What Should You Do with Your Wedding Dress after the Big Day?

Buying the perfect wedding gown is a top priority for most brides. That makes perfect sense because this is one of the most special days of your life, and it’s only expected that you want to look stunning. With many dresses taking 9 to 12 months to order, making this a top priority is completely logical.

As you pick your dress, you might have a little voice inside your head asking, “Should I be spending this much on a dress that I wear only once? What am I going to do with this dress after my wedding?” Well you can put that little voice at ease.  We have some great ideas for what you can do with your dress after your Big Day – so read on to find out more.

·       Preserve it. Proper wedding dress preservation will help you maintain your gown as beautiful as it was on Day One for years and even decades after the wedding itself.  Ideally, you want to leave this in the hands of a professional wedding dress preservationist because they know exactly how to clean the dress without ruining its intricacies, and they also know how to fold and preserve the dress in a beautiful way that will keep the gown perfect for the many years to come. Why preserve it? Your wedding gown can make for wonderful pictures with a daughter or niece down the road. Maybe one day, your daughter might even want to wear it down the aisle!  Even if she opts for her own dress, imagine the wonderful memories you could have of seeing your daughter or niece trying on your wedding dress!

·       Upcycle or repurpose it.  Check out Instagram and Pinterest, which are chock full of ideas for upcycling wedding gowns.  Some great ideas include creating beautiful and elegant throw pillows, quilts, and purses from used wedding gowns.

·       Sell it. If you want to recover some of the money you spent on the wedding dress, selling it as a gently used gown is a very good option. Not only will you have some extra cash (to use on your honeymoon if you don’t leave right after the wedding, for example), but you will also help another bride wear a stunning designer wedding dress on her own Big Day, even if her budget is a bit more restricted.

·       Donate it. This is a truly wonderful gesture – and if you want to donate your wedding gown, we totally encourage you to do this. Weddings are really amazing events in people’s lives and all brides want to look really beautiful as they walk down the aisle – so why not offer this chance to a bride who is a little less fortunate than you were? We bet it will make her feel so great!

Have you found your perfect wedding dress? If you are in North Carolina and are still searching for options, be sure to check out Savvi NC and we’ll help you find the most amazing wedding dress in the world. Make an appointment, and we promise you will not regret it!

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How to Preserve Your Wedding Dress

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Your wedding dress is more than just a piece of clothing – it is a statement and a souvenir from the most amazing day of your life. It is a truly meaningful piece for you – one you definitely want to keep beautiful for the many years to come.

How do you preserve your wedding dress? What are some of the things you can do to make sure your wedding gown stays stunning forever?

We have some tips for you.

·       Take it to a professional cleaner after the wedding. Even if it isn’t stained (which we wouldn’t wish for any bride!), having it cleaned will help you make sure that all the micro-impurities are out, so that you can preserve your dress in a clean, pristine state. Keep in mind that you need the services of a professional wedding dress cleaner – this is a REALLY important factor because you definitely need someone who has experience in this specific niche.  

·       The best way to make sure your wedding dress is flawlessly preserved is by taking it to a professional. These people know exactly what to do: they know how to fold your dress so that it stays perfect, and how to actually preserve it. Ideally, you want to take your dress there right after the wedding, but you can wait up to six months and still be sure that your dress will be preserved in an excellent state.

·       The most common way to preserve a wedding day is by having it placed in an air-tight box. Most of the times, this box has a slightly see-through lid, so that you can still see part of the dress through it. Furthermore, specialists know exactly how to fold the gown in a way that will not damage it in any way (they will fold it with the bodice showing through the top lid, in a way that doesn’t cause creasing that might affect the gown over the years). With a good preservation specialist’s services, you can keep your dress as beautiful as ever for many decades to come!

Still searching for the perfect wedding dress in North Carolina? Contact Savvi NC and come visit our store to choose from a splendid variety of designer wedding dresses. Come visit us and we promise you will find exactly what you’ve been looking for! Once you’ve found your perfect dress, make sure to tag us on Instagram or Facebook to show off your complete ensemble!

What to do if you gain or lose weight after you order your dress

Your wedding is more than a special event in your life – it is the special event. The one that will skyrocket you into a new life. The one that needs to be perfect. The one that is surrounded by magic, emotion, and love like no other event can ever be.

Of course, you want to look flawless on your wedding day – but what if you gain or lose weight after ordering your wedding dress?

We have some tips to help you with this, so no need to panic. We are here to help!

·       Your weight loss process should not be chaotic, but well-calculated. In general, it takes burning 3500 calories to lose one pound – based on this, your caloric intake needs, and the goal weight you have in mind, you can calculate how much you will weigh by the time your wedding comes. This is not an exact science, and you have to adhere to your plan quite strictly if you want to stick in those parameters, but generally, it can help a lot.

·       Schedule your last fitting a few weeks before the wedding. Your weight cannot change drastically in just a few weeks, so your seamstress will be able to adjust your dress to a size that is quite similar to what you will be on your wedding day.

·       Buying a larger dress is a safer choice. You want to order a gown that’s a bit larger than what you would normally wear, and you want to do this for two reasons. For one, if you happen to gain weight, you will still be able to fit into the dress. And for another, sizing down during the fitting process is much easier than sizing up (which can be impossible most of the time).

