Your Bridal Fitting-What to Wear

Your bridal fitting is an exciting time; it's the moment when you'll really start to see your wedding day look come together! But it's also important to be prepared for your bridal fitting. Make sure your bridal fitting is as successful as possible with these 4 tips on what to wear to your bridal fitting. 

1. Bring Your Bridal Undergarments

Lingerie:  Etsy . Dress; St. Pucchi 9443. 

Lingerie: Etsy. Dress; St. Pucchi 9443. 

If you are trying on wedding dresses for the first time, make sure to bring a nude strapless bra. When you are ready for your bridal fitting, bring along your actual wedding day undergarments. Wear the bra you plan on wearing on your wedding day, as well as your corset if you've purchased one. And don't forget your slip or petticoat since this can also make a difference in the length of your dress. If you don't have undergarments for your wedding day yet, we can advise you on what's best for your particular dress. 

2. Bring Your Wedding Day Shoes

Don't forget to bring your wedding day shoes for your dress fittings! They'll help the tailor see the height that you'll be so she can take in your dress accordingly. If your heels are brand new, be sure to wear them around the house a bit before your wedding day to break them in. It's also a good time to see if you'll need any shoe inserts to help make them more comfortable.

3. Bring Your Veil

St. Pucchi 501

St. Pucchi 501

Toward your last fitting, you'll want to bring your wedding veil and any hair pieces you may be wearing so you can see how the complete look comes together. We can also work together to recommend a custom veil that would best complement your wedding dress and your personal style. 

4. Bring Your Accessories

Your bridal fitting is the perfect opportunity to preview your entire wedding day look so be sure to bring along the accessories you plan on wearing, too! Bring your necklace, earrings and bracelet you plan on wearing to make sure you like the entire look together. Even better: book one of your bridal fittings on the same day as your hair and makeup trial so you can really envision your wedding day look. Have your maid of honor or mom snap a few photos for you, so you can be sure it's everything you dreamed of. 

 

Beautiful Beach Wedding Dresses

Gorgeous, floaty and easy-going, the beach wedding dress is just plain dreamy. Whether you're saying your vows in the sand or just using the beach as your backdrop, these beautiful beach-appropriate wedding dresses are the magic element to your special day.

A dress that's appropriate for a beach wedding tends to be less formal and fitted, which is one of the reasons we love the flirty feel of this St. Pucchi Short Story gown. 

Just because you're getting married on the beach, doesn't mean you can't try a long wedding dress! This gorgeous St. Pucchi gown's floral details perfectly mesh with beachy vibes. 

A beautiful beach wedding dress can absolutely have a little sparkle! We love the subtle details on the bodice of this St. Pucchi wedding gown. 

For the beach bride lusting after a short frock, this St. Pucchi wedding dress perfectly marries the traditional tulle skirt with the desire for a short wedding gown. 

The key to a beautiful beach wedding dress is choosing a gown that's gorgeous, yet doesn't feel stiff or stuffy. The A-line skirt and sheer detailing on this St. Pucchi wedding dress make it a feminine and floaty dream. 

A short wedding dress for your beach wedding doesn't have to lack in details! And this St. Pucchi wedding gown has plenty of it. (For even more short wedding dress inspiration, check out this blog post!) 

Short Wedding Dresses for Your Summer Wedding

Summer wedding season is upon us! And if you're like many brides, you may be wanting a wedding dress that's memorable yet fitting for the more casual season. This week, we've rounded up some of our favorite St. Pucchi short wedding dresses that are perfect for that summer wedding. 

Subtle floral details make this St. Pucchi short wedding dress flirty and feminine. 

A tulle skirt is a favorite for many brides; embrace that princess feel with a short tulle skirt like this St. Pucchi number. 

For a short wedding dress with a sophisticated feel, we love St. Pucchi 19, which features a longer hemline in the back, mimicking a traditional wedding gown's train. 

Thinking of trying a short wedding dress but love the look of a train? Try St. Pucchi 15, made of gorgeous Guipure lace with a detachable tulle train. It's playfully pretty. 

St. PucchiZ351

St. PucchiZ351

 Brides wanting a short wedding dress but not wanting to sacrifice their sense of style will love the couture feel of St. Pucchi Z351.

2015 Wedding Dress Trend: Sheer Sleeves

One of our favorite 2015 wedding dress trends is the use of sheer sleeves. Royalty like the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and the former Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly, walked down the aisle in gorgeous wedding dresses with lace sleeves. And even a recent article in The Knot called sheer sleeved dresses one of this year's hottest wedding dress trends. This week, we've rounded up some of our favorite St. Pucchi dresses that feature beautiful sheer sleeves. The look is modest yet sophisticated and absolutely timeless. 

