Legends Romona Keveza Trunk Show, November 10-12

We have got a fun filled November with back-to-back Trunk Shows for our Tampa Bay brides! Coming up the weekend of November 10-12, we are hosting a Legends Romona Keveza Trunk Show! 

You may know designer, Romona Keveza from seeing her gowns at prestigious Red Carpet events on some of the best known Hollywood celebrities. Legends is a classic bridal line by Romona Keveza that is inspired by legendary fashion icons such as Grace Kelly, Jacqueline Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn.

The Spring 2018 season features a lineup of traditional gowns in newly introduced gardenia lace and French embroidered Chantilly lace. Classic style comes through in a-line, ballgowns, and fluted skirts made of lace and silk shantung featuring high-necks, illusion sweetheart necklines, lace with delicately beaded illusion cap sleeves and Swarovski rhinestone buttons.

A Legends Romona Keveza bride is feminine, sophisticated, timeless and elegant. Be your own Legend. Schedule your appointment by calling us at 813-251-1749, email us at info@isabelbridal.com or book your appointment online

We can't wait to meet our future legendary brides! 

XOXO, IOBC

Celebrity Designer, Mark Zunino, Bridal Debut Trunk Show, November 3-5!

We are incredibly excited to add a new and exclusive designer to Isabel O'Neil Bridal Collection! Renowned Hollywood designer, Mark Zunino, known for dressing some of the most stylish celebrities has launched his own namesake bridal collection. Gowns from this collection will begin arriving at our boutique at the beginning of the year but we are lucky enough to help Mark Zunino launch his new line of wedding dresses for a debut Trunk Show, November 3-5!  

The intricate designs of Mark Zunino's Fall 2018 bridal collection, were inspired by his international travels..Mark explained that he listened to feedback from brides who shared with him what they were looking for but have not been able to find when shopping for their wedding dress. He was able to find a common theme which influenced this debut collection's style as well affordable price point, gowns retail starting at $1500! 

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Mark Zunino's style exemplifies sexy sophistication. The gowns are feminine, sexy and form-fitting, giving every bride her very own red carpet. He has quickly become one of our favorite designers with his designs gracing the red carpet, magazine covers and fashion spreads. 

This is one trunk show that you will not want to miss! Book your appointment by call us at 813-251-1749, email us at info@isabelbridal.com or book your appointment online

See you here!

XOXO, IOBC

 

8 Fall/Winter Colors for Bridesmaid Dresses

They say that the color plays a very important role in your wedding, and this is definitely the case when picking dresses, flowers, and the important features of your big day. Everything needs to complement each other, and with a fall/winter wedding the colors really need to pop against the background. Here are some Jenny Yoo style bridesmaids dresses that will bring a spark of color to your wedding pictures. 

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1. Hibiscus

Hibiscus is a bold and outstanding color that brings regality to your fall/winter wedding. This Jenny Yoo Cassie Chiffon dress features a deep criss-cross, V-neckline. The sheer overlay dress has flutter sleeves with a deep V-back for a dramatic look and a drawstring to cinch the waistline. 

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2. Lake

Lake is a rich color that gives fall/winter a romantic vibe. Not to mention that this bold green hue complements nearly any skin tone. This Jenny Yoo Sabine Crepe De Chine dress has a pleated cowl neck for a dramatically stunning effect and pleated, draped, off-the-shoulder straps add visual interest. The floor length bias cut skirt creates a romantic, modern look while the fit and flare skirt elongates and highlights curves and flatters the figure. 

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3. Hazel

Hazel is an enchanting spark of color that dazzles against the fall/winter scenery. It creates a playful and glamorous look that complements any skin tone. This Jenny Yoo Jules dress in Sequin Tulle is a narrow A-line slip dress with a V-neckline and spaghetti straps. A narrow fit throughout the hip creates a sleek look that is met at the natural waistline with the slightly bloused bodice for an overall flattering silhouette. 

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4. Navy

Navy is an elegant and classy shade that pairs boldness and romance to your fall/winter wedding. This Jenny Yoo Inesse Chiffone dress features thin spaghetti straps with a V-neckline that accentuates the collar bone and elongates the neckline. The bodice slightly blouses at the waist that cinches in to add definition around the natural waist. 

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5. Raisin

Raisin is an elegant plum color that warms up your chilly fall/winter wedding. This Jenny Yoo Willow dress in Soft Tulle is a beautiful ethereal option for bridesmaids. The dress features a ruched sweetheart bodice, which accentuates the waistline. This stunning dress has detachable wide tulle straps for alternate styling options.The low empire waist creates a very slimming silhouette for all different body types. 
 

