It’s All In The Details

Lets face it, it is very trendy to have a vintage inspired wedding these days, especially Deco style! But there is one thing that all those other Gatsby themed weddings won’t have: YOU! It is in the little details that make you so unique and here at The English Dept. are all about celebrating individuality on your big day.

A great way to get a certain “look” while still showcasing your personality is through accessorizing. We recently brought in a number of new Nicole Miller dresses into the shop for this very reason. We love her clean lines, ultra feminine silhouettes, and not to mention her amazing prices! We feel they are the perfect blank canvases for a modern gal with vintage dreams. Here are a few of our new Nicole Miller dresses paired with our favorite vintage inspired accessories:

 

Luxe fabric, feminine cut, and lace cap veil in cathedral length with cascading ribbons. Dress: Nicole Miller “Lia” Veil: Erica Koesler “820-108″

Luxe fabric, feminine cut, and lace cap veil in cathedral length with cascading ribbons.
Dress: Nicole Miller “Lia”
Veil: Erica Koesler “820-108″

Sexy silhouette with edgy beaded sash and subtle veil. Dress: Nicole Miller “Marilyn” Sash: The English Dept. “Deco on Grey” Veil: Twigs and Honey “221″

Sexy silhouette with edgy beaded sash and subtle veil.
Dress: Nicole Miller “Marilyn”
Sash: The English Dept. “Deco on Grey”
Veil: Twigs and Honey “221″

Modern lines paired with charming lace and rhinestones. Dress: Nicole Miller “Dakota” Sash: Twigs and Honey “228″ Veil: Twigs and Honey “302″

Modern lines paired with charming lace and rhinestones.
Dress: Nicole Miller “Dakota”
Sash: Twigs and Honey “228″
Veil: Twigs and Honey “302″

This is just the beginning! Imagine vintage jewelry, the heels of your dreams (maybe in a favorite color!), classic yet modern make up and hair, and your groom in the most strapping custom tailored suit. We know the task of accessorizing can be quite daunting, but that why we are here to help. Come by and have one of our expert stylists help you find that perfect look that is all your own!

I mean really, should a wedding represent a decade, movie, or the unique love between two very lucky individuals? We think we know your answer and couldn’t agree more!

Finishing School 2012

Join us for a day of crafty goodness here at The English Dept. on Sunday, June 3rd. You each have such unique and lovely style. Why not make your very own unique and lovely bridal accessory? We will provide all the sparkle, velvet, flowers, pearls, lace, tulle, and know-how you could possibly need. You just bring your style! Check back for ticket details.

Trend spotting: Cut-out backs

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Proenza Schouler’s always fabulous ad campaign for SS ’12 was revealed last week and- is it just us or are they onto something with the cut-out back? It’s the perfect way to show some skin on your big day but maintain your class. Tell us, are you on board??

Photo via: whowhatwear and Nicole Miller, dress featured is Nicole Miller style- D10014.

The Gibson tuck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember last week’s English Dept. hairpiece post? No? Take a look! If so, you probably admired the old-school hair tuck up-do. We did it in seconds, with the help of this adorable tutorial. This is definitely a new favorite go-to up-do.

Hairpieces by The English Dept. available now!

Aren’t they lovely? We have a whole new batch of beautiful hairpieces here at The English Dept.! Silk flowers, velvet leaves, lustrous pearls, all that pretty stuff. We can even create a custom piece for you from our collection of goodies. Our adorable new accessories counter is a must visit for any bride-to-be. Keep checking back for more of our handmade treasures. Each is one of a kind –  you never know what we will come up with next!

Thanks to our lovely Gabi, the “new girl” here at The English Dept., for lending her beautiful crimson hair for these photos. Prices left-to-right and top-to-bottom are as follows: $70.00. $70.00. $85.00. $75.00. 85.00. Please call or email with any specific questions!

Thank you, thank you!

A big big thanks to all the ladies who took time out of their bustling mornings to join us, some very bright and early, for Day 1 of our sample sale extravaganza yesterday! It felt so amazing to make your wedding dress dreams come true. Although these ladies made out with some amazing deals- we’ve still got a shop full of dresses and one more day to go! Join us today for the final day of our 2011 sample sale and enjoy 50% off the entire sample collection; also, receive 10% off all new orders placed. We’re happy to try our best of accommodate out-of-towners so feel free to give us a call at 503-224-0724 with any questions!

Off to New York Bridal Market!


It’s Market time, when we feast our eyes on all the 2012 bridal gown collections. We will return next week after previewing the latest and greatest our designers have to offer. Hope to see some old faces, as well as make new friends, so we can fill the shop with exclusive beauties for the coming 2012 season. Any recommendations for dresses you’d like to see at The English Dept.?

photo via: scenepdx, via pinterest

October Bridesmaid Promotion from Jenny Yoo!

Good news for all you Bridesmaids-to-be out there: Jenny Yoo is offering extra percentage to their quantity discounts from October 6th – 31st. Orders of 1-2 will receive a 10% discount, orders of 3-6 dresses will receive a 15% discount and orders of 7+ will receive a 20% discount. This awesome offer is only valid for a few more weeks- feel free to call or email with any questions!

 

 

Fall Weddings: Pumpkin Patch Photo


We couldn’t resist borrowing this image from Elizabeth’s blog. Such an adorable Autumn wedding photo-op. Not to mention, the bride looked amazing in Elizabeth Dye’s “Keepsake” gown; available now at The English Dept.

Photo by: Jesse Holland

Wait for it.

We are beyond thrilled to announce that next week we are receiving our new samples of Ivy & Aster’s latest collection–available for ordering. If you were able to stop in during the trunk show last month you caught a peek, but this time there is no expiration date! We have quite a few new gowns coming to round out our selection–give us a ring at 503.224.0724 or email us to inquire about specific dresses!

Photo Via: Ivy & Aster