Wedding Dresses


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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A Unique Perspective on Bridal Fashion: A Modest Bride

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Debbie ofModest Couture(the only modest-style bridal shop in all of Missouri!) Modesty has evolved over the course of American History. Showing too much ankle was once considered immodest. Over the past several decades, however, wedding dresses have become more revealing. In fact, it’s only been in the last 10-15 years that strapless wedding gowns have become the conventional bridal fashion. As a result, modest wedding dresses have become more difficult to find...

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Hot Hue of 2010: Cobalt Blue Wedding Inspiration!

by Azure

A little birdy told me that Cobalt Blue will be one of the hottest, most requested colors for weddings in 2010. Since keeping our Savvy Scoopers on top of all the latest wedding trends is what we do here at OneWed, here's a little Cobalt Blue, Yellow, and Gold wedding inspiration! Cobalt Blue is a beautiful bold hue that pairs nicely with bright, vibrant tones. Don't select this color palette just because it'll be hot in 2010. But if you are going for a fresh, ethereal vibe at your...

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Bride Chic: To Have And To Halter

by Azure

About Bride Chic Believe it or not, the halter evolved from 1920s swimwear. Golden Age Hollywood designers popularized the look for evening, dressing stars like Garbo and Harlow. Actually the look was so radical and daring back then, tongues clucked as the etiquette police of the time declared, "no nice lady wore such things out at night". Ladies had different ideas though and wore the back-baring halter anyway. Halters once again made their comeback big time in the 1970s with the...

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Turquoise, Black and White Wedding: Inspired by PANTONE’s 2010 Color of the Year!

by Azure

Escape with PANTONE's Color of the Year for 2010! PANTONE Turquoise is universally flattering, and has appeal for men and women, making it a perfect accent color for your wedding color palette! And lucky for us, Turquoise is one of the nearly 200 PANTONE WEDDING Colors available from Dessy! Check out my Turquoise, Black and White Dessy style board above. Isn't that a fab color combination? And I love the After Six bridesmaid dress (style 6574) in the Turquoise color! So now that...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Watters Brides Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Watters did a fabulous job with their Spring 2010Watters Brides collection! There is something so sweet and romantic about this line... Maybe it's the abundance of beautiful lace, the gorgeously crafted floral details, or the unique low and open backs. I can't quite put my finger on it. But what I do know is that I could see myself walking down the aisle in several of these Watters wedding dresses! And if you are planning a destination or beach wedding, the dress in the last...

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Another Fantastic Tool For Brides-to-Be: Design Your Dream Wedding Dress!

by Azure

First, Dessy launched its awesome new Dessy-Pantone Style Board builder, helping brides select and coordinate their perfect wedding colors! Now, Pronovias has unveiled another amazing tool to help brides-to-be with one of the most important wedding day decisions- finding The Dress! With Design Your Ideal Wedding Gown, you can select the silhouette, waistline and neckline, fabric, accessories and veil perfect for you (see my dream wedding dress creation, above). And then Pronovias...

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Question of the Week: What Will You Do With Your Wedding Dress?

by Azure

Well, last week's question of the week was a little controversial, so let's go back to a more neutral topic for this week. What are you going to do with your wedding dress after the wedding? Trash it? Save it? resell it? If you're saving it, will you let someone else wear it or is it only for your daughter? What do you think of the trash the dress concept? Is it wasteful or fun?

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway: The Blushing Bride, Captured Through Illustration!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Remember a few weeks back when I posted about the beautiful bridal illustrations by Rosemary Fanti? Well, one Savvy Scooper is about to get lucky, because this week's Savvy Steal is from this amazingly talented artist! Rosemary will illustrate a one-of-a-kind Bridal Fashion Sketch for this week's winner- a lovely keepsake that will capture the beauty of this bride on her most special day. Once Rosemary has a photo of the wedding...

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Bubbly Bride: WEDDING DRESSES WANTED

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Glamor with a little attitude! Your first entrance is when the doors of your church swing open and all of your friends and family turn to look at you walking down the aisle. They get their first sight of you and are instantly eyeing the style of wedding dress you chose, from what fabric it is, to the gemstones or lace that it is designed with. This is your chance to wow them with your style and show off your elegant taste, and don't forget the months of shopping...

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Nicole Miller Bridesmaids Collection: Now Available Online!

by Azure

I love Nicole Miller, so I'm very excited about this one! Just this week, Nicole Miller started selling their bridesmaids' dresses online!! There are a lot of beautiful, vibrant colors to choose from, and silhouettes for all shapes and sizes. And how fabulous would these luxurious charmeuse shawls be as bridesmaids' gifts for your lovely ladies? I adore the apricot and espresso colors! And if you really want to drool, check out the accessories from Nicole Miller! Now if you'll...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Wtoo Brides Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Chic, fresh, and sophisticated. If these three words describe what you are looking for in your wedding dress, the Spring 2010Wtoo Brides Collection is for you! Each dress has something uniquely beautiful about it, without being too over-the-top or in your face. A timeless princess A-line with a stunning organza beaded sash. A sheath-style halter (perfect for a beach or destination wedding) in a silky jersey material, with an unexpected criss-cross back. You'll see hints of lace,...

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Blush and Taupe Wedding Inspiration from Dessy!

by Azure

Dying to know who our Dessy Style Board Challenge winner is? Who will be walking away with $500 in fab Dessy accessories? We'll be announcing our lucky winner in just a few short hours! So to get you through until then, here's a little Blush and Taupe wedding inspiration! I love this color pallet, and the Dessy items featured in this board, don't you? - Chic Alfred Sung (style D447) bridesmaid dress in Champagne - Duchess Satin Neck Tie in Blush - Lovely Dessy flower girl dress...

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Wedding dress models…why so thin?

by Azure

Every now and then, there's a new conversation started about the fact that models are, believe it or not, skinny! Remember Kate Moss' comment about 'Nothing tastes as good as thin feels'? In the wedding world, we've heard a lot of chatter about how thin Vera Wang's runway models are.  And this might just be my preference, but wouldn't you like to see these lovely creations on models that look a bit more like you and me, more like real women?  The models are just so waif-like...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Amsale Wedding Dresses

by Azure

You can always count on Amsale to have some pretty fabulous wedding dresses! The Spring 2010 wedding dress line from Amsale definitely delivers with some real beauties! Every dress in the collection is simple and elegant- you won't see any head-to-toe lace or over-the-top plunging necklines or backs. What you will see is traditional silhouettes done in rich, sumptuous fabrics, and chic details that add a little "wow factor". Take the first dress (the Adele)- this is a traditional...

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