Gowns

Samila Boutique / Gowns

We always see such stunning wedding photos and just pray that our wedding photographer gets those jaw dropping pictures too! We decided to put together some photos together that are must haves for you photographer to take on your big day!   Getting ready These are some of the iconic wedding photos. You can't miss out on these, seriously! The joy and happiness during the morning buzz, excitement and  anticipation is something that becomes so precious and capturing that moment on camera is priceless!   Groom down the isle Oh my goodness this photo is so...

To veil or not to veil, that's the question on every brides mind isn't it? We all know veils are a staple tradition for a bride, some say its from the ancient Greeks or Romans who thought it would ward off evil spirits, or the more commonly known tradition, the Bride and Groom not seeing each other before the wedding. Either way brides now days are choosing to forgo this tradition, should you?   Ultimately the decision is personal preference. We put together a mini checklist to help with your decision.   Tradition or...

Bridal sample sales!!!! Ummm but what are they? Are they worth it and what are the dos and don'ts? We put together a little cheat sheet for you ladies to take out all the guess work so you can relax and enjoy to sales! So what exactly is a sample sale? Sample sales usually come about at the beginning of the wedding season to make room for new gowns for the season. Sample sales are a great way to save money for the savvy bride. We do have some things to...

Now that the planning is about to be or already is in full swing, a cluster of wedding shows pop up! Yay!..or is it? Is it important to go to wedding shows when planning your big day? We spoke to Co-Founders Beri Gebrehiwot and Karen Okonkwo of Her Big Day Wedding Show about the pros and cons of wedding shows for a bride-to-be.   Tell us a little about yourselves, how did you get started in the wedding industry? Hello! Our names are Beri Gebrehiwot & Karen Okonkwo and we are co-founders and...

Hey guys! Guess what?! We are in prom and graduation season! That's right! We know some girls don't want to pay someone to do their hair and makeup, or maybe you jsut really want to do your own because lets face it, 17 yr olds makeup and hair game is waaayyy stronger than what ours was *sigh*. We put together the top finds on diy hair for your prom for all styles and lengths! Girl we got you covered! 1.Whimsical Updo This one is super easy (Tried and true one for me),...

Brides to be hear about trunk shows, but what are they? Are they important? Should you go? We put together some info for you ladies to put your busy minds at ease! What is a Trunk show? Trunk shows are events by bridal designers to show off new lines. Many stores only carry a few dresses from each designer, so this is a good chance for brides to be to try on dresses in store that they wouldn’t usually get a chance to. Should a bride-to-be attend them? If you find yourself liking quite...

So you had your big day! YAY! congrats! Buuutttt, your dress got a little dirty on your big day taking photos in the stunning vineyard, or finding a spot of wine on your dress! Don't worry we teamed up with the amazing Wedding Gown Preservation Co! They are celebrating 100 years in business this year and are super proud of the amazing work they do to restore and preserve your dress. We have something special for you all at the end of this post!! So why would you want to preserve your...