Thursday, June 30, 2011

Alita Graham for Kleinfeld Trunk Show Extended!!

This show was such a great success, we have decided to extend it through this Saturday!
There are some seriously fabulous dresses.... from destination to debutante. This collection seriously has something for every bride!!

Say Yes to the Dress has given these gowns television fame, and now Serendipity has brought them to you. We are so pleased to be the exclusive carrier of Alita Graham in Texas. Yeehaw!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Amazing Day at Kendra Scott Boutique!!

The ladies at Kendra Scott are unbelievable!! We were lucky enough to gain entry into the coveted "vault" at the Kendra Scott boutique this morning and select a collection of jewelry designs for the Liz Fields fashion show that are beyond belief! The assortment of colors, shapes and silhouettes are swoon worthy to say the least. Strong turquoise, coral, blush pink, and jade pieces are just the tip of the iceberg of what will accompany the spectacular gowns on the runway at Liz Field's Military Ball on July 23rd and appear on CMT Television in late Fall.

This day was a dream come true for me, and I wanted to spread a little piece of my joy with our fabulous brides....KENDRA SCOTT JEWELRY IS COMING TO SERENDIPITY!!! Yup, we are bringing these amazing pieces into the salon very soon. More details to come!

Monday, June 27, 2011

CMT Television Military Gala, Hosted by Liz Fields

Serendipity Bridal is honored to be a part of the upcoming Military Gala hosted by the amazing designer, Liz Fields.

Liz has been searching for a way to give back to the wonderful women and men of the military, and now, in collaboration with Army Wives Network, she will be hosting a fantastic evening out for these brave soldiers, as well as making one couples' wedding dreams come true. Not to mention, debut her Spring 2012 collection on national television!!!

Registered military couples, (which include engaged, involved, and buddies), will be gifted an unforgettable evening of great food, drinks, entertainment from a surprise American Idol Finalist, as well as an chance to win an unbelievable grand prize filled with goodies to make a future dream wedding come true.

CMT Television will be taping the entire evening in San Antonio, at the Swanderosa for an upcoming series airing later this summer. I have been privileged enough to assist with the styling of the runway show where Liz will be showcasing the very first viewing of her upcoming Spring collection of bridal, destination, bridesmaid and evening wear gowns. The remarkable Kendra Scott will be donating the use of her unbelievable jewelry, as well as offering bridal and bridesmaids pieces for the grand prize, just as she just did for the Rachael Ray show. Coveted headpiece designer, Toni Federici will be allowing us the use of veils, as well as a grand prize goody.

Entourage Models and Talent will be sponsoring the lovely models for the runway, and
former Miss San Antonio, Miss Texas beauty Holly Mills-Gardner will MC the show, as well as hang for a meet and greet while wearing one of Liz's amazing new pieces. An US Weekly journalist, in addition to a fantastic Texas photographer, Kimberly Chau will be there to document the whole evening unfold.

It is truly amazing that all of these fantastic professionals have come together to give back one unforgettable evening for our treasured members of the military. I am truly humbled by the generosity and incentive of Liz Fields to put this all together. Her dedication has inspired many talented designers and professionals to follow suit, and I get to be there to watch it unfold. Wow.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Alita Graham for Kleinfeld Trunk Show!!

Color me happy!! I have been looking forward to this moment since my first viewing of this fantastic collection at New York Market!

Kleinfeld, NY Market

This weekend is the sneak peek of a new designer making their way from Kleinfeld in NY into central Texas via Serendipity Bridal. Alita Graham has created a unique collection with attention to detail and a great deal of emphasis on fit. Impeccable fit, I might add. The combination of a flattering design, as well as the unmatchable construction of these gowns, create silhouettes beyond compare. Above are some shots from NY Market at Kleinfeld. These gowns have not been altered in any way from production to fit the specific models, and check out how amazing they look!! Imagine them styled with an amazing veil, gorgeous jewelry, and a dreamboat groom ;)......almost too fantastic to handle. Almost.

