Our Bride, Danielle!

Here to brighten our Monday is our beautiful bride Danielle! She said yes to a romantic Stella York lace gown from The Bustle.  We're swooning over the delicate lace detailing on the straps! It was the first dress, and the favorite the moment she put it on. Congratulations again Danielle, we hope your wedding was everything you wanted and more! DMWedding_0173 (1) DMWedding_0096 DMWedding_0504 dmwedding  

Our Bride, Meghan!

There's nothing better than receiving photos of our wonderful brides! Here's a few of our bride Meghan looking so romantic in her lace gown and accessories from  The Bustle! She got married at the beautiful Darlington House in La Jolla and Heidi-O-Photo captured all the love and excitement from the big day. Congratulations again Meghan! We hope everything went just as you imagined.  We wish you and your husband both love and happiness! xo, The Bustle 151009_WED_0003_meghan_tony 151009_WED_0504_meghan_tony 151009_WED_0528_meghan_tony  

Our Bustle Bride, Lindsay!

We are gushing over our bride Lindsay! She got married by the beach, and we  wanted to share these beautiful photos taken by True PhotographyLindsay looked stunning in her mermaid gown from The Bustle. It fit perfect for her venue, and she couldn't look happier on the special day! Congratulations again Lindsay, we wish you nothing but love and happiness! xo 0017Lindsay_Brent_pf 0004Lindsay_Brent_pf 0038Lindsay_Brent_pf 0012Lindsay_Brent_pf  

Our Bride, Caitie!

Our bride Caitie looked stunning at her beach wedding! She wore an organza Stella York gown and accessories from The Bustle.  Congratulations Caitie! We wish you and your husband all the best xo 0928141100018   0928141100356 0928141100371 To see more photos of Caitie's wedding check out our facebook page at facebook.com/thebustledelmar Photos by Bauman Photography

Beach Bling!

We've discovered the cutest way to dress up your feet for a beach wedding! If your ceremony is going to be directly on the sand, accessorize with beaded foot jewelry. Here's why we love them~
  • They're so easy to wear. Just slip them on right before your ceremony
  • They're great for destination weddings. No need to pack bulky shoes in your luggage
  • It's a super cute accessory, especially if your're going barefoot in the sand
From rhinestones, sea shells, and charms, I'm sure there's one that will match perfectly with both your dress and personality. Take a look at the ones I've been eyeing! Which one would you choose for your beach wedding?? (:

This is perfect if you want something simple for your casual and intimate ceremony.

Find one to show off your pedi or to match your color theme

Charms or shells would be perfect to for a beach setting

 Bling it up with rhinestones! You can never have too much sparkle

     

Alterations 101!

About two months before your wedding day, each bride should begin her alterations.  Two months allows for enough time to get everything finished as well as guarantee the most accurate results as our bodies do change throughout the year. Here are a few guidelines on how to take advantage of each appointment to make sure your look is perfect! 1. On your first appointment: Bring your wedding shoes! Whether you are wearing 5 inch platforms or flip flops for the beach, any good seamstress will not start your hem until you have your wedding shoes.  This ensures no tripping and the perfect length making moving in your gown super comfortable. 2. Bring possible undergarments: Most of the time brides opt out of any and ask for push up cups to be sewn into the gown.  BUT bring whatever corset top or bra you think you might wear to your fitting.  Sometimes corset back gowns already have enough structure so a corset bra might feel like too much. Or, the back of your gown might be below the bra line. You won't know unless you try, so bring it all! 3. Play with accessories: If you don't already have your veil or jewelry, ask your consultant to help out.  You never know what will look best unless you try it on with your gown.  Veil color variations and necklace lengths are all small details that need to be addressed.  As the seamstress pins you, play with different looks and make sure to place any orders as soon as possible. 4. Be honest with your seamstress: If you see a loose thread, don't think your gown is tight enough, or want a deeper sweetheart cut, etc. tell your seamstress.  This is your chance to be as precise as you can, so don't be shy and express what you think. Ask your consultant or seamstress for their opinion too.  They have a lot of experience with alterations.

A Perfect Wedding Gown for the Perfect Venue!

When shopping for a wedding gown there are a million details to be considered.  Does the style fit your personality? Is the fit perfect for your body shape? Is it too fancy, or too simple? One of the key factors is your venue.  At each appointment we ask each bride for their wedding date and immediately following.. "Where are you getting married?"  Your venue can help decide on some guidelines for your wedding gown. Formal Wedding For a formal wedding consider your silhouette, especially if your venue is very grand.  You want to be able to make a statement and have a larger presence in such a great venue.  Consider a ballgown with a longer train.  This doesn't mean you have to look like a poofy princess (unless you want to of course :) ).  Modern day ballgowns have something for everyone, from feathers to classy satin.  And don't skimp on your veil.  Make sure its cathedral length even if your train isn't.  This will create grandeur and wonderful lines to compliment your gown.

