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Wrap Yourself in Luxury!

Friday, February 20th, 2015

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For a great many of us in the U.S. today, it’s hard to wrap our thoughts around anything but staying warm and heeding the sage advice to
 layer, layer layer!  

Nonetheless, the mind is a powerful thing, so allow those same thoughts to transport you to a luxurious spa day or a steamy, hot sauna in which every bit
 of tension has left your body.  

All you feel is balmy warmth as though you were basking in the tropical sun!  Imagine that your skin is aglow with invigorated circulation from a massage that has soothed every trace
of stress and strain from your body!
Ahhhhhh, right?

So, don’t let Mother Nature take away your creature comforts even if, for the moment, they’re just a daydream and be sure to check our some of our fabulous spa, bath and sauna looks for those times when you definitely won’t need much on at all!  

There is something for everyone here at
Advantage Bridal

 

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The Hottest in Couture Shoe Trends Can Be Yours!

Friday, January 30th, 2015

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If you are doing your Bride-to-Be research, and we know that you are, then you have likely discovered that the hottest bridal shoe trends include a fabulous marriage of classic or contemporary lines drenched in unforgettable vibrant colors and adorned with glitter, bows brooches and other findings!  Whether peep toe, pump, wedge or flat, most every couture design these days includes a definitive statement of color, adornment or both! 

Despite all the exquisite collections from which to choose, have you ever found yourself wishing that the shoe you ‘almost’ love, had a bow from another or a different heel height?  Or, perhaps, a “to-die-for” design that is just in the wrong color!  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a couture designer who could make your “dream shoe” come true with a price point that won’t leave you in tears on your big day for the all wrong reasons?

Look no further than our exclusive Kristie Ann Couture designer shoe collection!   These exquisite shoes are hand-dyed and come in a wide selection of color options.   Embellishments include feathers, Swarovski crystals, lavish brooches, lace and bead trims, and more. The heels are available in several different heights, as well as medium and wide widths in most every size!

You and your team can even shop all the exquisite and unique looks together and create a signature shoe for your bridal party or, let your gals choose their favorite shoes dyed to match one another.   The possibilities are endless! 

Don’t compromise on the most special shoes you will ever wear! Create an unforgettable look to call your own with Kristie Ann Couture bridal and special occasion shoes.  


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Great Gifts for Great Guys!

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Gift-giving is woven into weddings as a tradition of  appreciating and honoring the bonds of love, family and friendship.  While there is nothing that dictates considerations such to whom a gift should be given or how much to spend, there is one very important guideline to follow.  

Choose a gift that reflects you have thought carefully of the recipient and what they would like versus what you would like for them to have.   Sometimes the two are the same but it is valuable to know when they are not.

Groomsmen are especially important to recognize as, after all, they are likely to be brothers, best buds, life-long friends or close relatives.  While we very often see the “one size fits all” approach in which the same item is selected for everyone, it can be quite fun and even more touching to select individualized gifts reflecting the unique interests or style of the recipient.   Of course, that will require some searching to find a host of different items. 

 Allow us to share a collection personalized treasures that would be appropriate for those groomsmen who aren’t all cut from the same cloth!  Perfect for a favorite soldier, the sharp dresser, guys with a “man-cave”, a die-hard sports fanatic,  beer, wine or cigar aficionados or even the outdoorsy type!    For more options, feel free to browse our entire gift collection here

 

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Discover the Trend Behind One of the Most Romantic Wedding Venues!

Friday, September 26th, 2014

For decades now, America’s appreciation for wine has been steadily on the rise.  In 2013, the United States became the greatest consumer of wine in the world!   While it used to be that the ultimate in U.S. vineyards could be found primarily in California and the Pacific Northwest, today, vineyards and wineries can be found in abundance in every state of the union! 

The bridal industry has certainly been influenced by this epic growth in consumerism. Vineyard and winery weddings are now well-established as fabulously popular destinations for discerning brides and grooms looking for a venue that conveys romance and symbolizes important values and beliefs across many cultures and faiths.  

