Pretty Pleats for Your White Aisle Walk

by Bride Chic

When you think of pleats, do schoolgirl uniforms and classic plaids come to mind? Think again. Couture bridal gowns can have some of the most pleated skirts and bodices you’ll find and deserve a special post all their own. Many A-line and princess styles in heavier fabrics like satin and moiré incorporate deep (sometimes very deep) box or inverted pleats instead of gathers in the skirt. Why use a pleat instead of a gather? Pleats are designed to fall flat in folds through the...

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I DO or I DON’T to Non-White Wedding Gowns?

by Oh Lovely Day

I skirted a lot of traditions with my wedding, but I must admit I was a traditionalist when it came to the color of my wedding dress.  But more and more I’m seeing brides who choose a really special dress to wear on their wedding day that isn’t the traditional white gown.  And I’m sort of loving it.  I don’t know if I would do it (you know, if I had a time machine, used it, and did a wedding do-over) but I love seeing brides who do.  And there are some brides who can rock...

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Spring 2012 Couture for Your White Aisle Style

by Azure

Spring 2012 Couture has arrived, which means endless bridal style eye candy for your fashionable walk down the aisle! One of our favorite trends for 2012 bridal- touches of sheer- made a major appearance on the couture catwalks, as did fancy prints, sultry slits and feathery details.  Christian Dior's dresses were some of the best, and Giambattista Valli unveiled tons of lacey white frocks perfect for your wedding reception.  We love all the sophisticated black touches gracing...

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5 Favorite Wedding Dresses from Oleg Cassini, Spring 2012

by Azure

The Oleg Cassini collection from David's Bridal never disappoints.  Season after season, they deliver divine and drool-worthy wedding dresses that take it easy on a bride's budget! All of the Spring 2012 dresses by Oleg Cassini are priced between $650 and $1,350, not bad considering how gorge these gowns truly are!  Take a look at our five favorite styles from Oleg's latest bridal collection, and post a comment below to share your fav!  Could you picture waltzing down the aisle...

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2012 Wedding Dresses | Alluring Transparency from Sassi Holford

by Azure

We already know that 2012 bridal is all about sheer! Delicate, see-through long lace sleeves a la Kate Middleton, illusion necklines, straps and backs, and tons of transparent details and layering. Touches of sheer even made our list of the top 12 trends for 2012 (sliding into the #5 position). If you love this trend and are going for a romantic bridal look, then you definitely must check out Sassi Holford! When I checked out Sassi's 2012 couture collection, I couldn't help but...

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Favorite Bejeweled Wedding Dresses of 2012

by Azure

If there's ever a time to sparkle and shine, it's your wedding day! And a beaded, bejeweled bridal gown is sure to make a dramatic entrance. Lace, feathers and illusion fabric were staples in 2012 collections, signifying a shift to more elegant, romantic bridal styles, causing designers to use beading in a more demure, delicate way. We've always loved the glamour that beading brings to a classic white or ivory wedding dress, but were never fans of the over-the-top, head-to-toe,...

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For the Love of Tulle

by Bride Chic

Defined, it's that stuff of mesh netting with a hexagonal pattern that comes in silk or nylon. It's also the standard material for bridal veils. Used in full and bouffant skirts like the ones here, tulle shows off that ballerina look we all love so much. Since tulle is popular, a few designers even specialize in working with it, like Monique Martinez-Sandoval of Ouma. She opened her company in 2004 with a love for creating wedding dresses that are fun and comfortable to...

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Inspired Wedding Dresses | Romona Keveza 2012

by Azure

I recently looked back at Romona Keveza's Fall 2012 bridal collection. And after selecting our top trends for 2012 (including #1 on our list driven by Spring 2012 bridal lines—Not your mom's white wedding dress), I realized what a trend setting collection it was! Keveza was showing colored wedding dresses before other designers dared to. And sheer, illusion touches, sparkly metallics and unique fabrics (like Swiss dot silk) were aplenty. Just check out some of our favorite Fall...

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White Aisle Wedding Inspiration from Pre-Fall 2012 Catwalks

by Azure

Look beyond pricey wedding magazines, bridal show handouts and local bridal boutiques for your white aisle inspiration! We promise the outcome will be one-of-a-kind! While wedding planning sites, bridal blogs, mags and books provide endless wedding dress inspiration, some of the best style ideas can come from unexpected places... like pre-fall 2012 designer catwalks! Look for swoon-worthy silhouettes, drop dead gorgeous details, unique necklines and decade-inspired styles when...

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7 Gorgeous Wedding Dresses by Temperley London, Spring 2012

by Azure

I love the ethereal feel of Alice Temperley's Temperley London wedding dresses. And while it wasn't easy to choose just seven, today we feature our seven favorite styles from the Temperley London Spring 2012 bridal collection. Take a peek and tell us which looks you love!  

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