Mila 706

Mila 706

For the bride not wanting a full sheer sleeve, Mila 706 is a beautiful option. The sheer lace detail sleeve beautifully enhances the sheer jewel neckline. 

Sheer cap sleeves are both delicate and demure. St. Pucchi Mila 702 also features a beautiful sheer panel in the back, adding to the drama of this beautiful gown. 

While some wedding dresses with sleeves accent the dress, St. Pucchi 9430 continues the same lace pattern all the way up the neckline and to the wrists. This elegant dress is perfect for the bride who wants to make a statement. 

For the bride who wants a modest look for her wedding day, St. Pucchi Z364 is a wonderful choice. The cap sleeves are demure and the open back adds a flirty element to the dress. 

A beautiful example of how sleeves can accent and complement your wedding dress is seen here on St. Pucchi 710. In this case, the shoulder accents truly add something special to this look. 

St. Pucchi  9377B

St. Pucchi 9377B

The hand-beaded bodice and cap sleeves on St. Pucchi 9337B is both feminine and delicate. 

Statement Making Wedding Veils

A gorgeous handmade wedding veil is the perfect complement to any wedding dress. Pick one that truly shines with one of these statement-making wedding veils.

A custom made matching veil is a beautiful way to carry on the theme of your wedding dress. This dramatic cathedral length veil features the same floral appliqués as on the wedding gown. 

When it comes to wedding veils, this handmade St. Pucchi veil screams drama. In this case, the gorgeous trim on the veil beautifully compliments the tulle ballgown. 

Although many brides think a statement-making wedding veil has to be full length, that's not the case! This beautiful short wedding veil has eye-catching floral details, matching the bodice of the wedding dress.

Your fiancé and guests will be wowed with this stunning cathedral-length wedding veil. The look is elegant and modest with a modern trim. 

For a beautiful wedding veil that makes a statement, try something with elaborate detailing. 

A wedding veil can be seen as sweet, but it can also be quite sassy like this short St. Pucchi wedding veil. 

St. Pucchi 9456

St. Pucchi 9456

If you're buying a colored wedding dress like this St. Pucchi gown featuring rose appliqués, consider a gorgeous colored wedding veil to match. 

St. Pucchi Z348

St. Pucchi Z348

Drama doesn't have to mean lace or embellished details; this St. Pucchi wedding veil's beauty is in its length and fullness, beautifully complementing the wedding dress while letting it truly shine. 

Matching Your Cake to Your Wedding Dress

Your wedding cake's design should match the look and feel of your wedding, and one way brides achieve that is by matching their cake to their wedding dress. With elegant ruffles, lace details, swarovski crystals or pearl accents to model itself after, a wedding cake really is a natural match to embrace your gorgeous wedding dress. To inspire you, we've rounded up some of our favorite wedding dress and cake pairings below.   

If you've gone with a colored wedding dress, try a colored wedding cake, too! These are both pretty in pink and the wedding cake features the same bottom ruffle details as this St. Pucchi wedding gown. 

The details on this black and white St. Pucchi wedding dress beautifully matches this black and white wedding cake. (For more black, white and red wedding inspiration, don't miss this post!) 

Dress:  St. Pucchi 720 .  Cake . 

This St. Pucchi gown is elegant in its simplicity. Equally sophisticated and refined, the wedding cake mimics the draping of the dress. 

Dress:  St. Pucchi 9454 .  Cake . 

Bows, lace and a flirty full skirt are what you'll find on both this St. Pucchi wedding gown and matching wedding cake. 

If you're interested in custom wedding cake design, be sure to take a photo of your wedding dress to your baker. You can also follow us on Pinterest for even more wedding inspiration ideas. 

Would you match your cake to your wedding dress? 

Black, White & Red Wedding Inspiration

When it comes to picking a classic wedding color palette, black, white and rose red is always a timeless and elegant choice. This week, we've rounded up a few ideas on how you can incorporate this color theme into your wedding day decor. 

1. Let Them Eat Cake

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Photos: 1/2/3

Black, white and rose red accents look sophisticated and classic on these wedding cakes. 

2. Choose a Colored Wedding Dress

St. Pucchi 9441 

St. Pucchi 9441 

Embrace the black and white theme with a dramatic, black and white wedding dress. A red rose bouquet or red bridal shoes finish off the look. 

3. Accent Your Wedding Dress

For the bride who dreams of a gorgeous white wedding dress yet simply desires an accent of her wedding color, consider a striking black sash or jacket. 

4. Incorporate the Color in Your Decor 

From flowers and place cards to your wedding table centerpieces, there are plenty of places you can incorporate black, white and red into your wedding decor.

Lovely in Lace-St. Pucchi Sample Sale Gowns

The month of April has flown by, and it's your last chance to snap up your very own St. Pucchi wedding gown at an extra 30% off our already discounted Sample Sale dresses! This week, we've rounded up our favorite St. Pucchi wedding gowns that feature lace. 

