Introducing Marston from the Newest Lily Rose Collection

classic lace bodice mermaid wedding dress with bridcage veil and pearl earrings

A classic mikado mermaid with a killer train?  Meet Marston who belongs on an epic staircase or in an elegant ballroom!

classic mermaid wedding dress with birdcage veil

This is another Lily Rose dress that we have represented in both our straight and plus collections.

classic mermaid wedding dress in ivory

We love her netted Vs under the arms which helps protect your under arms from the scratchiness that beads can cause.  It also helps the dress feel a bit more breathable which we love!

classic mermaid wedding dress with tulle veil

The mikado skirt doesn’t have much stretch in it so it provides a lot of structure!

plus size fitted classic mermaid wedding dress

back of classic mermaid wedding dressBetween the structure of the skirt, the cut and the weight of the fabric, you really get that beautiful mermaid flair.  The design is very smart – while it may flair like a mermaid, the flair hits above the kneecaps which makes it easier to walk, dance and sit!  We love a smartly designed wedding dress!

classic mermaid wedding dress

Once again, this is a dress that feels timeless and classic yet is still on-point for today’s modern bride!  Are you seeing a theme in our Lily Rose dresses?  We love a dress that is the perfect mix of timeless and modern!

classic mermaid wedding dress with tulle veil over bride's face

classic lace bodice mermaid wedding dress with bridcage veil and pearl earrings

Introducing Jean from the Newest Lily Rose Collection

fitted lace wedding dress

Jean is one of our Lily Rose dresses that we have sampled in a straight size and a plus size.  We are constantly striving to create both a straight and a plus size collection that today’s modern brides love.  Dresses that speak to our local brides and check the boxes of their ideal wedding dress list!

fitted lace dress with straps on driftwood beach

plus size fitted lace dress with jean jacket and straw hat

Jean is a unique fitted dress in that she has zero stretch.  So many fitted wedding dresses nowadays feature a stretch knit lining.  While those dresses make it very easy to sit in, the fit on our Jean dress is superb.

lace fitted wedding dress on driftwood beach

Because there’s no stretch, Jean will show off our natural curves and will also act like a built-in spanx, holding you in securely!

fitted lace wedding dress

I also love her beautiful lace strap that is a continuation of the dress from front to back – seamless!

back of lace wedding dress with tulle overskirt and pearl earringsShe is also another great elopement or beach dress because she’s not fussy.  You can fold her up in your carry-on if needed and there isn’t a lot of extra fabric to have to worry about!  We also couldn’t resist adding an overskirt to her!

fitted lace wedding dress with tulle overskirt

lace fitted wedding dress with tulle overskirt and pearl hoop earrings

Sample Sale May 10th-14th!

Mark your calendars: Monday, May 10th – Friday, May 14th (we will not be hosting sample sale appointments on Saturday) will be our Sample Sale!  If you are unable to attend our Spring Sample Sale, we will be hosting another one this Winter!

Pinterest Page link to our Sample Sale dresses here!

Our sample sales are very similar to our regular bridal appointments.  You’ll meet with your consultant, talk about your vision for your wedding day and try on beautiful dresses!  The only thing that’s different is you’ll be shopping our Sample Sale selection!  This will really help our brides who aren’t sure what style is best for them and because our consultants are so amazing with our inventory, they will help lead you to the dress that best suits you!

If you request your appointment through our Contact Us page on our website, just state that you’re interested in a Sample Sale Appointment!  You can also call us at (260) 483-8000 or email info@onefinedaybridalandgown.com to request an appointment for our sample sale.

We will have less samples available this time so go ahead and pre-shop our Pinterest Page to see if there are styles that fit your vision!  The Pinterest page is now live!

What is a sample sale?

  • Our sample sale allows you to purchase a wedding dress straight out of our collection, in as-is condition at a deeply discounted price!  You can take your wedding dress home with you that day so there is no waiting period!

Who is a sample sale great for?

  • Sample sales are great for brides with a quick wedding date (less than 6 months) or who want to spend less than $1,000 on their dress!

What will be the price ranges of the dresses?

  • We will have some styles starting at $350! The vast majority will be under $1,000 but we will have a handful of Martina Liana gowns in the sale which will all be under $1,650.

What sizes will be in the sale?

