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Would You Say Yes To Someone Else’s Wedding Dress Pick?

Oct 27, 2009

I was watching TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” the other day, and thinking about whether I’d let someone else pick out my own wedding dress. You would think that your Maid of Honor and Mother of the Bride would know your style and have your best intentions in mind…but well, someone else’s wedding dress pick might not be my favorite, or even look that great on my body type. Plus, every girl has that image of the perfect wedding dress in their minds, and you know how great that feeling will be when you lay eyes on the dress that you’d love to walk down the aisle in. Simply no other dress will do. Just think about how many times you’re not that into a dress style, but it looks gorgeous on another bride – my heart just wouldn’t be into the dress.

What about you? Have you ever watched the show? Would you say yes to someone else’s dress pick for you?

Express Yourself Beautifully With Swank Stems

Oct 26, 2009

The right wedding flowers can transform your wedding into a breathtaking, beautiful event, but choosing coordinating wedding flowers can be a daunting task. After all, you want to be sure they both match and enhance your wedding theme, but we don’t all quite have that eye for floral fashion like Swank Stems, couture floral design and decor, does!

Nicole Iversion is the talented floral designer behind Swank Stems, and she combines her great talent for art and flower design to create extraordinary wedding floral arrangements. We love her great attention to detail and incorporating the couple’s personality into their wedding flowers! We hope you’ll take a look at her Gallery to see several of her impressive wedding floral creations, we were so “wowed” by them!

Top Wedding Movies Of All Time

Oct 20, 2009

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It’s important to relax during wedding planning – it’s a stressful time, so spend time with friends and family, kick back, and enjoy the happiness of your upcoming wedding. Watching fun wedding movies can be a great way to unwind and relieve some of that stress. Here’s our Dimitra Designs list of our top wedding wedding movies!

1. The Wedding Singer – Starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, this hilarious movie highlights how friendship can turn into love, with a little Billy Idol in the mix.

2. Sabrina – Audrey Hepburn is one of our favorite actresses, and she exudes that Audrey class and sophistication throughout Sabrina!

3. My Best Friend’s Wedding – Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney go through the emotions of an upcoming wedding in this romantic comedy with an impromptu song and dance to remember!

4. My Big Fat Greek Wedding - No family is exactly “functional”, and this wedding movie showcases all the family craziness that goes into planning a wedding, and how much they all love each other, despite the chaos.

5. Sweet Home Alabama - Reese Witherspoon plays a Southern belle in this movie, and she learns to love her Southern roots!

There’s tons of other great wedding movies out there, so tell us, which wedding movies do you absolutely adore? Help us add to the list!

Celebrate Life’s Events With Jennifer Byrd Events

Oct 15, 2009

From weddings to baby showers, Jennifer Byrd Events is here to help you celebrate all those special moments in your life. Jennifer is a very talented event planner in South Carolina, and is an expert at planning engagement parties, wedding showers, and weddings, and basically any event you can think of!

Jennifer’s website has great information, including a Wedding Checklist to help get you started, and having Jennifer plan your wedding is a great way to ensure you’ll have a beautiful wedding with all the details covered, without the stress of planning a wedding! We all know South Carolina weather can be a little tempermental, but Jennifer has the experience and know-how to make your wedding location just as you’ve dreamed.

Learn more about Jennifer’s Wedding Planning Services, and read her posts on the Jennifer Byrd Events Today blog! Hats off to Jennifer for creating a successful South Carolina events planning business – we wish you continued success.

Beautiful Wedding Films From Player Wedding Films

Oct 15, 2009

South Caroline Wedding Videos is the website of James and Marianna Player, wedding videographers from our wonderful state of South Carolina! This personable and fun pair started filming weddings in early 2006, and dedicated their wedding films to create wedding videos that featured the emotion and exciting feeling of the day – a wedding movie, in essence, rather than your ordinary wedding video.

Player Wedding Films injects personality into all their wedding films and works to get the unique dynamic of the wedding and the couple into the movie. Say goodbye to those shaky, bland wedding videos of the past, and welcome in the new era of exquisite wedding films with the help of Player Wedding Films!

Save The Date For Exciting Dimitra Designs Events!

Oct 12, 2009

If you’ve been reading our blog, you know how excited we are for our new website, and we continue to be excited for the success of our retail location! We’ve just added a sparkling new Events Calendar to our website to help you stay up on all of our store news, events, pageant happenings, and of course, our great bridal sales!

Here’s a glimpse of upcoming events in October and November:


Oct. 17 – Miss Greater Mauldin Scholarship Competition at Founting Inn Civic Center
Tickets $12, More info at


Nov. 27-28 – Huge Bridal Thanksgiving Sale!

Nov. 29 – Extravaganza Bridal Show
Vendors, free gifts, and valuable coupons for our lovely bride-to-be’s!

We’ll be adding more bridal events to our calendar soon, so be sure to check back often and see what’s new! Mark your calendars for our great Thanksgiving sale, we’re excited to bring you such an exciting sale and helping you save more money.

Changing Up The Traditional Wedding Dress

Oct 6, 2009

The words “traditional wedding” undoubtedly conjure up an image of a bride dressed in a long, all-white dress, her bridesmaids smiling in their similar dresses, the groom in a black and white tux, and his groomsmen in black suits or similar tuxedos. It certainly looks beautiful, but all of us here at Dimitra Designs like to mix up tradition a bit. We love those classic, elegant weddings, but with a dash of personality. Here’s some ways to add some spice to your classic wedding!

1. Wedding Dress Color Accents – Adding a ribbon to your dress or a small bit of color to match your bridesmaids’ dress color can be a fun way to add a modern twist to your wedding dress. Plus, the photos of you and your bridesmaids will look so much more fun! This Alfred Angelo Wedding Dress features colored trim and embroidery, with 46 different color options to choose from.

2. Wedding Dress Lengths – No one ever said your wedding dress had to be full-length. Tea length dresses and side slit dresses are just as beautiful and will still have you looking like a Princess on your wedding day. Remember, your wedding is all about you and husband-to-be, so go for the look that you want!

3. Off-White Wedding Dresses – If just adding a splash of color to your dress isn’t quite enough, show off your bright personality with a Lilac Wedding Dress or this oh-so-wonderful Bisque Alyce Wedding Dress. This Alyce Wedding Dress even comes in red and turquoise!

4. Vary Up The Bridesmaid Dresses – We’ve all heard those bridesmaid dress horror stories, where the bride loves a bridesmaid dress style, but it just doesn’t look that ideal on every body shape. Instead, choose a pretty dress color, and allow your bridesmaids to choose which style of the dress they prefer. You’ll still all look great together, and your bridesmaids will be happy with their dresses, too! Alfred Angelo Bridesmaid Dresses come in over 50 different colors, so your bridesmaids should be able to find a style that they absolutely adore in the color you selected.

How about you? How did you add a dash of modern to your traditional wedding dress and bridesmaids’ dresses?

The Bridal Wishlist – Exactly What We Were Wishing For!

Oct 2, 2009

We come across tons of wedding blogs every day,  and each has their unique personality and voice. The Bridal Wishlist instantly pulled us in with their modern wedding and fashion advice. Their wedding picks will stop you in your tracks and have you absolutely glued to their blog!

Check out their post, “Whispery Soft Petals: Austie” – we love the wedding veils we carry, but these are such a fun twist on the traditional veil and add such a unique feel to your wedding look.

We hope you’ll check out The Bridal Wishlist, and if you’re looking for a modern wedding style, this blog has everything you need! The posts are always lively and engaging, and we’ll certainly be visiting often. Excellent job, Bridal Wishlist!