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Short Striped Bridesmaid Dresses

Ever since we posted the picture below, we’ve gotten many requests about where to find the absolutely adorable short, striped bridesmaid dresses. First off, this cute photo was part of a Polo inspired stylized shoot from Southern Weddings. Second, these are not dresses but in fact a combination of an off-the-shoulder top with a striped skirt. Brilliant!

So, everyone wants to know, who was the creative genius behind these short striped bridesmaid “dresses?” The answer is that the striped bridesmaid skirts came from Anne M. Cramer. The tops, however, remain a mystery!

Think you have solved the mystery of designer of the bridesmaid tops? Place your best guess and a link to the designer’s site in the comments below!

Thank you to Southern Weddings for putting together such an inspired photo shoot. This is truly wedding couture at its best – functional, fun and fabulous.

{ photo from Southern Weddings }

Wedding Fashion: Birdcage Veils, Bold Gowns and Hot Shoes

{Popular Bridal Accessories: Rhinestone Jewelry, Shoe Stickers, Birdcage Veil, Hair Accessories, Rhinestone Headpieces}

No one loves a fabulous wedding trend more than we do so it’s about time we started commenting on the beautiful bridal gown trends for 2012. To us, there’s nothing more beautiful than a bride dressed in a white bridal gown with a tiara and heels. The trends and styles that are appearing on the runway and down the aisle are even more amazing than last year. We have a few favorite trends that really take our breath away.

  1. Birdcage Veils: These vintage style wedding veils are back by popular demand. Brides are pairing them with lace gowns and vintage style silhouettes. Birdcage veils are by far our favorite bridal accessory.
  2. Tea-Length Dresses: These short wedding dresses are back in style! They’re adorable for beach weddings and perfect for a daytime cocktail hour wedding. If you have a great pair of high heels that you want to show off, the tea length gown is perfect.
  3. Colored Gowns: Thanks to a few daring wedding dress designers, colored gowns are stealing attention from the traditional white gown. Red, purple and black are among the top contenders for a daring colored wedding dress. Our favorite is the light plum or pink dress that Vera Wang has designed. Why stick to the traditional white dress when you can stand out with a colored gown?
  4. Glitter and Diamond Accents: More and more wedding dresses are being adorned with glitter and diamond accents. These beautiful rhinestone details create a stunning gown that catches and reflects the sunlight on your wedding day. They tend to cost more but they’re absolutely beautiful. We love seeing a rhinestone belt or rhinestone brooches as waist accents.
  5. Gorgeous Wedding Shoes: With a few rhinestones strategically placed, gorgeous wedding shoes are being dolled up with special messages. Sky high wedding heels with rhinestones or bold colors can really up your bridal fashion glam. Popular shoe colors are blue and red. We really like the idea of a “something blue” being the wedding shoes peeking out from under the bridal gown!

Bridal fashions are constantly changing and updating but these trends seem to really be catching on. And it makes us really happy to see vintage wedding dresses are making a comeback. Don’t think the men loose out either; retro weddings are popular with bow ties, stopwatches and suspenders. Be sure to follow our blog as we review wedding dress trends, silhouettes and styles.

Wedding Trends: Bold & Beautiful Bridal Accessories

Have you given thought to what bridal accessories you want to wear on your wedding day? Most brides find a sentimental heirloom they plan to incorporate into their bridal wedding day attire. When you’re planning your wedding day outfit, don’t forget the essentials: underwear, hair accessories, earrings, necklace, bracelets and shoes. Winter brides might choose to add extra layers such as tights or a wedding muff. For wedding day jewelry, your left hand is bare in preparation for the wedding band. The right hand can have a family heirloom or “something blue” ring. Sapphires are popular for wedding jewelry because they’re a simply way to add a blue accent.

Bridal Accessories from Koyal Wholesale

{Photo Source: Bowties and Bliss, 100 Layer Cake, Style Me Pretty, Koyal Wholesale Bridal Accessories, Wedding Chicks, Bridesmaid, David Tutera for Koyal Wholesale}

When it comes to wedding hair your stylist will walk you all the possibilities. Tiaras, headbands and veils are only some of the beautiful accessories that are popular today. Cultural weddings typically incorporate more accessories so be sure to ask your family and your groom’s family what traditional attire you might be asked to wear. There are no rules saying that you can’t change your hair and makeup for the reception, so mix and match looks for each event. Try wearing a traditional veil for your ceremony and letting your hair down with a brooch for the reception! All eyes will be on you so be sure to smile and enjoy the attention.

Top Trend: Lace Themed Weddings

It’s all over the catwalks, the lifestyle magazines, the stores. It’s uber-pretty, perfect for summer, and full of feminine charm. It’s also the must-have element of every wedding this year. We’re talking about lace, of course, this season’s latest and greatest craze. And nowhere has it found more fans than in the wedding world!

