wedding planning

  • Beautiful New First Communion Dresses

    The First Communion, or First Holy Communion, is a special moment in the Christian religion and is one that will be remembered in the family forever. It's a person's first reception of the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, and is full of so much love for the religion. Since the moment usually occurs at the age of seven to twelve, it also represents the purity of a child's soul and that soul accepting their family's religion.

    That's why it's so important to dress appropriately for this occasion, but it can be difficult to find that perfect outfit for seven to twelve year old girls. Traditionally, communion dresses are pure white, evoking the purity of a child's soul, just like the ceremony. Since we know how important the First Holy Communion is to our customers, we've recently added a new section to our website for First Communion Dresses, and these dresses can even be found in our store in Linwood, NJ.

    All of our First Communion dresses are by Joan Calabrese for Mon Cheri. You probably know dress designer Mon Cheri from their beautiful prom and bridal dresses. Joan Calabrese is a fashion designer that specializes in children's high end clothing. Joan and Mon Cheri teamed up to bring you these gorgeous First Communion dresses that are also perfect to use as flower girl dresses for weddings. The white gowns are all classic and timeless with an edge, as well as affordable. Check out three of our favorites below, and visit our website for the rest!

    Joan Calabrese for Mon Cheri 115326

    Joan Calabrese Mon Cheri 115326

    Joan Calabrese for Mon Cheri style 115326 is is a sleeveless satin, tulle and lace tea-length A-line dress with a jewel neckline. The re-embroidered lace bodice features a removable double faced satin ribbon at the natural waist and the full gathered dirndl skirt is accented with rows of gathered tulle. This dress is suitable as a flower girl dress or a First Holy Communion dress.  Continue reading

  • A BOOtiful Halloween Wedding in Sherri Hill and Mon Cheri Bridals

    Halloween is all about embracing your inner child, being whoever you want to be for one day, celebrating ancient traditions, having fun with your besties and family, and of course, lots of treats! Many people absolutely love Halloween, waiting patiently all year for the one special day. For those people, the idea of having another especially special day, their wedding, on Halloween would make their wedding that much more special. After all, weddings are all about celebrating ancient traditions, embracing your love for your significant other, celebrating that love with your besties and family, all in one special day. See a resemblance?

    Well, one of our Roo Girls, Cori, loves Halloween more than any other holiday. So, when it came time to celebrate her wedding day, she made it extra special by having a Halloween wedding! Since October 31st fell on a Saturday in 2015, having a Halloween wedding couldn't have been any more perfect. It was an absolutely BOOtiful wedding, from the Sherri Hill bridesmaid dresses, to the Mon Cheri Bridal flower girl dress, to the hair and makeup, flowers, desert, and photography. The wedding took place at Rams Head Inn in Galloway, NJ, which was the perfect setting for a fall wedding. Check out all the details of the spooktacular wedding below.

    The Big Day All Started With The Hair and Makeup

    Esthetica Salon and SpaCori and her bridesmaids got ready for Cori's big wedding day at Esthetica Salon and Spa in Northfield, NJ. They got their hair and make-up done and were off to put on their dresses. See the special tanktops all of the bridesmaids wore? They all have the hashtag of Cori's wedding on them - #CORNNYLOVE, which isn't only a play on candy corn for Halloween, but is the combination of Cori and her husband's name, Johnny.

    The Bride Wore A Traditional White Bridal Dress, So She Had Her Bridesmaids Wear Black

    Sherri Hill 32084Cori chose a beautiful layered and patterned white strapless bridal dress. We especially loved the jeweled waist band around the dress - a perfect way to add a touch of sparkle! While Cori went the traditional white bridal dress route, it's also common for brides to wear non-traditional dress colors for Halloween weddings, like black, grey, or red. Having a Halloween wedding (and any wedding, for that matter) is all about choosing a dress that you feel confident and comfortable in, so choose a dress that fits you best!

    Since Cori went with white for her bridal dress, she had her bridesmaids rock black bridesmaids dresses that she got at RissyRoos.com to bring in a touch of Halloween color to the bridal party. They wore Sherri Hill style 32084, a fierce and fabulous ball gown with a strapless sweetheart beaded bodice and a long flowing satin ball gown skirt. The theme for Cori's wedding was a Masquerade Ball, so the Sherri Hill black ball gown was not only important for rocking Halloween colors, but to set the black tie masquerade vibe of the wedding.

