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One Shoulder Wedding Dresses

22 Jul

One shoulder wedding dresses are just divine! Plenty of the gorgeous gowns have been gracing the runways recently, so today I have compiled some of my favourites for inspiration.

1. Marchesa

2. Vera Wang

3. Monique Ihuiller

4. Amsale

5. Carolina Herrera

All images via Martha Stewart Weddings

Oscar de la Renta Spring Bridal 2013

28 Jun

Today I thought I would feature some of the gowns from the Oscar de la Renta Spring Bridal 2013 collection. The majority of the collection was made up of traditional white gowns, which are absolutely stunning, featuring lace, illusion necklines, and layers of tulle. The collection also features gowns in jeweled accents, covered with intricate lace overlays. You also can’t miss the two striking red gowns, which started and ended the collection on the runway. The ready to wear collection appeals to a wide variety of brides, modern, chic, quirky and fun! A number of the dresses in the collection are also made in younger versions, for flower girls. How adorable!

 

Long Sleeved Wedding Gowns

4 Jun

Winter is now upon us, and the cooler weather is keeping us all on our toes. Winter weddings will soon be in full swing. When I think of the words ‘Winter Wedding’, I imagine snow capped mountains and trees, chalets filled with the smells of delicious warm food and of course, long sleeved wedding dresses. So today I bring you some beautiful , Spring 2013, long sleeved wedding gown inspiration.

Carolina Herrera

Monique Lhuiller

Oscar de la Renta

Sarah Jassir

Monique Lhuiller

Peplum Wedding Dresses

14 May

Are you over the short wedding dress? Would you love to wear a short wedding dress but can’t bear the thought of bearing all that leg? Well here is something that might do the trick – the Peplum Wedding Dress. I hear you ask what is Peplum? Well to put it simply, it is short over-skirts that grace the waistlines of longer gowns. The trend seems to be hitting runways all over the world in all shapes, sizes, designs, cuts and colours! So to inspire you a little further, here are a collection of some of my favourite Peplum Wedding Gowns. Enjoy!

Henry Roth and Michelle Roth

Monique Lhuillier

Douglas Hannant

Cocoe Voci

Carolina Herrera

Anne Bowen

Amsale

Amsale

Alvenia Valenta

All Images Courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings

Marchesa Spring 2013

26 Apr

Marchesa have just released their Spring 2013 Bridal Collection. As always the gowns are stunningly crafted. Classic, romantic, modern and feminine are all words that describe this beautiful collection.The dynamic duo have done it again with gowns that are inspired by old hollywood glamour!

Images via Martha Stewart Weddings, Photograph by firstVIEW

Vera Wang : Spring 2013 Bridal Collection

17 Apr

“Beautiful dream. The symbolism of Red. Boldly romantic, charming, protective, grand, seductive, sexy. From dahlias to scarlet, crimson and vermillion. A celebration of love.” – Vera.

Vera Wang has just released her Spring 2013 Bridal Collection, and she has just done it again! I am forever blown away with Vera’s creations. I am in love with shades of red at the moment and I was so excited to see the 15 gowns in this collection. The gowns feature her trademark hand rolled details and are exquisite in every way!

SAG Awards 2012: Aisle Worthy Red Carpet Gowns

31 Jan

With award season in full swing, stars have hit the red carpet (again!) in Hollywood for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards. I have selected my favourite aisle worthy red carpet gowns for your viewing pleasure!

1. Judy Greer looks amazing in a Collette Dinnigan gown.

2.Angela Kinsey went with a gorgeous Romona Keveza gown.

3. Lea Michele can do no wrong in Versace

4.Glee co-star Naya Rivera chose a Naeem Khan gown?

5. Viola Davis in Marchsea. Love the metallic detailing!

6. Octavia Spencer looks spectacular wearing Tadashi Shoji

7. Sarah Hyland in a Grecian inspired Temperley gown

8. Bridesmaids star Kristen Wigg looks fabulous in Balenciaga

9. Julianna Margulies chose a stunning Calvin Cline Collection gown

…and just for fun, Kaley Cuocco looks amazing in a mint green Romona Keveza gown!

Images Courtesy of Celebuzz

2012 Wedding Gown Trend – The Illusion Neckline

29 Jan

If you are after a gown that screams romantic elegance and class, then a gown with an illusion neckline, may just be for you. The illusion style neckline is best thought of as a “strapless gown, with coverage”. Often featuring a sheer, delicate layer of fabric that can include lace and embellishments, the illusion neckline covers the area of your decolletage and back, that would normally be exposed when wearing a strapless gown. The style has been spotted all over the runway, and has been a hit with designers like Vera Wang, Collette Dinnigan and Henry Roth! Below are some of my favourite Illusion Neckline gowns, to inspire the mind!

1. At number one, Collette Dinnigan takes the cake, with her ‘Lattice Pearls’ creation from her True Romance Collection. The neckline is to die for and is so unique. Love love love!

2. In second place, the always amazing Henry Roth, with the gown ‘Kara’. The a-line gown is rocking a 50’s inspired, raised sheer lace boat neckline. Stunning!

3. In third place, Marchesa have ticked a few of the 2012 wedding dress trend boxes with this gorgeous knee length embroidered tulle gown. I just love the flirty feather skirt!

4. Maggie Sottero, gives the illusion neckline the one shoulder treatment with her gown ‘Bernadine’. The attention to detail on the bodice is complete with Swarovski Crystal embellished lace. Exquisite!

5. Coming in fifth place is the amazing ‘Henriette’ by Vera Wang. The high neck, cap-sleeve gown with floating lace appliques, creates the perfect illusion neckline!

..and just for the extra bit of eye candy, in case you missed it, Holly Branson recently got hitched in a Jane Hill gown, that takes another twist on the illusion neckline. Loving this dress!

Image Courtesy of Best of Dress

Golden Globes – Aisle Style

17 Jan

Now that the Golden Globes are done and dusted for another year, lets take a look at the stars who chose to wear gowns from some of the biggest names in Bridal Fashion Design. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

Sarah Michelle Gellar wore a stunning watercolor blue Monique Lhuillier Gown that is very similar to Monique’s ‘Cecelia’ Gown in her Fall 2012 Collection.

Lea Michele went bold with this Metallic Marchesa Gown. The gown resembles a similar creation from the Marchesa Bridal Fall 2011 Collection.

Shailene Woodley also chose a gorgeous Marchesa Gown, which is from the Marchesa Bridal Fall 2012 Collection.

Julie Bowen looked amazing in a Reem Acra creation. The gown features in the Reem Acra Spring 2012 Bridal Collection.

Sofia Vergara chose a stunning gown by Vera Wang. The  mermaid-style gown, comes complete with Vera Wang’s signature pleating and resembles Vera Wang’s Fall 2012 Collection.

Tina Fey looked stunning in a ruffled Oscar de la Renta frock. Keeping with the mermaid-style, this gown looks similar to a wedding dress from the latest Oscar de la Renta bridal collection.

Paula Patton looked amazing in a strapless yellow Monique Lhuillier gown. The gown is almost the same as the Bridal version from Monique Lhuillier.

Red carpet photos from People.com; Runway photos by Clark + Walker Studio.

Short Wedding Dresses

12 Jan

With Summer in full swing, a princess style wedding gown may not be the best choice for 35 degree heat. If you are considering having your wedding during the warmer months, why not opt for something a little cooler and choose a shorter length dress. To tantalize your senses with a bit of inspiration, here are some of my favourite Short Wedding Dresses for 2012.

Marchesa

Matthew Christopher

Amsale

Hills in Hollywood

Maggie Sottero

Ivy and Aster