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Mouthwatering Mikaella

Mikaella ruched halter mermaid wedding gown with organza rochette

 

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. 

white ruched bodice with jeweled waist brooch Mikaella wedding gown silk bodice with organza and silk skirt wedding dess mikaella

ruched diamond bodice wedding gown Mikaella wedding dress white lace strapless wedding dress Mikaella

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.

Mikaella flower veil white chapel finger length lace veil

mikaella white silk bolero white cap sleeve bolero mikaella

Check out more of the gorgeous designs at the Mikaella website and check out their upcoming event calendar!

Our Favorite iPhone Apps for Wedding Planning

 

Here are some free apps for the iPhone that we think will aid you in your wedding planning process.  Each app assists with many areas of your planning, and can provide much needed assistance and support for when you are on the go.

 

 

YouTube

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The native YouTube app is perfect to listen to single songs you are considering for your father-daughter dance or cake cutting song.  You can listen to different versions of music for your wedding ceremony’s prelude, processional and recessional.  Additionally, you can view promo videos from local wedding vendors or get advice and ideas from wedding shows.  Additionally, check out the Pandora radio app for more general music suggestions and ideas for your prelude and cocktail hour music.

 

Wedding Wire

 

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The app from Wedding Wire puts all of your wedding planning in your hands. Not only do you have access to the information of local wedding vendors, you can keep a personalized wedding planning checklist and budget.  Everything you need is right at your finger tips.

 

Evernote

evernote for the iphone

Full disclosure—I love Evernote.  Evernote collects items you want to save into a digital notebook.  Everything—including emails, web clips, audio memos, pictures, screenshots—everything!  With the the desktop version that syncs to both the iPhone app and the online account, you can have all of your wedding details—from inspiration pictures to vendor communications and more with you at all time. You can even tweet to your Evernote account!

 

the knot

 

wedding 911 iphone app wedding planning

This app features frequently asked questions by brides, all answered by The Knot’s Carley Roney. You can also interact with other brides to ask your own questions about wedding planning or answer a few from other excited brides.  This is the perfect app to have on the go when you have questions that need an immediate answer or the ability to at least steer you in the right direction.

 

Brides Dressing Room

 

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I absolutely love this app!  Sharing the hottest wedding dresses from the industry’s best designers, you can pick out your favorite dresses and find a retailer close to you who carries the line and also schedule an appointment. 

 

Colorstrology

 

colorstrology iphone app pantone colors

This is astrology meets gorgeous color!  Created by the talented Pantone, you can get inspiration of your favorite wedding colors with this app.  Each day is assigned a color and a “colorstrology”, but also shows the vibrant shades and hues of the Pantone’s hottest colors.  Perfect for when you are looking for complementing colors for your bridesmaids’ dresses, flowers or linens.  Be sure to check the colorstrology for your wedding day and see what it says!

 

Drinks Free

 

Drinks free cocktail recipes iphone app 

 

Drinks Free provides you with many drink and cocktail recipes based on your favorite ingredients or search through the eleven categories.  If you are feeling adventurous, press the random drink button for a pleasant surprise!  This is perfect for your signature drink “research???.

 

These are just a few to get you started—what are you using to plan your wedding?

How Does Priscilla of Boston Inspire You?

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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!

Fashion Monday: Cymbeline

 

 

 

Cymeline USA wedding gown dress with rose applique

 

Cymbeline creates gorgeous wedding gowns for brides who want something that is high in fashion and high in personality.  Formed by three talented sisters in Nemours, France,  their designs are flawless and fabulous. 

 

 

ivory champagne wedding dress with lace overlay applique

This dress is ridiculously fabulous.  It makes instant impact—the long sting of champagne pearls compliments the lace appliqué dress, but also adds personality. 

 

 

white layered knee length chiffon dress with lace applique bodice and three quarther length bolero jacket

Love this dress—it is so delicate and perfect for those looking for something simple and classic.  Would be phenomenal for garden weddings.I

 

short ruched white wedding dress with ruffles

 

Perfect as a reception dress or for those fashion forward brides

I love that her hair is pulled back in this shot—it doesn’t compete with her dress but also shows off her beautiful features and lines of the dress.

 

Love this flamenco/Can-Can inspired dress is gorgeous—the ruffles, the fabric, the lines…everything!

This dress is so delicate and feminine.  love the pink shoes for dimension and personality

 

 

If you are in love with Cymbeline as much as I am, be sure to visit their website where you can see more their gorgeous dresses and get updates on upcoming trunk shows.  You can also become a fan on Facebook, too!

