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Mini-Guide to the Perfect Wedding Timeline
Thursday September 17, 2015 Post a comment
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Mini-Guide to the Perfect Wedding


Not every wedding timeline is exactly the same. Depending on your religion and the

length of time between your engagement and the actual wedding date, you might have

more time or less time to complete wedding planning essentials. Planning a wedding,

even a simple one, can be stressful. It is important to make a list and a timeline of what

you expect to accomplish and set specific goals and deadlines. Here is a sample,

simplified mini-guide to the perfect wedding timeline.

Up to One Year Before

Engagement Party. Some couples forgo this party, but family members may

appreciate an engagement party to celebrate the event.

Set the Date. Once you set the date, you can start making actual plans. Therefore,

setting a date should be a priority after you are engaged.

Choose the Wedding Party. The sooner you do this, the better. Your wedding party,

particularly the maid of honor and best man, should be put in charge of specific tasks to

alleviate the stress on the bride or groom.

Establish Colors and Themes. Choosing these early on will save you stress. When

you choose your colors early, you can also start hunting for sales with decorations,

stationery, and anything else you need with your colors or themes.

Start Shopping Around for a Venue and Decorations. Many venues will allow

you to at least put down a deposit for use on a specific date up to a year in advance. Try

to limit the amount of deposits you make, however, as many are non-refundable.

Start Wedding Dress Shopping. While it’s true that a lot can happen in a year, the

wedding dress shopping can take a while. Keep your eyes open for that perfect gown

starting now.

8 Months Before

Shop for Bridesmaids Dresses. Whether you’re making your own or purchasing

from a designer, get your bridesmaids together for fittings and get this taken care of well

in advance.

Plan Honeymoon. If you’re going somewhere exotic for your honeymoon, now is a

good time to jump on purchasing tickets, reserving hotels, applying for passports, and

anything else you need to do to make the experience go smoother.

Send Out Save-the-Date Cards. While these are common for most weddings, Save-

the-Date cards traditionally go out six to eight months before the big day. This gives your

guests ample time to prepare for your big day.

Cute Wedding Invitations

3 Months Before

Send Out Invitations. Official wedding invitations should go out two to three months

before the wedding day, but you can always send them out a bit earlier. Always give your

guests the plenty of time to prepare

Order Cake. Your cake designer will want to sit down with you to discuss your

expectations and make plans for delivery and setup.

Take Care of Wedding Day Transportation. Whether you’re arriving and leaving

in a carriage or limo, make sure you know how you’re getting to and from the wedding

venue, including transportation to the salon if you’re getting your hair styled.

Arrange for Tuxedo Rentals. Ideally, the groom should take care of this.

Groomsmen should be fitted for their tuxedos. Arrangements should be made to ensure

the tuxedos get to where they need to be on time.

Hire a Photographer. You can hire a photographer sooner, but you definitely want to

have one booked by the time you’re three months from your wedding date.

1 Month Before

Bridal Gown Fitting. Have your final fitting and any last alterations made to your

wedding dress.

Create Wedding Program and Timeline. This will help you to visualize how and

when everything should happen on your big day.

Take Care of Marriage License. Find out what you need to do to apply for a

marriage license. Some areas require drug testing or a waiting period before the license

is granted, so it is important to take care of this in advance.

1 Week Before

Confirm Reservations, Guest Count, Caterer, and Everything Else. With one

week to go, you need to make sure that the venue will be ready, the caterer will have food

there, and who is and is not coming. Confirm all other important events as well,

including honeymoon arrangements, transportation, and roles of the wedding party


Create a Guest Seating Chart. Make a visual chart of who will sit where so there is

no confusion and everyone has a place.

Arrange for Post-Wedding Cleanup and Returns. You and your spouse should

be able to focus on the honeymoon after the party is said and done. Arrange for someone

else to clean up the venue and return any rental items.

1 Day Before

Go to Rehearsal. If you are having a rehearsal, go to it and enjoy.

Make Sure You Have Rings, Marriage License, and Other Essential Items.

The maid of honor and best man should hold onto the rings on the big day. The night

before your wedding, ensure that you have the rings with you, the marriage license, and

any other essential items such as passports for honeymoon travel.

The Big Day

Enjoy. You’ve spent the last year planning for this big day, so let it all unfold and try to

enjoy it. It can be a whirlwind of emotions, but it will also be satisfying to see all of your

careful planning come to fruition.

Bryan Passanisi is an online marketer, he currently writes for Shutterfly

A Sunny Allure Wedding
Thursday June 18, 2015 Post a comment
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A Sunny Allure Wedding

These photos capture a luminous bride on her special day. Bride

Karen looks delightfully happy as she poses with her groom.

Captured by Rachel Haval Photography, the gorgeous shots show

an exciting day of love and harmony. The bride's gown was a

stunning Allure design. It's made of intricate lace and small

buttons that run elegantly down the back. The gown is classic

in so many ways and Karen's peachy bouquet adds the perfect

spring touch to her look. Shop our bridal gowns for even more

magical selections. There's something for everyone!

Mother of the Bride
Monday May 18, 2015 Post a comment
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Mother of the Bride

A muted pastel is ultra-elegant for a Mother of the Bride gown.

It keeps in season and is colorful, without over-powering the event.

A mother wants to stand-out among guests, but also compliment the

bride and lovely decor. We picked some stunning styles that are pure

sophistication. The colors are breathtaking and the dresses are

timeless. From a sassy strapless silhouette to a modest short sleeve,

you have your pick of classic styles. Any one will make you feel

glamorous on this special day. Next to Bride and Groom, Mother of

the Bride is an important title. You offer emotional support and,

of course, fabulous style!

Summer Wedding Guest
Tuesday May 12, 2015 Post a comment
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Summer Wedding Guest

Spring is flying by and summer is nearly here! This means more

and more weddings to attend. It's wedding season and the invites

are pouring in. What's a girl to wear?! We've got you covered with

colorful, elegant dresses, many which vary in length. You can shop

our wedding guest section or look to this post for our current

favorites. These days we're feeling pastels with a side of jewel

tones. Move-ability is a must as we'll be hitting the dance floor

come reception time. Neckline details make accessorizing a

breeze while fun colors usher in the new season!

A Beach Wedding With Mori Lee
Monday May 11, 2015 Post a comment
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A Beach Wedding With Mori Lee

This beachy wedding has us yearning for summer. The palm trees paired

with sandy shores inspire easy, wondrous romance. This bride chose Mori

Lee for her special day. The wedding dress is strapless with a fit and

flare silhouette and a magical amount of ruffles. It's a classic gown

with a dramatic hemline that would make any woman feel like a princess.

Photographed by Asteria Photography, this beautiful wedding took place

in Charleston, South Carolina. We adore the breezy feel of these

photos and wish the couple all the happiness in the world!

Wedding Inspiration
Friday May 08, 2015 Post a comment
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Wedding Inspiration

We recently attended a fabulous wedding showcase for brides in NYC.

The event gave us an array of inspiration! We had a grand time sampling

tasty treats and imagining locations for a destination wedding. Take a

gander at the Instagram shots we snapped. There was something for

everyone at this event. We walked into a room of glamorous wedding

gowns, while a charming quartet played in the corner. The dessert was

nearly too lovely to eat, while the florals had us swooning. Are you

inspired yet? Explore our wedding suite for all your fashion needs!

Top Wedding Trends 2015
Monday May 04, 2015 Post a comment
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Top Wedding Trends 2015

New Colors

Browsing wedding blogs, we noticed a batch of recurring trends.

These six styles represent elegance and quirky sophistication.

There's something for all among these trending wedding dresses.

We chose fabulous designer gowns to represent each category.

There's unique colors from designers like Christina Wu and Mori

Lee, along with modest sleeves from stand-outs David Tutera and

Adagio Bridal. Two-piece designs are a hit among celebs, while

classic ruffle details will never fall out of style. Do you have

a favorite trend?



Sheer Sleeves

Whimsical Tiers


Real Wedding With Sophia Tolli
Tuesday April 28, 2015 Post a comment
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Real Wedding With Sophia Tolli

We fell head over heels as we glimpsed the photos of this real-life

bride in Sophia Tolli. Jessica and her groom looked fantastic on their

special day. Her style was pure Hollywood glamour with a sweeping

up-do and sparkling chandelier earrings. Photographed by Organic

Album, the setting looked luxurious with a lovely spring feel. The

details of this dress are quite a sight to behold. From the elegant

buttons to the soft, complex lace, any bride would feel glamorous in a

gown like this. Take a gander at our favorite shots of this adoring,

happy couple. Each one is more romantic than the next!

The Curvy Fashionista Features Mori Lee
Monday April 27, 2015 Post a comment
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The Curvy Fashionista Features Mori Lee

The Curvy Fashionista, created by Marie Denee, gives girls a

one-stop destination for plus-size fashion, news and events. Denee

teaches women to be "curvy, confident and chic" with her amazing site.

We're excited to see her feature our favorite plus-size wedding gowns

by designer Mori Lee. She features the "Julietta" line and quotes the

Mori Lee ideals: "We know that, when we create a dress, we’re not just

making something to wear. We’re making magic.
” Denee reiterates the

brand's commitment to "making gorgeous wedding dresses every

woman can feel special in.
" On her blog, she describes the gowns as

whimsical and decadent. We couldn't agree more! Shop her favorite

styles by clicking the photos below.

Wedding Dress Shapes
Monday April 20, 2015 Post a comment
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Wedding Dress Shapes

Picking a wedding gown can be daunting. There are so many styles!

Where do you even begin? Our advice is starting with the silhouette.

Figure out what flatters your figure and makes you feel like royalty

on your special day. June Letter Studio created an illustrated guide

to aide you in your search. Use this guide to figure out your favorite

dress shape and that should help narrow your choices. We paired the

shapes with some seriously covetable styles from some of our

best wedding designers!

A Mignon Bridesmaid
Friday March 13, 2015 Post a comment
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A Mignon Bridesmaid

This beauty therapist looks fabulous in Mignon. She wore a soft,

pink gown as a glamorous bridesmaid dress. With luxurious draping

and sparkling shoulder details, this gown elevates the average

bridesmaid look without drawing attention from the bride. The floor

length hem adds extra elegance, while the subtle slit allows for post

wedding dancing. With the versatile color and flattering silhouette,

we can bet, it's definitely a dress she'll wear more than once!

A Bridal Valentine
Friday January 23, 2015 Post a comment
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A Bridal Valentine

Valentine's Day is around the corner and we're currently inspired

by the pretty pink background of these designer gowns. They inspire

romance and showcase the wonderful wedding dresses our designers

love to create. Our current favorites come from Mori Lee and Adagio

Bridal. Fall in love with your favorite gown and save it for that special

day. It doesn't get much better than an elegant winter wedding filled

with dreamy florals and picture-perfect details.

Winter Wedding
Friday December 19, 2014 Post a comment
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Winter Wedding

Inspired by the use of pine cones in this rustic wedding theme,

we imagined a snow queen bride and jewel tone bridesmaids. They

come together for a lavish winter wedding. Mori Lee has the perfect

fairy tale setting that adds to the magic. Get a similar bridal

experience by incorporating natural elements into your bouquet or

place settings for your guests. There's something very whimsical

about pairing a wedding with the seasonal elements of nature.

The Best Celebrity Engagement Rings
Wednesday November 26, 2014 Post a comment
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The Best Celebrity Engagement Rings

Media outlet PopSugar compiled an intricate slideshow of photos

featuring celebrity engagement rings. Celebs love to show off so we

made it our mission to scroll through each and every photo to find

the best rings of the bunch! You be the judge. Do you prefer small

and dainty or a whole lot of bling a la Beyoncé? Are you a modern

girl or prefer vintage-inspired? There's no right or wrong way

answer when it comes to your ring. After all, diamonds are a girl's

best friend. Just ask these celebs and their gorgeous jewels!

Wedding Hair For Fall
Monday November 10, 2014 Post a comment
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Wedding Hair For Fall

These days, brides are getting more and more creative with their hair.

From chic and pulled back to wild and wavy, these brides used a variety

of styles to incorporate flowers into their strands. Let the season inspire

to create a flower crown that frames your face and adds a touch of color

to your bridal look. You'll be utterly unforgettable from your hair

to your wedding dress!   

Golden Bridesmaids
Thursday October 16, 2014 Post a comment
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Golden Bridesmaids

Photographed by Meagan W, these photos show a gorgeous group of

bridesmaids celebrating in style. These girls were glowing just as

much as the bride in golden bridesmaid gowns from La Femme. This

is a style that can be worn a million times over, especially for holiday

events and fabulous parties. We picked more golden styles to help

you glitter and shine all through the season.

Fall Bouquets
Wednesday October 15, 2014 Post a comment
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Fall Bouquets

Are you planning a fall wedding? Then get ready to choose from this season's

fabulous florals! When it comes to a fall bouquet, there is a multitude of

options. You can incorporate colorful jewel tones or keep the colors subdued

with soft reds, browns or hues of orange. We paired some lovely bouquets (via

Pinterest) with our favorite wedding dresses from Angelina Faccenda. These

lovely gowns compliment any floral arrangement you might envision for your

special day.

Amal Alamuddin's Wonderful Wedding Gown
Tuesday October 07, 2014 Post a comment
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Amal Alamuddin's Wonderful

Wedding Gown

The highly anticipated wedding gown, worn by Amal Alamuddin, was custom

designed by Oscar de la Renta. The dress was classic from head to toe with

couture lace and an off-the-shoulder silhouette. Our Saboroma match mimics

many of the elegant features from the lace sleeves to the full skirt. We're

betting Amal is on her way to becoming a fashion icon so watch out for more

MatchMakers to come!

George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin Wed in Venice!
Tuesday October 07, 2014 Post a comment
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George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin

Wed in Venice!

We're calling it. This is officially the chicest wedding of the decade.

"Lifelong bachelor" George Clooney wed human rights lawyer Amal

Alamuddin in the beautiful city of Venice. Alamuddin may be new to

Hollywood, but she's very much accomplished as a lawyer, activist, and

author. The comings and goings of the wedding event were pure fashion

inspiration. This woman is smart and definitely elegant. Stay tuned

for her wedding dress MatchMaker!

Lela Rose Spring 2015
Friday September 19, 2014 Post a comment
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Lela Rose Spring 2015

Lela Rose is known for her satin fabrics and A-line dresses made up of soft,

feminine details. This collection is no different and we're starting to think

Rose truly shines in the bright, spring season. This collection calls to mind

our favorite bridesmaid dresses by the designer herself. She uses similar

silhouettes and colorful pastels to make every bridesmaid look ultra-chic.

Hers are the kind of dresses you'll wear over and over again.

Once Upon a Dark Fairy Tale
Tuesday September 16, 2014 Post a comment
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Once Upon a Dark Fairy Tale

This gorgeous editorial features Mori Lee in a unique, magical light. The

theme is pure Snow White with an emphasis on whimsical darkness. The

photos come from Your West Midlands Wedding Magazine where the

photographer, Garazi, had some interesting insight on the theme. "The

theme cut through the saccharine pastels," she said, "to reveal something

deeper." We love that sentiment and we love these photos! You can't go

wrong with gorgeous wedding gowns and a fairy tale element.

A Little Princess
Thursday September 11, 2014 Post a comment
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A Little Princess

Our little princess section is one filled with glittery ballgowns and

beautiful bright dresses. Whether a birthday, pageant or special occasion,

your little girl will look spectacular in these whimsical dresses. Each and

every girl deserves to feel like a princess. Make her dreams come true

by choosing from our delightful selection.

