"Blush" like a Celebrity for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This month, we are celebrating #Pinktober by spreading the joy of PINK dresses. Purchase your blush/pink/peach/moscato bridal (or bridesmaids!) gown at Ellie's Bridal during the month of October for extra savings and rock out in pink like these celebrities did for their wedding day:

Jessica Biel

  Jessica Biel wears a petal pink gown by   Giambattista Valli Haute Couture  .

Jessica Biel wears a petal pink gown by Giambattista Valli Haute Couture.

Reese Witherspoon

  Reese Witherspoon wears custom-designed blush-hued gown by Monique Lhuillier  .

Reese Witherspoon wears custom-designed blush-hued gown by Monique Lhuillier.

Anne Hathaway

  Anne Hathaway wears a blush pink gown by Valentino

Anne Hathaway wears a blush pink gown by Valentino

Gwen Stefani

  Gwen Stefani wears     a custom-made pink and white silk faille wedding dress by   John Galliano for Dior

Gwen Stefani wears a custom-made pink and white silk faille wedding dress by John Galliano for Dior

Portia de Rossi

  Both blondes wore Zac Posen to their 2008 ceremony.

Both blondes wore Zac Posen to their 2008 ceremony.

 Portia de Rossi  wears a dramatic backless   gown   with pale pink tulle skirt by Zac Posen.

Portia de Rossi wears a dramatic backless gown with pale pink tulle skirt by Zac Posen.

 Which pink/blush gown do you like best? Comment below to let us know!

Which pink/blush gown do you like best? Comment below to let us know!

Wedding Through Two Different Lenses

On the off chance you thought wedding photography was just about having a nice camera and knowing how to use it, we present to you a Kate Spade inspired stylized wedding through the eyes and lenses of two fabulous photographers.

These two little sneak peeks are a great example of how a photographer's vision, technical photography skills, and post processing choices give each of their albums a personality of their own. It's important to remember that photographers are artists that completely immerse themselves into their work. SO much happens behind the scenes that we don't see when we are in front of the camera!

We absolutely love how our Kate Spade shoot turned out (special thanks to Margo of Bright Occasions & The DC Ladies!) and hope you'll appreciate the passionate work our wedding photographers do when turning your wedding day into a memorable work of art. 

Molly Tobias Photography

Procopio Photography

Vendor Information:

PhotographyProcopio Photography & Mollie Tobias Photography | Wedding Planning & StylingBright Occasions  -Contact: Margo Fischer  |VenueCarnegie Library - Contact: Kristina Noell or Ashley Forrester | CateringKatie Musser, 550 Events - Contact: Katie Musser | Wedding CakeKendall’s Cakes - Contact: Meghan De Angelis |Desserts: Huda’s Sweet Bee Bakery - Contact: Huda Baterjee | Invitations & PaperTabibi Design - Contact: Tina Tabibi | RentalsDC Rentals - Contact: Kathleen Schmidt | Floral DesignEight Tree Street - Contact: Contact: Maribel Kalata | Hair: Amie Decker of Amie Decker Beauty | Makeup: Suzanne Della Pella of Amie Decker Beauty - Contact: Amie Decker | GarterThe Garter Girl - Contact: Julianne Smith | Bridal Gown and Bridesmaid DressesEllie’s Bridal Boutique - Contact: Ellie’s Bridal | Bridal JewelryDiamond Connects - Contact: Diamond Connects |Bridesmaid JewelryRene Kauder – Independent Stylist for Stella & Dot - Contact: Rene Kauder

The Bride’s Look:

Bridal Gown – Victoria-Nicole/1106

Shoes – Kate Spade

Engagement Ring: custom made 14k white gold Halo diamond engagement ring with center stone Radiant fancy yellow 1.21 carat total weight  VS2 clarity & 0.37 carat total weight white diamond side stones Retails: $11,622

Bracelet: custom made 18k white gold deco-inspired diamond bracelet 4.81 carat total weight  Retail: $13,300

Earrings: custom made 18kt white deco-inspired drop earrings 5.24 total weight Retail: $9,672

The Bridesmaid’s Look:

Bridesmaids – Jim Hjelm Occasions 1)   JH5125 2)   JH5185 3)   JH5363

Necklace – Somervell Necklace $59.00

Earings – Nancy Studs $24.00

Bracelet – Christina Link Bracelet $49.00


More Posts from The DC Ladies' Wedding Week:

*check out all of the wonderful photo’s through out the above posts

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Wedding Gowns Over/Under $4,000

High-end designer bridal gowns are made with the most stylish designs in mind, luxurious fabrics, and impeccable gown construction. With all those must-have qualities, it's no surprise that the cost of a wedding dress can add up quickly. Although we may be biased, we truly believe that the most important outfit of your life is worth every penny.

That being said, the Ellie's Bridal team also believes that good fabric and fabulous designs are available at every price point. We've done the hard work and hunting for you, bringing the best selection of affordable designer bridal gowns under one roof.

Can you tell which gowns are over or under? Bridal gowns in the left column retail for $4,000-$10,000 while gowns on the right are found right here at Ellie's Bridal Boutique for under $4,000.

