Bridal Shows - Why They Are A Great Help In Wedding Planning!

Are bridal shows worth attending? In a word - absolutely!

But first, what is a bridal fair or bridal expo?  A bridal fair  is a showcase of offerings by different vendors who are involved in producing a wedding. They are held in large hotel ballrooms and convention centers. You will find bridal shops and tuxedo stores, doctor caterers, wedding coordinators, travel agents, florists, wedding cake designers, photographers, country clubs and other venues and many other vendors showcasing their goods and services.There is usually a door charge for attending, generally between $5-15.  Many shows have great door prizes and giveaways.

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Bride With Custom Lace Sleeves - Epiphany Bride Lopa In Justin Alexander

Wedding dresses with sleeves are a classic. While strapless gowns have been all the rage for many years, the last 3-4 years we have seen a huge demand for bridal gowns with sleeves and “sleeve-type” design treatments.

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What To Expect At Your First Wedding Dress Shopping Appointment

You’re engaged! One of the MOST exciting moments in life! After all the hugs, tears, well-wishes and congratulations, what is the first question your friends and family ask? “What are you going to WEAR?!”

A few weeks ago, we gave our brides our 19 Tips for 2019 Wedding Dress Shopping Today, let’s get a bit more specific into the actual experience of your first appointment at a bridal boutique.

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Hello 2019! Happy New Year and Happy New Beginnings!

Happy New Year and Happy New Beginnings! January is the official kick-off of wedding season, following what is known as “engagement season”.

Congratulations to all the newly engaged brides! We know that this is one of the most exciting times in your life. Enjoy and savor every moment. You’ll remember this season of your life forever.

Every year, we are more and more excited about our little boutique on California’s Central Coast. As we enter our 11th year, 2019 is going to be an especially thrilling one! After a gorgeous remodel in our bridal section, we’re ready to enter the season with even more passion.

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Christmas At Epiphany Boutique Carmel

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Epiphany!

This year, we put up our first Christmas Tree! Our little boutique is a holiday wonderland filled with flowers, sparkling lights, shimmering gowns, sweets and of course love and happiness!

We love to capture the spirit of our store with a few of our favorite images of our shop. Thank you to all our brides that have made our season even brighter!

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Inspiration Winery Wedding With The Colors Of early winter - Fitz Place, San Martin, California

Tucked away in the heart of the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail is the most charming of venues. Reminiscent of an English Country Inn is Fitz Place. Quaint , relaxing and simply beautiful, it was the perfect location for our Winery Glam wedding photo session.

Inspired by the rich colors of fall, you'll see deep Bordeaux (we are at a winery, after all), plum, gold and golden yellows and cream. Add in a luxurious navy to round out the color palette. These tones ripple throughout the dresses, florals and table settings. 

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Christmas Tree Farm - Winter Wedding Inspiration!

Does anything say Christmas more than a Christmas Tree Farm? Is there a more perfect spot for a fairytale winter wedding? - California Style!

This Holiday wedding has all the makings of a magical wonderland. A Badgley Mischka beaded gown, deep florals of the season, a forest-inspired cake and so many more details! Rustic glam at it’s finest.

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Wedding Dress Shopping - 19 Tips For 2019!

Did you know that the majority of wedding engagements happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day? That means brides everywhere will be shopping for their wedding dress in the next few weeks, especially those getting married in 2019!

We know that one of the first things brides LOVE to do is start shopping! It’s part of being a bride, after all! But before you put on that first gown, here are a few tips that we guarantee will help you in your search for THE dress!

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Lake Tahoe Winter Wedding Inspiration - Boho Bride in Lace!

Snow capped mountains, a romantic roaring fire and one of the most beautiful winter weddings in Lake Tahoe. Get ready for some gorgeous inspiration. There is so much beauty in this Lake Tahoe wedding. Winter weddings are so underestimated that it’s time to look at a snowy winter day in a whole new way.