A Buffy Reunion! Julie Benz and Her Bridesmaids
Friday August 29, 2014 Post a comment
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A Buffy Reunion!

Julie Benz and Her Bridesmaids

You guys, how cute are these photos of Julie Benz and her wedding party?!

It's a Buffy/Dexter reunion with co-stars looking gorgeous in glittery glam

THEIA. Both bride and bridesmaids wore this NewYorkDress designer. The

photos by Christine Chang capture a fun, festive event filled with family and

friends. The wedding dress was a fantastic choice. "As soon as I put it on,

I knew it was the one," Benz told Brides Magazine. She noted that the raw

edges and cascading layers "perfectly complemented our venue in Los Feliz."

Her bouquet was made up of peonies and roses in different shades of pink.

"It's classic and romantic with a touch of color," Benz said. We love these

photos and think the event looks fabulous!

A Marilyn Wedding
Wednesday August 27, 2014 Post a comment
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A Marilyn Wedding

Every girl is inspired by the sultry style of Marilyn Monroe. She's a

legend for her incredible fashion and famous beauty. That makes her

the perfect candidate for wedding inspiration. Her biggest fan has to be

bride Erika who said she felt drawn to Monroe because,"She always seemed

so confident in her own skin.” Erika was engaged on Monroe's birthday and

tied the knot, looking gorgeous, in the same location Monroe married. She

wore a beautiful fit and flare wedding dress with platinum curls worthy of

the star herself. We love the great shots of this stylish couple. Find four

styles in a similar silhouette below.

Channel your inner bombshell in these gorgeous gowns.

Real Bride Winner!
Friday August 22, 2014 Post a comment
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We have picked a winner for the Real Brides competition! Congratulations

to Mona Charbel, who has won $250 NewYorkDress dollars by sharing

her wonderful story with us. You can share yours as well by e-mailing Make sure to include "REAL BRIDE" in the

subject. We can't wait to see you in your gorgeous wedding dress!

Are You a Queen or a Princess?
Monday August 11, 2014 Post a comment
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Are You a Queen...

The fairy tale trend has made its way to wedding season with silhouettes

and styles that call upon storybook archetypes. We choose our favorite

wedding gowns to represent the dramatic fit and flare look of a queen and

the sweet ballgowns of a princess. Which style do you gravitate towards?

Any choice you make will become part of your happily ever after!

....or a Princess?

A Nifty Fifties Wedding
Friday August 08, 2014 Post a comment
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A Nifty Fifties Wedding With

A-Line Dresses!


We're currently crushing on the A-line silhouette. This retro style

is reminiscent of 1950's glamour and a it's a wonderful trend to

incorporate into your special day. We have you covered for every part

of your wedding whether you're the bride, bridesmaid or wedding guest!


Wedding Guests

A Sweet Engagement
Thursday August 07, 2014 Post a comment
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A Sweet Engagement

These gorgeous photos feature an NYC engagement with the future bride in

Tadashi Shoji. Photographed by by Ashley Kelemen, the shots show the

stylish couple in different parts of New York. They look gorgeous and we

wish them luck on their upcoming nuptials!

Coveting her style? Here are some similar options!

Dreamy Hair Decor
Wednesday August 06, 2014 Post a comment
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Dreamy Hair Decor

Each one of these dreamy hair accessories is different from the next. We've

got a variety of options and today's post features pieces that are perfect

for an up-do on your wedding day. The intricate flower details make each

accessory enchantingly unique. The flowers glitter and glisten at every

turn; and our beautiful model shows off the different ways to wear these

lovely headpieces. Pick an accessory of your own and try your hand at

the different ways to wear it!

Wedding Reception Dresses
Monday July 21, 2014 Post a comment
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Wedding Reception Dresses

There are many important things to take into consideration when

choosing your reception dress. You can get intricate and over-top

for your wedding, but the reception dress serves a purpose. You

will be hugging, eating, drinking, and of course, dancing at your

reception. This means the dress should be gorgeous, yes, but also

movable. You want to remember the special moments, not that you

couldn't dance in your dress. We choose some ultra-beautiful

dresses that will have you moving and shaking all night long!

Dos and Don'ts of Wedding Makeup
Wednesday July 16, 2014 Post a comment
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Dos and Don'ts of Wedding Makeup

Do plan a spa day the week of your wedding to relax and prep.

Don't try any new soaps or perfumes the week before your wedding.

You could have an allergic reaction to something different.

Do keep your wedding look simple and polished, especially when it comes to

hair and makeup. You want to look like the best version of yourself. Now is

not the time to try that crazy blue eye shadow!

Don't get a new haircut the week of your wedding. If it doesn't turn out

the way you want it to, there's not much you can do. Make sure to schedule

your haircut a few months in advance.

Do try a classic pink nail in case you need to make last minute touch-ups.

Don't leave your house unprepared for beauty hiccups. Pack things like

safety pins, Q-tips and bobby pins for any issues that may arise.

Do wear waterproof mascara. It's an emotional day and you should prepare

for the possibility of tears.

The same goes for lipstick! Do wear a lipstick that lasts through kisses

and food.

Most important...

Don't forget to do a beauty run-through before your big day!

Love Will Pre-Veil!
Wednesday July 09, 2014 Post a comment
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Love Will Pre-Veil!

We have a ton of new wedding veils and fabulous photos to share! Our

gorgeous veils give your bridal gown an extra special finishing touch. Weather

you love lace trim or voluminous tulle, shop our wedding accessories to find

wonderful new items for your big day. We've got everything you're looking for

in our brand-new Wedding Suite, created for all your wedding needs!

An Elegant Wedding Affair
Tuesday July 08, 2014 Post a comment
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An Elegant Wedding Affair

Every girl dreams of an elegant wedding! We paired our newest bridal

designer with gorgeous shots of chic wedding receptions. Sophia Tolli's

bridal gowns are the epitome of classic with the right amount of fashion

edge. Each gown is something special with whimsical details that make

them unique. If you're an uptown bride looking for a dress, look no

further than Tolli's gorgeous designs!

Wedding Movie MatchMaker
Wednesday July 02, 2014 Post a comment
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Wedding Movie MatchMaker

Buzzfeed recently put together a list of memorable wedding dresses

from a variety of films we all know and love. We took that list and

created some epic bridal MatchMakers! From Bride Wars to Father of

the Bride, we choose some of our favorite films to inspire a search

for the perfect designer counterpart.

Refinery 29: Plus-Size Wedding Dresses
Wednesday June 25, 2014 Post a comment
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Refinery 29:

Plus-Size Wedding Dresses

Refinery 29 created a list of "10 Plus-Size Wedding Dresses You'll Love."

They included some of our fabulous bridal gowns, with designs from Mori

Lee and Allure. These two dresses above were on their list of plus-size

picks that fit "different budgets and styles." Although these top two run

over $1,000, we wanted to share some gowns at a variety of prices. Check

out our own plus-size picks below. They all range in price under $800.

La Femme Bridesmaids
Thursday June 12, 2014 Post a comment
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La Femme Bridesmaids

This gorgeous bride Pandora, daughter of Real Housewives Lisa Vanderpump,

stepped away from the wedding section for her beautiful bridesmaid dresses.

She chose a pink pastel gown with glittering details from La Femme Dresses.

The color is perfectly in season and we guarantee it's a dress these ladies will

wear over and over! Photographed by Rod Foster Photography, these photos

give a snapshot of a gorgeous wedding accented by pretty in pink bridesmaids.

Real Brides: Marnie Dufort
Thursday June 05, 2014 Post a comment
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Real Brides: Marnie Dufort

We love taking real NewYorkDress brides and featuring their special day.

These brides were excited to share their experience and reminisce about the

most magical moments of their wedding day. They searched high and low for

the perfect wedding dress and found it on our website. Say hello to Marnie!

She tells us about her husband Dee and the romantic story that brought

them together.

Where did you meet?

We were teenagers when Dee and I first met in Prescott, AZ. We met

through friends of friends.

How did he propose?

Dee popped the question after we spent the day hiking Squaw Peak in

Phoenix, AZ. It was early morning and there were hot air balloons

floating all around. It was a beautiful sight! My husband normally

doesn't hike so he worked hard to get to that moment.

How did you choose the right dress?

I had two things on my mind: sexiness and affordability. I found both

those things in my dress from

Where did you get married?

We married in Las Vegas, Nevada!

What is your favorite memory from the wedding?

We did the traditional vows, as well as writing our own. The ceremony

was my favorite moment because it showed that Dee and I are really meant

to be. No one had a dry eye in the house, including the priestess! That's

how everyone knew it was a special moment.

What advice would you give other brides on their big day?

Don't fret about things that don't matter after you're married. A lot

of brides get so caught up in the details of the big day that they forget

what's really important in that special moment.

A NUE by Shani Wedding
Thursday June 05, 2014 Post a comment
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A NUE by Shani Wedding

Congratulations to Lisa Pietruszka, who recently got married in a look

from NUE by Shani! The lovely lace dress was ivory with soft, bell sleeves

and a sash detail across the waist. We love the idea that this dress can be

worn to an elegant, spring-time event, or dressed up for a low-key bride.

These beautiful wedding shots show Lisa with her family and friends.

Her overall look is easy with a dose of sweet sophistication.

Real Brides: Mona Charbel
Friday May 30, 2014 1 Comment
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Real Brides: Mona Charbel

We love taking real NewYorkDress brides and featuring their special day.

These brides were excited to share their experience and reminisce about

the most magical moments of their wedding day. They searched high and low

for the perfect wedding dress and found it on our website. Say hello to Mona!

She tells us about her husband Charbel and the romantic story that brought

them together.

Where did you meet?

Our love was meant to be! For more than 2 years, we worked in the same

building, never crossing paths. The day we met, it was early morning. I

remember seeing a handsome man with green eyes walk into the elevator.

He smiled at me and our eyes met. I don’t usually speak to strangers, but

he started asking questions and I felt time stop. He was shocked that we

never met before.

How did he propose?

On our 2nd anniversary, we went to dinner and he started giving me hints.

I didn’t take him seriously at first, but he looked at me and said, “What

do you think? Why don’t we get engaged this summer and married next

year?” I was happy and shocked at the same time! “Really, you’re serious?”

I asked him. The next step was selecting the rings!

How did you choose the right dress?

For a lot of brides, choosing a wedding dress can be stressful, but I had

no doubt that the gorgeous dress of my dreams would be on your

I had amazing experience selecting my engagement dress, among

others. Despite looking at other designs, as soon as I saw this dress, I knew

it was the one. Princess style with a voluminous skirt, the Mori Lee design

had embossed optic details and large floral adornments. It was definitely the

best choice. It helped win your Dress & Tell contest and, to this day, I

still get compliments.

Where did you get married?

We got married in a sweet country church above sea level in Beirut- Lebanon.

The Gothic architecture was surrounded by gorgeous pine and oak trees. All we

needed to decorate was white orchids. It was the perfect place to get married!

Following the ceremony, we celebrated with family and friends at one of

Lebanon's oldest restaurants. We arranged a setup of decorations, music and

gifts. It was an unforgettable party!

What is your favorite memory from the wedding?

My favorite moment was when our fathers walked me out. A marrital

tradition, it was an emotional moment as I felt ready to start my own family.

What advice would you give other brides on their big day?

Don’t stress yourself out preparing for your wedding. Enjoy each moment

from the beginning to the end because your big day only happens once!

Details: The bride wore Mori Lee 1601.

Real Brides: Mariya Ivanova Karkar
Wednesday May 28, 2014 2 Comments
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Real Brides: Mariya Ivanova Karkar

We love taking real NewYorkDress brides and featuring their special day.

These brides were excited to share their experience and reminisce about

the most magical moments of their wedding day. They searched high and

low for the perfect wedding dress and found it on our website. Say hello

to Mariya! She bought a gorgeous Janique gown for her wedding reception.

Here, she tells us about her husband and the romantic story that brought

them together.

Where did you meet?

We met through a mutual friend outside of the office. He is the CEO and

I was looking for a job. I interviewed for a new branch of the company.

We talked about fashion, Dubai and my level of expertise. I was fascinated

by his intelligence and we went out three months after closely working


How did he propose?

Three years after we met, he proposed on my birthday. Inspired by Salvador

Dali and his muse, Gala, the proposal was more a “declaration of love” than

a traditional “get down on one knee.”

How did you choose the right dress?

While I was in Canada, I started looking for wedding guest dresses and

my husband's sister showed me your site. I was totally fascinated and spent

days looking through dresses. I discovered this dress for my own wedding

reception! It was totally unique and I knew it was mine as soon as I saw it.

Where did you get married?

We had an intimate ceremony in front of my husband's family in Canada.

Our wedding reception was in Dubai with my side of the family and many

of our friends. The reception was held in a lounge that had an amazing

view of the tallest building in the world. Everything was handled by the

venue and it looked beautiful. We had a very relaxed celebration of food,

drinks and hubbly bubbly (hookah).

What is your favorite memory from the wedding?

My favorite moment was seeing all of our lovely family and friends. It

meant a lot for them to share our happiness and honor us with their

presence. The moment was priceless. I made sure to take photos and

spend time with each of our guests.

What advice would you give other brides on their big day?

No bridezillas! I would advise to keep things simple and enjoy every moment.

This is once in a lifetime and the fairy tale is possible on a budget.

Details: The bride wore Janique K6040.

Love Letters to Allure
Friday May 23, 2014 Post a comment
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Love Letters to Allure

We're obsessed with this beautiful shoot from White Willow Photography.

Draped in Allure Bridal, the shoot styles two of our favorite wedding

dresses in a gorgeous outdoor setting. The styling is pure enchantment and

the details are vintage glam. Inspired by the photographer's own wedding

vows and their favorite classic sonnet, White Willow created a bridal

setting straight out of a fairy tale. We couldn't be more inspired!

Real Brides: Shalani
Wednesday May 21, 2014 Post a comment
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Real Brides: Shalani

We love taking real NewYorkDress brides and featuring their special day.

These brides were excited to share their experience and reminisce about

the most magical moments of their wedding day. They searched high and

low for the perfect wedding dress and found it on our website. Say hello

to Shalani! She tells us about her husband Dave and the romantic story

that brought them together.

Where did you meet?

In 2005, I met Dave in school. We were both in the same course. After eight

years of courtship, we decided to commit to each other. He was (and still is)

my best friend. We understand each other perfectly.

How did he propose?

It’s funny, but he never actually proposed, nor did I expect him to. I didn't

need a big diamond ring, just the knowledge that we were meant to be.

How did you choose the right dress?

We come from different religious backgrounds and the color ‘white’ is

considered inauspicious in Dave’s culture. I had to forgo my dreams of a

white dress and browsing for the perfect, colorful gown was no easy task.

I looked at everything from evening-wear to prom dresses. Finally I saw this

beautiful gown on your site. I fell instantly in love with the shape of the

dress and the gorgeous color. I even choose a 'purple theme' after ordering

my dress. Once it arrived, I was happy to find that the fit was perfect!

Where did you get married?

In Asian countries, the bride follows the husband’s culture so I got married

in a very traditional fashion. Later we had an evening party with about 800

guests to witness our union. The main table was carved out of ice and the

walkway contained ice sculptures with our initials.

What is your favorite memory from the wedding?

My favorite moment was our entrance. Everyone expected us to walk down

the aisle, but we actually sang our way in! We sang the romantic song

“L.O.V.E” by Nat King Cole.


