Bliss by Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show

We absolutely loved the  latest collection from Bliss by Monique Lhuillier! There were many versatile styles and gowns for every type of bride, all with Monique’s signature touch, plus an attainable price point. Here are our favorites… our trunk show starts tomorrow call 202 965 4696 or email info@carinesbridal.com for appointments!

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Bride of the Month: Jackie Maloomian Fortune

Our bride Jackie and her husband Fletcher’s love story is just too cute, as we described in our newsletter this month, and we can’t get over how charming their wedding was either! The couple wed on Bald Head Island in North Carolina here is a peek into their special day…

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Photography: Theo Milo Photography
Ceremony: Village Chapel
Reception: Bald Head Island Club
Flowers: Kim Fisher
Invitations: Buttercup in Charlotte
Map, Itinerary and Logo Design: Etsy- CW Designs
Day of Planner: Island Details

Bride of the Month: Maggie Gentile

Earlier this month we featured our bride Maggie and her husband Brad’s DC love story. The pair decided to get married here, since it served as a central meeting point for their families. They wanted a wedding that took advantage of all that the district had to offer, from getting married in a traditional catholic ceremony, taking gorgeous portraits on Capitol Hill, to celebrating on the fabulous rooftop of 101 Constitution. As you can see, their wedding was filled family, friends, and most importantly… love.

Maggie wore a Monique Lhuillier corset and skirt accented by lace mantilla veil.

Photos: Donner Photography 

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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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Real Bride: Thalia Attinger

 Thalia Attinger and her husband Sam Farnum wed on December 14, 2014 in Montigo Bay, Jamaica at the Half Moon Bay Resort.  As we mentioned in our newlsetter, the couple exchanged their vows on the beach, but only after the skies cleared at the last second! After a romantic beach ceremony, the pair celebrated with family and friends under and open air patio. Guests enjoyed island specialties, including an incredible seafood spread, while sipping on tropical drinks and dancing the night away. The bride and groom ended the night around a bonfire on the beach. Thalia wore a Monique Lhuillier gown before changing into a short white summer dress.

Photos by: Michael Saab

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Real Bride: Kellie McKnight

As described in our newsletter, Kellie and Ivan were married in Puerto Rico on May 25, 2014 after knowing each other for over a decade and dating for seven. Through the years, multiple deployments, major surgery and a long recovery period they made it through it all. We are so happy to share this magical wedding, especially because Kellie is one of our own CBA consultants. Kellie wore a Badgley Mischka gown, Peter Langner veil, Cheryl King bracelet, Maria Elena earrings and rosary… plus a custom garter made by our seamstresses.

The bride and groom got married among family and friends in a secret garden ceremony, in a hidden park in Old San Juan. Their reception took place in one of the oldest buildings in the city, Hotel El Convento, a converted convent. Everything about their day was a celebration of their roots and the essence of their “old world” romance.

Photos by: Ryan Joseph Photography 

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Real Bride: Soledad Canto

As we featured in this month’s newsletter, Soledad and Greg were married on March 22, 2014 in Puerto Rico. The pair loved the idea of a destination wedding and were inspired by the tropical hues for their wedding celebration. However, even though the couple was married on an island, they didn’t want a beach affair.

After being married in a historic church they celebrated in a grand ballroom complete with classic architectural features, romantic candle centerpieces and cool blue tones sprinkled throughout the reception.

The groom’s favorite part of their wedding day was when the church doors first opened and he saw his bride. Soledad still remembers arriving to the front of the church, she almost kissed him right there before the mass started.

The couple just moved to San Diego last week and are so thrilled to begin their next chapter in a new city.

Photos: Claudette Montero 

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