Bliss Monique Lhuillier Bridal Gowns from Nordstrom Weddings

As a total lover of all things bridal, from the hair accessories, the pretty makeup, the fabulous stylish shoes, and the lovely jewelry…I love it all! But what I am really in love with is the bridal gown. That gorgeous piece of clothing that dresses up the bride, and makes her even more beautiful, and says ” I am ready to get married!”.  That is why I am beyond excited for what has hit the site today. Our lovely friends at Nordstrom Weddings have done it again. I mean it is not like Nordstrom Wedding Suites did not pretty up brides enough, and now they are carrying a fabulous bridal gown line called Bliss from Monique Lhuillier. Can you say “wow”? I can not handle this kind of gorgeousness! This stunning collection is modern with a feminine touch. There are all kinds of styles such as A-line, ball gown and trumpet. There is a unique and lovely gown that pretty much matches any wedding theme.

Each gown is made-to-order and available in select Nordstrom Wedding Suites.  One beautifully talented designer, and nine fabulous looks.

Here are five of the nine Bliss Monique Lhuillier gowns that Nordstrom is carrying, but take a moment to check out the rest of this killer collection in the look book.

I am having a total swoon moment. I can not stop staring at each and every one of these beautiful gowns. Romantic, modern, and oh so chic. What a brilliant  collection! Which gown fits your wedding style?

 Ruffled Dress Silk Organza Gown with Asymmetric Draped Elongated Waist and Textured Circle Skirt

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Fitted Trumpet Gown with Embroidered Lace Sweetheart Neckline

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Silk, Embroidered Lace and Chantilly Lace A-Line Princess Gown

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Ivory Strapless Dress with Drop-Waist Lace Bodice and Hand-Tufted Organza Skirt



Father of the Bride/Groom Looks from Nordstrom Mission Viejo, California

It is no secret that I love Sundays. It  is a day which I enjoy lounging, soaking in the sunshine rays, or perhaps staying in pajamas all day. But what is extra special on this fabulous Sunday, is the celebration of our fathers. This is a day to shower them with a whole lot of love. I mean, they do deserve it, and not just for today, everyday! So, in celebration of Father’s Day, we have asked our friends at Nordstrom Mission Viejo to pull together some father of the bride/groom “must haves”.  The spotlight is definitely on the bride and her groom on their wedding day, however fathers of the bride or groom also deserve some love. Especially if you are a bride. Dad’s and their daughters have an extra special bond which is almost hard to break on the wedding day. So, why not have dad in an amazing wardrobe, and have him feel even more special on your wedding day.  So, for all you dads out there, get ready to find out how Nordstrom Mission Viejo can help you look dapper for your daughter/son’s big day.

When it comes to men,and specifically the fathers of weddings, Nordstrom Mission Viejo delivers the best. The best in service and personal style.  What is great is that they have three different Stylists to meet your every need. From cool and casual to sleek and conservative. So whatever your style, there is a stylist for you. Lets meet them!

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  • Melissa Ricketts from our Men’s Sportswear Department.

Melissa chose this Dolce and Gabbana wool and silk pin striped suit for the very hip wedding.  It can be worn by the Father of the Bride/Groom.  This handsome, modern tailored suit is for the very trendy at heart.

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  • Cecil Spencer from our Men’s Sportswear Department.

Cecil hand selected this Boss Black Trim Fit Seersucker Suit. It has a very lightweight construction, perfect for any destination or summertime wedding.

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  • Lawrence Page from our Men’s Clothing Department.

Lawrence loves this Canali suit. This wool slim fit jacket and flat front trouser can give the most traditional Father of the Bride a very modern, youthful look. It is also featured in a light grey if the wedding colors are a natural palette.




Talk about variety.   Nordstrom Mission Viejo does not disappoint. In fact, they offer many colors, prints, and styles to add accent to your wedding day look. From the traditional tie, to the all time favorite bow tie, there are so many options.   Hugo Boss, Zegna, and David Donohue to name a few. So whatever style of wedding you are having, there is a look for your father that can fit his style and compliment the wedding at the same time.

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It’s head to toe service when working with the fabulous Personal Stylists. You have the suit and tie. So, now you need shoes to complete the look. The shoe selection is amazing.  From Ferragamo to Donald J Pliner shoes.

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If all that was not enough, there is one final detail which you can not forget.  Besides the bride and groom looking their best for their big day, fathers will also want to do the same.  Dads, you will want to look, feel, and smell your best. Leading up to the big day, you will want to prep your skin. Dad’s, you will want to feel and look fabulous as you walk your daughter down the aisle, or take those memorable photographs with your son.  This is a special day for your daughter or son, but it also a very special day for you. So, why not get pampered? Pampering is not just for girls. Go ahead, enjoy!

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Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s, grandfathers, and father-to-be’s! Enjoy this day, you deserve it!

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!


