Stella York Bride

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 Guide to Veils

Just as the hunt for your gown may be a small journey the hunt for a veil to go with can become even more so a process. It's all about personal style and taste, don't let it be hard!

 

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Let's start with the basics:

Veils were first recorded in history during ancient Greek times; the bride to be wore a flame red colored veil to scare off spirits. As time went on and arranged marriages became more prevalent the blusher was seen to shield the brides face as the man at the end of the aisle hadn't yet seen her. Later down the road veil lengths grew longer and longer to symbolize social status. The tradition of pulling back a blusher to be unveiled to ones future husband is still around but veil lengths symbolizing certain statuses - not so much!

Many brides chose a length to their comfort and taste. In some cases the floor to cathedral length overwhelms a bride who has a more simplistic style. If a bride is still overwhelmed with a shorter style she may lean towards a dainty bridal headpiece. 

 

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If a bride is looking to have a blusher it is always nice when the veil comes with it attached. This particular veil is fingertip length with the blusher attachment, if a bride chooses to not wear the blusher over her face it is equally beautiful behind her giving off a layered look.

 

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We paired this veil with Kira from the Pronovias 2017 collection to not take away from its divinely detailed back. A simple trim allows this dress to really speak and show off what its about without distracting.

 

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Below you can see a veil with bling trim instead of the ribbon trim paired with Bijou by Hayley Paige. Since the gown itself has no embellishments we chose to bring a little sparkle in with a cathedral veil. Typically a Hayley Paige bride isn't afraid of a cathedral length veil and wants nothing more than to make a statement!

 

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Some veils cascade around the shoulders really assisting a bride who may be getting married in a church and happens to be wearing a strapless gown. Some churches allow this and others want a strap or sleeve.

 

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Going back to personal style and taste if a bride prefers no embellishments or trim on her veil there is always the simple tulle veil. This is always a go-to for the bride that is unsure of wearing a veil at all.

 

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When searching for your veil, here's what to keep in mind:

 

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Does the veil take away from my gown?

Glance at your full look and take in the whole picture, does the whole picture flow? Do you have a balance of what your looking for?

 

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Does the veil blend into the dress on into the train of the dress?

If your veil is clashing or blending into the gown try something different! The last thing you want to do is take away from your wedding gown. 
 

 

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Play with the options Bella's
xoxo

 

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Bella's Market Recap

LAST WEEKEND CHICAGO BRIDAL MARKET TOOK US BY STORM WITH WINDS OF FRESH DESIGN, LIVELY COLORS, LASER-CUT LACE, AND LOTS OF BLING! WE SIMPLY CANNOT WAIT FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THESE GOWNS AND EVEN A NEW DESIGNER! MUCH EXCITEMENT FOLLOWED MARKET FOR NOT ONLY OUR STORE BUT FOR A FEW DESIGNERS WE CARRY!

 

 

A huge build-up of anticipation for Kitty Chen’s newest collection for 2017 was formed at the show! Our newest exclusive designer never shy’s away from dramatic beading and patterns which we love, of course! The 2017 collection’s are no exception to the drama, we are honored to have a few pieces show up to our Kitty Chen trunk show this October!
 

 

 

 

 

Following Chicago Market the DEBI awards took place to honor the best of the best in Bridal design and manufacturing. We’d like to congratulate A our divine vendors for taking home awards!

 

BRIDAL MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR
 

 

 

COLLECTION OF THE YEAR

 

 

HEADPIECE WINNER

 

 

We can’t wait to share more of Bella’s Buy with you all!

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Bella's Friday Faves

 

WHAT MAKES STELLA YORK STYLE 6229 OUR FAVE?

The details on this gown are out of this world complete with an illusion back and lattice trim with the right amount of sparkle. The clear sequin gives off the sparkle in each applique and on the lattice trim train. Structuring in this Stella York creates shape to many figures while defining the waist and hugging the hips, then creating that mermaid shape towards the bottom.

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT KIND OF UNDERGARMENTS DO I WEAR WITH AN ILLUSION BACKED GOWN?

We get this question quite often! This gown is among one of our favorites because of the support it gives with a built in corset providing a cup and boning. No need for a bra! That means there’s one less trip to find undergarments! If you are more top heavy we suggest a breast enhancing cutlet that will provide more of a lift.

 

 

 

We chose to accessorize with one of our favorite veils that has a simple satin trim to match the color of the gown. The veil compliments the gown by not taking away from the lace or illusion back detailing.

 

 

 

To play off the lace coming up the illusion top we matched the hair comb to the flowering. We paired a sweet pearl earring to match the comb. This brings the entire look together without overwhelming the eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

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