bridesmaids


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May 11

A Look at Vera Wang’s David’s Bridal Bridesmaid Dresses

Just a few months after Vera Wang debuted her wedding dress collection for David’s Bridal, she is at it again with bridesmaid dresses.  A set of seven dresses will be offered in beautiful and current colors like amethyst, orchid and champagne come June, ranging in price from $158 to $200.   According to Women’s Wear Daily, one of the most exciting aspects of this line of bridesmaid dresses is the range of style: there are traditional a-line cocktail dresses along with more avant-garde looks with bubble skirts and one-shouldered bodices, like the one below.   Here’s a sneak peak!

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Vera did tell Women’s Wear Daily that there would be some long looks included in the collection.  David’s Bridal already has some very contemporary and sophisticated long bridesmaids dresses available now.  Check them out below!

Long Satin Dress with Chiffon Floral Bodice, $158
Long Satin Dress with Chiffon Floral Bodice, $158
Chiffon and Charmeuse Dress with Rounded Neckline, $149
Chiffon and Charmeuse Dress with Rounded Neckline, $149
One-Shoulder Chiffon Dress with Floral Detail, $149
One-Shoulder Chiffon Dress with Floral Detail, $149

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Apr 11

Designer Spotlight: Ivy & Aster

Ivy & Aster makes just gorgeous wedding frocks at affordable prices (<$300 for bridesmaids and around $2,o00 for bridal gowns).  I just love the ethereal and romantic quality of their dresses, and their short bridal pieces just scream sass!  There are no stores that carry them in the Rochester area, but you can shop online this summer!  Enjoy!


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Mar 11

What If Anthropolgie Did Weddings?

Now we don’t have to wonder.

To make your fashion heart go pitter-patter, have and hold Anthro’s BHLDN

I certainly love the dresses, but I think BHLDN’s most exciting achievement is in the realm of bridal accessories.  The shoes, jewelry, and other details have a range of prices and an eclectic assortment sure to make a wide range of discerning brides very happy.  Cheers!

Impeccable gowns with vintage details:

Ribbonned Silk Gown, $1,600

Pinwheel Tea Dress, $1,400

Pinwheel Tea Dress, $1,400

Tulle Era Dress, $2,600

Tulle Era Dress, $2,600

For your one-of-a-kind maids:

Origami Pleated Dress, $260

Savoy Dress, $220

Savoy Dress, $220

For your dancing pleasure:

Beaded Brocade Slingbacks, $310

Beaded Brocade Slingbacks, $310

Bow-topped Slingbacks, $310

Bow-topped Slingbacks, $310

Accessories and beyond:

Hinted Phlox Necklace, $245

Hinted Phlox Necklace, $245

Dahlia Pin, $150

Dahlia Pin, $150

Foreign Affirmation Ring, $80

Foreign Affirmation Ring, $80

Sinuous Silk Bracelet, $290

Sinuous Silk Bracelet, $290

Deco Posts, $380

Deco Posts, $380

Marina Earring, $656

Marina Earring, $656

Blushing Cluster Earrings, $75

Blushing Cluster Earrings, $75

Pave Teardrop Earrings, $180

Pave Teardrop Earrings, $180

Vapor Cardigan, $240

Vapor Cardigan, $240

Botanical Garden Headband, $460

Botanical Garden Headband, $460

Dotted Voile Veil, $160

Dotted Voile Veil, $160

Damselfly Headband, $245

Damselfly Headband, $245

Silvered Stretch Headband, $270

Silvered Stretch Headband, $270

Deco Beaded Clutch, $180

Deco Beaded Clutch, $180


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Oct 10

The Limited Wedding Line

The Limited has jumped on the Weddings & Celebrations style band wagon!

They offer two styles of bridal gowns (both under $300).

Two styles of bridesmaids dresses (both under $100).

As well as a variety of affordable accessories to complete your look!


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Jun 10

More Carol Hannah Wedding!

I posted about Carol Hannah – of Project Runway fame – and her fabulous wedding collection before here.

And now it’s expanded with even lovelier designs!  And they are super affordable and can be purchased off our favorite Everything Emporium… duh – Etsy!  Seriously, these gowns make me want to get married all over again!!  Love!

Anson Street Dress, $2,485.00

Anson Street Dress, $2,485.00

Beaufain Street Gown, $3,475.00

Beaufain Street Gown, $3,475.00

And my personal fave:

Chalmers Street Gown, $3,215.00

Chalmers Street Gown, $3,215.00

Check out the chic but with a little bit of fabulous cheekiness back:

And don’t forget your beautiful maids:

Queen Street Draped Jersey Dress, $190

Queen Street Draped Jersey Dress, $190

And this one, which my heart pitter-patters over.  If anyone chooses this dress for their bridesmaids and is looking for a detail-oriented, wedding-obsessed bridesmaid, call me!

Gadsden Street Dress in Silk Chiffon, $385

Gadsden Street Dress in Silk Chiffon, $385

And who can forget a sassy little hair accessory to complete your look?  Not Carol Hannah!

 Champagne Wishes Hair Accessory, $68.00

Champagne Wishes Hair Accessory, $68.00


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Jun 10

Bridesmaid Gift Idea

I stumbled across these adorable makeup bags from JuJuBaju on Etsy, and think they could make the best personalized bridemaid gifts.  If it were me, I would add some of my favorite products… some double-stick fashion tape (because it’s hard to find in the drugstore),

an Orange Crush LipSmacker (because it’s nostalgic and fun),

and a tarte cheek stain stick (to enhance that rosy glow).

But you could personalize the insides of the bags however you want, based on each bridesmaid.  What fun!


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Mar 10

Amanda Archer Collection on Etsy

I stumbled across Amanda Archer’s Bridal collection on Etsy and fell in love with the  line of fabulous frocks for bridesmaids, rehearsal dinners, and even wedding planners! :)   The designer uses all natural fabrics and trims (100% cotton, silk shantung, etc.), creating made-to-order designs.    I love the modern twists on classic styles with a dash of retro and tons of personality.   And with most under $200, your bridesmaids will thank you.


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Feb 10

Carol Hannah Bridal on Etsy!

I sort of woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.  Etsy to the rescue!  I stumbled across some incredibly romantic and feminine bridesmaids and bridal dresses.  I clicked on the dress details before I realized who the designer was… it was none other than Carol Hannah, who was robbed of the Project Runway crown last season!  Figures that I was already a huge fan of the designer!

Anyway, if you have a case of the Tuesday morning grumps, prepare to be cheered by fabulous frocks!


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Nov 09

Gift Ideas at Navy and Lavender

I stumbled across Navy and Lavender this morning and just had to share!

I’m always looking to borrow ideas from store-bought welcome bags for DIY welcomes, and Navy and Lavender fills their welcome bags with some very nifty treats!

I absolutely love their gift concepts for your bridal party.  They offer gift baskets for all your bridesmaids… from the perfect hostess

to the beach bum! 

These gifts would even work perfectly as mother of the bride and mother of the groom gifts!

The men in your bridal party are not overlooked.  Check out this tee-time gift bag:

And, last but not least, you have to see Navy and Lavender’s signature “favor cakes.”  Perfect for a smaller party or a shower.   


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Oct 09

Eco-Friendly Designer Spotlight: Olivia Luca

Olivia Luca makes these fabulous bridal, bridesmaids, and flower girl dresses in sustainable fabrics, and everything is completely customizable and so pretty! Prices depend on fabric and design, but tend to be in the $1,000 range.