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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

Cap Sleeves the new “it” style???

Never did I think I would be writing a BLOG about Cap sleeves. But here I am, and I am serious about this!  This trend is SERIOUSLY cute!  I think we are being influenced by our friends across the pond big time…..they have always been a tad more conservative then us over here in New England!

So, considering our obsession with the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton…cap sleeves are making a BIG comeback….so get with it and check out some our our amazing options we are offering here at FLAIR!

Lynn Lugo “Camille” with a Tulip Skirt!!

Anna Elyse‘s “Cap Sleeve” with Pencil Skirt!

Alfred Sung “D500″…..just arrived today!!

 

Let’s go ladies book your appointments and come look at this cute new trend we are LOVIN!

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XOXO

Stace

11 day’s til Lindsay’s wedding! ahhhh 🙂

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!!

 


 

Wear it Again……Summer Lovin!

You seriously cannot get much cuter than the Jenny Yoo “Phoebe” dress!

I have been swooning over this dress since Jenny Yoo posted an awesome Blog about a bridal party that wore the Phoebe Dress and added 1 inch straps….so, I decided to not be original and order the exact same dress in the exact same color!!

Perfect for your adorable bridesmaids!

I  re-worn the Phoebe dress for a day at work or a evening summer cocktail party! So Cute! The great part about adding the 1 inch straps….I can tuck them in and it is still a fabulous strapless dress!

As we continue to tell you…..you can re-wear your bridesmaids dresses!

Loves it…..we hope you do too!

XOXO

Stace

Stuff We Love…..Who needs to cut a cake anymore???

Seriously…..who needs a traditional cake when you  can have ICE CREAM!

Even better have it pull right up to your wedding venue or rehearsal dinner by none other than the,

ICE CREAM TRUCK!

Soooo cute and an amazing photo op for both you and your guests!

The Ice Cream Truck has everything you could want and more…..pre-packaged favorites from our childhood,  some amazing soft serve, sundaes and banana splits!

Count me in!!

Sure to be the biggest hit at your wedding….beside your beautiful dress of course 😉

Adorable for a city wedding or on the Cape….remember the Ice Cream Truck will come to you…..and seriously it is way cheaper and cooler than having a regular old cake!!

Check out some amazing Ice Cream Truck Rentals from our friends over at:

Parties Over Boston

and book your Ice Cream Truck visit for your special day….and seriously send us pics!!

Always…..Craving Ice Cream 🙂

Linds & Stace

ok one more…..they are too cute

 

 

Jump for Joy!! Great June Sale’s!!

Ladies have we got some great news for you!!

Our designers are offering some outstanding June Sales!!

Check it out and jump on these great savings.

Ladies you know this means if you have 7 or more BM in cocktail length Jenny Yoo dresses and you order this month you get 25% off the regular price!!  Hello, HUGE savings.

Such a cute BM Belt….see how you can wear it everyday!!

Now you can add one of your contrasting colors to your bridesmaids’ attire!! So cute!

 

Don’t forget about our $211 dress sale!! All the info is here.

 

Stay cool!

Stace  xoxo

11 bridesmaid dresses for $211

Ladies, ladies…….calm down we know you are excited!!!

We are offering an amazing SALE in the month of June we picked 11 of or favorite dresses and decided to offer them to you exclusively at Flair for an astounding $211!!

Your bridesmaids have a choice of any of these 11 dresses in the mentioned fabrics and in any color that the designer offers.

1.  Siri’s “Deville” Dress in Silk Shantung

2. Siri’s “Lotus” Dress in Silk Shantung

3. Siri’s “Paulette” in Silk Shantung

4. Siri’s “Tiffany Sweetheart” in Silk Shantung

5. Lynn Lugo “Blake” in Silk Shantung, Eastern Silk or Silk Dupioni

6. Lynn Lugo “Grace “ in Silk Shantung, Eastern Silk and Silk Dupioni

7. Lynn Lugo “Dakota” in Silk Shantung, Eastern Silk and Silk Dupioni (excluding white)

8. Alfred Sung “D498” in Peau De Soie or Dupioni

9. Alfred Sung “D468” in Peau De Soie or Dupioni

10.  Alfred Sung “D437” in Peau De Soie or Dupioni

11.  Dessy Collection “6575” in Chiffon

What are you waiting for??

Adorable and stylish bridesmaid dresses for your girls for only $211….call us and make an appointment to see these fab dress this month for our $211 dress sale!

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XOXO

Stacey & Lindsay

Anna Elyse…How Split Sizing works!!

Anna Elyse has had great success with  “Split Sizing” this season and we thought you might enjoy and find helpful the following easy-to-follow “How Split Sizing Work” graphic that will soon be available on her website.

At Flair and Anna Elyse we find that it is saving many bridesmaids from getting major alterations and work that they do not need.

“Split Sizing” is exclusive with Anna Elyse and they are delighted to be able to offer the service at no cost to you!  PLEASE make note that this feature is possible ONLY smaller to larger (e.g. 4/6 or 8/10) and is not offered in reverse – larger to smaller (i.e. 10/8 or 6/4).

 

We think this is such a great option for you and your bridesmaids!! Come check out some of Anna Elyse’s gorgeous dresses and gowns!!

 

Wishing for sunny days!!

Lindsay & Stacey 🙂

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 😉

Toms: Maybe the smartest wedding decision you’ll ever make?

OK that might be an exaggeration, but they should definitely be near the top of the list! Let’s face it, when all is said and done all you’re going to want to do at your reception is relax and boogie down. Well, there’s no more comfortable (and cute) boogie down shoe than Toms. Even better, they’re reasonably priced and totally re-wearable after the wedding!   Plus, they now come in sparkly hues fit for a princess bride.  It’s a no brainer ladies! They’d make a super cute bridesmaids’ gift too, so you can all ditch your heels and do the running man ‘til the cows come home (or atleast until the cleanup staff arrives)!

P.S. The BIGGEST Bonus about buying Toms is that they have an amazing movement/charitable spirit.

For every pair of  Toms you buy they give a free pair to a child in need! One for One!