Rebellious Brides Love BHLDN

Why, oh why wasn't BHLDN available during my wedding preps?????? If it was, I would have gotten EVERYTHING from here.

BHLDN is Urban Outfitter's bridal version. It is amazing, wonderful, stupendous, cool, and pretty. It's got brands like Tadashi Shoji (my uber fave), Nicole Miller, Badgley Michska, and handcrafted ETSY/Pinterest-worthy bridal decors and accessories sourced from Denmark to US and all across the globe.

One look at their editorial photos and I'm HOOKED.

Tadashi Shoji Lilian Dress $420 (PhP 18,900)

Tadashi Shoji Flora Gown $800 (PhP 36,000)

Tadashi Shoji Lara Dress $440 (PhP 19,800)

Jenny Yoo Evangeline Dress $260 (PhP 11,700)

BHLDN Writes:

A love story
```kind of story
However you choose to think about a wedding – a celebration, an avowal, a beginning – a wedding is, every time, a sweeping expression of a couple's love; this is what inspires our collection.
Our hope is to help couples create a day brimming with unusually beautiful garments and objects reminiscent of eras when special occasions called for a standard of dress. We travel the world (a bent picked up during our days at Anthropologie) in search of emerging designers, superior craftsmanship, and cultural significances we find to be sublimely relevant. These are the types of things we look for: wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses,
a bibi or two (that's a hat),
vintage wedding rings, shoes,
birdcage veils, boleros,
lipstick cases,
chandelier earrings,
tandem bikes,
tidbit plates (!)
halos, headbands,
cake toppers,
cake stands,
ring pillows,
paper bunting,
bowties, cufflinks,
socks for the groom,
pagne coupes,

Badgley Mischka Livia Gown $800 (PhP 36,000)

Catherine Dean Yasmine Gown $2,000 (Php 90,000)

BHLDN Exclusive Ava Gown $1,995 (PhP 89,775)

I love the layout of their online boutique! Not only does it have catalogue photos but it also has editorial photos which helps you imagine how it would look like in a real setting. Each dress also has beautiful descriptions and suggested looks. And don't you think the prices are super reasonable? The best part? They have stylists who can help you put together you look, help you with sizing, and create alternate options for you. 

Carina Corset & Ahsan Skirt, 2-PC set, $2,780 (Php 125,550)

"This corset and skirt from designer Watters create an unforgettable look together. Crafted from 60 meters of dreamy blush tulle, the full yet airy ballet-inspired skirt is the perfect match for a bride looking for something utterly romantic. Topped with a grosgrain ribbon at the waist, it pairs perfectly with the structured corset, which features a flattering sweetheart neckline and is carefully embellished with scalloped trim, and hand-placed lace." -- BHLDN

Theia Bridal Emma Gown $1,295 (PhP 58,275)

"Inspired by the blossoms of the Japanese cherry tree, each intricate lasercut petal is hand-appliqued with a glass bead to airy tulle. The pale gradient creates graceful, organic movement throughout this stunning gown." -- BHLDN
Catherine Dean Waterfall Dress $850 (PhP 38,250)
"Mixing modernity and timelessness, an impossibly soft silk tulle skirt cascades below a tailored bodice and delicate lace. From Catherine Deane. Removable sash. Back half zip and silk covered buttons. Silk tulle, silk lining, lace. BHLDN Exclusive" -- BHLDN

If you've been reading RB long enough, you would know by now that one of my pet peeves is entourage gowns. I hate it when brides dictate the looks of their gowns and make it matchy-matchy. I can't even count how many times I've heard entourage girls secretly talk about how much they hate their gowns and are just trying to be polite by not saying anything to the bride (although this doesn't even feel polite--to me it sounds like backstabbing). It also pisses me off when I see wedding photos that show brides that look uber stylish in their pretty gowns but their entourage are in gaudy, uniformed, and clown-ish gowns in horrific colors. But what FURTHER infuriates me is when I hear brides who dictate their entourage gowns PLUS don't pay for it. That's why I really believe in simply allowing the entourage to wear their own gowns (with a look book of course). Or if you want to pay for it, why not just shop for fab gowns that your entourage will like? BHLDN has fab guests and entourage gowns. They are all so delightful! 

As if BHDLN can't be charming enough, they also have handcrafted decors! 

Like I said, if BHLDN was available during my wedding preps, I would have shopped here in a heartbeat! And here are my choices IF in an alternate universe, I could have had a BHLDN version of my Boracay wedding:

My would-be bridal gown: I'd go for this Lucca Maxi dress gown by Watters. And it only costs $480! (Php 21,600) "Inspired by the art and architecture of Venice, this dreamy dress evokes the air of that most romantic city, with stunning hand-fashioned embroidered sequined lace and dreamy swathes of airy, ankle-skimming tulle . By Watters.  Lace, bobbinet tulle, double-faced satin ribbon; acetate lining." -- BHLDN

I would style my girls in these pretty dresses. From L-R: Jenny Yoo Juliette Dress in Sea Glass ($275, PhP 12,375) / Nelystella Flower Girl Mae Dress in Orchid Ice ($222, PhP 9,990) / Tadashi Shoji Odette Dress ($430, PhP 19,350) -- They are pricey for entourage gowns, I know. But at least they are gowns that your girls will truly love and can wear somewhere else. I'd rather have that as opposed to having low-priced entourage gowns that are only going be used once. 

And to top off my alternate BHLDN wedding, I'd get these accessories that are fun, quirky, and sweet. 

As a last look, check out more photos from Racked.Com when they had a sneak preview of BHLDN's collection:

Are you in love yet? 

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1 comment:

  1. Everything is beautiful at the ballet! Here is another ballet-inspired skirt that I think you will love: