Violet Bells Bridal Blog

'I Do' Diligence September 17 2015

With the new bridal collection from Violet Bells' nearing its unveiling, this week we thought we'd focus on dress silhouettes. The Violet Bells collection is customizable, meaning our bride-to-be may choose the style and fit congruent to her figure.  Although many women are aware of their body shape (thank you online quizzes), many are still unsure of the most flattering dress and cut for their figure. We have highlighted the silhouette types and cuts, so that every bride can glow in her gown. That way when the lights are hitting your dress for the night, you're the one lighting up the room. 

Ball Gown: fitted at bodice, full skirt, great dramatic look on long & lean or pear shapes

A Line: Fitted at bodice, flowing to ground with unbroken line, resembles that of an uppercase A, very balancing, looks good on just about any frame

Modified A Line: Fitted through bodice to hips/upper thigh, then flows from that point, less dramatically and tighter to the body than the regular A line

Trumpet: Fits close to body the gradually flows at mid-thigh to floor, resembles a trumpet

Mermaid: Fitted through bodice, waist, hips, down to knee then flares

Sheath: Classic fit, close to body without waist, straight skirt, will contour against skin

A few other terms that may come up or should come up while you're searching for the dress:

Empire Waist: Tightest below bust line, elongates a petite frame

Drop Waist: Waist will be tightest just below natural waist, was made most prominent by the Coco Chanel

Remember that the Violet Bell's collection allows the bride to customize the top, whether be it sheer and tying at the back, a sweetheart neckline, or a cascading waist. Make sure your dress does your figure due diligence before you say 'I do.' Happy shopping!

 

 


Je t'aime Blue September 12 2015

'Something old,

Something new, 

Something borrowed,

Something blue,

and a silver sixpence in her shoe.

And something well-treasured at Violet Bells is tradition, in its most sophisticate praxis. Although we may not be exercising the poetic ditty to the extent of warding off bad juju, one could never underappreciate the value of a charm or trinket. And what bride doesn't love an extra dazzle of good luck during her betrothal? We've prepared a unique collection of Something Blue's for the Violet Bells' bride...

This delicate beaded Guipure Venetian lace garter is also embellished with Parisian clay flowers and baby sequins. A sister garter is featured along side for toss out in the new collection. 

A fancifully cut garter pays respect to the Guipure Venice lace edge. To the right a Rhinestone trimmed garter, created with Alencon lace and detailed by delicate clay flowers made in Paris. The flowers lie in a bed of couture organza silk petals and leaves, with a hint of Chantilly lace for a special touch that is pleasing to the eye. 

This veil, named Holi, crafted from Alencon lace, has a rawcut edge draping from the crown to midcalf. From there, the veil extends into a scalloped edge and is finished with lace applique and double-faced silk satin ribbon. Our whimsical Clementine gloves are made of Alencon lace. The raw edge and blue clay flowers give the gloves an airy and delicate touch... Extenuating the bride's hands and ring finger.

Each of these Violet Bells' signatures give a bride a feminine way to say bonne chance!