Monday, May 30, 2011

Tony Romo and Candice Crawford's Wedding....Gown Details

The beautiful couple were married in Dallas over Memorial Day Weekend, according to
Us Weekly. She wore a custom St. Pucci lace and duchess silk gown with an elaborate Queen Anne collar based on this design.

Candace, and St. Pucci's head designer Roni Totman custom designed the back to create a keyhole opening, and added a detachable semi-cathedral train. The bodice is fantastic with floral lace embroidery, ostrich feathers, rhinestones and crystal beading. Let's not over look that plunging neckline, wowza! ...." it was customized to create a one-of-a-kind dress of Candice's dreams," a St. Pucchi's rep told Us Weekly.

There are not too many pictures out there yet, but I will for sure be sharing them as soon as they are released!

Also, from the St. Pucci design house, comes the Anais Collezioni, (available at Serendipity), bringing the same dramatic and couture feel to a more affordable and obtainable line of gowns....perfect for any "Cowboy's" bride! ;)

photo credits: splashonline, and Michael Buckner

The Knot Magazine, Texas Issue

More fabulous Serendipity brides and designers are featured in the current issue of The Knot, Texas Edition Magazine.

Amy is beautiful bride in Watters, "Austin." Her simple and classic hair, coupled with the custom lace veil is so soft and romantic..a perfect fit for her outdoor wedding. Her bridal party is incredibly adorable in a selection of Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses in raspberry. Amy's ladies chose from a ruffled halter or sweetheart strapless selection of styles in the same color and fabric, which make for fantastic photographs. This is a great way to allow your bridal party to select the style of gown that best suits them, while keeping them uniform in color and texture. Well done!!
**Quick tip: When selecting different styles, be sure to have all of the bridesmaids order gowns from one store at one time...this will ensure that there is no color discrepancy within the dye lot of fabric.

Wedding Photography credits: Nichols Photography (please keep in mind that this are not original shots, pick up a magazine to see the pics in true form...amazing!)

A well earned repeat feature in our blog is our fabulous bride, Jaime. Such a glamorous beauty in her one shoulder, lace Romona Kaveza L110 gown. Her styling is so sophisticated, yet seemingly effortless. Her svelte shape is flattered with the slim gown, and the absence of necklace keeps her exposed collar bone a beautiful point of interest. The dangle earrings are a great way to elongate a neckline. Always flattering. What a beautiful couple!!

Wedding Photography credits: Diana M. Lott Photography (I am an uber fan)

Another favorite Serendipity bridal gown designer, Paloma Blanca, was featured in the fashion portion of the magazine. A flattering and classic design, style number 4166 features a natural waist with a repeat starburst beaded belt detail. The organdy, layered handkerchief skirt adds a fun, and flirty vibe, while keeping the overall shape classic and timeless. Perfect for accentuating a small waist.

The Knot, Texas Edition Fall/Winter issues are on shelves now. Pick one up at Serendipity Salon!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Jeweled Head Pieces are Back!!

These wonderful, jeweled tress trends have taken a step back to the more whimsical and less formal flower, but these stunners are coming back in a big way!

Celebrities and brides alike are utilizing this hair accessory to formalize their styles in many different ways. Jeweled headbands, barrettes, traditional tiaras, and even brooches are fantastic ways to add sparkle to a dynamite "do".

These pieces can be worn in conjunction with a veil for the ceremony, or added at the reception. What a wonderful and simple way to play with bling!

Paris, Toni Federici and Laura Jayne offer many styles at an array of price points.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Miranda Lambert's Wedding and Reception Dress

Miranda Lambert wore her "something old" during her ceremony earlier this month when she married fellow country star, Blake Shelton. She paired custom Casadei cowboy boots and a fabulous, flirty headpiece with her mother's slim,and flowy spaghetti strapped ivory silk gown.

"My parents have been married for 33 years, so this dress is already a good-luck charm," the bride tells the new issue of Us Weekly (on stands now).

In true celebrity fashion, the bride changed into Priscilla of Boston's "Drew" from the Vineyard collection for the reception. The ivory, short strapless has vertical bodice seaming and a draped bust line finished off with a super fun tulle hem. Perfect for a "boot scooting boogie" or two.

Paired with chunkier jewelry and the same headpiece, Miranda took her soft, romantic bridal ceremony style to a swingy, flirty reception feel with a simple wardrobe change.

Here are some other options for a second look for either the reception gown or a get-a-way dress. There are an array of styles and fabrics to choose from within all price points.

WTOO's "Krya" is super light, airy and oh, so flattering!

Liz Fields style 9103 could not be more adorable with it's vintage feel and sexy, floral bodice top. Lovely!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Flower Girl Dresses

Is there anything more adorable than a little girl preceding a bride in a fluffy little dress? I think not. When it comes to finding the right look for your mini beauty, just remember that as long as she agrees to actually walk down the aisle when told without throwing a temper tantrum, your hardest task is done.....the rest is cake.

There are several different ways that a flower girl can be incorporated into the bridal party's style. The most common is the white or ivory dress. Typically, the little dress will be similar to the shade of the bridal gown. US Angels has a great selection of ruffled, textured, and simple styles to choose from in quality silk fabrics. There are also many fantastic colored dresses in their collection as well as these classic white and ivory tones.

A colored sash can be used to tie in the colors of either the bridesmaids dresses or another shade used in the wedding. Who doesn't love an exaggerated bow on a little lady...come on, super cute right? Watters has a huge assortment of sashes to choose from, and the fun styles stay true to the designer's aesthetic.

Really, there is no wrong way to dress these little lovelies. A gown in a full color is perfectly acceptable, and does not have to match anybody else's attire. There is no mistaking a flower girl, she makes a statement with a smile, and will be as proud as a peacock in any dress that you choose.