Details: The bride wore Party Time 6834PT in Purple.

Stunning Celebrity Weddings
Thursday May 15, 2014 Post a comment
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Stunning Celebrity Weddings

Some couples have come and gone, but we say a bride's beautiful dress

is forever! Let's look back at gorgeous wedding dresses from some of

our favorite celebs. Stars like Kim Kardashian and Mariah Carey give

us major dress envy and bridal inspiration for days. These photos will

go straight into our Pinterest wedding board!

Best in Bridal Spring 2015
Wednesday May 14, 2014 Post a comment
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Best in Bridal Spring 2015

Bridal season is hot right now and these looks are straight off the

runway Spring 2015. We found some wonderful wedding dresses for

your special day. If you're into ballgowns a la Vera Wang, we've got

you covered in Allure or THEIA. If classic lace is more your thing,

check our lookalike matches for Carolina Herrera and Marchesa.

There's plenty to choose from!

Real Brides: Carson Acevedo
Thursday May 08, 2014 1 Comment
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Real Brides: Carson Acevedo

Welcome to our newest wedding feature! We're taking real NewYorkDress

brides and featuring their special day. These brides were excited to share

their experience and reminisce about the most magical moments of their

wedding day. They searched high and low for the perfect wedding dress and

found it on our website.

Say hello to our first bride, Carson Acevedo! She tells us about her husband

Alex and the romantic story that brought them together.

Where did you meet?

Alex and I met on a blind date in Brooklyn around 2008. I remember we

hugged and I just knew it felt right.

How did he propose?

Alex proposed to me in the parking lot of a bowling alley on our two year

anniversary. He told me he had a present for me and made me close my eyes.

I remember thinking "It's cold out here, can't he give me my gift inside the

car?" When I opened my eyes, he was on one knee right there in the parking lot.

How did you choose the right dress?

I looked through tons of dresses and, once I saw the pockets, I knew this Mori

Lee was the one. It was the dress of my dreams and the shape was perfect. The

pockets gave it a unique edge. I saw a similar gown in Bride Magazine for

$4,000, which made this dress feel like a steal. It was well-made and the bead

work was stunning. The quality was so good even my seamstress was impressed

by the price.

Where did you get married?

Alex and I come from different religious backgrounds and we needed a neutral

ground for our families to celebrate. We chose the Queens Botanical Gardens,

which was the perfect setting. The surroundings were filled with beautiful

foliage in a multitude of colors. We barely had to decorate since nature did it

for us. I've always loved the Botanical Gardens so it was a dream come true to

be married there.

What is your favorite memory from the wedding?

Our vows! Alex and I wrote our own vows and they were very personal, not

to mention emotional. They reflected our love perfectly and it's a moment

that I'll never forget.

Details: The bride wore Mori Lee 4969 in Ivory/ Silver, the bridesmaids

wore Alfred Sung D494 in Caspian Blue and the maid of honor wore D522

in Niagara. The bride's hair piece was style number DST set001.

Christina Hendricks in Lela Rose
Wednesday May 07, 2014 Post a comment
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Christina Hendricks in Lela Rose

We adore Christina Hendricks and are in love with her floral look on the

cover of Health Magazine. The stylist dressed her in Lela Rose, one of our

top designers for bridesmaid dresses. We're inspired by the bright spring

colors so we set out to pick our favorite Lela Rose options for your future

wedding day. These dresses are so gorgeous your bridesmaids will be

dying to wear them over and over!

Mori Lee in Bridal Guide
Monday May 05, 2014 Post a comment
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Mori Lee in Bridal Guide

Mori Lee aka bridal extraordinaire was featured in this month's Bridal

Guide. The issue, on newsstands now, features a designer dress in a photo

that is casually gorgeous and brings spring to mind. The unique trampoline

shot shows off the sweetheart bodice and high-low hemline of this wedding

. Mori Lee is also featured in Bride Guide's "Runway Report, where

they showcased the back of our darling dress of the moment.

Wedding Guest Options
Tuesday April 29, 2014 Post a comment
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Wedding Guest Options

NewYorkDress is number one in wedding guest dresses! Browse our

selection to find the perfect look (or two) for this busy wedding

season. We're loving these short and sassy silhouettes with beauty

inspiration from red carpet celebs.

THEIA Bridal Spring 2015
Monday April 28, 2014 Post a comment
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THEIA Bridal Spring 2015

THEIA is back to bridal with a gorgeous collection for Spring 2015.

Inspired by his Irish ancestors, designer Don O'Neil created a collection

full of soft lace, silver accents and a variety of silhouettes. There were

even a few bold surprises like crop tops and boho crowns. We can't wait to

see these on a lovely, spring bride. Here are the top runway looks from

this marvelous collection!

The Allure Bride
Monday April 14, 2014 Post a comment
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The Allure Bride

Allure Bridal created the loveliest photo shoot showcasing their gorgeous

wedding dresses. They set up in a dessert filled with flowers, props and

beautiful boho greenery. The makeup was minimal letting the dresses shine;

and the accessories were a perfect accent to long, flowing hair or loose,

intricate up-dos. We're in love with these ethereal shots and, if we didn't

know better, would assume it was the wedding of a fabulous, happy couple!

Classic Mori Lee Wedding
Tuesday April 08, 2014 Post a comment
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Classic Mori Lee Wedding

This bride is stunning in Mori Lee! We love how she paired a classic

wedding dress with a few key accessories. She added vintage glamour with

a fur shrug and a bit of glitter with crown jewels. Her whole wedding party

is dressed to the nines in Old Hollywood fashion. We're in love with these

photos by Ali Lovegrove and wish the couple all the happiness in the world!

Get Ready For a Spring Wedding!
Monday April 07, 2014 Post a comment
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Get Ready For a Spring Wedding!

Spring is in the air and we're ready for weddings! Bright florals and pretty

pastels are on our mind as we search for the ultimate wedding dress for

spring. These are a few of our favorites! We've included some fabulous

hairspiration to accompany these dresses. As we all know, every perfect

dress needs a perfect 'do to go with it!

NewYorkDress in Lucky Magazine
Tuesday April 01, 2014 Post a comment
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We adore a colorful gown on your special day, which is why we're so

excited to see NewYorkDress designers featured in Lucky Magazine's "105

Colorful Wedding Dresses For the Non-Traditional Bride." From Faviana to

Tadashi Shoji, Lucky showcased a variety of wedding dresses for the bold

bride who is unafraid of color. Here are a few of our fab favorites!

Country Wedding With Mori Lee
Tuesday March 25, 2014 1 Comment
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Country Wedding With Mori Lee

This gorgeous bride wore Mori Lee on her wedding day. Her unique bouquet

came together with fresh flowers and a few vegetables! As a vegetarian with

a father who gardens, she wanted to incorporate something special into the

wedding. It's the perfect pop of color against her stunning gown. Each photo

is more lovely than the next and the bride and groom look happier than ever.

Congratulations to this beautiful couple!

Beautiful Bride in Allure
Thursday February 13, 2014 Post a comment
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Beautiful Bride in Allure

This beautiful bride chose Allure Bridals for her wedding day attire. We're

in love with her soft veil and elegant bouquet of lilac flowers. The dress

is lace perfection with a high V-neckline and buttons all along the back.

The lovely silhouette and gorgeous lace details bring to mind Grace Kelly

and Kate Middleton!

Winter Wedding
Friday January 03, 2014 Post a comment
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Winter Wedding

This photo shoot is the epitome of winter wonderland. Shot by Sara

K Photography the whole setting is more than magical. The bride looks

lovely in a long, classic wedding dress and and the groom looks dashing

in a casual, dressed up jacket. We found a few matchmaker dresses

inspired by this winter romance.

Holiday Engagement Photos
Thursday December 05, 2013 Post a comment
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Holiday Engagement Photos

The holidays are here and love is in the air! We hope you enjoy this

collection of soon-to-be-married couples who are ever-so holiday ready.

They're sure to bring you some adorable Christmas cheer!

Holiday Wedding
Tuesday December 03, 2013 Post a comment
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Holiday Wedding

We love the holidays and a holiday wedding gives us one more reason to

celebrate the season. We choose Allure and WTOO to showcase our dramatic

wedding dresses and flirty, burgundy bridesmaid dresses. A few key details

and special holiday accents make a winter wedding especially quaint. We

choose a theme that was subtle in its colorful sophistication. Stay

tuned for more Christmas style to come!

THEIA in Cosmo Bride
Thursday November 21, 2013 Post a comment
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THEIA in Cosmo Bride

Cosmo Bride shows off THEIA's gorgeous bridal styles. We love

how sweet and playful this photo shoot is. The bride looks like she's

having a ball! As you can see from the shoot, these wedding dresses

are chic and sophisticated, but have a unique sweetness to them that

is perfect for the happiest day of your life.

Lela Rose Bridal Spring 2014
Friday November 08, 2013 Post a comment
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Lela Rose Bridal Spring 2014

Whether ready-to-wear, bridal or bridesmaids dresses, Lela Rose always

delivers an ultra-feminine collection. Embroidery and florals define

these gorgeous wedding dresses. The models look chic and somewhat

angelic in each lookbook photo. It's safe to say that it's one of our

favorite collections of the season!

To see the whole collection, click the video below!

Theia Press
Thursday November 07, 2013 1 Comment
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THEIA is on fire these days! The brand was recently featured on the cover

of The Daily Bridal edition with the model in a hand-painted tulle gown

embroidered with glass beads. They were also spotted on E! Online as an

option for Naya Rivera's upcoming nuptials. This Glee star always looks

gorgeous in a mermaid silhouette. THEIA was then spotted twice on The

Knot. First, online in a round-up of halter-top dresses (it's the newest

trend!) and then, in an editorial titled Chic in the City. Also on top of the

trends was Elle Magazine who named the brand in a round-up of short-

hemmed dresses. Good going THEIA!

Kim and Kanye are Engaged!
Wednesday November 06, 2013 Post a comment
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Kim and Kanye are Engaged!

What Should Kim Wear on her Wedding?

With baby North and now the engagement, everyone's mind is on one thing:

WEDDING! We couldn't help but wonder, "What will Kim wear!?" At her

previous wedding, Kim wore three different wedding dresses. She wore a

princess ballgown, a classy fishtail and a glam mermaid silhouette. Above is

a wedding dress sketched by THEIA's Don O'Neill. We love the look and the

silhouette is totally on trend for Kim. Other suggestions include classic dresses

with unique details. She went all white at her last wedding, but this time,

we say she goes bold with a blush shade or black lace. One thing's for sure:

Kim will look fabulous is any dress she chooses!

NewYorkDress on the TODAY Show
Monday November 04, 2013 Post a comment
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NewYorkDress on the TODAY Show

Not just one, but two NewYorkDress designers were featured on the TODAY

show! Kathie Lee and Hoda had The Knot's fashion editor, Jennie Ma, pick

her favorite bridal trends of the season. Wedding dresses from Mori Lee and

Maggie Sottero Spring 2014 appeared among her fabulous picks. What does

she say is in trend? Short, sparkle, floral and/or a little bit of blush!

Click the video to see these two dresses in motion.

You can also watch the Maggie Sottero show here!

Kelly Clarkson Makes a Gorgeous Bride
Friday November 01, 2013 1 Comment
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Kelly Clarkson Makes a Gorgeous Bride

Kelly Clarkson recently got married to Brandon Blackstock at Blackberry

Farms in Tennesse. She looked amazing and was glowing from head to toe

in stunning Temperley London. "I'm officially Mrs. Blackstock," she tweeted

on October 21st. "We got married yesterday at Blackberry Farms, the most

beautiful place ever!" Many happy wishes to this couple. They look fantastic!

To channel your inner American Idol this bridal season, we

picked our favorite lacy wedding dresses!

Lauren Conrad is Engaged! What Should She Wear To Her Wedding?
Friday November 01, 2013 Post a comment
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Lauren Conrad is Engaged!

What Should She Wear To Her Wedding?

When we think Lauren Conrad, we think modern and feminine so we

chose a variety of bridal dresses that fit her personality and style. She's

definitely a trend-setter so we picked styles that are classic with a twist.

She's been known to gravitate towards draping, a cinched waist and, of

course, a chic silhouette. In general, she loves girly dresses or striking

strapless gowns. Must be the California girl in her! We chose four unique

dresses that fit her style and would be perfect for her upcoming nuptials

to fiancée William Tell. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Bridal Runway Matches
Monday October 28, 2013 Post a comment
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Bridal Runway Matches

Bridal week is an exciting time here at NewYorkDress! We love to see all

the collections and new trends to emerge. Bridal for Fall 2014 was no

exception with gorgeous wedding dresses made up of tulle, lace and satin

We took some of our favorite runway looks and found a NewYorkDress

match! From Monique Lhullier to our own Maggie Sottero, we found

beautiful bridal dresses fit for a princess.

THEIA White Bridal Fall 2014
Friday October 25, 2013 1 Comment
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THEIA White Bridal Fall 2014

For Fall 2014, designer Don O'Neill created clean, classic silhouettes with

sophisticated details that he dubbed, "the Midas touch." Gold was certainly

a theme throughout the collection from subtle floral accents to a few full-on

gold dresses. We're loving the classy brocade and shimmer of these top two!

Where he experimented with gold and a hooded cloak, he stayed traditional

with French Chantilly lace and A-line silhouettes. Overall it was a gorgeous

collection, perfect for a bride who is Grace Kelly or Kate Middleton-inspired

for her wedding dress. Here are a a few of our favorites!

Mac Duggal on Telemundo's Acceso Total
Thursday October 24, 2013 Post a comment
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Mac Duggal on Telemundo's Acceso Total

This lovely white dress by Mac Duggal was recently featured on Telemundo's

Acceso Total. The dress is a wonderful bridal option with soft, intricate

details that make your look totally unique. The Telemundo segment, hosted

by Official FabuLouis, showcased a variety of wedding dresses, but you can

skip to 1:44 to see the Mac Duggal in action.

Audrey Hepburn's Beautiful Bridesmaids
Wednesday October 23, 2013 Post a comment
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Audrey Hepburn's Beautiful Bridesmaids

Audrey Hepburn is a classic beauty with style that will live on for years

to come. We are ever-inspired by her gorgeous fashions, especially when

it comes to weddings. Check out these Hepburn-inspired looks, perfect for

beautiful bridesmaid dresses. You've got soft pinks for spring and darker

jewel tones for fall!

City Hall Weddings
Wednesday October 16, 2013 Post a comment
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City Hall Weddings

We were so inspired by these adorable photos via Refinery 29's City Hall

Weddings that we decided to pick our favorite wedding dresses, perfect for

such an occasion. Think simple, gorgeous and chic! Short is a great length

since you don't want to trip walking up city hall. Even if you go for a big

wedding, these dresses work for a reception since they are movable and


Plus Size Wedding Dresses
Tuesday October 08, 2013 2 Comments
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Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Wedding dress shopping can be frustrating, especially if you're plus-size.

Most of the time, the choices aren't there or the silhouettes are not good.

This is why we're super excited to show you our lovely plus-size bridal

. They're actually perfect for all shapes and sizes. From Mori Lee to

Allure, choice details include lace, color and beading. They're all gorgeous

and totally wedding-ready. It's hard to pick a favorite!

Unique Wedding Tips
Tuesday October 08, 2013 Post a comment
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Unique Wedding Tips

Here are a few tips and tricks for a unique wedding experience! One of

our favorites is the often over-looked wedding hashtag. No more disposable

cameras on the table, it's all about Instagram. How nice will it be to have the

guest photos all in one place? You can print them up and create a totally

unique album! Keep scrolling for more ideas below.

