When purchasing your wedding gown it is important to be mindful of petroleum- based synthetic fibers, such as nylon, polyester, and acrylic. There many other beautiful materials out there to consider that are eco-friendly and free of chemicals. Many people will even consider wearing a gown that has been in the family for years or a vintage style gown. Organic cotton, hemp, and other natural fibers are a great way to be eco-friendly in your green inspired wedding. These eco-chic designs below are all-natural and sustainable without sacrificing style!
An outdoor summer wedding is a perfect time to show off a beautiful dress. This organic cotton tie shoulder dress is a very light and simple gown. It is important…
I have been called an old soul on more than one occasion and will be the first to admit my great fondness for heirloom pieces and vintage inspired details. There is just something striking about the femininity of simple silhouettes adorned with lace and bows that prove to stand the test of time.
To satisfy this cry of my heart, I admit I spent far too long getting lost in BHLDN’s new collection of delicate wedding gowns.
The best part though was rediscovering my forgotten love of sleeves and straps! Long, short, cap, lace – the extra fabric draped on the arms just does something to these gowns.
Don’t get me wrong, the sweetheart neckline is entirely deserving of its claim to…
So you’ve decided on your dream color palette and found the perfect poppy-colored bridesmaid dresses. If you’re anything like me, you are determined not to have mismatched shoes that could feel distracting from the main attraction – you and your groom. Which colors will complement your look? Are your girls the sky high heels type or do they want to be closer to the ground in a classic flat? Do they want round, pointy or peep toes? That is just too many decisions for any one woman to make for another.
Beyond that, shoes just don’t always fit everyone the same. I don’t know about you, but there are always certain styles that I will try to squeeze my feet into again…
Still searching for the perfect gown, bridesmaid dresses or even wedding shoes and décor? We’ve got a place that you may have never thought to look before. Tradesy is an online resale marketplace for new and gently used wedding dresses from top designer brands.
For brides who want a green wedding or for those who just drool over top designer gowns that are normally outside of their budget, Tradesy offers gorgeous gowns that are great for your wallet and the environment. We even found some of the latest styles from Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier. Did we mention prices can be up to 70% off retail? Dreams do come true.
We warn you though, the hunt becomes addicting as…
I think it was Oliver Wendell Holmes who said, “I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.” In the bridal gown world, couture designer Amsale Aberra has exquisitely achieved just that with her Amsale Fall 2013 collection. Her gowns feel like sculptures in the way they embrace thoughtfully simple lines and carve away any unnecessary design details.
The Plaza gown showcases Amsale’s design aesthetic of understated, but confident elegance. The illusion sweetheart neckline with beaded bodice pairs perfectly with the clean lines of the pleated skirt.
We couldn’t stop staring at the back of this Mercer fit to flare gown. Amsale has a way of taking simple and classic shapes and…
A designer bridal collection inspired by Hollywood royalties Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Sophia Loren? Yes, please. You can feel the inspiration from each of these personalities taking shape throughout Zunino’s designs.
Zunino designs for a woman with distinctive style but also seems to strike a soft balance in his bridal collection. This chiffon chapel train gown will surely make brides feel spotlight worthy while the sweetheart neckline and keyhole detail infuse a soft femininity.
How could you not feel like a princess in this sweetheart ball gown in silk chiffon complete with a belted bodice? Certainly for the bride that wants to make a beautiful statement in a subtle pink.
A puffed ball gown skirt with a hand-beaded lace up…
This morning I realized just how long it has been since I bought a pair of new earrings. Criminal! A quick trip to Etsy will totally remedy that, won’t it? Here is some bead and floral goodness from September Willow. I think the floral resin jewelry is such a great look for bridesmaids at a vintage wedding. The colors stand out enough to show up in pictures, and the over all feel is very romantic. As for me, I think I will be picking up a pair of her oxblood hoops (below).
I found a few very pretty dresses for the upcoming summer weddings! The ones above are a little more casual and perfect for a laidback beach or backyard bash.
This polka-dotted number is all about incorporating prints and could totally be worn again in the fall with a cardigan and a pair of tights. This long blue dress looks comfortable and pretty effortless (perfect when on your feet for hours).
I love the cranberry shade of this one-shoulder bridesmaid dress. Gorgeous! And this navy shift is nothing if not classic.
BCBG has the funnest dresses (and yes, I am pretending that’s a word). The faux drop waist is lovely in pale grey and the ruffled dress would be so suited for a romantic and very pink affair.
These full-length dresses are all about formal glam. Stunning!
If you’ve dreamed of a fairy tale wedding, Alfred Angelo’s bridal designs for Disney Fairy Tale Weddings may be your magic carpet ride to make it happen. This second collection of silhouettes is inspired by none other than the eight Disney princesses we know and love.
I will be the first to admit (even though I did always want to be Belle), I immediately thought of the piles satin and tulle that filled my costume box as a little girl. I was mistaken – these gowns are nothing short of stunning. Each of this season’s 10 silhouettes emulates a different princess-inspired interpretation of the traditional wedding gown. Here are a few of our favorites.
Finding the perfect wedding band to complement your engagement ring can be difficult. Blue Nile suggests finding a band that mimics and enhances the style of the engagement ring. If you get one that is completely different, it might detract from the beauty of your engagement ring. For example, this ornate ring above would go well with an equally fine-designed wedding band (below).
This engagement ring is not quite as ornate as the one above, but still has a lot of sparkle! Give the overall look even more power by pairing it with a band (below) that coordinates so flawlessly with the band of the engagement ring, that people…