Popping the Question to your Bride Tribe

Bridesmaids are a huge part of your wedding. They help you plan, celebrate, and stay calm throughout all the wedding stress! More and more, we're seeing new and creative ways to pop the question to your clan of bridesmaids. Whether you do it big or keep in minimal, it's important to make this a special and personal moment. Here are some ideas to get you started!

1. Customized champagne bottles

DigiBuddhaShop offers such unique gifts to offer your bridesmaids. What's better than a customized champagne bottle for your friends to enjoy over a girl's night?! There are many label options the website offers, starting at only $12 per bottle!

DigiBuddha-- Click here to view all their wonderful patterns!

2. Robes

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This is the perfect time to give your bridesmaids a cute, satin robe to wear during the pre-wedding hair and makeup session! Pictures in your robes together will be a highlight of your wedding. Plus, how CUTE are these?!

 Click here to view the other patterns!

3. Compact Mirrors

These customized compact mirrors are perfect for your girls! This is something they can hold onto forever and be reminded of your friendship for years to come.

You can find the Etsy link here, where you can buy 6 customized compacts for $57!

4. Jewelry

What girl doesn't love a nice pair of earrings?! Especially ones that could go with their future bridesmaid dress! ForTheMaids has different colors, styles, and types of jewelry, all geared toward gifts to your loved ones throughout all your wedding festivities. They even have jewelry for your mother and soon-to-be mother-in-law!

Find this pair, along with many other options and sayings, on Etsy by clicking here.

5. Proposal Time!

It's finally time to ask your tribe if they accept your proposal of being your bridesmaid! After putting all your gifts into a gift box, a thoughtful card, like this one from Zazzle, is a nice (and darling) gesture that hardly anybody can say no to!

Find these adorable cards here, with other color options and customizable sayings on the backside!

By Samantha Townsend

KJ BRIDE - Chelsea

Chelsea was married September 13, 2015 on the lakeside of beautiful Tahoe at West Shore Cafe in Alyne by Rita Vinieres. It was the first dress she tried on during a Rivini trunk show and she fell in love instantly! After 15 other dresses, nothing compared! 

We asked her if she could share some wedding tips with our brides. Here are some of the tips she had that made her day special!


Make sure to take the time to thank people throughout the process (parents, bridesmaids, groomsmen, etc.). They are your support system, they invest a lot of time and money to make your day special. Make sure they know you're grateful! 

Entertain the idea of doing a first look. Not only was this such a special moment between Anthony and I, but it allowed us to spend more time dancing and mingling later in the evening.

Write your own vows if you feel it is right for you. Anthony insisted on it and the ceremony ended up being one of the most special parts of the night. Hearing each other's words was incredible. 

Take 10 minutes alone as a newly married couple to take it all in. Anthony and I went out to the pier and just took in the whole experience from the first look, the ceremony, the decor, the guests, our family, the dancing and each other - it goes by so fast. 


I keep telling people there really truly isn’t anything I would change about our wedding day. The most important part of the day was that I was marrying my best friend. Although I couldn’t have been more ecstatic about how the décor came together, my most favorite parts of our day were because of the amazing people surrounding us.

Dress & Veil | Alyne by Rivini from Kinsley James Couture Bridal

Photography | Mag B Photography

Venue | West Shore Cafe

Hair & Makeup | Greco Rose Beauty / Kari Addison Beautiful

Floral Design | Art in Bloom

Rentals | Classic Party Rentals

KJ Bride - Melissa Faubert

Today we are so excited to share a very special wedding!  Melissa is a long time friend and works at Kinsley James.  She also found her custom Olia Zavozina dress here at KJ!  Melissa and CJ were married in Waikoloa, Hawaii. They had an intimate ceremony with a view of palm trees, sand and ocean, then we headed to a gorgeous, tiki-lit reception.  Her sueded silk gown was perfect for the beach; light, airy and romantic.  Melissa loved the fact that Olia Zavozina does custom measurements, which is very helpful with a curvy body shape.  She also loved working with Olia personally at the trunk show to add special elements to her gown; especially the Swarvoski crystals!   She wore a delicate veil by Toni Federici, and a sparkling garter by La Gartier, both available at Kinsley James.  The images were taken by the talented Angie Capri

Photos - Angie Capri Photography

Dress - Eve by Olia Zavozina 

Garter - La Gartier 

Veil - Toni Federici 

Venue - Waikoloa Beach Marriott, Waikoloa Village, HI

                                                                       A Little R & R after the wedding! 

                                                                       A Little R & R after the wedding!