A GOWN FOR EACH SEASON

There’s a fabric for each season!

We know that every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day and her style is always her own, but take heart ladies, the weather might need to become your top priority when choosing a gown. We live in Colorado, after all. While selecting a gown for your wedding, it’s important to take into consideration your location and your wedding season. No one wants to sweat straight through their wedding dress nor do they want to be shivering… at their indoor wedding. While the rules certainly aren’t set in stone (it’s your decision at the end of the day!), it might be wise to consider the following:

For your summer wedding, avoid heavy, weighty fabrics such as a structured satin which tends to look formal. It’s important to pick fabrics that will keep the temperature cool on those sweltering days. If the wedding is outdoors, heavy fabrics are going to absorb heat and bring it close to the body. Chiffon and tulle are fabrics that tend to be less heavy and while a structured dress is figure-flattering, a sheath can do you all sorts of favors, especially if the affair is outdoors. Don’t shy away from bright, funky colors either, hot pink and teal are on trend this year!

Depending on the location, don’t be afraid of floral accents or lace as they can create an ethereal look that will only make your outdoor wedding look more beautiful.  Pictured below is Margaux by Jenny Yoo, a designer who creates staple summer wedding gowns with crinkle chiffons and silks.

For your fall wedding, don’t shy away from darker colors or accents. Brown, taupe, yellow or even orange silk ribbons can belt any structured gown, giving it a pop of color to match the season. While satin might be a little warmer for the mildly chilly weather, try out taffeta or ruched organza. These fabrics, while heavy, don’t weigh more than satin and are less formal. This taffetaLa Sposa gown in ivory is perfect for an outdoor or indoor affair in the fall.

 

It isn’t likely your winter wedding is outside, but if it is, then we commend you for your bravery. Chances are you’re looking for something warm and formal for your dreamy winter wedding. Heavy satins and tulles are perfect for the winter season because they are both traditional and romantic. Winter also is a great time to break out those seasonal colors, such as deep greens, reds and even blacks. Accent a structured fit and flare gown with darkly colored ribbon belts like this style by Rivini, and don’t shy away from diamond accents as decadence and winter are synonymous.

 

 

Winter is also a season that caters to individuals with a penchant for traditionalism; lace, beading, diamonds, pearls are all more than suitable for winter cathedral wedding. Dalia by Pronovias is the perfect example of a detailed gown for the winter wedding with a thick silk satin skirt and a beaded net bateau neckline. 

Light and airy fabrics are fun for a springtime wedding! Chiffon, tulle, and organza are not too heavy and can help make a ball gown lighter and more versatile.

Besides the fabric, don’t be afraid to play with floral detailing with soft detailed belts, organza petals or lace applique. These details will soften the appearance of any bride and help make the affair romantic and bright. If your wedding is outdoors, have the dress amplify the nature of your venue with blush or pastel pink hues or contrast your surroundings in optical white.

The rules for any wedding are always up to the bride. Our rules are just guidelines to suit the season, but personal style and feeling good on your special day are all that really matters! 

DENVER POST: JENNY YOO

Brides-to-be in search of understated design can find it from Manhattan-based fashion icon Jenny Yoo. Her stylish, customizable, and graceful bridal gowns and bridesmaid designs epitomize simple elegance.

“Jenny Yoo gowns are extremely lightweight, perfect for many Colorado brides, especially those getting married in the mountains or outdoors,” says Sarah Snyder, owner of Blue Bridal Boutique, which has carried Yoo gowns for three seasons and is hosting upcoming trunk shows.

Blue Bridal’s Castle Rock location, 399 Perry St., Suite 100, will host a trunk show Friday through Sunday. Brides in Denver may attend the same show at the downtown Denver Pavilions location, 500 16th Street, Suite 222, from May 25-27. The boutiques will offer brides 10 percent discounts on orders. Yoo’s designs in silk, chiffon, lace, and organza range in price from $775-$2,700.

Snyder and her staff can help brides enhance or adapt Yoo designs to create a unique and one-of-a-kind look for the big day. “Many of Jenny Yoo’s gowns are simple, so there are so many ways to make the gown your own by playing with accessories and adding a fabulous sash, some fantastic jewelry, or a fun flower and headpiece,” says Snyder. The designer’s Elysia gown features a scoop neckline and deeper scooped back, and with a simple design and elegant trumpet skirt, brides can add a variety of accessories to their ceremony and reception looks without breaking the bank.

The two-tiered silk dress can be worn as a second dress, or for less formal weddings.

Yoo also offers several options for a more casual second look to wear at receptions. The designer’s new Romy style with a sweetheart neckline and double layer silk modal Mikado fabric can work for brides planning a cocktail wedding, an event with two gowns, or a casual affair.

The designer received her degree in fashion design from Parsons School of Design in New York City, and after working with a private label company and Ann Taylor, she founded Jenny Yoo Collection, Inc.

Blue Bridal Boutique requires brides to schedule appointments in advance. The staff can order any style in any material from the designer. Info at bluegowns.com, or call the Denver store, 303-446-2583 or Castle Rock location, 303-446-2583.

JENNY YOO 2012

In honor of our upcoming Jenny Yoo trunk shows, we wanted to revisit some of our all-time favorite styles from this simply elegant designer.  Jenny has a warm and inviting personality, and her dresses showcase the simple, yet elegant attitude of this unique designer.  Her gowns are perfect for outdoor or mountain weddings as the flowing fabrics are so lightweight, and lend themselves to endless accessory options such as her fun floral belts or delicate lace boleros.  See these styles, as well as the newest Jenny Yoo collection at both our Denver and Castle Rock, Colorado trunk shows this May at Blue Bridal!

 

JENNY YOO VOLETTA

The Voletta has arrived!  This gorgeous Jenny Yoo style features a coquette chantilly lace scooped strapless lace bodice over organza and taffeta. Princess seamed bodice ensures a flattering fit. Taffeta band at empire waist defines and accentuates the narrowest part of the waist. Layers of lace fall asymmetrically along a tiered tulle/organza skirt in antique white. Full length. Fully lined. $2,200. 

 

 

 

JENNY YOO

Just arrived: The Charlize features Jenny Yoo’s signature strapless criss-cross bodice creating a beautiful sweetheart neckline. The bodice is constructed with boning, bust cups, and a delicate elastic band along the neckline for additional support. The floor length skirt has a slight A-line silhouette. The dress is fully lined and has a center back zip closure.  A gorgeous silk shantung, the price is amazing at only $1,375.  The perfect dress to wear with our best-selling Benjamin Adams Charlize Swarovski crystal covered shoes!