Advantage Bridal is pleased to announce new bridal accessories from The Dessy Group. Advantage Bridal loves to keep brides ahead of the curve by offering bridal accessories that make the planning process a little easier, and we’ve hit the high note with an elegant collection of Dessy bridal headpieces and bridal accessories. Each item can be worn as a pin or barrette, which creates a custom headpiece when paired with a matching double headband. Going for simple and sleek? The Dessy double headband in satin or taffeta looks great with matching bridesmaid dresses, but you can also choose complementary or contrasting colors for a bolder statement. The floral accessories can be worn as an elegant accessory on wedding dresses, bridesmaid gowns and bridal purses, as well as a barrette or bridal headpiece. Available in more than 40 colors, the flowers are made of chiffon, tulle, pleated nu-georgette, duchess satin or faille and crinkle chiffon. We love the custom look without the custom price! Check out the rhinestone detail on the ivory tulle flower and the berry twist faille and crinkle chiffon flower from Lela Rose. These fanciful bridal accessories are sure to be a hit . . .
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The Brides Project vows to “fight cancer one dress at a time.” Sponsored by the Cancer Support Community (CSC), The Brides Project recently opened its doors in Ann Arbor Michigan selling new and gently used wedding dresses at a fraction of the cost. The appointment-only bridal salon is run by volunteers who also offer consultations for brides-to-be when selecting the perfect wedding gown.
Eco-conscious brides can buy a used bridal gown that supports vital programs for CSC. If you’re a Michigan bride looking for a great deal and want to support a good cause, then check out The Brides Project.
The shop sells only donated wedding dresses. So if your wedding has passed and you’d like to donate your gown to support CSC, email email@example.com. Dress donations are accepted from anywhere in the US and anyone can purchase the gowns.
First started by Canadian Helen Sweet, this marks the first location in the U.S. Monique Sluymers, also from Canada, was instrumental in starting the project here. The West Liberty location offers “consultations and sales in an elegant and relaxing atmosphere.”
Advantage Bridal sells Pink Ribbon apparel and accessories, donating a large percentage of proceeds to organizations that support breast cancer research and reconstruction for women who are uninsured or can’t afford it. Shop our site for Pink Ribbon t-shirts, tank tops, hats, slippers, tote bags, pink garters and more! Although October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we support the cause year-round because we know how difficult the journey is to overcome this disease.
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Julie France Body Shapers recently launched a new product into its established line of men’s and women’s shape wear garments: the High-Waist Slip Shaper. Advantage Bridal proudly offers this new, quality product for women wanting to accentuate their feminine figure by shaping in all the right places. In less than six months, the High-Waist Slip Shaper has become one of the company’s best selling items.
Women can wear the body shaper slip under wedding dresses, special occasion gowns and pencil skirts. The comfort and ease of this shaping undergarment smoothes, slims and lifts the abdomen, back, hip, buttocks and thigh areas, while giving women great shape under their skirts and dresses. All of the Julie France Body Shaper products are woven into compression panels designed to follow a woman’s muscular structure. In addition to this unique construction, high-waist styles include removable bra securements.
With upcoming winter weddings, formal events and holiday seasons rapidly approaching be sure to pick up this hot ticket item. Great for bridal gowns, prom dresses, holiday dresses and business suits, this new product at Advantage Bridal is a must have! Check out our other Julie France body shaper products to look great in anything.
Bridal couture is within reach, even for bride’s facing a tight budget. Designer wedding dresses from the industry’s top fashions – such as Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, Alvina Valenta, Lazaro, Carolina Herrera, Badgley Mischka, Ines di Santo and many more – can be purchased or rented for a fraction of the cost thanks to options other than shopping your local bridal boutique or retail shop. Buy a gently used couture wedding gown or designer sample, or simply rent the wedding dress of your dreams. These eco-friendly options won’t blow the budget.
If the thought of wearing another bride’s gown makes you cringe, the savings will make you smile and often outweigh the stigma of buying gently used designer garb. After all, the bride wore the dress for less than a day and you can’t really afford the splurge. Websites like Recycled Bride, Once Wed and Bravo Bride offer an online marketplace for brides to sell their designer dresses, while Los Angeles-based One Night Affair rents designer bridal gowns. White Xchange, Encore Bridal and Bride Couture sell sample and gently used designer wedding gowns. Do your homework and you can find the perfect couture wedding dress that will wow guests and photograph beautifully. If you don’t want to store your bridal gown and you could use the cash, search local bridal boutiques that offer consignment or find the right website to list your gown. You can also donate your bridal gown to worthy causes such as Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation. Check out breast cancer awareness apparel and accessories at Advantage Bridal, including Save the Tatas and our new Fight Like a Girl products.
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The new Anthropolgie wedding collection is finally here – BHLDN (beholden) debuted on Valentine’s Day. Prices range from $600 to $3600. Real brides wanting unique bridal gowns and wedding dresses serve as inspiration for the BHLDN collection:
“Inspired by the Dutch word for ‘to keep,’ as well as countless tales from family and friends of the extraordinary weddings they’d been part of, we began dreaming up something new.
