Wedding Dresses


Bubbly Bride: The Final Wedding Dress Fitting

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride You have already been into the boutique 2-3 times to measure and shorten and take in the dress so it fits you perfectly for this final moment! You spent the morning pampering yourself by having your hair designed and your makeup artistically applied. You are ready now for your final fitting. Your bridesmaids, mother, extended family and flower girls are surrounding you, helping you get into your gown, or maybe it is just your maid of honor sharing this special...

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Buy and Sell Designer Wedding Dresses on whiteXchange!

by Azure

White Chicago is a fabulous consignment bridal boutique in Chicago that sells new, sample and once-wed designer wedding dresses. Allowing only the most pristine dresses, the entire shop (from the floor, to the walls, to the décor) is luminescent white. Brides-to-be take their shoes off before entering and are given, what else, white socks to wear, and dresses are touched only with white gloves, ensuring the gowns are kept in mint condition. Living in Chicago, I feel blessed to have...

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Bride Chic: CHEMISE DRESSING

by Azure

About Bride Chic The chemise or shift is actually a relaxed version of the sheath. It falls in a straight line usually cut on the grain of the fabric. The exception was Madeline Vionet's chemise that was pioneered on the bias cut around 1925. The waistline if any is loosely fitted and fits low on the hips a la 1920s style. Two periods of the twentieth century are known for chemise dressing: the 1920s and 60s. Mod London looks incorporated mini versions of chemise more commonly known...

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Cheech Marin’s Beautiful Bride Wore Amy Michelson

by Azure

Last week, we covered the marriage of Cheech Marin (one half the famous comedy duo Cheech and Chong) to Russian pianist Natasha Rubin. The bride wore a gorgeous wedding dress designed by Amy Michelson. Below are a few more of my favorite dresses from Amy Michelson. Her pieces are simply stunning, and are sure to make any bride feel like a million bucks on her wedding day!

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Calling Chicago Brides, Great Designer Wedding Dress Sale

by Azure

Hey Chicago Brides! Are you looking for a great chance to save money on a Caroline De Villa wedding dress? This Saturday and Sunday is the semi-annual sample sale. Call 773-342-0096 for more info, or to RSVP.

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A Great Inexpensive Site for Bridesmaid Dresses, Accessories, and More!

by Azure

I recently discovered LuLu's, an online shopping site featuring emerging new designers and pieces from around the world, all of which are affordable for the average gal! I poked around a bit, and found some adorable dresses, shoes, and hair accessories that would be perfect for your bridesmaids! With dresses for under $50, shoes under $40, and hair accessories under $15, your 'maids would be delighted to pony up a little cash for these cute items. And if these finds are too casual...

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Want Honest Wedding Advice? Be Honest

by Azure

Happy Monday! I got my haircut this weekend (By the way, what they say about bangs making you look younger is 100% true, 3 hours later I was carded in a restaurant). Anyway, my hairstylist started complaining about a wedding she’s in, which led to me telling her about my job, and then she said that she’s engaged, too! She asked me a few questions, then she said “I’ve heard you shouldn’t tell vendors that things are for a wedding, because they’ll charge you more. Is that...

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A Couple Great Finds for your Bridal Look from the J.Crew Catalog

by Azure

You can always count on J.Crew to deliver understated, yet beautiful, pieces. While some brides dream about an over-the-top fairytale wedding... Others are looking for a more classic, simple vibe on their big day. If this sounds like you, these finds from J.Crew's latest catalog (exclusively available on J.Crew.com) should be right up your alley!

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Buy Discounted Wedding Items or Sell Your Extras at BravoBride’s Boutiques!

by Azure

Hey Savvy Brides! Looking for a place to buy all sorts of wedding items at a discount? Or... are you a recently married gal with lots of extra stuff from your wedding, turning your new home with your husband into a cluttered mess? If so, you will love BravoBride's newly launched Boutiques. Vendors (and brides) can list anything wedding-related, from the wedding dress and bridal shoes, to the ceremony and reception items. And, with no listing or selling fees, you don't have to be...

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Bride Chic: Ode To The Bias Cut

by Azure

About Bride Chic Long before knits came on the fashion scene, the bias cut was used for body-hugging silhouettes like the dress on Jean Harlow above. It all started back in the 1920s when a Parisian couturier, Madeleine Vionette developed a technique using the true cross grain of fabric. Defined, a bias cut simply means the pattern pieces are placed on the cross grain rather than straight grain lines of weft or warp of the fabric. By 1930, Hollywood designers took advantage of this...

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The Best Bra EVER For Your Wedding Day!

by Azure

My search for the perfect strapless bra is finally over! I wore my new BioFit® 7-way bra from Victoria's Secret for the first time this past weekend, and I LOVE love love it! Gone are the days of pulling my strapless up every 5 minutes to keep it from falling down around my waist. Or (embarassed to admit this) knotting the underband on either side of the hooks to ensure I don't end up looking like I have 4 ta-tas. A little bit about the bra... "With 7 ways to wear it, you'll...

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Design Your Own Wedding Dress, It’s Child’s Play

by Azure

My five year old definitely has her own sense of style. I recently bought her this great toy that lets you play fashion designer, even if you have the drawing skills of a five year old. It got me thinking, what if they made a toy like that for brides? You could match different hairstyles with different bodices, different skirts, and different shoes and see which combination added up to the perfect wedding dress? Then I realized, they do make it, it’s called scissors and glue, or...

