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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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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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

Spring Inspiration!

We love participating in creative photo shoots with other amazing Edmonton vendors.  The most recent one Delica was a part of involved a TON of great vendors who all worked hard to bring the spring inspired vision to life!

This shoot featured bright spring colours, fun and romantic floral arrangements, glitter (duh) and one of our favourite Hayley Paige gowns, the Conrad.  All the images were shot by the talented team at FO Photography and it’s hard to pick our favourites!  But we tried hard and we came up with a few that we are dying to share with you!  Enjoy!

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Spring colours, a vintage table, glitter??  What’s not to love??

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We love Conrad and how sassy she is!  One of the biggest perks of rocking a short dress?  Wearing some killer heels!

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Watercolour inspiration is everywhere this year and we are LOVING it.  It’s soft, romantic and still so elegant.

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We love the combination of bright colours with softer tones in this centerpiece!

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That’s just adorable.

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We love cake, we love soft peach, we love polka dots.

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No it’s not a second dress, the cool twist about the Conrad dress is that it’s two in one!  The fun, whimsical overlay is removable so you can reveal that sassy number underneath.

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We love a good shoe picture, it just makes us happy! 🙂

Props to all the talented vendors who participated in the shoot!  For more information on any of them please click the links below!

Photography – FO Photography

Venue – Sawmill Banquet and Catering Centre

Planning and Design – Elegant Earth Details and Décor

Stationary – Anika Loewen Design

Hair and Make Up – Jenn Chivers Freelance Hair and Make Up

Dress – Delica Bridal

Accessories – Chelsea’s Stella and Dot Styling

Flowers – Studio Bloom Floral Design

Cake – Cakes by Candace

Models – Ashley Brooks and Damon Standing

Backdrop and Sweet Heart Table – Elegant Earth Details and Décor

Linens and Chiavari Chairs – Special Event Rentals

Mixed Gender Bridal Parties

It seems that when it comes to a modern wedding, there are no more rules.  Traditions like cutting the cake or not seeing your future spouse before the ceremony have been replaced with new trends like pie and first look photographs.  And I’m not one to be stuck in the past, while I have a special place in our hearts for those traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation, I’m thrilled to see brides and grooms take their wedding day and make it their own.

One trend in particular that I love is a mixed gender bridal party.  It seems that more and more couples are switching up the traditional routine and including male best friends or relatives on the bride’s side and close female relatives or friends on the groom’s side.  Whenever a bride tells me that they are having a mixed gender bridal party I ask the obvious question, “What is everyone wearing?”  Many times the answer I get is, “I have no idea.  Do all the girls wear the same thing even if they’re on different sides?  What do all the men wear?”

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And beyond the question of attire there is the question of bachelorette/bachelorette parties and bridal showers.  Who goes to what?  Do the men want to be at a traditionally female only event?  Will your sweet great grandmother understand why your bearded best friend is snacking on cucumber sandwiches beside her?

Well fear not, after racking our brains, poring over wedding magazines and books and searching the depths of the internet, we’ve compiled a list of helpful tips to use during your navigation of this new tradition.

Attire:

It’s hard enough deciding on bridesmaids dresses without throwing in the added consideration for a woman acting as a “grooms-woman” or a man as a “brides-man”.  There are a few options for attire that will give a cohesive look to your wedding without having to put everyone in black!

Usually when a woman is standing up for the groom the problem presented to a bride is do you put her in black or grey to match the men’s suits or does she wear the same dress as the bridesmaids?  I guess the question to consider is do you want her to look like a bridesmaid or do you want her to have her own style that coordinates with the groomsmen?

A bridal party with mixed genders can look beautiful and cohesive with each man in the same suit and each woman in the same dress regardless of which side of the aisle they are standing on.  This option is the easiest and works well because there is no division, you’ve simply created a large coordinated (and pretty good looking) group of attendants.

