Our Brilliant Bride Lisa | Aspen, Colorado Wedding | Brilliant Bridal Denver

We have a beautiful Fall wedding to share with you today! Believe it or not, Fall is only 6 months away (ah!) and we know some of you brides-to-be will find some fabulous Fall wedding inspiration in these images!

Lisa and Scott were married in Aspen just as all of the leaves were turning their beautiful Fall colors. Paired with the deep marsala and wine colors used throughout her decor makes for an explosion of perfectly seasonal color.

And of course, let's not forget the dress. Lisa said yes to her bridal gown at Brilliant Bridal Denver. The tiered, ruffled organza dress from designer Mikaella Bridal was perfect for the outdoor wedding setting and didn't take any attention away from the beautiful bride. Oh and it was no doubt the perfect dress for a wedding day trip up the rock climbing wall! ❤️

There are so many unique and personalized details incorporated in Lisa + Scott's wedding that we just love. The custom "Fun Facts" napkins, the legist mixologist at the bar, the Fall themed dessert bar and so much more!

Thanks to Our Love is Loud Photography for sharing these fabulous images with us!

Uneven Wedding Party Tips + Inspo

For the month of April, we're talking all things bridal party. We've talked you through sweet ways to ask them and our fave bridesmaids dress trends! Next week, be on the lookout for the cutest thank you gifts!

Uneven wedding party woes stressing you out? We've gathered some images to reassure you that it's not such a big deal. In fact, we think it's the way to go! Really though, how likely is it that you and your fiancé will have the exact same number of friends and family to ask to stand beside you? Instead of trying to add extra people to each side, choose the bridesmaids and groomsmen you want to stand by your marriage and not just your wedding. There's no need to ask someone just to make your numbers even and these photos prove it!

Whether you're off by one, two, or a few, rocking an uneven wedding party can create some lovely photos! Just make sure to give your photographer a heads up before your wedding day, so they can plan out balanced poses. We've listed other tips at the end of this blog to help you work out additional logistics.

Off By One

These wedding parties are off by just one, and it will take you a minute to even realize which side has more, the bride or the groom (hint: there is one of each). We found a wedding party of seven and thirteen, and it doesn't seem to matter what size group you have, you can still pull off the uneven look. 

Elizabeth Anne Designs

Elizabeth Anne Designs

Southern california bride

Southern california bride

Off By Two

Maybe you agree that being off by one isn't really noticeable, but you're off by two and wondering if you can still make it work. With these wedding parties, we love that they use a monochromatic color scheme to balance out the uneven numbers. We're not going to lie, it's definitely more noticeable than being off by just one, but we still really like it! 

nathan smith

nathan smith

michelle march photography

michelle march photography

Off By A Few

Are you the woman that's friends with everyone, and you've found yourself off by a few? You may be struggling to decide which of your many friends will make the cut to be your bridesmaids, and struggling even more to find enough guys to stand with your soon to be hubby! Don't let tradition get in the way of having your best friends in your wedding! Uneven numbers will be the last thing you'll notice when you look back at photos filled with the faces you love! 

redfield photography

redfield photography

amanda marie studios

amanda marie studios

Now maybe these photos have you realizing that an uneven wedding party could really work, but you're still not sold on all the other details. Here are a few tips to help things go more smoothly: 

1. Have your bridal party walk in solo with the groomsmen already at the altar.
2. At the altar and for pictures, have the side with less people stand farther apart from each other and have the side with more people stand closer to each other.
3. If the look of an uneven wedding party is still causing you grief, have your whole party stand on one side, or mix and match bridesmaids and groomsmen on both sides.
4. Remember you will probably only get one wide angle photo of the ceremony. The rest of the images from the ceremony will be of just you and your hubby.
5. When your wedding party exits the ceremony after you, have the last couple double up, two bridesmaids to a groomsmen or vice versa. If you're off by more than one, have more double up!

This may make you feel selective or choosy, but honestly you should be! You want to look back at your photos and remember a day where you were surrounded by your closest people! By all means invite other close friends to attend your wedding, but don’t feel obligated to make someone a bridesmaid or groomsmen just because the numbers aren’t working. 

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Our Brilliant Bride Heather | Real Arizona Wedding | Brilliant Bridal Phoenix

Today on the blog, meet Our Brilliant Bride Heather! Heather + Anthony were married in February at Ashley Castle in Chandler, AZ and their wedding was an elegant celebration of their love.

