Thursday, April 30, 2009

Oh, Ladies... What a wonderful Day!

Stephanie Arnold and Charlotte Poling

Just thought I'd do a quick post on what a wonderful day this is... a day to be celebrated for certain!  If you've been in our store, you've met Stephanie - the beautiful, talented, ever so chic, self-described fashionista, Stephanie -- and I'm quite certain that even if you didn't find the gown of your dreams, you found a friend in Steph.  And if you did find the gown of your dreams, you've received countless encouraging, spirited emails and phone calls from her.  Well, today marks her year anniversary with The Bride Room and I wanted all of you to know what a joy she is to have as a part of The Bride Room family!   I thank my lucky stars day after day to have her and know that as one of our brides, you do too!   Three cheers for Steph and the amazing work she does for all of us!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Few Appointments Left!

Don't forget about the fabulous PARIS Accessories Trunk Show this weekend - have a few appointments or email us NOW to secure a spot....You really, really don't want to miss this!

This is perfect for all sorts of things - including wedding, Swan Ball, mothers, bridesmaids gifts, Bal...and on and on. 

Chat with you soon!! :)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Surprise Visit... What a Treat!

What a pleasure we enjoyed this morning... a surprise visit from world renowned designer Reem Acra!  To what do we owe this honor!?  Her brother is a Nashville resident and pediatric doc at Vanderbilt and better yet, just had a baby girl....  looks like the sweet eyes of baby have pulled at Reem's heartstrings and she has started her frequent visits to the Music City.  We were so pleased by Reem's visit today -- a simple chat about the industry and the city and then she was off...  and as soon as she left, we realized we didn't as much as THINK of a photograph!! Sorry to disappoint with no photographic evidence... guess you'll have to take our word that she was a delight and as charming as ever!  Many thanks, Reem, for making our Saturday... you are welcome anytime, as always!  Love Love....

Thursday, April 23, 2009

PARIS Trunk Show!!!!

OOOH what a week!!! We were not really sure how to follow up to the last we decided of course! Fabulousness must be followed by more fabulousness :) :)

Debra Moreland - the designer, the legend!!! - will be here. You can not afford to miss this show to complete your wedding day style!!!! Call or email us now - we are booking up!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

We were well represented!

Monique Lhuillier with The Bride Room Owner, Charlotte Poling

So, we're still on cloud nine from last night's festivities at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center:: The annual Spring Fashion Show sponsored by the lovely Gus Mayer store in Green Hills Mall... 

First I just have to THANK you all --- The Bride Room was well represented!!  During the cocktail hour Monique made her rounds with her precious husband Tom and after our original introduction, she stopped me again and said, "By the way, you are well represented tonight!  Everyone keeps telling me they wore our gown at their wedding and I say 'let me guess, The Bride Room!'" (I did my best not to *squeal* with delight - then I promptly asked her for a photo opp!) ....oh, Monique, how we adore you!!  She was so gracious as swarms of socialites and brides and press {and me!} asked for pose after pose...  Monique, I truly hope that you enjoyed the warm southern welcome you received!

Here are a few of my favorites from the show...  amazing how ready to wear and bridal cross over... so many of the gowns are in the bridal collection in white or ivory!!  Such fun to see them transition into bold color......

we have this gown in the store right now in ivory::

and this one too::

This one was in the bridal collection last season in all ivory with a matching veil::

And this one deserves THREE photos... the finale gown::
Hello Lovely... please come to live at The Bride Room... you would be well loved!

What a delight and a privilege to attend such a well appointed, well attended event... we were thrilled to be a part of it and will look forward to it from year to year.... special thanks to the sweet and talented Elizabeth Broyhill from the ever popular Monkees store in the Hill Center for inviting us to sit at her table... what a wonderful time!  Until next year....

*UPDATE* A few {professional!} runway and social photos here!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Blog Rolling....

Hey girls....Love, love, love the sunshine peeking through in Nashville....dare we believe summer really might be around the corner this time? Here's hoping :) :)

Fell madly in love with the Lhuillier collection we had this weekend...congrats to all the girls who found *the* dress...did several custom pieces, too -- LOVE doing something no one else will have! Fabulous! 

In the meantime, some of our favorites on the web have started some fun blogs....

