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Wednesday
Dec142016

Wedding Gowns For Winter Brides That We Love | B&E Lucky in Love Blog

Wondrous Winter Gowns

 

Wow, these wedding gowns for winter brides are stunning! Something we particulary love about a Winter (or long sleeved) gown, is the opportunity to see more detail! Stunning beads and buttons cascading off of a sleeve is something else, isn't it! Some of these dresses even look like the shimmering of a freshly laid sheet of snow! Simply magical.

 

Wedding Gowns For Winter Brides That We Love | B&E Lucky in Love Blog

{Beaded caplet gown featured on Style Me Pretty - Photo by Lindsay Madden Photography; long sleeve beaded gown featured on Magnolia Rouge - Photo by This Modern Romance; long sleeve gown with veil featured on Noah's Weddings - Photo by India Earl Photography; long sleeve dress with draping beads dress by Rara Avis; button back detail dress by Mila Mira Bridal; button sleeve gown featured on Wedding Party App}

Featured on Style Me Pretty - Photo by Lindsay Madden Photography

Wedding Gowns For Winter Brides That We Love | B&E Lucky in Love Blog

Featured on Magnolia Rouge - Photo by This Modern Romance

Wedding Gowns For Winter Brides That We Love | B&E Lucky in Love Blog

Featured on Noah's Weddings - Photo by India Earl Photography

Wedding Gowns For Winter Brides That We Love | B&E Lucky in Love Blog

Dress by Rara Avis

Wedding Gowns For Winter Brides That We Love | B&E Lucky in Love Blog

Dress by Mila Mira Bridal

Wedding Gowns For Winter Brides That We Love | B&E Lucky in Love Blog

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Friday
Dec022016

Wedding Tip #9 - Jewelry: Match your Metals | Lucky in Love Blog

Advice to Help You Through the Wedding Planning Process

 

Wedding Tip #9 - Jewelry: Match your Metals | Lucky in Love Blog

Jewelry: Match your Metals - A good rule of thumb is to match your metals. Ivory and gold compliment each other with their undertones of cream. White compliments platinum or silver. Off-white pairs beautifully with rose gold, silver, and pearls. If your dress features any of these metals or pearls, it's a perfect starting point for how to pick your jewelry accessories.

Find more helpful hints and tips on Bridal Accessories for your Wedding HERE.

Monday
Jun202016

Shopping Different Dress Silhouettes - A Guide to Wedding Dresses

"Shopping Different Dress Silhouettes - A Guide to Wedding Dresses" is a guest blog post from I Do Bridal Too. I Do Bridal Too is Seattle’s newest off the rack Bridal Outlet Salon.  They feature beautiful, one of a kind gowns at fabulous prices.  Their salon is located in the heart of Wallingford in the original I Do Bridal location.  They carry hundreds of gowns in stock, ready for purchase the same day.  Open 3 days a week with limited appointments and walk-ins welcome.  Gowns are priced from $199-$999 with all gowns under $1,000


When it’s time to start trying on dresses, it’s ridiculously exciting, but you are overwhelmed by a sea of white, ideas from your Pinterest and the dress you’ve pictured yourself in since you were five. It can be difficult knowing where to start, and one thing I have found about guides online is that they can be a bit limiting.

I have noticed that a lot of them give advice based on what your body type is, but the thing is most women don’t necessarily fit perfectly into one body type. Some people can be athletic and still be curvy, be petite while also being tall, etc. I think you should go more off of what parts of your shape you would like to bring attention to, and just what dress FEELS right. Of course certain silhouettes will look better on you, but the only way to figure that out is to actually see them on. The moral of the story from a bridal consultant and a  bride to be is that looking at a guide isn’t going to tell you what the perfect shape for you is, so be open minded when selecting things to try on.

Another thing we should get out of the way now, is SIZING. Let me start by saying, bridal sizing is crazy. Your wedding dress size is going to be a couple of numbers up from what you expected. They are based off of a whole different sizing chart, and if you are someone that worries about the number, it’s best to just try and get out of that mindset before trying on. For example, I wear a size 4 normally, and my wedding dress is a size 8. People who normally wear a size 12 will probably be a 14-16. It totally varies, and with that being said, it’s also better to have a dress that is a little big, rather than a little small. This will save you money in alterations.