  • Our bridal gowns will range in size from bridal 6-30!  Our Pinterest Page is divided between straight size, plus size and $350 dresses.  This is to help you narrow your search!

What designers will be included?

  • All of ours! The $350 dresses will be from lines we no longer carry in the boutique but we will have lots of dresses from Stella York and Essense of Australia and a handful from Martina Liana.  We will also have a number of Lily Rose Dresses which is our personal, in-house collection for those brides looking for unique dresses!

What about bridesmaid dresses?

  • $45! You can purchase a bridesmaid dress for upcoming weddings, military balls, black tie events, fundraiser events, bridal showers, etc for only $45 per dress!  We will have sizes 6-26 in a huge variety of colors.  Appointments aren’t required to look at bridesmaid dresses.

Any veils or accessories?

  • We will have veils and accessories in the sale including earrings, belts and headpieces!  Appointments aren’t required to look at accessories.

What’s the catch?

  • Payment is due in full at the time of your purchase and these dresses were samples on our sales floor. Although they’ll all been cleaned and repaired by our alterations team, they have been tried on so you should expect normal wear and tear.
  • We do not store these dresses for free. We will have a storage package available for purchase however!

Do I need an appointment?

  • For sure!  In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines we do require an appointment.  We also have a guest limit policy in place of 6 guests + the bride!  The first day is always the busiest!

Ready to make your sample sale appointment? You request your appointment through our Contact Us page on our website, just state that you’re interested in a Sample Sale Appointment!  You can also call us at (260) 483-8000 or email info@onefinedaybridalandgown.com.  You can see which dresses will be included in our sale by visiting our Pinterest Page!

Introducing Azalea from the Newest Lily Rose Collection

beaded lace fitted wedding dress on beach at sunrise

Out of all the dresses in our newest collection, Azalea is the most ideal for an elopement or destination wedding!  She is super lightweight and is so low maintenance.  You could literally fold her up, pack her in your carry-on and get married the next day.  She a no fuss wedding dress and I love that about her!

beaded lace fitted wedding dress on beach at sunrise

(Yes, we call our wedding dresses “hers” because things that beautiful just have to be female, don’t you agree?)

beaded fitted lace wedding dress on driftwood beach

The lace on Azalea is laid out in such a way to subtly enhance your figure’s natural curves.

beaded fitted wedding dress on driftwood beach

The thin, beaded straps are very on trend in wedding dresses.

close up of lace fitted wedding dress on beach at sunrise

I love how the back is open but not so open that you feel totally exposed.  Plus the lace covers that area on our back sides that we can sometimes be conscious about.

back of beaded lace fitted wedding dress on driftwood beach

I also love that you can customize the back of this dress.  If you don’t love how the beaded straps meet in the middle of the back, they can be removed!  They aren’t necessary for the structure of the dress and I love when a dress is easily customizable.

close up of beaded lace fitted wedding dress back on driftwood beach

Lastly, I love her for an elopement because of her train.  There is enough length so it still feels like a wedding dress but not so much length that it feels overwhelming!

lace fitted wedding dress on beach at sunrise

Introducing Bellevue from the Newest Lily Rose Collection

classic wedding dress in ivory with tulle cape

Don’t get us wrong, we love lace and sparkle as much as the next lady but there is something so timeless and striking about a full mikado dress!  Bellevue is a dress that can stand on her own with very little styling and can easily be accessorized to work at virtually any wedding.

classic wedding dress

Classic ballgown wedding dress on driftwood beach

Probably my favorite detail about our Bellevue gown is the nod to corset detailing in the bodice.

Close up of classic vneck wedding dress with tulle cape

Classic ballgown wedding dress on driftwood beach

It’s not immediately noticeable and isn’t something you’ll see in pictures, but it is a detail you’ll notice in person and really helps enhance curves in the bodice.

classic wedding dress in ivory with tulle cape

Corset seaming is also very on-trend in the wedding dress world and we all know I love a gown that can look classic and on-trend all at the same time!

classic ballgwon wedding dress

Bellevue also has beautiful mikado covered buttons all the way down her train and pockets!  2 of my favorite details!

