Category : Wedding Gown

A Touch of Green Wedding Inspiration

Posted on July 15th, 2012 by annalemberger

I fell in love with the White by Vera Wang bridal gown collection at David’s Bridal when I first saw the pieces in all of their satin and organza glory at a bridal showcase last fall. The gowns are timeless, flattering, fun, elegant, and relatively affordable considering the designer label. I am especially smitten with the ivory ensemble pictured below. The added ebony, horsehair sash is a spunky twist on an otherwise classic A-line, and the lace appliqué is simply stunning. With a gown like this, the only other accessories you will need are a simple headband, a ring, and a dashing groom. You may also want to throw on a garter for a little fun later! Let your wedding gown be the centerpiece of an elegant ebony and ivory wedding. Mix in splashes of vibrant light greens to represent new life and new beginnings. Make sure your guests leave their advice and wisdom for this new life chapter in a personal wedding wishes envelope guest book.

Photos by: Maria Mack Photography, David’s Bridal, BRC Photography, SB Childs Photography

Where to buy: Photo Heart Cake Top; Envelope Guest Book; Sharmain Ornament Evening Shoe; Foster Black and White Bridesmaid Dress

Deal Alert! Save 30% this week on the unique Wedding Wishes Envelope Guest Book. Use code FB071612 to snag this deal of the week!  Read more »

White Lace Wedding Inspiration

Posted on July 9th, 2012 by annalemberger

Vintage-inspired lace details are making a statement on bridal runways this year. Lace evokes a sense of timeless elegance and delegate beauty that is appropriate for any bride and wedding theme, from elegant to rustic. Pair lace details with other white fabrics and elements, like satin and ostrich feathers. Emphasizing texture and pattern over color creates a truly unique look that shows off the beauty of subtle and intricate details.

Photos by: Oleg Cassini, Sweet Cakes by Rebecca, WeddingWire

Where to buy: Add your pop of “something blue” with the Good Luck Wedding Garter; The Elegance Floating Unity Candle makes for a beautiful ceremony moment; Sparkle with the Satin Rhinestone Wedding Shoe; Dry your joyful tears with an lovely Embroidered Hanky; Carry the symbols of your love on a Mini Heart Lace Ring Pillow

Deal Alert! Save 30% this week on the Leticia Satin Rhinestone Wedding Shoes shown above. Keep them an elegant white or check out our dye guide for tips on shoe dying! Use code FB070912 to grab this week’s great deal.  Read more »

Tangerine Tango: 2012 Color of the Year

Posted on February 2nd, 2012 by annalemberger

It’s official! The color experts at Pantone have crowned Tangerine Tango 2012’s color of the year. This vibrant orange color embodies the “renewed energy and optimism” of Pantone’s color vision for spring. Wanting my own taste of tangerine, I took to the streets and tangoed with this mouth-watering color in the most surprising places.

Tangerine Tango Pantone 2012 color

 

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Sticky Straps™ and Strapless Dress Dreams

Posted on June 30th, 2011 by Mandy Webster

By Jacqueline Lee Valenti

The problem started in the fitting room. I hadn’t even purchased the dress yet. Don’t get me wrong, the dress was gorgeous; layered pieces of rich teal satin, with accents of black lace, wrapping around to form the prettiest cocktail dress I’d ever seen. It was mesmerizing! I couldn’t just hang it back on the rack and walk away. Except…it was strapless.

I had a wedding to attend that very weekend, and I had a hard time imagining myself out on the dance floor in a strapless dress. I didn’t want to be ‘that girl,’ safety-tugging at her dress all night, or worse case scenario, I’d be the young woman who failed to tug at that crucial moment while worm-wiggling on the dance floor!

What’s the point of purchasing a classy dress if I’m going to cheaply show my goods to all the groomsmen?  At least they’d all root for me to catch the bouquet later—need to think positive.  I do have a very vivid imagination, verging on psychic.

So, I put the dress on hold and dragged my most fashionable friend to the mall to get her opinion. Is it too fancy? Too tight? Do I look like a sausage? No? Well, how do I keep this thing on?  I didn’t imagine she’d have an answer for that one, but she did.

Her solution was Sticky Straps™ dress tape. And I’ll admit, at first I was skeptical because I couldn’t imagine taping a cocktail dress like cheap wrapping paper to be the best bet.  Might as well have asked my brother and solved the situation with super glue. I hadn’t realized yet that Sticky Straps™ dress tape is much stronger and quite different from a roll of Scotch Tape™ at Christmas time. Meaning, my friend was correct; this fashion tape really is the solution for keeping things classy. Read more »

Bridal Trunk Show Trends for 2011

Posted on April 27th, 2011 by Mandy Webster

In my last post on the bridal trunk show, I talked about what happens during your bridal trunk show appointment. Now, let’s talk about some of the latest wedding dress trends as seen at Christy’s Bridal.

Wedding dress with straps

Straps are back. More brides are choosing wedding gowns with thicker straps this season.

 

Bridal Gown Trends and Tips for 2011

  • Fit and Flare. Fit and flare style wedding gowns are fitted from the top of the dress to below the hip. Carol, the owner of Christy’s Bridal, says this style is really hot this year.
    • Fit and Flare Bridal Undergarments. When choosing a fit and flare style wedding dress, it’s essential to also choose the right bridal undergarments to provide a smooth, sleek look under your gown. The Amoré Seamless Tummy Control Spandex Slip is one option featuring a built in Lycra® control panel that minimizes and smooths the tummy area and hips.
  • Straps. Forget strapless and even spaghetti straps. This year, straps are back. Carol has noticed this year that brides-to-be are opting more and more for a thicker shoulder strap on their bridal gowns. One reason may be the added feeling of security provided by straps designed to stay in place and hold the bride’s bodice together through the entire long wedding day. Some brides also prefer to maintain the option of wearing a regular bra with their bridal gown rather than a strapless bra.
    • Strap Support. Carol says most of her strapless bridal gowns are designed with built-in supporters which do a great job of holding the bodice in place throughout the wedding. Proper wedding undergarments will also help you avoid any mishaps. Although the right bridal undergarment and built-in support features will help you hold it together on your wedding day, chances are you’ll just feel more secure with straps. If that’s the case, don’t forget to pick up a packet of Sticky Straps Dress Tape to hold those straps in place.
  • Flowered Accents. This year, flowered accents are in. You’ll see flowers on shoulder straps, belts and even carpeting entire skirts. Read more »
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