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Wedding Sketches & Dresses…

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…How Something Beautiful Is Born!

We all have ideas in our heads when it comes to creating.  Little ideas, big ideas and dreams.  But how do you make your dreams a reality?  For those of you planning your weddings, perhaps you write down a list of ideas.  Maybe you make yourself an inspiration board…or, perhaps your ideas begin floating onto your very own wedding blog!  

It’s what you do with those ideas to make them a reality that can make planning a wedding so exciting.  Come the big day, to see your ideas turn into something beautiful is quite rewarding!  On that note, I can only imagine how rewarding it must be for designers to see their wedding dress sketches come to life and onto the runways


To see how several of your favorite Spring 2010 bridal gowns started, visit “From Sketch To Dress Spring 2010” over at

While you’re there, be sure to visit the other collections by all of your favorite designers.  Go ahead…have a little fun dress shopping.  Do what you must to save your favorite dress ideas, then turn your dream wedding into a reality.  Enjoy!


New York Fashion Week: Priscilla of Boston…

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…Hot Trends For Spring 2010!


New York Fashion Week is in full swing!  If you’re not in New York to see the new styles hit the runway, fear not ~ the Priscilla of Boston Group Runway Shows can be watched on video, as they streamed live on this year for the very first time! 

I was so thrilled to attend the fabulous show…even if it was from that “VIP” seat in front of my computer – ha!  Hey, it’s all good.  I still got to see some of the hottest trends right off the runway, so that I can share them here, with you!

Who’s ready to go dress shopping?  According to on Twitter, “many of the looks will be available in Priscilla of Boston stores in April”, so you won’t have to worry about the usual waiting.  Now that’s something to look forward to, right? 

Until those beauties hit the stores, let’s look at some of the trends, shall we?


 (Images thanks to Senior Editor, Anne Chertoff, interviewed Priscilla of Boston designer, Tracy Uomoleale about the new Spring 2010 line (lucky girl!).  Tracy spoke about how Priscilla of Boston designs are often known for their classic styling with modern twists.  This year, she’s decided to add in subtle touches of color such as pearl and petal, making the dresses really “come alive”. 


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Many of the dresses in this line are adorned with high-sheen beaded detailing, Swarovski crystals, feathers and other gorgeous embellishments. The dresses are sweet like candy, while remaining sophisticated and sexy all at the same time!

When asked to talk a little bit about who the Priscilla of Boston bride is, Tracy explained that she believes this bride, “embraces tradition, classic styling and attention to detail”, but that she enjoys a little more of the modern touches of today as well.  

For the new Spring 2010 line, Tracy has designed several of the gowns with traditional fabrics such as silk and satin, while keeping in mind the hot modern looks brides crave so much today.


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Oooh…I’m loving it!  Seriously, watching the runway show was amazing.  It truly was one breathtaking dress after another – bam, bam, bam!  Just like that.  Watching the show, I felt like I was a little girl all over again, flipping through bridal magazines “oooohing” and “aaaahing” over them.  Simply stunning! 

If you’d like to see the other lines from the Priscilla of Boston Group, you too can watch the runway show by clicking HERE.  Viewers can also enter for a chance to win their own gown, so be sure to enter.  When you’re done watching, come back and comment about your favorite gowns!  We can talk dresses together all day if you’d like…


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Get To Know Your Favorite Bridal Gown Designers…

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…Who Help Create Such Added Beauty For Today’s Very Fabulous Brides!

Inspiration.  Ideas.  Creativity.  Every dress design starts with an idea, stemmed from inspiration.  Learn to appreciate the inspiration and art behind your gown, and you’ll love it even more!  Here are a few of my personal favorites, featured on this month, along with information on how the designers became inspired to create their lines:

Claire Pettibone

On her website, designer Claire Pettibone tells us, “When I create a dress, it’s all about the fabric and the woman.  How can I combine these elements to enhance each other?”.  She notes, “Paris in the 1920’s, Victorian laces, and the idealized icon of ‘woman’ throughout history”, as inspiration for many of her designs.

Over at the Wedded Bits Blog, designer Claire Pettibone declares, “I’m doing a rock ‘n roll bride collection this season inspired by the ultimate cool girl who married the lead singer in the band,”  – now there is one very “cool” designer!

Melissa Sweet

On the Priscilla of Boston site, designer Melissa Sweet shares with us her inspiration for this season and also wonderful tips and advice on choosing the right dress.  To watch and listen to the interview, click HERE.  Or, click HERE to learn even more about this fabulous designer!


