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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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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