Use candles to help fill your table.

Have a signature drink.

Use old vases and fill them with inexpensive babies breath.

Show how each bridesmaid knows the bride.

Add a confetti bar for tons of 'fetti fun.

Create programs with details about the bridal party.

Get guests home safely with displayed taxi information.

Girl's Night: Weddings Films
Monday October 07, 2013 Post a comment
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Girl's Night: Wedding Films

Whether you want to laugh or cry with your girlfriends, these films are great

for a night in! Each movie is totally fun to watch and you can take wedding

inspiration from all the leading ladies. From boho Mama Mia and classic

Audrey Hepburn to extravagant Carrie Bradshaw and chic Bella Swan, each

of these bridal gowns are memorable from one film to the next!

Wedding Theme: Medieval
Monday October 07, 2013 Post a comment
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Wedding Theme: Medieval

We're currently inspired by Game of the Thrones, medieval details on the

runway and stunning photos from the wedding of Facebook co-founder Sean

Parker and singer/songwriter Alexandra Lenas. We picked our top wedding

, bridesmaid gowns and accessories to call upon this elegant theme.

We want you to feel like a queen on your wedding day!

Bridesmaid Vibes
Friday October 04, 2013 Post a comment
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Bridesmaid Vibes

We don't know about you, but we're getting total bridesmaid vibes from

these celebs. They looked gorgeous at the Emmys, but their dresses gave

us inspiration for stylish weddings to come. We found the perfect bridesmaid

to match these red carpet looks. They're both wedding day and

red carpet ready!

The StyleList: Wedding Dresses We Love For Under $1,000
Monday September 09, 2013 Post a comment
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The StyleList: Wedding Dresses We

Love For Under $1,000

The four dresses above are the bridal gowns that the StyleList recently

chose as part of their list of "Wedding Dresses We Love For Under $1,000."

We love that the list features two of our favorite designers, Mori Lee and

After Six, who both do wedding wonderfully! These days, bridal gowns cost

a fortune and we don't think you need to spend thousands and thousands of

dollars for the dress of your dreams. Many of our wedding dresses are under

$1,000 and we have a million to choose from! Above are the StyleList's

favorites and below are a few more of our own.

Wedding Hair Decor
Thursday September 05, 2013 Post a comment
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Wedding Hair Decor

Whether you go simple or extravagant, there are an array of accessories to

adorn your hair with this wedding season. We're partial to sparkle, but you

can also go boho with flowers in your hair or create a floral crown. It's

your special day so why not go a little further in terms of hair decor? It

adds a little something extra to any wedding dress you might have in mind.

Mother of the Bride: Lovely Lavender
Thursday September 05, 2013 Post a comment
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Mother of the Bride: Lovely Lavender

As mother of the bride, you want to find a dress that is stylish and

beautiful without being over-the-top. These Mother of the Bride dresses

are fabulous options for the woman who wants to stand out, yet compliment

her lovely daughter on this memorable day. You'll look amazing in these

subtle lavender colors and everyone is sure to ask, "Where did you get

your dress?!" Your reply? "NewYorkDress, of course!"

Bridesmaid Gift Guide
Wednesday September 04, 2013 Post a comment
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Bridesmaid Gift Guide

As a bride, your bridesmaids are an important part of your wedding. They

support you in the chaos and are there for you in times of crisis. The maid- 

of-honor even has the important duty of throwing your bachelorette party.

You definitely want to show your appreciation in some small way with a few

bridesmaid gifts. They can be given at your bachelorette party, the morning

of the big day or just whenever the time feels right. Your bridesmaids are

there because they want to be, but something small, yet thoughtful, goes a

long way. Here are a few suggestions we think would make perfect bridesmaid

gifts! You can keep it simple like the totes above or personalize the gift

by monogramming their name or initial.






Mini Mirrors




Beauty Supplies


Bridesmaids on DVD


How to Choose A Bridesmaid Dress
Tuesday September 03, 2013 1 Comment
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How to Choose A Bridesmaid Dress

There are a million things to consider when choosing your bridesmaid dress.

As the bride, it's your special day, but you don't want people to think you

chose a cliche "ugly bridesmaid dress." You want sophisticated, beautiful

bridesmaids and here are our top 3 tips on how to get them!

1. Make sure to pick a dress that's flattering on a variety of shapes and sizes.

Not all women are going to look the same in certain silhouettes so it helps

to pick a universally flattering dress that can work on a size six or a

size sixteen.

2. Make sure the dress is wearable.

Your bridesmaids will love you if they can magically wear the dress post-

wedding. A short silhouette can sometimes be the most transitional.

3. Make sure the color doesn't scream, "Bridesmaid!"

Jewel tones and shiny satin can be nice, but a matte fabric, toned down color

or even a little black dress can make the perfect accent to your wedding party.

Here are a few favorites. We hope that these tips help. Happy dress hunting!

Oscar Worthy Engagement Photos
Tuesday August 27, 2013 Post a comment
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Oscar Worthy Engagement Photos

As far as engagement photos go, some couples get ultra creative. We've seen

amazing photos in the past, but this couple's recreation of film and TV

posters really tops the cake! Photographer Joshua Watson and his then-

girlfriend decided to go above and beyond typical engagement shots. They

created seven posters using wordplay and graphics to make them as realistic

as possible. "We wanted our engagement and wedding to be the first time we

actually collaborated and created something together and decided to produce

this," Watson told Mashable. The project rook six months to complete and the

final images were used as DVD covers, which were sent to the guests in lieu

of traditional paper invitations. We're in awe of their images!

Tadashi Shoji on Buzzfeed
Thursday August 22, 2013 Post a comment
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Tadashi Shoji on Buzzfeed

When it comes to colorful bridal gowns, Tadashi Shoji is at the top of

everyone's list. Lucky Magazine first showcased them as a colorful go-to

and now one of our favorite websites, Buzzfeed, has them on a list titled,

"36 Colorful Wedding Gowns That Prove You Don’t Have To Wear White."

They complied their favorite colorful gowns for a wonderful list that

showcases a variety of Tadashi creations. Here are a few of their choices.

Weddings Throughout the Ages
Wednesday August 21, 2013 Post a comment
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Weddings Throughout the Ages

Wedding styles have changed throughout the years and, in this day and age,

brides are not afraid to mix it up. Sometimes they go classic and sometimes

quirky as styles from the past inspire brides of today. The photo above

represents the 2000s. In the past decade or so, many women have chosen a

classic, strapless white bridal dress. Notably though, more and more women

have been trying short or colorful styles. Let's take a look back at the

weddings before us to see how styles have evolved over time!

  The 1990s and 1980s


  The 1970s


  The 1960s


  The 1950s


  The 1940s


  The 1930s and 1920s


  The 1910 and 1900s


Designer Spotlight: David Tutera Bridal
Tuesday August 20, 2013 Post a comment
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Designer Spotlight: David Tutera Bridal

For the traditional bride looking for the perfect white dress, David Tutera has

got you covered. Each of his dresses are classic and incredibly sophisticated.

They are the epitome of Grace Kelly glamour! You can't go wrong with one of

his gorgeous creations on your special day.

Wedding Makeup Tutorials
Monday August 19, 2013 Post a comment
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Wedding Makeup Tutorials

It's wedding season and we wanted to share our favorite beauty tutorials.

These tutorials via the The Beauty Department are easy and perfect for

any bride-to-be! Follow the simple steps above or scroll down for some

bronzing 101, a rosy shadow how-to and a matte lip you can easily diy.

Elizabeth Taylor Inspiration
Wednesday August 14, 2013 Post a comment
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Elizabeth Taylor Inspiration

Elizabeth Taylor is an endless source of inspiration, especially when it comes

to her bridal choices. We're especially inspired by the colors of her bridal

from two (out of eight!) of her most famous weddings. She married Eddie

Fisher in 1959 wearing a dark moss-colored dress and then married Richard

Burton in 1964 wearing a yellow, dandelion-colored dress. Both were lovely,

unique choices and overall, she was a pioneer in the trend of colorful wedding

gowns. We decided to pick a few modern NewYorkDress choices that embody the

color and overall feeling of the dresses. We hope you enjoy our picks!

Mother of the Bride
Wednesday August 14, 2013 Post a comment
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Mother of the Bride

Maybe you're the mother of a bride searching for the perfect look. Maybe

you're the grandmother searching for something demure. Maybe you're the aunt

or the godmother who wants to look your best on this special day. Either way,

you've come to the right place! We've culminated our favorite collection of

Mother of the Bride dresses to aide in your search for a wonderful dress that

is elegant, sophisticated and eye-catching without distracting from the bride's

special day. Take a look a a few of our favorites!

BFF Bridesmaids
Friday August 02, 2013 Post a comment
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BFF Bridesmaids

Who do you turn to on your wedding day? Your very best friends and family.

Sunday is National Friendship Day and Monday is Sister's Day so it's only

fitting to create a blog post dedicated our favorite bridesmaid dresses!

Pick a lovely look for them to take part in your special wedding day. Each

bridesmaid dress is prettier than the next!

TV's Most Memorable Weddings
Thursday August 01, 2013 Post a comment
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TV's Most Memorable Weddings

Some of our favorite TV moments have involved weddings! From Downton

Abbey to The Office, we get far too invested in our favorite characters and their

special day. We hope you enjoy our list of top TV weddings and some of the

fabulous bridal dresses these ladies are rocking. Which one is your favorite?

We're partial to the Gossip Girl frocks!

Unique Musician Weddings
Tuesday July 30, 2013 Post a comment
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Unique Musician Weddings

We're always inspired by celebrity weddings, whether luxurious or fancy-free.

Today our wedding spotlight focuses on musicians, who never fail to be unique

in their wedding dresses. While spouses have come and gone for some artists,

others have stayed together for years and it's interesting to glimpse back at

that lovely day. From Courtney Love to David Bowie, can you spot your favorite

musician on their wedding day?

Mac Duggal in Nouveau Magazine
Tuesday July 30, 2013 Post a comment
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Mac Duggal in Nouveau Magazine

Mac Duggal is the newest NewYorkDress designer to be featured in a front page

editorial. Nouveau Magazine featured up-and-coming musician Andy Allo on

the cover wearing a gorgeous, nude-colored Mac Duggal dress with some lovely

sparkle. Billboard named her "The Next Big Diva" and we were excited to see

her front and center in Mac Duggal!

Check out this behind-the-scenes video from the shoot!

A City Wedding
Tuesday July 23, 2013 Post a comment
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A City Wedding

Romance is everywhere you turn, especially in New York City! From the

Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, New York City makes the perfect place

to fall in love and get married. We were inspired by so many city weddings

that we put together our favorites photos via Pinterest. We hope it adds

a bit of romance to your day. If you're a bride to be, definitely browse

our wedding dresses for your very own piece of the magic!

Tadashi Shoji and THEIA in Lucky Magazine
Monday July 22, 2013 Post a comment
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Tadashi Shoji and THEIA in

Lucky Magazine

Lucky Magazine recently put together a compilation of 100 Colorful Wedding

For The Non-Traditional Bride. We were excited to see that they

included NewYorkDress designers Tadashi Shoji and THEIA numerous times.

Check out a few of their featured looks!

Creative Engagement Photos
Wednesday July 17, 2013 Post a comment
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Creative Engagement Photos

Are you a hopeless romantic? Then get ready to swoon! These ridiculously

creative couples went full on movie moment for their engagement photos.

From the ever-romantic Notebook to the clever Toontown, these photos are

romantic and incredibly fun. Congratulations to these happy couples!

MIGNON in Charleston Weddings!
Tuesday June 25, 2013 Post a comment
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MIGNON in Charleston Weddings!

Celebrate summer with MIGNON! We were excited to see NewYorkDress designer

MIGNON in the summer issue of Charleston Weddings. With it's neutral color,

sparkling details and sweetheart neckline, this dress is a great alternative to the

average wedding look. The model looks simply gorgeous!

Simply Chic Wedding
Monday June 24, 2013 1 Comment
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Simply Chic Wedding

Inspired by the classiest lady in history, these NewYorkDress looks can help

you channel your inner Audrey Hepburn this wedding season. Whether

you're getting married or are part of the wedding party, these bridesmaid and

bridal dresses are simply chic and perfect for that special day.

Outdoor Wedding Inspiration
Wednesday June 05, 2013 Post a comment
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Outdoor Wedding Inspiration

We're all about red carpet lately so let's go back to a topic we all know and

love: weddings! If you look through Pinterest, there's so much inspiration to

be had, especially for weddings. We're currently country-inspired by outdoor

weddings and thought we'd share some of our favorite images. Pin from our

site or tuck photos away for future inspiration.

Congrats to Theia Designer Don O'Neill
Tuesday May 28, 2013 2 Comments
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Congrats to Theia Designer Don O'Neill


Theia designer, Don O'Neill, has some amazing things to celebrate! He recently

got engaged to his partner, Pascal Guillermie (owner of Fleur De Pascal), by

proposing in pretty much the most romantic way possible. They were in Miami

celebrating 20 years together (20 YEARS? Is he aging backwards?!) when O'Neill  

popped the question by having a plane fly over them with the words, "Pascal,

Je T'Aime! Will You Marry Me?" O'Neill described the emotional proposal to

Fashion Week Daily. "As he read the banner, I open the red leather ring box

and presented him with the ring. Then it all becomes slow motion, a blur of

emotion. Pascal said yes with tears streaming down both our faces, and

everyone on the beach around us erupted in cheers." How romantic! They're

planning to wed twice, once in New York and once in O'Neill's home in Ireland.

Congratulations to them both!

The second thing to celebrate is an important Theia feature front page of

Women's Wear Daily! What an exciting week for O'Neill!

  Are you blissfully engaged as well? Check out of a few of our favorite

Theia wedding dresses designed by O'Neill.


Wear-It Again Bridesmaid Dresses
Wednesday May 15, 2013 Post a comment
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Wear-It Again Bridesmaid Dresses

It's wedding season so the need for bridesmaid dresses is in full swing. The

question remains, when it comes to these these dresses, can you wear them

again? The answer is yes! We've picked our top bridesmaid dresses that we

feel are perfect to accessorize and wear anytime outside a wedding. They're

perfect for this sunny season!

Wedding Trend: Flower Crowns Galore!
Tuesday May 07, 2013 Post a comment
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Wedding Trend:

Flower Crowns Galore!

As the weather heats up, flower crowns become the perfect accessory for music

festivals, outdoor picnics and, of course, weddings! More and more brides are

donning a flower crown on their special day. It adds a bit of whimsy to all

wedding dresses and is sure to make any bride stand out from the crowd. Our

flower-crown royalty might have a few non-brides, but their crowns are too

fantastically floral to pass up!

Bridal Runway Matches: Spring 2014
Monday May 06, 2013 Post a comment
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Bridal Runway Matches:

Spring 2014

One dreamy bridal collection after another is popping up for Spring 2014. From

Marchesa to Oscar de la Renta, we were inspired by the variety of runway gowns

similar to our bridal dresses at NewYorkDress. Look through our runway

matches for your favorite wedding look and keep NewYorkDress in mind for

your special day!

  If you're looking for the little ones, here are a few flower girl dresses

similar to the ones in Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2014 collection.


