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Photography: Ashley Cox Photography   |   Flowers: Farmgirl Flowers located in San Francisco
Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab   |   Dress: BHLDN   |   Groom’s suit and tie: JCREW
Groom’s tie bar and pocket square: Brooks Brothers    |   Groom’s shoes: Allen Edmonds
Bride’s shoes: Anthropologie   |   Groom’s watch: Bulova   |   Bride’s earrings: Grandmother
Rings: Keller & George   |   Hair and makeup: DYI Bride

Vow To Be Chic, leading designer bridesmaid dress rental service, gathered New York’s most stylish at Ladurée SoHo yesterday for a bridal shower hosted by The Glam App founder and actress, Cara Santana.

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The event also marked the unveiling of the namesake ‘Cara’ dress, worn by Santana, the first in an exclusive capsule collection for Vow To Be Chic by Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids. Cara who is engaged to actor Jesse Metcalfe commented, “As a bride-to-be, the idea of beautiful, affordable gowns is something on my mind! Vow To Be Chic has really brought a red carpet feel to ladies walking down the aisle.” The strapless chiffon column gown with feminine ruffle detail is now available for rent on http://www.vowtobechic.com/vowxcara for $119 in eight different color options.

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Guests at the event included Vow To Be Chic founder, Kelsey Doorey, as well as many other of the top names in the bridal industry.

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“Cara Santana was a dream partner to help Vow To Be Chic kick off this capsule collection with Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids. Cara is a female founder, entrepreneur, and style icon and we are so excited to launch the “Cara” dress on our site and give women everywhere access to a taste of Cara’s style for their wedding!” Kelsey Doorey, CEO and Founder of Vow To Be Chic.

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Photography by Rebecca Yale

VowtobeChic.com

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Photography: Be Light Photography   |   Creative Director​ & Stylist – Utterly Engaged @utterlyengaged

Speaker ​& ​Workshop ​Sponsor – Photo Vision Prints​ @photovisionprints​

Floral Designer & Stylist  – Selva Floral @selvafloral

Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist – Kate Tuma @kate_tuma    |   Wedding Gowns – Claire La Faye @clairelafaye

Hair Accessories​ – Melinda Rose ​@melindarosedesign  |   Rings – Susie Saltzman @susiesaltzman

  Paper Goods & Calligraphy – Kelsey Malie Calligraphy​ ​@kelseymaliecalligraphy

Ribbons​ ​ – Tono and Co @tonoandco​   |    Surface Styling Boards – Pilgrim and Co – ​​ @emma_natter​

Client albums – Priscilla Foster ​@priscillafosterhandmade   |   Film sponsor​ – Fuji Film @fujifilm_profilm​

 ​Model= Muse Model Management @musemanagement​

Photographer ​Workshop Instructor – Donny Zavala – @donnyzavalaphotography


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“Paris. She opens your heart, steals it and there it will stay. It was an early Wednesday morning when Paris was just waking up. The cafe doors still closed, the bustle of the city subdued while the lovers are still wrapped in each others arm, extending the evening just a bit longer. Abraham held my hand in his as we sat in front of a cafe, one that we’ve passed countless times during our evening strolls around the Marais. Time suspended in the air and everything, just stopped. My beloved, my best friend who I can conquer the world with sat in front of me. The seine, just a few steps away sparkled with beautiful promises and the bells of a church filled the moment with an enchanting melody. A kiss brings me back to life & the sound of a shutter clicking, exposing the Parisienne morning light to a frame of film, promising that the moment has been captured. 

 

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 Dreaming back to that memory makes my heart ache. It aches for Paris, the fine wine, the baguettes to be had, the cobblestones to walk upon and the history to inspire from. This is a city where the unromantic will learn romance, where lovers walk arm in arm lost in a world of their own. Where artists, poets, singers, musicians, photographers all come to dream and create their art. Paris is the author of a world created so many years ago, of history, art, dreams and love. If there is ever a place that exists and wholeheartedly speaks of my soul, Paris encompasses all that is me.
 
I am forever grateful for these memories, grateful to my now, dear friend Harriette for capturing such beautiful photographs on film of Abraham & I. When, during our session, I found myself countlessly taking deep breaths, reminding myself that this is all reality… “

 


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Couple: Mariel and Abe    |   Photography: Harriette Earnshaw Photography

Floral Design: Floresie

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This April, we at The Bridal Theory were present for the much anticipated BERTA Bridal Runway Show at the luxurious Plaza Hotel in New York City.   The latest BERTA line doesn’t fail to impress with numerous silhouettes, sparkles for days, and curve hugging designs that left you breathless.

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The main inspiration for this collection came from the materials themselves, as Berta always starts her artistic
process from the raw materials – the smallest stone or lace applique can inspire an entire collection for her. As
a designer that always pushes the barriers, Berta emphasized more on shimmering and embellished dresses,
when even a fully lace dress got an embellished under-layer to give it a bit of edge and glam.

 

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There are a total of 26 styles in the new collection.  For more information on this beautiful new collection and to see all the styles, visit www.bertabridal.com.  For a complete list of bridal boutiques caring the BERTA Bridal line, please visit HERE.