Bride vs. Bridal Party: How Coordinated Should They Be?

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One of the most beautiful details to consider when planning a wedding is the overall look of your bridal party. Most brides will choose to have some level of coordination for their bridal party (if for not for the entire wedding). The simplest and most common way to coordinate is by choosing a color scheme. Once you've done that then you can get down to the finer details of dress style, bouquet, accessories, hairstyle and shoes. The next debate would be how well you want your own bridal look … [Read more...]

Spectacular Wedding Gowns for Spring 2013

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The season is overflowing with beautiful gowns for brides and bridesmaids!   As usual, there is something for everyone... fluffy ballgown for the princess in you, sleek sheaths for the modern bride, colors and prints for extra fun, and even minis and pants! Remember, even if you can't afford a gown by a top designer, use these photos as inspiration for your own dress. Often, a talented dressmaker can remake a gown for a fraction of the cost! All photos are from Martha Stewart … [Read more...]

Save Big on Couture Bridal Gowns & Accessories!

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We just discovered a fantastic site via Style Me Pretty where you can purchase  new and sample couture bridal gowns from the most well-known designers in the world at very reduced prices!  Your Dream Dress has gowns from designers such as Vera Wang, Reem Acra, Amsale, Carolina Herrera, Elie Saab, Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka, Valentino and many others. In addition to bridal gowns, you can find separates, shrugs, veils, headpieces, jewelry, sashes, and shoes.  Of course the best part of … [Read more...]

40 Fabulous Bridesmaid’s Dresses for Fall 2012

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  Not that we want the maids to outshine the bride... but the bridesmaid's gowns this season are just incredible!  We've browsed the newest collections (thanks, Martha!) and have picked some of favorites to show you... it was difficult to stick to just forty! Some are long, some are short, some are tailored and some are flowing, and they are all colors of the rainbow-- even a few patterned and two-toned, but what we love is that they all have clean, simple lines and beautiful, … [Read more...]

Hot off the Runways: Our Favorite Fall 2012 Wedding Gowns!

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What will it be this season? Bold and sultry, a dash of color, understated, sophisticated, whimsical or traditional...? We've got them all, and you're sure to find a gown from these collections that you're wild about! Wedding dress designers are debuting their newest looks for Fall 2012, and Martha Stewart offers us a sneak peak at these lovely creations. Here are our absolute favorites! I am really digging Vera Wang's line, all sultry beige and black tulle, these gowns are beautifully … [Read more...]

Luscious Summer Wedding Color: Strawberry!

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For stunning wedding gown accents, bridal party palette, and luscious wedding decor, nothing says summer better than mouth-watering strawberry hues. Hot pinks, crimson, and corals are in the spotlight today, and here are some gorgeous ideas to get you in the mood! * * * Red invitations with gold calligraphy, via The Knot. Red, floor-length dress, $280, Lazaro. For your bridesmaids... or the daring bride! (via Brides.com) Crystal vases topped with red, silk … [Read more...]

Short Wedding Dresses for Summer 2011

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I admit:  I don't totally get the short wedding dress trend. Getting married is just about the only time you'll ever have the chance to wear a long, gorgeous, poofy dress... with a train... and a veil down to your toes... why would you want to give that up?! I do understand that not everyone agrees with me. Obviously not everyone agrees with me, because there are quite a lot of short dresses making it onto the runways today! And some, I admit, are pretty darling.  So if you're got a beach … [Read more...]

Get Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding Look

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The world sat spellbound as Prince William wed his new princess Catherine Middleton (AKA Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge) and the bride's stunning dress got more than it's share of attention!  She did us all proud in a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown. The much-anticipated gown featured an ivory lace bodice with long sleeves and a satin skirt. We loved her choice, which was not only gorgeous, but regal, refined, and totally befitting a princess! Here's the recap, … [Read more...]

The Floral-Print Bridesmaid Dress Thing!

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Spring fashion-- it doesn't have to be all about the flowers, but they're just so fresh and fun for an outdoor wedding, especially on your bridesmaids! We can't get enough of these bridesmaids dresses in floral prints or featuring other flowery elements... so much more exciting that having your girls all in one color, don't you think? * Feature photo from Fhiky * We like the bold black-and-white prints of these floral print dresses. You can do it in something floor-length like the … [Read more...]

Floral Wedding Gowns for Spring 2011

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Pay homage to the springtime by wearing a wedding gown with floral details. Big silk flowers, lacy panels, and subtle appliques are some of the pretty extras you'll see all over this season's gowns. A cluster of silk roses adorns the back of a ballet-inspired peach gown by Lazaro gown featuring A cluster of silk roses at the back and an embroidered hem of vines and pink flowers. All photos: Martha Stewart Weddings Halter gown with organza flower by Amsale Spring 2011, … [Read more...]