Dresses and Fashion


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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Something Blue on Your Shoe!

by Lizzy S

Having a hard time finding something blue to wear for your wedding? These ideas may inspire you to add a little blue on your shoe for your special day. Whether you are having a wedding on the beach, in a barn or simply indoors, there’s no doubt that some blue adds a burst of color as your walk down the aisle. From heels to flats to sandals - you can add blue to any type of shoe! Browse through the stunning shoes below and pin your favorite ideas to your ideabook! ...

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Unveiled

by Bride Chic

The classic veil may very well be gorgeous and the ultimate accessory in topping off a bride's look, but before making that big decision - let's look at some other options. It's no secret brides have been ditching the veil and going for special touches like cocktail hats, fresh flowers and jewels in their hair. The idea is to bring out the you that feels best--if you’d rather wear a feathered cloche down the aisle and it pairs up nicely with your gown, go for it. Don't forget to pin...

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Timeless & Elegant Juliet Cap Veils

by Lizzy S

A timeless classic every vintage bride should look into is the beautiful Juliet Cap Veil. This veil became extremely popular in the 1920’s and 30’s and now the veil in making a comeback. The piece itself can be worn with any bridal style from romantic to vintage or elegant to simple. Even Super model Kate Moss’s wore a lace cap veil on her wedding day! Look through the stunning veils below and don’t forget to pin your faves!

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Back to Tradition

by Bride Chic

While the bridal gown has gone through some serious redefining the past few years, classic silhouettes have found a special niche. With a few variations, the high collared gown with long sleeves and a full skirt have made a definite comeback. So how do you know if you're a traditional bride? Ask yourself these questions: Is everything you touch in your everyday wardrobe timeless, refined, sophisticated? If so, consider yourself  traditional. If a Hermes scarf and cashmere turtleneck...

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Salute to the European Indie Designers

by Bride Chic

We see and hear about indie designers in the bridal industry all the time. Typically they are the trend-setters and for me they create those outside the box alternative pieces. Today we're looking at European Indies as well as peering ahead to what trend is in store for the New Year. How are these creative newbie’s giving bridal wear a whole new edge? I will let you make your own conclusions.  For me, the answer is found in the incredible fabrics and mix thereof.  Add to that...

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The Liquid Satin Dress

by Bride Chic

Today I want to focus on a totally swoonworthy fabric, perfect for long and sleek bridal gowns. It's called liquid satin.  A client recently asked me to define liquid satin and I clued her in that it is a shiny, bright, clingy, body hugging crepe satin that looks absolutely luscious in evening gown silhouettes. Tune into almost any 1930’s movie and you'll find all kinds of inspiration if your wedding dress is going this direction.  Here's a roundup of some of the best and...

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Elegant and Dreamy Wedding Trains

by Lizzy S

As you are looking for your perfect wedding dress, there is another aspect to consider: the train. Whether you want the length of your train to be long or short, dramatic or simple, there are many sizes and designs to choose from. You can go with a sweep train for comfort and dancing the night away or a cathedral train for your fairytale wedding. Here are a few ideas to inspire you when you are searching for your ideal train. Don't forget to pin your faves!

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The Quest to Find the Perfect Groom’s Gift!

by Lizzy S

For all the brides out there determined to find the perfect gift to give to the man of your dreams on your special day, we have created a blog just for you! Take a look at these adorable presents that your soon-to-be husband will most definitely love! Who knows you might find the perfect gift for your perfect man. Make sure to pin your favorites!

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Winter Whites

by Bride Chic

Lucky you if you're a winter bride! There are so many tuned in designers out there using those heavier weight fabrics like taffeta, satin and dupion to jazz up looks for the chillier weather. But don't forget the snowflake effect of lace draped over summery lightweights like chiffon and organza to create a real snow princess look! Want to go sleeveless inspite of the chill? Warm yourself up via long gloves, a fur shrug or bolero in a heavier fabric. Whether your wedding is in the next...

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Trend Alert! The Shirtwaist Wedding Dress

by Bride Chic

  I haven't written about the shirtwaist dress in ages and it seems as the runways are showing many of these classic gems these days.  Did you know the shirtwaist is a variation of the ball gown silhouette?  It’s actually a more relaxed version of the hourglass, more of a tailored look focusing as much on the detailing of the bodice as the skirt. Generally a shirtwaist will have long shirt-like or billowing sleeves and full gathered skirt.  A shirtwaist dress for a bride...

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For All the Girls that Love the Bling! Check out These Stunning Dresses

by Bride Chic

This time of year is a perfect backdrop for the blinged, glitzed, glittering and sparkling bride to make her entrance.  Defined sparkle can be sequins or metallic’s, as well as crystals or jewels that can be sewn onto your wedding dress--sometimes incorporating intricate embroidery into the mix. Since your guests will be looking at you up close throughout your big day, there is no substitute for fine workmanship. Below are some contemporary versions of ‘bling’ in all its...

