Essense of Australia, style D2215: Our featured column dress above boasts an elegant and unique illusion bodice with detailed lace appliqué. The asymmetrical cut of the bodice harmonizes with an organic neckline that showcases a lace illusion back. Sleek lace and crepe captivate and provide the perfect backdrop for the lace appliqués that extend to the train.
Your Skintastic Regime
New York Bride & Groom has been in business for a long time. Over the years we’ve heard every bridal concern there is. One of the more common worries for brides concerns the condition of their skin on the big day. We’re always here to help, so drink lots of water and start your journey to clear, glowing skin with these helpful tips from The Knot:
Eat Super Foods
No matter what your skin type is—oily, dry, normal or a combo— it craves water. Sure, drinking water helps, but snacking on naturally hydrating foods like watermelon works too. Other super foods for your face? Try grapefruit, cucumbers, tomatoes and kale.
Wear SPF 30…On Your Lips
It’s easier to prevent your lips from getting chapped than it is to repair them if they’re already dry and cracked. If you spend lots of time outdoors, especially in windy, sunny or cold weather, a thick balm with SPF 30 will keep your lips hydrated.
Use Salt Scrubs to Soften Elbows
This is the one thing most brides forget about. Add a bath to your weekly routine and throw in bath salts with sodium bicarbonate. “The sodium bicarbonate will break down dry patches and make your skin a sponge for moisture,” says Zicu. For really tough patches, ask an aesthetician to put a glycolic peel on your elbows when you go in for a facial.
Madison James, style MJ16: Capture vintage glamour and a sophisticated vibe in this Gatsby-era inspired satin wedding gown. The empire waist offers the timeless elegance of the Roaring ’20s. Available sizes: 2-32. Available colors: White/Silver, Ivory/Silver.
Timeline Planning For Optimum Radiance
Ensuring that you pre-plan your beauty treatments is vital to your overall success. Leaving skin treatments until the last minute might not give you adequate time to deal with breakouts, inflammation, redness or other skin scourges. Here are some great general time guidelines from Pop Sugar:
6 Months Before
- Start laser hair removal treatments.If you’ve had a lifelong hatred for your mustache or want a smooth bikini line for your honeymoon, head in for your first appointment now. These treatments require six weeks in between each one so every hair (at each point in its growth cycle) is zapped.
- Get that acne, hyper-pigmentation, or rosacea under control once and for all.If a major skin care concern has been troubling you, visit your dermatologist to see what your options are. Issues more severe than the occasional blemish or fine line will take some time to treat. Continue reading at Pop Sugar
Kenneth Winston, style 1600: Sensational back interest is offered in this romantic wedding dress. Chantilly lace straps blend with a low sweetheart neckline that showcases an open illusion laced back. Finished impeccably with a cascading effect of detachable pearls, this awe-inspiring dress is a stunner.
Showcasing Your “Back Interest” Wedding Gown
If you’re planning to wear a wedding gown with an open back, you should keep an eye on the condition of your skin in the exposed area. We don’t always see or feel blemishes or marks on our skin; getting into the habit of scanning your back will help you be aware of any potential issues as they arise. When they do, Brides.com has some stellar tips for banishing unsightly “bacne”:
“Bacne is harder to treat since the skin on your back is thicker and more difficult to access,” says Jennifer Linder, M.D. board certified dermatologist and chief scientific officer for PCA Skin. “On top of genetics, hormones, and, of course, wedding planning stress, pore-clogging hair products, tight clothing, sweaty workout clothes and bedding can all be triggers for back acne.” But if you start a regimen early (at least six months to a year before the big day), it’s possible to find over-the-counter products that combat annoying breakouts in time for your wedding.
Spritz on a salicylic acid treatment spray.
While benzoyl peroxide is great in the shower, salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid (or BHA) that acts primarily as an exfoliating agent, but also has some anti-inflammatory activity that can reduce oil on your skin. “I generally find it works well as a leave-on product and it tends to complement sensitive skin better than benzoyl peroxide,” says Dr. Shah. “Murad Clarifying Body Spray makes it easy to treat the middle of your back with its 360 degree nozzle — it even sprays upside down.” (Clarifying body spray, $40, Murad available at Sephora)
Slather on a soothing moisturizer.
