Post Hurricane Sandy

Thank goodness Hurricane Sandy has now past and our city is able to start the rebuilding process.  We hope you and your loved ones have made it through the storm safely and fingers crossed your homes and cars were not too effected by the unbelievable flood and tree damage reports we’ve been seeing.

Lotus Bridal will be resuming business tomorrow, Wednesday October 31st at 1pm.  Be rest assured the store has been fully checked today and everything is perfectly fine despite the massive flood reports in Sheepshead Bay you may have seen on the news.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the families devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

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Hurricane Sandy Update

Based on the reports of flooding and road closures in and around Brooklyn we are unfortunately going to have to close on Tuesday, October 30th as well.  For any inquires or concerns please email us at info@lotusbridal.com.  We will be unable to access our voice messages until the next time we are open which we expect to be on Wednesday, October 31st at 1pm.  Thank you for your understanding and we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and dry! =)

Luxe for Less – Inspired by Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Inspired by October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here are some fabulous blush pink wedding gowns that are all the rage in Hollywood!

As we all know, Anne Hathaway was recently married in a ivory and pink gown last month, and news just broke that Jessica Biel married Justin Timberlake in a pink gown last week! (side note: Lotus employee Allison is devastated because she was certain that SHE would marry JT.)  Here’s a look at some other stars who looked pretty in pink.

Reese Witherspoon wore a pale pink gown for her wedding to Jim Toth this spring.

Portia De Rossi wore a blush tulle ballgown for her wedding to Ellen Degeneres in 2008.

Rocker Gwen Stefani wore a pink ombre gown when she married Gavin Rossdale in 2002.

When the gorgeous Channing Tatum married Jenna Dewan, girls around the world wept.  But her beautiful blush gown made us happy!

Are you loving this trend as much as we are?  Many of the gowns at Lotus Bridal are available in other colors  besides white and ivory.   Check out these beauties below!

The Divina by Maggie Sottero comes in white, ivory, or this beautiful blush color!

The Gloria by Enzoani comes in this gorgeous emerald color, rose or ivory.

This beautiful ballgown by Allure comes in champagne, white and ivory.

Here’s another beauty by Allure featuring a classic shape with a hint of bling at the waistline.  Shown in pearl, it is also available in white and ivory.

Corinne by Maggie Sottero has gorgeous beaded black embroidery adoring this fit and flare champagne tulle gown.  This stunning gown is also available in all white or all ivory.

And coming Spring 2013, Lotus Bridal is anticipating the arrival of additional gorgeous gowns with a pop of color!  Give us a call at 718-332-4385 today to set up your appointment!

We Love Our Brides!

We just love getting thank you cards from our brides, especially when we get to see how the wonderful the wedding turned out! Here are just a few of our fabulous and beautiful brides:

Aziza, we LOVE that photo! It’s obvious you guys had a fun wedding!

Anna, you two make a beautiful couple.  We’re so glad everyone loved their gowns!

Such a beautiful photo, Liezl.  Congratulations to you and your hubby!

Love that picture, Anna.  You look beautiful!

Wendy, you look stunning in your gown.  We love your pink shoes!

Glenda, you and your hubby look fabulous.  Loving that bouquet!

Elaine, such a gorgeous beach wedding!

Amazing picture, Stephanie.  We’re so glad to have been part of your wedding!

This is such an adorable pic, Tone!  You and your sisters were a pleasure to work with!

Congratulations to all of our beautiful Lotus brides!  We are so honored to have been part of your special day.  We wish you a wonderful journey as you build your new life together!

Fresh Ideas – Winter Wonderland Weddings

With the crisp of Fall upon us, and winter weddings becoming more popular than ever, what’s a bride to do during the chilly weather? How do you keep your gown still looking gorgeous without freezing your tush off at the same time? Ladies, at Lotus Bridal, we’ve got you taken care of!

How about choosing a beautiful gown with sleeves? Check out this beauty from Allure Bridals:

Or if strapless is more your style, opt for a separate cover up, like a cute shrug or jacket! Here are a few gowns from the lovely Maggie Sottero with matching beautiful cover-ups:

The Symphony, with a beautiful, and removable, lace jacket to cover your arms during cold days.
Or the Arabella, complete with a vintage inspired shoulder wrap. An elegant touch!
The Chelsa, by Sottero & Midgley, has a beautiful lace capelet option with a high collar. Very sophisticated!
Or for a similar look, check out this capelet from Allure Bridals:
And this Allure jacket is stunning with beautiful organza flowers and just a hint

of scattered pearls for shine:

At Lotus Bridal, we also carry a variety of faux-fur jackets and shrugs to keep you looking hot instead of feeling cold!

