November is a great time to visit Sealed With A Kiss!

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but we have a lot of great things going on at Sealed With A Kiss this November! Between our 3rd year anniversary special, Black Friday sale and our trunk show,  you couldn’t find a better time to visit Sealed With A Kiss to find the perfect dress. Read on for the details!

3rd Year Anniversary Special

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We cannot believe that our Short Pump location has been helping Richmond brides find the perfect gown for three years!! The time has seriously just flown by, and we are so happy to have welcomed so many amazing women into the Sealed With A Kiss Family. To celebrate, brides who purchase their gown from either location during the month of November will be eligible to receive a free plain veil or a free pair of designer earrings. Give us a call for details!

Black Friday Sale

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Our Black Friday Sale is back, and is going on now! Schedule an appointment to come in and find the wedding gown of your dreams at a price you will love. You won’t want to miss this!

Paula Varsalona Trunk Show 

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Our Paula Varsalona Trunk show is going on now and continues until Saturday, November 26th! Designer Paula has sent us many designs from the new collection and some past favorites, so if you’re looking for a stunning, one of a kind design give us a call and schedule a time to come in! If you say “yes” to a Paula Varsalona dress during the trunk show you can receive a 10% trunk show discount- just ask your stylist for details!

Small Business Saturday

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Saturday, November 26th is Small Business Saturday! It’s a day to “Shop Small” and support your local shops and boutiques. To celebrate, we’ll be offering specials and complimentary champagne for brides who schedule an appointment. We can’t wait to help you find your dream dress!

Paula Varsalona Bridal Trunk Show

Sealed With A Kiss is pleased to announce our fall Paula Varsalona Bridal Trunk Show!

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About Paula Varsalona Bridal

Here at Sealed With A Kiss we love Paula Varsalona Bridal. We’ve visited designer Paula’s studio in NYC multiple times to not only see the latest designs, but to see and feel the fabrics she uses and watch how her gowns are made. We are always impressed with the work she does.

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Operations manager Jessica and our owner Susan with Paula Varsalona

Paula’s collection varies in style, but the newest collections have two focuses- city chic and boho bliss. From full ballgowns to fitted mermaid styles, every one of Paula’s designs is an excellent display of fabrics and craftsmanship.

 

We also really love that Paula is more than willing to customize her designs for our brides. Whether you want to add sleeves or change a neckline, Paula can work with you to create the gown of your dreams.

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Brides, you really don’t want to miss this chance to see and try on Paula Varsalona’s latest designs- so book your trunk show appointment today!

Wedding Gown Style- A-line gowns

A-lines are the happy medium between a fluffy ball gown and the fit and flare–they are fitted on the bodice and then the skirt flares out into an “A” shape, staying loose and flowy from the waist down. Browse through some of our favorite a-line designs from designers we carry in store!

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    We love the look of this gown! It has an a-line skirt complemented with a high illusion neckline, and the back features lace straps that form a V. The lace on this gown is soft, and gives this look a vintage feel that brides love!

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This couture gown features a beautiful scalloped v-neckline and back line. The cap sleeves add a touch of sweetness to the overall look. The gown is pictured with a silk sash with a flower accent, but brides can easily customize the look to their style by adding a sash or belt of their choosing.

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This flowy a-line gown is just so romantic! It has all over lace, a deep v-back and delicate straps. If you prefer a slightly fuller skirt, just add a slip! It will completely change the look of the dress.

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This beaded a-line gown is perfect for the bride who wants to shine on her wedding day. This gown has a flattering sweetheart neckline, and the vertical beading and lace accents are sure to wow your guests on the wedding day.

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This gown is all about the details. We love the illusion front and back, and the bodice features soft asymmetrical ruching that will accentuate the waist. The hem of the a-line skirt features beautiful scalloped lace.

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This charmeuse gown is the definition of elegant simplicity. Brides love the way the sabrina neckline frames the collarbone, and the beaded belt adds a touch of glam to the look. We also love the v-back!

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Boho brides love this a-line look! The lace bodice features a scalloped v-neck and back, and you’ll find beautiful lace along the hemline of the skirt. A small beaded sash accentuates the waistline and adds a touch of sparkle.

 

Real Sealed With A Kiss bride: Alicia and Greg

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Alicia and Greg had a gorgeous wedding at Beech Spring Farm in Pennsylvania, just outside Gettysburg. They were surrounded by close friends and family.

 

Alicia wore a beautiful a-line gown by Augusta Jones Bridal. It featured a boat neck style illusion top and a lace hem. She knew the dress was the “one” as soon as she tried it on.

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Photo Courtesy of Gary Wilkinson Photography

 We loved working with Alicia to find the perfect dress, and we are so pleased that she is a part of the Sealed With A Kiss bride family. We know her new life with Greg will be filled with happiness!

Fall Market 2016 Recap

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It’s been a couple weeks since our trip to NYC for Fall Bridal Market, and we’ve finally recovered from the whirlwind of a trip it was. We saw and did so much during the trip, and we were impressed by what designers had out on the runway this season. Here are a few of the highlights!

