Our Brilliant Bride Lizzy | Colorado Real Wedding | Brilliant Bridal Denver

What princess bride doesn't dream of getting married at a castle. Lucky for Lizzy, her wedding was at Cherokee Ranch and Castle which sits atop a hill with stunning views of the Rocky Mountains!

Lizzy + Jonas were married this past October and we just can't stop smiling as we look at their pictures because they are obviously so happy and in love! Their Colorado real wedding was full of friends, family, beautiful flowers, views for days and fun rustic touches and pops of purple!

Lizzy found her dress at Brilliant Bridal Denver and wore an Allure Bridals wedding dress that was a modern twist on the classic princess gown.

Thanks to Lizzy + Jonas for sharing their wedding photos with us today and to their fantastic photographers Elevate Photography.  We wish the two of you many happy years together!

Beauty & The Beast Styled Shoot

Tale As Old As Time, 

This tale as old as time is breathing new life, with the talented Emma Watson staring as Belle in this classic, Disney animation. The live-action 'Beauty and the Beast' was released last Thursday, March 17th, and after one week, it's scoring a 68% on rotten tomatoes. Not exactly a home run, but some critics are singing its praises, and we, of course, are a fan of any good love story!

"It looks good, moves gracefully and leaves a clean and invigorating aftertaste. I almost didn’t recognize the flavor: I think the name for it is joy.."  says A.O. Scott from 'The NY Times.'  (full review)

Be Our Guest, To Our 'Beauty & The Beast' Styled Shoot

Leave it to our Vegas vendor/friends to make this 'Beauty & The Beast' Styled Shoot a reality! Tiffany Sangster Photography you have made all our childhood dreams come true, from this picturesque garden to the rich color scheme. We are just blown away by all the perfect details, like each of the enchanted characters Belle becomes friends with Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts and even, Chip. Shout out to When Two I Do and Bliss: Weddings and Rentals for absolutely killing the styling and decor! Plus, we love the clever dessert cards that say, "try the grey stuff it's delicious" from Fox & Pebble. Last but not least, this updated fairytale would not be the same without the floral stylings of Jocelyn's Floral and a magical, red rose! Look how perfect that rose nestles into the split of that jewel-tone, geode cake by KrisAnne Feller

Our Beauty wore a satin, David Tutera ballgown in ivory with a sweetheart neckline (still available at our Las Vegas location plus full details at the end). Styled with a simple tulle wrap, to transform this dress into an ivory version of Belle's original yellow gown. Also, a huge thank you to Tracy's Makeup for nailing Belle's bridal aesthetic. That soft, pink eye shadow and a dusty rose lip color are just dreamy together! The Beast wore a dapper, ensemble from Mr. Tux featuring a navy jacket and matching tie, white shirt and gold patterned vest. Now be our guest, and enjoy these swoon-worthy, wedding stylings inspired by 'Beauty & The Beast.'

Photography: Tiffany Sangster Photography  |  Styling & Decor: When Two I Do + Bliss: Weddings and Rentals  |  Floral: Jocelyn's Floral  |  Cake: KrisAnne Feller  |  Paper: Fox & Pebble  |  HMUA: Tracy's Makeup  |  Model: Kylee Cook  + Morey Saipale |  Tux: Mr. Tux

Dress: David Tutera from Brilliant Bridal Size 6 Ivory w/ Silver Retail Price $2023 | Our Price $1416

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Our Brilliant Bride Gina | Las Vegas Real Wedding | Brilliant Bridal Las Vegas

Las Vegas weddings aren't all about wedding chapels and Elvis impersonators. Look no further than Gina + Carlos' timeless golf course wedding for proof of what a Las Vegas real wedding really looks like.

Gina + Carlos were just married last February at Revere Golf Club with stunning views overlooking the Las Vegas desert and The Strip. 

Gina found her gown at Brilliant Bridal Las Vegas and we love how Carlos could not keep his eyes off of her! She wore a fit and flare David Tutera bridal gown that featured lace applique and an illusion neckline. Paired with our exclusive lace trim veil and her Badgley Mischka, her completed bridal ensemble was on point!

Scroll on for our favorite images from this romantic wedding, include the cutest ring bearer accessory. 

Thanks to KMH Photography for sharing these images with us!

