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Alex & Blair

Alex and Blair were an app-dating success story (thanks, Tinder). Their nuptials took place on a picture-perfect spring Saturday earlier this month at the Barn of Chapel Hill. Blair described their big day as “absolutely perfect”.

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The bride chose the Calista gown designed by Theia Couture to walk down the aisle in. The illusion neckline and deep rounded back created the perfect whimsical style for an outdoor wedding. She couldn’t help but sing the praises of Alexia’s team members, Jamie and Luda.

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The couple’s ceremony took place outdoors and with the help of the Barn’s onsite florist, Jennifer Wood, they were able to transform the space into a lovely and elegant atmosphere. A floral color palette of blush, cream, and sand was utilized while O’hara garden roses were the flower of choice.

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d Sansbury of Triangle Custom Ceremonies put on a beautiful and personalized ceremony that truly reflected Alex and Blair as a couple.

Following the ceremony, friends and family migrated to the patio to enjoy appetizers by City Barbeque. After a delicious dinner, guests headed to the dance floor where Eric Hogden of All Around Raleigh DJ played tunes for the dance floor that was occupied all night!

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The couple’s magical day was documented by Amy Allen of Amy Allen Photography and videographer Elijah from Morgan Scott Films. Thanks to their wedding planner from Vision Events, Jenn DiTuro, the entire day came together flawlessly.

Congrats to Alex and Blair!

Featured Vendors: 
Dress: Theia Couture via Alexia's Bridal Boutique
Photographer: Amy Allen Photography
Venue: Barn of Chapel Hill
DJ: All Around Raleigh DJ

 

Spring NYBFW Insights

New York Bridal Fashion Week, the Spring edition, wrapped up earlier this week. Can you believe 2019 styles are already on our radar?

We checked in with a few of the exclusive designers we carry at Alexia’s to see what they had up their sleeves for Spring/Summer 2019 and all we can say is, you won’t be disappointed.

Themes that emerged:

  • Detachable pieces such as sleeves, trains, and overskirts to create multiple looks throughout the wedding from ceremony to reception

  • Long sleeve lace gowns with full skirts in anticipation of the Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding (one month away)!

  • A continued return to bridal gowns in solid fabrics such as silk satin, faille, and organza with modern twists — as seen in Monique Lhuillier and Sarah Nouri’s styles.

  • Colorful details and additions — Vera Wang nailed this for 2019.

See below for some of our favorite shots from the weekend!

Vera Wang:

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Lela Rose:

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Monique Lhuillier:

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Ines Di Santo:

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Chantel Lauren 2018 Collection

There are so many things that enliven us as bridal industry professionals. Bringing exclusive dresses from the most coveted designers in the trade tops the list of things that excite us at Alexia’s.

Today, we’re showcasing several pieces from Chantel Lauren’s 2018 collection. The brand that focuses on curating “iconic gowns for spirited babes” focused on inputting simplistic, old west elements into each of the gowns for her most recent collection - we wouldn’t expect anything less from a true Texas gal.

EmmyLou:

 The luxurious feel of 100% silk charmeuse paired with a fitted silhouette and bold paisley lace make this dress the perfect combo of classic and impactful.

The luxurious feel of 100% silk charmeuse paired with a fitted silhouette and bold paisley lace make this dress the perfect combo of classic and impactful.

Austin:

 What is it about a high neck that just screams chic? The Austin is 100% satin faced silk chiffon that features a rose appliqué.

What is it about a high neck that just screams chic? The Austin is 100% satin faced silk chiffon that features a rose appliqué.

Dolly:

 The sweetheart is a popular bodice choice amongst brides, thanks to it’s flattering shape. The Dolly takes the classic sweetheart look to a whole new level with 100% silk organza material with a gathered a-line skirt.

The sweetheart is a popular bodice choice amongst brides, thanks to it’s flattering shape. The Dolly takes the classic sweetheart look to a whole new level with 100% silk organza material with a gathered a-line skirt.

Dixie: 

 The sweetheart is a popular bodice choice amongst brides, thanks to it’s flattering shape. The Dolly takes the classic sweetheart look to a whole new level with 100% silk organza material with a gathered a-line skirt.

The sweetheart is a popular bodice choice amongst brides, thanks to it’s flattering shape. The Dolly takes the classic sweetheart look to a whole new level with 100% silk organza material with a gathered a-line skirt.

Remington:

 The Remington is the perfect design for those seeking a bold option. The lace bodice and aline skirt provide an opportunity to play with different colors.

The Remington is the perfect design for those seeking a bold option. The lace bodice and aline skirt provide an opportunity to play with different colors.

Taylor & Chase

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Taylor and Chase originally met at a mutual friend's birthday party in Washington, D.C.  They hit it off from the beginning, and shortly afterwards started to date.  The couple's wedding was earlier this Fall and we're so excited to share some images and details from their big day!

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The wedding took place at a gorgeous Manor on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  Taylor and Chase's entire families stayed at the Manor's main house the days surrounding the wedding, making for a truly memorable weekend.  The ceremony took place outdoors with gorgeous views of the shore in the background.  The couple's puppy acted as the "puppy of honor" for the ceremony and was escorted by Chase down the aisle!  Immediately after the ceremony, Taylor & Chase went into the library of the house to enjoy a celebratory cocktail away from the photographer, guests, and family so that they could truly take in the moment.  The guests enjoyed an evening of unforgettable food and dancing that flew by way too fast.  The reception even included unique details such as a "chambong" bar that opened towards the end of the evening and was enjoyed by everyone from Moms to Grandparents!

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Taylor's gown was a silk column dress featuring a sculptured origami bow accent and detachable train by New York bridal and celebrity designer, Austin Scarlett.

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The weekend would not have been possible without the team of vendors who assisted with the wedding.  The couple felt especially comfortable around their photographer, Erin Taylor, who has worked with them in the past on family vacations and even for their spontaneous engagement photos.

Taylor and Chase utilized Eastern Shore Tents and Events, as well as Sherwood Florist, to help transform the blank palette of the Manor into the perfect setting for their wedding weekend!

Congratulations Taylor & Chase, your wedding looked absolutely stunning!

Bridal Gown: Austin Scarlett

Photography: Erin Taylor Photography

Event Rentals: Eastern Shore Tents and Events

Florist: Sherwood Florist

 

Welcome Sareh Nouri

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"Esme"

Alexia's is excited to have recently added Sareh Nouri to our exclusive list of designers carried in our salon.  We have been carefully following her designs for the past two years and were initially attracted to her beautiful tailoring and draping of fabrics.

We had the opportunity to view the new Fall 2018 collection a few weeks ago during bridal fashion week and continue to be impressed with her amazing gowns.  Below are a few of our favorites from he collection, look for some of them to make their way to our showroom over the next few months!

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 "Eliza"

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 "Elinor"

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 "Eve"

"Eve"

 "Evita"

"Evita"