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Inside Bridal Styles Boutique’s Summer 2012 Sample Sale

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

The Bridal Styles Summer 2012 Sample Sale was such a whirlwind!

bridal styles girls

the Bridal Styles girls

Our first day, July 20, dawned grey and soggy, but that didn’t stop brides from coming in. They marched through the downpour, deposited their umbrellas at the door, and strolled into the Bridal Styles showroom. Luckily, the Bridal Styles team arrived bright and early at 9am to receive all the women who were ready to find their bridal headpieces, jewelry, veils and accessories!

Bridal Styles Boutique 2012 Summer Sample Sale

All weekend, girls from as far as Maryland drove in for the event, bringing along sisters, friends, and bridesmaids. After awhile, there were so many brides that everyone started helping each other. Watching everyone enjoy themselves, along with catching up with the familiar faces of our past brides (there to help their siblings and friends), was such a delight!

Bridal Styles Boutique 2012 Summer Sample Sale

We’re thrilled for everyone that found the gorgeous bridal jewelry, veils, headpieces and accessories of their dreams. Thank you all for making the trip to come see us, especially in the rain.

Bridal Styles Boutique 2012 Summer Sample Sale

If you missed this summer’s event, don’t worry, the next Bridal Styles Sample Sale will be this winter! For details, follow us on Facebook or visit our blog, and in the meantime, you’re welcome to come see us at our Brooklyn bridal accessory boutique!

Bridal Styles Boutique 2012 Summer Sample Sale

Yana and Jeff’s Modern Winter Wedding

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Though the two ended up having several mutual friends and acquaintances, Yana and Jeff’s love story all started with a click!

“We actually met on JDATE! And I knew he was the one because we started out just being friends for a while. We were actually friends before anything, and because we have fun doing absolutely nothing I knew I could spend my life with him. Life’s hurdles have brought us closer than ever… he is my everything. “

Bridal Styles bride Yana and Jeff, photo by Le Muse

Yana and Jeff’s, crystal bridal hair comb – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – Le Muse Photography

The everyday playfulness Yana cherished was in full effect when Jeff proposed on a February afternoon:

“My husband had two cats before we met. I was never an animal person nevertheless I now had to live with two cats. On a Saturday afternoon he made it a big deal for me to feed them, something I truly didn’t want to do (I dislike them and he knows this). As the cat started to eat, I noticed something clanging against the food bowl. When I bent down to see what it was, Jeff was on one knee behind me. He had gotten a collar made for the cat that said “Will you marry us” and put my ring around!”

Bridal Styles bride Yana and Jeff, photo by Le Muse

Bridal Styles bride Yana and Jeff, photo by Le Muse

Yana and Jeff’, crystal bridal hair accessory – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – Le Muse Photography

Soon after, Yana and Jeff set the date for Valentine’s Day weekend – February 18, 2012 – almost a year to the day they got engaged. As with every bride, Yana had a lot to do, but she had a secret weapon…her experience planning big events!

“When I was younger I worked as a party entertainer, I have helped plan my brothers wedding, and my nephews celebrations. So, when it came down to planning my wedding I was pretty much ready. I also had a few experienced friends and family members for advice and most importantly my mom. She was my go to person with ideas and was ALWAYS supportive and made me feel like this truly was my special day. I was also very fortunate enough to marry a man who made all my wedding dreams come true.”

Bridal Styles bride Yana and Jeff, photo by Le Muse

Yana, crystal-encrusted bridal hair flower – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – Le Muse Photography

Right away, the two began preparing for their wonderful, wintry wedding ceremony and reception at Temple of Israel in Lawrence, NY.

“I pretty much had a vision and just went with it. I wanted to have a winter wonderland, something really clean and crisp. I wanted to make this as personal as possible for our guests and us, so I incorporated our monogram into a lot of things and brought in family traditions (I am Russian, my husband is Moroccan and Polish). We made sure to have food and liquor on the tables when everyone walked in, and our wedding favors were monogrammed shot glasses to tie in with the idea. We also had explanation cards of different Russian/Jewish traditions so everyone would know when to scream ‘Gorka’ or say ‘Mazel Tov’! It was such an honor for everyone to attend our event, it was important to us that people to feel welcome. We had a belly dancer for the Moroccan side and a band that played every single genre of music. My husband is also very into hip hop music so we had a special after-hours where we had a DJ come in and turned our wedding into a club/ dessert lounge, it was a great idea. I personalized our hallways with pictures of us and our family and friends. I wanted to thank my bridal party so instead of doing regular programs I designed programs that featured everyone’s pictures and who they were. I just wanted to make the day about us, our families and celebrating our marriage.“

Bridal Styles bride Yana and Jeff, photo by Le Muse

Bridal Styles bride Yana and Jeff, photo by Le Muse

Yana, Jeff and their bridal party, dramatic hair jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – Le Muse Photography

Among all the wonderful details Yana and Jeff carefully arranged, one was particularly close to both their hearts:

“My husband lost his father in November of 2010 and I wanted to remember him as much as we could on our special day. I also lost my grandfather earlier in the year and his biggest dream was to see me get married. I wanted to pay a tribute to them so I designed my chuppa to have their Tallis (Prayer Shawl) hanging on top of us. I wanted them to be standing there with us.”

