Martina Liana

Bella's Buy 2018

We feel like Christmas has come early this year with a few of our favorite designers shipping out our orders a little earlier than normal! We're thrilled to share a few gowns that have already arrived and some trendy numbers that will be here SOON!

 

Here's what we have in store now 2018 || 2019 brides: 

 

STELLA YORK

 

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Stella has wowed us with her detailing this coming year, it has really gone above and beyond! The dress above not only has the clear sequin underlay to give supreme shine but banded straps that are trimmed with pearls.
 

 

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Justin Alexander
 

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There wasn't a single Justin gown that din't make a statement but this detachable train took statement to the next level. We knew we had to have it when we laid eyes on it, which was a similar situation we had when looking at each gown!

 

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Here's what will be shipping out within the next few months: 


Justin Alexander

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Justin's newest collection is full of all the hottest trends for the upcoming year! We are so thrilled to have this millennial blue gown in the store, we've had tones of blue before but this Justin takes the cake with its elegance.
 

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Martina Liana

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Martina showcased some brilliant backs in her latest collection. We added some great V-backs to our own collection from the whole Essense design house! We cannot wait to get them in!

 

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Hayley Paige

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Many of our Hayley Paige picks were nothing like our last Hayley Paige buy. Some of these 2018 gowns will be replacing older styles in our store that have a special place in our hearts, for example the Londyn gown and River gown. 

 

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We hope you are just as eager as we are to get these stunning gowns in! We look forward to seeing you shine in them #FutureBellaBride !
xoxo

 

 

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Bella's Friday Faves

WE’RE BACK WITH A NEW FRIDAY FAVE, IT’S BEEN QUITE SOME TIME SINCE WE’VE SHARED ONE OF THESE! WE’VE HAD SO MANY NEW GOWNS ARRIVE THAT WE’VE FALLEN HEAD OVER HEELS FOR – SO IT’S BEEN HARD TO PIN POINT A FAVORITE! MARTINA LIANA GETS US EVERY TIME WE OPEN UP A SHIPMENT, HER DETAILING ON EACH GOWN STOPS US IN OUR TRACKS!

 

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So what makes this beauty our new favorite? 

Easy, we’ll break it down for you below!

 

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Art Deco Beading
The center of the bodice really brings an art deco feel to this gown that differentiates itself from its sister gown in the Essense line. The circular pearling in the center really concretes that feel!

 

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Pretty Pearl Buttons
Who doesn’t love pearl buttons? We just adore the pearl buttons Martina does on the majority of her gowns! (INSERT A THOUSAND HEART EYE EMOJI’S)

 

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Divine Detailing From Head to Toe
With a whole underlay of clear sequins this gown certainly shines! Towards the end of the train the appliques begin to thicken with lattice work detailing. We are big fans of that checker boarding action!

 

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A Personal/Store NEED
We were full with layered tulle skirt ball gowns needing another gown with a straight textured skirt. Much like needing a basic in your own closet and finally finding the perfect one you just feel that satisfaction!

 

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So, how did we style this exquisite gown?

 

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We wanted to really show off this headpiece and chose the dress around this headpiece (which is not how it should be, fall in love with your dress first***). We selected a nice tear drop earring we have a soft spot for and simple yet striking gold bracelet to create a full look.

 

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To allow the bodice of the dress to speak we brought the headpiece towards the back of the head instead of the crown. Versatile pieces like this one are truly great when you are unsure of how you are going to do your hair on the wedding day.

 

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Because there is so much detailing going on in this gown we decided to pop in a raw edge veil that gathers so sweetly. This veil is a personal favorite because of the way it cascades down the back with two layers of tulle.

 

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We look forward to sharing more faves with you Bella Babe!
xoxo

 

 

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Wedding Trends We Can't Wait to See in 2017

WE’RE TAKING A BREAK TO TALK ABOUT TRENDS OTHER THAN IN GOWNS/SEASONS TO CHAT ABOUT FUN TRENDS FOR THE DAY OF! FROM SIMPLISTIC EARTHY VIBES TO A BIT MORE TRENDY TECH CHIC MAKING A STATEMENT IN 2017 WILL BE ON TWO COMPLETE DIFFERENT REALMS.

 

LETS START OUT SIMPLE!

Everything found in nature is being utilized in weddings this year. Now from the moment you send out invitations you can give off the vibe through recycled invitations printed with soy based ink. For the day of you can blow your guests out of the water with serene decor that makes a simplistic statement. Here are a few of our favorite ideas:

Line up your aisle with a variety of neutral pots with different plants, shrubberies, and flowers.

Swap out the floral walls for cascading rose chandeliers!

Try a fragrant bouquet – you can reuse this down the road!

Flip out the flowers for small fruit trees & pair decor accordingly.

