Will you be my bridesmaid?

This has to be one of the most exciting wedding questions, so why not add a unique twist? We’ve found some cute, personalized ideas of ways to pop this question to your bridesmaids!

1. DIY Bridesmaid Boxes

These DIY boxes are so well done, allowing you to add personalized touches inside! Some additions we love are wine accessories, nail polish, a ring pop (or any candy/ chocolate for that matter – the more the merrier, right?), paint swatches of your colour scheme, jewelry, a candle, a mini picture frame, cake pops, lip balm or makeup, and don’t forget a cute card (some ideas below).

All of these ideas allow you to tie in your wedding theme or colour scheme. Also consider filling it with coordinating tissue paper, tulle, ribbons, confetti – the options are endless!

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Also, you have to check out Inklings Paperie’s Etsy shop! The beautiful printable collection allows you to label a range of popular box products. It’s an instant download, so no need to wait for the labels to ship!

While you’re there, don’t forget to check out all their scratch-off cards! They are such a simple and cute touch to add to the box, or just on their own.

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2. Personalized Muslin Bags

We love this idea, especially for a rustic themed wedding! These handmade muslin bags are such a delicate way to pop the question to your maid of honor and bridesmaids. It allows you to add in whatever little items you like! We love the idea of adding in a nail polish that matches the colours of your wedding. This is a quick and easy way to personalize a small gift!

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3. POP the Question

This idea is pretty quick and simple to put together, but still allows you to spice up asking your bridesmaids to be in your bridal party! Purchase mini champagne bottles, ribbon and straws that coordinate with your wedding colours or theme. Use the ribbon to tie the straw onto the bottle, and you can also attach a small card onto the bottle. The perfect way to POP the question!

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4. Custom Designed Gifts

Zazzle is an excellent site that allows you to personalize anything! From a range of paper products to coffee mugs, you can choose what design you want and on what item for a relatively inexpensive price. This makes it so easy to create matching sets that coordinate with your wedding. Also, you can always catch them having a sale!

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Hope this helped you get some inspiration as to how to ask your bridesmaids! All the ideas can be mixed together or are great on their own, have fun with it!

Spotlight on Delica Brides – Carrie and Tristan!

We love everything about today’s wedding!  From the stunning location in Kelowna, BC to the gorgeous ballgown our bride Carrie selected and the amazing bridesmaids dresses which weren’t actually dresses at all, we can’t get enough of this romantic wedding!

Carrie was a fantastic bride to work with, very cheerful and sweet when she came in the shop and best of all she was extremely excited to be marrying her fiance.  Which I think you will see very evidently in her photos!  And on that note, I will stop babbling and let you see what I know you’re all dying to see…the photos!  And of course some words from our bride herself.

Enjoy!

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Names of Bride and Groom: Carrie Silvester and Tristan Silvester

Wedding Date: July 18, 2015

Venue: Cedar Creek Winery and Harvest Golf Club

Florist: Edgy Petals

Bridal Gown: Delica Bridal; Blush by Hayley Paige “Fiona”

Bridesmaids Attire: Tulle Skirts from Lulu’s and top from Aritzia

Grooms Attire: Indochino

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Photographer: Lindsay Gee

Bakery: Cupcakes – Sugar Sweet Cake Co.

Macroons – Sandrine French Pastry and Chocolate

The BEST Wedding Planner: Laura Lebbon – English Rose Weddings

Décor: Vintage Origami

Make-up: Jenny McKinney

Hair: Sabrina Nunes

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Tell us the story of how you and your fiancé met!  When, where and how!

I went travelling to Thailand in University and met a lifelong friend there.  Tristan was and still is, best friends with her now husband.  I met him several times at gatherings with friends, and after a couple years of persistence on his end, I finally said yes to go on a date. And the rest is history since the first date.

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Tell us a bit about your wedding!  Theme, colours, any special traditions etc.

