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Anna and Anthony’s Modern, Glamorous Wedding

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Though they’d known each other for years, Anna and Anthony have Anna’s grandmother to thank for bringing them together!

From Anna:

“Anthony’s sister Caterina and my cousin Pasquale have been dating several years before me and Anthony started dating. I had always seen him and thought he was absolutely adorable. When my grandmother passed away in 2006, Anthony was by my and my family’s side the entire time. I kept seeing him constantly and one day he asked me to go out for a drink. To this day I say my grandmother was the one who put us two together.”

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Anna & Anthony, Swarovski encrusted cathedral veil, crystal rose headpiece – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – Fantasia Studios

Right away, Anna knew that Anthony was someone special.

“Our first date I said to myself ‘I’m going to marry this guy – he had something different about him- I couldn’t imagine myself with anyone else.’”

Bridal Styles Real Bride Anna, photos by Fantasia Studios Fantasia Studios

Bridal Styles Real Bride Anna, photos by Fantasia Studios Fantasia Studios

Anna & Anthony, glamourous statment headpiece, crystal studded veil – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – Fantasia Studios

Anna wasn’t the only one who knew they’d found The One. After some time, with the help of their families, Anthony proposed to Anna in the sweetest of ways:

“His parents invited my parents, sister and grandparents for Easter Dinner. This was no surprise since both our families were so close, and spent several holidays together. Once we arrived, we started setting up the dinner table and helping out.

Anthony’s nephew, who was 5 months old at the time, was ready for a diaper change. So, I was summoned to do so… Again no surprise, since I always grabbed any chance I could to hold him. Once I was undressing the baby, Anthony came over and I noticed people with cameras and taking iPad videos, but thought nothing of it – perhaps they were just videotaping baby Rosario since he was the first Baby Boy of the family.

Once I removed his 1 piece jumper, I noticed blue Swarovski crystals on his onesie. Quickly I thought to myself ‘why the heck is this baby wearing crystals on his onesie?! ‘ My heart dropped just as I realized baby Rosario’s onesie read, “Will You Marry My Uncle?” I quickly turned to Anthony as he was on one knee holding this gorgeous diamond ring and he asked me to be his wife.“

Bridal Styles Real Bride Anna, photos by Fantasia Studios Fantasia Studios

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Anna, crystal rose headband, Swarovski scattered veil, flowergirl haircomb – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – Fantasia Studios

The two lovebirds soon set the date of September 21, and, with the help of Anna’s mom, Patty, along with her sister Enza, began to plan.

From Anna:

“Planning was so much fun!!!! I wanted everything white and glamorous with a little bit of sparkle… planning was a second job! I would be out from 9am till 6pm just meeting with different vendors. Was so worth the outcome! “

After choosing St. Teresa in Staten Island for the ceremony and The Venetian for their ceremony, Anna got to work on the special elements that would make the day their own.

Anna wanted many unique touches at the wedding and set out to find to right vendors to fulfill her vision.

“I somehow came across Angela’s Fantasy Creation on Instagram. She is based out of LA and custom designs anything you want. Money boxes, flower girl baskets, ring boxes, bouquets, memory bottles, frames, jewelry boxes just to name a few! She custom designs all this, of course, with Swarovski crystals. I had Angela create a giant money box for my wedding. I wanted different and she worked with me on everything! I am currently using the money box to display my wedding shoes in my closet. The flower girl basket was gorgeous! One of a kind! I didn’t want a regular pillow for my pillow boy, so Angela created a ring box. A two-tiered box with an opening to place the rings.

Having custom pieces at my wedding made it my own, and my wedding cake was one of my favorites! I worked with Gennaro at Palermo’s Bakery in NJ and we both came up with the design for a classy, Swarovski, all-white five-tiered wedding cake. I purchased crystal cake appliqués and Gennaro worked with them to create exactly what I wanted!”

