Anne Barge is known for creating classic, feminine, and flattering wedding dresses – so we were thrilled when we learned about her brand-new lower-priced Blue Willow collection, featuring gowns retailing for $1,990 to $2,500. It’s a great mix of styles, from airy ballgowns to sleek, form-fitting silhouettes. Check out two of our favorite styles from the new Blue Willow collection, Lyric (below, left), and Sage (right).
If you’re getting married in your family’s backyard, in a barn, or in some other casual setting, you’re probably trying to steer clear from the grand beaded ballgown in favor of a wedding dress with more of a relaxed vibe. Fortunately, many wedding dress designers have created dresses that are appropriate for informal weddings, but still feel “special” and “bridal.” Check out a few of our favorite (brand-new!) casual wedding dress styles here.
Pronovias is known for its fashion-forward, luxe wedding dresses – and we’re thrilled to have video of the Spanish design house’s Spring 2013 runway show, straight from Barcelona Bridal Week. This season, the three Pronovias collections – Pronovias, Manuel Mota, and Elie by Elie Saab – featured soft, feminine, garden-inspired styles with bold touches, worn by top international models. We think you’ll love watching the way these ethereal creations move. Let us know your favorite styles in the comments!
Vice President Joe Biden’s daughter Ashley married Dr. Howard Krein over the weekend in Delaware. She wore a custom ivory silk mermaid gown by Vera Wang, accented with draped tulle and an organza petal skirt. The illusion v-neckline and fitted silhouette are right on trend, but the look still feels traditional and feminine. If you’re a fan of Ashley Biden’s wedding dress, check out these two similar styles, straight from the Spring 2013 runways:
Runway photos by Dan Lecca; Biden wedding photo (center) by David Lienemann (White House photo)
At left, the Alvina Valenta gown features the same illusion v-neckline and detailed skirt, while the Isaac Mizrahi for Kleinfeld gown pictured at right, has a v-neckline and fitted silhouette, but adds black floral details for a little edge. Which gown is your favorite?
Ever since “The Bachelor” Season 16 winner Courtney Robertson was photographed trying on a wedding gown at Mark Zunino’s Los Angeles showroom, there has been a buzz surrounding the designer’s new bridal collection. At Zunino’s debut show (where Courtney and her fiance Ben Flajnik sat front row), many of the gowns featured sexy, form-fitting silhouettes, but there were also a few grand ballgowns thrown into the mix. Check out the first and last looks from the show:
Photos by Dan Lecca
The very first gown to cross the runway was the one Courtney was spotted trying on. We liked the contrast between the super-sexy, form-fitting silhouette and the feminine floral details and soft feel – an ideal gown for a garden wedding. The final dress was a truly glamorous ballgown – beaded sweetheart bodice, satin bubble skirt – definitely a show-stopper.