Our wedding didn’t have a specific theme but we wanted the mood and setting to be romantic.  We used pastel colors, mostly peach, blush and white.  Cedar Creek Winery is a stunning venue with spectacular views of the Okanagan Valley. We had a wine and cheese tasting directly after the ceremony for guests to relax and mingle.  Our goal was to make the speeches short and sweet so everyone had plenty of time to enjoy the photo booth, the desserts, the dancing and the drinks. As my dad is from Scotland, he surprised us with a traditional Scottish poem, which my mom then interpreted line by line.

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What was your favourite part of the day?

Each and every moment that day was perfect and we wish we could do it all over again!  However, if I had to pick it would be the first look before the ceremony.  At first, the traditionalist in me wasn’t too sure about the idea but it was the best decision we made that day.  It allowed Tristan and I to have a private, intimate moment just the two of us.  It was important to take time for us during the day and to stop, embrace each other and the love and passion we share for each other.

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What advice would you give to newly engaged brides when they begin the planning process?

The first piece of advice will completely depend on the bride however it made our wedding day and planning process completely stress-free and that is to get a wedding planner.  The best decision I made was to hire our wedding planner.  Laura was truly amazing, everything from venue choices, recommendations for vendors, décor decisions, day of timing, budget, I could go on forever.

The second piece of advice is even if you don’t do the first look before the ceremony is to make sure to take time for you and your husband.  The day will be busy and it’s easy to get caught up everything that’s going on around you.  Make time to breath and take in the moment, just the two of you!

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Thank you so much Carrie and Tristan for sharing your day with us!  We’re wishing you years of happiness and joy!

Spotlight On Delica Brides – Carrie and Allon!

We are at the end of another amazing wedding season and we have had some incredible brides this year!  One of our most memorable brides Carrie had a stunning wedding in Mexico as well as a beautiful reception in Edmonton and to top it off she wore one of our all time favourite Truvelle gowns, the Eden.  Carrie was radiant in this rose gold sequinned beauty as she said “I do” against a simply picturesque backdrop.

Thank you Carrie for sharing your special day with us!  We truly looked forward to working with you each time you came into the shop!

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Names of Bride and Groom: Carrie and Allon Habinski

Wedding Date: Ceremony in Mexico April 21, 2015. Reception in Edmonton May 2, 2015

Venue: Mexico- Azul Beach, Mayan Riviera. Edmonton- Royal Mayfair Golf course

Florist: Cory Christopher

Bridesmaids Attire: Jenny Yoo from Delica Bridal

Grooms Attire: Express Men in Mexico. His own suit in Edmonton

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Photographer: Mexico- Caribe Photography, Edmonton- Margot Thornton Photography

Bakery: Royal Mayfair and GF Diner in Edmonton

Invitations: Be Marry

DJ: Baseline DJ Services

Edmonton Wedding Design: Cory Christopher

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Tell us the story of how you and your fiancé met!  When, where and how!

We met online! We were very fortunate. I didn’t want to go online but my friends encouraged me to do so. And I ended up talking with Allon and meeting him right in the beginning! We both felt right from the beginning that we had known each other forever. It was so easy, fun and comfortable! We dated for three years and then he completely surprised me November 2014 with a proposal! He recorded asking my dad to marry me. He cooked me dinner one relaxing Sunday night at home, then at the end of dinner he told me he had a funny video for me to watch on his phone (which isn’t uncommon for us to do that). He got up and walked away from the table for a second and then I realized it was a recording of him asking my dad for my hand in marriage! All of a sudden he was on one knee beside me in our dining room. It was so intimate, personal and perfect!

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Um let’s talk about all the amazing in this photo…the dress, the water, the sky…it’s too much!  My heart can’t take it!

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Carrie’s twin sister Kristi found her bridal gown at Delica a couple years ago.  Do we sense a family tradition starting?  We don’t mind!

Tell us a bit about your wedding!  Theme, colours, any special traditions etc.

We got engaged and married within 6 months! We knew that we wanted to have fun with it and not drag it out for a year or more. We wanted to be in the moment of happiness. We longed for a family vacation as we are both so incredibly close to our family. So we booked a resort in Mexico. Just our immediate family on both sides came with us in April.  There was 20 of us in total. It was an incredibly personal and fun week with the people we loved the most. Then a week later we had a 120 person reception back in Edmonton at the Royal Mayfair. My husband is Jewish, so we incorporated some fun traditions from his side into that night and introduced them to my family and friends. The Jewish Hora wedding dance brought up the energy right from the beginning and got everyone moving and smiling!

