Blush Bridal Boutique Launches 5 Wedding Gowns At $500 Event

The staff of Blush Bridal Boutique in Haymarket, VA is so excited to tell you about the launch of our brand new weekly event! Each week, we will be selecting five of our favorite wedding dresses to feature at a special $500 price point. The dresses are beautiful, current styles, and will be sold off the rack at a spectacular discount. Styles will change each week, so if you see a wedding gown you love in our featured collection, be sure to stop in before the end of the day on Saturday!

Here are the gowns we are featuring in our 5 at $500 collection this week. This collection includes traditionally flattering A-line styles, a glamorous mermaid, beaded sheath, a sophisticated fit and flare dress with sparkling accents, and a perfect for summer, light and flowy chiffon gown.

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See your dream dress? Stop by our boutique in Haymarket today, or give us a call at 703-753-8303 if you have questions about our 5 at $500 promotion! We can’t wait to help you find your perfect wedding gown at an amazing price.

 

Styling the Groom and Groomsmen

I met with Stephanie Aspinwall with Pretty Entertaining this afternoon and we got to talking about how so much of a wedding is typically focused on the bride and bridesmaids. I have met some couples where the groom is very much a part of the planning, but it is certainly not the norm.

At Blush Bridal Boutique, we get to meet many of the grooms and groomsmen through our suit and tuxedo rentals. We absolutely love it when the groom expresses his opinion and helps with the selection. After all, he will be wearing it, so it should be exactly what he wants!

In years past, most of our rentals were for a simple black tux. Sometimes we would have requests for a navy or black suit. Today we are seeing a spectrum of colors and styles of tuxes and suits rented for weddings. Tan suits and grey tuxedos were the most popular this past year, but 2016 introduced navy and burgundy tuxes. We’ve also had bridal parties rent just the pants, shirt and bow tie with either suspenders or vests. It’s a breath of fresh air for our consultants to help design and create just the right look.

As an added benefit to bridal parties, Stephanie mentioned that she’s recently learned of services that are now being offered to style the groom and groomsmen for the wedding. I think that is a fabulous idea!

When working with the groom and groomsmen, we take the time to measure them and, once the tux arrives at Blush, we contact each member of the party and have them try it on at the shop. While they are here, we teach them how to adjust the pant waist, vest and tie and ensure that everything fits well. A groom style specialist will take that even the day of the wedding further and make sure they are well groomed and ready for the wedding portraits.

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The Chilton House Photo Shoot: Godesses of the Gardens

At Blush Bridal Boutique, we absolutely love it when we are invited to be a part of styled photo shoot. We were extra excited to participate in the Chilton House photo shoot. These images are simply the dreamiest!

The photo shoot took place at the Chilton House, a new, intimate wedding and event venue located in Warrenton, Virginia. The Chilton House is a historic property built in 1820.

Thank you so much Terry Kaye Events,  Candice Adelle Photography, and Sarena Floral Designs for including Blush Bridal Boutique!

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Venue: Chilton House
Planner: Terry Kaye Events
Vintage Rentals & Decor: Bella Villa Vintage Rentals
Florist: Sarena Floral Designs
Photographer: Candice Adelle Photography
Bridal Attire: Blush Bridal Boutique
Hair & Makeup: Salon Emagé Day Spa, Charla Malone
Rentals: Sammy’s Rentals
Jewelry: Carter & Spence
Invitations & Calligraphy: Farmstead Design Studio
Custom Gifts: Southern Grown Vintage
Cake: Sweet Pink Bakery

Trending for 2016: Bridal Headpieces

When shopping for her wedding attire, brides tend to focus primarily on the gown. Although it is the shop-stopper of the day, it is important to consider that most of the photos taken on your wedding day will be from the waist up. It is equally important to choose just the right headpiece that matches your wedding dress and will look amazing in your bridal portraits.

Blush Bridal Boutique has a wide selection of bridal headpieces and accessories.

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Bridal mannequin featuring floral headpieces and veils at Blush Bridal Boutique.

Bridal mannequin featuring floral headpieces and veils at Blush Bridal Boutique.

This season features tied headbands as well as floral crowns. Following are some of our favorite styles of the season.

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A lovely crown of flowers from Blush.

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Gold wire and pearls twisted into flowers in a tied headband.

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A small fresh water pearl, flower and leaf tied wreath.

Visit us at Blush in Haymarket, Virginia to see our great selection of bridal headpieces.

Wedding Style Lessons From The 2016 Academy Awards

This year’s Oscars red carpet featured plenty of stars looking like they could have stepped out of their own wedding.

While dark colors are traditionally more popular on the red carpet, stylish celebs like Lady Gaga, Priyanka Chopra, and Olivia Wilde all chose dramatic white evening gowns.

So what can brides learn from these Hollywood divas?

A dramatic back is always a fabulous idea. Olivia Wilde showcased this trend, confidently sporting a Valentino Haute Couture gown featuring a backless design. This can certainly work for brides who wish to create a dramatic and unexpected look.

A sweetheart neckline and a simple classic hairstyle are always appropriate. Lady Gaga wore a strapless white Brandon Maxwell pantsuit with a perfect sweetheart neckline. She balanced out the daring choice with understated makeup and glamorous old school waves.

Dramatic lace pairs perfectly with a clean, simple ponytail.  Priyanka Chopra chose a white lace Zuhair Murad gown. The strapless design featured a textured lace and a sparkling waist accent, and a simple low ponytail let the dress shine.

Which Oscar gowns inspired you to be creative with your wedding day style?

Bridal Trend: Floral Crowns

Everyone seems to love a flower crown. It’s one of the prettiest, easiest accessories to wear with your wedding dress, since it can stand alone as the sole accessory or it can be paired with a veil. Since there are so many different colors and types of flowers, the possibilities are obviously endless. Once reserved for bohemian brides, there’s now a flower crown look for everyone.

