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.

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.

We Now Have Wedding TOMS! Yay!

Want to be fashion-forward, comfy, and charitable for your wedding? Check out our new TOMS’ wedding collection!

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When you buy a pair of TOMS shoes you’re also helping improve the health, education and well-being of a child. TOMS was started in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie after witnessing the extreme poverty and health conditions in Argentina. He started the One for One initiative which makes the commitment to match every pair of TOMS shoes purchased with a new pair of shoes to a child in need.

In its first year, TOMS sold 10,000 pairs of shoes. They reached their one millionth pair of shoes in September 2010! TOMS now has a presence in over 50 countries and works with charitable partners who incorporate shoes into their health, education, hygiene and community development programs.

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Although TOMS started with its popular flats offering, they have now expanded their collection to include more of a variety, including wedges and sunglasses. The TOMS wedding collection, now available at Blush Bridal Boutique, is stylish and casual with sizes that range from youth to adult. So even the flower girls and ring bearers can participate in your TOMS wedding!

TOMS offers different prints and styles. Bridal shoes include white, ivory, blue, silver and pink colors in canvas, crochet and glitter materials. Wondering what gift to get your wedding party? TOMS shoes make great wedding party gifts for your bridesmaids and will be worn long after the event is over!

 

Wedding Dads: What To Wear

This week, I was approached with a question that I thought was important enough to be addressed: What exactly should a dad wear to the wedding of his son or daughter? Seems simple enough to tell dads to dress up, but should they match the actual wedding party?

fobNo! Dads are not to be dressed exactly like the groomsmen, as they are not technically members of the wedding party. The key here is to dress dads in keeping with the appropriate level of formality for the event. So if the groomsmen are in black tuxedos with green accessories, dads should wear tuxedos, but not the same one and not with the exact same accessories as the groomsmen.

The dads are also not required to match each other. So using the previous scenario (black tuxes and green vests and ties for the groomsmen), perhaps the father of the bride could wear a black tuxedo with black accessories and the father of the groom could wear a black tuxedo with silver-gray accessories to match his wife’s dress. The dads should wear styles that they love and that feel comfortable to them.

Their tuxedo jacket could be single or double breasted, and could have peaked, notched, or shawl lapels. Their accessories could be patterned or in a hue that coordinates with the gown their date selects. The important thing is that the dads are happy with their fashion choices.

Parents are traditionally the hosts of a wedding, or at least honored guests if the couple decides to host the event themselves. They should not be told what to wear specifically, but should always be given helpful guidelines (black tie, semi-formal, formal, ultra-formal, etc.).

 

 

 

“Perfect” Alterations in an Imperfect World

Wedding-Dress-AlterationI am crooked. It’s true. I learned this fact in grade school when my health teacher explained that our dominant side is decided by which hand we use most often. I am right-handed so my right side is slightly larger than my left. For the most part, I don’t really notice it, but sometimes I try on a shirt that makes it obvious that my right breast is larger than the left. I’ve also tried on shoes at the store and the right shoe is too tight, but the left fits fine and vice versa.

Like most women, I am also very critical of my body. My hips are wide and in the shape of a triangle, I have a rather large tush compared to my smaller waist, and I have a pouch regardless of the number of crunches I do. I try my best to hide my flaws in the clothing I wear which tend to be dresses because they accomplish this goal the best.

When helping a bride find her dream dress, I do my very best to find a gown that accents her best features and disguises the rest. I listen to her comments and pull gowns accordingly. Brides come in all shapes and sizes and I do not discriminate or judge. It is my job to find a dress that will make my bride love her body and feel amazing.

Once we find the dress, I have two incredible seamstresses who know their craft well. They pin, they tuck, they hem and bustle each gown to fit our bride the very best it can.

This is where my original statement comes into play: “I am crooked.” I am not alone in this. We are all crooked. During the alterations, a bride should realize if the bust is not exactly the same on both sides, it is not because the seamstress has not done her job correctly. The same goes if the waist sits higher on one side than the other. Please do not misunderstand, both seamstresses will do everything possible to make it look the same, but there is no perfection in an imperfect world.

Fabulous Fashion Show Recap: Winchester Bridal Expo 2015

We love participating in local events and meeting newly engaged fashionistas! Last week, we were the featured bridal boutique at the Winchester Bridal Expo.

This event was held at Shenandoah Country Club. Our fashion shows were a smashing success, and allowed the audience to view a beautiful collection of wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses. Here are some of our favorite looks. All photos courtesy of All About Emotions Photography. Hair and makeup by L.L. McKee Hair Studio. Flowers by Buttercups and Snellings Floral.

Special congratulations to Elizabeth Boone of Winchester! She was the winner of the wedding gown from Blush Bridal Boutique at the Winchester Bridal Expo! We can’t wait to help her to select her dream dress!

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