February 12, 2014

Bridal Style :: Wedding Shoes Statement Accessory

Are you looking for a way to jazz up the shoes you plan to wear on your wedding day?  Statement shoe clips were a statement piece seen more in the 80's & 90's but they are back & gorgeous as ever!

I recently discovered the Etsy shop, Shoe Clips Only and they have a great selection that can be paired with a simple stiletto for added flair.  Shoe clips can be worn on the front & event the back heel of the shoe to make a statement as you walk down the aisle.

My favorites!

Are you planning to rock a special statement shoe on your wedding day?  If so do share, I would love to hear about them!

February 6, 2014

Bridal Style :: Truly by Zac Posen for David's Bridal

Today was launch day for the new Truly by Zac Posen for David's Bridal & I had the pleasure of viewing the collection today and it is absolutely stunning.  All of the gowns are very well structured & the fabric quality feels great.   The wedding dresses range in style from a satin fit & flare to a full tulle skirt that is worthy is spinning around a few times...its a must when a bride has on a full ball gown.

Zac Posen has designed this collection with the average bride in mind and its a "Love note to a bride on her most beautiful day."

The collection is comprised of 7 bridal gowns priced from $850-$1350 + 5 bridesmaids dresses priced from $195-$225  that span a complete size range of 0 - 26.  If you are a Nashville bride the collection is only available at the Cool Springs David's Bridal location.  For additional locations outside of Nashville be sure to contact your local David's Bridal for collection information.

I was very impressed by the collection especially for brides that are on a budget but still want to look stylish on her wedding day.

Wedding gowns:

Bridesmaid style

 Image credit:  Brides.com & Elle.com

Be sure to view the video of the Zac Posen collection.  If you are a bride that needs assistance in selecting the perfect wedding dress for your special day Opulent Couturier offers bridal styling services in the Nashville area & also destination!  

February 3, 2014

Published in Nashville Lifestyles Wedding Magazine

Its always great to share when our bridal style has been published!  Nashville Lifestyles Magazine recently published their new Winter/Spring 2014 Nashville Lifestyles Wedding issue & our Bridal Toast styled shoot was featured in the publication!  We are so grateful to be included in this Nashville publication along with so many great businesses, vendors & colleagues in the Nashville wedding community!

The bridal toast is the perfect way to celebrate a brides wedding day with her friends & bridesmaids to thank them for being apart of her special day.  The soft blush pink color palette has me dreaming of Spring wedding inspiration for the 2014 wedding season!

The magazine can be purchased on local news stands at most local stores such at Target, Barnes & Noble, Harris Teeter, Whole Foods (Nashville & Franklin) to name a few.

To see more of this gorgeous shoot please check out our gallery!  Cheers to great bridal inspiration in the new year!

Vendor Credit:

Photography | Kristyn Hogan
Venue, Florals, Styling, Planning, and Calligraphy | Cedarwood Weddings
Planning, Styling, and Paper Goods | Amber Housley Weddings
Model Styling | Opulent Couturier Styling & Planning
Gowns | The Bride Room
Hair and Makeup | Jessica Jones of All Things JRenee 
Accessories | Beatrice Couture Designs
Linens | Urban Outfitters
Champagne | Le Grande Courtage

January 13, 2014

Bridal Style - Bridal Jumpsuits

If there is one thing that makes me excited it would have to be unique bridal styles.  2014 is the year of brides embracing their unique style when selecting their wedding day look.  Yes there is always love for the traditional wedding dresses, they are gorgeous but there are also moments when you just want to sass it up a bit.

The bridal jumpsuit is making a statement this wedding season & its definitely for the bride with flair or a bride that is getting married for the 2nd time or even a destination bride.  The bridal jumpsuit can be a reception option for a 2nd look or even for the rehearsal dinner.

J. Crew has an adorable Eyelash Lace Jumpsuit that is now in their bridal collection however is only for preorder only!  Perfect for a spring or summer bride that may be more conservative.  However it can be dressed up with a statement necklace & heel for added pop.

 image credit:  J. Crew

Bridal designer Rivini has designed a more glamorous bridal jumpsuit that would be a great second look for the wedding reception.  This will definitely get the party started & you will be comfortable wearing it to dance the night away!

Would you consider wearing a bridal jumpsuit for your wedding day?

image credit:  Brides.com 

December 16, 2013

They are classic, timeless and make amazing bridal accessories for both the bride as well as bridesmaids.  Pearls can be used to dress up any bridal look whether you decide to wear a single strand or choose a statement bib necklace piece.  Today's stylish brides are embracing more chunky bridal accessories that will speak volumes when they enter make their grand entrance.

Style advice:  if you are a bride that wants to wear pearls, I would recommend that only 1 statement necklace be worn for the bridal party.  This could be worn by the bride or Maid or Matron of honor.

Be inspired by my love for pearls!  

Christian Dior