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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Denver Wedding Venue Spotlight

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If you've been following our blog or Instagram you'll notice that we're going to be highlighting venues in our home states! Next up on our venue tour is the beautiful Denver, Colorado. From the gorgeous red rocks to the beautiful parks, Denver is city that has our heart! 

Denver is the home to many unique wedding venues, so it was hard to choose our favorites! Just like last week's blog post, we have aimed to feature venues that range in style from modern to country chic to garden and historic! 

Rustic Chic // The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park

The Barn is a spectacular venue with something for everyone to enjoy during your event. Arrive at the historic Barn Chapel and sweep across rustic wood floors into this spacious and charming log building. The Barn Chapel was created through the recycling of materials from multiple historic buildings found throughout Colorado, including five old barns, a church and a resort, make a unique venue for your next event.

The focal point and heart of The Barn Chapel are the beautiful antique stained glass windows. From the Barn and Fields, your guests can take in gorgeous views of the reservoir, pond and the high mountain meadows that are home to the buffalo, elk, yak, goats and fallow deer. The adjacent Fields at Evergreen Memorial Park can accommodate large or small weddings, ceremonies or parties. 

Photos courtesy of The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park & La Photographie

 

Modern Muse // Artwork Network Gallery and Event Center

The Artwork Network Gallery is classy and stylish - the perfect metropolitan setting for your wedding or reception.  The space features high, vintage white tin ceilings, hardwood floors, and lots of natural light. 

The gallery exhibits beautiful, contemporary artwork throughout, which creates a great backdrop (and a perfect conversation starter) for your event.  The artwork adds an extra element of uniqueness - with hundreds of artists rotating through the gallery, no two weddings will be alike!

The Gallery offers versatile photo opportunities ranging from fun & funky to sleek & metropolitan.  In addition to the art on the walls, the alleyways contain colorful murals for an urban backdrop.

Photos courtesy of Artwork Network Gallery

Urban Vibes // Moss Denver 

Located at the south end of Denver’s Santa Fe Art District, Moss Denver delivers a backdrop ideal for all occasions! Since opening in 2015, Moss Denver has played host to weddings, corporate, social and philanthropic events and celebrations. The 1936 restored brick and steel building immerses its guests in the aura of this industrial urban venue! Inspired by its artistic owners, Moss Denver provides a stylistic space uniquely re-purposed with each event it hosts. 

Bottom 2 Photos Courtesy of Jamie Beth Photography

Lovely Landscapes // Red Rock Amphitheater

Photos courtesy Red Rocks Amphitheater

Next month we'll be featuring venue locations in Las Vegas & Southern California! 

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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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Wedding Veils 101

After you've purchased your dream wedding gown at Brilliant Bridal, it's time to accessorize! As you know, we like to say that wedding gown as the cornerstone of our bridal party style. Even more, your veil will be the cornerstone of your wedding accessory style! You'll want to start accessorizing your bridal style by first selecting your veil. From there, you can choose complimenting necklaces, earrings, bracelets & belts. You'll want to make sure that your accessories are complimentary to each other, not competing.

When our brides shop with us, they are sometimes surprised with the variety of veil lengths! Here's a helpful infographic to showcase the different veil lengths.

Each Brilliant Bridal boutique carries a variety of veils in varying lengths and styles! From horsehair, to lace, to bling - we've got you covered!

Here are a few of our favorite inspiration looks!

Blusher - BHLDN

Flyaway - Etsy

Shoulder - Bridal Musings

Waist - Coco Meledy

Knee - Elibra Handmade

Chapel - BHLDN

 

Cathedral - Oscar de la Renta

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Our Brilliant Brides featuring Jenny in a Maggie Sottero wedding dress!

We have a fun real wedding to share today!  Jenny was a Colorado bride that found her dress at our Mesa bridal store in Arizona.  Good news for all the other Colorado brides out there, our Denver bridal store is now open! For any Arizona brides still looking for their wedding dress, you really can not go wrong with a Maggie Sottero wedding dress.  Known for their perfect fit, high quality fabrics and great construction you really can't not look stunning in a Maggie!  Don't forget to book your appointment for our Maggie Sottero Preview Party happening this Thursday, July 23rd if you're thinking of wear a Maggie Sottero for your wedding.

maggie sottero wedding dress

Jenny and her husband were married at Black Canyon Inn in Estes Park, Colorado which from the pictures is clearly a slice of heaven on earth. Jenny wore Maggie Sottero "Eden" which was absolutely the perfect wedding dress for this bride and this venue. Flowy lace and tulle combined with form fitting ruching, a bit of added bling with a belt and a soft lace hem worked so well with the natural elements of the wedding location and I'm sure we can all agree that Jenny is glowing in the bridal gown!

Thank you to Jenny and Spika Photography for sharing these gorgeous pictures with us!

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