Dress Inspiration

So most people saw that there was another Hollywood  wedding this past weekend and today’s dress  is inspired by hers.

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Meet Cielo, David Tutera’s Mon Cheri bridal

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This is a sheath, strapless hand-beaded and embroidered Schiffli lace appliqué, organza and tulle over satin dress with sweetheart neckline, covered buttons down back bodice, slim skirt features back slit, detachable organza and tulle chapel length train with matching beaded and embroidered Schiffli lace appliqués cascading down to lace hemline wedding dress. It also has detachable spaghetti and halter straps included.

 

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Sizes: 0 – 20, 18W – 26W

Colors: Ivory/Tea Rose, Ivory, White

 

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The tulle and organza chapel length train with hand-beaded and embroidered Schiffli lace appliqués, sold separately.

Congratulations again Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello!!

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The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Johnny Cash to June Carter Cash

We get old and get used to each other. We think alike. We read each other’s minds. We know what the other one wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted.

But once in a while, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the #1 earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.

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Lost Art of Letter Writing

Winston Churchill to Clementine Churchill

Winston Churchill to Clementine Churchill

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Dress of the Week!

Enjoy Christian Siriano 2017 Fanciful French inspired gown

Christian Siriano Spring 2017 pink ombré ball gown wedding dress

 

 

 

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The Ideal Wedding Guest Guide

Dos & Don’ts

 I’m here to help you be the ideal guest, the dos and don’ts to enjoying the day planned by your amazing friends.

 Guest list

Please don’t assume you have a plus one unless the invitation specifically says “and guest” or the bride/groom has told you that you can bring your significant other.

A plus one should not be expected unless you’ve been with your boyfriend or girlfriend for a long period of time, you’re engaged or married, or live together.

Try to remember that each extra guest costs the bride and groom extra––and don’t forget, the singles’ table can be fun!

 Attire

You should know this by now, but ladies should simply not wear white to a wedding. This includes ivory, champagne, off-white, and even blush, considering the color palette of wedding gowns these days (Unless this is the theme or the bride doesn’t care). As far as rules for attire beyond that, dress appropriately for the time and season. We can’t have anyone wondering who the bride is now do we?

 For example, a sundress is great for an afternoon wedding in the spring. In general, anything after 7 or 8 p.m. is considered black tie. As always, if you’re unsure about attire, ask a bridesmaid or family member of the bride.

 RSVP

Please, please, please follow all instructions sent out. This seems like such minor detail, but let me assure you that no bride feels that RSVPs are a minor detail! As soon as you receive a formal invitation, respond yes or no––either way! You will not be offending if you can’t attend.

 Vendors need confirmations of numbers and it’s just rude not to respond. No RSVP means no seat reserved for you on the day.

 If there is a potential clash, inform the couple and they can have a plan in place just in case either way.

 Kids

 This falls under the Guests category but this is a sensitive area that I thought it best to separate and add clarity.

 Not everyone wants children at their wedding. It’s not your place to argue the point. Don’t assume that all four of your kids are welcome at a wedding ceremony or reception as more and more couples are choosing to have adult-only weddings.

 

 Even if they aren’t, eliminating kids is a quick and easy way for couples to trim their guest lists. If the invitation isn’t address to you and your family, confirm with a bridesmaid or close family member of the bride. Simply ask, “Hey, are Adam and Eve having kids at their wedding? Just wanted to be sure before I booked a sitter for that evening!” You’ll come off conscientious and considerate.

 Gifts

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on a gift for the couple. If they’ve invited you, it’s because they want you to share this special occasion, not because they want to accrue more stuff.

 Most couples provide plenty of gift ideas at many different price points on their registry.

 Another pro tip––mail your gift. Lots of stores provide that service for free or a nominal charge, and trust me when I say that no couple wants to lug around a bunch of gifts after a tiring day.

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Did You Know?!……

Have you ever wondered where the traditions, stories and the wedding rules come from? Whether someone is trying to sell you something or is it something with real meaning…. Well, let’s break down 10 of these traditions, where they come from and how you can break the rules!!

The Bouquet

So much thought goes into how big, how small, what style and what flowers to include enhancing the complete look the bride requires. The bouquet however has its origins not for beauty reasons but to ward off evil spirits!

The Veil

 The Wedding Veil is considered to have originated to protect the bride from evil spirits. Well whatever your reason the wedding veil has evolved into a very stylish accessory to your wedding day look. Some brides choose not to wear one while others are as excited about the veil as the dress as they can’t see one without the other.

 Whatever your reasons enjoy a fabulous stunning statement making veil.

