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Entries in wedding dress (14)

Tuesday
Mar272012

Too Much Train?

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Well ladies, if you're looking for a show-stopper of a wedding dress, look no further. Last week, in an effort to capture headlines and a title in the Guiness Book of World Records, Romanian designer Andree Salon presented the world with a record-breaking wedding gown. The designer fashioned a couture wedding gown with an almost two mile-long train attached. Hope he sleeps peacefully knowing that he's going down in history. That is, until a three-mile train is created.

Friday
Sep092011

Love & Marriage from Around the 'Net

The cutest table signs.

A sentimental wedding gift

New Jersey hosts a nautical theme wedding

Guest itineraries for NYC weddings

Why I wish I was a bridezilla

Gorgeous cap-sleeve wedding gown 

A simple rose gold wedding band

 

Tuesday
Jan252011

Fly Away With Your Dress

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A lost piece of luggage sucks. But a lost wedding dress is earth-shattering. With a huge percentage of destination brides flying to their destinations, we thought it might be a good idea to give you some tips on flying with your wedding dress.

DO use a garment bag

Your bridal boutique should provide a garment bag with your dress but in case they don't, be sure to invest in a high-quality garment bag before you even think of flying with your dress. A flimsy plastic dry-cleaning bag just ain't gonna cut it.

DON'T check your wedding dress as luggage

This may be a no-brainer for some of you but trust us, it happens. Although your lovely dress would probably turn up at your destination unscathed, why risk it?!? There's always that small chance that your dress could get lost or damaged (remember, just a little bit of water + silk = bad news) and the last thing you want is to suffer the mini-crisis of being days away from your dream wedding without a dress.

DO carry-on your dress

Your best bet is to bring your wedding dress with you onto the plane as your carry-on. As soon as you board the plane with your dress, mention it to a flight attendant and ask them if there's anywhere they can hang it up for you. Most airplanes have some sort of closet for first class passengers or the pilot and if you ask nicely, most flight attendants will be glad to give your dress first-class treatment.

DON'T forget the steamer

So you've succeeded in getting your dress from Point A to Point B in one piece. Yay! Now it's time to get those wrinkles out. Even if you had the smoothest flight ever, there are bound to be some wrinkles or creases in your dress. So plan for this ahead of time by asking your resort whether they have a garment steamer. Or just bring your own portable one.

Thursday
Jan132011

Trash the Dress

A typical bride spends years fantasizing over her dream wedding dress. She spends months visiting every bridal boutique within a four-hour drive in search of 'the one.' And when she finds it, she often spends thousands of dollars to make it hers. But when her wedding day finally arrives, she usually wears her wedding dress for less than 10 hours. TOTAL!

More and more brides are beginning to realize the sheer insanity of spending so much time, energy and money on a dress that they will wear for half a day. So they do what any other level-headed gal would do-- they trash their dress! The 'Trash the Dress' session is becoming a popular event in which the couple goes out with their photographer after the wedding day and takes all of the pictures they couldn't take on their wedding day for fear of getting their wedding duds dirty. And we're talking dirty. Really dirty. D-I-R-T-Y.

 

Dirty like rolling around on a beach.

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Dirty like lying on a city street.

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Dirty like slathering each other with paint.

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Seriously dirty. They call it 'Trash the Dress' because your dress is often trashed by the end of it. Just the idea of wrecking a beautiful wedding dress sends some women running in horror. But others find it liberating to trash every last penny out of their dress. What do you think? Love the idea or hate it? Will your wedding dress be trashed in the name of some truly unique wedding pics or will it stay well-preserved in a dusty box in the attic?

 P.S. Something Borrowed, Something Lewd

Monday
Nov292010

Pretty in Pink: A Look We Love

We believe in designing weddings with unexpected elements that tie the whole event together. One of the ways to create a cohesive wedding is to use color throughout the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception and after party. Here are a few ideas for a beautiful pretty in pink wedding: 

1. Bridesmaid dresses to die for from J. Crew.

 

2. Modern, pale pink stationary from Oh So Beautiful Paper.

3. A playful bouquet with different hues of pink for added depth as seen here

4. An unexpected pop of pink peeping from the groomsmen's feet!

5. A pink signature cocktail to keep the guests' thirst quenched! 

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6. Modern, funky snakeskin print napkin in a fresh deep pink hue.

7. Perhaps the most important thing- the wedding dress! Choose one in the slightest pale pink shade there is

 

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P.S. Like Purple With A Mute Button

 

Sunday
Sep192010

The Vera Factor

 

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Vera Wang, the leading lady among wedding dress designers, has collaborated with David’s Bridal to create a budget-friendly line of dresses for brides-to-be! The new collection, White by Vera Wang, will hit the sales floors of David’s Bridal in February of 2011. This collection will feature unique and stunning gowns ranging in price from $600 to $1,400, and the sashes will be sold separately. A bride’s dream come true!

P.S. The Tale of Two Dresses

Thursday
Aug262010

Celebrity Bride Inspiration: Alicia Keys

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Destination bride Alicia Keys tied the knot recently with music producer Swizz Beatz on the Mediterranean. She wore a long, empire waist Vera Wang gown with a modern, asymmetrical neckline. Giant diamond studs in the ears, and a diamond headband glammed up the look. Her hair was slicked back into a classic chignon and makeup was kept minimal for a natural, glowing look.

P.S. Celebrity Bride Inspiration: Beyonce and Pink

Thursday
Jul292010

Celebrity Bride Inspiration: Gwen Stefani

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No other celebrity bride has gone against the grain in such a bold way as to wear a pink dipped gown on her big day! We applaud Gwen Stefani for staying true to her personal style and choosing such a fabulous dress. She wore a floor length, a-line gown designed by John Galliano for Dior, and a long, cathedral length veil. She swept her hair into a cinderella style chignon, and finished off the look with her signature red lips. And that is how you do a rock-and-roll glam wedding!

P.S. Celebrity Bride Inspiration: Carly Patterson

Thursday
May272010

Celebrity Bride Inspiration: Portia De Rossi

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Portia De Rossi looked effortlessly stunning in a floor-length ballgown with a pale pink tulle skirt, and a deep v-neck bodice. Her hair was swept back into a chic chignon and her makeup was simple with soft, light pink lips. The picture of beauty!

P.S. Celebrity Bride Inspiration: Cynthia Bailey and Celebrity Bride Inspiration: Lily Allen

Thursday
Feb112010

Celebrity Bride Inspiration: Katie Holmes

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Destination bride Katie Holmes was married to Tom Cruise in Italy, and wore a bright white, beaded gown and floor length, full veil. She kept her makeup classic with red lips and full lashes, and wore her hair loosely pulled back. While the dress was trendy, the makeup was kept classic for a very elegant and sophisticated look.

P.S. Celebrity Bride Inspiration: LeAnn Rimes and Celebrity Bride Inspiration: Camila Alves