Archives for January 2011
Baby, it’s cold outside! But you simply cannot wreck your entire fabulous wedding day ensemble by throwing a coat over your wedding gown…so what’s a bride to do? The solution is simple – a gorgeous and fashionable wrap, shrug or bolero jacket.
Designer Harrison Morgan has lead his namesake design firm into the fashion niche of soft accessories , and specifically in what he calls the “cover-up,” over the past 15 years. His designs are sought after by celebrities and socialites alike, and he is well known for his ability to seize upon an imaginative new fashion trend and make it his own. His designs are unique, modern, creative and feminine. When a bride adds a Harrison Morgan cover-up to her wedding day accessories, she will express her individuality and flair for fashion with confidence (and warmth!).
While steeped in the fashion world from the age of 16, Dana Stein did not begin her foray into the fashion fur industry until purchasing a personal knitted fur garment for the first time in 2006. Now she is lauded for her lightweight, fun yet glamorous everyday fur fashions. 2011 is the inaugural year for her bridal fur collection and StarDust is proud to be one of the first salons in the country to carry these sexy and chic yet practical accessories sure to bring a special touch to your wedding day!
That’s right! StarDust’s Bridal Salon now carries this fabulous outerwear designed with the stylish bride and her wedding party in mind. Our salon offers gorgeous bolero jackets, shrugs and wraps for the uber-sophisticated bride in a variety of fabrications from faux fur and silk knits to genuine fur. These luxurious accessories will add style and warmth to your wedding day at the very budget-friendly price point of $125-$250. Come in today to find the perfect complement to your bridal gown that will take your overall wedding day look to WOW!
Looking for ways to make your wedding service uniquely yours? Why not consider including a special ceremony during your wedding such as one of these more unique options?
While most traditional Protestant wedding ceremonies follow a basic order, there are many special touches you can add to your wedding to personalize it. We’ve all been to weddings where the couple has participated in a unity ceremony using candles. It’s beautiful, but not very unique these days. There are a few other ways you can connote the same idea.
Some couples have used flowers during the unity ceremony. Each mother carries a few stems of flowers in a certain color up the aisle and places her respective flowers in a vase. When it’s time for the unity ceremony, the bride and groom each take their families’ colored flowers and place them together in a larger vase in the center.
Many couples have used sand with the same idea. Each family has their own color of sand. During the unity ceremony, the bride and groom pour the sand in together, blending them just as their families are now becoming blended together. This is a particularly lovely ceremony to include when the bride and groom have children; it is a wonderful way to include them to symbolize the two families becoming one.
This sweet ritual can be part of your actual ceremony or take place at the end, which is what we recommend. At the end of the wedding ceremony, guests are invited to take a small stone from baskets (or vessel of your choosing), asked to make a wish for the newlyweds and cast the stone into a body of water (pond, lake, ocean, vase, etc.), leaving a memory for the couple. Throughout the reception, the couple can enjoy asking their friends and family what wish or advice had been cast into the pond for them. Sometimes, couples will have cards available for the guests to actually write down their blessing and place them into a blessing box for the bride and groom to keep forever.
This is a wonderful tradition, but it works best when you have a small wedding or limit the “warmers” to just your immediate family (first row or two of family in the congregation) and your wedding party. When you do this, you can have your parents and grandparents at the altar area with you and your attendants for this ritual. The rings are placed in small organza bags (or whatever you’d like them in) and brought to the altar by an usher. The bag with the groom’s ring is given to the bridesmaids and the bride’s is to the groomsmen. When the music begins, the bags are passed to each person at the altar, ending with the bride and groom, who then present the rings to each other during the appropriate time. As each person has the ring bag, they should say a little prayer or blessing for the couple.
Be sure to check with your officiant about such amendments to your order of service. While these special touches won’t interfere with the traditional aspects to your wedding ceremony, you want to make sure your pastor will be on board and supportive of your choices.
Stardust Celebrations is pleased to announce one of our newest lines to the salon…Claire Pettibone! Pettibone designs signify femininity, elegance and exquisite beauty. Each gown is embroidered with the finest European fabrics and laces.
Our Stardust Bridal Salon in West Plano is honored to host our first trunk show with this gorgeous new line this weekend, January 14-16.
Claire Pettibone began her love affair with bridal gowns at the age of four, after being mesmerized by a bride walking down the aisle of the historical St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. Pettibone is known for her unique, vintage-inspired gowns finished with a modern flair. Pettibone’s gorgeous gowns feature signatures such as delicate details, intricate embellishments and their ethereal, feminine feel. The timeless gowns are made of silk, lace, tulle and more and give the bride a feeling of utter glamour and grace on her most special day.
Please call 972.781.1619 for your appointment at our Plano salon.
Preview the entire gorgeous 2011 Claire Pettibone Bridal Collection here.
Hailing from the world-renowned Spanish design house, Pronovias gowns are glamorous, sophisticated, bold and majestic. Innovators in the bridal industry, it was the Pronovias Group who brought the “prêt-á-porter” or ready-to-wear concept from the fashion world into bridal. Pronovias gowns are decidedly feminine, designed to celebrate the female shape. Whether simply elegant, lavishly embellished or lace covered, Pronovias gowns are constructed with the utmost quality and are always fashion forward.
LuLu’s Bridal Boutique in Uptown Dallas will feature the newest collection of these fabulous gowns this weekend (January 14-16) during a special trunk show. No appointment is necessary.
Get a sneak peek at the full stunning 2011 Pronovias Bridal Collection here.