September 23, 2011

Real Weddings Round-Up

Happy Friday! Time for some more fabulous real wedding photos.

First up, photos from one of our brides Megan, who chose a halter style for her girls, Alfred Sung Style D436 in Aquamarine. The pleated scoopneck bodice and simple A-line skirt make it a fun and flattering choice for all body types.

Photo Credit: Matthew Paquin

Next up, the twist wrap dress! We were very excited that Dessy posted a real wedding featuring bridesmaids wearing the dress in all different styles. Love that they remembered to show off the back view too! Check out Dessy's wrap tutorial here.

Via: Dessy Group. Photo Credit: Fuse Photographic

Last but not least, a wedding with Dessy mens neckties. This city wedding used chic black with pops of bright green, all the way down to the super cool sneakers.

Via: Style Me Pretty. Photo Credit: Anna Briggs

September 8, 2011

Introducing Our Sample Loaner Program!

In only a few years, online shopping has evolved into an incredibly comprehensive buying experience, and here at Joielle, we are constantly making improvements to provide all the information we can about our products. But we also understand that sometimes you just need the peace of mind of seeing a dress in person before making a final decision, especially when it involves a whole bridal party. So we have decided to launch a limited Sample Loaner program, beginning with the Lela Rose and Social Bridesmaid lines.

Here's how it works. Select the "Sample Loaners" link under the Women's "Shop by Style" section. Voila! All of the samples that we own will be displayed. You can put them in your shopping bag just like a regular dress and it will ship out to you in 2-5 business days.

Terms and conditions:
1. The fee is $25 per dress, plus $10 flat fee shipping which covers return shipping.
2. Loaner dresses can be kept for up to 7 days and returned using the pre-printed shipping label included in the box.
3. If a loaner dress is kept past 7 days or not returned in original condition, you will be subject to the entire cost of the dress.

Please note that each style is only available in the color and size noted on the product page. In the event that the dress is out on loan, you can contact us to be put on the waiting list and we'll let you know as soon as the dress is returned to us. We will be adding select styles from other lines in the coming weeks, so feel free to contact us if there is a dress you are looking for!

September 6, 2011

Real Weddings: Samantha and Christopher

It's always such a fantastic surprise when brides send us their wedding photos because aside from the dresses or accessories ordered from us, we have no idea what else was in store for the big day. Weddings truly are an opportunity to let your personalities show, and today's featured wedding is a brilliant example.

Married in Rancho Palos Verde, CA, Samantha and Christopher had their spring time ceremony at Wayfarers Chapel followed by a reception at the Double Tree Hotel San Pedro. With a theme of color and paper, they folded 1000 origami cranes (the groom's last name happens to be Crane!) with a plethora of other paper-made decorations such as cootie catcher place settings and paper lanterns.

Christopher made this gorgeous paper rosette archway. Who says guys can't do DIY projects? =)

Samantha dressed 3 of her bridesmaids in Alfred Sung peau de soie dresses in Style D437. Her 4th bridesmaid, who was 7 months pregnant at the time, wore Style D435 and ordered an extra yard of fabric to alter her dress into a maternity style.

"I wanted all my girls in a different color and struggled to find the right dresses at affordable prices until I found your site. I was a bit concerned the different colored dresses would end up looking silly but it turned out perfect. I used opposing colored bouquets for the girls and the groomsman matched the girls with colored vest and ties."

Overall Samantha loved every minute of wedding planing and enjoyed doing so much stuff themselves. Her most memorable moment was standing outside of the church with her dad with butterflies in her stomach. "My dad said the anticipation felt like standing in line at Supreme Scream which we had just done at Knott's Berry Farm two days before."

Congrats Samantha and Christopher! May your lives together exude as much joy and vibrancy as your colorful wedding day!

Photographer: Evan Christman
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