18Feb

Bridesmaids Dresses that Impress

By, February 18, 2015

When it comes to choosing bridesmaids dresses, there are absolutely no rules. You control the look of your ladies! Whether formal or funky fresh, your posse’s style helps bring the overall wedding day vision to life. The options are endless, and totally up to you.

Traditionally, formal weddings have featured bridesmaids in long identical gown. However, trends have evolved over time, and often depart from the classical look. For example, casual outdoor weddings lend themselves to shorter or mis-matched gowns. We’ve also caught glimpses of embellished gowns and patterned fabrics. Other current trends include bridesmaids wearing an array or colors, or monochromatic gowns in a variety of styles.

When dolling up your girls, you’ll want to keep in mind the season, time of day, and location, and vibe that you are after.  For a little inspiration, we’ve compiled some of our favorite bridesmaids dress combinations we’ve captured at recent weddings.  Enjoy! :)

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10Feb

Guess the Dress #2: Mon Amie Bridal Salon

By, February 10, 2015

This week’s mystery dress is presented to you courtesy of Mon Amie Bridal Salon in Costa Mesa, California. This premiere bridal shop has been putting brides in dreamy gowns since 1976, including our lovely bride Jessica!

On her wedding day at the US Grant, Jessica donned the lacy strapless number shown here. With its billowing tiered ruffles and form-fitting shape, the dress gave Jessica an amazing flamenco vibe. To complete the look, she added a long lace scalloped veil, and accentuated her waistline with a stunning floral and rhinestone tie-on sash. But let’s not get distracted. The big question still remains – who designed this dress?  Answer our quiz question below to find out!

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Who is the designer of the wedding dress shown here?

Answer: This gorgeous wedding dress is by Pronovias – and Mon Amie Bridal Salon still carries it! :)

Mon Amie Bridal Salon is a spacious boutique that carries gowns and accessories for the entire bridal party. Along with all of the designers listed above, you will find a selection of designer gowns by big names such as Sarah Nouri and Blush by Hayley Paige. We talked with Beth from Mon Amie, who believes this season’s trends will include airy ballgowns, caplets, and dramatic necklines. She also said that many brides are requesting dress options that depart from the traditional white. So you can expect to find these styles and more in store.

Here’s what Beth had to say about visiting Mon Amie:

Keep an open mind! There are thousands of designers that make beautiful dresses, and while you may have a specific style in mind for yourself, sometimes an unexpected dress will steal your heart.  Definitely try on the dresses you are drawn to, but also take a chance.

Once you have found the dress, stop looking. You love it for a reason!

Check out the images we captured of the beautiful dress that Jessica fell in love with, and be sure to visit their boutique.  There is a reason they’ve been in business for over 35 years!!

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See more of Jessica and Anthony’s Wedding!