Right from the beginning, I knew I wanted a Pure Glamour theme. I love sparkly things, soft things that flow, I love rose gold, crèmes, silvers and big bold flowers. From those specific things…I planned my wedding and stuck to it. I was so thankful that Delica Bridal had a dress that matched that exactly. Also, I hired event designer Cory Christopher. We worked on my vision for months! Him and his team knocked it out of the park. It couldn’t have been any more perfect!

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Excuse me while I try to get my heart started again…I mean how GORGEOUS!?

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What was your favourite part of the day?

To be honest, sharing Mexico with our family and then coming back home and sharing it with everyone else in our lives was so positive for us. I don’t have a favorite part of the day because I felt so much love and positivity from the whole week in Mexico right up until our reception in Edmonton. I didn’t want the celebrating to end! It was all my favorite!

There was ONE particular moment though in Edmonton at the Royal Mayfair that I really let my emotions go. My sister in law made the most personal and amazing wedding video and slideshow. She put together pictures and video of pre wedding moments, ceremony and celebration from Mexico to show everyone in the room. They all felt like they were there experiencing it with us because of that. That moment made me realize how important everyone was to us and how fortunate I was for everything that has happened to Allon and I up until that moment. I felt so supported and loved. It is an amazing feeling to share something so special and unique with all of your favorite people!

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We love this sweet moment between our bride and groom.  

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What advice would you give to newly engaged brides when they begin the planning process?

To let go! There is now so much information from the wedding industry with its vast amount of accessibility online (Pinterest, Instagram, blogs and more!) that you can collect so much detail. I drew a picture of what was ME and what Allon and I cherished before I searched online for ideas. I didn’t let the pressure of the details get to me. I love that we can search our hearts out for gorgeous ideas and photos now, but make sure you search with the right intention. Don’t collect too many ideas that go far off of who you are and what makes you happy. Be open to creative ideas but do what is YOU. Looking back, everything I picked, was 100% me and approved from my husband. Also, have fun with everything! It is a process filled with smiles and celebration. Always remember why you’re planning…to marry the man of your dreams! The right or wrong table cloth color won’t change that.

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Brides take note!  Carrie kept her jewelry simple and classic to compliment her personal style, and it was a completely stunning choice.

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Regarding the dress…someone during my dress choosing process said to me that I shouldn’t worry because luckily, ALL wedding dresses are stunning. They are supposed to take your breath away and be the most beautiful piece of clothing. It’s true! Every single dress at Delica Bridal took my breath away, really! Each time I saw one, I would think that I could celebrate in that! Because it was stunning. They all were! I didn’t have a cry moment when I put the dress on that I finally chose, but I felt that it was me, it was fun, it was soft, and I could wear it forever. I felt that it matched my heart and the planning process that was going on. I was so content and happy inside when I wore it. You may not have a cry moment and scream I SAY YES TO THIS DRESS!! But know that it should be fun and positive, whether you’re by yourself or with a room full of family and friends. Make sure you smile and take in the experience for how special it is! The ladies at Delica Bridal really made me feel so special and allowed me to shop with the greatest intentions. I went to some fittings by myself just to have a few moments to myself and take it all in. But I was pleasantly comforted and surprised that even though I was by myself getting measured,  taped and pinned, I felt like I was with caring girlfriends! The bridal consultants are something special at this boutique. I miss their kindness and personal relationship they created with me during my 6 months!

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We were so thrilled to read Carrie’s blog entry because we absolutely love when a bride feels a personal connection to Delica!  Our goal is to make sure each bride leaves the shop feeling confident and excited about her wedding gown.  From the first time you step into the store to the last alteration appointment we want to help you feel your most beautiful.

Thank you Carrie for being not only a great bride but a pretty wonderful person, we wish you and Allon years of happiness ahead!

