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Make use of ICE that looks like SNOW! :D

How can  you do something for your wedding planning today without getting in the car on these icy roads?  Forget trying to gather up your besties/mom in the scariness of other crazy drivers running into you...

Why not walk to a pretty area in your neighborhood, a park nearby or somewhere close by and take an awesome Christmas photo or something you can cherish while the backdrop is white?  Even though this is NOT snow... LOL... it sure looks like snow!  It would make a beautiful engagement/Christmas picture!!

You can shop for your wedding dress on Sunday but this snow is going to be gone by Monday :)

Get bundled up with lots of cute layers and ta a sweet shot like the one we shared from KD Photography of our gorgeous Wifey Hope Simpson!!! Isn't she the cutest?

Let's Chat about your Special Day!!

Hi Everyone!  The Bridal Salons will be closed today and hope you are all safe at home too.
Be careful out there!!

We will be open SUNDAY December 8th from 1-5pm at Classy Concepts Bridal Boutique in Mansfield, TX and we will keep you posted on the store hours we will have on Sunday for Ava's Bridal Couture.

If the roads are good in Fort Worth and people are out driving on them, we will be happy to open up the salon for our brides!

TEXT or CALL us at (573) 454-1160 let's chat from the comfort of your home!  Grab a cup of cheer and let's get some of your wedding planning done!!!
Your friends at Ava's Bridal Couture & Classy Concepts Bridal Boutique


Black Friday Maggie Sottero Trunk Show and Event!

Black Friday is right around the corner!!!

Have you booked your appointment to come spend the biggest shopping day of the year with your friends at Classy Concepts Bridal Boutique and Ava's Bridal?  FIRST 10 BRIDES who book their appointment get a FREE GIFT with purchase!!!  Share this news with all your friends who are shopping for a dress- it was so much fun last year that we can't wait to do it again while making it an even bigger event in 2013!



Congratulations Mr and Mrs Ewbanks! Classy Concepts Bridal Featured Bride

Let's start this weekend off right with this special feature of a beautiful bride and groom!

Congratulations to Madeline and Gerald Ewbanks who recently said I DO!

Gerald's hometown is Mansfield, but the couple attended Texas Christian University and live in the Fort Worth area.  Madeline has become a dear friend to all of us in the bridal salon and were THRILLED to get to know her and her mom better through her sister Katherine who recommended CCBB when Madeline got engaged.  We were her first and only bridal salon to shop at as she found "The Dress" on the first appointment and didn't have the need to go elsewhere- we love that!

She was SO happy in her dress and didn't want to take it off!

During her fittings, Madeline got in the best shape through marathon training and looked her absolute BEST on her special day!!! We are thrilled to see this couple join in marriage to begin the best years of their life as a family from this day forward.  Thank you to Ma…

Celebrating Milestones...

It's awesome to see our brides shine on their special day, but thier love story has just begun!
We are thrilled to see our brides earn their "wifey status" after they say I DO.  What is better than referring to your best friend as: my hubby, husband, the hubs?  :)

We are always excited to see any of our brides share pictures of their milestones along the journey!
Thank you for letting us enjoy the friendship we made when you said Yes to the Dress at CCBB and Ava's Bridal!

Here are some of our brides from CCBB that we want to wish a "Happy Anniversary!"
xo, your friends at CCBB



Razan and Erik Valle! Classy Concepts Bridal Featured Bride

We want to wish this very special bride a happy 1st Anniversary!  In wishing you another great year of wedded bliss, we would love to spotlight Razan and Erik's special day.  Enjoy the love story that continues after the dress.... Let's go down memory lane, shall we? :)

Erik and Razan met over 9 years ago at a friend's parent's house.  They were there for different reasons, saw each other and were instantly attracted!  Erik asked to take her to see a movie and they were both hooked after that date!! (adorable)

When planning their wedding, the happy couple decided on The Historic Anderson Building in Grand Prairie, TX.  "The venue is beautiful and established in 1915.  It has a great history, including being a nightclub in the roaring 1920's!" recalls Razan.  "It has a rich decor of wood grain and beautiful tapestry throughout, and the owner, Juan Dellepiane has maintained and restored it to a timeless quality.  We fell in love with it after seeing it…

Congratulations Crystal! Classy Concepts Bridal Featured Bride

Congratulations to Crystal and David who celebrated their wedding day!!! We are so thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Crystal!  She is such a beautiful bride and this family is so blessed.
Photos by Misty Sikes Photography!


Congratulations Amy!

We were SO Thrilled to get these beautiful photos of Amy as well as a note that made our day special!  Thank you Amy for the kind words and more importantly- for the memories we have with you!  You were so wonderful to work with and we miss seeing you in your gorgeous bridal gown!  Many blessings to you and your husband as you begin your first year as husband + wife!
Hugs from your friends at CCBB!

Here is what Amy had to say:
I just wanted to share some pictures from our wedding with y'all. The wedding was May 22, 2013 at the Aqueducts in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Everything was perfect and I had the perfect dress thanks to y'all. Again, thanks for helping my dream wedding become reality! My dress was amazing!

April and Marshall's Special Day

We made some special memories with April during her gown selection and fittings- she was a doll to work with!  It was such a joy when we received her email with pictures of them on their wedding day!