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Anna & Anthony, cathedral veil, dramatic Swarovski crystal rose headpiece – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – Fantasia Studios

 

As the wedding details began to take shape, Anna turned her attention to choosing the dress…and headed straight for Kleinfeld. From Anna:

“I’d always wanted (and envisioned myself in) that sexy mermaid tight wedding dress….until I went to Kleinfelds and fell in love with Pnina Tornai ball gowns. I wanted big , bling, and beautiful! My mother hated the dress when I told the consultant I wanted to try it, but once I stepped out of the dressing room my mom fell in love! My mom’s opinion had a lot to do with my wedding, there’s always that fear of not listening to mom and regretting it and having her say, ‘I told you so,’ but my gown was fun, different and full of Swarovski crystals.“

Bridal Styles Real Bride Anna, photos by Fantasia Studios Fantasia Studios

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Anna & Anthony, crystal rose fascinator, cathedral veil scattered with crystals – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – Fantasia Studios

Next stop on Anna’s list? Bridal Styles Boutique!

“Once I said yes to the dress, they put on a veil and different headpieces and I immediately declined. I’ve lived in Brooklyn my whole life and always wanted to get my headpiece and veil at Bridal Styles.

When we arrived for our appointment, my mom and I were treated like royalty, and, after I showed the picture of my dress, they knew exactly what will go. I wanted a showstopper and that’s when the staff at Bridal Styles went in the back to the exclusive selection and pulled out the perfect headpiece! I went with a big, blingy and beautiful headpiece, and not only did I purchase my headpiece but also a custom-made cathedral veil with Swarovski crystal along the whole train all scattered up the veil. On my wedding day, all of my guests could not keep their eyes off of my headpiece! I also got my flower girl this adorable feathered and rhinestone piece, my mom and sister a Swarovski-encrusted piece and, of course, my diamond studded earrings that complemented the headpiece and veil and dress.

Next, I purchased open-toed Jimmy Choo pumps and had Swarovski crystals added to them – a little more bling, of course! My wedding look was exactly what I envisioned – from my hair, makeup and accessories, to the dress, shoes and flowers.“

Bridal Styles Real Bride Anna, photos by Fantasia Studios Fantasia Studios

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Anna & Anthony, veil, unique crystal rose headband, flowergirl headpiece – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – Fantasia Studios

Finally, the day arrived, and though the morning started nerve-free, as the moment when she’d (finally) marry Anthony drew near, Anna began to get butterflies! From that moment on, the day passed in a wonderful, unforgettable blur.

“Since I work at Mancini Giuffre Salon in Staten Island, I had the pleasure of having both Stephanie Russo and Melissa Scotti come to my home the morning of my wedding. The morning went by so smoothly. I wasn’t nervous until I started getting text messages from friends and family wishing me a lifetime of happiness- that’s when it became real!

There were a few raindrops early morning but when it was time, the sun was beaming and the clouds opened up – it was the perfect wedding day, and my bridesmaids looked phenomenal in their Tony Bowls royal blue gowns.

When it was time to meet Anthony at St. Teresa, I was getting nervous and excited. Once I arrived, all I could see was Anthony waiting for me with a smile, and definitely a nervous one! Afterwards, we headed to Lambert Castle to take pictures, after which was our party of 300+ guests at The Venetian and an abundance of food, dancing and love. From there on it was just magical. “

Bridal Styles Real Bride Anna, photos by Fantasia Studios Fantasia Studios

Bridal Styles Real Bride Anna, photos by Fantasia Studios Fantasia Studios

Anna & Anthony, glamourous statment headpiece, crystal studded veil – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – Fantasia Studios

One of Anna’s favorite moments?

“Was definitely dancing with my daddy. All eyes on me and my father. Took me back to when we danced at my communion, my Sweet 16, and now my wedding. Our bond is one unlike any I have with anyone else – a truly amazing man!”

As for Anthony, he’ll never forget their first dance to “At Last” by Etta James.

Bridal Styles Real Bride Anna, photos by Fantasia Studios Fantasia Studios

Bridal Styles Real Bride Anna, photos by Fantasia Studios Fantasia Studios

Anna & Anthony,  Swarovski encrusted rose headpiece flower girl haircomb, and veil  – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – Fantasia Studios

Now blissful newlyweds, Anna and Anthony have this advice for couples planning their own weddings:

“Do whatever makes you happy. In the end, it’s your wedding and everyone understands that. Also, whatever goes wrong that day, brush it off. No one will notice except you.”

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Anna & Anthony, dramatic veil, spectacular Swarovksi crystal headpiece – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – Fantasia Studios

Best wishes, Anna and Anthony, and thanks so much for sharing your day with us!