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Truvelle 2016 Collection

Wow!  It’s been WAY too long since we last blogged and we are so sorry about it!  BUT we have something amazing to welcome you back to the blog!  Truvelle has released their 2016 Collection!  We were lucky enough to preview the collection at the end of August in the Truvelle showroom in Vancouver and let us just tell you, they are just as stunning in person as they are in photos!

Not only were we in love with the new gowns but we fell in love with the Truvelle showroom the minute we walked in.  Located in Gastown where designer Gaby was raised and currently lives and works, the shop completely reflects the spirit of Truvelle that brides have grown to know and love.  I mean, hardwood floors, giant windows filling the room with sunshine and touches of greenery adorning the walls…does it get better?

No.

No it does not.

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Are you dying yet?

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Every bride needs killer shoes to walk down that aisle right?

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And our true loves, the wedding gowns! <3

After we finished gushing over the shop and finished taking tons of photos to Instagram later we got down to business and took a look at the new collection.  Brides of YEG you are about to be blown away.

Last year Truvelle showcased lots of warm tones with almond chiffon, blush accents and rose gold details.  But 2016 is all about those cool tones, silver accents and smoky grey chiffon.  Plus some beautiful jacquard fabric that will just make your heart stop right in its tracks.  If you aren’t familiar with the term, jacquard is a fabric that has a design or pattern incorporated into the weave of the fabric rather than being printed or dyed on.  It’s a slightly heavier fabric than you may not be used to when dealing with bridal gowns but it’s very rich, luxurious and makes a very elegant statement.

Anyways, enough talking about the gowns, time to see them!

Please commence swooning now.

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Alexandra – A beaded lace bodice with plunging neckline, delicate double straps and a soft grey chiffon waterfall skirt.

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Bernadette – A strapless, sweetheart ruched bodice with silver sequinned accents and a soft chiffon skirt.

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Brianna – A backless gown with plunging neckline and soft chiffon skirt featuring a shimmer chiffon layer.

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Cara – A delicate lace gown featuring cap sleeves, a sweetheart bodice and a chiffon skirt peeking out from underneath the lace overlay.

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Carolina – A soft French tulle bodice with plunging neckline, delicate spaghetti straps and a full a-line skirt created from rippled jacquard fabric.

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Jordan – A lace bodice with silver shimmer panels, a plunging neckline and delicate lace straps creating an open back with a soft chiffon skirt.

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Madeline – A strapless, sweetheart bodice covered in ivory sequins with a soft flowing chiffon skirt.

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Shannon – A hand beaded lace bodice with sweetheart neckline combined with a full silver rippled jacquard a-line skirt.

Um..wow!  We are OBSESSED with all of these beautiful gowns!  We are split on our favourite here at Delica but my personal vote is for Shannon…I just can’t…my heart can’t take it!

We are waiting on pins and needles for these beauties to arrive in store!  Keep your eyes on our Instagram page for news on when they will be here!

Let us know which gown you’re most excited to see in the comments below!

Hayley Paige Gets Married!

One of Delica Bridal’s favourite exclusive designers, Hayley Paige has designed dream dresses for countless brides.  So last year when she announced her engagement to insurance broker, Danny Wallis, we were SO EXCITED to see what this bridal fashion genius walked down the aisle in.

And our girl did NOT disappoint!

She rocked not one but THREE gowns on her wedding day, plus a gorgeous rehearsal dinner dress AND a stunning day-after brunch dress.  The bridal world took to Instagram to post, regram and generally freak out over the new Mrs. Wallis’s choices.  Without further adieu please get ready to swoon.

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Photo by Chard Photographer; via The Knot

Miss Hayley’s rehearsal dinner dress really set the tone for her wedding weekend.  Inspired by the Velveteen Rabbit and chain mail armour, it wasn’t short on bling and definitely delivered the wow factor!

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Photo by Chard Photographer; via The Knot

For ceremony number one Hayley walked down the aisle in a long sleeve gown covered with whimsical beading and embroidery.  Talk about modern day princess, we love that she completed her look with a tiara!