 

The Diamond Ring

 The wedding rings symbolize the binding of the bride to the groom.

 Some sources report that the Romans and Egyptians recorded the use of wedding rings. There’s also chatter about the ring being a less restrictive symbol of the hand and foot bindings of a captured bride. A pope in the 12th century decreed that weddings would be held in church and that the brides were to receive rings. He also decreed that the time between engagement and marriage should be lengthened, which boosted interest in engagement rings.

 

 Those rings however didn’t have diamonds! There’s no dispute that DeBeers singlehandedly created the market for the diamond engagement ring with a simple sentiment in a 20th-century ad campaign: A Diamond is Forever.

 Thank you De Beers.

 The White Wedding Dress

 

In the ancient world of the Greeks and the Romans, Brides were normally dressed in white for the Wedding ceremony. The white robes were used to symbolise youth, joy and purity.  Despite this, white Wedding dresses have not always been the fashion in this country and were only made popular by Anne of Brittany in 1499. The symbolism of a white Wedding dresses as denoting virginity is of fairly recent origins, but is probably an adaption of the ancient association with purity.

 In ancient times, the traditional color of bridal gowns would be red or some other bright color. However, green was avoided in the choice of a bridal gown since it was considered unlucky. It was also was considered that a woman who wore green on her Wedding day was one of loose morals…her dress would be grass-stained from rolling around in the fields. The choice of a white Wedding gown increased in popularity when this color was chosen by Queen Victoria for her own ceremonies and thus, broke the tradition of royals marrying in silver.

 Today pastel shades, stronger colours and even tartans are worn, as always fashion not superstition dictates the current trend!

 The Gift Registry

 Aristocratic families in some cultures have always put on expensive weddings to show their place in society. In fact, among frontier families, the lack of access to a preacher led to the acknowledgement — and legalization — of common-law marriages. In more established communities, the bride’s female family members and friends would hold special quilting circles to embroider and create her trousseau. The ceremonies, the receptions and the setting up of households were all-encompassing community events.

 Then the society families started collecting gifts.

 

 The Jumping of the Broom

 Jumping the broom originated during the time of slavery as a symbolic way of leaping into a new life.

The practice of jumping the broom started in slave times, when it was actually illegal for slaves to marry. Nonetheless, the people on the plantations sought to form bonds that were acknowledged by the community, so they jumped the broom together in lieu of a legal wedding.

 

 Historians note that freed slaves taught their children to disdain the practice, because to them, it was a symbol of bondage. However, the poignant scene in Alex Haley’s “Roots,” in which Kunta Kinte jumped the broom on the plantation with his bride, led to a revival of the custom. In that scene, the captive from Africa is not accepting his captivity, but he is acknowledging a powerful bond with another person despite being trapped in a life he didn’t choose.

  The Breaking of the Glass

 This tradition takes on different meaning in different places. In Italy, many newlyweds smash a vase or glass at their wedding, and they put a lot of muscle into it, too. The

tradition says that however many pieces the glassware breaks into will symbolize how many years they’ll be happily married.

 Meanwhile, in Jewish customs the wedding ends with the groom crushing the wine glass under their heel. The chief connotation is that the breaking of the glass serves as a reminder of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, the most holy place in all of Jewish history. Another connotation is that it reminds the couple of the fragility of the relationship and the need to preserve it.

  The Couple Reveal

 So this one I can understand as a logistical issue. This dates back to the time of arranged marriages, when people believed that if the couple saw each other before the ceremony, it would give them a chance to change their minds about the wedding.

Guests today enjoy the first look of couples at the altar as they see each other for the first time. Many couples today choose to meet up and even have portrait sessions before saying their “I dos.”

 

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

 We’ve all heard this common rhyme used when someone gets married, but what does it mean?

Wearing “something old” represents the bride’s past, while the “something new” symbolizes the couple’s happy future. The bride is supposed to get her “something borrowed” from someone who is happily married in the hope that some of that person’s good fortune rubs off on her. “Something blue” denotes fidelity and love. The significance of the colour blue is that it represents Constancy and Loyalty and from biblical times a symbol of Purity.

 

 The Bouquet Toss

 Welcome to the Olympic portion of the wedding (crying with laughter). This is the time when the most dignified female guest kicks of her shoes and decide that there is nothing more valuable than the brides bouquet.

 

Women used to try to rip pieces of the bride’s dress and flowers in order to obtain some of her good luck. To escape from the crowd the bride would toss her bouquet and run away. Today the bouquet is tossed to single women with the belief that whoever catches it will be the next to marry.

