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14 Jan 2015

 

Most of us will never have the opportunity to wear a gown to a red carpet event like our favourite celebrities at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards.  The closest we may come is our high school prom.  That is, until the day you say 'yes' to sharing your life with your sweetheart. 

It is an exciting time, and gown shopping can be a very enjoyable experience if you know what to look for. Last week we gave you 5 Tips When Shopping For Your Wedding Gown to get you started in the right direction. One of the points we made was to buy what fits your body shape. But what exactly does that mean? Body shape? It's no secret that we are all built differently. Ever gone shopping with your best friend and tried on the same pair of jeans? Even if they are different sizes, one just fits and looks better than the other, because proportionally you are different. This is why jeans now come in a variety of cuts, whether curvy, or boycut or petite. Knowing what shape you are will make it easier to find something that fits well.

It is no different when choosing a gown. There are so many options out there; empire cut, to ball gown, to trumpet, to modified A-line. Confused? Don’t worry! Over the next few months we are going to help you figure what to choose, and the first step is to figure out what your body shape is. For example, you could be an “Apple” or “Pear” shape. And no, we aren't making fruit salad here, nor are we talking about what dress size you are.  A size 16 and a size 6 bride can have the same body shape. It all has to do with our bone structure and muscle distribution.

Next week we will talk about our first shape, The Pear, and provide you with some fantastic gown options from our current collection that will look fabulous on this body shape. Stay tuned!


14 Jan 2015

 

Angela's Bridal will be holding an in-store event this weekend, so if you're in the Albany, NY, area, call them to book your appointment and see some of our dresses from our Spring 2015 collection.

Angela's Bridal
Jan. 15Th – Jan. 17Th 2015
126 State St.
Albany, New York, 12207
USA
1-518-869-1848
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Angela's Bridal has a great selection of Paloma Blanca wedding dresses, including these styles from our Spring 2015 collection:

Paloma Blanca Style 4555
4555

Paloma Blanca Style 4550
4550

Paloma Blanca Style 4552
4552

Paloma Blanca Style 4556
4556

Paloma Blanca Style 4563
4563

They also carry our Hope Brooch; a beautiful dove set in the finest European crystals, carrying a pink Breast Cancer support ribbon. All proceeds of our Hope Brooch will be donated to breast cancer research with the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Get yours today and wear it in memory of a loved one, for a fighter or a strong survivor. 

Paloma Blanca Hope Brooch

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

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13 Jan 2015

 

It was an evening filled with luxury and glamour as we attended the fourth annual WedLuxe Wedding show at the Arcadian Court in downtown Toronto, Ontario.

This year's theme was "It's Written In The Stars", and we knew the sparkling gold and silver constellations adorning the hallways were going to lead us to some stunning wedding inspiration.

 The 2015 WedLuxe Wedding Show

Upon entering the main hall, we were greeted by a life-size cherry blossom tree and equally impressive and gorgeous fourteen-foot cake, that were part of a breathtaking Parisian Blossom Garden. And that was just the start. With every turn came more and more stunning displays by some of the top vendors in the city.

As we followed the constellations down the hall, the sweet smell of roses filled the air, letting us know we were getting close to the Floral Market where white and gold urn were brimming with roses in every shade of pink you could imagine. After picking up our take-home mini bouquet, we strolled over to Kleinfeld's Canada, where a shimmering gold runner lead us through rows of beautiful wedding dresses, spotting some of our top Paloma Blanca and Mikaella styles standing out along the way.

Our last stop of the evening was at the Pearl Moon Lounge, which looked like a scene right out of The Great Gatsby. There were art deco murals, lush bouquets of white roses and hydrangeas atop mirrored tables, soft purple lighting draping the room, and a jazz performer crooning for the crowd. It was the perfect end to an inspiring evening.

Here's just a glimpse of some of the wedding eye candy we saw:

 The 2015 WedLuxe Wedding Show

 The 2015 WedLuxe Wedding Show

 The 2015 WedLuxe Wedding Show

 The 2015 WedLuxe Wedding Show

 The 2015 WedLuxe Wedding Show

 The 2015 WedLuxe Wedding Show

 The 2015 WedLuxe Wedding Show

 The 2015 WedLuxe Wedding Show

 The 2015 WedLuxe Wedding Show

 The 2015 WedLuxe Wedding Show

 The 2015 WedLuxe Wedding Show

 The 2015 WedLuxe Wedding Show

 The 2015 WedLuxe Wedding Show

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12 Jan 2015

 

For some, the Golden Globe Awards are a chance to see your favorite celebrity grace the stage in triumph, or to find some comedic entertainment on a Sunday night. For us, it was all about the glamorous line of celebrity looks parading down the red carpet. Here are our picks for looks that we think brides will be swooning over this wedding season.

Taylor Schilling
Taylor Schilling

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon

Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick  


09 Jan 2015

 

As the weekend approaches and brides everywhere are heading out to find their perfect gown, we thought we'd share some of our top shopping tips to help make your experience fun and as stress-free as possible.

Know what looks good on you
Before you head out to buy your wedding gown, take a look in your closet. What is it filled with? Are all your shirts short sleeved versus long? Do you prefer pieces with lots of embellishment? Is the overall look of your closet vintage, or perhaps it's new and modern? Your everyday style is a great indicator of what looks good on you. Keep these style choices in mind when searching for your gown.

Bring undergarments and shoes
By bringing the undergarments and shoes that are the same height as the ones you'll be wearing on your wedding day, your seamstress will be able to alter the size and height of your gown more accurately, ensuring that you leave with a better fit.

Start early
Many manufacturers require 4+ months to complete your dress, and this doesn't include the alteration appointments you will need once your gown has arrived to your authorized retailer. By giving yourself plenty of time to find your dream gown, you'll avoid the stress and worry that your dress won't be ready on time for the big day.

Buy what fits your body shape
Whether you want to tone-up, or have other pre-wedding fitness goals in mind, choosing a gown that fits your current body shape will ensure that it looks fabulous on you no matter what.

Trust your instincts
Not every bride has a tear-filled moment when she tries on her perfect dress. Some brides just know that their gown is "the one". Does your gown make you feel beautiful, special, and excited for your big day? Then we say trust your instincts and go for it!

Have you already purchased your gown? We'd love to hear some of your shopping tips!