Mother of the Bride/Groom Looks from Nordstrom Mission Viejo, California

Do you know what makes us happy? Weekends! Another fabulous weekend is here, and it is going to be a special one. It is the kind of weekend where some extra love and care is sprinkled on one very important person. Yep, we are talking about the day dedicated to mothers, (but shouldn’t EVERYDAY celebrate our lovely moms?). So, in honor of Mother’s Day we are dedicating a whole weekend to them…they deserve it! , We have asked our friends at Nordstrom Mission Viejo to inspire us with a mother of the bride/groom look for the big day. The spotlight is definitely on the bride and her groom on their wedding day, however mothers of the bride or groom also deserve some love. For all you moms out there, get ready to be swooned by all the gorgeous and lovely details Nordstrom Mission Viejo has created for you to wear for your son/daughter’s special day.

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  • Make-Up: Beauty Stylist, Sarah Zaret gives this beautiful mother a youthful yet sophisticated look. She uses a Cle de Peau Refining Foundation and concealer along with the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm to give the skin a lifted hydrated appearance.  The Black Navy Liner from Bobbi Brown both brightens and enhances the eye color.  Lips should never be a distraction or too difficult to apply, so Sarah applies the Clinique Chubby stick.  It’s a liner lipstick and gloss all in one. What a gorgeous mom!


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  • Wardrobe: Personal Stylist, Susie Grossman put together a very elegant look for this lovely mother. She dresses her in a Adrianna Papell navy colored dress.  The look is complete with Nadri Jewelry and a Whiting & Davies clutch.
Is this stunning mother ready for a wedding or what? I mean, she looks amazing! Elegant, chic, and super modern.
  • This look is one of MANY looks that Nordstrom Mission Viejo offers. They have a huge selection of gowns, accessories, and shoes for the moms. So, if you are looking for a fabulous look for your mom so she can look even more beautiful, then consider stopping by Nordstrom Mission Viejo.
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Make-up:   Beauty Stylist Sarah Zaret|949.347.2710 ext. 1096 

Wardrobe:  Selected by Personal Stylist  Susie Grossman|949.356.8241

A Bridal Shower Look by Nordstrom Mission Viejo, California

April showers bring May flowers. Well, at BHL we have a little saying of our own: Bridal Showers bring wedding flowers. Wedding season has arrived, and it is our favorite season yet. Engagement parties, bridal gown shopping, and all the fabulous detail planning for the big day. We’ve kind of been bursting at the seams with excitement over all the wedding season details.  One of our absolute favorite wedding loves is the fun filled bridal shower.  You know how we feel about Nordstrom Mission Viejo here at BHL (we love them) and you know how we feel about wedding details (it’s the best), so when the two combine for a crazy beautiful fashion statement? We are beyond excited.

It’s the kind of bridal beauty that’s worthy of some serious swoon, and Nordstrom Mission Viejo has it all for us. You can find all the jaw-dropping gorgeous details that Nordstrom Mission Viejo created for a fabulous bridal shower look. Right here.

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Personal Stylist, Susie Grossman styled this beautiful bride with an angelic yellow, lace detailed Maggie London dress.  For a pop of color, coral colored Charles David “Icon” sandals were added.   We are in love with this adorable dress, and those shoes. Stunning!

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This sweet and romantic dress is paired with Kate Spade bracelets. Swooning.

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To top it all off with a pair of darling Kate Spade Earrings and a gorgeous headband by Tasha, is just perfect.

To complete the yellow laced romantic ensemble, beauty stylist Sarah Zaret creates a fun bridal shower makeup look. She chooses the gorgeous coral color as her inspiration. Coral crush is all the rage!  It exudes happiness and sunshine, and looks great on everyone.  To create the coral crush look, Sarah used Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick and cream blush for cheeks and eyes.  For lips she used the new Glossy Lip Stain from YSL, and for a bold brow look,  she used Anastasia. 

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Glamorous and Gorgeous. A beautiful bride-to-be!

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This bride is ready to celebrate and have some fun at her bridal shower.


Make-up:   Beauty Stylist Sarah Zaret|949.347.2710 ext. 1096 

Wardrobe:  Selected by Personal Stylist  Susie Grossman|949.356.8241


A Little White Dress by Nordstrom Weddings

Spring is officially here, and right outside our window we see the blooming of flowers, the smells of sweet and fresh scents, and the melodious sounds of birds chirping away. Inside, we also have some amazing things happening here at BHL. Just when you thought our friends at Nordstrom Weddings couldn’t be more fabulous (I mean they have a dedicated wedding suite for you and all the bridal party), they top it off with a Little White Dress collection which deserves a grand applause.  So, your wedding day does not have to be the only day where you get to show off a white  dress.  White is the new black, and at Nordstrom Weddings, they have a selection of the most perfect white frocks to wear to your engagement party,  bridal shower, rehearsal, and reception.  Wearing white just got a little more fabulous. Want to add some bold, and bright heels to pair your little white dress with? Yes, why not? Make a statement, it is your big day, so do it!

Brides-to-be, are you ready to get all dolled up with a little white dress for all the pre-wedding and wedding events? Just wait until you see the adorable white dresses that Nordstrom Weddings offers. Which look will you show off to friends and family?