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Dress of the Day

Hello wonderful Brides to Be!! Are you enjoying your engagement?!! How has it been to choose your wedding dress?

Here’s another Eve of Milady thrown into to ring (hehe…) as another style option. The fabric, the detail, the bling……oh the sparkles!!

 

It’s an ivory / cappuccino fit and flare all hand beaded bodice. The skirt has beautiful rouging and inserts of beading.

Style 337

Colors available solid white and solid ivory.

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Dress of the Week

Happy Wednesday!!

It’s Dress of the week time! Time to inspire you with some of the season’s best to help you in your awesome dress shopping time🙂

This is an Eve of Milady Ivory/Cappuccino strapless sheer fit and flare silhouette.

It’s lightly beaded alencon lace on layered skirt and available in white and ivory.

 

Available in sizes are 2-24

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Dress of the Week

It’s Engagement season!!

So we will be posting more dresses to inspire you during this season!

Here is a fabulous tulle off-the-shoulder ball gown with scoop neckline and beaded lace appliqués on bodice.

 

Make a statement in this simple yet elegant tulle ball gown. Featuring a structured bodice and full skirt, this radiant gown includes a beaded lace, scoop neckline with tip of the shoulder cap sleeves, scoop back buttons and chapel train. Wear this wedding dress and it'll surely be one to remember!  Oleg Cassini, exclusively at David's Bridal.  Also available in Regular, Petite, Extra Length and Plus Size Extra Length. Check your local stores for availability.  Chapel train. Fully lined.: Full Skirts, Wedding Dressses, Lace Wedding Dresses, Chapel Train, Beaded Wedding Dresses, Cap Sleeves, Gown Includes, Gown Featuring

Make a statement in this simple yet elegant tulle ball gown. Featuring a structured bodice and full skirt, this radiant gown includes a beaded lace, scoop neckline with tip of the shoulder cap sleeves, scoop back buttons and chapel train. Wear this wedding dress and it’ll surely be one to remember!

  • Enjoy this Oleg Cassini
  • Also available in various sizes included plus size with additional length
  • Chapel train
  • Fully lined
  • Back zipper

 

 

 

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Ian Stuart Sample Sale

Looking for the dress for your upcoming wedding? Why not start with the Ian Stuart sample sale .

 

There be ex-samples and end of line dresses on offer, but also unique designs where only one gown was ever produced. This is your chance to bag that dream gown that no other bride will wear.

Why not make a trip of it and include you mom as Mother of the Bride outfits will also be there.

 

Dresses available in UK sizes 8 – 22 and consultants will be on-hand to offer styling advice for finding the perfect pairing of dress and accessories.

 

Ian Stuart sample sale; Unit C11.1, 40 Martell Road, Dulwich, London SE21 8EN; Thursday, 4 February – Sunday 7 February 2016, 10am-4pm; tickets are free but attendees must register via www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Ian Stuart bridal has not paid or will be paying for this posting. This is to help you brides find the dress of your dreams.

Dress of the Week

My love affair with Lazaro continues!! Meet this beautiful champagne tulle bridal ball gown, ivory/gold alencon lace shear appliquéd bodice, metallic leaf trim at natural waist, circular tulle skirt accented with lace appliques, hemline finished with horsehair, chapel train.

Also available in Ivory/Silver.

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A Love Song

By Vernon Scannell

  
I’ve always been in love with you I swear

‘Impossible,’ they say; yet it is true:

I speak with certainty, for I was there.

When I reeled groggy as the punchbowl air

Was spiced with melody I longed for you;

I’ve always been in love with you I swear.

My infant whispers to the beat-up bear

Were meant for you, the tears and kisses too;

I speak with certainty, for I was there.

Let experts, calendars and maps declare

I’m nuts or have at least one wobbly screw;

I’ve always been in love with you I swear.

New kinds of beauty and the wish to share

These riches were rehearsals, as I knew;

I speak with certainty, for I was there.

These shadow-loves were work-outs to prepare

For this, the main event, that they led to;

I’ve always been in love with you I swear;

I speak with certainty, for I was there.

Dress inspiration – Bridesmaids

   Hey Hey hey! Happy Wednesday!
So today we decided to give you some bridesmaid la inspiration to help with your bridal party planning. 

Meet style 1469 from Allure Bridals. 


 Ethereal illusion paneling covers the bodice of this A-line gown. // Pictured in Peony. 

Fabric: Tulle and Satin

Disclaimer: Color will vary with each fabric type and Allure Bridals does not guarantee the dye lot when different fabrics are combined within one wedding party.
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