WEDDING INSPIRATION

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  • Sensational Sleeves Will Showcase Your Bridesmaids in Style

    Sensational Sleeves Will Showcase Your Bridesmaids in Style

    MoriLee, style 21551: This chiffon dream features a flounced, halter style neckline complete with cold-shoulder detailing. Delicate florals are prevalent …

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  • Bridesmaid Dresses: On Trend in Tangerine

    Bridesmaid Dresses: On Trend in Tangerine

    Do you know what the color of 2012 is? Pantone does. It’s called Tangerine Tango and this world renowned color …

    Read More
  • Total Bridesmaid Glamour from Hayley Paige Occasions

    Total Bridesmaid Glamour from Hayley Paige Occasions

    Hayley Paige Occasions, style 5851: This flowing chiffon A-line showcases an English Net bodice complete with a flattering floral design …

    Read More
  • A Cache of Wedding Clutches

    A Cache of Wedding Clutches

    Wedding dress of your dreams? Check. Fabulous shoes? Check. Sparkling jewelry? Check. Bag to hold your most necessary items on …

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  • Short and Sweet Wedding Dresses

    Short and Sweet Wedding Dresses

    Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. This is the age-old saying brides have abided by for year and …

    Read More

Bridesmaid Dresses: On Trend in Tangerine

Do you know what the color of 2012 is? Pantone does. It’s called Tangerine Tango and this world renowned color institute has crowned it the year’s queen of color! Dozens of celebrities have been spotted wearing this bold and seductive shade and it has been all over the runway this season. Designers like Charlotte Ronson, Tommy Hilfiger, Peter Som and Derek Lam have worked Tangerine Tango into their lines.

Consider incorporating this vibrant and beautiful shade into your wedding color scheme. At first, when you see the color you may absolutely love it and completely commit to it, or you may shy away from it and desire something a little more subdued. It ultimately depends on you (and your bridesmaids’) personality.

New York Bride & Groom carries a variety of vendors that have shades similar to this hot hue. Leila Rose’s bridesmaid dress collection boasts a tangerine tone that will look great at your summer wedding on bronze bodies. Some of the dresses are even paired with a black belt embellishment (that will make waists look so tiny). Dress style numbers LX171, LR172 and LR173 own this color and are classically shaped to complement your bridal party’s figures.

Our other lines also carry the color Tangelo, which is slightly lighter and brighter than Tangerine Tango. Again, perfect for Spring and Summer; this tone is sure to stand out in wedding party pictures.

If you love the idea of a bold, bright and modern color but solid orange tones have never been your favorite, why not try a color like Persimmon and Maize? They have hints of orange in the red and gold colors of the dress. This year it will be easy and on trend to find a tangerine inspired color that will work for your wedding party.

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Short and Sweet Wedding Dresses

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. This is the age-old saying brides have abided by for year and years. If you are anything but traditional, you might want to consider some short (but sweet) wedding dresses that reflect another mantra — out with the old, in with the new.

Short dresses are great for brides who are opting for destination weddings, summer weddings, non-traditional ceremonies or receptions, or for those ladies who simply demand to be noticed.

A few movie brides have sported this look on their silver screen wedding day. Rachel McAdams donned a short dress in “The Vow,” showing off her legs (and personality). Actress Mia Farrow wore a shorter styled wedding dress for her real, off-screen wedding.

Mini dresses’ hemlines may be lacking, but their creativity and sexiness certainly are not! Some great designers like Maggie Sottero and Allure Bridal have included shorter dresses in their lines that look incredibly modern and chic, while still remaining elegant. New York Bride & Groom carries both and many more designers who embrace short hemlines.

If you’re not willing to go all in, when it comes to short dress designs, many designers combine short and long cuts on their designs. Dresses with staggered hemlines are very new, very playful and figure flattering. They play peek-a-boo in the front, and hide and seek in the back.