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·       Try to live a balanced life. Weight loss and weight gain occur when there’s a lack of balance. Eat well, drink water, sleep as much as you need, and stick to your workout routine. It will help you look your best – and feel your best too!

 

Still looking for a stunning wedding dress in North Carolina? Contact Savvi NC and allow us to be the ones who delight you with a superb variety of designer wedding dresses. It’s impossible not to love at least one of them! Once you’ve found your perfect dress, make sure to tag us on Instagram or Facebook to show off your complete ensemble!

Best Dress Options for Nighttime Weddings

With summer just a few months away, we’re all dreaming of warm evenings spent under the starry night – and if you plan on getting married in 2019 under the gorgeous skies of North Carolina, you definitely want to make sure your wedding dress is just perfect for the weather (and the vibes) of the season.

What are some of the best dress options (and general pieces of advice) for nighttime weddings?

We have some tips for you!

·       You can’t plan weather. We all wish we were able to do this, but sadly, it is something no human being can do. What you can do, however, is be ready for any kind of situation. So, if you think the night might get a touch chilly, make sure to bring along something to cover yourself with: a shawl, a thin cape, or even a leather or denim jacket (for those of you who want to be a little unconventional). Whatever your choice, pick it out ahead of time so you know it’ll look good with your dress.

·       The fabric of the dress matters a lot. In general, you want your lace to be as lightweight as possible (Chantilly lace is our best recommendation), and you want to pick a dress made from natural fabrics (such as silk, just like Meghan Markle wore on her wedding day). This will keep you cool during the day and it will keep you comfortable during the night (especially if you follow our first tip too).

·       Generally speaking, longer dresses are the best choice for nighttime events. It might be something ultra-elegant and luxurious (such as a mermaid or ballgown-cut wedding dress). Or, it could be something more casual (such as a boho-chic wedding dress or sheath dress). While tea-length gowns look absolutely gorgeous, they might not be suitable for a nighttime wedding – mostly because they are associated with daytime events, but also because you might get a little chilly, especially if you’re planning an early summer wedding.

·       Be bold and courageous. This is a nighttime event, so you are definitely allowed to wear a deeper neckline, or even a backless dress. A gown with a slit on one side can be really sexy and feminine too! The key lies in ensuring that your entire look is well-balanced from every point of view. Also, if you want to have a white tie or black tie wedding, you might want to keep yourself more covered, as the etiquette demands it.

 

Still searching for the most flawless wedding dress in all of North Carolina? Contact Savvi NC right now and schedule an appointment to come and see the stunning options we offer. You will love it here! After the big day, make sure to tag us on Instagram or Facebook when you post pictures of just how magical you looked!

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What Are the Most Important Wedding Gown Trends for the Summer of 2019?

Every bride deserves to be uniquely beautiful on her wedding day – so you should absolutely be able to choose whatever gown you feel most comfortable in, regardless of what wedding trends say is in or out.

That doesn’t mean that trends are totally useless. Whether you want to create an authentic look for your Big Day or if you just love fashion in general, looking at the current wedding trends can be a great source of inspiration.

For instance, do you know the main wedding dress trends for the summer of 2019? Here are some of the rising stars:

·       Plunging necklines. If you are a daring bride who wants to really wow your guests as you make your steps down the aisle, this trend is perfect for you. A plunging neckline will elongate the entire silhouette, flattering ladies with any size chest, and it will add a dash of sophistication to the simplest dresses, making them true fashion statements.

·       Spaghetti straps. Although they seemed to have disappeared from the fashion scene, spaghetti straps are making a comeback – and the bridal industry shows them at their best and most beautiful. Delicate and feminine, spaghetti straps are combined with intricate and simple wedding dresses alike, creating a trend that’s bound to be embraced by so many brides this summer, especially those getting married outdoors and can’t wait to feel the sun on their skin!

·       Statement ballgowns. Ballgowns are a timeless silhouette, so they never truly went out of fashion, but this summer, designers are bringing forward wedding dress ballgowns that are completely fresh and different! An inspired take on a classic favorite, these ballgowns have power to them: they are simple and bold at the same time, making a real statement as they add drama to your big entrance.

 

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Looking for a gorgeous wedding gown in North Carolina? Contact Savvi NC and let’s talk about it! Schedule your appointment and come to see the superb variety of designer wedding gowns we have in store for you! And after your big day, make sure to tag us on Instagram or Facebook when you post your pictures!

 

How to Choose a Wedding Gown for Summer Outdoor Wedding

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Summer might feel very far away for all of you North Carolina brides – and we completely understand why: the weather outside is still pretty ugly, and we haven’t even seen the first signs of spring knocking on our windows.

Yet, if you are planning a wedding for summer 2019, you want to make sure you order your wedding dress as soon as possible – ordering it and having it altered can take some time, so it’s best to act quickly to ensure that you will have it ready by the time your Big Day arrives.

What are important things to consider when choosing a wedding gown for a summer outdoor wedding in beautiful North Carolina?

We have some tips for you, so keep reading if you want to find out more.

