Our Brilliant Bride Julianna | Arizona Real Wedding

We love seeing couples making their wedding unique to them, and this Japanese Friendship Garden wedding is no exception! Our Brilliant Bride Julianna and her groom, Thaddaeus were married in March surrounded by lush greenery, bright florals and lots of romance! The couple's desire was for the "focus to be sentimental rather than glitzy,” and you can see that in all of the symbolic details intertwined throughout their wedding day.  

Julianna wore a classic satin trumpet gown from Enzoani that she said yes to at our East Valley location. She paired her traditional gown with not so traditional accessories: a pair of fuchsia chucks,  blue rose jewelry and a vibrant bouquet.

Thanks to Julianna + Thaddaeus for sharing their day with us and to their photographer Katelyn Cantu Photography for the great images! And to see more lovely photos visit her blog.

Our Brilliant Bride Jacey | Gilbert Real Wedding | Brilliant Bridal Phoenix

Our Brilliant Bride Jacey and groom Marcus were married at Seville Golf & Country Club in Gilbert, Arizona this past fall on November 11th. Did you catch that?! Their wedding date is 11-11-2016; like the saying, "it's 11:11 [time], make a wish." These two are true romantics!

Each element of their day was planned with such thoughtfulness from writing their own vows to the unity ceremony to the way they included their precious little one. And you're not going to believe the send offs! Not only did they ride off into the sunset in a horse drawn carriage after the ceremony, but they also had a sparkler send off when they left their reception. These two really know how to make an exit!

Now, we have to talk about how radiant Jacey looked in her Alfred Angelo bridal gown. Her dress featured a ruched bodice with a dropped waistline and ruffled organza skirt. We couldn't be more obsessed with her crystal tiara and statement earrings that compliment the embellished, sweetheart neckline perfectly! She said yes to her dream dress at our Brilliant Bridal Phoenix location a little over six months before her wedding date.

Scroll on for some of our favorite photos from this Arizona wedding by Maite M Photography! And Congrats Jacey + Marcus; we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

Proposal Photoshoot

Grooms - this blog post is for you! Planning the perfect proposal takes time, dedication, secrecy and great logistics! When you're putting all of that work into proposing to your future hubby, why not capture this timeless moment on video or photo!? 

Proposal photo shoots are the perfect way to capture the engagement in real time! Doing a proposal photo shoot will capture the moments of sheer happiness right after you get engaged.  These photos that you capture the perfect photo op for you to share on Facebook to announce your engagement!  Here are a few tips & tricks on planning the perfect proposal photo shoot! 

Tell Your Squad

Photo by Alyssa Michelle Photography

Photo by Alyssa Michelle Photography

So, you've got the ring and you've got a date set to propose. The next step is telling you & your fiance's inner circle. Be sure to share the news or ask her parents for approval and also share with your and her best friends! Be sure not to tell too many people - you won't want someone to slip and give away the big surprise! 

Pick the Perfect Location

Now that you've got the ring and her friends & family's permission, you'll have to find the perfect proposal location. Take her to the spot where you first met, had your first kiss or first date. Take her to the spot where you exchanged 'I love you's' for the first time. What does your soon to be hubby like to do? Think about her hobbies, favorite restaurants, things on her bucket list. From here you can choose the perfect location to pop the question! 

 Pick Your Paparazzi

Now that you've got your location in mind, it's time to bring in the backup! You'll want to spend a few weeks researching different photographers and possibly videographers to inquire about their pricing and availability for your proposal! When you're reaching out to these vendors, give them as much information as possible up front to avoid the back and forth. In your initial email, share the date, time, location, hour(s) needed and estimated budget you have for the proposal. After you've found a photographer that will work, you're onto your next step! 

(Somewhat) Prep Your Boo

 You won't want to give the surprise away BUT you will want your future fiance to have her nails done and photo ready! We promise, you don't want to put all of this work into a proposal photoshoot and have your fiance not happy with how she looks in the photos because you didn't tell her to get ready! (We can just imagine the meltdown now.. don't skip this step!) If you feel like you'll give the surprise away  - bring in the backup. Ask her best friend to take her to get her nails and makeup done. A day with the girls is less suspicious than you telling her to go get her nails done. 

