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More than forty percent of couples tie the knot during the summer making June, July and August most popular months out of the entire year to get married.
The Drama is in the Details
This summer, it’s all about feminine details like point d’esprit and organza fabrics. These detailed fabric overlays with soft flowers or dainty dots are designed to add a delicate romance and drama to your wedding dress.
Add style and modern sophistication to a classic strapless style with bow detailing, beading and floral designs. A flattering fit-and-flare silhouette hugs the body in all the right places. Pair with an elegant crystal headband and classic white clutch.
Changing dresses between the ceremony and the reception has emerged as a major trend. With this David’s Bridal two-in-one dress, going from classic and elegant at the ceremony to short and stylish at the reception is as easy as 1-2-3.
Beyond the White Dress
Channel celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, who wore blush pink on her Big Day in a non-traditional colored wedding gown. Floral printed dresses are a perfect summer option for the bride looking to don something beyond the white dress.
Sticking to the Classics
Season to season, the ball gown continues to be a popular choice amongst brides. This season, ball gowns are getting a light and airy makeover with cloud-like tulle and feather skirts resulting in a lighter feeling without compromising on the traditional style.
No matter what the season, it’s important that your dress reflects your style and personality and makes you feel beautiful on your big day.
Congratulations and Happy Dress Hunting!
Amy Oselkin, Celebrity Style Expert 2010 proved to be the perfect year for Hollywood brides to get hitched. From classic ball gowns to Grecian-inspired dresses, Hilary Duff, Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Alicia Keys and Chelsea Clinton represented all the hottest wedding dress trends of the moment.
Hilary Duff: Get it Right with Ruching
The Hollywood starlet said she “felt like a princess” in her blush tulle and organza mermaid Vera Wang gown at her wedding to hockey player Mike Comrie on August 15th. A body-conscious silhouette with ruching, like this David’s Bridal stunner, is perfect for brides, like Hilary, who want to highlight their figures and avoid getting swallowed up by something too poofy.
Katy Perry: Go Gray
As expected, Katy Perry didn’t follow the traditional route when it came to her wedding dress. She donned a dove gray Elie Saab Couture gown when she wed Russell Brand on October 23rd. Let’s face it, white doesn’t always work with everyone’s skin tone, so a pale pink or a light gray gown might be just right for your complexion.
Alicia Keys: Grecian Goddess
Vera Wang was the designer of choice for Alicia Keys, who wore a Grecian-inspired one-shoulder look to marry Swizz Beatz on July 31st. The draping accented her growing baby bump, while the silk georgette fabric meshed with the beach atmosphere of their Corsica island wedding. Follow Alicia’s lead and find a dress that suits your body type, as well as your wedding location.
Carrie Underwood: Two is Better Than One
One wedding dress wasn’t enough for Carrie Underwood,
who tied the knot with hockey player Mike Fisher on July 10th. For the ceremony, she chose a Chantilly lace and organza Monique Lhuillier gown, which she described as “girlie.” Then for the reception Carrie switched to a cocktail dress by the designer because she wanted to get her “boogie on.” If your budget allows for two wedding dresses, but all means, go for it!
Chelsea Clinton: Alluring A-Line
Every bride should look and feel her most beautiful on her wedding day and Chelsea Clinton definitely did. For her July 31st wedding to Marc Mezvinsky, she chose a Vera Wang strapless gown with a silver beaded belt and laser-cut organza and tulle skirt. The shimmer around her waist highlighted her petite frame, while the full skirt created a princess feel. When it comes to finding a universally flattering silhouette, keep in mind that an A-line dress, like this Oleg Cassini gown, will always do the trick.
Check it out….MarthaStewartWeddings.com is giving a sneak peek of the Spring 2011 collections. Enjoy!
iVillage.com featured a variety of David’s Bridal bridal gown styles in their “The Most Breathtaking (and Affordable) Wedding Dresses Ever” gallery. The gallery features Oleg Cassini style CT326, Galina Signature styles SWG354 and SWG339, Galina style 9N9781, David’s Bridal styles T9938 and WG3025 as well as David’s Bridal Online style INT1058. Check it out!
