You know when you’re on an airplane and you’re 10 minutes from your destination and the pilot makes an announcement that because of bad weather they are going to turn the plane around and head back to the original airport?
I love that.
BUT. I loved the 4 hours I had to wait until my next flight even more. So I took myself out to a fancy dinner at the Charlotte Airport California Pizza Kitchen. Tired and deflated, I checked my email expecting to find nothing fun. Then, a happy surprise! Lovely Bride featured our wedding! That really brightened up my lousy day. The ladies from Lovely emailed me last week to ask us some questions and I geeked out. I read Lovely all through our wedding planning – I’ve even written about them in the past.
So check it out, if you are currently planning your wedding I recommend the Lovely blog – they are the cutest.
Lovely Bridal Shop
Sara Seven at Lovely Bridal Shop
This adorable shop just opened on West 4th Street a few months ago. Some of the designers they carry are Sarah Seven, Watters (mine is a Watters dress!) Delphine Manivet, Nicole Miller and more. They also carry a great selection of bridesmaid dresses and accessories. (Dresses range from $800 – $5000)
Etsy’s Wedding Section
Your Fairy Tale Wedding Shop on Etsy
The perfect resource for something completely unique and different. You can find something vintage (might need some altering), handmade or custom, usually for way under $1000. It’s a bit risky to order something online, but I’ve been ordering a ton of accessories, down to the personal flowers over etsy and have been really pleased. There are also some super cute boleros for sale.
J Crew Wedding
Look! J Crew’s Wedding line is so cute and affordable (around $400 – $3000) Bonus, they carry accessories, bridesmaids dresses, shoes, etc. I went to a J Crew sample sale with two of my best girls to try bridesmaid dresses for them and the three of us ended up having a Friends moment:
Friends, The One with all the Wedding Dresses
Anthropologie's Wedding Line, Launches Spring 2011
If you can wait until Spring 2011, you will be lucky enough to have an Anthropologie wedding dress. The new line will feature gowns ranging from $750 – $5000 and they’ll have accessories, bridesmaid dresses, shoes, flowers, invites, wedding planning, honeymoons … the whole package. They make it so easy – I’m bitter that I can’t have one.
UPDATE (the BHLDN Shop is now available online)
Little White Dresses Everywhere
Top Shop $100
Your wedding dress doesn’t have to be an actual wedding dress. This is great for girls who like to keep it simple, chic and best of all you can wear it again. ModCloth has so many sweet options.