Showing posts with label bridesmaids dresses. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bridesmaids dresses. Show all posts

Friday, September 14, 2012

Bridesmaids in Separates?!?!?


Okay, I know that I am going out on a limb here, but I think that what I’m about to discuss might be the way of the future. Are you ready!? Bridesmaids in, wait for it, separates. Right?!?! Right!? I think that not only does it look so incredibly modern, your brides will LOVE you because they might actually get to wear their outfits again... Seriously... Here are 3 of my super fabulous, super modern separate looks for your girls. 
Daytime Affair. I love the beige and red combo. Especially for a brunch or lunchtime wedding. The colors are chic, modern, and I guarantee that your girls are going to be obsessed with all of these pieces!! Top, JCrew, $110; Skirt, Catherine Malandrino, $245; Shoe, Michael Kors, $295. 
Glitzy Party. Obsessed with this navy skirt, it will be perfect for a fancy cocktail attire wedding. The low back of the bodysuit is super modern and just the ultimate in sophistication. The sparkle of the shoe is the perfect pop of fun. Bodysuit, Alice + Olivia, $187; Skirt, JCrew, $225; Shoes, Kate Spade, $325.
City Chick. Your girls will kiss your feet for this look. The leather and tweed peplum top is going to be a piece in their wardrobe for years to come. And the pairing of the black peplum top with the cobalt skirt is so super trendy and just the coolest look for a hip city wedding. Top, Rebecca Taylor, $350; Pencil Skirt, Ark & Co, $59; Shoes, Alice + Olivia, $295. 
Lauren 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

In the Know: Net-a-Porter Wedding Shop




Left to right. Vivienne Westwood gold label gown, Larkspur & Hawk earrings, Miu Miu sandals; Donna Karan gown, Kenneth Jay Lane earrings,Giuseppe Zanotti pumps; Lanvin gown, Charlotte Olympia sandals, Bijoux Heart Earrings.
I looked back through my blogs and realized it’s been nearly 2 years since I’ve mentioned Net-a-Porter’s brilliant bridal shop and they recently revamped it and let me just say, it rocks!!
I love the selection of designers and am absolutely OBSESSED with Vivienne Westwood’s gold label. The dresses are magnificent, but just in general all of the designers are magnificent... Lanvin, Alexander McQueen, Marchesa, etc. But it’s not just dresses, they have shoes, bags, veils, and jewelry, basically everything that you need. The prices are steap, but this is serious quality “heirloom in the making stuff.” 
The bridesmaids and mother of the bride sections are full of fantastically varied designs that don’t scream wedding, but instead scream sophisticated!!! So much better!! They also have a guest section chock-a-block full of beautiful pieces that could be worn over and over. I will say it again, most of these items have hefty price tags, but well worth it for a piece that will be in your closet forever and that your children will fight over wearing it... Trust me, it will happen. 
And my favorite!!!! They have this awesome “Outfit Creator” and you simply choose your role in the wedding and then hit spin, it churns out complete looks for the bride, guest, bridesmaids, and mother of the bride. It’s absolutely brilliant!! If you like some of your options and not others simply “hold” what you like and spin some more. It’s like a game. A fun shopping game!! Seriously, I spent nearly 45 minutes “spinning” whilst writing this... 
Make sure to check out the shop, even if it’s just for inspiration!!! 
Lauren 

Friday, June 29, 2012

Mix ‘n’ Match Bridesmaids



Okay, this will never get old. I lalalalove a mix and matched bridal party... clearly because I have written about it a gazillion times. It never gets old or boring-- like say a group of girls in the same ugly navy blue ball gown. I apologize if your bridesmaids wore ugly navy blue ball gowns, but it just shouldn’t happen. There are too many fun and interesting gowns out there to subject your girls to a 300 dollar navy blue sack. I don’t know why I’m hating on navy blue, it’s a perfect lovely color, I just think we can do better. So here is my dream collection of bridesmaids gowns for a summer wedding!!! So whether you have 3, 5, or 7 girls I’ve got you covered. 
{3} When you have 3 girls, I like to keep the colors similar. You don’t want to be all wack-a-doo with girls in tons of colors and patterns! So I pick a patterned dress that I love and pull out an additional color from the pattern. For interest, adding a dress with a simple white stripe adds a bit of fun... I just like to keep it mostly simple with a small group.
{5} With 5 bridesmaids you follow the same rules but you get to have a bit more fun. I think with more girls you can play with adding in an additional color and start introducing  complimentary shades of a color, like the varieties of pinks/corals. 
{7} First off, congrats on having lots of friends. Second, hooray you get to have lots of pretty dresses mixed and matched. You just have fun!! As long as all of the colors and patterns look beautiful together, they will look beautiful on your girls, so have a blast. The only thing that matters is that you and your girls love the looks!!! 
Floral Dress, JCrew. Remaining dresses from left to right: Ted Baker LondonHalston HeritageBCBGDiane Von FurstenburgYa Los AngelosMarc by Marc Jacobs, & JCrew.



