Wedding Dresses


Creative Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Attire

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Susan Alexander-Shapiro from BravoBride.com You’ve received the engagement ring, set the date and the next big question is what will you wear? We have come up with some creative ways to help you find your dream dress and stay within your budget. We also have a few money saving tips for your bridal party, too. The Wedding Dress • Most of the big bridal shops have huge sales once a year, which are typically held at hotels or other venues like wedding shows....

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Spring 2011 Wedding Dresses by Jenny Lee- Feminine and Elegant

by Azure

The Spring 2011wedding dresses by Jenny Lee are sophisticated, classic and drop dead gorgeous! Classica-line and trumpet silhouettes are fashioned from fine Italian silks and French Chantilly and Alencon lace. And strapless and sweetheart necklines abound! Take a look at my four favorite dresses from Lee's 2011 collection. Isn't the fit incredible? The construction of a Jenny Lee wedding dress is reminiscent of Parisian haute couture... and what stylish bride doesn't love that?!...

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Royal, Navy, Midnight, Sapphire- Dark Blues are On-Trend for 2011 Weddings!

by Azure

Dark blues are definitely IN at the moment, and will continue to be popular color choices for 2011 weddings! Royal blue, sapphire blue, midnight blue and navy are fabulous choices for a sophisticated, regal wedding. And they're neutral enough to pair perfectly with both gilded gold and sparkling silver jewelry and accessories. Take a look at some of the chic blue frocks from Rent the Runway below. Wouldn’t your bridesmaids look lovely in one of these designer dresses? I love...

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2011 Couture Wedding Dresses by Jorge Manuel- Inspired by the Stars

by Azure

I remember meeting bridal designer Jorge Manuel like it was yesterday. Manuel made an impression because he was one of the most handsome, dapper men I've ever met. But, what stood out even more were his gorgeous bridal creations. Jorge Manuel wedding dresses are unlike any other designers' gowns... each dress is a true work of art! And Manuel's 2011 collection (The Nebula), inspired by the stars in the sky, is incredible! The details speak volumes, and I can't help but swoon...

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Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding Dress- Who Will She Wear?

by Azure

Speculation about Kate Middleton’s royal wedding dress is at fever pitch! But one name that continues to come up is Bruce Oldfield. I can so picture Kate Middleton walking down the aisle in one of Oldfield’s couture creations. His dresses are timeless, romantic, regal and more modest than most. So aptly put on Oldfield's website—his heritage of stars, supermodels, royalty and the very rich mixes the notions of exclusivity, intimacy, and high society. This intoxicating mix...

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2011 Wedding Dresses by Marchesa- Romantic, Feminine, Whimsical

by Azure

No matter what season or style inspiration, Marchesa always delivers dreamy, drool-worthy wedding dresses. The Fall 2010 Marchesa bridal collection was elegant with a hint of vintage-chic, and the Spring 2011 line takes on a whole new look and feel. The 2011 Marchesa collection is all about texture! Clouds of tulle are layered to create endless volume, while Grecian-inspired draping graces the more sleek wedding dress silhouettes. Other on-trend dress details include feminine...

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2011 Simone Carvalli Wedding Dresses- Couture Details, Sophisticated Silhouettes

by Azure

I love Simone Carvalli wedding dresses for how they celebrate a woman’s curves. The mermaid (aka trumpet) silhouette is a staple of Carvalli's couture bridal creations, and they hug, streamline, and showcase the bride's beautiful shape like no other! Oh... and the dress details are nothing short of divine! Many of the 2011 Simone Carvalli dresses have a lot going on in terms of embellishments, but they never come off looking overdone. Take dress 90006 (above) for instance. This...

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Bridesmaid Dress Designer You’ll Love- The Divine Elise Bergman Designs

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Bride Buzz It's no secret that bridesmaids' dresses have gotten WAY cuter. Somewhere along the way, brides realized that adorning their ladies in hideous dresses does not a pretty wedding — or a great friend — make. Still, our discerning Bride Buzz eye are always less-than-impressed when a new bridesmaid option pops on the scene. J. Crew is great if their colors fit yours; Thread Social has unique designs but is not budget-friendly; and even our other...

