Archive for April, 2011

Royal Wedding Gown Finally Revealed!

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Royal Wedding Gown Finally Revealed!

The big day has finally arrived and the rumors that had been milling around about Kate Middleton’s gown designer were true!  Sarah Burton, a designer for Alexander McQueen created the gorgeous look for Kate, and we here at Your Dream Dress think that it could not have been a better choice!

The ivory, satin and lace gown resembled the wedding gown of Princess Grace of Monaco, along with pearl button detail and a 8-foot-train.   The long, feminine chantilly and english lace sleeves were exactly what we were expecting, and the lace edged, silk veil was to die for.

For brides who are interested in a similar look, the Renella de Fina “Annalise” couture bridal gown is similar to what Kate and The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding gown looked like, due to its fitted lace bodice and long lace sleeves.

Renella DeFina "Annalise" Couture Bridal Gown

We loved the decision to use the plunging v-neckline because it emphasized her youth and femininity, while also keeping the dress itself current, yet appropriate. Not to mention that it was absolute perfection for her figure!

While girls around the world are dreaming of finding their own Prince Charming, upcoming brides who already have their man but are interested in adding a beautiful tiara to their wedding wardrobe should try the Homa Bridal Tiara with Swarovski crystals and pearls. These looks and others like it are certainly fit for a princess!

Homa Bridal Crystal Tiara

Bublé’s Bride Dons Three Gowns!

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Bublé’s Bride Dons Three Gowns!

Longtime bachelor, Michael Bublé got married on April 8th to Argentinean actress Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre who wore three different gowns to celebrate her marriage! The couple participated in a civil ceremony on the 6th, where Luisana wore an adorable short violet dress with crystal detailing.

Photos courtesy of Enrique Marcarian/Reuters/Landov; and Bride Finds

 It was on Saturday that the couple had a religious ceremony and reception where the beautiful bride wore a gown by Argentinean designer, Sylvie Burstin. Then during the outdoor ceremony, which combined big-band and South American musical classics, Luisana wore a gorgeous Marchesa gown.

Photos Courtesy of Enrique Marcarian/Reuters/Landov; and Bride Finds

The couple is also rumored to be having a second reception in Vancouver, British Columbia, near Bublé’s Canadian hometown. We can’t wait to find out the dresses she’ll be wearing then! For similar looks to Luisana’s fabulous selections, check out our BadgleyMischka Jeri Gown,  Monique Lhuillier Tiered gown, and the Caroline Herrara 32805 gown. 

Badgley Mischka Jeri Couture Bridal Gown

Monique Lhuillier Dahlia / Geneva 2 piece Bridal Gown

Monique Lhuillier Dahlia / Geneva 2 piece Couture Bridal Gown

I love the versatility of the Carolina Herrera gown below.  The bottom part of the gown easily detachs off, which gives the bride a gorgeous short dress to wear for the cake cutting or as her going away outfit and even better yet…What a great dress to wear again on her anniversary!!

Carolina Herrera 32805 Lace Couture Bridal Gown

Reese Witherspoon Wedding Details Revealed!

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Reese Witherspoon Wedding Details Revealed!

After we announced Reese’s wedding a few weeks ago, and that she would be wearing couture bridal gown by designer Monique Lhuillier, we couldn’t wait to find out more details! Their wedding took place in the bride’s $6.95 million dollar home on Saturday, March 26 in her very own backyard in Ojai, California.

Only 120 guests were invited to the couple’s private ceremony, including Scarlett Johansson, Renee Zellweger, Robert Downy Jr., and Matthew McConaughey. Reese’s nieces were the flower girls, and both of her children were in the wedding party! We love a good old fashioned family affair when it comes to weddings, and according to sources, the reception has a rustic theme.

Reese Witherspoon Wedding Photo (Photo Credit: People Magazine)

Reese Witherspoon Wedding Photo (Photo Credit: People Magazine)

And now to the best part: The Dress. Reese wore her hair down, and both mother and daughter matched in custom Monique Lhuillier gown. Reese’s dress was incredibly romantic, pale pink, with a long pink sash under the bust. She stunned in this timelessly romantic look, and we think she absolutely nailed it!

