April 24, 2015

Real Weddings: Jillian & Logan

Sometimes a couple shares a wedding gallery with you and every single photo is just perfect. That's exactly how I felt when I saw Jillian and Logan's photos. It was so hard to pick a few to feature! Married in San Francisco at the The University Club of San Francisco, Jillian really enjoyed planning her wedding. She compared it to solving a big puzzle and feeling accomplished as she found the pieces to fit her vision. Her favorite part was when she saw her florist's design. It was a perfect translation of what she had in mind.



 
 


When asked about her favorite moments, Jillian shared two. First, she messed up the first kiss and pulled away too quickly. It was very anticlimactic and had the potential to be an embarrassing moment, but Logan grabbed her and gave her a nice long proper first kiss to the tune of their cheering audience. (What a quick thinking guy!) She also loved when her dad walked her down the aisle. She was nervous about being the center of attention, but when the doors opened, she was excited and comforted by seeing her entire family who flew in from all over the country just to be there for them.



Jillian's bridesmaids wore Wtoo Style 658 in Latte with a Black sash, a v-neck style with airy tulle fabric.



"I spent so long shopping for bridesmaid dresses. They all started to look the same. I think Joielle's selection of dresses and competitive prices were really the selling points for me. It was also a very easy ordering process for my girls, who were scattered about the country."

 
 


Congrats Jillian and Logan. May your future be as beautiful and breathtaking as your special day!


Photographer: Ebony Jacobs, Bokeh Photography

April 16, 2015

Star Styles: Lace Sleeves

Lace dresses have ruled the bridal runway for the past few years, and we've noticed that the preference for sleeves is growing. It may stem from our vintage obsession, desire for a softer romantic look, or simply relief from the pressure of needing buff arms for wedding photos.


Casey Wilson & David Caspe and Renee Puente & Matthew Morrison
Credit: Martha Stewart Weddings

Bridesmaid dresses have also been quick to follow suit, as evidenced by plenty of styles from our designers.

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Watters 7253, Wtoo 792, Wtoo 895

While many dresses look similar from the front, you have very different options to choose for the back!



And if you're looking for an affordable bridal gown option, choose a full-length lace bridesmaid dress, like this jaw-dropping number, and have it made in White or Ivory.

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Watters 3218

Still prefer to keep your arms bared? Select a simple cap sleeve dress!

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Watters 7252 and Wtoo 696

Peruse all lace dresses featured on our site here. Plus, take 15% off on all Watters and Wtoo dresses from now until April 25th with code WATTERS15. Happy shopping!

April 10, 2015

Real Weddings: Andrea & Andrew

Andrea and Andrew were marred in Virginia at Hotel Roanoke, a beautifully restored Tudor-style venue. Needing to move twice during her engagement (from Virginia to Texas then later from Texas to Michigan) didn't stop Andrea from her favorite part of planning: her quest to find the perfect wedding dress. She tried on over 100 dresses until I found "the one"!





Andrea's favorite moment was when her husband (who is very tough) started to cry when they said their vows, which he said he would never do.



The bridesmaids wore Landa Designs dresses in the color Turquoise.



Andrea gushed that "my bridesmaids all loved their dresses! And they all looked so beautiful in them." She also said the best part of working with Joielle is that her girls who lived all over the country could easily order without having to go to a store.





At the reception, everyone broke it down on the dance floor. The 70 year old pastor who officiated their wedding even joined them for the wobble!





Thank you Andrea and Andrew for sharing your joyous celebration. Wishing you a bright and beautiful future together!


Photo Credit: Laura's Focus Photography

April 2, 2015

Star Styles: High Necklines

If you want to show a little modesty but have killer shoulders, take a page from the celebrities for your bridesmaid look!

Taylor's ombre gown is the perfect classic halter cut. While the severe high low cut is a little high fashion, Alfred Sung's Style D696 brings it down to bridesmaid level.

 


Not a fan of halter necklines? Try a bateau neckline that still cuts right at the shoulder with Alfred Sung Style D698.




Allison shows how lace complements the higher neckline perfectly, and our designers have many options to choose from, including Watters Style 3223 and Dessy Social Bridesmaid Style 8154.

 

Find the perfect dress for you by browsing our entire collection, including all Halter styles and Lace dresses!


March 20, 2015

Real Weddings: Morgan & Chandler

Happy first day of spring! Ironically it is still snowing here in New Jersey. But we've got Morgan and Chandler's sunny Las Vegas wedding photos to brighten our day.  Married at the San Diego California LDS Temple, they kept costs down by having their reception at a friend's backyard.



Wedding planning was a team effort, with Morgan imagining a Pinterest perfect wedding and her husband using his work experience in marketing and events to execute her ideas within budget. They were able to get everything they wanted for less than a few thousand dollars!





When asked about her favorite moment, Morgan said that the whole day was just perfect, but her fondest memory is of their "first look," and she gives us a very entertaining description.

"I stood there, smiling, trying to fight back the tears and the excited sobs that came rushing out. I was trying to smile, but the emotions were too strong, and I just started to cry. Fear of ruining my freshly done makeup forced me to choke back the tears and swallow the sobbing. A battle between crying and laughing ensued. I can only describe the noise that came out as boisterous laugh-sobs intermingled with squeaks… What I would do for a video of it all!"



Morgan's bridesmaids wore Alfred Sung D568, a modest style with cap sleeves in the colors Pearl Pink, Dove and Champagne.



"My maid of honor found the bridesmaid dresses. She loved them, and after one look, I fell in love with them too. I wanted something affordable, but because our total engagement was only 16 weeks, I was finding that bridal stores were charging an arm and a leg for not only the dress, but rush creation, rush shipping, rush handling, rush everything! Not only did Joielle have AMAZING customer service, we were able to get the dresses in plenty of time, at an incredible cost! We were even able to get the groomsmen ties to match (which no bridal store in my area carried or was willing to order). I would absolutely recommend Joielle to everyone (and I do!)"





Thank you Morgan and Chandler for sharing your wonderful day with us. Wishing many blessings for your family!


Photographer: Ashlee Raubach
 
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