Arriving for Your Bridal Appointment

July 29, 2014
woman running with clock in hand, LateYour appointment time is set for 12:30pm. When do you arrive? Normally, for any other appointment you would want to arrive early, for example 12:15. But the bridal world is a bit different. You don’t necessarily need to arrive early for your appointment. Let me explain. At Charlotte’s, we book bridal appointments in an hour […]

Common Mistakes of Summer Brides

various colored folding hand-held fansIt is always good to be prepared and have everything planned out to a “T” for your wedding. Of course, it is always best to have a wedding planner to help you with everything so you are not stressing on your big day. However, we are human and we forget things. From my experience as […]

Unique, Creative and Handmade; a 21st Century Wedding

Bride and Groom Couple photo, white sheer cloth blowing in windOn June 1st of last year, I attended my first wedding in many years. The wedding I had been to before that I was a flower girl in. Oh how times have definitely changed in the wedding/bridal world. In today’s technologically advanced environment, we have the wonderful website/app Pinterest, and the online “pin board,” which […]

5 Items to Do After You Have Purchased Your Gown

June 30, 2014
hair pieceCongratulations, you’ve found “the one!” Your gown is on the way and you can hardly wait to try it back on.  Although you are ecstatic, I’m sure you have a few questions like: What do I need to do once my dress arrives?  No need to fret, below are five essential items to add to […]

Kiddos Kiddos Kiddos

June 16, 2014
kids-coloring-playtime-educational-toys-300x198One of the most fantastic parts of life, in my opinion is having kids.  They are so much fun to play with and take to the park or zoo.  But when it comes to bridal appointments, sometimes leaving the kiddos at home might be something you want to consider.  Now don’t get me wrong, I […]

Most Popular Wedding Colors for 2014

June 5, 2014
2014-unique-coral-and-gray-wedding-color-ideas-and-invitations-Do you already feel like a blushing bride? Carry that sweet love over to the color scheme for your wedding. Pink is back! So are the nudes, blushes and peaches — not to be confused with Pepto Bismol pink! While some colors seem to be very popular and all over Pinterest, others may surprise you. […]

Wedding Traditions, a Thing of the Past?

romantic-bridal-veil-long-wedding-veils-with-lace__full-carouselI love answering bride’s questions about weddings. One question I get asked all the time is, “Which traditions are still relevant?” Well, that is a really good question because weddings today have gotten to a point where you are not questioned if you choose to forgo common traditions. Wearing a veil down the aisle is […]

Wedding Traditions Around the World

May 29, 2014
3-mantilla_veil_Pronovias_Spanish_wedding_dressNot all bride’s dream of the perfect white dress.  Some picture a red dress or even a blue one.  Some brides dream of beautiful henna tattoos and cone shaped hats.  Each culture has their unique way of celebrating love and union.  Wedding traditions widely vary from country to country, especially when it comes to the […]

Maggie Sottero Trunk Show

May 25, 2014
Maggie Sottero Trunk ShowMay 16th thru May 25th Join us for our Maggie Sottero Trunk Show and preview the new Fall 2014 collection May 16th thru May 25th. We usually only have these gowns for a few short days but we are excited to have them for a little over a week. Be the first bride to see […]

The History of Wedding Favors

May 22, 2014
honey-wedding-favorWhile planning your wedding, you have probably thought about wedding favors and wondered if they are something you could cut out of your budget.  Perhaps a bit of history can help you understand why favors are a time honored tradition and something guests look forward to taking home. One of the earliest accounts of a wedding […]

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