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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!


Bridal Coffee Talk Time!

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Sorry, I’m Out Of Splenda ~ But Here’s Some Sugar For You…


(Above:  Gorgeous bone china to serve your coffee in style – love it?  Register for it at Bloomingdales!)

Have you played with the new Set Your Table tool over at  It’s fun, addicting and super helpful for all of you darling brides looking to register soon!  Enjoy, dearios.

Get your custom handmade veil made by the oh-so-talented GaGaVida from her shop Blush Wedding!

Magnet Street Weddings is giving away 150 free save-the-dates to one very lucky couple!  Hurry up, the giveaway only goes through Sunday, April 19th.  Good luck!

Terrica, of Fabuluxe Events shares with us recyclable luggage for your honeymoon!  Way cool.

You must see this glamorous Phantom of the Opera theme created for an event by top floral designer Martha Andrews – it’s truly stunning!

Got some crazy groomsmen?  Chuckle with me while reading wedding pranks to play on the groom by The Man Registry.  It’s just too funny!  Hey, it’s all in good fun.  Good, hilarious, innocent fun – right?

Welcome a new bride as she shares her engagement in a beautiful way, on her blog…you must see it, it’s lovely!  While you’re there, be sure to congratulate her and check out the rest of her inspiring blog, Unruly Things.

The Blissful Bride shares a yummy little secret with us you’ll definitely want to try!  She also shares with us a more affordable and easy way to get the colored shoes  you need…in the form of DIY!  Now that is something I think any bridesmaid would appreciate!

Now that Easter is over, what are you going to do with those leftover marshmallow peeps?  Your guy might think it’s funny to make them fight with toothpicks, however I think this idea from Evite blog is much better!  I know, sugar on the brain…it helps to stimulate inspiration though, right? 

 Catching up with, learn how to stream your wedding live for guests unable to attend and find eco-friendly shoes for your something blue  green!  Also, be sure to enter their weekly Savvy Steals for chances to score some really cool stuff!

Coco + Kelley shares with us some of the latest bridal gown trends of the season…including some silver and grey ones!  I have to admit, I think I actually like the idea of a silver/grey wedding dress…what are your thoughts?  I suppose it’s all about your own personal style and taste…while some may love it, others may prefer the traditional white/ivory look.  To each their own, right?

Now, it’s time to jam!  Did I hear, “It’s Time For The Perculator”?!  Oh yes…always old school at heart.  Love!

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…


Written by Jaime

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Watch & Win ~ Priscilla Of Boston Runway Shows To Stream Live ~ April 4th!

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…Here’s Your Chance To Win Your Very Own Priscilla Of Boston Wedding Gown!

Calling all brides-to-be!  This Saturday, April 4th at 7pm ET, will be streaming live all six runway shows from the Priscilla of Boston Group, for the very first time, including the launch of their new Jewel line!  

Join other brides for the the pre-show to watch all of the behind the scenes action including interviews with designers, make-up artists, models and more…

bridesdotcom-wedded-bits-live-priscilla-of-boston-runway-show-040409 will begin to air the shows on their Wedded Bits blog starting at 6pm ET, starting tomorrow – Saturday, April 4th.  The runway shows will then go live at 7pm ET

Ready for the best part?  While enjoying the live runway shows, brides will have the opportunity to not only chat online with other brides and vote on their favorite designs, but also have a chance at winning their very own gown!

priscilla-of-boston-designers-sketches-live-runway-sneak-peak-on-bridesdotcom-040409(Sneak peek of what’s to come ~ dress sketches for Priscilla of Boston, the Vineyard Collection and Reverie by Melissa Sweet!)

For more information, head over to Wedded Bits now, or visit  Enjoy the show!

Written by Jaime

rdUTCp30UTC04bUTCFri, 03 Apr 2009 10:31:02 +0000 11, 2008 at 10:31 am

Wedding Dresses For The Rock ‘N Roll Bride…

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…Go On & Rock That Bod Down The Aisle!

Hey rocker girls…guess who’s created a wedding gown collection just for you?  Designer Claire Pettibone, of course!  “Inspired by the ultimate cool girl who married the lead singer in the band”, she’s created the sexy 2009 Rock ‘N Roll Collection .

She has incorporated “touches of metal grommets, nail heads and crystals to give a sexy edge to the soft femininity of the gowns.”  Now who’s ready to rock out with these seriously rockin’ wedding dresses?  Find a look that’s uniquely you!

Chakra ~ Ecru embroidery with nailhead embellishment:


Gothique ~ Jeweled corset with velvet and tulle chevron skirt:


Midnight ~ Antique embroidery with amethyst straps and black rose:


These bridal gowns are almost just too cool to be true!  I featured a few more of my favorites this week on the wedding blog.  To read my guest blog, click HERE.  If you’re planning a fabulous rock ‘n roll wedding, also visit my lovely blogging buddy Kat, over at the Rock ‘n Roll Bride blog.  Oh, and of course…rock on!

Written by Jaime

thUTCp28UTC02bUTCSat, 28 Feb 2009 09:27:29 +0000 11, 2008 at 9:27 am

A Wedding Day At The Races…

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…In Summertime Vintage!

Whoa.  Have you seen this bridal photo shoot from WellWed Magazine?  It’s sweet like cotton candy!  The pictures were taken at the Saratoga Race Track in New York by photographer Joe Elario.  Yum…


I’ve always been a huge fan of the race track ever since I was little.  While I’ve never been to the Saratoga Race Track in New York, I can tell you that Arlington Park (formerly known as “Arlington Race Track”) in Illinois is an amazing time!  I think this would be a fantastic wedding venue for Chicago brides planning a summertime wedding.  Who doesn’t love a day at the races?  Do you have a race track near you that would be nice for a wedding?  If so, please comment below so we can share with other brides!

See more from this photo shoot by visiting Make Me Fabulous by Alayne, who actually did the makeup for these photos.  Love the dresses?  Me too!  See who the designers behind them are by visiting Fresh Picked Weddings, the WellWed blog which was introduced to me by Candice over at Event Jubilee.  Thank you, Candice!

Written by Jaime

thUTCp28UTC02bUTCMon, 09 Feb 2009 12:48:25 +0000 11, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Those Darling Black & White Dresses…

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…We Love Them Too!

Have you seen these popular wedding photos taken by Sugar Love Weddings photography?


The dresses were created by designer Leonie Grace, who recently launched her designs in Australia.  So many brides have fallen in love with these dresses and I can understand why – they are top notch elegance!   However, if you’re not located in Australia and are looking for similar designs, I’ve found a few others for you to swoon over…

Wedding Dresses by Romona Keveza & Bari Jay:


Bridesmaid Dresses by GaGaVida’s new handmade Etsy shop, Gingercream:


Finish the look for your bridesmaids with black patent peeptoe pumps and bouquets filled with green hydrangeas.  Soon you’ll be singing, “Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah…she’s got the look”!  Happy dress shopping, ladies!

Written by Jaime

thUTCp28UTC02bUTCWed, 04 Feb 2009 13:08:20 +0000 11, 2008 at 1:08 pm