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Leslie Huezo married Antonio Pineda at Big R Orchards on July 30th of this year. Remember summer, you guys? We do. And this Bridal Traditions bride Leslie looked amazing.
This lovely couple fell in love when they were juniors in high school, dated through 4 years of college at UNC-Charlotte and got engaged in a park in Charlotte, where they still live. He works at Bank of America and she at Atrium Health. These two are taking on their new life with vigor and joy. We love that Leslie chose us to outfit her for her big day.
These two had an outdoor ceremony with over 300 guests. No sooner was the ceremony over then it started pouring rain. According to Leslie, it added to the day in a fun way and "made it even more perfect."
She came to Bridal Traditions wanting something in satin that was simple and elegant, with sleeves, but ended up with a gown covered in sparkles. She looked gorgeous with the shimmer and off-the-shoulder lace sleeves.
"I loved that Kelly was super helpful in honest when measuring me and being transparent about prices and what size to order."
Congratulations to Leslie and Antonio and cheers to a long and happy life.
Photo Cred: Gilded Images
Are you ready for your yes moment at BT?
Wedding veils are still a custom and tradition, even though they date back as far as the 12th century. They are referenced as early as ancient Mesopotamia and again to Rome when brides wanted to shield their faces from any spirits that might steal their happiness.
Veils in the 21st century are more gorgeous than ever and still make our brides come alive when they see them complete their wedding attire. Often, at our boutique, when a bride-to-be says yes to her dress and then sees herself with her veil on, THAT is the moment she becomes a bride - at least in her mind. These are special moments.
If you were not considering wearing a veil with your gown, do not rule it out entirely.
Lengths and styles of bridal veils are numerous, so you have options, ladies. A few to consider:
A Birdcage veil is between 4 and 9 inches. These have a retro feel and are usually attached to hats or headbands of some sort. Shoulder length veils run between 20 - 22 inches and the Blusher veil is around 30 inches. These were popular in the 1960s and 1970s and have made a come-back. Elbow length (32"), Finger-tip (38-40"), Knee-length (48"), Waltz (60") and Floor length (72") are all options, as is the cathedral length veil, which is traditional and epic at 108 - 120".
Make an appointment at Bridal Traditions and let us show you more of what is possible in the world of veils.
Ladies, the story of Fall bridesmaids gowns is one of necklines and muted colors. While blue is still blue, red is rose and green is sage. These hues are elegant and often resemble the floral arrangements we see at reception tables and in bridal bouquets.
And as for necklines, feast your eyes on these. Spaghetti straps, halters and one sleeve looks join the fluttery sleeves we already love. These gowns all have flowy skirts that are easy on you: for waking, standing at the altar, sitting (finally) and with side slits and even pockets, you're in great style.
Stay tuned for more, because we are just getting warmed up. The bridesmaids collections are wonderful this year for autumn!
Are you stuck in a gown shopping rut? Let's see what we at Bridal Traditions can do to get you unstuck. The Inspire Collection may get you right back on track.
The skirt has Cinderella written all over it. There is so much sparkle in the layers of lace, and the full lace covered back is elegant, and serene. This gown's front has a subtle dip that leads up into gorgeous lace straps. It's a knockout, ladies.
Strapless, covered in lovely lace and with a billowy skirt, the Oakleigh is "be still my heart." There are hints of twinkle on this gown too, but it can lend itself to youthful and demure or more sexy, can be styled to more boho or traditional with just the right accessories.
This gown is spectacular, if we say so ourselves. It's scaled back, but still says Princess. The deep V in the front and the bodice both have just the right amount of beading and decoration, but then the skirt is bead-less perfection with a handkerchief hemline. This is a statement gown that says, "I thought about what I like, and didn't want any extra nonsense."
Off the shoulder lace sleeves are rare in a world of strapless, thin straps and ornate lace sleeves. This gown is beyond chic due to the unexpected sleeves, the incredible lace, the fitted shape and beautiful silhouette. The overlay of lace over the sheath dress itself is a show-stopper. You can do this one, ladies. Be bold!
Bridal Traditions will be sharing more as the weeks roll on and the holidays approach. While we know that it feels bizarre to be thinking about spring and summer weddings now, you can be and maybe you should be if you want to be ready when the season is upon us. Make an appointment to come see what's new!