Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Elegant Black Bridesmaid Dresses For Your Wedding

When you begin thinking about wedding fashion, the color white tends to pop into mind first. After all, the wedding dress is the single most important garment for that special day. Once the bride is taken care of, it is time to start thinking about what the bridesmaids will wear. Recently we have really been loving the black bridesmaid dresses that women have been purchasing from our Miami bridal boutique


Wedding colors often reflect a couple's favorite colors or seasonal hues, and those are generally what the bridesmaids will wear. While black is not usually a person's first choice for a favorite color, in this case it is an excellent option for your bridesmaid gowns. 



Brides of America's owner, David Abadi, recently attended a wedding in Chicago where all of the bridesmaids and even the mother of the bride were all in beautiful black gowns, and the bride wore an ivory wedding dress with a stunning black crystal sash. "The dresses made the wedding look so elegant and sophisticated," said David. 



That wedding inspired him to begin suggesting this exquisite look to the brides that came into our Miami bridal boutique. Many of them also loved the air of sophistication that a black dress gave to the overall wedding look and feel and chose to act on the suggestion. 

"My brides love it," said David, "and the bridesmaids love it even more because they know that they will be able to wear a black dress again after the wedding." Every woman should have at least one go-to "little black dress" in her closet. As German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld said, 

"One is never over-dressed or under-dressed
with a little black dress." 


The bridesmaids aren't the only ladies that will look amazing in this sophisticated color. Our mother of the bride dresses come in a wide array of gorgeous designs, so Mom is sure to find something perfect, no matter what her age, shape, or personal style. The Madeline Gardner New York (MGNY) collection form Morilee is an excellent place to find a gown that both the bride's and the groom's mothers will be proud to wear.


You know you will find the most fashionable and beautiful bridesmaid dresses in Miami when you step into our bridal shop. Black is just one of a rainbow of available colors that Brides of America has for you to choose from. Let us know the look and feel that you would like for your wedding to have, and our knowledgeable consultants will point you in the right direction. 


The gown of your dreams awaits you.
Brides of America is an authorized retailer of all Mori Lee Bridal Lines.



Blog author:  Deanna Powell - WhereBridesGo.com


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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Pros & Cons of Letting Guests Photograph Your Wedding

Nearly everyone has a cell phone, which means nearly everyone has access to a camera and video recorder at all times. A wedding is a day filled with amazing photo opportunities, but there are both good and bad aspects of having your guests snapping pictures all day long. Brides of America decided to investigate a few of the pros and cons of mobile photography at your wedding. 


Lots of couples are perfectly fine with allowing their guests to take all of the pictures that their hearts desire, but a few prefer that they don't. An "unplugged" wedding is one where the bride and groom have requested that no electronic devices are present. The following thoughts may help you to make your own personal decision about this subject. 


The Pros

  • Get wedding photos right away.

You have paid a photographer to capture every special moment of the day, but you won't have access to those pictures for weeks. All of the photos that are taken by family and friends can be made available to you almost immediately. 

  • Share the day with those that could not attend.

Allowing guests to share the pictures that they are taking on social media is a great way to let the people that couldn't make it to the wedding see what is going on. Even though they couldn't travel to you, they can still see how beautiful you look and how much fun everyone is having. 

  • See the moments you missed.

The photographer will mainly be focused on the bride and groom, but there is a lot going on at the ceremony and reception all around you too. When you see the photos that guests have taken from their corner of the wedding, you will be able to see the day from a new perspective.


The Cons

  • Guests get in the pro photographer's way.

The photographer and videographer that you hired to record your special day have been paid very well. It is difficult for them to do their job and get the magical shots you are hoping for if guests keep popping up in front of them trying to get the same picture. Flashes from guests' mobile devices and personal cameras can also affect the lighting on the professional pictures.  

  • You can't veto a bad shot.