Below is a guide based off of just the dress itself, so you can have an idea what you are looking at when browsing through the racks, and then decide if you like that idea for your body. Don’t be limited! You know your body, and you know what makes you feel confident and that's what will look best on your wedding day!

A-line dresses are very popular. The bodice is fitted, and the dress flares out near your hips. These can be flowy, or closer to a ball gown just depending on the amount of crinoline underneath.

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Similar to the A-line, but a bit more dramatic . Ball gowns are known for being a fun, dramatic, princess like style. Ball gowns have a fitted bodice, and billow out at the waist to provide a lot of volume on the skirt. *TIP- If you fall in love with a ball gown but don’t love the extra proof that is OKAY! You can always have your seamstress remove some of the crinoline and make the ball gown closer to the A-line shape.

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Trumpet gowns are fitted through the bodice & hips and begin to flare out close to the thigh/above the knee. Trumpet dresses are curve hugging and do a great job of showing off your figure, I always tell my brides even if they don’t think they want something fitted, a trumpet more often than not will pleasantly surprise them. Hi Beyonce!

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Mermaid’s & Trumpets are often confused, and sometimes can be interchangeable. They are very similar, and the main difference is that a mermaid skirt begins to flare out lower, where the trumpet flares out usually above the knee.

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The sheath style hangs off of the body in a delicate way, and are normally not quite as structured as other gowns, giving them a more light, effortless feel. Many of the more “bohemian” styles we are seeing from designers right now are sheath gowns.

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Tea Length dresses are so sweet & fun! These gowns are so versatile because it is really up to the bride how formal or informal you’d like to make them. Tea length dresses typically cut a few inches below the knee.

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Drop Waist gowns are an elegant combination of the Trumpet & the A line. The bodice is fitted past your natural waist, below your hips and flares out from there.

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Thank you I Do Bridal Too for sharing this guide with us!

Schedule your time to try on these silhouettes at I Do Bridal today~
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Monday
Jun132016

Beyond white: 10 Colored Wedding Dresses We Love

Beyond white. These very subtle colored wedding dresses take you beyond the traditional white wedding gown. We are in love with the ethereal beauty these soft shades evoke. It's a unique approach to wedding attire and we are seeing more and more brides opt for a blush, light blue and soft gray gowns. 

 

Colored Wedding Gowns

{Images Sources: Lavender & blue tulle wedding gown by Carousel Fashion; Peach & Lavender gown featured on Style Me Pretty; Samuelle Couture; Pink silk & tulle gown featured on Fab Mood, photographed by Jose Villa Photography; Lavender grey Lady Evelyn custom gown featured on Style Me Pretty, photo by Cecelina Photography; Dove grey off the shoulder tulle ball gown with whimsical, ivory flower details at the back of the full skirt by Sareh Nouri featured on Bridal Musings, photo by Millie B Photography; Misty grey lace gown by Carousel Fashion; Silver Hamad Al Fahim gown featured on Aisle Perfect; Warm grey and olive lace & silk wedding gown by Carousel Fashion; Pink architectural wedding gown designed by MXM Couture featured on Hey Wedding Lady, photo by Stewart Ross; Moonstone blue and grey tulle, silk and lace gown by Emily Riggs Bridal}

Monday
Jun082015

Bridal Style: Milamira Bridal

Today's Bridal Style inspiration comes all the way from Saint Petersburg, Russia.  Inspired by the outstanding architecture, strong mixture of European traditions and unique Russian culture, magnificent history of ballet and art, the designers at Milamira Bridal create wedding dresses with the unique bride in mind. "She is free, feminine and ready to mix hard and soft in her personal style".  

Each gown is handmade in their studio where the two women design from the pen & paper sketch to the final stitch, themselves.  Laces from Europe and the best quality materials are used with a fair mix of experimental fabrics that are common and not so common for bridal dresses including matte satin & silky satins, tulle, pearl buttons, corded lace, chantilly lace, jacquard, and velvet ribbon.

We think their gowns are absolutely dreamy and are sharing a few of our favorite gowns from their most recent collection. We are especially taken with the pale pink and sky blue hues that dot the collection. Visit Milamira Bridal on Etsy HERE, to see their full collection of wedding gowns.

