Friday, November 11, 2016

Georgia Venues

Looking for ~The Perfect~ Venue For Your Wedding?

   We adore chatting with our brides about their weddings. Each wedding is so unique and fit for their individual personality. Wedding venues, of course, top the list on things we talk about! Where you get married sets the theme for the whole day. We've prepared a list for you of some of our favorite (and our bride's favs) venues in Georgia!

Fair Weather Farms

   Fair Weather Farms is a bride favorite. Located in Monroe, Georgia, Fair Weather Farms is a perfect indoor/outdoor rustic barn venue that can accommodate plenty of friends and family. Beautiful trees, a lake and dock, and rustic wood backdrops makes this a country girl's dream. 

Chataeu Elan

"Our luxurious Atlanta, Georgia wedding venue features both indoor and outdoor locations at our winery and hotel.  From intimate and elopement wedding packages to large ballroom receptions, we can cater your wedding day.  Additionally you and your guests may experience amenities at our luxurious spa, rounds of championship golf, or enjoy many dining options at our award-winning wedding location in north Atlanta, Georgia."

The East Cobb Center

A huge ballroom with beautiful chandeliers and romantic lighting, this well-known wedding venue is perfect for our Marietta brides! Budget-friendly and very accommodating, this venue has been recommended to us time and time again!


"A wedding at Windermere Golf Club can only be described as magical. Our beautiful Piedmont Room, charming Plateau Grill and outdoor patios and veranda all await you. The scenic golf view from our clubhouse will enhance your ceremony, while our elegant ballroom hosts your perfect reception. We look forward to sharing your special day with you."

The Gardens at Kennesaw Mountain

"At The Gardens, we want your wedding day or special event to be as stress-free as possible. To us, that means helping you from the very beginning right through the completion of your big day. We are available for all of your planning and coordinating needs. We team with Parsley's Catering, a full-service catering company, which sources local and organic foods to provide "fresh, creative cuisine" for your guests."

Friday, November 4, 2016

We Love Allure

   and we absolutely are loving their Spring 2017 collection! Brides, if you have a passion for lace, romance, and all things girly, Allure may be the designer you're looking for. Allure Bridals has four lines that Bravura carries: Allure Bridals, Allure Couture, Romance by Allure, and Madison James Bridal. Each has a touch of their specific collection that makes them so unique. Here's some of our Spring 2017 favorite that we know our brides will just adore.

Allure Bridals

   (top; style no. 9400) This gown is the epitome of perfection. A light and breezy looking ballgown is hard to find these days! Most ballgowns look like they will weigh you down but not this one. This dress has everything we could ever ask for-dainty straps, soft (yet so unique) lace, and a silhouette that is timeless and captivating. 
(middle; style no. 9410) This dress will look great on almost any bride! The fabric change from the top half to the bottom will really accentuate your waist and the belt gives it a touch of old Hollywood glamour. 
(bottom; style no. 9416) We love this dress because it is so versatile! Leave it plain and let the satin body of the dress just shine in the lights or add a belt and make it your own! Give it a color ribbon or go silver or gold jewels. Anything will look so amazing on 9416.

Allure Couture

   (top; style no. C400) Okay brides, you've got to look this dress up. The back (pictured) makes it look like its this amazing ivory on nude ballgown but if you see the front, it's a sheath gown with a skirt on the back! 
(middle; style no. C406) A long-sleeved all lace gown with a see-through netting back could be exactly what you're looking for. 
(bottom; style no. C412) A sheath wedding dress with a satin underlaying fabric and delicate lace details is as luxurious as they come. Add on the crystal encrusted bodice lining and we're sold!

Romance by Allure

   (top; style no. 3004) This A-line wedding dress is so lightweight and airy, it looks like it'll just float down the isle. We adore the netted bottom and the dainty belt to really clench in your waist!
(middle; style no. 3011) You had me at hello. The satin belt is something that just is oh so romantic. We love the color it's pictured in!
(bottom; style no. 3018) In L-O-V-E with the bodice on the dress. Check out the incredible details on Romance style 3018.

Madison James Bridal

   (top; style no. MJ300) Our favorite 2017 trend-detachable skirts! MJ300 has a detachable skirt! Imagine walking down the isle in a super romantic ballgown looking wedding dress and getting all the oohs and ahhs. Take it off for your reception and you have a super sexy and moveable wedding dress to dance the night away in!
(middle; style no. MJ303) If you're looking for a unique wedding dress that is eccentric and edgy just like you, here's the gown you're looking for! We've never seen this lace design before!
(bottom; style no. MJ315) Gypsy brides, this ones for you. We don't even need to say anything about this dress. You can already tell why this made our favorites list.

Do you agree with our favorites list? Which ones do you like?

Friday, October 28, 2016



   With all this new jargon in the bridal world, it can be difficult to know what you're really getting if you don't know the slang. The shape of your wedding dress is no different! Sure a trumpet and mermaid sound like they'd be the same shape, but if you're expecting a true mermaid and you get a trumpet expecting it to fit like a mermaid, then you're going to be dissatisfied with the end result. What's an A-line dress? What in the world is a Modified A-line dress? We all know what a ballgown is, but then your consultant may ask if you want a ballgown or a drop-waist ballgown. And what in the world is a sheath? We're here to give you the naked truth on some of the most common silhouettes you'll find in the bridal world.


Allure style no. 9375 (Shop here)

Sophia Tolli style Veneto (Shop here)

   Okay so this is the easy one...we all know what a ballgown is. It's the typical princess look that every little girl dreams of. This silhouette looks great on almost every body type although petite brides may have a little difficulty moving around in a ballgown. A ballgown can be super fun and whimsical and make for some amazing wedding photos. 