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Photo by Chard Photographer; via The Knot

But let’s not forget, in addition to that beautiful tiara headpiece, she wore a long sparkling veil as she walked down the aisle!

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Ah!  All this gorgeousness is just too much, we need a minute… <3

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And then came the dress for ceremony number two.  The floral, forest princess-y, whimsical, everything girly, fairy tale dream dress that everyone was FREAKING out over!  There’s so much here that is amazing!  The floral skirt, the boho headpiece, the crop top!  You may want to sit down for the rest of this…

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Usually on a wedding gown, having white three dimensional flowers is whimsical enough, but Hayley went a step further and actually used them to add splashes of colour!  We are speechless over this gown…wait..no..we have no words.

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Photo by Chard Photographer; via The Knot

Oh wait a minute, we almost forgot…there was a unicorn!  A blue unicorn!

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For her third and final dress of the day, Hayley slipped into a more fitted gown COVERED in the most beautiful beading we have ever seen!  Side note, how stinking cute is this photo?!  There is so much love between her and her new hubby!

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A few days prior to the wedding, Hayley posted this teaser of that sexy reception dress!  How amazing is this back detail?!

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And of course Mrs. Wallis would never show up to her day after brunch in anything less than a lace tuxedo wrap dress!  What a beautiful dress to end her wedding weekend with!

What do you think of Hayley Paige’s gown choices?  Which look was your favourite?  Would you have a blue unicorn at your wedding?  Let us know in the comments below!

And if you’re interested in rocking a Hayley Paige gown on your wedding day, book an appointment to come see us!

Hairstyle Inspiration

Wedding season is in full swing and we are loving all of the bridal looks we are seeing!  Nothing pulls together a whole wedding look like the right hairstyle.  But if you’re still unsure of how you’re going to style your hair on your wedding day, today is your lucky day!  We’ve rounded up some of our favourite styles to give you the inspiration you need!

We love a half up hairstyle.  Whether you accent with flowers, a braid or simply pull it back in a sleek style this option is romantic and elegant!

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An up-do is a classic choice for any bride!  Whether you choose one of these beautiful braided up dos, a low bun with loose waves or a classic chignon its sure to compliment your beautiful gown!

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We have a soft spot in our hearts for a well done flower crown, there’s something so romantic and whimsical about wearing fresh florals in your hair!  Whether you choose a style with full bright blooms, a style created with more greenery or a simple halo of baby’s breath, you’re sure to feel beautiful and ethereal as you walk down the aisle!

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What style are you planning to rock on your wedding day? Let us know in the comments!

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2015 CMT Country Music Awards

So by now you may have guessed that we love keeping an eye on the red carpet to see what the stars are wearing for their big nights.  Last night was the CMT Country Music Awards and the ladies of country did not disappoint!  Country stars have a reputation of being a little more down to earth than some of their Hollywood counterparts and their fashion choices reflect those personalities.

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Co-hosts Brittany Snow and Erin Andrews both looked elegant as they hit the red carpet.  We love the high slit on Snow’s black and white gown and the hip cut outs on Andrew’s floor length number.

Jana Kramer

Jana Kramer rocked a dramatic look complete with high slit, plunging neckline and cut out sides.  We love the deep green colour paired with gold accessories!

Kelsea Ballerini

We love this bright blue colour on Kelsea Ballerini!  The ruffled skirt and illusion neckline is a perfect blend of sophistication and fun for this young country singer.

Kimberly Perry

The Band Perry front woman, Kimberly Perry, looked amazing in this cobalt coloured gown.  We love that she kept her accessories to a minimum and kept the focus on the bold colour of her gown.

Carrie Underwood

Okay so it’s no secret that Carrie Underwood has amazing legs, which means it likely didn’t come as a surprise that she showed up to the event rocking a short dress!  We love this white long sleeved mini with silver beaded details!

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Also, can we just take a moment to REALLY appreciate Carrie’s style transformation from the first time we saw her on Idol?  The girl has come FAR! *Insert high five emoji here*

Kelli Pickler

Another “Idol” star hit the red carpet in a short gown last night as well!  Kellie Pickler looked stunning in a knee length sequinned gown in shades of blue.

