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National Bridal Market 2018 Recap

This past weekend, part of team traveled to Chicago for the National Bridal Market. We had the chance to see a ton of beautiful gowns and all the latest trends in bridal, prom, bridesmaids, and more. We're also pleased to announce we will be adding a new line of mother of the bride/groom dresses that will be arriving at the end of next month! Check out some of the highlights of our trip below!  Cameron and Mackenzie, our buyers, ready to see what gorgeous dresses our vendors have!  Sitting front at a runway show! Seriously can't get over how pretty that back is!   Another favorite from the show! The beaded bodice and cascading ruffle skirt are picture perfect. Next,...

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Fall Wedding Inspiration

If your calendar is booked up every weekend with weddings to attend, you’re probably not the only one. According to Zola, the most popular wedding season of 2018 is fall! Yes, you heard that right! The once-popular summer wedding trend has been dethroned. September and October weddings now outrank June and August this year with 18% and 14% of weddings taking place in those two months. Fall weddings have always been trendy, but have seen a surge in popularity over the recent years thanks to rustic chic trends. Check out some of our favorite fall wedding inspiration below! Share with us your favorite fall trends or how you plan to stay sane during wedding season! We're loving all the bold...

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Things to Think About Before Finding Your Dress

Starting the hunt for your perfect gown might seem intimidating at first, especially if you have no clue what style you are looking for. This is a guide for those of you who may be unfamiliar with bridal terms and gown elements. When shopping for a bridal gown, one of the first questions your consultant will ask you is what type of silhouette you are looking for. Here are a few general silhouettes to start thinking about before you start shopping. Sheath The sheath dress is the slimmest silhouette for bridal gowns. It is form fitting and does not flare out. This style is best for sleek bodies as it often looks unbalanced on curvy women. As for petite women,...

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How to Pull Off Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses Flawlessly

It's easy to fall in love with the look of mismatched bridesmaid dresses, but pulling them off can be a whole other story. When executed correctly, mismatched dresses will make your bridesmaid stand out. When your bridesmaids enjoy what they're wearing, it'll show.  The first step to pulling off this trend is deciding which route you want to go.  Same Dress Style in Different Colors If you've found a dress that you absolutely adore and want to keep the silhouette consistent, you may opt for different colors. Take time to examine color swatches and try to keep it no more than three variations in color. Following these golden rules will ensure your photos look stunning.  Same Color in Different Style...

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Ivory over Shades of Blush

Although white and ivory wedding dresses will always be a timeless classic, a dress with a little color will be sure to stand out on your special day. We’ve listed a few of our favorite blush, champagne, gold, and nude dresses that are available at Candlelite Bridal!

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