There are a couple of tidbits that you will want to keep in mind when selecting these precious pieces.....just like other special order dresses, measurements are needed, and expect up to a 6 week turn around time. Oh, and this is EXTREMELY important..... if it is convenient for the flower girl to go to Serendipity to try on the sample, be sure to bring a camera. It's too adorable to miss!! ;)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Austin Wedding Day

So excited about our Lazaro gown making the cover of the recent Austin Wedding Day. The image of LZ3052 is truly remarkable. The styling of the model is just how I would envision the completed look to accompany this dress. A little bit of a modern day Marilyn Monroe.
The uber talented makeup artist, Maris Malone Calderon, knocked it out of the park for the cover shot. The makeup is STUNNING! We were lucky enough to have Maris make a cameo at the Watters Bridal trunk show this weekend. For all of you fans....Maris is offering a 10% discount to Serendipity Brides for a limited time.

This Lazaro gown creates such a regal look with a fully beaded top, a sleek silk satin trumpet skirt, and a with glamourous crystal sash. So unique and lovely.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Watters and WTOO Bridal Trunk Show

What a treat! Serendipity will be hosting a Watters and WTOO trunk show this weekend. I am not exaggerating when I say, that this collection is truly amazing! The innovative designs are incredible. The fabrics and accessories are unreal, and the!!!

When this collection debuted in April at New York Market, I could not help but gasp, ohhhh and awww out loud at every gown that rounded the corner. (no joke, ask my husband....he kept nudging me to hush)

We are going to be debuting the new gowns as well as some of the cutest bridesmaids dresses that you have ever laid your eyes on!

One of my many personal favorites from this collection include the "Primrose" top and "Poppy" skirt. This is a FANTASTIC look at extremely affordable price point. The corset top is adorned with Swarovski crystals and floral appliques. The lace up fit in the back ads an unforgettable flirty, sexy aspect to the classic, romantic style. The skirt is a bustled silky taffeta with a soft tulle overlay. Seriously....amazing.

Another show stopper is "Olivia." This tulle ball gown is presented in the greatest shade called oatmeal...but don't let that fool you, this color is not even close to being bland. The layers of the over skirt build a wonderful depth and dimension that will show so wonderfully in photos. The hand beaded floral details adorn the skirt and trail the back of the train so beautifully. The Swarovski crystals will capture the light in any setting and are sure to make your guests swoon.

Now, "Chelsea" is total a show stopper of a dress. This dress seriously captured my heart. It is simple in it's color and overall shape, but when you get a good look at this skirt.....jaw dropping. The organza draped bodice is accentuated with a wonderful crystal and floral appliqued belt finished off by the COOLEST SKIRT EVER!! This flange ball gown gives a wave effect and adds movement to the style that is down right dreamy.

I seriously could go on and on about every single gown in this collection, but I will choose one last dress to make you drool over, and then the rest you will just have to come and see for yourself. ;) "Palm Springs" is another gown featured in the newest color of oatmeal, and it is an attention grabber for sure! The full tulle ruffled skirt has such a fantastic element of texture and dimension, yet withholds from being too overpowering. It is a delicate balance of rocker and romance done just right. (Tulle hat NOT included) :)

Among the amazing looks from the show, stood out the fabulous accessories that Watters presented this season. The belts, sashes, and boleros include incredible elements such as horsehair, embroidery, velvet, sequins, and jewels to create amazing pieces to be treasured.

As an added treat, Watters brought along the newest and possibly some of the greatest bunch of bridesmaids gowns ever! With a huge array of colors and styles to choose from, there is surely the perfect dress that all of your ladies will agree upon.....and YES even wear again!!

Be sure to take advantage of the fantastic opportunity to get a sneak peek of these amazing dresses and be one of the firsts to wear them on your big day! Not to mention the great discounts and ability to work with one of our seasoned staff members that will assist in the fun decision of finding your perfect wedding day style.

Serendipity Welcomes a Prince!

Congratulations to salon owners, Josh and Jessica Epstein, for introducing a Prince into the family business of Serendipity Bridal! The beautiful couple welcomed James Ryder Epstein on Friday in the wee hours, and could not be more proud. Adorable Grayson will no doubt be the best big sister ever!!

Josh and Jessica are a fabulous couple, amazing business owners and wonderful friends....this occasion is full of joy and celebration.....we send out all of our love and happiness to you and your family of four!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

LeAnn Rimes's Wedding Gown

Joe Buissink

"I was definitely a little bit of a sexier bride...." said LeAnn, describing her style at her wedding to Eddie Cibrian, according to Her champagne-toned Reem Acra gown was hand beaded with an assortment of pearls ranging in size and shades of white to ivory. The silhouette was a drapey sheath with a join line at the natural waist, allowing for a gathered skirt and revealing slit at one side.

Joe Buissink

Oh what a difference a decade makes.... LeAnn's style has certainly evolved from this country star's first wedding, wearing classic Vera Wang.
I am not sure if "sexy bride" was quite the right way to go for LeAnn given the contraversial relationship between herself and Cibrian, but, on the other hand, I don't think that sweet and traditional would have been appropriate either.

I would have liked to see her in a deep ivory lace gown. "Lycette" by WTOO would be really great on her body type. Rimes has fabulous shoulders that the sheer lace halter would accentuate beautifully. The open back and fitted torso would give her that sleeker fit that she seems to adore.

Another similar shape and lovely option for LeAnn would have been Watters' "Vanessa." The textured floral detail and sheer cap sleeves add dimension and visual interest without overpowering a small frame.

In my opinion, although the gown was amazing and beautiful, it was not the right choice for her wedding dress. Again, just my opinion. Oh well, congratulations to the new couple...let them eat cake!

photos from People magazine