9 Favorite Marchesa Wedding Dresses of Spring 2013

by Azure

Do you love the glitz and glamour of Hollywood? If the answer is yes, get ready to fall in love with Marchesa's Spring 2013 bridal collection! Georgina Chapman (Marchesa's design mastermind) looked to the most popular Marchesa red carpet gowns as inspiration, and incorporated lots of lovely touches of sheer lace and illusion fabric. We chose our nine favorite styles from Marchesa's Spring 2013 bridal line (which was no easy feat!) and want to know which wedding dress you...

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15 Favorites by Monique Lhuillier, Spring 2013

by Azure

Bows, beads, and loads of lovely lace, tulle, and alluring illusion fabric, Monique Lhuillier's Spring 2013 bridal collection is all about romance, fantasy, and feeling like a fairy tale princess. And guess what?? Like Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier went for versatility this season, incorporating several convertible pieces (I.e. detachable trains and bridal boleros) for brides looking to personalize their white aisle looks. But if you'd prefer a second dress for the wedding reception...

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Bow Beautiful for Brides

by Azure

What girly girl doesn't love dainty bows? I know I do! And in 2012, there are more ways than ever before to incorporate pretty bows into your dream wedding day! From feather and crystal-embellished tulle shoe clips and oversized bow wedding hair accessories, to bow-adorned wedding dresses, cakes, capes and veils, you can go bow crazy if you like with the lovely inspiration below...

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Tulle and Lace for Your Romantic I Do’s

by Azure

Have you ever thought about tulle and lace for more than your dream wedding dress? I was chatting with Indiana wedding planner Kim King Smith last night, and asked about what trends she's seeing in what brides-to-be ask for. She mentioned the romantic pairing of tulle and lace for wedding reception tabletops and decor details, and I must admit I was intrigued and inspired! Sheer, feather light tulle mixed in with vintage lace adds an ethereal, elegant quality to your overall...

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For the Love of Tulle

by Bride Chic

Defined, it's that stuff of mesh netting with a hexagonal pattern that comes in silk or nylon. It's also the standard material for bridal veils. Used in full and bouffant skirts like the ones here, tulle shows off that ballerina look we all love so much. Since tulle is popular, a few designers even specialize in working with it, like Monique Martinez-Sandoval of Ouma. She opened her company in 2004 with a love for creating wedding dresses that are fun and comfortable to...

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Customize and Embellish Your Wedding Dress by Bride Chic

by Azure

About Bride Chic I've found that while brides are searching for new ways to economize these days they still want to keep that 'chic factor' going... As a result, more are opting for the simple budget-consciouswedding dress then taking it to the dressmaker or designer to get it personally customized. So how is customizing your wedding dress different than a custom made gown? A custom gown is made from scratch, that is, you and the designer working with a pattern and raw cuts of fabric...

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Spring 2011 Wedding Dresses: Ultra-Feminine, Romantic Bridal Style

by Azure

How would you define your bridal style? Do you love clouds of tulle, silk covered buttons, and delicate floral applique? If this sounds like you, there's a new kid on the block who could turn your bridal style vision into a romantic reality! Tony Hamawy is the latest couture designer to launch a wedding dress collection, and his Spring 2011 line is oozing with understated elegance and regal European detailing. The sumptuous fabrics... silk crepes, rich organzas, pleated silk...

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Wedding Dress Designer Spotlight: Emma Hunt

by Azure

About Bride Chic London-based designer Emma Hunt created these stunning wedding dresses. Classic& traditional with a bit of vintage thrown in there, Hunt specializes in bringing top notch couture techniques to bridal, guaranteeing that molded and fit to the body precision that every bride-to-be deserves. If you're a vintage-chic bride, and love lace, tulle, and romantic details, check out Emma Hunt's website! There are some really exquisite tulle embroidered dresses in her...

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Bride Chic: Ballet-Inspired Bridal Fashion

by Azure

About Bride Chic How much does ballet influence bridal fashion? Quite a bit. Traditional ballet costume evolved in the era of Johann Strass, a young Queen Victoria, and Giselle, an 1840s ballet choreographed by Aldophe Adam. Think of the classic corps de ballet in long white tulle dresses and floral wreaths and you have, the ballet look. Also reflecting the silhouette of the ballet costume as we know it, Queen Victoria clinched the look when she married Prince Albert wearing yards of...

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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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