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Fashion Friday: Carolina Herrera in Salt Lake City/Park City

Friday, October 30th, 2009

ballgownlongballgownskirtballgownbackIntroducing Carolina Herrera!  I am sure you have heard of Carolina and have wondered if she would ever find her way to Salt Lake City or the Park City area.  Well stop wondering.  We are bringing her to you.  Her beautiful bridal collection is now available at White Couture.  By December 1st the entire collection will be yours to try on and enjoy the glamour.  We met Carolina at Bridal Market last week and what a treat it was not only to view her collection but to meet such an amazing designer.  Her collection is unique and fascinating.  Her details are so special.  We loved the ballgown…get this, this wedding dress turns into a party dress.  It’s like having Cinderella’s little mice with you all night.  The second layer detaches and allows you to make it short so you can dance the night away in a “party dress”.   Another fav is the gorgeously stunning appliqued georgette gown shown with your “something blue” ribbon on the halter…what a great detail.  There were so many we couldn’t decide but we finally narrowed it down and took the designs we think are the very best for you.  We are in the process of scheduling a trunk show and we hope you’ll help us welcome Carolina and her crew to Utah.  Stay tuned for the big announcement.  Her entire collection will be here and you’ll be the first to view it all right here at White Couture.

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Fashion Friday: Meet Reem Acra in Park City

Friday, October 30th, 2009

WhiteCouturewReemA highlight to our job  is going to NY twice a year to shop!  Yes, we get to go to NY and shop until we drop.  Oh and we drop.  While we were in NY last week we visited with Reem Acra.  You might see Reem in photographs and see her amazing evening wear on the red carpet but we were able to view her new bridal collection with her.  I can guarantee you won’t see some designers with the fame and reputation that Reem has joining her retailers on the floor to view her new gowns.  Reem is one of the special ones.  She cares about the girl that chooses to wear her gowns.  It is a privilege for her to hear about her clients and it is an honor to help you select the perfect gown.  I wish all of our clients could meet these wonderful designers.  To some it is a job and to others, well they just care.  Our bridal stylist Christina Hadlow graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.  During her interview with White Couture she told me how her role model was Reem Acra for many reasons but specifically for her talent.  It was a great pleasure to introduce Christina to Reem Acra during this trip.  Pepper Nix was there to capture it on film.  It was one of those days like sitting in the living room with your friends just talking about fashion; I wish you could have all been there.  View her new collection online or stop by and see it for yourself.  Reem Acra will be in Park City and traveling with her entire new collection April 23-24, 2010 for our trunk show.  Don’t miss the opportunity to get to know one of the most genuine and incredibly talented designers of all time!

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Tip Tuesday: Religious Traditions – Stein Eriksen Lodge Jewish Wedding Ceremony

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Make your ceremony special and personal by using traditions from your heritage. One of our clients who was recently married at Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, immigrated to the United States from Russia as a young girl. She married her groom in a traditional Jewish ceremony. First, they signed the Ketubah prior to the ceremony. The Ketubah is a Jewish marriage contract and is considered an integral part of a traditional Jewish marriage. Then the brides’ brother, sister-in-law and cousins carried the chuppah down the aisle. A Jewish chuppah consists of a cloth supported over four poles, or sometimes carried by attendants to the ceremony. The couple is married under the chuppah. The Jewish chuppah symbolizes a home the couple will build together and it is a great honor to carry the chuppah. The ceremony began on the Plaza Terrace at Stein Eriksen Lodge with the bride circling the groom seven times representing the seven Jewish wedding blessings and seven days of creation. This groom also chose to circle his bride seven times symbolizing their equality as partners in the marriage.  At the conclusion of the ceremony, a glass was placed beneath the groom’s foot as he stomped the glass. The breaking of the glass has many different meanings, but one interpretation is that the marriage will last as long as the glass is broken—forever. All the guests shouted “Mazel Tov”, which means good luck in Hebrew.

Consider personalizing your ceremony and research your heritage for unique ideas. Many German couples use a two-handed saw and saw a log in half together after exiting the church, to symbolize that they can get through tough problems as one.  Ask your grandparents for special mementos. One bride read a letter her grandfather had written her grandmother while they were engaged and he was serving in World War II to her groom. Many cultures have poems or letters on love and marriage that can serve as readings during your ceremony. Investigate Native American or Indian poetry for alternatives to the standard ceremony readings.  Many of these readings are available online or stop by Soiree Productions Wedding Planning Studio and browse our library.  We have many books and reference materials available to assist you with these types of things.  Take advantage of our complimentary one hour consultation and we’ll help you with your details.  To assist you better, we ask that you make an appointment by calling us at (435) 655-2943 and let us know the best day and time that work for you.  We are open Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.  It is always our pleasure to assist you to ensure your wedding is exactly as you wish!

Design & Decor: Soiree Productions
Floral: Orchid Dynasty
Photography: Bruce Gardner
Ceremony Music:  Michael Lucarelli
Venue: Stein Eriksen Lodge – Plaza Terrace

Fashion Friday: Part 2 New York Bridal Market-Reem Acra

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Always amazing.  Reem Acra!  What a collection.  Reem was known for lots of embroidery, and fabulous ballgowns and really pricey gowns.  Well Reem still has fabulous embroidery for those that are looking for it but has introduced the use of tulle like no one else.  Her ballgowns and A-lines are sensational.  She introduced a collection that is full of modified ballgowns (for the girl that still wants to feel like a princess but doesn’t want the ballroom), shawls, boleros, some embroidered and some very simple.  Simple and Reem really don’t go together but WOW!  Wait until you see the collection due to arrive to White Couture January 2010.  You won’t believe the price!  Every gown under $3,500 and some as low as $2,000!  A Reem Acra at those prices is unbelievable.  We were so excited we bought more then we thought but so worth it.  We want to bring you as much of the collection as possible.  To see it all, well you’ll have to reserve your spot at our trunk show April 23-24, 2010.  Every gown from the collection will make it’s way to Park City!  Here is the sneak peak…Be sure to follow the blog.  We will bring you many more updates on new trends and collections and unveil one more new designer White Couture is bringing to Utah just for you!

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Fashion Friday: New York Bridal Market-Amsale

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

We’re back!  What a great trip.  New York is so full of energy.  We were cold and wet on Sunday but that didn’t stop us.  We attended runway show after runway show.  After looking at the new designs we picked up some really great gowns for our already amazing collection.  Wait until you see them!  We did pick up a few new designers.  This week White Couture is bringing you AMSALE!  What a treat.  While we were in NY we had the opportunity to meet with Amsale herself.  What a great and talented lady.  She creates something for everyone.  Her new collection is amazing; some with full skirts and some with A-lines.  Some strapless, some off the shoulder.  She created a look for every bride and now White Couture is bringing it to you.  Join us and view the collection.  Here is a sneak peak….

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