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Wedding Dress Trends: 3D Flowers

Posted by Jeffra on Oct 27, 2011

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While floral appliques and embellishments are not new to market, the three dimensional designs we saw this season were.  From oversized blooms to small and scattered petals, designers must have been thinking of the nursery rhyme “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary” and asked themselves, ‘how does your garden grow?’

Here’s a look at some of the floral-inspired designs for Spring 2012:

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Anne Chertoff has earned her reputation as a wedding authority over the course of her 10 years in the bridal industry. WeddingWire and Chertoff have partnered to provide comprehensive Spring 2012 Bridal Market coverage from New York City.

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Wedding Dress Trends: The Middleton Effect

Posted by Jeffra on Oct 26, 2011

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We’re not just talking about Kate.  While the Duchess’ McQueen wedding dress inspired a number of designs, and the sleeve trend (see our trend report on sleeves), her sister Pippa’s cowl neck dress with capped sleeves also inspired designers.

For a bride saying “I do” in a house of worship that requires a more modest gown, as Westminster Abbey did for Kate.  She’ll need to choose a dress that doesn’t show a lot of cleavage, or none at all, and she may need to wear sleeves or a cover-up (see our trend report on cover-up options).

With the reception dress now a must-have option for many brides, wearing a more conservative style for the ceremony and a sexier party dress for the reception allows a bride to have both looks on her big day.

So what makes a wedding dress royal wedding or Middleton inspired?  Long lace sleeves, a V-neckline with a lace overlay, a cowl neckline and a lace or lace-like trim peeping out from the neckline.  And speaking of the royal wedding, Kate and Wills dressed their attendants, all children, in designs by Nicki Macfarlane, who just launched in the US.  Click here to find a retailer of her stunning dresses for flower girls and adorable suits for ring bearers.

Here are a selection of gowns inspired by both Kate and Pippa Middleton:

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Anne Chertoff has earned her reputation as a wedding authority over the course of her 10 years in the bridal industry. WeddingWire and Chertoff have partnered to provide comprehensive Spring 2012 Bridal Market coverage from New York City.

**All Images in the Blog Post are Copyrighted by Dan Lecca and cannot be used without permission**

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Wedding Dress Trends: Pink!

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 25, 2011

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While white and ivory reign as the #1 choice of color for wedding gowns, the second runner-up is pink. Many designers showed at least one pink dress on the runway, mostly in a pale shade with names like blush and French almond.

And while only one designer featured an all sort-of bold shade of the feminine color, the majority of pink hues were shown as an underlay to a lace overlay or a pink skirt with a white bodice.

Here’s a selection of pink gowns from Spring 2012’s Bridal Market. In most cases the gown is also available in all white or ivory too.

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Anne Chertoff | Wedding Blogger

Anne Chertoff has earned her reputation as a wedding authority over the course of her 10 years in the bridal industry. WeddingWire and Chertoff have partnered to provide comprehensive Spring 2012 Bridal Market coverage from New York City.

**All Images in the Blog Post are Copyrighted by Dan Lecca and cannot be used without permission**

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Wedding Dress Trends: Cover-Ups

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 24, 2011

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More for modesty and style than to brave the elements designers created a wide range of bridal cover-ups from a short lace shrug to a 3D organza bolero to a lace overcoat.

One of our favorite designs is the cape or capelet, a lace or tulle over the head accessory that just covers the shoulders and decolletage and features a bridal button closure.

Our top cover-up picks were a cape with tulle and silver beading by Alvina Valenta and a lace blouse which goes under the dress by Carolina Herrera.

Here’s a gallery of the variety of cover-up styles you’ll find in bridal salons in 2012.

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Anne Chertoff has earned her reputation as a wedding authority over the course of her 10 years in the bridal industry. WeddingWire and Chertoff have partnered to provide comprehensive Spring 2012 Bridal Market coverage from New York City.

**All Images in the Blog Post are Copyrighted by Dan Lecca and cannot be used without permission**

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Five Fabulous Looks from Jim Hjelm

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 23, 2011

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Traditional looks with modern sensibilities is how we would describe the Spring 2012 Jim Hjelm collection. Lovely laces and exquisite beading are some of the details that really caught our eye. Here are five we loved:

Pretty in Peach: Forget pink, designer Francesca Pietra, chose peach as her non-white/ivory color of choice. This peach silk satin faced organza and ivory tulle body skimming silhouette has an embroidered elongated bodice and layered tulle skirt.

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Just Because: There’s lace, there’s color, there’s a deep sweetheart neckline. Why wouldn’t you want to try on this A-line gown made from ivory Alencon lace?

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The Kate Effect: This gown reminds of us of Kate Middleton’s wedding gown because of the V-neck lace bodice and sleeves, but the skirt and back are less formal than the Duchess’ McQueen dress. The lace on this A-line gown is over a champagne charmeuse and the back is open.

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A Re-Wearable Bridesmaid Dress: We think we found one! It’s very hard to convince a bridesmaid that she will wear the dress again, but even the bride will want to borrow this one. This sexy bridesmaid dress is made from a shimmer luminescent chiffon and features a one-shoulder neckline adorned with crystal appliques at the shoulder.

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Reception Dress: Choose a reception dress that doesn’t look anything like you’re wedding gown and is a true party dress. This ivory pearl and crystal cocktail-length dress is encrusted with beads from the neckline to the hem.

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Anne Chertoff has earned her reputation as a wedding authority over the course of her 10 years in the bridal industry. WeddingWire and Chertoff have partnered to provide comprehensive Spring 2012 Bridal Market coverage from New York City.

**All Images in the Blog Post are Copyrighted by Dan Lecca and cannot be used without permission**

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