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Serving Brides up to Size 32. Strictly by Appointment Only.

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Our #BeaUtiful Bride Bria

Bria is one of the sweetest brides we’ve ever met, but her gown journey was nothing short of challenging. From a technical standpoint, getting her gown ready for her October wedding was one of the most difficult alterations experiences we’ve ever had. It was also one of the most rewarding. 


The gown was a bit too small when Bria purchased it as a sample back in June. We warned her that purchasing it was a big risk, but she had her heart set and bought the gown anyway. Because of the size limitations we were working with, we partnered with a well-known alterations expert, Rodica Lazarian of RL Bridal Couture, to make this gown a reality. And as you can see, we have a very happy bride!!! Read on for a peak inside our alterations process…

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Wedding Pros We Love

 Last week on Facebook Live and Instagram, we featured wedding pros we love. If you haven't already noticed, my sister and I LOVE weddings and everything related to them. From florals and venues to favors and tablescapes, we enjoy it all. So when we run across wedding pros that have a unique spin on the traditional, have a creative eye or offer a great service, we can't wait to share them with you. Coosa Designs, I Do Lending  and  Five Fourteen Photography fit into all of these categories and we are thrilled to share them with you all. 

Coosa Designs

We met Gary, the owner of Coosa Designs at a bridal show in Atlanta this past January. If you've ever been to a bridal show, you know how overwhelming they can be with so many photographers, florists, venues and bakers to choose from. So as Chanza and I meandered our way through all of the pretty things that couples love, I saw this really unique booth with these interesting wooden and glass pieces that looked like artwork. As I got closer, I saw the little hearts inside these framed picture frames and was even more curious. Turns out, they are a new twist on a classic wedding staple that most don't think about until days before, the guestbook. You can pick up a guestbook almost anywhere. Usually set out in the vestibule of the church or on a table at the ceremony, guests are asked to submit their name, address and the like. After the day is over, the book is tossed into a box. Not with a Coosa Designs guest book. 

Each Coosa guest book is custom made with your wedding in mind. Gary is an expert designer who can take your logo or theme and create a guest book that will be a living monument of your special day. Guests write a message on these little hearts and drop them into a slot at the top of the frame. You can then take the entire piece and hang it up as a piece of artwork in your home. It makes a great gift for a wedding or anniversary. We loved his work so much, that we asked him to make a guest book for Curvy Rose. Here are few examples of the shapes Gary can make for you. He can do pretty much anything, just give him a call and he'll make it happen. 

Another example of a Coosa guest book. A great wedding or anniversary heirloom that you can hang in your home and pass on to your kids.

I Do Lending

I know what you are thinking, how is this chick going to tell me about putting my wedding on a credit card? But hear me out.  I Do Lending is not a credit card. It's a leasing program that allows you to buy your dress and accessories and pay it off over time. Think of it as a layaway plan with low monthly payments. To be fair, the amount you can spend is determined on your monthly income. To avoid identity theft, you will have to provide your social security number. Unlike a store credit card with high interest rates, I Do Lending charges very little interest and you are not penalized for paying off your dress sooner. So if you really want that dress that it a bit over budget, why not apply for an I DO Lending account? It costs nothing to apply and you have two years to pay of your dream gown. How cool is that?

Five fourteen photography

Being a plus size store, we want all of our brides to look and feel their most beautiful on your wedding day. It's really not about size for us, it's more about capturing the radiant glow that all brides have. And having a photographer that isn't afraid to take up close shots of a curvy bride is an indicator of their ability to see beauty beyond size. This is why we love Five Fourteen Photography.  This husband and wife team is passionate about the couples they serve and are committed to telling your unique love story in a beautiful and romantic way. Their work speaks for itself.  

These are only a few of the wedding pros we love. Coosa Designs has offered and additional discount if you mention us when you order. I Do Lending is a great resource to get the gown you love. You can apply through the link below or visit Curvy Rose to find out more. Lastly, Five Fourteen Photography are great photographers who are not afraid to capture your most radiant moments. They have a variety of options and packages available. They also travel, so location is not an issue. Please let us know if you choose any of these wedding pros and  share the experience you have with them. We are always happy to help. 

 

 

Bridal Fashion Week Recap and 3 Looks for Under 2K

Like a lot of you, we are swooning over the new Fall collections that bridal designers have been showing at NYBridal Fashion Week and Barcelona Fashion Week. From Kleinfeld's Randy Fenoli's bridal collection debut to Christian Siriano's welcomed introduction of couture gowns in sizes up to 24, we are so excited to see these fresh new trends in bridal that will be arriving in stores this summer. 

This gorgeous Sophia Tolli gown is from the Fall 2017 collection. 

This gorgeous Sophia Tolli gown is from the Fall 2017 collection. 

This stunning MoriLee gown will be in our store in late summer. 

This stunning MoriLee gown will be in our store in late summer. 

Most designers already have their new Fall collections on their websites. So if your favorite designer hasn't updated their websites, they will be soon. We are lucky that two of our designers, MoriLee and Sophia Tolli have their Fall collections up on their websites and let me say, they are absolutely GORGEOUS! Chanza and I had a hard time deciding which dresses to order for our Curvy Rose brides. 

One of the many stunning MoriLee Fall 2017 (5577) dresses we will have in our store for you to try on!

One of the many stunning MoriLee Fall 2017 (5577) dresses we will have in our store for you to try on!

 

We understand that budget is a concern for all brides and we are striving to make sure that we have quality, on trend dresses at a variety of price points. Our sample rack is chock full of beautiful, gently worn dresses priced at a steal. Some bridal stores don't take care of their samples. They can be smelly, sweaty and even dirty. Not here at Curvy Rose. We take care of all of our dress samples. That's one of the reasons why we have 1 on 1 appointments and help you into each gown. And for the first time, we've made all of these dresses available on our website for purchase. So if your wedding is coming up and you've missed the deadlines for ordering your gown, check out what we have. They won't be in our store long as we only have about 20 dresses or so and smaller sizes are going fast. You won't be disappointed!

A photo of our current of our samples that we are selling. Great deals in sizes 20 and up! First come, first served. You can also buy them online. 

A photo of our current of our samples that we are selling. Great deals in sizes 20 and up! First come, first served. You can also buy them online. 

Our MoriLee collection is another great option for brides who are looking for a gown under $2K. We added MoriLee this Spring and couldn't be more happy with the style and fit of their gowns. In fact, this past Sunday NYTimesFashion featured MoriLee's designer, Madeline Gardener, as 2 of the top 11 dresses under $2K. Madeline Gardener is one of the best in the bridal industry and we are proud to have MoriLee, BLU and Julietta lines in our store. 

Dresses of the week: You can get these entire looks dress, veil and headpiece for under $2k

Dresses of the week: You can get these entire looks dress, veil and headpiece for under $2k

Keeping in mind that the median dress budget in the US is less than $1,500 we featured 3 dresses with entire looks (including dress, headpiece and veil) for under $2k. These looks became our window display for the week. We even bumbled through our first Facebook Live and Instagram Story. We are still a work in progress, but we couldn't be more happy to serve our Curvy brides with on trend, great fitting dresses at an awesome price point. 

Our first Facebook Live post featuring 3 bridal looks for under $2k.

 

 


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