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Enchanted Woodland Wedding: The “Cordelia Collection” from Maggie Sottero

Maggie Sottero, style Meredith: Cameo Organza captures the sophistication of our featured wedding dress (pictured above), a super-chic ballgown that will steal your heart. Continue readingEnchanted Woodland Wedding: The “Cordelia Collection” from Maggie Sottero

Not Interested In A Wedding Dress? Try a Little Black Tux

At New York Bride & Groom, we take great pride in our ability to offer something exquisite for every woman who walks through ...
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Top Tips to Prepare for Your Bridal Fitting Appointments

Allure Bridals, style C417: Our featured gown will have you floating down the aisle on layers of luxurious organza. This ...
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One-shoulder Bridesmaid Dresses are the Height of Sophistication

Alfred Sung, style D653: The draped bodice of our featured gown combines with the shirred skirt to provide optimum glamour. The patent leather skinny bow belt adds to the sophisticated style ...
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Not Interested In A Wedding Dress? Try a Little Black Tux

At New York Bride & Groom, we take great pride in our ability to offer something exquisite for every woman who walks through our doors. Since we know that dresses are not everyone’s choice, we carry the stunning Little Black Tux collection that offers our high fashion brides a gown-free style option.

Gorgeous cuts and sleek lines take this option to the next level. Perfect for brides, bridesmaids and wedding party members who are not comfortable in a traditional dress, these tuxedos have been meticulously detailed to enhance a woman’s curves and we promise you won’t be disappointed. Here’s what the label behind the line has to say:

We’re Redefining The Little Black Dress

Introducing a line of tuxedos designed & manufactured specifically for women. Experience the highest quality product on the market for those who are looking for that unique alternative to the standard little black dress. Perfect for any occasion: wedding, b-day, prom, black tie, or GNO!

Eye-catching Details

New York Bride is Charlotte’s premier bridal salon. Our experienced bridal consultants are friendly and professional. They know how to measure you to perfection and can help arrange any alterations so that you can debut your tuxedo with sensational style. Comfort has been a huge consideration with the fabric selection for this line. Enjoy excellent designs in black or white. We know you will feel radiant in your fashionable tuxedo. The folks at Wedding Party App are in complete agreement:

Inspiration For Your Wedding Tux & Suit

Some women dream of their perfect wedding dress, and some women dream of their perfect wedding tuxedo. Tuxes just seem to be a perfect blend of elegance and cool nonchalance — except there’s so much room to explore and experiment! I personally would love to see more ladies wearing tuxes on their special day! Regardless of whether you’re aiming for a more masculine or androgynous look, definitely take a peek at what we’ve compiled for you because these ladies know exactly how to rock menswear:

I think the best part about wearing a tuxedo is that there seriously are no rules attached. You can choose to spruce it up however you want, and it’s most likely going to look AWESOME. Plus, you get to run around and do really gnarly jumping shots without having to worry about tripping over your skirt. Additional info at Wedding Party App

 

New York Bride Is Different From Other Wedding Salons

We don’t require appointments to shop at New York Bride & Groom and cameras are always welcome. You will actually enjoy shopping in our relaxed and friendly setting. We are happy to answer any questions or curiosities you might have about wearing a tuxedo to your big day. Check out some fun ways to pull your tux wedding look together from A Practical Wedding:

The Updated Classic: The slightly pointed shoulders and exaggerated shape on this tuxedo jacket keep it modern and interesting while still being really flattering. To channel Janelle Monee here, wear the tuxedo shirt buttoned all the way up, with a cool bowtie, killer shoes, and a great updo. The pants will put you a bit over budget, but they’re too good not to include.

The hardest part of finding the right women’s tuxedo is making sure your outfit doesn’t veer into cater waiter territory. And while that definitely can be helped by a well-tailored suit, it’s mostly about attitude (well, and styling). Janelle Monae has, by far, the best tuxedo game of any celebrity out there.

Top Tips to Prepare for Your Bridal Fitting Appointments

Allure Bridals, style C417: Our featured gown will have you floating down the aisle on layers of luxurious organza. This romantic, strapless stunner will be remembered by every attendee for years to come. Available sizes: 2-32. Available colors: Ivory/Nude/Silver, White/Nude/Silver.

New York Bride & Groom has an exceptional alterations department to help the bride feel radiant and perfectly put-together on her wedding day. There are a multitude of fabric choices among our exquisite wedding dresses. Thankfully, our expert seamstresses are able to work with them all to create form-fitting beauty. One of the keys for a successful fitting is arriving for your appointment prepared with everything you need. These tips from the folks at The Knot will help with that:

Before Your First Fitting

Decide which accessories — jewellery, headpiece, wrap, bag — you want to wear with your dress and buy or order them.

Buy your undergarments and bridal shoes. You must have your wedding day lingerie and shoes for all your fittings — a simple bra switch or change in heel height can cause your dress to fit improperly.

Your First Fitting

The first fitting usually takes place about six weeks before your wedding day. Just like when you were shopping, it helps to bring one eagle-eyed friend or family member along for advice. And don’t forget your shoes, bra, and slip — along with any other accessories you have purchased — so you can see how everything looks together.

