Posts Tagged ‘Crystal faceframer’

Wedding Day Postcard – Nikita

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

When Bridal Styles bride Nikita married her sweetie Eric, she thought she knew everything about him. Little did she know he had a hidden vampire streak!

He must have thought lovely Nikita, in her crystal face framer, veil and gorgeous wedding gown, was good enough to eat!

Bridal Styles bride Nikita

 Beautiful  Nikita wearing her crystal bridal face framer and veil from Bridal Styles Boutique

Bridal Styles Bride Featured!

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Halea, one of our gorgeous Bridal Styles brides, was featured on Black Girl with Long Hair!

A Memphis native, Halea wanted to make an entrance at her historic, hometown venue. So she chose a dramatic crystal face framer to go with her gorgeous gown….and looks totally spectacular!

Bridal Styles Bride Halea, photo - Lance Omar Thurman

Halea,  crystal face framer – Bridal Styles Boutique, photos – Lance Omar Thurman Photography

Bridal Styles Bride Halea, photo - Lance Omar Thurman

Halea, dramatic bridal hair jewelry– Bridal Styles Boutique, photos – Lance Omar Thurman Photography

Bridal Styles Bride Halea, photo - Lance Omar Thurman

Halea, crystal bridal hair accessory – Bridal Styles Boutique, photos – Lance Omar Thurman Photography

To find your statement bridal headpiece, visit us in New York at our bridal accessory boutique.

Sara & David’s Victorian Inspired Fall Wedding

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

When the Sara’s father, Joseph, welcomed David Keeler into the family business, he never dreamed he was getting a son-in-law as well as a new employee. At the time, Sara was also working at Bedford Gravel and Landscape Supply. There was an instant attraction between Sara and Dave. Their first date led to a second, then a third, and eventually to an engagement during a Disney World vacation.

Sara and David, crystal rose headpiece, Bridal Styles Boutique

Sara & David, crystal rose headpiece – Bridal Styles, gown by Nancy Di Fabbio, image – Hillary Harvey Photography

Sara had always dreamed of an autumn wedding at the Castle on the Hudson in Tarrytown, NY. Incredibly beautiful and romantic, this masterpiece of old world craftsmanship overlooking the Hudson River is a perfect recreation of a medieval castle. Its 40-foot vaulted ceiling, Tiffany-styled stained-glass windows, and musician’s balcony more than fulfilled Sara’s princess fantasy.

As luck would have it, the Castle was available on October 9, 2011, so Sara and her family immediately set wedding plans in motion. Their first mission was to find a wedding gown suited for such magical surroundings. Sara had a unique style in mind. She longed for something reminiscent of the extravagant Victorian designs of the famous couturier, Frederick Worth (1826-1895).

Sara & David's wedding, photography by Hillary Harvey

Sara, dramatic bridal hair comb – Bridal Styles Boutique,  image – Hillary Harvey Photography

Sara didn’t have far to look for her fantasy gown. For thirty years, her mother, Nancy Di Fabbio, had designed and sewed wedding gowns for hundreds of brides, and had been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to craft her daughter’s once-in-a-lifetime dress. Together, they pored over books of historical costumes and researched designs on the internet. Detail by detail, the gown took shape. Once satisfied with the design, which incorporated lace from Sara’s grandmother’s wedding gown, Nancy and Sara headed to New York City. There, they searched for the fabric, laces, trims and silk flowers that would turn Sara’s dream dress into a reality

Sara & David's wedding, photography by Hillary Harvey

Sara, crystal rose headpiece by Bridal Styles, gown –  Nancy Di Fabbio, image – Hillary Harvey Photography

With the production of her gown well underway, Sara began to search for the headpiece that complemented her, coordinated with her gown, and satisfied her fashion fantasies. She had always loved roses and planned to incorporate the fragrant, romantic blooms into her centerpieces, bouquets, cake, and dress.