Top 5 Ways To Relieve Wedding Stress

Wedding planning is not for the faint of heart. Weddings are elaborate events that require precision, attention to detail and patience, lots of patience! And the great majority of you won't hire a wedding planner, which means all of that patience and logistical work is coming from you and your partner. No wonder you're stressed! 

From trying to keep your budget to all the questions you're being asked, you're probably even more stressed than you had anticipated! To help you tackle your stress, we've compiled our favorite stress relievers from tips on staying organized to budget friendly date night ideas and everywhere in between. Just remember you are in total control over how you react to all the stressors that come your way. You've got this wedding planning thing, girl! 

Stay organized

Planning a wedding involves so many details, as we're sure you're quickly finding out! Your ability to keep track of all these details is going to significantly impact your stress levels. Lucky for you, there are numerous checklists, budget trackers and virtual wedding registries to help you stay organized! Of course, if shuffling all of those details is not something you're into or you simply don't have the time, hire a wedding planner coordinate all of the specifics. If you're having trouble hiring someone just to offset your stress, wedding planners are fantastic at helping you stick to your budget and get the most for your money. Additionally, they can often get vendor discounts since they are repeat customers where couples are not. 

Delegate, delegate, delegate

Planning you and your fiancé's wedding day is not solely your job. You may have thought about this day for awhile now and even have a Pinterest board devoted to it, but that doesn't mean you can't ask friends and family for help! If you have envelopes to address or bows to tie onto favors, get them involved and take a few things off your own plate. When it comes to your vendors, you are only responsible for explaining your vision (use pictures and swatches to really help them see), and of course, make sure you hire GOOD vendors! If you've hired good ones, then there will be no reason to micromanage them. Just let them do the job you've hired them for and trust them to do what they said they would. 

Eat yummy superfoods

We know developing a meal plan is the last thing on your to do list, so we've linked a few stress-fighting snacks with recipes linked and superfoods listed! Some of these superfoods work with your body to naturally release feel-good chemicals that directly combats stress hormones, to give you the chillest vibes. While, others help you maintain healthy blood sugar levels to keep you from crashing! 

Toasted Oats: oatmeal + berries + flax seed

Sweet & Salty Trail Mix: dark chocolate + cashews + dried blueberries + pumpkin seeds

Turkey Avocado Salad: turkey breast + leafy greens + avocado                                   

Move your body  

But really it's that simple. It doesn't matter what you do, as long as you're doing something. It can be as simple as doing squats while you're cooking dinner or taking the stairs at work. Maybe you could even join a workout class or start taking your dog for a jog, whatever matches with your lifestyle best. As long as you are moving your body, you will reap the benefits of natural endorphins to keep those prewedding stressors at bay!

Spend some QT with your cutie

Your relationship shouldn't take a back burner to your wedding, so make sure to plan a few romantic dates during the process. Do things that you and your partner enjoy, maybe attend a sporting event, explore a new area of the city or hike a new trail. If you feel like your wedding budget has taken over your date night fund, google free things to do in your city or try out a new workout class together (usually it's cheaper, if not free for first timers). Whatever you end up doing just remember to continue pouring into your partner and spend quality time together and to love them well.

 

When the pressure of wedding planning gets to be too much remember the big picture. The wedding you're planning is to celebrate the start of you and your fiancé's marriage! It's a wonderful thing to celebrate, but the most important thing is planning your marriage. Even more important than cake flavors and guest lists and what gifts to put on your registry is planning the day after the honeymoon and beyond.

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Our Brilliant Bride Kiley | Tucson Real Wedding | Brilliant Bridal East Valley

Oh we are such suckers for a beautiful desert wedding! Our Brilliant Bride Kiley married Ty on a (chilly!) December day in Tucson at Tanque Verde Ranch embracing all that is the wild west of Arizona's desert (horse included!).

These two high school sweethearts tied the knot after spending some time dating long distance, and although the weather may have been cold, we just love how warm and loving they are with each other!

Some of our favorite highlights from Kiley + Ty's wedding are the world's cutest flower girls, all the succulents used throughout their decor, the taco cart (hello!), and alllll the candles used to create a warm dining space on a cold December day.

Kiley said yes to her dress at Brilliant Bridal East Valley a little less than a year from her wedding date. She wore a blush all lace James Clifford bridal gown paired with our exclusive blush veil. We love the blush