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Glitzy Style Inspiration for Your Holiday Engagement Party and Beyond

by Azure

We’ve all got one thing in common this time of year… lots of holiday parties to attend, cocktail dresses to wear, and merrymaking to be done! And if you choose one of these festive frocks from Rent the Runway, your engagement ring won’t be the only thing sparkling when you walk into the room! RTR also rents fabulous Judith Leiber clutches and designer accessories, and they are all bling-tastic! Glitter, sparkle and shine are big this time of year but it’s easy to go...

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2011 Bridal Style Trend- Tea-Length Wedding Dresses!

by Azure

Totally on-trend for 2011??Tea-length dresses! In 2011 bridal collections, the tea-length dress made a major comeback! Maybe it’s all the Mad Men fans out there hoping to mimic the sophisticated styles of this retro era… or possibly an offspring of the larger-than-life ballgown trend this season? Or could all the incredible Etsy artisans (like Bridal Bliss Designs featured above) be driving this retro-inspired wedding dress style? I can't quite put my finger on it, and I'd...

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Splurge vs. Steal Bridal Style- Wedding Dresses, Shoes, Accessories

by Azure

Who doesn't love a good steal? Especially when you're planning to make one of the biggest investments of your life... your wedding! Below are some of my favorite Splurge vs. Steals at the moment! 1. Hot Bridal Heels Splurge- CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Paloma satin platform pumps via Net-a-Porter, $840. Steal- NINA Nevapeep-toe bridal heels, $99.95. 2. To-Die-For Wedding Dresses Splurge- VALENTINO Bow-embellished silkwedding dress via Net-a-Porter, $5,690. Steal- ROKSANDA ILINCIC Gallia...

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2011 Wedding Dress Trend- Bridal Romance Reinvented!

by Azure

One of the first words that comes to mind when thinking about bridal style and wedding day fashion is romance. A romantic bridal look can take on many different forms, and in 2011, romance is reinvented! Wedding dress fabrics synonymous with romantic bridal style are tulle, organza, lace and chiffon. These light, airy fabrics graced the 2011 bridal catwalks in a major way! Designers like Ulla-Maija, Vera Wang, and Reem Acra pulled off stunning couture creations with loads of tulle...

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Royal Wedding Dresses of Great Britain- Queen Elizabeth

by Azure

About Bride Chic Kate Middleton's wedding dress is the Christmas morning anticipation of not only the bridal but fashion world. I thought it might be fun to look back through the eras and see who was wearing what designed by who. Let's start with Queen Elizabeth, shall we? Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten of Greece and Denmark in 1947. On the Queen and Duke’s 60th wedding anniversary, an exhibition ran at Buckingham Palace commemorating that day when post-war...

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Winter Wedding Update- Bridal Style, Stationery, and Reception Cocktails

by Azure

Yesterday, Billy Folchetti of Luxe Life Events took us through how to design a winter wonderla nd wedding. Today, Melissa of Simply Perfect by Melissa follows up with tips on bridal style, wedding stationery, and reception cocktails for your winter wedding! -Winter Wedding Bridal Style- Wedding Dress Silhouette- the full ballgownwedding dress is perfect for a winter wedding. Fabric- chose a dress in a heavier material, like Satin or Dupioni. Stay Warm With- a sleeved wedding dress, a...

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Fall 2010 Marchesa Wedding Dresses- Sleek Columns, Couture Details

by Azure

It's no wonder Hollywood celebs like Kate Hudson, SJP and Eva Longoria die for bridal designer Marchesa. A red carpet simply is not complete without Marchesa gowns. And since every bride wants to look like a star when she walks down the white aisle, you must check out the latest Marchesa wedding dresses! Marchesa's Fall 2010 collection is elegant and romantic with a hint of vintage chic. The Gemma dress above (left) is probably my favorite of all the 2010 designs. I can just...

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3 British Bridal Fashion Trends Influenced by Wills and Kate’s Royal Wedding

by Azure

Our fabulous blogger, Bride Chic, is in the know when it comes to wedding trends coming out of London! And with all eyes and ears on Prince William's upcoming nuptials, British bridal fashion is taking a walk on the royal side! Check out these top 3 2011 wedding trends coming out of London: 1. Haute Couture Bridal Fascinators and Poufs- the sudden popularity of fascinators and poufs as bridal headpieces is heavily influenced by the upcoming royal wedding. The British have a real...

