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Gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown!

We have had Chic Parisien for many, many years (over 40 years – OMG!), and we LOVE our job!  But over the years, we have heard one question the most: “What is the key to finding THE perfect bridal gown?”  We are going to attempt to answer it… However, we were not able to boil it down to one thing.  Here is our list of the top 6 tips to finding the perfect dress!

  1. Once you have a wedding date, make an appointment(s) at your favorite bridal shop(s)!  THE dress is one of the key things that sets the overall tone for the wedding.
  2. You need to “Click” with the store’s staff.  Selection, reputation and knowledgeable staff are key to finding THE right dress.
  3. Establish a budget and stick to it. Don’t fall in love with a Pie in the Sky dress!
  4. Prior to arriving at the Bridal Shop appointment – Do a bit of research!  Browse websites, magazines, blogs… Familiarize yourself with designers and collections!
  5. Keep an open mind!  There is nothing more fun than brides who try on different looks and styles!   Surely you may be surprised as to what looks and feels the best!
  6. Have FUN!  This is probably one of the best moments of your life…  Enjoy the ride, enjoy the moment and don’t stress, that PERFECT dress is out there and YOU will find it!

XOXO

Image souce: Monique Lhuillier dress, photo by KTMerry

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Today is a big day for us here on the blog… We are showcasing our very first Real Chic Wedding!  We couldn’t be more thrilled with this first wedding as it took place in our very own neck of the woods:  Coconut Grove, Miami.  The event was a romantic and extraordinarily joyous affair. It was set against a backdrop of blue Miami ocean waters, a white on white color scheme and a perfect group of family and friends to celebrate the occasion!  The venue, decor and ambiance was one of traditional elegance, yet the bride and groom set out to create a fun party mood, thus adding sparklers, stilt walkers, and a Mardi Gras inspired party hour that was simply to die for!  When asked what was the most memorable moment of the evening, “Being introduced as Mr. & Mrs Macias as we ran through a tunnel of sparklers” was on top of the bride’s list!   Take a peek and enjoy!

XOXO

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Bride:  Evie de la Vega

Groom: Eddie Macias

Photography: Catalina Ayubi  

Dress:  Custom design from Chic Parisien

Hair:  Christina Silvia

Make Up:  Anais Guerra

Wedding Ceremony Venue:  St. Hugh Catholic Church 

Reception Venue:  Grove Isle Hotel & Spa

Event Planner:  ET Events

Date:  February 25, 2012

 

Happiness: Bride, Bridesmaids and Balloons!

Yay for Fridays!   What are you planning this weekend?  We are looking forward to having an awesome weekend… First, we will be enjoying our Romona Keveza Couture Bridal trunk show today and tomorrow… It is definitely AMAZING!  In addition, we are hoping to indulge ourselves a bit at the local Fairchild Tropical Gardens Chocolate Festival… You know what they say: “Everything is better with chocolate!”

Happy Friday, Happy Weekend! But before we sign off, here are some web and blog goodies that we loved and wanted to share with you…

XOXO

Martha’s Bridal Shower ideas

Ice, ice baby

Kate Moss turns 39, her best quotes!

Classic birthday cake… for your Besties!

 

Image Source:  My Best Friend’s Wedding