If you're looking for a gown fit for a royal, look no further than St. Pucchi 440. This hand embroidered St. Pucchi wedding gown features silk cutwork over silk organza. Finish the look with a custom matching wedding veil. 

St. Pucchi 9265 is nothing short of a lace dream. This St. Pucchi wedding dress is full of drama, dreamy and flattering for many with its A-line silhouette. The wedding gown features Alencon lace and a semi-cathedral train. The bodice features a medallion inset in a V-shape that is hand encrusted with Swarovski crystals and blue topaz. 

Show off your back and decollete in this St. Pucchi Z195 wedding gown. The lace bodice features a Queen Anne neckline and a keyole back. Soft pickups and handmade silk flowers adorn the silk duchess satin A-line skirt.   

Embrace one of this season's hottest fashion trends with St. Pucchi 458, which features lace side cutouts at the waist and an Alencon lace sheer skirt. For added modesty, top this strapless stunner with a custom bridal jacket. 

Our Fave Sample Sale Items-Part 2!

In case you missed it, we're celebrating our 30th anniversary this month with an extra 30% off our already discounted St. Pucchi sample sale dresses! This week, we've rounded up a few of our favorites from the sale that are perfect for the bride craving a fairy tale look. 

You'll be the belle of the ball in this St. Pucchi Z345. This ballgown features a dropped waist, which helps elongate the torso, and beautiful 3D floral lace adorns the full gathered skirt. 

For brides craving a ball gown wedding dress with a more modest feel, St. Pucchi Z346 is the perfect pick. The bodice and wide arm straps are intricately beaded and the full skirt is gorgeously layered and features a sweep train. 

For the bride who wants something a bit more avant grade yet still classic, St. Pucchi Z191 is a true stunner. This Champagne-colored dress features a sweetheart neckline with floral and leaf embellishments. 

You'll feel like absolute royalty in St. Pucchi 486. This duchess satin gown features a modified sweetheart neckline and drop waist. The bodice is hand beaded and the straps feature gorgeous crystal detailing. 

When it comes to ballgown wedding dresses, many brides think of tulle, so we couldn't leave out St. Pucchi 504. The bodice is the real showstopper here featuring gorgeous hand embroidered silk flower appliqués that scatter over the skirt as well. 

Remember to use code "APRIL30" at checkout for the extra 30% off on sample sale items. And stay tuned next week for even more of our favorite picks! You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, too. 

Our Favorite Sample Sale Items

April marks our 30th anniversary, and we couldn't be more excited! In fact, to celebrate the occasion, we're offering an extra 30% off our already discounted St. Pucchi wedding gowns found in our Sample Sale. There are many gorgeous St. Pucchi wedding gowns at a great price point, so it's the perfect time to take advantage of this limited time discount! 

To help you out with your wedding dress shopping, we've rounded up some of our favorite St. Pucchi sample sale wedding gowns. 

From our Couture collection, St. Pucchi wedding gown 9354 features beautiful layers and delicate embellishments. 

St. Pucchi 9392

St. Pucchi 9392

Fit for a Queen, St. Pucchi 9392 features a gorgeous full ball gown made of silk duchess satin. The strapless style flatters most brides and the crystal beading is truly glamorous. 

For the St. Pucchi bride with more modest taste, St. Pucchi 9311 is a beautiful option. The Grecian column dress features delicate cap sleeves with an intricately jeweled bodice and hand embroidered skirt. 

St. Pucchi brides dreaming of something a bit sexy will love St. Pucchi 9291. The mermaid dress features a gorgeous, plunging neckline that's beaded with Swarovski crystals and the sheer skirt also features scattered crystals. The look is feminine yet seductive. 

The modern bride will adore the mermaid style and glamorous train on St. Pucchi Z222. The silk taffeta gown features a sweetheart neckline with crystal details. 

Remember to use code "APRIL30" at checkout for the extra 30% off on sample sale items. And stay tuned next week for even more of our favorite picks! You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, too. 

15 Bridal Hairstyle Ideas We Love

Photos:  Hair and Makeup by Steph  via  The Wedding Chicks  | St. Pucchi 9453 |  A Cup of Jo

Once you've found the perfect wedding dress, it's all about complementing your style with an overall beauty look. And the best place to start is with your hair. From braided hairstyle ideas to updos and relaxed long hairstyles, we've rounded up these 15 bridal hairstyle ideas that are sure to flatter your St. Pucchi wedding dress. 

Photo:  Knotsvilla

Photo: Knotsvilla

A sideswept bridal hairstyle is glamorous yet playful. We especially love this look with a gorgeous short wedding dress.  

Photos:  Hair and Makeup by Step h | St. Pucchi 9454

Photos: Hair and Makeup by Steph | St. Pucchi 9454

Show off the intricate detailing on the back of your wedding dress with a simple yet sophisticated updo. 

