2009 Emmys: Red Carpet Trends to Inspire Your Bridal Look

by Azure

If you are lacking inspiration for your wedding dress or bridesmaids' dresses, the red carpet at awards shows is always a great resource. You can see upcoming trends & styles, and the colors that are hot right now, and use these as a starting point for dreaming up your perfect bridal look. A few trends that stood out, many of which translate nicely from a walk down the red carpet to a walk down the aisle... - Sweetheart necklines (always a flattering choice) - Deep V's, for our...

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Will Your Groom Wear White? Fashion and the Emmy Awards

by Azure

Happy Monday! As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’m not a big fan of wearing white after Labor Day, but I have to admit that Neil Patrick Harris looked fabulous in his white tux jacket hosting the Emmy’s last night. We know that wedding fashion often trickles down from red carpet fashion, so what do you think, will white make its way down the aisle on more grooms?

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Calling Chicago Bridesmaids and Flower Girls

by Azure

If you're a Chicago bride, bridesmaid, or mother of a flower girl, you might want to check out this event at Caroline DeVillo's Studio. The couture designer has a new line of cocktail dresses perfect for bridesmaids, as well as "kiddy cocktail dresses" perfect for the littlest member of the bridal party. To attend, RSVP to rsvp@skirtpr.com or 773-661-0700

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Project Bridesmaid: Design Your Own Bridesmaids’ Dresses

by Azure

WARNING: If you need to get work done today, do NOT read this post! OK, so after writing about my obsession with OPI’s personalized nail color picker thingy, and my idea to have a toy for designing a wedding dress, a co-worker helpfully gave me a new obsession! Olivia Luca lets you design your own dress, picking the color, fabric, bodice, and skirt and then trying it on a model. This is perfect for bridesmaids’ dresses because you can email the link to the dress around and...

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White, Now it IS Just for Brides

by Azure

Happy Labor Day! For the next few months, white belongs solely to you brides. I know that only wearing white between Memorial Day and Labor Day is one of those “fashion rules” that people like to trot out as silly and unnecessary. “After all, “ the fashion forward say, “it’s still hot after Labor Day.” For me though, that’s precisely why I stop wearing white after Labor Day. If I had anything in seersucker, I’d stop wearing it as well. Although I am guilty of...

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Design Your Own Wedding Dress, It’s Child’s Play

by Azure

My five year old definitely has her own sense of style. I recently bought her this great toy that lets you play fashion designer, even if you have the drawing skills of a five year old. It got me thinking, what if they made a toy like that for brides? You could match different hairstyles with different bodices, different skirts, and different shoes and see which combination added up to the perfect wedding dress? Then I realized, they do make it, it’s called scissors and glue, or...

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Wishpot: Your Post-Wedding Wardrobe

by Azure

The amount of thought that goes into every detail of a wedding is so great that it can be easy to forget about the post-wedding wardrobe. Here are examples of a few essential pieces for any newlywed. The first item comes from Wishpot Wedding Expert, beyondsmitten. It is the Hanky Panky Rosalyn Thong and according to our wedding expert, it is “perfect for the bride.” The next key piece is this adorable Kimono Style Robe by etsy designer, plumprettysugar. My favorite aspect of...

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Say “I Do” To The Sunny It Color Of The Season!

by Azure

Yellow is the IT color this season, so outfit your bridesmaids in something sunny and fabulous! For a fresh, youthful and sweet look, the buttercup yellow Lela Rose dresses, with rosette details, are perfect for your maids. Or go simple and classic with the strapless, canary yellow bridesmaid dress from the Vineyard collection at Priscilla of Boston. And if you are looking to go bold, this maxi, patterned halter dress from J.Crew is a fantastic choice.

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Introducing Kenyatte Nelson- One of our Fabulous Monthly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Lover of Life, Purveyor of Beautiful Things and OneWed.com Fashion Writer Once upon a time there was this guy named Kenyatte. Oh…sorry, it’s pronounced like “piñata”…you know the brightly-colored paper mache “thingy” that people fill with tasty treats only to have a sugar thirsty mob of stick wielding kids swing away until it “gives up the goods” (wow…It must suck to be a Pinata). I digress. Kenyatte grew up in Charlotte, NC and went to Florida A&M...

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Wedding Attire: What to Wear When You’re the Guest

by Azure

If you think choosing a wedding dress is hard, try figuring out what to wear when you're the guest! In this week's column The Wedding Maven gives some guidance on decoding dress codes. If you have a question about wedding planning, traditions, or etiquette? Ask the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com

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