Bridal Styles bride Yana and Jeff, photo by Le Muse

Bridal Styles bride Yana and Jeff, photo by Le Muse

Yana & Jeff, unique bridal headpiece – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – Le Muse Photography

With wedding plans on a roll, Yana began the search for just the right bridal gown and accessories!

“The way I envisioned myself on my wedding day was to not look different than I normally do. Of course I would be all dolled up, but I wanted to not do things because that’s what a bride is supposed to look like. I kept true to myself and wanted a dress that was dramatic and loud, I chose a Pronovias gown that I then custom made to be what I wanted. I added a one shoulder to match my flowers on the bottom and added a belt. I wanted something classy yet fun and vibrant. My headpiece was something that truly was one of a kind. I waited till the Bridal Styles sample sale, and since my mom was leaving on vacation the following day was lucky to have the guys at the boutique allow me to come to the store on the eve of the sale! I wanted something dramatic and unique, something that stood out and I made mine. My wish actually come true, because I combined two separate pieces and made it my own. I got SO many compliments on my headpiece on my big day. The unique part about is that I can take the two pieces apart and wear it as a comb to another event.”

Bridal Styles bride Yana and Jeff, photo by Le Muse

Yana, crystal bridal hair comb – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – Le Muse Photography

In the blink of an eye, Yana and Jeff’s wedding arrived…with a wonderful gift from Mother Nature!

“Our wedding day was magical. No one could understand why I chose a day smack in the middle of the winter, but I did it because it was Valentine’s Day weekend and that’s when we got engaged the year before. People asked me if I was scared that it would snow, and I truly wasn’t! But I was so lucky to wake up to a perfect 60 degree day. The day before, I was running around to the absolute last minute at about 9pm I crashed and ran a huge fever. I was hysterical. Thank god my parents had a doctor staying at their home who was attending our wedding! I woke up at 6 am on our wedding day and told myself that whatever happened I was NOT getting stressed out whatsoever because I couldn’t let my fever rise up. I truly think that mentality got me through the day. I took in every single moment. I was so lucky that EVERYTHING went as planned till the after hours finished at 3am.“

Bridal Styles bride Yana and Jeff, photo by Le Muse

Yana & Jeff, elegant crystal hair jewelry – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – Le Muse Photography

On an unforgettable day, for Yana, one of the best parts was just as she was to walk down the aisle:

“The doors were shut to the temple, my parents were on the other side, and I was standing alone before they opened up for me. I took a deep breath and was truly taken back when they opened. What felt like 1000 cameras started flashing, and everyone was standing just for me. I looked up and saw my husband and just knew this was the most gratifying moment of my life thus far. “

And, like Yana, Jeff loved it all!

“He woke up the next morning asking when can we throw another party like that? I said, never…that was once in a lifetime!”

Bridal Styles bride Yana and Jeff, photo by Le Muse

Yana & Jeff, spectacular crystal hair comb – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – Le Muse Photography

A few months later, Yana and Jeff have this advice for other couples planning their weddings:

“Step back and think about what you want your wedding day to look like. Whatever your budget may be, as long as you make your day yours and personal, you will enjoy every single moment of it. “

Bridal Styles bride Yana and Jeff, photo by Le Muse

Yana & Jeff, crystal flower bridal headpiece – Bridal Styles Boutique, photo – Le Muse Photography

Thank you for sharing your day with us, and best wishes to you both!

Yana and Jeff’s wonderful wedding day vendors:

Photographer LeMuse from Brooklyn NY

Make up artist: Camille

Hair person: Tanya

Flowers: Metro Florist of Great Neck

Headpiece: Bridal Styles Boutique

Bridal Gown: Wedding Salon in Manhasset

Venue: Temple Israel 

Band: Empyreal Strings

“Daughter of the Bride ” Contest Winner!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Drumroll, please!

The grand prize winner of our “Daughter of the Bride” contest is:

Dina Zanca and her adorable daughter, Zara Rose Zanca!

Bridal Styles Bouttique future bride Zara Rose

Future Bridal Styles Bride Zara Rose

Not only has Dina won our hearts with the cutest picture ever of her sweet daughter, she’ll receive the $500 grand prize gift certificate to Bridal Styles Boutique!

Bridal Styles Bride Dina

Bridal Styles Bride Dina

To see more photos from Dina’s wedding, visit our Rockstar Chic post where we’ve featured her fabulous, unique day.

Happy New Year!

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

A New Year is waiting to be filled with amazing experiences!

We wish you and your families the very best in 2012. May it bring many joyous celebrations to everyone!

Happy New Year!

Thank You, 2011!

Friday, December 30th, 2011

As we look back at 2011, we’re reminded of how lucky we are at Bridal Styles Boutique. The year has been marvelous, full of beautiful brides and wonderful memories…and we couldn’t have done it without our brides.

New Year's Eve

So, to all our amazing customers, it was both a delight and an honor to be a part of your wedding day. Thank you for allowing us to make our own dreams come true by being a part of yours!

Happy New Year!