For your purposes, this fitting is to ensure two main things:

That your gown is the right size, the right color, and the right design (neckline, train, sleeves, etc.)

That your seamstress knows what she’s doing. A seamstress will most likely have an assistant (who could be the salon salesperson or another member of the salon staff) who helps you get into your gown. The seamstress should then begin looking for places where your dress needs to be taken in, let out, shortened, lengthened or altered — hence the term “fitting.”

Maggie Sottero, style 10465: The plunging sweetheart neckline carries the eye to stunning lace appliqués to behold. With illusion sleeves falling off-the-shoulder and a trailing hemline, this “Daisy” wedding gown defines enchantment. Available sizes: 0-28. Available colors: Ivory over Soft Blush (pictured), Ivory and White.

Basic or Complex Alterations?

It is vital to communicate your desired finish with the alterations team to ensure everyone is on the same page. For instance, do you want your cap sleeves to become three-quarter length illusion sleeves with lace appliques? Would you prefer your hemline to lightly sweep the floor or show off your shoes? Are you hoping to change the neckline or add a bustle? These decisions affect more than the look you are seeking. They determine how much time is needed to complete your alterations. We want to quote you an accurate timeline that won’t create stress as the wedding nears so clear communication is critical.

Madison James, style MJ251: Flatter every curve with crystal patterns that add a glamourous sparkle to this exquisite lace and tulle design. Clear sequins add an extra glow. Available sizes 2-32. Available colors: White/Silver, Gold/Ivory/Silver, Ivory/Silver.

The Weight Loss Conundrum

Trying to match your alterations to your wedding weight loss goals is a common situation. It is important to give yourself a realistic target and adequate time to achieve it. You’ll find some insightful discussion about the topic here:

When shopping for your dress and on a path to loose a good amount of weight before the wedding, what do you do? Size down? Hope that alterations can be made in time and properly with the dress you fall in love with?

Just curious what you gals think or have experienced.

NYB&G Charlotte: Inspired Designs, Popular Pricing

Everything you need to outfit the wedding party can be found in one convenient location when you visit New York Bride & Groom. Your dream wedding dress is waiting for you among our vast selection. The perfect outfits for your bridesmaids and the groom and groomsmen are too. Inspired designs, popular pricing and phenomenal customer service have made us the premier wedding salon in the Queen City. Stop by at your convenience and see for yourself. No appointment is needed to shop with us, and cameras are always welcome.

One-shoulder Bridesmaid Dresses are the Height of Sophistication

Alfred Sung, style D653: The draped bodice of our featured gown combines with the shirred skirt to provide optimum glamour. The patent leather skinny bow belt adds to the sophisticated style. This full-length, one-shoulder chiffon dream is also available as a cocktail length option (style D652). Available sizes: 00-30 and 00-30W extra length. Available in multiple colors, shown in Coastal.

Channel Your Inner Goddess at NYB&G Charlotte

Embrace your curves and love how you look with our divine selection of one-shoulder bridesmaid dresses at New York Bride & Groom. Experience the freedom of having some strap support and an elongated silhouette, combined with ruching and shirring in all the right places to accentuate your waist. Discover more reasons why the one-shoulder trend continues to thrive in the article below:

From pretty tops with voluminous, ruffled sleeves (a fave of Olivia Palermo) to glam gowns, like the ones Lily-Rose Depp and Julia Roberts recently wore to the Cannes Film Festival, it seems exposed shoulders are the latest (and chicest) way to show some skin. And unlike abs, shoulders always look good. So yes, you can skip a cardio class or two—simply dab an illuminating body lotion on those sexy clavicles, and you’re prepped to wear this summer’s hottest trend.

After Six Bridesmaids, style 6737: Lux Chiffon captivates with an asymmetrical bodice and shirred detailing along the front. Full-length luxury is the calling card of this beautiful dress. Available sizes: 00-30 and 00-30W extra length. Available in multiple colors, shown in Carnation.

Show Off Your Sexy Shoulders

Exposing your shoulders will give you an air of provocation without really revealing anything. That’s why we love this trend so much. If you opt for this style, you may decide to use a translucent body shimmer to accent the key areas. Apply with an oversized blush brush for easy application. The best way to maximize a shimmery, powdery base is to first moisturize the deltoids, shoulders, upper arms and décolletage. Next, swirl some of the sparkles into the palm of your hand or the lid of your body shimmer container. Apply in a circular motion to your bare shoulders with your brush and prepare to subtly catch the light. Reading on to find out why soft shoulders drive men wild:

Exposed shoulders

One-shoulder dresses, off-the-shoulder tops, strapless frocks. Men love to see a bit of shoulder, which are a very sexy area in a woman, and also a bit of the back. It is a very simple way to look sexy without risking going into vulgarity.

Social Bridesmaids, style 8130: Polyester gowns can become a bridesmaid’s best friend, particularly when travel is involved. Everyone will love the asymmetrical waistline and draped bodice of this exquisite gown. The skirt has a sweet cascading effect that will also let you show off your gorgeous shoes. Available sizes: 00-30 and 00-30W extra length. Available in multiple colors, shown in Midnight.

