So You’re Getting Married During COVID-19, Huh?

So You're Getting Married During COVID-19, Huh?

Boulevard Bride

Hello lovely ladies!

We wanted to hop on here real quick and chat with all of our Boulevard Brides and future Boulevard Brides about this craziness that we are all experiencing right now. If you’ve shopped with us you know that making sure you find the perfect dress for your special day is our passion. Nothing makes us happier than seeing your face literally light up when you put on “the one”. That moment that we get to experience with you and your closest friends and family is truly magical.

 

Where we are as a world now is anything but magical right? You’ve spent countless hours planning your wedding. What will you wear? What will your spouse wear? What will your bridesmaids and groomsmen wear? Where will you get married? Who will cater? What will your first dance song be? Will it be choreographed or just an intimate slow dance? You’ve found the answer to these questions and so many more. You’ve poured your heart and soul into this special day that may or may not happen as you so diligently planned. That’s heartbreaking and our hearts are breaking for you.

 

But… let’s take a moment to step back, take a deep breath, and look at the big picture. This wedding that you planned was (and hopefully is) going to be beautiful and special. What makes your wedding day so special though aren’t the flowers, venue, photographer, food, or even the gorgeous dress. What makes your wedding day so special is that starting on that day you are fully united with the person you love more than anything in the world. On your wedding day you proclaim to each other, your family, and your friends that you are saying “I do” to spending the rest of your life giving yourself selflessly for the good of your spouse. So, we’ll say it again… your wedding day isn’t about finding the best venue, having the prettiest dress, or taking the most perfect photos. Your wedding day is about you and the one you love committing to a lifetime of ups and downs, laughter and tears, and so so much love.

So, please know that we are thinking about you and we are here for you.

 

2020 Prom Dress Trends

PROM 2020

  1. Metallic Madness

  2. Straps on Straps

  3. Stand-Out Sequins

  4. Legs for Days

  5. Printed Pretties

  6. Belle of the Ball

  7. Into the Deep (V)

  8. Sleek & Simple

  9. Throwback Styles

 

Metallic Madness!

Prom 2020 is all about making an impact, standing out from the crowd, and being fearless when it comes to fashion. What better way to do this than with a metallic dress?!  Metallic fabrics are shiny, spunky, and show-stopping. For the most part metallic fabrics are reminiscent of metal (platinum, silver, rose gold, gold), but designers are also playing with colors and giving the fabric a metallic sheen instead (see the green Ellie Wilde dress).

Straps on 

Straps!

Prom is all about dancing the night away with your best-friends or high-school sweetheart. You don’t want to be constantly worried about pulling up your strapless dress… and that is why we are loving the spaghetti strap trend! Not only is the spaghetti strap back in main-stream fashion (thank you late 90’s early 00’s trends), straps are having a major moment in prom right now as well. So go and dance the night away without a care in the world!

Stand-Out 

Sequins!

Prom is the one night where you can take Rihanna’s words literally and “shine bright like a diamond.” Girl, prom night is the night to take your sequin game to the next level. Show off your bubbly and outgoing personality in a dress to match. Or, if you’re more on the shy side but love a good sparkle, keep it classic and simple with sequin accents or monochromatic sequins.

Legs for 

Days!

High slits are everywhere for Prom 2020 and we are here.for.it.! Leg slits can take a dress from simple to sexy in 0.1 seconds flat. They’re also a great way to show off your brand new tan from spring break… or the nearest tanning salon. Take your prom night look up a notch with one of our gorgeous dresses with a high slit.

Printed 

Pretties!

Who doesn’t love a good print?! They are such a fun way to show off your personality and personal style. You can choose from feminine florals, strong geometrics, classic lace-inspired, and everything in-between. Even if prints are outside of your comfort zone, we always suggest trying one on… you never know, it may surprise you! 

Belle of the 

Ball!

Who says you have to wait for your wedding day to feel like a princess? Prom is your night to be the QUEEN that we know you are! We have the fullest-of-the-full ball gowns for those of you who want to make a grand entrance, and we have softer more subtle ball gowns for the girls who want to feel like a queen without all the attention and frills.

Into the 

Deep (V)!

When it comes to V-Necklines for Prom 2020, the trend is really all about how low you can go. We have subtle v-necks, moderate v-necks, and plunging v-necks that are reminiscent of J-Lo’s iconic green Versace dress. 

Sleek and 

Simple!

Sometimes when it comes to fashion, less is more. These styles are for you ladies who want to look good and feel good without the tulle, sequins, lace, and frills. These prom dresses are perfectly sophisticated without being too over-the-top. 

Throwback

Styles!

