Meet a Wedding Vendor in New York, NY: Designer Loft (8)

Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Liz Sellassie, owner of NYC bridal boutique Designer Loft! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

We started Designer Loft 15 years ago. I was an unhappy lawyer invited by a bridal designer to start a bridal collective. Eventually you Have to do something you love to find your ultimate success. We Wanted to create a space different from the other salons with a comfortable Livingroom feel and non threatening. From the start , we allowed photos, carried larger sizes, and attempted a welcoming, non threatening environment.

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2016 Wedding Gown Collection by Shabi and Israel Haute Couture (2)

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This glamorous collection of wedding gowns comes to us from Elior Moore of Shabi and Israel Haute Couture, based in Ashdod, Israel! Here’s Elior to tell us more:

The current collection is certainly one for the fashionista bride. Filled with edgy design, a selection of fine fabrics, bold and especially sexy styles, exquisitely cut gowns built to flatter the feminine form. featuring designs ranging from silk crepes and layers of soft lace, features astonishing embellishments of beads, pearls and crystals.

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Formal bridal procession (photography by Paul White)

Photo Credit: Paul White

Today’s helpful guest post comes to us from Sam Ketterer of Absolute Perfection Wedding Consultancy, based in London, England! Enjoy:

Having spent the past month hunting day and night for the perfect dress to wear on your wedding day, you now realise you have to do it all over again. Only this time you have to find multiple perfect dresses for all your bridesmaids. Many brides struggle with the whole experience. Here we show you how to avoid the common pitfalls.

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Meet a Wedding Gown Designer in Philadelphia, PA: Eugenia Couture (5)

Hello Lovelies! Today we’re joined by fashion designer Barbara Kavchok of Eugenia Couture, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I am Barbara Kavchok designer for Eugenia Couture and Joy Collection. The Joy Collection is part of the existing Eugenia Couture brand. Joy was designed for a very different bride than the Signature Eugenia line. The Joy bride has classic roots but is young, edgy and a little boho too.

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Meet a Wedding Vendor in Toronto, ON: By Catalfo (5)

Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Toronto based fashion designer Sarah Catalfo of By Catalfo. Enjoy!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

By Catalfo is a bridal fashion label founded by Designer Sarah Catalfo and based in Ontario, Canada. By Catalfo offers custom bridesmaid dresses, bridal kimono’s and robes. The label provides brides and bridal party’s newness to the local bridal fashion market. By Catalfo is a go-to label for bridal parties searching for the perfect fitting dress on several different body types. Each dress is made to measure and offered is a selection of the prettiest hues to choose from. Catalfo differentiates her designs through the use of handpicked laces and exclusive prints made into dresses and robes.
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Marlon Ming Photography

Photo Credit: Marlon Ming Photography

Today’s lovely guest post comes to us from fashion insider Araceli Vizcaino-S of Azazie, based in Mountain View, CA. Enjoy!

A million decisions – is it just me, or does it sometimes feel like planning a wedding involves a million decisions? Take bridesmaid gowns – they come in practically every shape, size, and color and you have to make a choice that will make every one in your party happy. No problem, right?

You have to start somewhere, and when dressing your bridesmaids, it’s a good idea to start with basic length. Lucky for you, we’re sharing our secrets to make our decisions much easier!

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April Maura Photography

Photo Credit: Stacey Lynn Photography

Today’s wonderful guest post comes to us from wedding fashion insider Araceli Vizcaino-Sof Azazie, based in Mountain View, CA! Enjoy:

With the New Year, comes the opportunity to usher in some of prettiest of looks for 2016. With the bi-annual bridal fashion shows expanding our minds of what a “white dress” can be (sometimes, not white!), bridesmaid dress trends have loyally followed suit, adding their own flair down the aisle. Here’s the lowdown on old and new trends here to stay:

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5 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Hairstylist or Makeup Artist For Your Wedding

5 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Hairstylist or Makeup Artist For Your Wedding

Today’s helpful guest post comes to us from Makeup Artist and Hairstylist Nyoka Gregory, owner of Nyoka Gregory Beauty! Enjoy:

It’s “Bridal” season…or is it? As a Makeup Artist and Hairstylist I feel like every season is bridal season.  Brides don’t just get married in June or July they get married all year long.  However it does seem like “tragedy” season as it seems as though I’m coming across more and more brides with horror stories when it comes to bridal beauty.  I’ve heard about how they’ve had several bridal consultations and/or trials and couldn’t seem to find the right match until they met with me.  While that is a compliment it also saddens me.  If a bride truly knows what she wants then it should be fairly easy to be matched with the perfect glam squad.  Try these tips before you jump the broom!

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Meet a Wedding Vendor in Oyster Bay, NY: Bella Bridal & Heirlooms (2)

Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Grace, the owner of Bella Bridal & Heirlooms, an online boutique specializing in elegant bridal accessories! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

While studying Fashion Design at FIT, I worked for a Wedding Photographer and interned at Amsale and Bruce Oldfield. I loved being around all the gorgeous wedding dresses and accessories. After graduating, I worked as an Assistant Designer on the Lauren Ralph Lauren Collection working my way up to Associate Designer. After 10 years in the fashion industry, I decided to stop designing and start raising a family. Now, 12 years later, I am a proud mom of 4 wonderful children and an amazing business. Bella Bridal & Heirlooms is a one stop shop for your wedding day needs. I started this company because I wanted every bride to be able to have a Royal Wedding without the price tag!

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We’ve partnered with 77 Diamonds to showcase this awesome infographic about the ‘7 Cs’ you should know before buying your engagement ring (spoiler – the carat, color, clarity, cut, certification, contour and cost!) Sound like a lot to remember? This infographic will surely help:

Diamond buying guide infographic
An infographic brought to you by 77 Diamonds

Everything you need to know before making your engagement ring purchasing decision. But wait, we’re not done yet! Get her ring size by downloading this handy printable chart.

What do you think? What other tips should you know before buying an engagement ring? Let us know below in the comments!