Checking out the latest trends.

Sheer details have been showing up on the runways more and more, and this season was no exception. Many designers used sheer cut outs and sheer backs in their designs, while others opted to push the limit and showcase designs that were mostly sheer.

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Left Image: All over sheer design from Muse by Callie Tien; Right Image: Sheer side cut outs on an Anny Lin design.

Floral prints have also been on the rise over the last couple years, and we love it! Many brides are embracing colors and prints on their wedding gowns so it’s great to see that designers are answering the call.

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Left: New print design from Modern Trousseau; Right: Print design from Anny Lin

Seeing a brand new line.

One of our favorite designers, Callie Tien of Modern Trousseau, debuted her new collection–Muse. These gowns were haute couture at its best.

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We loved the high end fabrics she used in her designs, especially the lace. The silhouettes were dramatic, and brides who want to make a statement with their wedding gown are sure to fall in love with these gowns.

 

Catching up with the designers.

While the runway shows are fun to watch, often our favorite part of the market experience is talking to the designers–it gives us a chance  to find out how the new collection came about and what they’re working on next.

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From left to right: Our operations manger Jessica, Paula of Paula Varsalona Bridal, and our owner Susan at the Paula Varsalona Showroom

Paula of Paula Varsalona Bridal is always up to something–in addition to designing she teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and regularly blogs for bridalpulse.com. We had a great time hearing about her current endeavors, and we just can’t believe she found the time to create such a gorgeous collection amidst everything else she does. Her new line is a mix of “bohemian bliss” and “city chic,” and every bride is sure to find a gown she loves in the collection.

Anny Lin Bridal

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We’re always excited to catch up with Anny Lin, and her new collection did not disappoint! We always expect her gowns to have dramatic silhouettes and gorgeous details, but we were still in awe at how beautiful many of these designs were. Her new line featured gowns with sheer details, prints, 3-D flowers and lots of beads!

 

Overall we had a great time at market, and we are really excited about all the new designs we’ve selected to stock in our boutique. The worst part is having to wait for all our gorgeous new samples to arrive in store, but they are always worth the wait!

Customizing Your Wedding Gown Through Alterations

Here at Sealed With A Kiss we specialize in customizing a bride’s wedding day look to suit her individual style. Sometimes that means working closely with our designers to combine or create pattern changes on a design, but most of the time our owner-designer Susan and our expert tailoring team do the customizations right here in our store. Here’s a closer look at some of the easy ways you can use alterations to customize your wedding gown.

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Our bride Rachel found a beautiful lace style she loved, but after she bought the dress she thought the illusion neckline was a bit too much–so we redesigned it! Rachel was much happier with the regular sweetheart neckline and beaded straps.

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Our bride Sarah loved an all over silk gown from Justin Alexander, but said she would love it more if it had a lace top–so we made her dreams come true! Our owner Susan worked with Sarah to design an off the shoulder lace jacket that she can take on and off on her wedding day as she pleases. The jacket gives the gown a totally different look, and it was exactly what Sarah was looking for.

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Bride Judy fell in love with the fitted gown on the left, but had originally wanted a shorter dress so that it would be easy to dance all night at her reception–so we converted the skirt into a high-low design!

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Bride Kelli absolutely adored this gown from Justin Alexander, but didn’t want a gown with a high neckline–so our tailoring team created this gorgeous v-neckline for her! Kelli loved how her gown turned out.

Alterations open up an array of possibilities for customizing your gown, so feel free to ask your stylist or seamstress about altering areas you want changed. We guarantee you’ll be ecstatic with the end result!

Justin Alexander Signature Trunk Show

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Tomorrow’s a day we’ve been looking forward to for weeks–it’s the Justin Alexander Signature Trunk Show! During the trunk show we have a selection of gowns from the Justin Alexander Signature collection that we do not typically have samples of in the store, and brides who say yes to a Signature collection dress will receive a 10% discount on their wedding gown.

Sealed With A Kiss Richmond Trunk Show Dates: Friday, October 14th- Wednesday, October 19th. Call 804-393-2041 to schedule an appointment.

Sealed With A Kiss Charlottesville Trunk Show Dates: Thursday, October 20th- Saturday, October 22nd. Call 434-979-5683 for appointments.

About Justin Alexander Signature

Justin Alexander is world renown for their interpretation of timeless vintage fashion–and their Signature Collection is the epitome of elegance.

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Every one of their Signature designs has an unmatched attention to detail. Their gowns feature art deco inspired beaded patterns and dramatic cuts that are sure to make any bride feel glamorous.

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Every new collection is fashion forward and has designs and styles that are sure to flatter and fit the shape and style of any modern bride.

When we ask our brides why they love their Justin Alexander Signature dress, the most common response is the exquisite details and sleek designs. Their gowns are designed for the bride who really wants all eyes to be on her on the wedding day.

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If you’re ready to say yes to a Justin Alexander Signature dress, you won’t want to miss this trunk show. Give us a call or email pat@sealedwithakissbridal.com to schedule your appointment.