The wedding dress is one of the most important components for any bride-to-be! Finding your dream gown, perfect accessories and a great team that will guide you along the way is vital to the shopping process — so, to help brides have the best experience possible, we at Bridal Spectacular teamed up with Soondis Hamika and Klodia Al-Kassyonan, the Owners of Silhouette Bridal to provide you with all the information you need to know!
Bridal Spectacular: Tell us about Silhouette Bridal?
Soondis & Klodia: Silhouette Bridal is truly unlike other bridal shop, it is your place where a dream will come true for all the brides. Our brides know that when they will visit Silhouette Bridal, they will experience completely up-to-date selections with more choices than the average bridal shops. Our Boutique has many designers collection that you will only find in Silhouette Bridal.
Bridal Spectacular: What is the first step a bride should take when she’s looking for her perfect wedding gown?
Soondis & Klodia: Wedding dress shopping is an emotional minefield — at times enjoyable, but more often than not stressful and confusing! Every bridal shop works differently and your experiences will vary greatly. Do your research about the trending wedding dresses, find your budget and stick to it. Keep your shopping experience enjoyable and positive and, ultimately, it will help you find a dress of your dreams.
Bridal Spectacular: How do you help a bride choose her accessories to create her perfect wedding look?
Soondis & Klodia: The crowning touch to a wedding dress is a headpiece and veil. Here at Silhouette Bridal, we have a variety of veils and headpiece collections, as well as barrettes, hair clips, combs, crowns, tiaras, flower fascinators, hair pins, hair jewelry, headbands and ribbons. Our veils include beaded and embroidered, birdcage, bubble, cathedral, chapel length, elbow length, fingertip, mantilla and waltz styles.
Bridal Spectacular: Once the bride has selected her wedding gown, how do you help her coordinate her look with the bridesmaids?
Soondis & Klodia: We always guide them to the first rule in determining how many bridesmaids are right for her and how to coordinate the size of their wedding party with the size of the wedding venue. Although it may be difficult to choose certain number of bridesmaids from among fifty of your best friends, you must if you’re having an intimate wedding. And remember, the bridesmaids will all have to work together on many aspects of planning, so addressing any conflicts up front will avoid problems down the line.
Bridal Spectacular: What are the latest trends when it comes to wedding gowns, colors and accessories?
Soondis & Klodia: For 2016, many of the new details focused on creating layers and adding dimension to the gowns. Whether it means taking the beloved floral lace boutique and making the blooms literally pop as three-dimensional embellishments, or experimenting with sheer skirts and full-on illusion bodices. Also, overskirt resurfaced as a play on popular silhouettes, creating the illusion of various shapes.
The designers gravitated towards soft details that create extra movement and fluidity. Layers were found on a lot of gowns, whether it was at the hemline, underneath a peplum, or as a waist embellishment. Wave details, too, took hold with swirling patterns replacing the perennial brocades and floral. Tiered skirts came back in a big way with flowing layers of tulle, silk and organza creating a grand finale for many of the designers’ collections.
Bridal Spectacular: What are your recommendations to preserve the wedding gown once the big day is over?
Soondis & Klodia: When it comes to finding a cleaning and preservation service, the easiest thing to do is to ask for a recommendation from the store where you bought your dress. You can, of course, simply Google it or ask married friends who they used. Many local dry cleaners will offer wedding gown preservation, so if you have a place you trust ask them about that.
Bridal Spectacular: Is there anything else you would like to add or share?
Soondis & Klodia: We are here to be part of the community in Las Vegas and brides can expect the best service from us, the best fit, and the best collection of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and designer and wedding accessories. We also offer on-site custom tailoring and alterations by true professionals to ensure your gown is absolutely perfect.
About Silhouette Bridal
Silhouette Bridal provides a sophistication and elegance for the modern bride who wants to make her wedding dreams come true! Brides can expect the best service, the best fit, and the best collection of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and designer and wedding accessories. Their selection of bridal gowns, bridesmaids, mother of the bride, mother of the groom and flower girl dresses are also unsurpassed. In addition, Silhouette Bridal also carries wedding veils, wedding jewelry and bridal headpieces, as well as provides on-site custom tailoring and alterations.
Silhouette Bridal is also participating in Brides Across America, where they will be giving away free gowns to Military Brides to honor our heroes on July 5-7. To learn more, please follow them on Instagram @silhouette_Bridal or on Facebook.
For more information about Silhouette Bridal, please click here. And, be sure to save-the-date to attend our Autumn Bridal Show August 19 and 20 where you can meet their team in person! Receive $5 off admission when you buy tickets online! Click here and enter promo code: BLOG2016
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Photos: Silhouette Bridal | Author: Deidre Bakker-Riches