Wedding Dresses


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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Affordable St. Pucchi Wedding Dresses- Accessible Luxury with the Anais Collezioni

by Azure

St. Pucchi is known for creating opulent, high drama couture wedding dresses. St. Pucchi dresses ooze Old World European elegance, and the intricate embellishments and luxe fabrics make these wedding dresses truly unforgettable! This type of luxury tends to comes with a hefty pricetag... until now! St. Pucchi just launched a new bridal line, the Anaïs Collezioni, and the concept behind it is this- innovative and cutting edge bridal designs at affordable prices. You can't beat...

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Red Carpet Style from 2010 AMAs- White Marchesa Mini, Sheer in Elie Saab

by Azure

Who caught Miley Cyrus on the American Music Awards red carpet last night? Wasn't her white Marchesa mini dress just heavenly? I could see a bride rocking this Marchesa confection (complete with a long train) at any downtown chic wedding reception. There was lots of lace, sheer illusion fabric, and metallic beading on last night's red carpet. Rihanna donned a red bateau neckElie Saab gown that featured an illusion neckline and arms, and sheer details throughout the skirt. Heidi...

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How To Stay Stain Free on Your Wedding Day by Bride Chic

by Azure

About Bride Chic Being in the spotlight in a whitewedding dress involves maneuvering through a wedding day fraught with sweat, champagne, red wine, and grass, all of which could be potential accidents just waiting to happen. If you have post plans for your dress such as preservation, resale or even passing it on as a treasure to someone else, there are a few things to know about the kind of stains that could set in and ruin your gown. First of all, relax and realize it's normal...

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Winter Wedding Style and Trends- 3 Hot Hues!

by Azure

Our friends at Rent the Runway keep us up to speed on the latest styles, hottest trends, and too-good-to-be-true deals on designer fashions for your wedding and beyond. So as we approach Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season, let's talk winter wedding trends! Top 3 Hot Hues for Winter Weddings 1. Black- choose a black cocktail frock to exude chic elegance. 2. Berry- you can't go wrong with a designer dress in a juicy berry hue! Raspberry, boysenberry, cranberry... all...

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2011 Wedding Dresses and Bridal Accessories from Badgley Mischka Bride

by Azure

On Monday, we showed off a few lovely lace wedding dresses from Badgley Mischka Bride's 2011 collection. But the 2011 line is chockfull of drool-worthy creations... so let's take a peek at the rest of the 2011 Badgley Mischka stunners, shall we? Badgley Mischka Bride doesn't just design beautiful wedding dresses. They take it one step further, helping brides complete their wedding day looks. Badgley Mischka created gorgeous bridal accessories to coordinate with each 2011 dress, and...

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2011 Wedding Dress Trend: Lovely Lace, Romantic Bridal Style!

by Azure

Chantilly, Alencon, French, Venise... only a few of the many types of lovely lace fabrics. 2011 bridal collections from designers of all styles prove that lace is still very much on-trend for 2011 wedding dresses! Some designers went big with head-to-toe lace gowns, while others were a bit more bashful, incorporating sweet lace embellishments. If you want your overall bridal style to be totally romantic, then this 2011 trend should be right up your alley! One designer who knocked...

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2011 Wedding Dresses: Stalking the Lookbooks of Francisco Reli

by Azure

About Bride Chic Don't you just love these gorgeous confections created by French couturier Francisco Reli? The black laceappliqué on the Natacha gown, the lovely floral embroidery on the Pacific wedding dress... You can always expect the unexpected from this amazing bridal designer! I've long admired and respected his bridal designs for the pure innovation and whimsical joy they embody. Did I mention inspiration? It seems I'm always going back to this designer when I want to...

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2011 Wedding Dresses by Claire Pettibone: Romantic and Enchanted!

by Azure

Now this, my friends, is couture wedding porn if I’ve ever seen it! We got an inside look at Claire Pettibone’s Spring 2011 bridal runway show- Spirit of the Night- and it is aaaaamazing! When I think of heaven on earth, this is exactly what it looks like! Beautiful nymph-like creatures floating effortlessly down the runway... soft, teased curls that are larger than life... and wedding dresses that make your knees weak and your jaw drop! Nature was definitely a key inspiration...

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2011 Wedding Dresses by Monique Lhuillier—Ethereal is the Word!

by Azure

Heavenly. Other-worldly. Celestial. Exquisite.Monique Lhuillier has done it again. She has created a bridal gown collection, Fall 2011 that recently debuted on the bridal runway in NYC, which was nothing less than romantic, light, airy and...ethereal! From mini to mermaid, floral-washed fabrics to tulle and crystals, Monique's wedding dress collection has something for everyone. Which makes you fall in love all over again?

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Know Your Body Type, Find Your Dream Wedding Dress

by Azure

Over the next month, we'll be dishing tips, tricks, and expert answers to help you find your dream wedding dress. The best place to start is by knowing your body shape. I, for one, struggle with this, as I often feel that categorizing your body shape is like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. I'm 5'9, so there's no denying that I'm tall. I have broader shoulders and long, lean limbs, characteristics often associated with an athletic build. However, I've been blessed...

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Romantic 2011 Wedding Dresses from Amy Kuschel Bride

by Azure

Looking for a perfectly classic yet romantic wedding day look? Then Amy Kuschel has the wedding dresses for you! And today, we're giving you a sneak peek at Kuschel's gorgeous 2011 collection! I’m always blown away by the incredible fit of Amy Kuschel’s gowns. It’s interesting how much of a statement the fit can make when the wedding dress is simple and unadorned. There's also a lot of variety in Kuschel’s 2011 collection. There are a few fabulous vintage-inspired...

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