Wedding Dresses


2010 Grammys: More Bridal-Inspired Gowns on the Red Carpet!

by Azure

The Grammys are known for its crazy, out there red carpet looks from the celebs in attendance. Last night's Grammys had its fair share of wacky outfits (Lady Gaga and Katy Perry jumped on this crazy train), but there were also some fabulous dresses that graced the red carpet... many of which may inspire your bridal look! Keri Hilson was probably my favorite, donning a strapless champagne mermaid style dress. How stunning is this look!? I adore the jeweled belt accenting her...

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Indie Wed Wrap Up: An Edgy, Unique Bridal Event Done Right!

by Azure

I had the pleasure of attending Indie Wed this weekend, a fabulously unique wedding show for couples taking a modern, edgy, or eco-friendly approach to their special day! If you are a Chicago hipster planning your wedding, you were probably there! And for our non-Chicago gals who love the Etsy-Anthropology-Green wedding thing, I wanted to share some highlights from this rad event! Fashion... - Love Damask? Check out the adorable cocktail frock (for your 'maids or for you- a...

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Bride Chic: Stalking The Look Books- Cymbeline

by Azure

About Bride Chic Cymbeline does it again. Consistently, this Paris design house gets it right as far as classic chic goes. Check out the draped collar in the first photo... and ooooh la la! touches of red in the third! Helpful Links: - Find your perfect wedding dress - Pair it with a fab pair of bridal heels! - 2010 wedding dress collections

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Dessy Style Board: Black Tie Affair with a Red Carpet Twist!

by Azure

Did you see Kate Hudson at the Golden Globes? She looked stunning, and it turns out… her white Marchesa gown was actually from the designer’s bridal collection! Her look at the Globes inspired this Dessy-Pantone style board- a Black Tie affair with a red carpet twist. The classic duet of black-and-white is perfect for creating a formal, downtown-chic vibe at your wedding, and works for any season! Loving some of the items in this style board? While Kate Hudson's head-to-toe...

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2010 SAG Awards: Celeb Fashion Done Right to Inspire your Bridal Look!

by Azure

What did you think of the red carpet fashion at the 2010 SAG awards? We tuned in, and thought the stars brought it classier, sassier and more red hot than at the Globes! Here are some of our faves, perfect for your pre-wedding parties and your big day! Christina Applegate wowed in a stunning Roberto Cavalli v-neck number. I adore the sky blue hue and Swarovski beading detail on the shoulders! And how fab was Kate Hudson, with that plunging back and slinky silhouette!? Kyra...

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Bride Chic: The Big Sleeve Comeback!

by Azure

About Bride Chic With necklines rising it is invariable we'd see the return of a few sleeves this season. Until lately (like the last twenty years or so), bridal fashion was a very restricted zone. With so many rules to follow, modesty was the most crucial. Covering one's self up as much as possible was de riguer, a throwback to 19th century propriety when brides symbolized purity and virginity. Fast forward to the 21st century and brides are celebrating a fashion liberation. Finally...

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Golden Globes 2010: Red Hot on the Red Carpet…

by Azure

Transformed for your wedding day! "90210" star AnnaLynne McCord dared to be bare for a Golden Globes afterparty in this provocative, grecian-inspired white dress. While the bare bodice is too risque for when you walk down the aisle, I could see this gown being transformed into a beautiful beach wedding dress with just a tiny tweak. Add a layer of classic Chantilly lace or illusion netting with scattered Swarovskis beneath the skin-baring bodice, and you'll be aisle-ready for your...

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Golden Globe 2010: Red Carpet Fashion Fit for Your Wedding

by Azure

Ah the Golden Globes...the first Fashion Super Bowl of the year. The Red Carpet, surprisingly, lacked the heavy jewel tones and color so popular in runway fashion this year. That said, it seemed designers were channeling the bridal runway with Spring 2010 trends like: (1) monochromatic white and black, (2) romantic ruffles, lace & ruching, (3) sequins and rhinestone embellishments, (4) asymmetrical necklines, (5) grays and lavenders. Who made your best dressed list? Which gown...

