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It’s that time of year again!

The latest and greatest of bridal fashion has gone down the catwalk, giving us a glimpse of what’s to come down the aisle. My favorites are coming up, so stay tuned!

Eclectic brides looking for wedding day jewelry should definitely take a look at My Cellar Door. This Etsy seller has an extensive collection of delicates necklaces and earrings that are made for the bohemian sensibility. With delicate filigree work, the use of alternative stones, and many nature-inspired motifs, My Cellar Door’s craftsmanship is apparent and well-suited to make a subtle style statement. The inexpensive prices help too.

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Click here to shop My Cellar Door.

Maybe this Etsy seller caught my eye because it shares the same name as my mother.

On the other hand, it could be the lovely, vintage-inspired gowns that Love, June offers. In any case, I am impressed with the style options available to brides and bridesmaids looking for beautifully constructed, reasonably priced dresses made in a way that no piece of fabric gets thrown into the garbage. Talk about getting your money’s worth.

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Click here to shop Love, June on Etsy.

Happy 2011 everyone! I hope everyone had fun ringing in the new year.

With the new year comes a new resource for high-fashion brides. Net-A-Porter has launched a new wedding boutique that carries gowns, veils, accessories, shoes, and fashions for the bridesmaids and mother of the bride (and groom) created by top fashion houses such as Alberta Ferretti, Issa, and Valentino. Don’t let the labels intimidate you though, as all items come in a variety of styles and price points. Fabulous!

Dress by Alberta Ferretti. To shop the new Net-A-Porter Wedding Boutique, click here.

Etsy has provided yet another means to acquire wedding day accessories. Little White Dresser specializes in wedding day hair accessories, dress accessories, and jewelry for the vintage-loving bride. Among my favorite lacy pieces in the shop is their silvery belt and this lovely blush pink hair flower. Several of the necklaces made me smile as well, and the affordability will make the budget-savvy bride grin from ear to ear.

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Click here to shop Little White Dresser on Etsy.

I have found yet another source of wedding-worthy headpieces on Etsy. Pegasus Maiden by Aerisk specializes in feather fascinators and steampunk hair accessories. Although their specialties are gorgeous, I must confess that I really fell in love with their large rose and butterfly pieces. Their classic birdcage veil is nothing to sneeze at either. What makes these quality pieces even more attractive-and accessible-is their ridiculously low price, thus proving once again that elegance van be had at all budgets.

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Click here to shop Pegasus Maiden.

I am so happy to see that Jenny Packham’s latest collection was kept within the vintage vein that has made her so popular. These gowns are for the ultimate retro glamourpuss that wants to take a step back into yesteryear. What I especially love is that the collection in so varied, from short, flirty cocktail numbers to demure dresses complete with sleeves that don’t look at all dowdy or frumpy. Although the hemlines vary, all of Packham’s dresses have one thing in common: a healthy dose of bling.

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The blogosphere exploded with praise for St. Pucchi’s latest collection. Although I’m a little late to the party, I can definitely appreciate why it has received such rave reviews. Each gown is a work of art in its own right, complete with intricate beading all over. This is for the bride looking to make a dramatic entrance, although “dramatic” doesn’t even begin to describe the impact these gowns make.

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For you fantasy-gown seekers: seek no more.

Katerina Bocci’s latest collection is purely a dream. Huge ball gowns, crystals galore and ruffles, ruffles, ruffles makes these gowns equal parts ethereal and glamorous. This is for the brides who want to look like an ice queen for a day.

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With a few gorgeous exceptions, the latest looks from Kevan Hall were body-conscious sheaths that incorporated a variety of lovely textures while maintaining a body-conscious silhouette. Despite-or maybe due to-their overall simplicity, a sense of glamour came through in each one. I especially loved this sweetheart sheath that took draping and ruching past practicality into sincerely sexy.

Click here to see the full collection.