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Timeless Elegance: Anne Barge Spring 2014 Collection

Talk about romance on the runway! Filled with luxurious lace appliqué and airy fabrics, designer Anne Barge’s new collection brings together the couture and architectural romance of the past to create this ever-so-dreamy collection. You’ll also see hints of sophisticated silhouettes inspired by Pierre Balmain’s Parisian design aesthetic. These gowns are perfect for the classic bride who longs for timeless elegance with a modern twist. Keep an eye out for their debut at Belle Mariée Bridal later this year.

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Photos: Anne Barge

The Grace of Lace: Lazaro Fall 2013 Bridal

One thing about Lazaro Perez, he knows how to do lace with flawless grace. The designer’s Fall 2013 collection—which will be showcased locally at Ivory Bridal Atelier in September—has so many lace-graced gowns, from an all-lace figure-hugging fit-n-flare style with a dramatic keyhole back to gorgeous tiers of tulle touched by the softest lace accents imaginable. Behold some of our favorite Lazaro Fall 2013 styles, and let us know which make your heart go pitter-pat!

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Photos: JLM Couture

 

Regal, Refined, Reimagined: Carolina Herrera Spring 2014 Bridal

As exquisitely made as ever, Carolina Herrera’s recently runway-revealed Spring 2014 collection introduces a few exciting twists to the renowned designer’s classic silhouettes and sumptuous fabrics. A delicate lace overlay lends sweetness to a sleek mermaid silhouette; long lace sleeves are perfect for a grand cathedral ceremony; perfectly scalloped edges create intrigue in an otherwise traditional ball gown; and metallic-accent appliqués seem to bloom larger as they travel from bodice to hem. There’s plenty more magic in Herrera’s newest gown group—enjoy some of our favorites right here, and, for an in-person experience, schedule your appointment for this week’s Carolina Herrera Spring 2014 trunk show at Joan Pillow Bridal Salon.

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Photos: John Aquino

This Is What An Illustrated Bride Looks Like

This Is What An Illustrated Bride Looks Like

Photos: Top, Chris Bailey Photography; bottom, The Illustrated Bride

Y’all may recall last year’s Illustrated Bride giveaway, where we bestowed one lucky bride with a custom bridal gown illustration, courtesy Jennifer Hancock, aka the artist behind The Illustrated Bride. Well we’re delighted to share with you winning bride Kristin’s illustration, which includes Kristin in her stunning Vera Wang gown, AND her adorbs groom all done up in dapper formal wear. Says artist Hancock, “I am VERY happy with the final piece. Kristin is just gorgeous and I hope my work does her some justice!” Interested in having Hancock transform your bridal photo into a gown illustration that’ll become a keepsake for generations to come? Check out her Etsy shop right here!

Metallic Accent Wedges: Five Faves for SPRING!

Kick up your heels, loves—spring pre-wedding-party season just got a little hotter. For all those showers, engagement fetes and other occasions you’re bound to be throwing or invited to this spring, a chic wedge with a hint of metal (studs, straps, a killer buckle or two) is pure prettiness, with just the right amount of edge. Check out five of our favorite metal-accent wedges for warm-season celebrations…or, ya know, pretty much anytime you walk on out of the house!

Metallic Accent Wedges: Five Faves for SPRING!

Metallic Accent Wedges: Five Faves for SPRING!

Metallic Accent Wedges: Five Faves for SPRING!

Metallic Accent Wedges: Five Faves for SPRING!

Metallic Accent Wedges: Five Faves for SPRING!

 

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