Alita Graham has an extensive collection of styles and silhouettes to please every bride. From fitted trumpets, to princess ball gowns....this designer has it all!!

Here are just a few of my ultimate favorites. Shots from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Style AG7701
This is a draped tulle, natural waist gown with a full A-line skirt of ruffled tulle. A classic design with a modern edge.

style AG7702
This is a trumpet gown with an all over lace detail and a corset back. A totally romantic style with an attitude.

style AG7705
This gown features a gently scooped, organza strapless neckline with an A-line skirt detailed with organza floral embroidery and a floral belt at the natural waistline. A combination of textural fantasticness. (yup, I said fantasticness, and I am sticking to it.) ;)

style AG7708
This is a strapless gown adorned with aurora borealis sequins at the bodice in soft pink, met with a full tulle skirt. There is no secret that I am smitten with blush toned gowns, and this dress is no exception. Pretty perfection in pink.

style AG7721
This gown is a banded lace and pleated organza ruffle with a slight fit at the hips and a fluted skirt. Somehow, this gown is regal and flirty at the same time. The detail is amazing, yet discreet enough not to overpower a bride. Brilliant.

style AG724
This gown is an asymmetrical mermaid of tucked organza and lace with soft net and organza embroidered skirt. I simply cannot put into words how great this gown is. The fit of the bodice is unbelievable and the skirt is so much fun, it will make you want to dance all night long. A knock out!!

There are truly so many unbelievable gowns within this collection, I simply cannot list ALL of my favorites!!

Do not miss the opportunity to be among the first to view these dresses!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

New Collection of Serendipity Bridal Belts!!

Strike a pose ladies! Our new collection of bridal belts have arrived and these are some show-stoppers.......sure to flatter a tiny waist and make you want to put your hands on your hips and command attention!!

These belts are Serendipity's own designs, and are created in house. This allows our brides to customize the color, length and style. Another added benefit to having our own line....we can offer these creations at unbelievable prices for our great brides!

"Andreas" is a fabulous silk satin belt with a flirty flower detail created with feathers. The flower is removable and can be placed anywhere. A great way to style this belt would be to wear the sash on its own for the ceremony, and then add the flower for the reception to create a fun, party look. "Andreas" can be ordered in champagne or black.

"James" is a classic and regal design, created on a black silk satin ribbon with a beautiful appliqué placed in the center. This particular belt would be fantastic on a lbd after the wedding!

"Ryder" is no doubt the glam look from this collection. This is an amazing crystal and beaded floral design placed on our new platinum silk satin ribbon. A perfect style to add fabulous detail and beauty to a bridal gown. This sash is a strong enough style to stand alone, but when placed with the right dress, it creates a designer, couture look like no other. Stunning!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Short Wedding Gowns

Liz Fields style 9103

Just by going outside these days, you can TOTALLY understand what the appeal to these adorable numbers are! What a cute way to beat the heat and still look like a million bucks on your big day!!

There is defiantly a proper time and place for a short wedding gown, and to wear these takes confidence and more importantly, killer heels. ;) An outdoor event is the perfect setting to sport a tea or cocktail length wedding gown. This look can be styled with a short and flirty veil, as well as fantastic jewelry to add a touch of formality, or a flower headpiece is a super yummy way to play up this uber feminine look.

If the sight of your gams on your wedding day will send Granny into a tizzy, then utilize this fantastic style for your getaway gown. Not only is this a great way to practice a celebrity trend of changing looks, but it is a practical process as can hand of your more formal gown to family or a responsible friend to ensure that it stays safe and with as little damage as possible, AND if the mood suits you and your new hubby.....hitting the town just now became a lot less cumbersome.

