Back To Basics – But Better.

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Some bridal styles seem to transcend the trends. Whether it’s the strapless dress or the peep toe pump, there are plenty of ways to make these ever-popular bridal styles totally your own!

Here are a few of our favorite ways to go back to basics – but better:

The Basic: Strapless or Off-The-Shoulder Neckline
Look for a style that covertly keeps you covered and comfortable while giving that classic look of strapless or off-the-shoulder. With illusion, there’s no more tugging and pulling up. Bonus: Technically your shoulders are covered. You’re welcome, Grandma 😉


The Basic: Column or Sheath Silhouette
Enjoy the slimmer style of a sheath silhouette AND your princess moment by adding a detachable overskirt to your dress. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it, too?!


The Basic: Show-stopping Train

Nothing says “this is my WEDDING dress” quite like the dramatic bridal train. Add even more WOW to this style element with details like scalloped lace, beaded edging, or a removable watteau style train. Swoon!

 


 

The Basic: Great Structure/Boning
Quality often comes in the form of great structure or boning. While appreciation of this feature is something that is typically reserved for the bride alone (felt but not seen), designers like Angel Rivera and Randy Fenoli are showing off this beloved feature in the form of exposed corsets. Tres chic!


 

The Basic: Peep-Toe Pump
Chances are, your MOH is scheduling a day-before pedi for you and your gals. This is of particular importance if you plan on donning the seemingly ubiquitous peep toe pump beneath your hem. We love this shoe style already… add sparkle and we’re simply smitten!

How do you plan on getting back to basics – but better? Let us know in the comments below…

Designers Featured From Top To Bottom: Pronovias, Watters, Theia, Enzoani, Chic Nostalgia, Pronovias, Angel Rivera, Randy Fenoli, Badgley Mischka, Nina Shoes

All Eyes On Angel Rivera

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Year after year, season after season, the men and women behind the bridal gowns at White Dress Bridal Boutique work tirelessly to create pieces of wearable art that will appeal to women celebrating that most special moment of marriage. From sketching an initial design idea to sourcing materials, to sewing the garments by hand, to sending the dresses our way (sometimes from overseas) we can’t help but admire the dedication and deft skill it takes to become an accomplished wedding dress designer. Cue Angel Rivera… this man is unstoppable!

When we first laid eyes and hands on Angel Rivera’s Fall 2017 collection, we knew it would delight even Milwaukee’s most discerning brides. Meticulous craftsmanship with crystals and beading make for irresistible sparkle while delicate lace and plush tulle skirts simply beg to be touched. Made to measure and named after the world’s must-see destinations (think Maldives, Paris, and Tahiti), the dresses are undoubtedly fit for the woman ready to take over the world!

Take a sneak peak below…

Milwaukee Downtown Dining Week

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One of the best parts of being located downtown is being surrounded by countless restaurants and cafés! This is especially fun during Milwaukee Downtown Dining Week, happening now through June 8, 2017!

For eight days, you’ll enjoy three-course meals at $12.50 for lunch and $25 or $35 for dinner. Dress shop til you drop and follow it up with a fabulous lunch or dinner at any of these nearby eateries:

We’re hungry just thinking about it…

You’re Invited!

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Your closest loved ones are basking in sunshine, bringing out the best in a backdrop of orange, red, and marooned leaves… you’re wrapped in your fur and holding your honey tight… the crisp air is blowing gently through your soft, face-framing curls when you step outside for the first time as newlyweds… It’s the perfect setting for your Fall 2017 wedding, and you don’t want anyone missing out. It’s time to send some invitations!

The time-tested standard for sending invitations to your guests is 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding date. In order to leave enough time for your stationer to design and produce your invites, invitation planning for a Fall wedding should begin in May or June.

Like any aspect of wedding planning, there are trends you’ll likely consider and classic elements you’ll want to include in your invitations. What will matter most when guests open your invites (and your save the dates and your dinner menu and your thank you notes!) is: Does this invitation look and feel like my friends [insert you and your spouse-to-be’s names here]? Be true to yourselves as a couple! If you and yours reflect a mod, minimalist aesthetic, focus on texture, finding quality papers, killer font pairings, and spot on wording. If you embrace a soft, natural vibe in your everyday routine, hire an experienced hand-calligrapher, go all out on watercolor, geode motifs, or florals. You may even consider including real greenery and a linen liner in your invite package! You. Do. You.

Working with a standout professional in the invites department, like our friends, Elizabeth and Denise at Coqui Paperie & Gifts Boutique, is a must as they will be able to make your vision come to life – whatever that vision may be! We think these 2017 designs strike all the write notes… 😉

More trend-spotting invitation inspiration below…

Elegant Wedding Invites
InStyle
Bridal Guide