Priscilla of Boston Turns It Up

Priscilla of Boston Wedding Gowns and Dresses

 

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

 

Priscilla of Boston Priscilla line of wedding dresses

Priscilla of Boston Priscilla line of wedding dresses

 

Melissa Sweet—the feminine, fashion forward whimsical line

Priscilla of Boston Melissa Sweet line of wedding dresses

 

Platinum—the opulent, luxurious line

Priscilla of Boston's Platinum Line wedding dresses

Vineyard—The sophisticated, of-the-moment line

Priscilla of Boston Vineyard Sophisticated wedding dress line

 

Reverie—non-traditional, unique-sense-of-style line

Priscilla of Boston Reverie Line Wedding dress

Jewel—The glamorous line for modern brides

 

Priscilla of Boston Jewel Wedding dress lines 

 

Enjoy!

Fools Ruche In

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. 

 

Ruched ivory tafetta and rhinestone wedding dress by Romona KevezaWhite Asymmetrical Mermaid Ruched Wedding Dress by Romona Keveza

White Ruched chiffon and silk wedding dress by Romona Keveza 

White Halter Ruched Wedding Dress by Romona Keveza White bandeau ruched wedding dress by Romona Keveza  Ivory Feather Halter Wedding Dress by Romona Keveza

All wedding gowns by  Romona Keveza; see more at  Brides.com

Pepe Botella Novias

pepe botella ruffle wedding dress

 

I simply adore the gowns of Pepe Botella!  I love the lush skirts, adorned bodices and very clean lines. 

 

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The gowns are the creation of Lucía Botella, Pepe Botella’s daughter.  What I love about the Spanish designer’s gowns is that with her gowns, she makes you feel that it is perfectly fine to be adored, desired, fashionable, classic, or demure on your wedding day. She captures the many emotions that a woman would feel or want to feel on her wedding day and adds a touch of fabulous to take it to the next level.  Viewing the different lines: Mediterranean, the Love Songs Bridal Book DUE, and other Party Books, you begin to look at her gowns as works of art than “mere” unioccasion wedding gowns. 

Reva Revs Up Bridal Fashion

I am completely loving the new collection from Reva Mivasagar.  The designs are so light and soft, but  detailed enough to make impact.  His designs are described as “unique and cosmopolitan” that “symbolizes the individuality of the modern woman”.  It’s not too frilly,but can be if you need it to be.  It’s not too modern, but has feminine lines to add lush curves and touches that every woman wants to feel on her wedding day.  Feast your eyes on these gorgeous designs photographed by Mike Colon.

 

viva

aloha (super sexy for a destination wedding!)

printemps

 

jardin

 
 

posh

opera

 

allegra

diamond

     

Be sure to check out some of the beauties from the full collection:

 

Caribou

belle  du jour

 

 

Totally in love with Reva?  Find your nearest location and be sure to acquaint yourself with the salon policy

 

Happy shopping!

Monique Lhuillier: Setting the 2010 Runway on Fire

Monique Lhuillier is the bride’s best friend because she captures femininity, romance and style into all of her wedding dress designs. Looking at the designs that graced the runway for the 2010 show, it is good to see that Monique is not changing her style:

 

 

The skirt is fabulous—the soft roses and gentle “pleats”  are gorgeous and make statement without completely taking over.

 
 

Far less risky than the design above, this gown is equally beautiful.  The gentle lace, fine beading and ribboned waist are perfect for those with delicate frames.

 
 

The soft chiffon skirt of this wedding gown complements the beaded lace bodice of this gown beautifully.

 
 

The dual skirt of the wedding dress gives it modern impact—and I love the intricacies of the lace top.

 

Can’t get enough of the Monique Lhuillier 2010 Runway Show?  See more at Brides.com

 

Photos by Dan Lecca

We Likey: Vera Wang on Weddings

Vera Wang on Weddings

If you haven’t had a chance to see everything Vera Wang and Weddings all in the same place, you need to see Vera Wang on Weddings.  Everything from Vera’s gowns for you and your maids and resort wear for your fabulous honeymoon to her fine china for your wedding registry—it is all available to you at Vera Wang on Weddings. 

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The Inspiration section is awesome as it provides history and ideas for all of the details that comprise the wedding.   You can find out What Kind of Bride You Are,  learn about ceremony music and decor

 

Have fun with Vera!