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Fields of exquisite, fruit-bearing vines, rustic barns, elegant estate homes and elaborate gardens set the stage for the wedding experience of a lifetime serving as a backdrop for themes from vintage romantic to sleek and elegant and even gothic!   Growers who have entered into the wedding arena are showcasing their tasty vintages with gourmet gastronomic experiences that leave wedding parties and their guests utterly captivated by the “total” experience.

 

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A vineyard wedding offers the opportunity not only to delve into luscious taste sensations but to be transported with rich, opulent colors found in Mother Nature’s bounty!  Imagine incorporating merlot, burgundy, crimson, plum, champagne, chocolate and even ebony in your color palette!   Not only will the attire and venue be a feast for the eyes but will provide for the depth and distinction of lush color that makes for incredible photography! 

The thematic concepts are endless.  Wine tastings and pairings are obviously a must, along with perhaps a fruit and cheese or champagne and chocolate course.  Lovely vine scrolled accents and grape motifs can be woven throughout including invitations, reception accessories, tablescapes and favors.   

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No matter where you exchange your vineyard wedding vows, whether it’s an iconic California destination,  North Carolina or even Alaska,  rest assured there will be no shortage of ideas to help make your dream day full of memories that will last a lifetime!   Allow us to share a bit of inspiration for a gorgeous vineyard wedding!   For more ideas, visit us at Advantage Bridal! 

 

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Turn Heads with Sizzling Hot Bikini and Bling Tank Looks!

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Our custom lace and rhinestone bikinis and tees are a sizzling hot look for any beach or pool deck.   Create your own one-of-a-kind honeymoon or vacation design that will have all heads turning in your direction!  

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Track Suits are Still in Fashion and They’ve Gotten Even Better!

Friday, August 15th, 2014

From Bethenny to Brittany, Jessica to Jennifer and even Jay Z and P Diddy, the tracksuit remains a comfy,  fashion go-to look for tooling around town or even jet-setting across the globe.

Velour sweats, known for their soft, supple, figure-hugging look, have long been a must-have  favorite adored by both celebrities and fashionistas alike!  Add sparkling rhinestone wording or custom embroidery to the jacket or across the derrière and heads are bound to turn no matter where your travels take you!

Even though that iconic velour tracksuit designer closed its U.S. doors in June, never fear, a fabulous selection of velour sweat suit bling is right here!”   We have long been thrilled to offer classy yet casual velour looks for our brides and their teams and other discriminating guys and gals who desire a high-quality product!   

 

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Great solo or as awesome his and hers outfits, have fun with our gorgeous array of rhinestone colors, embroidery thread and fonts and create a one-of-a-kind, exquisite look to call your own right here!

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Why Choose a Special “Getting Ready” Look?

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Amid all of  the frenzy of wedding planning,  the difficult choices and challenging concerns, what gals will wear as their “getting ready” ensemble is one of the more fun decisions to make!    

Whatever you choose,  slipping into this garment will cause your heart to beat a little more quickly reflecting that it is the last thing you will wear before stepping into your dream gown to walk down the aisle!

Although treasured, most bridal gowns are relegated to a closet or given to charity, so selecting a look that you can keep in service after the big day is not only practical, but will bring a knowing smile of magical memories each time it is worn.   You will always recall where you were and how excited and happy you were feeling!

Oversize shirts have been hugely popular because, for starters,  they look casual and classy at the same time!   In addition to avoiding hair and make-up mishaps while getting dressed, they are fabulous for group photos and with skinny jeans and leggings back on the fashion radar, they are the perfect way to top off those bottoms!   Many of our gals have also found them fun to wear as a beach cover-up and even a comfy nightshirt.  

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There are no limits to the fabulous looks you can create

with an array of fabrics, embroidery

and rhinestone options!  See them all here!

