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BRIDAL BABE | JENNY

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BRIDAL BABE | JENNY

We really can't explain it. Maybe we're just lucky. Either way, our brides are some of the most naturally beautiful and kind people; and today's bridal beauty might just top that list. Jenny, married her sweetheart, Joel, in April at The Nasher Sculpture Garden in the heart of downtown Dallas.

While we not-so-patiently wait for their full wedding gallery from Ben Q. Photography, we're sharing a few of our favorite from Jenny's bridal portraits! You might notice that Jenny's dress is rather unique. The full skirt, worn during the ceremony, is actually detachable! The skirt is unfastened revealing a gorgeous lace trumpet gown underneath. This one might be our new favorite dress!

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WEDDING TRENDS | TWO-PIECE WEDDING DRESS

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WEDDING TRENDS | TWO-PIECE WEDDING DRESS

Major trend alert! Two piece wedding dresses please! Who would have thought this would be the hottest wedding trend of 2016?

Two piece wedding dresses are not only fashionable and edgy, but also give the bride a ton of versatility! Living in a more non-traditional era, two piece wedding dresses are breaking all of the rules of typical bridal fashion. Two pieces really show the brides' personality from afar, adding a twist on your average wedding gown.  Bridal separates also gives the bride a TON of options when pairing her two pieces. Float down the aisle within a dramatic fuller silhouette paired with a laced crop top for the wedding ceremony. Then strut your inner diva into the reception with a fun mini skirt and a pop of color! Either way its your big day, own that two piece sister!

Choosing the perfect wedding dress is a BIG deal for any bride! It also can become pretty pricey. Whether your budget is financial savvy or not, two piece wedding dress for the #WIN! Not only are two pieces more affordable but can also be worn for more than one occasion. They are also more accommodating for the bride when transitioning from one dress to another.

Two pieces are highly favored at Celebrate Colorfully for many reasons, but the personality that naturally flows from the bride tops the cake! Brides have more options when it comes to truly being herself and being comfortable in her own skin on the big day. There's nothing more beautiful than seeing a bride naturally glowing in her wedding ensemble. Whether your keeping it simple and chic or glamorous to the highest extent, two pieces come for the #WIN again!!

Dress |  Riki Dalal  Source |  Bridal Musings

Dress | Riki Dalal Source | Bridal Musings

How beautiful is this lace crop top pair with a high waisted skirt?

Dress |   Vera Wang  Photo |  Suzanne Delawar

Dress | Vera Wang Photo | Suzanne Delawar

Eniko Parrish slaying the wedding dress game in her two piece Vera Wang! Simply stunning!

Pop of color? Do y'all sense the Celebrate Colorfully vibes?!

Dress |  Nasty Gal  Top // Handmade Skirt Photo |  Alyssa Mclelheny Photography

Dress | Nasty Gal Top // Handmade Skirt Photo | Alyssa Mclelheny Photography

Two pieces are interchangeable all year round! This is perfect for fall or winter weddings!

Dress |  Needle & Thread   tulle midi skirt //   For Love and Lemons   grace scalloped floral lace crop top  Source |  Viva Luxury Blog

Dress | Needle & Thread tulle midi skirt // For Love and Lemons grace scalloped floral lace crop top Source | Viva Luxury Blog

Carrie Bradshaw, is that you? Another twist the two piece is capable of - mid-length skirts! Pair this tulle bridal look with a colorful pump!

Dress |  Sia  Source |  Grace Loves Lace

Dress | Sia Source | Grace Loves Lace

We're forever fans of Grace Loves Lace and couldn't help but include one of their designs. I don't think we have to explain why but, just look at the way this top compliments the skirt so well!

Will you be walking down the aisle in a two piece gown on your wedding day?

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Top 5 | Celebrity Wedding Gowns

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Top 5 | Celebrity Wedding Gowns

Celebrities have easy access to some of fashions leading designers, both ready-to-wear and bridal. Designers absolutely love for public icons to wear their creations, especially on their wedding day seeing as all eyes are on these Hollywood leading ladies! While the fashion and dress styles vary from one celebrity bride to the next, there have been some absolutely stunning and exquisite dresses in the past few years worn by actresses, singers, and so forth. From classic long sleeve lace dresses to stylish high-low embellished dresses, below are five of our favorite celebrity wedding gowns from recent years! Take a look as you research your perfect fairytale dress!

Photos |  OK Magazine

Photos | OK Magazine

Hilary Duff looked absolutely stunning in her Vera Wang blush silk and tulle mermaid style gown. Her teased high bun was the perfect compliment to her bare neckline and the body hugging yet soft and natural nature of the fabrics enhanced her grace and gorgeousness.

Kim Kardashian worked intimately with designer Riccardo Tisci, creative designer of Givenchy, to create her one of a kind long sleeve lace dress for her wedding with Kanye West. Givenchy also designed Kanye's tuxedo for the big day and the pair looked marvelous. Kim's long straight styled hair and dramatic long veil were a perfect fit for their extravagant wedding ceremony set in front of a wall of roses in Florence, Italy.

Photo |  John Dolan

Kate Bosworth stunned in Oscar De La Renta as she chose a very minimalistic and understated yet breathtaking dress with clean lines, soft movement, and an all around airy yet statuesque composition. From the dress to her simple hair and makeup, Kate was Hollywood bridal royalty.