St. Pucchi Z343

St. Pucchi Z343

Show off a plunging back wedding dress with a beautiful updo. 

Braids aren't just a boho chic trend, they can be downright glamorous, too. These braided updos are beautiful and right on trend for your Big Day. 

St. Pucchi Z351 

St. Pucchi Z351 

Try a beautiful, long veil with your formal updo.

St. Pucchi 9443

St. Pucchi 9443

Make a statement with a gorgeous, floral hair accessory. 

Photos: MODWedding | St. Pucchi 9457 |  CHARD Photographer

Photos: MODWedding | St. Pucchi 9457 | CHARD Photographer

An updo doesn't have to feel overly stiff and formal; these intricate wedding updos are both soft and romantic. 

What's your favorite wedding hairstyle?

For even more bridal hairstyle ideas and wedding day inspiration, make sure to keep up with us on Pinterest! 

 

FAQ: Buying a St. Pucchi Wedding Dress

St. Pucchi 9454 Lana

St. Pucchi 9454 Lana

Buying the perfect wedding dress should be a wonderful experience, which is exactly what we try to create here at St. Pucchi. From the moment you step into our private design studio, we'll do everything to exceed your expectations of the traditional wedding dress shopping experience. What does that mean exactly? We've put together a list of some Frequently Asked Questions from brides to help answer your questions on exactly what you can expect when booking an appointment with St. Pucchi. 

1. Does St. Pucchi take walk-ins?

Currently, St. Pucchi does not take walk-in appointments. We are a private design studio and each bride will not only have one-on-one attention, she'll be working with the wedding dress designer herself. It's an experience unlike any other.

2. How do I book an appointment?

You can make an appointment request on our website or email style@stpucchi.com. 

3. What do I need before calling to book my appointment?

When booking your appointment, please have your budget, wedding date, dress size and favorite St. Pucchi dresses picked out. We will try to have this selection available for you on the day of your appointment. 

4. Who should I bring to my bridal fitting appointment?

Your two most trusted friends or family members. Too many opinions can be confusing and frustrating for any bride; we highly recommend coming with one or two people at most so you can trust your instincts and pick the dress you truly desire. 

5. What should I bring to my bridal fitting appointment?

Your wedding shoes (if you have already purchased them) and your bridal undergarments. If you don't have the latter, we recommend a nude strapless bra. 

6. Does St. Pucchi design anything other than wedding dresses? 

Yes, we also do custom veils for our brides, bridal sashes, long mantillas and silk flowers to adorn the hair or dress. 

7. Where else can I find St. Pucchi? 

You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest! 

8. My wedding date is in less than 3 months, is that enough time to come in for an appointment? 

Yes. Three months before your wedding date is still enough time to get your dress fitted. 

 

Pantone 2015 Wedding Inspiration: Marsala

Dress: St. Pucchi 9456

Dress: St. Pucchi 9456

When Pantone announced the 2015 color of the year was marsala, a lot of people in the fashion industry were disappointed. But here at St. Pucchi, we knew right away the gorgeous possibilities for an elegant, marsala wedding. The crimson color oozes romance, and pairs well with glamorous gold, soft and pretty pinks, taupe, greens and even navy. The possibilities are practically endless, so we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite ways to incorporate marsala into your wedding day. 

1. Marsala Florals

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Photos: 1/2

Marsala and green are such a merry pair, the result is a beautiful botanical feel. A solid-color bouquet of deep wine-colored flowers can be simple yet sophisticated. You can also integrate cream and blush flowers for a softer look. When used in floral arrangements, marsala truly bursts with beauty. 

Dress: St. Pucchi 9452. Card Cage:  The Lace Moon . Cake:  Sweet Art Bakeshop  via  Style Unveiled . Invitations:  Jupiter and Juno Shop

Dress: St. Pucchi 9452. Card Cage: The Lace Moon. Cake: Sweet Art Bakeshop via Style Unveiled. Invitations: Jupiter and Juno Shop

2. Marsala Accents

Your groom’s tie, your wedding shoes and even your wedding cake are great places to incorporate a little marsala into your wedding day. Don’t forget to incorporate marsala into other places like your wedding invitations, placecards or even your wedding favors. 

Dress: St. Pucchi 9452, Image 1:  Source . Image 3:  Source . 

Dress: St. Pucchi 9452, Image 1: Source. Image 3: Source

3. Marsala Beauty

When thinking about your wedding colors, don’t forget to consider how your beauty look complements your wedding dress and the day’s decor! A bold marsala lip, marsala nails or even a dramatic marsala eye are gorgeous ways to use the color on yourself. Just remember, less is more! Go for a bold lip or eye, but never both. 

What do you think of marsala as a wedding day color?