Say Yes to the Brides by Demetrios Dress!

Brides, you deserve to walk down the aisle in your dream dress.  A dress that  fits you like a glove, that makes you feel proud, radiant and beautiful and finding this dress could be in your near future!  Make fantasies a reality by visiting the Cosmobella 2014 collection preview at the Brides by Demetrios trunk show.

The event starts on May 31 and ends on June 2 and they are offering 15% off all trunk show inventory!

Consider these 5 things before visiting the trunk show:

1)  Decide on the style of your dress depending on the location of your wedding.

2) Set a budget and stick to it!

3) Bring back up- your mom, sisters, best friends, MOH or all of the above.

4) Have an idea of the gown style you are seeking but also keep an open mind.  Do you want off the shoulder, fit and flair, silk, lace, a sweetheart neckline, bead work?  Oh the possibilities!

 5) Start early and most of all, have fun!

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We ♥ Vintage

For some reason I am really drawn to vintage style everything- especially at weddings . It could be because vintage style gowns and decor translate to photographs in a very profound way or because I was born in the wrong decade! Whatever the case may be- vintage has really moved from being a trend to an actual wedding style.  Along with the actual vintage style we are starting to see more classic accompaniments like  plated dinners and formal menus too.

Here are a couple of images that may inspire the vintage in you!

I love the beautiful lace bodice of this dress along with the delicate white buttons.

Those kind of details really help make this look timeless.

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I love the veil this next bride is wearing. It is so simple and beautiful. Her form fitting mermaid -style gown pairs perfectly with the delicate white lace.

Photo Credit: {Jodi Miller Photography}

While strapless gowns have really taken over the wedding scene and have become a huge wedding trend, I think there is something very special and beautiful about detailed embroidery work around the décolletage .  This champagne color complements her skin beautifully too- she looks like she is glowing!

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This next look is not necessarily vintage or traditional however, I felt the need to share it because it is so different while still eluding timelessness and elegancy .I feel a wedding trend coming on!

Photo Credit: {La Mariee en Colere}

Whatever you decide to do for your wedding make sure it reflects your true personality. Make sure it is a day of pure bliss, happiness and camaraderie for you and loved ones and like I always say don’t sweat the small stuff.

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NY Bridal Market: Runway Photos and Emerging trends

Once a bride-to-be says yes to a proposal, she simply cannot wait to pick out that beautiful wedding dress, but as brides start to look, it can be extremely overwhelming, according to The Huffington Post. However, the bride will find the gown she always wanted.

“You’ll find the right, dream dress,” designer Romona Keveza told the news source. “When you know, you know. And it’s in your heart, not your head. Just like when you found the right guy.”

Many brides-to-be look to the catwalk to see what the latest trends will be, and after the New York Bridal market this past weekend, a number of trends emerged for spring 2013. According to the New York Daily News, there was a wide range of styles walking down the runway. Everything from classic gowns to vintage Hollywood appeared, including short hemlines with long trains to layers of tulle and French lace.

The basic colors of ivory, champagne and bright white ruled the runway, but designer Vera Wang added a few different hues. The famous wedding dress designer, who last year showed off a series of black gowns, presented dresses in scarlet and crimson. Designers Keveza and Oscar de la Renta also featured red gowns.  Below are images taken at the New York Bridal Market by Perfect Wedding Guide.

Ines di Santo
Ines di Santo
Anne Barge
Peplum skirts at Amsale
Kelly Faetanini
Sarah Jassir
Alfred Angelo
Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld cocktail presentation

A Costco Bride

Weddings aren’t cheap, we all know that. According to The Wedding Report the average wedding in 2010 cost $24,066 (USA). That is a big chunk of change! In this economy shoppers have become more conscious of deals and bargains. On way to wed on a budget is buying discounted wedding dress at… Costco. Yes I said Costco. The big box store is now offering wedding dresses at a minimum of 40% of what it would normally sell for at retail. The wedding dresses are designed by Kristie Kelly which features six distinct styles with classic silhouettes, soft embellishments and gorgeous fabrics consistent with the designer’s commitment to create couture-inspired gowns that remain understated yet feminine. The gowns flatter all body types with romantic, quiet detailing and a perfect fit that ensure the bride shines through. To find out more and see when the gowns will be at your local Costco click here.