Pop Quiz: Is More Than One Wedding Dress REALLY Necessary?

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Ladies, hear me out. This reception dress thing is getting out of hand. I totally understand your desire to have something more casual for the reception - something you can move in, break it down in, and maybe most importantly, EAT in, without the bones of your corset busting. HOWEVER, when brides are doling out hundreds or thousands of dollars extra on top of the hundreds or thousands of dollars they’ve already spent on their first wedding dress, I have to just wave my hands...

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A LWD for Every Style Wedding

by Azure

Here's a question for all our brides considering a second wedding dress for the reception. Will your wedding reception dress be white, ivory, or a similar traditional shade? I love the trend of brides in LWDs at receptions, but I wouldn't be opposed to a little splash of color! And for the bride who's intrigued by the non-white wedding dress trend but can't say no to a more traditional gown, what a great way to get both! A classic white or ivory gown for the ceremony, and a LCD...

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White Hot Wedding Reception Dresses

by Azure

  Will you change out of the dreamy wedding dress you wear down the aisle, into a fun, frilly or festive little white wedding reception frock? If so, we've got the designer for you!   Tobi Hannah is a UK bridal designer who creates divine little white dresses. And today, we're giving you a sneak peek at her 2012 collection filled with wedding reception frocks that are pretty, whimsical and poised to make any bride feel beautiful.   While the ruffles,...

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The Little White Dress Phenomenon

by Azure

About Bride Chic Can you list those designers who really put The Little White Dress on the wedding fashion map? How about Amsale, Kate Spade and Lilly Pulitzer for starters? All have created capsule collections around a concept fast becoming something of a phenomenon in bridal dressing not only for the biggest day of your life but all those events in between like the shower, engagement party and rehearsal dinner. Continuing what she started a couple years back, Amsale Aberra's...

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Bridal Beauty, Wedding Style: What’s Trending Now!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Karin Crimmins, owner ofRed Carpet Studios Hello ladies! The 2011 wedding season is in full swing! So let’s talk about what’s trending now in the world of wedding style and beauty! One of the top trends I've noticed on my latest wedding adventures? Having not one, but two wedding dresses. Why the hell not I say!! Embrace your inner princess for the wedding ceremony and live out your fairy tale fantasy by looking totally radiant and beautiful in a bridal...

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Couture 2011 Dresses to Inspire Your Wedding Day Look

by Azure

From Paris with love... Couture 2011 has arrived! There's no denying that high-fashion catwalks provide fabulous bridal style inspiration. Especially when designers are showing their incredible couture creations! Two of my favorite Couture 2011 collections thus far--Giambattista Valli and Valentino. Giambattista Valli's debut collection at Paris Haute Couture left fashionistas begging for more. From Jackie O-inspired coats and shifts to feather-embellished little white dresses,...

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Fall 2011 Marchesa Wedding Dresses: Sleek and Sophisticated

by Azure

Season after season, the Marchesa bridal gowns are decadent and dreamy! And its Fall 2011 collection does not disappoint! Romantic touches of lace abound and clouds of tulle add a hint of whimsy. Clusters of feminine rosettes adorn wedding dress necklines and on-trend sheer illusion fabric is used liberally. Intricate gold and silver beading applied to Marchesa's sheer necklines adds a regal, eye-catching touch. If you're on the hunt for the perfect LWD for your wedding...

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Bridal Style Inspiration and Trend-Spotting: Resort 2012

by Azure

The high-fashion catwalks of New York, Paris and Milan always provide bridal style inspiration and eye candy for chic brides-to-be! After checking out all the 2012 Resort collections, it's clear which trends will sustain, from the catwalk to the white aisle, throughout 2012. Here are our predictions... • Skinny belts and cinched-waist silhouettes • Metallics and beading • Romantic details like ruffles and floral applique • Eye-catching prints like polka dots and...

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Small Wedding Chic: Bridal Style Inspiration

by Azure

About Bride Chic Here are some bridal style gems from Wedzu perfect for a weekday wedding or an alternative to the big ball gown. City Hall nuptials usually happen quickly with a celebration somewhere nearby--a restaurant, club or private home. The more intimate beach and country wedding likewise is understated. This means a bride has all the chic touches that say wedding, only abbreviated. Hems are usually street or tea length, bridal veils either short or some hybrid of hat/veil...

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Bridal Style Inspiration: Heavenly Dresses by J. Mendel

by Azure

Ready to be inspired? After checking out all the designer sketches of Kate Middleton's wedding dress, I had J. Mendel on my mind! I feel like Mendel's aesthetic suits the princess-to-be perfectly. When Kate attends formal functions, her style is distinct. Middleton's go-to neckline? Deep v-neck and halter styles. Her favorite silhouette? Modified a-line with featherlight skirts that float away from the body. Signature dress detail? A flattering wrap accent below the bust. ...

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