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, Alwyn!

Congratulations to our bride Alwyn on her wedding! She wore a beautiful lace gown from The Bustle and looked stunning on the big day! Details on her gown include a lace up back and beading throughout her bodice. Everything looked perfect, thank you Christina O'Brien Photography for capturing these precious moments of our bride in her gown! Thank you Alwyn for letting us be a part of your wedding and for sending us such kind words. You're the best! xo, The Bustle alwynn alwynn1 alwynn2 alwynn3        

Our Bride, Lauren!

There's nothing better than receiving photos from our bride's wedding day! We got a  little surprise this week from Lauren who sent us pictures of her outdoor wedding. She said yes to a beautiful lace mermaid gown from The Bustle! Details include beading throughout the lace, and  gorgeous straps leading into a low back. Thank you so much Lauren, as well as Sean Horton Photography for the beautiful photos! Here's what Lauren had to say about her gown! Congratulations again, thank you for letting us be a part of your wedding day. xo, The Bustle aa kJhNrK6gX1OCsNGxOPPjTCzyYT9Ce7ipXkaSQttYAS4 bt4BVr9I_EE-4p6wuaynkhcDKW9XXO9s8aLr0Fp546k 0Uo4dqFckr8s6sfEcqANvGsiG1gL_QQmmwda-CjxcMk

After you say “I Do”

Bummed bride   You've said I do, and cut your cake- Now the wedding is over and you're feeling pretty bummed.  What's next if all the fun is over? Here are a few things you can do to beat the post-wedding blues! Preserve your Gown Wedding gown preservation is one of the most important things to do after the wedding since your dress gets so dirty during a wedding from dirt, to makeup, to that last glass of red wine you probably shouldn't have had- you probably need to have it cleaned.  When you choose to get your gown cleaned with The Bustle, they clean the stains on your gown AND protect it from futher damage from the sun, yellowing, and aging! You can even include accessories, and the best part is that you don't even have to leave your house or find a cleaner.  You can have Fed Ex pick up your gown in the box provided at time of purchase and then they'll deliver it all wrapped up in a few weeks!  It seriously can't even get any easier! Blog B2 Save or Press your Bouquet Here's a question we get asked all the time: What should I do with my bouquet after the wedding? Can I save it? The answer is yes, and since you paid so much money for it, you want it to last past its freshness date! To preserve your entire bouquet, hang it upside down tied by a string around the stems, after removing all the fresh foliage and leaves. It needs to dry out for at least a few weeks in a dark, dry place. You can then put it in a shadowbox.  Alternatively, you can press a few buds in the pages of a book with wax paper.  If you don't preserve your flowers, you can donate them to a local hospital or nursing home after the wedding while they're still pretty. Blog B3 Change your Last Name This is a tricky one, and it involves a bit of work on your part.  The first step is to fill out an application for a new Social Security Card, which you need to have all your legal documents on hand for, including your driver's license, birth certificate, and of course your marriage license. From here, it's pretty smooth sailing but you do have to change everything individually.  Don't forget things like bank accounts, credit cards, online accounts, doctor's offices, and billing documents.  It's definitely a lot of work, so this should keep you busy for a while.  There are services to help you along the way, but they really only provide glorified instructions on what to change, you still have to do most of it yourself. Good luck! Blog B5 Relax, and Enjoy Being Married! It's no secret that planning a wedding can be a little stressful, so try to focus your new free time on your new spouse and enjoy your new married life together.  If you find yourself searching for something to fill the hole that wedding planning left, find a new hobby that makes you happy. Try to appreciate the little things in life, like hanging out and watching Netflix instead of  having to call the caterer and florist daily to make changes! Your wedding is one of the best memories you will ever have, but don't forget to continue to make memories and just enjoy every minute of your time together! P.S. your wedding album is still there for you to relive every. wonderful. detail. Blog B6   Photo Credit: Google

Wedding Band 101

Finding the perfect wedding band to go with your new sparkler is a lot like finding the dress!  You want something that's going to compliment your engagement ring without overpowering it, so it may be more difficult than you thought.  Here are a few tips to set you on the right track: Blog A2 1. Go for a wrap, curved, or matching band. It can be a struggle to find something that fits perfectly flush next to your ring, especially if it's a low or large setting. You can choose a sparkly wrap band that surrounds your center stone on both sides, a curved band that allows the setting to sit right next to the center stone if it is too low, or choose the matching band that was made for your ring. Blog A3 2. Stack it up Many brides need something a little more practical than a big old rock that gets in the way of gloves, manual labor, snags things, etc. so a big stack of low-profile sparklies can be unique and stunning.  Take a cue from Emily Maynard and get your bling on in mismatched bands of all sizes. Blog A1 3. Rock the Gap Some brides want their e-ring to sit flush with their bands, and while that's good for those ladies, others just want to rock the gap! It's okay to have a band that doesn't connect right to the other.  Blake Lively's gorgeous pink oval ring and mismatched rose gold band are the perfect example. Blog A4 4.  Go Band-less! When you've got a vintage, uniquely shaped, or large ring, it's alright to let it stand alone and speak for itself! You can always wear a plain band on the other hand or rock it on vacations.  Ultimately, it's your ring, and you've got to rock what you love!

Our Bride, Whitney!

Our stunning bride, Whitney was so kind to share photos from her gorgeous winery wedding! Her ruffled dress was perfectly complimented by her trimmed veil and purple florals.  We love a good corset-back gown and she pulled this one off perfectly! Congratulations to the bride &  groom! download_20150628_200859 download_20150629_172038download_20150628_200854 Photo Credit: KWilsonMakeup , MWilsonPhoto

Our Bride, Mary!

What a great way to start off our Monday with all the gorgeous photos from True Photography of Mary & Trever's wedding! Mary was absolutely stunning in her lace A-line Stella York gown.  It had just the right amount of sparkle and worked perfectly with her downtown venue overlooking the city.  We love when our brides are beaming from ear to ear on their wedding day.  Congratulations to the happy couple! 0045Mary_Trever_pf0012Mary_Trever_pf0036Mary_Trever_pf0050Mary_Trever_pf0007Mary_Trever_pf  

Our Bride, Jenna!

Congratulations to our gorgeous bride, Jenna! We think her whole bridal look was perfection, but the shimmery Stella York dress was just absolutely divine!  Her allover lace gown was so perfect with the sunny yellow bridesmaids dresses and wildflower bouquets. The blingy belt just added to the sparkle that the dress has and she definitely was shining inside and out on her wedding day! We are just overjoyed when we see our brides looking so happy and glowing on their big day and Jenna was no exception! The Bustle ladies hope that you had the best time at your wedding and that it continues into many many years of happiness in your marriage.  Take a peek at the new Mr. & Mrs! image3 (2) image2 image1 image4

Our Bride Kristin!

We cannot tell you how beautiful our bride Kristin looked on her wedding day! She looked stunning in a mermaid gown from The Bustle. The lace on her gown looked so pretty and romantic. We especially love  the pop of blush of her ostrich feather belt by Elle & Jae!  Kristin, we're so happy you found the gown of your dreams. You looked amaaaazing on your wedding day, and thank you for letting us be a part of it<3 KC 1 KC 2 RC&KC

Our Bride, Ashley!

We wanted to congratulate our bride Ashley! She sent a few pictures from the day of her wedding, and she couldn't look happier! She wore a beautiful lace dress and accessories from The Bustle. We love how she made custom changes to her dress to make it her own(: Ashley, it was wonderful getting to know you, and we wish you and your husband all the best! xo ashley01 ashley02