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Handmade Bridal Products Fit For a Spring Wedding

Soft florals, embroidered details, floating tulle, and subtle hues. These are the wonderful things that encompass Spring at She Wore Flowers.

It's always a time of year we look forward to, when the flowers start to blossom again and the trees are no longer bare. Although it's only January, many of you brides to be out there are already in the depths of planning your spring weddings! In this post we have gathered some of our favourite spring inspired products, ranging from wedding dresses to accessories. 

All of the items available on She Wore Flowers are lovingly handmade by passionate designers, from all over the world! You'll find this post bursting with beautiful palettes, floral embroidery, gorgeous lace, and hand crafted vines; all of which have us looking forward to the time that the weather turns, and pretty blooms arrive. 

Damask Rose Hair Vine and Damask Rose Earrings, Bracelet, and Peony Headpiece

SWF Introduces Luna Bride

We're thrilled to welcome our latest designer to the SWF Designer Partner tribe, Luna Bride!

Based in a very bridal-influential part of England called Harrogate, Keely, who is the owner and mind behind Luna Bride prides herself on making fairytales come to life for her brides-to-be. She uses ethically sourced luxurious fabrics and combines these organic materials with fashion forward, timeless designs and the result is a collection that is the perfect balance of tradition meets mod.

Keely launched Luna Bride over two years ago, after she dreamt up a brand that would be both ethical and stylish. We can't wait to see new designs that she dreams up for Luna Bride going forward! For now, you can shop selected designs created by Luna Bride at She Wore Flowers!

When Should You Order Your Wedding Dress?

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and happy 2019! The holidays are my favourite time of year, I'm all for the time spent with family and over-indulgence of allllll that great food (way too much food)! This year we spent the holidays in Mexico, and for all the years I've been involved in the wedding industry, I didn't expect that what ended up happening would happen..I got engaged! I really had no clue that it was coming, and having helped so many people with their own wedding planning, suddenly I am in the position of needing to start planning for my own, and boy, it's weird. Like..really really weird. I'm just so used to helping others with their own wedding planning, so it's a big shift to suddenly be thinking of all these things for myself.

I recognize that having been in the industry, I have a pretty good advantage because I know a lot of the answers already as to how things tend to work, when specific things need to happen, etc. so I figure I can be of help to all you other new brides to be out there! One question I get asked a lot is "when should I order my wedding dress"? As I proceed with the planning of my own wedding (still sounds weird to say), I want to share the useful knowledge that I myself have learned throughout my time in the wedding industry thus far, and this question is a great place to start. After all, it's one of the first things we start thinking about after that new shiny ring is on our finger.

Okay, so you've maybe gotten engaged recently, or maybe you've been engaged for a while but you're now starting to plan and the excitement is REAL! It's not long before questions start popping into your head and sometimes this can be overwhelming, especially when it's to do with the dress.

So, when should you order your wedding dress?

Let's start with lead times. In an ideal world, it is wise to start your dress search 8-12 months prior to the big day. I know this sounds like a long ways away from your wedding, but some designers (especially in physical retail locations) can actually take 4-8 months to make your dress. No, they aren't making your dress for those entire 4-8 months, but essentially once you place an order, your name is then slotted into their production schedule. Typically it's more around the 4 month mark when you're shopping at an actual physical location, but I have seen the timelines run longer. By starting to try on dresses well in advance, you won't be in a rush to make a decision and you'll avoid unnecessary stress.

When you're shopping online from indie designers however, these time frames tend to be much shorter. For instance, many of the designers that sell on SWF actually have lead times more around 1-2 months and are much more accommodating. I'll just say right now as well, dresses shopped online tend to be much more affordable because the brick and mortar markups simply aren't there. Retail locations need to add a certain percentage of markup to the gowns they bring in from designers because they need to pay their shop rent/overheads, etc. At SWF, you can shop dozens of gowns many of which are under $1000. But anyways, back to the dress talk!

"I'm not getting married for over a year, but I love this dress. Should I wait to order it? I'm planning on losing weight." 

This is another question I get asked frequently, and the answer is no, you shouldn't wait. Even if your wedding is 18 months away, if you find the gown you love you should go for it. The biggest reason behind this, is that the designer may discontinue that dress design (or even increase the price of it) by the time you're finding yourself ready to order. One way that SWF can assist you with this dilemma (particularly if you're insisting on losing weight and afraid your measurements will be off), is to contact us with the details of the dress you love, and we can notify the designer of your wedding date/sizing goals and hold off on doing the measurements for a while. You can place the order so that the dress is secured, and wait on taking measurements for a few extra months. Remember that no matter where you order your dress from whether it's online or in a physical location, the vast majority of dresses will require even minor alterations, even when they're made to your measurements. I also would also just like to add in here, that you shouldn't have to feel like you need to lose weight. I simply mention this because it's an overwhelmingly common statement. I personally believe that you should find a dress style that makes you feel comfortable. You're beautiful and perfect the way you are.

I hope this information helps you with your dress search! If you're on a shorter timeframe, fear not. Many of our designers can accommodate rush orders! Remember, we're here to help! If you're confused at where to start in terms of choosing the right wedding dress shape, you can read our helpful blog post here.

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Dresses pictured from left to right: 1, 2, 3, 4

Perfect Products for that Winter Wedding

We're half way through December and the lead up to the holidays is in full swing! From mulled wine, Christmas markets, eggnog lattes and one too many cranberry bliss bars, we're enjoying ourselves quite a bit!

