Shirred Beautiful Bridal Gowns

by Bride Chic

I'm wowed by anything shirred. So what is shirring anyway? Shirring is an application consisting of rows of pleats or gathers on a dress, giving off a particular wrap effect harking back to Mid-Century fashion. These days we're seeing shirring mostly on bodices. It's hot right now in bridal and evening wear, especially with tulle, chiffon or any transparent fabric forming soft folds. Here's a medley of some of the shirring seen in wedding couture this year...   Which of...

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Stunning 2013 Wedding Dresses by Project Runway Alum Carol Hannah

by Azure

Rami Kashou isn't the only Project Runway finalist who's entered the bridal gowns game. Season six finalist Carol Hannah launched her first wedding collection in 2010, and has been making us swoon ever since! And (not surprisingly), her 2013 creations do not disappoint. But Hannah does more than just wedding dresses. She designs beautiful bridal accessories and bridesmaid frocks too! So scroll on down to take in all the lovely Carol Hannah has to offer... How do you like these...

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9 Stunning New Dresses from Grace Loves Lace

by Azure

I can't quite figure out what makes me swoon more... these delightful new wedding dresses from Grace Loves Lace, or the gorgeous photography showcasing the gowns. But what I do know is that I'm totally taken with this bridal style eye candy! Aren't you?? Lace, lace and more lace, plus free-flowing silhouettes and feather-light fabrics that exude loads of bohemian goodness. Add to that a little vintage romance, and you've got nine bridal stunners to put you over the moon! Swoon on...

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11 Drop Dead Gorgeous Gowns from Jim Hjelm

by Azure

Ready to see another beautiful bridal collection from JLM Couture? Feast your eyes on Jim Hjelm, Fall 2012! If you're like most brides and love lace, you'll swoon hard for Jim Hjelm's latest and greatest. Lace mermaids and modified a-line dresses feature illusion necklines and sleeves, and deliver lots of drama in back with elegant keyhole, cutout and deep v statement backs. Take a peek at eleven divine styles, then share your favorites in the comment section below! Which Jim...

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Enchanted Atelier Wedding Accessories

by Bride Chic

Once I discovered Enchanted Atelier, I totally swooned over these images from their Spring 2013 accessories and headpiece collection. Each design is hand-crafted and features hand-loomed French lace made in Caudry, France by the lace house Maison Sophie Hallette. The hand-sewn lace gloves made by a master glove maker (featured in the last photo) actually have hand pressed silk petals and leaves, and hand riveted delicate filigree metalwork. Enchanted Atelier offers a unique...

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Find Your Dream Wedding Style with Vogue

by Azure

Vogue.com just came out with its new Wedding Guide (duh, cuz it's June and wedding season is ON), and it's broken down into six distinct styles; Society, Beach, Country, Rebel, Modern, and Gypsy (think bohemian, a la Kate Moss' enchanted I Do's). I love all the wedding style stories featured in this guide, and how Vogue chose a few totally unique, unexpected themes to highlight this season. We've come to expect vintage, rustic, classic, etc. to be standard when reading up on popular...

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The Bride’s LWD and Beyond

by Azure

Resort 2013 continues to inspire, with drop dead gorgeous dresses and frocks from the likes of Erin Fetherston, Nina Ricci, Jason Wu, Valentino and more! Just check out the stunners above and below... Are you thinking a rosy play on the LWD might be a perfect choice for your wedding reception? Or how about a non-white wedding dress with touches of black or dreamy pastel florals? What about topping off your wedding reception look with an ivory lace + leather motorcycle jacket (like...

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The Most Fun Way to Get Styled for the Wedding

by Azure

Whether you're the bride, a bridesmaid, or just a wedding guest, Net-a-Porter's new Outfit Creator tool is here to lend a helping hand! But be warned... it's kind of addicting! And if your budget doesn't allow for the type of splurges Net-a-Porter offers, don't despair! The Outfit Creator delivers style inspiration that will help you copy the look (for a lot less). Just spin the wheel until an outfit tickles your fancy, then go hunting for similar items easier on the piggy...

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Bride Chic’s Best of Spring 2013 Bridal Week, Part 2

by Bride Chic

Picking up where we left off last week, I'll begin by saying Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta continue to hold high esteem on my top three list of the best designers (Dior is the other) and never is it more evident as when bridal week rolls around. Each year is better than the last for these icons who never disappoint. Really zeroing in on this years trends I'm intrigued with how many details are showing up in bridal wear. Details not every designer offered a few years back...

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Bride Chic’s Best of Spring 2013 Bridal Week, Part 1

by Bride Chic

Bridal Week Spring 2013 in NYC may have wrapped up but we're still processing all the new trends. True, all these little style changes may not have shown up overnight but we definitely could see most coming throughout 2011-12. The biggee was sleeves thanks to the Kate Factor. When the now Duchess of Cambridge emerged from her Limo last year to marry her prince, we all knew her wedding dress would be the one most defining thing in the bridal arena for years to come; her lace sleeves...

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