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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Emerald Green Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration

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In honor of St. Patrick's Day we are featuring our clients, Tiffany & Keith's October D.C. Wedding at The Josephine Butler Park Center to give future brides some inspiration for wear to pick out the perfect classy long emerald green bridesmaid dresses for your green wedding color palette. We love bringing our client's visions come to live, from bouquets to bridesmaids dresses, centerpieces to cakes. 


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Bridesmaid Dresses are by The Dessy Group | Coordination by Favored by Yodit Events | Photography by Danielle Real Photography

#FavoredFri​day Spotlight: Soliloquy Bridal Boutique


This week's #FavoredFriday Vendor Spotlight features a great minority woman owned local Bridal Boutique, Soliloquy Bridal. Located in Herndon, VA Soliloquy prides itself on helping brides make a statement! “You don't have to conform to anyone's statement but your own. We will ensure that you confidently and enthusiastically choose that unique wedding dress which reveals your inner most feelings and intentions as a bride. We will never apologize for seeking the luxurious and sometimes decadent in designer wedding dresses. You deserve it! You love couture wedding fashion and you've dreamed of this day your whole life, so why settle for second best?”

Maria Karin

To ensure that every type of bride has a unique, fun, and comfortable dress shopping experience, Soliloquy offers several different services:

Appointment via Skype: We are proud to pioneer Appointments via Skype™ and allow brides to connect with the people they trust to give them feedback on their wedding dress if they cannot physically join the appointment.

Signature Appointments: Exclusive and extended three-hour fittings for you and your bridal party as you try on dresses and create joyful memories with your family and friends. Themes: Southern Charm; Mimosa Mixer; or Desserts, Definitely

Styling Saturdays: Our clients receive a complimentary styling session to assist with hairstyle options, hair accessory, and jewelry. Appointments required.

Maria Karin

Soliloquy also offers On-site Alterations, Gown Preservation, Bridal Forums, and my personal favorite In-House Design for the bride that wants to design a custom dress! “If you want to design your own gown or have one designed with some key elements in mind, our in-house couture designer will work with you from concept to development. We will provide a sketch, develop the pattern, and source the fabrics for a custom-fit, one of a kind creation.”

Heidi Elnora

For more information on this phenomenal boutique, make sure you check out their website today!

Have you ever shopped at Soliloquy Bridal? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.


Bridal Collection Hits Target...Yes Target!


The last couple of weeks I have posted a few retailers that now have bridal collections. A few were shocking to me, but none were more shocking than the news that you can now buy Bridal Gowns and Bridesmaid Dresses at the one and only Target.

Target is known to have wide array of products, but I would have never guessed they would extend their brand to wedding dresses. I mean really...who would think to go to Target for their wedding dress? All of the dresses are priced below $130, so if you are on a tight budget Target may be the place for you. The dresses are very simple and could definitely be dressed up with accessories. I'm not a huge fan of the dresses, but you be the judge. Would you buy your wedding dress or bridesmaid dresses at Target?

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Wedding and Events Boutique by Ann Taylor

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Still looking for the perfect dress for a wedding or other special event coming up? Try Ann Taylor! Looking for a wedding dress? Ann Taylor has that to!


Perfect for bridesmaids or as a guest. A soft look for a nice spring outdoor event.


Still need accessories? Complete your look at Ann Taylor as well.


Find a beautiful Wedding Dress without breaking the bank! Simple yet very elegant.


Stand out in this Royal Blue Dress. Perfect for an evening formal event.

For more of the Ann Taylor Wedding and Events Boutique click here!

ALTAR Ego Presented by J.Crew


Who knew J.Crew had a wedding collection?! Instead of going to your typical bridal stores, try looking in some of your favorite stores for your bridal party!

J.Crew describes their bridesmaids dresses by saying, "Your best friend in aqua chiffon. Your sister-in-law-to-be in strapless seersucker. Your college roommate in classic silk taffeta. Our bridesmaid dresses are crafted in an array of silhouettes, fabrics, and colors to suit every personality and preference-- the making of a truly unique bridal party."

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I love that affordable stores are now creating wedding lines, so that you can make your bridal party look beautiful and modern on any budget. J.Crew's bridesmaid dresses are priced well and they have many different styles to flatter any body type. Are you feeling this line? Would you buy your bridesmaid dresses from J.Crew?

5 Reasons Why Every Bridesmaid Loves Weddington Way!

shoes-198x300Being asked to be a bridesmaid is a huge honor. Standing next to a loved one as a sign of support for their new union is an amazing feeling. However, getting several girls to agree on one dress can be a bit of a headache. Body types vary, financial situations are different and more simply everyone doesn’t like the same styles. Weddington Way is a great online boutique that makes bridal party shopping easy for everyone. Check out my 5 reasons why every bridesmaid loves Weddington Way after the break.

  1. It’s an online boutique: Typically all of the bridesmaids don’t live in the same area and if they do, schedules vary and it’s hard to get everyone to meet at one time. With Weddington Way you can shop online at your leisure and share with the other girls in one place. Each Bride will get a showroom space where ideas can be shared and comments can be made about likes and dislikes.
  2. You get your own stylist: We all have that fear that the bride will pick a dress that you will never want to wear again. The dress that immediately after the wedding will collect dust in the furthest corner of your closet. Weddington Way provides each bride with a stylist that will help her chose from top brands in bridal fashion. Stylists are great in providing nonobjective opinions without being over bearing.
  3. Pictures and Reviews of the Dresses: Don’t you hate when you see a dress on a model and it looks beautiful but when try on the dress it looks completely different? On Weddington Way they show the dresses on real people and have reviews from those women that wore them.
  4. Try Before you Buy: Weddington Way has a great program that “For a small fee, you can choose from a selection of  about 100 dresses that can be shipped to you to try on in the comfort of your home!”  As a busy girl on the go I love this!
  5. Group Discounts: Who doesn’t love a good discount? Lol If there are four or more bridesmaids and they purchase dresses from Weddington Way, your stylist will send you a discount code! Visit the site for more details.

Did your wedding party use Weddington Way? Tell us about your experience!