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Wedding in a hot summer

20 Aug

Sunny skies are one thing, but sunburned guests? Quite another. Event designer Matthew Robbins shares his tips for warm-weather weddings.

The beauty of outdoor weddings is, well, the beauty of the outdoors. And the bane of outdoor weddings is, well, they’re outdoors, so no matter how much you want a perfect summer celebration — temps in the 70s with a light breeze and cumulus clouds overhead — what you may get instead is mugginess and mosquitoes, with a chance of thundershowers.

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Perfect Bridal Hairstyles

4 Aug

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An illusion neck (one with a sheer fabric panel extending from the bust to the collar) offers some versatility. If the illusion part of the bodice is beaded, try a full-on updo to show off the details. But if it’s plain sheer fabric, a half-up/half-down style is a nice compromise. For this look, have your stylist tease at the roots to create lift, then twist the top portion into a mini bun.
(Gown, Style N7009, $5,720, Angel Sanchez. Swish comb, $165, Laura Jayne Bridal Design, laurajayne.com)

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Vera Wang – Fall 2011 White Collection

3 Aug

White by Vera Wang Fall 2011 Collection

Now every bride and bridesmaid can have the perfect dress from a true bridal icon. Each style is unique in design and aesthetic, reflecting Vera Wang’s artistic use of intricate draping and feminine detailing.

“It gives me great pride to be able to bring my designs to more women through White by Vera Wang. With the addition of bridesmaid dresses and shoes, I am excited to provide an array of romantic, classic, and whimsical fashion for the entire bridal party.” – Vera Wang

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Wedding Gown Brands

3 Aug

If you’re a bride-to-be and need inspiration for the big day, look no further.

Each spring and fall, couture bridal designers dazzle the runway with fresh inspirations; revolutionary combinations of fabrics; and signature details that make each wedding dress an extraordinary stand-alone.

From the classic industry elites, such as Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera and Monique Lhullier—to the contemporary novel innovators such as, Jenny Packham, Lela Rose, and Carmela Sutera—there truly is the perfect designer wedding dress to “wow” every fashion-savvy bride. It is just so hard to pick an industry favorite, but this list of the top wedding gown designers from A to Z is a great place to start.

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