Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Wedding Dress Styles

I've always loved square necklines which you don't see a whole lot of in bridal these days. Like the scoop neckline, a square will show off a beautiful decolletage. I accented the shoulders with white organza bows and small hydrangeas.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wedding Dress - Designing

Designing wedding dresses can be a lot like writing a story. The elements of that design are screaming to be created and won't let you rest till you sew the last button on and stitch the last of the hem. The finished dress needs to have character and be just a little different. In this case, everything about the Madelyn Dress is different. I saw it in my head with a rosy-beige lining underneath all those layers of tulle so I knew the tulle had to be tea-dyed to correspond. The bodice is adorned in cutout lace motifs with shirred and pleated tulle over it. The hook and eye fasteners down the back replace the traditional button closure to give it that vintage look with a contemporary twist.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wedding Dress Ruffles

Lately I've seen so many skirts, tops and even accessories layered in ruffles. There are so many different kinds of ruffles, the most popular now can be anything ruched to intricately gathered skirts rolled into florals. As you've probably figured out ruffles can be worn head to toe on bodice, sleeve, skirt or train. And don't forget those finishing touches like shoes, purses, gloves, hats and veils layered in ruffles. Below are just a few treatments celebrating variations on the wedding gown or wedding dress ruffle theme.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wedding Gowns with Lace

Whether you go for lace inserts or a complete covering in lace, lace embellished wedding dresses are hot right now. This is a favorite look of mine for sentimental reasons – both my mother and my sister got married in wedding gowns with a lace overlay and long lace sleeves. Lace is definitely elegant for a wedding gown.