Wedding Dresses


Color Me Gorgeous Wedding Gowns

by Bride Chic

If you could trade out the white for any color in the spectrum on your wedding day what would it be? Spanish designer  Maria Llusia Rabell has some options for breaking the bridal code while setting the stage for some fireworks going down the aisle. Her non-white wedding gowns are an exciting mix of not only color but texture and original detail. Which colored stunner is your fav?

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15 Exquisite Wedding Dresses by Theia

by Azure

Are you prepared to swoon? I sure hope so! Because the bridal gowns in Theia's 2013 collection are stop-you-in-your tracks beautiful! Whether classic, romantic, or vintage is your white aisle style of choice, Theia has a dress to make your heart go pitter-patter. The drop-waist lace stunner above puts a gorgeous twist on the traditional, and I love the P.O.C. (pop of color!) on the tulle ballgown below. The slinky silk sheaths are dreamy for our vintage glam brides, and there are...

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10 Incredibly Gorgeous Transforming Wedding Dresses from 2013 Bridal Collections

by Azure

Wedding dresses that give you two looks for the price of one aren't easy to find. But there are a few drool-worthy gems to remember from the 2013 bridal catwalks! Here are ten of our favs from Monique Lhuillier, Rosa Clara, Hayley Paige, Reem Acra, and more! Check them out, then share your thoughts in the comment section below! Which convertible wedding gown do you love most? Click Pin It on your favorite dress images!  

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She Said What?! Boutiques Behaving Badly

by Azure

Who could forget the famous scene in Pretty Woman, when Julia Roberts walks into a fancy boutique on Rodeo Drive and is treated like dirt by an arrogant, hoity-toity employee? Not me! And when shopping for a designer wedding dress that will cost thousands of dollars, brides (understandably) expect a certain level of customer service and personalized attention from the bridal shop employees. At the very least, they want to be treated with respect, and NOT like a second class...

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Walk the Aisle in Cocoe Voci

by Azure

There was an instant connection when I had the pleasure of meeting Cocoe Voci in NYC. Her free-spirited attitude and California cool put me at ease, allowing me to take in all the lovely her bridal gowns have to offer. So today, I'm excited to share the latest Cocoe Voci collection with you! Cocoe and her husband travel the world in search of the finest fabrics for her bridal creations, and their efforts pay off beautifully! Each gown is an exquisite work of art, with just the right...

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15 Stunning Alternatives to Wedding White

by Azure

One way to guarantee that your wedding dress won't be a repeat (and that you're the only bride in your area wearing a particular gown) is to go vintage. But I can understand why, for your oh so special day, you'd prefer to walk the aisle in something brand spanking new! So if a vintage gown isn't for you, why not consider one of these non-white beauties from Etsy?! Most of these are one-of-a-kind (or one-of-a-few), and all of them are gorgeous! Check out 15 colored stunners (plus...

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Shirred Beautiful Bridal Gowns

by Bride Chic

I'm wowed by anything shirred. So what is shirring anyway? Shirring is an application consisting of rows of pleats or gathers on a dress, giving off a particular wrap effect harking back to Mid-Century fashion. These days we're seeing shirring mostly on bodices. It's hot right now in bridal and evening wear, especially with tulle, chiffon or any transparent fabric forming soft folds. Here's a medley of some of the shirring seen in wedding couture this year...   Which of...

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Spanish Bridal Couture Splashes Down

by Bride Chic

Perusing Spanish Vogue to get inspiration for my, "Spain 2013" series on Bride Chic, I couldn't resist posting the latest a la mode off the runway from four of my favorite Spanish designers, Patricia Avendano, Rosa Clara,Yolan Cris  and Victorio Lucchino. If I could sum up in a few words what's happening in Spanish bridal couture it would be a dose of modesty mixed up with pure flamboyance. Add in some good old fashioned Spanish tradition, like the donning of beautiful fans and...

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15 Beautiful, Budget-Friendly 2013 Bridal Gowns by Monique Lhuillier

by Azure

Most brides know and love Monique Lhuillier, but don't anticipate walking the white aisle in one of her drool-worthy custom creations. Why? Because those babies cost a pretty penny! But Monique's Bliss bridal collection, introduced in 2011, delivers all the lovely we've come to expect from this designer, without the hefty price tag (just like Vera's White by Vera Wang collection). And since planning on a budget is the name of the game these days, we know you'll fall hard for the...

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I Do or I Don’t to Natalie Portman’s Traditional Tea-Length Wedding Dress?

by Azure

After what seems like years of speculation, Natalie Portman has finally tied the knot to choreographer/dancer Benjamin Millepied! The gorgeous couple made it official this Saturday in Big Sur, CA, hosting a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony under the stars. Portman made a unique choice for her wedding dress, wearing a white tea-length stunner by Rodarte with a sheer overlay covering her arms and chest. She finished the look with nude shoes, a classic bridal veil and bohemian chic...

