Behind the Scenes at a Styled Shoot!

Something we at Alicia’s Bridal and the Formal House LOVE to participate in is a styled shoot. All we do is lend a dress and maybe a suit, sit back, and watch the magic happen as the photographer... Read more

  • With the new Cinderella coming out in theaters this weekend, I spent the week wondering: "what would Disney's leading ladies wear to their wedding in 2015?" Here are my top picks for nine of everyone's favorite princesses:

    Belle... Read more

  • Trunk Show 101

    If you are currently in the market for a wedding dress, then you might be noticing many bridal salons advertising for “trunk shows.” You may be asking yourself, what exactly is a trunk show? While many new brides may be unfamiliar... Read more

  • The finishing touch for any wedding dress is the final press. It makes sense; your gown arrives in a packing box, is... Read more

  • D.J. Davis
    Bridal Stylist
    Alicia's Bridal &The Formal... Read more

  • I love this gorgeous new Lillian West ballgown! It blends the trendy sheer backs we're seeing a lot of but maintains the traditional princess shape. If a lot of pouf feels overwhelming, your seamstress can remove layers of crinoline from... Read more

  • When Should I Order My Wedding Dress?

    When purchasing your wedding attire, we recommend allowing 8-12 months for bridal gowns and 5 months for bridesmaid and mother’s gowns. That gives us the perfect amount of time to special order a gown for you in the correct size and color... Read more

  • Tuxedos For Prom

    Your date looks Incredible... So should you!

    Why should you choose The Formal House Tuxedos? The Formal House carries one of the largest selections of Designer Formalwear in Northwest Washington! We have great new styles to... Read more
  • Wedding Expo 101- Making the most of your day!

    What to do at Wedding Expos:
    Brittany from BB Jean Events here, guest blogging on expo navigation! If you’ve never attended a wedding expo (or you have but you’re looking for a better plan of attack!)... Read more

  • Nancee and Ryan

    June 25, 2014

    Nancee and Ryan were married in a traditional ceremony at St. Paul's Anglican Church, followed by a reception at Brock House. The church's “natural beauty shone in all the wedding pictures—it was perfectly simple” and the... Read more