Fast Forward to Fall

We're not trying to beat the heat, we promise we are just ready for the excitement that fall is bringing us! With three new lines arriving as well as Baby Bella #2, how could you blame us? 

 

Baby Bella #1 is ready to meet her sister/future wedding dress shopping companion! 

 

 

Our three new lines will bring a bit more diversity to our store as well as a whole mass of fabulous! We've had many questions about these lines & their arrival - we promise the wait is almost over!  These gowns should be rolling in by mid-August to the beginning of September. Until then here is a sneak peek at our buys on these lines!

 

 

Muse by BERTA



A divine new line from BERTA just made its debut this year & will differentiate from the main line by being more up the Boho/vintage alley. Muse utilizes many soft tulles and chiffons in the collection making the gowns themselves easy, breezy, and rather beautiful!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marchesa Notte
 

This diffusion collection from Marchesa is lively and fun with 3D appliques and intricate embroidery. With 'supreme femininity'  being the center of Marchesa's designs, you just can't help but feel like a lady!

 

 

 

 

 

Randy Fenoli Bridal

 

After years of being surrounded by brides & stunning gowns Randy Fenoli of the hit show 'Say Yes to the Dress' debuted his bridal collection this year as well! With multiple DEBI awards and feedback from over 15,000 brides Randy truly knows his mission: make every bride feel beautiful while choosing the most important dress of their lives. 

 

 

 

 

FALL TRUNK SHOW LINE UP

 

August 18th & 19th

Muse by BERTA

 

September 15th & 16th

Marchesa NOTTE

 

September 21st - 23rd

Randy Fenoli Bridal

 

We can't wait to have you Future Bella Bride!
xoxo

 

 

Bella's Buy

The new year has brought us new designers in store we are just dying to share with you! The latest Bella's Buy { insert drum roll }  Justin Alexander  brings more contemporary gowns with a touch of romance to our store. The Justin Alexander gowns are trickling in and we couldn't help but have a small style session  with one of our favorites!

 

 

When we saw style 8880 during the buy we had to have it for multiple reasons! The main reason being the bold statement it makes, the stripes meet in a center seam in front which draws the eye up elongating the body. Who doesn't want that? The contrast between the skirt and bodice brings a twist to this dress that we love!

 

 


The train on this Justin Alexander brings an even bolder statement to the back!  You might think accessorizing this dress would be a challenge because of how busy it is but its really not! The key is keeping it simple to let the dress speak for itself.

 

 

Here is what we paired this striped wonder with:

 

 

☑ A Jennifer Leigh Couture cathedral length veil to go past the train

 

 


Many times a bride is afraid of the veil blocking the view of the dress going down the aisle. A plain tulle veil will not obstruct the view and most importantly not take away from the gown.

 

 

 

Our honorary Bella Babe had pearls on, we kept them on to show how pearls pick up beautifully against the sand colored sections. Below you can see more sparkle and shine against the gown.

 

 

☑ Tear drop earrings with an equally fabulous bracelet

 

 

 

Stay tuned to for a ridiculously exciting Bella's Buy coming SOON!
xoxo

 

 

Bella's Guide to Saying "YES!"

YOU’VE BEEN PINNING AND PLOTTING YOUR WEDDING DAY LOOK SINCE THE MOMENT YOU SAW HIM GET DOWN ON ONE KNEE, MAYBE EVEN SINCE YOU WERE A LITTLE GIRL…SO THE DECISION TO SAY YES TO THE DRESS IS IF NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT PURCHASE OF THE ENTIRE WEDDING PLANNING PROCESS. HERE ARE SOME GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW WHEN DRESS SHOPPING:

 

 

 

IT JUST FEELS RIGHT

Maybe the dress is your wedding style or maybe its on the complete opposite end of the realm, whatever it may be it just feels right simply put. If you are not overwhelmed with joy and love then its not the right feeling we’re discussing. You feel like the ultimate bride in your respective venue. Instinctively you’ll want to dance, sway, and even feel down the dress. Getting out of this dress will be a challenge!

