images courtesy of wet paint

The fairytale wedding of Blair and her prince finally took place (in the UK!) after months of build-up and of course the only wedding designer that was fit to design the dresses was Vera Wang. With a colour scheme of pink and black, Serena wore a stunning floor length Vera Wang Spring 2011 blush pink gown while the other three bridesmaids wore dresses from the more attainable collection ‘White by Vera Wang’ at David’s Bridal. The stylish dress features beautiful organza roses and is available in other colourways including the pale pink as seen on Gossip Girl. Do you like this look?

images courtesy of vera wang and david’s bridal 

a bride’s best friend

July 26, 2011

When you think of the name Vera Wang words like dreamy, elegant and feminine come to mind. In the bridal industry no-one is quite as synonymous with weddings as Vera Wang but unfortunately many women’s budgets won’t stretch far enough to owning one of her stunning creations. However for the price of an air ticket (and the dress) there is now a way for brides to own a piece of Vera Wang.

Last year Vera Wang created her first exclusive collection for American bridal retailer David’s Bridal – White by Vera Wang.  White by Vera Wang came about after she wanted to make her bridal designs more accessible to women and now for fall 2011 she has added to the collection to include bridesmaid dresses and shoes. The dresses retain all the essential elements that make a Vera Wang dress so special but at a fraction of the price. A personal favourite is the one shouldered fit and flare gown or the v-neck a-line gown with hand appliqued lace but as I’m not a bride to be I quite fancy the look of some of the bridesmaid dresses instead so perhaps I’ll point my friend in this direction…

 

in the pink…

July 22, 2011

1. claire pettibone 2. vera wang at david’s bridal 3. reese witherspoon

4. monique lhuillier  5. gwen stefani 6. romona keveza 7. monique lhuillier

Most brides go for traditional colours such as white, ivory, cream or champagne but a new colour is emerging as popular choice for brides – pink! While a pink wedding dress may send shivers down your spine with images of Jordan’s pink monstrosity at her wedding many years back, but there is a way to make it soft, feminine and elegant. Look to the recently married Reese Witherspoon for inspiration in her stunning custom blush pink Monique Lhuillier wedding dress while Leann Rimes also wore a blush coloured dress by Reem Acra at her recent wedding to Eddie Cibrian. While who can forget the incredible pink and white silk faille gown designed by John Galliano for Gwen Stefani at her wedding which she recently donated to the Victoria and Albert museum.