Wedding Dresses


Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway: And The Winner Is…

by Azure

Amanda D.! Congratulations, Amanda! We can't wait to see which chic Shabby Apple frock you select! Please email us at SavvyScoop@OneWed.com to claim your prize! Happy Friday, brides and grooms-to-be! *Disclosure: prize provided free of charge by Shabby Apple

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Bride Chic: Wedding Dress Fashion- The Long And Short Of It

by Azure

About Bride Chic For the bride who wants to have it both ways there's good news: go right ahead. Designers like Reem Acra and Badgley Mischka are adding mini dresses with trains and over skirts to their wedding dress collections, perfect for going from the formality of the wedding ceremony to the revels of reception time... Helpful Links: Wedding Dresses Spring 2011 Wedding Dress Sneak Peek Wedding Dress Designers

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Unusual Wedding Customs: Irish Traveler Weddings

by Azure

One of the most interesting things about writing about weddings is that you learn about so many different cultures. It can be so easy to dismiss other people's traditions and customs as tacky. But, if you try to view other weddings neutrally, not as what you would or wouldn't do, you can find beauty in almost any wedding. Irish Travelers are a unique, small ethnic group in Ireland. They're sort of like the Roma (gypsies) of Eastern Europe. They're generally poor and they move around a...

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Ask the Experts: Help with Bridesmaids’ Dresses

by Azure

Yesterday we asked what you thought of the idea of non-matching bridesmaids' dresses. Today, the experts from our Ask the Experts panel weigh in! A bride writes: Hi Guys, I have 4 bridesmaids but all different sizes 8 to 22, I am trying to keep the cost down as much as possible as the girls have kindly agreed to pay for their own. I have looked at places that have a broad range but they’re so expensive, I did want all the girls to look the same rather than just buying a dress each...

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Vibrant Bridesmaid Dresses By Dessy: Dare To Let Your ‘Maids Mix And Match

by Azure

When I think of Cinco de Mayo, fiestas, margaritas, and bright vibrant colors come to mind. And since Dessy’s PANTONE Wedding is the place for bridal party garb in every color under the sun, I thought a Cinco de Mayo Dessy post was all too fitting! As you know, Dessy’s brand new bridesmaid collection by Cynthia Rowley will be available in May. But, we’ve got the inside scoop on the Cynthia Rowley bridesmaids’ dresses before anyone else! You really can’t beat the vibrancy...

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Bubbly Bride: Shopping for Your Wedding Dress Online

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride I have written recently about shopping for your wedding dress and putting it on for the first time and knowing that you have found the dress that you will wear down the aisle. The different fabrics and styles can make a wedding dress feel completely different when on. What if you don’t have time to go shopping, or don’t feel comfortable trying on dresses in front of others? You will be surprised at the high number of brides who shop online for their dress. ...

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Spring 2011Nicole Miller Wedding Dresses Hot Off The Catwalk!

by Azure

Now, the latest Nicole Millerwedding dresses won’t be available until June 30th, but I wanted to give our Savvy Scoopers a little sneak peek! Nicole Miller is known for her feminine, sexy, modern aesthetic, and always creates wedding dresses that are timeless and refined. If you are looking for a wedding dress that’ll fit you like a glove, but won’t overpower you on your big day, Nicole Miller may just be the designer for you! Her newest creations are sophisticated and simple;...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway: A Chic Spring Dress From Shabby Apple!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway I don’t know about you, but when the warm weather finally rolls in, I am on the hunt for cute, Spring/Summer dresses. Simple and chic sun dresses are essential to your warm weather wardrobe- they make getting dressed a breeze, and can be dressed up or down with your favorite accessories. To help you amp up your warm weather wardrobe, this week’s Savvy Steal is from Shabby Apple. Shabby Apple is known for its unique, figure flattering...

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Bride Chic: Couture Report- Carolina Herrera Spring 2011 Wedding Dresses

by Azure

About Bride Chic Carolina Herrera is one of my favorite designers, way up there for innovating feminine looks. Her 2011 SpringWedding Dress collection is full of To-Be-Continued and Improved Upon bridal looks she introduced last season. Her bowler hats are still with us as well as some real vintage bridal looks authenticated via jewelry, belts, hats and gloves. She continues to stun us all with her selection of top notch fabrics and couture techniques... Helpful Links: Designer...

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Wishpot: Wedding Pieces You Can Wear Again and Again

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Wishpot.com Your wedding registry is a great place to get things that you can use over and over again: kitchen appliances, couches, dishes, decorations, furniture, and BBQ supplies to name a few. But why not use your entire wedding as a time to get awesome stuff that you can use more than once? We usually consider our wedding dress and jewels to be one-event-only objects (unless we pass them down to our daughters, of course). So we spend a fortune to look...

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Spring 2011 Vera Wang Wedding Dresses Hot Off The Runway!

by Azure

When Vera Wang unveils her latest and greatest bridal collections, I’ve never been disappointed. And this season is no different. Vera’s Spring 2011wedding dresses are just what the doctor ordered! Each piece embodies the delicate, airy feeling that Spring brings to each of us. Soft hues, luxurious fabrics, and clouds of silk and tulle dominate this Spring 2011 collection. As always, Vera’s collection include both classic, simple white or ivory wedding dresses, as well as...

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Bubbly Bride: Lengthening The Sleeves On Your Wedding Dress

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride If you browse the racks of most bridal boutiques you will see the hangers filled with mostly strapless wedding dresses, a few spaghetti straps and maybe a couple cap sleeves and one-shoulder, asymmetric dresses. Rarely do you find long sleeve wedding dresses for brides-to-be. You read on every blog the importance of finding a wedding dress that you are most comfortable in. You want to feel beautiful walking down the aisle and beautiful does not have to mean...

