Dreamy Dresses by Valentino, Spring 2012 Couture

by Azure

Prints, watercolors and loads of alluring illusion fabric, Valentino's Spring 2012 Couture collection is a dream come true! Valentino effortlessly fused the extravagance of couture and decadent Marie Antoinette details with soft, whispery elegance and old-world modesty. And the outcome was grand! The barely there prints were feminine and lovely, and high sheer necklines and long, transparent sleeves paid homage to the ill-fated queen. We adore the pristine white coat (in photo...

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White Aisle Looks Gone Terribly Wrong

by Azure

Every bride’s worst nightmare is a wedding day disaster.  Rain on a should-be sunny day.  Wedding flowers that arrive wilted.  Your pristine wedding cake knocked to the floor by the one child you KNEW should have been kept off the wedding guest list.  We could go on and on about wedding day disasters, but that is not what this article is about.  Not really, anyway. From time to time, the wedding day disaster happens right on the white aisle, and stands its ground from the...

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Wedding Dress Inspiration from the 2012 Golden Globes

by Azure

The red carpet at last night's Golden Globes was overflowing with bridal style inspiration! Some of the dresses could have come right off the bridal catwalk (one actually did!), and others were just perfect to inspire your white aisle look! Charlize Theron's Dior Couture creation (above) was one of our favorites! And Angelina Jolie's bias cut silk gown by Atelier Versace with red accents and a sultry slit reminded us of the Monique Lhuillier wedding dress below. Supermodels...

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5 TRENDS WE LOVED IN 2011

by Bride Chic

Bridal fashion has seen so much change lately even us industry folk are in awe! Each season brides move further away from the stuff society expects and more into what defines that particular woman as a bride. The result is indie-designers, not necessarily big old 7th Avenue, offering up all the savvy wedding chic these days.    Indie-designers create all those one-off designs you can't find in the bridal shop. Thanks to the vision of The Totally Tuned-in, here...

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Swoon over this 2012 Couture Bridal Collection!

by Azure

  I saw it in New York and now I'm excited to share it with you!  Sarah Houston's couture bridal collection for 2012 is out of this world gorgeous!   Houston's style aesthetic speaks to vintage-inspired brides, but her wedding dresses have the power to steal almost any bride's heart.  Just check out the stunners below... sumptuous, luxurious fabrics, killer silhouettes and details that are truly one-of-a-kind.   Which gown do you absolutely love?  We...

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Cover Up, Step Up with BHLDN {shoes + shrugs}

by Azure

  Have you checked out the latest and greatest by Anthropologie's BHLDN?   First, let's start with the cozy and chic cover-ups!  If you're planning a brisk fall or winter wedding, you'll feel warm and fuzzy just looking at these gems.  From luxe cap-sleeved Angora jackets (like the one below) to Ostrich feather capes, a BHLDN bridal cover-up is the ultimate topper for your dream wedding day look.       And next, for...

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Wedding Dress Accessorizing, A through Z

by Azure

  ... from the incredible Bride Chic!   I adore Polyvore for the simple reason that it's chockfull of daily wedding inspiration. When I need a fresh set of young eyes I call upon those Poly-muses to show me something new.  And I'm never disappointed.   Since the site is mostly about putting together the perfect look, you'll find ideas for your white aisle style way beyond anything you ever dreamed. For starters, the rule of thumb when choosing your...

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Bridal Style Inspiration: Soft, sculpted chic

by Azure

  Special to onewed by Bride Chic   Take a glance at these lovely wedding dresses.  Architecture and sculpture definitely come to mind.  If you happen to be a lover of the Balenciaga look that came out of the 1960s, you have to check out a new Etsy shop called EdelweissBride. These creations all have those defining lines in bold fabrics that Jackie Kennedy loved and made so timeless. You'll find more and inspiring on the site... What do you think?  Do you love these...

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5 Bridal Trends We Loved in 2011

by Azure

  Bridal fashion has seen so much change lately even us industry folk are in awe.  Each season brides  move further away from the stuff society expects and more into what defines that particular woman as a bride. The result is indie-designers, not necessarily big old 7th Avenue, offering up all the savvy wedding chic these days.  Indie-designers create all those one-off designs you can't find in the bridal shop. Thanks to the vision of The Totally Tuned-in, here are a few...

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7 Wedding Dress Trends for 2012

by Azure

Finding the perfect wedding dress is no easy feat.  And these days, there's no shortage of drop-dead-gorgeous bridal gowns.  And while your wedding day look should be timelessly beautiful, don't be afraid to incorporate an on-trend touch. Take a look at 7 of the hottest trends for 2012 wedding dresses: 1. Sleeves: Flutter, cap, three-quarter length and more, 2012 dresses are billowing with sleeves.  This trend is especially great for brides who're slightly self conscious...

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