Lauren

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Big Trends from Cannes



The Cannes film festival came to an end the other week and I’ve been absolutely obsessed with the fashion walking the red carpet!!! Holy style overload Batman!! I am in love with everything I’ve seen and all of these trends will effortlessly transition into wedding fashion!! Hooray!

Column skirts: This is really the skirt of the season and I lalalalove it. Column skirts are like the straight leg jeans of gowns, the skirt has very little flare and goes straight down from the hip... like a column. Column skirts can be elongating, and dude, who doesn’t want to look taller!? This can be a very flattering shape on most body types, just make sure you have a belt or form fitting bodice cinching in your waist for the most flattering fit. As you can see on most of the column gowns, a deep plunging neckline is a super complimentary neckline! 
Sheer Fabric: I love when an otherwise scantily-cut gown looks somehow demure with the placement of sheer fabric. It is so unbelievably chic! I am also a sucker for layers of sheer fabric, it looks so ethereal and pretty!! 
Sparkle: This isn’t exactly a new trend, but sparkle NEVER goes out of style!! I love all the beautiful and interesting glitz, especially Diane Kruger’s gold stunner which incorporates the fitted bodice, sparkle, and column skirt. I die. 
Plunging Necklines: Now I know that plunging necklines and virginal bride are not quite simpatico, but times have changed and being a little sexy at your wedding is the norm. I think that a tasteful plunging neckline can be elegant and fun, but if you are concerned that it’s too much for Grandma, look for a gown with some sheer fabric to play down the tatas while staying completely on trend. 
Corseted/Fitted Bodices: Once again, this is not a “new” trend, but it’s always a great trend!! Corsets and fitted bodices are wonderful for showing off your midsection, they pull everything in, while pushing the girls up! Brilliant! 
Hope you can incorporate some of these trends into your wedding day!! 
Gotta love the French! Au Revoir! 
Lauren 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Celebrity Inspiration: Anna Kendrick in Zspoke by Zac Posen

 

morecelebrity.001 Dress, Elizabeth & James; Shoes, Jean-Michel Cazabat; Earrings, Juliet&Company; Ring, House of Harlow 1960.

Gotta show the bridesmaids some celebrity inspiration love. I am obsessed with this Anna Kendrick’s ensemble. I love the low v neckline. I love the teeny-tiny waist. I love the skirt. Basically I think it’s fabulous!!! Side note, I also think she’s fabulous, hands down the most talented Twilight kid... and I love just about all of the Twilight kids. What!? I’m a giant nerd. Nothing you didn’t already know.  I think having your girls in a super sexy/sophisticated style like this with some simple black pumps and fun gold accents will make for genius photos and bridesmaids who actually like what they are wearing.

Lauren

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Who says the Bridesmaids have to match!?!

 

   Well, it has to be said that I have always had quite a problem with authority... I don’t really like to be told what to do. I instantly want to do the opposite of what I am told... I’m sure this stems to some repressed elementary school trauma. Nonetheless my apprehension to the rules is, I think, what makes me so good at fashion and decorating... Because the unexpected is exciting and fun!!! Let your bridesmaids be FUN!! I swear, take it from me, mixing bridesmaids gowns comes across confident and sophisticated. Using 3 stores you can get all your girls outfitted with “different, but the same” dresses sure to be the hit of wedding!!! I mean, besides you... *Sidenote. You will always be the most important, that’s a given, so don’t be afraid to do fun and interesting things with your wedding for fear they will overshadow you. NOT POSSIBLE* Okay, moving on... 

diffbmdresses.001Shopbop. Okay. Shopbop is seriously the most wonderfully edited “designer” site. I am obsessed with every designer they sell. Omg. I would love to win a shopping spree... Can anyone make that happen?!!? Let me know ;) With Shopbop I decided to do a more daytime look, this would be great during Spring, but honestly will still work for Winter. Just have your girls rock structured blazers or rad leather jackets with the look for colder weather. OOOOooooooOOOo. So chic. This color palette is one of my favorites! The shades of silvery gray are just stunning and universally flattering and the tawny pink shades are so beautiful and such a girly mix. This look is more about varying fabrics and colors, none of them match perfectly, but they create a genius collection that totally works together. Think about putting your maid and matron of honor in the pink whilst the rest of your ladies do the gray. Obsessed with this.

diffbmdresses.002BHLDN. Favorite store ever. So I decided to do a blue/navy/black theme. I love this for an evening affair. The colors are brilliant and read super chic. I think this combo really works. You can decide if you want it more blue heavy or black heavy, but I like it nice and balanced. The colors do NOT need to match perfectly. Do you hear me!?!? DO NOT need to match. It’s all about getting colors that go. This is what will create the brilliant look of non-matching-matching. Use different textures of fabrics. Mix stripes, solids, ruffles and bows. This look is beyond sophisticated.

diffbmdresses.003JCrew. Who doesn’t love fuschia!? I mean this collection is not for color challenged. This is for the girl that loves vibrant, exciting color and isn’t afraid to have it in her wedding. I love the rose pinks mixed with the more muted purply tones. This collection also heavily relies on varying color and texture. I love the richness of this grouping. The patterned gown should definitely go on your maid of honor for a little something special for her. I think these girls should be carrying a lovely bouquet of white, peach, and pale pink peonies. Are you feeling me!?!? Who’s excited!?!? My Lordy I want to get married again so badly!!!