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Another option that I really love is styling each side of the aisle with different colours.  For example, if blush and champagne are your colour palette, it would look stunning to have both the groomsmen and bridesmen in classic black suits with either a champagne or blush tie while the bridesmaids and groomswomen can be in either a blush or champagne dress depending on which side they stand on.  By making each side just slightly different it will help your guests determine who’s who and give each group their own style.

Stags, Stagettes and Showers:

Traditionally these events are split by gender although in recent years couples have been ditching the concept of separate parties and opting for a joint bachelor and bachelorette party.

If you wanted to make it simple you could follow trend and throw a joint stag/stagette in which all of your bridal party comes to celebrate.  However, if you wanted to keep it traditional don’t feel bad about excluding some of your bridal party based on gender.  Your bridesmen will likely be thrilled to join the groom in a night of rowdy antics and the groomswomen will be excited for a night out with the ladies!

Bridal showers are a slightly different story.  Typically these events include mothers, aunts, grandmothers and other family members who may not understand or feel comfortable including men in the tradition.  In order to keep everyone comfortable, run the idea past the host and your mother, grandmother etc.  If someone really has a concern or wants to keep the event traditional, kindly explain to your bridesman that this is just one time it’s women only.  He will understand and I’m sure he will be grateful he doesn’t have to sit in a room of ladies oohing and aahing over towels and kitchen gadgets!

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Walking Down The Aisle:

When you have a mixed gender bridal party it’s not always as cut and dry as pairing up a bridesmaid and groomsman to walk down the aisle together.  There are a few different ways to get everyone up to that altar though.

As many grooms do, he and his attendants could stand at the front before the ceremony starts and the brides attendants walk single file down the aisle to join the rest of the group.

You can simply partner up based on where they’re standing at the altar and you may end up with a few same sex couples.  They can simply walk side by side, think of the way ushers typically do.

Or if you like the idea of a male/female duo and you have an equal number of men and women per side (eg two women and two men) you can still have opposite sex couples walk down the aisle together.

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Whoever you choose to stand beside you on your wedding day, whether male or female, remember the most important thing is to choose people who love you, support you and are truly excited about your wedding!

Are you planning a mixed gender bridal party or have you attended a wedding where there has been a mixed party?  Tell us about it!

Photo Credit: Pinterest

“And the Oscar goes to…”

It’s those five little words are what every actor dreams of hearing.  The validation that their hours of work and dedication were worth it.  And while the awards are exciting and we all root for our favourites to win, let’s all admit that half the reason we tune in to the biggest night in Hollywood is to see what all the stars are wearing.

Sunday night was a fantastic show with more than a few brilliant highlights.  To name a few, when Lady Gaga performed a tribute to Julie Andrews in The Sound Of Music, John Legend and Common’s performance of “Glory” (which won the award for Best Original Song) and Neil Patrick Harris on stage in tightie whities.  Oh yea, that happened.

Let’s take a look at some of our favourite gowns from Sunday’s red carpet!

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America Ferrera looked positively ethereal in this green Grecian inspired gown.  The delicate straps, belted detail at the waist and touch of ombre was a stunning choice for the How To Train Your Dragon actress.

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I cannot get enough of Anna Faris’ gown!  This silver, glittery gown with full skirt and belted detail at the waist shouts old Hollywood glamour to me and I’m completely obsessed!

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Anna Kendrick showed up to the red carpet wearing a stunning coral gown with peek-a-boo cutout at the bust.  The actress performed the opening number with host Neil Patrick Harris and Jack Black in a costume from Into The Woods before changing back into this gown to present alonside Kevin Hart.

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Cate Blanchett is elegance personified in this red carpet look.  Not only is she drop dead gorgeous but her classic black gown paired with a bright aqua statement necklace make her timeless as well.

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Emma Stone has been killing it this awards season with her red carpet looks and everyone was waiting to see what she would wear to this event.  This fully beaded, long sleeved, yellow-green backless gown was a stunner, complete with that thigh high slit.  Hey girl, that’s sassy.

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Faith Hill knocked it so far out of the park with this white beaded gown.  We see her in sleeves (Like Ms Stone) however instead of a high neckline, Mrs Tim McGraw opted for a plunging neckline.  And I am in LOVE with her new pixie cut!

