Wedding Dresses


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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From the Red Carpet to the Wedding Aisle: Rihanna’s White Hot Shoes at the AMA’s!

by Azure

Who watched the AMA's on Sunday? I definitely wasn't glued to my t.v., but did catch bits and pieces.... And one of my biggest takeaways of the night? Rihanna's shoes! Oh my gosh, how perfect would these white ankle strap pumps be for your wedding day!? I'm sure they cost an arm and a leg, so I'm making it my personal mission to find a similar pair that us non-celebs can afford! But... if you're lucky enough to win our Off-the-Chart free wedding giveaway (worth $15,000) or our...

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Bride Chic: Dresses For Dancing!

by Azure

About Bride Chic Will you and your groom perchance be showing off a little Hip-hop at your reception? A bit of Foxtrot maybe? Nothing spells romance more than two lovers ballroom dancing. And because this is going to be your first dance as a couple, a symbolic act you perform for your guests to evoke oneness, you'll want to get it right. Your dance can be as timeless as something out of an Astaire and Rogers flick, or as hot and wild as the numbers in Mambo Kings. Whatever dance you...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Pure by Justin Alexander Wedding Dresses

by Azure

The Spring 2010 Pure by Justin Alexander collection is perfect for our brides planning a beach or destination wedding. The wedding dresses in this line are simple and understated. But what I love is that many of the dresses have an unexpected, detailed back! Isn't the jeweled racer back on the dress above fabulous? And the Grecian-inspired silhouette and t-back on the dress in the third photo? Pair one of these with some sassy gladiator sandals and sexy tousled hair (try Frederic...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Jenny Packham Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Big stars like Eva Longoria, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry and Carrie Underwood have donned Jenny Packham designs. Just this past September, My Name Is Earl star Jaime Pressly walked down the aisle in a Jenny Packham wedding dress. Seeing Packham's gorgeous Spring 2010 wedding dress collection up close and personal (while in NYC) got me to thinking... I want to walk down the aisle in a Jenny Packham creation! These dresses are just so unique, and definitely have that old Hollywood,...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Jorge Manuel Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Escape to a place far, far away with Jorge Manuel's Spring 2010 wedding dress collection! This entire line was designed to tell the story of Alice and Wonderland, and when we saw these dresses at Chicago bridal market, we were literally blown away. Jorge Manuel is new to the fashion scene, and was previously an architect. His architectural design background is ever present in his wedding dress collection, which is full of beautifully crafted pleats, amazingly structured corsets and...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Vineyard by Priscilla of Boston Wedding Dresses

by Azure

The Spring 2010 wedding dresses in the Vineyard collection by Priscilla of Boston are classic, sweet and sophisticated. Many of the dresses are simple with a surprising little detail, like a girly bow at the natural waist. I adore the Morgan dress (in the third photo), with its smart pockets, full princess skirt, and floral embroidery with tiny jewels that are barely there. And the knee-length reception dress is lovely, too- the gathered fabric down the center of the dress (made to...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: David Fielden Wedding Dresses

by Azure

The best way to sum up David Fielden's Spring 2010 wedding dress collection- European High Fashion meets Futuristic (with a touch of Bride of Frankenstein- in the catwalk hair, of course). I would have loved to attend this runway show... I can just feel the chills! If you are looking for frills, bows, and clouds of tulle, this collection is not for you. Many of the dresses in this collection are true works of art, and for the right bride, a David Fielden frock could be beyond...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Platinum by Priscilla of Boston Wedding Dresses

by Azure

You've got to love the Spring 2010Platinum Collection from Priscilla of Boston! There are so many unexpected twists and turns in the collection... While many of the Spring 2010 trends are present- clouds of tulle, floral appliqué details, oversized bows, scattered jewels- this collection is anything but ordinary. I'm obsessed with the intricately beaded bodice and unique strapless neckline on the dress above. To-die-for! And the fluffy, ruffly pinwheel design skirt on the...

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Featured Wedding: Sara and Tucker, Whidbey Island, WA 9.26.09

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Willa Kveta Photography Sara and Tucker seem to be such a perfect fit for one another! They love to laugh at themselves, enjoy life and their friends, and are truly, deeply in love. They were so much fun to photograph! They wanted a mix of slightly traditional portraits, but mainly, fun, candid portraits that showed off their personalities. Their wedding was at Fireseed Catering, a gorgeous venue in the woods outside of Langley on Whidbey Island. I could...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Manuel Mota Wedding Dresses

by Azure

The Spring 2010 Manuel Mota wedding dress collection from Pronovias is timeless and elegant. You'll see lots of head-to-toe lace numbers, modest necklines, and classic silhouettes. There are some dresses that are perfect for a destination wedding (like the Chalet and the Odin in photo 3) and some that are ideal for a church ceremony (like the classic dresses- reminiscent of Audrey Hupburn- in photo 5). I adore the asymmetrical drop waist and beautifully woven bands of fabric on...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Reverie by Melissa Sweet Wedding Dresses

by Azure

For the gal with a destination in mind, the new Spring 2010 line from Reverie by Melissa Sweet is all about location, location, location. From Rio to Taos to Macao, these light, airy wedding dresses are sure to be the choice for our destination wedding brides. Which location is your favorite? And what do you think of the come-hither make-up and floral headpieces?

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Melissa Sweet Wedding & Bridesmaid Dresses

by Azure

Always a personal favorite, I was dazzled by the new Spring 2010 wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses from Melissa Sweet. Lush fabrics, exquisite details, lace and flower appliques--a Spring 2010 runway trend indeed. Can I get married again? Run don't walk to your nearest Priscilla of Boston bridal shop to try on these gorgeous gowns.

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