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03 Feb 2015

 

The natural beauty of Bowling Green Country Club Of Detroit, situated on beautiful Lake St. Clair, was the setting for Erika and Bradley's rustic wedding. Wearing Paloma Blanca Style 4358 that she found at Elizabeth's Bridal Manor, the bride celebrated her special day with her University sweetheart.

We asked Erika to share more of her romantic day with us:

How did you know your dress was “the one”?
My dress was the second dress I had ever tried on. It was actually a dress my mom had picked out and something I really didn't envision myself wearing for my wedding day. I went into my appointment wanting something less bridal and more of a flowy and bohemian style. I tried on the dress to show my mom and I was amazed. The combination of the lace bodice and the silk organza skirt with the lace trim was just beautiful to me, classic and whimsy. I loved the uniqueness of the lace on the bodice and the little lace details at the edge of the skirt. I felt like a bride in this dress and I knew Brad would just love it. I knew it was "the dress" when I started to cry as I envisioned Brad seeing me for the first time as his bride. I have never felt so beautiful!

How did Bradley propose?
This still is my favorite story to tell! Brad had planned a mini getaway to our favorite place, Northern Michigan, for a long weekend to celebrate his 29th birthday and our three year anniversary together. Brad proposed on his birthday night and caught me completely off guard. A wedding proposal was that last thing on my mind, I had planned the whole day to revolve around Brad because it was his birthday! It was truly one of the happiest days of my life. I will never forget it!

What inspired your wedding day theme?
Brad and I wanted our wedding to be relaxed and casual with a touch of elegance and sophistication. Throughout the whole wedding planning process, Brad and I stayed very true to ourselves. Our wedding was going to be what we wanted, not what was expected. We wanted to have a traditional Catholic ceremony followed by an outdoor reception. Our ceremony was held at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church. St. Paul on the Lake, built in 1834, is statuesque and breathtakingly gorgeous. The front doors open up to a beautiful backdrop of Lake St. Clair. Our reception was held outside on the Bowling Green at the Country Club of Detroit. We really relied on the natural beauty of our venue and flowers for the decor/theme of our wedding. I wanted bright pops of color and lots of greens to incorporate the outdoor setting of our reception space. The outdoor open concept with the sparkling bistro lights, the beautifully crafted Italian menu with modern and rustic twists, and the Motown/Soul music set the exact vibe we were going for. Our wedding day was lovely and romantic, casual and elegant, held in an outdoor setting full of lush florals and greenery. My dress was a perfect complement to our wedding day atmosphere

Real Bride Erika wore Paloma Blanca Style 4358 on her wedding day.

Real Bride Erika wore Paloma Blanca Style 4358 on her wedding day.

Real Bride Erika wore Paloma Blanca Style 4358 on her wedding day.

Real Bride Erika wore Paloma Blanca Style 4358 on her wedding day.

Real Bride Erika wore Paloma Blanca Style 4358 on her wedding day.

Real Bride Erika wore Paloma Blanca Style 4358 on her wedding day.

Real Bride Erika wore Paloma Blanca Style 4358 on her wedding day.

Real Bride Erika wore Paloma Blanca Style 4358 on her wedding day.

Real Bride Erika wore Paloma Blanca Style 4358 on her wedding day.

Erika and Bradley's video can be seen here: HTTP://VIMEO.COM/105523131

Thank you, Erika, for sharing your wedding day with us!

If you're a Paloma Blanca bride, we'd love to hear your story. You can also read more of our Real Bride stories in our Real Bride Gallery.

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Credits // Photography: Durling Photography / Videography: Blue Racer Productions


03 Feb 2015

 

Panache Bridal (Costa Mesa) will be holding an in-store event this weekend, so if you're in the Costa Mesa, CA, area, call them to book your appointment and see some of our dresses from our Spring 2015 collection.

Panache Bridal
Feb. 6th  - Feb. 8th, 2015
3077 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, California, 92626
USA
714-540-7800
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Panache Bridal has a great selection of Paloma Blanca wedding dresses, including these styles from our Spring 2015 collection:

Paloma Blanca Style 4558

Paloma Blanca Style 4561

Paloma Blanca Style 4563

These favourites from our previous collections will also be available:

Paloma Blanca Style 4512

Paloma Blanca Style 4363

All of our upcoming In-Store Events can be found on our Events page.

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30 Jan 2015

 

The fashion and bridal industry are ever changing. As we're in the studio shooting our next collection, our Spring 2015 Collection is rolling out into stores worldwide.

Although we can't give away too much from our current shoot until it's released, we're pleased to share our behind-the-scenes video from our Spring 2015 Collection in the meantime.

Have you tried any of these dresses on yet? Let us know what you love about them.

 

 


28 Jan 2015

 

Previously we talked about Pear shaped brides; smaller top, larger bottom.  The Apple shape is the complete opposite.  The physical characteristics of this shape could be broader shoulders, fuller bust, more slender thighs and bottom and a less defined waist. An Apple, may also be a split size; having their bust and waist a different size then their hips. So, unlike our Pear sisters, you may be buying that pair of jeans to fit your waist circumference rather then your hips and bottom.

When you're gown shopping, there are a few things that an Apple shaped bride may want to keep in mind.

Choose a gown that will give definition to your waist. A style that cinches in your waist will create a more balanced proportion. A wide ribbon at the waist, or a slightly dropped waist ed style are great options. Try a style with asymmetrical pleating or rushing, it does wonders for creating a defined waist.

 Apple

 Apple

 Apple

Think about necklines that will draw attention upward while flattering your bustline. V neck, and plunging are great options. However if you already have broad shoulders you may want to steer away from necklines that will make you look wider, like off the shoulder designs.

 Apple

Avoid column type dresses or trumpet and mermaid styles with exaggerated flare outs from the knee. This will emphasize a less defined waist.  

The Apple shaped may prove to be a little more challenging when gown shopping, but definitely not impossible.  Choosing the right silouhette and proper gown fitting will ensure a flattering fit to your gorgeous Apple shape.

Which tips have you found to be the most helpful? Stay tuned next week when we'll be sharing another body shape and how to shop for your perfect wedding gown!


23 Jan 2015

 

January is one of our favourite times in the wedding world – couples are getting engaged, excited brides are shopping for their wedding gown, and it’s when all of the colour and style predictions for the coming year begin to surface.

Pantone, the world-renowned authority on colour, recently announced their choice for colour of the year: Marsala. "Whether in a flat or textured material, or with a matte or gloss finish, this highly varietal shade combines dramatically with neutrals, including warmer taupes and grays. Because of its burnished undertones, sultry Marsala is highly compatible with amber, umber and golden yellows, greens in both turquoise and teal, and blues in the more vibrant range."

How will you incorporate this shade into your wedding colour scheme?

 Marsala

 Marsala

 Marsala

 Marsala

 Marsala

 Marsala

Photos courtesy of Pinterest.