Spotlight on Kat’s Wedding at The Towers in Narragansett, RI

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Kat came into Flair and made quite the impression on us. We could tell right away it was going to be a beautiful, fun and bright wedding!  Boy were we right!! Looks like that had a beautiful day at The Towers in Narragansett captured by he talented Kate McElwee.

What was your inspiration for your wedding?
Our inspiration for the wedding was summer beach party fun! We wanted  our guests to be casual and comfortable so they could enjoy the night.


How did you tie that inspiration in to what you choose for your bridesmaid dresses/bridal gown?
Our bridesmaids dresses were so colorful and fun! My favorite colors are turquoise and pink, that’s why I chose the color scheme. The cut for the girls was absolutely perfect – extremely flattering, and they were in alignment with our casual theme. My dress was all alencon lace, a fit to flare cut, and while extremely elegant – -it wasn’t too much dress and was easy to get around in!


What dress did you choose?
We chose the Coren Moore “Courtney”  two-toned dress for the bridesmaids. It was ivory silk shantung on top, tiffany blue silk shantung on the bottom along with the pink sash.
The junior bridesmaids wore the junior lilly dress in the tiffany blue silk shantung with a pink seersucker sash.
The flower girls wore the junior lilly dress in white seersucker.


How was Stacey/Lindsay/Leah most helpful?
Stacey, Lindsay, and Leah were wonderful! As you can see, we had an extremely large wedding party, 8 bridesmaids, two junior bridesmaids, and two flower girls…not even including the boys! Many of the girls are from out of state. Stacey, Lindsay, and Leah were so patient taking orders and making sure sizes were spot on. They were also great with the kids who wanted to try everything on! As far as a bride goes, they were fun to work with, calm, and most importantly – – they girls don’t pressure you. Stacey, Lindsay, and Leah also gave us great individual attention in all of our appointments.

Tips for brides when selecting their BM dresses?  Bridal Gowns?
My only advice for a bride when selecting their bridesmaid dresses is that they should really go with what their heart tells them! I went with my favorite colors – -so I knew I couldn’t go wrong. Plus, the colors matched the season.

How was your experience at Flair?
My experience at Flair was amazing! My mother, sisters, and I took numerous trips to Boston to search for bridesmaid dresses, and nothing was unique or had the extra oomph that we wanted. When we walked into Flair, we were so excited to see different dresses that matched our theme perfectly. They also have a wide range of styles in different colors – – something that fits every body type.

Who designed your bridal gown?
Ana Hernandez out of Boston personally designed and sewed my dress!

Where did you get married?
Our wedding was at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Narragansett, RI. The reception was held at “The Towers” in Narragansett.

What three adjectives would best describe your wedding?
Fun, casual, and family-oriented.

What was your favorite moment at the wedding?
My favorite moment at the wedding was walking out of the church with Alex, as a newly married couple. The weather was sunny and beautiful, the church bells were ringing and we were just so excited to be married!

What advice can you give any other Boston/New England Bride?
My advice to other brides is to relax, take a deep breath, and use the help of your family and friends. Some of the planning can be a bit stressful… of course it’s time consuming, but try to laugh your way through it, and enjoy it!

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We went to Oahu, Maui, Kaui, and stopped in San Francisco on the way back! It was awesome.

List of vendors
Photographer – –Kate McElwee, Boston
Band – –Soul Sound Revue, Connecticut
Wedding Dress – Ana Hernandez, Boston
Hair – Moss Salon, Providence
Makeup- “2 Shine Cosmetics”, Providence
Cake – –Scrumptions, East Greenwich, RI
Invitations – –Paper Source, Boston

 

Congratulations to Kat & Alex, such a beautiful wedding we appreciate them sharing there special day with us!

