Bridal Gown Search + Top Bridal Trends

“Style Sense: Carine Krawiec of Carine’s Bridal Atelier”

Following the boom of engagements during the holidays, Carine offers tips for the gown search and reviews the top trends of the season for Northern Virginia Magazine Style Sense! Be sure to check out her interview here!


Spring is Here!

Spring is here, spring is here and with spring comes cocktail parties, special dinner  dates, formals, weddings, and rehearsal dinners! This is the start of my favorite season. What is a girl to wear to all of their fun springtime events? We have the answer…

Check these beauties out; they just came in this week! Give us a call to set up an appointment to come see our latest evening wear addition to the shop.


Kay Unger, Style Number 124047, Pink


Badgley Mischka, Style Number SC1059, Peach


Kay Unger, Style Number 124041, Brown/pink


Badgley Mischka, Style Number SC1065, Peach


Kay Unger, Style Number 124031, Pearl


David Meister, Style Number ZRAT9956, Cerise


Kay Unger, Style Numbers 30J562 and 30S565, Ivory/white


Kay Unger, Style Number 30D563, Ivory/white


Kay Unger, Style Number 124104, Sage


Carmen Marc Valvo, Style Number 10922, Platnium

Congratulations Lacey and Adam!

Congratulations to the beautiful couple! Lacey looked beautiful in the Liancarlo 5809; a strapless gown with a crystal beaded bodice on drop torso tulle and organza ruffles. Their rustic summer wedding took place at the Oxbow Country Club in North Dakota. Every detail of this wedding was perfection.

Enjoy these fabulous pictures of Lacey and Adam’s big day, courtesy of Autumn Wilson Photography, as seen on Style Me Pretty!

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We wish you a life full of love, happiness and great health.

XX Carine’s Bridal Atelier

(Photos by Autumn Wilson Photography, as seen on Style Me Pretty)

What’s the Number One Thing a Bride Should Know When Dress Shopping?

Planning a wedding is a big job. Shopping for your wedding gown should be a super exciting and special moment. However, shopping for a wedding gown can also be stressful at times. Here at Carine’s Bridal Atelier, we know a thing or two 🙂 about how to make shopping for your dress easy as pie!

I asked Carine’s all-star team, what they considered the number one thing a bride should know when she is dress shopping. Here is what they said:

Carine: “Knowing the location and venue of your wedding really sets the stage. Take cue from the feel your venue gives because you will want your dress to reflect where you are having your wedding, but you also want it to be you. It can be a great partnership if you know where your venue is; your pictures will look amazing.”

Jess: “Have an open mind. Do not be afraid to try on lots of different styles and what your bridal consultant encourages you to try on. We want you to utilize your full hour and work with us on what looks best with your skin tone and body type.”

Gabrielle: “Gowns always look different on your body then on the hanger. So don’t be afraid to try on different styles. Another thing to remember is, when deciding who to bring shopping with you, you do not want to bring a whole crowd. Just one or two friends or family members is plenty.”

Lisa: “The date! It is so important to know the date of your wedding before going dress shopping. It is also important to know what you want your husband-to-be and his groomsman to be wearing. You are going to want both of your outfits to compliment each other.”