Dresses and Fashion


The Man Registry: Groom’s Guide to Dealing with Pre-Wedding Stress

by Azure

About The Man Registry Tick tock. Tick tock. As the wedding day inches closer, stress levels are sure to be on the rise. If you’re anything like me, all of those last-minute details will be haunting your dreams in the weeks and days leading up to the wedding. True story: I actually had nightmares about whether or not to give out groomsmen gifts before or after dinner at the rehearsal dinner The best way to counter the ups and downs that accompany the final stages of wedding...

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Hot off the Runway: Modern Trouseau- Fall 2010 Collection

by Azure

Hey Savvy Brides! We know you're busy planning the wedding of your dreams, so we wanted to bring the fabulous New York runways to you! Enjoy gawking at these gorgeous wedding dresses from Modern Trouseau'sFall 2010 Collection- straight off the runway for your viewing pleasure!

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Bridal shoes that make you wish the aisle was longer

by Azure

Wearing a short wedding dress? Then you might as well wear bridal shoes that knock your guests' socks off. The bridal collection from Mary Norton features shoes that are beautiful and fun - and you might just be able to find a bag to match. Mary Norton shoes are handmade by family artisans in Italy to ensure quality and craftsmanship, but as you can see, the designs are influenced by Norton's time in the film industry. You'll love tapping your toes at your reception in these! ...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Metal and Lace

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Metal and lace create a dichotomy of delicate details and weathered metal in this theme suggested by Artful Beginnings. The Black and White Lotus Pendant from Blazer Arts is a wonderful example of combining metal with a delicate treasure. It features an oxidized sterling silver flower blossom with a genuine black fresh water pearl at the center. The Fair Trade Green Tourmaline Ring from McFarland Designs spotlights a California green tourmaline in a...

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Bride Chic: Bridal Fashion Couture Report- New York Spring 2010

by Azure

About Bride Chic 2010. I know it sounds pretty futuristic but it's the reality we're looking right at. Actually, New York is showing us designers are time traveling through the 20th century bringing back trends that never made it to the once-upon-a-time bridal scene. We're seeing still more color and interesting textures this season. A stunning collection in optical white, Oscar de la Renta is showing short chic cocktail dresses paired up with gloves and big white pouf cocktail hats...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Everything Green wedding ideas

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Earth Day (April 22nd) is the perfect opportunity to consider the environmental impact of your wedding celebration, and we wanted to continue the celebration to help keep the earth beautiful. You can significantly reduce your wedding’s ecological footprint by selecting products created by environmentally aware merchants. Many invitations, rings and accessories are eco-friendly, making it easy to have a green wedding! Nansglam repurposes vintage items...

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Singing the praises of birdcage bridal veils

by Azure

Count me in as a cheerleader for the resurgence of birdcage veils. I love the Golden Age of Hollywood look. A Savvy Bride knows to choose a veil to suit her gown and not the other way around, and that's why I love Unveiled Bridal Designs. Designer Dorene Vandermeer has a selection of beautiful ready-to-ship veils, but she also offers custom designs so you can create your own unique match. There are six different "rooms" full of accessories to browse through, a huge gallery of...

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The Man Registry: Newlyweds Financial Questions

by Azure

About The Man Registry Statistics say that the number one reason that marriages go downhill is money matters. Unfortunately, we’ve all probably seen this happen to a couple we know. The worst part about it is that it doesn’t have to be this way. Any financial planner in the world will tell you that most, if not all, arguments about money could be avoided if couples talked about financial matters before marriage. Here are three key conversations to have before you say “I...

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Heartwarming Proposal Live on TV

by Azure

Too cute...love a good live on TV engagement. Embedded video from CNN Video

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Beautiful bracelets for a beautiful bride

by Azure

Why should your neck have all the fun? When you're getting dolled up for your wedding day, don't forget your wrists! I love the bridal collection from BGB Jewelry. The pieces are beautiful, handmade, and designed to be affordable. The collection is a great place to browse if you're looking for ideas for your wedding accessories. You'll find great vintage looks, and the styles range from simple elegance to WOW!

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Wedding Idea for a Warm Wedding Party

by Azure

Happy Monday Savvy Scoopers. Here in Chicago, this weekend had all the typical spring weather, sunny and warm one minute, cold and rainy the next. It’s always a risk you take with spring weddings, but the payoffs of beautiful flowers, generally good travel weather, and the feel of love in the air is well worth it. Here’s an idea to lessen the threat of an impending cold front. Why not get your bridesmaids gorgeous pashima scarves to wear over their dresses. If you’re one of those...

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Hey Grooms!  GQ’s Rules for Planning the Perfect Bachelor Party

by Azure

“Who says closing the book on a man’s singlehood has to involve overpriced hotel suites, bad steak, and dingy strip clubs? If you do the age-old celebration right, you can make it what it was originally intended to be: a douche-baggery-free weekend of male bonding no one involved will forget- or regret.” Below, I’ve chosen a few of my favorites from this honest, fun article, but for GQ's full "How to Build a Better Bachelor Party" rules, click here! No. 2) Just say no to the...