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Bride Chic: Out of the Cottage- The Artisan as a Trendsetter

by Azure

About Bride Chic Has Etsy become the new Vogue? The way fashion and bridal bloggers are hailing some of those artisan/designers whose one-of-a-kind products grace the site, you'd think so. This new genre of fashion star seems to have left the cottage and moved on to a bigger niche in Bryant Park. Here are a few names: Bonzie, Carol Hannah, Twigs and Honey- all successful designers- all on Etsy. This is a wonderful evolution we're seeing in that the artisan has finally become...

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Dessy Style Board Challange: Take Three for January!

by Azure

Hello lovelies! For this month's Dessy-Pantone Style Board Challenge, we are doing things a little bit different! Let me break it down... - You have until Friday, February 12 to submit your best style boards (right before you check out for your romantic Valentine’s Day weekend!) - You must use at least three Pantone colors in each style board submitted - Boards will be judged based on two main criteria… 1. The beauty of the board, AND… 2. The best color palette The grand...

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December Dessy-Pantone Style Board Challenge: And The Winner Is!

by Azure

It was tough (to say the least) to select the winner of our December Dessy-Pantone Style Board Challenge! There were so many fabulous boards submitted, and it was clear that our brides-to-be got much more savvy with the Dessy style board tool this month. There was one board that stood out, because of its creativity, attention to detail, and fun, vibrant theme! The winning board was submitted by Nicole B, and had a rad Beatles-theme going on! Below is a little description from our...

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Bride Chic: Salute To Adrian, The King Of Hollywood Glamour

by Azure

About Bride Chic When Hollywood designers are mentioned, two stand head and shoulders above all others: Adrian and Edith Head. Head of course had flair and that remarkable staying power. In a highly competitive arena, she outlasted just about every designer for two generations in Hollywood(or was it 3?). Then there was Adrian. He just had magnificent talent. Born Adrian Adolph Greenberg, he was head of costume at MGM from 1928-1942 in a time that would mark his fourteen-year reign...

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Once-Wed Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress For Sale To Help A Couple In Need

by Azure

Wedding dressesare expensive. This we already know. If the purchase of your beautiful, pricey, wedding dress helped out a couple in need, though, wouldn’t the splurge feel a whole lot sweeter? If you are still on the hunt for your perfect wedding dress, check out this beyond-gorgeous Maggie Sottero once-wed number. It’s being sold on RecycledBride.com for $1000, and the story behind this will warm your heart. 7 months before Maria and Evan were set to tie the knot, Evan was...

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To Celebrate Matrimony Monday, New Wedding Planning Tools, Features, Giveaways!

by Azure

To celebrate the biggest online wedding planning day of the year—January 4 2010, known as Matrimony Monday here at OneWed—we have launched all new features, tools and giveaways to help our newly engaged brides-to-be! Here are just a few of the new features you’ll find on OneWed: Off-the-Chart Wedding Giveaway--$15,000 in prizes! Create a Wedding Pre-Party (the only social wedding planning network—a Private-Facebook for Weddings) and you’ll be entered to win prizes for...

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2009 Celebrity Weddings: Celebs Wore Vera, Get the Look for Less!

by Azure

Vera Wang designed some beyond-stunning couture wedding dresses for celebrity weddings throughout 2009. Ivanka Trump's modest lace a-line gown was beautifully classic. Khloe Kardashian and American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi donned more modern Vera creations- with mermaid silhouettes, drop waist bodices, and billowy trains. And Alyssa Milano was regal in a custom-made Vera Wang dress, perfectly-suited for her August fairytale wedding. Ladies these days dream about walking down the...

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Bride Chic: Futuristic Bridal Veils

by Azure

About Bride Chic Most of these futuristic veil creations would make even Judy Jetson look like she's got a thing going with vintage. With the exception of the Watters treasure below (photo 6), these are not necessarily looks to come down a wedding aisle near you, but concepts designers and fashion photographers put out there to inspire or wow us into thinking beyond bridal fashion's safe beige parameters Photo 2: Whatever was Raimon Bundo thinking when he sent these lovely twins down...