Here are a few examples of faux-fur jackets and boleros that complements any wedding gown and would look stunning in pictures:

View these cute faux-fur shawl and shoulder shrugs that are the perfect little something to keep your shoulders warm while letting all the details of your gown shine!

But these ideas aren’t only for brides. We want our bridesmaids and mothers to stay warm and fashionable as well! Many of our bridesmaids dresses come with shawl options, and mother of the bride dresses have shawls or jackets.

Here’s a sampling of some of the mothers gowns that we have at Lotus Bridal!

And there are plenty more gorgeous evening gowns at Lotus Bridal for your moms to try on!  Give Lotus Bridal a call today at 718-332-4385 to set up your appointment and try on these beautiful winter options!

Announcement: MTV is casting bridesmaids

MTV has contacted us to spread the word that they’re looking for bridesmaids for a new documentary they’re shooting.  Here are the details:

ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID…
As the next wedding season approaches, MTV is searching for those that have a calendar full of bridesmaid’s obligations and engagements that range from elegant and over the top to casual and low key for a new documentary.  So if you have plans for lots of bridal bingo, bachelorette parties and enough bridesmaids’ dresses to start your own collection, then MTV wants to hear from you!   If you appear to be between 18-28 years of age and are in several bridal parties for 2012/2013 weddings, please send your contact info, a video summary of your situation and a recent photo to mtvshowcasting2012@gmail.com

Luxe For Less – Celebrity Weddings

Growing to love Anne Hathaway’s elegant style over the years, you know we were ecstatic to finally see her most important dress yet – her wedding dress! The lovely Anne Hathaway got married over the weekend in a bespoke tulle ball gown by Valentino, renowned designer and a close friend of the bride. We can’t wait for the official photos, but we were able to catch a sneak peak of the gorgeous, shoulder-wrapped gown in ivory. Accented with a diamond pattern in center and paired with a vintage headpiece and cathedral length veil, she looked nothing less than stunning.

You can snag Anne’s soft tulle look at a fraction of the price with this beautiful gown from Enzoani Blue. This gorgeous tulle a-line gown has a hint of lace at the hem, giving that same pop that we saw on the Valentino! Bonus- the stunning beaded belt accentuates and defines your waist.

Also check out this similar dress by Casablanca- with a slightly more fitted shape and dazzling beaded belt.

And for a less traditional shape, check out this tulle fit-and-flare gown from designer Maggie Sottero.  This photo shows the gown in the champagne tulle with black embroidery; however the dress can be all ivory or all white if you’re not a fan of the black contrast.

Anne, who stands regally at 5’8″, wore flats to marry her long-term beau. For tall brides who don’t want to tower over their new hubby, we have some gorgeous flats by Benjamin Adams!

Flats, often too casual for dress up, are amped up 10 notches with beautiful Swarovski crystals! No one will accuse you of dressing down, though you’ll be comfortable as ever! Who doesn’t want some bling for your feet!

Don’t forget about the veil! A cathedral veil can achieve the timeless regal look that Anne captured for her big day. With everything from a lace edge to beading, as well as single and double-layer veils, we’re a one-stop veil shop!

Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill married model Martha Patterson over the weekend. The bride wore a romantic Monique Lhuillier gown with a feathered skirt.

For a similar look, check out this gown from Maggie Sottero.  The tulle on this dress gives that similar feathery look to the skirt.

Or if you want the real deal, check out these gowns with feather embellishments! Here’s one beauty from Allure Bridals:


Or if you’re searching for a ballgown, this Allure gown has feather details surrounding the flowers on the skirt:

Bubbly “So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deely also got married this weekend, but we haven’t seen any photos yet! Once we get an idea of her gown, we’ll be sure to give you all the scoop! A big congrats to all the happy couples!

If you would like to see any of the suggested gowns and shoes above, please give us a call at 718-332-4385 to set up an appointment!