Designer Spotlight: Jordanian Bridesmaids Designer Zeina Nabulsi's Rich Textures

Jordanian Designer Zeina Nabulsi knows texture! Her bridesmaids gowns and evening wear are luxurious, modern and bold and are perfect for a dramatic evening wedding any time of year! 

Zeina Nabulsi’s luxurious and sumptuous creations are put together with spectacularly rich fabrics and colors, delicate lace, intricate beading, and exciting elements, designed to make women feel elegant and divine with a touch of fantasy; to feel sensual all while being elegant.

Zeina Nabulsi is known as one of today’s most talented Jordanian Designers. Born and raised in Jordan by a creative and design oriented family, Zeina Nabulsi’s passion for fashion, curiosity for art and ambitions grew.

After finishing her studies at Central Saint Martins school of Design in London, she gained creative and technical skills in fashion design at the American Intercontinental University of London. Shortly after,Zeina landed an opportunity to work with the widely acclaimed Lebanese fashion designer, Elie Saab, as his coordinator and a part of his creative team. Her sumptuous for creativity and desire to enhance self-image led Zeina to put together her unique experience and character to reveal her first collection.

Bridesmaid Dresses Have Come a Long Way Baby!

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Oh yeah, Bridesmaids fashion has certainly come a log way baby! In the sixties strong colors and patterns were huge [literally] for bridesmaids.

But now designers like The House of Berta have a new take on the task of designing and creating bridesmaids dresses that are sheer elegance and beauty personified!
Just imagine the wedding you would have with these bold and beautiful dresses on your besties. Enjoy this breath of fresh air in wedding fashion! 

Today's take on a patterned bridesmaid's gown by Berta with beading and more subtle lines.

Gather your favorite girls, BHLDN now has bridesmaids fashion

It was just a matter of time before this harbinger of fashion and style making brought out and exciting and yes we're going to say it re-wearable bridesmaids fashions. BHLDN has bridesmaids dresses!  


These muted rose and soft pinks are super popular for 2017 bridal parties!


By contrast rich blues and navy add a formality yet are more fresh in feel than black.


Mauve and blush like a beautiful ballerina palette at your wedding!


Watercolor aqua, watery blue and barely there prints like these will be abundant at waterfront weddings everywhere!

To Bridesmaid or Not To Bridesmaid...that is the Wedding Question of the Day!

Picking out your bridesmaids is one of the most challenging parts of planning a wedding.  

Whether you are Type A and have been planning every detail out to avoid any and all possible problems that arise, or Type B and you are just letting everything work itself out and just enjoying the ride, picking out bridesmaids is not "easy." Sure, you may have your 5 "besties," your only sister as MOH, and a soon-to-be sister-in-law as your obvious picks to make the perfect 7 girls. However, girls, it's just not that simple. The newly popular, Bridesmaid proposal, adds yet another creative decision to be made. To top it off, if you're the last of your friends to get married, you feel the need to be even more original and not accidentally copy someone else's previous ideas.

To help you out, we've created what we think to be the top 3 tips to keep in mind while engaging in the "Bridesmaid Chronicles." 

1. Don't go overboard when proposing to your Bridesmaids.

We know you love them! And we know you're thinking you want to go all out and ask your girls to be by your side on the best day of your life in a really big way. However, things will come that will cost more than you had planned on them costing. So, our suggestion is ask them in a small, yet meaningful way, and go bigger when picking out an actual bridesmaid gift that you will give them come wedding time. 

2. Pick out a specific Pantone color for your Bridesmaids.

Sorry, our designer geek is showing. It's not an actual Pantone color. But it does require you going to an actual bridal boutique, like those in our San Diego Bridal and Bridesmaid fashion directory, to look at designer color swatches. Now, if you are assigning a single dress for all of your girls to wear, you can proceed to the next tip. However, if you want each Bridesmaid to have a unique style of dress, but all the same color, GO PICK IT OUT. Your wedding day is far too risky a day to have everyone show up in blush except your cousin who shows up in magenta because it was "pink." We highly suggest specifying you want "Blush Garden" by Dessy, for example. 

3. Finally, keep the big picture of your Wedding in mind.

While having your girls organized and perfectly in place is a big part of your wedding, it is not the most important part. The biggest part of your wedding day is remembering that it is YOUR wedding day-- the day that is supposed to be the best one of your life so far. So, while you want everything to go as smoothly as possible, remember why you picked those girls to stand by your side on this day. If they truly are your best friends, then they will accept your "bridezilla" moments or pickiness over their hair pins because they know it is your day. So don't worry about stepping on anyone's toes, and don't worry about what will happen if your college roommate and Bridesmaid shoes up with two different shoes on. Everything will be okay!

