Shoe Inspiration for Your Wedding Day

Shoe Inspiration for Your Wedding Day

The shoes that you wear on your wedding day can kind of seem like an after thought. You might be thinking that no one will see them so they don’t have to be anything special… Well, we are here to say, “Girl, this is your special day! Treat yo’ self to some new shoes! (Plus, you know you want that cute picture where you’re pulling up your dress to show off your shoes.)

Some women have been dreaming about this day since they were little and know exactly what kind of shoes they want. Other women are reading this and thinking “Oh crap! I totally forgot about shoes!” Don’t worry because we are here to help. Whether you’re having an outdoor barn wedding, getting married in a cathedral, or eloping on a beautiful beach, we have some great shoe Inso for your special day.

The Country Rustic Wedding

I think it’s fair to say that at least 90% of brides are planning some type of rustic wedding. This means that you don’t have to be from the country to throw a Country Rustic Wedding. Because of this, shoes for this style wedding can range from true-country-girl cowboy boots to lace TOMS, or simple sparkly sandals.

The Beach Wedding

For the couple who doesn’t want to wait until after the wedding to start the Honey Moon! Beach weddings are a beautiful and fun way celebrate your wedding! (Especially when you have been stuck in this Mid-Western winter for what seems like FOREVER.) It can be tricky trying to find shoes fit for a beach though. We suggest going barefoot and bringing wedges to change into at the reception, wearing flat sandals, or wearing some foot jewelry!

The Traditional Church Wedding

This section is for the girls who prefer to stay a little closer to tradition . . . or at least have parents who don’t like to stray from tradition. Since you’ll be walking on a stable inside surface, this is a great opportunity to wear some gorgeous stilettos! If stilettos aren’t your style, you can opt for wedges to give you a little height boost, or comfortable and easy flats.

The Bohemian Bride

It’s no secret that the bohemian look is having a major moment in bridal right now (Midwesterners… just wait… this trend is almost here!). We love the bohemian inspiration when it comes to decor, bridal/bridesmaid head-pieces, flower arrangements, and wedding dresses. If you’re a ‘Boho Bride’ looking for some bohemian style shoes, take a look at these fabulous finds below!

The Bride Who Only Wears Tennis Shoes

Who says a bride has to wear heels on her wedding day?! We love that our sportier brides are saying a big “Heck No!” to traditional white heels and instead opting for something a little more … comfortable? … safer? … practical? … all of the above?

The Bride Who Loves Bling

These shoes are for the bride who cannot wait to strut her stuff and party all night long! It’s the biggest day of your life so why not go all out and get glammed up from head to toe!? We are thinking rhinestones, crystals, and maybe even some feathers too!

Shoes for Your ‘Something Blue’

Something old, something new, something borrowed, and some new blue shoes! We love the idea of having your shoes be your ‘something blue’ on your wedding Day! whether you want a little hint of blue or want to go all out, we have some ideas for you!

Designer Spotlight: Moonlight Bridal Trunk Show

Moonlight Bridal Trunk Show

 

MARCH 1 – MARCH 3

This two-in-one wedding dress is the perfect gown for a bride who is looking for a ceremony and reception look. The dress features allover lace appliques that give the dress a luxurious feel. The soft trumpet shape of the gown provides the perfect amount of sexiness. Wear the dress as-is with its simple chapel train, or add the voluminous detachable train for added volume.

“Every last dreamy detail on this A-Line Wedding Gown is constructed to make sure you look and feel the way you’ve always imagined you would on the most important day of your life. Its A-line silhouette is flattering on nearly every figure, while yards of luxurious bridal chiffon cascade to the floor, providing you with that princess, ball gown look, while retaining a light and airy feel.”

 

“The playful spirit of this Lace Wedding Dress with Ruffles continues with a daring, deep V-neck with understated illusion panels that transform into simple spaghetti straps. Those straps transform into multiple straps on the back of the dress that trail down to a sexy illusion back. The playful nature of this gown makes it a great choice for a ceremony on the beach or a laid-back barn reception.”

 

“You will undoubtedly be a vision in lace on your wedding day when you don the Illusion V-Neck Wedding Dress from the Moonlight Couture collection. Its most striking, sexiest feature is the illusion V-neck detail that features a lace-up pattern and lace appliques that give the top of the dress a laid back, yet feminine look.”

