Eye On Bridal Fashion: Douglas Hannant Spring 2011 Wedding Dresses

by Azure

While we couldn’t make it to NYC for April 2010 Bridal Market, we are keeping a close eye on the newest bridal collections. I'm totally into Douglas Hannant's Spring 2011 collection. What I love about this bridal line? You can't put it into a box and wrap it up with a pretty bow... it doesn't scream one specific style (it's not "romantic", or "modern", or "classic"). Each wedding dress that graced the catwalk was so different than the last, with its own unique style and...

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Eye On Bridal Fashion: Let’s Welcome The Little White Dress!

by Azure

Brides-to-be planning a wedding for 2010 or 2011- you are in luck! Because the Little Black Dress (aka LBD) has transformed itself in a major way... And the new LBD is now the LWD, or Little White Dress! How perfect is this if you are on the hunt for a second dress for your wedding reception?? Take a look at some of my favorite LWDs, all from the fab new site, RentTheRunway. On RentTheRunway, you can rent a designer dress especially for your special occasion! So, that to-die-for...

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Doing The Bridal Style Research So You Don’t Have To!

by Azure

We are off to Chicago's National Bridal Market... to scope out all the latest trends, hot bridal accessories, and more! It’s a tough job, but somebody has got to do it! All so that our lovely savvy scoopers can be in the know on what’s hot and what’s not for 2010 weddings. Will ruffles, lace, and other romantic details continue to adorn the newest wedding dresses? Are one-shoulder asymmetrical styles still holding their ground? What wedding dress silhouettes, necklines and...

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Wedding Dress Designer Spotlight: Elie Saab

by Azure

The 2010 Oscars helped to put designer Elie Saab on my radar in a big way! Rachel McAdams' multicolor Elie Saab Haute Couture gown was probably my favorite from the red carpet, and Elie Saab's wedding dresses definitely don't disappoint. Summed up, Saab's wedding dresses are classic, sophisticated, romantic and feminine. Take a look at some of my favorites! And don't forget to check out the rest of the fab designers in our wedding dress gallery! What other designers stand out in...

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Inspired By Vintage Brooch Bouquets: Brooch Bridal Hairpieces Coming Soon!

by Azure

Remember our beautiful brooch bouquet post a few weeks back? Well, ever since I feasted my eyes on those gorgeous, vibrant bouquets, I've had brooches on the brain! And thanks to the social media phenomenon that is Twitter, I met the lovely ladies of Bridal Beauty Chicago, a fabulous on-location hair and makeup shop especially for brides-to-be. As luck would have it, they've got brooches on the brain, too, so we've decided to team up on an awesome brooch-tastic project! Samara and...

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Wedding Dresses To Die For: Go Flirty With A Baby Doll Silhouette!

by Azure

Depending on who you ask or where you look, you’ll find different names and descriptions for the various wedding dress silhouettes. I still remember when I first mastered what an "A-line" dress was... And then all of a sudden, I started seeing modified A-line, what looked like A-line but was called something else, and everything in between. Needless to say, my head was spinning! Enter, our fab designer wedding dress gallery! You'll notice that you can search for your dream...

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Get Creative With Your Bridal Style: Wedding Fashion Finds From Bebe!

by Azure

When you think "wedding fashion, bridal style, bridesmaids’ dresses and accessories", I’ll bet bebe rarely comes to mind. But, after seeing their new items for Spring, I am stoked to share some chic dresses and accessories that may be perfect for your wedding! And the best part- none of these items will break the bank! If you are planning a low-key beach wedding or destination wedding, how fab is the white stretch jersey Grecian dress with asymmetric neckline? For less than...

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Bride Chic: White Silks And Lace For A Bombshell Bridal Look

by Azure

About Bride Chic Last week we explored how laces are being used for Spring 2010. This week we're going to be looking at how lace and silk combined can produce some bombshell looks on your wedding day. In the photo below, Venise lace is used to border the fascinator headpiece with net pouf veil. The wedding dress is silk dupioni with a silk chiffon back sash treatment... Feminine and perky can-can look (photo 3): Layers of crinoline petticoat under yards of silk tulle make this...

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Bride Chic: 2010 Wedding Dresses Lace Update

by Azure

About Bride Chic Here it is 2010 and designers continue to create new and magnificent looks with lace. Alencon and Chantilly are the most traditional and some designers like Christos and Priscilla of Boston have kept the classic thing going. On the other side of the coin, designers are using these same laces in inovative ways adding in all the new knits, cottons and crocheted laces resurfacing. Some laces we're seeing are no more than an applied touch on a hem or cuff. Sporting an...

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New York Fashion Week Recap: From Catwalk To White Aisle

by Azure

New York Fashion Week is always a treat! It gives fantastic insight into upcoming fashion trends and hues that'll be hot! The designers' newest collections are also great for inspiring your bridal look. While using your imagination is key (since white is not the primary color floating down the runway), I adore fashion week since it helps brides decide what type of dress is best-suited for them and for their bridesmaids. There were some standout silhouettes this season. Use your...

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