Wedding Dresses


Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for Spring 2009!

by Azure

To help all you fashionistas out there ring in the Spring, here’s a bit of info on the top 10 colors for the season, compliments of Pantone's Fashion Color Report! - Bright colors are back (yay!) as designers incorporate vibrant pops into their collections - Palace Blue dominated the runways, taking on a classic, navy-like tone. A perfect pairing with just about any of the other colors in the Pantone report - Shades like Salmon Rose look great with a bronzed bod, and are...

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Bride Chic: YOUR GOWN: 5 WAYS TO GO GREEN

by Azure

About Bride Chic Have you any idea the impact the production of clothing and textiles has had on the environment? Well check this out: In the UK alone according to 2006 statistics, clothing and textiles contributed in producing up to two million tons of waste, 3.1 million tons of CO2 and 70 million tons of waste water. Whoah! Time for a reality check: Have we become so used to fast food, fast technology and now fast fashion that we've created a manufacturing monster like this? No...

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If you love your bridesmaids… let them do the twist!

by Azure

Give your Bridesmaids the freedom to express themselves in Dessy Group's brand new TWIST Wrap Dress! Stylish, comfortable, and versatile... What more could a gal ask for? The TWIST dress, made from luxurious, hand washable matte jersey, offers each member of the bridal party an opportunity to create a unique style that suits their body! Available in both cocktail length and full-length, and with 12 gorgeous colors to chose from, these dresses can be wrapped in countless ways. ...

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Trash the Dress!

by Azure

Special feature by E'Lisa Campbell of E. C. Campbell Photography Trash the dress sessions are a perfect way for a bride to incorporate her own style while having fun in a carefree environment without the stress of being on time for the reception! I personally recommend these sessions to all brides!! Many of our brides get back into their wedding dress after their wedding and we go all over town having fun! This is a great way to get another use out of your wedding...

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Get a wedding dress with the best of both worlds

by Azure

One of the best things about this year's wedding dress collections is that savvy green brides no longer have to make a choice between conscience and fashion sense. Take the Vert collection by Jessica Iverson, for example. These gorgeous couture dresses are made with sustainable, eco-friendly fabrics - you'll even a hempsilk option that's suitable for vegans. You'll get extra bonus points from Mother Earth because Jessica Iverson avoids bleaches and harsh chemical dyes, but you may...

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Bubbly Bride: Dream’s Do Come True

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Disney has been encouraging little girls' dreams for years, to grow up and find their Prince Charming. Some have had their fairy tale endings planned since before they can remember! Disney is taking on one more industry...bridal dresses. Now you can get married in a dress created by couture designer Kristie Kelly to appear as your favorite Disney princess. These are gorgeous floor length gowns for you to dress up and feel like a true princess on your wedding...

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Bride Chic: LIVING THE DREAM

by Azure

About Bride Chic Visions of last night's dreams come to light with the morning sun; Soon the order of these days and nights will be simple; a pure sensuality arrives enhanced by the rose-sweet fragrances of noon. Mind and body become one as you envision the days ahead: A wedding picnic, a night under Orion with your beloved; Once nature’s carnival beckons in the form of flowers, trees and newborn animals, You go willingly . . . Gowns byManon Pascual-Paris Photos:...

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Hanna Hartnell’s Double Dare Wedding Gowns

by Azure

For all you financially savvy nearlyweds and “green” brides-to-be, the Double Dare wedding gown collection from California-based Hanna Hartnell was created with you in mind! Not only are these gowns gorgeous, they are eco-friendly too, fashioned from sustainable silk processes by clean technology. And, I haven’t even gotten to the best part yet! Known for creating the most daring and glamorous bridal gowns, Hanna Hartnell’s Double Dare wedding dresses are lined with colored...

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Bride Chic: Hollywood Brides

by Azure

About Bride Chic Claudette Colbert as Ellie Andrews, Audrey Hepburn as Jo Stockton (Photo 1). No, they weren't real brides but the designers, writers and producers who created them certainly were. Hollywood designers and the actresses who wore their creations influenced the way we look at weddings and fashion today. All the gowns pictured here are works of art and stellar representatives of their times. What could be more 1930s than Robert Kalloch's creation for Claudette Colbert in It...

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Finding a Bargain Wedding Dress that Looks Like a Million

by Azure

Sure, you want to look amazing at your wedding, but a Savvy Bride like you knows you don’t have to spend a fortune to do so. Here are a few tips on finding the perfect white wedding dress without spending too much green. 1. Set a budget before you start looking. Yeah, we say it over and over. But that’s because it will really help you out. Decide early on how much you’re willing to spend, striking a good balance between the fact that it’s for a dress that you’ll only wear...

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Bride Chic: BEYOND WHITE

by Azure

About Bride Chic Would you get married in black? Once upon a time most women did. In the 1800's brides wore everyday colors, mostly darker, somber ones. Today when we think black though, brides rarely come to mind. It's usually a shade reserved by society for widows and vamps. But times are a' changin' ladies. We're in the midst of an era where we're looking beyond the white philosophy that's defined wedding fashion for two centuries. No longer restricted to white on white, red, blue...

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Bubbly Bride: Crystallized Weddings

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When you want to add some “bling” to your wedding, Swarovski Crystals are a stunning way to create a luxurious feel to your big day. Drip your centerpieces in crystals and jazz up your details with some added sparkle that will scream delicate romance. In the first photo, from Allegro Photography,leading entertainment expert David Tutera designed this gorgeous blinged-out centerpiece! When these crystals are incorporated into your details, your guests will be...

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Who Shined the Brightest at the 2009 Academy Awards?

by Azure

Last night, the stars on the red carpet took the 2009 Little Gold Dress trend to new heights! Stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Tina Fey, Evan Rachel Wood and Jennifer Aniston dazzled in gilded gowns.

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Wedding Dresses Straight from the Red Carpet

by Azure

For some of us, watching the Academy Awards is a love-hate experience. No matter how many lame jokes, cheesy musical numbers, and baffling award choices we stay glued to our seats. Sometimes we’re waiting for those can’t miss moments like Jack Palance doing one-handed push ups, or the Adrien Brody/Halle Berry kiss, but more often then not, we just want to know what people are wearing. To make ourselves feel better about spending 5 hours in front of the TV this weekend, we’re...

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Bubbly Bride: I Thought Black Was For Funerals?

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Tradition says you wear black to funerals to mourn–I say wear black in weddings to be classy, fun and fabulous! Over half of the weddings I have been to in the past year have sported black bridesmaids dresses down the aisle. This may seem out of place for someone who holds to the traditional view of black, but it is one of the hottest trends in 2009. The classic “little black dress” complements every figure and can be worn to most any occasion. Black...

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Brides on a Budget: Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Look, no matter how many episodes of Platinum Wedding we watch, it’s time to face it, we’re all on a budget these days. That’s no reason to give up on your dream dress. Check out Sell Your Wedding Dress and Once Wed for amazing deals on wedding dresses and accessories. Don’t forget to tell your bridesmaids about it, too. You may not want to part with your special gown, but even though you know they can totally wear their bridesmaid dress again, they might want to see what they...

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Introducing Bride Chic- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Draping and playing with fabric started some twenty years back when I did a three-year stint as a bridal fabrics buyer. After that I opened Bridal Alternatives, a custom design studio and ever since have had the opportunity of working with brides who want that extraordinary one-of-a-kind dress. Other connections to fashion? I've been a columnist for San Francisco Art and Fashion News and written articles for The Wedding Gazette and Pash. In addition to designing, I'm the editor of Bride...

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