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Wedding Series – Dress Shopping

September 6, 2016

Every bride envisions their big day unfolding in a slightly different way, but it’s safe to say that they can all agree on one thing – planning can be an extremely complicated and overwhelming process. That’s not to say it isn’t worth all of the long hours and hiccups encountered along the way once the special day finally arrives, but a seemingly growing list of to-dos can make the journey tough to withstand. First, the venue, then the flowers, the guest list and photography – check, check, check & check. That’s just the beginning. One of the most significant decisions a bride makes leading up to her wedding day is what gown she’ll choose for her walk down the aisle. Whatever the bride chooses to wear on her special day will likely be the most-stared at and studied outfit she’ll ever buy. No pressure, right? Whether you’ve got an A-line, a mermaid or a ball gown on the mind, Newport Beach can help you find your perfect fit and favorite designer. The bridal salons that you’ll find here are first-class, catering to all requests and easing the hunt for the gown you’ve always imagined. While all of the other wedding to-dos may cause a whirlwind of emotion and stress, don’t let this one bog you down. Newport Beach has just what you’re looking for. Let the journey for your most elegant and memorable outfit choice begin. We hope it ends with a “yes” to the dress – best of luck!

Casablanca Bridal

Screen Shot 2016-09-06 at 3.27.45 PMThis bridal salon, located off of Pacific Coast Highway in the Crystal Cove Shopping Center, overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The high-end homes within view on your ride in and the practically oceanfront location, will already have you feeling like a princess and your best self even before entering Casablanca Bridal. The store is adorned with a variety of beautiful crystal chandeliers, white curtains and furniture to give it a clean elegant and feminine look. Most importantly, a variety of wedding dresses hung at your disposal. The store is spacious and allows for a group of your closest friends and family to provide suggestions and await your decision. Their dress collections include: Casablanca Bridal, Amaré and Erika Koesler. Each gown is made to order, allowing the bride to customize design elements and create the perfect custom fit. The Casablanca brand was established in 1997, making them veteran manufacturers in the bridal gown industry. It’s no surprise to discover only rave reviews from many of the brides that have encountered their dream dress at this location. Your experience here will be exactly what you’d envisioned your dress-shopping outing to be. Take their virtual tour and see for yourself.

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The White Dress

Screen Shot 2016-09-06 at 3.33.59 PMPrepare yourself for a fun, laid-back wedding dress shopping experience. This enchanting dress shop has been described as incredibly service oriented with a dress selection that’s tough to beat. The service staff is courteous, professional and focused on making sure that their clients leave a happy bride-to-be. Shopping with a rowdy and overly opinionated group of family and friends? No problem for the style pros at The White Dress. Their genuine and honest approach will make it easy. Another nice touch, during your appointment here the champagne will be flowing – hopefully in celebration of a successful visit! Every bride who finds ‘the one’ at The White Dress is toasted with champagne. Be sure to note the glass vitrines throughout the shop filled with corks signed by White Dress brides. This bridal shop features a wide variety of designers. Each one is listed on their website allowing the bride to weigh the pros and cons of each even before they arrive at their appointment. This dress shop is conveniently located in Corona del Mar, the perfect neighborhood for a grabbing a bite and taking a stroll before and after your visit. Since its inception, The White Dress has expanded well beyond its original footprint to include seven dressing rooms, a bridesmaid lounge and 3,000 square feet of showroom space. It’s an extremely popular and well-known shop within Orange County and beyond. Come ready for a good time and be prepared to leave with the dress you love.

Anthropologie

anthroCalling all boho-chic brides out to make a statement. Anthropologie has a unique and distinct collection that will have all of your wedding festivity needs covered. Whether it’s a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or the big day, you’ll find the perfect getup. The recently expanded store in Fashion Island allows for even more outfit options. A trip to the store is also great for wedding planning inspiration – it may inspire some of your greatest décor ideas. If you aren’t able to find exactly what you’re looking for in store, pay a visit to their website where you’ll discover their wedding brand, ‘BHLDN’, specifically created for brides. This brand features everything from wedding and bridesmaid’s dresses to shoes and accessories. You’ll find all the items needed to complete your look for the big day.

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