back of classic wedding dress with tulle cape

classic ballgown wedding dress with tulle shawl

classic wedding dress with spanish moss in the background

Introducing Aurora from the Newest Lily Rose Collection

close up of beaded lace and tulle wedding dress at driftwood beach

If you are a fan of open backs and sparkle, Aurora needs to be on your try-on list!  She is the perfect, lightweight Summer dress.  She would be perfect for an outdoor lake wedding, a backyard wedding, a beach elopement and so many other options!  Her sequin and seed bead focused sparkle would be so beautiful in the lighting found at indoor receptions.  All in all, she would be beautiful no matter where!

beaded lace and tulle aline wedding dress on beach at sunrise

It can be hard to find aline dresses with open backs, but Aurora has both.

back of beaded lace and tulle aline wedding dress with open back at driftwood beach

back of beaded lace and tulle aline wedding dress on beach at sunrise

I love the idea of an open back on an aline dress because from the front it looks like a timeless shape and wedding dress.  Then, you turn around and you have a modern wedding dress with a slightly sexy vibe.

open back wedding dress on beach at sunrise

It’s the perfect combination to make your relatives and yourself happy!

beaded lace and tulle aline wedding dress at driftwood beach

I also love this kind of beading because it’s not immediately noticeable in pictures.  So, in your photos all you see is this beautiful lace and tulle aline.

close up of beaded lace and tulle wedding dress at driftwood beach

The sparkle and beading is an element you and your guests get to enjoy all throughout the day!  I love when a bride sparkles as she walks about her wedding day!

lace and tulle aline wedding dress with fingertip length veil on beach at sunrise

Introducing Magnolia from the Newest Lily Rose Collection

lace and organza ballgown wedding dress with tulle veil

Our Lily Rose Collection is such a personal collection of dresses for us.  The line is named after my two daughters, Rose and Lillian, and they are dresses chosen for our One Fine Day Brides whose wedding dress wishlist includes descriptors like: unique, timeless, and on-trend.  This Spring we traveled to the Georgia coastline to photograph our newest Lily Rose arrivals and first up is our Magnolia gown!

lace and organza ballgown wedding dress with tulle veil

She features a beaded lace bodice with delicate spaghetti straps.

close up of back of lace and organza wedding dress

The beading in the bodice is of clear beads, sequins and pearls for  very ethereal looking beadwork.

lace and organza ballgown wedding dress at driftwood beach

Her skirt is made from my absolute favorite fabric, organza!

lace and organza ballgown wedding dress at driftwood beach

I love organza because of the way it moves.  It will catch the breeze and float but won’t get too crazy because it does have more weight to it than a tulle does.

back of lace and organza ballgown wedding dress

While it has more weight than a tulle, it isn’t as heavy as lace or mikado which make it the perfect fabric for my romantic brides.

lace and organza ballgown wedding dress with tulle shawl

I’m am a bit biased, though, because my wedding dress had an organza skirt!

lace and organza ballgown wedding dress at driftwood beach

She is a beautiful fit and a timeless gown that will have a classic look in pictures while bringing the sparkle and romance to your wedding day!

lace and organza wedding dress with straw hat and lace gloves

lace and organza wedding dress with straw hat and lace gloves

lace and organza wedding dress with straw hat and lace gloves

Sample Sale FAQ

Our Sample Sale Pinterest Page is linked here!  This will let you pre-shop the sale and lets you get an idea of prices, sizes and looks!  The accessories and bridesmaids in the sale aren’t on the Pinterest Pages.

 

Let’s go over some of our frequently asked questions for our sample sale!

  1.  Do I need an appointment to look at Bridesmaids or Accessories!
    1. Yes!  In order for us to watch capacity and protect social distance guidelines, we need to know how many people will be in the store and when.  Even if you just want to buzz in during your lunch hour to look at veils, give us a call with a general time and we’ll write you down!
    2. If needed, you can call us and say you’re headed our way to look at accessories.  As long as we have a heads up, that will be great!
  2. What sizes are in the sale?
    1. Bridal sizes 10-30 and keep in mind bridal sizing is tricky!  A bridal size 12 is similar to a street clothes 8.  The sample sale is ideal for brides who are street clothes 6, 8, 10, 12, 18, 20,22, 24, 26, & 28.
    2. Dresses can easily be altered down 2 sizes and can be released 1 size.  As your consultant works with you, we can talk through the alterations that will be needed and whether or not they’ll be possible.  We don’t want to sell you a dress that can’t be altered to fit you!
  3. Do you do alterations?
    1. We don’t!  However, we have a list of 4 local seamstresses who have been used by past One Fine Day Brides.  We trust their work and are confident they will be able to take in or let out your dress as needed!
  4. “I’d like to spend $600 on my dress, is that possible?”
    1. For sure!  Here is a quick breakdown of our prices:  there are 13 dresses that will be priced at $350 & 40 dresses under $1,000.  Our highest priced sample will be $1,650.
  5. What are the price ranges on accessories?
    1. Veils will range from $95-$350.  Earrings will range from $25-$95.  Headpieces will range from $75-$115.
  6. What’s the deal with bridesmaid dresses?
    1. They will be on sale for $45 + tax each!  That’s right, $45!!  There will be a lot in popular colors as well like blush, black, & burgundy!
  7. What forms of payment do we take?
    1. We take all credit cards and cash! We don’t accept checks at our sample sale events.