Our dear friends and sisters in business over at PARIS have started a blog (Hear that cheering?!?! It's us! Photos! Updates! Beauty everywhere!) Check it out here.....and YES, consider this the kick off to all the excitement around the PARIS Trunk Show NEXT weekend, May 1 & 2. Check your inbox, too.... emails & personal invitations coming this week! :) :)  Debra Moreland, the designer extraordinaire herself, pictured below at Market....ooooh we adore Debra! She'll be here next weekend to customize your wedding day style. You haven't had a full wedding planning experience until you have been styled by Debra!

And Daily Candy, the website that is just that - eye candy and ideas for home, health, fashion, culture, and on and on - they have launched a Weddings site. So fun and so..well, delicious :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Lhuillier Love

So as you have read, the Monique Lhuilliers are in store! And they are simply gorgeous! Loving them so much....If you don't have your appointment yet, give us a ring...only a few spots left and we really, really want you to see these!!!

Thought it would be so appropriate to kick of the Trunk Show with this most gorgeous set of photos from a wedding featured here at Style Me Pretty....This particular post features a Monique Lhuillier lace gown....the whole wedding and styling completely swept us off our feet and makes us dream of whimsical weddings and magical moments.......

Happy Thursday! Can't wait to see you this weekend!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mid-Week Madness!


Happy Wednesday, lovely ladies! So excited to share  with you....

The Lhuilliers are landing! Yes, yes, we received our first shipment of gowns for the trunk show and oh. goodness. Gorgeousness and style abound! A sneek peak....Grace (left) and Wallis (right) are here....You might recognize Wallis from the amazing ad campaign this year...and Grace is a sheath dress and separate tulle skirt!! So dreamy! So romantic! Love it!!!!

And have you checked out the new Monique Lhuillier website lately??? Better than ever! Includes a section about the lovely Monique herself and some fabulous family photos...and the photos of dresses online are now captioned with their names! Woo hoo! Love it!

Call or email now if you need/want an appointment this weekend....We're filling up and we want you to be able to see the gowns!!! 

(PS:::There just may be cupcakes involved this, the best cupcakes you've ever had!!!!)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Its Official!


Easter has come and gone and that means that it is perfectly proper for you to leave the house wearing ALL white! Wait... that is, aside of the aisle... because, from where we stand, we all know its ALWAYS proper to wear white!
Love to all and hope you had a Happy Easter!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Current Obsession :: Periodicals!

Before we get started on today's musings, we must address a very important order of business:: the Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show!!!  If you don't already have your appointment you should call or email as soon as your little fingers will allow... space is VERY limited, as you can imagine, and we want you to get a chance to see the bridal perfection that is known as a Monique Lhuillier gown.... (partial, much?!)  

Ok, now that that is all taken care of, read on::

One would think after 4 solid days of fashion shows and  gowns, jewelry and editors (and shopping!) that at some point we'd tire of the 24 hour world of bridal that is market week, yes? WRONG.  What did we do on the plane? Cover to Cover.  Word for Word. Picture by Picture. Magazines!!!  If you don't already own them, you should -- we found ourselves obsessed with the real weddings in all three of these magazines... from big to small, simple to over the top, the coverage on these weddings are brilliant -- three cheers for editorial inspiration!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

In topshop right now! Really

In topshop right now! Really fab stuff! Happy tuesday!

Monday, April 6, 2009

A Love Letter, Part II

Dear Monique,
We figured since this is our second love (stalker?) letter to you in thirty minutes, we could just call you by your first name. You don't mind, no?

We have been blogging about the fabulousness that is your Spring 2010 collection and thought we would post some pictures. We know they don't actually do justice to the craftsmanship of your beadwork or the quality of your fabric, but we wanted the world (er...the small corner of the world who reads this...) to see some semblance of this collection.  If anyone wants to see the pictures closer, they can click on it and it will enlarge. 

Can't wait for the other pieces from your collection to be in the store for the Trunk Show in 2 weeks. Take our word for it...the Nashville brides would do you proud!

We're headed to La Zarza for dinner if you care to join....


Can you say TRUNK SHOW?!?!?!?