Using a modern, soft taffeta and iridescent satin I created opulent ball gowns with luxurious trains reminiscent of 1950’s styling,” says Michael Shettel. “The mod 60’s are represented by short destination and reception dresses, while crystal beaded empire and A-Line styles reflect a 1970’s sensibility.”- Wedded Bits Blog

Badgley Mischka

The Badgley Mischka signature style is simple yet elegant and brings to mind 1940’s Hollywood glamour.”Wedded Bits Blog

Now I understand why the character Charlotte, on Sex and the City, chose to wear a Badgley Mischka gown when she married Harry…it truly fit her personality and style!  Recapture the memories of Charlotte’s happy day and fall in love with her dress all over again, by clicking HERE!

Priscilla of Boston

My vision for my Spring ’09 collection entails a harmonious balance of silhouette, fabric and embellishment with authentic beading and trims,” says designer Tracy Uomoleale.  Read an interview with this talented designer on by clicking HERE

Can’t get enough?  Watch a live video with the designer, over at the Priscilla of Boston site and take a further look into what inspires her, along with more tips and advice on choosing your wedding dress.

Craving more?  Head on over to the Wedding Bits Blog at, where you can look at the rest of your favorite designer’s creative transformations from sketch to real world dress!

Show Off The Back Of Your Dress With A Lil’ Sparkle…

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…For Brides With Low Back Dresses!

 Planning on wearing a dress with a dramatic low back?  Have fun with it and tease it up a little!  Show off your sexy back with this Rhinestone Back Drape Necklace from Fredericks of Hollywood:

A glittering choker leads to a dramatic back with rhinestone swag and long dangle detail.”  – Fredericks of Hollywood

 According to, the “deep-V blouson back is this season’s favored focal point”.  So why not play it up some?

(Dress by Ahnna B. Designs found on

Have other ways to play up that sexy back of yours?  Tell is in the comments below.  Cheers!

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I Dream Of Cake, Every Night…

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…But Never In My Wildest Cake Dreams Have I Imagined Ones Like These!

Check out these gorgeous cakes!  They almost look too pretty to eat…but I’d love to try.  Here are a few of my personal favorites by:

Simply lovely…

I love the designs of each of these, however you know I absolutely adore the shoes!  Feast your eyes on more creative cake designs at “I Dream Of Cake“.  Or, if you’re in the San Francisco area, make an appointment to visit their awesome cake gallery, a museum of their amazing creations on display.  How would you ask them to design your perfect cake?

(Thanks to BV Weddings for introducing us to “I Dream Of Cake”  Be sure to visit her fabulous blog!)

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Shop For Unique Dresses Outside The Box!

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To find a dress that’s completely unique”, Denise of Bellis Studios says, “try thinking outside of the box…that is, big box stores!”.  Check out these beauties she found, just on the home page of Etsy this morning:

(Above – Top Row: Ruffle DressThe Shale Wedding DressVintage White Wedding Dress.  Second Row:  Blea Rosy Finch, Love In The Mist, Fairest Of Them All.  Third Row:  Princess Poof Skirt, Doris Dress, Silver and Chocolate.  Fourth Row:  Pinstriped Polly, Mocha Ruffle Dress, Ines Dress.)

Denise has also shared with me this Maggie Sottero Kiri wedding dress that fellow blogger Hello Banjo is selling on Craigslist.  It’s stunning and I just love the vintage look it flaunts!  If you’re interested, get information on her dress by clicking HERE.  Here are a few pictures of the actual dress posted on her ad:

Here is what the Maggie Sottero dress actually looks like on.  Head over to Maggie Sottero  to see a larger view:

So there you have it, beautifully unique dresses you can find – just by looking outside the box!  Several of these dresses shown above are also very affordable, which in my book is always a plus.  Especially with the way our economy is right now…why not save a little dough?  Thanks for sharing these with us, Denise!  Happy shopping, everyone!

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The “Something Pink” Bridal Gown Collection…

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…With Pink Hues To Help A Good Cause!

Something Pink is a very special collection of wedding dresses designed to raise money for breast cancer researchBrides Magazine got involved with the bridal community and asked them to create a line of dresses with a “Something Pink theme.  A portion of the sales of each of these dresses will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Find dresses for the Something Pink Campaign in all different styles and prices.  Created by several of your favorite designers, including Amsale, Christos, Romona Keveza, Badgley Mischka, Watters Brides, Claire Pettibone, David’s Bridal, Eve Of Milady, Alfred Angelo and more – you’ll surely have a gorgeous variety to choose from! 

Here are a few of my personal favorites, but the entire collection is just gorgeous!

Dress by Anne Barge:

Dress by David’s Bridal:

Dresses by Vinyard Collection and Carolina Herrera:

Dress by Mon Cheri:

Dress by Atelier Aimee:

Each of these dresses will be available in bridal salons across the U.S. until July 2009 and will be marked with a special tag.  To view all of the dresses from the Something Pink Collection, head on over to

Or, click below to watch a behind-the-scenes video of the Something Pink photo shoot!

 Fashion for the cure…now that’s stylish!

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