Danielle Bradbury

It seems that the ladies of TV singing competitions like to show off their legs!  Eighteen year old “Voice” alum, Danielle Bradbery, also wore a short gown to the awards.  We love all things gold and apparently so does Miss Bradbery!  Shine on sister!

Cassadee Pope

Fellow “Voice” star, Cassadee Pope, also opted for a long sleeved mini.  She chose a nude coloured, sequinned lace dress with sheer panels.  We love that she went for a slightly more dramatic hairstyle to amp up the monochromatic look.

Rumer Willis

And while Rumer Willis wasn’t on a televised singing competition, she is no stranger to televised competition!  The Dancing With The Stars winner showed off the results of all her hard work in the studio with this strapless, fitted white dress.  Paired with lavender pumps and a metallic clutch we think this look earns a 10!

Laura Bell Bundy

Broadway star, TV actress and country singer, Laura Bell Bundy, stepped out onto the red carpet in printed pants paired with a strapless top and nude heels.  We love the fact that she went against the traditional red carpet style and looked amazing in her trendy and comfortable outfit!

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Also hitting the red carpet in pants is Britney Spears’ younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears!  We are OBSESSED with this navy jumper paired with a yellow clutch and hot pink heels!  We also like the subtle nod to her former Disney Channel character, Zoey, who always wore her key on a chain around her neck so she wouldn’t lose it.

Meghan Lindsay

We love a bold print and Meghan Linsey delivered!  What else do we love?  Crop tops! This country singer has a powerhouse voice and we love that her big, bold personality translated into her style for the awards!

Mickey Guyton

Singer Mickey Guyton also hopped on board the crop top train.  She also opted for a bold statement in black and white prints.  Our favourite part of this look is the unique pleated fabric of her skirt!  (You can see a similar skirt on Hayley Paige’s “Megan” gown, in store now!)

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And of course we had to mention Luke Bryan’s look!  In our wonderful province we love rustic weddings and more and more grooms are wanting to wear jeans and boots, here is a great example of how to pull off the “formal jeans” style so many grooms are looking for!  Side note, we love the navy colour of his jacket as an alternative to black or grey!

Let us know which stars look you liked best!  Are you planning to incorporate any of these Nashville approved red carpet trends into your wedding look?

2015 Billboard Music Awards

Sunday night was the 2015 Billboard Music Awards and as always we can count on celebs to give us everything from glam to downright shocking on the red carpet!  Read on to see a few of our favourite looks from Sunday night!

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Singer/Songwriter Estelle looked stunning in a black lacy gown with sheer lace sleeves!  Which as you may remember from our Bridal Week coverage is going to be huge in 2016!

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Idina Menzel wore a classic little black dress with a statement necklace highlighting that off shoulder neckline!

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Actress Jennette McCurdy rocked a plunging neckline on her fitted blue gown.  This deep neckline is seen throughout Alvina Valenta’s new collections if you are wanting to rock a little drama on your wedding day!

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Radio host Kerri Kasem walked the red carpet in a bold patterned gown!  We love a dress that makes a statement in a classy way!

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Miss America 2015, Kira Kazantsev arrived to the awards in a gold and yellow colour blocked gown.  We love the peplum detail!

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Adorable musician, Lindsey Sterling rocked a glittery gown with nude panels creating a “cut out” look without being too scandalous!

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We love musical group Little Big Town equally but our stand out fashion star from the band last night was Kimberly rocking a bright blue gown!

Mariah Carey

Are we even surprised that Mariah Carey showed up in a sexy gown?  She combined a plunging neckline, sheer panels on the sides of her gown and used an over skirt to create a high low style hemline to complete her sexy red carpet look.  If you like the look of the over skirt but don’t want to rock a mini underneath on your wedding day why not go for a fitted gown with an over skirt, like this style here.

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Dear future husband of Meghan Trainor, your girl is uber classy.  We love this fitted long sleeve gown on her, glitter and a slit make this otherwise conservative gown a stand out red carpet look for us!  We also like her choice of deep green as an alternative to classic black.