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Gwyneth Paltrow channeled a little Carrie Bradshaw with this dramatic rosette perched on the shoulder of this otherwise sleek and ultra chic pink gown.  Few stars opted for a one shoulder look (Patricia Arquette being one of the other few.) which made this gown stand out from the crowd.

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Lupita Nyong’o won the world over at last years Oscars when she won Best Supporting Actress and gave an incredibly endearing speech.  This year she was presenting the award for Best Supporting Actor and looked incredible in this beaded halter gown with pearl detailing at the bust.

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Kelly Osbourne is well known for being a former wild child (well when your dad is Ozzy what do you expect?)  She has hit the red carpet with some pretty questionable outfits in past years however, she looks elegant yet still a little edgy in this black, bateau neckline with full high-low ballgown skirt.

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Meryl Streep looks classy as ever in this black and white gown paired with a black blazer.  And can we just talk for a second about how eloquently she delivered her monologue introducing the “In Memorium” presentation?  Beautiful.

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Speaking of eloquent women, Oprah was in attendance and looked amazing in this nude coloured ruched fit and flare gown.  The v-neckline and three quarter length sleeves were a sophisticated choice for the beautiful and brilliant television mogul.

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Reese Witherspoon always looks classic and elegant on the red carpet.  Her black and white gown was no exception, I love the off the shoulder neckline and belted waistline and of course the fitted silhouette suits her perfectly.

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Jennifer Lopez is known for wearing some risque gowns on the red carpet that leave little to the imagination. (Who could forget that Versace gown from the Grammy’s in 2000?)  However, this beaded tulle ballgown was romantic, elegant and classic.  Though she did rock a very revealing neckline, perhaps to remind us that she’s still just Jenny From The Block?

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Not only does Kelly Ripa have the most enviable arms in show business but her style is also impeccable.  This gown has a similar shape to Anna Faris’ gown however Kelly opted for a shimmery black textured fabric to keep things a little understated though equally as glamourous.

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Jennifer Aniston always looks great when walking a red carpet.  While some fans were in an uproar that Jen was “snubbed” by the Academy for not receiving a nomination for her work in “Cake”, she was a picture of grace and elegance in this fully beaded, nude coloured sheath dress with layered bodice and sheer skirt.

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Zoe Saldana wore a blush coloured gown with ruching at the waist and delicate straps that was so simple and understated but incredibly elegant and feminine at the same time.  Paired with a romantic hairstyle and simple necklace, I think Zoe had one of the best looks of the night.

Now a quick note about the men!

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Jared Leto rocked this powder blue tux and white shoes!  Plus I get major hair envy every time I see his long wavy locks.

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Eddie Redmayne took the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in “The Theory of Everything” and looked brilliant in his navy blue tux.

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David Oyelowo’s deep burgundy tux was my favourite mens look of the night!  It was so bold!

What do you think of the red carpet trends?

Are there any gowns that you would rock in white for your big day?  Do you think your groom would rock a bold look like any of these gents?

Let us know in the comments!

Meet Donna Morgan

Bridesmaid season is in full swing at Delica Bridal!  And we have an amazing new bridesmaid designer that we are obsessing over.

Ladies, meet Donna Morgan.

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We are beyond thrilled to be the exclusive Edmonton retailer for this designer.  They offer flattering styles for any shape in a spectrum of gorgeous colours (See above photo, wow!) which means that no matter what your girls personal styles are, there is sure to be a gown that they’ll love.

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Laura (pictured in Amethyst) and Rachel (pictured in Midnight)

These gowns are made with a soft, flowing chiffon that is light and easy to wear.  (Perfect for your girls in those hot summer months!)  The short styles are fun and cute while the floor length gowns create a romantic and elegant look.

