Jean & Bryan Wedding – Bride & Bridesmaids – Bronx Post Office – by Karen Wise
Some brides-to-be know exactly what style of wedding dress they want. While others start their search with no idea at all. Then there are those, like our featured bride Jean, who go in with a set look in mind and completely surprise themselves with what they end up wearing down the aisle.
Part 2: Saying Yes To The Dress & Personals
Once the venue and date were confirmed, Jean had only four months to look for a dress. Because of her busy schedule and short timeline, she sometimes attended bridal salon appointments alone and her sisters and mother joined whenever possible. One afternoon, she and her oldest sister, Joanne, made another visit to Monique Lhuillier on the Upper East Side. The esteemed fashion designer is known for her frothy tulle skirts, dramatic silhouettes, and decorative flourishes. Jean, on the other hand, envisioned herself wearing something classic and simple, but with a modern sensibility. So when her sister pointed out the Fleur gown, she didn’t think much of it at first. “I would never have chosen the dress for myself. It was completely the opposite of what I ever pictured myself in!” says Jean. The blush colored design featured a voluminous, multi-tiered ball gown skirt and strapless lace top. “After trying the dress on for my mother and other sisters, it was clear this was the one.” Jean accessorized her stunning gown with a cathedral length veil, also by Monique Lhuillier, and Ferragamo patent leather sandals. Read More
In planning her own wedding, Bride & Blossom Featured Bride Aerin made sure that every element was personal and full of meaning. This week, Aerin spoke to us about finding her perfect wedding gown and how she incorporated family heirlooms into her wedding day.
Aerin and Steven Wedding – Bride Bouquet – 26 Bridge Brooklyn – Susan Shek Photography
Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals
Many brides-to-be approach the topic of wedding dresses with apprehension, knowing that the process can take weeks, even months in some cases. When asked about her experience, Aerin said, “ I was enjoying planning for my wedding so much that when it came time to find a dress, I was beyond ecstatic.” Early in her search, she came across a Pronovias dress in a bridal magazine. “My heart was set on it,” she recalls.” With fingers crossed, Aerin made an appointment with the designer’s flagship store in Manhattan to try the dress on in person. She remembers that special moment of looking in the mirror, “The dress fit effortlessly and I felt like it was meant to be.” Made of crepe and tulle fabric, the breathtaking Pronovias design features exquisite gemstone embellishment along the back trailed by a sweeping skirt. Read More
Dear Brides-to-Be, you are about to be handed a long list of wedding traditions, which you’ll be expected to take care of. And at the top is “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” The first three clauses of the bridal good luck rhyme are easy to nail – family and friends will be showering you with heirlooms and tokens once the engagement news breaks. But that last one, something blue, can be a little tricky. And what does it even mean exactly?
We did some digging and something blue stands for “purity, love, and fidelity,” principles you definitely want going in to your wedding day. For the bride in need of inspiration for her something blue, here are some of our favorite creative takes on the wedding tradition. Read More
From the earrings to the shoes, bridal accessories are key to pulling together your look for the big day. And for many brides, the veil is of particular importance. But with so many styles to choose from, how do know which is the right one for you?
Mary & Galen Wedding – Ceremony Arch Greenery and White Flowers – The Hudson Hotel NYC – Photography by Jac and Thom
After seeing countless stunning veils featured in our Real BB Weddings, we suggest to first think about the most piece in a bride’s closet – the gown. Consider the veil as something that complements your gown – it should accentuate, not distract, from the gown’s overall beauty and style. To help the bride-to-be in search of the perfect headpiece, we put together a complete guide to bridal veils so you look and feel your best walking down the aisle! Read More
Gild the lily with this hand-beaded Rosegold bridal dress sash by Millie Icaro. Icaro’s ever-enchanting, intricately crafted accessories bring subtle sparkle and vintage appeal to your wedding ensemble.
The sash is made to be sewn directly to your dress and be ordered with a bow or hook-and-eye closure. You may also choose to order this piece sewn to a ribbon. Available at Allyson James ($378).
Every season, at least a couple of designers send black wedding dresses down the runway. Women have embraced the LBD for almost a century, so it makes sense that some want to get married in their go-to, formal-occasion color. Picture yourself in something more traditional? A touch of black brings sophistication, elegance and even drama. Above, one of our brides makes a statement in a gorgeous black fur shrug. Below, a bouquet we created with green cymbidium orchids and eggplant calla lilies (sometimes referred to as “black” calla lilies). Here are our picks, for brides who feel inspired to practice the dark arts. Read More