Wedding Dresses


Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Pixton Couture

by Azure

A new designer to the scene, Kimberly Pixton of Pixton Couture is as cute as a button. While her background as an NFL cheerleader and designing cheer uniforms has aided her in creating body conscious silhouettes that truly flatter the female form, her designs are anything but Ra Ra Ra!!! In fact, her Spring 2010 wedding dresses evoke old Hollywood glamour and vintage sophistication. We had the pleasure of attending a private runway show with Kimberly, her model, and her four...

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Dessy for Off-the-Chart Beautiful Dresses!

by Azure

We’ll admit it, every once in a while we make fun of bridesmaid dresses. There’s one company though that we NEVER mock, we love dresses from The Dessy Group. Lucky for us (and for you) The Dessy Group is participating in our Off-the-Chart Wedding Giveaway. Dessy Group is offering five (5) Bridesmaids’ Dresses! You can select from over 100,000 color combinations from Dessy Collection, After Six and Alfred Sung. Dessy Group doesn’t want you to feel left out, you are the bride...

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Bride Chic: Spring 2010 Wedding Dress Trend- Nature Inspired

by Azure

About Bride Chic I'm starting a series where we're going to be taking a closer look at some of the most popular trends coming up in 2010. We'll start with nature, the catalyst of a bucolic movement we're seeing in bridal wear, embracing all things living: Flowers, leaves and feathers are showing up on wedding dresses with interesting applications whether printed, embroidered or applied. Photo 1: Retro lines and a major border embroidered in bright tones add pizazz to the white dress...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Monique Lhuillier

by Azure

While at Chicago's Bridal Market, we were on a very serious mission... Wedding Dress Trend Spotting! We've got quite the running list of trends that are popping up in most designer's Spring 2010 Collections, a couple of which are below.... - Tulle: Tulle is back and better than ever! If you've always dreamed of a fairytale wedding, this may be the trend for you. - Hints of Lace: Lace is so classic and beautiful, and designers are really ramping up their use of this traditional...

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Bride Chic: A Day A City Hall- A Look At The New Civil Wedding

by Azure

About Bride Chic The brief city hall ceremony or ‘champagne wedding’ is every bit as significant as the formal wedding planned months ahead. City hall weddings are ideal for couples who don't want to bother with juggling florists, caterers, bands and wedding planners. No longer considered the spontaneous events they once were, civil ceremonies are going through new approval and popularity. And in the case of the opulant San Francisco City Hall- you get the use of a palace for...

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A Look Back at a Wedding Dress Made for a Princess (literally)

by Azure

Let's take a little time travel trip back to 1981, a great year for big, over-the-top weddings. The biggest of course being Luke and Laura on General Hospital and in real life, Prince Charles and Diana. If you’re going to be in Philadelphia between now and the end of the year, you can actually go see the wedding dress of the 1980s. Diana: A Celebration, a touring exhibit, will be at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia through the end of the year. If Diana’s was...

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BCBG: Jewel-Toned Evening Dresses for your Bridesmaids!

by Azure

I love BCBG for cute cocktail dresses, chic layering pieces, and of course, stylish clutches and purses. But while shopping this weekend, I thumbed through this season's BCBG Shopping Guide, and saw a midnight blue evening gown that I fell in love with. For bridesmaids in an elegant fall or winter wedding, it was simply perfection. Unfortunately, it must be a brand new piece because its not yet listed on the BCBG website. The photo above is currently featured on the home page, but...

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Platinum Wedding Gown worth $500,000: Sparkles and Shines on the Runway!

by Azure

Did you catch our News article on the gorgeous Platinum wedding dress, decorated with 10 feet of platinum chain, 33 carats of diamonds, 145.84 carats of aquamarine, white keshi pearls and a white south sea pearl pendant suspended from platinum, that hit the runway last week?? If not, don't you worry! Because now we've got some photos to show the $501,640 wedding dress in all its glory! Thanks to Platinum Guild International for sending us these amazing shots!

