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October 2019 Newsletter
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2020 Wedding Gown Trends

This past month we've seen the latest from New York Fashion Week and all the new trends for next year. Bridal gowns are going in fun, new directions and pushing the fashion envelope. From sleek, tailored bridal suits to fun, flirty feathers, the trends are taking a traditional gown and turning it upside down. We've already seen a couple of these trends on brides here in Hampton Roads this year and we're excited to see how daring brides are willing to go to truly be themselves on their wedding day and embrace their inner fashionista. For a full list of wedding gown trends we should expect to see next year, visit  Harper's Bazaar.

Stephanie Wilkinson Photography, Silk Bridal Studio

Capes aren't just for super heroes! 2020 is going to be the year of the cape and we are all in. This gorgeous bride wore a stunning cape with her gown from Silk Bridal Studio for her 2019 wedding. We especially love the stunning lace detail and the drama it added to her otherwise simple gown. This bride was looking for a Game of Thrones inspired look and we think she nailed it.

Carrie Michelle Photography, Studio I Do Bridals

Another 2020 trend is the high-low look, shown here in a Studio I Do Bridals dress. This has been a trend for a while now, and we think it's so fun for a bride looking for something fun and flirty. Pair this look with an interesting pair of shoes in a bright color or some sparkle!

Take a look at all the bridal studios that we love to work with and see which salon is best suited for your bridal needs. We know that one of these vendors will have the perfect gown for your big day.

EyeCaptures Photography

Fun Fact: Studio I Do Bridals actually has TWO locations in Virginia. One is in Roanoke and the other is right here in Hampton Roads. One of the things Studio I Do prides itself on is having a vast array of styles, prices, and sizes- something for EVERY bride that walks in their door. They actually have Virginia's l argest selection of bridal collections and exclusive designs. Both locations also offer bridesmaid gowns and tuxedos so your entire bridal party can find what they need in ONE location. 

Designer: Hayley Paige
Milk & Honey Bride

David & Sarah

What makes Milk & Honey Bride so unique and special? It is size INCLUSIVE. That means that it caters to every bride, no matter their size. They understand that brides of every size are beautiful and worthy of celebration. They work with designers who provide "high levels of customization". While Milk & Honey prides itself on an intimate wedding gown shopping experience, you can also choose their Soiree package, which allows you and your shopping buddies to have the salon to yourselves. You can sip on champagne while you try on gowns at your leisure. There's no time crunch or pressure that takes away from the FUN experience of choosing your wedding gown.

Melissa Bliss Photography

Here & Now Bridal

Here & Now Bridal

At Here & Now Bridal you get to have your dream dress, well, here and now. They sell all their gowns off the rack which means you can find an amazing designer gown for a fraction of the cost. In fact, they carry "exclusive one-of-a-kinds and an array of today's top designer gowns for up to 80% off retail prices." There's no rush or chaos of a sample sale at this salon. They also have an in-house seamstress to help with any tailoring you may need.

Here & Now Bridal

Real Wedding

Sarah Adams Photography

Bride Rachel looked gorgeous in her lace gown from Avenir Bridal Boutique. The lace overlay over a classic A-line silhouette fit her perfectly. She paired it with a simple pearl necklace and delicate lace trimmed veil. Rachel's gown is a timeless design and style- perfect for the bride who loves traditional elements to her wedding day.

Sarah Adams Photography

Sarah Adams Photography

Sarah Adams Photography

Sarah Adams Photography

Photographer:  Sarah Adams Photography
Venue/Food-  Commune
Makeup-   Allured by Ashley  
Suits-  Ralph Lauren  
Brides Shoes-  Keds  Kate Spade NY

Upcoming Bridal Shows

"Slay the Runway" Prom & Bridal Expo
Date: October 27th
Location: Hampton Roads Convention Center
Time: 1-5
Tickets: $10 available at Eventbrite

Check Out Our Latest Issue!

The latest issue of Hampton Roads Wedding Guide is available in  over 50 locations throughout  Hampton Roads as well as digitally on our website. For a complete list of where you can find a copy check out our website! 

In our latest issue you can learn more about all of the incredible vendors we have featured, from venues to photographers to delicious catering options. Plus, you can learn some great tips for your big day!

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