All Out GLAM: A Top Wedding Theme for Spring 2017 #GlamWeddings

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We’ve surveyed our 2017 brides and one of their favorite wedding themes for Spring is a ceremony and a reception that is a no-holds barred, all-out GLAM affair! Yay! It’s our favorite too!! After all, haven’t we all dreamed of a fairy-tale wedding since we were little girls?

Glam Weddings

We are happy to see the return of old school glamour in the bridal gown designs we’ve spotted at the apparel markets lately. Heavy satin dresses with major embellishments and beading! And, it is so refreshing to see the theme reflected in the style brides are deciding on for their special day too. This spring will witness lots of weddings filled with glitz, bling and foof.

A Glam Wedding is the chance to go ALL OUT. A Glam Wedding means that the answer to the question , “Is this TOO much?” is ALWAYS  “of course not!” The kind of wedding where the perfect shoes are these by Jimmy Choo:

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Perhaps your wedding won’t include a giant white tent filled with twinkle lights, glittering chandeliers and the captivating hues of blush and gold, but you can certainly take inspiration from this glamorous image, ne c’est pas? And you can incorporate the ideas on a smaller scale for your event.21 Glitzy Gold Wedding Ideas:

Opulent floral arrangements, ornate candelabras and luxe linens are always a ritzy choice.

For you All Out Glam Wedding Reception make sure you have lots of metallics, beads, pearls, floral arrangements and chandeliers! Think “More is MORE!” And then add a little bit extra. Layers of opulence equals an over the top glamour!

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For this extravagant theme, please consider a white tuxedo jacket and classic black bow tie for your groom. It is so old-school and handsome!


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We love the vintage vibe and great glamorous inspiration below, courtesy of Ashley Elizabeth Designs.

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Glam teardrop earrings and a beaded hair clip are the perfect accessories for this style. [We have this Mariell hair clip at The Gilded Gown.]

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This opulent custom bouquet with lots of  jeweled embellishments is just so perfect for a glam wedding. For your very own handmade bouquet we suggest the uber-talented artistry of Sarah Brobst Designs.

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Golden cupcakes crafted to look as if they are real satin roses and elevated on individual gilded stands is elegant to the extreme. [Side note: I might try to DIY some of these cupcake stands with dollar tree items. Stay tuned…]Image result for pinterest gilded cupcakes

We think this beaded strapless stunner by Justin Alexander will fit in at the most elegant of occasions. We have several gorgeous elaborately beaded wedding gowns in store at The Gilded Gown!

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For your upcoming wedding we invite you to come share your dreams and ideas with us at The Gilded Gown. We love to hear what styles you are incorporating for your special day.

And, if you are still searching for the perfect dress for your wedding, give us a call at 865-329-4905. We will schedule a one-on-one fitting with one of our professional stylists. We have all sizes from 000-36 on the floor, plus tons of gorgeous accessories and veils.


Unusual and Unique Bridal Bouquets #Nontraditionalbouquets

Unusual and unique bridal bouquets

Selecting a bridal bouquet is one of the best opportunities for brides to express themselves on their wedding day! The tradition of carrying bouquets down the aisle originated long ago, when it was believed that holding a collection of fragrant herbs, flowers and spices would ward off bad luck and also mask body odors in a time when people bathed just once a year. The style of the blooms was not considered important until Roman times, when both bride and groom wore lush garlands of greenery, flowers and spices to increase their fertility and fortune. In time bouquets came to symbolize a bride in bloom without any heavier meaning. Nowadays brides just want to hold something that speaks to their hearts and compliments the style of their happy day. If said bride wants something unique and different then we have several non-traditional bouquet suggestions. These can be much longer lasting than floral bouquets, more affordable and perfect for a DIY bride.


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Wreath Bouquets

We think that the wreath-as-a-bouquet trend is so adorable. This fresh and fun idea works down the aisle and then can even be re-purposed as decor at the reception. How cute would this be hung at the front of the bride and groom table? Great for DIY brides and rustic themes alike.


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Bridesmaids wreaths are so sweet too. This pair we spotted on Ruffled blog:

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Succulent Bouquets

Succulents have been popular for a few years and they are still going strong. They make lush and beautiful unexpected bridal bouquets.

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We love the pink roses and hanging moss adorning this unique bouquet:

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Greenery Bouquets

Carrying a handful of greenery is a refreshing alternative to an ordinary floral bouquet.

Melissa Timm Designs in Knoxville, TN designed this fresh take on a bridal bouquet for a styled shoot. We love the oversize scale and colorful ribbons in this custom bouquet:

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Paper Bouquets

Paper flowers are popular trend  for weddings due to their durability, beauty and uniqueness. Many brides are choosing paper flowers for their wedding bouquets to save money and to have a lasting keepsake from their special day.

Paper Flower Bouquets

A beautiful tutorial on Ruffled’s blog by paper flower maven Rachael at Appetite Paper is here. Her flowers are so realistic, lovely and inspiring.

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Brooch Bouquets

We adore brooch bouquets which can be made from heirloom or family pieces. Grandmother’s brooch and Aunt Edna’s earrings incorporated into your bouquet can be a reminder of the love you have for your family as you walk down the aisle. These are not only stunningly beautiful but they are also long-lasting.

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Interested in having a custom bouquet made? We suggest Sarah Brobst of Sarah Brobst Designs, a talented artist with mad brooch bouquet skills. Her work starts at $150 and up. She can build a bouquet from your materials or source them herself.  Sarah, is a self-described “one woman operation, filled with fun creativity and the drive to repurpose items of all sorts.” Her work is unreal, gorgeous, interesting, fun, and, well, see for yourselves….

Candy Bouquets

Having a fun and light-hearted wedding? How about a sweet candy bouquet? These adorable bouquets can include so many colorful candies. We love this marshmallow and waffle cone confection:



An armload of lollipops makes another fun statement. So easy to make yourself and sure to put a smile on your guests faces as you pass them by. Children in attendance will surely be captivated!

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Cotton candy bouquets offer up a spun-sugar delightfulness and are great for saving money on flowers!

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We would love to hear what kind of bouquet you are considering? Are you going with a traditional and beautiful floral bouquet, or are you considering something outside the box?