XOXO

Stacey & Lindsay

For more pictures from Kat and Alex’s beautiful wedding check out

Kate McElwee’s Blog Post #1

Kate McElwee’s Blog Post #2

Spotlight on Jen at the Boston Public Library

Alright, we hate to play favorites but seriously when you see this wedding you will understand why Jen and her two bridesmaids were one of our favorite groups we have had in the store!  They picked out the gorgeous Jenny Yoo “Chloe” gown in Aluminum and the dresses fit perfectly in one of the most elegant wedding venues in all of Boston, The Boston Public Library!  We had the chance to interview Jen about her big day and she shared some amazing tips with all your Flair Brides and bridesmaids out there!!

What was your inspiration for your wedding? The venue was definitely inspirational.  We were married at The Boston Public Library.  The space is breathtakingly beautiful and we fell in love with the courtyard space at first sight.  We used lighting to accentuate the beautiful architecture inside and vintage books in our centerpieces to tie in the Library theme.  The books in our centerpieces were also gifts for our guests.  Each guest/couple received a personally inscribed book that in some way had something to do with them – in most cases it was the title or the subject that tied in with their name or their profession or the city where they lived.  We spent a lot of time shopping for books before the wedding but it was so worth it….everyone loved them!  It was such a great feeling when we found “the perfect book”.  It was so fun to watch our guests notice the books – they couldn’t believe it.

Petalena did our flowers and they were absolutely amazing.  I honestly think they were the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen.  I love flowers, so the fact that they were so beautiful and more stunning than I could have dreamed of, made me really, really happy.  The amazing colors help to tie everything together.


More important to us than anything else was that our family and friends had a wonderful time.  We really always approached the wedding more like it was a party for all of them rather than for us.  For that reason I kept almost every detail a secret from everyone.  I really wanted everyone to be surprised by all the details – big and small.


How did you tie in your vision into what you choose for your bridesmaid dresses/bridal gown? The BPL is such a magical, romantic, and elegant space and it was important that the dresses fit into the space….I wanted them to be equally as elegant and classically beautiful.  I was also always drawn to neutral colors and a more formal but sexy silhouette.


What did you choose? The Jenny Yoo “Chloe” gown in Aluminum Shantung- it was perfect!


How was your experience at Flair? We worked primarily with Stacey.  She was fabulous.  We had shopped around before making an appointment at Flair, so honestly I wasn’t expecting to find “the dress” so quickly and easily.  We hadn’t had a very good experience with the bridesmaid dresses up until that point.  I didn’t want the girls to look too “bridesmaidy” if that makes any sense.  It literally took less than 20 minutes at Flair and we had found exactly what we were looking for.  In addition to making us feel very comfortable – almost like old friends – Stacey was also super helpful in getting us exactly everything we wanted.  The color we selected was discontinued (of course) but Stacey made a call to the designer and was able to get us the color we wanted at a discount – we couldn’t ask for anything more!


Tips for brides when selecting their BM dresses? Bridal Gowns? Don’t settle….follow your heart.  Picking a bridal gown was very easy for me.  I knew as soon as I tried on the dress that I had found the one…that said, I surprised all my friends…no one expected a ball gown!  I tried on a lot of beautiful dresses but the ball gown definitely made me feel the most like a bride.  I will never have the opportunity to wear a dress like that again…I’m so glad I did it!


I’ve heard that some brides don’t want their bridesmaids to look “as good as they do” but I felt the exact opposite.  I wanted my bridesmaids to be show stoppers!  They were the first “surprise” of the night…and I wanted to start things off on a high note.  I think the right accessories are also really important – you spend so much time shopping for the dresses…you should want to make sure that you find the perfect necklace, or earrings, or whatever – it totally pulls the look together!


What were you looking for in a bridesmaid dress? I was looking for a long, classic, evening gown.  I had two girls in my wedding party – my sister and my best friend.  Lucky for me both girls are tall, thin, and beautiful so I wanted to find something that complimented their beauty and their great figures.  My dress was a ball gown so I also wanted to find a different shape for the girls.  The bridesmaid dresses we picked were fit and flare.  We altered the dresses slightly from the original design to give them a little bit more of a sweetheart neckline.  Even the tailors told us they were the most beautiful bridesmaid dresses they had worked on – what a compliment!

