Easter Pastel Wedding Inspiration

Happy Easter to all of our past, current, and future brides – and to all of our family and friends! As the weather has begun to warm up in the DC area, we have also begun to sport some pastel hues in our everyday wear here at CBA. We love the ideas of incorporating such hues in a Spring wedding. So with that in mind, check out the inspiration boards that we have created to touch on of the soft, muted, vibe of this holiday:

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Style Me Pretty: Mira Zwillinger + Jose Villa Photoshoot

We love a good collaboration, especially when it involves leaders in the bridal industry like Jose Villa, Lisa Vorce, Mindy Rice Floral Design, and beauty overload at the hands of Mar of TEAM Hair And Makeup - featuring a gown by our very own Mira Zwillinger. Check out a few of our favorite photos from the Mexico Workshop then be sure to see the rest of the photos on Style Me Pretty: Wedding Inspiration from the Jose Villa Mexico Workshop:














Bridal Market Spring 2015: Monique Lhuillier, Rivini, Carolina Herrera, Marchesa

As day one of Bridal Market for Spring 2015 came to an end, the girls at Carine’s Bridal Atelier choose some of our top picks from some of our favorite designers:

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Bridal Market Spring 2015: InstaRecap

Yesterday marked the start of Bridal Market for Spring 2015! We traveled to New York to see the newest trends in bridal fashion… and to see some old and new friends in the industry! See below for an InstaRecap from our first day at market:











Bride of the Week: Lena in Badgley Mischka


Congratulations to Lena, who was married at the Sheraton Pentagon City. Lena looked stunning in a Badgley Mischka gown with a custom neckline. We love the gorgeous beaded capped sleeve on this gown, especially with an updo like Lena’s. The CBA girls wish you lots of love and happiness in the future!

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Bride of the Week: Nicole in Liancarlo


In honor of our Liancarlo Trunk Show, quickly approaching March 27th-29th, we are featuring Nicole in a Liancarlo silk tulle gown with featherstitching and embroidery. Nicole always came in the store full of energy and a smile, and her mother always came in with pecans for our consultants! With brides like Nicole, we are always thankful for our clients becoming friends. Be sure to check out the vendor list below if you loved this wedding as much as we did. Congratulations to Nicole – we wish you the very best with married life!

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Vendor List:

Bride’s Attire: Carine’s Bridal AtelierLiancarlo gown

Groom’s Attire: Capital Custom Clothiers 

Hair Dresser: Hair by Giselle

Makeup Artist: Jordan K Winn & Co

Event Coordinator: Paul Tramonte- Director of Event Planning at The Mayflower

Cake: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes 

Florist + Caterers: The Mayflower  

Photographer: Michael Bennett Kress Photography

Music/Entertainment: Doctors Orders Band 

If the Shoe Fits… Bridal Shoes!


Finding the perfect shoe is like finding the man of your dreams: it takes time, patience, and an open mind! This season we are seeing hues of blushes and soft neutral tones in bridal fashion. We always love something a little different, so the perfect feather or bow detail will always be appreciated at CBA! Which shoe would you wear for your special day?

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