 

“Bohemian style is enhanced with the lavish details in this dress from the Moonlight Couture collection. This A-Line Wedding Gown with an open back features billowing lace that is enhanced with thousands of tiny sequins that catch the light every time you move. Its A-line silhouette provides just the right amount of volume without making you feel like you’re drowning in fabric, while a small chapel train stays in place perfectly without any fluffing.”

 

“If you want to embody timeless elegance on your wedding day, slip into the Lace Applique Wedding Dress from the Moonlight Couture collection. Its style will never look dated because the dress features a classic A-line skirt and stunning chapel train.”

“Beachy, summer brides who want to feel sensual and seductive on their wedding day will fall head over heels for the Sexy Lace Wedding Dress from the Moonlight Couture collection. It features a figure-hugging trumpet silhouette, daring sweetheart neckline, and an open back so you can show off your smooth, sun-kissed skin.”

 

“This Mermaid Wedding Dress with a chapel train from the Moonlight Couture collection is a stunning choice for the bride who wants her dress to be all about the details. It forgoes wedding dress trends that will become outdated in the coming decades and instead features classic details like allover lace appliques, a gorgeous chapel train, and buttons down the back.”

“The Lace Wedding Dress with Detachable Train is the perfect gown for any outdoor wedding. It features a curve-hugging mermaid silhouette, dainty chapel train, and illusion halter neckline that allows you to put your toned, tan arms on display.”

“If you’re looking to wear something a little different on your wedding day, but you don’t want to stray too far from traditional bridal style, slip into this Beaded Wedding Gown from the Moonlight Couture collection. Although it is fully constructed as a single dress, its unlined, beaded bodice gives it the appearance of a two-piece ensemble.”  

“The word that best describes this bridal gown with Lace Appliques from the Moonlight Couture collection is “stunning.” From the voluminous A-line skirt to the sweetheart neckline, every detail was designed and constructed to give this dress a fairy tale feel.

 

This elegant Mikado bridal ball gown from the Moonlight Collection is the definition of class and elegance. The front boasts a timeless and flawless silhouette from the bateau neckline and cap sleeves down to the couture waistband and full box-pleated gown. The deep scoop back accented by rhinestones and crystals and leading into a full chapel train will make you believe you’ve stepped out of your normal life and into a fairytale. Unlike Cinderella, however, you’ll have discreet side pockets to keep personal effects close to you on your big day!” 

This figure-flattering Mermaid wedding gown from the Moonlight Collection is the perfect dress for the bride who wants a show-stopping yet playful look on her wedding day. You’ll turn heads with a deep and daring V-neck with illusion inset paired with a drop waist and open back. It’s a great way to ensure your new husband can’t take his eyes off you. The sultry sensuality of this look is balanced beautifully by the fairylike playfulness created by the long, flowing, Chantilly lace and Tulle semi-cathedral train.

“This full, flowing A-Line ball gown from the Moonlight Collection is the perfect dress for the bride who wants to look like a fairytale princess. The gown’s uniquely patterned tulle and sequin netted fabric is perfectly complemented by two delicate shoulder bows. The sweet innocence of this look is beautifully offset by a plunging neckline and back that will be sure to turn your beloved’s head. With layer after layer of sequins and glass beads, and an enormous chapel train, this exquisite dress is certain to dazzle and wow all your guests. 

This full, flowing ball gown is the perfect dress for the bride who wants to look like a classical goddess or fairy princess. The gown’s uniquely patterned Tulle/sequin net flows perfectly from a fitted drop waist into a flirtatious semi-cathedral train. In the front, beautiful floral patterns plunge into a narrow V, and then weave into elegant straps. The illusion intensifies in the back, where it appears that delicate white flowers and a long strand of pearls are vining down your bare back before seamlessly reconnecting with the floral pattern of the drop waist and train.

This full, A-Line ball gown from the Moonlight Collection is the perfect dress for the bride who wants to look like a goddess. The gown’s uniquely patterned Tulle net flows perfectly from a fitted drop waist into an exquisite cathedral train. The wow-factor for this dress is the meticulously crafted illusion neckline. In the front, beautiful floral patterns plunge into a narrow V, and then weave perfectly into feminine capped sleeves. The illusion intensifies in the back, where it appears that a few delicate white flowers are falling down the sides of your bare back.

This strapless Mermaid wedding gown from the Moonlight Collection will ensure you turn heads as you gracefully saunter down the aisle. The luxurious satin will feel lavish against your skin. This figure-flattering dress hugs your natural curves from the sweetheart illusion neckline with open back down to the cutout lace chapel train. Want to turn things up a notch? This look includes a detachable bodice lining. Simply remove the liner for a seductive and sexy look.

