Top Three Winter Bridal Gown Trends

Bridal trends fluctuate over the years, but there are still certain styles that are classic to certain times of the year. Winter weddings are especially very classic and magical, as a lot of them can take place in a snowy winter wonderland. Even if you aren’t getting married in a place that snows, you can always visualize a winter wedding with cold, snowflakes, and shimmery things of the sort. Of course any wedding dress style can be worn at any time during the year, but the following three styles are the perfect dresses for the winter time.

1. BEADS: Beads, bling, glitter and sparkle. Anything with a heavily beaded belt or bodice is a perfect complement to a plain ball gown, which is the ideal snow queen look. Beading will also reflect nicely off of the sun and will glisten along with the snow if you are taking pictures in a snowy location. A plain ball gown is big and fluffy, and fits well for a wintery setting. The important thing is to keep the ball gown plain, and choose one made of either tulle or satin to keep a soft look. Adding a bit of bling will make the plain dress glisten, and will make the dress the perfect prop for the naturally gorgeous backdrop.

2. LACE: Lace is timeless and always a crowd pleaser, but for the winter time, Chantilly lace is the best way to go. It is very soft, yet exquisite in its design compared to other types of lace. Its’ soft appearance reflects the delicateness of snowfall and is just mesmerizing. Because Chantilly lace is so soft, it falls nicely on the body, and lies gently on the train behind for the audience to see. Also, a Chantilly lace dress with hints of bling will add a nice shimmery touch.

3. ROSETTES: Organza is a soft and fabric that flows nicely and that works well on a classic fitted dress. The perfect fit and flare gown for the winter time though, will have medium sized organza rosettes on the skirt. These rosettes will give the dress a light and airy feel that will liven up any chilly wintery wedding day. They give the dress life and pizazz while still being soft and gentle and elegant. Truly, the key to any wintery trend is to keep the dress looking soft.

Sneak Peek of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” Season 10 Episode 10

Good morning lovelies! Are you ready to wrap up another fabulous week? I know I am. I am so looking forward to the weekend and the gorgeousness it has to offer. But what I am most excited about is sharing a sneak peek of a new episode of TLC’s  SAY YES TO THE DRESS. What is there not to be excited about? As an admitted bridal gown lover, it is no surprise that a show like this makes me smile.  If you are a SYTTD newbie and want to know what this show is all about, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Read on and see why I love this show so much. Oh, and of course tune in tonight and watch!

The show all takes place at the gorgeous bridal salon, Kleinfeld Bridal in NYC. The show  goes behind-the-scenes  and uncovers the various obstacles every staff member faces to make each bride utterly happy and pleased on what may be the  most important day of her life. The show features not only bridal experts, but emotional brides, opinionated entourages, and dream bridal dresses. At the end of each appointment, the bridal consultant will ask one very important question, “Are you saying Yes to the Dress?”. The answer to this question? You will have to tune in each week to find out.

On tonight’s  episode:

Tonight’s episode features bride-to-be, Brooke is looking for a one of a kind, unique bridal gown for her special day. She is determined to find it and will not settle for anything else. Amanda is a bride who is all about the bling. She wants to add a bit more bling to her bridal gown.  Bride-to-be Taylor is stressed when she finds out that the wrong lace is ordered for the jacket to accompany her bridal dress. Will each of these brides walk away with the gown of their dreams? Which bride’s gown will you fall in love with? You will have to tune in tonight to find out!

“Say Yes To The Dress” is on  tonight at 9/8c. So set your DVR’s, or watch it live tonight!

Bridal Stilettos

We adore a little sparkle here at BHL. Glittering bridal shoes are at the top of our list. We can not get enough sparkle. We are excited to share crystal bridal shoes from Angelesque Stilettos.  They are dedicated in creating bridal stilettos which are each hand straussed using 100%  authentic Swarovski rhinestones. What is straussing? Jenna Williams at Angelesque Stilettos tells us “Straussing” is the process of crystallizing shoes with genuine Swarovski rhinestones.

What we absolutely love about Angelesque Stilettos is that they are ready to make you sparkle for your big day. They create dazzling, one-of-a-kind shoes to make any bride feel fabulous on her wedding day. Every bride needs a little bling on their wedding day, right? We adore not only the glitter, but the pearls, gemstones and lace which can also be incorporated on the shoes.  These days your bridal shoes don’t have to be plain white, you can have a pop of color or bling. If you love shoes as much as we do, then why not look and feel your best with some amazing stilettos?

Since their launch in August 2011, Angelesque Stilettos has been featured in Wedding Noouveau Magazine, and Poshy Magazine.

Want a sneak peek into some of these fabulous stilettos?  They are just so stunning, we had to share!