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Anne (pictured in Beach Glass) and Jessie (pictured in Grey Ridge)

The trend of putting each bridesmaid in a different dress is still popular this year and for good reason!  Every girl has a different style, body type and skin tone, so trying to find one style to suit everyone can be difficult.  Mix and match different necklines or silhouettes in the same colour to create one unified and cohesive look.  Every one of Donna Morgans gowns compliments each other so you will have no problem creating the look you envision.

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And of course the trend of not selecting one colour but instead using a palette of colours to create a unique look is huge.  We are still seeing many brides favour neutrals such as blush and champagne but the concept of mixing different colours in the same tone is gaining popularity.  Our favourite new combo?   Well, this peach, blush and coral mix has us swooning!

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Colours from left to right: Blush, Peach Fuzz and Coral

Whether you are searching for classic shades like navy or wanting to stay on trend with mint or blush; whether you want a traditional unified look or a modern mix and match style; or whether you want a fun and fresh style or something classic and elegant, Donna Morgan will have something to help bring your vision to life.

Now if that wasn’t enough great news, it’s not even the best part!  These amazing gowns will be on sale for 15% off until March 15, 2015!

We cannot wait to show you these stunning styles.  Book an appointment with us to find the perfect styles for your girls, we can’t wait to hear from you!

(Photo Credits – Donna Morgan Website and Pinterest Boards)

#instagramobsessed

Filters, hashtags and captions, oh my!

It’s no secret that we at Delica Bridal love Instagram, so this week I thought I would give you brides-to-be a list of some awesome Instagram accounts to follow!

Green Wedding Shoes

Green Wedding Shoes

I have been obsessed with this blog for the past couple of years.  The couple running the blog are based in Los Angeles and feature some of the most beautiful weddings you’ve ever seen!

BHLDN

BHLDN

Do you want an Instagram feed filled with beautiful dresses and stunning details?  BHLDN is produced by Anthropologie and is perfect for the romantic bride looking for a little inspiration.

Jenny Yoo

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Jenny Yoo is one of our exclusive designers who we simply adore.  This Instagram features shots of stunning gowns for both the bride and bridesmaids that will have you swooning instantly.

Brides

Brides

Admit it, as soon as you got engaged you went out and picked up a copy of Brides magazine.  (I may have even picked up a copy before I was engaged…actually I might have had a stack of Brides magazines hidden in my closet…I’m not proud of it, but hey it happens)  Follow their Instagram for daily inspiration if you can’t wait for the next months magazine to come out!

 100 Layer Cake

100 Layer Cake

100 Layer Cake is another great wedding blog that features gorgeous stylized weddings, real weddings, DIY projects and vendors.  Can we talk about this insanely cool teal VW van?  I mean, really that’s amazing.

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Eternal Reflections

We love the ladies over at Eternal Reflections Photography and their Instagram is a treasure trove of gorgeous images that we are obsessed with!

JLM Couture

JLM Couture

We love JLM Couture!  Home to some of our favourite designers like Hayley Paige, Lazaro, Alvina Valenta and Blush, this Instagram feed will fill any need you have for amazing dress inspiration.

Style Me Pretty

Style Me Pretty

I know what you’re thinking, another wedding blog?  But really, is there such a thing as too many wedding blogs?  Check out Style Me Pretty’s Instagram for gorgeous photos like the beautiful navy, gold and coral decor shown here!

Truvelle Bridal

Truvelle

Truvelle is one of our newest designers based out of Vancouver, BC and we AH-DORE them!  The whole line has a laid back, bohemian vibe and their Instagram feed is sure to give you inspiration for your romantic, intimate wedding.

Delica Bridal

Delica Bridal

And of course we can’t forget about our Instagram!  We love showing off our favourite gowns and of course our beautiful Delica Brides!  And if I do say so myself, the model we get to show off those dresses…who is she?  She is just lovely. 😉

Pinterest Inspiration! – Winter Wonderland

It’s that time of year!  Winter is definitely upon us and what comes to mind first?  Christmas!  Holidays!  Wedding?

Wait…what was that last one?

Wedding?

Absolutely!