Old Hollywood Glamour
Thursday May 02, 2013 Post a comment
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Old Hollywood Glamour

Old Hollywood glamour is a classic go-to for red carpet dresses and all formal

occasions. Legends, such as Marilyn Monroe and Veronica Lake, along with

current celebrities such as Dita Von Teese and Jessica Alba, all contribute to

our fabulous Hollywood inspiration. The perfect wave of their hair and a bright,

red lip come together for a timeless look that is unequivocally glamorous.

Unconventional Wedding Dresses
Monday April 29, 2013 Post a comment
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Unconventional Wedding Dresses

For all the classic brides in the world, there will always be a few women who

march to the beat of their own drum. Today's post is a celebration of these

women and their lovely, unique dresses. From bright colors to shorter hemlines,

these bridal gowns are anything but ordinary. Be inspired by their spirit and

keep NewYorkDress in mind for your very own unconventional wedding dress.

Iconic Celebrity Wedding Gowns
Monday April 22, 2013 1 Comment
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Iconic Celebrity Wedding Gowns

These iconic celebrity brides endlessly inspire us this wedding season. From

Grace Kelly to Kate Moss, these ladies look the epitome of style and class.

Their timeless wedding dresses are the kind of bridal-wear women that will wear

for years to come. Here are some of our favorite celebrity dresses and a few

options of our own. For more celebrities and dresses, be sure and follow our

Celebrity Wedding Board on Pinterest!

Here are a few NewYorkDresses that we would suggest to any bride who is

a fan of classic silhouettes.

Princess For A Night
Friday April 19, 2013 Post a comment
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Princess for A Night

When you think of a fairy tale, the dress is essential. Whether prom, wedding or

homecoming dance, be the princess you are in a fabulous ball-gown and sparkly

tiara, such as the Princess Grace-inspired one above. Be swept off your feet in

a wave of tulle or create your own fairy tale by dancing the night away!

Bridal Dress Feature
Tuesday March 26, 2013 Post a comment
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Modern Bride

With Spring peeking its head in, bridal season well on its way as well. One bridal designer we are crushing on at the moment is Allure Bridals. Well known for their chic gowns that evoke timeless elegance, we'd like to think that Allure C427 is a perfect marriage of traditional and modern design. This strapless gown features an intricately embroidered bodice, a full length skirt and train, for a look that's Hollywood worthy. Are you a bride-to-be? What's your wedding style?

Bridesmaid 101
Thursday March 14, 2013 Post a comment
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Bridesmaid 101

We know that all bridesmaids are not cut from the same cloth. While bridesmaids may not own the spotlight on a wedding day, they can still manage to plug their own style and personality into their choice of bridesmaid dress. Whether you consider yourself a city bird, a free spirit or a vintage inspired dame, NewYorkDress has that perfect bridesmaid dress that'll make you blush any day. Which type of bridesmaid are you?

Spring Bridal Trends
Tuesday March 12, 2013 Post a comment
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Spring Bridal Trends

The changing of season brings us to some of our favorite bridal trends. We looked to the runways and celebrity nuptials and chose some of our favorite bridal trends. Not to worry, our favorites are feminine and fashion forward with a hint of tradition. Our first trend is the column wedding gown, which serves to elongate a bride's silhouette. Although it's more of a timeless gown, it is especially great for petite brides, but this silhouette is not to good at concealing problem areas. Our next trend is the peplum. This style is great for two reasons-it can add curves to brides who have a square or rectangular figure as well as conceal any problem areas at the midsection. If you have an hourglass figure, keep the peplum at the waist. If your figure is more on the petite, square side, you should opt for a peplum at the hip which will enhance your figure. Ruffled gowns are our third trend. These are perfect for any bride who has a pear shaped body. If you are a bit shorter, the ruffles might overpower you. Last, but definitely not least is the short bridal gown. A shorter gown can create balance for a bride who has an hourglass figure and is also a great way to frame your gorgeous legs!

Yellow Wedding
Monday December 03, 2012 Post a comment
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Mellow Yellow

If you're looking to plan a yellow themed wedding, we're right on board for this delightfully chipper affair. We love the idea of blending an array of yellows-pastels, whites and nudes for a wedding ceremony. Think creamy, pastel, neon and bright yellows for your nuptials. Yellow doesn't have to be shocking-it can be fresh, fabulous and romantic.


Shop The Nuptials

1. Landa AE137, ($198)

2. Colorifics HB445, ($35)

3. Mori Lee 4908, ($899)

4.Purple Collection 73332, ($160)

5.Kathy Hilton H21067, ($520)

6. Lela Rose LR125, ($310)

7. Dyeables SARI, ($61)

8. Alisha Hill S8004, ($74)

Bridal Trends
Wednesday November 28, 2012 Post a comment
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Bridal Trends for 2013


Any bride-to-be who's planning her wedding can attest to the fact that it's never too early to start the mapping of the nuptials. From finding the perfect dress to the theme and venue, it can be a whirlwind of an experience. With 2013 just around the corner, we're looking at four of the biggest bridal trends for 2013. You might consider this entry, one thing you can scratch off your bridal 'to-do list.


Shop The Trends

1. Tadashi 6T982M, ($388)

2. Tadashi 8H90309L, ($808)

3. Allure 8706, (price upon request)

4. Mandalay U81591, ($1098)

5. Colorifics HB181, ($44)

6. DST E80014, ($85)

7. NIKA 6055, ($678)

8. Wtoo 394, ($196)

9. Boutique 100064, ($45)

10. Allure SUNRISE, ($90)

New Years Wedding
Monday November 26, 2012 Post a comment
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New Year's Eve Wedding

If you want your wedding vows to ring in the New Year, we've created a perfect mood board to help get you started. As a bride, we know you have a million and one ideas buzzing around in your head-from the last stitch on your dress to how many tiers you cake will be. We have wedding fever too! Combining an occasion as special as a wedding and as joyous and hectic as New Year's Eve is quite the task- but very doable. Make sure to follow us on Pinterest for more wedding ideas and inspiration!


This Set

1. Allure W290, (price upon request)

2. Boutique OB7026, ($189)

3. Allure COSMO, ($60)

4. Dyeables SAMARA, ($56)

5. Boutique OBO4117, ($115)

6. Allure 6633AL, ($318)

7. Sherri Hill 2782, ($398)

8. Sophie 22452, ($29)

Grecian Wedding
Wednesday November 21, 2012 2 Comments
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Grecian Inspired Wedding

Every woman wants to feel like a goddess the day of her wedding. If you're in need of some wedding inspiration, we've created a Grecian inspired mood board to get you dreaming of the possibilities. We're thinking ethereal silhouettes, soft pastels, flecks of gold, soft cream and white washes and beautiful accessories. For added wedding inspiration, visit our Pinterest page often for daily updates.


In these nuptials

1. Allure 8823AL, (price upon request)

2. Saugus Evening LEXI, ($57)

3. Benjamin Walk VICTORIA, ($36)

4. Kathy Hilton H24042, ($495)

5. Jovani 5900, ($460)

6. Boutique OB4119, ($85)

7. Sonny E4028, ($25)

Silver Wedding
Tuesday November 13, 2012 Post a comment
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Silver Themed Wedding

First comes the ring, then comes the vows-at least, that's what we'd like to think. While wedding bells may be merrily ringing in your head, we realize that choosing a wedding theme and executing it can be quite stressful. Take a peek at our daily updates on our Pinterest for wedding inspiration and ideas. Find out how one dress can inspire an entire wedding. Today, we're in love with sterling silver vows-no need to polish up on your skills doll-we've picked some of our favorite silver flecked dresses and accessories to make your vows stand out.


Shop The Vows

1. Allure 8683, (price on request)

2. Boutique OB7026, ($189)

3. Jovani Mother of the Bride 17997 ($750)

4. Sophie 21998E, ($29)

5. SOPHIE 30494, ($25)

6. Wtoo 372, ($198)

7. Boutique 100427, ($89)

8. Colorifics Broadway, ($65)

9. Purple Collection 73219, ($265)

10. Jason CZ100, ($69)

11. DST B1126, ($39)

Desert Wedding
Monday November 12, 2012 Post a comment
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Desert Inspired Wedding

There's something special about the desert that can't be found in a major city. The vast landscape, the sunset and colors all make for a perfect backdrop for a desert wedding. We created a moodboard with desert brides in mind-those who prefer a natural palette and soft whispy accents that combine nature and elegance. As always, don't forget to peep our Pinterest page for more wedding ideas!


Get the Look

1. Bari Jay 2031, ($260)

2. Colorficis HB181, ($44)

3. Allure APRIL, ($70)

4. Jason J102, ($65)

5. Jen and Kim SWAN, ($159)

6. Nika 8026, ($418)

7. Mori Lee 264, ($132)

Red Wedding
Friday November 09, 2012 Post a comment
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Red Wedding

Forget what you've been told: weddings don't have to be an 'all-white' event. You can be 'traditional' and still incorporate color into your wedding. We're loving the idea of a red themed wedding-with wines, corals and reds to pack a colorful punch. We know you may not want to go all out and deck yourself in an entirely red bridal gown, so we created a moodboard showcasing some clever and fashionable ways to make your vows wow in red. Don't forget to follow us on Pinterest for more wedded bliss!


In these nuptials

1.. Bari Jay 548, ($200)

2.Colorifics RAVE, ($89)

3. Allure 8912, (price upon request)

4.Jason FE17296A, ($29)

5. Boutique 92300, ($30)

6.Sherri Hill 2417, ($378)

October Dress and Tell
Tuesday November 06, 2012 Post a comment
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Dress and Tell

Our Dress and Tell contest is back again and our winner for the month of October is blushing bride, Svetlana. We think she looked absolutely stunning in Mori Lee 1602. Remember to enter our dress and tell contest and you may just win $500 in dollars.


Get the look

Mori Lee 1602, ($846)

Purple Wedding
Monday November 05, 2012 Post a comment
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Purple Nuptials

Are you a lover of lavender? Do you dream of lilacs, amethysts and deep plums and bright grapes? If so, why not drape your Spring nuptials in a purple palette. The weather may be cold out right now, but come Spring, the landscape will be lush and warm sunsets will come back into play. We created a special mood board for all future brides who have an affinity for everything purple. Gather inspiration from our own collections, piecing together your perfectly purple nuptials. Don't forget to peep our Pinterest page for additional wedding inspiration.


In this set
1. Angelo Bianca, ($1,224)

2. Purple Collection 24272P, ($245)

3. Alfred Sung 522, ($180)

4. Dyeable LACEY, ($70)

5. Mori Lee 648, ($136)

6.Inge Christopher EVE518, ($108)

7.Colorfifcs RAVE, ($89)

8. Jason J92, ($39)

Winter Bride
Friday November 02, 2012 Post a comment
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Winter Bride

If you're a winter bride to be, we have just the perfect inspiration for your nuptials. Think icy blues, creams, silvers and deep berry for your wedded bliss. We're loving the possibilities with this one-elegant lace and embroidered fabrics combined with cozy and warm fur coats, (if you must) or a beautiful winter white coat. Don't let the cold weather put a damper in your wedding plans. Grab a blanket and cozy up with your loved one and gather some wedding inspiration and don't forget to check our Pinterest page for more wedding inspiration.


In this set

1. Allure 8904AL, (price upon request)

2. Tadashi IT786MXQ, ($428)

3. Allure 8924AL, (price upon request)

4. DST E27679, ($115)

5. DSTEA234, ($45)

6. Inge Christopher VEG137, ($220)

7. Allure SHIMMER, ($65)

8. Mori Lee 1862ML, ($1, 078)

Health and Beauty
Thursday November 01, 2012 Post a comment
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Winter Glow

We know what you're thinking, winter time is creeping up and you want to keep your skin glowing. Colder weather doesn't have to mean a dry and dull complexion. We found the best foods and tips to help keep your mug looking and feeling healthy, whether you're a winter bride, attending a glamorous event or at the office. Here's to your health and beauty, doll!


How To

1. Avocados aren't called a superfood for nothing babe. In fact, we think it's wise to stock up on this creamy, buttery fruit because it's rich in essential oils and B-complex vitamins. The Niacin found in the avocado has anti-inflammatory properties that help heal red, blotchy skin. One a day will give you 27% of your daily need for Niacin.


2. Mangoes are also superfoods. One mango has 80% of the Vitamin A you need on a daily basis. Vitamin A is helpful in repairing dry, flaky skin. The more moisturized your skin is, the more glowing your skin will be.


3. Almonds are amazing for your complexion-they carry 150% of your daily need for Vitamin E. Think about that when you think about grabbing a bag of potato chips. Vitamin E is essential in the anti-aging process.


4. Cottage Cheese contains an ingredient called selenium, which is very resourceful in fighting free radicals, (kind of what some really expensive serums and creams do). Selenium will also help prevent skin cancer.


5. Your body thrives on water. Make it a habit to drink a glass before you go to bed and a glass as soon as you wake up. Doing so, will help regulate your digestive system-the cleaner your body runs, the better your skin will look.


6. Cherries are great providers of Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps produce collagen elastin which is essential to healthy skin. It also helps fight skin damage and wrinkling.


Blushing Pink
Thursday October 25, 2012 Post a comment
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Pink Bridal Gowns

There's no denying that white wedding gowns seem to be taking a backseat for celebrity brides this year. In with the pink, out with the cremes and whites. We're loving the feminine fairy-tale aspect to blush, rose and powder pink colored wedding gowns. Would you don a pink gown?


Our Collection


Get Blushing

1. Mignon VM765, ($518)
2. Mori Lee 4902, ($899)
3. Allure 8906AL, (price upon request)

Ballet Wedding
Monday October 22, 2012 Post a comment
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Ballet Inspired Wedding

If you're wishing for a ballet inspired wedding, we have some ideas that'll have you blushing. Love already has you on your toes, now it's our turn to inspire the Prima Ballerina in you. Let your bridal gown channel the elegance and grace of a ballerina-let yourself float in layers of decadent tulle and lush rosettes. We're thinking light as watercolor pinks, creams, lavenders and blues, a slight flush on the face and spell bounding eyes. Peek our Pinterest page for more wedding ideas!


In This Ballet Number

1. Theia 890010, ($795)
2. Jason J101, ($80)
3. Kathy Hilton H24046, ($550)
4. Allure JOY, ($50)
5. Allure 8803 (price upon request)
6. DST E92000, ($110)
7. Colorifics HB429, ($47)
8. Allure SUNRISE, ($90)

Quote of the Day
Monday October 22, 2012 1 Comment
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Quote of the Day

The tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail

-Christian Dior

, bridesmaiddresses

In this photo

Pretty Maids 22391, ($148) and Bari Jay 641, ($180)

Bridal Matches
Friday October 19, 2012 Post a comment
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Bride Wars

Okay, so this really isn't a bride war at all, it's more of a match made in bridal heaven. We fell in love with Vera Wang's strapless sweetheart mermaid dress from her Spring 2011 collection, but as you may know, Wang's name also comes with a heavy price tag. Before you start sighing uncontrollably, we have a match! Allure 8705, is reminiscent of Wang's gorgeous and figure flattering silhouette, and at $838, who are we to argue with a great thing?


In this photo
Allure 8705, (price upon request)

Stain 101
Thursday October 18, 2012 Post a comment
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Stain Removal 101

Try as hard as one may, stains are a fact of life. A nuisance yes, but a fact of life, nonetheless. We know the routine; you wipe your hands clean of any makeup before slipping into your dress, ask someone to zip you up and fasten you in all in an effort not to stain our dresses. What to do when the first drop of wine and crumb of deodorant go astray? Before you start to pout, take our advice.