Browse Our Selection of One-Shoulder Gowns

Brides, don’t be surprised if your ladies thank you for choosing a one-shoulder strap dress. These dresses are stunning and they provide a lot more support than traditional strapless gowns. Stop by whenever it’s convenient for you — no appointment is needed at NYB&G — and see our beautiful selection of one-shoulder bridesmaid dresses.

Enchanted Woodland Wedding: The “Cordelia Collection” from Maggie Sottero

Maggie Sottero, style Meredith: Cameo Organza captures the sophistication of our featured wedding dress (pictured above), a super-chic ballgown that will steal your heart. Swarovski crystals reflect the perfect amount of light and style to highlight the gorgeous, handmade floral element. Extravagant pickups create a sweet silhouette. Available sizes: 0-24. Available color: Ivory.

Woodland inspired weddings are perfect for nature lovers and eco-friendly couples alike. New York Bride & Groom in Charlotte is pleased to showcase the latest enchanted forest offerings from Maggie Sottero’s 2017 Fall Collection, “Cordelia.” These romantic and whimsical wedding gowns accentuate curves and offer delicate detailing and an abundance of lace. Check out what Today’s Bride has to say about the recent unveiling:

Designed for the graceful and romantic bride, the Cordelia Collection by Maggie Sottero infuses woodland enchantment with refined styling and artful details. Read more at Today’s Bride

Maggie Sottero, style Ida: Embrace this elegant sheath with the most delightful beading. Swarovski crystals embellish the bodice, which is supported by delicate spaghetti straps. The dramatic plunging neckline harmonizes with a scoop back and lace illusion. Available sizes: 0-24. Available colors: Ivory, White, Ivory over Light Gold (Pictured).

Wedding Dress Options Galore at NYB&G Charlotte

Our friendly and professional team of bridal consultants is always prepared to showcase the latest collections from our favorite designers. Maggie Sottero’s Fall 2017 wedding gowns deliver everything a bride could hope for: Stylish cuts, intricate crystals and a variety of necklines and silhouettes. Stop by our store (no appointment needed) and fall in love with this exquisite collection.

Read more about the beautiful, expansive Cordelia dress line below:

The Designer: Maggie Sottero

The Details: As always, this season’s Maggie Sottero collection brings serious romance with timeless silhouettes, intricate lace and impeccably beaded bodices for a hint of sparkle. “Delicate lace motifs and shimmering embellishments are tempered by clean fabrications, from simple satin to understated crepe and sheer organza,” the line states.

The Looks: For brides craving a bit of glamour and enchantment — but who don’t want to stray too far from a polished, classic look — these gorgeous dresses are ideal. Natural lines and subtle volume offer a fresh reinvention of fairy tale ball gowns and effortless trumpet skirts, but we still get that signature, luxe Maggie Sottero touch from shimmering beadwork, tasteful V-necks and scalloped lace.

Matching Your Dress With Your Venue

It’s easy to view the highly stylized pictures in bridal magazines and crave the same perfection. The good news is New York Bride & Groom can get a great deal of the way there by supplying the wedding dress of your dreams. Another step toward your ideal will come from making sure your dress is right for your wedding venue. We can help with this, as well. Bring us photos or a detailed description of your venue and we’ll help you find the perfect bridal gown to go with it. Making sure everything coordinates is the key to scoring great photographs. If you are opting for an outdoor ceremony, it’s even more crucial that you choose the right dress for the setting and the decorations.

Check out these great decor ideas for an amazing outdoor wedding, courtesy of Happy Wedd:

Woodland weddings are amazing — I really smell the forest aromas and hear the birds when I think of such a ceremony! Woodland weddings are more often outdoor ones, and for each season you can find your perfect decor. You know that decor includes not only arches, aisles, table decor — there are so many things to think over! Giant green and flower wreaths for arch and aisle decor; flower garlands for chair decor, lush greenery and beautiful blooms will make your celebration amazingly forest-like! Add wooden stumps as chairs, cake stands or for holding tables, and moss is ideal for summer and spring affairs. What about a swing? Every wedding should have one! Create a wonderful floral or green swing for having fun together and feeling dreamy! For fall celebrations take moss, autumn leaves and twigs and create your own woodland fairy-tale. For winter weddings there’s nothing better than pale flowers and succulents.

Maggie Sottero, style Payson: Pearls shimmer alongside Swarovski crystals and contrast with delicate lace appliqués. This stunning fit and flare gown offers a Venice Organza skirt, illusion keyhole back, illusion cap-sleeves and a scoop neckline. Available sizes 0-26. Available colors: White/Pewter Accent, Ivory/Pewter Accent (pictured).

Whether you’re planning a wedding for the woods, the backyard or the flower garden, Maggie Sottero’s Cordelia collection is a must-see. Come to New York Bride & Groom and browse through these fabulous wedding gowns. Our consultants will help you find the perfect style and fit.

With more than 15,000 square feet of modern luxury, over 20 dressing rooms and a full staff every day, New York Bride & Groom can accommodate multiple brides and their guests with ease. Stop by anytime and see why we are the premier wedding salon in the Charlotte metro region.

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