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Here are some tips from Brides Magazine and The Knot.

To find a flower crown that’s quintessentially you, consider two factors: your personal style and the climate of your wedding. If you’re more of an ethereal type of bride getting married in the spring, try a wreath of tiny white flowers, maybe intertwined with small pearls — so subtle and delicate.

Those getting married in a tropical climate might want to consider a punchy crown; one in an array of bright, bold colors. (Then, tie it all together with a lipstick color that matches one of the flowers in your crown — perhaps a pop of red or pink.)

Even winter brides can wear flower crowns: a wreath with acorns and greenery paired with cashmere wraps and fur muffs will look so chic.

And one last thing: you don’t have to choose between a flower crown and a veil. They work so beautifully together! Secure your veil into the back of the flower crown. Not only will it give your veil extra staying power, but will help it ever-so-softly breeze down the aisle.

Eve of Milady’s Latest Collection To Be Featured At Trunk Show This Week

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Blush Bridal Boutique has a fabulous trunk show planned for December! The latest collection from Eve of Milady will be showcased December 4-6, 2015!

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Known for her incredible style and great fit, Eve Muscio designs the most beautiful gowns in the industry.

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Award-winning bridal designer Eve Muscio creates all of her gowns using the finest fabrics from different parts of the world and is most widely known for her incomparable designs of embroideries and laces.

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Her gowns have a unique signature look that fit to perfection no matter what size, “I love all the brides that choose my gowns to feel an absolutely magical experience. I feel proud to be such an important part of their wedding day,” the designer states on her website.

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Promotional pricing will be offered during this trunk show event. Call Blush to make your appointment today!

Calla Blanche Is Latest Addition To Blush Bridal’s Collections

Have you been swooning over amazing dresses from designers like Berta and Galia Lahav, but lack the budget? Calla Blanche is a new line of runway-worthy bridal gowns that retail for $1500-3500.

Blush Bridal Boutique is launching this collection with a Calla Blanche Trunk Show November 27-29, 2015.
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So what is the scoop on this new line? Based in Toronto, Canada, Calla Blanche is a premier wedding dress designer.

At Calla Blanche, designers take a fashion-forward approach to creating unique wedding dresses. Brides will not find the basic, traditional wedding dresses that look like a million other wedding dresses that they have seen before. Brides will instead find a dress that truly reflects her unique personality and looks fantastic as she says her vows.

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The designers at Calla Blanche are not afraid to apply new and inventive elements to classic designs. This includes using bold colors, diverse textures, and numerous types of luxurious fabrics and textiles. Wedding photos will be exquisite with the help of Calla Blanche’s daring necklines, elaborate tops, and incredible silhouettes.

Calla Blanche creates wedding dresses that flatter many different body types. This includes A-line, ball gown, empire, sheath, and many other dress silhouettes.

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Calla Blanche designs dresses and gowns that feature deep v necklines, elegant off-the-shoulder tops, intricately beaded bodices, skirts and trains that flow delicately away from a well-defined waistline, and many other unique dress features, allowing a bride find the dress that best suits her preferences and body type.

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Call today to make your appointment to view this collection at our Calla Blanche Trunk Show November 27-29, 2015.

Blush Dresses Featured On Runway At Rustic Wedding Showcase

When Jessica from Main Street Weddings invited us to participate in their Rustic Wedding Showcase at Brandy Hill Farm, we were so excited!

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A chance to check out an amazing venue and show off our beautiful gowns in a live fashion show is an opportunity not to be missed!

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We arrived early with our 13 models, ready for hair and makeup. The ladies of Salon Emage did an amazing job making our models look their best. Flawless makeup and gorgeous “rustic” hairstyles (think braids, flowers, curls) made our girls runway ready!

Jewelry by The Miscellaneous Artist added the perfect finishing touch, once the models stepped into their fabulous gowns.

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Showtime arrived soon, and our models grabbed their lush bouquets by Endless Creations and hurried to the upstairs ballroom.  Fashion show music was provided by Jake Ritchie of Dream Day DJs.

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Our models, all students from Liberty High School, did an awesome job! Many thanks to all who helped make our fashion show spectacular.

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Wedding Ideas That Show Off Your Library Love

OK, I admit it. Ever since I was little, I have been obsessed with books and libraries… oh, and also weddings!

So when I saw the first Sex And The City movie, I was super-excited when Carrie brilliantly decided to host her wedding at the New York Public Library!

Though this movie came out years ago, the library wedding concept has quietly been gaining momentum.

Here are some fun ideas to help you to develop this trendy and intellectual theme.

1. Maybe booking an actual library as your venue is not an option. That’s OK- just do some (or all) of your engagement pictures surrounded by books! A classic library setting is ideal, but any type of bookshelf background can be just as effective.

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2. Have you seen these library date-card inspired save the dates? For those who do not remember, these are modeled after the date cards that are in the little pocket in the backs of library books. This idea is simply brilliant! You could also style your actual invitations in this style if you wish.

3. Don’t be afraid to make books a part of your table centerpieces! Instead of just numbering your tables, you could also give each table a fun book title!

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4. Create upscale bookmarks as your wedding favors.

5. Use a book motif for the groom’s cake to add another literary focal point.

6. Create a bookshelf “trellis” for your actual ceremony.

7. Prior to the wedding, have a book-themed shower. Register for books that you and your fiance would love to add to your library!

8. Use books as your thank you gifts to members of the wedding party.

9. Use classical literature as your inspiration for wedding vows, program text, toasts, etc. The possibilities here are as endless as the rows of bookshelves in a library!