Meet the Team Monday - Ari from Brilliant Bridal Mesa (East Valley)

Every Monday for the next few weeks we'll introduce you to a stylist (or two) from one of our Brilliant Bridal locations and share 10 fun facts about them.  We know some brides get nervous about starting their wedding dress shopping journey so we hope our friendly faces will take a bit of that edge off!  Today we'll introduce you to Ari!  She is the go to tall girl at our East Valley location and is a fierce dog lover.  Scroll down to learn more about Ari and what she loves about being a bridal stylist at Brilliant Bridal Mesa!

Meet Ari from Brilliant Bridal Mesa (East Valley)! bridal mesa

  1. Name? Ari
  2. Which Brilliant Bridal location are you based at? Brilliant Bridal Mesa (East Valley)
  3. How long have you worked in the wedding industry? Just over a year and a half.  I love it!
  4. What is your favorite part of working at Brilliant Bridal? I love being able to style my brides in something they love and feel themselves in as well as being a part of such a big and memorable decision.
  5. What is your one tip for brides starting their wedding dress shopping journey? Bring supportive and positive people to your appointment that will make you feel like a goddess!
  6. If you could meet any celebrity, who would it be? Jennifer Aniston!
  7. What is the best concert you've ever been to? Muse
  8. Where is the one place you would love to travel to that you haven't visited before? Thailand
  9. What is your favorite wedding trend of the moment? Overgrown greenery in the decor, table settlings, bouquets, etc.
  10. Who is the one local wedding vendor you just love to refer brides to in your city and why? Urban Veils Couture!  Chris's veils are gorgeous, all handmade, high quality fabrics, affordable and unique!

New Designer Bridal Gowns Arriving at Our Bridal Stores!

Arriving this week at both Brilliant Bridal stores are 40 brand new designer bridal dresses!

These wedding gowns can currently be ordered at full price from traditional bridal stores, but they will all be discounted at least 30% off retail at Brilliant Bridal.

Buying your wedding dress at Brilliant Bridal will save you hundreds of dollars that you can put towards other wedding expenses or that honeymoon you've been dreaming of!

See below for some of the new arrival wedding gowns and visit our Facebook page for even more new styles.

Arriving in this shipment are brand new wedding gowns from Maggie Sottero, Alfred Angelo, David Tutera, Jasmine, Mori Lee, Justin Alexander and more!  We also received a variety of sizes ranging from 6-20 and styles from lace mermaids to tulle ball gowns.

These bridal gowns will be available for sale at our Phoenix and East Valley bridal stores this week.  Don't wait to book your appointment or stop by to get the first look at these incredible new wedding dresses.  We always do our best to help walk-in customers as quickly as possible but there can be a wait on the weekends for walk-ins as we do prioritize serving our customers with appointments.

We Love... Bridal Veils by Urban Veils Couture

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custom bridal veils

Veils are an elegant and classic addition to any wedding ensemble. We've discovered in our bridal shop, that once a bridal veil is placed on a bride-to-be it's her first big "I'm really a bride" moment.  Not all brides choose to wear a veil on their special day, but before you make your final decision, take a peek at these gorgeous creations from Urban Veils Couture available exclusively at Brilliant Bridal!

lace bridal veil

A lace trimmed fingertip veil like this looks fabulous with a variety of bridal dress silhouettes that feature coordinating lacey details. This length and style is perfect for the bride who wants an elegant look without the high drama of a floor-length veil. Try out a single tier veil (like above) or a double tier for added drama and volume.

bird cage bridal veil

If a vintage or rustic event is more your cup of tea, perhaps a birdcage veil with a touch of lace would complete your bridal look! Try pairing this flirty veil with a form-fitting gown for a modern but classic bridal look. As beautiful as these spunky veils are, they can be a little difficult to place. Make sure your hair stylist knows the correct way to style your hair with a birdcage veil so it lays properly over your face. Bobby pins will be your best friend!

chapel length bridal veil

If you are a bride who wants to make the ultimate statement, a cathedral veil is definitely a showstopper! You’ll turn heads when wearing this magical, timeless hair accessory. These grand, lavish bridal accessories are usually thought of strictly for formal affairs, but don’t be afraid to mix it up! A cathedral veil can also work for lush outdoor venues and destination weddings.

Our Brilliant Brides - Featuring Emily!

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We've said it before and we'll say it again, we love seeing pictures of our brides on their wedding day!  When it's the big day and you've spent hours in hair and make up and you're standing next to the love of your life, there is a smile and a glow that brides have that we just don't get to see at our bridal store.  Today's Brilliant Bride Emily couldn't be a more beautiful and radiant bride.  Scroll down for what Emily has to say about her experience finding her dream dress at Brilliant Bridal!

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My experience at Brilliant Bridal was wonderful! It was the second bridal store I shopped at, and I was very impressed with their selection and their amazingly affordable prices! My bridal consultant was very professional and knowledgeable. . .she brought me whatever I wanted to try on and there was no rushing or pressure involved. After the 6th dress, I had found "the one" that would be mine! I had a "vision" for my dress, so I had a few alterations made to make it exactly what I wanted--this is the beauty of Brilliant Bridal! Because their prices are so reasonable, you can afford to make alterations and create a unique, one-of-a-kind dress just for you and still pay under other retailers' prices! I would recommend Brilliant Bridal to any bride, especially if they are trying to remain within a budget!

Many thanks to one of our favorite wedding photography teams, Jon and Karyne Photography for sharing these gorgeous images with us!

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