The Roaring ‘20s

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 18, 2012

The upcoming Leo DiCaprio film must be inspiring designers, because a number of looks look like they could have been taken right out of The Great Gatsby. These Art Deco-inspired wedding gowns adorned figure-flattering gowns with delicate metallic beading and embroidery at the waist, neckline and back.

Take this Jenny Packham stunner (left) with a jewel-encrusted halter neckline and fan like beaded applique at the waist. The “pull” in the fabric creates soft lines to enhance an hourglass figure.

Probably one of the most eye-catching backs of the season is on this dress by Elizabeth Fillmore (center), who described her collection as 1930s inspired. The butterfly design featured here is so unexpected, quite elegant and truly enchanting. It also creates a portrait or keyhole shape, allowing brides to show off a sexy, toned back.

Editor’s Note: Are you a fan of butterflies? Check out the latest Aruna Seth bridal collection with crystal butterflies embellishing the toes. In addition to wedding-day shoes for the bride, bridesmaids and moms are sure to find a pair to wear with their dress. The designer offers 50 colors from pastels to brights in a variety of heel heights.

Using both metallic thread and beads, Reem Acra (right) adds panache to the sheer V-neckline of this gorgeous sophisticated gown. The pattern continues from the bodice onto the capped sleeves. To complete the Art Deco theme, the Acra accessorized with a pleated tulle veil that covered the sat on the top of the head and was held in place by a beaded band.


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What’s Your Shoe Style?

Posted by Kim on Aug 24, 2012

Photo by Blink of an Eye Photography

For some brides, finding the right pair of wedding shoes is tougher than selecting the dress! It’s important to be comfortable (you’ll be on your feet a lot) but you’ll want to make sure your shoes fit your style, as well. If you’re having a glamorous ballroom wedding, go all out and wear a pair of sparkly heels (like the gorgeous pair pictured above!). But if you’re getting married on the grass or sand, avoid heels that will sink into the ground – try flats or wedges instead. Check out these shoe-shopping tips, and tell us about your wedding shoes:

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Gifts Your Wedding Party Will Love (Part 1): Bridesmaids

Posted by llongacre on Jul 10, 2012

Once you have most of your major wedding plans figured out, it’s a great time to start thinking about gifts for your bridal party! Each person is there to make your wedding day special and will be your support group from beginning to end. What better way to show your appreciation than by honoring them with a gift they can use on your wedding day and for years to come? Here are a couple of gift ideas your bridesmaids (and flower girl!) will love…


Posted by peach on Oct 21, 2011

While I’m sure each of you have given lots of thought to what gorgeous dress you will wear on your special day, but have you given that much thought to your shoes?  Well lately, this decision has been front and center in mind.  My goal for our wedding reception is to dance the night away and do that all the while not having to change shoes.  I’ve been to a few too many weddings where the bride has started out in crazy heels, then takes them off for comfort (don’t blame her on that one!) and then is lugging around her dress so it doesnt drag too much on the floor.  So while I think crazy heels are pretty and fun, I will be steering clear of them for our wedding.  I want to be comfortable and not tower over Mr. Peach (he is about 5 inches taller than me).  So I’m debating between a very low heel or even flats which would make me SUPER happy.

While I’m very traditional with some of our nuptial details, shoes will not be one of them.  I am not a white shoe type of girl and have been committed to use my shoe choice as a way to show off my fashionista side.  I’m debating between silver glitter and hot pink (to match my girls’ dresses).  So far I haven’t found the perfect pink shoe, but I have found 2 sliver glitter options.  The first option  are AMAZING flats that I can’t find anywhere:

If anyone knows where I can find these Stuart Weitzman Lastikon Flats PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!


Would You Wear These?

Posted by poinsettia on Aug 23, 2011

Tom’s Shoes has gone bridal!  Do you approve?

I love Tom’s Shoes mission statement and their One for One campaign of giving a pair of new shoes to a child in need everytime a pair of their shoes is bought. BUT….I can’t help but hate their bridal line.  I could never imagine walking down the aisle in these.  To me, they scream “casual,” which I personally do not associate with a wedding.

What do you think? Would you wear these?