First of all, know that you can really just treat it like any other stain and simply pop in the wash. You'll need Stain Rx, water and a hair dryer. You will need to wet the fabric and stain, and apply Stain Rx onto the stain. Work it in with your fingers to make sure it penetrates the fabric. Afterwards, rinse with cool water. This should help remove a majority of the stain. In order to avoid stain rings, it's important to dry the area with a hair dryer. Make sure to use low heat settings until it is thoroughly dry. If the stain persists, consult a dry cleaner.

Makeup Stains


If you happened to smear your dress with concealer, liquid eyeliner, lipliner and or makeup, moisten the area with warm water and rub some liquid detergent into the stain. If it's concentrated, make sure to dilute the solution with water. Reminder: Doing this will only pretreat the stain and avoid it from further settling in.

Deodorant Stains:

These pesky stains can really put a damper in anyone's day. If the deodorant stain is an old one, simply wet the stain with cold water and sprinkle salt over it. Let it sit for 3 hours. The longer you leave the salt, the more effective it is at removing the stain. After 3 hours, wet the surface again and add salt and scrub the salt in.
If it's a fresh deodorant stain, an old pair of pantyhose should do the trick. Simply roll the hose into a ball and roll over the deodorant stain until it disappears.

Watercolor Wedding
Thursday October 18, 2012 1 Comment
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Watercolor Wedding

A watercolor wedding is a perfect option for the artistic couple. You don't have to be an artist to appreciate good art and that's exactly how we feel about a watercolor wedding. Gather inspiration from nature, from works of art and different colors and create the art-inspired wedding you've always wanted. Think of your wedding as a blank canvas, and you get to decide how to use the space and what colors to use. Let us inspire you with our Pinterest mood boards.


On This Canvas

1.Mignon VM728, ($398)
2.Wtoo 339, ($196)
3.Helens Heart FS279A1, ($118)
4.Jason J31, ($65)
5.Nika 8063, ($538)
6.Inge Christopher EVE518, ($108)
7.Allure SUNRISE, ($90)

Tuesday October 16, 2012 Post a comment
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Think Outside The Altar

If you're planning your nuptials and don't want to go down the 'white route,' don't feel guilty. Recent runway shows from designers such as Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta and Reem Acra have showcased colored wedding gowns from the palest of pinks, to bold prints and bright reds. You don't need us to tell you it's okay to think outside the altar, we're just here to provide some bride-spiration.


In these nuptials

1.Allure April, $70

2.Inge Christopher,$330

3.Tadashi 9Q1008L, $688

4.Purple Collection 74245, $210

5.Mac Duggal 78532D, $578

Alternative Wedding
Monday October 15, 2012 2 Comments
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Beach Wedding

What could be more romantic than a casual and romantic wedding on the beach? If you want your nuptials to be a relaxed affair, look no further than the beach. While the traditional wedding can be more of a solemn and formal tone, beach side weddings are all about ease, flowing silhouettes and letting your hair down. Let our beach wedding mood board inspire you and follow us on Pinterest for more wedding ideas and inspiration!


In this collection

1.Tadashi OC984LB, ($468)

2.Theia 880643, ($895)

3.La Regale 21583, ($44)

4.Sophie EP2008, ($39)

5.DST E58486, ($130)

6.Saugus Evening SUZETTE, ($77)

Green Wedding
Friday October 12, 2012 Post a comment
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Green Wedding

One of this year's biggest wedding trends is green. If this color doesn't exactly elicit the best reaction in you, think again. Add bright and fresh pops of mint, jade, kelly and forest greens in your wedding for a clean and modern look. Be the green wedded muse in a light pistachio bridal gown or have your bridesmaids dressed in different shades of green. Follow us on Pinterest for more wedding bliss.


In These Green Nuptials

1.JL Collection JL41880, ($55)

2..Kathy Hilton H21006, ($400)

3.Inge Christopher EVE518, ($108)

4.Mac Duggal 78380, ($998)

5.Jason/J905.html, ($75)

6.Helens Heart FS279A1, ($118)

Glitter Wedding
Wednesday October 10, 2012 Post a comment
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Glitter Wedding

If you seek to be sparkly on your day of wedded bliss, think of a glitter wedding. Glitter can be quite glamorous, when done right. Glitter can be sophisticated, sparkly and give your wedding reception an all around glamorous touch. Peep our glitter wedding board for inspiration and check out our Pinterest for more ideas!


In this photo

1. Tony Bowls T212C86, ($1,990)

2.Jason J31, ($65)

3.DST T15868, ($59)

4.Coloriffics HB180, ($44)

5.Coloriffics ANDES, ($77)

6.Tony Bowls T212266, ($853)

Dress and Tell
Friday October 05, 2012 Post a comment
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Dress and Tell

Last month's Dress and Tell winner, Vivienne, sent us a photo of herself on her wedding day. Vivienne looked absolutely stunning on her wedding day in Alyce 5353. As a result, she won $500 dollars! Stay tuned for this month's winner.


In this photo: Alyce 5353, ($418)

Thursday October 04, 2012 Post a comment
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DIY Carrot Mask

A carrot a day will keep most ailments away, so it came as no surprise when we heard that celebrities like Demi Moore and Sarah Jessica Parker rely on carrots to give their skin a youthful glow. Carrots are especially great at defending your skin against free radicals and promote regeneration of skin cells. We realize incorporating carrots into your everyday diet might be somewhat of a challenge, so we searched for an easier way to squeeze those carrots into your life. Did we mention it can be used as an at home spa treatment? Love it!


How To

-2 big carrots
-1 tbsp honey
-1 tbsp olive oil
-1 lemon
-1 tbsp cold water


Start off by peeling the skin off the carrots. Steam them for a couple minutes until soft and mash them into a paste. Add 1 tbsp, of honey to this paste. Honey is very effective in reducing inflammation and eliminating germs. If you like, add 1 tbsp. of olive oil to this mixture as it helps give the skin a nice glow and has a softening agent.

If you have oily skin:
Squeeze a few drops of fresh lemon juice into the face mask mixture. It's a natural astringent and helps clean the skin. Add about 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice, depending on how oily your skin is. Add drops of cold water to find a nice consistency-make sure your mask doesn't become runny.

Wash your face with your preferred cleanser, rinse and pat dry. Apply the mask and let it set for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. You can use this mask once a week to help keep your skin glowing!

Floral Wedding
Wednesday October 03, 2012 Post a comment
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Blooming Bride

If you're a bride-to-be with a serious affinity for flowers, why not deck your entire wedding in soft florals? We love the idea of floral filled nuptials, from the decor to the bride's dress. Fall in love with Alure 8971, (price upon request) and its flowing skirt of ruffling rosettes. Your bridesmaids will love the floral strap detail on Bari Jay 641, ($180). Follow us on Pinterest for more wedding ideas and inspiration.


Blooming in this set

1.Allure 8971, (price on request)
2.Sophie 1365E, ($59)
3.Allure GLASS, ($60)
4.Bari Jay 641, ($180)
5.Coloriffics HB445, ($35)

Wedding Inspiration
Tuesday October 02, 2012 1 Comment
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Bride-spiration: Anne Hathaway

Actress Anne Hathaway had a not-so-secret wedding this past weekend and while the photos were quite blurry, we still have an idea of how her custom Valentino gown looked like. Her wedding gown seems to have appeared as an off the shoulder illusion gown with a beautiful full tulle skirt. It also appears to have had some sort of white pattern all over the bodice, but we'll have to wait on more detailed photographs to surface. In the meantime, we've compiled three close matches any bride would be blushing in.

Which one is your favorite?


Our Matches

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In this set

1.Nika 6055, ($678)
2.Allure 8956, (price upon request)
3.After Six 1040, ($600)
4.Jovani 171539, ($1,590)

Vintage Wedding
Friday September 28, 2012 Post a comment
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Vintage Wedding

One of our favorite wedding themes is the vintage wedding; perfect for old souls with a love of the old and new. Combine old, vintage accents with a vintage inspired wedding gown to get the perfect vintage look. We've created a moodboard to help you get inspired in creating your perfect wedding day.


In this set

1. Allure JOY, ($50)
2.Allure M476, (price upon request)
3.Allure 8972, (price upon request)
4.DST EZ5881, ($45)
5.Nina MARIBO, ($75)
6.DST Set001, ($59)

New York City Wedding
Wednesday September 26, 2012 Post a comment
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New York City Wedding

Wedding bells are always ringing in the Big Apple. Romance flutters down the avenues and catches you by surprise. If you're a city girl at heart, why not make your love for New York the theme of your wedding? We've created a wedding board to get you inspired for your New York wedding. If you want glamour, glitz, romance, style and history, peep our Pinterest page for more New York City wedding inspiration.

In this photo

1.Allure 8957, (price upon request)
2.Allure 8970, (price upon request)
3.Inge Christopher, ($220)
4.Allure Frost, ($60)
5.Allure Glass, ($60)
6.Jason J2, ($38)
7.JL Collection ,($45)

Floral Do
Monday September 24, 2012 Post a comment
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Runway To The Altar

Issa's Spring 2013 collection featured models with hair dos perfect from the runway to the altar. If you want to be think outside the traditional bridal box, we suggest this fresh and romantic hair do. We love this classy updo with a fresh orchid twist.



To recreate this look, prepare washed hair with flexible hold hairspray for volume and movement, then rough dry. Pull strands back into a neat, high ponytail and divide the hair into two sections. Tease each section of hair and proceed to curl with a large-barrel curling iron and gather into invisible hairnets while spraying hairspray for hold and shine. To finish, twist hair randomly to create twisted shape, pin into place and top with fresh orchids.

French Wedding
Thursday September 20, 2012 Post a comment
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French Wedding

What better wedding theme than the city of love? A lot of love, lights, lace and oh so dreamy silhouettes all make for a lovely French themed wedding. A destination wedding would be amazing, sure-but if you can't travel to Paris, make Paris come to you. What about a sweetheart mermaid gown covered in lace from head to toe? (Theia 890014) We've wrapped a little bit of Paris into our moodboard to inspire you.


In this set

1. After Six 1039, ($570)
2.Alfred Sung D448, ($164)
3. Jason J31, ($65)
4. Boutique A4956, ($49)
5.DST R69938 ($55)
6.Allure SUNRISE ($90)
7.Theia 890014, ($2,995)

Boho Bride
Wednesday September 19, 2012 Post a comment
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This week's wedding theme is Boho bride. We just love the look of free flowing silhouettes, hippie inspired hair and makeup for a Boho Bride. If you're planning a Boho wedding, remember to incorporate earthy tones, soft pinks, lavenders and neutrals. A very popular trend in Boho weddings is wearing a floral crown in lieu of a traditional wedding veil. So go on and show your true Boho nature shine through in Theia 880679, ($1095) and Kathy Hilton H24060, ($595).


In this set

1. Theia 880679, ($1095)
2.Kathy Hilton H24060, ($595).
3.DST E77961, ($59)
4.DST E91932,($69)
5.Jen and Kim SWAN, ($150)
6.La Regale 21606, ($45)

Wednesday September 12, 2012 Post a comment
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Coming Up Roses

New York Fashion Week has brought us trunkfuls of ideas for wardrobe, hair and makeup. One look we took a liking to-in fact, it made us blush-is the all-over pink face flush. This look is perfectly wearable to party, the office, weddings and even Homecoming. The look can seem a bit extreme, but with the right products and hues, you'll be radiant. Costello Tagliapietra Spring/Summer runway show featured this look on some of its models and the look was adorable.


In the photo: 1. Sephora Eyeshadow in Tender Pink, 2.Tarte Clay Blush in Doll Face, 3. Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Pink Blush

To get the look: Start with a light foundation all over your face. This look works better if you use a shade of foundation that is lighter than your skin color. Clean, matte skin is a perfect canvas to work from.

Apply concealer underneath and around your eyes to create a wide eyed look. Sweep the eye shadow onto your lids, stopping at the crease.

Apply lip balm to your lips to soften them and prepare them for the lipstick. Apply the lipstick onto your lips, using a lip brush. Sweep some blush onto your blush brush and work it along your cheek bones, dusting a little on the bridge of your nose and sweep across your forehead.

Use a clear brow gel to naturally set your brows in place and define them. Feel free to forego any eyeliner or mascara.

Fantasy Wedding
Wednesday September 12, 2012 Post a comment
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A Wash Of Color

When you think of weddings-the first thing that comes to most people's mind is a white dress. One of the newest trends in weddings is the colored gown. Fans of the traditional white wedding dress, be ready to be blown away with color. Designers like Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier added bold and colorful wedding gowns to their latest wedding collections. Don't fret-you don't have to choose flashy colors for your dress. The color you choose for your wedding dress should be representative of who you are-perhaps your favorite color. If you need a little more inspiration before taking the leap into a colored gown, check out our Pinterest.

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In this photo: Nika 6055, ($678), Angelo Bianca 01263, ($1,224) and Angelina Faccenda 1248, ($1,575)

Casual Wedding
Tuesday September 11, 2012 Post a comment
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A Casual Affair

With so many wedding shows featuring over the top weddings with ballooning budgets, it's understandable why many couples think bigger is better when it comes to their wedding. While those shows do make for entertaining television-there's a sudden trend in weddings that calls couples to 'take it down a notch or two.' We're referring to the casual affair-the wedding that calls for a small round-up of guests, finger foods, no intricate place settings or eight piece orchestra-the laid back backyard wedding. An article in last month's New York Times revealed a shift over to the more casual side of things.
If you've decided on a casual wedding and want a simply breathtaking, yet 'breezy' kind of dress, look no further than our chic gowns.


In this photo: Niteline 442600, ($465), Kathy Hilton H24060, ($595) and Kathy Hilton H21054, ($450)

Relaxation 101
Tuesday September 11, 2012 Post a comment
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DIY Bridal Spa

Has planning for your wedding gotten the better of you? Whether you're months or days away from reciting your vows, weddings can be stressful at any stage. If you're like most brides, you have anywhere from a handful of close friends and family to an army of people telling you what to wear, eat and which magazines to look at in preparation for your big day. It's time for you to step away from your list of things to do-turn that cell phone on silent and take a bath. Taking the time to find your center again is essential and we found a decadent way to pamper yourself via the milk and lavender bath. Tell us, how else are you going to get glowing skin for your big day?

Directions: Fill up your tub three quarters of the way with hot water, (adjust the temperature according to your liking). Add an entire gallon of milk to the mix. Add 10 drops of all natural lavender oil and let it steep for about five minutes before you immerse yourself in the water. If you want to add a hint more of serenity to your bath, toss in two bags of chamomile tea and let them steep. Breathe in and let the stress melt away!


Monday September 10, 2012 Post a comment
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Bridal Icon: Audrey Hepburn

Our wedding theme this week is Old Hollywood bride. We can't help but be inspired by the brides of yesteryear-including Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn. Each of these women had a little something that made them stand out. They were, without a doubt, some of the fashion world's first trailblazers. This week, we're inspired by Hepburn's dress in Funny Face. While Hepburn's cap sleeve A-line gown was designed by Givenchy-it's timeless silhouette is still worn by brides everywhere. Here are two styles that closely resemble the style and grace of Miss Hepburn's.


In this photo: Mori Lee 6716, ($699)

Bride 101
Tuesday August 21, 2012 Post a comment
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How To Choose Your Dress

So you're engaged; after the champagne and handfuls of congratulations have worn off-reality sets in. Now what? You may have had your ideal of a perfect wedding dress,(or two) but before you hit the ground running, take note of a couple tips.

