Wedding Gowns Throughout History - Part 2

Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches is back with a Part Two of our travel back in time. Last week, we rediscovered the bridal fashions of years past and found trends that have carried on through today. Your favorite Florida bridal salon is always on top of the latest trends, but today we’re taking it back to revisit the fifties fashion and beyond.

1950s American actresses Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly set the tone for wedding gowns in this decade. Sweetheart necklines made their debut, and ballerina-length dresses became more and more popular. Full, tiered skirts and fitted, cinched bodices gave an illusion to the women’s bodies. This was the first time that strapless gowns made their appearance, although coordinating bolero jackets were often worn for the actual ceremony.

1960s The 1910s empire waistline resurged in the ‘60s. Pillbox hats were also worn with short, voluminous veils spilling over. Necklines remained high and modest, often incorporating a cap sleeve. To reflect the S…

Wedding Gowns Throughout History - Part 1

Wedding dresses haven’t always looked like they do today. Over the past 100 years, brides have transitioned between many different styles in terms of length, sleeves, and even color. Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches is always right on top of the trends, but we also have several different styles for our brides to choose from. Take a trip back in time with your favorite Florida bridal salon to remember and appreciate the different styles and aesthetics of years gone by.

1900s Queen Victoria set the trend for affluent brides to wear white, while other brides kept to the usual colors of the time such as pale pink and mauve. Gowns in the early 1900s had wide, puffy sleeves and high, collared necklines. Beneath the gown was an S-shaped corset to slim the stomach and accentuate the bust. Long trains and long gloves were common as well. Brides often wore veiled hats to top off the look.

1910s Dancing grew in popularity during this decade, brides’ wedding gowns became more mobile, proving a …

4 Wedding Jewelry Superstitions

Every bride wants their wedding to go off without a hitch. Are you a superstitious bride? If so, you might want to brush up on some of these superstitions revolving around the jewelry you choose to wear on your wedding day.

1. Wearing Pearls on Your Wedding Day is Unlucky. 
Pearls are believed to represent a bride's tears. Many cultures believe that pearls worn at a wedding hold future tears, which the bride will shed during an unhappy marriage. However, some cultures have a more positive outlook on those tears. They predict that the pearls will take the place of the bride's real tears, as there will be no need to cry during her happy marriage. If you're a superstitious person, you might want to just skip the pearls and wear something different just in case.

2. Wedding Jewelry Should Only Be Borrowed from Those with a Happy Marriage. 
Many brides choose to borrow jewelry from a family member or friend to wear on their wedding day. Whether you're borrowing it because of…

3 Reasons NOT to Buy a Wedding Dress Online

Online shopping has almost become the norm in today's day and age. It's easy and convenient. When it comes to wedding planning, buying some items online can save you time and stress. Your wedding dress, however, is one of those items you do NOT want to purchase online. Keep reading for several reasons you should avoid buying a dress online, and come into our South Florida bridal shop instead!

1. Bridal Gown Sizes are Different Than Everyday Clothing. 
Likely the biggest reason you don't want to purchase a wedding dress online is because you can't try it on. While you may love the way that dress looks on the model on the website, there's no guarantee that dress is going to fit you the same way and look just as great. Taking your own measurements for an online wedding dress order can also be a nightmare. You're likely to end up with a bad fit when that dress arrives. While you can take in a dress that's too large, the same doesn't go for one that's to…

Sensational Strapless Gowns from Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches

The trend of strapless wedding gowns emerged in the mid 90's. Today, around 75% of all the wedding dresses out there are of the strapless variety. Strapless dresses are the easiest to try on and fit. Women of all shapes and sizes, including full-figured brides, can benefit from the illusion of a longer, leaner arm that's created by the uncovered shoulder. Check out some of the sensational strapless wedding gowns available at our South Florida bridal salon below.

Morilee Style #2802
Pearl and diamante beading on laser cut embroidery adorn this tulle wedding gown. A removable beaded satin belt is included. This dress runs sizes 2-28 and comes in four colors: ivory, white, ivory/blush and ivory/light gold.

Morilee Style #4524
This strapless wedding dress features rich luxe taffeta. A removable beaded waist sash is included. Sizes for this dress run 2-28, and it comes in either ivory or white.

Morilee Style #5173
Romantic and classic describe this lace wedding gown. The removable …

12 Things to Know About Wedding Dress Shopping - Part 2

Last week, we started a list of things you should know about wedding dress shopping in South Florida. From keeping an open mind to coming up with a budget, there's a lot that goes in to finding that perfect look for your wedding day. Keep reading for part 2 of our list, featuring even more things to know!

7. Wear Heels to the Appointment.
Your dress is going to look a lot different with flip-flops than with high heels. Bring either your wedding shoes, or if you don't have them yet, a pair with a heel similar to the height of what you would like to wear on your wedding day. This will give you the best idea of how it will look, and give you a chance to walk in it with heels on.

8. Bring the Proper Undergarments.
Be sure to bring a variety of undergarments to try on with your dress, especially a strapless bra. It can be difficult to picture the perfect look with hot pink bra straps sticking out. Your best bet is to bring a nude thong and a nude strapless bra. You might want to bri…

12 Things to Know About Wedding Dress Shopping - Part 1

Most brides have been dreaming of their wedding day since they were little girls. You've imagined what you'd look like, and now the time has come to bring those dreams to reality. One of the most exciting aspects of wedding planning is the process of finding the perfect dress to wear on your special day! Below, Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches offers a list of things to know about wedding dress shopping in South Florida.

1. Research What You Like. 
If you're like most women, you've probably spent plenty of time on Pinterest saving ideas of what you want your wedding to be like. Take a look online or at bridal magazines to compile a visual file of what you like and don't like about certain wedding dresses. Look for connecting themes between the dresses that you love. Are they embellished? Lacy? Voluminous? Strapless? Find the commonalities that you like and bring those ideas to your first appointment at our bridal salon in the Palm Beaches.

2. Have an Open Mind.