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Wedding Dresses 2011   Leave a comment

I love Wedding Dresses! I could browse for hours…maybe even days!

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Another Christos….this time a Sheath.

A Ball Gown by Kenneth Pool

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White by Vera Wang – Ball Gown

Platinum by Priscilla

Okay.  That’s it for now.  I’m SURE that I’ll find more that I LOVE!  Maybe you’ll find something that you love too!

~Michelle

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Posted April 26, 2011 by Michelle in Wedding Design, Wedding Dresses

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Wedding Dress Neckline’s   Leave a comment

Some people can find the Wedding Dress of their dreams by just walking into a store, others have to scour dozens of stores and trying on 100’s of dress.  With a little bit of help you can know just the right dress for your body shape, as well as knowing just which style you want!

In order for you to find the perfect Wedding Dress, you need to know the lingo.  There are 4 different areas of focus.  The neckline, the sleeves, the bodice and the shape.  Let’s look at each separately.

The neckline. An Asymmetrical neckline is meant to showcase your shoulders, the Off-the-Shoulder neckline is meant to showcase your shoulders and your collarbone (the neckline sits a little lower and flatters almost all figures.). 

 

A Portrait neckline will cover your shoulders but show off your neck and collarbone.  It has a wide, soft scoop from the tip of one shoulder to the tip of the other. 

 

A Bateau/Sabrina and a Jewel neckline both enhance a smaller bosom, but the Bateau/Sabrina has a straight neckline and a Jewel sits high and round at the base of the throat.

 

A Scoop neckline is U-Shaped and flatters almost all body types. For a sexier look, it can be cut low. A V-Neck dips, creating a V-shape.  It de-accentuates the bosom and is great for women with a smaller bosom. 

 

 

With a Sweetheart neckline, the bust line is shaped like a heart and accentuates the brides cleavage.  This neckline is usually strapless and is perfect for women with a fuller bosom. 

 

A Halter neckline has straps that wrap or tie behind the neck and a Strapless is usually straight across (or with a slight curve).

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~Michelle

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guide to daytime weddings   Leave a comment

Alright, so let’s talk daytime weddings.  There are just a few tidbits of information that might be different from a late afternoon/early evening wedding.  These suggestions are just that, suggestions.  Things are changing in the “wedding world” and a lot of things are a “go” that wouldn’t have been a “go” just 10 years ago.  Just think about what you would think was acceptable, if you were watching from afar.  Would you find it "etiquettely” acceptable to see a cathedral train at an informal daytime wedding?

 

First, the Bride (after all, she’s most important!  JK!).  What you will wear should depend on the formality of your Wedding.  If you are having a large Wedding, very formal (200+ guests), you can wear a dress with a long train OR a short train.  Both are appropriate for daytime weddings.  The veil should complement the dress and long sleeves or gloves can be worn.  If you would say that your wedding is not top of the notch formal, and just formal (100+ guests), you can wear a long dress with a chapel or sweep train. Again, the veil should complement the dress and sleeves or gloves can be worn.  The difference here is that an elaborate, short dress worn with a bridal headpiece and short veil is also acceptable.  For a semi-formal daytime wedding (<100 guests, often held at home), a street-length dress, white or pastel color and a short veil, can be worn with a small bouquet. For an informal daytime wedding, consider a suit or street dress. Hat, gloves, shoes, and bag are acceptable along with a nosegay or flowers to wear.

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Next, the Bridesmaids.  For a very formal daytime wedding, usually you will have four to twelve Bridesmaids. Long dresses can be worn as well as gloves to complement the sleeve length. Any style bouquet, shoes to match or harmonize.  Dresses are often less elaborate. For a formal daytime wedding, you will usually have two to six bridesmaids. Dresses should either be long or street length, but not too elaborate. Include matching or harmonizing accessories, including bouquet. For a semi-formal daytime wedding, seldom will you have more than one bridesmaid, plus an honor attendant. Dresses can be street length, but less elaborate with small bouquets. For an informal daytime wedding, you will usually have a maid of honor only. A dress or suit similar to bride’s is acceptable with flowers to wear.

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The Groom and Attendants. For a very formal daytime wedding, traditionally, they will wear a Cutaway coat, gray striped trousers, gray waistcoat, wing-collared shirt, ascot or striped tie. (Optional: Top hat, spats, gray gloves.) For a more contemporary look, Contoured long or short jacket, wing collared shirt. For a formal daytime wedding, traditionally, they will wear a Gray stroller, waistcoat, striped trousers, shirt, striped tie.  For a more contemporary look, a formal suit in white or light colors for summer, darker shades for fall, dress shirt, bow tie, vest or cummerbund. Groomsmen coordinate with similar ensembles. For a semi-formal wedding AND an informal wedding, a more traditional look would be a favorite suit, white, colored or striped shirt, four-in-hand tie. For a more contemporary look, a dinner jacket or formal suit, dress shirt, bow tie, vest, or cummerbund.

 

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~Michelle

 

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wedding dresses – part 3   Leave a comment

Okay….this will be it…for a while….promise…..

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The above photos include dresses from Amy Michelson, Alita Graham, Eden Bridals, Kenneth Pool, Group USA, Impression, Kleinfeld, Manuel Mota, Rhyme, Sarah Danielle, Kirstie Kelley and Michelle Roth.

~Michelle

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wedding dresses – part 2   Leave a comment

Okay….here’s some more….

 

 

Pictures above include dresses from Ian Stuart, Justin Alexander, Kirstie Kelly, Lazaro, Pnina Tornai and  Romona Keveza

 

~Michelle

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wedding dresses – Part 1   Leave a comment

Today I went shopping for Wedding Dresses.  Yeah, right…

Anyway, here’s a few that I came up with.  I’m a “big” dress person.  By that, I mean, I don’t go for the sleek dresses, straight, they’re boring to me.  I go for the “big” dresses.  Foo-foo is good…..:-)and, yeah…I cut off some of the heads….who needs the heads?  I’m just lookin’ at the gowns!

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Some of these pictures include dresses from Alita Graham, Alvina Valenta, Amsale, Amy Michelson, Christos, Edgardo Bonilla and Ian Stuart.

 

~Michelle

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