Written with love, by Martha Flemming and Heather Royal
Congratulations on your recent engagement! It is our favorite time to celebrate--engagement parties, bridal showers (all those gifts!), visits with loved ones, endless photo shoots, fetes and your rehearsal dinner. You’re busy flipping through your favorite bridal magazines, bookmarking wedding blogs, and pinning like crazy when you find all the many versions of the perfect venue, perfect cake, perfect centerpieces, etc. You gather your countless images of the perfect gown to match your glamorous Gatsby-style wedding, or rustic barn wedding, or bohemian-chic backyard wedding and begin your journey to the wonderful world of wedding dress shopping…
Then you’re hit with a major curveball. Your expertly curated wedding has been sidelined by the most drop-dead gorgeous gown you didn’t even think you wanted to try on in the first place. It gives you ‘that’ feeling. You cry, your girls cry, you even have the bridal consultant crying. You’re still in love with the original dress you came in to try, in fact that first style also gave you ‘that’ feeling; it matches your grandmother’s veil, it’s the only style you had imagined for your day, and it is exactly what you had pictured each time you dreamt of yourself walking down the aisle towards your partner... until now. Now you’re in love with two very different dresses that look and feel fabulous. Maybe it’s the bodice of the first dress that made you swoon, but both skirts are amazing each in their own way. Maybe you should keep trying, there’s got to be something out there that can combine everything you love about both, right? So the salon staff returns with a gown that does have it all, and she’s a monster! Ruffles, lace, pearls, crystals, tulle, pleats, underlay, overlay, you name it- and when you put the dress on you’re not sure if you’re planning a wedding or a costume party. So how do you wear that soft fitted silhouette with the illusion sleeves, and also wear the sexy strapless ballgown that makes you want to dance the night away if your budget doesn’t have room to buy both?
Bridal separates! That painstaking decision between two (or more) dresses you love, or fear of blowing your budget on both a ceremony and a reception dress is now a distant memory. Wear that strapless top with a capelet or lace coverlet and instantly you go from sexy to demure and then vice versa. Go for the sweet, ethereal and understated bodice for your afternoon vows and switch it out with a bolder beaded bodice for your ballroom reception. Wear the full layered skirt for your ceremony and pop on a short flirty version for partying through the night. Selecting tops and bottoms to play around with will offer you the opportunity to create your personalized wedding style, and instead of the custom route that may come with the risk of not really knowing what you’ll get until the final fitting, you can actually see yourself and know just what the finished look will be before you order! Are we having fun yet?
...Remember all those engagement and wedding events we mentioned?
Want a lovely bridal-but-not-too-bridal look for your engagement shoot? Try a fluted lace skirt with a crisp button-down and nude pumps from your closet for a timeless look you can wear many times over. Slip on a sequin top with metallic sandals and you have a whole new outfit for your bachelorette party. That same lace skirt topped with a cashmere sweater will have an entirely different feel at your rehearsal dinner. And what about a lace top with a simple pencil skirt for that after-office anniversary dinner out? Perfection. Lace pants are having a moment; you can rock a pair of those at your bridal shower, and then pack them to wear again on the honeymoon! Thinking of a Keira Knightly-style city hall elopement? Trade the fun tulle bell skirt for a full A-line when you celebrate with friends and family later. We like the way this is going, don’t you?
At pas de deux bridal we’ve designed our collection with you in mind, with pieces that have lasting value and serve as a wonderful reminder of your wedding each time you put them on. Bridal separates are a beautiful way to create a style you truly love for your happiest memory-making moments. And here comes the bride…
Our beautiful wedding apparel is inspired by the romance and grace of the ballet. Each piece is designed to allow the bride to customize her look, creating a style as individual as she is.