Summer is the dominating season when it comes to weddings but I think it’s time that we give winter weddings a fair shake!  And let’s face it…we live in Edmonton so why not consider planning your nuptials during the winter?  I mean really…we have it for eight months out of the year so we may as well take advantage of it, right?

Still not convinced?  Let this splurge of Pinterest inspiration change your mind and ignite visions of a winter celebration that would even make Elsa jealous!  (Oh yeah, we went there!)

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Hot chocolate bar anyone?

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Chic jackets for a snowy day!

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Okay this ceremony space is unreal!  The lanterns, the dark chavari chairs, the fireplace!!

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A woodsy little boutonniere.

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Candles + deep red florals = holiday wedding perfection!

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Snowy photos make our hearts swoon!

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This bouquet though!

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This cake is frosty perfection.

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And of course you smart YEG winter brides know that Sorels are a must for your snowy walk down the aisle!  (Also her wine coloured tights are amazing!)

So.  Did we convince you?  Are visions of sugar plum flower girls dancing in your head?  (Okay okay, that’s a Christmas themed wedding…but that’s some clever word play!)

If you’re dying for a little more inspiration check out our Pinterest boards!

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All About Trunk Shows!

You may have heard the term “trunk show” being used on shows like “Say Yes To The Dress” and in bridal magazines and blogs everywhere.

Well get ready to hear it again!

Because we at Delica are very excited to announce that we will be hosting a Hayley Paige trunk show to showcase the Fall 2014 collection from December 19-21!

In order to prepare all you lovely brides for this amazing and positively thrilling event we thought we would answer some frequently asked questions about trunk shows so that you can walk into any bridal salon with the confidence of a seasoned pro.

You’re welcome.

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Okay, so…what is a trunk show?

A trunk show is a chance for designers to showcase their latest collection over the course of two or three days in a bridal boutique setting.  Designers can design ten..twelve…fifteen styles or more for a collection.

Typically stores don’t carry every single gown from each collection, instead they select a few for their store.  A trunk show gives brides a chance to see the entire collection in one place at one time.

So you’ll have every dress from that designer?

No, not every dress from the designer but every dress from the current collection.

When booking an appointment for a trunk show it’s important to clarify which collection is being shown.  If you have a favourite gown that you are specifically hoping to try on its a good idea to double check which collection it is from.  You would hate to show up expecting a gown only to realize it belongs to the previous years collection.

For our upcoming Hayley Paige trunk show we are showing the Fall 2014 collection which can be viewed here.

Is a trunk show a sale?

A “trunk show” does not always mean “a sale”.  Sometimes designers will offer deals for brides who purchase during their scheduled appointment that day but that doesn’t always mean the price is lowered.  It could mean that there is no charge for adding buttons or switching a zipper back to a corset back.  Every designers trunk show is different!

Ask the consultant when you book your appointment if there will be any deals or discounts applied for purchases made at the trunk show.  It’s important to remember that any special perks come from the designer and not the shop.  Trying to barter with your consultant won’t get you very far!

Can I walk in on a trunk show day and try on gowns?

No, bridal salons typically are by appointment, especially on weekends and definitely on trunk show days.  If you want a chance to try on gowns during a trunk show weekend you must book an appointment!

Delica Bridal is booking up quickly for our trunk show!  If you are interested in coming that weekend to see Miss Paige’s new gowns please call us and we would be glad to book you in!

You can reach us at 780.465.3604

Is there a charge for the appointment?

While most bridal salons in the Edmonton area do not charge for regular appointments (this includes us here at Delica!), you may find that to book a trunk show appointment there is a small fee.  This is to ensure that the brides who are serious about finding a gown are able to secure their spot.  Because the designer only lends the gowns to shops on a short term basis it’s important that the bride who has been eyeing a particular gown for months has the opportunity to try it on in our limited time frame.

There is a $25 booking fee for the Hayley Paige trunk show, however if you find your dress and purchase it that day your fee will be put towards the total cost of your gown.

Will the deals or discounts be extended to me if I don’t purchase at my appointment?

