Bridal Look I Love: An Embellished Belt To Adorn Your Wedding Dress

by Azure

There’s no denying that a belt cinched at the waist does wonders to flatter your figure. To accentuate your curves, define your waist, and add a little sparkle on your wedding day, an embellished belt is the way to go! Jennifer Behr creates to-die-for bridal belts that add an element of WOW to any wedding dress. These chic belts also allow you to make your wedding dress truly unique, and show off your stylish side. Many wedding dress designers have picked up on this bridal...

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Sports-Inspired Weddings: Chicago Blackhawks Win The Stanley Cup!

by Azure

Today is a big day for Chicago sports fans! Last night, the Blackhawks captured the Stanley Cup from the Philadelphia Flyers, the first time since 1961! So… GO HAWKS! To honor our beloved Hawks, I've put together a red, black, gold and white Blackhawks-inspired wedding theme. This wedding color palette is both rich and classic, and you can definitely go glam and chic while showing your groom some love! A little infusion of hockey and/or sports into the wedding planning, and...

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Bride Chic: Ballet-Inspired Bridal Fashion

by Azure

About Bride Chic How much does ballet influence bridal fashion? Quite a bit. Traditional ballet costume evolved in the era of Johann Strass, a young Queen Victoria, and Giselle, an 1840s ballet choreographed by Aldophe Adam. Think of the classic corps de ballet in long white tulle dresses and floral wreaths and you have, the ballet look. Also reflecting the silhouette of the ballet costume as we know it, Queen Victoria clinched the look when she married Prince Albert wearing yards of...

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Bride Chic: Wedding Dresses, The Future Is Here

by Azure

About Bride Chic In fashion speak, which is light years ahead of ordinary time, we're looking at Fall 2010. So when I ask, "what did you think of 2010?" simply take a look at these images. If you're a fashion student or junkie of couture you probably look to Paris to find the real haute couture going on in fashion, including looks for bridal. If you're new to bridal fashion, I''ll admit, these look a bit extreme but the Paris designers typically play with and throw out certain...

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Bride Chic: Couture Report- Carolina Herrera Spring 2011 Wedding Dresses

by Azure

About Bride Chic Carolina Herrera is one of my favorite designers, way up there for innovating feminine looks. Her 2011 SpringWedding Dress collection is full of To-Be-Continued and Improved Upon bridal looks she introduced last season. Her bowler hats are still with us as well as some real vintage bridal looks authenticated via jewelry, belts, hats and gloves. She continues to stun us all with her selection of top notch fabrics and couture techniques... Helpful Links: Designer...

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Spring 2011 Vera Wang Wedding Dresses Hot Off The Runway!

by Azure

When Vera Wang unveils her latest and greatest bridal collections, I’ve never been disappointed. And this season is no different. Vera’s Spring 2011wedding dresses are just what the doctor ordered! Each piece embodies the delicate, airy feeling that Spring brings to each of us. Soft hues, luxurious fabrics, and clouds of silk and tulle dominate this Spring 2011 collection. As always, Vera’s collection include both classic, simple white or ivory wedding dresses, as well as...

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Bubbly Bride: Lengthening The Sleeves On Your Wedding Dress

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride If you browse the racks of most bridal boutiques you will see the hangers filled with mostly strapless wedding dresses, a few spaghetti straps and maybe a couple cap sleeves and one-shoulder, asymmetric dresses. Rarely do you find long sleeve wedding dresses for brides-to-be. You read on every blog the importance of finding a wedding dress that you are most comfortable in. You want to feel beautiful walking down the aisle and beautiful does not have to mean...

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Bride Chic: Stalking The Look Books- How I Discovered Mikaella

by Azure

About Bride Chic Recently one of my devoted readers sent me photos of her wedding. What a treat! One look at her and I was swept away by the clean lines and fit of her wedding dress. She wore an empire A-line dress by Mikaella, a relatively new label from the Toronto-based design house, Paloma Blanca. What amazes me about these wedding dresses is fit and use of fabric. Above, De Anna looks like she's wearing a second skin, the dress is part of her, moving with her. For the...

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Spring 2011 Bridal Runway: Oscar de la Renta Wedding Dresses!

by Azure

Oscar de la Renta’s flair for the dramatic really comes through in his Spring 2011 Bridal collection! I love how each wedding dress exudes style from a certain era; there are Victorian-inspired pieces, modern architectural creations, and everything in between. And the variation within the collection doesn’t stop there! There are dramatic, frilly ball gowns with skirts so voluminous that they defy logical reason; white structured dresses without a single embellishment or...

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Spring 2011 Bridal Runway: Reem Acra Wedding Dress Collection

by Azure

Reem Acra is one of my favorite bridal designers, and on the red carpet, we’ve seen how much celebs love this designers’ gowns, too! Acra is an expert at fusing traditional, classic style with today’s modern fashions, and there is never a shortage of sophistication in Reem Acra creations. Reem Acra’s Spring 2011 collection covers all the bases in a lovely way. It’s simple and timeless, with romantic details and feminine touches. Whether you are looking for a dramatic ball...

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