 

"Ulyana" Sheer back iIllusion wedding gown from Milamira Bridal

"Ilaria" Romantic sky blue tulle short sleeve wedding dress from Milamira Bridal"Ivanna" Long sleeve pink wedding dress from Miramila Bridal

Images: Ksenia Milushkina Photography

Monday
Feb232015

BHLDN Spring 2015 Preview

We are ooohing and aaahing over Bhldn's 2015 Spring preview of bridal gowns. So much detail and bead work. We are loving the off white color and the rose color of the dresses. We can't wait to see these beauties on this year's brides! Check out all the dresses here

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Images via Bhldn

Wednesday
Oct092013

How To Find The Perfect Wedding Dress For You!

Most women dream of their wedding day and the type of wedding gown she will wear. In her dreams she may be wearing a princess ball gown, a simple A-line or a sweetheart silhouette. Either way, in her dreams she looks magnificent.

Now YOUR day has finally come and while you have a vision of what you thought you wanted, it may not be the right dress for you. Just because a gown looks beautiful hanging on the rack, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s right for your body type, skin tone, or overall personal style.

Finding the right gown can be a daunting task. With so many incredible bridal boutiques and designers to choose from, it's important to focus on what will look best on you. Determine what body shape you have, and the style that will most flatter your figure.

HOURGLASS FIGURE
You are a lucky girl. Your nice proportions will complement almost any gown style. With your curvy hips, tiny waistline and full chest, several styles will accentuate your figure, reminding your groom just why you caught his eye in the first place.


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What To Wear: Narrow in on a classic A-Line gown or a strapless ball gown. Go for a strapless, off-the-shoulder, sweetheart, scoop or v-neck neckline.
What Not To Wear: Avoid empire or mermaid silhouettes. These styles are for body types that are not as proportionate as yours and can in turn make you look unbalanced. Rather than complementing your figure, these styles will accentuate areas that do not need any help.

FULL FIGURE 
So you have a little more shape. So what? You still look fantastic and there are several gown styles that will look radiant on your full figured body.

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What To Wear: Try a basque waistline, A-Line or full ball gown. These styles will slim your waistline and give you an hourglass shape. The best necklines for your body type are v-neck, scoop, jewel, bateau or halter.
What Not To Wear: Avoid sheath, mermaid or empire waist gowns. These styles, particularly accompanied by off-the-shoulder or spaghetti straps will make your upper body look broader rather than create a waistline.

PEAR SHAPE
You have delicate bone structure from your waist up, but tend to have fuller hips so the best wedding gowns for your body style will create a balanced shape from top to bottom.


Allure Bridals

What To Wear: A-Line and ball gowns with off-the-shoulder, strapless or scoop necklines are best for your body type because they will broaden your delicate shoulders, all the while complementing your lower body.
What Not To Wear: Avoid sheath, mermaid or empire waistlines. If you have a smaller chest, you will also want to avoid gowns with v-necklines. V-necks will point toward your chest and hips.

THIN FRAME
Your body type is thin and narrow which is why you look great in skinny jeans, but may make you feel like a teenager in a dress. Shop for a wedding gown that creates curves on your thin frame.


Allure Bridal

What To Wear: Mermaid, A-Line, ball gown or sheath gowns styles with sweetheart, scoop, jewel or halter necklines will create an hour glass silhouette and make you feel much more feminine.
What Not To Wear: Don’t wear v-necklines, off-the-shoulder portrait gowns. These gown styles will not create enough shape for your body type and will hang too straight around your hips.

Need help with bridal gown terms? Read our style definitions.
A-Line: Flared skirt and fitted waist creating an “A” shape.
Ball Gown: Full skirt and fitted waistline.
Basque Waist: Low waistline that usually comes to a “V” or “U” shape beginning several inches below the waist. This gown will give you an hourglass shape by increasing your appearance of a low waistline.
Bateau: Wide neckline that sweeps below your collarbone to the edges of your shoulder.
Empire Waist: High waistline that flares from the bust and falls straight around the hips.
Halter: Straps that tie around your neck in the back.
Jewel: High neckline that is usually rounded at the collarbone.
Mermaid: Contours to your body but begins to flare at your knee.
Off-the-Shoulder: This neckline sits low on your chest and rests just below your shoulder.
Portrait: Usually a large, wide scoop neck that rests at the tips of your shoulders.
Scoop: U-shaped neckline.
Sheath: Form fitting from top to bottom.
Sweetheart: Shaped like the bottom of a heart and comes to a point toward the center of your chest.
Strapless: Popular style that sits straight across the chest and around the back.
V-neck: V-shaped to accentuate cleavage