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Bridal Fashion Show starring Hanoko by Enzoani

The “Hanoko” made its recent debut at the Enzoani Fashion Show in California this past June, which was attended by our owner, Kathryn Trocki. This exquisite sheath gown has a lace-on-lace overlay. The intricate crystal beading wraps around and emphasizes the natural waistline. The sweetheart neckline is flattering and the elegant floral trimmed shoulder straps… Continue reading Bridal Fashion Show starring Hanoko by Enzoani

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Trust your gut

You find the dress you love, within your budget, at the very first shop you go to. What should you do? Say yes to the dress? You expected this gown search to be long and exhausting, requiring you to visit a multitude of bridal salons, trying on dozens of dresses.  But you did find the… Continue reading Trust your gut

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Inviting Checkerboard

Kathryn’s Invitation & Design Studio is proud to carry Checkerboard, a collection of traditional wedding invitations, updated with fresh design concepts and an exquisite color palette, resulting in a modern twist on ageless styles. Layers, ribbons and stunning monograms garnish off the ensemble pieces for a perfectly polished look. The ideal album for the bride… Continue reading Inviting Checkerboard

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Are Thank You Notes Really Necessary?

Graciousness is always admired and people like to be appreciated! My daughters have reluctantly spent their time writing thank you notes. Most often, their handwritten notes were the result of a threat I made (no computer, no cell phone). Over the years, I’ve reminded them that if someone took the time to select a gift… Continue reading Are Thank You Notes Really Necessary?

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Curvy Bride & Corsets! (part 5)

Look at this exquisite strapless gown Curvy saw in a magazine by Bonny Unforgettable. She was amazed that there are so many gorgeous  plus-size styles available to try on. Fuller figure brides have endless options to choose from here at Kathryn’s Bridal, including corsets and more corsets! She is going to have a challenge selecting… Continue reading Curvy Bride & Corsets! (part 5)

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Chicago Skyline Wedding!

Bride & Groom: Karoline & Nathan Wedding Date: September 29, 2012 To serenade the bride and her attendants as they dressed for the big day, a Mariachi band played and also entertained guests. In Polish tradition, the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony because they receive a special blessing from their parents/god… Continue reading Chicago Skyline Wedding!

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Can I take pictures ? ~ Part 7 of “Online Dress Shopping Horrors”

The bridal industry has had a proliferation of counterfeiters who have created many problems for dress designers and small bridal boutiques. We have published several articles on our very own blog on these dress shopping horrors: Can you spot the fake, cheap, imitation, with minimal detail? (The first photo at the top is the knockoff… Continue reading Can I take pictures ? ~ Part 7 of “Online Dress Shopping Horrors”