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Now Trending: Off-the-Shoulder Sleeves

Currently trending in wedding dresses are off-the-shoulder sleeves! An off-the-shoulder sleeve adds a romantic touch to any wedding dress. These delicate sleeves are designed to artfully fall over your shoulder in a feminine way to highlight your assets. There are many different ways that off-the-shoulder-sleeves can transform a wedding dress. Today we have picked our top five off-the-shoulder wedding dresses to show you. Essense of Australia Style D2761  First up we have Style D2761. This beautiful gown uses simplicity to its advantage. A plunging sweetheart neckline gracefully extends into banded off-the-shoulder straps that artfully frames the bride’s face. This classic wedding dress is figure flattering and creates a breathtaking silhouette. Essense of Australia Style D2953 The romantic, fairytale ballgown of our dreams! These romantic sleeves are detachable so you can change up your look throughout the evening. The delicate lace is ultra magical and oh-so-sweet! Martina Liana Style 1147 Talk about a WOW factor! These off-the-shoulder sleeves are also detachable so you can take them off for your reception if you want to. These sleeves are nearly floor-length and radiate ethereal, natural beauty. The ornate detailing of the lace makes the most extravagant statement. Martina Liana Style 1147 Martina Liana [...]

2019-07-12T07:08:06-05:00 July 12th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

A Study in Sparkle

Looking for the perfect bling to wear on the big day? Give your engagement ring good company with beautiful bracelets, earrings, necklaces, or jewelry sets. Being a bride is about more than just wearing a gorgeous dress—add a special touch of sparkle to your wedding ensemble and you’ll love the results! Ravishing Romantic Your gown is fit for a princess, because that’s exactly how you want to feel on your wedding day. Ethereal tulle ball gowns and floral skirts; soft shades of blush, champagne, or ivory; and sparkling accessories speak to your vision of dreamy romance. Your wedding colors probably incorporate either pink or lavender and you can’t wait to say “I do” in a castle or garden (if you could, you’d get married in Paris in a heartbeat). The more flowers, the better! Accessories that express feminine beauty appeal to you most. You gravitate towards elegant embroidery, a hint of sparkle, lustrous pearls, and romantic XOs or infinity symbols. You probably even are wearing a heart somewhere in your ensemble—whether it’s your engagement ring or a charm on your garter! Today is all about living your dream and marrying your true love. Glamour Girl It goes unsaid that you [...]

2019-01-31T20:21:13-05:00 January 31st, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Choosing the Best Suits for An Athletic Body Type

You train daily. So when it comes to picking out formal wear for that special event, suits for an athletic body type should be on the top of your list. Let your hard work show! The key to finding the best suit for your body shape is choosing a flattering cut, picking fabrics that accentuate your muscle tone, and highlighting your physique with accessories. Choosing Suits for Athletes Boxy, draping, cookie-cutter suits from off the rack are out. Instead, share your measurements with your formal wear professional, so they can fit you to your suit of choice. A proper fit is crucial for athletes who want collars, sleeves, and waistbands to fit properly to their muscular proportions. As you begin to browse suit styles, take extra time looking at slim fit suits and ultra slim fit suits featuring flat-front (no pleats) or slim fit pants. Jackets with a shawl lapel and three or more buttons help emphasis or add height. To downplay height, try a classic notch or peak lapel with a one button closure. These styles can be tailored to accentuate or play down any aspect of your body shape. Finding Fabrics that Flatter Choose medium to lightweight fabrics. [...]

2018-11-05T10:04:52-05:00 November 5th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

New Bridesmaid Gowns from Sorella Vita are HERE!

The new Sorella Vita dresses are here! And we could not be more excited about these superb trends. In lovely shades made of in-demand fabrics, these new dresses are sure to please even the most discerning brides and bridesmaids. Three of our new gowns feature off-the-shoulder flutter sleeves that we know brides are going to love! Taking a page from off-the-shoulder ready-to-wear tops, the flutter sleeves and off-the-shoulder straps are something brides will be familiar with. These new looks offer something trendy for the brides who are looking for a more fashion-forward bridal party. With a boho flair and a simple silhouette, these gowns are elevated enough for a ballroom ceremony yet easy-to-wear for a garden reception. If you have brides looking for a romantic style, this look definitely gravitates towards that. Two of the new chiffon dresses features a high halter neckline with keyhole detail. The strappy neckline feature is something brides have been asking for and paired with flutter sleeves, these gowns give brides exactly what they’re after. Remember, Sorella Vita’s chiffon fabric is available in 32 different shades so brides can mix and match any of our chiffon silhouettes for a cohesive color story. Following the [...]

