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Sashes & Studs: Nina Bridal Accessories

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Since 1953, Nina Footwear has been providing women with elegant and refined shoes that are perfect for all sorts of occasions.  Nowadays, the company is especially well known for its wide selection of wedding and evening shoes.  This spring, Nina … Continue reading

Short and Sweet…

The snow has finally melted and the weather is slowly but surely heating up.  When it comes to fashion, scarves are being shed and hemlines are rising.  Though a short wedding dress may not be for every bride, if you’re planning a spring or summer wedding, it may be a viable option.

There are so many choices out there when it comes to finding a great wedding dress that shows off some leg.  There are also many advantages to going short.  Short styles may save you some cash, will keep you cool during a hot, outdoor ceremony, allow you to show off your shoes, and give you plenty of room to kick up your heels and dance.

Pnina Tornai offers a sexy mini dress with a dipping neckline, single shoulder strap, and plenty of ruffles.  For a more modest bride, Michelle Roth’s fifties-inspired belted tea length gown may be the perfect fit.  If you’re feeling in between the two extremes, Ines Di Santo makes a stunning short appliquéd gown with a sweetheart neckline and removable train so that you don’t have to choose between short and long.

If you love the idea of a short gown for dancing but aren’t sure you want to forgo the more traditional full-length feel, perhaps spring for a short dress to use as a reception look in addition to your ceremony gown.  Take a look through the slideshow to get some short and sweet gown ideas!  Designers include Badgley Mischka, Ines Di Santo, Michelle Roth, Jenny Packham (who is also the featured image of this posting), Jewel by Priscilla of Boston, Maggie Sottero, Oscar De La Renta, Pnina Tornai, and Reverie by Melissa Sweet.

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Run for the Rosettes

 

Gown by Claire Pettibone

 

Spring is finally here and soon gardens everywhere will be filled with colorful blooms.  But, you don’t have to be a gardener to enjoy the beauty of spring flowers.  For their Spring 2011 collections, bridal designers have embraced the season’s natural glory and created a number of stunning styles embellished with floral elements.

If you love the feeling of spring’s natural beauty, a dress infused with flower power could be the right one for you.  From fun rosettes to elegant floral appliqués, this season’s gowns fit every wedding style.  Whether you’re having a casual outdoor garden ceremony or a more formal affair, there is a look that will suit your desires.

If your bridal style is contemporary and minimalist, take inspiration from Casablanca Bridal Couture’s sleek-chic strapless gown that incorporates figure-flattering ruching with a cluster of fabric rosettes at the hip.  For an ethereal bohemian feel, Claire Pettibone’s floaty empire waist confection features three-dimensional blooms that climb up the gown on elegant vines.

Fun floral styles aren’t just for brides.  There are a number of looks out there for bridesmaids as well.  To subtly complement a blooming bridal gown, one shouldered bridesmaid dresses with rosette details on the strap fit the bill.  Designer Bari Jay offers such a look in a menagerie of delightful spring colors.

To see the gowns mentioned above or have a glance at some other great flowery options, check out the slideshow below.  Designers shown include Jim Hjelm, Kenneth Pool, Casablanca Bridal Couture, Claire Pettibone, Mori Lee, Amsale, Kittychen Couture, Paloma Blanca, Tara Keely, and a bridesmaid look by Bari Jay.

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