A Formal Princess Wedding

Once you decide on your silhouette, your fabric is next! Satin is the queen of formality.  If you decide against a ballgown silhouette and you prefer something more fitted like a mermaid, satin still works well.  Against satin? A beautiful alencon lace gown will create a timeless look.  Remember Duchess Catherine? Yup! Exactly that.

A Grand Ballgown

To sparkle or not to sparkle? With a formal wedding you can go allllll out! An embelished bodice will look gorgeous, but if you just want a bit of bling try diamond jewelry, a cystal belt, a beaded bolero or a fun headpiece.  There is no such thing as too much bling in this case. Garden Wedding Look for a gown that compliments nature and that has an organic feel.  A slimmer silhoutte like a sheath, modified A-line or trumpet would be perfect.  These silhouttes can compliment many body types. Try to also find a gown with a smaller train such as a chapel length or sweep train.  Walking down the aisle and having your reception outside might catch on a few leaves and branches.  Once you pick your silhoutte, you can choose any length veil! A longer veil will help weigh it down in case its windy, but a short fingertip length will compliment the less formal garden feel.

A Trumpet Style

For your fabric, try to look for something that has a light feel such as an organza or a soft lace, like chantilly lace. Along with being light, they compliment an outdoor organic feel.  The embelishments on your gown can go in two directions depending on the time of your wedding.  If it is a daytime wedding, minimize the amount of bling on your gown and accessories with sashes, feathers or fun headbands.  If you are having an evening wedding a little bit of sparkle won't hurt.  The sparkle will glimmer throughout the night! Beach Wedding A beach wedding requires a bit of a balancing act.  A gown that matches the casual ceremony might need to have a formal feel for the reception afterwards. Any A-line, sheath, empire (destination style) or mermaid can work well for a beach wedding.   A flowy fabric will look wonderful by the sea breeze and it will create a light airy feel in case you are dealing with major heat and humidity.

Light and Flowy

Just like the garden wedding, the beach wedding follows similar "rules" regarding beading and emroidery on your wedding gown.  Be conscious of your surroundings and time of day.  A little bit of detailed sparkle will look gorgeous against a sparkling sea, especially at sunset, but an over the top beaded bodice, train, veil, earrings, etc. might overbear the casual venue.

And a Little More Formal for the Reception

What kind of venue will you have? xx

5 Nautical Ideas to Add to Your Summer Beach Wedding!

As February rolls around, you can't help but get anxious for beach weddings! For brides planning their beach weddings, it's crunch time on deciding on all the wedding details. It is important to keep the theme cohesive, so The Bustle staff sat down to discuss fun and creative ways to add nautical touches to a beautiful ocean backdrop. BRIDE'S ATTIRE

1. First and foremost, let's talk about your bridal gown! It is obvious to go with a destination style gown so that there is a relaxed vibe! Here at The Bustle, we have quiet a few designers who design destination wedding gowns.

This fabulous Ella Bridal gown is a perfect example of what a beach bride would wear. The dramatic back adds visual interest to last you days! There are amazing details on the bust that will catch the sun so beautifully.

This adorable Lillen Collection Susanna Gown is a different way of keeping the relaxed feeling going. Wearing a shorter gown could be great for an intimate and personal wedding.

The relaxed feeling of this stunning gown is only the beginning. If you are a bride who adores bling, why not go with Badgley Miscka's Celeste! The silhouette screams elegant, yet nautical, but the embelishment keeps you wanting more!

GROOM'S ATTIRE

Obviously, we can't forget about the groom and what he will be wearing. How dashing would your groom look while wearing khaki pants, a white button up, and loafers. The khaki colored pants are great because they keep the relaxed feeling going, all the while of showing how important your groom is!

Color Scheme

What colors would be great for a nautical wedding? We thought it would be so interesting to go with Blue & Yellow. Why not do blue & white striped table clothes and yellow and white paper lanterns. The contrast in color is stunning and plays so well with the beach setting.

Signature Drinks

Being on the beach in your swimsuit, you can't help but want something icy to sip on! Having the beach as your reception setting would be great ideal for a signature beach drink. Drinks range from Martinis and Mojitos to fruit-filled Sangrias! Naming them something sweet to match you and your fiance is a great personal touch!

Beach-Inspired Food

Lox & Cucumbers is light & refreshing

Crab-Cakes are just so elegant and scrumptous!

Delicate Shrimp Skewers are just so tasteful!

Lobster Bisque Shooters are always fun and appetising!!

Which nautical idea is your favorite?