·       Choose your fabric wisely. You want to feel comfortable on your wedding day, and the fabric you choose for your summer wedding dress is really important. Pick something made from natural fabrics, such as silk or even a finely woven cotton. These materials allow the skin to breathe and are more likely to feel comfortable on the skin on a hot summer day than synthetics like polyester.

·       Make sure you have coverage options. Depending on where exactly you want to have your wedding, consider the option of a light scarf or cape to throw on as the night sets in. No matter how summer-y it may be during the day, a little bit of coverage can go a long way when it comes to temperatures that drop during nighttime.

·       Lace fan? No problem. While a lot of lace wedding gowns can feel heavy and awkward during a summer day, the right type of lace can be an amazing option. Our favorite is Chantilly lace, which is a perfect lightweight option that will look airy, romantic, and luxurious on a summer bride.

 

Searching for the most beautiful wedding dresses in North Carolina? Contact Savvi NC right now and allow us to be the ones who help you find the one – the dress that will make you feel drop dead gorgeous walking down the aisle and dancing your First Dance! After the big day, make sure to tag us on Instagram or Facebook when you post pictures of just how magical you looked!

Stunning Martin Thornburg Options for the Budget-Friendly Bride

Here at Savvi NC, we have seen so many brides shedding tears of sheer joy when they finally found the one– the wedding dressthey would wear walking down the aisle in one of the most emotional and beautifully romantic moments of their lives. 

Unsurprisingly, Martin Thornburg is a top choice again and again – and we say “unsurprisingly” because we know just how much attention to detail and passion goes into every single inch of every single dress signed by this brand. 

We want to make sure every bride can wear the wedding dress she has always dreamed of – and for this reason, we want to bring forward three Martin Thornburg wedding gowns for the budget-friendly bride. 

What is so special about these gowns and what kind of savings can you amass by buying from us? Here are some tips to keep in mind: 

·      As mentioned before, Martin Thornburg is a very popular choice among brides who come to Savvi NC. The brand is a sub-branch of Mon Cheri’s bridal fashion house, so you can expect all of these dresses to be fantastic from every point of view. The high-quality fabrics, the hand-beaded Swarovski crystals, and the wide range of options that cover everything from luxurious couture gowns to informal wedding dresses – they all contribute to making Martin Thornburg a true star of the wedding fashion world. 

·      Savvi NC holds multiple Martin Thornburg designs able to cover for a wide range of wedding styles – and although gowns signed by this designer are usually dubbed as pricey, we wanted to make them affordable for every bride. Because, yes, we believe that every bride should truly SHINE on her wedding day! 

·      For instance, the Anita model (first picture shown here) is a superb strapless design with a fine wedding dress belt made from crystals to adorn your waistline and create a perfect hourglass shaped. Come check this out in our store, where you will find it for no more than $699. 

·      Isidore (the second picture shown in this article), another Martin Thornburg design, is a delicate sweetheart wedding gown that combines refined simplicity with glamor and elegance. This gown is available at Savvi NC for only $799! 

·      Last, but not least, Lourdes is a romantic design featuring sublime lace details and crystals. You can buy this breathtaking design for $699 at Savvi NC, allowing you to save hundredsof dollars – which, of course, you can set aside for an even more beautiful and unforgettable wedding or honeymoon.

 

Want to learn more about Martin Thornburg or any of the gowns Savvi NCholds in store? Contact us as soon as possible and we will provide you with the answers you need! Contact us and visit us if you want to wear a truly spectacular wedding gown on the biggest and happiest day of your life! 

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How to Accessorize a Detailed Wedding Gown

Your wedding gown is no ordinary dress – it will be part of you, who you are, and what your entire love story is all about. It will be one of your sweetest and warmest memories – one that you will cherish for years and years. 

You want every single detail of your dress to be perfect – and here at Savvi NC, we get that. We understand that brides want nothing less than perfection for their wedding gown. And that is exactly why we only bring in pieces designed by the world’s most renowned designers. One of our current favorites is Martin Thornburg, and we can’t wait to tell you all about their collection. 

We also understand the dress is not the only piece of the puzzle, and that brides want their bridal accessories to be just as gorgeous as their dress. But how would you accessorize an intricate, astounding wedding dress like those designed by Martin Thornburg? 

Never fear, we have some tips for you! 

·      Whatever you choose, make sure it’s not too much. With intricate dresses, a little goes a long way – so our suggestion is for you to opt for simple, dainty jewelry. Even more, it is quite recommended that you skip some of the jewelry pieces you would normally wear. For instance, if you are wearing earrings, you can skip the necklace altogether (or simply wear something ultra-fine and delicate). 

·      Keep it as simple as possible. Depending on justhowintricate your dress is, your jewelry should be simple. For instance, for the dress shown above, you could stick to one pair of very simple earrings (pearl, Swarovski, diamonds, etc). For something that’s a little more pared down in terms of design, you could coordinate your look with a pair of delicate drop earrings (to add a touch of glamor to the entire look). 

·      Remember to take the neckline into consideration. Some necklines don’t need necklaces at all. Remember, the higher the neckline, the less jewelry you should wear around your neck. Other necklines, however, need to be complemented by some sort of necklace – even if it’s something really small and refined. 

