Novia Blanca

by Bride Chic

Last month on Bride Chic we ran a styled shoot called, La Boheme Bride. On location at The Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco, I had the opportunity to work with online jewelry retailer, Joanna Sirak of Novia Blanca who carries absolutely incredible classic and vintage styled pieces. I particularly love the jeweled hair combs that pair up so nicely with 20s-30s vintage gowns and show off the toney hairstyling out there. I can also see versatility with most of these pieces. If you...

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Unbridled

by Bride Chic

You probably won't find the dress directly below at the NY Bridal Market this year or any other year. It's just too unique. Same goes for most of these gems featured today - I made it a point to post as far and away from the traditional designers and zone in on looks you just won't find anywhere else.  I'm addressing not only gowns that are outside the box, but an entire head to toe style that defies all trends happening now as well as seasons past. After all, style is really about...

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Stalking The Look Books: Dreamers and Lovers

by Bride Chic

If you've been following my weekly posts here on OneWed for any length of time you'll find Dreamers and Lovers gowns a perennial favorite of mine. The laces are fabulous with styles that are casual yet with a change of accessories could go formal. Co-founder and designer Yanique Barnes spent her life working in the fashion and design industry--including a 5-year stint at Chanel. She also grew up in Jamaica where her grandmother was a seamstress who made clothing to measure her...

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From Russia With Love

by Bride Chic

Up and coming indies are one of my favorite topics and do I have a pair of swoon-worthy new designers for you! Based in St. Petersburg, Milamira Bridal has turned out some storybook gorgeous gowns as epic as the backdrop of the city in which they were created. Every gown is made by hand in their studio incorporating the finest fabrics, some not necessarily traditional to bridal. For brides who dream of looking somewhere between woodland waif and fairy princesses, these creations are...

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The Sheath

by Bride Chic

I've been wanting to do a post on the sheath silhouette for some time now. Sheaths as you can see can be off the charts stunning on the right bride. A fave of those who work out sheaths are snug fitting, long and columnar and look awesome in heavier fabrics like Duchesse satin and peau de soie. I see more than a few dresses out there that claim to be sheaths that are actually derivations like chemises and evening gowns with flared skirts. Defined, the right and proper classic sheath...

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Spectacular Vintage

by Bride Chic

The coming of Spring is always a treat especially in the bridal industry when sheer fabrics and florals are everywhere. Spring 2015 bridal accessories from Salt Lake City based designer Dani Hagemeister of Danani are nothing short of absolutely spectacular!  Specializing in head chic from bygone eras, I'm adoring her flapper veils crowned with florals, delicate laces and plumes!  Just the right top-off for a pretty Boho gown...

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Wedding Ensemble

by Bride Chic

Separates, convertibles, two and thrree piece wedding ensembles--call them what you will, the multi-piece bridal outfit is trending on the fashion scene right now. If you're thinking in the direction of a dress in layers or pieces, the after-the-wedding-wearable becomes a tempting option. While some wedding ensembles have that definite blouse and skirt look to them, others you'd swear are one piece gowns. Below are a few wowzers from the indie designers with loads of originality....

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Keeping it Light: Great Gowns for Destination Weddings

by Bride Chic

My advice for brides who want to get hitched in a far off place is always, keep it light. Designing and creating, I'm always striving to keep silhouettes relatively slim and light as a feather so they can board planes and go on car trips without encumbering the bride with lots of volume and heavy fabrics. I'm talking inside and out here, lighter linings. Below are a few designs perfect for that get away wedding whether on the beach, against the backdrop of a city scape or tucked away...

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Stalking the Look Books: Dana Bolton

by Bride Chic

It's all in the details. British designer Dana Bolton's collections have always been a source of inspiration for me. From the fabrics and laces to the element of pure design, all her pieces are reminiscent of pure couture.  Here are a few of her new Boho designs that I am totally loving...

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Amy-Jo Tatum Pop Up Shop Feb. 7-14

by Bride Chic

This time most Fridays you'll find me pumping a select indie designer or two whose work inspires me enough to share. Every so often like today I'll toot my own horn... And I have a lot to toot about! From Feburary 7th through the 14th a few of my choice designs will be featured in a pop up shop in lovely Savannah Georgia called Ivory and Beau. My love of indie boutiques and designers has been an ongoing topic on my own blog as well as this site for quite some time, so naturally I'm...

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