Acne medications tend to be very drying so it’s important to keep your back hydrated and wear loose, breathable clothing. “Moisturizers should be clearly labeled as ‘oil-free’ and ‘non-comedogenic,’ which means it won’t exacerbate breakouts,” says dermatologist Dr. Rachel Nazarian of Schweiger Dermatology Group. “Look for lotions or gels — rather than creams or ointments — because they are lightweight and will absorb quickly into your skin. Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion is a derm-approved favorite.
Let Your Skin Shine
New York Bride & Groom has the perfect wedding dress for every woman and every skin tone. Our bridal consultants will help you find the bridal gown you have been searching for. You will feel amazing on your special day in your dream dress. Appointments are never required to shop our modern luxury salon so stop by whenever it’s convenient. We will be here ready to assist you.
Here at New York Bride & Groom, we believe in offering brides everything they need to showcase their unique style. Our seasoned bridal consultants are well-versed in the fine art of finishing touches. They can help you enhance and complete your bridal look with accessories from our wide selection. From head to toe — we’ve got you covered!
Laura Jayne is one of our top accessory designers. Their product lines include veils, jewelry, belts, shoes and more. You can see an example of this leading label’s delicate work in our featured photo above. Here’s what they say about this exquisite choker:
Impossibly chic, we love this choker look because it adds style without detracting from the neckline of your gown. Made of authentic French Alencon lace finished with a splash of the tiniest Swarovski crystals & skinny satin ribbons. Also works as a hair ribbon or light sash. Measures appr. 12.5″ long by 2″ at widest, plus ribbon ties which can be cut to suit you. Handcrafted to order in our studio, ships in approximately 4-5 weeks (excluding transit time).
Laura Jayne takes great pride in their creations, fashioning intricate and uniquely gorgeous pieces that brides will want to pass down for years to come. Here’s more information about their vision and history:
About Our Process and Brand
Laura Jayne designs and creates chic, customizable hair adornments, veils, jewelry and accessories for style savvy women. From the perfect wedding accessories to a distinctive style statement for an evening out, we thrive on creating fresh designs to make “that gown” uniquely your gown.
Laura Jayne began designing for brides over two decades ago, while managing a couture bridal salon. When a bride brought her Laura Jayne design to a bridal salon and asked, “Do you have a gown to go with my headpiece?” The first wholesale collection soon followed and became available to brides across Canada. As the collection has evolved, the original vision remains: to create pieces with a modern classic aesthetic beautifully finished, worthy of becoming treasured heirlooms.
Make Sure Your Shoes Work
While it is easy to fall in love with a gorgeous pair of shoes based solely on appearance, it is vital that you try them on with your wedding dress and actually walk in them. Looks and style are important, but getting down the aisle without falling or wobbling like you’re in heels for the first time is paramount.
Speaking of shoes, check out this gorgeous pair from Laura Jayne. If you glide down the aisle in these showstoppers, everyone will take notice:
Add a little sex appeal to your w-day with this beautiful Kismet slingback sandal.
- Ultra Padding: thick “pillow top” padding from heel to toe.
- Suede Soles: Velvety soft soles provide secure traction walking down the aisle or waltzing across the dance floor.
- Ultrasuede Insoles: moisture wicking sock helps keep feet cool, dry, reduces slippage and feels divine against the soles of your feet.
- Alter the style of your bridal shoes by switching the straps!
- Heel measures 5″ with 1″ exposed platform.
- Want a custom color? Contact us for customization! Dyeable shoes ship in 5-6 weeks.
- Whole and half sizes from 5 to 10.
- Contact us for a customized color.
- Ships in approximately 5-6 weeks (excluding transit time).
Re-Thinking Traditional Accessories
Every Laura Jayne accessory is stunningly handcrafted to make your wedding ensemble perfect — and unique. For an example, see the gorgeous cap above. It features embroidered tulle, Chantilly lace and embroidered blossoms to create an uncommonly beautiful option for your veil.
