Stylish Bridesmaid Dresses & Accessories for Rent

We love bridal gowns, but today we are obsessing over pretty bridesmaid dresses. Bridesmaid dresses that are not only fashionable, and stylish, but can save bridesmaid’s money and time.  Sounds amazing right? That way bridesmaids can spend more time with the lovely bride, and help her with all her wedding planning and fun pre wedding events. We are excited about what the fabulous companies,  Style The Aisle & Happily Ever Borrowed and what they offer bridesmaids. We love that all their gorgeous and beautiful gowns and jewelry can be rented! Yes, rented! How wonderful is that? Unless it is the style and color for the gal, the bridesmaid dress is  typically worn only once. We love this idea and what we love even more is that they offer such fashionable dresses and accessories. So for all you bridesmaids, this one is for you.











From  Amy Anaiz Photography

When you think of bridal, it’s hard to think of a sustainability factor. It’s a fleeting moment that only lasts for a few hours and then after the party, there is little to cherish but the pictures and the video. And while your dress and accessories may last a lifetime, you may have spent a fortune on it, only to be able to wear it for a few hours of your life. That is where Style The Aisle & Happily Ever Borrowed come in to save the day. Imagine your bridesmaid’s joy when you tell them they can rent their dress and accessories instead of spending a fortune on an item they’ll never wear again! The two green companies rallied together to present a new collection of rentable items for your bridal party. Not only are they keeping it green, but they’re keeping you stylish as well!



Photographer: Amy Anaiz Photography

Event Designer: Dee Kay Events

Jewelry: Happily Ever Borrowed

Hair Stylist: Lauren DeCosimo

Makeup Artist: Melissa Cunillera

Bridesmaid Dresses: Style the Aisle 

Something Borrowed, Something….Emerald Green!

Emerald Green Bridesmaid

Emerald Green Bridesmaid

The Pantone ‘color of 2013’ is versatile & fresh enough to bring into your wedding plans even if your wedding date is in 2015! As a main color, Emerald Green can be considered a neutral background or canvas to juxtapose splashes of vibrant colors against, such as fuchsia, orange, teal, lime green, or red. As a detail color, the possibilities are endless. Here, we will explore some ideas & benefits to choosing this timeless jewel tone.

1. Consider emerald green bridesmaid dresses. This color looks fantastic on absolutely every skin tone. Just look at the red carpet for proof: Julianne Moore, Angelina Jolie, & Viola Davis have all stunned in it. Pair orange roses for contrast or red shoes for an unexpected twist!

2. If you’re getting married on a golf course, you’ll be surrounded by yards of emerald green grass, so you may want to go with another color for your bridesmaids, so they don’t get lost! However, consider using emerald green in your invitations, thank you notes, photo album cover, and other wedding correspondence to ensure continuity of your theme & venue. When your guests receive your thank-you note, the green will remind them subconsciously of what a beautiful, well planned event they attended.

3. Use emerald green foliage to ‘fill out’ your floral elements. Have your florist add extra fern stalks, palm fronds, birds of paradise leaves, (you get the idea) to your venue arrangements for a super lush look. For a modern garden style wedding, consider setting a potted topiary at the end of each aisle. Cutting back on blooms and adding more foliage might also save you some paper green!

4. Have some fun with your signature cocktails by adding Midori or green food coloring to the mix. Ask your DJ if they can bathe the dance floor in emerald green for your couples dance. Extra points if they have green lasers for a club vibe when the music picks up later in the night. Order your favors in emerald green. Group them together for a visual impact, or place at each table setting with some emerald green in the centerpiece.

Emerald bracelets

5. Wear this precious gem for sentiment (& good luck!) if your or your groom’s birthday is in May, if you’re getting married in May, or if there are some cherished emerald pieces in your family collection. To top it off, gift your groom with emerald cuff-links to match!

The almighty Emerald is sure to keep your wedding scheme modern and fresh. Be careful not to over-do it, or you’ll end up with a Wizard of Oz / Emerald City vibe (unless you are going for that, and in that case, please invite me!).


Photos courtesy of Brandon Wong photography.

Top Five Trends in Bridesmaid Dresses from Nordstrom Weddings

Wedding season is here, and with that we are thrilled to share some fabulous dresses for the gals of the wedding day. The Bridesmaids. With trends always in our minds at BHL, we asked our friends at Nordstrom Weddings to share what is hot and trending in bridesmaid dresses.  Trends never looked so good. We are talking a variety of colors, styles, and designs. All are so gorgeous, stunning, and pretty. These looks are amazing!  We think your maids will be very happy with any of these fabulous looks. Nordstrom Weddings never disappoints us. They are always giving us all the gorgeous and pretttiest of things for the wedding day. This time it is all about the bridesmaid and their look for the day. Looks which are so fantastic, we can not decide which one we love the most, because ALL of them are that lovely. Yes, they are. Really. If you do not believe us, then take a peek of the five trends that  Nordstrom Weddings has seen in bridesmaid dresses today.



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  • Lace: Lace is here to stay! We love the feminine, romantic touch it adds to a wedding party.




  • Long: Long dresses work for both casual and more formal affairs depending on the fabric. We love these silk chiffon options from Amsale. 

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  • Fit & Flare: This silhouette is so flattering. It’s modern but has a nod to retro as well. Eliza J has great options.





  •  Convertible: Convertible is a perfect way to flatter all your ‘maids. It’s so fun to play with all the different necklines.  Jenny Yoo has gorgeous ones!




  • Blush Tones: We’re still seeing blush as a very popular choice, especially for spring and summer. Donna Morgan has a great variety of shades and shapes!