That said, here are some bride-approved basics on the right “manscaping”:
He’s got to face it: Facial hair can be an appreciated accessory to a man’s face, but overdone is overkill. A wedding allows the guests to see a side of the groom at his very best. That said, a trim or at least the cleanest version to see your man’s beautiful face is not only perfect for pictures, but great for those nuptial nuzzles.
Look like a shear sensation: This isn’t the day to get a $10 trip to the barber trim. This is the day his hair gets to keep up with the rest of his fabulous ensemble and let everyone see that he took the extra effort to look like they’ve never seen him before.
If you have at least a month before the big day, peruse men’s magazines with your hubby-to-be to scope the styles he’d like. In those coming weeks, have his hairstylist groom and trim his hair towards that desired style, and set it on the big day. (He/she can also teach you how to style with the right product.) If you don’t have that much time, get his hair styled and trimmed no less than a week before to learn his own steps and avoid that “freshly hacked” look.
They don’t call it MAN-icure for nuthin: Get over it. Fresh, filed fingernails say, “I’m as expensive as that ring I put on your finger.”
As a partner of David’s Bridal, Men’s Wearhouse offers an amazing selection of suits and tuxedos that cater to every cutie ready to tie the knot. With their amazing pre-styled selections, you can actually mix and match between the classic, traditional, romantic, and modern looks to suit up your stud.
NYMag.com featured Oleg Cassini style CWG352, Galina Signature style SWG354 and Galina style WG3165, as well as bridal party style 83998 in their “Fall Weddings” Shop-a-Matic. Click hereto see bridal and click hereto see bridal party.
Jeannie Mai, Celebrity Fashion Expert
Every bride should know the best wedding gowns are the ones that best fit your unique, beautiful shape. And I have been loving the flurry of celebrity weddings this season! 2010 has been a runway of A-list celebs donning gorgeous dresses, showing us a variety of styles for their big day.
Hilary Duff really took advantage of her big day to display her sultry curves. Truly living up to fairy tale fashion, her elegant train cascaded from the knees and kept going on….and on and on! For the rest of you curvaceous cuties out there, this David’s Bridal Mikado gown with ruffle back is a match made in heaven. Not only will the fit and flare skim every ounce of your curves, but the rippling of this luxurious train makes for a gorgeous walk down the aisle. I especially love the beaded neckline that creates an attractive glimmer for all those close up shots. I also suggest playing up the beads with an iridescent shimmer on your skin for a refreshing pearly glow. Showcase the pearlescent finishes with opals, turquoises, and even rose gold jewelry.
Next take a look at our favorite country crooner, Carrie Underwood. I’m obsessed with how her elegant gown showcased her toned and trim physique! With the amount she works out, she has every reason to flaunt her great shoulder line and toned arms. Carrie’s strapless gown not only shows off her dainty décolletage, but also really opens up her bright smile. Not to mention she’s right on trend with this immaculate Chantilly lace bodice, which made Carrie look perfectly petite. Delicate textures like this can really whittle your middle, something we all love! You don’t have to have the same athletic lean build to wear it well like Underwood. In fact, this Oleg Cassini lace trumpet gown allows any woman’s shape to be celebrated. You can even personalize it with a sash to match the colors of your beautiful day, or impro-fashionize it with your own soft sash of lace.
Then there’s the magnificently talented and utterly beautiful, Alicia Keys. It’s no surprise this bride was in a fashionable state of mind to select a gown with an asymmetrical shoulder drape, a tasty trend we’ve been loving this year. The soft sheath perfectly enveloped her barely there bump and showcased how we’ve fallen for her forward fashion sense! Alicia definitely brought us a unique wedding style that no one, no one, no one, can rock like her. For a similar style, check out this Galina soft chiffon A-line gown. What I like about this gown even more is the floral detailing on the strap itself, and the sheath is made up of various soft layers to give you a romantic movement as you walk down that aisle with style. Just make sure to gloss up that shoulder line with Scott Barnes’ Body Bling, or your own version of a skin glow. Spray it on shoulder tops and avoid beneath the arms – they won’t catch the light much anyway, and you can avoid staining the sides of your dress.
There you have it my brides-to-be, three star studded reasons why you, too, can make your wedding day blissful. With these David’s Bridal selections and your own added personal touch, I vow you’ll wow your guests and have your groom starry-eyed, too!