 

Anna and Anthony’s wedding vendors:

Bridal headpiece, veils and flower girl hair accessories – Bridal Styles Boutique
Dress- Kleinfeld – Pnina Tornai
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Tony Bowls
Venue- The Venetian
Flowers- Flowers by Bernard
Invitations-Invitations by Jillianne
Favors -Special Touches
Cake- Palermo’s Bakery
Band- Opera 3000
Transportation- Diamond Limo (Brooklyn)
Photography- Fantasia Studios
Videography- Fantasia Studios
Accommodations- The Marriott
Hair & Makeup : Mancini Giuffre Salon
Custom money box, flower girl basket, ring box, cake topper and cake stand: Angela’s Fantasy Creations

Notes from Bridal Styles Brides {Grazia}

Friday, January 24th, 2014

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Grazia & Ferdinando, Swarovski crystal statement headpiece and CZ bridal jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique

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Thank you for sending your wonderful pictures, Grazia! You look absolutely stunning. The regal headpiece and jewelry you chose is perfect with your gown, and we can’t get over how cute your flower girl is wearing her crown. Best wishes to you and Ferdinando!

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Grazia and her beautiful flower girl, crystal encrusted headband, CZ bridal jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique

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Grazia & Ferdinando, regal headpiece, CZ  drop earrings and necklace – Bridal Styles Boutique

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Grazia & Ferdinando, dramatic Swarovski crystal headpiece and CZ bridal jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique

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Grazia & Ferdinando, spectacular crystal headband and statement bridal jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique

Bridal Styles Brides and their Flower Girls

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

We love when a flower-girl-to-be visits us at Bridal Styles. They’re in heaven after one look at all the sparkle in our boutique. Helping them play dress up and choose a crystal crown or silk hair flower for their first walk down the aisle is so much fun!

The smallest (and most adorable) attendant, a flower girl precedes the bride down the aisle. Whether there are one, two, three or more, these little princesses charm everyone in sight. One look at all our gorgeous Bridal Styles brides with their pint-sized attendants below and we know you’ll agree!

Bridal Styles brides and their Flowergirls

images clockwise from upper left: Julia’s elegant crystal tiara was echoed on her  two flower girls, Veronica wore her timeless hair comb while her flower girls were decked in flower crowns, Miriam wore her striking face framer and ethereal veil while her sweet flower girl wore a hair corsage,  Tara wore her Swarovski hairband  while her precious flower girl was topped with  a silk hair flower

Bridal Styles brides and their Flowergirls

images clockwise from upper left: Christina in her regal Cathedral veil and her cute flower girl, Tania wore her vintage-inspired cage veil and hair comb while her four flower girls had  fabulous hair flowers, contemporary bride photo shoot

Bridal Styles brides and their Flowergirls

images clockwise from upper left: Lisa wore a regal crown and statement bridal bracelet  while her flower girl was festooned in flowers and ribbons, Jetlira and her cute flower wore matching Swarovski crystal tiaras, Sabrina wore her crystal hair comb while her flower girl had crown and veil, just like her sweet flower girl, Joanna wore her crystal-encrusted headband 

 Bridal Styles brides and their Flowergirls

images clockwise from upper left: Ashley in her glittering wide headband had two flower girls, Jackie wore her elegant crystal side comb while her darling flower girl wore Shirly Temple curls, Adrianna‘s statement Swarovski tiara matched her sweet flower girl’s crystal barrette, Adelina wore a gorgeous headpiece and had two flower girls

Bridal Styles Contemporary Bride Covers & Editorial!

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Full of bridal fashion, bridal beauty and wedding inspiration, Contemporary Bride is a must read for brides-to-be. Which is why we’re proud to have been a part of their cover shoots and editorials for over ten years.

Recently, Contemporary Bride’s amazing team of photographers, models, and hair and makeup artists collaborated on the magazine’s 2013 photo shoot. Gorgeous gowns from Kleinfeld and Exquisite Bride were paired with our headpieces, veils and jewelry. Even the little flower girl was outfitted with pieces from the Bridal Styles Boutique collection!

In between helping to style the models, we watched while The Studio Photographers captured shot after beautiful shot. By the end of the shoot, we couldn’t wait to see the finished pictures!

When Contemporary Bride sent them over, we couldn’t wait to share them – aren’t the covers and editorial for 2013 fabulous? Pick up your 2013 copy of Contemporary Bride at national bookstores, major supermarkets, drug store chains, newsstands, and many bridal shows.