 

Want to learn more about the stunning dresses we hold in store? Contact Savvi NC right now and allow us to be the ones who help you find the most amazing wedding gown your guests have ever seen on a bride! We guarantee you will never regret choosing us! 

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Why Would You Choose a Casablanca Wedding Gown for Your 2019 Wedding?

Brides that make wedding gown selection appointments have chosen to come work with us here at Savvi because of our select designers and the dream dress they know they’ll find here. The moment they find their perfect wedding gowns is magical – both for them and those who accompany them on this journey and for us. We live for these moments – celebration, excitement, relief – all these feelings rolled into one enchanting moment. This is why we always bring in collections that are truly worthy of a Savvi bride’s attention and consideration. 

Every gown we carefully curate falls in this category: they are all stunning dresses from every point of view. 2019 is the year to shine, and Casablanca gowns rise to the occasion.

Why would you choose a Casablanca wedding gown for your 2019 wedding? 

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Let us tell you why we love them! 

·      Established more than twenty years ago, Casablanca Bridal is, without a doubt, one of the most renowned names in the bridal industry – and not without reason. Every single dress designed by Casablanca is made to order, to suit every bride personally. Each dress is custom made, with incredible attention to detail. Some of the more amazing features of Casablanca’s dresses include their scalloped hemlines, and the gowns designed to match their centerpiece veils. Most of all, each exquisite wedding gown by Casablanca is guaranteed to take the groom’s breath away with its beauty, elegance, and impeccable details.

·      The Casablanca Bridal collections have enormous range, so you’re guaranteed to find something perfect just for you. Regardless of whether you want a sophisticated city wedding, or a romantic, rustic wedding surrounded by nature, you can rest assured that with Casablanca, you will be able to find a gown that perfectly fits you and your wedding style. 

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·      As a wedding leader, Casablanca is always on the cutting edge of wedding fashion. Each season, they create gowns that embrace the latest trends, which helps you find a dress that will be unique to you. If you are planning a 2019 wedding, Casablanca is sure to dazzle you; some of their dresses are intricate and modern, hugging your body with grace and elegance, while others are ultra-simple, made from satin, with just a delicate sash to accessorize them. No matter what 2019 wedding trends you love, you will definitely find them “living and breathing” in a dress designed by Casablanca Bridal! 

 

Want to learn more about Casablanca and their gowns, or any of the other amazing wedding dresses we hold in store at Savvi NC? Contact us right now and schedule an appointment – we promise you will love every second you spend with us!

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Sweetheart Wedding Gowns that Will Melt Your Heart

There’s something about sweetheart wedding dresses that makes them eternally romantic. Feminine, sweet, and always elegant, sweetheart wedding gowns come in so many shapes, colors, and designs that it’s impossible not to find one that you’ll love. 

Truth be told, you have all the reasons to love them: they are flattering for multiple body shapes, they are extremely feminine, and they work with a wide range of gown designs. Anything from a classic ballgown to the universally beloved A-line to the more modern trumpet style looks great with a sweetheart neckline. 

Mori Lee knows how to create wedding dressesthat are flawless in every respect; if you’ve been keeping up with our blog, you’ll know they’re one of our favorite design houses. We’ve curated some of our favorite sweetheart wedding gown designs from Mori Lee and have some suggestions for which styles are best suited to which kinds of brides. 

·      Slightly off the shoulder, trumpet design. This gown is truly splendid. The delicate way the shoulders are embraced, the astounding details pulled together with the utmost attention to detail, the skirt that hugs your womanly curves and leaves freedom for movement (and dancing!) – every single element of this dress is downright flawless. This dress is perfect for elegant brides who want to show off their figure with sparkle!

·      Off the shoulder, ballgown design. This is for the romantic bride, for the woman who always knew how she wants to look on her wedding day, long before The One came into her life, for the woman who is not afraid to make a statement filled with femininity, grace, and elegance torn from another era. This breathtaking design features royally luxurious details, a décolletage that celebrates regal womanhood, and a level of refinement that’s hard to equal. Wear this and you’re bound to WOW your guests as you walk down the aisle!

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·      Strapless, A-line design. This dress is a very modern design – but it’s the kind of “modern” that embraces beauty and elegance and the classic feel of a smooth, white dress. The graceful folds of the bodice, the lightly colored wedding sash, the simplicity and, at the same time, the opulence of the fabric – they all speak of quality, sophistication, and style. This is the kind of design bound to let your true beauty shine through, and show you off as the best bride you possibly can be.

 

Looking for fabulous wedding gowns in North Carolina? Contact Savvi NCand let’s talk about your ideal wedding gown. Contact us, come visit our store to see these beauties in person and pick the one that will waltz you through the Big Day! 

Why You Will Love the Details on a Mori Lee Wedding Gown

Here at Savvi NC, we make it all about the brides who step into our store, hoping to find the one dress that will make them feel downright stunning on one of the most amazing and unforgettable days of their lives: their wedding day.

Our sole purpose is to make brides-to-be smile as they see themselves in the mirror and picture themselves walking down the aisle towards the person who will be their partner in crime for the rest of their lives.

