The City Bride

by Bride Chic

Hope to get all you urban-inspired brides fired up! For me the backdrop of a cityscape conjures weekday weddings and alternatives to the big white traditional gown. City Hall nuptials usually happen quickly with an after celebration close by--a restaurant, club maybe a private home. This means a bride has all those chic touches that say 'wedding' only abbreviated. Hems are usually ankle or tea length, veils either short or some hybrid of hat/veil combo. Here's by far some of the...

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Beautiful Affordable Wedding Dresses for the Vintage-Inspired Bride

by Azure

One of the best things about planning a vintage-inspired wedding? The opportunities are endless to create a wedding that screams platinum when your budget is closer to bronze. With a little ingenuity and creativity, of course! And you MUST be willing to bargain with the best of 'em at thrift shops and flea markets to secure those rare antique treasures. But even budget-savvy, vintage brides have had a tough time saving major dough when it comes to purchasing the all important...

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BHLDN Gowns, Veils, Baubles Have Arrived: Totally Swoon-Worthy!

by Azure

Last week it was the White by Vera Wang launch with David's Bridal. This week, it's Anthropologie's new BHLDN bridal line, chock-full of gorgeous wedding dresses, hot bridal heels, perfect accessories and everything in between. I must admit— I'm more impressed with this collection than I had expected to be. The Anthropologie pieces are absolutely swoon-worthy and they offer a huge selection! So no matter what your style or wedding budget (prices run the gamut on BHLDN bridal...

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Anthropologie Wedding Dresses and Frocks for Your Bridesmaids Revealed!!

by Azure

Yesterday we did a sneak peek of the new Bhldn wedding dresses that will be available on Valentine's Day. And now we've got the Anthropologie dresses (both bridal and bridesmaids) in all their glory, thanks to our friends at Glamour.com! With each little reveal my excitement and anticipation grows, and I cannot wait for the big day, February 14, 2011. How excited are you for the launch of Anthropologie's new bridal line? Is your calendar marked?

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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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Featured Bridal Shoot: Vintage Glamour!

by Azure

Featured Bridal Shoot by Becky of Ravenberg Photography For a bride who doesn't want her groom to see her in her dress before the wedding, or who doesn't want to take time on the wedding day with individual portraits, a bridal photo shoot can be a great idea. As a photographer I love to do bridal shoots to get to know my brides better. It helps me to get to know their personalities, and gives me a chance to figure out what shooting angles are most flattering to that particular...

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Bride Chic: Getting Harlow and Garbo Chic

by Azure

About Bride Chic I love the Art Deco wedding complete with a bride making her entrance in the starlet wedding dress. Some simply add touches of that movie star look with feathered fascinators or those rare vintage shoes. Though the peak of Hollywood Glamour was the 1930s, 40s and 50s, fashion reflected its own kind of chic too. The 1940s concentrated on wide shoulders, satin and high hair-dos, usually worn half up, half down. The 1950s ushered in the strapless bodice with full...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Pixton Couture

by Azure

A new designer to the scene, Kimberly Pixton of Pixton Couture is as cute as a button. While her background as an NFL cheerleader and designing cheer uniforms has aided her in creating body conscious silhouettes that truly flatter the female form, her designs are anything but Ra Ra Ra!!! In fact, her Spring 2010 wedding dresses evoke old Hollywood glamour and vintage sophistication. We had the pleasure of attending a private runway show with Kimberly, her model, and her four...

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Bride Chic: Ode To The Bias Cut

by Azure

About Bride Chic Long before knits came on the fashion scene, the bias cut was used for body-hugging silhouettes like the dress on Jean Harlow above. It all started back in the 1920s when a Parisian couturier, Madeleine Vionette developed a technique using the true cross grain of fabric. Defined, a bias cut simply means the pattern pieces are placed on the cross grain rather than straight grain lines of weft or warp of the fabric. By 1930, Hollywood designers took advantage of this...

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Vintage-Inspired Wedding Gown: Timeless and Elegant

by Azure

Special Feature from Debbie Welcher ofChatfields Bridal Boutique Whether watching the stars on the red carpet or enjoying AMC’s Hit show Mad Men, we continue to be fascinated with Old Hollywood 50’s inspired glamour and elegance. The timeless beauty of these fashions is still relevant and popular almost 60 years later. Classic beauties like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly or Jacqueline Kennedy remind us why the 1950’s fashion is timeless. The internet is abuzz with search...

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