Blown Away by BHLDN
Posted: Friday, Jan. 10, 2014
Ashleigh has been living in Charlotte since 2008 with her oversized yellow lab. She is a communications professional, grad student, runner, and lover of all things wedding! After attending 13 weddings in three years, it's now Ashleigh's turn to be at the altar. Join her as she blogs about her adventures in step-by-step wedding planning and tips for other brides-to-be!
If you havent heard of Anthropologies bridal line BHLDN, youre missing out. I am swooning over everything from bridal gowns to reception dresses to jewelry to bridesmaid dresses to décor theyve got it all. BHLDN is the perfect mix of classy and unique for your big day. Here are some of my favorite items:To start with, the Odessa gown even though it has lace, its still reasonably priced at $1095. While the V-neck in front is stunning, its the back that really makes this dress. Your guests wont be able to take their eyes off of you. The Nanette bracelet is so charming. You get the sparkly look, with the Southern touch of pearls too. Plus, this is a piece you can wear after the wedding and whenever you look down at it, youll smile for sure. Im particularly fond of the Ainsley dress in Rose for bridesmaids. It would flatter almost any shape, and is timeless. Its definitely a dress that could be worn again to a cocktail party or formal wedding. The Damselfly Sash is so delicate and detailed, its hard not to fall in love with it. While I didnt wear a sash at my wedding, I would definitely consider one of the many that BHLDN offers. While I am completely smitten with the gowns, bridesmaid dresses and lingerie they offer, my favorite items can be found in their Décor section. These Letterpress Vow Journals are to die for. I am totally kicking myself that we didnt use these darling books at our wedding. The Vintage Monogram Kerchief is another must have for the mothers, and definitely a nice gift for grandmothers, aunts, and your bridesmaids too. Vintage AND Monogrammed? Doesnt get much better than that!If youre having a ring bearer, check out the Here Comes the Bride embroidered sign. Its adorable and adds a nice touch to those moments just before you make your big appearance. Lastly, I love the Words of Wisdom cards that could easily be placed at each seat for the reception. A short and sweet message can be left by guests, which will make for a fun night when you and your new husband sit down to read those kind (and perhaps entertaining) words. BHLDN has it figured out. They are on top of the trends but keep a classic touch to their items. I love the reasonable prices (you could totally have a ceremony and reception dress!). They even offer stationary, which is way better than anything you could buy in a store. Set aside a few hours and spend some time perusing their site. You are guaranteed to fall in love.
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