Wedding Shoe Wednesday

Happy Halloween! And of course, happy Wedding Shoe Wednesday! Today is the one day out of the year that we are all encouraged to dress up, try something new, and pretend to be something different. We thought we would apply this principal to this edition of Wedding Shoe Wednesday.

Today we are doing something we almost never do. What better day than today to share our favorite black wedding shoes with you!

First we have a shimmery slingback from J. Reneé. Available in black or pewter, Dayna has everything we look for in a wedding shoe. From the bow and bling to the sparkle and cutaway side, this edgy yet elegant shoe is sure to become a wedding favorite.

Looking for something simple and sleek? Then look no further than the Charmed Pump from BP. This classy peep toe bootie is the definition of a wedding shoe. With a simple strap and buckle serving as the only bit of detail, Charmed will add to your wedding day look without taking away from the beauty of the dress – or the bride.

Good things come in 3’s, so today we wrap up Wedding Shoe Wednesday with one final pick. If you’re looking for a pop of color, we like Robin from Ron White. Another simple shoe, this peep toe pump is topped off with a bow and just a hint of pink. This is a subtle, yet fun way to incorporate color into an otherwise simple shoe.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this edition of Wedding Shoe Wednesday! Now have a Happy Halloween and enjoy a few pieces of candy!

Wedding Essentials Idea Show Recap

Things have finally settled down after the Wedding Essentials Idea Show. We joined dozens of other wedding vendors in putting on a show for Omaha-area brides to be. Surrounded by our friends at Inclosed Studio and A Final Take Music and Video, we set up shop.

Our booth at the Idea Show

Our booth felt like home – from the chalkboards and our vintage typewriter to the variety of bridal and bridesmaids fashions. With flowers strung from above and a bowl full of sweet treats, we were ready to welcome brides in.

We brought some of the store with us!


Brides-to-be could thumb through some of the gowns we brought along. Others were displayed in the style show, giving everyone an idea of what Ready or Knot has to offer. Our friends at HyVee also displayed some of our latest bridal fashions.

Brides and maids dresses displayed at the HyVee booth


While we were able to give brides some helpful wedding tips, we also learned a lot from them. Ladies at the Idea Show gave us an idea of what’s trending in Omaha bridal fashion. Swiss dot was all the rage at the Idea Show. Brides loved Sweet Pea from Ivy & Aster. Another crowd favorite were our gowns featured in blush. Gowns such as L196 by Romona Keveza with a blush underlay were the talk of our booth.

Overall we had a wonderful day at the Idea Show. Thank you to all the brides, maids, fiances, and mothers who came. We cannot wait to see all our new brides when they come in to search for the perfect wedding gown!

Miss the Idea Show? Call 402-885-4883 today to schedule an appointment and we’ll show you all the gowns from the show – and more!

Bridal Market Full Recap – Wedding Dresses

We’re back today with wedding dress trends from Bridal Market earlier this month.

1.  Tulle

Tulle was everywhere at market! From full ball gown to trumpet skirts, it is definitely coming back!

Modern Trousseau Wedding Dresses

Kinsley & Lisbon from Modern Trousseau

Jenny Yoo even has a tulle wedding dress that can be worn several different ways!

Jenny Yoo "Hathaway"

Jenny Yoo's "Hathaway"

2.  Re-imagined Lace & texture

One of the popular dresses from last season is L315 from Legends by Romona Keveza.  I was so excited to see more sparkle lace in her latest collection (and with cap sleeves!)

Sparkle lace from Legends by Romona Keveza

While lace was definitely prevalent throughout market, I also saw some interesting new fabrics & details.

Modern Trousseau & Nicole Miller favorites

Ivy & Aster Wedding Dresses

Two new beauties from Ivy & Aster (Yes - the right one features Swiss Dot Chiffon!)

3.  Unique back details

Lots of focus on the back of the dress this market which I know our brides will love!

"Afternoon Delight" by Ivy & Aster

"Afternoon Delight" by Ivy & Aster

Dove & Aniston from Modern Trousseau

Back detail from Dove & Aniston

Nicole Miller wedding dresses

2 new dresses from Nicole Miller

Bridal Market Full Recap – Bridesmaid Dresses

It is so energizing to travel to NYC for bridal market twice a year.  Inspiration is everywhere and it is so hard to wait for all the amazingness to arrive in Omaha (it is like waiting 2 extra months for Christmas).

There is so much to cover that we decided to break it down into two posts:  the first to cover bridesmaid dresses and the second to highlight wedding dress trends.

Bridesmaid Dresses

After leaving NYC, I was so excited for all the fabulous new trends in bridesmaid dresses. I honestly wanted to buy at least 3 of them just to have them in my closet.  All the designers definitely upped the ante.   Here are my 3 favorite trends:


Meeting with each designer brought a kaleidoscope of colors.  Interesting fabrics in unique prints and colors.  Jenny Yoo’s booth was full of so many fun new options it was hard to choose.  Floral prints, polka dots, leopard, and so much more.

Jenny Yoo Prints

Prints from Jenny Yoo

Amsale also introduced 3 new prints in some of their most popular colors (French Blue, Shell, & Coral).

Amsale bridesmaid dresses in prints

Amsale Bridesmaid Prints

Rich, deep colors

I love the color mustard (if you haven’t noticed by my favorite scarf that I have on all the time) so I was stoked to see Jenny Yoo introduce it in several fabrics.

Jenny Yoo bridesmaid dress

Love this dress from Jenny Yoo!

Amsale Bridesmaid also introduced several colors our brides have been asking for – Purples (Amethyst & Ink), Granite (Medium gray  – so now Amsale has 3 hues of gray to choose from), and green/blue hues found in a peacock feather (Emerald, Mallard, Turquoise, & Peacock)

New Amsale Bridesmaid Colors

Lots of new colors from Amsale Bridesmaids


This might be the bridesmaid trend I am most excited about – texture!  From the metallic swirl lace, dotted metallic jacquard, and lace,  Jenny Yoo offered lots of unique fabrics.  These dresses would also be great alternatives for mothers of the occasion!

Metallic Swirl Lace from Jenny Yoo

Metallic Swirl Lace from Jenny Yoo

Jenny Yoo bridesmaid dress

Metallic Jacquard from Jenny Yoo

Lace Bridesmaid Dresses from Jenny Yoo

Afternoon Tea Lace from Jenny Yoo


What are you most excited to see at Ready or Knot?