Wedding Dresses


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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Eye On Bridal Fashion: Black Accents, Sophisticated Style

by Azure

One of the major bridal fashion trends that carried over from 2009, and came out swingin' in 2010- White, cream, and ivory wedding dresses with black accents. I can't pinpoint exactly what it is about this trend that makes me swoon... but there is just something so chic and sophisticated about a little pop of black, totally unexpected, against the neutral background of the wedding dress. It's very Old World aristocracy meets Parisian Haute Couture if you ask me! As more and more...

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Eye On Bridal Fashion: Let’s Welcome The Little White Dress!

by Azure

Brides-to-be planning a wedding for 2010 or 2011- you are in luck! Because the Little Black Dress (aka LBD) has transformed itself in a major way... And the new LBD is now the LWD, or Little White Dress! How perfect is this if you are on the hunt for a second dress for your wedding reception?? Take a look at some of my favorite LWDs, all from the fab new site, RentTheRunway. On RentTheRunway, you can rent a designer dress especially for your special occasion! So, that to-die-for...

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Bride Chic: Spring Kid Chic For Flower Girls And Other Pint-Sized Wedding Guests

by Azure

About Bride Chic For all of you looking for little girl dresses in 100% silks and cottons, check out these oooh la-la adorable creations from Wooden Soldier, an online fashion place for kids. One of my clients- God bless her- introduced me to this site. As a company that started out small, Wooden Soldier is dedicated to the principles on which their business was founded: quality, personal service, and unique merchandise... I was surprised to find such incredible kid chic (they offer...

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Off-The-Chart Free Wedding Giveaway: The Winning Bride-to-Be Enjoying Her Swag!

by Azure

The lucky winner of our Off-the-Chart free wedding giveaway has begun to collect and enjoy her bounty! Carla's bridal shower was a few weeks back, and she put her 6 flower bouquets from Weddings by FlowerPetal to great use. Carla chose the beautiful Delphinium Dreamsfloral arrangements, which featured a dramatic mix of purple and blue delphiniums. Once the party was over, Carla gifted each of her wonderful bridesmaids with a Delphinium Dreams centerpiece. What lovely bridesmaids'...

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Insider Tip: Save Money on Your Bridal Alterations

by Azure

As we mentioned, we went to the National Bridal Market here in Chicago this week. This show is really meant as a way for designers to show their new wedding dresses to the bridal store buyers. I sat in on a fashion show, and heard a little secret that I thought I'd pass along (hey, it's not like it's a friend's secret). As you've probably noticed, a lot of wedding dresses are showing pretty deep v's on their v necklines and on the back of the dress (like the ones pictured here). If...

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Bridal Fashion Style Watch: All The Latest Wedding Dress Trends!

by Azure

Chicago's National Bridal Market was a great experience. It's always fun to see the latest and greatest wedding dresses from some of our favorite designers. This year's market was interesting, as there were a few undeniable bridal style trends that were popping up everywhere. Here's the inside scoop on what you can expect in 2010 and beyond... 1. Bright White Wedding Dresses Persevere No More: I was struck by the lack of bright white, diamond white, blinding white wedding dresses. ...

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Question of the Week: Where Would You Like to Buy a Wedding Dress?

by Azure

You've probably heard the news that White House Black Market and Urban Outfitters are joining J.Crew in being fashionable retailers offering a bridal line. It got me wondering, what store do you see as your wedding style? If you could get any store that you shop at (or dream about shopping at) to make a bridal line, which store would it be and why? Feel free to be creative, maybe it's not even a clothing store, but a different kind of designer. Helpful Links Wedding...

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Doing The Bridal Style Research So You Don’t Have To!

by Azure

We are off to Chicago's National Bridal Market... to scope out all the latest trends, hot bridal accessories, and more! It’s a tough job, but somebody has got to do it! All so that our lovely savvy scoopers can be in the know on what’s hot and what’s not for 2010 weddings. Will ruffles, lace, and other romantic details continue to adorn the newest wedding dresses? Are one-shoulder asymmetrical styles still holding their ground? What wedding dress silhouettes, necklines and...

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Bride Chic: Stalking The Look Books- David Fielden

by Azure

About Bride Chic David Fielden's Spring/Summer 2010 collection has a little bit of everything. Short dresses, sheaths, Erte-inspired blousons, and yes, a couple of those grand style ball gowns. Now, I will have to admit, if you're a purist who loves those clean lines, this is your go-to guy for a wedding dress. While his creations are not all free of embelishments, that of which he chooses to embellish with is precious, minimal and will make for some dramatic grand-entrancing... What...

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