Sunday, May 31, 2009

Indian Bride Wedding Dress

On the wedding day are Indian bride wedding dress is focal attraction of the ceremony and bride wedding dress also wants to look the best among all. Bride hairstyle and make up as well as over all ornaments gives her the best and eye catching look and the first thing that is most important for Indian bride and for that she to be more worry is wedding dress.

An Indian girl makes lots of sweet dreams for her wedding dress from when she understands the actual meaning of wedding and therefore adequate preparations are made some days ago for wedding dress since wedding ceremony.

days Indian celebrates wedding ceremony very lavishly due to this and they spend a big amount of money on bridal wear and most of the Indian bride prefers designer wedding dresses to look like a heaven girl on wedding day. The latest trends in bridal dress or wear that is going on are short CHOLIS with pants, short KURTAS with ZARI embroidery and short KURTAS with embroidered pants is also getting popularity.


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I found this stunning board on Beautifully Ever After, a site full of some real unique inspirations. Love the powdery blue/Sophia Coppola-does-Marie-Antoinette colors here, very soothing.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


These haute couture gowns by Morgan Boszilkov of Natural Bridals are eco-friendly and 5% of all profits go to environmental causes.

Okay so there's nothing wrong with the tattered look. Issey Miyake was an innovator with it and his ripped apart chic still carries an almost haunting beauty thirty years hence. But have you noticed whenever a designer adds some green to a bridal collection, the gowns sometimes . . . well . . . all look a bit tattered and Miyakesque? So where do you start if you're seriously pondering green-friendly alternatives on your wedding day and still want to look like a bride? It's a loaded question so we'll begin with what makes for an eco-friendly fiber.

1. Production of fabric follows fair trade practices (read: no prison contracted or sweat-shop labor involved)

2. Free or low on chemicals and pesticides

3. Eco-conscious land management practices

4. Sustainable farming

5. Animal friendly practices

Going Green usually (though not always) can mean wearing a dress in natural fibers: organic cotton, wool, linen, silk, and of course, hemp. New fibers coming out even have bamboo, milk and soy in them. It helps to have a knowledge of the natural dying process and thinking through what impact toxic dyes might have on the environment. Here are a few questions worth asking: Is that silk I love really its natural color? If it is tinted, was it done with non-toxic dye? Is that snow white silk taffeta chlorined? And was that cotton grown free of pesticides? In the UK alone according to 2006 statistics, clothing and textiles contributed in producing up to two million tons of waste, 3.1 million tons of CO2 and 70 million tons of waste water. Have we become so used to fast food, fast technology and now fast fashion that we've created a manufacturing Goliath like this? Many designers have wised up lately reserving a portion of their collection for eco-conscious designs (moi included). Some are even using sustainable fabrics only, making sure they were produced under humane conditions at fair market wages. Although I've been getting some great press lately about offering green-friendly alternatives in my collection, I'm not as exclusively green as I’d like to be. One day we will all be green; till then here's what you could look for when buying green or having a green gown designed:

Natural Bridals

Natural Bridals

1.) Look for sustainable fabric. Custom and eco-friendly designers can source just about any sustainable fabric a client wants. I've been using the best supplier for twenty-some years. Dharma's been around and bright green since way back when hippies were popular.

2.) Good designers aren't afraid to experiment with new and unusual fabrics. Keep an open mind.

3.) Look for a designer unafraid of making necessary changes. Starting now and next season I plan on replacing most of the crinoline underskirts with 100% cotton organdy. Most designers are making similar changes.

4.) I’m discovering certain fabrics like bamboo/cotton have just the right under structure to make great linings and feel good against the skin. Plus, little beknownst to most, bamboo has anti-bacterial properties which contribute to controlling body odors.

5.) Lately I've been studying up on upcycled fabrics. I’m fascinated by the new interest so many of my clients have in upcycling. Upcycling is a trendy term for reusing garments or fabrics that already exist. Last season a client brought me an exquisite antique tablecloth and asked me to fashion her wedding gown out of it. I was awestruck. First by the cloth. It was an allover and rare Cluny Lace. Ten years ago this would have been considered by most as ‘chintzing it’ on your wedding day whereas these days it is not only applauded but even considered a sentimental gesture—in my client’s case—the tablecloth was lovingly left to her by her great-grandmother.

When it comes to bridal wear, there's still nothing like silk. Certain weaves and finishes go in and out of style over the years but overall silk rules. Some designers are switching suppliers and looking toward Europe where silks are also manufactured. Italian silks are the apex right now and quite expensive. Though primarily woven by robots, no human or animal is working under hazardous conditions. Factory windows aren't left gaping in sub-tropical climates and insects are not getting squished between the slubs of fabric. Fabrics these days come in the same flavors as your favorite beans, plants and dairy products. Just learned my agent personally travels to China and makes sure the workers operate in a well maintained, healthy and safe environment, are treated with respect, paid fairly and have health insurance, sick and maternity leave benefits, etc. That made me feel pretty good. Another thing I want to reiterate here when going green is to keep an open mind, it is an entirely different concept than the consumerism we were born into and one we need to explore and take seriously in order to reverse some of the damage we've done to our planet. . .

Friday, May 29, 2009

Modern Designs of Wedding Invitation for You

Marriage is a relationship that made in consent of parents who have their own experience of choosing the good life partner. Wedding customs are really important for bride and groom and for their family and this is a first step and most important step for the celebration of a marriage ceremony is the invitation. Invitation cards really means a lot in a wedding their designs and matter is very important.

All marriage related customs are informed by these beautiful cards and invitation cards are divided into various categories according to the Bride. For a Diva Bride we know the style of your wedding day will be no different from the stylishness you exhibit in your everyday life so when you choose your wedding invitation, you’ll make a sensational statement.