 

 

Why “Bling” Might Just Be A Natural Thing!

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Do you find yourself gazing at brilliant stars in the night sky, shimmering holiday twinkle lights or glistening silver and gold ornaments on a tree?  Is your eye drawn to dazzling diamond rings and stunning cut glass chandeliers?     Does your guy love spending an afternoon washing his vintage car or motorcycle and checking his reflection in the newly polished chrome?  Why do sparkling things give us such pleasure?  

It seems scientists have shared research which proposes that sparkle itself has long been the object of human desire for its potential to represent something of need, like a running stream with water that is safe to drink.  

Whether or not we believe that our love of bling is wired in our DNA, it’s hard to deny the attraction!   A bit of sparkle always seems to bring a bright spot to our day!  Here are a few of our latest designs that we hope will brighten yours! 

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See all of our spectacular sparklers here at Advantage Bridal! 

His and Hers Newlywed Looks

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Folks love newlyweds!  Whether you find yourselves at an exotic honeymoon destination or around the corner at a hometown grocery store, there are bound to be people who will joyously beam at and often celebrate a new bride and groom in their midst!

Your new status as husband and wife will not only bring congratulations but inspire others to perhaps reminisce about their own happy wedding memories or even rekindle an old love!    So share your newlywed bliss wherever your travels take you and don’t be surprised at how much joy you both bring to others simply because they know you said “I Do.”   

Here are a few popular ways our brides and grooms are getting the word out!   See them all here at Advantage Bridal!  

 

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Why A Great Tote is as Essential as Your Favorite Designer Purse!

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

A tote is one of the most well-used accessories in many a gal’s wardrobe today!  Often different in design and function, yet just as essential as your go-to purse,  a well-made, attractive tote is quite literally a must-have for today’s fashionista on the go! 

The world of style has recognized the importance of this carry-all as more than just  a trend and has met the demand with gorgeous colors and designs to express your personal style and creative yet useful features!

To be fully functional, a tote must be constructed to withstand daily loading and unloading of what is often quite a bit of personal essentials!  A durable tote is in all its glory when it is filled to the very brim!  The ideal design is one in which all items can be easily accessed in a roomy compartment through a generous, yet secure opening at the top of the bag. A good tote requires little to no cleaning to maintain a fresh, attractive appearance.

So grab your folding umbrella, change of shoes, jacket, notebooks, water bottle and even an evening look to take you from the office to a night out!  Fill one of our many,  custom-made totes that are the ultimate in carryalls for the discriminating tote shopper!  

With so many custom colors, patterns and design options, our totes make fabulous one-of-a-kind gifts for anyone or any occasion!    We’ve shared just a taste below from our extensive collection for your browsing pleasure!  

Understated and elegant, this single monogram look with rhinestone accents is a favorite!

Aloha!  This monogrammed reversible hibiscus flower tote will have you thinking “tropical” in no time!

Wherever this carryall goes, the biggest, brightest bling on this custom sparkler will have
everyone celebrating your happiest news!  

Your entourage will love their own bling to tote their essentials around town!    Customize with any title! 

Our quilted tote is a long-time favorite!   So many design options to make this one they’ll love!

 

 

This utterly elegant monogram style is one that will bring Ooooos and Ahhhhhs!

 

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and the gal sporting this fun tote will have everyone asking
“Where can I get mine?”

The brightest, most brilliant rhinestones available make these monogrammed totes superstars!

The Circle Monogram is a timeless classic and we’ve updated
the look 
with gorgeous embroidery and tote color options!  

This damask look has gotten a total, trendy makeover with
hot color combinations and striking embroidered accents!  

Who can resist taking a walk on the wild side?
This tote  just roars ” fabulous”
with every splash of embroidery color in any font you choose!   

Shop our entire line here and start creating the custom tote of your dreams or the absolutely perfect gift for that special gal,
Mom, Grandmom, teacher, work pal or
your entire crew of BFFs!