Stalking the Bridal Look Books: Dana Bolton

by Bride Chic

I found out about Dana Bolton the way I find most designers out there--perusing Pinterest and Tumblr! A custom designer with a small collection and design studio, Dana hails from North London. I was drawn back to her gorgeous and user-friendly site many times over the course of the week, just to look at the way she utilizes lace and works incredible techniques into a design (like buttons down the side instead of down the back). I'm finding a handful of the smaller designers like...

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8 Stunning Wedding Gowns by Kathy de Stafford

by Bride Chic

Okay, I've been smitten with Irish bridal wear designers for some time now and posting a styled shoot to Bride Chic this past week I once again ran across the work of Kathy de Stafford of Dublin. Yes, I've been following her for years now and just finally getting around to extolling all her virtues. These creations are right in line with what I most love--yards of gorgeous lace paired up with long, form-fitting silhouettes that show off great lines and curves on a woman. For all...

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The Best of British Bridal Couture

by Bride Chic

British bridal designers were a great inspiration for me when I was coming up in the wedding industry in the 1980's. Starting out as a bridal fabrics buyer, I religiously read both the domestic as well as international wedding magazines. This is all before the Internet so we waited like eager children for each issue to come out. British mags were pretty much like American, French and Italian bridal publications except they had a whole section in the back of each issue featuring...

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Travel Back In Time with Catherine Deane Wedding Dresses

by Azure

I recently discovered designer Catherine Deane while flipping through a bridal mag, and I just knew our readers would loooove her wedding gowns! Deane has dressed everyone from Emmy Rossum to Taylor Swift, and has lived quite the jet-setting lifestyle (born in Ireland, raised in South Africa, putting down roots in London and Hong Kong), something that is beautifully apparent in her designs. Combining bohemian romance and Old Hollywood glamor, Deane's latest wedding dress...

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Salute To French Designers

by Bride Chic

Face it, the magic of French couture can be contagious once you get enough of it! It's a rare gift to be able to combine a dash of whimsy to tried and true elegance. And while there are gifted designers the world over, the French still seem to be fashion's chosen people for keeping couture pure. There's a definite skill set for using just the right fabric on a particular silhouette and knowing just how much detail will balance out a design. Here's a medley of some of my current...

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9 Modern Vintage Wedding Gowns by Gwendolynne

by Azure

I went hunting down under for today's wedding dress inspiration, and what I discovered was something spectacular! Melbourne designer Gwendolynne Burkin first tried her hand at design at the ripe young age of six, and has been honing her skills and signature style ever since. She's won countless fashion awards and accolades, and once you check out her heavenly bridal creations below, you'll understand why! Timeless and ladylike, romantic, elegant, and versatile, Gwendolynne...

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White Gallery London 2013

by Bride Chic

It's that time of year again when we introduce you to the best out of White Gallery London, the international trade event showcasing British bridal collections. My own take on this year's chic is that we're seeing more peplums (a real hark back to the 1940's) and a ton of lace ranging from the most traditional to cutting edge and one-of-a-kind varieties. And of course I love those luxe, clean taffetas and satins that Stewart Parvin and Ian Stuart show off so beautifully.  Below are a...

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15 Exquisite 2013 Wedding Dresses

by Azure

If you saw our gallery- Crazy Beautiful Bridal Gowns by Sarah Janks - then you already know the pure amazingness of this wedding dress designer. And today, we show you the full 2013 bridal collection from Sarah Janks in all its glory! I'll warn you right now... if you love slinky silhouettes, feather-light fabrics and beautiful embroidery, you just might fall head over heels for one of these gowns. Oh, and did I mention two of our favorite wedding dress trends, plunging statement...

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Saint-Tropez Calling: Spectacular 2013 Dresses by Galia Lahav

by Azure

If you're not prepared to fall head-over-heels for a gorgeous 2013 wedding dress (maybe you've already purchased the gown of your dreams), then I'd suggest you look away. Because we're about to show you one show-stopping, jaw-dropping, crazy beautiful bridal collection from Galia Lahav. You'll be adding another Israeli bridal designer to your wish list (along with Berta and Zahavit Tshuba) once you take in all the drama and romance of these Galia Lahav gowns. Love daring statement...

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Three Divine 2013 Wedding Dress Collections

by Azure

As you know, I love searching beyond the usual suspects (like Vera Wang, David's Bridal, Allure, etc.) to find the latest and greatest in bridal wear. And now that I'm actually engaged (and not just writing about it!), I've taken my stalking of wedding dress look books to new levels. Which is good news for you, since I share all my favorite finds right here on the OneWed blog. Today I'm excited to show you three drop dead gorgeous 2013 bridal collections from one amazing designer,...

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