Wedding Dresses For A Rustic Style Wedding

Posted by Carly on Oct 19, 2012

Thinking of getting hitched in a barn or field? The rustic wedding setting has taken over as one of the most popular themes over the last few years, and if you’re planning one for yourself you’ll need the perfect gown to wear with a pair of cowboy boots. (Lifting your hem to show your cowgirl style is one of the best photo-ops!) A new crop of rustic chic wedding gowns from the runway is sure to catch your eye, as it did ours. When shopping for yours remember to choose something that’s not too heavy so you can easily move around the grounds, as well as the dance floor, and lace is always a safe bet.


This dress from Modern Trousseau looks like it stepped right out of a rustic-themed photo shoot. The lace detail adds texture without feeling overdone. A perfect option for both the ceremony and reception.

Simplicity rules in rustic weddings, and this v-neck design by Janet Nelson Kumar has that in spades. If you wanted to add a little something to it, a floral belt or sash or even a colored ribbon (pink perhaps?) would work well.

When we think of lace, we almost always think of vintage weddings first. However, that mindset is easily changed when we see a gown like this one from Lea-Ann Belter that features a larger lace pattern that is not made from Chantilly – a fabric far too delicate for a rustic setting. Aside from the type of lace used, the scalloping on the bottom of the dress is definitely one of our favorite features!


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The Peplum Wedding Dress

Posted by Carly on Oct 18, 2012

Peplums, which graced the ready-to-wear runways a few seasons ago, began popping up at Bridal Market last Spring, so this season designers pushed the envelope even further by taking peplums to the extreme! Asymmetrical, double and embellished peplums walked down almost every runway this Fall.

So why is a peplum so popular? It’s a chic way to accentuate your curves as well as give the illusion of a slimmer waistline. It also offers designers a myriad of ways to embellish a dress – ruffles, beading, tiers, etc. It can be both sexy and demure at the same time – a true win, ladies!

Without further ado, a few of our favorite peplum gowns:


This Olia Zavozina gown was one of the first we saw strut down the runway, and it’s made a lasting impression. The lace used gives the dress a more classic feel, but the mini-peplum and glam waist details update it for the 2013 bride.

This short white lace dress from Reem Acra is a  fun and fresh take on a peplum wedding dress. With a high illusion neckline, sleeves, and jewel encrusted belt detailing at the waist, it will add just the right amount of flair to your wedding day.

Eugenia Couture created a dress that is just plain cool. Rather than stopping at the waist, the peplum cascades down the side of the gown in the dress featured above. In addition to the longer peplum, a short option is available too. You can also convert your dress from ceremony to reception by completely removing the peplum piece.


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Wedding Dresses For A Garden Style Wedding

Posted by Carly on Oct 17, 2012

Our first garden wedding thoughts are always about bouquets featuring the freshest of flowers, such as garden roses and peonies, set in multiple smaller bouquets lining the table. It’s all about bright colors too, which is why teal, coral, and even gold may be a palette to consider. Of course, a garden wedding wouldn’t be complete without a backyard game or two (croquet anyone?).

Below are some of the gowns that we can picture you wearing as you spend the day with your closest family and friends as you’re celebrating in a garden party themed soiree.


Veronica Sheaffer’s collection featured a number of gowns perfect for an outdoor setting, including the Camellia – a tea length Swiss dotted chiffon design. The gown wouldn’t be complete without the flower detail at the waist and a keyhole back.

It’s not tea length, but we couldn’t resist including this Angel Rivera floor length gown because his Spring 2013 collection was inspired by gardens. The stunning floral beaded train caused heads to turn when it walked down the runway, and we think the same will happen when you walk down the aisle. The gown would look fantastic in a tent under the stars.

Josephone by Janet Nelson Kumar continues the floral waist trend. The large flower is offset by a full satin-pleated skirt and spaghetti straps.

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Dress Trends from the Runways

Posted by bridalbuds on Oct 15, 2012

New York Bridal Market was this past weekend, and here are a few trends we’re seeing:

  • Ball gowns are BACK!
  • Cover-ups
  • Belts and sashes
  • Romantic lace

If you’re still in the search for the perfect wedding dress, WeddingWire is reporting back on all of the hottest styles and trends. Make sure you follow them on Pinterest, and The WeddingWire Blog to stay up-to-date on the latest!

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Bridesmaid Fashion: Pink is In

Posted by Carly on Oct 15, 2012

We can talk at length about the newest gowns from bridal market (and we will!), but bridesmaids want to make sure their look is just as fashion forward for the walk down the aisle. Let’s take a moment to showcase one of the latest trends in bridesmaid fashion – pink!

Pink has popped up in a  majority of the collections we’ve seen from bridesmaid dress designers thus far. The runways have not been limited to one shade or style either. Instead, dresses have ranged from pale pinks to deep raspberries, which allow pink gowns to be seen as a year-round style rather than one limited to a single season. Below, we’ve matched the style and shade with its seasonal counterpart.

Pastel: Because it’s a lighter shade of pink, this Anna Elyse Bridesmaid dress would be perfect to wear during the spring and early summer. The bow adds a touch of unique prep, and pockets are always an added bonus.

Coral: Lace and coral are two of the most popular ways to make a statement in the fashion world, and this pink shade is now extending to bridesmaid dresses. Ginger by Watters will make a great addition to a garden party wedding in the summer to early fall.

Peony: Darker colors are almost always more popular in the fall and winter when temperatures have dropped. As a result, with it’s deeper pink shade, we can see this cowl neck Collection 20 Watters dress paired with a late fall or winter wedding for an added pop of color.


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