If you’re thinking of building your wedding theme around lace, you couldn’t have picked a prettier or more versatile material to work with. Lace is delicate and decorative, but it can be used to customize almost any kind of wedding product, from vases to veils, table runners to trees! Wondering how to make it work? Follow our tips:

  1. Work out how you can incorporate lace into each aspect of the wedding. Firstly, your own and your fiancé’s outfit. Will you wear a head-to-toe lace dress or one with a lace bodice or hem? Or would you prefer an old-fashioned lace veil? You can even experiment with lace gloves or hairpieces! As for your groom, how about a lace flower boutonniere for his lapel?
  2. Choose lace dresses for your bridesmaids. They don’t have to be all white – a lace fabric backed by another color creates a fun, fashionable look that will tie in with your theme but not clash with your own outfit. Add sashes in the base color and bright hued shoes, and you’re ready to go!
  3. Consider how you can use lace in the setting for the ceremony. Would a lace backdrop behind the altar work in an outdoor ceremony? Or would you try something totally unique, like the lace-wrapped tree pictured below? How about a vintage lace cushion for the ringbearer?
  4. At the reception, use lace runners on the tables or Lace Tablecovers with matching Tableskirts. Another option is to create beautiful centerpieces using lace doilies and elegant Glass Vases enveloped in cobwebby lace. You can even use lace borders to customize a Cupcake Stand.
  5. Design your guest book and favors with the lace theme in mind. Create a lace covered pinboard and have guests write their wishes on paper flowers and pin them to the board. Or wrap a Manzanita Branch in lace and ask each guest to hang their message on it.

There are so many options for the bride who wants to try her hand at a little DIY. All you have to do first is decide what kind of theme you want to create using the lace. A lot of brides opt for the pure and ethereal look, which works perfectly with lace. The effect is utterly sophisticated, timelessly elegant, and very traditional.

For this theme, make the most of lace-embellished items like cupcake stands and cake trays. Ask your wedding cake creator to design a lacy-look cake, or serve cupcakes in Laser-Cut Wrappers that echo the lace effect. You’ll find that you don’t need to use actual lace in every element; there are many cleverly designed products that mimic the look but are more practical, like these Eyelet Paper Lanterns or White Medallion Lanterns.

Images from Elizabeth Anne Designs, Style Me Pretty,  Koyal Wholesale White Medallion Lantern, Ritzybee, Once Wed, Koyal Wholesale Laser-Cut Cupcake Wrappers

Lace and pearls and ivory silk also lend themselves beautifully to a vintage theme. How about combining the lace theme with some authentically vintage details for a really classy-looking event? A lace dress and vintage shoes are a must, of course, and how about some old-fashioned lace jewelry and lace flowers in your bouquet? You can add lace touches to the reception by covering simple Glass Votive Holders in lace and placing them all over, or adorning the top of your cake with a sweet Lace-trimmed Wedding Cake Top.

Images from Style Me Pretty, Once Wed, Junebug Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Santa Barbara Chic, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Koyal Wholesale Lace-Trimmed Wedding Cake Top

Your lace wedding doesn’t have to be white, of course. You can introduce colors quite easily into this scheme too. How about a subtle but pretty blue and white combination?

Images from Style Me Pretty, Style Me Pretty, Koyal Wholesale White Eyelet Paper Lantern, Santa Barbara Chic, Style Me Pretty,  Koyal Wholesale Ivory French Lace Aisle Runner

Tips for developing a lace-based theme:

  1. Remember, lace decorations don’t have to be expensive. Paper Lace Doilies attached to a row of String Lights look just as pretty as pricier decorations.
  2. Scour craft shops for lace pieces, or look online to get the best deals.
  3. Experiment with cheaper alternatives: plastic lace overlays that look like lace tablecloths, for example, or lace runners instead of entire lace tablecovers.
  4. Try extending the theme by creating the look without using lace. Laser cut invitations with a filigree pattern can be lacy-looking but not as expensive as those wrapped in actual lace.
  5. Take on simple DIY projects like lace-covered votive holders for a fun and inexpensive way to build the theme.

2011 Caroline Herrera Wedding Gown Collection – Sneak Peek

Filed under: Dresses,Inspiration,Trends,Wedding Products,Wedding Trends — Maye @ January 10, 2011 7:11 pm

During this weekend’s trade show extravaganza in Las Vegas, with the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) and the Leg Avenue, Dreamgirl and Rubies Halloween Costume Sneak Peek Shows in full swing, we got the chance to view the new wedding gown collection by Venezuelan designer Caroline Herrera at the City Center, Las Vegas.

The new boutique opened nearly a year ago, in February 2010, and features the entire Carolina Herrera bridal collection as well as exclusive gowns (as seen below) available only at the Vegas boutique.

The Vegas boutique is adjacent to the Mandarin Oriental, just steps away from Crystals shopping plaza.  It is the fifth Caroline  Herrera boutique in the US with other locations in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Bel Harbour, Florida.

City Center, Las Vegas

Daily Bouquet: December 28

Filed under: Celebrity Weddings,Dresses,Wedding Trends — Tags: , , , — Maye @ December 28, 2010 2:55 pm
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