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Chinese Nearlyweds Gunning For Guinness World Record- Longest Wedding Dress!

by Azure

Some lofty goals for this Chinese couple! In pursuit of a Guinness World Record, Chinese bride Lin Rong donned a wedding dress that... - had a train over 1.2 miles long (2 km). - was covered in 9,999 silk red roses. Taking guests more than three hours to roll out the bride's nearly $6,000 wedding dress, this couple was not playing around! The reigning record holder, from Romania, had a dress 1.5 km in length, so this title may be changing hands very soon!

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Bride Chic: Going Floral With Your Wedding Dress

by Azure

About Bride Chic Florals aren't exactly a new and radical concept in bridal wear but oh la la! They sure are romantic. And what options and diversity a designer has creating when it comes to planting them in collections. Florals can decorate an entire bodice and skirt, adorn a hemline or be a small and suble accent on a belt or shoulder. I'm always intrigued by embossed floral fibers like the Alexis Mabille dress in the last photo. One of my favorite looks is the classic...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Unique Wedding Dresses…

by Azure

...Whimsical & Artsy Gowns For Your Big Day! About It's A Jaime Thing Have you been enjoying adventures in wedding dress shopping? Maybe you feel like you've seen them all. Fear not, the sea of wedding dresses is deep and never ending. If you've already found "the perfect dress", congratulations! However, if you're still on the dress hunt, step outside the box with me and take a look at these stunning and artsy pieces of work. They're most definitely unique and quite...

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Mark Wahlberg Married Longtime Girlfriend, Model Rhea Durham, On Saturday!

by Azure

We all know how unconventional Hollywood couples tend to be... And the nuptials between actor Mark Wahlberg and longtime girlfriend Rhea Durham this Saturday were no different! For this beautiful couple, the babies in the baby carriage came long before the marriage! They have three children together, the eldest 5 years old, and the youngest 10-months old, but that didn't stop them from tying the knot! The two said "I do" at a Catholic church in Beverly Hills on August 1st, and kept...

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Savvy Steals Winner- Made To Order Watters Necklace!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weeekly Giveaway Did you guys miss the announcement of our lucky Savvy Steals winner on Friday? Well… so did we! I was in Napa this weekend (more about this amazing, beyond-beautiful place later in the week!), and the wine tasting must have gotten the best of me! So, a couple days late, but hey, someone is still walking away with the stunning made to order Watters necklace of their choice, right? And, the lucky ducky winner is.......

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Case In Point: Don’t Play With Fire At Your Wedding!

by Azure

Wedding Truth: Playing Disco Inferno at your wedding reception is ok. Going up in flames on your big day... Not so much. Wedding Tip: Let someone else handle the fire at your wedding.

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Buy The Dress, Get The Rest!

by Azure

A novel concept for a brick and morter store! I went into 2 Sisters Boutique in Chicago last Thursday, looking (last-minute) for a cute dress to wear out to a dinner date I had that night. 2 Sisters has a very edited selection of boutique-quality jeans, tops, dresses, jewelry and shoes... all for under $100! The last dress I tried on was adorable, so I was sold! Since I was in such a rush, I began looking for jewelry to complete the look. Imagine my surprise when the owner...

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It’s a Jamie Thing: Color Yourself Happy, with Little Bits of Yellow

by Azure

About It's a Jamie Thing Although Fall is trying to approach, I refuse to let it get here too soon. I think we should keep the relaxing, mellow yellows of summer to brighten our days and inspire our events...all throughout the year! Add a little sunshine and happiness to your day with yellow accents, big or small. Pair it with pink, orange or any other color in the rainbow and let it glow...

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Kim Kardashian And Reggie Bush Call It Quits

by Azure

Is picking out your wedding dress before he's even popped the question the kiss of death? Back in March, we reported that Kim Kardashian had been spotted having dinner with Vera Wang. Afterwards, Kardashian created quite a stir by taking to her blog, gushing about how it would be a dream come true for Vera to design her wedding dress... All before Kim's NFL star boyfriend Reggie Bush had put a ring on her finger. I had a bad feeling about this one... it seemed to me like Kardashian...

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Bubbly Bride: Not So Traditional in A Black Wedding Dress

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Brides are changing trends and choosing not to settle for the white wedding dreams of the past. They are becoming a bit more edgy with their attire and looking fabulous in black wedding gowns! The long belief and tradition of women in white wedding dresses symbolizing purity and wholeness seems to have fallen aside, while chic eye-catching fashion has become the front runner. While goth-style brides have been known to dazzle in black, this fashion statement is...

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Bride Chic: Bridal Fashion and Wedding Dresses- Everything Old Is New Again

by Azure

About Bride Chic One of my newest acquisitions is a copy of Bride's Magazine dating back to Fall/Winter 1939. I picked it up downtown in an antique store. Vintageholic that I am, you can imagine how much inspiration I've picked up studying each page with all the concentration of a scholar. Fashion-wise, 1939 was an interesting year.Gone With the Wind, just released, had incredible influence on evening and bridal with stores rolling out antebellum silhouettes in yards of taffeta and...

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Chic Black and White Wedding Ideas!

by Azure

This classic, chic wedding theme was inspired by my best friend. She has such a classic style and always looks stunning, with a true penchant for all things black and white!

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