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FALL 2018 WATTERS BRIDESMAIDS ARE IN STORE NOW!

The Fall 2018 Watters Bridesmaid Collection have arrived and they are GORGEOUS!  In fact, we're not calling them bridesmaids dresses any longer. They are officially Social Occasion dresses.  You can wear these for so many events. What makes these dresses extra special? They are available in sooooo many color choices.

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Behind The Scenes - Shopping For Bridal 2018 At The National Bridal Market Chicago

Have you ever wondered what bridal store owners do when they travel "off to market"? What is Bridal Market? How often do we go to market? 

Today, I thought it would be fun to show off a recap of our trip to the National Bridal Market Chicago in September 2017! This was the market where the majority of bridal stores are previewing and ordering Spring 2018 collections from designers all over the world.  These are the gowns and dresses that we begin to receive in January thru May, depending on the designer. 

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The EPIPHANY BRIDAL Gown Alterations Experience! (Part 4 of our 4 part alterations series)

Every bride deserves a perfectly wonderful bridal gown experience.  We hope we helped you gather some knowledge and enjoy your gown journey in our alterations series: Your Gown's Arrival!  Creating A Flawless Fit,  and How To Find An Alterations Expert.  The first three parts of our series were offered for brides everywhere.  The information provided will help you wherever you purchase your gown. When you are informed about your options,  you will be able to make better choices.

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"Drenched In Love" Valentine's Wedding Inspiration Featured On 'Strictly Weddings'

While love is always in the air here at Epiphany, this time of year is extra special in our wedding world. With Valentine's Day only a month away, Kelley of Kelley Williams Photography created a fun and celebratory inspirational shoot in Monterey at the newly opened Suite Q Studio.

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Featured in Green Wedding Shoes - "Thankful for You: Floral-Filled Geometric Thanksgiving Wedding Inspiration"

Inspired by the colors of Fall and the beauty of Carmel Vally, Carol of Carol Oliva Photography and Patti of Willow and Plum Wedding & Event Floral designed a wedding for the ultimate in Boho Beauty. Gardener Ranch. We have always wanted to take our brides down to the Carmel River, so Lori of Revival Vintage Rentals brought the prettiest turquoise boat. Our bride and groom not only were in the boat, but they got into the river! These are definitely some of our most favorite images! 

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Love Happens at Epiphany with Whole 30 ( week 3,4)

If you have been following my Whole 30 challenge the first two weeks (week 1 ) (week 2) here is the grandiose finale!

Honestly I feel like the hardest week in the Whole 30 is the week 3 because at this point your excitement for the cooking and sticking to the routine starts going down and you start planning all the things you will be eating on day 31.

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Claire and Matt's DIY Lake Tahoe Wedding Feature In Something Turquoise - Super Sweet and Extra Special!

September in Lake Tahoe -  is there anywhere more beautiful? The perfect location for our Bride Claire and Matt's early fall wedding.  Bridal photos by the lake with their faithful best friend, Rollie, a yellow lab, are some of our personal favorites.

Claire and Matt personalized their intimate wedding with DIY touches throughout. They created centerpieces, wedding favors, gift bags and more.  You can see their personalities and charm sprinkled throughout the wedding settings and details. 

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WTOO Bridesmaids - Just In Time For Your 2018 Wedding!

We've been raving about the newest Watters' Collections for weeks now! They really have hit all the fashion notes this season and the newest WTOO Bridesmaid and Social Occasion Collection is another winner! Gorgeous, super stylish dresses. Even better - this collection starts at just under $200!! 

From the words of the designer, this collection is "inspired by the beauty and hues of the sea".  

These are great dresses that go far beyond the wedding day. You'll want to add these to your social occasions! The dresses featured here come in a wide selection of colors. Keep in mind that those are by special order, so if you have an important event coming up in 2018, order today!

We know that you're going to love these as much as we do.  You'll also love that all dresses purchased or ordered through Epiphany Boutique include free alterations

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