 

Guys - take it from us - she will LOVE the fact that you took the time to put together a proposal photo shoot. If you take us up on our advice, tag us in your proposal pics, we'd love to see them! 

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Arizona Wedding Venue Spotlight

Over the next few weeks we're going to be highlighting a few wedding venues in the home towns of our bridal boutiques! Since the very first Brilliant Bridal store opened in Mesa, AZ in 2011, we thought we would start first with our flagship state! Arizona has many beautiful wedding venues to suit a variety of bridal styles. Any bride getting married in Arizona is lucky enough to be able to select from over 30 wedding venues just in the Phoenix Valley! It was difficult to select our favorites, so we narrowed down our favorite Arizona wedding venues by style category. 

Rustic Charm // The Elegant Barn

The Elegant Barn is a unique and beautiful wedding and event venue located in charming Gilbert, Arizona. The space boasts a beautiful rustic barn, a serene garden under strung bistro lights, a farm house featuring a spacious bridal suite and groom's room. 

Modern Muse // Phoenix Art Museum

What could be more magical than having the run of an art museum for your special day? Whether planning an intimate affair or lavish wedding, the Phoenix Art Museum offers a truly unique setting. A variety of spaces can be tailored for your function from a state-of-the-art 300-seat theater and various sizes of galleries, as well as The Museum Café. The classically progressive design of the Museum's 203,000 square feet architecture, the Museum’s 18,000-work collection of art from around the world, and the many traveling exhibitions will add excitement to your wedding and give your guests much to talk about during cocktail hour! Cummings Great Hall, is one of the city's most dramatic multi-use spaces, the perfect space for a breathtaking indoor ceremony. For a lovely reception move into the Rineberg Gallery where the accent is on customization and artworks from the Museum's collection provide a unique atmosphere for a one of a kind reception.

Desert Dream // The Paseo

The Paseo offers a private, outdoor setting at the foot of the Superstition Mountains for your wedding or event with breathtaking mountain backdrops, natural Sonoran desert views and amazing sunsets. The exclusive property includes iron entry gates, guest parking, and a lovely welcome area.

Two suites are available for the couple and their attendants. The lush grass ceremony area with a raised stage has unparalleled mountain views. Guests will journey along decorative paths to a sunset cocktail hour with views of both the Superstitions and the pristine desert.

After cocktails and pictures, guests will be invited to the outdoor reception area perfect for dining and dancing under the stars. The area lighting and market lights add to the festive, romantic atmosphere.

The 4000 sqft pavilion is extremely versatile and can be used for an extension of the reception area, an indoor reception, welcome area or ceremony. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the surroundings are incomparable. Only one event is held at a time so you will enjoy privacy and exclusive use of all facilities.

Urban Gem // SoHo63

SoHo63 is a hip and historic wedding and event venue offering a selection ofbeautifully appointed indoor and outdoor spaces. Located in vibrant Downtown Chandler, SoHo63 features a grand gated entryway, multiple contemporary indoor spaces and an exquisite outdoor terrace modeled after a chic city rooftop promenade. With the SoHo63 Signature Experience, you can say "I do" surrounded by candlelight or under the stars. SoHo63  can accommodate events of up to 25-200 guests within four hip and historic, indoor and outdoor event spaces that can be used individually or collectively as a free-flowing space. 

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Photos courtesy of  Elegant Barn, Phoenix Art Museum, The Paseo & SoHo63 

 

New Inventory Alert : September Gowns

Ring the alarm - our stores have a beautiful new inventory of dresses at Brilliant Bridal Arizona, Denver and Las Vegas locations. Oh how we love new inventory days at Brilliant Bridal! It feels like Christmas every time those big boxes arrive at our doors.  

