December 23, 2011

Real Weddings: Josie and Ben

We hope that everyone is having wonderful holiday season! To add to the mood of the Christmas spirit, today's real wedding photos feature a vibrant red-themed wedding.

Josie and Ben were married this past fall in Dubbo, Australia. The ceremony took place in St. Brigid’s Church and the reception in a more unconventional location, the Savannah Room at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

(c) Taronga Western Plains Zoo

The bridesmaids wore dupioni fabric mixed styles by Alfred Sung in the color Barcelona, which was the inspiration for the rest of Josie's wedding planning process.

"The bridesmaid dresses were the first piece that I found, the material and colour was perfect. I loved that the girls could have a dress that was unique to them, but that matched so well for photos on the day. I built the rest of the day around those dresses. We wanted a real classic country chic feeling so finding lots of flowers, and country/vintage type accents (like buttons and frames) was lovely!"

Styles D458, D447, D459, D446, D448

Josie's father passed away when she was in high school. Ben wore his riding boots to bring a part of him throughout the wedding. What a touching way to have him part of their special day. She also shared that her favorite parts of the wedding were the speeches and walking out after the ceremony to all the smiling faces of friends and family.

All of the flower arrangements in the reception were done by Josie's mom. She bought the flowers from the Brisbane Flower Markets in Queensland and then drove them all the way down to Dubbo and spent nine hours doing individual arrangements.

When asked for a funny or memorable moment, Josie told us that Ben forgot to pack clothes for the hotel stay after the wedding, so the next morning, he cooked breakfast for everyone on the barbecue grill in his full suit – cufflinks and all!

Photographer Credit: Clancy Job

Josie also shared some kind words about her experience with Joielle:

"Thank you again for making our bridesmaids so happy with great products and me so happy with your great service!! The girls had so many comments on their dresses and they love them - two of them have even worn them again to other events already!

Congrats Josie and Ben and thank you for sharing your special day with us. May your lives be filled with goodness and joy. Best wishes in this coming new year!

December 20, 2011

Spring 2012 Styles Are Here!

The Spring 2012 styles have been released, just in time for you to browse through during your upcoming holiday break! Here are some highlights.

Kicking off with our most popular line, Alfred Sung continues to bring fun and fashion for your bridesmaids. New cuts such as high necklines, flirty backs, and sheath silhouettes give plenty of mix and match options, and last season's popular cap-sleeved v-neck is now also a scoopneck!

Lela Rose released a set of dresses made of a new fabric Glamour Satin. Soft and luxurious, the textured look is upscale and perfect evening cocktail attire long after the wedding is over. We especially like the draped cowl neck option.

Full-length gowns are also making a statement with lace and exquisite draping. We can see some of these dresses considered by stylish mothers of the bride or as a wedding gown in white or ivory.

And finally, let's not forget the Modest Bridesmaid line! We've added more styles that will be sure to please your girls.

Happy shopping!

December 15, 2011

Where have all the Chiffon colors gone?

As we gear up to release the Spring 2012 season dresses in just a few short days, there are also some changes to our existing products that we want our customers to be aware of.

Dessy Group announced that they will discontinue most colors in their Chiffon fabric line. This is not to be confused with Dessy's Lux Chiffon, which is a different fabric that they use for newer styles. Older Dessy Collection and After Six favorites such as 2804, 2802, 6575, and 6574 will now be offered only in the limited color palette reflected in the thumbnail images on our product pages.

However, if you were planning on ordering one of these dresses in a discontinued color, do not fear, it's not too late if you act fast! Dessy will continue to take orders until fabric runs out. We have provided links to their site so you can view current availability. As you can see below, most colors are still there! But orders are taken by a case by case basis, so please contact us directly with your request so we can get absolute confirmation from the designer.

It's also that time of year when our designers will be lengthening their production times to accommodate factory shutdowns for holidays in January and peak ordering season. Delays are taken into account in the delivery dropdown menu. Refer to our Shipping & Delivery page for details.

As always, feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions or concerns. We are happy to help!
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