Monday, March 26, 2012

COLOR is the new white

Here is the question of the hour....Where did sealing the deal in bright white come from anyway?

According to, white was not a popular wedding gown color until the wedding of Queen Elizabeth in 1840. Before her wedding brides wore whatever color they felt comfortable in. After that, it became a case of "everybody's doing it" and the color stuck.

These days, some brides have veered off course and chosen colors such as ivory and champagne or the daring have even gone with pale pink. Not as daring, but still want to add color to your special day? Why not one (or more) of these fun, creative ways...

1. Why not add a sash to your pearly white dress? This has become a popular and beautiful trend. Many brides use the color of their bridesmaid dresses or an accent color seen elsewhere in their wedding. I personally love a sash with a long tie to the floor like below. This isn't as bold of a color, but gets the point across.

2. Another popular trend, that you can wear in your hair: Flowers. Brides everywhere are adding flowers to their hair whether its up or down. Lillies are a great flower to pin in. My only advice; don't let the flower in your hair clash with the ones in your hand.

3. What about the shoes?! Colored shoes are a fun way to add color to your look white staying subtle. It also makes for fun photo ops like below

4. If you're a bold bride, why not a statement necklace? Whether it's colorful, chunky, or both it can certainly add some flavor to your look.

all images taken from google images

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ooh Vera...

When one dreams of bridal gown designers, she may think...Monique Lhuillier, Amsale, or Carolina Herrera, who are all equally amazing designers. But, most daydreamers minds jump right to the obvious...Vera Wang.

Vera Wang has changed the game for bridal gowns. From dressing some of the most famous celebrities including both Kardashian sisters (Kim and Khloe) and model Lily Aldridge, to creating a lower priced line called White for David's Bridal, Vera Wang has done it all. Every season she continues to 'wow' us with her perfect designs.

Now, I always say I have no idea what style dress I will wear when I finally tie the knot, but I do know my first choice will without a doubt be Vera Wang. Whether you go with her signature line, or her equally phenomenal White line, I believe Vera Wang is the Queen or Princess (yes, I am refrencing her perfume) of bridal fashion. If you haven't seen her designs, I suggest you put down that issue of Martha Stewart Wedding, and take a look! You will fall in love, just like the rest of the wedding day, daydreamers.

all images from google images