Bridal Trend 2015

Now that bridal fashion week is over, there are plenty of new bridal trends for 2015 to keep an eye on as you search for that perfect wedding gown. One of the big themes this year was timeless romance – silhouettes and fabrics used to create gorgeous dresses that fit the modern bride, but still offer that vintage inspiration so many brides look for when dress shopping. Off-the-shoulder dresses are one of the hottest new bridal trends of 2015 – look for gowns that offer one-shoulder, illusion or cap sleeves. Draping straps and gowns made with lightweight fabric provide plenty of movement and an effortless look. Modern brides are becoming more adventurous when it comes to using color in the bridal look – there were some surprising choices out on the fashion runway this year! While blush pink has been a favorite, new shades of mint, gray and blue are one trend brides are sure to love, especially for those who want something a bit different from the traditional bridal gown.

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While dramatic volume and ballgown skirts have dominated the last few years, brides this year want to combine the two in a unique way – tulle! Lightweight and offering plenty of movement, tulle is being used as beautiful overlay on simple gowns or to provide full skirts in combination with fitted bodices. Look for tulle overskirts with illusion necklines and sleeves – perfection! Veils are one of the most beautiful accessories you can use to accent a wedding gown, but there was one bridal trend that is sure to capture the attention of your guests as you walk down the aisle – capes! No, not a superhero cape, but rather an elegant veil-type cape that can be slipped over the hair for a complete look or as a bolero-style cape that just sits over the shoulders, a sort of homage to glamorous Hollywood fashions from the 1940s. These new bridal trends are sure to provide new brides with plenty of choices during shopping!

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Spanx Shaper

Look and feel your best on your wedding day with shapewear! Whether you have a form-fitting gown and don’t want to show bra or panty lines, or you just want to smooth out your curves, Spanx shapewear offers a range of options to offer support and smoothing where you want it.

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Stylish bridesmaid gowns

You might have some idea about what your perfect dress is going to look like, but have you given any thought to your bridesmaid dresses? While all eyes are going to be on you for the day, your bridesmaid dresses will be the perfect complement to your gown as you swap vows and take pictures! Diamond Bridal Gallery offers an extensive selection of gorgeous bridesmaid dresses in a range of colors, designers and styles that are sure to fit your wedding theme and design.

Whether your wedding is traditional or modern, we have plenty of silhouettes and fabrics that are sure to pair your beautiful dress and complement the ambiance of the big day. In addition, you don’t have to worry about being local – we ship our selection of bridesmaid dresses around the globe! Cross off shopping for bridesmaid dresses from your list, our fashion specialists are standing by to offer recommendations and suggestions every step of the way.

Browse through our online selection of stylish bridesmaid gowns by designers such as Alfred Sung, Mori Lee Bridesmaids and Lela Rose to find a stunning dress for each of your special ladies!

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Mori Lee October Trunk Show

Find the perfect gown for your wedding day – visit our Mori Lee Trunk Show, which takes place October 24 through 26 in our Citrus Heights salon! Mori Lee gowns are some of the most beautiful in the world – the luxurious European fabrics and accents combined with glamorous silhouettes are perfect for any bride who wants to leave her groom breathless on the big day.

Our Mori Lee Trunk Show will feature a range of styles and silhouettes for any bride! Contemporary, traditional and dramatic options will ensure that every bride has plenty of options. During the trunk show, place an order on any of the breathtaking gowns and receive ten percent off your gown order, or, use a $100 credit toward a veil.

Gather your girlfriends and special women in your life and be sure to stop in during this trunk show – you’ll have exclusive access to some of the most beautiful gowns set to hit the salon before they are available for the public. One of the most stressful parts of planning a wedding is selecting the gown – our Mori Lee Trunk Show will bring you one step closer to finding the wedding gown of your dreams!

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DoubleTree Bridal Open House

Brides, have you had a chance to come in to Diamond Bridal Gallery to try on a selection of dresses and styles? If you haven’t, no need to worry – we’re going to be at the bridal open house at the DoubleTree Hilton Sacramento Arden West! The bridal showcase is the perfect chance for you to meet preferred vendors, checking out the beautiful space at the Hilton, and enjoy wine, dessert tastings and a fabulous fashion show featuring our stunning bridal gowns.

The fashion show is an ideal way to see how the dresses move and complement a range of body types – perhaps you’ll see a design or style you never considered! You’ll also be able to see the various fabric styles, silhouettes, glamorous accents and accessories as they come down the runway. Diamond Bridal Gallery is thrilled to be a part of this event and we want to make sure you have all your questions answered – a fashion specialist will be available throughout the show to provide information and recommendations for any brides who are interested.

Mark the date on the calendar – the bridal open house takes place on September 28th and runs from 11-2 p.m. Be sure to come say hello, we look forward to meeting you!

