Lace Wedding Gowns

Categories Dresses + Fashion

Lace, an iconic bridal fabric in wedding gowns has never gone out but, my oh my- is it being re-introduced in fabulously fresh ways. With so many types of lace to choose from, it will always be timeless and an ultra-feminine look. Check out a few modern lace gown lovelies from the Spring 2012 Bridal Fashion Week.

Which is your fave?

Ravini- Alencon lace {delicate yet durable, a french needlepoint lace with a floral design}with bands of tulle and silk organza in between.


Oscar de La Renta- white silk with Chantilly lace {a handmade bobbin lace- which is fabric that is braided and twisted and handled on a bobbin}overlay and matching bolero.


Modern Trousseau- an Italian guipure lace {a heavy lace} gown.


Marchesa- a lace gown with appliqued tulle skirt with flower details.


Legends by Romona Keveza- for a vintage look, a Point d’Esprit {a bobbin lace} gown .


Jenny Lee- Chantilly lace gown with a sheer bateau neckline.


Ivy & Aster- a little bit retro with multi layered lace.


Ines di Santo- Alencon lace


Carolina Herrera- a ribbon-embroidered Chantilly lace


Vera Wang- a mermaid gown with multi-layered lace appliques.


all images courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings, 2012 Spring Bridal Fashion Week- modern lace collection.


Mother of the Bride Duties

Categories Dresses + Fashion + Resources + Wedding Planning

Props for moms everywhere! What would we do without them … Most moms I know are amazing, self-sacrificing and would do anything for their daughters. They’re typically faster than speeding bullets, more powerful than locomotives and able to leap wedding outlets in a single bound. Personally, I cannot wait to someday become the mother of the bride, taking on the mother of the bride duties. I’ll be helpful, wipe tears, clean up messes, make phone calls and tap into years of experience and common sense. I’ll be there for her each step of the way, doing my best to take on a supportive role and let her make the decisions. It’s going to be exhausting. It’s going to be amazing!

Every mother-daughter relationship is different but generally speaking, here are the
Top 4 areas for Mother of the Bride Duties:

1. Finding THE dress - requires the stamina of a 1000 horses. You may want to start marathon training now.
2. Selecting the venues - help her choose the right spaces based on her wedding style, budget etc. Your sharp listening and interviewing skills will definitely come in handy during this time.
3. Managing the guest list - This is a beast that needs taming. Your negotiating and organizing abilities will be worth their weight in gold.
4. Attire - Your daughter will ensure you look terrific. Let the bride choose the style and the look she wants for you. When you’re set on your look, call the groom’s mom and let her in on your colors and style.

  • Help as needed – This area is sort of ad hoc. You might be called on to help plan a shower, make phone calls, etc.

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What did I miss? Please share your advice in the comments.

images: Mother of the bride dresses via Nordstroms


White Bridesmaid Dresses

Categories Dresses + Fashion + Wedding Attire

So, what are your thoughts on white bridesmaid dresses?

Do you think this will be a new trend carried over from across the pond?

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Red Carpet 2011

Categories Dresses + Fashion

It’s usually nothing but jewels and jewel tones on the Oscar’s red carpet … but last night I was excited to see a few stars wearing reds~ namely Anne Hathaway in her gorgeous strapless Valentino gown, Jennifer Hudson wearing Versace and in Vera Wang walked Sandra Bullock. Well done ladies.

I also loved what Halle Barry said in a pre-party interview in regards to red carpet fashion … ‘I love to see everybody’s interpretation of glamor.’ So true Halle.

That being said, could you wear a red wedding dress? Non-traditional. Risky. But, very very hot!

via InStyle

More tangerine than red …  {via InStyle}

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Can these red beauties translate to wedding dresses? Here are three Maggie Sottero gowns via Red Hot Brides

What do you think? Yay or no red hot way!

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