    The Bridal Party Looked Like Classic Elegance

    Halloween Wedding Bridal PartyChoosing black dresses and suits for the bridal party, with both the bride and flower girl in white dresses, kept the entire look so elegant and perfect for pictures. The only way you can tell that the party was a Masquerade Halloween themed wedding is if you were at the party! Perfect for still having classic pictures to share with others.

    The tuxes were from Sharp Cleaners Tuxedos in Ocean City, NJ. The flower girl also wore a dress from RissyRoos.com, one by famous dress designer Mon Cheri Bridals! While the dress was white, she wore a black ribbon around her waist and carried a basket with black and purple ribbons wrapped around the handle. It was all about just the right amount of touch of Halloween at Cori's wedding.

    The Bride and Groom Rocked A Touch Of Halloween, Too

    Bride and Groom Halloween ShoesEven though the bride and groom were in traditional wedding attire, Cori and Johnny still rocked a touch of Halloween! Cori wore funky heels (see a close-up picture below), and Johnny rocked orange and black striped socks.

    Funky bride high heelsHow cute and funky are Cori's bridal high heels?! We're in love with this totally unique idea - so fun, but still classy!

    Halloween Wedding FlowersCori's and the bridemaid's flowers also had a hint of Halloween. The flowers chosen were very fall inspired, even with leaves included in the bouquet. The bouquet was wrapped in black and white striped ribbon. Beetlejuice, anyone?! The beautiful bride and bridesmaid bouquets were put together by Pocket Full of Posies Florist in Galloway, NJ.

    The Wedding Party Was All Halloween

    Halloween Wedding Masquerade MasksThe Halloween wedding was masquerade themed, so the guests didn't need to bring anything to have some Halloween fun - all of the masquerade masks were provided at the wedding party! It's a simple and easy to way to make sure everyone can join in on the fun at a Halloween wedding.

    Halloween Wedding CakeEven the wedding cake was Halloween themed! The bride and groom cake topper were cute skeletons... even their cat, Chicken, was represented on the top of the wedding cake with a skeleton kitty! The orange and black icing cupcakes, made by Simply Sweet Cupcakes in Egg Harbor City, NJ, topped off the whole look.

    Frankenstein and His Bride Lived Spookily Ever After

    Frankenstein and Bride of FrankensteinJohnny and Cori had a truly spooktacular wedding! We hope they had as much fun, and made as many memories, as we had looking at their photos! The beautiful wedding pictures were taken by Erin McDevitt Photography in Ventnor City, NJ.

    Johnny and Cori WeddingSo beautiful!! Congratulations to the beautiful couple!! Many years of fun Halloweens to come!

  • Wedding Tips 101 - Dresses and Accessories

    Are you starting to plan your wedding? Shopping for your ideal wedding dress or bridesmaid dresses? I can tell you from experience that planning a wedding is one of the most difficult tasks one can endeavor. Just thinking about all of the thought and hard work that goes into planning a wedding can be nerve wracking. Let me set your mind at ease, there are very many ways to MAKE IT A FUN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE.

    Do not get discouraged when you try on a dress that is “your size” but does not fit as you had expected. All formal wear has a tendency to run smaller than your everyday clothing. Another thing you will need to keep in mind when shopping for your dress is to identify your body type. Knowing your body type will allow you to find the ideal dress that will accentuate your figure in all the right places, and if you’re in the market for bridesmaid dresses this will help you find the right dress style that will work for your entire party.body typesMAKE IT FUN: Plan a girls day/night out. Grab your bridesmaids and Maid/Matron of Honor (MOH) and hit the town. Pick a boutique or store, call ahead if needed and try on as many dresses you can! When you find your DREAM dress, you will feel it. If after trying on 10, 15 or even 30 dresses and you do not find your dress then have no worries, you can always plan another girls day/night! Don't settle, this is your special day you deserve a special dress to commemorate the occasion. Continue reading

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