Don't you love the romance in her lace dress- so elegant on the bride!  We are so blessed to have ladies like April to ooogle over each work day.  We have the best job!

Here is what April had to say in her note to us:
"I know its been a few months, but i wanted to send you a coupe of pictures from the big day! Everything came out absolutely perfect and i couldn't have asked for a better place to help me find the perfect dress! If anyone asks, my amazing photographers were Double Knot photography and my flowers came from the fantastic Kari at Daydreaming Daisies!"


Thank you VERY much April!  We LOVED working with you every step of the way and can't imagine not getting to spend these important months helping you get fitted and ready for your big day.  We LOVE the pictur…

Laurel says "I DO!"

Who doesn't love a sweet note from a Mother of the Bride and pictures of her beautiful daughter to make your day sweet?!  We got the nicest email from Sheila, Laurel's mom!

"Our daughter Laurel's wedding dress was lovely. I thought you would want to enjoy some pictures from the wedding day, July 20, 2013. Laurel and Matt Poisson at Pilgrim Chapel, Dallas Baptist University Campus. She was a beautiful bride and the day was wonderful. Her something blue was 3 blue glass buttons that belonged to her great grandmother, that I sewed inside her dress hours before her wedding (shown in the pic of she and I). Thank you for all your help in making this day one of our dreams."
Thank you so much for the wonderful note and beautiful pictures.  I am sharing all 4 of them with our fans to showcase what an amazing day you created for your beautiful daughter... the bride!

Fridays are for Fun, Rehearsal Dinners and Notice of the Weekend Ahead!

Good morning everyone!  Today is going to be a great day!!! (Already off to a great start just by opening our email this morning!)  ;)  We love Fridays because it means rehearsal dinner for some of our brides and wedding day over the weekend!  Exciting!!

We had a visit from 2 of our past brides in the salon yesterday.    One who got married 2 years ago (Katie) and was returning for her bridesmaid dress with her 4 month old baby boy (Joey) and wedding album in tow!  (yay!) and the other bride (Bethany) who had to share her beautiful wedding pictures with us which of course made our day!!  They both were stunning and SO much fun to work with!!!  We love it when customers return to show us pictures and tell us all about their wedding day.  It's truly time well spent!!!

Here is a beautiful picture from April who just said I do recently!  We are thrilled for her.  Doesn't she look amazing in her bridal gown by Classy Concepts Bridal?  *Swoon!*

Here is what April had to say in her not…

New Bridal Salon on Camp Bowie in Former "Ocone's Bridal" location

Many of you have been to or heard of Ocone's Bridal in Fort Worth! Maybe your mom or a friend purchased their wedding gown from this well-established 30+ year bridal salon.  It's an amazing bridal salon with lots of history!  Located on Camp Bowie, Ocone's Bridal has been serving DFW Brides for generations.... literally!

Classy Concepts is in the process of remodeling the space with a fresh new look our brides will enjoy!  A new store will be open in the former Ocone's space on August 1st under new ownership  with a new name, new look and we'd love for you to stay tuned for more details to come!

Congratulations Melissa and Michael!

Melissa and Michael tied the knot last night and we want to share her beautiful pictures!
We had so much fun working with Melissa, her friends and her amazing Mom.
We wish you a lifetime of memories, laughs and love!
Your friends at Classy Concepts :)

Maggie Sottero International Visit- Sydney, Australia

I had the opportunity to visit the lovely people at Maggie Sottero's flagship store and international office while the hubs and I were in Sydney, Australia.  It was such a pleasure getting to learn more about the brand, how it got started, talking with their General Manager- Kym, getting to know the owners, and seeing their flagship store in downtown Sydney.

Did you know that Maggie Sottero has a flagship store called Abbey Bridal located in downtown Sydney?  They used to have several locations throughout other major cities in Australia, but after becoming well known in wholesaling other retailers, they focus on their only location in Sydney and stock their gowns with well-known, independent retailers in the area.  Leslie and Wayne (the owners) opened their store (Abbey Bridal) and soon after opening they began designing dresses for local brides that they would design and craft.  The demand for their designs grew and that later developed into the business it is now.  They are now…

Get "Bridal Fit" for your wedding with a Classy Concepts Bride: Pamela!

We got to know Pamela Micks at the Bridal Boutique when she found her dress with us a year before her big day.  We knew she was a professional trainer and a fitness competitor from talking with her.  She told us her weight loss goal for the year and we watched her transform her body over the course of her engagement.  We were not only so impressed with Pamela on a personal level, but we have so much respect for her on a professional level.  She was a former Dallas Police Officer, Fitness Champion and recently married her best friend, Mark, and got into the BEST shape for her wedding.  She knows what brides go through in planning a wedding, losing track of time and then next thing you know... you are thinking about your arms, your back and wearing your honeymoon bikini. :-/ Eeek!
If you just need something simple in your schedule to reach your goals or want an aggressive plan to challenge you, we know you will not be disappointed with Pamela Micks in home training.  This is not a paid…

Loving it!

We love it when our past brides come to see our new diggs and bring a friend too!  BIG thank you to Laura (aka: Mrs. Adorable) for coming to see her bridal consultant Sue today and for bringing a friend who will be a bride one day too!  It was great to meet you Caitlin!  When you get the rock... bring your Momma and come see me!!!! ;)  LOVED seeing you today, Laura!  Have a great 2nd year anniversary in March :)