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Wedding Day Lingerie: The Perfect Fit for Your Perfect Wedding Dress

by Azure

People describe finding the perfect wedding dress almost like it’s own romance story. But, just like the perfect relationship, the perfect dress requires a solid foundation! According to Alicia Vargo of Pampered Passions Lingerie (located online and in Colorado) took a tour of our wedding dress gallery, and had some great suggestions for today’s popular necklines. For almost any dress, Alicia recommends the NuBra, what she calls God’s gift to women! But check out some of these...

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Recycled Bride: Going Green by Going Vintage

by Azure

About Recycled Bride The ultimate in green bridal style is vintage chic Do you love romantic retro looks? If you've fallen in love with the feminine '50s silhouettes made popular again by Mad Men, or you love '30s flapper style or '70s funk, why not be a vintage bride? When you buy a wedding dress or accessories from another era, you're making an eco-friendly choice and opening your bridal style to a world of exciting possibilities. Wear a one-of-a-kind wedding dress that can't be...

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Bride Chic: Stalking The Look Books- How I Discovered Mikaella

by Azure

About Bride Chic Recently one of my devoted readers sent me photos of her wedding. What a treat! One look at her and I was swept away by the clean lines and fit of her wedding dress. She wore an empire A-line dress by Mikaella, a relatively new label from the Toronto-based design house, Paloma Blanca. What amazes me about these wedding dresses is fit and use of fabric. Above, De Anna looks like she's wearing a second skin, the dress is part of her, moving with her. For the...

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Spring 2011 Bridal Runway: Oscar de la Renta Wedding Dresses!

by Azure

Oscar de la Renta’s flair for the dramatic really comes through in his Spring 2011 Bridal collection! I love how each wedding dress exudes style from a certain era; there are Victorian-inspired pieces, modern architectural creations, and everything in between. And the variation within the collection doesn’t stop there! There are dramatic, frilly ball gowns with skirts so voluminous that they defy logical reason; white structured dresses without a single embellishment or...

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Spring 2011 Bridal Runway: Reem Acra Wedding Dress Collection

by Azure

Reem Acra is one of my favorite bridal designers, and on the red carpet, we’ve seen how much celebs love this designers’ gowns, too! Acra is an expert at fusing traditional, classic style with today’s modern fashions, and there is never a shortage of sophistication in Reem Acra creations. Reem Acra’s Spring 2011 collection covers all the bases in a lovely way. It’s simple and timeless, with romantic details and feminine touches. Whether you are looking for a dramatic ball...

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Bubbly Bride: Unique Traditions, And One Dream Wedding Dress!

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Recently I had the opportunity to experience a true act of kindness, and what I think would make a sweet tradition if chosen to participate in. Wedding budgets and costs are one of the most stressful parts of any wedding. No budget or planning can prepare you for the wedding war on your wallet. The dollar amounts will keep adding up and any savings you can find will be a huge relief to your stress level. While shopping with a bride-to-be recently, I was lucky...

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Eye On Bridal Fashion: Douglas Hannant Spring 2011 Wedding Dresses

by Azure

While we couldn’t make it to NYC for April 2010 Bridal Market, we are keeping a close eye on the newest bridal collections. I'm totally into Douglas Hannant's Spring 2011 collection. What I love about this bridal line? You can't put it into a box and wrap it up with a pretty bow... it doesn't scream one specific style (it's not "romantic", or "modern", or "classic"). Each wedding dress that graced the catwalk was so different than the last, with its own unique style and...

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Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest

by Azure

For the past few years Cheap Chic Weddings has found a way to elevate that age-old bridal shower game. They've turned the Toilet Paper Wedding Dress into a contest, where the winner can win $1,000 for her design. Think you have what it takes? Check out the complete rules here. In the meantime, get a little inspiration from these past winners and runner-ups. Helpful Links Real Wedding Dresses More Bridal Shower Ideas More Contests and Deals

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Bride Chic: The Best Tressed Bride

by Azure

About Bride Chic Want an edge to topping off your wedding day look? There's a focus on inventive hairdressing lately whether you decide to ditch the veil or not. Once you've chosen your wedding dress, your head is the next most crucial detail to dressing the part. Because not every bride feels right doing the veil thing, some are opting for smaller bridal headpieces, even hats. For those of you wanting to skip the cake top template of wedding hairstyles all together and try...

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TWO knockout wedding day looks without the 2nd dress!

by Azure

Get the second wedding reception look without buying a second wedding dress!   There's no denying the two wedding dress trend!  Kate Middleton wore two, Kim Kardashian wore three, and 2012 brides are thinking that more is more.  But purchasing two gorgeous gowns can be expensive... and here at onewed, we do not condone breaking the wedding budget to buy that second dress.  So how can a bride showcase two unique looks (one for the ceremony, one for the reception) without...

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Wedding Dress Designer Spotlight: Alyne

by Azure

We’re always on the lookout for great new wedding dress designers to add to our gallery. I recently fell head over heels in love with these gorgeous dresses from Alyne. Each one is different, but they all share a classic glamour and simplicity that I find irresistible. I also love the simple names that somehow evoke classic style icons and exactly the type of modern girl who would love the dress. Don’t forget to check in with our wedding dress gallery and see what else is...

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Bride Chic: Is Renting Your Wedding Dress The Way To Go?

by Azure

About Bride Chic I thought this void in the market would be filled by some good old Yankee ingenuity but it hasn’t been. Do a search on wedding dress rental and just see what comes up. I found you can rent a gown these days, but shops offering this service are scattered thin. Most designers including those of the stylish one-off Etsy variety aren't even open to taking the plunge. So I asked salon owners a couple pertinent questions. The first one: Would you consider renting some of...

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