This elegant satin bridal ball gown is the definition of class and elegance. The front boasts a timelessly flawless silhouette from the V-neckline and cap sleeves down to the drop waist and full pleated gown. The Bateau illusion back accented by glass beads and sequins and leading into a full chapel train will make you believe you’ve stepped out of your normal life and into Buckingham Palace.

This embroidered lace Mermaid wedding gown will ensure you turn heads as you gracefully saunter down the aisle. Accentuated by crystal beaded straps, and embroidered lace, this dress is sure to outshine even the loveliest of blooms in your bouquet. This figure-flattering dress hugs your natural curves from the exaggerated sweetheart neckline paired with the illusion open back down to the romantic chapel train, edged in floral lace.

This modified A-Line wedding gown is perfect for the bride who wants the royal look of a classic A-Line paired with the more form-fitting feminine Mermaid-style gown. It’s a remarkable dress fit for a queen yet tailored to show off your hourglass curves. Accented by re-embroidered lace appliques and hem lace, this dress spares no attention to detail. The crisscross tie back adds an artistic flair and a touch of Boho-chic playfulness to this flattering, classy look.

This off-the-shoulder swag-sleeved Mermaid wedding gown will ensure you turn heads. The delicately embroidered lace will feel lavish against your skin, while looking sublime to your guests. This figure-flattering dress hugs your natural curves from the open, off-the-shoulder neckline down to the beautifully crafted chapel train. A detachable bodice lining keeps your midriff hidden if you prefer a demure and classic look. Prefer to turn up the heat a notch and show off your sensual side? Simply remove the liner to reveal a seductive, sexy look.

This Mermaid lace wedding gown is perfect for the bride who wants the look of classical royalty paired with a sensual, Mermaid-style gown. It’s a dress fit for a duchess, yet tailored to accentuate your hourglass curves. Accented by elegantly re-embroidered lace appliques and hem lace, this dress spares no attention to detail. The meticulously crafted buttons along the zipper add a chic flair to this classic, regal look. Want to turn things up a notch? A detachable bodice lining is included with this gown. Simply remove the liner for a fully seductive, sexy look.

 

 Moonlight Tango’s sexy lace and crepe-back satin wedding dress is all glamour. This style is an elegant mermaid silhouette with a contemporary twist. A modern re-embroidered lace applique adorns the bodice, forming unique floral straps with incredible side details. The side bodice features a sheer illusion crisscross design and extended lace applique over the hips, both of which create a stunning and slimming effect.

 

 ““Sweet Romance” could be the name of this gown in the Moonlight Tango collection. The A-line cut with a natural waist is one of the most universally-flattering silhouettes. That’s why it has always been, and continues to be, very popular. The deep “V” neck and back combo is a newer bridal style. This dress also features additional fashion-forward trends.

 

A bride can dance the night away in this Moonlight Tango dress. This beautiful back, tulle A-line wedding dress embraces the feminine charm. An A-line cut is the most flattering cut for most body shapes. This gown’s dropped waist elongates a bride’s frame while suggesting a slimmer waistline. It also has a soft sweetheart neckline, which modestly features the feminine shape without being revealing. It’s classic romance.

“Stunning for a formal wedding, this gown is reminiscent of royalty. It is an elegant full A-line Mikado wedding dress fit for a queen. The bride who wears this gown will feel regal. Wide shoulder straps give this gown a classic style. Yet the deep V-neck is sexy and includes an illusion inset which acts as a modesty panel. The back of the sheer bodice is bateau-style with re-embroidered lace appliques. The romantic buttons with loops draw the eye from the bodice neckline all the way down to the edge of the silky cocktail train.

“With bows at the shoulders, this full A-line gown in the Moonlight Tango collection is as playful as the bride who wears it. It is full of feminine details that give this flattering silhouette plenty of girlish charm. The moderately deep “V” of the neck and back create a feminine yet slimming appearance. Dainty spaghetti straps are comfortable and allow the gorgeous tulle shoulder bows to take center stage. Even the corded lace appliques on the lined bodice are charming.

