Dress of the Week: Marchesa

Happy Friday Brides!!!

Today we have a stunning gown from Marchesa’s Spring 2014 bridal collection.

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Photo Courtesy of Marchesa

Gorgeous lace detailing was definitely present on Marchesa’s runway this season and we were not sad about that!! 

This enchanting strapless, sweetheart neck gown is traditional, but has a very modern twist at the waist.

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Photo Courtesy of Marchesa 

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Photo Courtesy of Marchesa

The back of this dress is so elegant!!

We love how the lace leads your eye right to the slight train at the bottom of the dress.

Simply Stunning!

You can check out more of Marchesa’s designs at www.marchesa.com or follow them at @marchesafashion.

See you next week for a brand new Dress of the Week feature!!

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Xoxo, Megan

Dress of the Week: Elisha Caplan Bridal Veils & Hair Accessories

Happy Friday Brides!!!!

The Dress of the Week is back!

This week we are highlighting what every bride needs to complete her look- Accessories! We are featuring some beautiful designs from Elisha Caplan Bridal Veils & Hair Accessories.
Elisha’s design are meant to invoke the glamour of old Hollywood.  There is a timeless sense of beauty and elegance.  Each piece is crafted by hand and extremely unique.

Photo courtesy of Elisha Caplan

Photo courtesy of Elisha Caplan www.elishacaplan.con

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  Photo courtesy of Elisha Caplan

Photo courtesy of Elisha Caplan

She offers a wide variety of bridal veils, hair accessories, and custom belts and sashes. Check out all her gorgeous designs at www.elishacaplan.com.

We will see you next week with a brand new Dress of the Week feature!

Xoxo,

Megan

Dress of the Week: Ventura by Manuel Mota for Pronovias

Due to the recent untimely passing of supremely talented designer Manuel Mota, we thought it fitting to honor him with our first Dress of the Week post for 2013.
I had the honor of attending the Bridal Market Week fashion show at the Pronovias flagship store in NYC where this dress was showcased.  The minute the gown made it’s appearance on the runway there was an audible gasp.  This gown is just breathtaking.

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Photos courtesy of Pronovias.

Ventura is a magnificent beaded dress from the Manuel Mota 2013 collection for Pronovias. Its sweetheart neckline with wide shoulder straps decorated with delicate bead appliqués is made to flatter. This mermaid wedding dress shimmers with mother-of-pearl embroidery that emphasizes a wonderful figure. The semi-sheer skirt is embellished with original strips of mother-of-pearl embroidery creating a really modern silhouette.

The bride who wears this gown is sure to turn heads.  We would love to hear what you think!

xoxo,

Danielle

Dress of the Week: Vera Wang

This week’s dress comes from world renowned designer Vera Wang.  Breaking onto the fashion scene in the 1990’s, this creative designer tends to take her designs beyond the usual. Her patterns are more modern and artistic with an almost couture feel to them.

Vera Wang: Spring 2011- Fiona wedding dress

Vera Wang: Spring 2011- Fiona wedding dress

 

This week’s dress is the Fiona. The asymmetrical gown is ivory with a strapless neckline and a gentle pleating that smoothly transitions to a Mikado mermaid, full organza skirt. The floor-length gown may be available in beige, champagne and white depending on the distributor. This modern bridal dress may just be the one for you!

Rock on,

Meredith

Dress of the Week: BHLDN

The buzz was well worth it! BHLDN has created a lovely, yet uncommon, line of gowns for the alternative bride. Many still carry with them the romantic feel of a traditional wedding gown while offering a whimsical twist for those brides looking for something unexpected. Here are three of our favorite dresses showing different styles, and for some, a new color palate.

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Our first gown, the Ethereal Monarch Gown, has a throng of appliquéd butterflies gently drifting down the organza dress. With straps, as opposed to the popular strapless style of today, it opens up into a simple A-line hem. At the base, a tulle hemline peeks out to say hello.  The BHLDN website describes it as, “Elegant folds at the bodice gently accentuate the bust and narrow the waist, for a fit that’s flattering on all body types.” This dress tends toward the higher end of the pricing scale at $3,200.

 

Courtesy of BHLDN

The Floral Artwork dress pictured above is another of our favorites. This playful and flirty tea length gown, with it’s bubble skirt organza overlay, gives brides an alternative to the usual floor length gown. The silk dress also has hand-jeweled flower appliqués underneath, and is finished with an unlooped half-bow at the back. This $1,800 piece of attire is sure to make one sassy statement!

 

Courtesy of BHLDN

Finally, the stunning silk layering of the Burnished Organza Gown is instantaneously eye-catching.  The sweetheart neckline is lavishly adorned with bronze sequins. This simple yet elegant garment is stunning and one of the more affordable dresses in the line, retailing at only $1,400.

The first glimpse of what BHLDN has to offer has been truly delightful, and their design team has created unique and whimsical looks for brides who don’t want to stick to the norm. We look forward to seeing what else these trailblazers have to offer!

Peace,

Meredith

The BHLDN Un-“Veil”ing is finally here!

For years now we’ve followed the hip, sophisticated, and downright funky style of Urban Outfitters and Anthrolpologie as they’ve taunted us with comfortable tops, beautiful dresses, delightful pants, and edgy home decor.

This fabulous brand has finally decided to create a new bridal line! Up until now we’ve only had hints and flashes of the details of the dresses at the new line’s website www.BHLDN.com.

Luckily, Women’s Wear Daily caught up with the creators and got a preview of the non-traditional dresses. “Rather than traditional gowns, BHLDN is more likely to make a large, lopsided taffeta bow the focal point of a dress, give a wedding gown an unfinished hem or cover elaborate pearl-studded flowers with a sheer layer of tulle so only a hint of the decoration is visible,” says Sharon Eldelson, writer for WWD. We’re excited because it appears the design team has managed to maintain their refined, yet urban style in this line of wedding gowns.  “We’ve taken DNA from Anthropologie,” Kristin Norris, BHLDN’s managing director said. “I kind of think of BHLDN as the sophisticated older sister.” This line is meant to be a nod to the avante-garde bride, with styles ranging from $1000 to $4000,  they can easily fit into most budgets!

Courtesy of http://www.WWD.com; Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

Take a look and let us know what you think!

Dress of the Week: Douglas Hannant

This week our dress comes from designer Douglas Hannant. Danielle, CUE’s Founder and Creative Director, had the pleasure of seeing his 2011 designs in person at the Gabriella New York Bridal Salon (http://www.gabriellanewyork.com/). She marveled at how this designer, in particular, caters to all types of women regardless of style or size.

 

Courtesy of http://www.douglashannant.com

 

This week’s gorgeous dress bolsters Hannant’s commitment to creating unique yet traditional gowns. The strapless bodice, empire waist, and mermaid style train are very conventional elements. However, the addition of the beautiful blue embroidery on the bust, skirt and train makes this gown an eye-catching standout. Hannant states, “I really know my customer,”  and poignantly adds, “I didn’t have her when I started. She found me. She is exactly who I wanted her to be.” Well, who is she? “She loves fine things in every facet of her life. She loves luxury. She wants modern, fresh and new, yet it isn’t big news in the sense that she is never going to be wearing the splashiest, trendiest, most overexposed thing of the moment.” We applaud this great designer and look forward to keeping our eye on his style.