Iconic Wedding Dresses: Carolyn Bessette

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 15, 2013


Photos (clockwise from top left): Ines di Santo, Vera Wang, Nicole Miller and Amanda Garrett

Carolyn Bessette wore a bias-cut silk crepe wedding dress complete with opera-length gloves at her September 1996 wedding to John F. Kennedy Jr. at Georgia’s First American Baptist Church. She asked close friend Narciso Rodriguez to create a minimalist look that ultimately launched his career, but (fun fact) the couple’s planners used fashion designer Nicole Miller’s name instead as a ruse to keep their wedding under wraps. And it worked! Check out of favorite look-a-likes above.

Whose iconic wedding dress inspires you? Let us know in the comments below!

Something Old?

Posted by bridalbuds on Nov 24, 2009

Lately I’ve started looking at wedding dresses, which is a really fun, but confusing process. Somehow dresses I thought I would like do not look that great on me and those dresses I would never have imagined myself in are actually decent – weird.  But, the point of this post is to share some information I’ve uncovered in this process – the used wedding dress ‘industry’ – can I even call it an industry?  Well, whatever it is, it’s actually something I’m considering more and more.  For those who do not already know, sites such as PreOwnedWeddingDresses.Com and OnceWed basically allow recently-married brides to sell their wedding dresses (most of which have only been worn for like 8 hours) and veils.

Just browsing through this site, I’ve been really impressed with the quality and brands I’ve come across.

Take this Vera Wang for example –  selling on PreOwnedWeddingDresses for $2100


Dress You Up in My Love (Part I)

Posted by Plumeria Blossom on Feb 11, 2009

Looking for a wedding dress was one of the first wedding-related things I did. In fact, I have been eying gowns for years. I love fashion, pretty fabrics and dresses– what’s not to love?

From unique-vintage.com

From unique-vintage.com

I’ve always liked vintage styles, from the ’50s silhouettes found at Stephanie James or the 1930’s recreations at Unique Vintage.