“This sexy chiffon wedding dress has modern romance and vintage charm. The bodice features embroidered lace appliques, a deep “V” neckline and an illusion bateau neck with cap sleeves. This bodice exudes modern romance. Mixing an illusion top with a plunging neckline is a trendy style for today’s bride. From the back, this gown offers vintage style. The illusion keyhole back is not only sexy but the micro-straps are reminiscent of Old World romance. The buttons and lace train are additional nods to vintage elegance.

“The bride looking for a sexy mermaid style may fall veil over heels for this Moonlight Tango dress. It’s a slim crepe-back satin mermaid wedding dress with side cut outs and a sexy back. There’s nothing traditional about this gown. The unconventional bride is ready to rock her wedding day in sleek, modern style. Crepe-back satin fabric softly hugs the body then gently flares out above the knee–allowing for a comfortable glide down the aisle and across a ballroom.

“This dress is an A-line sexy chiffon beach wedding dress with a racerback–ideal for a seaside or outdoor ceremony. Beach brides love chiffon because it’s a light and airy fabric. This chiffon gown has even sexier movement to it thanks to the slit that extends from the floor to above the knee. This gown is all about alluring elegance.

“With lace and chiffon, this wedding dress is the essence of elegance. This silhouette is flattering and the chiffon is graceful. Stretch satin with stretch lining, it’s a comfortable choice for an outdoor or beach wedding. But comfort doesn’t have to be boring. The bride who wears this gown has an eye for stylish details. Reminiscent of a bygone era, these beaded cap sleeves are a fond reminder of timeless grace. The cocktail train is the icing on the cake. She can play up her vintage or modern style in this gown.

“Get ready to float down the aisle and across the dance floor in this full A-line dress. Sweet spaghetti straps form a deep V-neckline. A bride’s waistline looks slender with the emphasis of a natural waist that flares out with a full skirt. The entire bodice is embellished with a softly-scattered floral pattern which cascades from the bodice midway onto the skirt, giving the illusion of flowers floating down or cascading like garden vines. The floating flowers also cascade down the back of the skirt, just under the romantic crisscross back.

“This full A-line gown features style elements for a fashion-forward bride. The skirt is soft and full tulle, allowing for beautiful movement on the aisle or dance floor. It’s finished with exquisite horsehair trim along the hem. The cocktail train is the perfect length for a stunning ceremony entrance yet easy to bustle when it’s time to party.

Hours of Operation

MONDAY

closed

TUESDAY

11:00am – 7:00pm

WEDNESDAY

11:00am – 7:00pm

THURSDAY
3:00pm – 7:00pm

FRIDAY
10:00am – 4:00pm

SATURDAY

10:00am – 4:00pm

SUNDAY

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS A TRUNK SHOW?

A trunk show is when a bridal store has all of the wedding dresses from a designer’s collection in the store for brides to try on. It is a great opportunity for you to see dresses you would otherwise not see when shopping with us!

HOW LONG IS MY APPOINTMENT?

Bridal appointments are 1 hour long.

HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE THE DRESSES?

We will have the Moonlight Bridal wedding dresses the weekend of the trunk show. They get packed up right after we close on Sunday.

Let’s Talk Tuxedos

Let's Talk Tuxedos

So we know you may not get a lot of say in most of the wedding planning … but, the tuxedo consultation is your turn to shine!

What is a tuxedo consultation? 

During a Tuxedo Consultation, you and your fiancé will sit down with one of our trained tuxedo rental specialists to pick out your ensemble for your wedding day. We will talk about your wedding colors and venue, and see if you have a particular look in-mind. This is YOUR wedding, so don’t be shy! We don’t want to show you a light grey suit if you have your mind set on a traditional black tuxedo.

 

the consult

We know it can be intimidating for a guy to walk into a bridal shop, so we strive to make the consultation as quick and painless as possible for you. Scroll down to get a feel of what your consultation will look like.

Step #1

Schedule the appointment. This can be done by calling us at 636-561-4030 or visiting our website www.boulevardbride.com

Step #2

Show up on-time with an idea of what color suit or tuxedo you want to wear. (If you have no clue what color you want, that’s okay too.)

Step #3

First we will get your information and write down the names of your groomsmen, ring bearer(s), ushers, dads, etc. (Hint: If you have 6 full ensemble rentals, you get yours for FREE!)

Step #4

Now for the fun part…  We will begin with book 1 which has all of our suit and tuxedo options. Tell us what you like and what you don’t like. Once we choose your favorites, we’ll narrow it down until we find the one.

Step #5

Now that you have the suit picked out, we can move on to choosing any tie, vest, pocket square, suspenders, shirt, and shoes you may want. (Don’t feel overwhelmed, once you know the color you’re matching, it’s pretty easy).

