Wedding Dresses


A Stunning Vintage DIY Wedding on the Countryside

by admin

Our wedding was full of artists! Being an artist myself, I handmade a number of details, but so many people made it possible. From the paper medallions that lined the church aisles, to the over 100 individually crafted paper flowers, to the library Dewey Decimal escort cards, the flower crown that Aubrey, one of our photographers, made, and even my wedding dress hand sewn by my mother-in-law, it really was a culmination of friends, family, and artistic skills. Both Chad and I are...

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Novia Blanca

by Bride Chic

Last month on Bride Chic we ran a styled shoot called, La Boheme Bride. On location at The Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco, I had the opportunity to work with online jewelry retailer, Joanna Sirak of Novia Blanca who carries absolutely incredible classic and vintage styled pieces. I particularly love the jeweled hair combs that pair up so nicely with 20s-30s vintage gowns and show off the toney hairstyling out there. I can also see versatility with most of these pieces. If you...

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Unbridled

by Bride Chic

You probably won't find the dress directly below at the NY Bridal Market this year or any other year. It's just too unique. Same goes for most of these gems featured today - I made it a point to post as far and away from the traditional designers and zone in on looks you just won't find anywhere else.  I'm addressing not only gowns that are outside the box, but an entire head to toe style that defies all trends happening now as well as seasons past. After all, style is really about...

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Stalking The Look Books: Dreamers and Lovers

by Bride Chic

If you've been following my weekly posts here on OneWed for any length of time you'll find Dreamers and Lovers gowns a perennial favorite of mine. The laces are fabulous with styles that are casual yet with a change of accessories could go formal. Co-founder and designer Yanique Barnes spent her life working in the fashion and design industry--including a 5-year stint at Chanel. She also grew up in Jamaica where her grandmother was a seamstress who made clothing to measure her...

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From Russia With Love

by Bride Chic

Up and coming indies are one of my favorite topics and do I have a pair of swoon-worthy new designers for you! Based in St. Petersburg, Milamira Bridal has turned out some storybook gorgeous gowns as epic as the backdrop of the city in which they were created. Every gown is made by hand in their studio incorporating the finest fabrics, some not necessarily traditional to bridal. For brides who dream of looking somewhere between woodland waif and fairy princesses, these creations are...

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The Sheath

by Bride Chic

I've been wanting to do a post on the sheath silhouette for some time now. Sheaths as you can see can be off the charts stunning on the right bride. A fave of those who work out sheaths are snug fitting, long and columnar and look awesome in heavier fabrics like Duchesse satin and peau de soie. I see more than a few dresses out there that claim to be sheaths that are actually derivations like chemises and evening gowns with flared skirts. Defined, the right and proper classic sheath...

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Spectacular Vintage

by Bride Chic

The coming of Spring is always a treat especially in the bridal industry when sheer fabrics and florals are everywhere. Spring 2015 bridal accessories from Salt Lake City based designer Dani Hagemeister of Danani are nothing short of absolutely spectacular!  Specializing in head chic from bygone eras, I'm adoring her flapper veils crowned with florals, delicate laces and plumes!  Just the right top-off for a pretty Boho gown...

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Wedding Ensemble

by Bride Chic

Separates, convertibles, two and thrree piece wedding ensembles--call them what you will, the multi-piece bridal outfit is trending on the fashion scene right now. If you're thinking in the direction of a dress in layers or pieces, the after-the-wedding-wearable becomes a tempting option. While some wedding ensembles have that definite blouse and skirt look to them, others you'd swear are one piece gowns. Below are a few wowzers from the indie designers with loads of originality....

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Keeping it Light: Great Gowns for Destination Weddings

by Bride Chic

My advice for brides who want to get hitched in a far off place is always, keep it light. Designing and creating, I'm always striving to keep silhouettes relatively slim and light as a feather so they can board planes and go on car trips without encumbering the bride with lots of volume and heavy fabrics. I'm talking inside and out here, lighter linings. Below are a few designs perfect for that get away wedding whether on the beach, against the backdrop of a city scape or tucked away...

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Stalking the Look Books: Dana Bolton

by Bride Chic

It's all in the details. British designer Dana Bolton's collections have always been a source of inspiration for me. From the fabrics and laces to the element of pure design, all her pieces are reminiscent of pure couture.  Here are a few of her new Boho designs that I am totally loving...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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