Wedding Dresses


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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White, Now it IS Just for Brides

by Azure

Happy Labor Day! For the next few months, white belongs solely to you brides. I know that only wearing white between Memorial Day and Labor Day is one of those “fashion rules” that people like to trot out as silly and unnecessary. “After all, “ the fashion forward say, “it’s still hot after Labor Day.” For me though, that’s precisely why I stop wearing white after Labor Day. If I had anything in seersucker, I’d stop wearing it as well. Although I am guilty of...

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Bride Chic: The Mantilla

by Azure

About Bride Chic Recently a client came to me wanting a veil not because she was getting married but going through the ritual of converting to Catholicism. Once she walked into my studio with the imported laces she'd just purchased and we discussed her design in greater depth, I realized this is one headpiece that evolved from a truly remarkable history worth posting about. The mantilla originated in the warmer climates of Spain circa 1700. Lace versions were chic through the 17th...

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Love these Love by Enzoani Bridesmaids’ Dresses… and Bouquets to Match!

by Azure

This collection from Enzoani is to-die-for! The luxurious satin fabrics, deep, rich colors, and intricate details make these bridesmaids'dresses perfect for a chic fall or winter wedding. And below, a little floral inspiration from Marc Wilson Design! Wouldn't these stunning bouquets perfectly compliment the Love by Enzoani dresses!? I may have just fallen in love...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: ...What If You Mixed It Up For Your Wedding?

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing Some of us know right off the bat what style wedding we want. What happens when you just can't decide, when you don't know what style you are, let alone even want? Why do you have to limit yourself to one, can't you just toy around with them or have them all? YES! Yes. Absolutely. So stop stressing and start having fun already! Whether you're a traditional bride or a vintage bride, keep in mind that today, the modern bride does whatever she wants. ...

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NY Sample Sale for the Modern Glamorous Bride-to-Be!

by Azure

Chloe and Reese is a high-end design shop that recently launched an exclusive collection of party and cocktail frocks, Ardour. If you want to steal the show at your engagement party, bachelorette party, or rehearsal dinner, you'll want to check these out. And if you are a New York bride, what better time to scope these fun and flirty numbers than during a Chloe and Reese sample sale! You have from tomorrow until Friday (Sept. 2nd - 4th), between noon and 7pm, to grab a gorgeous,...

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