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Fall In Love With These Engagement Rings from Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry

by HannahN

I was thrilled to be asked to participate in the #BRIDEnBEYOND program, sponsored by Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry is the bridal jewelry destination. From engagement or wedding rings, to wedding day jewelry, bridal party and bride and groom gifts, to anniversary gifts, Jared is an incredible destination with hundreds of gorgeous options for all of your gift needs! With a greater selection (5x)...

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The Timeless Beauty of Saja Wedding’s 2015 Bridal Collection

by HannahN

This lovely 2015 bridal collection by Saja Weddings embodies refined, timeless beauty. I absolutely love the inspiraiton behind the collection: the formation of pearls inside oysters. With this in mind, the designers used ethereal fabrics like silk chiffon and silk organza coupled with pearls and glass bead accents to create an incredibly beautiful end result. Lose yourself in these romantic creations, and be sure to pin your favorites!

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Something Borrowed: Her Mother’s Wedding Dress

by HannahN

I've always been intrigued with the idea of a bride wearing her mother's wedding dress.  Thinking back, women in my day were lucky if they chose to sport mom's white frock. Our mothers got married in the 1950s so the dresses were hands down gorgeous! As well as absolutely adoring the style your mother wore add the element of sentiment and you may just have the ideal wedding dress. These shots are of Katie who is wearing her mom's wedding dress for her wedding portraits (taken...

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Flower Girl Savoire Faire

by Bride Chic

The flower girl in all her glory!  Every season it seems I add some new insights as well as a round up of pics that just get prettier and prettier.  Maurice Chevalier sang in the 1958 musical, Gigi,' Thank Heaven For Little Girls--they grow up in the most delightful way!'  Alongside Chihuahuas and small dogs, little girls in yards of white tulle do seem to be the most pinned pictures on Pinterest.  My own wedding was full of little girls in head wreaths and full skirts who stole...

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Bride Chic’s Awesome Shooter Series: Grace Kathryn Photography

by Bride Chic

A few months back we had an amazing shoot out at the Kenwood Inn and Spa in gorgeous Sonoma County.  Add two of my favorite pros to work with, the incredible shooter, Grace Kathryn and makeup and hair artist extraordinaire, Julie Morgan.  I swoon every time these images come up and am reminded how lush and perfect this site is for weddings and honeymoons. The Italiante Villa offers a quiet retreat with restaurants and a wine bar exclusively for guests.  The gardens and landscaping...

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These Sweet & Sexy Garters Will Make Your Love’s Jaw Drop!

by HannahN

One of my favorite bridal accessories is one that is for your special someone's eyes only: the garter! Lingerie is always extra fun to pick out, and with so many options it can be hard to choose just one! Whether your garter will be for sling shotting into a crowd of male guests or will exclusively be unveiled on your wedding night, we have some amazing choices for you to browse through below. Take a look and be sure to Pin your favorites!

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Get The Look At Any Budget: Capelets & Coverups

by HannahN

Bridal capelets lend a classy and romantic look to any wedding occassion. Whether they dress up an otherwise understated gown or help keep off the chill in a late fall or winter wedding, cover ups are amazing options. Browse below to see how you can get these accessories at four different budget points, and be sure to pin your favorite looks! For the Beautiful and on a Budget Bride (Priced under $75) For the Cost Conscious and Chic Bride (Priced between $75-$150) ...

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Perfect Wedding Flats For Dancing The Night Away!

by HannahN

There is nothing worse than seeing a bride hobbling down the aisle or limping post-dance floor fun due to uncomfortable or too tall heels. If flats or sandals are more your style, or if you are looking for a comfy yet beautiful pair to swap your awesome heels out with during the reception, you will love these gorgeous options! Take a look at these savvy shoes for inspo for your big day and add your favorites to your Bridal Shoe Ideabook! Photo Credit: Wedding Chicks ...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: Vintage Mashup

by Bride Chic

I've been wanting to post about this awesome subject for the longest time. Imagine wearing bits and pieces of bygone eras all in one look  I'm remembering a Prairie Revival dress from the 1970s that I wanted to pair up with a sparkly 1920s headband. I knew it was a look that would work despite the juxtapose . Totally trending and surprisingly chic is mash up vintage.  Take a look below at some incredible mash up formulas. You don't need to study costume to get how this style savvy...

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Stalking The Look Books: Marisol Aparicio

by Bride Chic

As far as indie designers go, the mother/daughter design duo creating  under the name Marisol Aparicio has to be hands down one of my top faves.  Specialing in artisian accessories and some of the most gorgeous dresses I've ever laid eyes on, each piece is hand-crafted and made by someone in the family. Here it is to enjoy, the 2015 pieces of the Marisol Aparicio collection! Be sure to add your favorites to your Ideabooks!  

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