Solely dedicated to sizes 14-30
3200 Folsom Blvd @ 32nd St. Sacramento, CA
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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Are you the mother of a future bride? Congratulations are in order! Even though it truly is your daughter’s Big Day, it’s important to remember that all eyes will be on you too. You may be accustomed to meeting others’ needs and taking little time for yourself – but now it’s your turn, mom! SPARKLE bridal couture is happy to provide an amazing selection of cocktail and special occasion looks for mothers, as well as a few must-know tips to make you SPARKLE alongside your beautiful bride. Be sure to read the details below about our upcoming Mothers of the Bride & Groom event!

SPARKLE bridal couture Plus size Mother of the Bride 1. Don’t Wait! Has the bride selected her gown? It might be tempting to rest easy, knowing you can check that task off the list but be careful – the wedding date is quickly approaching. Avoid the stress by shopping early and select your look well in advance of the wedding. Then, you can relax knowing you will feel as beautiful and confident as every mother should on her daughter’s day.

2. Communicate! Ask your bride if she imagines you in a particular color, style or length. It’s best to strike a balance that allows you to complement the bridal party, while standing out in your own, unique way! Discuss your ideas and preferences ahead of time, so your SPARKLE stylist can help you find the perfect fit.

3. Plan for now! At SPARKLE bridal couture, our amazing selection of special occasion looks for sizes 14-30 are designed to flatter every shape. Our experience fitting mothers means you are guaranteed to find a dress that fits your curves in a style you love. Do not put off purchasing in an attempt to order your desired sizing – select the SPARKLE look that fits your current body.

If you reach your goals it is easy to alter to fit you beautifully and if you don’t, so what! You’ll be relieved that your SPARKLE mother of the bride/groom dress looks and feels amazing. Remember that your daughter loves you the way you are, not the way you hope to be.

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE & GROOM TRUNK SHOW!
Thursday Feb. 14-Monday Feb. 18
Call 916.538.6615 to book your appointment now
or book online here
Save $25 off your mothers dress and $15 off jewelry.
See below for details.


SPARKLE bridal couture is hosting a Mothers Trunk Show! We’re excited to share we will have around 20 new special occasion dress designs all in our flatting fit sizes 14-30. Dresses will be available ONLY Thursday, February 14 through Monday, February 18, so take advantage of this unique opportunity for Mothers of the Bride & Groom, Aunts and other family members attending the wedding to find their perfect SPARKLE dress in a variety of different colors and up to size 30!

These new styles will NOT be available after Monday, February 18 so book an hour-long appointment with a SPARKLE stylist now by phone 916.538.6615 or online here. The best part? Save $25 off your mothers special occasion gown and $15 off any jewelry purchase of $60 or more during our trunk show dates... do not miss out on this fun opportunity just for moms!

We were excited to host a photo shoot for the Winter/Spring 2013 issue of Our Wedding magazine at our very own SPARKLE bridal couture showroom! The issue, available now, features “So Beautiful!”, a spread devoted to hair and makeup ideas for your Wedding Day. From updos to loose curls to a dramatic red lip, no matter what your bridal style there is a tip for you! Look out for delicate details from Glam Petal Floral Design, as well. Here are some “behind-the-scenes” pix of the style team at work. Thank you to Our Wedding for inviting us to participate in such a fun shoot… SPARKLE on!

Winter/spring Issue of Our Wedding magazine

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We were happy to be invited by Crisp Catering to participate in Operation Wedded Bliss – a search for the perfect engaged military couple for whom Sacramento-area vendors could furnish the wedding of their dreams! Our thoughts were answered when we discovered Danielle and Valentine, two successful and respected members of the United States Army.

We had a blast when Danielle and her mom visited the SPARKLE bridal couture showroom to select her SPARKLE gown! Ultimately, she chose the strapless, lace gown you see pictured here, accessorized with a purple belt – the perfect touch to bring the details of her colorful wedding together. The best part? Danielle and Valentine were kind enough to invite SPARKLE bridal couture Founder & Creative Director Sandra Gonzalez, and Danielle’s SPARKLE bridal stylist Mariella to the wedding! It was a beautiful ceremony, an affair to remember, and an event of which SPARKLE was very proud to be a part.

BEST WISHES DANIELLE AND VALENTINE!!

 

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All Photos by: Eleakis & Elder Photography

Operation Wedded Bliss Contributors: Wedding Gown: SPARKLE bridal couture;  Catering: Crisp Catering; Venue: Caravalho Family Winery at the Old Sugar Mill; Event and Ceremony Equipment: Delta Supply and Party Rentals; Beverages (Wine and Beer): Carvalho Family Winery; Cake: Cake and Candy Specialties; Photography: Eleakis & Elder Photography; Floral: Design with Flore’; DJ: Super Sounds DJ Services; Hair and Make Up: Hello Glam; Officiant: Reverand Edward Donaghy; Wedding Coordinator: Pizzazz! Event Planning

 


It’s Bridal Show season!  There are more than 20 bridal shows between this Sunday and the end of April, from Roseville to Modesto.  Thousands of Sacramento-area brides will need “Bridal Show Survival Tips” to save money, time and stress and SPARKLE bridal couture is here to help!

 

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The BIGGEST of them all is the Bridal Showcase, kicking off this Sunday, January 13th at Cal Expo,  and we look forward to seeing you there! (We’ll be in Building 4 – Booth #423-come by and say “hello”!)  To make your experience more enjoyable, we present SPARKLE’s top “Bridal Show Survival Tips” to maneuver the crowds, seek out top vendors and use time wisely while at the shows.