Mori Lee is one of the designers we proudly carry in store that never fails to make women feel this way – and truly, there are a thousand and one reasons to love this particular name in the wedding industry.

What is it about the Mori Lee wedding gowns that makes future brides fall in love at first sight? What is it about the details on a Mori Lee wedding dress that will make you fall in love as well?

Let’s start at the very beginning: the very motto behind Mori Lee is “Turning Dreams into Dresses” – and, in all honesty, it couldn’t have been said better. There’s truly nothing more suitable to describe the Mori Lee wedding gowns than to say, “they are like a dream come true.” These dresses are more than just clothes – they embrace the woman’s body in a stunning way, and further still, they embrace a bride’s emotions in a seamless, beautifully sensitive way.

Every dress designed by Mori Lee bears with it a mark of true quality – it’s one of the reasons this designer is known around the world and sought after by brides who want to feel absolutely radiant on their wedding day.

More than anything though, every wedding gown under the Mori Lee label is created with a painstaking devotion to perfection. Every single bead, every stitch of embroidery, every inch of these gowns is crafted with care, and gone over with a fine-tooth comb before heading to boutiques around the world. From their simplest gowns to their most intricate, Mori Lee dresses are thoughtfully brought together to exude opulence, luxury, and pure elegance.

 

We hold a variety of Mori Lee wedding gowns in our store at Savvi NC – so if you want to take a look at them (and maybe even try them on), do not hesitate to visit us. We’re here to help you find the wedding gown that suits your body and your personality for an unforgettable Big Day!

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A Dress for Every Body Shape: Mori Lee, Elegance at Its Finest

The way you feel on your wedding day relies on a multitude of factors – from the music playing in the background to the food that will be served.

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Yet, no other element is quite as close to you and what could make or break your dream wedding than your gown.

You want to wear a wedding dress that doesn’t just fit – you want to wear a dress that embraces your body in the most beautiful and elegant way possible.

And that’s precisely what Mori Lee is all about. Every single dress signed Mori Lee has sweet, romantic touches, the finest attention to detail, and the utmost dedication to flawless shapes. The designers at Mori Lee have one goal in mind: to make every bride who wears one of their dresses feel truly stunning as she walks down the aisle on her Big Day.

Not convinced? Here are three Mori Lee wedding gowns meant to suit every body shape:

·       A glamorous mermaid wedding gown for brides who want to flaunt their curves (perfect for brides looking to show off an hourglass silhouette). This Mori Lee creation brings beauty to new heights. The embellishments on the dress, the long train, the soft shades underneath the lace top, the intricate back design – every single element of this wedding gown is thoughtfully used in this dress to make you, the bride, feel like the most amazing woman in the whole wide world.

·       A romantic A-line wedding gown for a timeless bride of any body type, especially brides with an apple or pear shape. If you are searching for a wedding dress that’s nothing short of classic elegance, this is it. The lace design, the A-line cut, and even the soft V-shape décolletage exude grace that transcends time and trends in a gentle, feminine way.

·       A comfortable trumpet wedding gown for the bride who wants it all (excellent for hourglass, apple-shaped, and rectangular-shaped ladies). Somewhere in between the glamor and passion of a mermaid wedding dress and the comfort and timeless beauty of a classic A-line, this Mori Lee trumpet wedding gown manages to have it all. If you want no compromise, if you want to be the picture of femininity and grace, if you want to be able to move around and dance the evening away, this dress is just perfect for you!

 

Want to learn more about Mori Lee, or about Savvi NC and the wedding gowns we hold in store? Contact us as soon as possible and book an appointment; we promise to have the perfect dress for you!

Mori Lee Off the Shoulder Wedding Gowns for the Ultra-Romantic Spring Bride

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There is nothing in the world we love more at Savvi NC than knowing brides walk out of our stores feeling happier and more relaxed with regard to their upcoming nuptials. There’s nothing that makes us smile more than the joy of a bride who has just put on the wedding gown of her dreams. Our goal with every bride-to-be that walks through our doors is to help her find the perfect dress; to see the tears well up in her eyes as she sees herself wearing the one.

Mori Lee is the kind of designer that brings those feelings out in brides – and that is precisely why we are always excited to bring in her creations. An off the shoulder Mori Lee can make you feel delicate, feminine, and amazingly beautiful as you walk down the aisle, savoring every moment as you see the looks on everyone’s faces (and most importantly, seeing the look of joy and amazement on your future husband’s face as he sees you).

Savvi has brought in a few Mori Lee off the shoulder wedding dresses like this – the kind of dresses that take everyone’s breath away and make you feel like you’re on top of the world. This is the way every single bride on Earth should feel on her wedding day, and Mori Lee makes it happen.

If you want to wear something really luxurious, the dress below is what you are looking for. Its embellishments and long train are opulent and show Mori Lee’s impeccable attention to detail, while the ¾-length sleeves add a dash of grace to the entire design, making it the ideal choice for a spring bride. The deep V back makes this dress just a little daring – enough for a bride to make a fashion statement while still looking classic and timeless.  

