The white wedding gown will always be a classic choice, but Spring 2013 Bridal Market saw some daring departures from this tradition. From accents of black to subtle pastels to fire-engine red (yes, RED), many designers produced gorgeous fashions for the technicolor bride, particularly Vera Wang with her collection of fiery wedding dresses.
All of the following slideshow links are from MarthaStewartWeddings.com:
Black and White Wedding Dresses
Pink Wedding Dresses
Blue Wedding Dresses
Red Wedding Dresses
Get Married (now showing on WETV Saturdays at 9:30 AM) is more than a television show and wedding website. It also sells wedding day essentials. Their invitations are definitely worth a look with designs ranging from classic to funky and super-affordable price tags.
Click here to shop invitations from Get Married.
Just another inspiration board that I’ve compiled on a whim. I just wanted to convey the feeling of general peace and tranquility that comes with an outdoor ceremony laden with frothy details. Enjoy!
Images from James Abel Events
The wonderful staffers behind the blog Style Me Pretty have officially outdone themselves by unleashing a new wedding site.
Style Circle is a community for brides, wedding enthusiasts (such as myself), and professionals containing forums, DIY blogs, and a nifty inspiration board tool complete with pictures provided to you so you may conceptualize to your heart’s content. In all, it’s a site where you may bounce ideas off of fellow brides and offer your insight as well. Absolutely love it. Just check out one of the inspiration boards I cooked up.
I will most definitely be using this site from now on.
Click here to visit StyleCircle.
If you’re adhering to that age-old checklist, then this inspiration board will cover at least one of the points. As far as something borrowed, old, and new-well, have fun with that. Enjoy!
All photos taken from Brides.com
Enzoani has been known for their couture looks-and, their high price tag. However, Blue by Enzoani features high-style gowns that reflect their aesthetic at a more affordable price point. Now, you can have all of the glamour without breaking the bank. Fabulous!
Click here to go to Blue by Enzoani’s homepage to view the full collection and locate a retailer.
This one is exclusively for my South Florida brides on the hunt for something sweet-namely, a wedding cake.
The cakes featured in my Bridal Show post were created by Divine Delicacies, located across the street from FIU’s south campus. Not only are they master cake decorators, they are master bakers as well. I sampled their cake flavors at the bridal show: vanilla rum (their signature flavor), lemon, coconut, and guava cream cheese cake. Trust me, these cakes will taste just as good-if not better-than they look. When it comes to cake decor, there is nothing they won’t do from traditional to colorful to an homage to the work of Miami’s local artistic icon Romero Britto.
Click here to go to the Divine Delicacies homepage to view an extended gallery and for contact information.
The digital age has brought the printing process up to speed and has made it much less expensive regarding invitations.
However, if leaning on digital printing for your wedding invitation would be sacrilege in your eyes, but you still want to have a modern look, you should take a look at Elum Invitations.
Elum Invitations prides themselves on offering “letterpress with a distinctively modern twist”. After perusing their invitation designs, I have to agree with them. Their use of color and motif is highly impressive, as the invitation suites they offer have a wide range of motifs that includes paisley, polka dots, butterflies, traditional flourishes, and modern block lettering styles, all of which boast vivid hues . The company also offers stationary sets (which can be personalized), gift wrap, calendars, and journals for sale online, thus presenting themselves as an opportunity to procure some unique gifts for the ‘maids.
Click here to visit Elum.
Whenever I hear the name Lea Ann Belter, I just have to smile. This award-winning designer has simplistic elegance down to a science when it comes to wedding gowns. Although there is nothing wrong with high glamour and jewels dripping everywhere off of a bridal gown, sometimes a bride wants clean lines, delicate lace details, and an overall sense of quiet, ethereal, beauty on her wedding day. If you are this bride, then don’t hesitate to put Lea Ann Belter down as a possible contender for what you’ll be wearing on your big day.
Click here to view Lee Ann Belter’s designs online and to find a bridal salon that carries her work in your area.