Our Brilliant Bride Brittany | Arizona Real Wedding | Brilliant Bridal East Valley

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Brittany + Junior celebrated their marriage earlier this year and all you really need to know is...they had a donut wall.  🍩

Ok, a few more things to know. We love all the shabby chic vibes throughout their reception. From the vintage photo booth, the chalkboard sign, the warm glow from the stringed lights, and all the amazing sparkly linens!

Brittany's dress...gorgeous!  She said yes to a stunning lace Maggie Sottero bridal gown at our East Valley location. The scalloped lace sleeves and hem are a perfect compliment to the vintage feel through out the rest of the wedding.

Thanks to Brittany + Junior's photographer Ashtyn Nicole for sharing their wedding celebration photos with us. Scroll on for more of our favorites from their big day.

Bridal Party Thank You Gifts

For the month of April, we have been talking all things bridal party. We have talked you through sweet ways to ask themour fave bridesmaids dress trends, and uneven wedding party tips + inspo.

As promised, we are wrapping up this last week of our mini series with the final thing you get to do for your gals, thank you gifts! Whether these presents are for the day of or for them to enjoy later on, you will want to make sure that it makes each of your maids feel truly loved and appreciated. These women have been by your side for months, maybe longer, helping you plan, going to vendor meetings, and completing diy projects to make your wedding day a dream come true, so use these gifts to show your ladies the same love that they've been pouring out on you!

Here are some of our absolute faves from etsy, local vendors, and charitable organizations. We have linked all items in the caption below each picture for ease of shopping! Also, each present can be personalized either with a monogram, additional pattern choices, or metal tone options. 

Customizable Pretties

Who doesn't love having their name or initial written in calligraphy? Monograms are a stylish way to make each gift feel personalized to each of your bridesmaids without buying different items. We love how these presents can be incorporated into the day of festivities, but also serve a functional purpose for another day. Imagine your photographer getting a picture of all of you toasting the day with floral tumblers or a gorgeous detail shot of all the dresses hanging from engraved, wooden hangers.  

Floral monogram tumbler from Wedding Favorites $21.00

Floral monogram tumbler from Wedding Favorites $21.00

Personalized bridesmaid tote from 42 North designs $15.00

Personalized bridesmaid tote from 42 North designs $15.00

Custom engraved wood hanger from deco ink designs $10.00

Custom engraved wood hanger from deco ink designs $10.00

Heartfelt Jewelry 

Giving jewelry as a thank you gift is the perfect way to tie your bridesmaids looks together, and it's also, the perfect adult friendship piece to wear for years to come! We've included a customizable necklace and bracelet that you can have engraved with their name, your wedding date, or even your friendship anniversaries. If earrings or a ring are more their thing, we found stylish pieces that play on the timeless wedding pun of "tying the knot."

Plus, a special find for the bride that wants to make a difference. We are giving a shoutout to Fashionable for carrying beautiful products from women who have overcome extraordinary circumstances, ranging from prostitution to homelessness to addiction to a lack of opportunity. Click here to see inspo photos of a darling, bridal party wearing their necklaces. 

knot bridesmaid earrings from fox blossom co. $22.00

knot bridesmaid earrings from fox blossom co. $22.00

Horizon necklace from fashionable $58.00

Horizon necklace from fashionable $58.00

Customized metal cuff bracelet from genuine & ginger $22.00

Customized metal cuff bracelet from genuine & ginger $22.00

Forever ring from fashionable $24.00

Forever ring from fashionable $24.00

Lovely Extras 

If you're bridal party is a little 'extra' (in all the right ways), gift them something to help them relax in the months following the wedding. Like this indulgent gift box from Presently Plum that is all the makings of a zen spa day at home, filled with bath salts, a face mask, candle and more. If a pre-made gift box isn't in your budget, opt for just one of these relaxing items like a floral robe or candle. Better yet, make your own thank you box and use this as inspiration!

Bridesmaid gift box from presently plum $75.00

Bridesmaid gift box from presently plum $75.00

Floral bridesmaid's robes from Sharbathi $16.00

Floral bridesmaid's robes from Sharbathi $16.00

Burnished candle from anthropologie $18.00

Burnished candle from anthropologie $18.00

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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 legit 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.