If you are still looking to do a little shopping after yesterday's Black Friday madness, Zita Bridal is welcoming brides into their new downtown location and showcasing an Amsale Collection and Christos Collection trunk show. Now located in the Watts building on the corner of Mason and Jefferson Street, bride receive 10% off of all gowns featured in the trunk shows. Appointments are needed so call today to secure your appointment this weekend.
Both Royal Watchers and Twi-Hards hit the internet today when major wedding fashion news broke announcing that two of the most talked about dresses of 2011 are now available for sale.
First, Pippa Middleton's show stopping cowl-neck silk-crepe gown launched on the Net-A-Porter UK site. The dress features a few minor tweaks from Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen's original version but for the most part it shows the same. In the past few months there have been a few other replica's made available but this is the only version created by the designer herself. The dress is currently available for $3200 on the UK version of the site.
And while 'Breaking Dawn' may have just opened in theaters, the designers at Alfred Angelo have been working hard to create a replica of Bella's wedding gown that is now available in the featured collection of Twilight Bridal by Alfred Angelo. Carolina Herrara made the original gown worn in the movie but since that gown isn't rumored to be available for purchase until next year, any bride wanting to channel Kristen Stewart for her vows will need to pop into a local Alfred Angelo retailer to check out the next best thing.
Bella Gown Reveal - November 21, 2011
Amelishan Bridal - Hubertus, WI
Bravo Bridal - Racine, WI
Photo by Beautiful Blooms
Looking to add a bit of drama to your reception venue? Next year's look includes suspended centerpieces. The look can be achieved with flowers, candles, fabric or really anything you can think to hang over head. To pull this look off you'll need the right type of venue and an experienced florist but if the pieces come together you can really have your guests gasping when they step foot in your space.
Stephanie Nienhaus Photography
Our outside photo shoot makes it hard to see just how fabulous these wedding favors really are! Tired of your typical dinner mints and bottle openers? Take a look at the these handmade soaps made by Anna Kasper. Anna is based out of Milwaukee and manages two Etsy stores. Her first store, Anna's Fabulous Things, is where I first found these soaps but she also has beautiful cake and cupcake stands that will have your guests admiring your cake table long after the cake has been eaten. Her second store is a collaboration with her mother Catherine and sells only wedding related products. Right now there are only a few wedding card boxes pictured but as with both the soaps and the cakes stands, Anna will customize any of her items to your wedding day colors and style. Take a look at both of Anna's stores today!
Brides Across America supports troops and their families making wedding dreams come true. Next week on November 10th and 11th they are coming to Charlotte's Bridal & Formal in La Crosse to give away wedding gowns on a first come first serve basis to qualified military brides.
See the Brides Across America website for more information.
Need a little inspiration? Check back often for tips and tricks on everything from flowers to favors and much more!