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Great bridesmaid dresses
Sep 13 2013

Fab Finds Friday: Durga Kali Bridesdmaid Dresses

Having your best friends in your bridal party is the greatest gif they can give you.

Bridesmaid dresses they can wear again– the best gift you can give to them.

Durga Kali has new patent-pending designs that not only allow your bridesmaids to wear their dresses again, but they get to wear an entirely different dress!  The dresses are made of high quality silk, and can be altered and customize in many different ways.  Named for the Hindu goddess, representing her peaceful and powerful sides, the fashion line is the perfect reflection of those varying personalities. These bridesmaids dresses are the perfect investment to add to their wardrobe.

Reversible Bridesmaid Dress

Our friends at Ruffled did a beautiful shoot of the Durga Kali dresses:

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See more from the Ruffled Shoot and visit Durga Kali to see more designs.

Fashion Monday: Rent the Runway


If you are a fab fashion savvy bride, you and your best girlfriends will love Rent The Runway for their bridal attire!  Rent the Runway allows you to have some of the hottest and glam of designer fashions for your bridal party, rehearsal dinner or even wedding at a fraction of the cost and without the commitment. This is perfect for bridesmaids who constantly wonder if they will ever wear their dress again. 


Winged Embellished Shoulder  Dress Warrior Princess Dress Plaza Dress
Sequin Trim Empire GownSquare Neck Metallic SheathDeep Zipped-up Bandage Dress

Rent the runway features designs from Christian Soriano, Tracey Reese, Alice by Temperley and more!  Pair your selected fashions with gorgeous accessories and pick your delivery date, which by the way, comes with a free back up size to make sure you get the perfect fit.  Return and you’re done!  Stars do it often for awards shows, and now with great companies like Rent the Runway and Adorn, you and your friends can look your very best for the next event. 

Garnish:  Here is some sugar for Cocktails + Details readers!  Rent your jewelry with Adorn  and receive 10% off your jewelry rentals use code PV0HKY62), you can also get 10% off your Rent the Runway rental by using code  OW164149!

Go on, get fabulous!


What makes this even better is that Rent the Runway has teamed with OneWed, which allows you to share Rent the Runway with your bridal party and guests through OneWed’s Wedding Pre-Party, wedding planning’s first social media planning resource!  Share the code with your friends and they too can get 10% off and you can score a free rental!

Fashion Monday: Joanna August

joanna august bridesmaids and wedding dresses

I am absolutely LOVING these gowns from Joanna August

Joanna August has done away with convention and designed a line of fashionable dresses that have already become celebrity favorites on the red carpet!  In the short time since her launch, Joanna has already achieved much success outfitting brides and celebrities alike: actresses including Meg Ryan and Malin Akerman recently have been seen flaunting Joanna’s gowns on red carpets across the globe.

Joanna August Wedding Dresses

She started with bridesmaids in mind but due to demand, she has been offering her dresses beyond wedding attire.  Striking the perfect balance between the romantic and the edgy, the classic and the ethereal, Joanna’s dresses are available in over 20 styles and 100 colors and even feature several maternity options.  Choose from sweeping floor length gowns in chiffon, elegant charmeuse styles channeling old Hollywood glamour, cocktail length party frocks or even daring (yet tasteful) mini dresses.

Joanna August one shoulder bridesmaid dress, Joanna August bias cut bridesmaids dress, Joanna August  bridesmaids dresses

Find out more at Joanna August and see more dresses as well as gifts and accessories as well as real weddings featuring Joanna’s designs.

Getting Ruffled

Ruffles are all the rage this season, and I can’t think of a better design concept to throw into your wedding.  Let’s mosey along some beautiful details, shall we?


baby pink ruffled bridesmaids dress Lela Rose Style  LR123halter ruffle bridesmaids dress lela Rose LR125 in ivorydestination wedding dress Dessy Group Style 1026 One shoulder white gown Destination wedding dress white Dessy group Style 1006 ruffle bodice with cap sleeves

Styles by Dessy Group:  Lela Rose bridesmaids in styles LR123 & LR125
Destination wedding gowns by Dessy  in styles 1026 & 1006

These ruffled bridesmaids dresses and wedding gowns are perfect because they do not border on “cutesy”—they allow the allure and sophistication of being a bride shine completely through.  As you can see with the last picture, even adding a gorgeous flower to your hair accents the gown instead of detracting from it.  However, if you have a flair for the dramatic…


Speaking of wedding flowers with a little ruffle—this would be a perfect way to incorporate the trend if you do not want to show it in the attire of your bridal party.  Look for extremely lush flowers such as ranunculus, peonies


pink and purple bridesmaids bouquet with peonies, orchids and roses bridesmaids bouquet of peonies ranunculus tuberoses, tulips in green and  yellow with blue ribbon
            white wedding centerpiece with roses and peonies white wedding centerpiece of ranunculus and sweet peas
All photos courtesy of


What about accessories and other areas of the wedding? surely there has to be room for ruffles with shoes, bridal purses and cakes!


Christian Louboutin ruffled heel ivory Martino Valero Letty Heel in Ivory


Shoes by Christian Louboutin ($875) and Martinez Valero ($130)


 white and yellow ruffled round wedding cake with roses rosettes ruffled wedding cake 


Let’s not this perfect going away dress from Nordstom:



Remember, ruffles can add a very romantic and classic touch to your wedding if they are not overdone.  Enjoy and embrace the romance of ruffles!

Color Fabulous: Macaw Green



 green button crysanthemum pomander with pearl pins

Adorable green button crysanthemum pomander ball with pearl pins

 wedding bouquet with burgundy dahlias, chocolate cosmos, chocolate scabiosa, Queen Anne's lace and lilies of the valley

This bouquet with burgundy dahlias, chocolate cosmos, chocolate scabiosa, Queen Anne’s lace and lilies of the valley and its green ribbon enhances the mint and oregano. Bardin Paloma via

Tall centerpieces of hydrangeas and oncidium orchids and kower centerpieces of peonies, hyacinths, hydrangeas and roses,

Tall centerpieces of hydrangeas and oncidium orchids and kower centerpieces of peonies, hyacinths, hydrangeas and roses by Floris Special Events via 




monkey tail, kumquat, poppy and eucalyptus pods wrapped in horsetail bamboo


Boutonniere of monkey tail, kumquat, poppy and eucalyptus pods wrapped in horsetail bamboo by A Simple Ceremony via 


Green pocketfold wedding invitation

Invitation #215 from Stephita’s Japanese collection


Modern Bloom wedding invitation  in Kelly and Black by I Do Design

Modern Bloom wedding invitation  in Kelly and Black by I Do Design


Strapless A-line tea-length dress. Gathered sweetheart neckline at front and back. Style No. 5853  by Jim Hjelm Occasions image

Style No. 5853  by Jim Hjelm Occasions


Style No. 502  green ruffle empire knee length bridesmaids dress by Bari Jay Green ruffled empire cut bridesmaids dress by Bari Jay

Style No. 502 by Bari Jay (the gold accents and red nails are divine)


wedding cake with green bow and jewels by Pink Cake Box

Cake by Pink Cake Box

white wedding cake with green hydrangea and satin ribbon and dots

Cake by Cake America


Jessica Elliot gold diamond Istanbul pendant with green ename

Jessica Elliot gold diamond Istanbul pendant with green enamel at Max and Chloe


14k White Gold Green Amethyst Earrings

The serene color of cushion-cut green amethyst pairs perfectly with sparkling round-cut diamonds on elegant 14k white gold earrings at Macy’s