Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Paris Accessories Trunk Show | May 7 + 8

It's time again for the always-anticipated Spring PARIS Trunk Show!

PARIS by Debra Moreland is a collection of accessories and veiling designed and loved by Debra and her team of artists in Cincinnati, Ohio. PARIS is known for their impeccable design, attention to detail, and heirloom quality.

We can't emphasize enough what a treat it is to be styled personally by one of PARIS' own...it is a special day to complete your look and find the perfect final touches for your gown....

And don't forget! There are some amazing pieces for mothers of the occasion and bridesmaids, too! Brooches, necklaces, earrings, bracelets...they can all be customized to size and color for your wedding!

{appreciative for Michael Howard always getting these detail shots!}

Our appointments are filling already so please call or email as soon as possible for your time...this show is always appointment-only, as the full collection will be here and we want you to have the best possible experience!
See you soon!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Design Inspiration | Alice in Wonderland

It is always a thrill to be included on projects that local genius stylists-photographers-artists-planners-venues-{insert-your-favorite-vendor-category-here} are dreaming up...

So when Latrice of Opulent Couturier invited us to be a part of her dreamy Alice in Wonderland shoot, we were honored, excited, and immediately on board! Probably no one could have planned a more beautiful Saturday for the shoot at Centennial Park in downtown Nashville...the photos are a testimony to both the lovely spring weather and amazing styling! We were sad to miss it {we were at market, in case you missed all those tweets ;)} but super excited to see the images today featured on a very fab wedding & design blog.

The darling model is a new friend of The Bride Room...the devastatingly gorgeous and impossibly sweet Betsy. We met her through a recent fashion show (more on that later!) and fell in love instantly! :) It is *truly* an honor to have her in this Monique Lhuillier gown. Perfection! {Besty, you can model for us any time :) :)}

Many, many thanks to Latrice for thinking of us, Hillary for the amazing floral styling, and to photographer Kristyn Hogan for her incredible point of view on a relevant and current theme...the magical, whimsical, fantastic Alice in Wonderland...enjoy!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

This Weekend!!

Hello, hello!
Just your friendly reminder that if you don't have your appointment for the Amsale Trunk Show this weekend, it's not too late...there are still a few appointments left for Saturday and there are dresses with your name on them. Yes, yours. And yours. And yours, too.

Fresh from seeing her new collection at market, it is so fun to have a Trunk Show. We are deep in new designs and ideas, so having a store of lovely gowns that aren't normally here is timely and welcome.

A look below at the gowns we have for the weekend- truly something for everyone. And if you are looking for a rehearsal or reception dress, the Little White Dress by Amsale is for you!! Don't miss the chance to see these dresses in person....they are so beautiful!!!

Little White Dresses:


As if all that beauty isn't enough for one weekend...don't forget about Sunday! The Eye Candy Salon Bridal event + Fashion Show sponsored by yours truly. You can read more about it here....it's supposed to be 70* and sunny Sunday!! The perfect weather for a bridal show!! Can't wait to see you there!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Final Market Recap | Ann Frances + Monique Lhuillier

We do hope you'll excuse the delay on our final update from market :)

We are so thrilled for this post....we consider it our something old and something new from this particular market ;) ;)

We'll actually start with the something new! We were simply delighted to be invited to view the debut Ann Frances collection. Twin sisters Mary Frances and Elizabeth Ann are at the helm of the design and business and delivered an exquisite, immaculately-executed collection of couture gowns. Incredible lace, divine beading, amazing shapes...no detail was neglected.

Even more exciting...the girls are from Jackson! They are Middle Tennessee girls! We are so very excited for the future of Ann Frances and the hometown girls with mega-talent...It was so fun to connect and visit with the gowns...cheers, girls, and oh, oh - welcome to twitter :)

That was a new collection... and for the something old (though we submit it could just as easily be our something fabulous!)... Our final appointment was the dreamy and incredible Monique Lhuillier...need we say more? :) Never disappointing, this collection was very true to the Lhuillier aesthetic -- feminine and edgy, impeccable fit and design. Monique's continual ability to construct fashion-forward gowns that are wedding-day ready is truly part of her signature design. We were, once again, left breathless....and so, so happy :)

(oh if you could see the beadwork on this upclose! to. die. for.)

(this is two piece! you can have the skirt or bustier separate :) :))

(you can't see her up close, but the texture on the bottom are organza butterfly shapes)

Thank you so much for following along during market!! It is truly some of the most fun of the year and we are so glad to share with you! Only six more months, and we'll be doing it all again :) :) :) Until then.....

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monday at Market | Recap!

Checking in on our last morning here....looking forward to our morning appointment with Monique Lhuillier...from the press photos we've seen, we're in for a real treat!

Yesterday was a full and busy day - lots of meetings and appointments, but how wonderful when they are full of beautiful, wonderful, amazing dresses!!

Watters & Watters presented a beautiful collection of both bridal and bridesmaids. They are always so gracious and wonderful and had a gorgeous showing...here's a look:::

We have *so much* more to share....an amazing meeting with Nashville-based designers Ann Frances....a fresh new selection of goodies from PARIS by Debra Moreland....and oh yes! Back in Nashville, our national television debut via What Not to Wear....stay tuned....we'll update as we can...

Until then - Monique Lhuillier!!! :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday at Market | Recap!

Maybe we're feeling extra ambitious...two posts in one day :) :) But while we're fresh from our day and before our evening excursions, we thought we'd fill you in on the fun stuff from today!!

We started our sunny, sunny Sunday with our meeting at Augusta Jones....we were thrilled to see some really gorgeous pieces...designer Charlotte presented gowns with simple details - rouching, folds, delicate details, the perfect sweetheart neck - and kept the silhouettes classic and wearable....Those of you who have worn or tried Augusta Jones know that her fit is impeccable and these new gowns certainly show off that craftsmanship....take a peek :)

{those bustles? are adjustable!!! seriously! tighter pick ups or looser, softer bustles...your custom look!! genius!}

Then we made our way to our one-on-one with Amsale to see the gowns from yesterday up close...and really and truly, the swoon worthy-ness is sort of off the charts....Amsale is so modern and architectural but she infuses that aesthetic into soft, feminine gowns. We. Die.

And the Little White Dress Collection by Amsale? Simply darling this season!!! Amazing fabrics and the perfect shapes and styles.....wouldn't you know that there was a style perfect for each of The Bride Room girls this season??? :) :) :) Introducing.....

...the Amy....

....the Stephanie....

... & the Charlotte.... :)

And while we are at Amsale, the girls from the Christos collection allowed us to see the collection....girls, this is the fun of market! See what is out there, what looks good...Christos was so beautiful!!! Such a treat to get to see such a beautiful collection up close and personal! Have a peek at some of our favorites:::

Tonight is dinner with a sweet Nashville friend.......and tomorrow the Priscilla group, PARIS by Debra Moreland, and Watters...and some more appointments to see what's-what....hoping to have lots more pictures and exciting updates. This....never gets old :) :) Thanks so much for following along!!!