Wedding Dresses


Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: La Boheme

by HannahN

Boho syles paired up with lightweight fabrics go hand in hand with laces, tulles and silk chiffon that make up this trio of ultra feminine gowns.  Recently I had the good fortune to to shoot with Santa Barbara based photographer, Grace Kathryn, who with a great deal of skill and sensitivity captured these Boho gems perfectly .  In this editorial styled by makeup artist and hairstylist, Julie Morgan, the rustic backdrops of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum and Our Lady of Mount...

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Traveling With Your Wedding Dress

by Bride Chic

We're living in an era where destination weddings are extremely on trend, almost the rule rather than exception.  Your dress and you in it are the main event of your wedding day. Getting not only your dress and all your accessories from one point to another is something you need to ponder on whether you're navigating across town or half way around the world. Albeit, the process might be easier if you've invested in a dress made out of microfibers (yes silk can be microfiber); you'll...

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Can’t Get Enough of these Beautiful BHLDN Wedding Dresses!

by HannahN

BHLDN's 2014 collection is one that I absolutely adore. All of the dresses are perfectly beautiful- I still can't choose a favorite! The gowns are so romantic and the detailed embroidery exude femininity, and feature many figure flattering options for many body types. I love the use of nudes and blush tones and floral themed embroidery. BHLDN's use of beads gives an extra touch of glint and detail that make the dresses walking works of art. The collection also includes a few gorgeous...

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The Era of Novelty Laces

by Bride Chic

Not only are the traditional laces like Alencon and Chantilly now used in cutting edge ways, new inventions in knit and revivals in cotton and crocheted laces are also gaining prominence. Some of it is being used discreetly on no more than a sleeve or yoke while the high drama of donning all over lace from collar to hemline is chic as well.  Here are a few dresses all lacy in some way-- that combine aspects from the finest eras styled with the contemporary bride in mind.

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Get The Trend at Any Budget: Off The Shoulder Wedding Gowns

by HannahN

A big trend for Spring 2015 bridal gowns is graceful and feminine off the shoulder necklines. While the runway fashions are absolutely stunning, we know that the prices associated with the lovely designer creations are not necessarily attainable for the average bride, so we are happy to showcase how you can get the look no matter what your budget is! For the Beautiful and on a Budget Bride (Price range under $600) This beaded empire waist wedding dress from TD Bridal features a...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: Beautiful Dots

by Bride Chic

There's something just so stunning about dots on tulle, cotton, chiffon or just about any lightweight fabric that ripples in the breeze.  Have you noticed dots have regained popularity recently?  As a heavier weave, dotted Swiss is typically cotton. On fine mesh or tulle it is commonly known as Point d'esprit. I have to say though it's not only wedding dresses that have my heart with this summery fabric, dots are also really lovely as veils and netting for hats. What is your...

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Romantic and Ethereal Wedding Gowns from Saja Wedding

by HannahN

Saja Wedding's current bridal collection is compiled of romantic gowns draped in silk organza, chiffon, and silk satin. The delicate details such as the flutter sleeves and hand beading are perfectly feminine and give the dresses a dreamy feel. If illusion necklines and straps are your style, this collection is perfect for you, as many of the gowns incorporate sheer sleeves that showcase the neckline and collarbones of the bride beautifully. We love how whimsical and ethereal this...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: Shirr Beauties

by HannahN

You find shirring everywhere these days. Gathers, pleats, ruching and rows of stitching all make up different forms of shirring--an application process used a lot in evening and bridal wear.  Shirring can be out of the same fabric as the rest of the dress or something separate, usually lighter fabrics placed over lace that shirr nicely like tulle, chiffon and silk gauze.  This creates a kind of gossamer effect that's especially pretty when seen close up. Check out the shirring on...

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Fall in Love with the Bohemian ‘Romantique’ Collection by Claire Pettibone

by HannahN

Graceful and ethereal, Claire Pettibone's new Romantique collection is compiled of understated elegant gowns all under $3,000! Claire Pettibone just celebrated 20 years of being in business and marriage, and her experience and passion for the industry truly shines in this beautiful line of bohemian and poetic gowns. The collection features a mixture of flowy gowns, feminine off-shoulder sleeves, delicate embroidered lace designs, and her signature stunning backs. The sleeveless and...

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A Country Western Wedding

by Bride Chic

Howdy! Believe it or not you don't have to live in Wyoming to have a celebration the likes of any of these pics. Any country setting will do...all you need is a ranch, farm or meadow to kick up your heels and wing ding it country style. And check it out: Nearly any wedding dress properly accessorized can look cowgirly chic. A western bride with b-maids in cowboy boots and short dresses sure is hot right now. Add in some rustic elements like a weathered barn, pip berries and a few...

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Understated Elegance by Amsale

by HannahN

  Amsale's stunning Spring 2015 bridesmaid collection features timeless and elegant dresses that prove simple means anything but boring! The gorgeous gowns come in beautiful hues such as blush pink, graphite, guava, and slate, and have lovely lace and unexpected back features that are sure to leave a lasting impression. Scroll below for the whole collection and be sure to pin your favorites!

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The Romantic Creations of Modern Trousseau

by Claire

Evoking dreams of classic couture and modern chic, Modern Trousseau's Spring 2015 collection is in a class of it's own. Although a smaller collection than most, each gown has an assortment of customizations to choose from, making your gown uniquely you. Plus, the collection has a small number of veils to match the gowns and they are truly spectacular. Enjoy the floor-length lace beauties and silk stunners below and then comment with your top picks!