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Recording artist, Natalie La Rose wore a short white gown with beaded detail on the neckline and fringe!  The fringe detail reminds us of “Monet” by Hayley Paige, see it here!

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Nick Jonas arrived looking dapper as always, but as much as we love the former boy band star, we can’t help but wish he would move aside so we can get a better look at that glittery romper Olivia Culpo is wearing!  It’s a glammed up twist on a summer favourite that reminds us of a style designed for Occasions bridesmaids, see it here!

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Okay, so did anyone really doubt that Tay Tay would show up in anything less than this brilliant white cut out jumpsuit?  This 70’s inspired trend is making its way back to the runways, red carpets and down the aisle.  In case you forgot, check out Solange Knowles bridal jumpsuit here!

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Singer Tori Kelly has my personal favourite look of the night.  This long sleeved mini dress with fringe detail is simple, classy and just the right amount of sassy.  Perfect for the Billboard Music Awards!

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And the award for “shocking attire on the red carpet” goes to Jennifer Lopez!  Apparently this year Jennifer Lopez is going to see just how much she can show off without actually stepping onto the red carpet fully naked.  This gown is slightly more covered up than her red Versace gown at the Met Gala, (see it here), but it still leaves very little to the imagination!  Though we do have to say that the bead work is beautiful and we love the white and silver tones!

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And finally a mention about mens wear on the red carpet.  There was everything from tuxes and suits to tshirts and jean jackets but our stand out look for men was 50 Cent.  At Delica we love ombre, see our Truvelle “Taylor” gown here!  Pairing an ombre jacket with solid dark grey pants and white shoes, this rapper is showing off his fashion forward side!  It’s nice to see a men’s red carpet look that’s dressy without being too formal.

What was your favourite look of the night?  Let us know in the comments below!

JLM Couture at Bridal Fashion Week

As promised we have gathered our favourite gowns from the Spring 2016 collections of JLM Couture’s own Hayley Paige, Lazaro, Blush, Alvina Valenta and our latest addition at Delica, Ti Adora!  We love the creative minds at JLM and as always they did not disappoint!

Please join us while we obsess over all this lace, tulle and beautiful beading!

Let’s start with Alvina Valenta.  This designer consistently creates elegant and classic styles with romantic details that we love!

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We are OBSESSED with this stunning lace bodice and horse hair trimmed skirt!

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This flowy style with delicate sleeves is the definition of ethereal.

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We love a bride who loves a touch of colour!

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We love this fitted lace gown with beaded detailing!

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Wow!  All we can say is wow!

Blush by Hayley Paige showed some gorgeous full skirts at fashion week!  Perfect for the bride who loves a classic look with a modern twist.

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This tulle ballgown features a beautiful ruched bodice and a peek of colour in the skirt!

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We LOVE this lace crop top paired with a full tulle skirt!  The lace is perfectly feminine but the two piece silhouette is just a little edgy!

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This full skirt ballgown featured a detailed bodice and unique bolero piece which makes a bold statment!

Lazaro is a name synonymous with luxury and elegance.  With intricate beading, impeccable fit and pastel tones Lazaro once again wowed us at fashion week.

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We love a great fitted gown and love it even more when it has a dramatic bottom!

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This fitted gown featuring a plunging neckline is elegant, sexy and feminine!

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We love this gorgeous pale pink ballgown with ruched bodice and draped skirt.

Ti Adora is Alvina Valenta’s younger sister and she is the epitome of boho chic.  Lots of lace, delicate layers and soft tulle create this beautiful line and we are thrilled to be Edmonton’s exclusive retailer!

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A classic fit and flare lace gown pairs perfectly with this rhinestone head piece.

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We love this romantic, soft style with delicate double straps!  The thin beaded belt is the perfect touch for bride who loves a little bling!

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We ADORE (see what we did there?) a layered skirt and this take on layers is a fresh, boho way to incorporate them!  Edged with lace and paired with a sweetheart neckline this gown is femininity defined.

And finally, our own Miss Hayley Paige.  We love seeing what this designer does every collection, she is known for pushing boundaries and trying out new and innovate designs and this collection had us floored!

