Monday, December 31, 2012

Bridesmaids Dresses For a Night Out

Tonight is the night-- quite possibly one of the most wardrobe demanding eves of the year, and the perfect little number might be hanging in your the form of "the bridemsaids dress."

These past seasons collections have been filled with dresses that are worthy of another night out, and here are a few of my favorites.

A little Monique Lhuillier....good enough for celebrities- good enough for  me!

Jim Hjelm knocks it out of the park with this one! 

This precious peplum is right on the fashion mark. Another great gown from Jim Hjelm.

Quite possibly the most impeccable set of lace lovelies from Watters. Gorgeous! 

Pair these precious gowns with some colored, or sparkly tights, killer stems, dazzling dangly earrings, and you are set to ring in the new year!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Jim Hjelm Spring 2013

Oh my, oh my. These beauties have been posted on the Jim Hjelm website so all call drool over what is to come from this innovative bridal design house. Enjoy!







Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bridal Boleros

It might be 80 degrees today in central Texas, but it IS December, and I tend to prefer styles that are seasonal rather than corresponding to the ever changing weather. That leads us to a great winter accessory- the bolero.

Just as with any bridal accessory, I highly recommend making a personal statement with each addition to your gown, and staying as true to yourself as possible. That being said, adding a layer to a bridal gown can be tricky.

Here are a few stylists' tips with suggestions of how to properly layer your bridal style:

1.) Add texture.

I love, love, love the addition of fluttery, feather like details in the short bolero to this supple satin Jim Hjelm gown. Sure, it might not add a whole lot of warmth, but it packs on a ton of glam to this sassy bridal look. (Be sure to wear your hair up with this style...otherwise it will appear too messy.)

2.) Be current.

Covering your shoulders during a formal wedding ceremony is nothing new, but just as any other accessory, there are trends to keep up with. This season- THE CAPE. This look is not for the fashion forward bride that views the aisle as her very own the catwalk. Pronovias is the first of the season to utilize this UK trend....and you can bet, many will soon follow. 

3.) Keep your style consistent.

We all know that Lazaro  can "shred" a skirt like no other, and when you are making such a bold and beautiful statement....use it! The addition of this similar organza layering effect in the bolero completes this gorgeous style impeccably. The best part of this need for a veil. There is enough going on to command attention without another addition.    

 4.) Be you. 
It could be that you were not planning on wearing anything to cover your shoulders until you hear the weather forecast for your outdoor affair, or the officiant's traditional rules for the ceremony. No matter, you got this. Take note from the always chic, Sarah Seven.  She took it upon her stylish self to add a supple leather cropped jacket to her dainty lace number for this upcoming seasons' collection. Doesn't get much cooler than this!! 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Making Its' Television Debut...

Did anybody else catch the WToo stunner, "Bria" on the television movie, "Christmas with Holly" this week?

I have loved this one-shoulder wonder that Watters introduced in their last Fall collection, and at a fantastic price point; this gown can be adored by ALL!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Lovin' on Lazaro Spring 2013

I cannot help but gush a little over these amazing gowns!! Scheduled to arrive in selective salons early-mid next year, this Spring 2013 collection is beyond gorgeous!!

The beadwork and attention to detail that Lazaro is known for, somehow steps it up a notch with this group of gorgeousness. The fits....the feel....the impeccable workmanship.....the killer style......this runway show is sooooo Lazaro.'

photos: Casey Fatchett Photography

Be sure to check in with Serendipity Bridal Salon to see when this collection arrives!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Style Me Pretty in Texas

We are loving that today we are featured on SMP Texas, and better yet that our friend Sharon Nicole is the photographer!

Serendipity Bridal is so proud of the numerous designers and price point that we currently carry for our beloved brides, and are simply giddy every week when several of our appointments are with brides that travel to us simply because of our selection and customer service.

We appreciate all of the love that we receive from past brides and local vendors that recognize our knowledge and know how in the industry.

Please enjoy today's feature via Style Me Pretty Texas, and feel free to send in any of your bridal photos from some additional posts and much love from us! Please go directly to the link to check out her amazing full gallery of photos!


