Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Inbal Dror Haute Couture Wedding Gowns

This incredible designer is Inbal Dror whom we have featured before because of her unique talent for one of a kind haute couture gowns. Her Israeli heritage and experience in Milan’s global fashion world, create an ultra sexy and classically feminine glamour. The grandeur setting is perfect for these alluring gowns and reminds us of royalty and European opulence.  These dresses are a love affair of tulle and chiffon, the finest lace, silk, and jeweled backless bodices. Create the wedding of your own dreams with these Inbal Dror inspirations. Let go of stress and relish in your vision while Strictly Weddings extends our menu of the most luxurious and highest quality partners and friends in the industry.  Enjoy this tribute to old world style, haute couture, and fall in love.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Conscious Couture Wedding Gowns From Lindee Daniel

We are so proud to share with you our next wedding dress designer Lindee Daniel. Specializing in creating a line of unique wedding gowns, with a a firm commitment to all things natural and giving back to the community. Lindee graciously donates 5 percent of her of annual sales toward severely at-risk youth in Los Angeles. What a wonderful feeling knowing that your wedding gown actually makes a difference in someone’s life. Her exquisite gowns feature exotic fabrics made of wild silks, which save millions of silk worms from being killed for use in this luxury fabric. She also uses organic cotton, safe non-toxic dyes and processes free of chemicals or synthetics and her collections are handmade in the United States. We admire her commitment to the earth and to her community.

From Lindee As a designer myself, and obsessive about all-things natural,  I have always felt that creating consciously in fashion is crucial and it ensures the environment, consumer health and the health of millions of people in the fashion workforce around the globe are protected and respected throughout the entire process. It’s not an easy task -for decades we have worked to build a complex production model that exploits both humans and our planet in the name of profit – and for fashion, profit has never been better. It’s a billion dollar industry with huge margins but also with carefully hidden horror stories that rarely meet the public eye.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fine And Fleurie Elegant Accessories

If you are a long time reader, you know that we adore a good accessory. In our opinion it is a paramount piece to complete any bridal look.

That being said we are happy to showcase Fine & Fleurie elegant accessories A line of bridal accessories born from a love of luxurious fabrics and materials, feminine design and the highest quality craftsmanship.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lively Wedding Dress - Marchesa Resort 2013

2013 Marchesa Resort bridal collection
2013 Marchesa Resort bridal collection
2013 Marchesa Resort bridal collection
2013 Marchesa Resort bridal collection

The innately stylish Blake Lively worked directly with Georgina Chapman, co-founder of Marchesa, to design her own wedding dress. The actress married boyf of one year Ryan Renolds in a ceremony in South Carolina last month, and the much awaited pictures are to appear in the December edition of Martha Stewart Weddings. Guests were treated to tunes from Florence & the Machine who preformed a presumably pretty trancey version of 'Somewhere over the Rainbow' during the ceremony.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stripes & Polka Dots Wedding Theme

We adore stripes. We also adore polka-dots. Pair them up and you have one amazing wedding theme for a sweet, light-hearted ‘I Do’ wedding day!

Stripes and polka-dots are very diverse, and can be incorporated in so many different ways – bridesmaid dresses, cakes, centrepieces, invites – you get the gist of what we're trying to say here! This theme will really put a smile on your guests’ faces. And, for even more laughs, you could ask your guests to incorporate stripes and dots in some way in their dress too – it would make for some great, and maybe a little wacky, images!

To keep this look chic and tidy, mix stripes and dots in similar colours. We just love this mint and yellow look (above) and red and black combo (below)!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wedding Hair Pieces From Pixel and Hank

Pixel and Hank makes handmade affordable accessories. Including some funky veils, hair flowers, boutonnieres and their latest addition – bow ties. Pixel and Hank offers a twist on what is expected without being too outrageous. Each item from their shop is made to order, which means everything is 100% customizable. Super cuteness.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Know About Monique Lhuillier Pre Fall Collection

We are coming at you with More Monique Monique Lhuillier goodness. A little darker a bit more dramatic, but still just as pretty as the collection we featured the other day. Putting a whole new spin on something blue. Remember your wedding dress does not have to be white, cream or ivory. It can be anything you want…even blue. Be sure to check out all of the dresses in the full Monique Lhuillier gallery.

We guarantee that we are going to see some starlight on the red carpet in of these Monique Lhuillier gowns. You mus see all of the dresses here. The white one with a black lace print is pretty uhh-amazing. Let us know what you think.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Back Details for Fashion Brides

Ever notice how designers add all these awesome elements to make the back of a wedding gown pop? Face it, no matter how simple your gown is, the back deserves as much if not more attention to detail as the front.

All you have to do is look at your body from all angles to see one of the most dramatic views will be your back. You’ll be showing it off once you pass down the aisle, the whole time you take vows, and come reception time.

Here are some stunning treatments from designers who really 'get it' that everyone's watching your back...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Picks Plus Size Bridal Gowns for the Full Figure Bride!

plus size wedding dresses

plus size wedding dresses

Plus size brides-to-be not only have to tolerate this predicament online, but also in real life when they begin shopping for the dress to wear on the most special day of their lives. Often girls are handed a size 12 dress and told to ‘imagine’ what it will be like on them. Of course it will look great when it’s fitted, because the girls in the bridal stores on Fashion-Bride.BlogSpot know what they’re doing, but that’s not the point.