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Stunning Wedding Dresses in Beige and Blush

by Azure

On the hunt for a romantic wedding dress that effortlessly fuses modern with traditional? Then look no further than Samuelle Couture! Sam Walls Beasley (the designer behind Samuelle Couture) has dressed all the top celebrities, from Gwyneth Paltrow to Michelle Obama to Anne Hathaway. And it's easy to see why once you take in all the lovely her white aisle stunners have to offer. You won't find wedding white in Sam's swoon-worthy bridal collection, but you won't miss it! Because...

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Bridal Designer Spotlight: Lyn Ashworth

by Bride Chic

I found the dress directly above on Pinterest which led to my posting the rest of these tour de force bridal gowns by UK designer, Lyn Ashworth. For me her creations are youthful, fresh and right on que with what's going on in fashion. When reading more about how this designer works I was intriqued by what she had to say about fibers and the actual work of creating: "I let the design take shape as I work, until the moment comes when I know it's exactly right. Then all that's left to...

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20 Gorgeous 2013 Wedding Dresses to Fall For

by Azure

Airy layers of tulle and silk voile draped and tailored to perfection make the Soft by Rosa Clara 2013 wedding gowns out of this world gorgeous! Feminine details (like gauze rosettes, covered buttons, and delicate lace trim) and sparkling crystal beadwork adorn modified a-line, a-line, sheath and column gowns, and there are plenty of statement backs and necklines to make you do a double take! You will surely float down the aisle if you choose any one of these stunners, and there...

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Stunning 2013 Wedding Dresses by Project Runway Alum Carol Hannah

by Azure

Rami Kashou isn't the only Project Runway finalist who's entered the bridal gowns game. Season six finalist Carol Hannah launched her first wedding collection in 2010, and has been making us swoon ever since! And (not surprisingly), her 2013 creations do not disappoint. But Hannah does more than just wedding dresses. She designs beautiful bridal accessories and bridesmaid frocks too! So scroll on down to take in all the lovely Carol Hannah has to offer... How do you like these...

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The City Bride

by Bride Chic

Hope to get all you urban-inspired brides fired up! For me the backdrop of a cityscape conjures weekday weddings and alternatives to the big white traditional gown. City Hall nuptials usually happen quickly with an after celebration close by--a restaurant, club maybe a private home. This means a bride has all those chic touches that say 'wedding' only abbreviated. Hems are usually ankle or tea length, veils either short or some hybrid of hat/veil combo. Here's by far some of the...

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9 Stunning New Dresses from Grace Loves Lace

by Azure

I can't quite figure out what makes me swoon more... these delightful new wedding dresses from Grace Loves Lace, or the gorgeous photography showcasing the gowns. But what I do know is that I'm totally taken with this bridal style eye candy! Aren't you?? Lace, lace and more lace, plus free-flowing silhouettes and feather-light fabrics that exude loads of bohemian goodness. Add to that a little vintage romance, and you've got nine bridal stunners to put you over the moon! Swoon on...

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11 Drop Dead Gorgeous Gowns from Jim Hjelm

by Azure

Ready to see another beautiful bridal collection from JLM Couture? Feast your eyes on Jim Hjelm, Fall 2012! If you're like most brides and love lace, you'll swoon hard for Jim Hjelm's latest and greatest. Lace mermaids and modified a-line dresses feature illusion necklines and sleeves, and deliver lots of drama in back with elegant keyhole, cutout and deep v statement backs. Take a peek at eleven divine styles, then share your favorites in the comment section below! Which Jim...

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A Woods and Wildflowers Wedding

by Bride Chic

A very gifted photographer named Taralynn Lawton looked me up some months back about shooting some of my spring wedding dresses. Right off I found her light-filled photography dream-like and in a word, stunning so I jumped at the chance. Once we met, I ran a few ideas past her. Waifs in the woods was what I saw, and bouquets of wildflowers was what she pictured. Combined, this is the work we came up with, hopefully inspiring all you brides out there intrigued with the 'wedding in...

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15 Stunning New Bridal Gowns by Hayley Paige

by Azure

If you want romance, sophistication, and a fashion-forward edge all rolled into one for your dream wedding dress, then look no further than Hayley Paige! Paige designs two stunning collections for JLM Couture (her namesake collection, Hayley Paige, and the Blush collection), and both lines are gorgeous as can be. Paige's Fall 2012 designs are a breath of fresh air, with so many divine dresses worthy of your white aisle. I'm loving this designer's take on the alluring transparency...

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