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Amazed by The English Dept.

4 Feb

The English Dept. Is hosting their annual bridal show this weekend. I so wish I could be there!

These dresses are stunning, ethereal and… simply perfect.

Love, love, love.

The English Dept. Is run by owner/designer Elizabeth Dye. Photography by Lisa Warninger.

Oh, and for those of you who aren’t Portland-bound, check out Elizabeth’s Etsy store.

2010 bridal trends – embellishments, florals and feathers

29 Jan

2010 brides are following the trends of 2009, but with more feminine details.

Expect to see pops of black on the gown – like this Vera Wang. Actually, many dresses in Vera Wang’s 2010 collection had a bit of black, typically as a sash or gloves.

The most popular 2010 wedding dress embellishments include:

  • floral appliques or a floral belt
  • feather trim
  • a single large bow
  • metallic details
  • asymmetrical neckline

Anything goes in 2010, with the exception of the basic strapless. A mix of details, folds or layers make dresses seem more artistic and anything but boring.

Brides will be wearing dresses that range from the traditional (floor length, with or without a train) to the mini-dress. Made popular in the last 3 years, short and mini wedding dresses are going to continue to be seen in 2010 – anything from retro-style dresses to super-sleek. If you choose a short or mini dress, make certain to invest in show-stopper shoes.

For bridesmaids and wedding accent colors, pink is super-popular in 2010, in hues ranging from blush to bubblegum, from dusty rose to fuchsia. Bridesmaids can also be seen in lavender, green and blue – popular colors from 2009.

Another top color for 2010 is orange – but brides beware. Orange looks good with a select few skintones, and can make the bride and her maids look a bit ill if the color is wrong.

Vera Wang 2010 Wedding Dresses

15 Nov

We’ve moved! See this post at our new home, and don’t forget to check out our current giveaway!

Your Last Maiden Monogram

4 Nov

As you walk down the aisle, ready to embrace your new groom and your new name, sometimes a touch of who you are, and where you came from, can be that nostalgic touch that makes a difference.

I ordered one of these custom monograms, not only for me, but as something that my future children could maybe use on their big day. I don’t know what it is about it – that something blue that also is a bridge from who you are, to who you’re becoming – but it made me a little misty-eyed just thinking about it.

It’s strange, my monogram is one of my accessories that I just couldn’t do without.