(The most beautiful statement necklace was designed by Suzanna Dai)

What three adjectives would best describe your wedding? Romantic, Happy, Magical

What was your favorite moment at the wedding? Everything was so perfect, I’m not sure I can pick just one moment.  I loved the moment when I first started walking down the aisle, the moment we were announced as husband and wife, listening to the speech’s from my father, my brother-in-law, and my sister, and being in the middle of the dance floor with my new husband, surrounded by the most important and special people in our lives.  It was a magical night.


What advice can you give any other Boston Bride? My advice would be to enjoy every minute….of it all….from the planning to the big day.  Everything goes by so quickly so you have to remember to live in the moment.  I would also say that every penny we spent on the wedding was well worth it and I would do it all again in a heartbeat….there are definitely places where you can save money….we made a strict budget and we tried very hard to stay within it…but I would honestly say that if there is a detail that is very important to you…you should make sure you get it!

We were so blown away by the beauty of this wedding all captured by an amazing photographer Kelly Dillon….we had to bombard you with pictures, we hope you love them as much as we do!

Cheers to the beautiful couple 😉

Linds & Stacey

 

Ladies, don’t forget Jenny Yoo is having a Trunk show this month….an extra 10% off all floor length bridesmaids dresses!!

 


 

Things we LOVE: Say my name, say my name…

OK, I’ve been reading some of the wedding blogs recently and they say to not go overboard on the personalized details at your wedding. All I can say is 1) oops, too late and 2) why not?? I get that your guests probably don’t need a reminder as to whose wedding they are attending (if they do they probably should have been cut from the list to begin with) but I personally am a sucker for personalization.

Why not send subtle reminders to your guests as to who the queen and king are that day? Besides that, I am really proud of the work I’ve put into all the details of my wedding and I literally want my name all over the place. Call me vain if you like, but it’s my day (oh, and his too) and I’ll personalize if I want to! Below are some of my fav personalized goodies. I guess if you want to be a blog follower you can choose just one, but I say, if your budget allows, go for all of them!

1) At just $17.99 for 100, these cocktail napkins are a no brainer. Plus, it can’t hurt for people to be thinking about you along with their alcohol, especially when they may have their checkbooks on them…

2) This hanger is absolutely adorable. My Flair girls got it for me and I am ob-sessed! It will obviously keep my gown looking good on the day of the wedding, but in the meantime it has a place of honor hanging on the drawer of my bedside table. I know all of my other hangers are jealous…

3) My Bridal Bling is a super cute company started by a newly engaged bride. They have personalized goodies for the bride as well as the bridal party, and honestly who can’t use another item of clothing with crystals?? http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Bridal-Bling/

4) My fiancé is half Chinese and I could not resist getting these fortune cookies for our favors (of course I checked with him first to make sure they weren’t too cheesy but luckily he gave his seal of approval!). The fortune inside has our names, wedding date and thanks our guests for coming; such a nice touch! Plus, they come in tons of colors to match your scheme and they are delish! Of course I broke into them already and am saving the fortune for my wedding memory book. Too cute! http://fancyfortunecookies.com/

 

XOXO

Lindsay 🙂

Creative & Fun Wedding/Shower Gifts!

Wondering what to get the couple who has everything….try some of these amazing and unique gifts!! We LOVE them!

Adorable wedding print perfect for any Winnie the Pooh loving bride (you know there are alot of you out there, don’t lie)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/69691854/personalized-weddinganniversarylove?ref=pr_shop


As if drinking wine with the girls wasn’t festive enough
http://www.etsy.com/listing/68257475/personalized-wedding-gown-bridesmaid?ref=sr_list_24&ga_search_submit=&ga_ref=auto&ga_search_query=personalized+wedding+wine+charms&ga_spelling_corrected=pesonalized+wedding+wine+charms&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

 

 

A thoughtful (and cheap!) something blue

http://www.etsy.com/listing/67068140/something-blue-bouquet-charm-filigree?ref=sr_list_18&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=bride&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

 

 

Who doesn’t need more items of clothing with rhinestones?
http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Bridal-Bling/188774894501499


