Our Bride: Chelsea


Real bride Chelsea sent us a sweet note with these stunning photos from her wedding day. Here's what she had to say.
"Here are some pictures from my wedding day on December 30th at the Willard in DC. This day was ever so magical & a lot had to do with my dress! I can't thank you enough for providing me with such an amazing experience picking out my dress. This Berta gown is phenomenal!!!!! It was the perfect day in the perfect dress! Best wishes in 2014!"
Congratulations to Chelsea and Steven!
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What is a Trunk Show anyway?

Trunk Show
Noun 1.    A show of parading elephants 2.    A bridal show of a trunk full of dresses 3.    A sales event for showing merchandise to staff or select customers.If you’re newly engaged or just new to the world of weddings and bridal fashion then it’s possible you weren’t really sure exactly what a trunk show was.

Trunk Show
Noun
1.    A show of parading elephants
2.    A bridal show of a trunk full of dresses
3.    A sales event for showing merchandise to staff or select customers. (correst answer)

If you’re newly engaged or just new to the world of weddings and bridal fashion then it’s possible you weren’t really sure exactly what a trunk show was.

What is a Trunk show?

Often misunderstood a Trunk Show is a sales event to showcase one designer’s collection of bridal gowns. Trunks shows are a unique opportunity to view and try on wedding dresses straight from the runway before they’ve been made available in stores as well as styles from previous seasons.

Why Attend a Trunk Show?
There are many benefits to attending these exclusive opportunities. Many dresses in trunk shows are hot off the runway and not yet available in stores so you could be one of the first to see the dresses and try them on! And if that’s not a big enough perk, some designers will bring dresses that aren’t available at stores, attend the trunk show and meet brides, offer discounts and custom changes, and of course their knowledge and expertise. Trunk shows are great opportunities for a fun, exclusive experience, especially if you find yourself liking multiple styles from the same designer.

When and Where Are Trunk Shows Held?
If you're in search of a trunk show you can usually find a schedule of upcoming events near you on both your local bridal salon's website and the designer's website. Trunk shows are usually two to three day events. These special events are by appointment only and do fill up quite fast, so if you are interested in attending, don't wait to make an appointment. You can check out upcoming events and Trunk shows at L’Fay Bridal here.

Radiant Orchid: 2014 Color of the Year

Let's kick-off 2014 with the color of the year: Radiant Orchid.

The PANTONE press release dated December 5th Leatrice Eiseman is quoted describing Radiant Orchid the color of the year, “An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

For this vision board we selected a few of our favorite finds and paired them with the Monterey dress from the L’Fay Collection. We’re loving it! J

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