-What time of the year will your wedding be taking place?

-Where will your reception be taking place, (i.e. a ball gown dress might not be appropriate for an outdoor reception)

-Will you be wearing a store bought dress or a custom made dress? Perhaps you'll even be wearing a vintage dress that needs some tailoring done to it. A custom made dress usually takes about four months from start to finish so it's important that you give yourself enough time to make changes.

-Set a budget: remember that you don't have to spend a fortune in order to have a beautiful dress. Do give yourself some wiggle room just in case you have to spend a little extra on tailoring, beading etc.


In this photo: 1. Allure 8950(price upon request) 2. Allure 8770, (price upon request) 3. Nikka 4077, ($598) 4. Mori Lee 1809, ($798)

Your Silhouette

-Above all else, you should always feel beautiful in your dress and part of that is due in part to the fit and style of wedding dress. -Stay true to yourself and what looks best on you. Perhaps there's a part of your body you want to conceal or highlight. Work with your tailor to make this happen.

1)The Ball Gown: this style was originally introduced by Queen Victoria. This style works on women of average height and flatters fuller and hourglass figures.You can choose a heavy fabric which will give your dress body and weight or a lighter fabric for a weightless effect.

2) The A-line: this dress follows the shape of an A from the narrow part of the bodice to the outer edges of the skirt. This style is very flattering and elongating to different body shapes.

3.The Empire Waist: this dress featured a high waist and is usually cropped at the bust line. It is mostly flattering to women with a smaller chest-but not necessarily for a woman with a larger bust.

4. Mermaid Cut: This dress is fitted throughout the bodice and flares out at the knee or a little lower than the knee. This style is flattering to the hourglass figure and is equally flattering to a woman who wants more body

5.Sheath Dress: This dress is perfect if you are comfortable showing your curves. It fits close to the body-it is perfect for women who have narrow hips and are taller. Avoid this style of dress is you have wide hips and narrow shoulders.

Black and White
Thursday August 16, 2012 1 Comment
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Two Toned

Look chic and sophisticated in a high collar mini dress that channels the best of both worlds. Elisha Cuthbert was seen wearing a beautiful high collared A-line black and white dress, which accentuated her tiny waist. Our Frenchy VM 1004 is fitted to the body and features a high collar neck, along with an eye catching belt. This mini dress is perfect for a night out on the town or a perfect option for bridesmaids or a Mother of the Bride.


In this photo: Frenchy VM 1004, ($188)

Urban Wedding
Monday August 13, 2012 Post a comment
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Mother of the Bride

Out with the frumpy Mother of the bride of yesteryear and in with the fresh and stylish Mother of the Bride of today. A Mother of the Bride should be just as stylish as her daughter-her dress should be true to her own style, flattering, bold, classic and absolutely breathtaking. Our wide arrangement of Mother of the Bride dresses ensure that you'll find the styles you've been dreaming of. Our endless colors, fabrics, embellishments and styles will make you feel as if your Mother of the Bride dress has been custom made.


In this photo: 1. Jovani Mother of the Bride 17997, ($750) 2. Tarik Ediz 92029, ($726) 3. Jason J70, ($65) 4. Jason FE16281, ($35) 5. Saugus Special Occasions ADRIANNA, ($76) 6. Boutique A4957, ($65) and 7. Kathy Hilton H24021, ($650)

Think Wedding
Thursday August 09, 2012 Post a comment
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Think Pink

Perhaps it all started with Kay Thompson's performance of Think Pink in the feature film, 'Funny Face' in which Audrey Hepburn stars. Thompson shouted about pink being the one and only color from then on and we borrowed her fascination for the hue for our pink wedding theme. To avoid your wedding from looking like a cotton candy explosion-pick and choose and include a variety of hues and tones in your decor and accessories. Add brighter tones for the decor and soft baby pinks in your dress and makeup.

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In this photo: 1) Mignon VM728, $398, 2. Jessica McClintock V45097A, $35, 3. Helens Heart, $118, 4Benjamin Walk Bow, $82, 5. Alfred Sung 522, $180, 6. La Regale 27058, $38

Gold Wedding
Tuesday August 07, 2012 Post a comment
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Stay Gold

We dreamt in gold and it was brilliant, to say the least. To those who say there's a thin line between fantasy and reality-we say forget about it. When planning your wedding and researching wedding themes, it's best to stick to the 'anything goes' philosophy. So if you're dreaming of something different, something a little 'out there,' we dare you to think of a gold wedding. Whether you add speckled bits of gold, accents or drape your entire nuptials in it-stay gold.


In this photo: 2) Allure APRIL, $70 3)La Regale 21583, $44 4)Boutique A4956, $49 5)Mandalay U81591, $1098 6)Alfred Sung D446, $158

Bridesmaid 101
Tuesday August 07, 2012 Post a comment
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Bridesmaid 101

One of the biggest dilemmas in a wedding, aside from finding your perfect dress is finding the bridesmaids' dresses. It's stressful enough finding your own gown; how do you make the right decision for a handful of women? When it comes to bridesmaids, should you let them choose their own dresses or is there a way to reach a happy medium?

How about the LBD,(little black dress)as bridesmaid dresses? You can never go wrong in this timeless classic. Think of black bridesmaid dresses as blank canvases where your bridesmaids can really create their own look with fun accessories, (heels, jewelry, belt/scarves and makeup). Remember that you while you do want some sense of uniformity, it's also important to give your bridesmaids a sense of self.

Mori Lee 20367, ($152) and Mori Lee 658, ($144)


What about a different color for each bride? Choose a couple colors that compliment your wedding theme and give your bridesmaids the option to choose a color. We love the idea of fresh color in chic and simple styles. Alred Sung is one of our favorite designer to do this with.

Alfred Sung 542, ($184) and Alfred Sung 534, ($184)


We also like the idea of keeping one half of your bridesmaids in one style/length of dress and the other half in a different style and length. This way, there's still that sense of uniformity and variety. Find out which lengths and styles your bridesmaids are comfortable wearing and find a two happy mediums. Wtoo Bridesmaids is perfect for added variety!

Wtoo 394, ($198) and Wtoo 333, ($198)


Celebrity Bridesmaids
Thursday August 02, 2012 1 Comment
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Celebrity Bridesmaids

Whether these leading ladies have been married or not, they've all walked down the aisle. We're looking at celebrities who have said yes to being a bridesmaid at their friends and family's wedding. Some opted to be classical bridesmaids and others, beach bridesmaids. Whose your favorite celebrity bridesmaid?

Jennifer Garner


Kate Bosworth


Jessica Biel


Ashlee Simpson


Keira Knightley


Wedding Dos
Wednesday August 01, 2012 Post a comment
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Chic Bride Dos

If there's one topic that's always buzzing around our offices-it's hair. We talk about it all; from the length, color, texture, style-bridging between fantasy and reality. We can only imagine the strain a wedding can place on a woman and on her hair. Because the pressure's on every last strand to perform its best on the day of the nuptials- we thought we'd round up five sweet, headache-free styles you can wear after your wedding day.

Victoria Justice's french twist is stunning


Jessica Chastain's perfectly messy half updo


Kate Bosworth's sleek top knot


Jessica Biel's side swept bangs and high ponytail


Kirsten Dunst's retro waves

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Bridal Tips
Monday July 30, 2012 Post a comment
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Bridal Don'ts

It's easy to find a hundred tips on how to be the perfect bride-from what lip color you should wear to the type of undergarments to wear. While there's no controlling the weather the day of your wedding, there are some things you should steer clear of as your wedding nears. Although small, these tiny details will make a big difference as your nuptials make their way around the corner.


1.Try to stay away from foods with berries or drink wine because it'll stain your teeth.

2. Don't tan. Keeping your natural skin color is best because you run the risk of looking unnatural and fixing an overly done tan is hard to do. If you do tan, make sure and do it a week or two before the wedding.

3. Don't get a facial, brows waxed or hair cut two days before your wedding. You want to give yourself time in between these procedures and your wedding day in case of mishaps. It's best to allow weeks; this way you give your skin time to heal if it becomes irritated.

4. Try to limit the intake of sodium at least a week before the wedding. Sodium actually contains 50 times its weight in water and if you avoid it the week before your wedding, you can actually lose two to five pounds.

5. If you normally don't wear your hair up and will be wearing an updo for your wedding day, make sure to take a couple Advil to reduce swelling and avoid headaches.

6. Don't wear your bra the night before your wedding and the morning of your wedding. This will help avoid any pink indentations in your skin-which will be visible especially if you're wearing a strapless wedding dress.

7.Drink plenty of water! Drinking water will not only keep your skin healthy and glowing, but it'll also help you flush out toxins-which is good to avoid getting sick.

Quote of the Day
Monday July 23, 2012 Post a comment
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Quote of the Day

Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.

— Yves Saint-Laurent

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Friday July 20, 2012 Post a comment
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Wedding Photo Shoot

It might have been cloudy outside, but we had just enough light in our studio for our wedding shoot. Our hair stylist and makeup artist worked to perfect our bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride and flower girl. With wedding season in full swing, we let our hair down and let the photo shoot begin. As always, we had wonderful studio helpers, beautiful models and an overall great vibe. Here are some behind the scenes photos of our models and staff in action.

Making the most of the awesome roof top!


The bride enters the shot


Before the photo shoot-open space and color


Jonah and Laura applying the makeup on our models


Stunning in Tarik Ediz 91977


Our super intern Ariele carefully ironing the dress!


They Do
Thursday July 12, 2012 Post a comment
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They Do!

Wedding bells will soon be ringing for these Hollywood dames. We've compiled a list of A-list ladies who were recently engaged. We can only wonder who and what they'll wear. Decisions, decisions.

Keira Knightley

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Angelina Jolie

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Sofia Vergara

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Miley Cyrus

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Evan Rachel Wood

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What's Your Season?
Wednesday January 25, 2012 1 Comment

What's Your Season? 

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Analyzing your skin tone and (natural) hair and eye color can help you determine which colors work best on you.

To start, find the undertone color of your skin by looking at the inside of your arm in natural daylight. Then, use the list below to decide which season most accurately describes your complexion.

Winter (think Kim Kardashian, Lucy Liu, Courtney Cox, Catherine Zeta Jones) Winter is a cool tone. People with winter complexions have blue or pink/rosy undertones. Skin can be pale and porcelain white, yellowish-olive, or dark. Winters are generally brunettes with deeply colored eyes. Many Asians and African Americans fall into this category. Natural white-blondes may also be winters. Those with the winter color profile have a lot of depth to their coloring and a lot of contrast between their hair color, eye color and skin tone.

Best Colors for Winters are hues that are sharp, stark and clear. You will look best in intense, rich colors, like black, navy blue, red, and hot pink. For lighter colors, wear bright white or icy pastels, such as like cool blues and pinks.

Worst Colors for Winters: Avoid dressing in earthy tones and subdued colors like beige, orange and gold. They will make you look faded and ashen.

Summer (think Gwenyth Paltrow, Dakota Fanning, Taylor Swift, Reese Witherspoon) Summer is also a cool tone and with blue and/or pink undertones. Their skin is very pale and pink. Summer coloring usually occurs in natural blondes, and even pale-skinned brunettes with pale eyes. More often than not, winters are brunettes and summers are natural blondes.

Best Colors for Summers: Summers have a low level of contrast between their hair, eye color and skin tone. For you to look your best, choose soft neutrals and pastels, as well as muted colors with cool undertones. Powder blue, dusty pink, mauve, lavender, plum, and pale yellow are all great color choices.

Worst Colors for Summers: Avoid intense, vivid hues because they will look harsh and drown you out. Also stay away from earth tones and orange, which will wash you out.

Autumn (think Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba, Natalie Portman) Autumn is a warm tone and people with this complexion have golden undertones in their skin, like a pale peach, golden beige or golden brown. Many redheads and brunettes with golden brown eyes fall into this category. However, golden blonde and black hair coloring can also fall into this range.

Best Colors for Autumn: Rich golden, spicy and earthy colors will accent your complexion. Therefore, look for a warm undertone when selecting a color. You can wear both muted and rich warm colors that are seen in autumn leaves and spice colors, such as camel, beige, olive, orange, gold, and dark brown. You will also look great in a rich warm grey.

Worst Colors for Autumn: Stay away from clear, bright colors and black and white, which will make your look tired and faded. Also steer clear of pastels and blue tones, which will look cold against your complexion and give you a pale appearance.

Spring (think Lindsay Lohan, Anna Kournikova, Mischa Barton) Spring is also a warm tone. People of this complexion have subtle golden undertones and are usually creamy white or peach. Springs have extremely light, ivory skin color, with usually natural golden blonde, auburn, or strawberry blond hair. Springs also have very clear, light blue and green colored eyes. Freckles and rosy cheeks are also characteristics of this group. If you can’t decide weather you are an autumn or a spring, springs tend to have pale eyes while autumns have dark eyes.

Best Colors for Spring: Springs can wear very pale, soft colors, such as peach, camel, golden yellow,golden brown, and aqua. You will also look fabulous in ivory, bright greens, true reds, clear blues and coral. Your colors may be particularly hard to find because they can never be too muted or too dark.

Worst Colors for Spring: Avoid black and white, which are too contrasting for you. Also stay away from dark, dull colors.

Measure for your dress size
Tuesday January 17, 2012 Post a comment

Learn how to measure for your dress size in 3 steps! 

Catherine the Great: Kate Middleton’s Style
Thursday September 08, 2011 1 Comment
The royal wedding may be history but the fashion legend-in-the-making is just getting started. Kate Middleton has graduated from stylish upper middle class college coed into a sophisticated, jet-setting Duchess who is primed to become the next Queen of England. But even before she tied the knot with her prince, she was already making headlines for years for her fashion savvy—even sans stylist as a student. After all, she first caught her Prince’s eye while walking a runway show back in school (in lingerie, no less).

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Middleton has helped put some niche and not-extraordinarily-expensive designers on the map, notably Issa, the brainchild of Brazilian designer Daniella Helayel, whose form-fitting and modern draped dresses were high on Middleton’s list before she got the rock, then her dress of choice for the official engagement announcement, that much-coveted royal blue gown that matched her regal sapphire ring, still selling at a markup on eBay. This royal blue Mori Lee gown is perfect for your own royal wedding—bridesmaids and guests alike. This La Femme style is a more casual take on the look. While Issa frocks can be a bit pricey ranging from about $400 to $1200, Kate the Great does have an arsenal of the best designers as well as a vast budget at her disposal now (her wedding dress alone, on display now in London, is said to have cost about $400,000). Especially since royal fashion has long been associated with dowdy cuts and bizarre hats (still is, and Middleton has increased interested in small fascinators) except for the likes of Princess Diana, Kate’s clean-cut, body conscious style is a breath of fresh air.
So, aside from buying a replica sapphire engagement ring, how can your own style take a page from Middleton’s? Focus on simple lines in bold but flattering colors that highlight your figure in a way that is feminine and even sexy, but always classy. Middleton sticks to bold colors including blue and hot pink as well as neutrals such as the elegant cream dress from specialty chain Reiss that she wore for the official engagement photos. She sticks with moderately expensive investment pieces that she has been known to (gasp) wear more than once. The Duchess has also been seen to favor some plunging necklines that work with her trim figure. This Jovani gown in elegant black or white is definitely a Middleton-worthy style, featuring both a deep V plunging neckline as well as the draping and slim silhouette she is usually seen in. 

