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Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween and a Treat for Brides

Happy Halloween, lovely brides!
We hope you take a little break and have some scary good fun this weekend! With this gorgeous cooler weather finally here and the spooky holiday falling on a Friday, we think this weekend will be fantastically full of tricks and treats!

The biggest treat of all this weekend is our Watters Trunk Show at StarDust! Book one of our few remaining appointments now to shop the hot new collection! Wishing you all a fun and safe Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Real Wedding: Bride is Stunning in Carrie Gown by Hayley Paige

Y'all. Seriously. Did you see these on our Facebook page? StarDust bride Alicia is absolutely gorgeous in her romantic yet sexy Carrie gown by Hayely Paige. And her bridesmaids are just beautiful in their fabulous pink Bill Levkoff bridesmaids dresses from LuLu's Bridal. Aren't these photos by the gifted Jillian Zamora incredible?! Drink these in and you'll have certainly soaked up your fill of pretty for the day - enjoy!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Shop Watters' Newest Bridal Gown Collection This Weekend
Book your appointment now to see the freshest styles of the hot-off-the-runway Spring 2015 Collection from Watters. These stunning gowns just made a huge splash in New York during Bridal Market, and now you can shop them at StarDust Celebrations during our trunk show this weekend.

The Watters Company started with a few handmade special occasion dresses for friends and family in California in the '80s. Today the Watters name is a household word in the bridal industry. Known as innovators in the bridal fashion industry, Watters creates gorgeous gowns that are recognized for their creativity and quality, and these gowns are sophisticated and gorgeous. Founder Vatana Watters continues to be intimately and passionately involved in the design direction of the company.

Trunk shows are special in-store promotions or sales events when gown designers send offerings of their new line to stores for brides to preview, try on and order. Often, salons will offer a special promotion or discount during a trunk show. In case you were wondering, the name comes from how the gowns used to be transported from salon to salon - in trunks.

photos: Thomas Iannaccone

Friday, October 24, 2014

Branding Your Wedding with Logos, Monograms and Initials

We LOVE monograms! Simply adore them and truly cannot get enough of them! We love how easy for couples it makes personalizing their weddings merely by incorporating a monogram, their initials and/or names or even a custom wedding logo into their wedding day design. And while it's historically known as a southern thing, and monograms have been big here...well, pretty much always...this unique twist to weddings just keeps spreading as more and more couples across the country are using them for their big day.

We've planned several weddings in recent times where we've incorporated such personalization, and part of the fun is coming up with all of the ways or places you can use them! Here are some of our favorite examples:

We put this couple's initials on their invitation, their joint monogram on their cake (which also had a gorgeous initial topper!) and their last name initial on their reception dinner menu. But our favorite personalized element of this wedding is that stunning monogrammed aisle runner!

For this couple, we included their first name initials on their wedding program, put a gorgeous monogram gobo on their dance floor and included that same joint monogram on their reception menus and even their photo booth strips!

This couple wanted an eclectic mix of personalization, so their cake showcased their married surname initial, the dance floor gobo showed that initial along with their first names and their table cards included their first name initials. We tied them all together by using the same scrolled oval frame around each element.
For this elegant event, we include a fanciful initial for the bride's maiden name on the wedding program, and their married last name was represented on the reception dinner menu.
We mixed things up for this wedding, as well. The couple's first name initials were on the wedding program, while the cupcakes featured their last name initial and their dance floor gobo showed their first names and last initial.
This glam wedding featured another eclectic mix of initials and names, tied together with an elegant scrolled frame. We especially love that calligraphied cake topper that perfectly matched the paper products!
This stunning red and black affair featured the bride's and groom's initials as large hanging floral arrangements framing the chapel doors, and we repurposed them at the reception. We also included the couple's married last name initial on pillows and napkins in the cocktail hour lounge. Their blinged out favor boxes included their last name initial with their first names.

Do you brides love monograms as much as we do? Are any of you planning to incorporate them in your wedding day d├ęcor?

photo credits: Allen Tsai, f8studio, Graham Hobart, HelmutWalker, KJ Images, Sarah Kate, Sil Azevedo

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Trends We Love: Sparkly Bridesmaids Gowns

We told you to watch for them...and now they are here: Sparkly Bridesmaid Gowns! Bridesmaid dresses full of sparkle and shine are hot, hot, hot and StarDust has some fantastic styles to offer you and your lovely ladies!
Long or short, strapless or sleeved, bold or slightly more subtle, sequined bridesmaid gowns add tons of sparkle and glamor to your wedding party's look. We now have several styles and colors to choose from (graciously modeled by some our sweet staff!):
Aren't they just gorgeous? We love how the ladies can't help but be a little bit sassy in these glam, sparkly gowns. Case in point - check out this spectacular bridal party!
StarDust Bride Adanna is stunning in her YSA Makino gown and her beautiful bridesmaids are striking in those incredible sequined bridesmaid dresses (not from StarDust). photo credit: Wale Ariztos

These fabulous gowns by Alexis Georgio are exclusive to StarDust, so come into our salon to see them for yourself!

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Curvy Bride Hosts Watters Trunk Show This Weekend

We are so excited to host our first trunk show at A Curvy Bride this weekend! Our one-of-a-kind salon, catering to brides size 16 and up, will feature an expanded collection from Watters. Make your appointment now so you can be sure to secure a time during this special event!
Call the Uptown Dallas salon (972.388.5230) to book your appointment or do it online here. A representative for the designer will be on hand to answer questions! See you soon, curvy brides!