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Bride Chic: A Celebration of Bridal Fashion and Photography

by Azure

We are so excited to have a first look at Amy-Jo Tatum's photo shoot, with wedding photographer Stephanie Williams, featuring five gorgeous bridal gowns from her Dioresque collection! About Bride Chic If there is such a thing as visual poetry it is in these images. All are from a recent photo shoot I had with Orange County wedding photographer Stephanie Williams. We shot five of my gowns in various locations around San Juan Capistrano, California--including the mission. While I'm...

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Bridal hairpieces to make your groom swoon

by Azure

I love the vintage look of these elegant hair pieces. They're perfect whether you go for a swirly updo or something more sleek. Jennifer Behr's collection is handmade and made to order, so you know you'll have something that truly suits you. The flowers are made of gorgeous silks and leathers, and often have individual wiring in the petals so you can arrange the piece just right once it's on. These are pieces you'll want to keep wearing long after you walk down the aisle.

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Celeb Engagement Ring Trends: Get the Look for Less in Platinum

by Azure

Enjoy your celebrity fix for the day! Special thanks to... Tips provided by: world renowned style expert and jeweler to the stars, Michael O’Connor Ring Images provided by: Platinum Guild International

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The Man Registry: Best Man Tips for Keeping the Bachelor Party Cheap

by Azure

About The Man Registry We’re taking a departure from our weekly advice for the groom to offer some tips to another guy who may need it: The Best Man As Best Man, you want to give your buddy the ultimate bachelor party send-off into married life. Only problem is that your wallet is feeling pretty light lately (Let’s face it, whose isn’t)? Cuts in bachelor party festivities have been an unfortunate result of the economy we’re living in. However, this doesn’t mean that the...

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Liven up your cocktail dress with wedding dress designer Alexis Georgio!

by Azure

While attending the National Bridal Market Chicago a few weeks back, I was lucky enough to catch designer Alexis Georgio’s latest in the runway show on March 29th. During the show, Georgio (known for his elegant, couture evening, special occasion, and bridal gowns) debuted his fun and sassy Cocktail Leggings. These beautiful beaded leggings look adorable with a short cocktail frock! Pair them with that sassy dress you bought especially for your bachelorette party, or surprise...

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Bubbly Bride: Wedding Dress Dramatic Backs

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When looking for a dress you hear a lot about the fabric type and shape of the dress. You hear about sweetheart necklines and A-line skirts. At the end of the day the part of the dress that your guests have spent the most time looking at is the back! Designers are realizing the desire for dramatic and eye-catching wedding dress backs, and creating artistic masterpieces! While you are standing in the front of the church, or slow dancing to your first song, your...

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Save on Wedding Accessories

by Azure

Happy Monday Savvy Scoopers! Nothing like starting the week off with a good deal. That’s why I’d like you to meet my new best friend, her name is Nancy Jaeger, and she’s the founder of usabrideweddings.com. Basically, her site has everything you need for your wedding outfit! Nancy wants to be your best friend, too. That’s why she’s offering you 10% off any order over $50, and free shipping! Read through some of Nancy’s money saving tips below, and when you get to the...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Something New

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market The selection of beautiful wedding creations in the Ever After Market has recently expanded with the offerings of several new shops! Pick the perfect spring or summer wedding invitations by combining popular colors fuchsia and chartreuse. The Cymbidium Orchid Invitation from Cheer Up Cherup uses a modern floral silhouette in chartreuse with crisp black text to make an eye-catching wedding invitation. Eden Invitations and Stationery offers an equally...

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Bride Chic: THE INTERCHANGABLE WEDDING GOWN

by Azure

About Bride Chic Wouldn't going straight from a wedding ceremony to the bash of your life be a radical transition? Few brides can do this without making some changes. Generally the most common adjustments are from head and hemline. After the ceremony, a bride usually removes the longest layer of veil or doffs it entirely save the headpiece. The train that looked so awesome on the walk down the aisle is bustled for dancing and moving about. Lately brides are taking time out between...

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Bridal Shower Cupcake Treat

by Azure

Maybe because it’s Passover, and I’m not allowed to eat certain things, but I’m drooling over these lingerie cupcakes from Two Parts Sugar. Have you ever seen anything more perfect for a bridal shower? Wedding cakes tend to be beautiful, classic, and classy, but a bridal shower cake (or cupcake) has room to be a little more original, and a little more personal. Let’s see, if I were designing cupcakes to represent me, I’d put tiny cups of coffee on top of each one. If I were...

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I see success written in the stars for designer Junko Yoshioka

by Azure

We need not feel ashamed of flirting with the zodiac. The zodiac is well worth flirting with. ~D.H. Lawrence Judging from her Spring 2010 collection, Junko Yoshioka has no qualms about flirting with the zodiac! While Carolina Herrera drew inspiration from famous artists and beautiful works of art, Yoshioka created "a unique collection of 12 astrologically inspired couture gowns." Can you match any of these stunning gowns with the sign that inspired its design?

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Designer Anne Bowen goes bridal!

by Azure

How many times have you been watching the Oscars, SAGs, or Grammy's and absolutely died over one of the evening gowns floating down the red carpet? For me, its been one time too many! Enter designer Anne Bowen. Known for her stylized evening wear, use of luxurious textures and fabrics, and simple, fresh, no-frills drama design aesthetic, Bowen is the latest eveningwear designer to apply her luxury red carpet sensibility to a range of wedding dresses, with prices starting at...

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