A more demure version of the aforementioned model, the gown below features longer sleeves, an equally amazing train, and attentively brought together details that make the dress a work-of-art-to-be-worn. Wearing this gown, you are bound to feel like you have just walked out of your favorite childhood princess movie.

 

Want to learn more about Mori Lee’s designs (or any other designs Savvi NC brings in store)? Contact us as soon as possible and come visit us. This is the kind of decision you will always look back at and smile – because we will help you find the PERFECT dress for the PERFECT Big Day!

Martin Thornburg – Elegance and Beauty for a Timeless Bride

Stop for a second and think – when was the first time you learned what a bride is, and how did you picture yourself as a bride?

If you were like most little girls, one of the first things you added to your imaginary bridal look was the dress.

In your imagination back then, that dress made you feel like a princess getting ready to marry her prince and live happily ever after.

Now, as you approach your actual wedding day, you should remember that little girl and take her with you when you go dress shopping. You want that part of you to help you pick your dream wedding dress – because with so many designs and designers, picking the perfect dress can be a real challenge. And whatever you do, you want to be sure that the dress you pick evokes a bit of that wonderful feeling that you had as a little girl imagining what it would be like to get married.

Martin Thornburg creates the kind of wedding gowns that do just that – evoke a magical, elegant, and timeless feeling, just like the dream bride of your childhood memories.

What else is there to know about this designer and why is it that brides fall in love with his creations?

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·       Martin Thornburg is part of Mon Cheri – which means the most sophisticated and high-quality fabrics, materials, and artistry for each and every piece in the collection. Season by season, dress by dress, Martin Thornburg gowns are created to impress everyone – brides wearing the gowns and those watching them walk down the aisle.

·       The Martin Thornburg collection covers a wide range of styles – but each designs the same magical theme and romanticism. Every seam and every line in these gowns is filled with passion, love, and grace – just what you need on your wedding day!

·       From lacy, intricate designs to simple and elegant pieces (which are bound to be very trendy next year), Martin Thornburg has it all.

Want to find out more about Savvi NC’s dresses and the designers behind them?  Contact us today and schedule an appointment.   With our large selection of gowns and our expert staff, you’re sure to find the perfect dress!

Cameron Blake – Beautiful Mother of the Bride Gowns and Mother of the Groom Gowns

Every woman deserves to look wonderful when she attends a special event – regardless of whether it’s her best friend’s wedding, charity fundraiser, or simply an elegant corporate holiday party. But when it comes to your son or daughter’s wedding day, you want a gown that goes beyond the ordinary.

For this reason, we always strive to bring in stunning evening gowns meant to make women feel truly amazing – dresses that are more than just clothing, but real fashion statements in their own right.

Cameron Blake is a collection filled with those gowns – the kind of dresses meant to make ladies look stunning, the kind of dresses perfect for your daughter or son’s wedding day.

Why should you consider a Cameron Blake gown for your Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom moment?

·       Created under the famous Mon Cheri line of gowns, Cameron Blake is a brand focusing on Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom gowns. These gowns are created with weddings in mind – but they are so beautiful and so elegant that they can also be worn at other special evening events.

·       Every gown from Cameron Blake is designed to flatter a woman’s figure and is created with quality fabrics that lend a luxurious feel to the gown.  The wide range of available styles and sizes ensures that you’ll be able to find a dress that not only looks good on you, but also one that’s comfortable when you wear it and that lets you enjoy your special event knowing that you’re looking your very best.

·       The broad range of available colors is unmatched and will let you pick a gown that fits your personal style as well as the theme of the special event you are attending, no matter what the color palette might be.

·       Cameron Blake gowns come in a variety of designs that work with all types of weddings, no matter how formal or informal they may be. With elements like intricate lace, stretch crepe, and beaded chiffon, the beautiful focus on quality fabrics ensures there’s something in this collection for everyone and every event. From off-the-shoulder designs to tasteful sleeveless and even long-sleeved dresses, every Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom is bound to find something they will genuinely love in this collection!

Want to learn more about Cameron Blake or any of the other breathtaking gowns we hold in store at Savvi NC? Contact us and come visit our boutique – we guarantee you will not be disappointed by the variety and beauty of the dresses we have!

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Martin Thornburg – A Designer that Embraces Beauty and the Female Form

Here at Savvi NC, we always strive to ensure that brides who come into our store walk out of it at least a little happier. Our main purpose is not simply dressing brides – it’s making them feel like the most amazing women in the world (which they are!).

For this reason, we only bring wedding gown collections into our store that we genuinely believe in – collections that draw people’s attention with their uniqueness, quality and style.

Martin Thornburg is, without doubt, in that category.

Who is Martin Thornburg, and what should know about this designer’s gowns?

·       Martin Thornburg is a designer and creative director of the world-renowned Mon Cheri (probably one of the most popular names on the lips of brides everywhere around the planet). In his work with Mon Cheri, Martin Thornburg provides more than just gowns: he creates pieces meant to make women feel drop dead gorgeous in every single respect.

·       Glamor is the keyword behind his collection. If you want to be the kind of bride that takes the breath away from everyone as she walks down the aisle, you should definitely consider wearing a Martin Thornburg.

