bridal trends

Brides, listen up! We chatted with Felicé Bridal‘s very own, Robin, to talk about 2013 bridal trends. Here’s the scoop:

Style: The ballgown is on the comeback – a big comeback! We’re getting more and more requests for big skirts. Robin’s favorite ball gown is by Lea Ann Belter called ‘Penny’.  Felicé Bridal, of course, carries it. It’s gorgeous.

Another Felicé fav is Christos’ ‘Peony’.  It’s feminine and very pretty.

Fabric: If you’re a lace girl, you are definitely in style. Lace was big in 2012 and it’s not going anywhere this year.
Textured gowns and skirts that have been stylish the past few years aren’t carrying over into 2013. {Bummer! I am definitely a texture girl} Girls aren’t going for texture anymore, they’re going softer with their fabrics. Lots of tulle, organza and shantung.

Veil: Long. Long. Long. Almost everybody is going for long veils these days. A lot of lace veils, too, because girls are continuing to wear lace gowns. Also, floating lace is becoming more and more popular. It’s a long veil, but the piece sits back about a half inch. It’s really stunning. Girls are also going back to fuller and double-layer veils. Our [Felicé] girls like to keep their veils classic and simple.

Designer: Always Ramona Keveza :-) Always.

Color: Girls are liking a little bit of color this year. Blush is especially big for 2013.

Neckline: Illusion, lace and pure necklines. A lot of higher necklines are trendy, too.

Robin shared her best advice for brides shopping for their bridal gowns:
Bring in only your closest friends and family. And try to limit it to 2 or 3 people. Find people that know your style and are supportive of what you want to look like on your wedding day. And, be aware of your budget. Know  that there are gorgeous gowns at every price range.

{visit Felicé Bridal’s blog for more bridal gown shopping tips}

Thanks, Robin for sharing bridal trends with us!

{images via Lea Ann Belter, Christos, Ramona Keveza and Felicé Bridal}

gorgeous-ness happening at felice

Dear ladies at  Felicé Bridal,

I know we are all happily married {as do you, since we bought our dresses there}, but can we come and play dress up with your couture Romona Keveza gowns?

With love,
jessica, jenna and jodi of tutto bella

Just kidding. We wouldn’t do that to ya’ll, but these beautiful gowns are tempting us.

Romona Keveza continues to amaze us once again with its stunning 2013 couture bridal collection, available at Felicé Bridal

The elegant seaside resort of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in the French Riviera in springtime served as inspiration for this Spring Couture Bridal Collection. The gowns are swoon-worthy with luxurious ivories, pearl, white, ice blue and one finale show-stopping gown in signature “Romona Red.”

Lovely, perfected details to note are the belts embellished with Swarovski crystals,  couture-ruched lines that drape so elegantly on the female figure and sculpted origami flowers.

Style RK355

Style RK831V

And, last but not least, my personal fave, Style RK352

For 10 years  Felicé Bridal, located in Cherry Creek, Colorado, has helped dress hundreds of brides, and their bridal party. The mother-daughter duo’s, Karen and Robin, unique, unparalleled customer service and exclusive couture gowns is what brides dream of when dress shopping for their special day. The team of women at Felicé Bridal, and their dresses, make a bride feel like the most beautiful woman in the world, just as she should. 

{images via Bridal Guide}

welcome our new sponsor Felicé Bridal

The word felice  means “happy” in Italian. We can tell you that weddings make us happy. Gorgeous weddings gowns make us happy. And, it makes us really happy that a fabulous, beautiful bridal store like Felicé Bridal, and the talented mom and daughter duo {Karen and Robin} who own it, are now teaming with Tutto Bella. In the future, we can all look forward to tips, trends and jaw-dropping gowns from Felicé Bridal here at Tutto Bella.

With a wide range of prices and designers including Romona Keveza, Amsale, Anna Campbell and Kenneth Pool, Felicé Bridal is one of Colorado’s top bridal salons. If you’re getting married {congrats}, or have a friend getting married, call Karen or Robin today to make an appointment for a fun-filled, pampered day surrounded by satin, silk and lace couture beauties.

When Robin showed us this dress, we fell in love {and secretly wanted to have another wedding celebration just to wear it}. Look at that stunning back!
Gladiator Dress, Anna Campbell, The Ivory Collection.
The best part, prices range from $1,000-$1,400 for this dress, and it comes in several colors.

And this dress by Romona Keveza, Spring 2011, is sure to turn heads and have a bride feeling gorgeous.

{images via Felicé Bridal}

robin + chris

We were first introduced to Robin and her mother, Karen, a few years ago when our very own, Jenna, got engaged. She bought her wedding gown at their adorable bridal boutique, Felice Bridal in Denver. And just over a year ago, we were back at {where else?} Felice’s shopping for my own wedding gown :-)

Last fall, Robin and Chris tied the knot at an intimate, 24 guest wedding in Orlando, Florida.
The couple met right after one of Robin’s {many} knee surgeries. And after six short months, they were engaged!
… Guess the pain was worth it in the end!

We hope you enjoy the photos from their wedding celebration!

From the bride: One of my favorite details … Donna {Felice Bridal’s fabulous seamstress} surprised me and stitched a Tiffany charm with the letter ‘S’ on it for my brother that had passed away a few years ago.  She attached it with a blue ribbon for my something blue.

The bride, mother of the bride and maid of honor all wore gorgeous Romona Keveza gowns.
{… I wouldn’t expect their taste to be any less than stunning!}

I surprised Chris with his wedding gift by flying his best friend, Nico, who lives in Germany, to the wedding to be his best man. Nico arrived from Germany a few hours before we did. I was going to have him waiting for us at dinner, but Chris requested that we have dinner alone before all of the wedding craziness started.  So, the hotel coordinated with me to have Nico serve us our dessert, which turned out perfect!  

I surprised Chris with a groom’s cake. Chris is a huge Chick-Fil-A fan. I tell him his has chickfiladar as directions are often based off of Chick-Fil-A locations, so I asked the Ritz if they could make a Chick-Fil-A groom’s cake. It was amazing!  


 Photographer: Sandra Johnson Photography
Gown: Romona Keveza from Felice Bridal
Hair Accessories: Erin Cole & Veil Trends
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Venue: Ritz Carlton, Orlando

{images via  Sandra Johnson Photography }