Wedding Wednesday - 22 Wedding Trends We Love


After a way too long hiatus, we are back in the Wedding Wednesday game!  We love sharing our favorites snippets from around the wedding blogosphere and hope you find some inspiration for your big day along the way.  We know there's an endless amount of wedding inspo out there on the interwebs and we certainly aren't recreating the wheel.  Think of our Wedding Wednesday posts as a curated collection of wedding ideas with a Brilliant Bridal vibe; timeless designer looks without the designer price tag. So to reboot our Wedding Wednesday series, we're going big with this amazing collection of the top 22 wedding trends of the moment from the fantastic people at BRIT + CO!  We've picked four of the twenty-two as our favorites to share with you here, but make sure to hop over to their blog for all 22 trends.  Because, they're amazing.

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1. Desert wedding inspiration

Ok - full disclosure - on BRIT + CO this image is used for trend spotting bridal gowns that are showing a bit more skin than usual, either through cut outs, slits, illusion necklines and backs, etc.  BUT we could help but love the desert setting of this image!  Since Brilliant Bridal was founded in the beautiful Phoenix desert, we have a soft spot for desert weddings. If you live outside of Arizona and are thinking of a destination wedding, or want to get married in January but don't want to freeze to death, consider our stunning desert and all she has to offer for your big day!

2. Suspended decor

Get your centerpieces off the table!  Even simple hanging poms or white lights will add affordable drama to your reception or ceremony space!

3. Communal dining

Get everyone around the same table and celebrate your new marriage!

4. No flower weddings

Not only do we love the look of this lush greenery, but flower budgets for weddings average around $2000!  This is a great wedding budget line item to save some green while going green!

Meet the Team Monday - Monica from Brilliant Bridal East Valley


Happy Monday!  We're back with another meet the team post!  Say Hi to Monica from Brilliant Bridal East Valley.  Monica is a hippy at heart and is also our much loved and needed Spanish speaker at Brilliant Bridal East Valley.  Scroll down to learn more about Monica and what she loves about being a bridal stylist!

Meet Monica from Brilliant Bridal East Valley! bridal east valley

  1. Name? Monica
  2. Which Brilliant Bridal location are you based at? Brilliant Bridal East Valley
  3. How long have you worked in the wedding industry? Almost a year and a half now!
  4. What is your favorite part of working at Brilliant Bridal? My lovely coworkers and the kind brides we are able to work with!
  5. What is your one tip for brides starting their wedding dress shopping journey? Be true to yourself and have fun!!
  6. If you could meet any celebrity, who would it be? John Lennon & Yoko Ono
  7. What is the best concert you've ever been to? Matt & Kim
  8. Where is the one place you would love to travel to that you haven't visited before? Costa Rica
  9. What is your favorite wedding trend of the moment? Anything with a bohemian flare that incorporates nature.
  10. Who is the one local wedding vendor you just love to refer brides to in your city and why? Jennifer from Made by Mossie Alterations!

Brilliant Bridal Arizona featured in the newest Phoenix Bride and Groom Magazine!

We are so honored to be featured in the newest issue of Phoenix Bride and Groom Magazine!  In March we joined forces with some incredible local wedding professionals to create a beautiful desert inspired styled wedding shoot. The concept was the vision of Tracy from Fully Alive Photography who's photography made the handiwork of all the other contributors absolutely shine.  We live in such a unique geographic area that has it's own one of a kind beauty.  Rather than hunting for an oasis in the desert, this spread in Phoenix Bride and Groom inspires couples to plan a wedding that lets the beauty of our Arizona desert be front and center.  We promise that with our mountains and cacti as your backdrop, your wedding won't look like every other image on Pinterest!

Tracy asked us to bring wedding dresses and bridal accessories with a bohemian or boho chic vibe.  Both featured bridal gowns were sold at Brilliant Bridal for under $1000 proving that you can have the latest on trend bridal looks with out breaking the bank!  The backless dress is discontined Alfred Angelo dress and the sleeved gown is a private label style.  (Please note: both of these dresses have since sold.  If you're looking for this style we would love to help you find something similar!)

Make sure to pick up the latest issue of Phoenix Bride in Groom since these images really pop when you see them on the printed page, but here are few sneak peeks of this fabulous desert inspired styled shoot.

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