Kindred Barn Styled Shoot

Hi all! Earlier this week we did a styled shoot with some amazing vendors at a newer event venue called Kindred Barn located in the River Valley. It's a gorgeous 4,000 square foot barn with all things white and bright and airy! Check out some of my favorite images + other vendor info. 

Event Venue: Kindred Barn

Photographer: Dale Benfield of Benfield Photography

Wedding Planner: Weddings by Details - Amy Hardin, Owner

Florist: PIGMINT

Hair + Makeup: Bo Senesomxay 

Model: Natalie Bailey

Cake: Shelby Lynne's

Invitations: Paperwerk

Dress: Hayley Paige exclusively in Arkansas at Tesori 

Top 5 Reasons you won't want to miss our Prom Preview Party

1. Tesori has the best styles from everyone's favorite designers....Sherri Hill, Jovani, and Faviana.

2. Customers will get a choice between a free eye shadow or lip gloss with every prom dress purchase. (while supplies last)

3. Lots of giveaways from local businesses that include glo, GLOSS, and Zuzu's petals and a $500 prom dress giveaway from Tesori.

4. Zuzu's petals is bringing the best with samples of one-of-a-kind boutonnieres and corsages... they will be taking orders during the event to make your shopping trip at Tesori a one stop shop for the evening. 

5. It will be a fun night to spend with your best girls...lots of snap worthy moments! #TesoriClique

Arkansas bridal vendors take LaLa Land

Our photog friend, Dale of Benfield Photography arranged a super fun shoot during his visit to Los Angeles this past week. He worked his magic and was able to get Paige Mobley from America's Next top Model (Cycle 23) for the shoot... she was an absolute dream in our dress to say the least! Check out some of our favorite imeages from the shoot. 

Photography: Dale Benfield of Benfield Photography

Florals: PIGMINT

Model: Paige Mobley

Dress: Tesori designed by Hayley Paige 

#JustGotPaiged: Spring 2017 Blush by Hayley Paige Trunk Show

The busyness from Christmas may have worn off but we are buzzing around getting ready for one of our biggest trunk shows... Blush by Hayley Paige. And this year, it's not just ANY trunk show... we are lucky enough to get the NEWEST collection that hasn't even technically hit stores. Brides trying on at our trunk show will be some of  the first in the United States and will be the first brides in Arkansas to try on. We are offering a trunk show discount of 10% off your Blush by Hayley Paige gown + 15% off your bridal accessories. If you're looking for your dream dress then look no further because these are the dreamiest dresses you ever did see!  Be sure and make an appointment ahead of time as spots are almost filled for the trunk show. 

Blush by Hayley Paige Spring 2017 collection will be in store Jan. 6th-8th along with our current stock of Blush by Hayley Paige from previous seasons. 

Blush by Hayley Paige Spring 2017 collection will be in store Jan. 6th-8th along with our current stock of Blush by Hayley Paige from previous seasons. 

Ciao,

The Tesori Clique

 

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WTF: What the FAKE!

We hear it all the time.... "I ordered a dress online and it never showed up" or "I ordered a dress online and it was a cheap knockoff!" Gorgeous dresses are meant to be tried on in store and trying on in store can often make for a special memory. Check out why ordering online isn't always what it's chalked up to be. 

Let Tesori help you find the dress of your dreams with a bridal experience second to none. Call 479.966.4622 to schedule an appointment or click HERE

 

CIao,

Lindsey 

Meet Carley & why she loves being a Tesori Bridal Consultant

At Tesori we have a fairly small, very close knit staff. We're so lucky to love the people that we work with! I wanted to show off our wonderful bridal consultants and I'm starting off with our very own, Carley. She's worked with us since 2013 and we immediately fell in love with her love for people and her fun sense of humor.

Photo by Haley Stutzman

Photo by Haley Stutzman

I sat down with Carley to ask her what she loves most about being a bridal consultant at Tesori...find out what she had to say!

L: Did you ever picture yourself working with brides?

C: I didn't! I've always loved people and working with customers directly, but until I worked with my first bride and really got to see what it was like I never expected to love it so much! I still love to work with customers looking for formalwear, but a bridal gown is so different because it's such a personal thing, so it really means the world to me that my brides allow me to be a part of this super special process. 

L: What is the most surprising thing you've learned working in the bridal industry?

C: Well, I went into the bridal industry only knowing what I had seen from TLC's Say Yes to the Dress! While some aspects are pretty accurate, I definitely learned that the show does dramaticize quite a bit! Maybe I've just been so lucky with such sweet brides, but I have yet to encounter that bride-zilla moment! I have been surprised with how drama-free working in bridal has been. I know I'm a little partial, but we are so lucky to have encountered the people we have and created relationships with each one of them. 

L: What is your favorite thing about being a bridal consultant at Tesori?