Contemporary Bride 2013 Covers  and Editorial

Contemporary Bride 2013 Covers  and Editorial

Contemporary Bride 2013 Covers  and Editorial

Contemporary Bride 2013 Covers  and Editorial

Contemporary Bride 2013 Covers  and Editorial

Contemporary Bride 2013 Covers  and Editorial

Contemporary Bride 2013 Covers  and Editorial

Contemporary Bride 2013 Covers  and Editorial

Contemporary Bride 2013 Covers  and Editorial

All headpieces, veils and jewelry shown by Bridal Styles Boutique

Thanks to all the wonderful wedding professionals who made the shoot so fantastic!

Headpieces – Bridal Styles Boutique
Gowns – Kleinfeld Bridal in New York and Exquisite Bride in New Jersey
Photography – The Studio Photographers
Flowers – Lotus Petals Floral Design
Hair – Mandy Liento (owner) and Kristen from La Sorella Bridal
Makeup – Tim Alan

Contemporary Bride 2013 Photo Shoot {Behind the Scenes}

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Recently, Bridal Styles Boutique participated in the covers and editorial shoot for the 2013 issues of Contemporary Bride Magazine! We always have a great time with the staff, and, even after years of working with the magazine on their gorgeous covers, it’s amazing to see how the very talented crew puts everything together.

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The day always begins with a rush of dress bags, accessory boxes, flowers, models, photography equipment, hair and makeup, and then, poof! A wedding wonderland with glamorous brides and sweet flower girls is created.

This shoot featured breathtaking gowns (which, as you can see, are divine even waiting to be slipped on) from Kleinfeld Bridal and Exquisite Bride. And, of course, all the stunning bridal accessories were from our 2013 collection at Bridal Styles Boutique!

Though the end result is fabulous images (that now we can’t wait to see on the pages of Contemporary Bride Magazine), the whole process takes an entire day and a ton of effort. As Photography by Frank and David from The Studio Photographers swept in to set up their equipment, Mandy and Kristen from La Sorella Bridal did a fantastic job on all the models’ hair, while Tim Alan worked his makeup magic. Meanwhile, beautiful bouquets from Lotus Petals Floral Design, wedding gowns, and bridal accessories were unpacked and prepared for the spotlight.

To give you a taste of what the day was like, we took the camera for some behind-the-scenes shots as the day unfolded!


Behind the scenes at the Contemporary Bride Magazine 2013 photo shoot

bridal gowns from Kleinfeld and Exquisite Bride, flowers from Lotus Petals Floral Design

Behind the scenes at the Contemporary Bride Magazine 2013 photo shoot

bridal headpieces, jewelry and veils – Bridal Styles Boutique

Behind the scenes at the Contemporary Bride Magazine 2013 photo shoot

hair and make up by La Sorella Bridal and Tim Alan

Behind the scenes at the Contemporary Bride Magazine 2013 photo shoot

crystal bridal diadem and jewelry –  Bridal Styles Boutique

Behind the scenes at the Contemporary Bride Magazine 2013 photo shoot

elegant lace and crystal encrusted hair comb – Bridal Styles Boutique

Behind the scenes at the Contemporary Bride Magazine 2013 photo shoot

statement bridal haircomb, crystal face framer – Bridal Styles Boutique

Behind the scenes at the Contemporary Bride Magazine 2013 photo shoot

flower girl hair accessory – Bridal Styles Boutique

Behind the scenes at the Contemporary Bride Magazine 2013 photo shoot

spectacular bridal tiara , headband and jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique

Behind the scenes at the Contemporary Bride Magazine 2013 photo shoot

crystal bridal headband, bracelet, earrings and flower girl hair comb – Bridal Styles Boutique

Behind the scenes at the Contemporary Bride Magazine 2013 photo shoot

crystal bridal bracelet, earrings, necklace, hair combs and flower girl hair accessory – Bridal Styles Boutique

Look out for the exciting new 2013 New York and New Jersey issue of Contemporary Bride Magazine 

on news stands and your favorite book stores soon!

Photo shoot credits:

Headpieces – Bridal Styles Boutique
Gowns – Kleinfeld Bridal in New York and Exquisite Bride in New Jersey
Photography – The Studio Photographers
Flowers – Lotus Petals Floral Design
Hair – Mandy Liento (owner) and Kristen from La Sorella Bridal
Makeup – Tim Alan

 

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