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...

Read Article »

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...

Read Article »

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...

Read Article »

Bride Chic: The Best Tressed Bride

by Azure

About Bride Chic Want an edge to topping off your wedding day look? There's a focus on inventive hairdressing lately whether you decide to ditch the veil or not. Once you've chosen your wedding dress, your head is the next most crucial detail to dressing the part. Because not every bride feels right doing the veil thing, some are opting for smaller bridal headpieces, even hats. For those of you wanting to skip the cake top template of wedding hairstyles all together and try...

Read Article »

TWO knockout wedding day looks without the 2nd dress!

by Azure

Get the second wedding reception look without buying a second wedding dress!   There's no denying the two wedding dress trend!  Kate Middleton wore two, Kim Kardashian wore three, and 2012 brides are thinking that more is more.  But purchasing two gorgeous gowns can be expensive... and here at onewed, we do not condone breaking the wedding budget to buy that second dress.  So how can a bride showcase two unique looks (one for the ceremony, one for the reception) without...

Read Article »

Bubbly Bride: Must Bride-to-Be Mean Long Hair?

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride I find it interesting that once a woman becomes a bride-to-be, they instantly begin 'growing out their hair'. No matter the current length, long or short, every bride's response seems to be 'I am growing it out for the big day'. Which I am beginning to believe is code for 'I am not going to visit my stylist for a year'. I understand the thought process behind it, in that they want their hair to be long enough to have a fancy up do for the big day. What I do...

Read Article »

Eye On Bridal Fashion: Black Accents, Sophisticated Style

by Azure

One of the major bridal fashion trends that carried over from 2009, and came out swingin' in 2010- White, cream, and ivory wedding dresses with black accents. I can't pinpoint exactly what it is about this trend that makes me swoon... but there is just something so chic and sophisticated about a little pop of black, totally unexpected, against the neutral background of the wedding dress. It's very Old World aristocracy meets Parisian Haute Couture if you ask me! As more and more...

Read Article »

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...

Read Article »

Savvy Steals Winner- The Vintage-Chic Birdcage Veil Goes To…

by Azure

Hillary H! Congratulations, Hillary! You will look beyond beautiful walking down the aisle in this oh so perfect bridal accessory! Now you've got your dream wedding dress and your dream vintage veil! Don't forget to email savvyscoop@onewed.com to claim your prize! Thanks to all of our Savvy Scoopers for reading and commenting! Until next week, ladies!

Read Article »

Bridal Beauty From Essie: Love And Color, The Perfect Marriage

by Azure

I love that more and more companies (White House Black Market & Urban Outfitters are prime examples)are catering specifically to engaged gals, and coming out with extra special collections just for brides-to-be! This season's Wedding Collection from Essie is killer! Each of the six hues in this bridal line are soft, romantic, feminine and... quite simply, lovely. And the names Essie dreamt up for the wedding polishes are fun and festive- such as Pillow Talk, Show Me The Ring, and...

Read Article »