Wedding Photography: Sharon Nicole Photography / Wedding Venue: Vista West Ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas / Floral Design: Petal Pushers / Wedding Dress: Wtoo “Marguerite” via Serendipity Bridal/ Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jim Hjelm Bridal Trunk Show

Want another reason to celebrate this weekend?? Join us December 8th for the Spring 2013 Jim Hjelm Bridal Trunk Show!

Yes, ladies this is preview of the highly acclaimed collection that has not yet been released to salons!! Straight from the runways in New York to our beloved central Texas brides; this show is not one that you will want to miss! Jim Hjelm has taken bridal fashion to another level with this newest collection, while managing to keep their signature timeless style in tact.

The master of fitted lace, embroidery and unmatched elegance, Jim Hjelm has been a celebrity and press favorite these past seasons, and we could not agree more! The fit is unmatched, and the perfection of lace detail and sultry silhouette is reason to rejoice....match that with trunk show discounts and perks???.... HALLELUJAH!!

Here are some of my favorites:

Better yet, watch these lovelies in action on the runway:

Be sure to secure your appointment with one of our seasoned bridal stylists.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bridal Belts..The Finished Look

It's no secret that the hottest bridal accessory right now is the belt. There are so many assortments available, and the variations are endless. Whether you want nothing but the bling, or designate your sash as your "something blue," there is a belt for every bride.

This post is not about where to begin when looking for your bridal belt, it as about how to finish it off.
Allow me to explain...
With all of the options available, many times it is easy to get caught up in the sparkles and dazzle of your bridal image in the mirror, but you must remember that your guests will be viewing you from make it the best behind you can.

Here's how:

First determine if the addition of a bridal belt will be worn for both the ceremony and reception. (Many brides choose to add their sash as the reception begins to signify a more festive, party look.) Next, take a gander at your tush. Would you like to have a pretty bow draping down the back? Do you want a tailored, belting synch at the waist? Are there buttons that you want to make sure are not covered up? Does your gown have a lace up corset back?

Sounds like a lot to digest, but it is really a personal preference, and easily customized.

Here are some of my favorite options:

This is the easiest and most common of closures...the bow. Good enough for these Lazaro lovelies on the runway...good enough for me!! :) My only hint for making the prettiest placement possible is to ensure that the ribbons hanging down from the bow are at similar lengths. Other than that, pretty much the "loop, swoop and pull" technique works just fine.

This classic gown is from Paloma Blanca , and instead of taking the bow to the back, they have made the front brooched and bejeweled bow their signature. This look will work with any gown and satin ribbon, just make sure that the length is sufficient. The ribbon will be placed flat in the front of the, at an equal length, looped around the back as tight as possible, brought the the front and finished off with a side bow. Once the bow is complete, a brooch can be placed in the middle to add a touch of sparkle. 

 These two next beauties are from Jim Hjelm, and are a great example of a fully beaded belt. The backing is translucent, so all you are adding to your waist is sparkle, no color. Typically, these belts are finished off with a double, large hook and eye closure, so your seamstress will need to cut it to your exact measurements. These belts are often sewn directly on to gown to ensure perfect placement. One fair warning, stones can often snag lace and organza fabrics very easily, so make sure that someone else helps you put it on and remove it.

This is our very own "Dylan" belt from our exclusive Grayson Elise brand. This new season was filled with front closure belts such as this precious piece. Once again, it is an exact size, so there should be alterations after it is ordered. This particular belt can be worn again and again. It looks adorable on a LBD, and even as a headband. Too cute!

 Another Grayson Elise piece that we are so fond of is the "Keegan" belt. This catalog shot shows how to create two looks with one show stopping accessory. The peachy flower placed in the back for the ceremony is a beyond sweet style, and switch around to the front of the gown is instant couture. If

 We love WTOO's  "Camden"gown. This lovely lace gown has an already prepared obi tie in the back of the gown that adds instant glam to this already chic dress. This can be recreated with a more tailored and stiff fabric such as silk taffeta to ensure that the lux look of the layers in the obi take shape. This technique can definitely take a couple of tries, but the end result is so worth it. The best way that I know how to explain it is to begin the process as if you are making an exaggerated bow, but only pulling one side through the loop. From that point you can fold it over and let it lay flat like "Camden", or raise it up and add a brooch to keep it in place.