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…
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…
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.
A big part of the reason wedding planning is so difficult is that it’s hard to stick to a budget! There are so many beautiful ideas out there, and once we start shopping, it’s hard to get the real to match the ideal.
This is especially true of purchasing a wedding dress. This is where most brides will battle the urge to splurge because, let’s face it—you’re only going to do this once (uh, we hope) and you want it to be perfect. But does that mean it has to cost a fortune?
Tip #1: See if the designer has a lower-priced line.
For instance, Vera Wang is the penultimate bridal designer—and a gown from her bridal line can cost…
Shopping for a wedding dress is supposed to be fantastic. You sip champagne. You giggle with your friends. You find the perfect dress. Everybody tells you that you are gorgeous. The End. But sometimes it just doesn’t go this way. Wedding dress shopping is often overloaded with emotions and expectations. Here are five simple rules to follow to make your experience positive and fun!
- Bring people who love you. Keep the crowd small and kind. You are going to want honesty, but not the “brutal” type. The bridesmaid that hasn’t said one nice thing during all of the events? She can stay at home. Besides, you know that expression about too many cooks in the kitchen?
One of the loveliest things about J.Crew is how effortlessly their designs wear. If you are a bride that wants a comfortable, but very chic, dress, a J.Crew dress is perfect for you. This collection of dresses is simple and elegant while also nodding to the current season’s trendy silhouettes. The collage above (L to R: Carenna, Rosebloom, Corliss) are some of our favorites. From romantic tea-length dresses to modern sheaths, they have an array of dresses that would make your friends swoon with envy. Check out all of J.Crew’s wedding dress designs here. And while you are at it take a peek at possible bridesmaid dresses (because these are truly ones that they can wear again).