C: I love being a bridal consultant for two reasons. First, I feel so fortunate to work alongside such amazing people. I feel like it's so rare to come across a job where you genuinely want to be there as much as you can. My coworkers are the people I love to be around inside and outside of work and I owe all the credit to our owners for making this such a positive and rewarding workplace. Second, I think it is such an honor to be able to be a part of a bride's memory when it comes to finding their dress. I cannot think of a more positive and exciting time in a person's life, and I get to be around that energy every day! 

Check out some of our favorite memories with Carley...

Outdoor Winter Photoshoot

A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of teaming up with some of NWA's best vendors to do a Colorado outdoor inspired bridal photo shoot. Courtney Glaser of Courtney Glaser Photography asked me if I would be down to hike up a "mountain" : ) with a bridal gown. Am I glad I said "yes" because these photos turned out perfectly! On a side note, Courtney is super fun and always comes up with amazing photo shoot ideas. Thanks for always including Tesori!! 

Photographer: Courtney Glaser Photography

Makeup Artist/Hair: Shea Steinsiek of Crowne Beauty Bar in Fayetteville

Florals: Jules Design Florals in Fayetteville

Dress: Pippa Gown by Blush By Hayley Paige from Tesori of course 

Model: Madeline Childs 

Ciao,

Lindsey

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Allure Bridals Trunk Show

We're just a day away from our Allure Bridals Trunk Show and we all feel like kids on Christmas! Our Allure Bridals collection is all about the details—beading, floral appliqués, dramatic backs, and perfect draping. Every gown features details to set it apart and make the bride shine.
We get asked all the time the perks to purchasing during a trunk show and luckily we've got  the answers!

* The designer ships us dresses that we don't have in store year round... they are typically the newest designs and best styles offered from the designer.

*During trunk shows the designer allows stores to give a special discount... and hey, who doesn't love a good deal! {We're offering 10% off Allure Bridals gowns, 15% off bridal accessories, and $100 credit towards any veil.} 

 

Snag an appointment here! 

 

 

Pronovias Trunk Show

We're so excited to announce our first Pronovias Trunk Show at Tesori on Friday, November 4th to Sunday, November 6th. Pronovias is best known for its unique details, romantic touches, and twist of modern and classic design elements. Constructed of only the best fabrics and beading...It's easy to see why Pronovias is a very favorite of brides at Tesori. During the trunk show the designer will send us dresses we wouldn't normally have in store along with our current Pronovias inventory. Trunk shows are always a great time to purchase your gown as the designers allow stockist to give a special discount. Tesori is proud to offer 10% off any Pronovias dress purchase along with 15% off accessories. (Trunk Show weekend only.) 

Call 479.966.4622 or click here to book an appointment as space is limited. 

 

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A message from Hayley Paige to Tesori Bridesmaids!

We have officially received the entire collection of the Fall 2016 Occasions by Hayley Paige collection at Tesori and couldn't be more excited! We are absolutely in LOVE with these bridesmaid dresses because of the always on trend colors offered with exceptional details and fit. Check out this video from the designer herself.... 

To schedule an appointment to view the collection call the store at 479.966.4622. If you have questions about bridesmaid dresses and would like to speak with our head bridesmaid consultant email taylor@tesoribridalformal.com.  

View the entire collection here.

 

Ciao,

 

Lindsey 

Wedding Wednesday: Calli's Bridal Portraits

Meet Calli...our basketball playin' #TesoriWifey! She's got more stats than we have time to list but let's just say she was a star player on the women's basketball team at the University of Arkansas. She's the sweetest thing and literally EVERYTHING looked good on her. She ended up choosing an Allure Bridals gown from their couture collection. The illusion neck line made for a dramatic look and the back details on this dress didn't disappoint either. Thanks to Delynn Stirewalt of Miles Witt Boyer Photography for the gorgeous photos! 

CIao,

Lindsey

Wedding Wednesday: Sarah + Ben

Let's just dive right in to this Wedding Wednesday and start with the fact that Sarah's dress was  TO DIE FOR!! She went with a very detailed Alvina Valenta gown....swoon. From the silver stitching to the hand beaded pearls this dress made for an unexpected look for our bride, Sarah. She added her own personal touch to the gown by adding a Haute Bride sash that really made the dress her own.  Also, I can't do this post without saying how genuine of a person Sarah is. If you know her you know that I can't say enough to how awesome of a person she is but for those that don't know her..... SHE'S AMAZING and we were so excited to have her as a #TesoriWifey! 

Photos by Alexandra Jordan Photography 

How to mix and match bridesmaid dresses

Mixing and matching is a huge trend for bridesmaids! We love it because it allows each bridesmaid to show her personality but if it's done wrong it can take away from the bride. A good rule of thumb is what we like to call "one or the other". Either different styles in the SAME COLOR or same color in DIFFERENT STYLES. Here are some examples of our own brides that did the mix and match trend. 

Kirsten chose Occasions bridesmaid dresses in blush. Each girl wore different styles with matching necklaces. 

Kirsten chose Occasions bridesmaid dresses in blush. Each girl wore different styles with matching necklaces. 