·       Every gown in his collection is created with true opulence in mind. Regardless of whether they follow a classic, traditional line or a more modern approach, Martin Thornburg wedding gowns are stunning. They are heavily detailed, they are luxurious, and they are unique in every seam and inch of fabric. From the fabrics picked for these beautiful dresses to the Swarovski crystals carefully embroidered into the design, every single element of this collection’s gowns is there to make you feel astounding.

·       For 2019, you’ll see themes of lace and luxurious fabrics coupled with beautiful lines that will look stunning on you.

·       Aside from being one of the most high-quality wedding gown designer brands in the industry, Martin Thornburg is also affordable. From body-fitting mermaid wedding dresses to classic A-lines, there’s something for everyone in this collection. If you want a really elegant wedding, and if you want to really “wow” your guests as you make your entrance, this collection is something you MUST check out!

 

Want to learn more about Martin Thornburg or any of the other amazing wedding designers we carry at Savvi NC? Contact us right now and schedule an appointment to try on some of these amazing gowns – we promise you will not be disappointed!

Casablanca Beloved – Magic. Beauty. Grace.

There’s nothing in the world more rewarding for us than a bride’s honest smile when she finds the one – the perfect wedding gown that will make her feel truly spectacular as she walks down the aisle on her Big Day.

That’s what we love most about what we do. That’s what we constantly strive for, and that’s why we always bring in the best collections.

And Casablanca Beloved is, without a doubt, one of the most amazing collections we carry in our store.

What are some of the things you should know about this brand – and why should you consider one of these gowns?

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·       Casablanca Beloved is part of the world-renowned Casablanca family. This collection was created in 2016 to bring together the classic beauty of Casablanca wedding dresses and the fashion forwardness of Amare Couture (another brand name under Casablanca Bridal). Beloved encompasses the best of both worlds: romantic touches and modern vision.

·       Casablanca Bridal has its own state-of-the-art manufacturing facility which allows it to directly oversee the quality of every gown they make.

·       Savvi brides love Casablanca gowns because they are completely customizable, and the gown is made according to your height; making this designer one of a kind at an incredibly attractive price. Plus, you’ll save on hemming your gown.  Your gown will be unique - like no other girl in the world.

·       Every wedding gown created for the Casablanca Beloved line is meant to embrace a woman’s body in a graceful, flattering way. There’s something utterly sensitive and sweet in every seam, every detail, every inch of fabric of these dresses. There’s something romantic about the way they’re brought together in a way that surpasses most women’s expectations.

·       The designs, the fabrics, the colors, the details – they are all meant to make your wedding look resonate with the emotions you’re experiencing on your wedding day. They enable you to show the positive vibes you’re experiencing inside and project them outward to the world – to your wedding guests eagerly waiting for your big entrance, and to your very own beloved, the one you have chosen to share your life with.

·       Casablanca Beloved is all about honesty and innocence, power and love, all combined into wedding gown designs that leave people speechless. If you’re looking for something that will not only embrace your body, but also your soul, Casablanca Beloved is precisely what you are looking for!

 

Want to learn more about Casablanca Bridal, Casablanca Beloved, or any of the other gorgeous brand names we hold in our store at Savvi NC? Contact us and schedule an appointment – no matter what your style is, we’ll help you find your perfect dress from our wide array of options!

How to Coordinate Your Groom's Outfit with Your Wedding Gown

Ever see those pictures of couples getting married in bridal magazines? Part of the reason that they look so good is that they have stylists that help coordinate all the aspects of the groom’s outfit and accessories with the bride’s wedding gown and look.

The photos and memories of your wedding day will last a lifetime, and if you’re reading this you likely care about making everything look as visually pleasing as possible. While the spotlight’s going to be on you as the bride in most cases, your groom’s going to be right next to you once you finish your walk down the aisle. That goes for most of your wedding photos as well. Your groom may not be thinking about this, so it’s probably a good idea for you to spend at least a little time coordinating so that your outfits look good together.

Here are some things to consider when planning out your outfits:

·       Formality. Different brides want different levels of formality for their wedding. Some dream of the perfect black-tie event. Others want something more relaxed. You should decide how formal you want to go for your wedding and then coordinate your outfits accordingly. Let’s take a full black-tie formal wedding as an example. Black-tie attire means you’ll want to wear a very elegant wedding gown (take a look at the Casablanca Beloved collection for example), and your groom will want to wear a formal black tuxedo (such as this posh creation by Ike Behar, for example). Your groom will also want to wear a bow tie, vest or cummerbund, and patent leather shoes.  For a very relaxed wedding, if you’re wearing a flowy or non-traditional dress, your groom will want to consider a suit rather than a tuxedo.

·       Style. Although similar, formality and style are really two different things. Style is more about the personal touches and the precise design you’re looking for, whereas formality is a larger umbrella term to designate how elegant or casual the aforementioned personal touches and designs can be. For example, you might want to be a very elegant bride and dress in a romantic style (such as a Morilee wedding gown), and your groom might want to coordinate his attire in the same romantic style (such as Brunswick tux, for example).

