HEADPIECE, VEIL (OR BOTH)





    Since Chelsea Clinton's wedding, the long tulle veil is suddenly in the spot light once again. There are brides like Chelsea who choose to wear a veil without a headpiece and brides who wear headpieces, ditching the veil altogether.  But what about the bride above?  She's wearing my 'Oralie' headpiece with the  cathedral veil.  The point is, you can do whatever you want as long as you feel beautiful.  A few tips on matching veils to headpieces:

    The headpiece: headpiece, gown and veil should all work in tandem. Modern gowns go with beaded hair combs, tiaras and any hat with a veil. A more traditional gown will look great with a Juliet cap, a bow, wreath, hair comb. The ultra-formal gown shouts out for a tiara of Swarovski crystal.  Consider also a hat, Juliet cap (classic) or  mantilla.

    The veil: No rules any more about legnth of veil dictated by formality of ceremony.  That means you can wear a Juliet cap with a waltz length veil, a pillbox with a very long cathedral veil.  Just remember to keep everything in balance. If you're tiny maybe the huge hat with your veil is going to be a bit much.  Scale down. . .Source URL: http://weddingspace.blogspot.com/2010_08_01_archive.html
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DAISY AND THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER . . .

    DAISY

    From the Vintage Green Collection, Daisy will make yet another comeback Spring of 2011.  Because the last days of summer here in Northern California can be warm ones, this 100% imported cotton dress is spot on for a garden or vineyard wedding. Versatile, Daisy can be accessorized to the hilt and really Diored up or go casual as an easy and chic silhouette--made of cotton and lined in cotton. The straw hat accented with daisies is a new addition to the hat collection which can be found on the Amy-Jo Tatum Bridal site under Head Chic.Source URL: http://weddingspace.blogspot.com/2010_08_01_archive.html
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Wedding Dress design Vera Wang at Bridal White Launge


    Wedding Dress design Vera Wang at Bridal White Launge

    Many are familiar with designer Vera Wang as the creator of a beautiful wedding dress and clothing with a feminine flavor. But Vera Wang can also display a number of collections a more casual and youthful. This is a collection of Vera Wang wedding dress is very casual and youthful well-known during spring 2009.This collection exudes all of the glamor, seduction, and femininity that defined Hollywood fashion from the 30’s through the 50’s. Siren dresses, slinky charmless slips, and romantic ball gowns all epitomize the deliberate polish and sophistication of such stars

    Vera Wang Bridal dress Design
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NOSTALGIA

TIMELESS

INSPIRATION FRIDAY

Allure Bridal Gowns - the most beautiful bridal Wedding Dresses



    Allure Bridal Gowns are my pick for the most diverse and elegant styles for 2009. Allure Prom Dresses and Formal Ball Gowns are the perfect dress for your formal occassion. This exclusive line is rising in popularity for many reasons. The colors, the fabrics, and the absolutely stunning designs will knock your socks off! Whether you are planning a destination or beach wedding, a fall wedding, or a winter wedding, Allure has the perfect style for you.




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THE CHAPEAU VEIL

    Hybrids like these are becoming popular and by hybrids I mean combos between hat and veil. These pieces show the sheer genius of the uber-talented French designer, Catherine Alhinc who is a master of the use of materials and elements of design. Tip of the day: To carry these off in the best light your dress or ensemble should be streamlined and free of mass adornment.


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Evening Gowns Collection


    It is always a big question that what to wear at evening party or cocktail party. Definitely at these kind of occasions you would like to look most feminine and delicate. Evening dresses are the weak point of women. Glamorize dresses give a classic touch to your look. Stunning black evening gown is best at any party. Short cocktail dresses helps you to get compliments from others. I want to share a website having a beautiful collection of cocktail dresses and evening gowns. Check some extremely rich party dresses at onlygowns.com. I am sure you would like it most.Source URL: http://weddingspace.blogspot.com/2010_08_01_archive.html
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FALL FORWARD

    Fall is a time to be savored and enjoyed to the fullest.  It's actually my busiest time of year and; yes, June is a big buzz and all but here on the West Coast  late summer and fall weddings have always been chic primarily because of the gorgeous weather.  And all those vineyards in the Napa Valley--large and small-- make such great wedding spots in the fall.  Here are a few gowns I came up with, perfect for the relaxed atmosphere of a vineyard or farm wedding . . . .  
    Embossed silk chiffon sheath silhouette with silk gauze wrap with small silk rosettes dappled allover.

     ivory chiffon and Chantilly lace pair up here for this empire-style gown with a square neckline.
     