Indulge yourselves in these pretty little things from Amsale!!!! EEEEKS!!! 
Here's the proof that the silhouettes are perfection and detail divine...
The Little White Dress collection is coming for the May Trunk Show and the price points are *fabulous* for your reception/rehearsal/honeymoon dress....not even kidding, you must. come. see. 

A Love Letter

Dear Monique Lhuillier,  

We heart you. 

Saw your Spring 2010 designs today and you took our breath away....again. How we adored Bernadette and Skye and Trinity and all the other girls.  

We beg that you never, ever quit your day job. 

If you ever need a compliment or a hug or some validation, give us a ring. We're here for you.

All our love,
The Bride Room

Just took a turn thru

Just took a turn thru Mood fabric store...gorgeous! heading into our appt with augusta jones right *now*...cant wait!

Ok may or may

Ok may or may not have included a detour at the m&m store...we're just sayin....

Now heading over to our

Now heading over to our one on one with POB, Melissa Sweet, and Vineyard...yay!

Oh! Getting the Little White

Oh! Getting the Little White Dress collection for the trunk die for! book your spot now!

Just between appts... Amsale consistent

Just between appts... Amsale consistent with her pristine, elegant styles...classic silhouettes and feminine details...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A picture perfect day in

A picture perfect day in weather ever...just enjoyed some ny pizza :) GORGEOUS showing of maids at jim hjelm and lazaro this am!


Suffice it so say you will NOT be disappointed in the Priscilla of Boston group gowns showcased last night in the runway show.....lots of jewels, full skirts, textures, layers, and soft fabric.....gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!  Did we mention they had a cupcake intermission during the show?? It really can't get any better!!!

Today we are off to meetings...mostly bridesmaids see the new Jim Hjelm, Lazaro, and Lela Rose maids collections....stay tuned!!!!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Start Spreading the news!

So, we're here and we're ready!  After a day of shop, shop, shopping, (5th Avenue and Soho!) we are getting ready to leave for the Priscilla group show (read: Priscilla of Boston, Melissa Sweet, Vineyard Collection, Platinum Collection) -- don't forget to tune in on for a live stream video - wow!  Where technology has taken us!

A sneak peek from the Amsale press show this afternoon -- we are *dying* over the ruffle collar on the middle gown... LOVE IT! More details to come when we see the collection up close and personal in the Amsale showroom on Monday morning.....

Looks like the girls at have gotten a sneak peek at Debra Moreland's magic today - see their take on it here.  Can't wait to witness it first hand on Monday evening!

Thanks for tuning in -- the fun starts now! We'll update soon!  Enjoy your Saturday night - you know we will!! More to come...

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air in the city! Super strong winds...headed into manhatten...let the craziness commence! Remember POB fashion show tonite!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Stalk us this weekend!!! Seriously...stalk us!!!

PS::: The Bride Room is still open during Market!!! Give us a call if you want to come in Saturday or Tuesday....appointments are filling up and you'll need one this weekend!!!! Otherwise join us on this blog to hear about the trends on the runway ...the new styles coming out....the fabulous, meetings.....

Have a great weekend!!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Let the Fun Begin!!!!

So Spring Market is upon us....we're gearing up to be in New York this Saturday-Tuesday...ooooooh we are so excited!!!!

Loving the Wedded Bits blog from how they publish sketches to give us a little taste of what's to come....we get to see these this weekend!!!!!

Priscilla of Boston..............Melissa Sweet.................Vineyard Collection

And it gets better!!!!!  The Wedded Bits blog will be streaming video from the Priscilla of Boston Group runway show Saturday  night .....check it out here....And we'll be blogging live from New stay tuned....

{ PS::::For you fashionistas out case you were wondering..... yes, yes,  yes!!! We are totally planning to find the new TopShop store and we'll be dishing on what it's like.....sooooo excited!!!! :) }

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Meet the lovely, lovely Giselle!

Ladies, ladies!  Please meet the newest member of our Amsale Collection:: Giselle!!

This beautiful silk satin gown has a gorgeous floral detail at the waist and is truly a must-see.  Let us know if you are interested in coming in to see her!

If you love her look and want to see more from this collection... keep our Amsale Trunk Show in mind. It is coming up the weekend of May 8&9. We're scheduling appointments now and they are filling up!  Make sure to check out our website for more details and give us a call!