After selecting the degree of shortness that works for you, you can really play up your footwear accessories. Playful pops of color or a sparkly neutral shoe will wow your guests and spectators. Jeweled sandals can adorn your toes if planning an “I Do” at the beach (or, wear nothing at all for some bold, barefoot beauty).

If tradition has never been your thing, short and sweet styles may be the ideal way for you to go.

A Cache of Wedding Clutches

Wedding dress of your dreams?
Check.
Fabulous shoes?
Check.
Sparkling jewelry?
Check.

Bag to hold your most necessary items on one of the most important days of your life? Whoops! Get on it! Your wedding bag may be one of the last things you finalize before taking your stroll down the aisle, but many brides don’t realize the importance of this accessory.

The perfect clutch will be able to hold your keys, camera, make up (for touch ups), cell phone, and other beauty products. You will most likely have it with you as you are greeting your guests or resting on your table (in which it will appear in pictures) throughout the reception. You have a cache of clutches available to choose from at New York Bride & Groom to provide both function and fashion throughout the evening.

Bel Aire Bridal has a lot of clutches that will look like a jewel in your hands. Specifically, style number P1200 is sparkly and petite. However it is large enough to carry your essentials. It will complement any dress because it is made in a silky satin and has classic lines that are virtually timeless. You can also use it for other special events like anniversary dinners (it will always remind you of your special day).

Clutches also make a great gift to give to your wedding party. Your girls will surely appreciate a bag they can also use to hold their most prized possessions that will keep them looking radiant and refreshed throughout the night. Neutral or classic colors can be used again and again, so opt for a style and color from which they can get a lot of use. Or, if your girls are sassy and have super outgoing personalities (or just appreciate color in general), opt for a great clutch that will give your girls’ dresses a pop of color and will pair nicely with neutral dresses.

Remember, when it comes to selecting a clutch to meet your wedding needs, say “I do,” to a bag that is fashionable and highly functional!

Total Bridesmaid Glamour from Hayley Paige Occasions

Hayley Paige Occasions, style 5851: This flowing chiffon A-line showcases an English Net bodice complete with a flattering floral design and delicate straps. The natural waist combines with a circular skirt, creating a gorgeous silhouette. Shown in black, this bridesmaid gown is available in a plethora of lace color selections, including burgundy, champagne, ivory, plum lace, navy and rose. Chiffon color selections include blush, black, azalea, candlelight, crimson, burgundy, cashmere, cornflower, gun metal, ice blue, dusty rose, lilac, ivory, indigo, sage, platinum, wisteria and more.

NYB&G Charlotte Has Autumn Bridesmaid Dresses Ready To Rock

If your bridal party is in search of stunning bridesmaid gowns to love, wear and cherish for years, Hayley Paige Occasions has the selection you’ve been craving. Visit our spacious wedding salon to experience a complete array of bride, bridesmaid, groom and groomsman attire options. We can help you craft a cohesive look with your entire entourage.

Learn more about the fabulous Occasions line below:

Hayley Paige Occasions bridesmaids dresses feature stylish dresses with superior workmanship, and sumptuous fabrics with fashion-forward colors and expert construction and fit. The award winning Occasions collections have rapidly emerged as the world’s preeminent fashion leader. Read more about Hayley Paige Occasions

 

Hayley Paige Occasions, style 5867: This sultry bridesmaid dress features a modified A-line and natural waist. The sweetheart bodice offers a unique alternative to jewelry with its own lace and trim accent, complete with lacy neck components featuring jewels. This bridesmaid gown is available in a wide variety of lace and chiffon colors.