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To-Die-For Martina Liana One-Shoulder Wedding Dress!

by Azure

I'm a sucker for one-shoulder wedding dresses... And as we gear up for Chicago and New York Bridal Market (can't wait!!), I've been patiently waiting (not so much...) to see the new Spring 2010 collections from all the amazing wedding dress designers. I just came across this Martina Liana number, and I DIE over this dress! Isn't it absolutely stunning?

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One Dress, Infinite Ways, For Your Beautiful Bridesmaids!

by Azure

You already know how much we love the Dessy Twist Dress for your 'maids! But I came across another fabulous, versatile bridesmaid dress option from Moonlight Bridal, designed by Val Stefani. Even the neckline is versatile, so your girls can get sassy with a one-shoulder look for your wedding, and then wear this frock again and again, as a halter, kimono-style, and more! Even better- there are over 30 colors (for both the bodice, and the cute bubble skirt) to choose from. So if...

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Destination Wedding Inspiration: Incorporate Vibrant Colors with your Bridal Accessories!

by Azure

As the frigid Chicago weather quickly approaches, I force myself to think warm. And what better way to think warm thoughts than with a destination wedding inspiration board! I love the freedom a simple white wedding dress affords a destination wedding bride. You can play up your wedding color palette, or simply incorporate vibrant tones, with fun bridal accessories! The world really is your oyster, so go wild! Photo Credits -Isadora wedding dress from Watters WTOO Brides...

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Kenneth Pool Wedding Dresses: To Wear or To Get Inspired!

by Azure

One wedding dress designer who always hits the mark is Kenneth Pool. I really love his use of different fabrics, and the intricate, surprising details on each dress. If you are still on the hunt for your perfect gown, and don't really have a clear picture of what you want, a great starting point is a high-end designer's wedding dress collection. Even if you can't afford to walk down the aisle in a gorgeous Kenneth Pool creation, you can certainly narrow down what you like and don't...

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Khloe Kardashian Dons Gorgeous Vera Wang Wedding Dress on Sunday!

by Azure

Unfortunately, this is the only Khloe Kardashian/Lamar Odom wedding photo available as of now, but... I must say, I like what I see thus far! Obviously, its not just sister Kim Kardashian who's a Vera Wang fan. Khloe wore a Vera gown- white strapless with a beautiful steely lavender sash adorned with a rhinestone brooch in the center. I can't wait to see more wedding photos from this whirlwind romance that caused Kardashian and Lamar Odom to say "I Do" only one month after becoming...

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Bride Chic: LACE: New Spins on an Old Tradition

by Azure

About Bride Chic Lace as we know it evokes images of woven florals and scalloped edges on flounced skirts and collars. Though these time-honored looks will always be with us, lately we’re seeing new spins on the use of lace in bridal wear. Not only are the traditionals like Alencon and Chantilly now used in cutting edge ways, new inventions in knit and revivals in cotton and crocheted laces are showing up. Some of it is being used discreetly on no more than a sleeve or yoke, while...

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2009 Emmys: Red Carpet Trends to Inspire Your Bridal Look

by Azure

If you are lacking inspiration for your wedding dress or bridesmaids' dresses, the red carpet at awards shows is always a great resource. You can see upcoming trends & styles, and the colors that are hot right now, and use these as a starting point for dreaming up your perfect bridal look. A few trends that stood out, many of which translate nicely from a walk down the red carpet to a walk down the aisle... - Sweetheart necklines (always a flattering choice) - Deep V's, for our...

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Is Another Kardashian Rushing A Trip To The Altar?

by Azure

The Kardashian ladies sure have been busy! First, we heard Kim Kardashian was wedding dress shopping (and meeting with Vera Wang) in anticipation of tying the knot with boyfriend Reggie Bush. Then they broke up, and now they may or may not be back together. Then, oldest Kardashian, Courtney, announced she had a bun in the oven, with on again off again boyfriend Scott Disick. Now, E! News is reporting that Khloe (the youngest of the three Kardashian girls) is talking marriage with...