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Country Gardens: Inspiration for a Wedding in the Wine Country

by Bride Chic

One of the best things about my job as a bridal gown designer is working with creative wedding professionals. This styled shoot was one of the most incredible I've done so far. Each and every vendor on this project contributed a unique set of talents creating today's mix of remarkable eye candy. Brainchild of florist and event designer Victoria Marshall, the fusing of flowers and greenery amid acres of carefully cultivated gardens in the wine country has to be one of the best themes...

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Fashionable Stunners from Hougton Bride

by Claire

If you're into the high fashion bridal look, Houghton Bride's 2015 collection is made for you. From a-line gowns to trousers to baby doll dresses, this spring/summer collection has it all - and then some. A few of these looks are definitely made more for the runway than the white aisle, but others are truly stunning and perfect for the NYC bride. And of course, this collection is exactly on trend including a pocket dress, cropped tops, and high low hems. We're not sure if the last...

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The Fine Art of Wearing Ruffles

by Bride Chic

You have to admit the greatest thing about a wedding dress is all those design elements we don't get to flaunt in daily life, and the ruffle taken to wedding dress level is certainly one of the best examples. Ruched is the trendy style on the block, but there are multiple ways to wear ruffles on your big day. Add those skirts rolled into florals and you can start to see that ruffles can be worn head to toe on a bodice, sleeve, skirt or train. Plus, ruffled touches on shoes, purses,...

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Prime Time Brides

by Bride Chic

Two factors propelled me in dreaming up this week's post: I caught a glimpse of Siri's Blue Ridge Coverlet from her latest collection, and a recent model of mine mentioned her mother wanted to model for me. This got me thinking about the kind of dress a prime time bride would wear, meaning someone over thirty who doesn't necessarily want to to look Boho or storybook-princess-sweet on her wedding day.  Because I create so many out-of-the-ordinary gowns, I've  attracted my share of ...

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Wear Ugly Dresses

by Claire

The Reformation believes in designing the most trendy, affordable, guilt-free dresses so that you can make your wedding however you want it to be. Their bridal collection, which launched this March, is full of offbeat, sustainable styles you may not normally see at the altar but definitley wish you had. Plus, the bridesmaids dresses are so fashionable your girls will want to wear them at every occasion possible! Find your reformation below and share with your bridesmaids: ...

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Glamorous Couture Favorites for Fall 2014

by Claire

Jean-Ralph Thurin has been designing wedding gowns with worldly sophistication since 2007, and these stunners 7 years later don't disappoint. Some of the best couture gowns of 2014 come from Jean-Ralph's impressive fall collection, including a couple unique knee and tea-length dresses for the offbeat bride. In every one of his creations, Jean-Ralph's focus on quality, uniqueness and design is unparalleled. But don't take it from us - explore each unique style below and Ideabook your...

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20 Euphoric Gowns from Eugenia

by Claire

Crystal beaded appliques, lace detailing, keyhole backs, stunning necklines...need I go on? Eugenia Couture's 2014 collection is one of the most varied and innovative collections this year. From Grecian to traditional to on-trend sheath gowns, these dresses are sure to fit any bride's style and wow guests on the big day. Not to mention that Eugenia employs zero-waste practices, meaning every scrap of fabric is used rather than discarded during the design process. What more is there to...

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NYC Bridal Market Trends for 2015

by Bride Chic

Now that the top designers have shown their stuff at NYC Bridal Market, what's the news for Spring 2015? I have to admit there are a few surprises. While not rampant down the runways, I particularly love the minimalist styles appearing for 2015. These designs feature pared down silhouettes like the sheath and slip dress in pure, luxe, and even shiny fabrics. The Great Gatsby-inspired embellishments aren't dissappearing however, and Grecian/Diva dresses with draped, billowing...

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A Girl’s Best Friend: Winnie Couture’s Diamond Label!

by Claire

Winnie Couture's Diamond Label is an exquisite collection of the most luxurious materials, Swarovski crystal appliques, and couture stylings. Priced between $3,600 and $7,000, these gowns are not cheap, but their beauty is incomparable. Each dress is dazzling with lace or crystal details and gracefully layered fabrics. Let the gowns speak for themselves: scroll through and comment below with your favorites! 

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Flattering Classics from Blue Willow Bridal

by Claire

Blue Willow Bridal by Anne Barge is a stunning collection of simple, sophisticated wedding dresses for classy brides. Defined by understated elegance and accented with beading and lace details, Blue Willow Bridal is a brilliant, if understated, designer. With Grecian and vintage themes, these gowns are perfect for brides looking for that traditional yet flattering style. Each gown is draped in just a way as to accent your figure perfectly, and make you feel beautiful on your big day!...

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Beyond Ruffles and Lace

by Claire

Della Giovanna's first ever bridal line launched this year for Fall 2014 with innovative bridal looks that turn tradition upside down. Using studs and leather in her designs, Michelle Della Giovanna creates edgy styles with echoes of New York City for contemporary, offbeat brides. Plus, Michelle is pioneering the bridal industry in other ways: she is one of the first designers to release a "bridal separates" line. Each one of the gowns below is made up of a corset and skirt...

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