August 21, 2015

Real Weddings: Katie & Scott

Happy Friday everyone! Today we're featuring Katie and Scott's outdoor wedding that took place on a lovely October day in Australia.

She selected After Six Style 6609 in Pantone Turquoise for her bridal party.

Right before ordering, one of the girls shared that she was pregnant! Luckily, there are many empire waist styles that can accommodate a baby bump, so she chose Dessy Collection Style 2846, shortening the hem into cocktail length.

"Thanks again as you can see the dress were AMAZING!"

Thank you Katie for being such a fun and enthusiastic bride to work with. We wish you and your family endless love and laughter!

July 24, 2015

Real Weddings: Christina & Aaron

Christina and Aaron were married at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, Maine on a beautiful "Indian summer" day.

Letting the natural landscape take center stage, the wedding colors were kept neutral with small pops of color.

Christina's bridal party wore a mix of styles from the Dessy Collection and After Six lines in the color Taupe.

Styles 2887, 2903, 2895, 6678, 6666, 2896, 6639

The bridesmaid dresses came out amazing and the girls loved them which made me so happy. All 7 of them looked beautiful and chose their own style. I'd recommend it to everyone who wants to give their bridesmaids a little freedom to choose what suits their body and personality best. Thanks for making that facet of the wedding process easy and fun.

Thank you Christina and Aaron for sharing glimpses of your special day. Best wishes for a joyful and beautiful life together!

Photographer: Peter Jensen Bissell

July 10, 2015

Real Weddings: Nina & Sam

Given how stressful wedding planning is, it's always a pleasant surprise to hear from a bride who has nothing but fond memories of putting together her special day. Nina and Sam were married in Long Island, New York and took their photos at the Planting Fields Arboretum.

Nina's favorite part of planning was picking the venue. She and Sam both wanted something with a cool vibe that our guests would feel like they had just stepped into a chic nightclub or lounge, which they found in Carlyle at the Palace.

Nina's bridesmaids wore one-shoulder gowns by Landa Designs, Style M753.

Joielle was a pleasure to work with! I had chosen my bridesmaid dresses 2 years before I was even engaged! I had seen them in a magazine and fell in love with the color and style and knew that one day my girls would be wearing that dress, and sure enough Joielle delivered! The customer service was amazing, every phone call, every email, every question, was answered so quickly that there was never a need to worry or be concerned. Joielle made me feel confident that all the dresses would arrive on time and that they would be perfect, and they really were!

Nina also shared a memorable tidbit which wasn't funny at the time but they can all laugh about it in retrospect.

Our church did not put the AC very high, and it was a pretty hot day in September. So between the heat and my husbands lack of hydration, he almost fainted at the alter. The wedding went on and all was perfect but at the time it was a little scary. Now looking back, we just tell everyone he became faint from my beauty when he saw me walking down the aisle!

Photography credit: Exo Photography

Congratulations Nina and Sam. We hope love continues to blossom in your life together!

June 26, 2015

Real Weddings Round-Up: Ruffles and Bows

Whether you're mixing or matching styles, ruffles and bows can be the perfect way to accent your bridesmaid dresses and bring a fun and different look to your party.

Susannah went the mixed styles route, choosing Alfred Sung styles in the color Midnight and peau de soie fabric.

Alfred Sung Styles D570, D534, D470, D530, D520, D510 

Thank you for being so great throughout the process of purchasing my bridesmaids dresses. We had so many comments about how great the girls' dresses looked and how it was such a good idea to have different styles. 

Emily's girls wore After Six Style 6611 in Blush. Both the ruffled one shoulder chiffon gown and pale pink color continue to be popular wedding choices.

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the beautiful bridesmaid dresses. The girls looked lovely and everyone loved the dresses!

Lastly, Katie chose Alfred Sung Style D597 in Treasure. The faux wrap style with a front tie sash gives a relaxed dressy look, and the trendy teal color is matched perfectly by the multi-colored bouquets.

Thanks to our lovely brides for sharing your photos and valuable feedback. We hope you are all enjoying wedded bliss!

June 12, 2015

Real Weddings: Katie & Travis

Seeing photos from Katie and Travis' wedding felt like being transported to a magical garden paradise. And no wonder. Their venue, Rancho Las Lomas, is a private resort and zoological garden tucked away in the foothills of Orange County, California.

During wedding planning, Katie particularly loved the design details from the table settings to the florals, basically all the girly details that she knew would make her day special!

Katie's favorite moment on the wedding day was seeing the smile and tears on Travis' face when the gates opened and she walked down the aisle.

Matching the romantic light colored flowers, the bridesmaids wore a pleated sweetheart chiffon dress, After Six Style 6678, in the pale pink color Blush.

My favorite part was how responsive and seamless it was! We found our dresses for less than in a retail boutique and I was so happy to help my bridesmaids save money on their dresses. The team at Joielle were easy to work with and really want to accommodate and give us the best customer service. We are very grateful for your team!

Congrats Katie and Travis! May your marriage continue to flourish in love and joy.

Photographer: Amber Miller of Jim Kennedy Photographers
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