Marchesa Bridal Spring 2012
One truly amazing bridesmaid dress. In previous posts, I talked about how the high slit would be huge in 2012, and here you are.
Monique Lhuillier 2012 Fall Collection
Source: The Wedding Chicks
The veil was introduced in ancient Rome. People of that era believed that evil spirits would be attracted to the bride, so they covered her face with a veil in order to conceal her features and confuse them.
It’s also said the in medieval times, the veil was used to protect her from “the evil eye” and was a symbol of purity, chastity, and modesty.
Now, brides wear hairpieces or just flowers in their hair. It is absolutely not necessary. Different religions and cultures feel that it is necessary, but it is entirely up to the bride.
The use of sequins is becoming a HUGE trend in weddings this year. Designers are looking for ways to add a touch of glamour to dresses and help make a bride look super glamorous! There are so many ways to incorporate sequins and sparkle.
Here is an example of a gold sequined runner with a simple, solid table cloth, and gold chairs. If you are planning on using a sequined runner, make sure the centerpieces aren’t too extravagant. You want it to look glamorous, but not gaudy.
Sequin is even being used in cakes. If you come across a brooch, ribbon or hairpiece that you would like to incorporate into your cake, don’t be afraid to ask your baker.
Sequin boleros look amazing on brides. They also look great on bridesmaids. If you are planning on incorporating a sequin bolero into the bridal party’s attire, make sure they feel comfortable. Some people can have skin reactions to sequin rubbing against their skin.
Dresses like the ones below are stunning!
You can also have solid color dresses with sequin accessories like a clutch, jewelry, or shoes.
You can even wrap a sequined ribbon around your bouquet!
Picture Source: Belle the Magazine
1. Cage veils have a vintage look and are designed to frame the face.
2. Cascade style veils are typically one layer of fabric cut so that it’s shorter in the front near your shoulders, and grows longer toward
the center of your back.
3. Drop veils are the sheerest of veil options, as it is usually draped over the face before the wedding ceremony, and lifted by your
new husband during.
4. Mantilla style veils are cut so that the fabric gently curves around the shoulders in the front of the bride’s torso.
5. Standard or classic cut veils usually consist of multiple layers and may be tailored in length and fullness.
6. Bubble veils look just how they sound, with more volume toward the top so that the veil gently curves inward at the bottom.
7. Garden veils are shorter in length, but not quite short enough to be considered a cage veil.
7. Half circle veils are just a little bit sassy, in my opinion! Typically shorter in length, dropping just below the shoulders, and cut
so that it frames both sides of the bride’s face.
Veils are one of my favorite pieces that a bride wears on her wedding day. Some veils can create a sensual look, other can create a glamorous look. Have fun with them! Try on as many as possible before you make your decision and make sure to purchase your dress before you purchase the veil. You don’t want to be stuck with a veil that does not match your dream dress.
Arthur Miller & Marilyn Monroe on their wedding day.
There are seven main types of fabric used in wedding gowns. Click on the names of the gowns to see examples.
The Giselle Gown by Maggie Sottero
This is one of the most commonly used fabrics, a lightweight, transparent type of netting. It’s used most often for veils, skirts and ruffling. It falls very well and makes a gorgeous, soft silhouette. It’s used for both ball gown and sheath wedding dresses.
2) Soft Shimmer Satin
The Priscilla Gown by Maggie Sottero
This fabric gives a shiny, sparkling look to soft satin and is used for ruching on skirts and bodices. It’s often not mixed with other types of fabric as using something like tulle or organza with it would dull the shine and draw attention away from the main fabric. Most commonly used for A line or ball gown dresses, and would look gorgeous in candlelight.
The Ariana Gown by Maggie Sottero
This fabric is a soft, lightweight, opaque material used for sheath silhouette dresses. As it’s so slippery, it’s hardly every used for ruching or ruffling, but for smooth silhouettes, as it doesn’t fall well with dress hoops.
The Clemence Gown by Maggie Sottero
This fabric is most commonly used to make woven bodices and pleats. It’s a little harder than chiffon and tulle, but still falls smoothly to give a shaped silhouette. It’s tougher than chiffon and tulle, so shapes a corseted bodice better.
The Valeska Gown by Maggie Sottero
This is a crisp fabric mainly used for creating tiers and bodices, as well as puffed sleeves. Princess Diana’s wedding dress was made almost entirely out of taffeta. However, this fabric creases very quickly, so avoid sitting down too long if you’re wearing it.
6) Duchesse Satin
The Austin Gown by Maggie Sottero
This fabric was used by Kate Middleton in her wedding dress, and is mainly used for ruching. It’s as shiny as soft shimmer satin, but holds its shape better, and is a tougher fabric. Coast does a good range of duchesse satin bridesmaids dresses, here.
The Bernadette Gown by Maggie Sottero
Lace has become more popular since Kate Middleton wore a lace covered bodice at the Royal Wedding. Lace is used for sleeves, bodices, underskirts, overskirts and tiering.
Elie Saab Haute Couture Fashion Week 2008
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I really love to see when event planners and brides come up with something out of the norm. We are so used to seeing rice thrown, roses thrown, and bubbles thrown, but I really love the idea of knitted pom poms like these. The colors go so well together. My personal favorite are feathers being thrown up into the air!
Photography: Wayne Yuan Photography
Top to Bottom (left to right)
1. Alfred Sung, Style: D480, Price: $164
2. Alfred Sung, Style: D468, Price: $172
3. Watters, Style: 8477, Price: $276
4. Alfred Sung, Style: D476, Price: $170
5. Lela Rose, Style: LR140, Price: $240
6. Lela Rose, Style: LR132, Price: $238
7. Lela Rose, Style: LR138, Price: $240
8. Love, Yu, Style: Chloe, Price: $350
Brides, remember to incorporate your flower girl in your pictures and make her feel special. She is really looking up to. Remember the first time you were a flower girl?
Wedding Photography: Jessica Lorren Organic Photography
Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander