Today is a pinch different than my ever-so cliche ‘need caffeine STAT’ Monday morning post because I am incredibly ecstatic to announce a sweet, sweet giveaway for all you soon-to-be brides (+ all those in between) in honor of the month of love. If you follow me over on Instagram, you might have viewed my featured story a few weeks ago when I took a tour of Park Place in Leawood, Kansas.
If you are not familiar with the area, Park Place is a charming outdoor shopping center featuring darling boutiques, tasty bites, and the perfect place for a pinch of primping + pampering. Park Place has the ability to cater to brides, checking some of the most important items off of a bride’s to-do list, from flowers to tuxes to spa treatments. During the month of February, Park Place is hosting a $500 gift card giveaway! You can enter by simply posting any photo on Instagram and include the hashtag #ParkPlaceWedding (don’t forget to follow @ParkPlaceLeawood, too). You can find the official rules and regulations here. If a hefty prize was not quite convincing, I included details of my favorite stores for the bride-to-be below!
1 | Altar Bridal
After my engagement, shopping for my dream dress was one of the most exciting things on my to-do list! When I began my search, Altar Bridal was actually one of the first stops on my list because they carry some of my favorite designers, such as Lela Rose (swoon!). If you are a more so traditional bride with a desire for an abundance of lace and classic silhouettes, Altar Bridal is perfect for you. In addition to gorgeous gowns, they also have stunning accessories and shoes to match. Simply call to schedule an appointment to guarantee an attentive appointment by the sweet girls at Altar!
Now that you have found your mister, all you need is a few of your favorite sisters 😉 . It was so fun stopping by to chat with Megan Allen, the owner of Bella Bridesmaids and learning of a few of the trends popping up this season. One of those trends? Separates. Brides are mixing + matching different pieces to make quite the statement on their wedding day and I am head-over-heels for this emerging trend. Think sequin top paired with a tulle skirt or a lacy top combined with a floor-length taffeta skirt… the possibilities are endless! Of course, brides are still opting for mismatched bridesmaids dresses, but this season Megan has seen a steep increase in mixing fabrics of the same color palette, too! Whether you are traditional or trendy, Bella Bridesmaids has options for you.
3 | Flowers by Emily
Ah, flowers. For me, flowers are something you just cannot skimp on for your wedding day. They look absolutely beautiful and smell heavenly, too! Flowers by Emily is an adorable little flower shop located in the heart of Park Place. Emily, the cute blonde pictured above, knows her stuff when it comes to roses, peonies, and blooms alike. In her several years of business, she has noticed that brides subconsciously (or possibly consciously) lean towards the Pantone color of the year. This year’s color? Greenery. Emily and her accompanying florists have already seen an increase in demands for similar hues, from jewel toned emerald to forest greens. Do not worry though, the classic palette of blush and champagne is still here to stay.
When I say that Pink Antlers Studio is one of my newfound favorite stores, I can pinky promise you will love it, too. Besides the fact I am obsessed this is a family owned store by a mother and her lovely daughters, the carry the cutest decorative pieces for your home + parties. Of course, they have an area dedicated for brides! When I walked through their little pink door I was immediately greeted by Erica and Claire who gave me the deats on all that Pink Antlers Studio has to offer. Beyond gold foiled napkins, ‘bride tribe’ headbands, and diamond cake toppers (a.ka. all the necessities for the perfect bridal shower), Pink Antlers Studio also hosts bridal events where you can craft personalized wine glasses and ‘mint’ to be sugar scrubs… complete with lemon water and a sweet treat. So gather up your bridal party for a shopping spree + well-deserved event to spoil your very best girlfriends!
5 | Bare Med Spa
Last, but not least: Bare Med Spa. If you are anything like me, achieving a blissful wedding day beauty ranks nearly as high on your to-do list as the perfect wedding gown. Thankfully, Bare Med Spa is your go-to bestie when it comes to achieving your desired picture-perfect glow. They have a specific ‘menu’ for brides-to-be that can be modified to meet your needs! They recommended receiving a facial one week prior to your special day, this lapse allows the facial to fully set so you can reap the full benefits at their peak as you transform from Miss to Mrs. My person favorite? A dermaplane facial! This treatment rids of all your infamous ‘peach fuzz,’ smoothing your skin. This allows for your makeup to apply smoothly to achieve an airbrushed look.
Have a lovely day,
Thank you to Park Place for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.