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Something Blue!

Lindy Lanford

Tags Bridal Blog, Bride, something blue, wedding blog, wedding day

We love traditions at The Bridal Cottage! We also love personalization. So, of course, the personalization of traditions is our favorite! What do we mean? Well, we’re glad that you asked! Everyone has heard the phrase, “Something borrowed, something blue, something old, something new, sixpence in your shoe”. But how do you actually incorporate each of these ideas into your wedding to create a cohesive, unique moment? Something Blue’ can be your something borrowed. It can be your something old and something new too (unfortunately only a sixpence can be a sixpence…) Choosing blue accents in your wedding creates a...


Meet Bridal Cottage Consultant Melissa!

We LOVE our job! We also love being your local bridal store! We love getting to know our brides… and we want for you to know us too! This month, we would like to introduce you to Bridal Cottage Manager and Consultant, Melissa! Melissa has been working at The Bridal Cottage for 3-years and has gained a lot of bridal wisdom in her time here! We asked Melissa questions about her experiences at The Bridal Cottage and we would like to share them with you: What inspired you to become a Bridal Cottage Consultant? “I wanted to become a bridal...


Don't be a fashion faux pas!

At The Bridal Cottage we always say that there are no fashion faux pas when you’re the bride… however, we do believe that there are fashion faux pas for your bridesmaids and accessories! As a bride, you don’t want it to seem like your bridesmaids are competing with your dress. You want your ladies to compliment YOU! You also want to incorporate accessories that accent your vision well, completing your unique look! Our experienced Consultants have recommendations to go with your bridal gown: The classic ballgown with full-sparkle bodice: Pair your bridal gown with a large, elegant necklace and a...


The "wedding veil" tradition!

When it comes to wedding traditions, the veil may actually predate the wearing of white. Although there is no definitive reason for the wearing of a veil, there are a few theories that we think you might find interesting. One has to do with ancient Greeks and Romans’ fear of evil spirits and demons. In fact, that’s where many bridal traditions actually come from, including bridesmaids wearing similar dresses!  In an effort to frighten away or disguise the bride from evil spirits, brides-to-be were dressed in brightly colored fabrics like red and obscured by a veil. But many times, the...


Toss the Bouquet!

Wedding traditions are well-known acts that most brides choose to incorporate into their wedding! But where do some of these traditions originate and what do they mean? From wearing white to tossing a bride’s bouquet or rice as the couple leaves, wedding traditions are unique and vary in their historical significance. Here, at The Bridal Cottage, one of our favorite traditions is that of the bouquet toss! The tradition of the bouquet toss has been around since the 14th century! This tradition originated in medieval Europe, particularly France, and involved the single women attending the wedding ceremony ripping off pieces...

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