save the date cards · Wedding Invitations

Save the Dates…

If you are wondering if and when you need to send Save the Date cards for your upcoming wedding, we are here to help! Historically, engaged couples announced their upcoming nuptials in the newspaper or in their local church bulletin. Today, Save the Date cards have replaced the official printed engagement announcement. They are most often… Continue reading Save the Dates…

Bridal · Maggie Sottero · Southern Wisconsin Wedding Gowns · Wedding gowns

Couture Fashion Show by Sottero & Midgley (part 2)

Viola is vintage romance! This Makoe satin sheath has a dramatic dropped cowl neck, adorned with Swarovski crystals, while crystal embellishments accent the bodice and shoulder straps. Vidal (shown above) is beaded embroidered lace adorning tulle over Venice organza. This romantic A-line gown glimmers with Swarovski crystals on the bodice and plunging back, while hiding an… Continue reading Couture Fashion Show by Sottero & Midgley (part 2)

Bridal · Jovani · McHenry County Bridal Salon · Southern Wisconsin Bridal Salon · Wedding Shopping

New Evening Gowns by Jovani, for Mom

Jovani ‘s evening dress collection, offers Mothers-of-the-bride and groom a look of elegance and sophistication. Jovani remains one step ahead in setting high-fashion trends while simultaneously trying to preserve its unique and classic styles. As a mother-of-the-wedding, it’s a day to look your very best! Jovani’s newest gown collection features soft fabrics, flattering styles, lace,… Continue reading New Evening Gowns by Jovani, for Mom

Bridal · Custom wedding invitations · Invitations · McHenry County Wedding Invitations · Vera Wang Invitations · William Arthur

Bold and Sophisticated Invitations from Vera Wang

“White and ecru are usually the paper colors of choice when it comes to wedding invitations, which is why this suite stands out.  Details like oversized numbers and playful fonts add a touch of welcome whimsy.” – Vera Wang Make your appointment soon to see the brand new Wedding Stationery Album from Vera Wang, available… Continue reading Bold and Sophisticated Invitations from Vera Wang

Allure · Bridal · Enzoani · Etiquette · Social Media · Wedding

Social Media & A Wedding?

from Allure
from Allure
from William Arthur
from William Arthur

Social media is present in the vast majority of weddings today, and bride’s need to recognize its potential harm. Major decisions such as the bride’s gown and invitations are frequently made and announced via Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and texting. Despite the ease, be very cautious of who may actually see your information.

from Maggie Sottero
from Maggie Sottero
from Carlson Craft
from Carlson Craft

So, in order to prevent Social Media from ruining your wedding, may we suggest some basic guidelines? 1. Do not post every detail: Unless you have unlimited wealth and plan to invite every friend you have, resist the temptation to post details of every milestone such as when you purchase your dress, mail invitations, and so on. It can become quite awkward for those acquaintances who are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their invitation, yet you consider them only online friends. Did you see this cringe-worthy recent piece online? http://blog.theknot.com/2014/08/11/bride-burns-un-invited-facebook-friends-what-not-to-do/ 2. Be a woman of mystery: You need to keep an element of surprise. Leave the specifics for the big day instead of divulging too much on social media. A bride wants her guests to look forward to the event, rather than compare it to the photos previously posted online. 3. Gently discourage phones during the ceremony & celebration: As tempting as it is for your guests to post photos of your wedding day online immediately, they need to understand you have hired or delegated an individual to take photographs. What bride wants to see less than flattering pictures online? Ask your guests to think before posting. Ask your wedding party to spread the word…

from Enzoani
from Enzoani
from Vera Wang
from Vera Wang

The most important rule for all wedding guests to remember is do not say or print anything that is simply not flattering. Good manners are always in style! Kathryn’s Bridal, 3807 West Elm Street, McHenry, IL 60050 815.385.7330 http://www.kathryns-bridal.com “Like” us on Facebook! Kath_Exterior For more information on this topic: http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/planning-a-wedding/articles/how-facebook-ruins-weddings.aspx

Bridal · Maggie Sottero · McHenry County Bridal Salon · Sottero and Midgley · Southern Wisconsin Bridal Salon · Wedding gowns

Couture Fashion Show from Sottero and Midgely (Part 1)

Whitney is shown above with intricate Swarovski crystal beading adorning the bodice of this romantic tulle ballgown, complete with a modern high-low hemline. Shauna’s “Gatsby” inspired artistry makes a statement in this sheath, complete with embellished V-neckline, tiered feather skirt and glittering Swarovski crystals. Make your appointment soon to see our entire Sottero and Midgely… Continue reading Couture Fashion Show from Sottero and Midgely (Part 1)

Bridal · McHenry County Bridal Salon · Mori Lee · Southern Wisconsin Wedding Gowns · Wedding · Wedding gowns

Daring Backs by Mori Lee!

Some of the newest looks in wedding gowns can be seen from behind! The Sheer Illusion back detail gives a romantic, yet daring look to the gowns. Additional trends include the V-shaped back, off-the-shoulder, bateau necklines with low backs, halter, scooped and scalloped with sparkling details. Let yourself be modern and original! To see the… Continue reading Daring Backs by Mori Lee!