Donna MorganDonna Morgan Embellished Ruffled Chiffon Dress together with bold and bright pumps.

Eliza JEliza J: Embellished V-Neck Lace Dress paired with fabulous metallic platforms.

Jill StuartJill Stuart: Ruffled Chiffon Fit & Flare Dress paired with adorable floral printed heels.

ML Monique LhuillierML Monique Lhuillier Strapless Ruched Cationic Dress gorgeously paired with hot pink heels

Ted BakerEmbroidered Mesh Fit & Flare Dress paired with stunning blue heels.


For more fabulous Little White Dresses, check out more here.

A Getting Ready Bridal Look by Nordstrom Mission Viejo, California

Everyday I get to write about hot wedding trends and all the amazing details for all things wedding. Sometimes I have to pinch myself, as I can’t believe it is my job to find the freshest and newest wedding trends and share them.  Some of the hottest trends I see are in fashion, style, and wardrobe. So, when you fuse them with all the pretty wedding things, you have a hot and  fabulous combo. Which brings me to the latest and greatest news for all of you wedding fashionistas: One of our favorite fashion spots, Nordstrom Mission Viejo will now be featured on BHL. We are in love with what Nordstrom Mission Viejo offers for their brides and their bridal party and guests. With exceptional service and the greatest fashion merchandise, Nordstrom Mission Viejo’s personal and beauty stylists are ready to assist brides and their friends in finding the perfect look. From bridal shower outfits, honeymoon clothing styles, bridesmaids gifts, wedding day essentials, bridesmaids wardrobe, bridal accessories, bridal make-up, and more, we will be sharing the hottest wedding trends and tips.

We wanted to kick things off with the Bride’s “Getting Ready” look. Get ready to be inspired!

Beauty Stylist, Sarah Zaret has put together a Glowing Bride Look. In order to create a glowing look, she used some amazing illuminating products. First, for a glowing skin effect Sarah used La Mer, Laura Mercier, Armani and MAC products. She really  wanted to give a natural shimmering eye look, so she chose a Bobbi Brown eye shadow.  The pinched rosy cheek was created with the new Halo blush from Smashbox.  Sarah chose a YSL lip product for a blushing lip that’s long lasting.

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See the adorable and stylish “Mrs” bridal robe? A bride can wear this soft, comfortable, and plush robe while she is getting ready for her big day. She can even pack it up, and take it with her on her honeymoon to enjoy it even more.

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How fabulous are these lingerie pieces? Great for any bride who wants to add that special and personal touch to their day. I love these. So cute!

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This bride is definitely glowing.  A happy bride who is excited to walk down the aisle, meet her groom’s eyes and say ” I do”. What a stunning look. Absolutely  gorgeous. photo (20)


Make-up:   Beauty Stylist Sarah Zaret|949.347.2710 ext. 1096 

Lingerie attire: Selected by Personal Stylist  Susie Grossman|949.356.8241

Panties: Hanky Panky. Featured are the ” I Do” and “Bride” panties.

Bridal “Mrs” Robe:  Betsy Johnson (also available in white)

Lace Nightie: In Bloom by Jonquil

Silk Robe: Oscar de la Renta


Nordstrom Wedding Suite

At BHL we live for style, fashion, pretty things, and of course weddings. So when all our favorite things come together, we go a little crazy. Today we are going crazy.  Two words. Nordstrom and Weddings. We love them both, and this sweet combo makes our hearts full of pure bliss. We are thrilled to share what Nordstrom offers for brides.  Get ready to be swept off your feet!

Located in eighteen stores across the country, you will find the Nordstrom Wedding Suite. A space dedicated to brides and bridesmaids to find everything they need to complete their look for the big day. The Wedding Suite offers bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, accessories, jewelry, shoes, lingerie and veils. What is so amazing is that there are complimentary Wedding Stylists ready to help brides find that perfect dress. If that is not enough, the Wedding Suite can set up an appointment for wedding day make up through their exclusive partnership with Laura Mercier Cosmetics. How fantastic is that? So, the bride and her bridesmaids can get all dolled up right here.

We love the Wedding Suite at Nordstrom, and we think you will too.

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At the Nordstrom Wedding Suite  you will find gowns from Vera Wang, Jenny Yoo, Anne Barge, Lela Rose, Tadashi Shoji, Nicole Miller, twobirds, After Six, Dessy Collection, Jill Stuart, Shoshanna, Siri, Alexis Bittar, Nadri, Nina, Givenchy, Kate Spade, Tasha, Jimmy Choo, Miu Miu, Basgley Mischka, Stuart Weitzman, and more .

What we love is that the the Wedding Suite carries exclusive bridal collections from Reem Acra, Christian Siriano, and Amsale Aberra and an exclusive bridesmaid collection by Monique Lhuillier.  How wonderful is that?

We were so excited about the exclusive bridal collections, that we had to share with you. Wait until you see these beautiful gowns. Just amazing.

  • NOUVELLE Amsale 

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  • Roses by Reem Acra

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To find out more check the Wedding Suite Blog.