We know one bride who had her local invitations hand-delivered by a team of white-gloved men in ties and tails that’s the Diva style. The bright colored of invitation cards truly look fabulous and marvelous. You can also use original artwork and your own imaginative wording.

To add to your bold and unforgettable look, announce your celebration with unusual lettering and we love large modern script fonts or medieval calligraphy. You can choose your childhood’s quiet photo as the front of the card design. For this amazing moment of life invitation card beauty attracts everyone mind.


I've devoted so much time and energy to women's bridal fashion, it's time to address the grooms. Men's formal wear is as fascinating a subject as the men who set it's trends. While women's design has always set fashion, men's dress set the standard. That's right. Your fiance's tie still dictates the formality of your wedding or lack thereof. Black or white tie determines just how formal an affair you're going to have. And though men's formal wear has been restricted to black, white and shades of gray for the better part of two hundred years, lately all that's changing. Like brides, grooms are breaking the traditional ticket to the once regulated arena of formal wear adding accents via pocket silks, tie, and even shoes. At present companies like Selix are even offering renditions of vintage zoot suits and other alternative dressing options for the groom. READ AND SEE MORE IMAGES . . . .

Thursday, May 28, 2009


When it comes to florals and adding subtle color to the bridal gown, Atelier Aimee is trump. No, not all these photos are Aimee but certainly in the spirit of. If you're considering a ball gown or A-line, incorporating florals, laces and lightweight transparent fabrics into your bridal look, visit the Atelier Aimee site for more inspirations . . . .

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Ever wondered what my designs look like in living color? Wonder no more. I'm reinitiating my evening and gala collection where you can also find some great bridesmaid alternatives. Keep a look out in the coming weeks and months as I'll be adding more chic in delectable colors . . .

This red chiffon one shouldered gown has three tiers of ruffles and a matching lace shawl. Model Natalie Angela is sporting the shawl as a veil in the top photo. Photos by Elevenorchids Photography, makeup by Christine Chan.

Monday, May 25, 2009


Wondering how you're going to carry around those essentials like lipstick and compact on your wedding day? I have several answers for you, all in the form of visual eye candy. Talk about a critical case of chic, check out Etsy seller Lee Ann Kline's studio. These feathery handbags are so original and vintage all at once. You can see many more (yes, there are many more) by going to her site.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Fantastic Honeymoon in Hawaii

Wedding is an unforgettable moment of everyone’s life. This moment is the first step for the great start of bride and groom’s life. On the occasion of your wedding one more important thing for that you are planning for that is your honeymoon. Honeymoon is really the best moment of couple’s life and if you finding for a great place for your great honeymoon then let’s go with us and Hawaii is the excellent location for your honeymoon I men it is just pure romantic relaxing bliss.

Hawaii is the perfect honeymoon location. You are interest into hiking, you’ll love it. Hawaii as a honeymoon place is incredibly beautiful. The KAUAI trail on the NEPALI coast is absolutely stunning. You should definitely pick up the ultimate KAUAI guidebook by Andrew doughty.

KAUAI and knows all of the best hikes and has amazing directions & other recommendations. I’m sure you’ve already got things planned out. The island of Oahu which is at Hawaii has a little bit of everything for the honeymoon. You can sit and watch the pro-surfers rip up the waves on the North Shore and you can hit one of the forty golf courses.


Unconventional Bride

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Titled 'Sunshine Bride' (above) and 'Bridal Elegance' (below), Divine Images Studios edited this this stunning head shot of model Natalie Angela during one of my fit shoots a couple months back. Awesome!

And out-of-state photographer, Coopy, worked some other world magic on the above image.

Friday, May 22, 2009


I'm loving Polyvore for the simple reason, I drop by often to get inspiration. When I need a fresh set of young eyes I call upon those Poly-muses to show me something new. I'm never disappointed. Since the site is mostly about accessorizing, you'll find ideas on getting the right look for your wedding day way beyond anything you ever dreamed. For starters, the rule of thumb when choosing your accessories is, the simpler the gown, the more ornate the accessories can be. Likewise the more ornate the gown, the simpler the accessories. Hats, veils, fascinators, shoes, belts, gloves and bling all fall into the range of trimmings that can compliment your overall look. READ AND SEE MORE IMAGES . . . . . .

Thursday, May 21, 2009

wedding Music For Your Wedding Ceremony

Wedding is the most special occasion of every one’s life. On this happiest occasion you have lots of plans of dance and sing. Music is a really very effective to speak your emotion with your love. Songs have a way of staying with you. If you have a favorite love song or if the two of you have a special song that defines your relationship and consider adding it to the ceremony and in your song will stand out and become associated with you and your wedding forever. In a special wedding party music is very essential to make spirit of fun and enjoyment.

The selection of wedding music is also means a lot on your wedding party. Coincidentally, my husband is a wedding singer. He says that some of the songs performed for the processional or first dance go very well within the wedding ceremony. The song is play in BARAAT and the coming of the groom and this friends and family partner dance in look of the horse seat clean. They bring the groom to the wedding venue amidst a cheery atmosphere. At the occasion of BARAAT wedding bend are make big fun and at the party dance floor are the best alternative for nowadays.


Madame Butterfly...For Iman

Madame Butterfly...For Iman by Aida Skorupan featuring CHANEL jewelry

What bridesmaid wouldn't swoon over this little pink dress? Or, think about something like this the next time you're a guest at a wedding. Wearing something this gorgeous is like celebrating life . . .

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Economy CRUNCH !!! And how we're all feeling it, brides-to-be included. Jessica McClintock has long been known for her ability to deliver pizazz at a more than reasonable price. Even way back during the boom time Regan era she brought us unbeatable bargains. Check out these new additions to her collection all under $500.00. Truly something to sing about . . .