As you can see, New York Bride & Groom is your one-stop wedding shop to create an entire head-to-toe look. We also have dedicated departments for bridesmaid dresses and designer rental tuxedos. The entire wedding party can be dressed under one roof when you rely on NYB&G, the premier wedding salon in the Charlotte metro region. Stop by to browse our vast selection. Remember, we never require an appointment to shop to drop in when it’s convenient. We look forward to serving you soon.
Floating enchantingly down the aisle is an attainable vision when your wedding dress comes from New York Bride & Groom in Charlotte. Our divine selection of Watters/Wtoo wedding gowns accentuates every figure to flawless perfection. From boho brides to sophisticated traditionalists, this bridal line combines elegant design with exquisite craftsmanship to offer something for everyone. Best of all, our experienced bridal consultants can help you slip into the Wtoo dress of your dreams with no appointment necessary.
In their own words, here’s what the designers behind Wtoo have to say about their contribution to your special day:
We Love Love
We’re inspired every day by your real-life romance, and passionate about our role in your perfect wedding experience.
Wtoo, style Tenley: Sweet and feminine, our featured dress (pictured above) exudes romance. Perfectly-placed ruffles create a full skirt of Matte Organza and Tulle while the corset boasts an intricate Neve Beaded Motif. A Sweep Train adds to the already heightened drama of this breathtaking gown. Available sizes: 0-32. Available colors: Ivory, Moscato (pictured).
“A-line wedding dresses are complimentary to a variety of body shapes,” most fashion experts say, and I agree with them.
An a-line bridal gown silhouette forms the capital “A” shape. It usually is fitted through the bust and waist areas and flares from the sides.
How does this dress help your figure? “It’s all about where the flare starts.”
- This shape makes your figure appear smaller above the point where the dress starts to flare. The widening out of the hem forms this illusion. Because this silhouette hide figure flaws…it’s a favorite among brides.
- The flare can happen at any point along the side seam. For bridal gown designs this flare can start right below the bust or as low as around the hip/thigh area
- Most a-line wedding dresses today are fitted through the waist area and flare about the upper hip/abdomen area. This is the ideal spot for anyone who wants to hide the tummy area.
- As you try on wedding dresses…pay attention to where the flare starts on the side seams of the bridal gown. This can mean the difference in your gown “accentuating the positives” of your figure or focusing on your “problem spots.
It’s easy to see why the a-line bridal dress style is very popular with brides.
Wtoo, style Agnessa: Feminine and classic, Agnessa is the ultimate wedding dress. With cascading tulle cinched at the waist with a slimming Blythe Sash, this gown is perfect for the bride who loves romance. The gown is finished with a gorgeous Chapel Train. Available sizes: 0-32. Available colors: Ivory, Amaranth (pictured).
Perfection Found In The Smallest Details
The result of a perfectly hemmed wedding gown is the illusion of gliding without any fear of tripping. The stellar alterations department at New York Bride & Groom keeps our brides floating down the aisle with the utmost confidence.
If you want to add a little zest to your dress, opt for a hint of color with soft pastels, off-whites and blush selections, such as the Agnessa style shown above. Enhance your natural skin tone by trying on a variety of complementary shades to discover which look makes you glow.
Wtoo, style Lenora (beaded): For the bride who loves a polished look, Lenora is the answer. Boasting classic Circle Lace, Lenora features a high neckline with cap sleeves. Thoughtfully-placed trim and cutouts contour the body while the open keyhole back adds a modern twist. The dress is finished with a lovely Puddle Train. Available sizes: 0-32. Available colors: Lace: Off-white, Lining: Multiple shades. (This dress is also available unbeaded.)
Flowing With a Fitted Dress
Even if you prefer a more fitted wedding gown, the option for creating a “flowing silhouette” can still be a reality if you incorporate the right veil, cape or accessories. Our seasoned NYB&G team can help you choose the finishing touches from our accessories lines to bring your head-to-toe vision to life.
Remember, we are your one-stop wedding shop so bring your bridesmaids in to purchase their dresses from our vast designer bridesmaid dress selection. The groom and groomsmen will enjoy shopping in their own separate tuxedo rental department. We look forward to serving your entire wedding party soon.
At New York Bride & Groom, we offer a wealth of wedding gowns, plus-size dresses and rental tuxedos (in a separate department for the guys) in our spacious luxury salon. One of our signature dress lines is Allure Bridals. You can count on flattering cuts, exquisite fabrics and affordable elegance throughout our vast Allure selection.
