Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bonnie + Clyde | June 24, 2010

Last fall, we had the pleasure of introducing you to photographer and artist extraordinaire, Brooke of Firecracker Studios.

Brooke has a keen eye and distinct point of view, so when she was ready for another bridal shoot, we were so excited! Can't wait to work with her again...her images are always so refreshing!

Enjoy the images below from her recent Bonnie-and-Clyde-inspired shoot in nearby Lebanon. {These models are clearly pros....you can't even tell that it was ninety five degrees!}

Dress by Anne Bowen | Necklace by Monique Lhuillier | Feathers by Toni Federici

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fall Trunk Shows!

Hey girls...mark your calendars!! Very excited to update you on our Fall 2010 Trunk Show Calendar!

Priscilla of Boston {Combined Show} : September 10-11
*combined show featuring Melissa Sweet, Priscilla of Boston, Platinum, Vineyard Collection, & Reverie

Amsale : September 17-18

Monique Lhuillier : November 5-6

PARIS Accessories + Veiling : November 12-13

Thank you for understanding that due to the popularity of these events, appoinments are required. Look forward to seeing you {and the dresses!} soon!
thebrideroom@comcast.net | 615.297.9899 for appointments!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday Fun...New Dresses :)

What could be more fun on a beautiful summer Friday than new dresses!!!

We are so pleased to introduce our newest Augusta Jones dresses, Bobbi and Juno....

Can't wait for y'all to meet the girls! Sweetheart necks, rouching, lace....beautiful gowns every time. Wish you could see the detail a little better in the photos...but guess you'll just have to come see them :):) Love some Augusta Jones!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

She'll Wear it Again?

Inevitably in the wedding + bridesmaid dress world, we hear "you'll wear it again" from time to time :) :) ....and well, rarely does that ever happen. You've heard it, we've heard it....we've all said it, and very few of us have done it ...

Enter Erin....Erin was married last April in an art museum in Atlanta, Georgia. Erin had us at "hello"....charming, smart, and very artistic. She's sure of her style and confident in her decisions. Hard not to love a girl like that ;)

So Erin chose a very lovely Melissa Sweet gown that was traditional but edgy, feminine but modern. In a word, it was perfect for her. The talented Holly Jones captured this image of Erin.....

Skip ahead 12 months....Erin is one of the lovely brides who has kept up with us (seriously, when we say we want to keep in touch, we mean it!!!)....and lo and behold, she tells us she has modified her wedding dress. Into a cocktail number. With the intention of wearing it again.

*AHA!* Wear your wedding dress again? Love it! So sentimental, so romantic...in a way, even sort of practical! (Girls, we can justify anything! :))

The darling seamstress at Oakwood Cleaners who altered Erin's gown the first time she wore it took the hem up again.... this time, a lot! :) We were so thrilled when Erin popped in to show us the final product....that's right, her mother - a talented artist! - hand painted the dress and Erin is sporting it to a family wedding in Ireland this month. Just can't *wait* to see it all together!

Erin...thanks for sharing! Just love this little dress! What a fun treasure for you to have! All the best!! {Keep up with Erin and her creative, fun, artistic ventures here!}

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fiesole Friday : Inspiration!

We are so thrilled to introduce you to our newest gown from Reverie by Melissa Sweet!! Sweet Fiesole is a warm, vintage tea-length beauty...she's every bit as southern as she is classic. Already we love, love, love her.

We got so excited we put together a whole inspiration board of ideas based on sweet Fiesole...hope you enjoy!

Fiesole by Reverie | Valentina shoe by Grazia

Engagement Party/Rehearsal/Bridesmaids dresses by Amsale

Cake by The Bake Shoppe | photo by Kristyn Hogan
Fireworks hair ornaments by Toni Federici

Floral bouquet by Big Events Wedding | Photo by Michael Howard
Monte Carlo earring by PARIS

Custom bracelet by Haute Bride | Men's Suit JCrew


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

This One's For the Guys....

Today is so fun for us! A great little post to introduce you to PARIS by Debra Moreland's newest design....cuff links!!!

When we saw these at market it was such an AHA! moment! Cuff links by PARIS! Genius!!!

Girls, you can gift your groom (or your dad!) these gorgeous pieces that he'll have forever...and they can totally coordinate with all of your PARIS goodies.... we are totally in love with them! {Why didn't WE think of this!!!!}

{special thanks to Street Tuxedo for the men's shirt ;)}

Friday, June 4, 2010

One of Our Own!

Many of you will remember sweet Liz from her glory days here at The Bride Room :) Liz worked with us from June 2008-June 2009 before heading to grad school for some higher education. Though we are so so so proud of our dear Liz, we miss her like crazy!

A couple of Saturdays ago, we got the call: her relationship status had officially changed and our very own Liz needed an appointment to try on dresses :) :) :) :) :) {We can't help but feel like surrogate Nashville mothers to her and our immediate response was::: she's all grown up!!!!!!!!!!}

Her mom was in town yesterday so we booked her a time to do a preliminary round of dress shopping....She looked so fabulous in everything....we can't help but wonder....who will Liz be on her wedding day??

fashion foward?

modern + fresh?

sweet + sassy?

soft + traditional?

Liz + Steph :: take 1
{can't wait for the picture of Liz + Steph at her wedding*}

(Don't worry, Adam, we didn't take any photos of anything that could be a *real* contender...and there were definitely a few!)

{*Liz, did you see how we just invited ourselves to your big day??? :)}

We know for sure that Liz's wedding day will be every bit as sweet and thoughtful as she is. So, so so happy for you, Liz!!! We love you!!!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Erin + GR | April 24, 2010

So fun to bring to you a real wedding today of one of the very sweetest brides ever :)

Erin knew exactly the look she wanted - lace and vintage and warm. The Vineyard gown she chose was simply perfect - both for her and the overall tone of her darling wedding. Think tiny, tiny chapel in a tiny, tiny Tennessee town on a sunny Spring day. Amazing :)

One of our favorite memories of Erin was when she arrived at the Paris Trunk Show and requested no veil. She was definitely not going to wear a veil.... :) :) We are all about respecting our sweet brides' wishes, but then again, Erin was up for experimenting... and voila! Now, seeing these photos, can you imagine her complete look without this stunning veil and flower by Debra Moreland of Paris?

Erin and her family couldn't have been any sweeter...we were delighted to be a part of such a special day!!

Big, huge, The Bride Room thanks to Jen and Ann of Photographix for letting us share these photos...

Do yourself a favor and check out their blog post from this sweet wedding....Erin put a very sophisticated spin on a yellow and grey theme. Everything was just as charming as it could be....just like the bride herself :):)