Our Bride, Katie!

You can never go wrong with Chantilly lace and a little sparkle! Our lovely bride, Katie wore an amazing Stella York keyhole back sheath gown with cap sleeves and a touch of sparkle on her belt! We are in love with how happy she looks in her wedding photos, and we could not be happier for the bride & groom! Congratulations to the happy couple! Photo Credit: Katie McGihon PhotographyIMG_5035 IMG_5205 IMG_5344 IMG_5418  

Our Bride, Christina!

Our beautiful bride Christina was sweet enough to share a few photos of her in her ivory crochet lace gown on her wedding day! Christina looked so amazing all dolled up and ready for her big day! She paired the look with a classic updo by Lindsey Mollenhauer @lindseymollenhauer, berry colored lips and an amazing sparkly belt!  Her traditional ivory bouquet was from Something Chic Floral @something_chic_floral.  Congratulations to a lovely bride! Photography credits go to Photos by Annie Farber @pbafarbGayman_Portraits-11 Gayman_Portraits-136

Our Bride, Camylla!

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Battani who were married in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony! The bride, Camylla wore a stunning ivory lace gown with a sparkly belt and a fingertip lace trimmed veil from The Bustle! One of our favorite details was the lace scalloping all along the edges of the gown from the sweetheart neckline to the long, beautiful train! She was an absolute vision and we are so thrilled to share a few of their wedding photos! The bride's hair was done by Hair by Britney, and the whole day was captured by Kendall E Lane Photography! J&C-12J&C-4J&C-3J&C-7

Our Bride, Heidi!

The always gorgeous Heidi is newly married! We are absolutely lovestruck by her gorgeous lace and peek-a-boo tulle gown with a classic corset back.  She is glowing with bridal beauty in her amazing photos and we know she had the perfect dress to match her perfect day! We want to wish the happy couple the best for many many years to come! heidi2 heidi 3 Heidi 1 Heidi 4

The Top 3 Rules for Accessorizing your Wedding Gown

You've found your dream gown after searching high and low!  Now it's time to put the whole ensemble together and purchase your accessories! Where do you even start? Here's a few of our top tips to consider when choosing accessories to wear on your Big Day! Blog C1 1. Consider The Style of Your Gown If you have an intricate lace or detailed back, choosing a thick, 3-layered veil is probably not the best option.  You want to enhance the beauty of your dress, (and yourself) not compete with it.  Choose a veil that has a beaded or lace trim for a simple gown, and pair it with a statement bracelet or earrings.  For a more intricate dress, choose something very understated that doesn't clash with the little details. Blog C3 2. Consider Your Personal Style No bride wants to look "cookie-cutter" on their wedding day, so try to infuse a little of your personal flare into the accessories. For example, if you love to wear a certain color in your everyday life, integrate a little pop of that color in your shoes, belt, or jewelry.  Try a sweater or bolero over your gown for a little fun costume change! Or you can always go outside the box with a blush or different hued gown! Nobody ever said you HAD to wear white!  After all, you should feel like a glammed-up better version of your everyday self! Blog C2 3. Don't Overlook the Details We understand- you've got so much excitement revolving around the dress when you're at your bridal appointment! But don't forget to try on accessories at your fitting so that you know exactly what looks perfect with your gown.  Did you try earrings? necklaces? bracelets? veils? headpieces? hair combs? garters? You definitely want to choose things that you not only like on the rack, but that compliment the style, color, and overall look of your gown.  Consider metal colors also.  If you've got beading on your gown, stick with that metal color to keep the flow going smoothly.   Photo Credit: Oncewed.com; Elleandjae.com    

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

Our Bride, April!

We are just gushing over our gorgeous bride, April and her new husband Matthew's wedding photos! April looked stunning in her lace Stella York gown with an illusion neckline.  She accessorized perfectly with a lovely flowy veil and sparkly belt.  We love when our beautiful brides just glow with happiness on their wedding day and we wish the happy couple nothing but the best in their marriage! 11257683_634969606583_1981448437_n 11251405_634969611573_668526500_n 11272144_634969641513_282156436_n 11225696_634969581633_900172122_n

Our Bride, Muriel!

We just couldn't wait to show off our gorgeous bride, Muriel's beautiful wedding photos from our preferred vendor, True Photography! Muriel's big day was the epitome of classic elegance and we are swooning over her gorgeous tiered gown! Muriel, you were truly a vision on your wedding, and the smile you have on in all of these images just warm our hearts! A big Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs.! 554bb28f-7a04-493f-a83f-436d45328935 554bba62-8c48-4412-b80c-0d8245328935 554bba75-eeec-4ad8-aecb-030445328935  

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