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6. Begonia Pink

Begonia Pink is a chic shade that brings an elegant and romantic warmth to your cool fall/winter wedding. This Jenny Yoo Aria Soft Tulle dress features a sheer illusion bateau neckline. A seam sits at the natural waist creating a defined waistline. 

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7. Black

Black is a traditional color that's clean and timeless. This Jenny Yoo Vivienne Chiffon dress features a classic bateau neckline with fine vertical gathers that radiate out from the center. The back neckline drops into a deep “V” just above the inner bodice for a glamorous feminine look. 

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8. Fig

Fig is warm and elegant hue to grace your fall/winter background. This Jenny Yoo Madelyn Crepe De Chine dress has a cowl neckline which provides visual interest while giving you modest coverage. The fit and flare silhouette of the skirt is elongating while the draping of the skirt is very flattering by highlighting your natural curves.

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Whatever your inspiration, the color of your bridesmaid dresses brings life and excitement to your fall/winter vision. Shop the beautiful dresses for your bridal party exclusively in Tampa at Isabel O'Neil. 

XOXO, IOBC 

8 Long Sleeve Gowns for Fall/Winter Weddings

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Winter weddings aren't as unconventional as they used to be. There is something about a winter wedding that is very romantic and magical. While the fluffy white snow is flying outside, a winter wedding gown with sleeves is just the thing to bring the season and your fairy tale wedding to life! 

1. Long Sleeves with Chantilly Lace

This Elmira ballgown by Atelier Pronovias twinkles like a snowflake with its satin material and sparkling gemstones. Our creative winter princess' gain the advantage of two glamourous looks by attaching and detaching the beautiful voluminous skirt. With the sweetheart neckline and delicate thin sleeves, this gown brings enchantment to the altar. 

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2. Long Sleeves with Lace Inset

This Madeleine trumpet gown by Ines Di Santo gives a winter wedding a whole new level of excitement with it's lace inset sleeves and gorgeous V-neckline that extends front to back. The comfortable stretch crepe fabric brings attention to the curves of a woman's body for classic, seductive elegance.

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3. Long Sleeves with Embroidered Silk Tulle

This Gala 612 column gown by Gala- Galia Lahav brings an alluring, modern twist to the church. It features cut-out waist accents and a bejeweled belt that makes people forget it's cold outside! Even though the fabric is very lightweight for winter, you'll be thankful when the adrenaline is rushing through your body as you become that blushing bride!

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4. Long Sleeves with Pearls

This Lis high-low gown by Alyne- Rita Vineries makes any bride glisten against the snow covered background. It features a body suit that pairs beautifully with this layered silk tulle skirt and silk satin ribbon at the waist. The delicate hand-beaded pearls on the sleeves and bodice create a vibrant glow that will be sure to catch your groom's eye.  

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5. Long Sleeve Off-the-Shoulder Blouse

This L7174 strapless gown by Legends Romona Keveza pairs magnificiently with this three-quarter inch lace sleeve overblouse for a classic and romantic appearance. The illusion low back and trumpet train create an alluring shape for the bride to say "I Do" in.  

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6. Long sleeves with Vintage Elegance

This Elva mermaid gown by Atelier Pronovias is an effortless and stunning option to "wow" the crowd. With its V-neckline tailored in silk tulle and Chantilly lace, it seduces the eye with its intricate, nature inspired design. Pearls stream down the back for a delicate and irrisistible creation. 

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7. Long Sleeves with Class

This Killian gown by Tulle New York is classic, modest, and has an open back that shows enough skin while still keeping you warm. The simplicity and clean lines prepares this stretch crepe canvas to become a masterpiece by accessorizing it with a decorative veil, head piece, and earrings for a dazzling bridal look.

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8. Long Sleeves with French Alencon Lace

This 6833 mermaid gown by Liancarlo pairs perfectly with this detachable tulle overskirt for a soft and virtuous bridal look. Alencon lace graces the forearms as illusion tulle covers the rest of the arm and over the décolletage. The layers of fabric keeps the bride warm, while still being lightweight enough to wear all day.

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Having a winter wedding doesn't mean you have to leave style out in the cold! Long sleeve gowns include some of the prettiest,  most romantic elements ever. Let us her you bring your winter fairy tale to life in Tampa Bay at Isabel O'Neil! Come shop our newest collections of long-sleeved gowns. 

XOXO, IOBC

8 Must-Read Tips Before Your Bridal Appointment

You just got engaged, and you're ecstatic about finally getting to try on wedding gowns! You may find yourself so excited, but have no idea where to start. The first few steps are easy!  Begin by picturing the details of your big day. Next, start researching the styles of gowns that interest you. Lastly, search for bridal salons in your area and start setting up appointments. After you've got a few scheduled, it's time to get yourself prepared for your first bridal appointment! Here are some need-to-know tips that will guide you in making the most of your bridal shopping experience! You're beautiful, enjoy!