Sample Sale December 14th-18th

One Fine Day Sample Sale

Mark your calendars: Monday, December 14th – Friday, December 18th (we will not be hosting sample sale appointments on Saturday) will be our Sample Sale!  If you are unable to attend our December Sample Sale, we will be hosting another one in the Spring!

Pinterest Page link to our Sample Sale dresses here!

 

Our sample sales are very similar to our regular bridal appointments.  You’ll meet with your consultant, talk about your vision for your wedding day and try on beautiful dresses!  The only thing that’s different is you’ll be shopping our Sample Sale selection!  This will really help our brides who aren’t sure what style is best for them and because our consultants are so amazing with our inventory, they will help lead you to the dress that best suits you!

If you request your appointment through our Contact Us page on our website, just state that you’re interested in a Sample Sale Appointment!  You can also call us at (260) 483-8000 or email info@onefinedaybridalandgown.com to request an appointment for our sample sale.

We will have a Pinterest Board that will let you know which dresses will be in the sale and what price they’ll be!  The Pinterest page is now live!

What is a sample sale?

  • Our sample sale allows you to purchase a wedding dress straight out of our collection, in as-is condition at a deeply discounted price!  You can take your wedding dress home with you that day so there is no waiting period!

Who is a sample sale great for?

  • Sample sales are great for brides with a quick wedding date (less than 6 months) or who want to spend less than $1,000 on their dress!

What will be the price ranges of the dresses?

  • We will have some styles starting at $350! The vast majority will be under $1,000 but we will have a handful of Martina Liana gowns in the sale which will all be under $1,650.

What sizes will be in the sale?

  • Our bridal gowns will range in size from bridal 10-26!

What designers will be included?

  • All of ours! The $350 dresses will be from lines we no longer carry in the boutique but we will have lots of dresses from Stella York and Essense of Australia and a handful from Martina Liana

What about bridesmaid dresses?

  • $45! You can purchase a bridesmaid dress for upcoming weddings, military balls, black tie events, fundraiser events, bridal showers, etc for only $45 per dress!  We will have sizes 6-26 in a huge variety of colors.

Any veils or accessories?

  • We have lots of veils and accessories in the sale including earrings, belts and headpieces!

What’s the catch?

  • Payment is due in full at the time of your purchase and these dresses were samples on our sales floor. Although they’ll all been cleaned and repaired by our alterations team, they have been tried on so you should expect normal wear and tear.
  • We do not store these dresses for free. We will have a storage package available for purchase however!

Do I need an appointment?

  • For sure!  In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines we do require an appointment.  We also have a guest limit policy in place of 6 guests + the bride!

Ready to make your sample sale appointment? You request your appointment through our Contact Us page on our website, just state that you’re interested in a Sample Sale Appointment!  You can also call us at (260) 483-8000 or email info@onefinedaybridalandgown.com.  You can see which dresses will be included in our sale by visiting our Pinterest Page!

In which color should I order my wedding dress? Ivory, White or Blush?

same wedding dress in different colors

“What color should I choose?” is hands-down, our most frequently asked question through DMs and private messages!  Most of these questions come from brides across the country who didn’t purchase their dress with us but I love that they trust us enough to ask our opinion!

Prepare yourself because I’m going to give you an annoying response to this question: there is no wrong answer!  Seriously!  Nowadays, there is no right or wrong answer to which color you should order your wedding dress in.  In (not so many years ago) it was a crazy idea to wear a color in your wedding dress.  In 2019, we did roughly 50% Ivory, 50% Color (there’s a very small smattering of white orders in there but it’s less than 3% for us).  Now, there are some things to think through when choosing which color is going to be best for you and your wedding and today we are going to walk through those!