If you're new to Brilliant Bridal - we have to let you in our on secrets! All of our dresses are one of a kind and are marked up to 80% off retail price, potentially saving you thousands of dollars! All of our dresses are brand new and we receive them directly from the designer. Most importantly, you'll receive 5 star service at any of our Brilliant Bridal locations from our exceptional stylists. Our stylists are so passionate about finding our brides the perfect dress and they will LISTEN to you. If you see a dress that you love below, be sure to call the store location first to ensure that it is still in stock. Since our dresses are one of a kind - they go fast!

For this round of inventory we're highlighting our favorites - there are many more that we've added to our inventory! Be sure to check out the Arizona, Denver and Las Vegas location Facebook pages for the full list of new inventory. We are especially excited about the unique colored wedding dresses that we've recently added! From blushes to pretty grays to soft blues - we have the perfect colored wedding dress for you!  

Sophia Tolli  Y11552 Color: FR BEIGE IV Size: 10     Retail Price: $1,573 Our Price: $1,101  Phoenix Store

Sophia Tolli Y11552 Color: FR BEIGE IV Size: 10

Retail Price: $1,573 Our Price: $1,101 Phoenix Store

Sophia Tolli  Y11576 Color: IVORY Size: 6    Retail Price: $1,798 Our Price: $1,259  Phoenix Store

Sophia Tolli Y11576 Color: IVORY Size: 6
Retail Price: $1,798 Our Price: $1,259 Phoenix Store

Sophia Tolli  Y21514 Color: ALMOND Size: 6     Retail Price: $1,685 Our Price: $1,180  East Valley Store

Sophia Tolli Y21514 Color: ALMOND Size: 6

Retail Price: $1,685 Our Price: $1,180 East Valley Store

Sophia Tolli  Y21521 Color: MISTY GRAY Size: 6    Our Price: $1,798 Retail Price: $1,259  Phoenix Store

Sophia Tolli Y21521 Color: MISTY GRAY Size: 6

Our Price: $1,798 Retail Price: $1,259 Phoenix Store

David Tutera  215274 Color: IV PK CHAMP Size: 14    Retail Price: $2,023 Our Price: $1,416  Denver Location

David Tutera 215274 Color: IV PK CHAMP Size: 14

Retail Price: $2,023 Our Price: $1,416 Denver Location

David Tutera  115249 Color: IV TEAROSE Size: 6    Retail Price: $1,573 Our Price: $1,101  Denver Location

David Tutera 115249 Color: IV TEAROSE Size: 6

Retail Price: $1,573 Our Price: $1,101 Denver Location

David Tutera 215275 Color: IV BLUSH Size: 6    Retail Price: $1,573 Our Price: $1,101  Denver Location

David Tutera 215275 Color: IV BLUSH Size: 6

Retail Price: $1,573 Our Price: $1,101 Denver Location

David Tutera  115229 Color: IV MOCHA Size: 6 Retail    Price: $1,573 Our Price: $1,101   Las Vegas Location

David Tutera 115229 Color: IV MOCHA Size: 6 Retail

Price: $1,573 Our Price: $1,101  Las Vegas Location

Sophia Tolli  Y21512 Color: IVORY Size: 6    Retail Price: $1,798 Our Price: $1,259   Las Vegas Location

Sophia Tolli Y21512 Color: IVORY Size: 6
Retail Price: $1,798 Our Price: $1,259  Las Vegas Location

David Tutera  215262 Color: IV TEAROSE Size 6   Retail Price: $1,348 Our Price: $944  Las Vegas Location

David Tutera 215262 Color: IV TEAROSE Size 6
Retail Price: $1,348 Our Price: $944 Las Vegas Location

Remember to call your local bridal boutique to make sure these dresses are still in stock! Here are the phone numbers listed for you below for your convenience ! 

Phoenix Brilliant Bridal 602.548.1755

East Valley (Arizona) Brilliant Bridal 480.897.0013

Denver Brilliant Bridal  720.420.0858

Las Vegas Brilliant Bridal 702.724.8180 

 

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