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1. Your Vision

Creating your vision for your wedding day is one of the most exciting tasks that you'll get to experience as a bride. If you haven't already begun to envision it, start thinking about your venue. What type of gown do you think would make you feel the most beautiful there? Another thing to envision is the color scheme for your decor and bridesmaids dresses. This will help you choose the color of your gown, whether it be off-white or even blush! 

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2. Time Frame for Purchasing

Consider creating a monthly to-do-list leading up to your big day. Getting organized not only helps you stay on track with your wedding planning, but it also allows you to have peace of mind that things are running according to schedule. Keep in mind that shopping before you're ready to buy, may create disappointment if you find your dream gown, but have to leave the store without it. At the same time, don’t procrastinate. Most dresses take anywhere from six to nine months to come in. You can may be able to place a rush order if you need it in under five months; however, the rush fee can sometimes be pretty steep. 

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3. Budget Decisions

It’s important to know your budget and if there is any wiggle room before you try on gowns. For most brides, this is the most important factor in deciding which gowns to try on. Feel free to openly discuss your budget with your consultant, so they can maximize your options in meeting your needs. Don’t forget that your budget should factor in the veil, accessories, and alterations along with the gown to avoid overspending.

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4. Who to Bring With

Most brides shop the best with just their mom and maybe a sister or best friend. The intimacy of a smaller group allows the bride to be herself and feel supported by those who mean the most to her. Regardless of how many people you bring, make sure they are people who have your best interests in mind and will be encouraging during this process.

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5. What to Wear

Wear a nude or white pair of panties! This is usually the last thing you are thinking about the day of your appointment; however, dresses are white and will reveal any polka dots underneath. Also, a nude strapless or adhesive bra is a great option if you feel the need to wear a bra. However, most bridal gowns already have cups in them, and a bra may change the way the gown is meant to look on you. 

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6. Bridal Dress Sizes

When it comes to dresses, they run about 2 to 4 sizes up from your typical pants size. Most bridal salons carry an assortment of sample size; however, this won't guarantee that they will fit you perfectly like you had hoped. Please don't feel discouraged or frustrated about this. I understand that as women, we are very visual, and want to see the finished product clearly before we make our decision. It's your bridal consultants job to get you as close as possible in helping you imagine how the gown is going to look once it's tailored appropriately to your size. 

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7. Taking Pictures

Pictures are everything when it comes to your big day, so it only makes sense that you would want to see how your gown photographs on you at your appointment. Ask your consultant beforehand if the salon allows picture taking because not all of them do. Even though pictures are super helpful in your decision-making process, there are also some cons to it. We understand how special this experience is for you, and we don't want anything to make you change your mind about the way you felt in your favorite gown. Once you've experienced the euphoria of falling in love with a gown, you can't capture that excitement in a picture. Plus, after you leave the salon without that gown, the memory of your experience quickly fades. Another con to picture taking has to do with the salon lighting. The bulbs can cast shadows and throw off the color, beauty, and glimmer of the gown. With these factors at play, the gown may look completely different than it did in person. For salons that do invite picture-taking, ask your consultant if you can stand in natural lighting or record a video of you in the gown and loving it. 

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8. Have Fun

It’s totally normal if you're feeling nervous when you come in for your bridal appointment. It’s a brand new experience for you, and it’s our bridal consultant’s job to make you feel comfortable and beautiful. If there is anything that you are concerned about before the appointment, never hesitate to call or email the salon. We are here to listen, give you a memorable experience, and pop champagne with you once you say yes to the dress!

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XOXO IOBC 

Bridal Sale Day Flash Sale

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For brides who are bargain shoppers and love a good sale, this event is for you! We will be hosting a FLASH SALE on almost ALL of our couture gowns on Saturday, September 16th, which is only a few weeks away! Appointments will be run in ONE hour increments to accommodate as many brides as we can. The starting price point for these gowns will be $199!!! You won't want to miss this! 

This sale is by appointment only, call us at 813-251-1749, email info@isabelbridal.com, or book your appointment online. Appointments are limited and will go quickly!  

Please limit to you and 2 guests for your appointment. 

Call 813-251-1749 or email info@isabelbridal.com

GALA Galia Lahav Trunk Show - June 9 & 10

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Come see a sampling of the best of GALA by Galia Lahav next weekend! We have limited availabiltiy for appointments so if you have visions of being Galia bride on your wedding day, give us a call at 813-251-1749 or email us at info@isabelbridal.com.

xoxo, IOBC