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Dessy Style Board Challenge: What You Get For $500!

by Azure

If you have yet to submit your style boards for our DessyStyle Board Challenge, this might light a fire under you! I heard from the lucky winner of last month's style board challenge, and was absolutely blown away by how much Dessy swag she was able to get for $500! Here's the rundown of what Ann R. scored from our wonderful sponsor, The Dessy Group... - Two Taupe quilted gift totes - Two pairs of Buttercup flip flops - Two Buttercup quilted satin clutches, each filled with Stila...

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Recycled Bride: Everything You Need to Know About Eco-Friendly Wedding Dresses, Part 2

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Welcome back to Recycled Bride's roundup of the freshest ideas in ethical bridalwear. Last week we talked about recycling and reusing your dress through online resale, and I shared some of the latest styles from the hottest eco-friendly wedding dressdesigners around. Today in Part 2, you'll learn even more exciting ways to wear the dress of your dreams and be kind to the planet. • Rent a wedding gown. Grooms have been getting married in rented tuxedos since the...

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Retro-Inspired Dessy Style Board!

by Azure

I've always loved retro-inspired wedding decor! The bright cherry, aqua and lime green hues are so rad- perfect for a fun, young & hip couple. What do you think of my retro-inspired Dessy Style board above? Isn't the Dessy Collection, Style 2800, bridesmaid dress in PANTONE wedding color Flame red hot!? Love it! Would you consider a non-traditional color palette like this? What other wedding "themes" are at the top of your list? Let me know in the comment section of this blog-...

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Bride Chic: A Winter Wedding Fairytale

by Azure

About Bride Chic The Winter forest by night is the subject of more than a few fairy tales, suggesting magic, miracles and the reflection of jewels and opulent fabrics in the moonlight. Here our story follows a walk through those woods by night in sweeping, full skirts celebrating all the majesty of the enchanted... Photo 2: Low-waist Miss Kelly dress with draped bodice and Swarovski crystals on the skirt. Photo 3: Gold bustier Magnani wedding dress with thickly embroidered...

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Hot Pink, Tangerine and Green: Inspired by a Wedding in Orvieto, Italy!

by Azure

Dessy has made it even easier to create a style board to inspire your dream wedding! Partnering up with Wedding Chicks, the Dessy-Pantone style board builder now has a Photography section, chock full of professional wedding photos, from invitations, to wedding cakes, to decor. So no need to go trolling around the internet for your style board must-haves! My hot pink, tangerine, and green apple inspiration board above includes lots of these Wedding Chicks photos. I look forward to...

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Queerly Wed: What You Should Know about Same-Sex Wedding Attire

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Melissa Johns of Queerly Wed Wedding ceremonies have seen some changes over the past 30 years. Of course, some couples choose to have a completely traditional ceremony, too! What hasn’t seen a lot of change is the basic wedding attire. The groom wears a tux and the bride wears a dress. This is the image we are all raised with. When it comes to same-sex weddings, it is no surprise that most everyone wants to know “what are you wearing?” Of course this is...

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Recycled Bride: Eco-Friendly Wedding Dresses: Everything You Need to Know, Part 1

by Azure

About Recycled Bride (Pssst... They don't have to be made of hemp, and can be fabulously glamorous- and affordable!) As the founder of RecycledBride.com, I'm often asked to help brides find wedding dresses that are sustainable and Earth-friendly. Many of them expect their options to be limited, and are surprised to learn that wedding dresses made from organic and sustainable fabrics are just the tip of the eco-wedding iceberg. There are lots of ways to choose ethical and responsible...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Kenneth Pool Wedding Dresses

by Azure

I am totally smitten with the 2010 Kenneth Poolwedding dresses! The entire collection just oozes unapologetic glamour... opulent, dramatic, glamour with a kick of fantasy. Sumptuous, creamy duchess satin and romantic clouds of tulle. Eye-catching Swarovski crystal beading and exquisite embroidery. Masterfully crafted organza ruffles, scalloped tiers, and crumb-catcher necklines. These Kenneth Pool dresses have it all, and it's all done right! All of these beautiful creations...

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