2018-08-09T07:58:22-05:00 August 9th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Dogs in Weddings: Ideas for including man’s best friend

Weddings with dogs are becoming increasingly common in modern weddings, and with good reason. Your dogs are part of your family; why wouldn’t you include them in your special day? Make sure including your dog in your wedding goes off without a hitch with these ideas, hints, and troubleshooting tips. Fido’s Role in the Wedding Party Your dog deserves more than a guest invitation; incorporate him into the wedding party! Here are some creative ideas to get you started: Flower Dog Your dog can sashay down the aisle with a flower headdress or a flowered wreath around the neck. Ring Bearer (Dogger?) Secure a velvet or satin pouch to your dog’s collar to present the rings at the altar. Special Escort Ask your Maid or Matron of Honor to share the limelight with your dog while walking up the aisle. It will be an honor for her, especially if she already knows your dog well! Groomsdog or Bridesdog One extra groomsman or bridesmaid may be most welcome, especially if your dog dresses the part. Dog of the Bride Invite the family dog to join Dad as he walks his little girl up the aisle. Regardless of the role your [...]

2018-04-12T13:46:18-05:00 April 12th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Self-Care During Wedding Planning

How Should You Practice Self-Care While Planning Your Wedding? Planning a wedding is no walk in the park and we’re willing to bet you may be feeling a little stressed as you approach your big day. Be it choosing a venue, your wedding gown, or keeping your bridal party on the same page it can all be a bit overwhelming. If you don’t take time to care for yourself along the way it will be challenging to help keep family, friends and guests on track too. To keep your stress low and your sprits high, try out some of these self-care tips. You got this babes! Grab your girls and get to the gym Yoga, a HIIT routine, spin or even just a walk to get some fresh air, whatever work out you choose, you’ll be feeling strong and renewed after a quick sweat session. Exercise does wonders for your mind and your spirit. It increases the release of mood-boosting endorphins, which will be key to helping you remain calm when wedding planning challenges arise. Try setting aside just 30 minutes each morning in the days leading up to your marriage to hit the gym, you might be surprised [...]

2017-11-03T13:33:10-05:00 November 3rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Self-Care During Wedding Planning

Is it too Early to Purchase?

The Most Common Wedding Planning Timeline Mistake A clearly defined timeline for your wedding preparations is essential for limiting your stress (and pretty much everyone else’s) in the year(s) and months leading up to your special day. One of the most common mistakes brides make is waiting too long to choose their bridal gown. Let’s be real you, as the bride, will be the center of attention on your wedding day and need to ask yourself if you can truly and confidently make the rest of your wedding day decisions without first having decided on a gown. Often times, whether you’re aware or not, your wedding dress influences the style and overall vibe of your wedding. For example, if you were to choose a flowing, Bohemian-inspired gown, you likely would not choose structured flowers like roses for your bouquet. Or, once you’ve chosen a gown that compliments the cowgirl boots you’ve been dying to wear down the isle for years, you likely won’t choose to get married in an elaborate cathedral. See what we mean? Being sure to decide on your gown early in the planning process is essential for the cohesion of your wedding. With your gown decision down, [...]

2017-08-15T15:46:08-05:00 August 15th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Is it too Early to Purchase?

5 Tips to Help You Beat that Wedding Planning Stress

Stress can be such an allusive concept that manifests itself in a variety of ways from person to person. Stress can make it difficult to get quality Zzzzzzs, cause an imbalance in your lady hormones, or be at the bottom of pesky skin breakouts. And while these symptoms are bad enough, they just skim the surface of the impacts stress can have on the mind and body. As a bride to be, it’s likely your stress levels are higher than usual. Creating a guest list, seating assignments, choosing a DJ, favors, bridesmaids dresses, menu, the perfect floral arrangements, a wedding gown, veil, venue. . . it’s all a bit exhausting. It can be incredibly overwhelming if you don’t take the necessary steps to manage the stress that could be caused by planning your wedding day. At Tamzen’s Bridal, we aim to make choosing your wedding gown, bridesmaids dress and wedding day accessories an enjoyable experience, however, we understand that choosing a gown and bridesmaids dresses is only one piece of the puzzle. With that in mind we like to encourage our brides to take a few additional steps to help manage some of the stressors that may accompany their [...]

2017-06-28T13:28:02-05:00 June 28th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Tips to Help You Beat that Wedding Planning Stress

Tamzen’s Bridal fulfills every woman’s dream wedding needs

The perfect dress, tuxedo, food, flowers and music are only a few key components to planning the perfect wedding. Whispering Pines of Carlisle hosted Tamzen’s Bridal's first bridal expo to help brides-to-be find exactly what they need for their special day last Sunday. Exhibitors included wedding essentials such as florists and salons, but also a runway for models to feature dresses from Tamzen’s Bridal and a live dance lesson to give the audience tips for the after-party. Tamzen’s Bridal owner, Tammy Butler-Sonntag, is a retired Shippensburg teacher who  opened her bridal shop in downtown Carlisle last year because she said it has always been a dream of hers. “I spent 29 years teaching at James Burd and my last several years at the intermediate building,” Butler-Sonntag said. “I thought I’d live and die in the classroom.” According to their website, she and her husband, Robert, decided to open a bridal store when they began planning their own wedding. Tamzen wasn’t enjoying wedding dress shopping as much as she had hoped; having both positive and negative experiences with both customer service and options. She was a teacher for 29 years at the time and had always said that if she [...]

2017-04-21T12:59:53-05:00 April 21st, 2017|Blog|2 Comments
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