Read-or-Not the styles of the 1990s and early 2000s are back and bigger than ever! Think Friends, Clueless, Britney Spears, and square necklines with skinny straps. Its all back and we are LOVING it!

Our 10 Favorite Wedding Trends of 2019

Our Favorite Wedding Trends of 2019

2019 has been such an exciting year for weddings! We’ve had so many brides and grooms come through our doors and share their special day’s with us. Each couple has their own unique personality, and we have had so much fun getting to know them and hear about their wedding plans. This post is a tribute to these couples and the trends that we have seen, loved, and would love to see again.

Mismatched Bridesmaid’s Dresses

We help hundreds of brides every year try to find the perfect bridesmaid’s dress for all of their bridesmaids. It’s hard. Everyone has different body types, different styles, and different ideas of what they like and don’t like. So, when mismatched bridesmaid’s dresses became a trend, we were all in! This is the perfect way to make sure that each bridesmaid can wear the dress and/or color that they like best and feel most confident in. This takes so much stress off the bride, the bridesmaid’s, and the consultant working with your group. The mismatched bridesmaid’s dresses also add so much depth, dimension, and interest to your wedding photos.

Neon Signs

Neon signs are such a fun addition to your ceremony or reception! We’ve seen signs that say “Mr. & Mrs.”, and more personal signs that feature the couple’s last name or wedding date. Neon signs are the perfect way to showcase a couple’s fun spirit. You can use them above the head table, in the photo booth, at the bar, or behind the couple while they are saying their vows.

Greenery on Greenery on Greenery

Walking into a wedding or ceremony with greenery is like being transported to another world. It instantly calms and awes all guests. Greenery can be an integral part of any type of wedding. It can be elegant, classic, bohemian, or rustic. You can hang it from the ceilings, use it in your centerpieces, or even use it in your bouquets. No matter what, everyone will love your green thumb!

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Geometric Shapes

A wedding trend from 2019 that goes perfectly with greenery is geometric shapes. The strong lines of geometric shapes contrast beautifully with the organic lines of nature. The two balance each other out perfectly. Geometric shapes can be used as place cards, centerpieces, on invitations or save-the-dates, or on the ties and pocket squares that the groom and groomsmen wear.

Specialty Food and Drink Bars

We all love it when we walk into a wedding and see an open bar and fantastic food. It’s even better when the bar or buffet is curated to the couple’s favorite drinks or food. We’ve seen macaroni & cheese bars, nacho bars, donut walls, tequila stations, wine bars, Imos Pizza instead of cake, and so much more. This is such an easy way to share your favorite food or drinks with your guests!

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Velvet

No, you have not stepped into a time machine… velvet is back, and it is B I G. Velvet has such an elegant feel to it, but also works so well with boho chic weddings. Think cathedral or middle of the woods. You can go all out and put your bridesmaids in velvet dresses and your groom and groomsmen in velvet suits; or you can keep it simple and wear velvet shoes or put a velvet sash around your bouquets. Velvet can even be taken into your décor. It looks great when used as a table runner or tablecloths.

Non-Traditional Bouquets

Thanks to Facebook and other social media sites, this is probably the most talked about trend of 2019. Brides and bridesmaids have gone viral from using stray puppies, cotton candy, vintage broaches, wooden flowers, and even tambourines. We think this is such a fun idea that will make your wedding stand out from the instant the first bridesmaid walks down the aisle. The possibilities are really endless!

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Unplugged Ceremonies

This is our favorite trend, and the trend we want to see continue forever. Unplugged ceremonies mean no phones or cameras, or iPads allowed. The only person allowed to photograph the wedding is the wedding photographer. Everyone else is “forced” to be present and enjoy the moment and wedding ceremony without worrying about taking photos to post to social media.

Drone Photos

The future is here and we hope it never leaves. Seriously though, how cool are drone photos?! They’re such a great way to get a photo of your entire wedding party, all your guests, your venue, and your ceremony. We think everyone should get at least one drone photo!

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Bridal Sneakers

We’ll be the first ones to say it… why the heck did it take so long for this to be a widely accepted trend?! Who wants to wear heels all day long? Even the most comfortable heels will hurt after you’ve been standing for hours and hours on end. You can keep it casual with Keds or Converse, or dress it up a little more with designer tennis shoes like Chanel.

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Year in Review: Our Favorite Wedding Dresses of 2019

Year in Review

Our Favorite Wedding Dresses of 2019

 

2019 has been an exceptional year for us here at Boulevard Bride. We have had the best time helping each and every one of the brides who have walked through our doors. We are so thankful for you all, and so thankful that we can come to work every day knowing that we get the amazing opportunity to make you feel special and loved when shopping for your wedding dress.

