Say Yes To The Dress
A cathedral veil completes radiographer and bride-to-be Janelle Bailey’s Martina Liana fishtail lace gown. (Joseph Wellington)<strong id="strong-9"> </strong>

You’ve accepted the ring, set a date, found a venue and selected your bridal party. It’s time now to — you guessed it — ‘Say Yes To The Dress!’ Allow Tuesday Style Fashion (TSF) to ‘fess up to being biased, but wedding dress shopping is the highlight of wedding planning. It also affords the opportunity to experience the magic of couture.

Thanks to Bliss Bridal proprietors Sara and Brian Stanford brides-to-be here in Jamaica and overseas — yes, brides-to-be and their mothers have been known to jet in for the experience — are able to, in the comfort of the well-appointed ballroom of the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, enjoy the unique experience of a trunk show. The Bliss Bridal Trunk Show which was like every other major social gathering placed on a long pause returned on Saturday, May 7. It did not disappoint!

The Stanfords had on display a stellar selection of their best-sellers ostensibly to help brides fulfil that dream of donning their fantasy gowns and with Bliss Bridal being the exclusive retailer for the much-loved Maggie Sottero collection this definitely upped the wow factor. “Maggie Sottero is hands-down the front-runner and a popular choice by most of our brides. For this year’s trunk show they sent us a few pieces which we added to what was already in stock. They have never disappointed,” Sara Stanford told TSF.

Though Maggie may have been the front-runner, the brides-to-be made the most of the other offerings too. Radiographer Janelle Bailey, for example, whose wedding is set for November, shared, “The experience was marvellous, and my consultant was so helpful in assisting me to find the perfect dress after trying over seven gowns. I finally said ‘yes’ to a dress by Martina Liana, which made my day.”

TSF rounds up some of the blissful brides who said yes to the dress.

Check out Bliss Bridal Boutique on Instagram @blissbridalja. Call (876) 622-2547 or visit the boutique at Shop # 8, 7-9 Ardenne Rd, Kingston 10.

Bride-to-be and paralegal Aneka Harrison beams in a Sophia Tolli gown. (Joseph Wellington)
Miss Jamaica World 2016 Ashlie Barrett models a Maggie Sottero lace and satin ball gown with sheer bodice and exposed boning at the Bliss Bridal Trunk Show. (Joseph Wellington)
Bride-to-be Kedisha Soares says yes to a sweetheart neckline Maggie Sottero! (Joseph Wellington)
Physical therapist and bride-to-be Zoe Maxwell takes a stroll in a gown by Maggie Sottero. (Joseph Wellington)
Looking regal in a Rebecca Ingram off-the-shoulder satin gown is bride-to-be and Sagicor Customer Service Representative Patricia Webb. (Joseph Wellington)
Shanay Davis takes the Maggie Sottero satin off-the-shoulder fitted gown for a twirl.(Photos: Joseph Wellington)<strong id="strong-16"> </strong>
Wedding consultant Abigail Foster (left) helps bride-to-be Danielle Brown as she weighs her options. (Joseph Wellington)<strong id="strong-13"> </strong>
Bliss Bridal Boutique proprietors Sara and Brian Stanford (Joseph Wellington)
A Justin Alexander ivory lace mermaid gown is on display at the entrance of the Bliss Bridal Trunk Show. (Joseph Wellington)<strong id="strong-7"> </strong>
Joseph Wellington

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