If you guests are taking their own pictures and immediately sharing them online, you won't have time to say "no" to an unflattering photo before the world sees it. Even if they agree to take it down later, the damage has already been done. 

  • Photos may get shared too publicly.

Anything that others share online is seen by all of their personal friends, which may be people you do not know, and some people even leave their accounts open to the general public. Friends that you did not have room for on the guest list may see the photos and it could cause hurt feelings. You will not have control over who is allowed to see any photos that are posted by others. 


Other Options

If you are torn on the subject, consider having a "partially unplugged" wedding. Let your guests know that no photos are allowed during the ceremony, but once the dance music starts at the reception, go ahead and snap away. It's okay to limit the time and place where they are allowed to take their own pictures.

Don't forget to come up with a fun hashtag for the wedding so that everyone's photos can be found easily. There are lots of wedding hashtag generators online if you need help coming up with something fun. Also, you can find photo sharing sites online that can be set to private if you would like guests to share photos with each other but not with the general public. 

Show us your photos!

When you are standing there, looking amazing, in your gorgeous wedding dress from our Miami bridal boutique, it's the perfect time to have lots and lots of photos taken. It is completely up to you whether you want everyone snapping them or only the professionals. Don't forget to share some of those incredible pictures with us here at Brides of America after the wedding. We love seeing our brides all beautiful, happy, and in love on their special day. 



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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Morilee's Internationally Renowned Bridal Designer - Madeline Gardner

Brides of America is a proud retailer for all of the Morilee dress collections. A large reason for the success that they have is their amazing designer, Madeline Gardner. She is the reason for many of the gorgeous gowns in our Miami wedding dress store

Morilee describes Madeline Gardner as being a fairy godmother that makes brides' dreams come true. We wholeheartedly agree. The stunning wedding dresses that come from her talented imagination are truly one of a kind. She is credited as the driving force behind Morilee's successful bridal gowns and evening wear for more than 25 years. 

Madeline Gardner is recognized all over the world as a premier bridal designer. Successfully marrying traditional style with contemporary trends, every woman lucky enough to wear one of her designs will possess fashion that will stand the test of time. 

A perfect fit is extremely important to this designer, and she only uses the richest fabrics and most elegant beadwork for her gowns. According to Madeline, "We know that when we create a dress, we're not juts making something to wear. We're making magic.


As a graduate of the Fashion Institute of New York City, her design studio is now located in the Big Apple. This "Capital of Glamour" is what inspires many of her designs and lends it's name to her MGNY (Madeline Gardner New York) line of wedding dresses. Brides of America owner, David Abadi, stated, "The MGNY line is totally beautiful and romantic. I love it! We are one of the few stores in Florida where you can find these exquisite dresses. Madeline did an amazing job designing this collection.

Madeline Gardner loves what she gets to do for a living, and it is obvious when you see the incredible styles that she creates. Making women of every age look and feel gorgeous is a pleasure for her, and she stands by the fact that if you feel beautiful, you will look beautiful. It is impossible to slip into one of her stunning gowns and not feel like a million dollars.  


When you visit our bridal boutique in Miami, we would love to show you the wonderful wedding dresses that we carry from Morilee's fabulous designer, Madeline Gardner. We are positive that you will fall in love with her amazing designs every bit as much as all of us at Brides of America have. 



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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Morilee has a New Look!

Brides of America is proud to be one of Morilee's authorized retailers for all of the astonishing collection they create. You can always find something amazing within their diverse lines of special occasion dresses. All of those fabulous designs can be accessed through our Brides of America website, but when you click over from now on, an exciting new look is awaiting you from Morilee. 



Morilee's website has gotten a makeover, and it looks incredible! Not only can you see every gorgeous gown that they offer, but there is a lot more information awaiting you there too. Here are a few of the extras that they are now showcasing. 