Imagine Sara’s excitement when she discovered the crystal-encrusted rose headpieces created by Bridal Styles Boutique in Brooklyn, NY. Surrounded by the exquisite headpieces and shimmering accessories in this special salon, Sara and her mom were in heaven. After expressing her desire for a Bridal Styles rose tiara, Edward, one of the owners, chose one that was featured on their website.

Sara & David's wedding, photography by Hillary Harvey

Sara, her mom & her grandmother, unique headpiece – Bridal Styles, gown –Nancy Di Fabbio, image – Hillary Harvey 

Though beautiful, they all agreed that it wasn’t quite perfect. After a moment’s thought, Edward said he had one in the workshop that would fulfill her dreams. What he presented was a work of art. Crafted from thousands of tiny Swarovski crystals and larger marquise stones, the extravagant piece framed Sara’s face with three-dimensional roses, rosebuds and leaves.

Sara & David's wedding, photography by Hillary Harvey

Sara, spectacular crystal headpiece – Bridal Styles New York, image – Hillary Harvey Photography

On her wedding day, Sara knew everyone would be eager for a glimpse of the extraordinary gown her mother had made. Both she and her mom wanted to wow their guests and the groom as the doors opened for her walk down the aisle. So, knowing she had only one day to look and feel like a princess, Sara embraced it.  When she appeared on her father’s arm, the collective gasp told Sara and her mom that their creation had surpassed everyone’s expectations.

Sara & David's wedding, photography by Hillary Harvey

Sara & David, crystal bridal headpiece – Bridal Styles, gown – Nancy Di Fabbio, image – Hillary Harvey Photography

Unlike many brides who opt for comfort, Sara went for all-out glamour. During the ceremony and cocktail hour, she wore her gown’s long, detachable train, her headpiece and a three-tiered cathedral-length veil. Then, for the reception, Sara removed the long train and veil to reveal her gown’s spectacular skirt. Near the end of the reception, Sara removed her remaining shorter veils to showcase her stunning headpiece.

Sara & David's wedding, photography by Hillary Harvey

Sara & David, crystal rose headpiece – Bridal Styles, gown by Nancy Di Fabbio, image – Hillary Harvey Photography

After the wedding, hoping a beloved granddaughter would someday wear it, Nancy carefully packed the dress away. Much too exquisite to be hidden away, Sara is having her headpiece mounted in a shadowbox as a beautiful reminder of her wonderful day.

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Sara & David, bridal hair jewelry – Bridal Styles New York, gown – Nancy Di Fabbio, image – Hillary Harvey Photography

Best wishes, Sara and David, and thank you for sharing your wedding story with us!

Jeannette and Steven’s New Years Eve Wedding

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

You never know when you are going meet the person you’re going to spend the rest of your life with!

On a Thursday summer night in Staten Island, Jeannette and Steven happened to be at Angelina’s Restaurant. When they met, sparks flew! Says Jeannette, “Steven was charming and funny – we hit it off right from the start!“

It was love at first sight, and seven months later on Christmas Day, Steven proposed during breakfast. “It was an amazing surprise and the best Christmas gift I’ll ever get!”

Bridal Styles bride Jeannette and Steven, custom couture bridal headpiece and cage veil by Bridal Styles, image Elite Photography

Jeannette & Steven, custom couture bridal headpiece and cage veil, Bridal Styles, image Elite Photography

The holidays are Jeannette’s favorite time of year, so they began to plan for a winter wedding and selected the Addison Park in Aberdeen, NJ for their reception. “It’s the most beautiful classy, tasteful place. The decor had our names written all over it, from the chandeliers to the white Christmas trees. Everything was perfect for us!”

All the festive décor at the Addison Park got Jeannette and Steven thinking, why not begin their marriage and ring in the New Year together?

