Recycled Bride: Six Spectacular Etsy Wedding Dresses

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Sustainable Bridal Style from Etsy's Hottest Designers Buying on Etsy is a great way to support small businesses and craftspeople. And lately, Etsy sellers have been producing beautiful, unique, and fashion-forward wedding dresses that rival those of top bridal designers. Here are six of my new favorites, with something for every budget and style. 1. The Wentworth Street Gown from The Wedding Collection is made by former Project Runway contesant Carol Hannah,...

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Bride Chic: White Silks And Lace For A Bombshell Bridal Look

by Azure

About Bride Chic Last week we explored how laces are being used for Spring 2010. This week we're going to be looking at how lace and silk combined can produce some bombshell looks on your wedding day. In the photo below, Venise lace is used to border the fascinator headpiece with net pouf veil. The wedding dress is silk dupioni with a silk chiffon back sash treatment... Feminine and perky can-can look (photo 3): Layers of crinoline petticoat under yards of silk tulle make this...

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Bride Chic: 2010 Wedding Dresses Lace Update

by Azure

About Bride Chic Here it is 2010 and designers continue to create new and magnificent looks with lace. Alencon and Chantilly are the most traditional and some designers like Christos and Priscilla of Boston have kept the classic thing going. On the other side of the coin, designers are using these same laces in inovative ways adding in all the new knits, cottons and crocheted laces resurfacing. Some laces we're seeing are no more than an applied touch on a hem or cuff. Sporting an...

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Bride Chic: Etsy Bridal Designer Showcase

by Azure

About Bride Chic A few weeks back we explored the Etsy designers as today's new genre of trendsetters. Today we're going to be focusing in on some of the most pivotal and talented of those designers, and just plain enjoying the beauty each and every one of them produces... Most all of the wedding dresses you see are made to order and if you contact the designers, chances are you can talk to them personally about customizing the design to your own specifications Above and below are...

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Bride Chic: Window Shopping: Getting The Most Out Of Your Wedding Dress Search

by Azure

About Bride Chic The dream starts at the shop window. In the old days--before the Internet and 'online' even existed, window shopping was the best way to begin the gown search. Department stores were once the number one arena for gown inspiration even if you were, "just looking". And if you happened to be in Bergdorf's or B.Altman's... well, there you were amidst all that tulle and satin. Fast forward 50 years: Actually getting out and previewing gowns in their three dimensional form...

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Amy Kuschel: Gorgeous, Romantic, Classic Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Have you checked out our awesome new wedding dress gallery?? If not, take a look... I promise you won't be disappointed! After pouring over 3,000+ dress photos from over 200 designers, I think it's safe to say I know my wedding dresses! But there was one designer who I wasn't familiar with, who is now one of my faves! Amy Kuschel designs gorgeous wedding dresses that are chic, understated, and simply beautiful. The simplicity that Amy Kuschel brings to her designs makes them...

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Bride Chic: Stalking The Look Books- Cymbeline

by Azure

About Bride Chic Cymbeline does it again. Consistently, this Paris design house gets it right as far as classic chic goes. Check out the draped collar in the first photo... and ooooh la la! touches of red in the third! Helpful Links: - Find your perfect wedding dress - Pair it with a fab pair of bridal heels! - 2010 wedding dress collections

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Stunning, On Trend Wedding Invitations from Jean M!

by Azure

How many of you lovely brides-to-be have checked out the wedding invitations from Jean M? If you haven't, head on over to the Jean M site! They have a fantastic selection, with lots of On Trend styles to choose from! Pocket style wedding invitations are expected to be all the rage in 2010. If you want something extra special, chic & elegant, pocket style is the way to go! Jean M has some beautiful choices, like the Bridget Pocket Invitations above. I love the sleek design and...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Watters Brides Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Watters did a fabulous job with their Spring 2010Watters Brides collection! There is something so sweet and romantic about this line... Maybe it's the abundance of beautiful lace, the gorgeously crafted floral details, or the unique low and open backs. I can't quite put my finger on it. But what I do know is that I could see myself walking down the aisle in several of these Watters wedding dresses! And if you are planning a destination or beach wedding, the dress in the last...

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Botanical Couture Décor, with an Eco-Friendly Twist!

by Azure

I happened to be on Twitter yesterday at just the right moment. I saw a tweet about the new holiday collection from JL Designs, clicked on the tiny url, and was instantly wowed. If you are a lover of all things couture, and sustainability is important to you, you’ll go wild over the “green” centerpieces, table accents, and more, in this fab holiday collection. Gorgeous green and grey succulents, creamy balsa wood flowers, and lush cedar trees take center stage as they sit in...

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