 

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Mori Lee Trunk Show in July

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Diamond Bridal Gallery is pleased to announce the Mori Lee Trunk Show, taking place during July, August and October. The Mori Lee Trunk Show will highlight the Fall 2014 collection and bring the latest fashions to countless brides looking for the perfect wedding gown.

Dates for the Mori Lee Trunk Show at Diamond Bridal Gallery are:

  • July 18-20
  • August 29-31
  • October 24-26

The Mori Lee Bridal Collection features a variety of silhouettes and gown styles for any wedding using luxurious fabrics and stunning accents designed to accentuate the beautiful bride on her wedding day. Brides looking for a modern or vintage-inspired gown will have many style options within the Mori Lee collection and will find a range of stunning dresses to complement every body shape. Come in during any of the three Trunk Show events to browse styles and find the dress for your wedding day. Diamond Bridal Gallery, located in Citrus Heights, also offers bridal accessories, bridesmaid gowns and tuxedo rentals for the big day. Work with a bridal stylist to find the perfect fit and look for your entire wedding party ensemble – starting from your exquisite Mori Lee wedding gown! Diamond Bridal Gallery 7433 Greenback Lane, Suite K, Citrus Heights, CA 95610 916-521-9856 diamondbridalgallery.com

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Mori Lee wedding gown collection

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The Mori Lee wedding gown collection at Diamond Bridal Gallery is in two words, exquisite and luxurious. Each of the stunning styles appeals to a range of silhouettes for any bride and feature an ample amount of details to accentuate the look and feel of the dress. Want to show off jeweled accents or look regal in appliqué and lace? There is a Mori Lee bridal gown just for you!
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How to Plan Your Wedding Stress Free

Even though a wedding is one of the happiest times of your life, the planning process can really suck any fun out of the big day if it’s filled with anxiety and stress. No matter what size wedding you are planning or how many people are on the guest list, there are countless details that could become overwhelming if you’re not careful. While there might always be a slight element of nerves or stress – getting a head start on planning and staying organized are two essential ways to keep the anxiety to minimum levels.

Here are a couple tips to use to plan your wedding stress free:

  • Start out with a budget. Before you even get started, give yourself a budget on everything – if you don’t, you will have no idea what you can afford or not. Allow some flexibility with the budget, too. Not everything goes as planned, so you want to be able to scale back or splurge on different areas of the wedding as you go. Don’t let the finances put a damper on your big day – talk it out with your fiancé before you start planning.
  • Set boundaries. Family drama is often one of the leading causes of stress and anxiety before a wedding. In some cases, a parent or relative paying for a portion of the wedding means they can have input on your dress, details or venue – soon you will have no say on your own wedding! While advice can be welcomed, set boundaries before planning starts to avoid demands from ruining your wedding.

Set up a timeline of things you want to have done each month in the process – you can also find great tools online and at bookstores for tracking budgets, vendor information and countdowns. Staying organized each step of the way will allow you to enjoy the process more as you go and keep everyone around you happy!

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Finding Your Perfect Wedding Gown Silhouette

Shopping for a wedding dress is one of the happiest – and stressful – times in the wedding planning process. You’ll find countless styles in magazines or on wedding blogs you love, but find they don’t fit or flatter your body when you try them on! Finding your perfect wedding gown silhouette is about looking for a cut and style that fits your body – understanding how a gown can fit and accentuate your body is essential when shopping for a gown. Here are some of the most common body shapes and how you can flatter any area with the right dress silhouette:

Full-Figured – Embrace your gorgeous hourglass shape and look for gowns that accentuate your curves! Mermaid and trumpet style silhouettes offer a slimming effect and complement the waist and hips. Look for a dress style with a built-in corset for even more shaping – a corset also provides support to the bust.

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Slender – If you’re tall and slender, try on wedding dresses that help define curves for a classic, feminine look. Empire waistlines are a flattering choice and draw the eye to the midsection. A basque waistline, which is v-shaped stitching around the waist, will also define the hips.

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Petite – Look for gowns that don’t overpower your petite build – simple gowns, such as a sheath or A-line silhouette, are very flattering and create the illusion of more height. Ballgowns are often not the best choice, as the added volume can overwhelm a petite frame.

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If you needed added coverage around the arms or bustline, look for dresses that come with elegant jackets, boleros or lace sleeves. Sheer fabric creates elegant coverage for arms and cleavage, and often features gorgeous beadwork or appliqué. Look for a few dresses in various silhouettes – you won’t know how they look on your body until you try them on and you might even find you love a dress you never would have considered!

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When to send out invitations and Save the Dates?

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One of the most confusing topics out there in the wedding planning process is, ‘when do I send out the invitations or save-the-date cards?’ You could ask that question many times and still find a variety of answers – but there are some general rules as to when you should put your cards in the mail. There is an ideal timeframe for each of these – you want to give guests plenty of time to make arrangements, but you don’t want to send them out too far in advance or too close to the date. Here are some tips to knowing exactly when to send the invitations and save-the-dates:
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