Upcoming Events

Trunk shows are the highlight of this page on their site. Once you see a wedding dress that you simply have to try on, check to see when we will be holding our next Morilee trunk show. If you do not live near our Miami bridal boutique and cannot make it to one of our fabulous trunk shows, you can still get your Morilee bridal gown through our online wedding dress store


Madeline Gardner

You can learn all about Morilee's star designer, Madeline Gardner. Her background, fashion expertise, style, and more are explained. Her luscious designs are comparable to priceless works of art. According to a Knot interview with Madeline, she said, "I love when a bride can show who she is by her choice of gown, yet be traditional in her own special way to still be that gorgeous bride!!"  



Useful Advice and Information

At the bottom of their home page, you will find links to many helpful articles. They feature lots of fashion advice, wedding tips and traditions, and closer looks at the wonderful company.


Those Amazing Fashions

Every single exquisite collection from all of the Morilee lines has it's own page featuring all of your fashionable choices. These are the highlight of the entire website, as they are the star in our Miami bridal boutique. That is, until a beautiful bride-to-be steps through our doors. Seeing them wearing a stunning Morilee wedding gown always steals the show! 

The new Morilee site even allows you to save your favorites in the "Dressing Room" so you have a handy reference guide when you com into our store to try a few on. 








Morilee's new website can be a very helpful tool when you are searching for your own wedding day look. You can access it through the "Gowns" page on our Brides of America website. After you have done enough virtual window shopping to be satisfied, make an appointment to visit our wedding dress store in Miami and try on all of your favorites.    




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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wedding Dress Codes Explained - Your Guests Will Look Perfect!

Everyone in the wedding party has their wedding fashions picked out for them, so there is never any question as to what they should wear. Wedding guests, on the other hand, aren't always given a lot of guidance in this area.

There are common wedding phrases that can be included on the invitation to let guests know what type of clothing is expected at the ceremony and reception. Unfortunately, many people do not know exactly what is considered "Beach Formal" or "Black Tie Optional." 


Never fear. Brides of America has put together a quick summary of what each of the most popular wedding looks entails. Feel free to share this blog with your wedding guests to help them easily pick out their outfits for your special day. 

Casual

Guests are still expected to look their best, but in a more relaxed way. A casual ceremony usually takes place during the day. Gentlemen can wear a nice pair of dress pants and a dress shirt, but they can probably skip the tie. The ladies should wear a pretty skirt or pants with a nice top, or a sweet sundress is also welcome. If the ceremony will be an evening affair, upgrade your wardrobe to a more business-casual type of look.

Semi-formal

This style is also often referred to as "Dressy Casual." Still relaxed, but a little bit fancier. A dressy skirt and top or a cocktail dress is perfect for women to wear. The men should don a suit and tie in this case. Treat it like a very special evening out with a special date.   


Beach Formal

A ceremony in the sand calls for special clothing. You will want to wear something that is sensible in the current weather situation, plus shoes that are easy to walk a beach in. In other words, something comfortable, but dressier than a regular day at the beach. A formal summer sundress and some sandals will work for the ladies. Men should look for a lightweight suit, like linen, or khakis and a linen shirt. 

Black Tie Optional

Some couples may simply call this "Formal" also. Refined fashions in darker shades are generally expected. The gentlemen are welcome to dress in a tuxedo if they wish, but a dark suit and tie will work just fine. Women may wear a formal cocktail-length gown, long dress, or even a dressy suit.      


Black Tie

This type of wedding almost always takes place in the evening. Imagine you will be attending a formal gala or walking the red carpet. Men are expected to dress in a tuxedo with, as stated in the title, a black bow tie, plus a cummerbund. The ladies should put on a stunning cocktail dress or a beautiful full-length evening gown. 



White Tie

This is as formal as any wedding can get. A long, formal ball gown in a dark, neutral shade is perfect for the female guests. Fabulous hairstyles, dramatic makeup, and magnificent jewelry complete the look. The men should wear a long black tuxedo with tails, plus a white vest and bow tie. White gloves for dancing are even acceptable. 