Photo Credit: Hello! Magazine

Photo Credit: Hello! Magazine

 When asked about the dress she said, “The wedding was a wonderful experience. Everything went perfectly, right down to the dress which I just loved. Monique made it especially for me. She’s been a family friend of Jim’s for a very long time and it was an honor to be able to go to her atelier and have her make one of her beautiful gowns for me. I was just delighted.”

Nothing like the thrill of finding a dress that seems made for you! For all you upcoming brides interested in a similar look, be sure to check out our available Monique Lluillier gowns for your own special day.

Top 5 Wedding Fears Revealed!

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Top 5 Wedding Fears Revealed!

After interviewing hundreds of upcoming brides-to-be, author of Wow! Glowing Bride in 30 Days, Laura Pepper has discovered the top 5 fears that bride’s often have when it comes to the topic of their wedding day.

No matter how early the planning begins, it seems a bride’s work is never done. As stress builds from searching for the flowers to the invitations, the registry to the caterer, it’s easy for even the most optimistic bride to begin feeling mentally and physically exhausted. After experiencing her own stressful wedding and talking to other brides, Laura compiled a list of the top 5 concerns that many brides experience, read her findings below:

5.)    Being stressed out and unable to enjoy the big day:

Much like the hostess that can’t enjoy her own party, some brides are worrying that on the day she will be so caught up trying to please everyone and worrying about the details, that she won’t have time to reflect on the importance and magic of the day.

4.)    Feeling ill:

The immune system is compromised during times of stress, lack of sleep and poor nutrition. It is no surprise to learn then that brides and grooms who have been non-stop during the engagement process, on top of their regular schedules, are prone to catch a cold or flu before or just after the wedding day.

3.) Under-eye circles:

Despite what most people think, under eye circles are not always related to a lack of sleep. They are highly hereditary, and become more common with age when the skin around the eye gets thinner. Sun exposure can also exasperate dark circles, as can allergies. However, being tired and exhausted can make you appear a shade paler, and this will make dark circles stand out. Brides wanted to know how, through diet, lifestyle and makeup, dark circles could be eliminated from their wedding day pictures.

 

2.) A big red zit:

It’s well known that zits can arise from a lack of sleep and too much stress. In fact the skin is one of the first places to display stress – the body moves circulation away from the skin to support the heart and muscle tissues, and this affects nutrient delivery and the overall complexion. Toxin flushing, digestion and hydration are all compromised, and this in turn becomes apparent on the skin.

1.)    Not fitting into the dress:

The wedding dress is perhaps the most symbolic physical item of the brides day, and therefore no surprise that so many brides were concerned with fitting into it! Surveyed brides reported that the exhausting nature of wedding planning makes it a challenge to stay trim though – ordering take-out is easy when there is no time to cook, exercise is on the back burner at the end of an exhausting and jam-packed day, and comfort eating creeps up in times of stress. Learning how to eat right, minimize comfort eating, and find an achievable workout program is essential in order to calm bride-to-be’s fear of out growing her dress.

The last thing we want any of our brides to feel is stress, especially because of the negative effects it can have on your health, mental vitality, and appearance. We hope that here at Your Dream Dress we can make your lives a little simpler by providing you with excellent customer service and gowns that will make you look drop-dead gorgeous on your big day!

Supermodel to Marry Rock Star!

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Supermodel to Marry Rock Star!

Instead of walking down the runway, it has been announced that Victoria’s Secret Supermodel, Lily Aldridge is going to be walking down the aisle. She will be marrying her rocker fiancé Caleb Followill, the frontman for the Kings of Leon, in California this May.

This adorable couple has been dating since July 2007 and got engaged last September. According to the New York Post’s Page 6, the two have invited fellow Victoria’s Secret models Chanel Iman and Rosie Huntington-Whitely, and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. Sounds like this wedding is going to be filled with beautiful people!

At only 25-years-old Lily has already modeled for Levi and JCrew, but it wasn’t until 2009 that she earned one of the most coveted positions in the modeling industry and became a Victoria’s Secret Angel. We’re sure she is going to look incredible no matter what she wears, but we can’t wait to see what this beautiful brunette’s gown is going to look like! Do you think she’s going to be ultra sexy or follow the more recent ethereal romantic trends?