Real Bride: McKenzie Walsh

We are absolutely thrilled for our bride McKenzie, and her husband Alex, who were married on May 17, 2014 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington D.C. The couple celebrated their reception at the Ritz Carlton D.C. with elegant touches coordinated by their planner, Blair Peterson of SOCO Events. McKenzie wore a Monique Lhuillier tulle skirt paired with an embroidered bolero for her ceremony before changing into a hand beaded corset for her reception, creating a truly custom look. McKenzie’s accessories included a custom veil with a hair comb by Siman Tu and earrings from Paris by Debra Moreland.

Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 2.52.33 PM

Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 2.53.04 PM

Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 2.55.26 PM

Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 2.58.46 PM

Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 2.51.54 PM

Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 2.54.29 PM

Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 2.52.20 PM

Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 2.55.09 PM

Screen Shot 2014-09-09 at 12.23.35 PM

Photos by: Eli Turner Studios 

Florist: Amaryllis Floral + Event Design

Lighting: Digital Lighting

Furniture: Party Rental LTD

Hair: Bridal Hair by Ramona

Make-up: Leah Margosis

Advertisements

Shop for a Cause- Jewelry Event Benefitting St. Jude’s

Wedding season is in full swing and when it comes to taking care of last minute details brides can get overwhelmed. Many brides ask, “What do I get my bridesmaids?!” Don’t panic! In the spirit of our Monique Lhuillier bridesmaid trunk show, Carine’s Bridal Atelier has partnered with Stella & Dot to find your bridesmaids the perfect gifts. We will be hosting a jewelry event on July 9th from 6pm-8pm and the best part is 50% of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital! Who knows, maybe you could take a much needed break from wedding planning and treat yourself too! You can come in, shop, sip, and help save lives just follow this link to RSVP… http://www.stelladot.com/ts/6qdz5

Here are some amazing pieces available from Stella & Dot as well as other gifts ideas for your girls..

Colorful and on trend best describe these gorgeous earrings.

Norah Chandeliers $49

 

Retro and geometric patterns make this bracelet standout.

Macey Bangle $39

 

This necklace can add just the right pop of color to any outfit.

Coral Cay Necklace $98

 

These gold earrings have a lot of movement perfect for day or night.

Reverie Chandeliers $39

 

A classic gold link bracelet is a jewelry classic, this one hits the mark by not being too thin or chunky.

Jackie Link Bracelet $69

 

If you’re looking for some other options here are some of our other favorite things…

Your girls will feel instantly luxurious with a silk robe in their favorite color. It’s thoughtful and a glamourous staple every woman should have in her closet.

Silk Robe by Natori $98

Image

 

If you are having a destination wedding, chic travel accessories can make the journey even more fun.

Henri Bendel Laundry Set $48

Image

 

A unique clutch is definitely something your bridesmaids can use again. If a clutch is dressy but not too “evening” your girls can wear it for a night out or dress it up for another wedding. Depending on her style you could go for something more classic or funky but still special either way.

Hexagonal Clutch by Tasha $48

Image

 

 

Knuckle Clasp Clutch by Tasha $78

Image

 

Most women love receiving a “little blue box” but what makes this necklace special is the message behind it. The olive leaf or olive branch has long been associated with friendship, what better way to show your girls how much they mean to you?

Paloma Picasso “Olive Leaf Vine” sterling silver pendant by Tiffany & Co. $175

Image

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Dress: Two Generations

I love this David Meister dress from Carine’s Bridal Atelier because it works so well for so many women. From a mother of the bride to a guest of the wedding or even a bride to be. The sheen of the fabric gives the dress an evening flair and is so unique in its texture. The cap sleeve and ruching at the side provides coverage and a flattering shape for more mature women while the gold hardware and cut out detail at the neckline puts a fun twist on the typical cocktail dress for a younger feel as well.

This dress should be paired with simple accessories since the fabric has so much life. I would wear a shoe with some metallic detail in a simple shape. For a more mature woman a lower heel and less shine tends to work better.

For a younger look a shoe with a simple shape still works but a higher heel makes more of a statement.
Earrings are all you need to top off this look. For a mother of the bride or mature guest I would go with a classic option like this glamourous stud.
For a bride or younger guest, something more linear and sassy is the best match.
Your CBA stylist,
Gabriella
Follow my blog at GLStyling

What We Are Smiling About

Many reasons to be smiling today, but especially when a lovely new dress arrives at Carine’s Bridal Atelier.  Prepare to be awed. We were.

I introduce to you the beautifully embellished “Gabrielle” by Rivini.