Bride of the Month: Sierra Cooper

In our newsletter we featured our bride Sierra and her husband John’s love story. They had a fabulously fun Annapolis wedding, with their ceremony at the Naval Academy Chapel and a formal cocktail reception at the Annapolis Yacht Club. Sierra stunned in her Berta gown and looking at their photos it is clear that they had the time of their lives celebrating their marriage with family and close friends.

Photos: Hamilton Photography 

Flowers:Violets Florist

Cake: Fiona’s Cakes

DJ: EventProDJ

Ceremony: Annapolis Naval Chapel

Reception: Annapolis Yacht Club

Planning: Allison Barnhill Designs

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Marchesa Spring 2016 Trunk Show

With our Marchesa trunk show starting tomorrow we wanted to pick our top gowns from the latest collection. We are so excited to share all of the latest styles with our brides this weekend! For appointments call (202) 965 4696 or email info@carinesbridal.com…

The show will be running July 16th-18th, let us know what you think!

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Vendor of the Month: Greenworks Florist

Our Vendor of the Month for July is Greenworks! They are so wonderful at what they do, flowers truly become artwork in their hands. We wanted to showcase some of the fabulous work they have done over the years and also get their top five tips when is comes to planning and choosing your wedding flowers. Here’s what they had to say…

1. Do some research before you meet with the florist. Think about what you like and do not like, what style you are looking for, and bring pictures of what you see online or in magazines.
2. Ask what flowers are in season. This helps especially with cost control. Consider the color(s) you want rather than a specific flower.
3. Know your budget. Don’t forget to account for a delivery charge and tax. Typically, the cost of one plate of food should be about what you spend on your centerpiece.
4. Splurge on your bouquet if you can! It will be in your photographs and possibly preserved. Make it special.
5. Trust your floral designer and their team. They want to make your wedding beautiful!

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Vendor of the Month: MBK Photography

In this month’s newsletter we featured MBK Photography and we have always loved working with Michael! Recently, we collaborated on an inspirational shoot at the historic Anderson House. The mood for the shoot was centered around vintage glamour inspired by the grandeur and romance of the Anderson House. The first gown pictured, with long sleeves, is by Berta Bridal. The second gown is a strapless mermaid style by Inbal Dror… enjoy!

Photos: MBK Photography

Make-Up: Dina of Dinechka Make-up

Hair: Marcela Urioste of By Marcela Make-up

Flowers: Edge Flowers

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As a special bonus, Bowen Films created this amazing video as well!

https://vimeo.com/120613008 

Berta Bridal- Spring 2016 Trunk Show

We are so excited for our Berta Bridal trunk show this week; Berta gowns are so unique and we always love seeing them on our brides! The brand new collection will be in our store for this weekend only, June 18th-20th, and we will be offering special discounts to brides who order during the trunk show. See below for our top picks from the latest collection…

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Carolina Herrera- Spring 2016 Trunk Show

Carolina Herrera is definitely a living legend and we are thrilled to be hosting a trunk show for her latest bridal collection this week. The show will running June 11th-13th and we will be offering 12% off on orders placed Thursday and Friday with 10% off on Saturday. It’s the perfect time to come in and find your dream dress! We’ve selected our favorite gowns from spring 2016, let us know what you think!

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Real Bride: Hida Benero

In our newsletter we featured Hida and Jason’s wedding, the couple wed in January in Puerto Rico surrounded by family and friends. The destination wedding was light and airy, with hints of yellow and rustic touches.

Hida wore Monique Lhuillier “Portia” and she was such a joy to work with, when we received her photos we knew we had to share them. We wish her and her husband Jason all the best in their new life together!

Photos by: Nilka Gissell 

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