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·       Color. Most brides wear white, but grooms don’t typically wear white – so one way to coordinate is by connecting both of your outfits to the wedding color scheme. For instance, if you plan on decorating your wedding with red, you could hold a red bouquet and your groom could wear a bow-tie, a neck tie, or a pocket square in the same color. Or, if he’s daring and you both want to adopt a modern and cutting-edge style, he could wear a matching red tuxedo like this one designed by Ike Behar.

·       Accessories. This is where you and your groom can really have fun. Ties and boutonnieres (or lapel pins, if you go that route) are the most obvious chances to coordinate. These will be visible in most photographs as well, so matching a theme color or flower from your wedding décor will add a touch of cohesiveness. Your groom may also wear a waistcoat, vest, or braces. These can be used to add not only a color, but also a texture or pattern that highlights elements from your gown or wedding theme.  Finally, cuff links, watches and socks can be used to show off your groom’s personality and tie things together. You could match one of your jewelry pieces to his cufflinks. For example, going with emerald earrings? Why not get your finance matching cuff links for the Big Day?

 

Need more ideas? Come visit our wedding gown store and formal attire store in North Carolina and take a look at what we offer. We’ll help you make sure that your gown and your groom’s outfit go together as harmoniously as the two of you do!

Top Bridal Fashion Trends for Winter 2018

Here at Savvi NC, we believe every bride has her own sense of aesthetics and uniqueness – that’s why every bride deserves to find the wedding dress that represents her point of view.

But having your own point of view doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look at seasonal wedding trends! On the contrary! By knowing the trends and knowing what you like and don’t like, it will be much easier for you to focus on finding a dress that is really perfect for you!

What are some of the top bridal fashion trends for Winter 2018? Read on and find out more.

·       Appliques. Lace looks amazing, and any kind of detail work on your wedding dress will make it pop with uniqueness. However, if you want to feel in tune with the cool(est) season out there, appliques are the best way to go. Try to find something that resembles the texture of snow or snowflakes (without pointing directly into that direction). It will definitely make you feel like the Queen of Winter!

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·       Long sleeves. We’ve talked about these in our Fall wedding dress trends article as well – but if you were hesitant to embrace sleeves in the fall when there was still plenty of sunshine outside, you might want to reconsider that if you’re planning a winter wedding. Even if you settle on veil-like sleeves, sleeved wedding gowns will still look better and more well-coordinated with the season outside (as opposed to sleeveless dresses, which seem a little out of place given the low temperatures outside).

·       Furs. This is an evergreen trend that keeps on coming back again, and again, and again – a true classic, as you may call it. If you don’t like the idea of wearing actual fur, why not opt for faux fur? There are so many stunning options out there that you can really have the best of both worlds (being friendly to animals and wearing something that looks utterly luxurious).

·       Capes. Again, this wedding trend was mentioned during the Fall wedding trends article as well. For a winter wedding, we suggest a longer cape, made from a thicker fabric. It will definitely keep you warm while shooting all those breathtaking snowy wedding photos outdoors!

 

Looking for stunning wedding dresses? Come visit Savvi NC and take a look at our options – we guarantee they will NOT disappoint you!

5 Beauty Tips All Winter Brides Should Know

Winterweddingsare amazing for several reasons. They have an inner elegance that’s difficult to compare with anything else. They are classic. They are timeless. And, when combined with snow falling, they are pure magic. 

Of course, if you have your heart set on a winter wedding, you’ll want to be sure that every element is perfect – and your look is most definitely one of the most important elements. 

What are some beauty tips all winter brides should know? Read on and find out more. 

1.    Hydration. Nothing beats water – as human beings, we’re made up of no less than 60% water by weight, so we absolutely need it to function properly. The less water you drink, the more likely it is that your skin will get really dry (dehydrated). The drier your skin is, the more uncomfortable it will be, and the more difficult it will be to apply basic makeup products on it (such as foundation, for example). Many experts recommend at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.

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2.    Moisturizing. There’s a huge difference between hydration and moisturization. While hydration can be achieved by drinking the right amount of water every day, moisturization cannot be achieved with water alone. Moisturizing involved replacing or supplementing the oils or lipids on your skin.  This protects the skin and helps maintain proper moisture levels.   Keep in mind though:  your moisturizing cream should match your skin type. Also, keep in mind that you might need a thicker moisturizer during the winter months, because as it gets colder it often gets drier.  Forced air heating can also contribute to lower humidity levels and drier skin. 

3.    Exercise. Getting enough exercise is absolutely crucial (every day, not just the days leading up to the wedding!). It will make you feel better, and it will considerably improve your health and your good looks too. 

4.    Pick the right colors. You want your makeup colors to look good in contrast with the cool weather outside. For instance, a mauve lipstick can be really bold, and it can make a huge statement -so it’s perfect for a winter wedding. 

5.    Don’t overdo it with your spray tan. It’s winter outside, and unless you live in a very sunny area, a fake tan that’s way too dark may look a bit out of place in the middle of winter. Consider easing up a bit on the intensity of your spray tan during winter.

 

Looking for the most beautiful winter wedding dresses in all of North Carolina? Contact us at Savvi NCand come visit our bridal boutique and take a look around. We guarantee you will be pleased by our selection of dresses!