As a wedding guest, if you are not sure what type of clothing you should wear, it never hurts to simply ask. The bride will be happy that you cared to find out instead of showing up in the wrong thing. 

If you will be needing an evening gown for a wedding, our special occasion dresses in Miami will outfit you perfectly. Brides of America will make sure that you are dressed correctly and look amazing at any wedding or other special event that you will be attending.  


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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Outdoor Wedding Venues & the Perfect Wedding Fashions To Match

Summer simply begs for you to get outside and enjoy all of the beauty that nature has to offer. This is the season where many brides prefer to have an outdoor wedding. Below you will read about a few of Brides of America's favorite outside spots, plus see a few of the amazing wedding fashions available online and in our Miami bridal boutique that would look fabulous in them.  



By the Water

A summer wedding on a beach or by a serene lake makes for a fun, relaxing celebration, and the water is a gorgeous backdrop for photographs. If you will be getting married on a sandy beach, a shorter wedding dress that does not drag sand along with it as you walk is a good idea. There are lots of stylish sandals to choose from that all of your bridesmaids will look beautiful wearing and still be comfortable.



Wine Time

Wineries are wonderful venues to host a wedding at, especially when the vines are full and green in the summer. Often there will be an indoor area to use also, so you are able to have a portion of the event indoors and some of it outdoors. Pictures hiding among the vines can be both playful and elegant. While any colors that you love will work, this type of wedding makes us think of the rich hues of a deep red Cabernet or Merlot.  

Beautiful Blooms

Botanical gardens already have all of your wedding flowers in place for decoration. All you need to add is the fabulous fashion that you and your bridal party will be adorned in. Not only will everything look amazing, but it will smell wonderful too. Appliqued flowers on your gown brings the floral theme further into your wedding. Dresses with a bit of bounce and layers will make you look like a lovely bloom full of petals yourself.   



Fore!

Country Clubs are at their most gorgeous in the summer. The perfectly manicured greens on the golf course are pristine, and the landscaping is always overflowing with delightful flowers and plants. Like the wineries, you will have the ability to choose which portions of your wedding will be indoors and which to host outside. Country Clubs portray a certain elegance, and continuing that through your bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses will enthrall all of your guests. 


No matter where you decide to say "I do," you will always find the perfect style at our South Florida wedding dress boutique. We are an authorized retailer of every Mori Lee collection, and they always design the most exquisite gowns for every woman in your wedding. Tell us all about your venue, and Brides of America will help you find you something amazing to wear that will both wow your guests and be comfortable no matter what the weather or terrain. 



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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Brides Love Our Wedding Dresses with Elegant Crystals and Beading

Fashions don't only change from season to season, but as David Abadi, owner of Brides of America, says, "Fashion changes every day!" A trend is defined as "the general direction followed; the general course of prevailing tendency." While every bride has her own personal sense of style, wedding dress fashions seem to have trends that a majority of women lean towards at different moments in time. 




Over the past month, the most popular trend that we have been getting requests for at our Miami Bridal Boutique is wedding gowns adorned with beading and crystals. Wedding dresses with this lovely detail shine like they are covered in tiny, sparkling stars in photographs. 




"I love the glamour of our collection of wedding dresses that are highlighted with beading and crystals," says David. Brides seem to have the look of royalty in this type of gown. The intricate detail involved in expertly placing each bead and crystal is one factor that makes a wedding dress positively captivating. 


If you are the type of woman that loves a little, or a lot, of sparkle in her look every day, then choosing a bridal gown covered in beading and crystals is a natural way to go. We don't want for you to consider this type of wedding dress because it is a popular trend at the moment, but rather choose it because you love the way it looks and makes you feel when you have it on. 

  




The goal of our wedding dress store in Miami is to help every bride narrow down the search for the perfect bridal gown until "the one" is evident. Brides of America will listen to your likes, dislikes, wants, needs, and dreams, then assist you in finding that dress of your dreams to get married in. 


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