Before and After You say “I Do”

"Love is more than that perfect wedding day, love is all that happens before the big day and the day after that glorious wedding day."

Our  Bustle bride Tracy did an interview on her married life, and it was such a great read!  It talks about the realities of love before and after marriage, and how to keep your spouse on their toes even after one says "I do." :) Her wedding was at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens in San Clemente and her wedding photos are breathtaking thanks to D. Park Photography. Tracy wore a beautiful fitted lace gown with custom strap additions! The neutral color scheme with splashes of blue and blush complemented the romantic theme at her garden venue with views overlooking the ocean. tracey3 tracy2 tracy1 The article will make you appreciate the little things you and your loved one do for each other even more. We even picked up a few lessons ourselves that made us realize not everything in marriage will be perfect or easy. However, there's always something new you can experience together and grow as a married couple. Who says the honeymoon phase has to end?! We don't. :) tracey4 Click the link below to read what our bride Tracy had to say about the married life! Plus her wedding photos are amaaazing. http://thetypicalfemale.com/redefined/lovelife-tracy-dana-5-13?rq=dana   

Our Bride, Heather!

Heather looked absolutely gorgeous on her wedding day in her Stella York gown! We love the lace A-line gown with scalloped trim and a sparkly belt to set off the look. Her ivory dress looked perfect with the turquoise bridesmaid dresses. Congratulations to the newlyweds! image1

Celeb Bride Lauren Benanti wears Anne Barge Wedding Gown!

We cannot stop gushing over the Anne Barge gown that celebrity bride, Lauren Benanti wore on her big day! This is one of our favorites in the store and we think Lauren pulled it off flawlessly! You may recognize her from shows like "Supergirl" or "Nashville" and we think she looks even more amazing as a glowing bride! Congrats to the happy couple, and if you're crushing on this gown you can make an appointment to try it on in our boutique! laura-benanti-01-600x800laura-benanti-04-600x800lauren-benanti-600x450 Photos Courtesy of Laura Marie Duncan Photo & Lauren Benanti

Our Bride, Devin!

We are so excited to share our gorgeous bride, Devin and her adorable groom, Christopher!  She looked stunning on her wedding day, and we love her confidence that shows through in all her photos.  Her gorgeous lace gown was perfectly accessorized with a blingy belt and crystal teardrop earrings. We are so grateful to have been a part of your planning process and your big day! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures with us! Here's what Devin had to say about her experience at The Bustle: "I felt sooooooooo amazing that day and I want the whole world to see that a tattoed bride can feel like an elegant princess on her wedding day thanks to The Bustle. Thanks for everything you guys do... words can't express how thankful I am for your knowledge, service, and personal experience I had throughout my wedding process.  xoxoxoxo, Devin" Devin bouquet resized devin chris tall resized devin girls resized Congratulations to the happy couple! xoxo, The Bustle

Bridesmaids 101

It's no surprise that getting a group of excited, emotional girls to do anything in an organized fashion can be a serious challenge! Here's a few tips to keep things running smoothly from the ring until the moment you say "I Do!" Bridesmaids_movie_poster-1 Who to Choose Brides can often get carried away with the number of ladies they include in their wedding party. Our best tip is to just include the girls who are the closest to you and those that you know will be your bestie forever.  Skip the sorority sister you just want to impress, and the high school drama club pal you haven't hung out with in six months.  It's also a common courtesy and a nice gesture to include any sisters you or your groom may have, after all they're family now! Finally, don't worry about making the number of groomsmen and bridesmaids even- you can have a groomsman walk multiple girls down the aisle and vice versa.   bridesmaids dresses Dress Shopping Drama Choosing one dress that fits all shapes, sizes and styles may seem like an impossible task! Avoid all the drama by helping the girls pick out a few options and letting them vote on the style or color.  If they're still not feeling the same dress, you can always go with mismatched dresses, just make sure there's a unifying theme (style, color, fabric, length, etc.) so they don't all look like they're going to different events! Remember that everyone may have their own budget and style preferences, so have that talk before you head out shopping and you'll avoid the drama that can come with this outing.  Ultimately, you're the bride so the final decision should be yours.   bridesmaid bouquet Aisle Style One of the most important pieces of advice we can give you is to have a rehearsal a day or two before the wedding, including everyone who will be walking down the aisle- especially if you don't have a wedding planner.  Get all the ladies and gents lined up in order how you would like them to stand.  The maid of honor should go last, just before the flower girl if you have one, either alone or paired off with the groomsmen. Don't forget to tell them to hold their bouquet at their bellybutton (not in front of their face!) walk slowly, and most importantly, smile!     Photo Credit: crushable.com, christinechangphoto.com, colincowieweddings.com