  1. 1. Come equipped with pre-printed address labels listing your name, address, phone number, email address and wedding date.  These stickies will save you from writer’s cramp and easily enter you into all mailing lists, raffles and goodie giveaways!

 

  • 2. Eat a healthy meal before attending and bring snacks.  You’ll be burning lots of calories walking between five exhibit halls so keep your energy up… and don’t forget to hydrate!

 

  • 3. Prioritize!  The day before, select a handful of vendors you must visit and plan your time accordingly.  Afterward you can peruse remaining booths, visit with other brides and relax. AND come by to see us!

  • 4. Forgo the huge entourage and only bring your VIP’s.  Inviting only your nearest and dearest (Mom, sister, Maid of Honor, etc.) helps to stay focused and not become influenced by others’ tastes and preferences.

  • 5. Visit the runway shows!  Bridal fashion shows are a great opportunity to see wedding gowns in action and rest your feet.  Watch closely and take notes… a gown on the runway could be the dress of your dreams!  See our SPARKLE bridal couture models in the latest bridal and special occasion looks at 3 pm!

  • 6. Have fun… and don’t forget to SPARKLE!
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    Busy this weekend?  You can also catch us at Cal Expo February 24th for the Dream Wedding Show or book an appointment with us on-line to visit our showroom.

     

    Happy Planning!

    At SPARKLE bridal couture, we know how much time and energy you’ve spent planning the wedding of your dreams.  Between flowers, food tastings and seating charts (not to mention countless hours on Pinterest!),we don’t blame you for wanting perfection in every detail on your Big Day.

    With our bridal stylists leading the way before the wedding, some curvy brides find themselves home alone with their beautiful gown and freeze – how does that tricky corset work, anyway?!

    Luckily, SPARKLE has you covered.  Don’t panic – grab a trusted member of your bridal party and tune in to our instructional video featuring Founder & Creative Director Sandra Gonzalez to get all the expert tips you need.  Be mystified by the intricate corset no longer – this clip demonstrates the pro techniques necessary to look your flawless best.

    Check back on our blog for more tips, tricks and advice from SPARKLE bridal experts and stylists.

    How to Tie a Bridal Corset by SPARKLE bridal couture from SPARKLE bridal couture on Vimeo.

    At SPARKLE bridal couture we couldn’t wait to share our most recent endeavor with you, our brides and friends – our beautiful SPARKLE jewelry on the cover of Bonnie Magazine!  We were thrilled to be included in this shoot for three strong, powerful and inspiring Sacramento women.

    Lori Ann Code, Tina Machua and Kim Box share their stories of challenge and triumph in the debut January 2013 issue, out now.  Looking radiant on the cover, each woman models pieces from our gorgeous SPARKLE jewelry collection of crystal and cubic zirconia.  Machua wears a uniquely stunning lace, crystal and pearl floral necklace.

    Elegant and timeless, our heirloom-quality SPARKLE accessories collection is one-size-fits-all and includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches and headpieces in gold, rose gold and silver.  Whether you are accessorizing a beautiful bridal gown, suiting up for a special occasion, or adding some bling to your everyday attire, there is a piece at SPARKLE for you!  Stop by to complete your look and peruse the new issue of Bonnie Magazine today.

     

    Engaged?! Congratulations!  At SPARKLE bridal couture we are excited and honored to help you select the most important gown you will ever wear.  As anyone who has attended a wedding can attest, most everything on the Big Day will revolve around you, the bride… and a close second for center of attention?  The gown (sorry groom)!  Your gown is truly the most memorable element of your wedding, and may be one of the few items you keep when your special day is done.

    So why do they cost what they do?  SPARKLE bridal couture Founder and Creative Director Sandra Gonzalez was happy to address this question in the January 2013 issue of Sacramento Magazine, available on newsstands now. Many brides are surprised after a little shopping, but the price of a bridal gown is absolutely reflected in the quality, comfort and construction… you get what you pay for!

    Luckily, at SPARKLE bridal couture there is a high-quality gown for every budget.  With two collections of formal and informal weddings dresses, no full-figured bride will be forced to sacrifice in her quest for the SPARKLE gown of her dreams.  Sandra explains, “SPARKLE gowns offer what every bride needs and wants in her gown – the best quality gown for the value.”

    According to Sandra, there are four main elements that will factor into a bridal gown’s cost:

    1. Fabric:  Regardless if it’s satin, chiffon or taffeta, excellent quality SPARKLE fabrics look elegant, drape more gracefully and feel softer to the touch than any average yard of material used for inferior-made gowns.

     

    2. Construction:  The key to looking your best – construction is the most important part of your gown.  Our well-made SPARKLE dresses support themselves, freeing you from the feeling of bulk other brides experience.  Smooth lines, a flattering fit and good posture can all be attributed to a well-constructed SPARKLE gown.

    3. Embellishment:  Elegant lacework and intricate beading can take over a month to adorn a single gown… by hand!  This craftsmanship is reflected in the ornate, unique look of each dress – only the best will do for our SPARKLE brides!

    4. Skill: Every SPARKLE gown is sewn by an experienced technician.  This knowledge and talent guarantees a beautiful, high-quality dress, every time.  Do not risk your budget by investing in a poorly made gown or in one purchased on-line from who-knows-where pieced together by who-knows-who!

    Additionally, the help and advice of our bridal stylists assisting your selection is invaluable.  Each bridal stylist at SPARKLE has an accredited education and strong expertise in fashion history, sewing skills, construction and fit.  Even a bride with a good eye for design can benefit from the experience of having a SPARKLE bridal stylists by her side every step of the way leading up to her wedding day– they ensure our curvy SPARKLE brides have the best style and look on their special day… and get the most for their money!

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