Dresses and Fashion


Divine Vintage Bridal Gowns for Your Something Old

by Azure

Have you considered walking the white aisle in genuine vintage? It's the perfect way to knock out your "something old", and will have you sleeping easy knowing that other brides won't be donning the same dreamy wedding dress.  The vintage bridal stunners from Etsy below are gorgeous as can be. Take a look and pick a favorite!      

Read Article »

8 Beautiful Wedding Dresses for Under $500

by Azure

Every bride wants to pick a wedding dress that will make her groom's jaw drop, his knees weak, and his heart fill with pride and adoration. But truthfully, no matter what style of gown you choose, your groom will surely be impressed. After all, he chose you out of all the other women in the world to be his one and only! And if you're able to score a drop dead gorgeous wedding dress for a steal, your groomie will not only drool... but he'll praise you for your budget savvy...

Read Article »

Head Chic for December Brides

by Bride Chic

Not wanting to bother with the traditional veil for your winter wedding? Think that a crocheted cloche or fascinator might be just the twist of chic you need to create a look all your own? I fell for these gems from Green Trunk Designs, perfect if you're planning to sport a knit dress or crocheted ensemble. And if you'll be getting into a wool or fur cape or coat, any of these would top off the look you're creating nicely...

Read Article »

35 Best Statement Back Wedding Gowns of 2014

by Azure

Now that we've covered a good number of the new Spring and Fall 2014 bridal collections, it's time to take a detailed look at one standout trend with serious staying power... the statement back! For several seasons we've seen designers give the backs of their wedding dresses extra love and attention, using everything from crystallized covered buttons to illusion net and see-through lace. Ready to take a peek at some of our favorite statement back standouts? Scroll on and prepare...

Read Article »

New and Beautiful from Mariana Hardwick

by Azure

The last time we featured Mariana Hardwick's exquisite wedding dresses, our readers and fans instantly wanted more! And today we deliver... with two divine new bridal collections from this talented Aussie designer. Hardwick's Les Annes Folles collection is, "inspired by the geometry of modernist fashion and architecture of the 1920s-1930s." Meaning it's perfect for our Art Deco/Great Gatsby/Roaring 20's loving brides. The gowns feature clean lines, structured bodices, luxe...

Read Article »

It’s A Wrap: 7 Best Bets for Keeping the Chill Off This Winter

by Bride Chic

The December/January bride can create a real winter wonderland around her wedding. This is why I really love winterizing my clients. Especially those going into sub-zero temps where coats, wraps, stoles, hats, muffs and jackets are definitely in the picture. Winter brings tons of opportunities for going chic to the nines. Did you know adding a jacket or needed accessory like long gloves can amp up the look of your wedding dress? Any additions you use to keep warm are great...

Read Article »

Wedding Color Inspiration: Black + White with a Modern Twist

by Azure

  Horizontal stripes might not immediately come to mind when you think about dresses to flatter your bridesmaids... but the preppy Kate Spade frocks above prove this theory wrong! And once you check out all the lovely from this San Fran real wedding captured by Josh Gruetzmacher Photography, you will surely be feeling inspired! Don't you just love how the chic striped pattern is incorporated throughout, from the bouquet and boutonnieres to the wedding reception table linens?...

Read Article »

30 Unique Bridesmaid Dresses Your Ladies Will Love

by Azure

With all the heavenly wedding dress inspiration we've been dishing up lately, we didn't want to leave your loyal bridesmaids out in the cold! So... We trolled through Etsy looking for the latest, most unique, and sophisticated choices for the bridal party, and came up with a lovely bunch of 30 stylish designs. Scroll on to see them all...

Read Article »

Ethereal New Wedding Dresses by Marchesa

by Azure

Monique Lhuillier and Naeem Khan weren't the only designers drawing inspiration from romantic, enchanted gardens for Fall 2014 bridal. The amazing ladies behind Marchesa, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, let the allure of a secret garden lead the way this season, with an ethereal collection comprised of twelve beautiful wedding gowns and two white aisle worthy LWDs. Marchesa's secret garden muse translated into gorgeous handmade floral appliques, lace and beaded embroideries, and...

Read Article »

White Hot Trend: Not Your Mother’s Wedding Dress

by Azure

Over the past few weeks I've been talking a lot about bridal market. And how could you blame me? There are hundreds of brand new wedding dress collections to explore, not to mention all the style, beauty, and accessories trends! Thinking back to last month's market and looking beyond the beautiful dresses, I'm struck by the innovation, and versatility delivered by so many talented designers. Let's start with Lazaro, and this daring yet romantic two-piece stunner... And how...

Read Article »

13 Spectacular New Hayley Paige Wedding Dresses

by Azure

The new Hayley Paige Spring 2014 bridal collection is all-around gorgeous, with mermaid, ball gown, and classic a-line wedding gowns designed and tailored to perfection. But it was the designer's willingness to take risks and push the bridal fashion envelope this season that really stood out! I mean, let's be honest... how many people think crop top for the white aisle? Hayley Paige did, and her flawless execution (check it out below) had all of bridal market talking... Oh,...

Read Article »

16 Covetable Bridal Gowns from Lazaro, Spring 2014

by Azure

With more than five years and ten seasons worth of bridal markets under my belt, it's safe to say I've seen the best and all the rest from the top wedding dress makers you know and love. One designer who delights me season after season? It's Lazaro Perez, the visionary behind JLM Couture's Lazaro collection. Seeing these dresses float down the bridal catwalk is an absolute treat, and Lazaro's latest collection, Spring 2014, is loaded with dramatic details, decadent volume, and...

Read Article »

The Crocheted Wedding Dress

by Bride Chic

Wednesday on Bride Chic I posted about a woman I knew who hand crocheted her own wedding veil. That was seven years ago and the first crocheted veil I'd ever laid eyes on. Fast forward to Fall 2014 Bridal and not only are crocheted laces trending as trims on wedding dresses, check out some of these allover crocheted creations. That is, as in, completely crocheted! I never imagined there were so many jaw-dropping styles both new and vintage. I began perusing through these...

Read Article »

Fall 2014 Bridal Runway Report: 17 Glamorous Gowns by Mark Zunino

by Azure

Last year I fell hard for THIS divine mermaid wedding dress by Mark Zunino. And if I ever find the perfect venue and set a date (it's been almost a year since Reid popped the question!), I'll begin my search for the dress of my dreams with Mark Zunino on my mind! Now that Zunino's Fall 2014 bridal collection for Kleinfeld has arrived, I'm all the more smitten with this red carpet/white aisle worthy designer! One of the Fall '14 dresses (see the sixth photo below) features 8,000...

Read Article »

11 Stunning New Wedding Dresses by Kelly Faetanini

by Azure

Ready to swoon hard over another drop dead gorgeous Fall 2014 bridal collection? Kelly Faetanini is just what the doctor ordered! With celestial bliss serving as her collection inspiration, Faetanini's new wedding gowns are dreamy, angelic, and excitingly fashion-forward. To say that they float down the aisle is a true understatement! Texture and layering play an important role, and inspired details like raw edges, vintage rose ombre treatments, and beautiful sleeves and backs...

Read Article »