Bridal Styles bride Jeannette and Steven, custom couture bridal headpiece and cage veil by Bridal Styles, images Elite Photography

Jeannette & Steven, custom bridal headbandencrusted with Swarovski crystals – Bridal Styles, images Elite Photography

Date and place decided, Jeannette was ready to shop for her bridal gown. “Now that we decided on New Year’s Eve, it was all about BLING! For the dress, I wanted to be bold couture and different. I went to Ct Couture Bridal and consulted with Nelly, my dressmaker. Together, we designed my dream dress.”

Bridal Styles bride Jeannette and Steven, custom couture bridal headpiece and cage veil by Bridal Styles, images Elite Photography

Jeannette & Steven, one of a kind couture bridal headpiece – Bridal Styles, images Elite Photography

For the icing on her dazzling look, Jeannette visited us at Bridal Styles! We created a spectacular asymmetrical headbandwith different shaped Swarovski crystals, finished with a dramatic French net veil, tailor made to complement her one of a kind gown. The day of the wedding French Twist Salon in Staten Island completed Jeannette’s breathtaking look with an elegant updo.

Bridal Styles bride Jeannette and Steven, custom couture bridal headpiece and cage veil by Bridal Styles, images Elite Photography

Jeannette’s bridal headpiece and veil (by Bridal Styles) was custom designed to echo her gown, images Elite Photography

December 31, 2010 was everything Jeannette and Steven dreamed of.

“I envisioned myself glowing from the inside out: my dress, headpiece and our wedding day was all I dreamed of and more! I sparkled from head to toe, and my day was beautiful from the moment I woke up to the very last dance. The most special part of the day was our ceremony at Our Lady Star Of The Sea church. Walking down the aisle of a church packed with friends family and acquaintances as they applauded and gasped when I Steve and I saw each other for the first time on our special day. It was surreal and something I’ll never forget!”

BS Bridal Styles bride Jeannette and Steven, custom couture bridal headpiece and cage veil by Bridal Styles, images Elite Photography

Jeannette & Steven, custom couture bridal headpiece and cage veil, Bridal Styles, image Elite Photography

Before heading to the Addison for their reception, Jeannette, Steven, their bridal party, family and Vince from Elite Photography headed to where it all began – Angelina’s Restaurant for pictures. “There we saw the most amazing sunset and we have the pictures to last a lifetime!”

Bridal Styles bride Jeannette and Steven, custom couture bridal headpiece and cage veil by Bridal Styles, images Elite Photography

Jeannette & Steven, one of a kind couture bridal headpiece – Bridal Styles, images Elite Photography

Jeannette and Steven had advice for couples in the midst of planning their own weddings.

“Enjoy! It is the happiest time in our lives so far and we are so happy we enjoyed the planning and took the time to step back and look around and see it all come together we also just simply had a great time together. Good luck to all!”

Bridal Styles bride Jeannette and Steven, custom couture bridal headpiece and cage veil by Bridal Styles, image Elite Photography

Jeannette & Steven, dramatic custom designed French net bridal veil and headband – Bridal Styles, images Elite Photography

Thank you for sharing your day with us, Jeannette and Steven! Best wishes!

Photography by Vince Segalla for Photography Elite Inc.
Custom gown by CT Bridal Couture
Wedding at AddisonPark 

Jessica and Alfredo

Friday, June 4th, 2010

The Perfect Pair

 

The Begining

Jessica and Alfredo met 10 years ago through a childhood friend, who thought that they would make a great couple. Within minutes of meeting and smiling at each other, they felt comfortable together. “Our first date was like nothing I experienced before, Alfredo was so confident which made me calm. Our conversation continued through the night, we spoke about all our dreams and wants for the future” recalls Jessica.

The Proposal

They discussed getting engaged, even started searching for the perfect ring. However, Alfredo wanted it to happen naturally.  “On November 12, 2010, Alfredo and I went to Garret Mountain, where we would visit often to sight see. Alfredo decided to stop where there was a beautiful lake and great gazebo. He held my hand and guided me to the gazebo when the sun was setting. Alfredo seemed nervous, without a clue; he got down on one knee and said the most amazing words. I was so surprised and nervous that I closed my eyes and just took a minute; it was a magical moment I’ll never forget.”