     This allover Chantilly lace halter dress with a bouffant skirt pairs up nicely with the Venise lace bordered picture hat.

    All gowns by Amy-Jo Tatum Bridal


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THE BEST OF EUROPEAN COUTURE

wedding dress for brides

    wedding-dressesWedding apparel is one of the fixtures in the wedding party. Because of this need that the election in accordance with the custom theme that is used or used in the wedding party. Wedding apparel is very important to show the harmony between the groom and the woman.
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POUFS AND CAGES


    Smoot Photo
     Once reserved  for the informal wedding, short veils are not only chic for the most casual civil ceremony, we've been seeing them at many ultra-formal weddings lately.  This is partly because poufs and cages can be elegant and easy to wear all at once--no lugging around that excess tulle come reception time.  Also when brides first started sporting them a couple years back, they were a new and different statement away from the traditional veil..  Believe me, I had a ball designing these small confections of net and tulle and they're some of my all time favs . . .

     Scott Williams
    Header photo: The bubble cage of Russian netting, still popular this year with the more modernistic bride wanting to add some edge to her look.  Directly above: The floral cage, a favorite of vintage brides everywhere.

    I'd call the petal veil above a cage as long as the blusher is pulled over the face. Ivory tulle with  florals dappled  front and back . . .

    Above: Three hand rolled silk dupioni roses and a nose veil of Russian net.  Below: A pouf of gold netting,  for the diva bride

    Make up by Pretty Girl

    Above: Chanel-inspired white jeweled shantung bow with eye veil. Below:  A large gardenia wrapped in Russian net.


    Scott Williams

    Another vintage gem, 'Two Roses'  matches up easily with any lace or dress belonging to the ages

    All head wear and gowns by Amy-Jo Tatum Bridal
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SOMETHING NEW

    1. Something new
    Sometimes all you need is a touch.  Check out the hair florals with a whisper of plume--the perfect answer to the veil or not to veil question.  Just a little bling on the arm and all you'll need is a touch of Coco, that elegant fragrance so perfect for the fashion conscious bride . . . 
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YELLOW AND GRAY

PLANNING A WINTER WEDDING DURING BASEBALL SEASON


    Okay, so winter's not here just yet but I haven't forgotten all you December and Janurary brides out there as I hope for my beloved Yankees to make the play-offs this season. Brides looking toward a winter wedding might do best finding a dress with sleeves  Believe it or not there are some designers out there offering gowns with mid to long length sleeve variations.  In addition, heavier fabrics like brocade and satin are elegant and help to keep you warm.

     I'd say the hardest part of being a winter bride is getting to and from your various destinations gracefully without freezing to death.  The good news is, you don't have to shiver when there are so many chic wraps and cover-ups out there to be had. You can even go strapless or sleeveless as long as you're in a coat or cape.  


    Do invest in some warm accessories like a fur or faux fur capelet. Opera length gloves are a great substitute for sleeves and uber-chic. Going to and from your ceremony and reception is a cinch if you have a pair of white boots with which to traipse through snow. And don't forget your head. A fur hat or hoodie could be just the right touch to top off your snow princess look and keep your ears from frosting over.

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Enhance Your Look in Cocktail Dresses

    Dim light, hard drinks, and friends! What does it remind of? Yes right a cocktail party. It is one of the most stylish and delighting parties to get relaxed from mundane routine. A tempting cocktail drink greatly boosts energy levels and makes moment amazing. But the main thing that worries you about this fun party is ‘what to wear? There are countless styles but short is the main way of representing such parties.


    Short cocktail dresses add more excitement to this event. It’s not today’s notion but since the time cocktail parties are being celebrated short dresses are on the high. There is a reason why short dresses are considered best for cocktail parties. They give you freedom to move body parts to your best. They are good for dancing, for showing style, show off sexy legs and above all they are amazing wear and makes wearer feel good about them.