This time of year evokes a certain style when it comes to weddings and special occasions. Winter makes us long for colors reminiscent of the season and accessories that add extra sparkle. The New Year brings out more eclectic designs, fitting with the bursts of fireworks and sparklers that accompany it.

The Bellial Magic Tiara is perfect for that astronomy (or astrology!) loving gal out there. We love that Declove Atelier creates pieces that are ultra-transitional in a way that they can be worn for a wedding, but also for a special occasion.

Speaking of stars, the Florence Wedding Dress has a gorgeous star and floral patterned lace, we can just picture how stunning this dress would be in a winter setting! Speaking of a chilly winter wedding, if you're on the hunt for a cozy yet glam cover-up, the Ballencia Faux Fur Stole will not disappoint!

Another thing we love this time of year, is statement pieces, whether it be necklaces, boleros, and other forms of jewelry. The Grace Bolero is an intricate design that will really add that special something to a classically simple gown. Right now you can actually enter to win this beauty (or a wedding dress, or a headpiece)!

Or perhaps the Isla Statement Necklace is more up your alley?

If you're after a bold headpiece, one of our favourites is the Nareem Crown. Created with hundreds of blush and ivory pearls, this stunner is an heirloom that would look truly gorgeous in that snowy setting.

And of course, there's the June Dress. The lace detail on this is reminiscent of frost and we're obsessing over it!

..Or keep cozy with a sleeved dress, like the oh-so-pretty Beige Dream Gown!

Good luck on your winter wedding product hunting! 

Weekly Features - Editors Choice + Curated in Rosé

We're thinking pink with this week's curated collection of wonderful products created by passionate indie labels.

Happy Monday everyone! To bring you out of the Monday blues, we're sharing some beautiful products with you! We've got a few different features going on week to week, including the Editor's Choice collection which is curated by our founder, Ashley Miran

Aside from Editor's Choice, this week's featured collection is Curated in Rosé and it's comprised of stunning items in rosy hues of blush. You'll find everything from robes and dresses, like the Jules Wedding Dress by Angellure..

..to gorgeous sparkly things, like the Nareem Crown by Couture Bridal Accessories! You can find each week's  featured collection on the SWF home page.

One more weekly feature is our Product of the Week, and this week the title goes to the Horsehair Drop Veil by Blanca Veils. Blanca Veils creates stunning veils at super affordable prices and they're available in a wide variety of styles. 

SWF Introduces Milamira & One Fancy Day

This gorgeous blush pink ballgown is available in multiple colors, it's one of many affordable wedding dresses we have available.

Happy Friday everybody! It's been such an exciting week with the 100 Layer Cake blog post and our SWF Holiday Giveaway contest, so the days have flown by! We wanted to finish the week off by introducing you to a couple new wonderful designers.

Our list of designer partners is growing each week, and we welcome talented small labels to list with us! As of yesterday, St. Petersburg-based designer label, Milamira, began showcasing their designs on the marketplace! Now, let us tell you, these gowns are to-die-for. Spanning across all budgets, you'll find dresses in their collection both above and below $1000 USD. 

Dress above: Mira Wedding Dress
Dress below: Icidora Wedding Dress

This beautiful wedding dress is one of many affordable wedding dresses from She Wore Flowers. It has a structured corset bodice and floaty skirt.

You'll also notice that the collection really does cover a variety of styles. From ballgowns with lots of horsehair ruffles, to simplistic modern - they've got it all. 

This beauitufl high low wedding dress is in natural white with a colored inner layer which is customizable with different color options. It is one of many affordable wedding dresses at She Wore Flowers

Oh, did we mention they even create stunning wedding jumpsuits!?

This beautiful long sleeve lace wedding jumpsuit is a great alternative to wedding dresses. This bridal suit has a deep v and detailed back, with long sheer lace sleeves and fitted legs. It comes with a stunning overskirt.

Our next designer is a fantastic brand based in California, One Fancy Day. A collection brimming with intricate, beautiful garter sets is available now on SWF and we're thrilled! 

This beautiful handmade bridal garter is adorned with lace applique in a botanical theme, it's the perfect something blue for your wedding. This bridal garter set is one of many wedding accessories from She Wore Flowers.

Many of these garters echo an art deco vibe, and others are created with lovely botanical lace applique. Available in a wide selection of colors and tones of metal (from rose gold, gold, and silver) and varying in levels of detail, you'll be sure to find the perfect garter set for the big day. You can view the complete collection here!

This handmade beaded crystal garter set is one of many wedding accessories from She Wore Flowers.

Affordable Wedding Dresses Under $1000

Who knew that designer dresses under $1000 could be this good?

We've recently compiled a collection of beautiful gowns featured on She Wore Flowers that...brace yourself...ALL START UNDER $1000. What....how.....who......we know, we know. We had to catch our breath too, because this is prettty mind blowing. Moreover, we're not talkin' a handful of about 2, 3, 5, 10 dresses. We're talkin' pages, upon pages, upon pages of quality designer gowns that start under $1000 USD. 

What's even more exciting about this collection, is that you know the designer is reputable. At She Wore Flowers, designers must apply or be personally invited to sell on the platform and meet specific requirements in order to do so. One of these requirements, is wonderful customer reviews. When you shop with us, you know you're going to be getting a gorgeous, quality product from a hardworking, indie designer who's living her passion, creating stunning gowns! 

So what are ya waiting for? Head over to the shop site and explore the ridiculously beautiful, affordable collection! 

Dresses pictured from top by; Bridal Garden Studio, Angellure, and Yasmine Layani