Tag Archives: bridal attire

Love is in the Air

2 Mar

Spring time is upon us and wedding season is almost in full bloom! One great thing about preparing for a wedding it that you can have a dedicated team, First Comes Love, that will be there with you every step of the way. Although we might not be there when you find the perfect dress, we can give you some tips on what styles & colors might fit just right!

Wedding Dress 101

The Bride to be

You are the ONLY one that will know what dress is meant for you! But, why not learn what styles are best for your figure.

Tips for finding the right dress, based on a spring themed wedding

Typical spring wedding dress styles: halter, empire waist with spaghetti straps, lacy long sleeves & sleeveless.

Consider length: If the wedding is outside you might not want a train if it will be drug across the ground.

Color: Aside from the traditional, white, there are other colors that are becoming more of the “norm” beige, cream, ivory & even pastel colors.


Pear shape: dress with a skirt that flares out gradually from your natural waste line. Look for stronger fabrics (taffeta or duchesse satin) that wont stretch or cling to the body. Spaghetti straps or V will also make the upper body look slender.

Apple shape: similar to pear shapes, find a dress with a detailed bodice that will create a corset effect around the midsection.

Plus size: empire waste, gradual A-line, however; avoid A-line right beneath the bust line, it give off the maternity clothes look.

Tall: simple lines, lower waist line and a floor length hem will accent your long proportions.

Petite: simple, trumpet, sheath, or modified A-line dress, avoid large bows or bold details.

Large bust: scooped or sweetheart neckline

Small bust: a ruched top will enhance and fill the bust line, halter styles are also good.


The dresses worn by the bridesmaids should feature the signature wedding colors. Chose a color and let each bridesmaid pick out a different hue. If you want to go in a different direction, chose bolder colors such as, turquoise, fuchsia & mango. Avoid satin shoes because they don’t always hold up in springtime showers.


Tan suits, colored shirts & ties. If you are going for a more formal look, a basic tux always works!


Strapless                                  A-line

By: Intern Rebecca


WHITE by Vera Wang at David’s Bridal

3 Feb

Lots of celebrity designers have begun offering budget options for brides, especially over the past few years.  We LOVE Vera and when she announced the introduction of WHITE by Vera Wang, a line of bridal gowns from $600-$1,400 available at David’s Bridal, we were excited to check it out.  Explore the new line here…

Honeysuckle: The Color for 2011

9 Dec

While for 2010 Pantone named turquoise the color of the year, for 2011, it is a bright pink hue, honeysuckle.  According to Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman, “In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues.”

This sexy shade has already been seen all over the red carpet and check out some ways it might appear in weddings next year…

New Fairy Tale Dresses at Alfred Angelo

30 Sep

Alfred Angelo is carrying a new line of Disney Fairy Tale dresses inspired by some of the most iconic princesses of all time.  Check out this behind the scenes look here…

Brides Against Breast Cancer: Bridal Gown Sale

23 Aug

Getting Married?

Join Brides Against Breast Cancer for a unique opportunity to find the gown of your dreams at a remarkable price, while helping make wishes and memory-making events come true.
Attend their Power Hours and be among the first brides in the San Diego area to browse through hundreds of exquisite name brand and designer wedding gowns at the fraction of the price.  Your Power Hour admission entitles you to an early shopping spree where you can try on and purchase your dress ahead of the crowds.

Saturday, August 28
8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
$20 Per Attendee

San Diego Marriott La Jolla
240 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92037

Proceeds from this event benefit Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation, so when you purchase your special dress at a Brides Against Breast Cancer charity wedding gown sale, you not only save hundreds of dollars, but you are also helping make dreams come true for those living with stage IV breast cancer.
*They gladly accept cash, checks and major credits cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover).

To learn more about Brides Against Breast Cancer, visit www.BridesAgainstBreastCancer.org.
For questions, please call (503) 491-8091 or e-mail  babc@makingmemories.org .

Celebrity Wedding Inspiration: Chelsea Clinton

1 Aug

Proclaimed as the “Wedding of the Century,” there are a lot of amazingly beautiful elements of Chelsea Clinton’s east coast wedding that you can use.  There are plenty of stories and the pictures are stunning.  Here are a few key takeaways that First Comes Love wanted to share with you on things we love from the Clinton wedding.

  • Location, location, location. – Chelsea chose a private estate with beautiful views of the countryside.  The pure beauty of the setting adds a lot to the photos without extra expense.
  • Simple elegance – If you look at Chelsea’s ceremony, she doesn’t use a lot of flowers or trimmings for the aisle.  Instead, the crisp white lines make sure that the focus stays on the bride.
  • Stay classy – even though the wedding imposed on neighbors and caused disruption in town, the Clinton family showed their thanks to residents by offering a small gift.  This may be a good idea if you are planning a wedding at a private estate where neighbors may have to deal with extra noise and traffic.  Think about it, a small box of chocolates, flowers or wine will help if a grumpy neighbor is thinking about shutting down your party.

Cool Alert: J. Crew Wedding Boutique

2 Jun

After tons of excitement and anticipation, J. Crew recently opened their own wedding boutique!  The bummer for us San Diegans is that the boutique is in NYC, on Madison Ave.  And while it’s not uber close, they do have a  wedding boutique in seven of their stores, including one at The Grove in LA.  Check out the link here for a complete list of their wedding stores.

J. Crew has offered affordable and super cute bridesmaids and bridal attire for a while but we are super excited to see the entire boutique.  The boutique offers personal wedding specialists for everything from dresses to shoes and accessories.  We especially love the fact that the wedding specialist takes you all the way through your honeymoon by helping you to put your honeymoon wardrobe together.