There is something very, and pardon the pun, alluring about Allure Bridals. Their designs range from the serene to sensual, virtuous to vivacious—while maintaining an elegance that every bride wants and needs for her wedding day.
There are so many words to describe a gown by Mikaella wedding gown: lush, ethereal, and elegant. Each wedding dress has its own story, that enhances every curve and feminine aura.
With a gorgeous assortment of gowns, veils and boleros, Mikaella appeals to the bride who wants a classic design that is high on style and personality.
Check out more of the gorgeous designs at the Mikaella website and check out their upcoming event calendar!
It’s no secret how much we adore Priscilla of Boston, so we are very excited about their new social media contest “How Does Priscilla of Boston Inspire You?”. If you love Priscilla of Boston’s gorgeous gowns, simply create a collage or inspiration board of your favorite dress and upload it to enter. Share your personal photos of you and your fiancé or family and friends, favorite vacation spots, career or decadent food and drink–show the world your fabulousness! You are a luxeling, so we expect nothing less!
One lucky winner could receive a luxury trip for two to NYC for Priscilla of Boston’s exclusive fashion show during April 2010 Bridal Fashion Week, a private appointment with an expert bridal consultant at Priscilla of Boston NYC Salon, a Priscilla of Boston dress of your choice and much, much more! Prizes will also be given to one runner up winner and to one most viral winner.
Ready to enter? Great. Head on over and get inspired by Priscilla of Boston!
If you enter, let us know so that we can support your submission!
Finding the perfect dress for your flower girl is just as hard as finding your own wedding dress. You have to walk a delicate balance of being cute but not chintzy, beautiful, but not brash. Similar to your bridesmaids, you want to select a dress that the little girl can wear again, as some dresses can be an investment.
Here are some cute ideas:
I love these dresses by Watters, as they deviate from the typical overly tulled white dress that most little girls drown in and allow you to express her personality and the personality of your event with these fun dresses. By incorporating color, you increase the probability of your little friend to wear it again.
If you are looking for an ivory or white flower girl dress, but want to kick it up with more style, look for adornments and embellishments, like these (clockwise Us Angels, David’s Bridal and Jessica Lyn for Emerald Bridal). Simple additions like a beaded bodice or waistband, ribbons and flowers are a good way to help her stand out and feel like a princess.
If you are looking for something that is gentile and whimsical, but offers a simple elegance for your flower girl, then these dresses by Joan Calabrese for Mon Cheri, Us Angels, Pink Princess and Winnie Couture should appeal for you. (How adorable is the last little girl with the wreath in her hair!) Their clean lines and light textures do not add a lot of fuss, but instead enhance delicate details. These would be perfect to wear again, especially for holidays such as Easter or Mother’s Day.
In doing some research, I stumbled into the Priscilla of Boston experience. I say experience, because the site is not the run-of-the-mill bridal designer site. It is fun, interactive and reflective of the upscale brand, while introducing you to some of the new modern, sexy, yet still elegant lines. The site seeks to make your acquaintance with everything that Priscilla of Boston can offer: wedding gowns, dresses for your bridal party…right down to a little black dress. Additionally, you can view previous runway shows, meet the designers as well as get info on attending some of the trunk shows and other events.
I loved that each time you click on a dress to see it in greater detail, you are surprised to see not just a picture, but a video of a model walking in the dress down the runway. Perfect! This helps tremendously to see how a fabric moves, interacts with a body, as well as how the lines can complement or disgrace the model.
Here are some gorgeous features from each line:
Priscilla—the classic line
Melissa Sweet—the feminine, fashion forward whimsical line
Platinum—the opulent, luxurious line
Vineyard—The sophisticated, of-the-moment line
Reverie—non-traditional, unique-sense-of-style line
Jewel—The glamorous line for modern brides
One of the hottest trends in fashion right now is (and has been) ruching. Ruching is the ruffle or pleat in fine fabric—once used only on collars and trimming, ruching has made impact on bodices, waists and other lines within a dress. Ruching actually makes you look slimmer, which great within itself, but also adds unique lines to your gown’s overall design.
All wedding gowns by Romona Keveza; see more at Brides.com
I’ve always been a huge fan of Ines di Santo—I love the lines and how the designs are bridal, without being overdone. It is sexy bridal fashion made for real women that not only enhances woman’s curves, but also her inner confidence. Here are some of my favorites from the 2010 Runway show:
Love the opulent detail and cut of the bodice.
This is definitely one of my favorites: the colors, shirred fabrics and hem are divine!
I love how this design kicks it up a notch—adding the slimming shirred design with feathers and crystals.
This simpler empire cut with the ornamented pleats adds sophistication and understated elegance
Love the drop waist and full skirt on this gown! The sheen of the fabric complements the extraordinary beading and cut of the bodice.
Once again, the designers take a simple design (here, a mermaid gown) and make it exquisite with the addition of ivory lace and pleats at the top of the bodice and bottom of the hem.
See more of Ines di Santo 2010 Bridal Gowns on the runway courtesy of Brides.com.
Photos by Dan Lecca
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One of the hottest trends hitting the runways this fall are jackets! Personally, I love a good jacket, especially one that is tailored to fit and can complement almost any outfit from pencil skirts to jeans. But, what about bridal wear?
Enter the bolero.
Shawls are great, but can be a tad bit worrisome. You have to actually hold it or let it hang; just keeping up with it can add an additional task to an already harried day. Boleros can add additional style to your bridal look as well as serve its function of keeping you warm. For example, you’ll look a lot more stunning in your bridal bolero than your new husband’s tuxedo jacket at your outdoor reception. With the entrance of winter and fall weddings, we see the influx of many bridal jackets, boleros and cover ups. Because there are so many options, you want to be sure you are picking one that is right for your style of dress and the season of your wedding.
Some designers create boleros to go with a few collections in their lines, while some bridal salons will make a bolero for you if you bring in or purchase the lace or desired fabric of your choice. Another great perk of wearing a bolero is the ability to maintain your shape while still adding a bit of style. It’s not bulky like some bridal jackets, so you are sure to stay along the same lines for your look as you do without it.
Row 1: Rina di Montella Bridal Style No. RB2800S :: Destinations by Mon Cheri Style No. 28100 :: Le Spose di Giò Style No. E50 ::
Row 2: Renella De Fina Style No. Mia :: Alvina Valenta Style No. 9851 :: Rina di Montella Bridal Style No. RB2802S ::
Row 3: JCH CollectionStyle No. J2082 :: Essense of Australia Style No. DJ852 :: La Sposa Style No. Ferida ::