Okay, so the rules.

*it only needs to “go” no matchy-matchy here.

*look for varying patterns, fabrics, and shades.

  • give your maid and matron’s of honor the special dress.
  • don’t be afraid of color.
  • remember it’s impossible for you not to be the star of the show, so don’t be afraid to take risks with designing your wedding look. You are never going to be overshadowed.

Lauren

Monday, December 19, 2011

Real Savannah Wedding: Jenna and Lucas Part 1-Prep, Ceremony, First Look

Jenna and Lucas were married in June under the majestic Savannah Oak trees and we were honored to be a part of this incredible day with these two love birds! Some of our favorite things were at the forefront of their wedding: Simplicity, elegance, first look and out of the box style! (SO LOVE THE SHOES and the AAAMMAZing feather brooch for her dress!) The bridesmaids didn't carry flowers…they carried clutches, the bride---a single calla lily. They were a delight and we love that we could share this with you.  Savannah Oak Tree Wedding Invitation

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Tune in tomorrow for the portraits and reception! Thanks to Alexis Sweet Photography for providing the beautiful images.

Monday, December 5, 2011

In Love with Lace.

So it seems that lace is mucho popular with the wedding crowd, which I suppose shouldn’t be much of a shock. Lace these days doesn’t equal matronly and old fashioned as it used to! It really is a stellar accent on today’s modern gowns. Lace is also not just for the gown. I think lace cover ups and bridesmaids dresses are definitely the way to go. There is a certain elegance that only lace can give. Here are a few of my favorite gowns and whatnot.

laceeverywhere.001 Gowns.

Clockwise starting with the top middle photo: Nightcap Clothing, Badgley Mischka Bride, Vera Wang, Lazaro. I love any gown that has a surprising elegance all it’s own... and by adding an unexpected touch of lace or using lace in a different less traditional shape is so exciting!!! The gown doesn’t have to be head-to-toe lace! A gorgeous bodice with a funky silk satin skirt or a sheath style that comes across more bohemian than borderline granny will be just enough.

laceeverywhere.002 Coverups.

All of the coverups I’m showing are from BHLDN. As you know, BHLDN is my absolute favorite new wedding site. It’s brought to us by the good people at Anthropologie and it’s just the most ah-mazing place to find anything boho-vintage-chic. All of these coverups are delicate and sophisticated... definitely a piece to be remembered! I see this being a great heirloom. Styles of gowns will come and go, but a brilliant lace jacket will be timeless... and it’s nice because it can be taken off easily... so a bride of any era can get photos with it on. laceeverywhere.003 J’ADORE.

What did we learn today?!

*use lace in unexpected dress shapes and styles to keep it modern

*avoid head to toe lace for fear of it looking old school

*lace on your BM is fun and will provide great visual interest in photos.

*a lace jacket/bolero is a wonderful item to pass down to family. so think of it as an investment.

Lauren

Monday, November 7, 2011

Supermodel Bride: Molly Sims

 

 1B4F5634  I don’t know, maybe I watch too much Las Vegas and The Rachel Zoe Project, but I LOOOOVE Molly Sims. She is like the most down to earth supermodel ever... She is in the same category as Heidi Klum and Rebecca Romijn. She’s hot, she’s friendly, she’s okay with bathroom humor. You can’t NOT love her. Just a few weekends ago this beautiful blonde wed Scott Stuber at a stunning winery in Calistoga, CA. I am beyond obsessed with her entire wedding look and don’t get me started on the wedding party!!! Holy wonderful Batman!! I’m in love.

mollysims.001The Bride. Molly rocked a beautiful Marchesa gown. It is just beyond elegant. The sleeve is so stunning, I adore how it just floats on her body. This is a great sleeve for anyone wanting to hide their upper arms. The all over lace is very bohemian and carefree because of the cut and weight. It’s light and airy. This is the perfect boho princess wedding dress. I also love that her hair and makeup are still very classic, it’s a great look head to toe.

molly-sims-2-300_e589afe69cacThe Maids. O-M-G. Perfection. I am in love. Lalalalove. This is the most spectacular bridal party in the history of bridesmaids. The mixture of beige, taupe, champagne, brown, and black are insane. I mean, it love how some of the gowns are solid, some have a black sash, some are two tone, one has a pattern. It’s bridesmaids bliss. Now don’t be scared, whether you are a fashion virgin or a full blown fashionista this just takes a tiny bit of planning and color matching. This is such a high-impact look that you would never regret!!! It would make for insanely beautiful photos.

Tips from Molly Sims wedding.

*wear lace in modern silhouettes

*rock fluttery lace sleeves to cover arms and add a boho quality

*mix a modern shaped gown and traditional hair & makeup for a complete look

*put your girls in monochromatic colors, mixing patterns and shapes for an elegant bridal party

So remember, you don’t have to be a supermodel to have a beautiful wedding day.

Lauren

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Real Savannah Wedding: Scott and Sally Part 2-Portraits

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