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Happy Valentine’s Day from WeddingWire!

Posted by Kim on Feb 14, 2013

watters weddingwire valentines shoot 4 e1360784623825, wedding dress style ideas and trends bridesmaids ideas and trends navigation From left to right: Alix Tydings is wearing the Camellia dress in Coral/Black ($274) by Watters Maids; Becky Matlack is wearing the Pepper dress in White/Gardenia ($350) by Encore by Watters; Madeleine Kent is wearing the Iris dress in Coral ($256) by Watters Maids; Cristina Fioramonti is wearing the Posey dress in Ivory/Almond/Black ($278) by Encore by Watters; Katey Houck is wearing the Ginger dress in Coral ($360) by Watters Maids.
Photography by Allison & Chris Britton Photography. Makeup by Blend

On this very special holiday, the team at WeddingWire is so excited to bring you a Valentine’s Day-themed fashion shoot. With the help of Watters, Allison & Chris Britton Photography, and Blend, we staged a photo shoot right here in our offices featuring our staffers as models. Inspired by current runway trends, and the classic hues of Valentine’s Day – pinks, reds, and corals – we selected wedding dresses and bridesmaid styles that would be totally perfect for a V-Day wedding – or for any other time of the year. And boy, did our models have fun wearing them!

Take a peek at our first WeddingWire fashion shoot here, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

watters weddingwire valentines shoot 3 e1360787272866, wedding dress style ideas and trends bridesmaids ideas and trends navigation From left to right: Becky Matlack is wearing the Pepper dress in White/Gardenia ($350) by Encore by Watters; Cristina Fioramonti is wearing the Posey dress in Ivory/Almond/Black ($278) by Encore by Watters; Jeff Yeh and Lee Wang are wearing their own suits and ties (yup, Jeff and Lee are our CTO and COO, respectively!).
Photography by Allison & Chris Britton Photography. Makeup by Blend

Pick a Venue, Pick a Wedding Dress

Posted by Kim on May 23, 2012

One of the best pieces of wedding-planning advice we can share is: Don’t go shopping for your wedding gown until you’ve booked your venue. Sure, it may be tempting to go shopping as soon as you have that ring on your finger, but avoid the pull of the bridal salon until you’re all squared away on your wedding site. Here why: Different types of wedding dresses look best at different types of venues. If you’re getting married on the beach, for example, you probably don’t want to wear a big, heavy ballgown. And vice versa – a barely-there sheath might not be appropriate at a grand house of worship or ballroom. Check out these examples from our Fashion Ideas section:

wedding dresses for your venue, wedding dress Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Anna Maier/Ulla-Maija Couture, Anne Barge, Romona Keveza, Encore by Watters
All photos by Dan Lecca

If you’re having a wedding in a large space, like a hotel ballroom or a house of worship, look for gowns that have the grandeur to match, like these ballgown wedding dresses.

Marrying outdoors, a garden or backyard perhaps? Choose a romantic wedding gown with an ethereal feel and feminine touches.

Destination weddings call for lightweight beach wedding gowns that aren’t overly beaded or structured and show just the right amount of skin.

And if you’re planning a casual soiree, perhaps at City Hall or a restaurant, a short wedding dress will fit in perfectly. These styles even work well for rehearsal dinners, or as cake-cutting or “going away” dresses.

Are you choosing a gown to fit your venue? Let us know in the comments!

Yesterday, we asked you to vote in the first round of our Wedding Dress Trend Semifinals. Now it’s time for Part 2, featuring the winners of the lace, short wedding dress, and mermaid polls going head-to-head.

wedding dress trends semifinals 3, bridal market events navigation Dresses by (from left): Ines Di Santo, Encore by Watters, Anna Maier/Ulla-Maija Couture
Photos by Dan Lecca

So tell us:

Which is your favorite new wedding dress trend?

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Short wedding dresses have been a runway staple for a while now, but we were loving all the different brand-new options that appeared this season. Whether you’re looking for a fun reception dress or a style for an informal wedding at a restaurant or City Hall, check out these options and let us know your favorite!

wedding dress trends short wedding dresses, bridal market events navigation Dresses by (from left): Rivini, Encore by Watters, Reem Acra
Photos by Dan Lecca


So tell us:

Which short style is your favorite?

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