Step #5

Once we know what you are wearing, we can decide what the rest of your bridal party will wear.

Step #7

We’re almost finished! It’s time to get measured. During this step we will take various measurements and have you try on a sample coat.

Step #8

It’s time to make your down-payment. (Remember, if you have 6 full-ensemble rentals yours is free.) The down payment is 60%. The final payment is due when you pick up your rental.

Step #9

Last but definitely not least, it’s time for you to tell all your groomsmen, ring bearers, ushers, and dads to head on in to get measured. They can come on their lunch-break, after/before work, or on the weekends. Their measurements will take no more than 15 minutes.

Come on In!

Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday / Wednesday: 11-7

Thursday: 3-7

Friday / Saturday: 10-4

Contact

Phone

(636) 561-4030

Mail

boulevardbridal@gmail.com

Address

21 Meadows Circle Dri. Suite 304 Lake St. Louis, MO 63367

Fall Bridesmaid Inspiration

Planning a wedding can be the most fun and most stressful thing all at the same time. From choosing the venue, finding the dress, and figuring out how the heck you are going to pay for everything, you have a lot of decisions on your plate. One of the decisions, is color. The color palette of your wedding is what helps to set the mood and the overall theme of your wedding. If you are getting married in the fall, you don’t want hot pink bridesmaid’s dresses or khaki colored suits. You want to choose colors that compliment the season, the venue, and the theme. 

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If you’re looking for some fall color palette inspiration (or just want to look at pretty bridesmaids dresses) scroll through to read more.

 

Beautiful in Burgundy

Of course we have to start with the most popular color for wall weddings – burgundy! Burgundy, or wine, is a classic and timeless color that will always be associated with the crisp autumn air and colorful falling leaves. Burgundy looks beautiful on all skin-tones and pairs well with almost any color suit. We love how burgundy pops against greenery in bouquets, and how well it compliments the colors of the fall outdoors.

 

   

    

If you’re leaning towards burgundy for your bridesmaids, you’re in luck because you groom and his groomsmen can really wear any-color suit! For a classic yet on-trend look, we suggest the Michael Kors Navy Sterling suit from Jim’s Formal Wear. The trim and tapered fit of the Navy Sterling Wedding Suit fits close to the body for an updated look. It’s tailored in lightweight Venetian Super 130’s wool and features a self-framed notch lapel. The suit pairs well with cognac dress shoes, and can be worn with a vest or suspenders.

Purple Majesty

If you love the idea and the look of burgundy, but want something a little different, go with a deep purple like Concord. Concord is a deep purple that is the perfect mixture of elegance and fun. It will look great with all skin tones, but will make your bridesmaids with fair skin and dark hair, look like a million dollars.

   

    

   

   

Offset the deep hues of Concord with the Clayton Heather Grey Suit. Its ultra slim styling is tailored to fit all body types – including big and tall sizes. Constructed of Super 130’s wool fabric, it’s the most comfortable fit and feel in our line. The Clayton features a self-framed notch lapel and double besom pockets. Pair it with a matching pair of ultra slim fit pants with no stripe and a matching wool vest for the ultimate three-piece look.

Halloween Hues

Are you planning a Halloween themed wedding but want an orange that says classy instead of little-kid-ish? You have to check out our Tangerine colored dresses! Tangerine brings together all the fun of Halloween with the sophistication of a wedding.

   

    

   

   

Complete your Halloween themed wedding with the black Ultra Slim Sterling Wedding Suit. It offers a trim and tapered fit that fits close to your body. Pair it with matching ultra slim fit trousers that offer belt loops and buttons to accommodate suspenders. Also available in slim fit styling to provide sizes for all the members in your party.

Blushing Beauty

Okay, I know what you’re thinking … Pink…for a fall wedding? But really girls, how great would blush dresses look against the crunchy fall leaves and rich colors of fall?! Blush is a fun take on a fall wedding, and a color that looks great on almost every skin tone!

   

    

   

   

A fresh approach to formalwear, the Indigo Blue Lane tuxedo is perfect for your next formal affair. The ultra slim fit styling is tailored to fit all body types – including big and tall sizes. The Lane is tailored in a luxurious Super 120’s wool fabric. It features a satin-edged peak lapel and satin double besom pockets. Pair it with a matching pair of ultra slim fit pants for a trim and tapered silhouette.