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Hayley Paige has shown us all kinds of patterns over the years from stripes to polka dots to plaid!  This geometric pattern is the perfect way to add a modern touch to a classic ballgown silhouette.

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We are one hundred and fifty percent OBSESSED with this bodice!  This lace is the stuff dreams are made of. *swoon*

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In her last collection Miss Paige showed us white leather, this year…why crushed velvet of course.  We love the daring nude colour underneath this bold pattern.

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And finally, the show stopper of her collection in our opinion, this fitted gown with open neckline and sheer lace detailed sleeves is so glamourous we don’t even know what to do with ourselves!  We know we throw this word around a lot but…love, love, LOVE!

Which one of these gowns makes your heart stop?  Makes you swoon?  Gives you butterflies?

Let us know in the comments!

Bridal Fashion Week

It’s that time of year again!  Bridal Fashion Week!  Designers from all over have gathered in New York to showcase their new Spring 2016 Collections.  From what we can tell from the collections already revealed there are five things that are going to be huge for 2016.

1) Straps

2) Textured Skirts

3) Sheer Sleeves

4) Off The Shoulder

5) Illusion Necklines

Here’s a peek at how designers took those trends and created magic.  (Get ready.  We had a hard time narrowing down the gowns to show you!)

For the past few years it seems that the amount of strapped gowns compared to strapless was very small.  But the collections from this years New York Bridal Market have shown us that 2016 is going to start closing that gap!  Take a peek at these beautiful strapped gowns!

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Anne Barge

This gown feels like a bridal interpretation of Jennifer Lopez’s knock out Oscar gown!  We love it!

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Isabelle Armstrong

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Judd Waddell

Textured skirts have been around for a couple seasons now and they show no signs of disappearing any time soon!  We love a fun skirt whether its shredded tulle, layered ruffles or a floral design!

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Monique Lhuillier

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Oscar De La Renta

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Randi Rahm

*Bonus points to Randi Rahm for the blush colour in this gorgeous gown!

Sleeves!  Ever since Kate walked down the aisle in 2011 brides have been after sleeves.  While some designers were quick to answer the call, there still wasn’t a huge selection.  Until now.  Nearly every designer showcased some sort of sleeve, it seems that sheer sleeves with lace, beading or appliques are going to be big in 2016.

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Badgley Mischka

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Ines di Santo

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Monique Lhuillier

A round of applause for Monique Lhuiller and this whimsical sparkling, blush creation!

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Oleg Cassini

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Pamella Roland

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Rivini By Rita Vinieris

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Sareh Nouri

While we’re hovering around the strap and sleeve arena, lets take a peek at one of my favourite trends.  The off the shoulder gown!  While I know it’s not for everyone, I think that the soft romantic strap alternative should really get a little more recognition.  Luckily, designers thought so as well.  Check out these different off the shoulder designs!

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Austin Scarlett

LOVE how soft and ethereal this Austin Scarlett gown is!

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Marchesa

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Rivini By Rita Vinieris

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Truly Zac Posen

And finally what I predict to be the BIGGEST trend of 2016:  the illusion neckline!  We’ve seen this neckline showcased a little bit over the past year or so from some fashion forward designers but not until this collection has it really taken off.  Much like those sheer sleeves we saw, nearly every designer has given their own take on an illusion neckline.  Some with sleeves, some without.  Some with lace and some with beading, appliques or embroidery.  Take a peek at just a few of the beautiful designs to hit the runway this week!

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Anne Barge

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Carolina Herrera

This chantilly lace fit and flare gown is sexy, glamourous and elegant all in one!

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Isabelle Armstrong

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Lela Rose

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Nicole Miller

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Oscar De La Renta

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Watters

Now you may have noticed that we didn’t show any of our very favourite designers like Lazaro, Alvina Valenta and of course Miss Hayley Paige.  Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten them!  Stay tuned for our thoughts on the swoon worthy gowns created by the brilliant minds at JLM Couture later this week!

Are you planning to rock any of these new trends for your wedding?  Let us know!

Photo credit for all images: Brides.com