Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Pronovias Wedding Dresses

by Azure

When we walked into the Pronovias studio in NYC during bridal market, I was like a kid in a candy store. I was overwhelmed by the number of stunning wedding dresses surrounding me. For quite some time, Pronovias has held a special piece of my heart... that couture bridal fashion piece that yearns for high drama with a European edge. So, needless to say, when I saw the Spring 2010 collection from Pronovias, my heart went pitter-patter! The collection is full of flirty ruffles,...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Alvina Valenta Wedding Dresses

by Azure

The Spring 2010 wedding dress collection from Alvina Valenta is romantic, dreamy and youthful. The line incorporates many of the big trends this season- fabric floral details, full tulle skirts, and hints of alencon lace. But, that's not to say that this line is just like all the rest! The youthful and dreamy look is achieved through soft strapless curved necklines, lightly jeweled fabric florals, and scattered crystals throughout the bodices. And I love the covered buttons and...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Lazaro Wedding Dresses

by Azure

I am loving Lazaro's Spring 2010 collection! The detail on these wedding dresses is amazing! Again, we're seeing lots of lace and clouds of tulle, plunging sweetheart necklines, floral appliques, and beautiful, embroidered sashes. I honestly cannot pick my favorite. Can you??

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Jim Hjelm Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Hits of lace, deep-v backs, plunging necklines, sumptuous fabrics, and flower appliqués galore! Sitting front row at the Jim Hjelm press show in New York was quite a treat! We had a bird’s eye view of all the fabulousness of this Spring 2010 collection! How amazing are the “illusion” straps on the wedding dress above? And I die over the luxurious blush silk satin color in the beautiful strapless gown below. I adore the plunging sweetheart necklines on a lot of the Spring...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Amy Michelson

by Azure

Plunging, intricate backs have always been her thing, and this season, Amy Michelson knocked it out of the park. I've always thought that one of the sexiest parts on a woman is her back, and Michelson's Spring 2010 wedding dresses frame, highlight and showcase these feminine curves. We've already talked about the big Spring 2010 runway trends, and Amy Michelson incorporated some of these into her collection with style and grace. For the flower appliques, Michelson got creative and...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Monique Lhuillier

by Azure

While at Chicago's Bridal Market, we were on a very serious mission... Wedding Dress Trend Spotting! We've got quite the running list of trends that are popping up in most designer's Spring 2010 Collections, a couple of which are below.... - Tulle: Tulle is back and better than ever! If you've always dreamed of a fairytale wedding, this may be the trend for you. - Hints of Lace: Lace is so classic and beautiful, and designers are really ramping up their use of this traditional...

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Bride Chic: LACE: New Spins on an Old Tradition

by Azure

About Bride Chic Lace as we know it evokes images of woven florals and scalloped edges on flounced skirts and collars. Though these time-honored looks will always be with us, lately we’re seeing new spins on the use of lace in bridal wear. Not only are the traditionals like Alencon and Chantilly now used in cutting edge ways, new inventions in knit and revivals in cotton and crocheted laces are showing up. Some of it is being used discreetly on no more than a sleeve or yoke, while...

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Floral Fascinators: What Are They, And Why Are They So Fabulous?

by Azure

I have a confession. Graduating from college, with a degree in finance, and starting work at OneWed back in January, I was far from a wedding expert- especially when it came to bridal fashion. How far I've come since then... Its as if I've learned a whole new language! And I must say, it was a lot more fun (and much easier) than learning Spanish or Italian! Do you know what a Fascinator is? Because when I started at OneWed, I sure didn't! Defined, a fascinator is a delicate,...

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Bride Chic: The Mantilla

by Azure

About Bride Chic Recently a client came to me wanting a veil not because she was getting married but going through the ritual of converting to Catholicism. Once she walked into my studio with the imported laces she'd just purchased and we discussed her design in greater depth, I realized this is one headpiece that evolved from a truly remarkable history worth posting about. The mantilla originated in the warmer climates of Spain circa 1700. Lace versions were chic through the 17th...

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Veils and Bridal Hair Accessories: Inspired by Vintage Hollywood Glamour!

by Azure

If you are going for a vintage-inspired look for your wedding, these veils and hair accessories may be just what you are looking for. Part of New York Nat's Fall 2009 Hair Jewels Bridal Collection, the designer pairs vintage lace, soft feathers, and jade and pearl brooches to create these stunning bridal pieces!

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