These are both fantastic options from Romona Keveza Legends and Liz Fields. The skirt is detachable, so when the timing suits you, there is a scrumptious gown underneath that is screaming for some dancing and 4 inch stilettos!

style 9101

style RK188

These cute little gowns can still take up to the full 5 months to order into the store, so if this is not a possible option in time for your wedding, check the Serendipity Bridal sample sale rack. You can purchase a designer gown at an extremely discounted price, and take it to a trusted seamstress to have the skirt cut to whatever length you prefer. Viola! You are now ready to rock with your one of a kind dress.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Serendipity Bridal Real Brides

Greetings to all!!

There has been a HUGE request for more features containing real Serendipity Brides, and I am all for sharing our fabulous ladies with you. This will be a wonderful resource for sneak peeks into styling, coordinating bridesmaids dresses and vendor recommendations.

Brides and vendors, please submit your "real wedding" features to, along with any details that you would like to share about your event, and you could be one of our coveted features on The Serendipitist!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

New Paloma Blanca Gown

I am so excited to have this amazing Paloma Blanca gown from the Fall 2011 collection at Serendipity Bridal!!

This ball gown masterpiece is an unbelievably flattering silhouette constructed in the luminous silk shantung that Paloma Blanca is known for. The pleated sweetheart neckline is adorned with a jewel encrusted medallion and band at the empire waist that gracefully wraps around to the back enclosure. The fitted dropped waist bodice is met with a perfectly pleated ball gown skirt with the adorable addition of hidden pockets. Doesn't get much better than this!! Style this dress with a flirty cage veil for a lighter look, or play up the formality with a jeweled cathedral veil and switch it out for an amazing headpiece at the reception. Such an knock out gown for brides getting married in the winter months, and yet still light enough to pack a punch in a warmer outdoor setting. Paloma Blanca has completely stolen my heart with this one!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bridal Model Casting Calls

There is something big brewing in the styling department of Serendipity Bridal!!!

We will be holding an open casting call in San Antonio on Sunday the 26th of June. If there is enough interest, we will hold an additional casting in Austin for those models that are willing and able to travel to San Antonio.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment and would like additional details, please email me at

Thank you!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Debutante Ball Gown Shopping Season is Here!

It's official, summer is here. The onset of these hot summer months can only mean one's time to select a deb gown! Ok, so this rule only applies to a select few, but for that's a frenzy, and we are here to help!

Serendipity Bridal is a debutante's dream salon!! We are more than knowledgable in this elite world of presentation ceremonies, and have had the privilege to dress "princesses" from all over Texas. There are several select rules and regulations to be followed, but one with the utmost importance is: no debs should be wearing the same gown. One way to ensure avoiding this fashion faux pas is by selecting AND securing your gown in ample time of the event. This is just one of many services that our seasoned staff at Serendipity can do for our coveted debutantes.

Heavy hitter, Lazaro, never fails to please when it comes to the ball gown. These dramatic creations are works of art pulled together with an sense of elegance that no other designer can recreate.

Newcomer, Alita Graham has debuted spectacular show stoppers sure to dazzle. Her flirty and girly aesthetic combined with immaculate fits create a swoon worthy collection. Perfect for a young fashion maven.

What a fantastic opportunity to wear a designer gown and showcase the utmost current trends!! The natural waist lines with full skirts, layered and textured fabrics are SO HUGE right now....What a great time to select an amazing dress!

Be sure to be the first to schedule an appointment for the ball gown trunk shows coming soon for these designers!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Citrus Colored Bridesmaids Dresses

I am adoring the shades of citrus gowns hitting the red carpet this season! In these hot months approaching, who doesn't love a tall glass of lemonade???

These bright, pretty tones will photograph beautifully indoors and out...adding splashes of vibrant hues to any event!
Lemon, tangerine and lime are great shades for bridesmaids dresses in rich fabrics such as silk satin, taffeta, and chiffon. The denser the fabric, the more vibrant a color will appear.

Watters, Monique Lhuillier, Lazaro and Jim Hjelm offer an array of fabulous dresses in these mouth-watering shades.

Too timid to go for a full gown in these shades? An accent in these rich hues will have a similar effect. Throw on a bright flower or citrus sash to add a splash of summer splendor!!