Our roots are with Anthropologie, so a passion for experience and creating one-of-a-kind moments runs deep. But our offering speaks more to the not-so-everyday occasions—ours is a voice that celebrates a woman’s most anticipated milestones. And one that gives tradition a twist.”
Check out the new bridal gowns and wedding dresses offered by BHLDN; we think you’ll be smitten. Of course, Advantage Bridal carries beautiful bridal accessories, such as wedding shoes, bridal headpieces and veils, and vintage style jewelry as the perfect complement to the BHLDN bridal gowns and wedding dresses.
Amsale’s 2011 wedding dress collection features beautiful details, textures and designs. We hope these designer Amsale bridal gowns inspire brides as they hunt for the perfect wedding dress. Amsale’s bridal niche perfects “elegant and understated” wedding gowns, and this year’s no exception for the “forever modern” style Amsale is known for. The Amsale Blue Label Collection features bridal gowns with more complex construction that require more work, finer fabric, laces and trims, and intricate beadwork. The Blue Label gowns are created individually and are available at select bridal retailers. Amsale also includes several short, cocktail length wedding dresses in this year’s lineup, a trend Advantage Bridal has noticed among many of this year’s bridal designs. For upcoming Amsale trunk shows held in various states this month, click here.
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OneWed posts its Top 10 Wedding Trends for 2011, and we think many of them will be a hit with brides and grooms on their wedding day. To sum it up, “sophisticated elegance” will make a splash from wedding venues to colors and from bridal gowns to wedding invitations.
1. Sophisticated Elegance Returns: Elegant, sophisticated style returns in 2011. Simple, understated wedding décor, with modern design elements trumping DIY touches. Scripted calligraphy, custom monograms and classic wedding cakes embody this trend. Brides will wear pearls, and grooms will ditch the Converse in favor of more tasteful wedding day kicks.
2. Outdoor Venues: Outdoor ceremony and reception venues will take center stage in 2011. An outdoor setting leaves room for personalization and customization, a major perk for creative, hands-on engaged couples. Lakeside venues, vineyard locations and spaces alongside sprawling mountains will dominate, with personal touches that represent the bride and groom.
3. Grey is the New Black, Crazy for Navy: Bucking its gloomy stereotype, grey is the neutral “It” color for 2011 weddings. Organic and natural shades of charcoal, dove, stone, oyster and shell will be incorporated liberally into wedding color palettes and paired with vibrant hues to make the colors pop! And while grey remains the talk of the town for 2011, navy blue (and other deep blues) are definitely on-trend for the coming year. OneWed asks: “Wonder if Prince William’s royal wedding has anything to do with the crazy for navy trend?”
4. Mad for Metallic & Bold Color Palettes: Whether it’s two bright hues with a metallic accent or several metallic shades used together, bright colors and metallic accents will be popular choices for wedding color palettes in 2011. Gilded gold, shimmery silver and sparkling champagne will be used alone or with accents of yellow, purple or teal. And since metallics make such a bold statement, couples will scale back over-the-top décor in favor of a more restrained style aesthetic.
5. Big Ball Gowns: Dramatic ball gown wedding dresses floated down 2011 bridal catwalks in droves. Wedding dress designers draped, gathered and layered tulle, power netting and chiffon to fashion wedding dresses with limitless volume. The outcome? Fairytale-inspired bridal style and whimsical wedding dresses for 2011.
6. Grooms Walk on the Stylish Side: Grooms are taking a stand in the name of fashion. Their tux choices will no longer be dictated by some “rent 5, get 1 free” deal. Instead, they’ll choose formal looks that represent their unique style. Bow ties will replace classic long neckties, and embroidered dress shirts, engraved cufflinks, stylish lapel pins and the color of the season – grey – will grace the aisles.
7. Wedding Invitations Go Green: Green weddings continue full speed ahead in 2011. From totally paperless wedding invitations and save-the-date announcements, to stationery printed on 100% recycled paper, invitations have truly gone green.
8. Luxurious Textures: Luxurious textured fabrics will bring a sumptuous, opulent vibe to 2011 weddings. Wedding dresses will feature 3D appliqués, layered light fabrics (tulle, lace, chiffon), romantic ruffles, oversized floral, and illusion fabric with eye-catching beading. Textured linens will be layered to dress up reception tables, chair covers may be embroidered or beaded, and branchy centerpieces and floral arrangements will captivate wedding guests.
9. Ethnic Influences, Cultural Wedding Details: At long last, brides and grooms are embracing and showcasing their unique cultural traditions and ethnicity. Whether it’s a religious wedding ceremony ritual, traditional wedding day garb, cultural cuisine infused throughout the reception dinner, or wedding decor with bold, ethnic prints, you can’t help but embrace the unique cultures and ethnicities of couples in 2011.
10. Revved-Up Wedding Receptions: Who wants the best day of their lives to end? Not couples and guests in 2011, that’s for sure! Couples will plan a post-reception after party lasting into the wee hours of the night with drinks, entertainment, dancing and snacks so that wedding guests can party all night long!