Thursday, May 30, 2013


We'd like to consider ourselves rule-breakers, but we haven't been fully ready to rock a LWD until NOW!! Add a bit of pre-summer glow and these little white dresses become the perfect go to for any wedding related shindig or a casual night out on the town. Pair these white hot numbers with a bright necklace, neon clutch, or crisp blazer and you're ready to be the bride you/we always dreamed of!

(From left to right, Donna Morgan, Jim Hjlem Occasions, LulaKate, Encore by Watters, Kirribilla, and Joanna August-at Bella Bridesmaid)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wear it Again!

We are channeling our '70s swag with the super cute Holly dress by Joanna August.

Inspired by recent trends on the runway, ‘70s style is back in a big way, with a slightly modern take on some vintage styles. Reminiscent from the days of disco, this wrap dress paired with the perfect platform shoes, oversized shades and vintage bag is sure to keep you feelin’ groovy all summer long!

1. Joanna August Holly dress, Bella Bridesmaid
2. Carly Sunglasses in Brown, Vera Bradley
4. Fringe Earrings, Old Navy

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Our Bella Bridesmaids!

Bella beauties from Greenville, Shreveport, Raleigh, Alabama and Houston....

Bella Bridesmaid: Greenville  Bride: Betsy Britt  Designer: Jenny Yoo
Style: Aiden  Fabric: Chiffon  Color: Ceil Blue
Photographer: Sposa Bella Photography

Bella Bridesmaid: Shreveport  Bride: Catie Lynn Plaxco  Designer: LulaKate
Style: Zoe  Fabric: Poly Shantung  Color: Sand
Photographer: Brandi Smyth

Bella Bridesmaid: Raleigh  Bride: Kelsey McPherson  Designer: Amsale
Style(s): Varied  Fabric: Silk Crinkle Chiffon  Color: Charcoal
Photographer: Kellie Kano

Bella Bridesmaid: Alabama   Bride: Anna Coreno  Designer: LulaKate
Style: Rae Fabric: Silk Dupioni  Color: Emerald
Photographer: Natalie McVey Photography

Bella Bridesmaid: Houston Bride: Tracy Herbert Designer: Monique Lhuillier
Style: 450127  Fabric: Chiffon  Color: Blush
Photographer: Alexander Cross

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Meet & Greet: Bridget, owner of Pittsburgh.

We caught up with Bridget, owner of our lovely new Pittsburgh boutique about her decision to open a Bella Bridesmaid! Here is what she had to say...

BB: What was your career before becoming a Bella Bridesmaid owner, and what attracted you to the franchise?

Prior to joining Bella I worked in marketing for Heinz North America.  I enjoyed my job, but I always wanted to own a business.  I shopped at Bella Bridesmaid in Nashville for my wedding, and I always thought it was such a great business model – and looked like fun!  Last year I had a baby and that put my career into a whole new perspective!  Once I started researching the Pittsburgh bridal market it quickly became obvious to me that the city desperately needed a Bella Bridesmaid.   I’ve only been open for a few months and I’ve already seen many brides who are so excited that they can finally find all of these great designers in their hometown. 

BB: What are you most looking forward to with owning your own boutique?

I love the feeling of true ownership.  It really makes your job fun!  I also love working with the brides and seeing how their faces light up when they find that perfect dress.  I am looking forward to seeing their wedding pictures!

BB: What is your idea of a perfect night out on the town? Which one of our dresses would you wear, and how would you style it?

My husband and I are foodies, especially after both working at Heinz.  We love to try out new restaurants and luckily Pittsburgh has a good culinary scene.  I am completely obsessed with Ceremony by Joanna August, so I’d wear the Dani Long dress in I Want Candy and accessorize with Kendra Scott’s Danielle earrings.  Perfect for spring and summer!

BB: Fave celebrity wedding dresses?

I loved Jessica Simpson’s Vera Wang lace gown, so much so that I wore a similar one for my own wedding (Vera’s “Stephanie”).  I also love Ivanka Trump’s gown - so elegant and timeless.  Clearly, I’m a lace gal!

BB: How would you describe your own personal style?

Classic and colorful!  I love bright, bold colors!  I try to be hip and cool but I always end up reverting back to J.Crew.  I like to wear classic pieces with trendy accessories. 

BB: Favorite place traveled?

Las Ventanas in Cabo San Lucas.  We went there for our honeymoon, and every day I think to myself, when can we go back?

BB: Beauty product you can’t live without?

Good skin makes for an easy palette, so I splurged on La Mer face products a few months ago and I will never use any other brand.  It’s pricey, but it’s 100% worth it!

BB: Favorite real housewife?

There are too many to choose from!  I watch all of the shows (major guilty pleasure).  It’s like trying to pick a favorite child.  If I must choose, I do love Lisa Vanderpump.  Her one-liners are impeccably timed, dahhling.

BB: Everyday wear item? ie: pair of earrings, fave cardigan, scarf?

I love arm candy, and I don’t leave home without my J. Crew pave link bracelet.  I also have a collection of Bar III boyfriend blazers from Macy’s.  Perfect to wear over many of my Bella dresses!

BB: Favorite quote or expression?

"Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win." -- Bob Knight