We LOVED keeping up with the votes and comments while you all went through our stories to vote on your favorite wedding dresses! The votes stayed close until the very end-with first and second place being tied for most of the day! Before we get to our winners, we wanted to share just a few tips we have learned about choosing your wedding dress. To find out even more about wedding dress shopping, including how to shop if you aren’t a girly-girl, buying a dress with color, or how to travel with your wedding dress, visit The Bridal Finery’s Blog-you can find the link HERE!
1. Bring a wedding dress inspiration photo. This helps explain what you are looking for.
2. Always try at least one veil. It might surprise you!
3. The experience is different for everyone. Don’t worry about going to the same amount
of places as your girlfriends. If you find your wedding dress at the first shop, enjoy it!
4. You and your party may not love the same things. A wedding dress is a very personal thing.
Don’t stress about pleasing the crowd!
5. Do your research. Check boutique reviews. Call ahead and see how they treat you on the phone!
6. Keep an open mind. What you love online might not look/fit the way you envisioned
it to in person. Be open to other designers and styles!
7. Make sure to have your dress properly altered to your body. With a proper alteration
styles like strapless will have the perfect fit and prevent any slipping during the night!
8. Going along with the previous tip, give yourself plenty of time for any and all alterations
you might need to your dress.
9. Lastly, take into consideration both the location of your wedding and what the weather
will be like during your wedding day!
If you’re in need of any alterations or for any questions regarding your wedding dress shopping, we highly recommend the lovely ladies at The Bridal Finery! You can call them at (407) 960-5225 or email them at Tali@thebridalfinery.com to book an appointment! To see more pictures from The Bridal Finery, check out our Howey Mansion Styled Shoot!
We aren’t really that surprised that Vanessa’s bohemian Yolan Cris wedding dress from Something New Bridal Boutique racked up enough votes to take first place this week! Kraft Azalea Garden was the perfect whimsical ceremony site to compliment the Boho/Gatsby theme of their wedding! Fun Fact: Vanessa’s mother made her gorgeous headpiece in the photo!
For more of their Bohemian Gatsby wedding, visit their wedding blog post HERE!
Coming in 2nd Place with 40 votes was Elba’s beautiful Kenneth Winston’s wedding dress that she purchased from Minvera’s Bridal. Casa Feliz was the wedding venue for her elegant vintage wedding and complimented her dress beautifully! Rounding up in 3rd place with 38 votes was Michelle’s show stopping Calla Blanche dress from CC’s Bridal Boutiques! Michelle’s stunning wedding dress was designed to coordinate with the architecture of the Stetson Mansion -and she even work a pair of butterfly Badgley Mischka shoes, which perfectly matched a bench located on the mansion’s beautiful landscape! If you missed out on the voting, scroll down to see Monday’s post, which includes the entire top 11! Be sure to stop back next week for a new category to vote on!
We’re not sure where the weekend went, but that’s okay because it’s time for our next installment of Top 10 Favorites here at JRP-which is our favorite wedding dresses! One of the perks of being an Orlando Wedding Photographer is that our wedding season is practically year round, giving us such a great variety of wedding styles to choose from. We had such a hard time picking through these dresses-we love them all! So-this week we eagerly present you with our Top 11 Favorite Wedding Gowns! 😉 So your job is to take a look at our top 11 pictures featured below, make sure you follow us on Instagram, and then visit our Instagram Stories tomorrow (Tuesday, March 19th) to vote for your fave! On Thursday we will announce the winner right back here, on this very blog post! Come back each week to vote on a new theme!
Weddings are a beautiful time for two people to promise to love one another in front of all their friends and loved ones, but we all know that your wedding guests are all anxiously waiting to see what kind of wedding dress the bride picked! Right now a few trends we are picking up on are wedding dresses with straps and sleeves, vs. strapless. We are also seeing a lot of blush and ivory wedding dresses-which is a trend that I am in love with! If you are a Central Florida Bride-you have a ton of great options as far as bridal boutiques go! We love The Bridal Finery and Calvet Couture, and Something New Bridal Boutique-who both offer many of the designers you will find below. In our top picks for this week, we are featuring wedding dresses from some pretty amazing designers! We have a Lazaro and a Calla Blanche gown that boasts head to toe sparkles, a Hayley Paige dress that has an ornate top and soft, flowing chiffon layers, and a custom made Yolan Cris dress that is just to die for! You can see why we had such a hard time narrowing it down this week-and we have so many amazing dresses that were left off the list, we may have to do a part 2! Be sure to check back on Thursday to find out who topped the votes for favorite wedding dresses and to learn a few tips on picking out the perfect wedding dress for you!
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