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Royal Wedding Dresses: Get the Look!

Jan 31, 2011

Justin Alexander Wedding Gown

Justin Alexander Wedding Gown

In a recent post on the Huffington Post, writer Yvonne Yorke provided readers the chance to vote on royal wedding dresses, as many have the upcoming nuptials of Kate Middleton and Prince William on their minds. After taking a look at the article, we’ve come up with some great ways to capture royal style on your special day using the same dress details found in some of history’s most regal weddings:

Princess Grace of Monaco
: Grace Kelly was a Hollywood princess who actually became a real princess in a gorgeous wedding gown by MGM costume designer Helen Rose. considered to be the most beautiful wedding gown of all time, this dress was all about lace and silk taffetta. To capture this look on your special day, look for lace overlays or wear a cute little lace bolero over your simple white gown.  We love the look of this Enzoani wedding dress.

Diana, Princess of Wales: The iconic wedding dress that Lady Diana wore on her wedding day was nothing short of spectacular. Designed by David and Elizabeth Emmanuel, the gown featured full puffed sleeves, a dramatic train, bows, ivory silk taffeta and lace,a fitted, boned bodice and curved neckline. To get the look, find a dress with a full princess skirt and plenty of romantic detailing. Puffed sleeves are optional, but we love this Justin Alexander wedding dress to channel your inner princess.

Princess Marie of Denmark: Princess Marie wore a dress with a sweetheart neckline, lace overlays, and a gorgeous lace veil. It was simple but sweet. To capture the look, search for a wedding gown that offers lace sleeves (or wear a bolero) and a simple gown body with a sweetheart neckline. Accent with teardrop jewels and a tiara for a look that’s simply divine. Our pick? This lace wedding dress by Essence of Australia.

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden: Simple, modern, and chic. These are three words that describe the dress worn by Princess Victoria on her wedding day. Designed by Swedish designer Par Engsheden, this wedding gown was an off-the-shoulder style with a 16.5-foot train. Pure drama, but super sleek and sophisticated! To capture the look, find a gown with few embellishments but a more tailored cut. A long train accented by simple lace can bring the whole look together, but you can also opt for something like this light and breezy chiffon wedding dress by Mori Lee.
Do you have a favorite royal wedding dress? Did you try to capture it on your wedding day? Share your story with us!

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3 Tips for Finding The Perfect Wedding Dress

Jan 25, 2011

Wedding DressWe all know that shopping for a wedding dress can be stressful, but hopefully, with these tips, things will get a bit easier.

1.) Shop before you, um, shop. Meaning: make sure that you have some ideas on what you want in a wedding dress. Look through bridal look books or wedding magazines and cut out pictures of dresses that catch your eye. Having an idea of what styles you like will only make finding a dress easier.

2.) Know your body type. Dresses may look different once on, so know what styles of dress work best for your features. Accentuate the things you love and play down the things you don’t. If you’re unsure of your body type, talk to a bridal stylist (or check online) to see what types of dresses will work for you.

3.) Know your budget. Shopping for a wedding dress doesn’t have to be super stressful when it comes to budget. Before you begin, set a range and stick within it. Remember – you still have tons more to spend on the reception and the honeymoon. Staying on budget will make sure the rest of your wedding goes off without a hitch.

Do you have any favorite shopping tips that you’d like to share? Leave a comment :)

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Wedding Apps to Help You Plan Your Special Day

Jan 18, 2011

wedding ringsIts true: wedding apps are becoming a hot item on bride-to-bes phones and if you have a smartphone, why not let technology aid you in planning your special day? Here are a few great wedding planning apps, brought to you by The Knot, that are absolutely perfect for making your wedding plans run even smoother:

Wedding Dress Look Book: Shopping for a dress? Then this look book app is for you. Just enter in your body type, personality, type of wedding, and physical features and you’ll get to cruise through tons of dresses (or dress types) that might work perfectly for you. (Free, iTunes)

Wedding911: Get answers to hundreds of common wedding questions and even source answers from The Knot community by using this app as you plan your special day. A favorite for brides who need help getting started! (Free, iTunes)

The Knot Magazine: Download this app for your iPad and get this favorite wedding planning magazine delivered to you digitally. You’ll get features built in with this app too, like videos for DIY wedding projects. A definite favorite amongst bride-to-bes with tablets! ($4.99, iTunes)

What are some of your favorite wedding apps?

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Wedding Trend to Watch: Think Pink!

Jan 10, 2011

Think Pink in Pink Bridesmaid Dresses!

Think Pink in Pink Bridesmaid Dresses!

Pink is going to be big this spring, in both wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses. There’s just something so cheery and bright about this color and we know that you’ll love incorporating it into your wedding plans. So, if you’re ready to think pink and want to add touches of it to your wedding ensemble, here are some easy ways to do it:

  1. Sashes or belts. These are a bride’s best friend when it comes to adding a pop of color, so feel free to jazz things up with a pink belt in your favorite shade, pattern, or fabric.
  2. Brightly colored shoes are also a great wedding trend and we know that you’ll love wearing a pair of bright pink shoes with your white dress. So fun! Pick a bold shade and just go with it. You’ll look like a vision!
  3. Pink jewels can also be a great way to add color to your wedding look. Try wearing pink pearls, pink rhinestone jewelry, or pink costume jewelry.
  4. Your bridesmaids will look as sunny as a spring day in pink bridesmaid dresses. Go for something that suits your wedding theme or sense of style. Like classic? Go for strapless a-line bridesmaid dresses in a shade of pale pink. Want drama? Look for a pink (maybe with some black) dress that offers unexpected detailing. Pure romance more your speed? Ruffles and rosettes in pink are a girl’s best friend.
  5. Have your guys wear pink vests or pink ties along with their suits. We’d say go for the pink tux, but we’re not sure that all of the groomsmen will be that brave :)

Have tips for thinking pink in your wedding ensemble? Share them with us!

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