Designer Wedding Gowns
OVER $4000

Wedding Gowns
UNDER $4000
at Ellie's Bridal Boutique

Style K526 by Romona Keveza

Style 2169 by Casablanca  -- Wedding Dresses under $4,000 at Ellie's Bridal Boutique (Alexandria, VA)

Style 333 by Amalia Carrara

Style 9745 by Justin Alexander -- Wedding Dresses under $4,000 at Ellie's Bridal Boutique (Alexandria, VA)

Full of Luck by Reem Acra

Style 8721 by Justin Alexander -- Wedding Dresses under $4,000 at Ellie's Bridal Boutique (Alexandria, VA)

Divine by Anne Barge

Style 8731 by Justin Alexander -- Wedding Dresses under $4,000 at Ellie's Bridal Boutique (Alexandria, VA)

Style 4167 by Pnina Tornai

Style 2713 by Allure Romance  -- Wedding Dresses under $4,000 at Ellie's Bridal Boutique (Alexandria, VA)

 Style 80 by Mark Zunino for Kleinfeld

Style 80 by Mark Zunino for Kleinfeld

 Style 5977 by Stella York  -- Wedding Dresses under $4,000 at Ellie's Bridal Boutique (Alexandria, VA)

Style 5977 by Stella York -- Wedding Dresses under $4,000 at Ellie's Bridal Boutique (Alexandria, VA)

Lilianna by Reem Acra

Style 8724 by Justin Alexander -- Wedding Dresses under $4,000 at Ellie's Bridal Boutique (Alexandria, VA)

Simplicity by Monique Lhuillier

Style 8659 by Justin Alexander -- Wedding Dresses under $4,000 at Ellie's Bridal Boutique (Alexandria, VA)

Mark Zunino for Kleinfeld 74512

Style 2455 by Allure Romance -- Wedding Dresses under $4,000 at Ellie's Bridal Boutique (Alexandria, VA)

 Brielle by Rivini    Rita Vinieris

Brielle by Rivini Rita Vinieris

Style 3787 by Sincerity – Wedding Dresses under $4,000 at Ellie's Bridal Boutique (Alexandria, VA)

Adelle by Rivini Rita Vinieris

Style 8709 by Justin Alexander -- Wedding Dresses under $4,000 at Ellie's Bridal Boutique (Alexandria, VA)

BONUS:

Trendier brides will love this crystal and pearl beaded Sabrina keyhole neckline on a asymmetric ruched bodice by Rivini (below, left). See Justin Alexander 8735 for one weekend only at our Justin Alexander Trunk Show (September 12-14) to get the look for under $4,000.

 Crystal by Rivini Rita Vinieris

Crystal by Rivini Rita Vinieris

 Style 8725 by Justin Alexander  Justin Alexander Trunk Show at Ellie's Bridal Boutique (September 12-14, 2014)

Style 8725 by Justin Alexander

Justin Alexander Trunk Show at Ellie's Bridal Boutique (September 12-14, 2014)

Bridal gowns at Ellie's Bridal Boutique range from about $900 - $5000. 

Top 5 Best Surprise Wedding Dance Moves

NUMBER 5

I'll admit, I'm much more impressed with the special effects and pyrotechnics than anything else on this one. I mean, did you look at that dance floor yet??

NUMBER 4

I am so sorry I don't have a higher quality video for you (I even took the effort to look), but I promise that no amount of poor resolution can hide the awesomeness that occurs int he next wedding dance number.

NUMBER 3

Really, I'm just a sucker for handsome men looking this sharp with moves this suave.

NUMBER 2

This groom has some serious moves! The grand set-up, upbeat pop music, moves I can't even begin to compete with, and top-notch videography make this video a personal favorite.

NUMBER 1

I absolutely love how much fun everyone in this video is having. And by everyone, I mean just about everyone is on the floor dancing. It's hard not to break out into a smile as the energy from that room seeps through your computer screen. This bride had her wedding party and guests learn 3 different dances so the next 3:57 could happen, making it her favorite part of the wedding.


Did you, or will you, have a surprise wedding number at your wedding? What do you think of surprise dance numbers at weddings?

Share your thoughts below and show us your videos!

True Love Locked in a Closet

My grandpa passed away a few months ago. I visited his house today for the first time since and his wife has their wedding outfits hanging like this in their house.
— via Reddit

Click on the photo to see more pictures that will make you believe in true love. 

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Wedding Bouquet Video Camera

What a neat idea to add a camera in your bouquet! It shows you in first person your point of view of what you saw during your exciting moments. If you are thinking of using videography to capture your wedding day memories, this is a must.

Comment below and tell us how you will keep your Wedding Day alive for years to come.

Wedding Veil Regrets

About 2 out of 10 brides come in to our boutique unsure if they would like a veil or not. If you do not think you want a veil, we suggest just to try one on anyway. You never know how you will feel until you try one on and see yourself in the mirror with a wedding gown and the veil for the first time. We find that more than half of the time, brides who said they did not want one change their mind. There is something about the veil and a wedding gown that makes each bride feel like it is really happening to them, they are getting married!!!

 

We found one blogger was torn and decided not to have a veil and now regrets it. She wishes she had changed her mind and now brings up some excellent points and stunning photos that you could have if you choose to have a veil too. We have to say, she found some great photos!

Thank you to our wonderful Ellie's Brides and their amazing photographers who shared these breath taking photographs with us.

What are your thoughts on veils? Comment below and let us know what you think!

 

Bridal Inspirations from the Oscars

Fashion certainly inspires fashion. So whether you are shopping ready-to-wear in the mall, awed by the Hollywood glamour, or flipping through your favorite wedding magazine, today's fashion trends are universal. We weren't surprised to see lace patterns, feather-like ruffles, and simple elegance grace the red carpets last night and be reminded of our very own bridal gowns. Which style would you have picked for your red carpet debut?

Update: Great minds think alike! Local Wedding Planner, Margo from Bright Occasions, elaborated more on this topic and these dresses here. Definitely check it out!