Bridal Shop Photo Shoot

We are so excited to share with you a sneak peak at our brand new boutique! Every detail that went into this building was strategically planned to ensure the best possible bridal shopping experience. It was such a pleasure to showcase our shop in this latest photo shoot with a few of our fellow wedding vendors!

Photographer: Rachel Driskell       Hair & Makeup: Naturally Flawless     Rentals: Ashley & Co.     Florals: Unforgettable Floral

Styled Shoot Continued

We had the best time at the styled shoot we did on July 23rd and the final product has not disappointed!

We were fortunate enough to have multiple photographers working on this with us and the gorgeous photos just keep coming!

Here’s a few of our favorites captured by the talented Rachel Driskell!

P.S. There’s even a little behind the scenes action 🙂

Photography: Rachel Driskell

Venue: Inn At Quarry Ridge

Coordination: Epoch Events

Florals: Tamara Menges

Hair & Makeup: Naturally Flawless

Rentals: Party Time Rentals

Ring: Montelongos Fine Jewelry

Cake: Truly Scrumptious Cake Shoppe

BABV Styled Shoot

We were so excited to take part in our first ever styled shoot this week! It was such a thrill joining together with other local members of the Bridal Association of the Brazos Valley.
Needless to say, these photos turned out amazing! Thank you Jamie Hardin Photography for the super quick turn around!

 

Photography: Jamie Hardin Photography

Venue: Inn At Quarry Ridge

Coordination: Epoch Events

Florals: Tamara Menges

Hair & Makeup: Naturally Flawless

Rentals: Party Time Rentals

Ring: Montelongos Fine Jewelry

 

We’re So Close!

Hope you all had a fantastic Fourth of July! As it stands, we currently have about three weeks of construction left before we get to move in to our lovely shop! At that time, we will quickly establish our grand opening date and begin taking appointments.

We have enjoyed being deeply involved in the design process as this shop was being built and we’re sure you are going to be blown away by the finished product. There will be a couple of surprises as well, but we’ll save those for when you visit. 😉

Stay tuned for more announcements and don’t forget, you can fill out our appointment request form here if you would like us to contact you about setting up an appointment.

Fall 2018 Collections Are LIVE!

We are so excited about the release of the new Fall 2018 collections from our amazing designers! There’s still time to make sure your favorites make it to our store! Visit our Instagram page to vote now!

One Step Closer

We have some exciting news! Our building is actually AHEAD of schedule! We don’t want to give too much away, but this grand staircase will be a STUNNER once the inside is completely finished.

We’d love to set an exact opening date, but for now all we can tell you is that we expect doors to open late July or early August. Stay tuned for more updates!!

Fabulous Ends With “Us”

Things are getting very exciting for the Coreena’s Bridal team as our grand opening rapidly approaches! Dresses are arriving every week and our racks are filling up. For the stylists, this means unboxing, steaming, and inspecting gowns day in and day out. We continuously work to expand our knowledge of our collections so that we will be well equipped to provide the best service possible to our brides.

We cannot wait to see you beautiful ladies in these gowns. Let me be the first to tell you, these dresses are even more stunning in person.

If you would like to be notified when we begin accepting appointments, fill out the form on our appointments page. We are about 3 months out or less for our grand opening!!!

We Are Obsessing Over Khloe and You Will Too!

Beaded lace motifs accented in Swarovski crystals dance over dotted tulle in this sexy wedding dress, completing the illusion sweetheart neckline and illusion V-back. Fit-and-flare skirt accented in horsehair and rhinestone trim. Lined with Naveen Jersey for a luxe fit. Finished with crystal buttons and zipper closure. Khloe is a dream dress for those looking to make a statement. Guests will swoon over this figure-flattering gown.

We Have Walls!

Things are moving pretty fast! We’ll have a beautiful shop in no time!

 

Misconceptions When Shopping For a Wedding Gown

This is your wedding. There are really enough rules in life. Selecting what style you choose to wear on your wedding day should not come with a set in stone list of guidelines. Keep it fun. Keep it simple. Choosing your wedding gown should be a wonderful experience!

Misconception #1: You know it’s the right one when you cry.

It is true that we see a lot of tears. It is also true that a certain moment or dress triggers this emotion. It is not true that it happens for everyone. We all have different ways of handling different situations. Some people cry at graduations, Hallmark cards, baseball games, funerals, etc. Some people don’t. We are all unique. Some people arrive at decisions and some people know right away. We all know people who dive right into a cold pool and we all know people who put their toes in first to feel the water. There are even some people that don’t go in the water at all. Some people feel emotion when trying on wedding gowns. Others do not. Embrace your personality and how you are wired and be yourself.

Misconception #2: Everyone present should agree.

It is easiest to choose a bridal gown when everyone present has the same taste and agrees on the same style. This, obviously, cannot always happen. What happens when mom and daughter come in to the showroom and it is obvious that they have two different tastes? What would be ideal is that the mom recognizes how happy a particular style makes her daughter feel and her own opinion pales in comparison to what her baby girl is feeling. Sometimes, onlookers get wrapped up in thinking that it is their job to make the choice for the bride. The truth is that the job of the “support” team, meaning those the bride has chosen to be a part of the process, is to honor the bride and her decision. If she likes a style, support her opinion and be a true friend.

Misconception #3: I have to try on every dress in the store.

It is not important to try on every dress, but it is important to nail down your style. We all have different bodies. There are certain cuts that work better for certain bodies. This is especially true in bridal wear. We are all unique. There are thousands of beautiful dresses. What is the silhouette that suits you? Being unsure is okay. Usually it becomes apparent by trying three different styles, as guided through the knowledge of a good bridal stylist. From there, you can eliminate and cater to what direction works best for you. Stick with the good feeling styles and enjoy the ride.

Misconception #4: I need to get the approval of…

This trend seems to be growing. I believe that too many “approvals” can create confusion and set backs and they tamper with the “wow factor” that should be reserved for the wedding day. Wedding gown shopping is an intimate experience. It is an honor that should be awarded to a select few. Think about whom has had the most influence on your life and share the experience with that person/people.

Misconception #5: “I just started looking.” “I have only been to one store.”

I truly believe that our consulting staff has amazing taste. I also agree that, like the brides, we have individual tastes. When it comes to buying our bridal lines, we involve our entire staff. They are the ones with the experience. They watch the models, listen to the designers, follow the trends and listen to brides every single day. They pin girls in, hook girls up and, in the end, work with the seamstresses on achieving the proper fit. They live the life of bridal styles and trends day after day. It is with this knowledge that our staff goes out and chooses the upcoming line. I make this point because I truly believe that all styles and tastes and trends are represented in the hundreds of dresses that we sample. On the rare occasion that we feel that something is brought to our attention that we may have missed, we honor the request and try to get the sample for the customer. With a huge selection, combined with the knowledge of the staff and as long as you feel complete, one store is all that is necessary.

Written by Gina at Bridal Suite of Bay Shore 2015