Marchesa and Jenny Packham Now in Orlando!

How exciting for us that Solutions Bridal Designer House will now be carrying wedding gowns by Marchesa Bridal and Jenny Packham accessories!  Starting late summer 2013, brides will be able to find these stunning couture lines at our favorite bridal shop in town.  We can’t wait for our Tickled Pink brides to wear some of these looks on their wedding days!

Our friends at Imprint Cinema visited NY Bridal Market last month with the buyers of Solutions Bridal and brought home this quick look at what you can expect to see in stores soon: 

Solutions Bridal’s Big Announcement from Imprint Cinema on Vimeo.

Bridesmaids Gifts for Your Favorite Gals

I’m asked all the time for ideas on thoughtful and original bridesmaid gifts.  These ladies were chosen as your wedding party because they mean so much to you and it’s nice to honor them with a special gift prior to the wedding as a thanks for their support and love.  Maybe a good question when coming up with a gift for your girls would be to ask yourself what YOU would appreciate receiving.  I asked myself that same question and came up with this list of ideas:

A dainty and adorable rose gold heart ring by Catbird  

Kate Spade ‘bridesmaid’ bracelet 

Friendship Print - Friendship Gift - Friend Quote 11x14 Print - Hand Lettered Print - Gift for Best Friend - Chalkboard Art - Chalk Art

This, or another chalk art framed print

Fun glitter clutch they can use at the wedding 

A hot stone massage gift card for the week after the wedding festivities

Ring Finger

Have you ever looked down at your left hand and wondered, “Why does a wedding ring go on our left ring finger”?  Prior to our understanding of how the circulatory system worked, people believed that a vein flowed straight from the third finger on the left hand to the heart. The vein was then called vena amoris, Latin for “vein of love”.  It was only fitting that the trend emerged to wear wedding rings on that left hand “ring finger” as a symbol of a couple’s eternal love for one another.  While medical science has developed, I’m glad that this tradition hasn’t.  

Elle + Christian’s Bella Collina Wedding

One of the most beautiful places in Florida for a wedding has to be Bella Collina, a Tuscan-inspired golf club in Monteverde that makes you feel like you have completely left the states and been transported to Italy.  Pair that scene with a beautiful bride and groom and lots of style, and there you have it… an all around gorgeous wedding!  Elle and Christian were married the day before Easter and we were blessed with great weather for their outdoor ceremony.  On the day before her wedding, Elle did a bridal portrait shoot with her photographer Brian Sumner, and the result is totally editorial and magazine-worthy.  Enjoy the pictures and congrats to Elle and Christian!

 

Father/Daughter Dance Songs

A bride puts a lot of thought into the many details that make her wedding day special and stand out from all the rest. One of the most thought provoking details is the Father/Daughter Dance and the song the bride will choose to represent the special bond between her and her father. Our DJ Rocks gave us 5 of the most requested Father/Daughter songs . . .

  1. “Butterfly Kisses”- Bob Carlisle
  2. “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”- Elton John
  3. “What A Wonderful World”- Louis Armstrong
  4. “You Raise Me Up”- Josh Groban
  5. “My Wish”- Rascal Flatts

 Here are a few more of our current favorites for your father/daughter dance: