February 27, 2015

Red Carpet Takeaways

Awards season is sadly over, but there were a lot of exciting and beautiful dresses to keep us satisfied until next year. Here are some key trends we noticed that easily translate into bridesmaid fashion.

1. Sexy halters

The halter is quite the chameleon neckline with so many different looks to choose from! It can be conservative, a little daring, or just plain sweet. Check out our entire halter collection here.

After Six 6613, Dessy Collection 2887, Lily Bridesmaid LM214, Lela Rose LR206

2. Classic Two-tone

Black and white will always be the most popular choice, but don't be afraid to try some other combos!

Alfred Sung D699, After Six 6721, Lily Bridesmaid LM117, Synderela SYN0217

3. Subtle Nudes

The nude and blush color palette is still going strong. Luckily our designers love it too! Playing with the texture of the fabric or adding embellishments will keep it eye-catching if you want to add a little flair.

Watters 7540, Watters 7319I, Wtoo 802

4. Plunging (or soft) V-necks.

Strapless will always be a traditional cut, but it's nice knowing it's not the norm anymore. There are plenty of other ways to show some skin or just feel comfortable knowing that you don't have to constantly pull your dress up to stay decent!

Watters 7547, Lily Bridesmaids LM202, Alfred Sung D611, Wtoo 852I

Have fun incorporating these looks into your bridal party!

February 12, 2015

Real Weddings: Amanda & Jiaan

Amanda and Jiaan's dreamy photos are the perfect springboard into Valentine's Day weekend! Taking place at Los Altos History Museum, their wedding had a touch of bohemian, rustic backyard, and enchanted fairytale all rolled into a perfect celebration.

Amanda's favorite part of planning was attending the dinner and cake tastings. On the wedding day, she loved sitting back, seeing all of our guests enjoying themselves and feeling that all of their hard work and planning had paid off.

The bridesmaids wore light purple dresses by Landa Designs and Flounce.

What I loved about the Joielle experience was that I could find dresses for bridesmaids of all different body types that were flattering. Using a different style by the same designer made it easy for them to personalize their dresses.

Thank you Amanda and Jiaan for sharing your special day with us. Best wishes to a bright and magical marriage ahead!

Photo Credit: Scot Woodman

January 23, 2015

Real Weddings: Lauren & John

Married in a picturesque setting at Joseph Decuis Farm in Roanoke, Indiana, Lauren and John celebrated their special day with an outdoor ceremony and intimate farm to table reception. Planning long distance from Florida, Lauren enjoyed working closely with her mom to coordinate many of the decisions on her behalf.

The weather added some drama, raining up to 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony. But Lauren and her father rode in a horse drawn carriage in dry conditions, and as she and John were pronounced man and wife, the sun broke through the clouds!

Lauren's bridesmaids wore mixed dupioni styles by Alfred Sung in the color Rosebud.

Alfred Sung D445, D528, D446

My bridesmaids were all over the country and so I wanted to make the process for them as easy as possible. Joielle proved to be the perfect option! They ordered online and Joielle was quick to follow through with order status, sizing requests, etc. It made it so easy for them to choose their preferred dress without having to make a huge effort.

Besides marrying her best friend (of course!), Lauren's favorite part of the wedding was the food. The organic farm provided an unforgettable gourmet meal and a cozy dinner setting for their family and close friends.

Congrats Lauren and John! May your marriage continue to grow and blossom!

Photo Credit: Stevenson Photo

December 31, 2014

Real Weddings: Shantel & Dave

To bid farewell to 2014, we are sharing Shantel and Dave's stunning wedding photos from Australia. We've had the pleasure of working with so many amazing brides and their bridesmaids this year and getting to see photos from the special day is icing on the cake!

Their beachfront outdoor ceremony almost didn't go as planned, with constant rain in the days leading up to the wedding. Shantel had the Bureau of Meteorology phone number on speed dial to get regular forecast updates and she jokes, "let’s just say they knew me very well". Thankfully the clouds parted and the sun was blazing on the wedding day!

The bridesmaids wore Watters' Tulip (Style 2595) in the color Coral.

When asked about her experience working with Joielle, Shantel shared:

"Very quick response, competitive pricing and very professional service even down to the condition the dresses were packed for delivery. The touch of a personalised card was also very nice from the Joielle Team."

The reception took place at Nautilus Restaurant in Port Douglas, an idyllic tropical setting. Reminds us of a secret garden!

Congratulations Shantel and Dave. We hope 2015 brings even more joy and laughter to your marriage!

Photo Credit: Daniel John Bilsborough
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