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Bride Chic: Clouds of Tulle

by Azure

About Bride Chic What could say bridal more than a cloud of soft tulle? Defined, tulle is a fine mesh netting with a hexagonal pattern that comes in silk, cotton, nylon or acrylic/silk for power netting. Tulle is familiar because its the standard material for bridal veils. But did you know it comes in lighter versions and is used in bouffant skirts? The one pictured above proffers that ballerina look Vera Wang popularized a few years back. While the big tulle skirt is classic, edgier...

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Caroline DeVillo Wedding Dresses: Chic, Understated Elegance at its Finest

by Azure

I attended an event at Caroline DeVillo’s Chicago design studio last night. DeVillo just launched her Cocktail and Kiddy Cocktail Collections, and I fell in love with a few of the pieces in the Cocktail Collection. And, the Kiddy Cocktail dresses for Flower Girls were some of the cutest little things I’ve ever seen! While there, I browsed DeVillo’s Couture Wedding Dresses, and there were a couple of things that stood out… - DeVillo has quite a knack for choosing gorgeous,...

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For Our Flower Child Brides- How To Accessorize Your Bridal Look!

by Azure

Renee Pawele creates gorgeouscustom bridal accessories- from veils, to tiaras, to bridal and bridesmaid jewelry. Wedding dress designer Amy Michelson often shows her stunning gowns paired with Renee Pawele custom pieces, and they are to-die-for! If you are feeling inspired by mother nature and are wondering how to incorporate florals into your bridal look in a chic, stylish way, you should definitely check out Renee Pawele's website. Enjoy! Featured below: Renee Pawele Palisades...

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Mass Trash The Dress in The Netherlands on 09.09.2009

by Azure

You've probably heard about all of the wacky wedding stuff that went down on 09.09.2009 (like the nearly 20,000 couples who tied the knot in Beijing, China, the nine couples in Los Angeles who married at the 99cents store, etc). But this one I hadn't heard about, and really loved the concept! In the Northsea in Scheveningen, Netherlands, 99 Dutch brides got in on the American Trash The Dress trend. The photos, shot by photographer Melanie Rijkers, beautifully & artistically...

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Bride Chic: A Castle Wedding

by Azure

About Bride Chic Nothing could make me happier than watching one of my brides get married in a picturesque kingdom by the sea. Kalmar Castle in Sweden is the ultimate Once-Upon-a-Time experience for a romantic wedding. Elin chose the 'Mira' dress from my Dioresque Collection to work with the backdrop of her August 15 wedding to Anton. For me, first thoughts of Sweden conjure up toy-village castles and pastel painted facades like this one above. These images are by the very talented...

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Make A Statement… With Your Something Blue!

by Azure

You've gotta love the Something Blue part of the age old Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue wedding tradition. Use your Something Blue to express your personal style and make a true statement! Especially if you are wearing a simple, chic strapless wedding dress, like this one from Watters & Watters! Photo Credits: - Stunning Turquoise Bib Necklace from Roberta Chiarella ($150)~ #1 on every fashion editor's "must have list" this season! - Gorgeous...

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Calling Chicago Bridesmaids and Flower Girls

by Azure

If you're a Chicago bride, bridesmaid, or mother of a flower girl, you might want to check out this event at Caroline DeVillo's Studio. The couture designer has a new line of cocktail dresses perfect for bridesmaids, as well as "kiddy cocktail dresses" perfect for the littlest member of the bridal party. To attend, RSVP to rsvp@skirtpr.com or 773-661-0700

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Project Bridesmaid: Design Your Own Bridesmaids’ Dresses

by Azure

WARNING: If you need to get work done today, do NOT read this post! OK, so after writing about my obsession with OPI’s personalized nail color picker thingy, and my idea to have a toy for designing a wedding dress, a co-worker helpfully gave me a new obsession! Olivia Luca lets you design your own dress, picking the color, fabric, bodice, and skirt and then trying it on a model. This is perfect for bridesmaids’ dresses because you can email the link to the dress around and...

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