Um, too cool for words
http://www.etsy.com/listing/71252579/9×9-custom-wedding-portrait?ref=sr_list_9&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=bride&ga_page=4&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

 

Custom made wine bottle for the special couple!

http://dancingsand.com/default.aspx

 

One of my amazing friends bought these for me because we are opting out of cake and doing an ice cream sundae bar!! So in love!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/74077620/vintage-my-ice-cream-your-ice-cream?ref=sr_list_3&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=ice+cream+spoons&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

 

Let us know what cool presents you have bought for bridal showers, weddings etc…

We LOVE new and creative ideas!!

xoxo

Linds & Stace

Ladies….it’s time for your wedding, now RELAX!

Wedding season has kicked into high gear and you know what that means….lot’s of weddings will be happening in the coming weeks and months!

Just a few things to  keep in mind as your wedding day approaches!

1. When dresses come in, come get them!  We have a limited space here at Flair and we want you to have your beautiful  dress as long as possible so you have time for tailoring/transporting your dress.

2. Remind your girls that they will have tailoring to be done.  99% of girls that come in need some sort of tailoring.  The size you ordered is the closest to your size, not made to your measurements.

3. Make sure your girls have had dresses steamed or pressed before coming to the wedding unless you have your hotel or venue doing that for you the day before the wedding! We don’t want wrinkly girls walking down the aisle!

4. RELAX……this is supposed to be the happiest time of your life. You have done all the planning and worrying up until this point, let the people around you worry and make all the magic happen. Unfortunately something probably will go wrong on the BIG day but you will probably be the only one to notice it, because everyone else will be noticing you!!

RELAX…..step back and enjoy the best day of your life!

 

Just chillin…..

Stace 🙂

 

What a “grand” idea…57 Grand Bridal Line coming to Flair!

Contain your excitement ladies!! We are psyched too.  After a season of swooning over their fab bridesmaid dresses, 57 Grand has come out with a gorgeous and affordable Bridal Line and we think it will be just perfect for our Flair Brides.  The style are modern and inspired by the city that never sleeps…..New York of course!  We are getting a variety of short and long dresses to help cater to all our brides out there.  Check out some of the gorgeous styles that will be landing in Flair later this summer….stay tuned for an exact arrival date!!

Contact us to make an appointment!!

XOXO

Stace 😉

A Fairy Tale Wedding

Timeless, elegant and classic……in her Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown

Now that is how you make an entrance……

Pippa Middleton, was a show-stopper in her ivory Satin based Crepe gown also designed by Burton for McQueen

The long 3 and a half minute walk down the aisle showing off that  9 ft train!!

The happy couple, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

Official wedding portrait….how cute are those pageboys and bridesmaids?!?!

Reception dress….. (we told you they were popular!)

Also, a Burton for McQueen creation, a dazzling satin sweetheart gown

with a circle skirt and embellished waist!

The dynamic Pippa Middleton in her reception dress, by Burton in a beautiful green jewel tone!!

 

So, it is the day after the BIG day.

I have had time to let it all sink in, and I think that it was truly done perfectly. Watching a commoner become a princess, and marry the her long time love was extremely emotional and obviously every little girls dream!

Tradition is extremely important to the royal family and the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge adhered to tradition but were able to have fun and reign in a new younger era of royalty by showing how much they truly loved each other and how much fun they have with each other!

Princess Catherine’s fashion choices were timeless but with a modern twist.  She was reminiscent of the beautiful Grace Kelly but true to her style which is always a modern and classic elegance!  Both of Princess Catherine’s wedding dresses were classic styles that will be copied and will hopefully set some new trends.  Gowns will be  moving more towards  classic, simple lines and less fluff (like our dresses at Flair! OBVIOUSLY!). Cheers to Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen the designs were amazing and truly beyond anything  I could have ever imagined!  What a wonderful day.  It was so nice to celebrate a day filled with love, hope and fashion.  Cheers to the happy couple and may they live happily ever after, just like the fairy tales!

XOXO

Stacey 😉

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