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Dreamy Dresses by Valentino, Spring 2012 Couture

by Azure

Prints, watercolors and loads of alluring illusion fabric, Valentino's Spring 2012 Couture collection is a dream come true! Valentino effortlessly fused the extravagance of couture and decadent Marie Antoinette details with soft, whispery elegance and old-world modesty. And the outcome was grand! The barely there prints were feminine and lovely, and high sheer necklines and long, transparent sleeves paid homage to the ill-fated queen. We adore the pristine white coat (in photo...

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5 Favorite Wedding Dresses from Oleg Cassini, Spring 2012

by Azure

The Oleg Cassini collection from David's Bridal never disappoints.  Season after season, they deliver divine and drool-worthy wedding dresses that take it easy on a bride's budget! All of the Spring 2012 dresses by Oleg Cassini are priced between $650 and $1,350, not bad considering how gorge these gowns truly are!  Take a look at our five favorite styles from Oleg's latest bridal collection, and post a comment below to share your fav!  Could you picture waltzing down the aisle...

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Splurge Vs. Save: The Pippa Middleton Dress

by The Broke-Ass Bride

I know, I know - the Royal Wedding was like a thousand years ago. Yet here we are, still talking about a certain infamous bridesmaid who enchanted an entire nation, just by showing us her backside...oye vey. Anyhoo, were you aware you can own Pippa's exact dress? Everyone's favorite slinky, cowl-neck gown is for sale on Net-A-Porter. for only $3475. Not an unheard of sum to pony up for a wedding gown (and because it is THE Pippa dress, I wouldn't bet on it going on clearance anytime...

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2012 Wedding Dresses | Alluring Transparency from Sassi Holford

by Azure

We already know that 2012 bridal is all about sheer! Delicate, see-through long lace sleeves a la Kate Middleton, illusion necklines, straps and backs, and tons of transparent details and layering. Touches of sheer even made our list of the top 12 trends for 2012 (sliding into the #5 position). If you love this trend and are going for a romantic bridal look, then you definitely must check out Sassi Holford! When I checked out Sassi's 2012 couture collection, I couldn't help but...

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Favorite Bejeweled Wedding Dresses of 2012

by Azure

If there's ever a time to sparkle and shine, it's your wedding day! And a beaded, bejeweled bridal gown is sure to make a dramatic entrance. Lace, feathers and illusion fabric were staples in 2012 collections, signifying a shift to more elegant, romantic bridal styles, causing designers to use beading in a more demure, delicate way. We've always loved the glamour that beading brings to a classic white or ivory wedding dress, but were never fans of the over-the-top, head-to-toe,...

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For the Love of Tulle

by Bride Chic

Defined, it's that stuff of mesh netting with a hexagonal pattern that comes in silk or nylon. It's also the standard material for bridal veils. Used in full and bouffant skirts like the ones here, tulle shows off that ballerina look we all love so much. Since tulle is popular, a few designers even specialize in working with it, like Monique Martinez-Sandoval of Ouma. She opened her company in 2004 with a love for creating wedding dresses that are fun and comfortable to...

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A Kim K-inspired Wedding Trend?

by Azure

Bridal tiara by Van Cleef & Arpels Are tiaras on-trend for 2012? Town & Country seems to think so! In the new Town & Country Weddings mag, they predict an uptick in brides walking the white aisle in sparkling tiaras. After all, Kate Middleton wore one at the much-anticipated royal wedding. And although Kim Kardashian's marriage lasted a measly 72 days, millions watched as she exchanged vows in a voluminous Vera Wang ballgown and Lorriane Schwartz diamond headpiece (worth a...

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Splurge or Save: Luxe Ooh La La Lingerie For Your Honeymoon Night - Yay Or Nay?

by The Broke-Ass Bride

  What’s more tantalizing than a sexy splurge? We’ve tackled gowns, b-maid gifts, invites, and wedding shoes, but this week we’re discussing what you’re willing to spend on something your wedding guests will (hopefully) never see. If you’ve never priced frilly bras and panties at an upscale department store like Saks or Neiman Marcus, you might be SHOCKED (and possibly horrified) to know that a few pieces of silk and some beaded fringe could easily set you back as...

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The Vineyard Bridal Look

by Bride Chic

I'm so jazzed about finally sharing these images with you all. Shot in late autumn this year, wedding photographer Shannon Stellmacher has created rare and beautiful magic using light and composition to the max. We set out to create a unique and cohesive theme for this stylized shoot, The Vineyard Look.  It's also a little bit  Boho, storybook and even waif-inspired with a dose of rustic thrown in.  I couldn't have asked for a better team of pros.  It was the first time I really...

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Favorite Color Palettes for Your Vintage Wedding

by Oh Lovely Day

  Color can really set the tone for your wedding.  A bright cheery palette denotes fun, a black and white palette suggests formal elegance; similarly there are some palettes that pair perfectly with your vintage chic wedding style!  Here are my three favorites:   1.  Mint green + soft peach 2.  Mason jar aqua + creamsicle 3.  Pale yellow, blue + grey Which is your favorite vintage chic wedding color palette?  

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7 Divine Wedding Dresses from Breaking Dawn Designer, Carolina Herrera

by Azure

  Get ready to fall in love all over again! Because Carolina Herrera's Fall 2012 bridal collection is out of this world gorgeous, and gives Bella's Breaking Dawn wedding dress a run for its money!   Let's start with the stunner above... how divine is this confection? The barely-there ombre (cascading from white to blush to grey), simple sweetheart neckline and classic ballgown silhouette... picture perfect for the modern, fashionable bride!   A few of...

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5 Wedding Dresses We Love

by Azure

  ...from Oscar de la Renta, Spring 2012! I'm never disappointed by what Oscar de la Renta sends down the catwalk. And his Spring 2012 bridal collection certainly does not disappoint!   My only complaint? That there weren't 5, 10 or 15 more stunning wedding dresses to choose from! The full Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 collection features six swoon-worthy gowns, but today, we're featuring our five faves!   How adorable is the pickup balloon skirt paired...

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Haute Couture Bridal Hats + Fascinators by Bijou Van Ness

by Azure

      How over the top do you want to go with your wedding day head chic?  Do you want to make a serious statement with something far beyond the traditional white bridal veil?   If the answer is yes, then prepare to meet your match... the talented Bijou Van Ness.  This incredible hat designer fuses the romantics of 20th century Europe with the distinct style of Hollywood's infamous glamor era.  The result?  Breathtaking!   From Jackie O-inspired...

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Meet Wedding Dress Designer Charlotte Balbier

by Azure

Special to onewed by Bride Chic   One of my fave designers Charlotte Balbier has a new site all candy striped  full of new and delish confections you won't believe.  I love this particular designer because of her all out girly creations in ribbons, lace and florals.   She has four collections, each as delectably scrumptious as the next.  Charlotte originally launched her line in June 2003 in the UK.  Her intention was to offer wedding dresses for brides who...

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