Wedding dress models…why so thin?

by Azure

Every now and then, there's a new conversation started about the fact that models are, believe it or not, skinny! Remember Kate Moss' comment about 'Nothing tastes as good as thin feels'? In the wedding world, we've heard a lot of chatter about how thin Vera Wang's runway models are.  And this might just be my preference, but wouldn't you like to see these lovely creations on models that look a bit more like you and me, more like real women?  The models are just so waif-like...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Amsale Wedding Dresses

by Azure

You can always count on Amsale to have some pretty fabulous wedding dresses! The Spring 2010 wedding dress line from Amsale definitely delivers with some real beauties! Every dress in the collection is simple and elegant- you won't see any head-to-toe lace or over-the-top plunging necklines or backs. What you will see is traditional silhouettes done in rich, sumptuous fabrics, and chic details that add a little "wow factor". Take the first dress (the Adele)- this is a traditional...

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From the Red Carpet to the Wedding Aisle: Rihanna’s White Hot Shoes at the AMA’s!

by Azure

Who watched the AMA's on Sunday? I definitely wasn't glued to my t.v., but did catch bits and pieces.... And one of my biggest takeaways of the night? Rihanna's shoes! Oh my gosh, how perfect would these white ankle strap pumps be for your wedding day!? I'm sure they cost an arm and a leg, so I'm making it my personal mission to find a similar pair that us non-celebs can afford! But... if you're lucky enough to win our Off-the-Chart free wedding giveaway (worth $15,000) or our...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Pure by Justin Alexander Wedding Dresses

by Azure

The Spring 2010 Pure by Justin Alexander collection is perfect for our brides planning a beach or destination wedding. The wedding dresses in this line are simple and understated. But what I love is that many of the dresses have an unexpected, detailed back! Isn't the jeweled racer back on the dress above fabulous? And the Grecian-inspired silhouette and t-back on the dress in the third photo? Pair one of these with some sassy gladiator sandals and sexy tousled hair (try Frederic...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Jenny Packham Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Big stars like Eva Longoria, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry and Carrie Underwood have donned Jenny Packham designs. Just this past September, My Name Is Earl star Jaime Pressly walked down the aisle in a Jenny Packham wedding dress. Seeing Packham's gorgeous Spring 2010 wedding dress collection up close and personal (while in NYC) got me to thinking... I want to walk down the aisle in a Jenny Packham creation! These dresses are just so unique, and definitely have that old Hollywood,...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Jorge Manuel Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Escape to a place far, far away with Jorge Manuel's Spring 2010 wedding dress collection! This entire line was designed to tell the story of Alice and Wonderland, and when we saw these dresses at Chicago bridal market, we were literally blown away. Jorge Manuel is new to the fashion scene, and was previously an architect. His architectural design background is ever present in his wedding dress collection, which is full of beautifully crafted pleats, amazingly structured corsets and...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Vineyard by Priscilla of Boston Wedding Dresses

by Azure

The Spring 2010 wedding dresses in the Vineyard collection by Priscilla of Boston are classic, sweet and sophisticated. Many of the dresses are simple with a surprising little detail, like a girly bow at the natural waist. I adore the Morgan dress (in the third photo), with its smart pockets, full princess skirt, and floral embroidery with tiny jewels that are barely there. And the knee-length reception dress is lovely, too- the gathered fabric down the center of the dress (made to...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: David Fielden Wedding Dresses

by Azure

The best way to sum up David Fielden's Spring 2010 wedding dress collection- European High Fashion meets Futuristic (with a touch of Bride of Frankenstein- in the catwalk hair, of course). I would have loved to attend this runway show... I can just feel the chills! If you are looking for frills, bows, and clouds of tulle, this collection is not for you. Many of the dresses in this collection are true works of art, and for the right bride, a David Fielden frock could be beyond...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Platinum by Priscilla of Boston Wedding Dresses

by Azure

You've got to love the Spring 2010Platinum Collection from Priscilla of Boston! There are so many unexpected twists and turns in the collection... While many of the Spring 2010 trends are present- clouds of tulle, floral appliqué details, oversized bows, scattered jewels- this collection is anything but ordinary. I'm obsessed with the intricately beaded bodice and unique strapless neckline on the dress above. To-die-for! And the fluffy, ruffly pinwheel design skirt on the...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Manuel Mota Wedding Dresses

by Azure

The Spring 2010 Manuel Mota wedding dress collection from Pronovias is timeless and elegant. You'll see lots of head-to-toe lace numbers, modest necklines, and classic silhouettes. There are some dresses that are perfect for a destination wedding (like the Chalet and the Odin in photo 3) and some that are ideal for a church ceremony (like the classic dresses- reminiscent of Audrey Hupburn- in photo 5). I adore the asymmetrical drop waist and beautifully woven bands of fabric on...

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