We are currently in the middle of "engagement season." With so many newly engaged (or soon-to-be engaged) brides, here is a post full of wedding inspiration!
We've chosen four of our wedding dresses and styled them according to a theme: a Charming Southern Wedding, a Modern Art Deco Wedding, a Boho-Classic Forest Wedding, and a Contemporary Museum Wedding. We've also included the other wedding details for more inspiration. And now, four dream weddings coming right up!
This post is written by Gretchen.
Well, it has been WAY too long my friends! This past month has been hectic, crazy, and fun for Lourdes and me. I finally have a moment to breath and share it with you.
So what has happened in the past month you ask? Let me tell you!
This is a post written by Lourdes with guest contributors: William of William Innes Photography, Jabari of Jabari Warfield Entertainment, and Liz from Pop-Fizz-Clink Consulting & Events.
"It's been 84 years and I can still smell the fresh paint. The china..." (record scratching) Oops... not my flashback.
So it hasn't been 84 years since my wedding, and there was no smell of fresh paint in the air. To be honest, I can't remember what it smelled like that day! What I do remember from before the wedding day was the stress. Lots of it! Why? Because I was that crazy bride that said, "I can do this planning all by myself!" (and work two jobs and make my dress and deal with whatever life threw at me). Let the record also show I only had one "Bridezilla" moment! Anyhow, with my fifth anniversary coming up, I'm going down the wedding planning memory lane. Plus, I'm also bringing in some guest contributors to give their advice on photography, wedding planning, and entertainment.
This is a post written by Gretchen.
The call to post has been made. The starting gate bell has rung... And we're off!
No, we haven't suddenly switched professions to become jockeys. But we have started the clock to get our samples done in time for market. So, continuing with the analogy: we are off and running!!!
In fashion design, it's always "go, go, GO!" There is always something that has to be done. There is always a collection to work on. It's also not unheard of to work on multiple collections at one time. For example: while we present our newest collection, we're also fulfilling orders from previous collections, and sketching for the upcoming collection. Each collection is a cycle that once it starts, it doesn't stop.
The summer season is a great time to explore new cities. Even if you can't travel far, there are gems to be explored in the United States. Consider this a list of things you must do when you travel to our favorite cities: Chicago and Charleston. Take it from us, they are pretty beautiful and pretty fantastic! They also make great destinations for a bachelorette party!
This is a post written by Gretchen.
Heathe is a dramatic yet understated wedding dress. She’s glam yet elegant. And of course, vintage yet modern. Her soft silk crepe fabric drapes over the bodice into a bloused waistline. The keyhole back with its single crystal-button closure reveals hand-appliqued crystal petals at the waistline. The fit-and-flare skirt features rows of bugle beads that follow the curve of the seams.
It occurred to us that we should probably let people in on how-in-the-world we decided on “Edith Élan” for our brand name. It is a very European-sounding name for an American bridal designer after all. First things first though. For those that don’t know us, neither Edith nor Élan are anywhere to be found in our names, nor are either family names. Now, for the short version of how it all went down.