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    Creativity

    The Difference Between Suits and Tuxedos

    The SimplyBridal office is a girl-centric place, but sometimes it helps to have another opinion. For today’s post, we asked someone with a Y chromosome to contribute his opinion on the tuxedo vs suit debate. Here’s what he has to say! Find high-quality, cheap suits for only $275 at SnapSuits. Even the untrained eye can differentiate a tuxedo from a suit. The average person, however, can’t tell you exactly what makes a tux different from a suit. As you prepare for your wedding, you have to become more informed than the average person. There’s no better place to start than the differences between a tux and a suit.   Traits…

  • Photography

    Stylized Shoot by Maile Roseland Photography

    Maile, of Maile Roseland Photography, brings us an amazing 1920’s inspired shoot. Inspired by her love of beautiful things, her photos are filled with natural elements and definitely dream like aspects. Along with talented vendors, we give you a gorgeous 1920’s bride! Photographer:  Maile Roseland  Gown: Simply Bridal’s Lydia Gown Hair, Makeup and Styling:  Gina Ludwig from Hair Comes the Bride  Accessories: Hair Comes the Bride & Bridal Jewelry Boutique Flowers: My Floral Bliss 

  • Fashion

    9 Essentials for Wedding Dress Shopping

      1. Have an idea of what you want before going to your appointment Look for dresses and styles you love on magazines and Pinterest before you head to the store. Come prepared with your wedding binder, magazine tears or pictures on your phone. Your consultant will want to get a sense of your style and what you love. 2. Be up front about your budget Make sure the bridal shop associates, your crew, and yourself are on the same page about your boundaries. And remember to account for alterations in your budget as it can sometimes add up to an extra $200 to $800. 3. Bring a pair of shoes…

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    Stylized Shoot by Inkspot Photography

    Elise, from Inkspot Photography, is a Bay Area photographer with a beautiful style inspired by natural light. She brings us a gorgeous and creative photo shoot inspired by Alice in Wonderland. The bride is looking gorgeous in our Savannah Gown and look at the beautiful decor and props! Nothing like a bridal tea party, Alice in Wonderland style! Photography: Inkspot Photography Gown: Simply Bridal’s Savannah Gown  Stylist: Mariko Giverink Florist: Catherine’s Creations Custom Signs: Bee Curious Designs  Cake: Taylor Made Cakes  Hair: Rocci Stoddard Make Up: Heather Knowles

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    Stylized Shoot by Hello Miss Lovely

    This hauntingly beautiful deco bridal shoot was done by the artistic photographer based in Florida, Hello Miss Lovely. This shoot featuring our Lianne Gown is a little vintage and a little mysterious, but it’s giving us a lot of inspiration for an industrial wedding. Photography: Hello Miss Lovely Stylist: Lauren from Love Good Weddings Floral: Supposey Florals Cake: Emerald Coast Custom Cakes Gown: SimplyBridal Lianne Gown

  • Planning

    Great Reasons to Consider having a First Look on your Big Day

    We have a guest post from our friends at Petersen Pictures Photography. The First Look or the “Reveal” is something I highly suggest doing. Whatever the bride and groom chooses is definitely always the correct choice, but please proceed to see why I consider the First Look as a great option! What is the First Look? Also known as the “Reveal,” the First Look is considered to be the moment the groom sees his bride for the very first time before the ceremony. Usually this happens when the bride is walking down the aisle. In the past, arranged marriages were quite popular, so this would literally be the first time the…

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    Stylized Shoot by Jen Marino Photography

    Jennifer from Jen Marino Photography has the amazing abaility of capturing emotions as well as down-right stunning photos. It is with pleasure that we show you this beautiful photoshoot that is pretty, pink and romantic! Photographer: Jen Marino Photography Gown: SimplyBridal‘s Kay Gown Hair: C D Hair Flower: The Bespoke Florist Venue: Elmore Court

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    Stylized Shoot By Aaron Huniu Photography

    Aaron of Aaron Huniu Photography is a talented San Diego based photographer. With 7 years of professional experience, he has a gift and passion for capturing amazing images. Aaron has amazing attention to detail and his eye for composition and lighting is evident in his work. Aside from capturing great poses, he captures beautiful candid photos as well! Photographer: Aaron Huniu Photography  Dresses: Simply Bridal’s Helena Gown  Location: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa  Hair & Makeup: Antonella Annibale  Florist: Third Bloom  Tux: Friar Tux Shop  Bridal Props: The Bridal Prop Shop  Models: Morgan Boberg & Stefan Toler

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    Incorporating Pets into Your Wedding

    Admit it, you love your pets more than you love some of your family members. So, you believe it is only fair you should have the furry love of your life participate in your wedding. But even though you know your fur baby won’t be present during the entire ceremony and reception, you still want him to be a big part of your day. Here are a few ways to make that happen… Wedding Photos Wedding photos are our favorite way to incorporate pets into a wedding. This way you can get multiple shots of your fur baby without having to assign a designate a friend to watch him or…