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Wedding Dress Look-a-Likes: Jessica Biel

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 25, 2012

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Dress Designers (from left to right): Vera Wang and Abed Mahfouz

Jessica Biel was serenaded by future husband Justin Timberlake as she walked down the aisle wearing a custom Giambattista Valli Haute couture gown at her Italian wedding Oct. 19. Not to mention it was petal pink!

This isn’t the first time we have seen celebrity brides wearing a non-white wedding gown. Amber Tamblyn wore a mustard-colored dress at her Oct. 6 wedding to David Cross, and Anne Hathaway wore a custom pink Valentino gown at her Sept. 29 wedding to Adam Shulman. Let’s not forget Reese Witherspoons’ Monique Lhuillier blush-hued gown at her March 2011 wedding to Jim Toth. Does this make the colored wedding gown an official trend? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below or for more inspiration, check out our wedding dress photo gallery.

WeddingWire Recap from New York Bridal Week

Posted by Jeffra on Oct 22, 2012

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A few members of the WeddingWire team headed up to New York last weekend for Bridal Week, an annual event where all of the top wedding gown designers have exclusive runway shows across Manhattan. Think Fashion Week for weddings!

While a few of us were bouncing around to different private viewings, we also made Pier 94 in Midtown, New York City our home for the weekend. We were thrilled to be the show’s media sponsor this year; providing select designers with a private runway show, and guests of the event some R & R at a chic lounge full of treats from some of our generous partners.

Some of our favorite highlights, and special thanks, from the weekend were: 

  • WeddingWire hosted 11 designers on a Private Runway in the Fashion Theatre on Friday.
  • We invited all of the designers and attendees for a champagne toast and cupcakes on Sunday. The champagne and cupcakes reception was thanks to Georgetown Cupcake Soho.
  • Judith Leiber’s creative director Jana Matheson was in our booth for a Q&A on Monday for 2 hours.  The Judith Leiber bags were included as part of our Lounge décor for the full weekend so guests had a chance to ooh and ahh over them.
  • Our lounge was the spot for guests to “Power Up” and refuel. Along with ‘charging stations’ for laptops and phones, we offered a delicious candy buffet from Just Sweets, and Honest Tea provided a selection of over six teas throughout the weekend to hydrate!
We had an absolute blast and can’t wait for the Spring 2013 Bridal Market event!
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If Their Wedding Was Today: Barack & Michelle Obama

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 03, 2012

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Dress Designers (from left to right): Manuel Mota for Pronovias and Dolly Couture 

Even though President Barack Obama will be participating in the first presidential debate Wednesday night against Republican nominee Mitt Romney, Obama has something else to celebrate–his 20th wedding anniversary with his wife, Michelle. On Oct. 3, 1992, Barack and Michelle Obama married at Trinity United in Chicago with around 200 of their closest family and friends, according to People.

“Twenty years ago today, I married the love of my life and my best friend,” Obama tweeted. “Happy anniversary, Michelle!” In response, Michelle tweeted back, “Happy 20th anniversary, Barack. Thank you for being an incredible partner, friend and father every day. I love you!”

On her wedding day, Michelle wore an off-the-shoulder, long-sleeved white gown. But if her wedding were today, what kind of dress would she wear? Here’s what we know: Michelle likes to make a statement with bold colors and body-conscious cuts that emphasize her figure. Maybe she would wear an empire, one-shoulder tulle gown, similar to what she wore to the presidential inauguration in 2010. Or maybe she would wear a short-sleeved, tea-length dress with a birdcage veil. Congrats Barack and Michelle!

Wedding Dress Look-a-Likes: Anne Hathaway

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 02, 2012

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Designers (from left to right): Carmen Marc Valvo and Rivini 

Anne Hathaway tied the knot to actor and jewelry designer Adam Shulman Sept. 29 in Big Sur, Calif. wearing a custom Valentino dress. Her custom dress featured an off-the-shoulder neckline, delicate lace embroidered throughout and a 1920′s-inspired headband attached to a long veil. What do you think? Weigh in on Anne’s dress in the comments below or for more inspiration, check out our wedding dress photo gallery.

Wedding Dress Predictions for Blake Lively

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 27, 2012

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Dress Designers (from left to right): Allure Bridals and Justin Alexander

Every detail of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ Sept. 9 wedding has been kept a secret, except for the venue and dress. Here’s what we know: According to Martha Stewart Weddings, Lively wore an off-white Marchesa dress with a silk tulle bodice adorned with crystal and rose gold embroidery. From these details, the dresses pictured above could be a cross between what she walked down the aisle in. It’s too bad that we have to wait for exclusive pictures from Martha Stewart Weddings until December, but for now why not take a look at our dress gallery for inspiration.

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