The Bride’s Look

“I have been planning my wedding, in my mind, since my first big girl dress, which I wore to my preschool graduation. My mom and I went on the hunt for the perfect dress just for me and I found it at East West Bridals in Secaucus NJ. I chose a Private Label by G gown, a design that made me feel like a bride.

Now, choosing my bridal headpiece is where I wanted to something rare. The day I found Bridal Styles Boutique’s website I knew my search was over. On our adventure to Brooklyn, we got lost and I thought we would never make it. I was happily surprised when I called, and Edward answered and said don’t worry, we will wait for you. My sister, mom and I finally arrived, meeting a delightful man who two hours later became a special friend to our family forever. The headpiece that I found was like fairy tale, when Edward placed it on my head it was an emotional overwhelming feeling that I never experienced before. It was exquisite! My family and I had a moment one dreams of, their faces said it all. We decided to change it a little and make it one of kind by adding more crystals. Edward did just that, it became the center of the wedding night. The day I picked my wedding  jewelry, Elaine guided me through so many wonderful looks; I went with a design that resembled my theme (The Perfect Pear) pear shaped CZ’s. It really completed the look. “

 

The Wedding

“After Alfredo and I got engaged I started to research ideas. One day passing Carlos Bakery in Hoboken I saw a cake dripping in pears. I got the idea about (The Perfect Pear), which became our signature idea.

The wedding Day was absolutely amazing from getting my hair done to the end of the night. It was truly a special day to have both moms and bridesmaids with me at the Salon.  As soon as I sat down to get my make-up done, my photographer arrived flashing pictures. It was really becoming my special day.

The ceremony and reception was at the Shadowbrook in Shrewbury NJ.  This is truly magical place. It is an elegant Georgian Mansion set on 20 secluded and beautiful manicured acres. The reception was held in the grand style Oak Room, their largest room beautiful floor to ceiling windows overlooking the main garden. The room looked even more beautiful with all of the stunning flowers from Buds and Blossoms florist from Brielle, NJ.

   Alfredo and I wanted our wedding to represent both of our cultures. My aunt made us beautiful table the represented a Persian Aghd that means wedding. For example we used the honey symbol which means sweetness in life. When Alfredo and I shared the honey I felt part of an old tradition that now will be part of us forever.

 The ceremony was personalized to us; we worked with a minister who told us the key word was “Be Creative”. We not only exchanged wedding rings we exchange friendship rings which to us represents our foundation. We share not only love, honesty, and respect but we share our friendship too. We also wrote our own vows, it was more meaningful to be able to create our special words. 

   Our reception was a blast. It had a its own personal touch with a perfect pear wedding cake from Piece O’Cake in Shrewbury NJ, perfect pear place cards and even a pear wishing tree where our guest wrote down wishes and hung it on the tree. My sister did a dedication Persian dance that was absolutely wonderful. She got the party started.

For our first dance, we did was a four piece song that was mixed by our DJ. We wanted to do something different. The songs we choose were, of course, our slow song, a fun club song, a Spanish song and a Persian song. Wow, it came out perfect. Even our bridal party joined us at the end during the Persian dance. It was great feeling! I also did a special slow dance with my mom with all the mothers and daughters. Morello Entertainment did a fabulous job! The entire night was filled with dancing, laughing, and excitement.”

The Most Memorable Moment

“Our special and memorable moment was sitting at our table watching the guests and saying “WOW, is this really happening to us?”. The day was ours, no matter what happen before or after. We knew that everyone there was there because they loved us. “

Words of Advice from the Newlyweds

Jessica- “Allow yourself to enjoy the process, don’t get caught up in the perfection but in the journey of the unknown. Many brides including myself want perfection but you miss out on the pleasure of meeting new people and interesting ideas. “

Alfredo- “Be honest and always remember friendship is number one. “ 

 

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