While you are under no obligation or pressure to purchase your gown on the day of the trunk show once the event is over any deals or perks will no longer be available.

As well keep in mind that after the trunk show is over many of those gorgeous gowns will no longer be in store for you to come back and try on.  They can still be ordered, however you just won’t have the opportunity to try it on one more time before purchase.

How many people can I bring to this appointment?

We always advise that for any bridal appointment a group of three or less is ideal.  Ensure that your entourage includes people who know your style, understand the wedding vision and most importantly are excited for your big day!  You want a supportive group, especially on a trunk show weekend when things can get a little hectic!

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We can’t wait to see you all at the Fall 2014 Hayley Paige Trunk Show!

Call us today to book your appointment!

Spotlight On Delica Brides – Erin and Gunnar!

When this lovely bride came into Delica to search for her dress she worked with our wonderful consultant Nicole!  Which means that I didn’t have much of a chance to get to know Erin personally.  BUT looking through the photos of her and her new husband this week told me everything I needed to know!  The love between the two of them is so evident and totally inspiring.  (There’s a picture at the end of this post that just melts my heart, I can’t wait for you to see!)  Thank you so much Erin for letting us be a part of your special day!  And thank you for sharing your photos with us and allowing us to share them with everyone else!!

(Disclaimer: I decided to post A LOT of photos this week because it was too hard to narrow it down!)

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Names of Bride and Groom: Erin Taggart and Gunnar Rawe

Wedding Date: June 14, 2014

Venue: The ceremony was held in Gunnar’s family’s backyard, and the reception was held at the Windermere Golf and Country Club.

Florist: Fabloomosity

Brides Attire: Hayley Paige “Carrie” from Delica Bridal

Bridesmaids Attire: Amsale from Delica Bridal

Grooms Attire: Hugo Boss from Henry Singer

Groomsmen Attire: Moore’s Suits

Photographer: The very talented Blake Loates!

Bakery: Cake Art by Jen

Day Of Wedding Coordinator: Sofia of Awespiring Weddings

DJ: Premier DJ’s

Photo booth: Mojo Photo Booth (So fun!)

Food: Drift Food Truck (YUM!!)

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

Gunnar and I met at a Canada Day party at Pigeon Lake.  I was 17 and going into my last year of high school, and he was 19 and the friend of one of my friends older brother.  We hit it off that night, but I didn’t hear from Gunnar for several months until one random night when he pretended to just find my number.  In reality, he tracked down my phone number from another mutual friend!  I didn’t want to go on a date at first, but  he was persistent and my friends encouraged me to meet up with him.  Embarrassingly enough, my friends even drove me to our first date!

The rest is history after that. We dated for 8 years through university and medical school and tied the  knot the week after I graduated as an MD.

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You heard right folks, this babe is a doctor!

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

The biggest thing we wanted for our wedding was for it to be fun!  We felt like our wedding was truly a celebration of all the people that supported us along the way.

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I love how much love is shown between Erin and her girls!

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Hey girl hey, love these flasks!

What was your favourite part of the day?

Gunnar and I both agree that our favourite part of the day was the ceremony.  The garden was beautiful,  the weather was perfect, and our friends played great music.  We also wrote our own vows which were incredibly meaningful and memorable.

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How amazing is this kiss!?

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

Enjoy it!  Don’t lose sight of what’s important – weddings aren’t supposed to be stressful!  Plan your day so that you can savour the moments rather than stress about small details.  Hiring a day of coordinator was one of my better decisions, and was definitely money well spent!

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Oooh yeah that’s a food truck!!  

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How beautiful are these florals?!

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These florals!  The light purple!  The sparkle! 

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Okay, so there were a few shots with Erin’s family that are just too good not to share!

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How amazing is this reaction?!

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A sweet moment <3

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Erin and Gunnar did a first look and his face is PRICELESS!

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This photo is my favourite, the look on Gunnar’s face as he gives Erin a big bear hug.  So. Much. Love!

Congratulations again Erin and Gunnar, we know you will have a long and happy marriage full of sweet moments and bear hugs.  🙂