Wedding Dresses Throughout The Years (2)

Today’s fun and fashionable guest post comes to us from Alain of Eden Manor Bridal, based in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Enjoy!

A wedding dress has traditionally been considered to be a symbol of commitment and love for a bride and groom on their wedding day. The colour of white has been traditionally used and symbolises the purity of the bride’s soul. However, this colour wasn’t always a popular option at weddings. During the 18th and 19th centuries, women chose to get married in a white wedding dress if they could afford it, rather than choosing the colour due to its connotation with purity. Before the Victorian times, a bride got married in many different colours including black which was really popular in Scandinavian countries. The white dress for weddings was made popular by Queen Victoria who married Prince Albert back in 1840. She wore a lace-trimmed white satin dress with a lace veil and an orange blossom wreath, as opposed to a crown. The main colour preferred at the time was red so it was definitely an eye-catching moment to see the Queen wearing white instead.

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This gorgeous designer wedding gown collection comes to us from Designer Loft in NYC! Here’s more from Designer Loft:

Rosa Clará has designed a Capsule Collection especially for the North American bride! This special collection consists of six dresses that the designer has created for a contemporary selective woman who sees fashion as an accomplice to embrace her personality. This Capsule Collection will be presented at Designer Loft Bridal from December 15-31.

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Necklines for Sleeveless Wedding Dresses (2)

Today’s fun and informative guest post comes to us from wedding planner Emma Williams of A’Bulae, based in Minneapolis, MN! Enjoy:

Wedding planners, brides, and designers: don’t be overwhelmed by the litany of details on a wedding to-do list. This quick and handy glossary wedding dress styles will help the bride-to-be select the style dress they want to wear on her big day. Six classic wedding dress silhouettes are defined, with tips for the bride. Read this quick guide to shopping for a wedding dress.

Wedding dress styles for the bride, bridesmaids, and guests can vary from the modest to sexy, depending on the design of the dress. Besides the fit, the silhouette, neckline, and sleeves will influence if the style is conservative, sensuous, or seductive. Brides and guests of all body shapes can find a sleeveless wedding dress to suit their style. Consider these necklines that are classic silhouettes popular for any bride’s wedding dress.

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Meet a Wedding Vendor in New York, NY: Designer Loft (8)

Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Liz Sellassie, owner of NYC bridal boutique Designer Loft! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

We started Designer Loft 15 years ago. I was an unhappy lawyer invited by a bridal designer to start a bridal collective. Eventually you Have to do something you love to find your ultimate success. We Wanted to create a space different from the other salons with a comfortable Livingroom feel and non threatening. From the start , we allowed photos, carried larger sizes, and attempted a welcoming, non threatening environment.

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2016 Wedding Gown Collection by Shabi and Israel Haute Couture (2)

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This glamorous collection of wedding gowns comes to us from Elior Moore of Shabi and Israel Haute Couture, based in Ashdod, Israel! Here’s Elior to tell us more:

The current collection is certainly one for the fashionista bride. Filled with edgy design, a selection of fine fabrics, bold and especially sexy styles, exquisitely cut gowns built to flatter the feminine form. featuring designs ranging from silk crepes and layers of soft lace, features astonishing embellishments of beads, pearls and crystals.

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Formal bridal procession (photography by Paul White)

Photo Credit: Paul White

Today’s helpful guest post comes to us from Sam Ketterer of Absolute Perfection Wedding Consultancy, based in London, England! Enjoy:

Having spent the past month hunting day and night for the perfect dress to wear on your wedding day, you now realise you have to do it all over again. Only this time you have to find multiple perfect dresses for all your bridesmaids. Many brides struggle with the whole experience. Here we show you how to avoid the common pitfalls.

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Meet a Wedding Gown Designer in Philadelphia, PA: Eugenia Couture (5)

Hello Lovelies! Today we’re joined by fashion designer Barbara Kavchok of Eugenia Couture, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I am Barbara Kavchok designer for Eugenia Couture and Joy Collection. The Joy Collection is part of the existing Eugenia Couture brand. Joy was designed for a very different bride than the Signature Eugenia line. The Joy bride has classic roots but is young, edgy and a little boho too.

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Meet a Wedding Vendor in Toronto, ON: By Catalfo (5)

Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Toronto based fashion designer Sarah Catalfo of By Catalfo. Enjoy!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

By Catalfo is a bridal fashion label founded by Designer Sarah Catalfo and based in Ontario, Canada. By Catalfo offers custom bridesmaid dresses, bridal kimono’s and robes. The label provides brides and bridal party’s newness to the local bridal fashion market. By Catalfo is a go-to label for bridal parties searching for the perfect fitting dress on several different body types. Each dress is made to measure and offered is a selection of the prettiest hues to choose from. Catalfo differentiates her designs through the use of handpicked laces and exclusive prints made into dresses and robes.
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Photo Credit: Marlon Ming Photography

Today’s lovely guest post comes to us from fashion insider Araceli Vizcaino-S of Azazie, based in Mountain View, CA. Enjoy!

A million decisions – is it just me, or does it sometimes feel like planning a wedding involves a million decisions? Take bridesmaid gowns – they come in practically every shape, size, and color and you have to make a choice that will make every one in your party happy. No problem, right?

You have to start somewhere, and when dressing your bridesmaids, it’s a good idea to start with basic length. Lucky for you, we’re sharing our secrets to make our decisions much easier!

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Today’s wonderful guest post comes to us from wedding fashion insider Araceli Vizcaino-Sof Azazie, based in Mountain View, CA! Enjoy:

With the New Year, comes the opportunity to usher in some of prettiest of looks for 2016. With the bi-annual bridal fashion shows expanding our minds of what a “white dress” can be (sometimes, not white!), bridesmaid dress trends have loyally followed suit, adding their own flair down the aisle. Here’s the lowdown on old and new trends here to stay:

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