Five Fabulous Looks from Anna Elyse Bridal

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 22, 2011

The well-known flower girl and bridesmaid dress designer has expanded into wedding gowns for the Spring 2012 season. The collection consists of chic gowns with easy silhouettes and light embellishments. Great for the bride looking for something easy and not too fussy. The bridesmaid line introduced a few new silhouettes and colors that brides are sure to want their ‘maids to wear. Remember, with the Anna Elyse bridesmaid collection you can mix and match skirts and bodices and choose from a rainbow of colors and a variety of fabrics. Here are five new looks we loved:

Jewel Neck: This close-to-the-neck neckline gives the impression of a halter-like neckline but is not as sexy and a little more fun for an afternoon or less formal wedding.

Slinky: Speaking of a sexy gown, this halter neckline, slimming gown with cowl bodice can be dressed up with a lot of bling or kept clean with diamond or pearl studs.

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Pippa Effect: Are there pictures of Pippa Middleton on your wedding inspiration board? If so then this yellow, cowl neck knee-length dress may be what you’re looking for. Brides not into the whole white for the bridal party look can still get the ‘Pippa look’ in any color.

Gingham: Well, sort of. This ball gown wedding dress is made from a lattice-patterned fabric. Ideal for a summer or outdoor wedding.

A Classic: We just love this simple and elegant shantung knee-length gown. If you choose this dress you can gift a pashmina wrap to your bridesmaids as their thank-you gift as well as something to keep them warm if there is a chill in the air.

Anne Chertoff | Wedding Blogger

Anne Chertoff has earned her reputation as a wedding authority over the course of her 10 years in the bridal industry. WeddingWire and Chertoff have partnered to provide comprehensive Spring 2012 Bridal Market coverage from New York City.

**All Images in the Blog Post are Copyrighted by Jen Castle Photography and cannot be used without permission**

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Five Fabulous Looks from Noir by Lazaro

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 17, 2011

 

 

The bridesmaid dress line for the Lazaro brand was a collection of ten sophisticated gowns. The muted colors were shown in a beautiful, yet not delicate, lace or a Mikado organza. Here are few designs your girls may actually want to wear again:

One-Shoulder Neckline: The asymmetrical neckline is one of the red carpet’s favorites so it’s not a surprise that bridal designers have picked it up for both wedding and now bridesmaid dresses. This lace pencil skirt dress features a one-shoulder neckline with a ruffle detail.

LBD: Black is one of the most popular bridesmaid dress colors, but rarely do we see it in lace. This classic silhouette, strapless sweetheart neckline with pencil skirt is a refined look for a day or late afternoon wedding.

Cap Sleeves: If your wedding ceremony calls for a little coverage opt for a bridesmaid dress with capped sleeves. Similar to the strapless LBD in lace mentioned above, this design features a flattering bateau neckline with sleeves.

Black-Tie Wedding: Formal weddings call for formal gowns, so if you’re planning a black tie affair it’s appropriate that your bridal party be dressed in long gowns and tuxedos. This black Mikado trumpet gown with strapless sweetheart neckline is a classic formal gown that fits the bill.

 

Slate: Did you know that grey is the new black? Well in this case it’s called slate, but whatever designers call it, grey is a a great neutral that complements pretty much any other color in your wedding palette.

Anne Chertoff | Wedding Blogger

Anne Chertoff has earned her reputation as a wedding authority over the course of her 10 years in the bridal industry. WeddingWire and Chertoff have partnered to provide comprehensive Spring 2012 Bridal Market coverage from New York City.

**All Images in the Blog Post are Copyrighted by Dan Lecca and cannot be used without permission**

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2011 Forecasting – Fashion

Posted by acursaro on Feb 11, 2011

In the second part of my 2011 Forecast (first up was Color Combinations if you missed it), I’ll dish on all the gorgeous fashion you’re bound to see this upcoming year!

1.  Sophistication – Couples everywhere are getting back to the old school sophistication of weddings – bridesmaids in black, brides with their hair in simple chignons and men in black tuxes, no frills.  Simple sophistication equals a gorgeous and timeless wedding – no worries that you’ll regret your design choices when you look back at your photos in twenty years.

2.  Bridal Hair Accessories – It’s been all veils and headpieces in the past few years, but I see a growing amount of women wearing bling in their hair on their big day!  Gem-laden hair accessories provide just enough glitz to be attractive without being distractive.

3.  Bridesmaids in Patterns – This 2011 trend can be a tricky one to pull off – you don’t want to overpower the your own bridal gown, yet you have to make sure the pattern compliments your entire theme.  The pictured Eliza J Dress from Nordstrom would be perfect for a fun, flirty summer wedding where the bride is dressed in a pouffy cocktail dress and her bouquet reflects the colors of the bridesmaid dresses.  Oh, and one more thing, think small bridal party for this one – twelve girls in patterned dresses might give your guests blurred vision 🙂

4.  Textures – Growing on last year’s trend of layering and draping, the fashion trend of incorporating texture this year is bound to be a huge hit!  Mixing different textures, not only in your gown, but in your decor is a fabulous way to embrace the current 3D craze while still being tasteful and beautiful.

5.  ’70’s Chic – We’ve seen weddings inspired by the ’50’s and ’60’s, so now it’s time to look to the next generation for inspiration!

Row One:  Bridal Party Image by bobbi + mike; Bride Photo by Susan Stripling Photography

Row Two:  Eliza J Belted Cotton Party Dress from Nordstrom

Row Three:   Bridal Party Image by Max Wanger; Bridal Gown by Elizabeth Dye

Gold, Teal and Deep Blue

Posted by acursaro on Jan 31, 2011

I have seen this next color combination popping up everywhere (baci already has two brides with similar schemes for 2011), so make a decision quick if you’re thinking about it or else one of your friends is bound to swipe it 😉

Row One:  Bridesmaid Image by Ryan Phillips; Ring Photo by Susan Stripling; Gown Image by One Love Photo

Row Two:  Purse Photo by Max Wanger Photography

Row Three:  Shoe Image by Jose Villa; Menu Photo from Style Me Pretty; Bouquet by JL Designs

Row Four:  Decor Image from 100 Layer Cake; Hairpiece by Neva Plume Etsy Shop

Plum, Magenta and Clementine

Posted by acursaro on Aug 20, 2010

The verdict is out – purple is the “it” color of the Fall so I took the notion and ran with it to create this gorgeous Plum, Magenta and Clementine Inspiration Board, the perfect palette for any season!

Plum, Magenta and Clementine Wedding Inspiration Board

Row One:  Favors by Chewing the Cud for Sunday Suppers; Bride Image by Michelle M. Waite Photography
Row Two:  Makeup Photo from Project Wedding
Row Three:  Photo of Bridesmaid Shoes from Style Me Pretty; Image by Sarah Yates Photography
Row Four:  Cake Photo by Troadec Photography; Menu Image from Snippet & Ink; Watters Bridesmaids, Style 462 in Fuschia Duchess Satin (Sadly, no longer available.)