New York Bride & Groom Charlotte: Inspired Designs, Popular Pricing

We are committed to carrying the best bridal designers in the industry. From wedding dresses to bridesmaid gowns to the top tuxedo designers, NYB&G Charlotte is your one-stop wedding shop. Relax in a no-pressure atmosphere and enjoy working with experienced Bridal Consultants who only have your satisfaction at heart. We encourage you to come in and check out Hayley Paige Occasions along with all of our industry-best selections. When you are looking for the wedding dress of your dreams or a dream bridesmaid dress, there are important factors that must come into play:

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR IN A WEDDING GOWN:

  • It evokes a sense of ardent rhapsody.
  • It makes her shape look FLEEK.
  • It’s true to her authentic self.
  • It’s enchanting in every sense of the word.
  • It should down right knock your stilettos off. Get more tips at Livingly

Hayley Paige Occasions, style, 5857: This floor-length, A-line gown in chiffon is stunning on a variety of body types. The Burgundy Lace high neck offers eye-catching detail and delicate edging, complete with a keyhole bodice. The dress is available in a wide variety of lace and chiffon color options.

Hands down, New York Bride & Groom in Charlotte offers the best dress selection for brides and bridesmaids. We exist to make your bridal vision come to life and we have the best designers and pricing to transform these dreams into reality. Brides and bridesmaids have superior selection in more than 15,000 square feet of modern luxury when they shop at NYB&G. Our no-appointment-needed policy means you can come shop with us whenever it’s convenien for you. Visit us soon and see why NYB&G is the premier wedding store in the Charlotte metro area.

Bridesmaid Dresses: On Trend in Tangerine

Do you know what the color of 2012 is? Pantone does. It’s called Tangerine Tango and this world renowned color institute has crowned it the year’s queen of color! Dozens of celebrities have been spotted wearing this bold and seductive shade and it has been all over the runway this season. Designers like Charlotte Ronson, Tommy Hilfiger, Peter Som and Derek Lam have worked Tangerine Tango into their lines.

Consider incorporating this vibrant and beautiful shade into your wedding color scheme. At first, when you see the color you may absolutely love it and completely commit to it, or you may shy away from it and desire something a little more subdued. It ultimately depends on you (and your bridesmaids’) personality.

New York Bride & Groom carries a variety of vendors that have shades similar to this hot hue. Leila Rose’s bridesmaid dress collection boasts a tangerine tone that will look great at your summer wedding on bronze bodies. Some of the dresses are even paired with a black belt embellishment (that will make waists look so tiny). Dress style numbers LX171, LR172 and LR173 own this color and are classically shaped to complement your bridal party’s figures.

Our other lines also carry the color Tangelo, which is slightly lighter and brighter than Tangerine Tango. Again, perfect for Spring and Summer; this tone is sure to stand out in wedding party pictures.

If you love the idea of a bold, bright and modern color but solid orange tones have never been your favorite, why not try a color like Persimmon and Maize? They have hints of orange in the red and gold colors of the dress. This year it will be easy and on trend to find a tangerine inspired color that will work for your wedding party.

Sensational Sleeves Will Showcase Your Bridesmaids in Style

MoriLee, style 21551: This chiffon dream features a flounced, halter style neckline complete with cold-shoulder detailing. Delicate florals are prevalent throughout this flowing A-line bridesmaid dress. Available in a plethora of colors (pictured above in Sea Glass). Available sizes: 0-28.

We are proud to be Charlotte’s best wedding salon. Our positive and relaxed atmosphere draws bridal parties from far and wide. Taking care of everyone’s fashion needs is one of our specialties. While you browse our wide range of designer wedding gowns, your bridesmaids can get lost in the vast selection of our dedicated bridesmaid dress section. The men can spend their time perusing our separate rental tuxedo department. We have something for everyone at New York Bride & Groom.

To help you find the most flattering gowns for your maids, look for unique detailing. A key design element that is often overlooked is sleeve styling. The sleeve on a wedding dress or bridesmaid gown can change its appearance substantially. Learn more about sleeve styles with this extensive list:

Balloon. Full, round and balloon-shaped over the shoulder and upper arm, then narrowing over the lower arm and wrist.

Bell. Fitted over the bicep and then flares slightly outward (like a bell) over the forearm. This detail adds interest and something special to a simpler, classic and unadorned gown.