 

 

 

YOU CAN ENVISION THE WEDDING

Not only can you see your fiances reaction at the end of the aisle but you can see yourself 30 years down the road looking back at your bridal portraits, loving your dress more so then the day you first tried it on. The reactions of your loved ones who are at the fitting now become the reaction of all the guests. When you’ve fallen in love with each part of your dress it gets much easier envisioning every moment from floating down the aisle to your first dance!

 

 

 

NO OTHER GOWN CAN QUITE COMPARE

If you continue to try on dresses after one has really taken your breath away and you find yourself envisioning the ‘one’ and comparing it to the others chances are this is the dress! No matter if you try on 20 more gowns the one you keep comparing to is the one, so throw the towel in and say, “YES!” If you are in a toss up between dresses try putting one on right after the other. Subtle differences start to pop out after you go back and forth between the two and one dress will start to speak more to you.

 

Bella Bride Cristelle compared fits between stores and dresses and found her dress with us. “I had been looking for dresses and had tried about 10 dresses on when I tried on my Hayley Paige dress it was in my actual size, that was the deal breaker!”

 

 

 

 

READY FOR ACCESSORIES

When you’re ready to add a veil or headpiece you’ve placed the dress in your top selections or its taken prevalence over the rest making it the one. When you begin to accessorize before you’ve narrowed down to two to three dresses it can become confusing and you may start to like a dress you were on the fence about because you can now see a whole picture. You don’t want to be on the fence about the dress, you should be over the fence shouting out how much you love the dress!

This is not always the case with some brides; some are on the simpler side and could never imagine wearing a veil or jeweled sash. Bella Bride Nicole didn’t want to play with accessories but knew when she put her dress on immediately it was her dress. “I was getting super bummed going to different cities and not finding anything that caught my eye, when I slipped on my dress I knew it was the one after all the searching and traveling!”

 

 

CIAO BELLA’S

 

 

Spring Forward!

As Spring starts to creep in we cannot keep our composure for the trends that will be arriving with the season! Who doesn't love the fresh, bright colors and cuts that Spring allows us to wear?

  Watercolor Wedding

Carrying through from last year, pastels are still going strong with an emphasis on dreamy watercolor prints. What an easy way to incorporate a theme! Although the Dori dress (Seen Above) isn't printed the geometric top & horsehair trim creates the same dramatic effect and gives the ability to revolve a color scheme easily around the bride.

The Neck Effect

Plunging necklines will be a hit this Spring, with warmer weather we tend to bare it all wanting to be comfortable and fitting of our environment. Designers are throwing a twist into the neckline this year by making it both high and low with contrasting fabrics. This neckline is for the edgy bride that embraces both the conservative and modern worlds trying to keep some traditional elements in her style while pushing the envelope.

Undergarments Become Garments

Forget the boudoir shots, corsets strike back in Spring giving off jaw-dropping silhouettes! Our Essense of Australia gown below is subtle yet super sexy with a corset top that plays peek-a-boo in the midsection. Like the look but want a dress with less boning? Baby doll and slip-like wedding dresses are making a wave as it heats up and have less constriction.


Make It Pop

Don't be afraid of a dress that comes to life with large appliques, its in season! Whether its through flowers, bows, or feathers designers are creating hype around the 3-D look. If you live to make a statement this is surely a trend to take advantage of. Spring 16' will be a season for the bold, risque brides looking to stand out being truly unique.

Halt Down the Aisle

Halter gowns reigned the runway for Spring and are sure to be seen down the aisle this year. If you are looking to show more of your arms off rather than the chest this is the perfect route to take. The Hayley Paige gown seen below provides a fabulous structured bodice that ties into a halter making it a perfect choice for Spring!

 

Get ready to Spring forward!

Ciao Bella's!

 

 

 

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