When I mention a colored wedding dress, I mean anything in the color family which for our designers include: Almond, Hazelnut, Rum, Moscato, Champagne, Cafe, etc.  They’re typically blush based or nude/tan based.  Also, for the sake of this post when Ivory is mentioned, anything said about Ivory can be applied to White.

Skin Tone

In years past, it was thought that the more pale you were the more color you should wear and if you had an olive or darker skin tone, the lighter the color you should wear.  While it’s true that fair skinned blondes look good in Blush dresses, so do olive skinned brunettes!  Don’t let some article you read tell you you shouldn’t wear the color you love the most!!

Here I’m showing myself in an Ivory long sleeve wedding dress and KC in the exact same dress.  I have a fair skin tone with a lot of red in it and KC has a beautiful darker skin tone.  I think the Ivory looks amazing on both of us!

This next dress is in a color called Almond.  It’s probably my favorite color of wedding dress because it is just a hint of a color so you get that beautiful contrast with your lace but it still looks very soft and romantic (which is right up my alley)!

Alex and Emily have brunette hair with similar-ish skin tones in this picture that was taken in February!  They are in the same dress but Emily on the left is in the Moscato color and Alex on the right is in the Ivory color.

Lighting

If there’s one thing the pictures above showed was what a difference lighting makes in how the color of your wedding dress shows up!  All these pictures were taken on different days, in different lighting so the same color can look completely different!  This is why we always have our brides walk to the mirrors at the very front of the store.  They are right by our big windows so you can see the color in the most natural light!

interior of one fine day bridal and gown boutique

Contrast

We feel the biggest factor when it comes to choosing a color for your wedding dress is how much contrast you like.  If you decide to do an Ivory or a White dress, the lace on your dress won’t “pop” as much as it would over a colored fabric. Here is the same wedding dress in 3 different colors.

From left to right: Champagne, Moscato & Ivory.

D2453 in champagne moscato and ivory

And a closer look at the colors:

same wedding dress in different colors

You can see how the lace detail in this dress pops more when there is a color behind it providing that visual contrast. Your preference is just that – your preference!  The Ivory is beautiful because it’s a bit softer and more subtle and the Champagne and Moscato are beautiful because they show off the lace detail!  This is why there is no wrong answer when it comes to color choice!

Lace Pattern

It’s amazing what a difference the lace pattern makes when deciding between an ivory and colored dress!  The bigger the lace pattern, the more difference I think a color makes.  The smaller or more allover a lace pattern, the less difference a color makes.

Take for example our Raven gown.  We have it sampled in a color called Hazelnut which is the deepest color we have in the store.  Do you see how much the lace pattern pops off the dress?  Next, we slipped an Ivory swatch under the lace and you can immediately see how much more subtle the lace pattern is!

Off the shoulder soft ballgownSide note: If the bodice of a dress is “unlined”, ordering it in an Ivory or White will exaggerate that fact more. This can be seen in the pictures above.  Because the Hazelnut color is closer to a skin tone, the unlined bodice isn’t as much of an element in the dress.  When switched to Ivory, the unlined bodice becomes much more of a feature!

Another example is D2748 from Essense of Australia.  It features a larger scale, floral lace!

Now let’s take a look at a fitted lace dress that has a smaller lace pattern and also features a glitter tulle underlay.  On the left is the Ivory coloring and on the right is a color called Rum

With the bigger, more graphic lace patterns there’s typically more open space between the lace motifs which allows the color to come through more.  When you’re looking at a dress with a smaller lace pattern, a Chantilly lace underneath a lace applique or a sparkle layer beneath the lace applique, the color is going to be more subtle!

Moral of the Story

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to the color of your wedding dress.  Choose the color that makes you the happiest!  If your favorite thing about your wedding dress is the lace pattern, consider a color that will make it pop!  If you love the way an Ivory looks on you, go with that!  We have 1 yard pieces of fabric that we put under your dress to help you envision it in a different color and in almost 9 years of business we have never had a bride regret her color choice.  You can’t go wrong with choosing the color that makes you feel the best!

Much love,
Autumn

Best color for your wedding dress