    Hey don’t misunderstand short dress with simple knee length attire with plain designs. Short dresses are available in multiple styles, colors and lengths suiting everybody’s taste. They can be as long till tea length or knee length or as short as above the knees. Choose the length in which you are comfortable enough and look awesome. The only disadvantage of short dresses is that they are not about the flowing flounces. But at the same time sleeves can make great revolution in its looks as well as of you.


    Strapless short dresses are all time favorite, elegant looking, and ruling fashion world since much time. For cocktail parties they are very good to wear. Spaghetti straps short dresses are another elegant choice. Their thin straps arise sexy feeling as well give sexy look. One shoulder short dresses are trend of this season. They lend discerning look as well a fun outfit perfect for cocktail. Halter short dress is perfect for slipping into hot fashion, the main requisite of cocktail party. Off the shoulder short dress makes commendably fabulous choice for cocktail. Thus there are ample options. It’s up to your personal taste and style in which you want to make statement.


    Color wise black is famous for cocktail parties. It greatly complements environ of party. Little black dress is secondly referred as cocktail party dress only. But it is not the only color to be worn. The choice of color you wear is your own personal decision. You can go for any color dress that suit your skin tone. There is no restriction.


    Shoes are a great cause of concern if wearing short dresses. It’s so because short shows legs immensely, therefore shoes instantly catches attention. Shoe should perfectly complement the outfit. Thus experiment with different types of shoes, and go for the one makes your appearance and keeps you comfy.

    This versatile wear can be worn to many other occasions and very ensuring to impart a great look as you enter the party. They make a terrific fashion statement. Thus show off your sense of style with this amazing wear and stand out amongst all.


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SALUTE TO CHRISTIAN DIOR

    SALUTE TO cHRISTIAN dIOR
    Christian Dior revolutionized fashion in 1947 with his “New Look”, a 180 turn out of the gray days of fashion following WWII.  Once restrictions lifted on fabric post war, Dior had the freedom to introduce the hourglass silhouette, showing off a cinched waist atop skirts flowing in yards of silks and layers of crinoline. Recently this defined  waist has made a come back and brides are loving it.



     A ball gown can be as romantic a confection as those seen in the corps de ballet, flowing in swirls of white tulle like the gowns above  Thus, sweeping skirts equal sweeping entrances especially awesome on brides who know how to work their strut.

    More Dior

    Chantilly lace under shirred tulle makes for a delicate and gossamer look on this bodice.  The waist is cinched with a gray satin belt over  yards of tulle skirt

    More Chantilly lace, tulle and shirring, this dress has the added gauntlets.  White rose petals are dappled over the full skirt . . . 
    Ivory lace and charmeuse evening gown silhouette has a lace cummerbund and added lace side drape.The pancake hat with tulle veil is one of the signatures of Doir era head wear

    Gowns and head wear by Amy-Jo Tatum Bridal Couture
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TULLE-ING AROUND

     A picture hat draped completely in tulle paired up with a tulle over skirt

    I ask you, what could say bridal more than a cloud of soft tulle? Tulle is a fine mesh netting with a hexagonal pattern that comes in silk, cotton, nylon or acrylic/silk for power netting. Tulle, aka illusion, is familiar because its the standard material for bridal veils. But did you know it comes in lighter versions and is used in bouffant skirts.? The one pictured below certainly gives off  that ballerina look Vera Wang popularized a few years back. 
    Photo by Ron Greystar
    The big tulle dresses.  Above: A tulle  ballgown with silk roses and leaves dappled down the back.  Below: Ankle length hourglass silhouette with cinched waist and full tulle skirt and petticoat.



    Make up by Pretty Girl
    Moving beyond classic bridal fashion and into an edgier vintage look, this bodice is shirred with tulle over Chantilly lace. Three layers of draped ruffling gently fall down the arm.  The waist is draped with a tulle sash
    While the big tulle skirt is classic, this A-line is shirred tulle from decolletage to hem.  And don' forget  stoles and wraps can be made out of tulle.  The one above is dappled with soft pink organza rosebuds.  Below left is a pagoda hat  swathed in it and the pancake hat at the right has a pouf of tulle. 
      
    Right photo by Scott Williams

     

    Ah yes, we can't get out of here without one last peek at all that marvelous tulle underneath.  

    All gowns and head wear by Amy-Jo Tatum Bridal
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