 

TIERED CAKES MAKE THE COME BACK

After seeing the alternatives  like doughnuts, cake pops, and cupcakes the tiered cake will triumph this year. Going super stacked and filling each with fun flavors like pink champagne or salted caramel will bring back the classic tiered cake with a touch of today on the inside. Tiered cakes are also getting modified by technology; cake mapping is becoming one of the more trendier options in the industry by taking the visual appeal through the roof!

 

 

TECH CRAZY WEDDING

When drones first hit the market no one would have guessed it was going to make a mark in wedding photography but it is! Now we can control a drone from a smart phone and really create an epic selfie with the help of modern technology. So instead of the photo- shopped movie scene photos we’ll be seeing creative shots from above.

 

 

 

A TWIST FOR ENTERTAINMENT

Possibly the best idea we’ve seen out there that we hope to see in more weddings is going a more alternative route to entertainment. Glamour magazine suggests everything from a live choir belting out Beyonce to acrobats and aerialists. Why not think out of the box for this one, it will have your guests talking for years after!

 

 

 

MORE THAN FUR BABIES INCLUDED

Towards the end of 2016 we started hearing of venues and even a few daring brides including animals other than dogs. We’re talking longhorns, goats, and everything in between, much like a twist on the entertainment someone in your wedding party will appreciate a good photo with the animal who showed up to your wedding (and no we’re not talking about that one crazy aunt)!

 


Bella Bride Katherine at Lost Mission with their goat, Pickles.
Shot by Kate Panza Photography

 

 

STAY TRENDY BELLA’S
XOXO

 

Bella's Friday Fave

 

Finding out your wedding style is apart of the wedding planning process, it may be spectacular and fun for many but for others it is just that; a process. For women who typically hate wearing dresses, bridal separates can be a safe ground that's comforting and beautiful. The concept of bridal separates for Brides can be challenging, either they are all for it or against it. Some are unsure until they have it on and are blown away.

 

 

 

Many believe that separates will look as it sounds S E P A R A T E.
There are many ways you can make the separates look as if they were two pieces and many ways you can make them look as if the were a single dress. If you want to make it look uniform Martina Liana offers a customization of sewing your two choices together. If you want to make it look separate you can show mid-drift or go with a two-toned look (seen below).  There are so many options to make your wedding look YOUR wedding look that is why the Celia corset & Scout skirt are our favorite right now!

 

 


 

Accessorizing Bridal Separates  

Accessorizing separates can help you achieve the look of being more uniform. For instance you can place a sash at the natural waist to bring the colors together and for the double whammy it will bring in the waist! Who doesn't want that? We also added an off-the-shoulder strap to create a soft, romantic touch.

 

 

 

 

We chose to highlight the cleaner ivory color rather than the stone color on the skirt because the skirt color has majority of the look. We also chose to use a few boho-chic headpieces instead of a veil, most of our brides who go down the separates route typically are less traditional and are opposed to wearing a veil. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The separates can be so playful and freeing for many women who have a hard time finding the right dress, its relief for the Bride who makes the hunt for a dress a strenuous process. Accessorizing separates can be as custom as the pieces themselves, the more you change or add the more you are creating a personal look no one has seen yet(raise bust line, line a sheer panel, add beading ect.). That's liberating knowing you don't have to have a designer draw up and charge you your whole wedding budget to get something pretty custom!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAKE YOUR LOOK YOURS BELLA'S
xoxo

 

 

Boler-OH MY!

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THE BOLERO IS THE PERFECT TRANSFORMATION PIECE FOR BRIDES LOOKING TO COVER UP FOR THE CEREMONY, WHETHER IT BE FOR THE CHURCH OR FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL STYLE AND COMFORT. IN MANY CASES A BRIDE WANTS TO HAVE TWO LOOKS AND AREN’T AWARE IT CAN BE DONE WITHOUT HAVING TO ACTUALLY BUY TWO DIFFERENT WEDDING GOWNS. IT CAN BE AS EASY AS 1,2,3!

 

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Don’t you feel like you can conquer the world when you have a separate skirt and top on and you get a compliment on your ‘dress’? You can  Make eyes and minds wonder on your wedding day, pair a voluminous skirt with a bolero. The easiest way of doing this is finding bridal separates you love. Martina Liana is known for beautiful separate pieces including corsets, body suits, jackets, and skirts that compliment each other magically. Seen below are a few Martina Liana real brides who have thrown over bolero’s. Check out that fur!

 

 
 

Some designers offer a matching bolero with certain dresses making it easier on the bride-to-be. A particular favorite of ours is La Sposa who enables clean pairings. The Ermelinda bolero seen below gives off a hint of Grace Kelly and has a chameleon effect in the way that it is able to flow with different brands and styles. Definitely a must-try for the traditional bride!

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A bejeweled bolero can give the opposite effect of the lace bolero. This option is for the edgier bride that tends to wear a little more fashion-forward clothing on a daily basis. The particular bolero seen below gives a Gatsby feeling but can be worn with a simpler dress or a more embellished gown like the one Bel Aire Bridal has it with.

 

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GO FOR THE BOLERO BELLA’S

 

 

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