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April 4th, 2014

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February 8th, 2012

Years ago, wedding dresses were not looked at as a fashion statement – brides simply followed time-honored traditions.  Luckily, that is not the case today!  Today emphasis is placed on contemporary flair and personalization.   The new rule is  there are no rules!!  With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the emerging trends:

– Kate Middleton inspiration.  Yes, it was more than 8 months ago, but her style continues to influence wedding gowns.   Kate brought back the full-skirted silhouette and a timeless look.  “Kate made it cool to cover up,” says Heather Levine, senior fashion director for The Knot.  Today’s brides are doing this with lace shrugs and removable lace straps.

– Demurely sexy.  Mermaid gowns are a very popular choice and reflect the high-fashion, glamorous woman perfectly.

– Light and airy.  Brides no longer want to be carrying around a heavy gown that weighs them down; we’ll see more tulle, chiffon and organza – fabrics that create volume, illusion and drama without the weight.  This goes hand in hand with the romance of weddings today.

– Color.  More daring and individual women are creating the need for options beyond all white.   Color is often added in the form of sashes or as an underlay to the gown.    A colored sash is a novel way to change your dress from ceremony to reception.   

– Embellished belts.   There is nothing that says drama more than a diamond encrusted belt!   Embellished belts are ensuring a modern edge to the traditional gown.

– Vintage.   Whether it be the retro romantic look of lace as in the 20s and 30s or Marily Monroe style glamour ala the 50s.  Expect to see feathers!

– Corset.   There is no single better way to cinch a waist than with a corset. 

– Red carpet looks.   Bling, bling and more bling.    Embelished bodices, ornate trains, and sexy slits evoke the red carpet.

– Accessories.   Jewelery, belts, veils and handbags are all easy ways for a bride to create a look to showcase her personal style.

The best part of being a bride today is that there are so many ways to showcase your styles.   The options are endless.

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June 22nd, 2011

A veil is not compulsory for a bride to wear and, therefore, many brides struggle with the decision.   However, many brides are choosing to wear a veil as it really is the “icing on the cake” so to speak.  It’s the ultimate accessory!!  More times than not, it’s the putting on of the veil that brings on the tears for the bride, her mom or her special shopping companion. 

As such, we’ve compiled some helpful veil “lingo” for you brides to be:

• Cathedral – it is mostly used at a formal wedding, normally goes from the head right down till it drags on the floor or can be a little shorter so it hangs just above the ground.
• Blusher – this is more traditional and usually about shoulder length. The bride will have the veil over her face until her and her partner are pronounced husband and wife, only then can the veil be removed.
• Chapel – also for formal weddings, this veil goes right down till the floor or slightly shorter.
• Elbow Length – slightly less formal and normally worn in combination with a wedding gown.
• Finger Tip Length – this type of veil is used for formal weddings as well as semi formal weddings.

Most important, when deciding on a veil make sure it is what YOU want, not what someone else tells you looks good.   There are so many veil choices out there – – lace edged, ribbon edged, plain edged, circular veils, birdcage veils, butterly edge veils…..   Each veil is as customizable as the bride herself!   So don’t forget to add your crowning glory on your wedding day!

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April 26th, 2011

I came across this quote the other day “After all there is something about a wedding-gown that is prettier than any other gown in the world.” ~ Douglas William Jerrold and it got me to thinking about gown heirlooming.     Besides your groom, the gown is the 2nd most important part of your big day.   Countless hours are put into picking the perfect gown (from perusing magazines, to internet searching, to visiting shops) – don’t let all your hard work be left in the dust (yellowed and all).

Gown heirlooming is a way to preserve your precious wedding day memories after the day is over.    Come back and visit us after your honeymoon and let us take care of your dress again.    We will have your dress preserved in a beautiful keepsake box — your dress will have been thoroughly cleaned to make sure every last wine stain or dirty spot on the hem is pristine and clean like new.

You’ll be glad you had the foresight to take care of your dress when your future children are born and you can turn the skirt into part of your baby’s bassinet,or who knows, maybe your daughter will want to wear your dress one day.

What's New at Elena Bridal - Welcome to Our Blog!
March 31st, 2011

We are very excited to be a part of the upcoming bridal show at Verdis in Westbury!   This show will exhibit a variety of vendors to help with all your wedding planning needs.   Elena Bridal will be presenting a runway bridal fashion show with the latest trends and styles for you, your mom, and your bridal party.  Come be a part of the fun!

The show is next Wednesday, April 6th at 7:00pm at Verdis of  Westbury.  Tickets are free but reservations are necessary – check out the website at www.bridalaffair.com.

We will be offering special discounts and promotions so be sure not to miss it!!

What's New at Elena Bridal - Welcome to Our Blog!
April 14th, 2010

We just got back from the New York Bridal market where we scoured the showroom floors to see the newest creations and to check out the latest trends.  Everyone knows that with spring comes spring shopping and bridal is no different!

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What's New at Elena Bridal - Welcome to Our Blog!
January 28th, 2010

We’re so happy to announce that we were voted one of the Knot’s Best of for 2010! The Knot has asked hundreds of Long Islanders what they’ve thought about there bridal vendors and we are pleased to announce that Elena Bridal is one of the top Bridal Salons for 2010!

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“Dear Tracy, Debbie & Mary Ann,

I cannot begin to thank you enough for making my wedding such a beautiful day! My gown was perfect, as were my bridesmaids’ and mom’s too! Every time I called or came to Elena, you made me feel special and beautiful; the entire experience was a fairy tale! Thank you, also for going the extra mile to make sure my mom’s dress was ready and perfect! We had nothing to worry about on my wedding day and we received tons of compliments on all of the gowns! My veil was perfect, too. Your seamstress was fabulous – every gown we had altered by your store fit perfectly – and I was soo comfortable all night! Thank you again, and I continue to recommend you to all of my friends! I feel so lucky to have had the wonderful experience of dressing my wedding with you!

by Robin
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