Our brides have tried on so many beautiful gowns in the past 365 days. We have glamorous, sexy, understated, modern, traditional, and romantic gowns. We have long sleeve, sleeveless, cap sleeve, spaghetti strap, and strapless gowns. Our gowns are lace, satin, tulle, crepe, and encrusted with beautiful beading. It truly is impossible to pick just one favorite when we have so many beautiful gowns to choose from… so we chose 9 of our favorite gowns of 2019 to share with you! 

Enchanting

Enchanting

Available Colors: White, Ivory, Ivory/Nude
Sizing: 0-20, 18W-26W
Fabric: Chiffon, Corded Lace, Stretch Crepe, Tulle
Silhouette: Fit and Flare
Waistline: Natural
Neckline: V-Neck
Sleeve Type: Sleevless
Jessica Morgan

Jessica Morgan

Available Colors: Ivory/Natural, White/Natural, Ivory/Light Champagne/Natural
Sizing: 0-28
Fabric: Allover Lac
Silhouette: Mermaid / Sheath
Waistline: Natural
Neckline: Exaggerated V-Neck
Sleeve Type: Cap Sleeves
Moonlight Bridal

Moonlight Bridal

Available Colors: Ivory/Taupe, Ivory/Ivory, White/White
Sizing: 2-28
Fabric: Tulle, Horsehair Hem, Allover Embroidered Lace Appliques
Silhouette: Full A-Line
Waistline: Drop Waist
Neckline: Wide V-Neck
Sleeve Type: Long Sleeves
Sofia Tolli

Sofia Tolli

Available Colors: White, Ivory, Ivory/Blush
Sizing: 0-28
Fabric: Tulle, Allover Chantilly Lace
Silhouette: A-Line
Waistline: Natural
Neckline: V-Neck / Sweetheart
Sleeve Type: Cap Sleeve
Val Stefani

Val Stefani

Available Colors: White
Fabric: Satin
Silhouette: A-Line
Waistline: Natural
Neckline: Sweetheart
Sleeve Type: Sleeveless / Strapless
Martin Thornburg

Martin Thornburg

Available Colors: White, Ivory
Sizing: 0-20, 18W-26W
Fabric: Allover Lace, Corded Appliques
Silhouette: A-Line
Waistline: Natural
Neckline: Sweetheart
Sleeve Type: Sleeveless / Thin Straps

 

Jasmine Bridal

Jasmine Bridal

Available Colors: Ivory/Ivory
Sizing: 00-34
Fabric: Embroidered Lace, Tulle, Silky Jersey
Silhouette: Mermaid
Waistline: Natural
Neckline: V-Neck
Sleeve Type: Sleeveless
Kitty Chen

Kitty Chen

Available Colors: White, Ivory
Sizing: 0-28
Fabric: Satin
Silhouette: Full A-Line
Waistline: Natural
Neckline: Sweetheart
Sleeve Type: Off the Shoulder
Potapenko Yanchenko

Potapenko Yanchenko

Available Colors: Ivory
Fabric: Lace, Chiffon
Silhouette: A-Line
Waistline: Natural
Neckline: Exaggerated V-Neck
Sleeve Type: Sleeveless

Kennedy Said Yes to Her Dress

She Said Yes to the Dress

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“Guys, my wedding dress was the FIRST dress I ever tried on ?✨”

Okay now for the story hehe I went to Boulevard Bride in Lake STL & knew what I wanted.. I told Lauren (YOU’RE THE BEST!), my consultant, I wanted something more A Line, with no ruffles on the bottom, and not too much lace…. haha
We were looking through all the dresses in the shop and we probably pulled around 20 or so. I knew I wanted to try on different styles just to see but I really did think I knew what I wanted. We got to the dressing room & she asked which I wanted to try on- I pointed to it and instantly freaked out when I looked in the mirror… it was the one! But how could it be when I had never tried on even ONE dress other than this one?! Every dress I tied on after I compared to the first. Once I got back into my dress I was 1000% sold and so was my family! There was a lovely soul standing close by watching & she walked over to introduce herself as the designer of my gown.. later I was told she is only at the shop 1 time a month. It was meant to be? she only spoke in Russian so her niece translated for me and it was the most special day. She sketched out my veil for me and re-designed a part of the dress to make it custom just for me. She made my dress with love & care and put so much thought and work into it. I’m forever grateful for her & for meeting such an incredible, sweet, gentle person!!! Every time I went to Boulevard for a fitting, everyone made me feel so special. I love all the girls that work there (shout out to Jenn for being an incredible + beautiful human) and my designer- Potapenko Yanchenko. I feel so blessed to have had that experience. My dress was everything and more!!!!

THANK YOU Boulevard Bride & Olha Potapenko ??♥️

 

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