It was hard to find a picture of these two where they weren't smiling from ear to ear. We love how happy in love they are! And we think Heather + Anthony's idea of setting aside a "prayer moment" before the ceremony is a great way to center a new marriage around what is most important in life. And how fun is their bubble exit! We love all the color and whimsy of a bubble exit, perfect for a daytime wedding.

Heather said yes to a stunning, bright white all lace Maggie Sottero gown at Brilliant Bridal Phoenix for her real Arizona wedding. And our bridal stylists helped her put together the perfect bridal look with one of our exclusive lace trimmed veils and a pearl + crystal hair accessory. 

Thanks to Heather + Anthony's photographer Maite Photography for sharing all of these beautiful images with us.

Our Fave Bridesmaid Dress Trends

For the month of April, we will be talking all things bridal party. Last week, we talked you through sweet ways to ask your bridesmaid and this week we are showcasing our fave bridesmaid dress trends! Be sure to check back next week for uneven bridal party tips and tricks!

Bridesmaids dresses, like everything else, go in and out of fashion; different silhouette, colors, lengths, styles, embellishments and fabrics. Researching all the trendy bridesmaid dresses made us a little jealous we don't actually get to plan a real wedding! We will just have to keep living vicariously through each of our brides, and hopefully, we can inspire some of you to plan a gorgeous wedding!

From feminine and flowy to darling and sparkly, we've gathered a range of dresses from varying price points, almost all under $200! To make things easy, we've linked the websites for each dress in the caption below every inspiration picture! 

Feminine & Flowy

You really can't go wrong with long, flowy dresses. They look so romantic and feminine in photos, and an a-line silhouette is so flattering on every body shape! It is also really easy to dress this style up or down with hair, makeup, flowers and accessories. Plus, they eliminate the need for your bridesmaids to buy matching shoes, saving your gals money!

The first and the third dresses are sold through online retailers. Both have excellent reviews and other color options! The second dress is also found on an online retailer, but from Donna Beth Creations out of Denver. We have personally worked with Donna and her team and they are such a treat! If you're a local Denver gal, we highly recommend them!

Sweet & Floral

If you've seen thousands of solid colored bridesmaids dresses and you're ready to take on some pattern, we have the answer to all of your floral dreams! Show Me Your Mumu has the sweetest bridesmaids dresses in the loveliest patterns. They have a handful of styles that come in a ton of different patterns, but they also sell solid colored dresses in complimentary colors to their florals. Making it so easy to create the perfect mismatched bridal party look. With so many options it might  feel a little overwhelming, so we recommend focusing on selecting two or three colors or patterns. Then, let each of your ladies choose the style they like best after you've chosen the color scheme!

Darling & Sparkly

If solid colors are your thing, but you just need a little bling. We've picked some of the most darling sparkly bridesmaids dresses. From delicate, geometric beading to sequined head to toe, we've picked some of our absolute favorite blinged out dresses.

This first dress is sparkly and flowy, two great trends in one! You can find it at Bella Bridesmaid the nearest locations are in Scottsdale and Las Vegas. For our Arizona and Nevada brides, you will not be disappointed going to Bella. They are fantastic to work with! The second and third dress can be purchased through online retailers with great reviews.

We hope you loved looking at these pretty dresses as much as we did! Again if you are interested in more details about any of these gowns, you can click the caption below the pictures to be directed to each retailers website!

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Our Brilliant Bride Andrea | Denver Real Wedding | Brilliant Bridal Denver

We are all the 😍 over this sweet farm wedding at The Lyons Farmette outside of Denver, Colorado. Our Brilliant Bride Andrea married her groom Brian there this past October and we are sharing so many more images from their wedding than we normally do on the blog because we just couldn't stop ourselves!

We're just obsessed with all of the little details throughout this wedding. All the florals, for starters, are perfect and perfectly Fall. Andrea's oversized bouquet and coordinating fresh flower hair accessory are just the best. The polaroid escort cards are our favorite. How cool that Andrea + Brian had pictures with so many of their friends and family to use for this detail!

Andrea said yes to her dress at Brilliant Bridal Denver, and was beautiful in her lace Alvina Valenta bridal gown. The soft, romantic lace and sweep train all felt right at home at the cozy farm venue.

Scroll on for more of our favorite images from Andrea + Brian's Denver real wedding, courtesy of photographer Meigan Canfield