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If you’ve become accustomed to traditional weddings, you may think your only choice for wedding dress colors are the various shades of white or ivory. However, in recent years more and more brides have been moving away from white dresses and moving towards dresses in a variety of colors, including black!  If you’ve been thinking about wearing a black wedding dress, let one of our beautifully designed black wedding dresses inspire you!:)

Remember that Brides & Tailor is specialized in creating custom wedding dresses of all colors, not only Black! So whether you are looking for a custom black wedding dress, a totally gothic-y custom gothic dress or any other colors, we’ve got your back!

 

This beautiful Styled Shoot was recently featured on Wedding Day Magazine, one of the most prominent Wedding Day Magazines in the Midwest! It is the result of the efforts of state of the art Michigan Wedding Vendors who worked together to bring an artistic moodboard into reality.

 

The idea of an alternative black wedding dress came from myself- Manal from Brides and Tailor, and Brittany from Great Lakes Event Planning! We pictured a stunning black ball gown in a modern and lighter colored venue. The choice of Gold/Black color tones turned out to be just gorgeous! All the elements complemented each other so nicely and beautifully.

 

 

 

The Wedding Dress and veil were a showstopper! When I was working on the design of this gown, I wanted it to be in Black but not too Gothic-y. I wanted beading to be placed over the lace to give it some sort of a 3D effect, and beautiful volume to make it truly bridal. The final result turned out to be gorgeous, with hundreds of small pieces of beading added all over the gown from top to bottom. The veil also had the same design of the dress with lace and beadings to create a timeless look!

 

 

Brittney from Great Lakes Event Planning made it a breeze to work together on this shoot. Most of the people do not know how much of hard work it takes to produce this beautiful work of Art, and I must say this group of vendors were just OUTSTANDING. Lauren, our photographer, was amazing and focused on capturing even the tiniest of details. Her photos are so beautiful and airy! Douglas, our videographer, was also awesome to work with! He made sure all the videos taken reflected both behind the scenes footage and live videos from the actual shoot.

 

Our models were so great to work with too! The atmosphere was just so much fun! Katelynn’s makeup consisted of a beautiful smokey eye and bold red lipstick by Norma, and the hair was hairstyled into a beautiful classic up-do by Carleana! Bradley wore a black tux as well, so it was all a matchy-match!

 

 

The beautiful white,gold and green tones floral work by Plum Market was just so classy and elegant, and the stunning floral arch was created by the talented Joy who paints each one of these petals individually. This is honestly just the perfect backdrop to any bridal party! The stationary created by Lyndsay was so moody and edgy- I loved the calligraphy in there!

 

 

The venue for this shoot was chosen because of its bright and airy aesthetic. The Roostertail is honestly one of the most beautiful venues in Detroit!It is the perfect combination for indoor/outdoor weddings!  Paired with the moody colors of the bride’s dress, this contrast is a match made in heaven! The cake was exclusively made by Karlee, and its beautiful gold and black mix truly complemented the rest of the moodboard!

One of the most beautiful aspects of the table were the gorgeous black linen colors provided by Luxe Event Linen, rentals by event Source and Upstage Kzoo’s candleholders, golden glass cups without forgetting the statement peacock chair. Needless to say, Britt did an awesome job setting everything up and making sure it was all picture-perfect! Since we wanted to touch on a moody trend for this shoot, black cake, a black dress, black acrylic chairs and black velvet linens are ahead of the trend! Here are some extra photos captured from this lovely day. You will also be able to watch a video at the bottom,so make sure you don’t miss a thing!

As a final note, To all brides all over the US and not only in Michigan I say: Always remember that your wedding dress should reflect your personality. If you cannot find a custom black wedding dress that truly matches your personality, count on Brides & Tailor to  create your dream bridal gown. We promise this will be an unforgettable experience! ”  – Manal

 

 

 

Check out the video of this Styled Shoot below:

 

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Leap Year comes but once every four years. And Leap Day, February 29, is not a national holiday anywhere. But that doesn’t stop the special day from being a highly coveted date for marrying couples to set their weddings on! This is exactly what Erin and Jamel decided to do- Having a Wedding as unique and special as their relationship!

Their Wedding took place at the beautiful Norfolk Botanical Garden in Virginia on a magical beautiful day! What I truly loved about Erin’s Wedding Day photos were the tons of smiles that were clearly shown on everyone’s face! Everyone had such an amazing time, and this is exactly what is so touching about weddings.It truly reflects the happiness and love all around!

Now let us talk about Erin’s Custom Wedding Dress! Erin had a 3-in-1 custom wedding dress designed by Brides & Tailor! It has a short skirt ( Which we won’t show you now 🙂 ), a long overlay ballgown skirt that can be easily worn above it , a removable belt and a removable jacket. Best part yet? Her custom wedding dress had pockets! Pockets are so trendy for 2020/2021, and we will be providing all brides with the option of adding pockets to all of their wedding gowns.So so classy!

Erin’s makeup was so simple and elegant, with beautiful curls that reflected true elegance!

The groom’s tux also reflected elegance and what I loved the most was the first “look” . I won’t give any more details. I will let the pictures speak on their own:)

Credits:

Photography @sohophotos

Custom Wedding Dress @bridesandtailor

Makeup/Hair @sarahsladebeauty

Bride @erinjoseph

Venue @norfolkbotanicalgarden

 

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One of the most gorgeous Dress ideas we had for 2019 was the beautiful contrasting combination of White and Black in creating This Black and White Wedding Dress for our bride, Julie. If you are a bride who’s looking for a Black Wedding Dress but everyone around you is hoping to see you in traditional white and ivory colors, Black and White Wedding Dress Ideas are the next big thing!

When Julie first booked an appointment with Brides & Tailor, she explained that she wanted a unique custom wedding dress which would truly be a statement dress. She gave us all her ideas, and together we were able to suggest creating a mermaid wedding dress which has white lining underneath, and black lace combined with black beading to give the dress a unique look without it looking too filled with colors. The end result was simply stunning! We are more than happy to share with you some of Julie’s Wedding Day Photos from Summer 2019! We have received countless of messages about this particular custom black and white wedding dress, so we were waiting for the perfect time to showcase it to you:)

What I loved the most about Julie’s Wedding Day were the colors! The bridesmaids/groomsmen wore Steel Grey Dresses and suits, while the maid of honor and matron of honor wore Black. The cake also looked so elegant with Black/White accents and even those cupcakes matched! The thing that was even more amazing is that it’s so clear that the bride and groom and everyone else were just having a blast! Having a Wedding can be so stressful sometimes, but it’s the fun,crazy memories that make it so worth it 🙂

So, are you ready to impress your wedding guests with a unique black and white wedding dress like this ? If Mermaid Wedding Dresses aren’t suitable for your body type, there are many more wedding dresses styles that can be done  in white and black! Dare to look different on your Big Day! Don’t forget to add some black and white colors to your Wedding Decor and other aspects of your wedding like the cake, flowers,tables to make sure all colors look great together!

Ladies and gentlemen, check out these amazing photos from Mr and Mrs Waddington’s Wedding Day!

Credits:

Photography @eivans_inc

Wedding Dress @bridesandtailor

Cake:Tina Edros

Hair: @colorsbykim

Makeup: Shelby Bell

Ceremony: Kinergy Center,Wyandotte-Michigan

Reception- Orlando’s familia Banquet Center – Reverview,Michigan

Bride & Groom: Mr and Mrs Waddington

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