Budget Wedding—Here Comes the Deal
Friday July 29, 2011 1 Comment
You’re engaged. You want to get married in style, but you don’t want to go broke doing it. Spending $40,000 on one day is falling out of fashion—and fashion is keeping pace. Whether you tie the knot at City Hall, old-school style, in Manhattan with a photo shoot around the city, take a quick whirlwind weekend in Vegas to make it legal or head South of the Border for a destination vacation-slash-tying-the-knot, you can find a look that fits the bill, both figuratively and literally.

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Want a classic yet on-trend floor length dress that will not break the bank? This lace Tadashi style has the one-shoulder look down with a beautiful bow at the stylish waist sash that ads a soft, romantic touch to the look.  And nobody would ever guess that this high-style design is only $378 (about $1000 less than some of the higher end styles at budget bride resource David’s Bridal). This Mac Duggal design is slightly pricer at $798 but has a lace overlay and detailing that looks like it belongs on a gown that is four times as much.  Still a deal when it comes to a wedding dress.

Are you looking to shine in a floor length satin gown instead of lace? This Dave and Johnny gown has a sexy but fashionable mermaid silhouette, and a striking and unmistakably bridal pleated bow at the bodice with a beautiful jeweled pin. And, guess what, it is only $190—one or two zeros off the end less than many bridal gowns. 

And for a more modern fashionista of a bride, this dress is stunning for a beach wedding, with a keyhole neckline and a dramatic low back.

Shorter bridal looks are also perfect for a casual, impromptu or second-time-around wedding. This demure dress is a deal at $168 and can be customized to a variety of brides. How about this with a pair of red heels and a rhinestone clutch? 

Good news for the budget bride: you are off the hook for the cost of your bridesmaid gowns, which are traditionally covered by your ladies in waiting. You can keep your maids on their own budgets with a variety of styles around the $150 mark or under like this charmingly sweet Landa style.

Wedding Trends: Telling Your Color Story
Wednesday June 15, 2011 2 Comments

Weddings are a time of celebration and one of the greatest traditions in planning is choosing a color story. Your colors can reflect your own personal taste, the latest trends, or your family history. Before choosing your wedding colors, including the important choice of bridesmaid dresses—and before choosing your wedding dress as well—make sure to pick your venue first. If you choose a beach resort destination wedding, your dress palette will be dramatically different than if you are tying the knot at an historic site such as a local estate. 

For princess brides who decide to get married at a fairytale castle, and who might opt for a regal ballgown silhouette, your bridesmaid dresses can mirror your gown in traditional, girly colors, like pastel pink, baby blue, or buttercup yellow. This classic number from Bari Jai comes in a wide variety of traditional colors. 

If you are a summer-loving babe who is opting for a breezy beachside affair, you might consider going for shades of silver, blue and aqua. Since your dress will likely be less of a ballgown, more of a breezy sheath, you might want to opt for even more casual bridesmaid gowns, like this short and flirty Alfred Sung style which comes in a pale aqua color called what else but Seaside. The shorter length is not just more casual, but also practical for pictures along the shoreline, where a splash or two could weigh down a longer hem. 

Little black dresses are also a great option for bridesmaids at the beach or elsewhere, and your maids will thank you for their ability to actually wear their dresses again. This elegant yet affordable classic black dress will flatter a variety of figure types and will definitely be used again after the wedding day. Black dresses also coordinate with the trend of bridal gowns with waist-cinching black sashes embraced by designers including Vera Wang. 

Once you have chosen your wedding venue and preferred bridesmaid dress color—of course, one that is flattering to you as well as your maids stand up beside you for pictures—you can carry the color theme through your entire wedding. Even neutral flower bouquets can be tied with matching ribbons. If you choose fuschia dresses, for instance, you can go all the way with the color, with full-on fuchsia bouquets, centerpieces with fuchsia accents, and even a wedding cake with some fuchsia accents.  

Even get the mothers of the bride and groom into the action. While you might not want their dress colors to match your bridal party colors exactly, you do want their dresses or suits to coordinate, not clash, with one another, and to compliment the colors used elsewhere in your décor. 

Here She Comes, The Mother Of The Bride
Monday May 02, 2011 1 Comment
It’s official. We’ve been completely swept away by the Royal Wedding. Our day-to-day affairs are on constant pause to indulge in the modern fairy tale otherwise known as real life for Kate Middleton and Prince William. We were totally enamored by the true love that radiated from the newlyweds. But now we’d like to take a moment for Carole Middleton, simply gorgeous, as she watched her daughter transform into a princess. 

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Carole Middleton is perfect for her role as MOB. Recognizing the importance of her dress, she exhibited royal behavior just prior to the big day. A dispute with couturier Lindka Cierach led to a change in designers, and resulted in the sky blue silk day dress by Catherine Walker, a favorite designer of Princess Diana. Her decision to make the last minute switch brought her right on par for a Royal Wedding. The sky blue matched her skin tone, and the entire ensemble exuded poise and elegance. Oh, let us not forget the hat; it wouldn’t be a Royal Wedding without the fancy hats! Mrs. Middleton went with a wide brim variation that read first class all the way.

No Royal Wedding on the calendar? Us either. But that doesn’t belittle the fact that baby girl is getting married! As MOB, you must support and complement your daughter, and look fabulous the entire time! There will be plenty of eyes on you that day. There’s the walk down the aisle, perhaps you’re standing on the altar, and don’t forget the thousands of pictures that will circulate forever. MOBs need to look their best, and feel even better. 

As MOB, you do need to keep a few things in mind when selecting your dress. First, is color. At the Royal Wedding, Queen Elizabeth wore yellow clearly declaring her supremacy over the family. The rest of the women wore neutrals as not to compete. Do consider what the wedding party is wearing. And definitely consult with the bride for her suggestions. If the bridal party is wearing lilac you could choose a deeper shade of plum such as this tulip tiered gown by Jovani. If purple doesn’t flatter your skin tone then go with something more neutral, such as this Daymor mini-dress.

Next you’ll need to consider what time the wedding will take place. If it’s an evening event, you’re going to have to take it up a notch in opulence. We love the understated elegance of this mother of the bride dress . It’s ripe for bold sparkly jewels!

If it’s an afternoon affair, no need to sacrifice high style. Choose a chic suit or a smart knee length dress. Either way, you’re playing the role of MOB with sheer sophistication as you walk the aisle with grace.

Bridesmaid Makeup Trends
Monday April 25, 2011 1 Comment
There are so many different looks to enhance a bridesmaid dress. You may have your bridesmaids wearing a simple, understated dress and want to keep the look classy and sophisticated. You want the makeup that your bridesmaids wear to reflect the look and feel of the dress. You’ll want the bridesmaids to look fresh-faced and classic without looking plain and boring, which can be achieved by letting the eyes become the focal point of the face. Perhaps wearing a smoky eye with a nude lip, or pairing light eye shadows and heavier mascara with a peachy lip will do the trick. In this case you want your bridesmaids to wear something that does not overpower the dress. Try out this makeup tutorial from MissChievous.

Or maybe your bridesmaids are wearing an understated dress and you want the makeup to reflect the exact opposite. You want the makeup to scream glam and high fashion. This can be achieved by doing a bold colored lip and sparkling eye shadow with high-powered mascara or false eye lashes. 

You can even do period makeup to fit the look of your wedding. Try old Hollywood makeup to match this dress from our collection, or you can pair a dress like this one with a 50’s face

Think about the location, time of day, and season of your wedding to help you pair the perfect bridesmaid dress and makeup together. 

If you are having a garden wedding think of a look that is earthy and fresh. Play with colors that compliment the dress. If the dress is gold, hues of green eye makeup would look fantastic with a neutral lip color.  

Time of day:
If you are having an evening wedding, you may want to opt for brighter and bolder looks for the bridesmaids; think shimmer, glitter, and smoky. Darker eyeliners and shadows will look amazing on your bridesmaids at night. 

Let’s say your wedding is in the winter. You may want your bridal party to reflect a holiday look of shimmer white eye shadows and eyeliners with a red lip color. Or let’s say wedding is in the spring. Maybe you’ll want to have your bridal party wearing a pink lip color to reflect the spring months with just the right amount of eye makeup. 

As long as the makeup fits the look of the bridesmaid dress and the feel of the wedding, you are free to explore the endless possibilities of looks to make your bridesmaids feel like a movie star and to make your wedding absolutely perfect. Here are a few makeup trends that are popular for 2011. See if any of these fit your wedding style. 

How To Wear Your Bridesmaid Dress Again
Monday March 28, 2011 Post a comment
It’s so special to be a part of a friend’s special day as a bridesmaid...what an honor! You get to stand alongside one of your best pals on one of the happiest days of her life. And you get to look beautiful in that bridesmaid dress she picked out for you. As most of us know, however, bridesmaids often pay a pretty penny for a dress that will only get worn once.  

What if we told you that there are a few secrets to wearing that bridesmaid dress again? You can look stylish and fabulous in that gown over and over again with a few minor adjustments. No one will know that the dress you are wearing to a gala, a dinner party, or even a night out on the town, was once a bridesmaid dress. And if you don’t tell, we won’t’ll be our little secret.  

Think about accessorizing that dress according to where you’re going. If you have a knee length dress, you can pair it with a bold necklace, a blingy pair of earrings, a pair of heels, and a clutch and strut out the door for a night out. Still think you look a little too girly and frilly? Tone down the sophistication and amp up the edge by throwing on a black leather jacket from Vince Camuto, or this faux leather one from Express, and a studded belt to create a hip rocker-chic look. Try a clutch like this one from our accessories.

Going out for brunch with the girls on a gorgeous early Saturday afternoon? You can pair this bridesmaid dress from our collection with a cardigan from Ann Taylor Loft and flats or with a white/cream leather jacket and sandals. 

This bridesmaid dress would transition perfectly from a wedding to a dinner party or a gala. Pair your dress with a white tuxedo jacket or a blazer and a beautiful pair of studs or pearls...stunning!

Remember you can always take that gown to the tailor. If the gown was long and you want to make it look more like a cute cocktail dress, have the tailor take off a few inches and voilà’ve got a dress that fits into your lifestyle.
You have so many options to turn that one-time dress into a staple in your wardrobe.You’ll love how many wears you can get out of a dress that you thought you could never wear again. So get that dress out of the back of your closet, ladies. You have all the tools you need. 

Trendy Bridesmaid Hairstyles
Wednesday February 23, 2011 Post a comment

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A bridesmaid’s hairstyle  shouldn’t be too complicated. It is the bride’s day, after all! But, when you’re stuck trying to think of how your favorite girls should wear their hair as they stand up there with you, we’re here to help. 

Think simple, and think of the dresses they’re wearing.  A shorter bridesmaid dress would look great with a low side ponytail with curls, while adding a rhinestone clip or flower to cover the hair tie. This hairstyle is not only elegant, but fun. 

Another good hairstyle would be a low messy bun in the back of the head, such as the one Miley Cyrus has above.  You can even pair it with a matching headband. If the dress is long, a messy updo would look gorgeous and fun (the whole messy look is very “in” right now). As the model shows here, her hair is not only elegant, but definitely adds a little something to something so clean and kept. It’s very chic and very modern, and is sure to be a bridesmaid crowd pleaser hair style—none of the girls should disagree with wearing their hair like this on the day of your wedding. 

You don’t always have to follow trends, though. If you’re looking to keep your bridesmaid hairstyles more on the classic, elegant side, then definitely do a half up-do, half down-do  with curls.  This hairstyle never seems to fade and is very traditional. Plus, this is also a great hairstyle if you plan on wearing your hair up in a beautiful up-do. This way, you stand out from the bridal party, and it may be worth considering how you want to wear your hair first if you’re really looking to be different from the other girls in the wedding. 

On the flip side, if you decide you want your hair to be down, and theirs to be up in a classy, elegant way, try a French twist with some fancy pins stuck into it. 

Choosing your bridesmaid hairstyles doesn’t have to be difficult. Remember that it’s your wedding, and the choice is 100% yours! 

Just Ask Our Bridesmaid Specialist, Jessica
Tuesday November 02, 2010 2 Comments
At New York Dress, we are always trying to find new ways to improve our customers shopping experience.  We love helping you find that perfect, extra-special dress that’s just going to make you look fabulous—and we know finding THAT dress isn’t always easy, especially if it’s a bridesmaid dress.

That’s where Jessica comes in.  She’s our team’s Bridesmaid Specialist and is ready to help you find the right dress or dresses you need to make the day extra special. Bridesmaid dresses are a little different than special occasions dresses, cocktail dresses, or party dresses, although the bridesmaid dress has to fulfill all three of those functions in just one dress.  Styles are always changing, too, and the style of the wedding dictates just what dress is appropriate.  It’s a lot to think about, we know, and that’s why we wanted to give you a resource to help you find the right dress and have fun while you’re shopping for it.

Jessica really gets weddings.  She’s up on all the latest trends in the bridesmaid world and can tell you what hemlines, styles, and silhouettes are all the rage on the wedding runway.  She’s up to date on the styles we carry at and can direct you to just that right shade of purple or blue or pink you’re looking for in various styles and collections.

So if you find yourself amidst a bridesmaid dress crisis, give Jessica a call at 1 (212) 594-3600 and let her help you find a gorgeous, perfect-fit solution.

Picking the Perfect Bridesmaid's Gowns
Thursday August 12, 2010 Post a comment

With wedding planning comes an awful lot of pressure:  How to decorate?  Who to invite?  What food to serve?  Which venue to book?  Pretty soon, what’s supposed to be the best day of your life, ends up feeling like the biggest burden.  We’re here to offer help, at least on the dress end, by giving some advice on how to choose the perfect bridesmaid’s gowns.

The first thing you should consider is the looking-good factor.  No matter how many bridesmaids you have, you want each one of them to look great.  And this can be really tricky when sister Jen is long and lean and cousin Mindy is petite and curvy.  There are a few fits, however, that have universal appeal and flatter most, if not all, figures.  Soft a-line dresses, especially those that rest on the natural waist, look great on all body types and are a wonderful option if you want uniformity in your bridal party.  Everyone can look beautiful wearing the same frock!  Just remember to pay attention to other embellishments, too, and avoid plunging necklines or halter dresses because they may not be flattering for everyone.

If you’re okay with a little bit of diversity among your attendants, another great option is to pick a color and let your bridesmaid’s choose the style they like the best.  To ensure a perfect color match, have your friends choose a gown by the same designer like Pretty Maids or Liz Fields.

Another fun trend in wedding parties is to choose a color palate—two or three colors—and have your bridesmaids dress in different shades and styles.  This creates a real modern and lively mood for a wedding and can be a lot of fun to mix and match with bowties and cummerbunds.  It also gives your bridesmaids some freedom to find a shade that compliments their skin tone.  If you decide to do something like this, it’s a really smart idea to pick a blend of warm and cool colors and let your girls find the right match.  You can also coordinate makeup and mani-pedis with this same color palate in mind.  What a great excuse to spend the day before prepping at the spa!

Stylish Bridesmaid Dresses
Tuesday August 10, 2010 Post a comment
Everyone wants a bridesmaid dress that makes them look great, so they can wear it again and again.  But picking out gowns that look good on all of your best friends isn't easy because they come in so many different shapes and sizes, too.  

Find your inspiration in this video which showcases some of the most stylish bridesmaid dresses of the season and explains what styles flatter which figures.  You can find many similar dresses in our bridesmaid collection in just about any color you can imagine.  Browse  and shop our store directly, discover a style or styles you like, and surprise your bridesmaids with dress choices they'll love to add to their wardrobes.

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