We’re swooning over these multi colored iridescent heels from Sophia Webster! And check out that cute bow in the back and the glitter strap over the toe..too cute!
Would you rock these?
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Happy Thursday beautiful people! You know there are a few wedding events that occur before the wedding where you may want to where white. Your bridal shower, engagement party, bachelorette party just to name a few. The last few months we’ve spotted a number of styles on Instagram that will be suitable for any of these occasions and even some that would work as a second dress or for a non traditional bride.
Which look would you rock?
There’s just too much sparkle action on this shoe to cover it up! I can see this for a high low dress, or if you’re changing into a short dress for your reception. Get the deets on these Betsey Johnson sparklers here.
Would you rock these?
Well folks this is our last Tuesday Shoesday post of the year, and I’ve decided to end it with a bang! These suede sandals from Jimmy Choo are giving me life right now, and how about that feather tassel?? Find out more about them here.
Would you rock these?
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I love finding out about new designers and being able to tell you guys about it. Seriously, I could just live in the bridal fashion world..all day, everyday! Today, I’m excited to feature Lagos based Athaena Bride..who’s designs had me at HELLO when I saw them on Instagram. Think Greek Goddess (because every bride is a Goddess right?), fine silk and delicate hand stitched embroidery. I had the pleasure to catch up with founder, Rhoda Ejiga and get her expert insight into bridal fashion.
CBB: Tell me more about your business and how you got started?
I have always loved clothes – from a young age. I grew up on old Hollywood movies such as Sabrina and My Fair Lady that starred Audrey Hepburn where she was glamorously attired. I think I caught the bug then. I wanted to look like her and thought everyone should as well! Later, when I was in university in 2001, I spent a summer holiday working for the fashion house Karen Millen in London. That was when it hit me that I could work in the fashion industry. The preference for bridal started in 2004 when I helped my best friend design her wedding and bridesmaids’ dresses. I enrolled in Fashion College to do a course in 2006 and have been doing this since.
CBB: What’s the inspiration behind your latest collection?
Greek mythology. The deities led interesting lives and my favourite is Athena daughter of Zeus. I like that her approach to situations were thoughtful, graceful, and wise. She is also a patron of the arts and crafts. Clean lines, drapery, embroidery and embellishments are key features of the collection.
Do you make custom gowns?
Yes we do. However if you do not find your dress from the existing collection, we are more than happy to sit with you to realize your dream gown. All our gowns are made to measure and handmade in our studios so the fit is perfect for your big day. The patterns, fabrics, embroidery are all carefully selected by us.
Do you work with brides in the U.S.?
Yes we do. Our brides come from all over the globe. And we are all so busy these days so we make use of technology and the online tools available to us today –email, Skype, Whatsapp, Facetime etc. We have the luxury of being flexible. We can consult, interact, and take measurements without having to physically meet. The experience will be slightly different vs. coming into the studio of course but you will feel just as special and wonderful and the quality of your Athaena gown remains the same. We make couture for the digital age.
What’s next for Athaena Bride?
At the moment we are London-based and looking to launch in Lagos, Nigeria in September 2015.
What’s the last book you read?
Lean in by Sheryl Sandberg
I-phone or Android?
Iphone. They are so cool.
What’s your favorite part of a wedding?
The big reveal when the bride finally walks down the aisle.
Coke or Pepsi?
What do you think of the Athaena Bridal Collection? Share your thoughts below!
No doubt one of the fun parts of the wedding day is the whole garter removal and toss session. It’s fun, people laugh and it’s a great way to include your guests in your day. These days brides are opting for stylish custom garters because well…they make for good pictures and sometime it’s a good keepsake after the day is over. Today, we have Sarah Dobson, of La Gartier a custom hand made garter company located in Atlanta. She dishes on the tradition of garters, the design process and more.
Want to sparkle but not want to have the high heels? These wedge heels from Betsey Johnson are perfect and still stylish! Great for brides or bridesmaids too.
Hello darlings!!! Today, we are going to go over a quick lesson about veils..which who knew there were so many kinds of veils? From birdcage to cathedral and everything in between. Pay attention there will be a quiz at the end! 😉
Birdcage Veil– short veil usually stops at the chin. This one to me is very fashionable.
See more of Jacqueline’s wedding here
Shoulder/Flyaway Length– Well this one is pretty self explanatory. Sits at your shoulders or right below them. Great option for a dress that has a lot of detailing on the lower back or bust. Image Source
Elbow: Elegant & Classy goes right above or below your elbow.
See more of Mimi & Olu’s Chicago wedding here
Fingertip: Sits at the brides fingertips. Very common style that usually goes with any dress and not as long as the cathedral or chapel.Image Source
Chapel: A more formal longer veil..extends past the length of your gown.
Cathedral: A little more high maintenance and the most formal of them all! Goes way beyond the length of your gown and adds a more dramatic look.
Last but not least is the blusher: This is actually an add on feature that brides opt for and others not. A blusher actually covers your face as you walk down the aisle and either your father flips it over when he gives you away or your new hubby will when he comes in for that big kiss!Image Source
Keep in mind that which veil choice you make is really up to you and how you feel. In my opinion, each style needs to be visibly seen with your dress on, in order to make the best decision.
So did I leave any out? Will you be wearing a veil?