March’s Real Bride
Megan, our March 2014 ”Real Bride,” is a California girl who carried on her family tradition of serving in the military. She’s a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force who will start pilot training this Spring. We just love our strong military brides!
Megan met Nick, her husband, while enrolled at the United States Air Force Academy. They did not get along at first (but Megan admitted it’s because they are so much alike).
Once they got to know each other better, they realized how much they had in common. Sparks began to fly and the rest is history.
Megan and Nick were married in Colorado this past December. Her wedding colors were navy blue, pink and yellow. She wore the gorgeous Belle gown (Style #206) from Alfred Angelo’s Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Collection.
She truly looked like a princess. Congratulations, Megan and Nick!
Favorite ”White Dress” Moments on the Red Carpet in 2014
We’re only in February and the 2014 award season has shown us some stunning white frocks on the red carpet. We can’t wait to see what “white moments” the Oscars give us.
Here are our favorite white dresses in 2014 so far:
- Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad
- Iggy Azalea in Elie Saab
- Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein
- Keltie Knight in Paolo Sebastian
- Margot Robbie in Gucci
- Lily Aldridge in Rosie Assoulin
- Lily Collins in Cushnie Et Ochs
- Hannah Simone in Marchesa
- Elizabeth Rohm in Marchesa
- Michelle Dockery in Alexandre Vauthier Couture
Which look is your favorite?
Today is National “Tell A Fairy Tale” Day
What better way to celebrate National “Tell A Fairy Tale” Day than to plan your dream fairytale wedding! Alfred Angelo has an entire collection of gorgeous Disney-inspired wedding, maidens and royal blossom dresses.
Check out the full collection here. Which style tells your fairy tale romance best?
80 Years and Still Creating Something Magical
Can you believe Alfred Angelo has been designing bridal gowns for 80 years?! The designs from the 1950s are my favorites. Mark my words, dresses with natural waistlines, lace sleeves and fuller skirts are making a comeback. Here are some of our 1950s ads straight from the vault.
How to Find Your Dream Wedding Dress at a Trunk Show
Wedding dress shopping is fun and exciting; and when bridal boutiques hold special trunk shows, that excitement is magnified.
A trunk show is when a fashion designer or design representative brings her entire collection and offers personal consultations to brides.
Many brides find their dream dress at trunk shows. Alfred Angelo’s Trunk Show Specialist, Cami Unger, gave us five tips to find THE dress at a bridal trunk show.
Make an appointment—trunk show sales can be very busy and are usually by appointment only.
Call early—ask about upcoming trunk shows as soon as you begin searching for wedding dresses. You don’t want to miss out on any deals.
Have an open mind—this is your chance to see new wedding styles for the upcoming season before anyone else. You may find a dress that you never would have considered on paper.
Look for a member of the design team to answer your questions—there is typically a design representative on site to help you find your dream dress and customize a certain style to your taste.
Come prepared—many trunk show styles are only in a particular store for one weekend. It helps to have an idea of what you want and your budget so you can take full advantage of the limited-time styles and deals.
We hope this helps all our brides-to-be out there! A bridal salon near you may be having a trunk show soon, so call today!
Did You Know Our Bridesmaid Dresses Come in White and Ivory?
Brides on a budget, or those who want a second “Reception Dress,” take a look at our bridesmaid dress selection. All of our 2014 styles come in white and ivory, so you can spend a couple hundred vs. a couple thousand on your wedding look.