February 14, 2012
BHLDN Store Opening in Chicago
Posted by Darcy Miller
Yesterday we had the privilege of co-hosting the opening of the newest BHLDN store on Walton Street in Chicago. The store is filled with everything you need for weddings, special occasions, and parties. There are bridesmaid dresses that will surely be worn again, an incredible selection of vintage and private label accessories, and shoes galore. From backdrops to favors, they cover every detail—even gifts and accessories for the guys!
BHLDN also offers a special table where brides can pull décor items and arrange them to see how everything works together. Stylists are available in-store, online, and via telephone to help you plan and coordinate your details.
And, of course, there are the gowns. It's a mix of the house label, Tracy Reese, Catherine Deane, and Delphine Manivet, a not-often-found Parisian designer.
The store opens today and in case you can't make it, here is a sneak peek.
Check back tomorrow for more behind the scenes party pics!
1 Welcome to BHLDN Chicago!
2 Inside the store
3 A view from the second floor
4 A chic pants outfit
5 A very pretty pleated "something blue"
6 Ideal for a garden party, no?
7 Pretty in pink lace
8 Statement rings? Don't mind if we do!
9 A masculine/feminine combo
10 Appliquéd dresses
11 The short and long of it
12 Love the bow on this mule
13 You'll want to show off shoes like these!
14 Even flats get fashion touches
15 The store has a stunning array of footwear
16 Bedazzling clutches
17 A delicate lace shrug
18 How great is this pearl beaded shrug?
19 I'm not a garter person, but these are so great. Are you going to wear a garter?
20 A modern hair topper
21 Accessorize your gown with fun accessories like this belt
22 This silk flower headband will last forever
23 Jewelry this like bracelet makes a great bridal party gift
24 A romantic beaded crown
25 Subtle stud earrings
26 Tiers that fall to the floor
27 Wear your hair up to show off these earrings
28 The gorgeous store interior
29 Too many great accessories to count
30 This is Rada, a special accessories collection from Italy
31 The BHLDN team and me, Anthony Luscia, Abigail Breene, and Amy Wilkins from Martha Stewart Weddings.
32 Here I am with BHLDN's creative director Trevor Lunn
33 BHLDN's Katie Wadhams and Jessica Simmons with me
34 Cute bow ties
35 Fun socks available for the guys
36 Mens accessories include this fun box for valuables and a fabric boutonniere
37 Lovely cufflinks for the guys
38 Lace hankies
39 The black bow makes the halter on the right look so sophisticated
40 A beautiful vintage-inspired gown
41 Strapless two ways
42 One or two sleeves?
43 This lace number's hem is so fun
44 Delphine Manivet
45 We combined ideas from the current issue of MSW with the wonderful product from BHLDN. Cakes from ChocolateGourment.com were designed to match some of the dresses. And the gorgeous flowers are from ExquisiteDesigns.com.
46 We featured these Champagne split favors in our winter issue
47 "Just married" cake server
48 Stamped forks for the bride and groom
49 Great props for the dessert bar and beyond
50 A porcelain wedding "cake" that you can serve treats on
51 Starry glasses
52 Striped and dotted paper straws come in a rainbow of colors
53 So does this cute baker's twine
54 Rifle Paper Co.'s cards are a must-have
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