Bishop. Puffs a bit at the shoulder, then expands fuller over the arm, then gathers at the wrist. A very casual and natural look.

Cap. A short extension to a sleeveless look, offering a ‘pouf’ of fabric over the shoulder, gathering under or against the very top of the arm.

Dolman. Also termed the ‘batwing’ style, the fabric begins very wide at the ribcage or waist, then narrows at the wrist.

Fitted point. The long, fitted sleeve extending to a point-shape at the wrist or top of the hand.

Gauntlet. A pouf at the top of the arm, then a separate section that covers the entire arm, coming to a point at the top of the hand. The bottom section may be a full-length glove for removal later.

Gigot. A large, round pouf over the shoulder, then narrowing over the arm to encircle the wrist.

Illusion. Sheer netting-type material that forms a see-through sleeve yet offers ‘the illusion’ of coverage. If you’re not happy with your upper arms, this type of sleeve may be for you.

Juliet. A full sleeve extending down to the wrist, with a ‘puff’ accent at the shoulder and upper arm. Again, see the illustration.

Off the Shoulder. Wraps across the upper arms, leaving the shoulders bare.

Petal. The short sleeves are made of two to three different panels that overlap to look like a tulip in bloom.

Poet. Fitted close over the upper arm, and then flares out widely from the elbow, with long ruffles at the wrist length. It’s called the ‘poet,’ because it’s reminiscent of the Shakespearean era. This sleeve has a heritage feeling, movement and flow, and is a romantic accent to a traditional gown.

Pouf. A larger cap sleeve, ending lower on the arm.

Spaghetti straps. A strapless dress is held up by a skinny strap or fabric band over each shoulder.

Tee shirt. Extending three to four inches below your shoulders, this sleeve type resembles the traditional tee shirt sleeve cut.

Three-quarter. Extending from the shoulder to mid-forearm.

Tulip. A petal-shape, with several flaps of fabric overlapping to resemble a flower. Also called the “criss-cross sleeve.” Read more at Mon Cheri Bridals

Sorella Vita, style 8472: Have some creative input with this Maid Your Way Convertible Chiffon bridesmaid gown. All your ladies can customize to their own personality with over 18 figure flattering looks. Mix it up or match it up, the choice is yours. Two streamers are attached to the front of the dress and two to the back for endless options. The look is completed by a satin belt. This bridesmaid dress is also available in cocktail length.

NYB&G Charlotte Has The Looks Your Maids Will Adore

Choose an elegant bridesmaid dress with dramatic sleeves to give your ladies a style boost for the wedding. Look for eye-catching silhouettes can easily be matched with the season of your nuptials. Experiment with convertible gowns to maximize both comfort and flexibility. Discover more about our love affair with sleeves below:

Thanks to Kate Middleton, long-sleeved wedding dresses have transcended their stuffy stigma to be viewed as a style of classic elegance. And while we’ve always coveted this feminine touch, we’ve never loved sleeves more than right now.

No longer are they confined to sheaths of lace; sleeves are taking shape in the form of everything from flouncing angles to cascading cuffs. And they’re fashioned out of more than just lace—whether it’s illusion fabrics, fun embellishments, or delicate embroidery, the style has no limits. Read more at Brides

After Six, style 6769: This crepe gown features a princess style cut and modified shoulder bow. The natural waist features a matching inset waistband for regal definition. There is a gorgeous slit along the front section of the elegant trumpet skirt. Available in numerous colors. Available sizes: 00-30W and 00-30W extra length.

We look forward to seeing you and your entire wedding party soon. Our no-appointment policy makes shopping at NYB&G easy, fun and relaxed. Just the way wedding shopping should be. In addition to wedding dresses, rental tuxedos and bridesmaid gowns, we also offer a stunning array of accessories to help you put the finishing touches on your look. Come see for yourself why we are the premier wedding salon in Charlotte and beyond.

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