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Eco-Couture 2011 Wedding Dresses by Adele Wechsler!

by Azure

If you want to go green but stay fabulous on your wedding day, Adele Wechsler might be the designer for you! Eco-friendly brides love Wechsler's wedding dresses because they're designed for "the bride who cares about the world in which she lives". But, they're also elegant, modern, and pack the luxurious punch of a couture wedding gown. And in 2011, Adele shows some love for plus-size green brides! In addition to her classic eco bridal collection, Adele unveiled a plus size...

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Nordstrom Launches Wedding Shop- Simple, Chic, Budget-Friendly Wedding Dresses

by Azure

I don’t know about you, but when I think of Nordstrom, affordable is not the first word that comes to mind. But… Nordstrom's just-launched wedding boutique is full of incredible steals and deals! Unexpected I know, and fabulous, oh yes! Check out the matte jersey column dress, by JS Boutique, below. First off, how gorgeous is the rhinestone-embellished racer back? And how perfect would this be for a low key beach wedding? And with a $93 price tag, you really can’t go wrong....

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Ultimate Guide to Buying a Gently Used Wedding Dress

by Azure

About Recycled Bride The search is on! Brides of 2011 are looking for their dream wedding dress, and if you're one of the many brides-to-be who's considering buying a gently used wedding dress, congratulations! You're making a wise financial and environmental decision that will make you feel proud and beautiful on your big day. As the founder of Recycled Bride, I'm often asked about how brides-to-be can safely buy a gently used wedding dress online. How can you know if the dress...

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2011 Wedding Dress Designer Spotlight- Luly Yang

by Azure

About Bride Chic Every fall, Seattle based designer, Luly Yang creates a new bridal collection centered around a particular theme. This year's inspiration was The Ocean. In her opening letter in the show program, Luly wrote: "This year's show takes its lighthearted inspiration from the seemingly endless variety of life that lives in our ocean. I found myself with a child-like curiosity of this mysterious underwater world, inspired by the infinite range of movement, texture and color...

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Gorgeous 2011 Wedding Dresses by Ines Di Santo

by Azure

The 2011 wedding dresses from Ines Di Santo are dreamy! French Haute Couture at its finest! The couture details and embellishments on the Ines Di Santo gowns are incredibly beautiful! Swarovski crystals and timeless pearls adorn the structured bodices, and swirls of beading and appliqué bring luxe elegance to the bridal creations! The craftsmanship is truly one-of-a-kind! Which Ines Di Santo wedding dress is your absolute fave? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Understated Elegance- 2011 Wedding Dresses from J.Crew!

by Azure

You can always count on J.Crew's wedding dresses to be elegant, youthful, and timeless. There's this fantastic understated quality that makes a J.Crew bride look so effortless. And what blushing bride doesn't want to look effortless when she walks down the aisle?? J.Crew's 2011 bridal lookbook is here, and it's fabulous!! There are dresses perfect for every type of occasion. Planning a beach wedding? I can picture the Grecian-inspired gown with the statement jeweled neckline...

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2011 Wedding Dress Designer Spotlight- Francesca Miranda

by Azure

Romantic lace and nature-inspired designs... two very big trends for 2011 wedding dresses! A hot new designer has just hit the scene, and we're loving Francesca Miranda's 2011 bridal creations! This is Miranda's very first wedding dress collection, and it's too lovely for words! You'll find classic silhouettes (a-line, empire) and strapless necklines, but lots of unexpected details to make you drool. One dress features fabric leaf applique, giving the bohemian chic confection a 3D...

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Hot Hue For 2011 Brides and Bridesmaids- Shimmery Champagne

by Azure

Pop the bubbly, lovely ladies! Because champagne hues are definitely on-trend for 2011 and beyond! Champagne is a warm hue similar in color to beige, but champagne dresses tend to have a bit of sheen or sparkle. Champagne wedding dresses and cocktail frocks look fantastic on brides with medium skin tones. Aptly named after the celebratory spirit, champagne dresses are as lux as a bottle of Dom! Rent the Runway is loving the champagne trend, and they’ve got some fab frocks to...

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