Whitney Eve Port, originally from MTV's The Hills reality show and now owner of her own clothing line, opted for a high-low beaded embellished Ashi Studio dress full of style and personality. Her peep-toe stiletto booties were to die for and her unique undone hair style alluded to her appreciation of comfortable yet chic timeless style.

Photos |  Suzanne Delawar

Gabrielle Union was absolutely gorgeous and flawless in her Denis Basso sweetheart neckline ball gown for her wedding to NBA superstar Dwayne Wade. With a low back, cinched waistline and full skirt, she looked sexy, sweet, and sophisticated.

In researching some of our favorite top celebrity dresses, we saw so many beautiful gowns and such a wide variety of styles. No matter your style or budget, there is a perfect gown for you, with your name written on it! For brides in the DFW metroplex, check out our blog post on the Top 5 Local Bridal Boutiques if you are currently searching for your wedding day dress. Also, if you are like us, dancing is a priority and we've also found some of the the best dancing shoes to wear with that perfect dress. Comment on this post to let us know what you think or to share your favorite celebrity wedding gown! We hope that you enjoyed this weeks blog post and stay tuned daily to all of our social media sites for more from the lovely world of Celebrate Colorfully!

 

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Top 5 | Local Bridal Boutiques

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Top 5 | Local Bridal Boutiques

Ladies, let’s face it...your wedding dress is literally a magical dream in itself! You begin envisioning this gorgeous creation when you're a little girl and fantasize about it all of your life. Lusting over your dress from the time of your fairy princess days to the years of marriage with your spouse whilst you revisit the gown through old photos and memories, a wedding dress should truly be a garment that effortlessly and perfectly makes you feel like the most stunning and breath taking bride imaginable.

Luckily for you, the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex is a mecca for all things beauty and shopping related and this of course includes some of the nations best bridal boutiques. From extravagant top dollar gown designers to sample sale markdowns, DFW has an array of options available for the bride on the perfect dress hunt!

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a & bé bridal shop
Located in only three cities around the nation, a and bé bridal caters to the modern and creative bride who is looking for something extra unique and divinely special. Whether it's a dress from an emerging designer or something sweetly bohemian and romantic, this team of stylish gown experts aim to ensure that you receive the full enjoyment that all brides crave when dress shopping, without any extra chaos.  Think fresh, chill, and whimsical! We absolutely love this bridal shop and we know that you will feel the same!

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Stanley Korshak Bride
For the haute couture bride interested in designer gowns and crème de la crème pampering, Dallas’ very own Stanley Korshak is an exceptional choice. From Vera Wang and Romona Keveza to Michael Medina and Ines Di Santo, nothing will make you feel more like bridal royalty than the gowns and bridal accessories lining the walls and filling the space of this iconic and family owned Dallas luxury retailer. After receiving countless awards throughout the years for their service and selection, you are bound to fall in love here with everything that screams opulent elegance!

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The Blushing Bride Boutique
For the bride who wants to browse an assortment of affordable to mid-range dresses within a gorgeously decorated intimate space, The Blushing Bride Boutique located in Frisco is surely a winner! From classic to more casual designs, you will feel as though you are spending the day in a wedding wonderland filled with lace, jewels, chandeliers, mirrors, and artwork everywhere you turn! Awarded Hall of Fame after four consecutive years of Best of Weddings from The Knot, The Blushing Bride will not disappoint your wedding shopping endeavors!

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Warren Barron Bridal
Described by one of the owner’s, Elle Warren Harman, as “so much more than a beautiful store with beautiful gowns”, Warren Barron Bridal was established in 2006 and has without a doubt become a local must-visit for the bride who is looking to wow herself and her wedding guests! Located in Snider Plaza shopping center, Warren Barron Bridal offers seasonal trunk shows and oftentimes hosts sample sales with unbeatable markdowns on designers such as Monique Lhuillier, Austin Scarlett, Marchesa, and more! Schedule a private appointment and prepare yourself to be dazzled and delighted.

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Bridal Boutique of Lewisville
Family owned and operated since 1990, this bridal boutique focuses not only on ensuring that the bride feels her best but also that her mother and bridesmaids are able to personally join in on the shopping experience and find dresses that best suit their styles and needs. Adjacent to the main bridal salon is a 5000 square foot space filled to the brim with dresses for the mother and bridal party! Credited as providing the “best selection anywhere,” you must visit this boutique… So, what are you waiting for? Go now!

**Wedding Dress Happy Hour Alert: A Bridal Closet is an outlet boutique located in the Willow Bend mall and sells discounted dresses from three of Dallas’ most well-known bridal shops: Stardust Celebrations, Lulu’s, and A Curvy Bride.  All three of these shops are well-known top bridal spots! Add them to your list as well and be sure to call in advance before visiting any bridal shop to book an appointment or verify that walk-ins are welcome.

We hope that you will enjoy visiting these places as much as we enjoyed writing about them! Nearly every single bridal gown requires multiple fittings and alterations so be sure to give yourself ample time before your wedding date to explore all of your options and shop with joy instead of crunch-time cram mode!

Celebrate Colorfully wishes you the best of luck on your dress search and the sweetest of tears when you finally slip into “the one’ of your dreams! Thank you for reading and until next time, happy wedding planning!

All photos from bridal boutiques' website or Instagram

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