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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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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Bridal Market Trends- Spring 2016

Well, we are back from Bridal Market in New York! As with every season, there is a lot to take in, but we made sure to take note of every trend and report back to our brides! So, here is your bridal fashion breakdown for spring 2016. The top 5 trends are…

Crop Top

For brides looking for something a little more funky, the crop top effect can be a fun and playful look. The key to pulling of this trend is balance, not too low cut and a flowing shape. Just a hint of skin keeps the feel light and lovely.

Rivini

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Mira Zwillinger

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Monique Lhuillier

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Geometric and Linear Embroidery 

Embroidery has been popular for a few seasons now, but this market we noticed very unique embellishments, a little more angular and linear. What’s great about this trend is that geometric embroidery can work on long slinky gowns or full skirts.

Kenneth Pool

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Liancarlo

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Amsale

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Monique Lhuillier

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Cut Outs

In recent seasons we’ve seen cut-outs featured by a sample of designers. However, this market it seems as though the idea of cut-outs was fully embraced. Between ball gowns and sleek silhouettes the edgy trend made a cameo more than a few times.

Angel Sanchez

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Marchesa 

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Amsale

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Half Overskirts

Tulle skirts are such a classic bridal look and brides have always loved them. The idea of an overskirt is great because it provides versatility to brides wanting to switch their look. While providing brides the same flexibility as a full overskirt, the half over skirt gives brides more of a retro look, think Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina… who could forget that iconic gown???

Berta Bridal

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Carolina Herrera

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Monique Lhuillier

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Off the Shoulder

This is such a classic neckline and we are so happy to see it getting attention again! The neckline is not ideal for everyone but when it works, it works. The downside to the off the shoulder cut is that it restricts arm movement, however we have seen in the past that some brides don’t mind, as long as they like the look!

Rivini

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Monique Lhuillier

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Marchesa

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Berta Bridal Trunk Show Spring 2015

We are so excited to have the latest Berta collection in our store! The collection will only be in D.C. for three days this weekend and we cannot wait to share it with all of our brides. The Berta collection never disappoints and this season Berta took her signature seductively romantic look to the next level. What we loved most about the line was the versatility, from additional trains, to overskirts, and more, brides can create their own personal Berta bridal look. We put together some of our favorite gowns from the featured collection take a look…

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Berta Bridal Trunk Show

One of the most exciting additions to our boutique is the Berta Bridal collection and we are so excited for our first trunk show! The trunk show will feature the latest designs from the line as well as classic pieces from past collections. Berta’s notoriety has quickly grown in the bridal industry with her sleek designs, unique necklines, and dramatic back details. Her fabrics feature unique embroidery and make each gown a standout.

The Berta Bridal trunk show will run September 11th-13th by appointment only, for availability please call 202 965-4696 or email info@carinesbridal.com…

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