Drop-Waist Ballgown

Maggie Sottero style Castalia (Shop here)

   Similar to a regular ballgown, a drop waist ballgown is defined by its voluminous bottom half. A drop-waist is just drops at the waist. The bodice on a drop waist ballgown is elongated to show off your curves and waist line. 


Allure style no. 9309 (Shop here)

Casablanca Bridal style Juniper

   A-line is the most common dress in the industry. An A-line gown looks great on everyone! Most bridal gowns are typically an A-line cut. It is tight at the top and gradually flares out to make an 'A' shape. 

Modified A-Line

Maggie Sottero style Beverly (Shop here)

Mori Lee style no. 2881 (Shop here)

   Modified A-Lines are another silhouette that is super common in the bridal world. A Modified A-Line is defined by the tight bodice, a subtle tapering above the waist, and a gradual flare going downward. Modified A-lines have some of the same characteristics of a ballgown however these do not have layers and layers underneath to give the bottom a poof.


Blu style no. 5464 (Shop here)

David Tutera style no. 116205 (Shop here)

   A trumpet style dress is curve hugging throughout the body and flares out mid-thigh. 


Madison James Bridal style no. MJ257 (Shop here)

Maggie Sottero's Adalee (Shop here)

   A mermaid style dress is a curve hugging dress that flares out at the lower thigh/knee area. 


Maggie Sottero's Greer (Shop here)

Romance style no. 2504 (Shop here)

   A sheath style wedding dress is simply a straight wedding gown with no flair or poof! A sheath style can be super sexy and dressed up or down depending on your style!


Maggie Sottero style Griffyn (Shop here)

Sottero and Midgley style Jude (top) and Shardea (skirt) (Shop here)

   Don't be frightened by the word two-piece or crop top. A two piece wedding dress doesn't even have to show your midriff. Two pieces allow you to really customize your bridal look! This type of gown can be as revealing or modest as you wish!


Allure style no. 2507 (Shop here)

Sherri Hill style no. 50656 (Shop here)

   Common among courthouse weddings, backyard weddings, and some destination/beach weddings, short dresses can be just as beautiful as a long one! 



Friday, October 21, 2016

Maggie Sottero SPRING 2017 Avery Collection

Maggie Sottero's Spring 2017 Collection Photos Have Been Released . . . 

   and they do not disappoint! We always have such high expectations for a Maggie gown (because everyone loves a Maggie) and they never let us down! This year's collection, Avery, is full of the most beautiful laces, the most impeccable silhouettes, and so many Pinterest-worthy backs. The backdrop in each photo shows a beautiful open landscape filled with greenery and a few perfectly placed flowers-much like a fairytale setting. Bring in the warm lighting and the beautiful blond and read head models and you've got yourself a collection of a lifetime. Below are some of our favorites from this new season!


   A three-tiered skirt hemmed in scalloped lace appliqués adds romance and whimsy to this classic fit-and-flare. Lace motifs adorn the bodice, illusion V-neckline, illusion straps, and illusion open-back. Finished with covered buttons over zipper closure.


   This timeless yet alluring ballgown features off-the-shoulder sleeves, a V-back, and a sweetheart neckline. Shimmering beads accent delicate cascades of lace along the gown‘s bodice and tulle skirt. Finished with covered buttons over zipper and inner corset closure.


   This glamorous sheath features an elegant Aldora crepe skirt and a striking train comprised of illusion lace appliqués. Shimmering pearls accent swirls of beading and embroidered motifs along the gown‘s V-neckline, cap-sleeves, and illusion low back. Finished with crystal buttons over zipper closure.


    This vintage-inspired ballgown features lace appliqués over whimsical layers of dotted tulle and Chic organza. Featuring a V-neckline, illusion straps accented with lace appliqués, and square back. Swarovski crystals and beading add shimmer and ethereal texture. Finished with covered buttons over zipper closure.


   Lace appliqués, delicate pearls, and shimmering sequins adorn the bodice of this sweet and understated A-line, featuring a tulle skirt and strapless sweetheart neckline. Finished with covered buttons over zipper closure. Detachable tulle belt included.


    Delicate swirls of pearls, Swarovski crystals, and beaded embroidery accent the bodice and illusion cap-sleeves in this romantic A-line, featuring an illusion sweetheart neckline and V-back. A tulle skirt is embellished with lustrous beading. Finished with covered buttons over zipper and inner corset closure.

Deirdre Marie

   Understated elegance is found in this subtle lace and Santorini chiffon A-line wedding dress, complete with bateau neckline and long sleeves. Lace is fully lined with Inessa jersey for demure coverage. Finished with zipper closure.

Do you like what we've selected? Let us know which Maggie gowns you want to see in stores!

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

   Are you planning on using this classic tradition on your wedding day? We love seeing how brides incorporate this into their wedding. Do you know the meaning behind this? Here's a quick history lesson! Something old represents continuity in your love and marriage. Something new offers optimism for the future! Something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness. Something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity. The meaning behind this tradition is beautiful and something that many brides today still do! Show us how you incorporated or plan on incorporating old, new, borrowed, and blue into your wedding!

Something Old

   Charms or jewelry from a mother or grandmother can be a great 'Something Old'! This bride tied this necklace into her bouquet.

Something New

Your wedding dress, of course! Or any jewelry, headpieces, or accessories that go along with your wedding ensemble. This is a super easy one to achieve!

Something Borrowed

This required a little crafting from the bride, but she has chosen to use some of the lace from her mother's wedding gown and turned it into a hair piece! (Also could be used for something old.)

Something Blue

This may be our favorite one. Something blue! We obsess over any bride who chooses to wear blue shoes to her wedding! We've also seen brides have their new initials monogrammed on the inside of their wedding dress in blue! Adorable!