December 4, 2013

Real Weddings: Tara & Stephen

Tara and Stephen were married in St. Louis last winter and they made the most of their city landmarks as gorgeous backdrops, including the famous arch and the Union Station Hotel.

The bridesmaids wore sweetheart chiffon dress After Six Style 6639 in Charcoal Gray.

Joielle was a great experience all around and I recommend it to everyone. Tammy and Julie were very quick and thorough in responding to my e-mails and questions. The dresses were the exact shade of grey that I wanted and couldn't find anywhere else. They even waited until all of my bridesmaids had ordered before they dyed the dresses to ensure all of the dresses were in the same dye lot! Excellent customer service and great quality dresses!

Tara describes herself as very detail oriented and DIY obsessed! She made most of the wedding decorations herself. So it's not surprising that her favorite part of wedding planning was decorating the reception hall the day before and seeing everything come together. The ceremony took place at The Jewel Box in Forest Park, MO, followed by a reception at Windows on Washington in downtown St. Louis.

Congrats Tara and Stephen! Wishing many joys and blessings on your marriage!

Photo Credit: Shirock Photography, Carlsbad, CA.

November 8, 2013

Real Weddings: Lauren & Matthew

It was truly a friends and family affair for Lauren and Matthew's wedding, which took place at the Catholic Center at University of Georgia followed by a reception at the Thompson House and Gardens.

The bridesmaids wore Landa Designs' Style MF503, a chiffon halter dress with a weaved bodice, in the color Sunflower.

Lauren's favorite part of planning was strengthening relationships with Matthew and working with their families. Simply describing them as "awesome", Lauren's sister made the wedding cake and Matt's sister made the "guest book", painting a tree on a canvas that the guests thumbprinted/signed.

Her favorite memory is dancing together to "Wagon Wheel" played acoustically by a few of their  musically talented friends in the backyard of the venue during cocktail hour. How sweet!

Congrats Lauren and Matthew! May you continue to be blessed by each other and your loved ones.

Photo Credit: Matt Yung Photography

October 29, 2013

Real Weddings Round-Up: Married in the Great Outdoors

The variety of colors and styles against gorgeous backdrops of exotic locations from St. Thomas to Sri Lanka has me bitten by the travel bug in today's real weddings round-up!

First up, New Zealand bride Brodie sent us some gorgeous photos of her entire bridal party outfitted in Alfred Sung dresses and mens accessories in the color Firecracker.

"Thanks so much for your great service. We had so many nice comments about the color and how different the style was. We actually ended up taking the dresses up from full length and the guys' ties looked amazing against the black."

Alfred Sung D493 and Dessy Girl FL4031

Next up, Meeka and Brandon's wedding in Sonoma, California at the St. Francis Winery with bridesmaids wearing After Six Style 6609 in African Violet.

Photo Credit: Daniel Usenko Photography

African Violet continues to be a popular color of choice. The bright purple really pops, especially when paired with gorgeous flowers like these yellow bouquets! This bridal party mixed and matched styles and lengths within Dessy's After Six line.

Photo Credit: Kat Braman Photography, featured in Style Me Pretty

And the trend of mixing pinks with nudes and grays is still going strong as well!

After Six Style 6639

Photo Credit: Beth & Ty In Love, featured in Style Me Pretty.

Lela Rose Styles LR178 and LR179

Photo Credit: Clary Pfeiffer, featured in Style Me Pretty.

Lastly, a wedding in South Asia with bridesmaids wearing After Six Style 6613. How cool is it "walking down the aisle" on an elephant!

Photo Credit: Polly Alexandre, featured in Style Me Pretty

October 23, 2013

Real Weddings: Monique & Soni

Monique and Soni were married at Ironbark Hill Vineyard in Hunter Valley, Australia. The bridesmaids wore mixed After Six styles in the popular light pink color Rose.

After Six Style 6613, 6639, 6637

When asked about her Joielle experience, Monique said:

"Communication with the ladies at Joielle was easy from start to finish. As you can see in the pictures, the dresses were just perfect! The girls all felt so beautiful in their dresses which made not only my day but theirs."

Monique's favorite part of wedding planning was trying on wedding dresses, but when asked for a favorite moment from the special day, she said "Everything!! Could not pick one moment as it was special from the beginning to the very end." We love hearing that from brides!

Congrats Monique! May you and Soni continue making special moments in your lives together.

Photographer: Matt Briggs

September 26, 2013

Red Carpet Trends: 2013 Emmys

This week's Emmy Awards had celebs showing off a refreshing variety of styles and colors, many of which are right up the alley of what our designers carry. Here are a few highlights and some winning styles to match!

First up, Kelly Osbourne and Allison Janney in beautiful non-strapless options.

Wtoo 483, Dessy Collection 2897

Watters 4515, After Six 6667

Building on the vintage trend, Mayim Bialik rocked the illusion neckline. 

Lela Rose LR189, Flounce MCH12

Allison Williams made a bold statement in bright blue.

Alfred Sung D593, Watters 4512

And Tina Fey upped the ante with a sleek halter style. (Love that she's taking more risk with color!)

Watters 4513, Joanna August 40542

Anna Faris' dress was not only in a show-stopping color, it had the criss-cross ruching that our designers currently can't get enough of.

Wtoo 486, Landa Designs MF503

Meanwhile, Elizabeth Moss went retro chic in a demure black and white gown.

Synderela Deep in Love, After Six 6677

Finally, one shoulders were popular as always and oh so flattering, as evidenced by Ariel Winter's soft pink chiffon gown.

Wtoo 504, Lela Rose LR159

Still don't see exactly what you're looking for? Browse our entire collection for more gorgeous dresses where you can sort by color, fabric, and style!

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