Blog Posts

How to Move Dated Inventory in Your Bridal Store Faster by Selling Online

4 Feb, 2018 Lesley Turner

Whether you just bought or opened a bridal boutique or you have been doing this for 40 years, you know there are struggles and roadblocks when it comes to marketing, getting more Brides into your store, and increasing profits. Do you ever feel like nothing you are doing is working? I know in my twelve […]

Read More
St George's Chapel

Why Prince Harry and Megan are getting married so fast

8 Dec, 2017 Lesley Turner

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement!!! Oh Yes!! Who doesn’t love a fairytale story, an American Princess after all these years. I can’t wait! After I heard the news of Prince Harry and Meghan’s engagement, my memories went back to the day that Lady Diana Spencer married the Prince of Wales, Charles on […]

Read More
Wedding pants suit

Brides dressed to Kill in pants

23 Nov, 2017 Lesley Turner

Everything we know about weddings starts with the fairytale idea of a beautiful bride floating on air in a gorgeous wedding dress. As little girls our visions include Brides draped in flowing tulle veils, wearing stunning ballgowns made with luxurious fabrics with delicate beaded details, makeup and hair flawless and just killing it. Fast forward […]

Read More

Color Trends for Weddings

19 Nov, 2017 Lesley Turner

Growing up my favorite color was green. I know, sounds crazy huh? Not many people like the color of green and I would like to say that I had an exciting reason for liking Green like because it is the color of money or because I am a nature lover, but the truth is as […]

Read More

Spring 2018 Wedding Trends

15 Nov, 2017 Lesley Turner

My oh my….something so unique and effortless has dropped onto the wedding industry and I can’t stop dreaming about them…..Wilderly Bride by Allure. If you haven’t seen them or heard about them yet you have got to get on board this train… During a visit to the Atlanta Bridal Market in August I walked into the […]

Read More

Wedding Emergency Kit

15 Nov, 2017 Lesley Turner

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and while we all hope it is perfect you should probably prepare just in case it isn’t. Here are a few ideas to keep you on track and free from stress. Having a Wedding Day Timeline is essential. This guide should have a […]

Read More

Featured Wedding: Eco-Friendly Florida Wedding

1 Nov, 2017 Lesley Turner

It is our pleasure to spend our days working with some of the best vendors in the wedding industry. The best of the best can truly be found in Florida so we are pleased to share some of our favorite Featured Weddings. This lovely Eco-Friendly Florida Wedding has been featured on Swooned Magazine and Aisle […]

Read More

Unplugged Wedding? Should You?

22 Oct, 2017 Lesley Turner

Today’s society is far too plugged in….phones, IPad, laptop, earbuds, camera or whatever is your tech obsession. So it is ok to have an “Unplugged Wedding”? Being in the wedding industry and seeing our Brides photos and hearing their stories makes me wonder why more and more couples are not on this kick yet. We […]

Read More
Maggie Sottero Roberta Gown

Boho Inspired Picnic Styled Wedding Shoot

4 Sep, 2017 Lesley Turner

Get inspired by the most breathtaking Bridal Shoot ever! I am in love with the beautiful display of greenery, amethyst and lavender flowers and the truly boho lace, long sleeve lace wedding dress. This new trend of vendors collaborating together for Wedding Styled Shoots has begun a revolution in the wedding industry. Brides are now […]

Read More

Find your dream wedding dress 2nd hand

27 Aug, 2017 Lesley Turner

Your big day is approaching and you are dreaming of the perfect wedding dress but realistically you don’t want to spend a lot of money on it…right? We know! We have all been there. Millennials are savvy shoppers and always looking for ways to be smart about their purchases, so just how do you save […]

Read More
Alfred Angelo closes

Alfred Angelo Closes Stores

5 Aug, 2017 Lesley Turner

Alfred Angelo began making dreams come true for Brides in 1933…. a lifetime of wedding memories. Thousands of Brides trusted Alfred Angelo over 80+ years. We were all shocked when the news broke that they were filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy but what I think was the most shocking was that ALL stores were closed immediately. […]

Read More

Rent Bridesmaid Dresses

19 Jul, 2017 Lesley Turner

Would your Squad rent their bridesmaid dress? Everyone knows that being a Bridesmaid is an honor so why is it that the Bridesmaid dresses are always so Blah! There are hundreds of thousands of bridesmaid dresses to choose from and most of them are plain and boring, not fashion forward or anything you would want […]

Read More

Chantel Lauren Wedding Dress Obsession

11 Jul, 2017 Lesley Turner

After a busy day at our Bridal Boutiques I find myself laying on the couch, with a glass of  red wine, tired legs and sore feet but still thinking about wedding dresses. I know crazy right? but I have stumbled upon an up and coming wedding dress designer that I am completely obsessed with. Chantel […]

Read More
Blush Sequin Bridesmaid Dresses

Sequin Bridesmaid Trends

10 Jul, 2017 Lesley Turner

Everyone knows that Bridesmaid dresses are usually ugly, frumpy and let’s face it just not stylish. Most Bridesmaid don’t like the dress and certainly don’t like paying a lot of money for it…so we are excited to see the new bridesmaid trends emerging. Trendy Bridesmaid Dresses now include Sequin! Gone are the days of the […]

Read More
Wedding Altar Ideas

Rustic Wedding Altar Inspiration

9 Jul, 2017 Lesley Turner

We are totally obsessed with the entire rustic chic and boho wedding trends! Today’s Bride’s have the most amazing and unique ideas to personalize their weddings from the small details to the large. One of the most important elements of your wedding is the location and the altar. Your wedding altar is such a huge […]

Read More