Dresses That Don’t Scream “Bridesmaid!”

While there are so many wonderful and fashionable bridesmaid dress choices available, I just love when brides choose something more unconventional for their bridal party to wear!  {Clearly I’m becoming really fond of prints and patterns for weddings!}  What are you choosing for your maids?


Image 2 of PRINTED PLEATED DRESS from Zara

Printed pleated dress by Zara, $79


Marguerite Shift by Bhldn.com, $335

Dress by Modcloth, $178

Frances dress in watercolor floral

J. Crew Frances dress, $295

Wouldn’t this be gorgeous for a black tie wedding?  BCBG, $338

Real Wedding: Sara + Nick’s Wedding Video at Cypress Grove Estate

Sara and Nick’s wedding day was filled with plenty of fun, joy, and nothing less than complete happiness. By the looks of it, one would never know that at this beautiful Cypress Grove Estate House wedding, temperatures were in the low 60’s {chilly to us Floridians}!  Sara and Nick were not going to let anything get in the way of their special day. Thank you Sugar Pop Films for catching every moment of this special day on camera for us all to sit back and enjoy! 

Sara and Nick SPS from SugarPop Films on Vimeo.

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.