For a fine example of the stunning bridal gowns this design house turns out, look no further than our featured dress (pictured above):
Allure Bridals, style C393: Swirled and gathered tulle is the highlight of this incredible couture ballgown. Available sizes: 2-32. Available colors: White/Silver, Ivory/Silver, Champagne/Silver.
Let’s pause for a moment and let the folks behind Allure tell us about themselves in their own words:
We began in 1998 as a retail store and have grown into an award-winning bridal manufacturer.
Allure Bridals pursues excellence in design and irreproachable craftsmanship to create a gown worthy of a bride’s most treasured moments. We believe brides should feel nothing less than gorgeous on their wedding day. Our designs blend rich fabrics like satin and lace with decadent beading and detailing, in addition to the comfort of our patented Allure construction. The result is our three bridal collections: Allure Bridals, Allure Romance and Allure Couture along with Madison James, our debut designer collaboration.
Allure Bridals, style M504: Lace applique makes this gown absolutely breathtaking. The slim, fitted gown features a sweetheart neckline, satin ruched waistband, and Swarovski crystals.
From Modest to Risqué
Allure has you covered (or not!) depending on the bridal style you are seeking. Famous for anticipating the trends and style wishes of women of every body type, the wedding dress designers at Allure deliver the wow factor in every silhouette. NYB&G, the Charlotte metro region’s premier bridal salon, has a full staff of seasoned Bridal Consultants available anytime we’re open to help you navigate the racks.
The entire wedding party can one-stop shop with us because we carry the most sought-after dresses for brides and bridesmaids, as well as stocking the top tuxedo designers for the grooms and groomsmen.
Allure Bridals pursues excellence in design and irreproachable craftsmanship to create a gown worthy of your most treasured moments. We believe you should feel nothing less than gorgeous on your wedding day. Our designs blend rich fabrics like satin and lace with decadent beading and detailing. In every gorgeous detail, Allure Bridals can outfit your entire wedding party from head to toe. Simple, graceful styling is at the forefront of every design for Allure Bridals collections.
Here’s a listing of the outstanding lines you’ll find under the Allure company umbrella.
About the collections
For our Allure Bridals collections, we believe in the details — beading, floral appliqués, dramatic backs, and perfect draping. Every gown features details to set it apart and make the bride shine. Beaded lace, English net and rich satin compose gowns that are nothing but glamorous. Brides deserve to be at their most beautiful, and our aim is not only to design and produce the perfect gown but to provide daily inspiration for our brides-to-be through our media presence.
Our Allure Bridals collection is all about the details — beading, floral appliqués, dramatic backs, and perfect draping. Every gown features details to set it apart and make the bride shine.
Allure Romance is all about lace and ball gowns. We incorporated subtle silhouettes with soft, feminine element for a collection truly embodying its name: romance.
The Allure Women’s collection features gorgeous structured fabrics along with lace appliqué and one spectacular satin sheath.
Allure Bridesmaids offers a wide selection of gowns for the bridesmaid — who deserves to feel beautiful alongside the bride on her wedding day.
Our Allure Couture collection features incredibly lush fabrics. Beaded lace, English net and rich satin compose gowns that are nothing but glamorous. And look for gilded lace, one of our favorite new elements in the collection.
The Madison James Collection is the dream of any modern, sophisticated bride. Featuring fresh silhouettes, avant-garde fabrics and innovative lace textures and patterns, Madison James is equal parts romantic and chic; beading and gorgeous embellishments accentuate the unique, clean designs. The collection aims to highlight the breathtaking beauty of a woman in love.
Allure Modest provides a collection of classic bridal gowns designed to provide extra coverage without sacrificing style.
We took a simple lace sheath and added an illusion neckline and sleeves for an ethereal, floral look. Available sizes: 2-32. Available colors: Ivory/Gold, Ivory.
With more than 15,000 square feet of modern luxury, over 20 dressing rooms and a full staff every day, New York Bride & Groom is the premier wedding dress shop in the Charlotte metro region. Our no-appointment-needed policy means you can drop in to browse whenever it’s convenient for you. We look forward to serving you soon.