Dresses and Fashion


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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Get the Look At Any Budget: Patterned Bridesmaid Dresses

by HannahN

Step out of the box and send your best girls down the aisle in pretty printed frocks! Florals are gorgeous choices for romantic garden or outdoor weddings, and you can either choose the same dress of mix and math the floral colors for a true garden feel. Stripes and dots can go either modern or vintage. If you choose a heavily printed pattern, pick up the accent colors in the dresses in your ceremony and reception decor to tie everything together! Go through the gowns below to see how...

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Dare To Be Distinctive, Bold, and Beautiful in Grace Loves Lace

by HannahN

Grace Loves Lace is all about creating incredible gowns for the unique bride who "throws it all to the wind, chooses and follows through with conviction and zeal, who is reckless in her passion...knows exactly what she wants, and always, always bets everything on love." Umm, yes please! We have had our eye on their bohemian beauties for a while now, and are excited to share some of the pieces from their new 2014-2015 collection. Also, LA brides - Grace Loves Lace will be making their...

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We Are Thrilled to Share OneWed’s Curated Bridal Jewelry Collection on Brilliant Earth!

by HannahN

We absolutely could not say more great things about Brilliant Earth. We love their mission of transforming the jewelry industry by only selling ethically sourced pieces, and their focus on gorgeous vintage and estate jewelry! So, when they asked our editorial team to help curate a vintage bridal jewelry collection, we were so thrilled and honored, and of course said YES! Below is a small excerpt from our full Q&A with them, and a few of the pieces from our curated collection. Check...

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Urban Wedding Chic

by Bride Chic

via Style Me Pretty // Dress by Amsale // Bridesmaid Dresses by Monique Lhuillier It's been a couple years since I've posted about one of my absolute favorite topics, the city chic bride and her wedding. Now seems the appropriate time since fall is the time for city galas and big time events. Some weddings planned for the autumn/winter months go metro which means you'll need to amp up the chi-chi factor some. Whether it’s a big formal bash or small restaurant gathering, the city...

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This Pronovias 2015 Wedding Dress Collection is A Dream Come True!

by HannahN

If you long to glide down the aisle in a gown fit for a princess, you will absolutely love the Pronovias 2015 Dream Collection. This aptly named collection features 11 to die for wedding gowns that include feathers, layers of floaty tulle and organza, lace, and beautiful gemstone embroidery. All of these details work together to create magical gowns that are the definition of feminine glamour! Enjoy browsing through the enchanting collection below, and have your Ideabooks ready for...

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Two Brides: A Medley of Same Sex Celebrations

by Bride Chic

What and how to wear it?  Here's a look at some celebrations of  Pride Brides from real weddings as well as styled shoots that will definitely point you in the right direction and give a little inspiration.  The most important thing about putting together a look for your wedding is for you and your partner to feel comfortable in whatever you're wearing.  It's that simple.  If you both feel prettiest in a dress like the two Kellys or Aimee and Holly, by all means go for the...

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Get the Trend At Any Budget: Mint Green Bridesmaid Dresses

by HannahN

One of our favorite bridesmaid dress hues at the moment is the gorgeous mint spectrum. These colors look great paired with florals or accessories ranging from peach to coral, or with the nice contrast of lavender or yellow shades. For a twist on the popular yellow and gray color scheme, swap out the yellow for mint (or just add it in!) for a fresh look. Browse below for inspiration on mint bridesmaid dresses that fit in to your wedding day budget AND your sense of style, and don't...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: La Boheme

by HannahN

Boho syles paired up with lightweight fabrics go hand in hand with laces, tulles and silk chiffon that make up this trio of ultra feminine gowns.  Recently I had the good fortune to to shoot with Santa Barbara based photographer, Grace Kathryn, who with a great deal of skill and sensitivity captured these Boho gems perfectly .  In this editorial styled by makeup artist and hairstylist, Julie Morgan, the rustic backdrops of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum and Our Lady of Mount...

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