Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ian Stuart London -- Mother of the Bride Dresses

Ian trained at Bellville Sassoon, one of London's finest couture houses who specialise in creating gowns for socialites and members of the Royal family.

During his fashion education in London Ian specialised in bridal and evening wear design for which he won numerous student awards. Upon graduation Ian began his training at Bellville Sassoon, one of London's finest couture houses, who specialise in creating gowns for socialites and members of the Royal family.

As well as his passion for bridal gowns, Ian also designs striking mother of the bride dresses that ooze grace and exude feminine charm. Ian’s flattering cuts and tasteful styling have propelled him to well-deserved fame as one of the world’s best mother of the bride dress designers.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Create A Mad Men Style Wedding

Whether you're a huge fan or not, it's hard not to notice the influence Mad Men has had on the revival of 1950's and 1960's style. With that in mind, I decided to show you how to create your own Mad Men style wedding.

The Dresses and Ring
Elizabeth Fillmore included these gorgeous designs in her 2012 collections.

Left: Keshett cushion cut and round brilliant cut ring. Right: Bill Hicks Jewellery Design engagement rings.
Hair and Makeup, the Bridesmaids
The look on the left highlights winged eyeliner, candy cheeks and pastel-pink lips. These are all features of 1960's style. The hair style on the right, epitomised by Marilyn Monroe is all about high glamour and femininity.

Short dresses are prominent in both 1950's and 1960's style, so why not continue this throughout your bridal party. This is also your chance to feature any colour you wish!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Bridesmaid Hairstyles

So you're a bridesmaid and want a great hairstyle but do not want to out shine the brides wedding hairstyle. Keeping your hairstyle simple and elegant should be perfect enough for the event.

Short Bridesmaid Hairstyles

The short hairstyle is much easier to accomplish because there is little to work with and still make all sections beautiful. If however you do have about 3 inches long hair you can decide on a vintage finger waved hairstyle, because they are elegant, classic and elegant at the same time.

Medium Bridesmaid Hairstyles

For medium hair the styling opportunities slightly increase, allowing you to be a little bit more creative. You can go for simple straight, wavy or curly hairstyles. You can opt for a half up/half down hairstyle or create a classic bun or loose updo hairstyle.

Long Bridesmaid Hairstyles

Long hairstyles are the most versatile hairstyles of all three types, but they are also the highest maintenance. This look might not be the best suited for your particular facial type so be sure to look for bridesmaids hairstyles that do. It is recommended to wear simple yet elegant hairstyles like a classic ballerina bun or chignon hairstyle.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Vintage Wedding Shoes

A very modern wedding can be perfectly finished off with little splashes of vintage-styled accessories here and there. Choosing your wedding shoes is a really important part of your day – not only because they are part of your entire wedding ensemble, but also because they determine how comfortable you are as you mingle.
The vintage style is characterised by being quite heavily embellished with beads, lace and ribbons. The fabrics are frequently embossed, and are of a good quality (like silk). Some vintage shoes are also printed with paisley or floral designs. These make for absolutely stunning accessories, even under a really plain or understated dress.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sneaky Sneakers Wedding Shoes

Shoes are a must have accessory for any wedding, but it’s definitely something that gets lost and not always noticed by guests, so for memory purposes, great shots of shoes can be a stunning photo.

There are so many types of shoes available now-a-days from strapless to pumps to boots to stilettos to gladiators to sandals to takkies to sneakers...

Shoes are also a creative and fun way to show off your personality. If you are a sporty person, go for a funky sneaker or takkie shoe.

Cute meets comfy in a gorgeous pair of sneakers.Not only will you have guests talking, but a good pair of sneakers will ensure that you are comfortable as you mingle, dance and pose the night (or day) away.

The key is to find someone that can create a unique pair of sneakers for your wedding day if you do not trust your own craft skills. Paint them and embellish them with beads, lace, sequins, ribbons and buttons in one or more colours. If you want to be different but don’t want to negotiate on a traditional white gown, sneakers are a great way of having something unique and memorable that does not dominate your entire outfit.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Gorgeous Burlap Wedding Ideas

Burlap & rustic weddings go hand in hand, and pairing lace with burlap adds romance to your wedding. Items can be customized and made with any message that you have in mind to fit your destination wedding style.
Each item is handmade with a lot of love, quality and care. When you order these items it really shows how much love and effort was put into making these lovely burlap goods. After your wedding any of these items can be used for a dinner party or any celebration.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

4 Perfect Summer Wedding Palettes

Still searching for that perfect wedding color palette? Scroll through this gallery to see 4 winning combinations.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Top Wedding Trends of 2012

Want to know what's hot in weddings this year? From watercolor decor elements to panoramic portraits, watch as dishes on the top wedding trends of 2012.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Convertible Wedding Dresses – New Categories

Convertible wedding dresses mean either the shoulder straps or the train could be removed. If you want show your wedding guest glamour looks in your wedding, try convertible wedding dresses.
This wedding dress features its strapless sweetheart neckline soft rouched bodice and waistband with intricate fmbellishment and bow back, a-line pick-up skirt with chapel train.
This tulle sweetheart neckline trumpet wedding dress has the feature of cap sleeves, bodice with beaded trim and draped skirt with chapel train.
This tulle and lace sweetheart neckline mermaid wedding dress has the feature of removable halter strap, lavish applique accents and draped skirt with chapel train.