So today we have featured designers and stores in Ireland who provide an exceptionally good service for the fuller figured bride. We guarantee you will come away from any of the below shops feeling inspired and excited about your wedding and completely in love with you curves.
plus size wedding dresses

Julietta by Mori Lee at The Bridal Emporium, Clare
For 50 years Mori Lee has been a prominent fashion fixture in the wedding industry and the appointment of designer Madeline Gardner 17 years ago has made the U.S line go from strength to strength. Their recent venture into Julietta, a range designed specifically with the ‘full figured’ bride in mind, cements the brand as a design favourite all across the western world.

In Julietta, Mori Lee has taken elements from their most popular gowns and reworked them to give more support for the curvaceous bride. The same high quality fabrics and methods utilised in Mori Lee's main line are used on the Julietta line, and each dress is shaped to enhance the figure and to provide elegant, smooth curves. All of the styles in the range combine tradition with trend -classic silhouettes with modern embellishments are the style of choice for the Julietta range. Madeline’s inspiration behind her creations? “I love doing it,” she says, “...I love making girls look pretty and feel good.” And that’s exactly what she does.

Stockist of Julietta, The Bridal Emporium, has a large selection of plus size dresses in their Clare store. Like Madeline at Mori Lee, Anne at The Bridal Emporium’s main aim is to make sure her brides feel good. She operates a policy of appointments only, where you have two hours to yourself to try on as many styles as you wish. This one-to-one appointment guarantees the personal assistance of the girls at The Bridal Emporium as you enjoy yourself in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
plus size wedding dresses

plus size wedding dresses

Callista at Belladonna Bridal, Galway
Callista’s ultra modern dresses in their ‘full figures’ range are a very welcome break for an industry who’s response to a demand for plus size gowns was for years to just provide their styles in a larger range of sizes. Looking at these dresses you can tell they are specifically made to flatter and enhance curves and to inspire confidence and sensuality in women. In fact the idea of this line is the entire opposite of dressing to disguise ‘problem areas’.

Callista designers have been creating gowns specifically for the fuller figured bride for years. Sizes range from 16-32, and the soft lightweight fabrics include chiffons, organza, embroidered tulle and floaty satins. Their attention to detail is evident, with detachable halter necks and wide straps and eye-catching adornments.

This year, Belladonna Bridal reflected Callista’s bespoke quality and exciting outlook, by creating a fabulous exclusive service for curvy brides in Ireland. The Room is Belladonna Bridal’s answer to their brides’ instructions for a unique experience while looking for their perfect dress. “We know that some of these brides put off shopping for their wedding gown for a variety of reasons,” Tina, Sue and Carmel agree, “[perhaps] they’re scared they won’t find anything flattering in their size. More often they don’t know where to go to find their size. Our curvy brides want to turn what often is a difficult and frustrating shopping experience into an easy, rewarding one. After much listening to our brides and much research we have found that there certainly isn’t a lot of choice out there for the curvy bride. With this in mind “The Room at Belladonna” has been born.”

The Room seeks to create a perfectly relaxed and luxurious ambience for brides to feel excited and comfortable as they search for their perfect wedding gown. The Room stocks sizes from 18-32 and the girls have carefully selected particular dresses from an array of lines from Canada, Spain, UK and USA. There’s no doubt the room are dedicated to making the wedding dress shop an experience that brides will want to do all over again.
plus size wedding dresses

Bonny at Ruben Bridal - The Plus Size Bridal Shop, Kildare

Bonny originates in the U.S in 1983 and specialises in creating beautifully romantic wedding gowns. Very much a family business, the company now provide their hand-made, hand-sewn designer dresses to reputable bridal stores in countries all over the world. In 2005 they introduced their Unforgettable collection after consulting with ‘fuller figured’ brides across the USA and the UK for their individual needs in a wedding gown. Their Unforgettable collection is specifically for plus size brides with their needs in the design and fit.

A stand-out favourite among the brides on WeddingsOnline, Ruben Bridal is Ireland’s leading exclusive plus-size bridal store. A name that comes up time and time again when it comes to full figure wedding dresses, this store is a must visit if you’re looking for ‘the one’ in a super friendly, super fun atmosphere. Ruben’s own Janet and Catherine are name checked way too often to keep account of for their excellent service and professional yet open manner, and their range of dresses are hard to beat. Ruben only carries dresses in 16-32, and their aim is to make bridal dress shopping a pleasurable experience, and to make sure you find a dress that makes you feel amazing. The only problem will be making excuses to get back there for another great day!
plus size wedding dresses

plus size wedding dresses

Sunday, October 7, 2012

How To Rent Bridesmaid Dresses

Little borrowed dress is revolutionizing the bridesmaid dress by providing you with a stress free solution to finding a stylish, affordable dress for your best gal pals. With a variety of shapes and sizes, there are no alterations required!

They are the first online wedding boutique to offer bridesmaid dresses for rent starting at just $50, giving brides the opportunity to choose a picture perfect dress in a way that all their bridesmaids can afford. Simply place your rental reservation online and the dress will arrive seven days before the wedding ready-to-wear.  After the big day, drop them in the mail in the pre-paid packaging and LBD will handle the rest! Be sure to  see more pretty images of these versatile bridesmaid dresses here.

How fantastic does the Julie and Hillary look together? They are different styles and different colors, but they seamlessly go together. This cohesive look and feel is because all the dresses are made from the same 100% silk, manufactured locally in the Garment District in New York City. To make sure that everything looks absolutely spectacular for your special day, you can order a free fabric swatch to ensure the perfect match.