Bride Chic’s Awesome Shooter Series: Grace Kathryn Photography

by Bride Chic

A few months back we had an amazing shoot out at the Kenwood Inn and Spa in gorgeous Sonoma County.  Add two of my favorite pros to work with, the incredible shooter, Grace Kathryn and makeup and hair artist extraordinaire, Julie Morgan.  I swoon every time these images come up and am reminded how lush and perfect this site is for weddings and honeymoons. The Italiante Villa offers a quiet retreat with restaurants and a wine bar exclusively for guests.  The gardens and landscaping...

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Stalking The Look Books: Marisol Aparicio

by Bride Chic

As far as indie designers go, the mother/daughter design duo creating  under the name Marisol Aparicio has to be hands down one of my top faves.  Specialing in artisian accessories and some of the most gorgeous dresses I've ever laid eyes on, each piece is hand-crafted and made by someone in the family. Here it is to enjoy, the 2015 pieces of the Marisol Aparicio collection! Be sure to add your favorites to your Ideabooks!  

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Dare To Be Distinctive, Bold, and Beautiful in Grace Loves Lace

by HannahN

Grace Loves Lace is all about creating incredible gowns for the unique bride who "throws it all to the wind, chooses and follows through with conviction and zeal, who is reckless in her passion...knows exactly what she wants, and always, always bets everything on love." Umm, yes please! We have had our eye on their bohemian beauties for a while now, and are excited to share some of the pieces from their new 2014-2015 collection. Also, LA brides - Grace Loves Lace will be making their...

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This Pronovias 2015 Wedding Dress Collection is A Dream Come True!

by HannahN

If you long to glide down the aisle in a gown fit for a princess, you will absolutely love the Pronovias 2015 Dream Collection. This aptly named collection features 11 to die for wedding gowns that include feathers, layers of floaty tulle and organza, lace, and beautiful gemstone embroidery. All of these details work together to create magical gowns that are the definition of feminine glamour! Enjoy browsing through the enchanting collection below, and have your Ideabooks ready for...

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The Era of Novelty Laces

by Bride Chic

Not only are the traditional laces like Alencon and Chantilly now used in cutting edge ways, new inventions in knit and revivals in cotton and crocheted laces are also gaining prominence. Some of it is being used discreetly on no more than a sleeve or yoke while the high drama of donning all over lace from collar to hemline is chic as well.  Here are a few dresses all lacy in some way-- that combine aspects from the finest eras styled with the contemporary bride in mind.

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Get The Trend at Any Budget: Off The Shoulder Wedding Gowns

by HannahN

A big trend for Spring 2015 bridal gowns is graceful and feminine off the shoulder necklines. While the runway fashions are absolutely stunning, we know that the prices associated with the lovely designer creations are not necessarily attainable for the average bride, so we are happy to showcase how you can get the look no matter what your budget is! For the Beautiful and on a Budget Bride (Price range under $600) This beaded empire waist wedding dress from TD Bridal features a...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: Beautiful Dots

by Bride Chic

There's something just so stunning about dots on tulle, cotton, chiffon or just about any lightweight fabric that ripples in the breeze.  Have you noticed dots have regained popularity recently?  As a heavier weave, dotted Swiss is typically cotton. On fine mesh or tulle it is commonly known as Point d'esprit. I have to say though it's not only wedding dresses that have my heart with this summery fabric, dots are also really lovely as veils and netting for hats. What is your...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: Shirr Beauties

by HannahN

You find shirring everywhere these days. Gathers, pleats, ruching and rows of stitching all make up different forms of shirring--an application process used a lot in evening and bridal wear.  Shirring can be out of the same fabric as the rest of the dress or something separate, usually lighter fabrics placed over lace that shirr nicely like tulle, chiffon and silk gauze.  This creates a kind of gossamer effect that's especially pretty when seen close up. Check out the shirring on...

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Fall in Love with the Bohemian ‘Romantique’ Collection by Claire Pettibone

by HannahN

Graceful and ethereal, Claire Pettibone's new Romantique collection is compiled of understated elegant gowns all under $3,000! Claire Pettibone just celebrated 20 years of being in business and marriage, and her experience and passion for the industry truly shines in this beautiful line of bohemian and poetic gowns. The collection features a mixture of flowy gowns, feminine off-shoulder sleeves, delicate embroidered lace designs, and her signature stunning backs. The sleeveless and...

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Understated Elegance by Amsale

by HannahN

  Amsale's stunning Spring 2015 bridesmaid collection features timeless and elegant dresses that prove simple means anything but boring! The gorgeous gowns come in beautiful hues such as blush pink, graphite, guava, and slate, and have lovely lace and unexpected back features that are sure to leave a lasting impression. Scroll below for the whole collection and be sure to pin your favorites!

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