One of our favorite shots of Kirsten, her bridesmaids, and the house party. She let the house party choose their own dress in different shades of gold. Since the house party isn't standing at the alter we liked that they all chose different styles and colors...it created a beautiful look with a lot of textures for pictures. Photography by Dale Benfield. 

One of our favorite shots of Kirsten, her bridesmaids, and the house party. She let the house party choose their own dress in different shades of gold. Since the house party isn't standing at the alter we liked that they all chose different styles and colors...it created a beautiful look with a lot of textures for pictures. Photography by Dale Benfield. 

Sam and her bridesmaids also in Occasions. Let's talk about that gorgeous cranberry with the pop of turquoise! Photography by Dale Benfield.

Sam and her bridesmaids also in Occasions. Let's talk about that gorgeous cranberry with the pop of turquoise! Photography by Dale Benfield.

Rachel's bridesmaids wore twobirds bridesmaid wrap dresses. One dress that ties multiple ways. We love this dress not only because it's so pretty but it's also really comfortable! 

Rachel's bridesmaids wore twobirds bridesmaid wrap dresses. One dress that ties multiple ways. We love this dress not only because it's so pretty but it's also really comfortable! 

Our favorite looks for #HOCO2015 via Sherri Hill

Football season, cooler weather and fall plaids are right around the corner which OF COURSE has us thinking about Homecoming. Believe it or not most homecoming dances here in Northwest Arkansas are at the end of September and beginning of October. One of our very favorite designers for formal wear is Sherri Hill and we wanted to share some of our faves from her Fall 2015 collection. If you're in the area stop by and let us help you find THE dress! 

Ciao,

Lindsey

Wedding Wednesday: Hope + Brandon

When Hope's mom first called Tesori to make an appointment for her at Tesori I'm pretty sure I had to hold back my excitement squeals because I just knew that Hope's try on appointment would be a memorable one!  I  already knew Hope through her sister Bonnie!  (www.bonniedoesitagain.com) I don't have a sister but watching the Argo sisters together made me wish I had a sister..or maybe just to be another Argo sister! Their excitement together was contagious and I felt so special to be part of that moment. The second Hope put her dress on she was swirling and twirling and Bonnie was just saying "YES, YES, YES" with lots of smiles and happy tears from everyone! Hope went with the "Fiona" dress from Blush by Hayley Paige. The dress was dreamy and on Hope it just took it over the top! Shout out to our fave photog Dale of Benfield Photography for these GORGEOUS photos!  Hair and makeup by Hope's sister, Bonnie via Crown Beauty Bar here in Fayetteville, AR. 

Photography by Dale of Benfield Photography

Ciao,

Lindsey 

Wedding Wednesday: Kenna + Ethan Knapp

Kenna and Nathan may have THE cutest proposal story.... so cute that it was featured on the Cosmopolitan Blog. Long story short they met while both working at Starbucks in their home state of Texas and like they say "the rest is history". Ethan took Kenna on a fun little trip to Seattle and proposed to Kenna at the original Starbuck's located in Seattle's Pike Place Market. {Photo below}  They recently got married and we're excited to share details of their perfect day! 

Kenna + Ethan's engagement at the original Starbucks. 

Photo by John David Weddings

Photo by John David Weddings

Photo by John David Weddings

Photo by John David Weddings

Photo by John David Weddings 

Photo by John David Weddings 

Photo by John David Weddings

Photo by John David Weddings

If you would like to see the blog post on their engagement on cosmopolitan.com click HERE.

Ciao,

Lindsey 

Top 10 First dance songs...according to us!

One of my favorite parts about a wedding is hearing the music that the bride and groom selects for their ceremony and first dance. You really get to see the personality from the couple and let's face it...good music always makes special moments more sentimental. Myself and the Tesori girls had so much fun sitting around picking out songs for this list. Thanks to those who shared their first dance songs with us on our Instagram feed! 

Ciao,

 

Lindsey

 

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Wedding Wednesday: Gabbie & Richard Cox

We're kicking off our first "Wedding Wednesday" with one of my very favorite couples, Gabbie and Richard Cox. I met Gabbie & Richard through Crossfit almost  two years ago. The two still Crossfit together...I can't say the same for myself!  Anyways, Gabbie and I became quick friends and I have loved watching Gabbie and her man go from dating to engaged to MARRIED! I was so honored to be part of Gabbie's wedding dress process. I'm not sure she could have chosen a more perfect dress for her! She chose an Allure Bridals slip dress with gorgeous lace applique with light beading. 

 

Photography by Delyn Stirewalt.

Photography by Delyn Stirewalt.

Photography by Delyn Stirewalt.

Photography by Delyn Stirewalt.

Gabbie and bridesmaids all in dresses from Tesori. Photography by Delyn Stirewalt.

Gabbie and bridesmaids all in dresses from Tesori. Photography by Delyn Stirewalt.

Photography by Delyn Stirewalt.

A special thanks to Delyn with Miles Witt Boyer Photography for providing us with these beautiful images. 

 

Ciao,

Lindsey