero line is one of our favorites. 

Moliere Bridal Salon
800 NW 50th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73118
(405) 840-0100

Store Owner  Rhonda

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

J.J. Kelly Bridal Salon

J. J. Kelly Bridal is one of the most prestigious bridal stores in Oklahoma featuring top designers from around the world. They started off as a little mom and pop bridal store and with the help of family and friends they have grown into the thriving business they are today. The owners, originally from New Orleans, moved to Oklahoma and opened their shop in 1975. The family brings with them the champagne celebration, a New Orleans tradition, for the brides who find “the dress”.
“There are three tell-tell signs to know when a bride has found her dress,” says Patrick Kelly.
 “The Smile”
-The glowing look the bride has when she stands in front of the mirror in her dress and is smiling from ear to ear.
“Falling In Love”
-The bride will begin to touch and play with the dress. She will begin to sway from side to side and twirl around like a little girl in her favorite tutu.
-The bride will be reluctant to take off the dress. If she does end up out of it to try on another selection it wont be long before she comes up with a reason to put it back on.
Once the bride has finally said yes to her dress she is presented with a glass of sparkling champagne to celebrate becoming on step closer to her perfect day.
“We come from New Orleans and it’s all about the celebration there and we find it important to bring the celebration into the store and into the gown shopping experience.”
Not only does JJ Kelly offer a unique experience to the blushing bride to be, they also offer a unique choice of bridal gown designers. A few of the talented designers they display include:
·      Tara Kelly
·      Reem Acra
·      Hayley Paige
·      Stephanie Allen Couture
·      Monique Lhuillier
·      Lazaro
·      Claire Pettiborn
·      Matthew Christopher
·      Austin Scarlett
“We have some of the most wonderful designers here and that is what we are known for.”
For the best in designer gowns, J.J. Kelly definitely has the market cornered for high end quality dresses.
J.J. Kelly Bridal Salon

12325 N May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73120
(405) 752-0029

Patrick Kelly, Co-Owner of J.J. Kelly

                Designer gowns at J.J. Kelly

12325 N May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73120
(405) 752-0029