Category Archives: Bridal Envy

Planning: The Blushing Bride

I am extremely fascinated but NOT surprised in any way by the increase in the use of color for bridal gowns. I have ALWAYS applauded brides that step outside the box. I may too venture outside that box come my wedding day and if I do, I am 99.9% certain I will be a blushing bride. Pink or pale pink aka blush has always been my favorite color for colored wedding dresses. It suits may complexions and it looks sweet without looking pageantry. Here are some of my faves…SO FAR

Vera Wang

White by Vera Wang

Monique Lhuillier
Maggie Sottero

Romona Keveza

Oscar de la Renta

Would you dare to wear color?

Pretty Little Things: Bridal Envy 2013 – And the Oscar goes to…

Every Season there is one designer whose overall selection of Bridal Wear just blows me away. This year that designer is Oscar de la Renta. The innovation, the design, the use of fabric and fantastic veils, the wearability of it all…well most. The color, the gorgeousness and the versatility = SWOON! Just take a look at a few that caught my eye:

This Cape is…FIYAHHHH!

I’m digging the balloon skirt
Let there be SLEEVES! LOVE!

Love this option!


I would wear this veil with the dress the 
entire wedding. Just awesome!

Don’t you just want to eat them up!. Bravo Oscar…Bravo! 

Pretty Little Things: Bridal Envy – Spring 2013

It’s Bridal Market time in NYC featuring gowns for the Spring 2013 collection. Which means lots and lots and lots of bridal goodness on the horizon. Here are some that has caught my eye so far:

Maggie Sottero Courtesy of
one of my favorite colors for bridal gowns
Maggie Sottero Courtesy of
Maggie Sottero Courtesy of
Alfred Angelo = YES!
Courtesy of
Modern Trousseau courtesy of Colin Cowie Weddings
Vera Wang courtesy of Vera Wang (FB)
Vera Wang courtesy of Vera Wang (FB)
Vera Wang For David’s Bridal Courtesy of Colin Cowie Weddings (FB)

Up Close
Vera Wang For David’s Bridal Courtesy of Brides Magazine
I predict this will be a huuuuuuuuge hit. I mean look at that bow!
Vera Wang For David’s Bridal Courtesy of Colin Cowie Weddings (FB)

Things are looking wonderful for the future of bridal gowns!

Pretty Little Things: Bridal Envy: The Conclusion

I truly hope you enjoyed your preview into the Fall 2011 collections as I did. There were many shapes and style and colors to choose from which will certainly make for a very hard decision for you shopping brides. So to pass on a bit of advice to help make the decision easier:

  • Choose a dress that is right for YOU
  • Do not be afraid to try on dresses that you never thought would look good on you: You just never know
  • Bring your personality out in your dress
  • Ensure your bridal gown fits the style, formality and location of the wedding: They should be beautifully cohesive, not fashionably awkward
  • Carry your shoes with the same height as the shoes you will wear on your wedding day
  • Wear proper undergarments: “Control” is your friend
  • Hook up the “do”
  • Make-up is a must
  • Leave the entourage at home: Take key people that are supportive but honest ( in a delicate way). Too many people mean to many people to please.
  • Do NOT over shop
  • Bring samples of dresses that appeal to you: Check the collections at Martha Stewart Weddings
  • Have fun: You’ve waited a long time for this moment
Happy Shopping!