Cheers! And be sure to check out our local San Diego Bridal and Bridesmaids Salons directory!  Lovely bridesmaids photos by Tim Otto Photography!

Soft, Silky and Sweet Bridal Ready Robes...the cutest trend for brides and maids!

Looking for the perfect gift for your bridesmaids and for you all to enjoy your wedding day ready room in style?! Look no farther Silk n More kimonos are here! We just love these adorable silk robes that make it so easy to be comfy [champagne while you get ready anyone?] and then slip into your gown without messing up the gorgeous wedding day hair and makeup you just spent an hour and a half having perfectly applied! 

The latest trend for these vintage patterned cotton robes for you boho gals is mismatched but we like them all!! Silk n More says "All robes are made of cotton. We have very strict standards about the quality of cotton that are sourced. We use very soft fabric which keeps getting softer and more "breathy" with every wash." And they come in every color and size imaginable!


A pillow fight Bachelorette Party wins the award for cutest idea ever!

Did we say 'Pillow Fight Bachelorette Party'?! Yup we sure did! When Twinkle (yes, that is the bride's real name, she is amazing, and could this get any cuter?) contacted local wedding photographer, artist and expert fun-capturer Chris Wojdak Photography about shooting her Bachelorette party, Chris had to pinch herself to make sure the email was legit. A pillow fight?

Chris's reply? "YES. Yes please. Sign me up!" Twinkle and her friends rented a super cute vacation home here in San Diego, and brought the perfect mix of beauty and fun to their pillow fight photo session. Not only is this an adorable and original idea but what a memorable (and photo worthy) way to commemorate such a fun occasion! Thank you Chris! 


Featured bridal gown designer Allure Bridal offers sweet, romantic styles for brides and maids

Beautiful, feminine and romantic; everything a bride dreams her gown should be! That's exactly what Allure Bridal gown designs deliver. With lace, beaded embellishments, the finest fabrics and tulle we just love the allure of Allure! Check out these lovely bridal gowns shown on models and on real brides...


Keep your maids happy with Vow to Be Chic rental designer maids dresses!

What do you get when you combine top designer bridesmaids styles in the latest on trend colors for a super decent rental rate? The love and respect of your close friends who are a part of your wedding that's what! Vow To Be Chic is the first and only designer bridesmaid specific rental company in the industry founded by CEO, Kelsey Doorey. This e-commerce site offers designer rental and buying options from 16+ designers including Nicole Miller, Jenny Yoo, Cynthia Rowley and the most recent exclusive addition, Monique Lhuillier.

And it is all so simple and user friendly!  Brides-to-be receive a complimentary consultation from a personal stylist, a platform to interact with their bridal party and the option to rent, try-on or buy. Renting costs start at just $50 and all bridesmaids are provided with two sizes, two weeks before the wedding, making Vow To Be Chic a fun and convenient way to style your bridesmaids without breaking their banks! 

With top, in-demand designers like Monique Lhuillier, Jenny Yoo, Nicole Miller, Cynthia Rowley, Alvina Valenta, Jim Hjelm and more at fab prices your best gal pals will love you forever! Anyone who has been a bridesmaid at least once knows that the struggle is real.

Vow To Be Chic is the one and only designer bridesmaid rental site with a new and innovative digital platform for brides-to-be– making the entire process of getting your maids taken care of from beginning to end as seamless as possible! 

This unique platform offers a simple, step-by-step process for brides:
1. Bride selects the styles & colors she envisions from hundreds of designer bridesmaid dresses
2. Bride assigns the selections to each of her girls individually – all styles can be rented for under $95
3. This state of the art platform tracks the girls activities and orders and even sends friendly reminders via email
4. Gorgeous Designer bridesmaids dresses arrive (in 2 sizes!), 2 weeks before the wedding! 

So the final scoop on this genius idea is:

  • Your maids save a ton of money - no longer do bridesmaids have to spend $300+ on a dress in a random color/style that they will never wear again (and remind you of for years!)
  • Gorgeous designer options in all the on trend colors and styles you want - no more tacky, unfashionable options – we've all seen 27 dresses.....
  • Super convenient and accessible management of styles for all your maids at once - no more wrangling your squad that is displaced all over the country via text, email, calls, g-chats, Facebook messenger, snapchats, etc.
  • Perfect fit every time so everyone looks and fells great - no need for alterations.

Yes, it’s THAT easy! Men have had easy access to this seamless rental model for wedding tuxes for decades, now the girls have it too!