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Fun and Girly Wedding Dress

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Fun and Girly Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress Story by Keri Sanborn Sheehan I found my dress at David’s Bridal at the very beginning of my wedding planning. My mother-in-law and I stopped in before going to a bridal show to get some ideas, and I tried on some dresses just to get her opinion on what looked good on me. The moment I stepped into this wedding dress, I knew it was something special. Although I never intended to get a wedding dress that day, after I put it on I couldn’t stop looking at myself in the mirror. The beautiful ruching on the top created a slimming silhouette, and the ruffles in the skirt...

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The Wedding Dress Reflects the Proposal

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 1 comment

The Wedding Dress Reflects the Proposal

A Wedding Dress Story by Caitlin Nieburg My husband proposed to me on a chilly morning while vacationing in London. We were standing on the wall of the Tower of London with no one around and just as the sun started to peek out behind the clouds over the Tower Bridge and the Thames, I had the surprise of my life. No sooner than when I said “I do,” did we hear the pop of a champagne bottle as we were poured celebratory glasses and were given a private tour by a Yeoman Warder. In choosing a wedding dress, I dreamt of capturing the same romantic feeling of that morning....

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Bride’s Wedding Dress was Lost by Seamstress

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Bride’s Wedding Dress was Lost by Seamstress

A Wedding Dress Story by Lindsay This dress has quite the story. Once upon a time, I was engaged to a different man and half-way into wedding planning, he decided he didn’t want to marry me. I had already bought a dress, which I loved, so eight years later while preparing to marry the real man of my dreams, we talked about whether or not I should wear this dress from the wedding that never was. My husband Jimmy is not superstitious or believe in “bad vibes” and is pretty frugal, so he told me if I still liked it, I should wear the old dress and save us some money since we...

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Wedding Dress Trends: Our Top Ten Favorite Sheer Designs

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Wedding Dress Trends: Our Top Ten Favorite Sheer Designs

It seems like this new year is already flying by! With all the details that brides need to plan for, it can feel overwhelming to realize that you haven’t picked out your wedding dress. But not to panic! We took a look at three wedding dress designers’ 2015 collection and gathered our favorites from our favorite trend: sheer fabric with lace. Wedding Dress Trends Why we love it: We love illusion shoulders! The sheer fabric allows the lace to create a beautiful cap sleeve. We love the contrast between the white lace and the different skin tones. It makes each look lovely. Why we...

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A Wedding Dress Story: Desiree Will Wear Her Mother’s Wedding Dress

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Wedding Dress Story: Desiree Will Wear Her Mother’s Wedding Dress

A Family Wedding Dress Desiree Maumus will be wearing her mother’s wedding dress on August 29th, 2015. We recently had the privilege of cleaning and preparing that beautiful and classic wedding gown for her nuptials. This wedding dress, a family heirloom, has an awesome background story! Desiree’s mother, Darleen Dowling Maumus, bought her wedding dress at D.H. Holmes on November 24th, 1964 for her February wedding. Incidentally, this old New Orleans department store was mentioned in the novel, A Confederacy of Dunces. Darleen paid for the wedding gown, which she bought for...

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Wedding Dress Story: Grandma’s Guidance

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Wedding Dress Story: Grandma’s Guidance

The Ideal Wedding Dress Nine months before Frank and Kristin’s wedding, Kristin’s grandmother “Deeta” suffered a heart attack and was rushed to the emergency room. Frank and Kristin immediately packed their bags and drove from their home in Raleigh, NC to Somerset, NJ to be with her in the coronary care unit. As her condition deteriorated, it was clear she would not make it through the night. As Kristin spent her last time alone with Deeta, she described her dream wedding dress… one she was hoping to find for her wedding day. Kristin knew Deeta would be there in...

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Oleg Cassini: From Revolution to Hollywood to White House

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Oleg Cassini: From Revolution to Hollywood to White House

Oleg Cassini’s Early Years Ever visited a wedding dress trunk show? You can thank designer Oleg Cassini for the experience! Considered the inventor of licensing, it was not until he became the “secretary of fashion” for first lady Jackie Kennedy that store owners wanted him to come to their establishments. Cassini himself explained in a 2003 interview that traditionally, designers simply would not come to stores and that they were usually pretty private. But, he explained, after three martinis before every show, he was ready to meet with the brides! For the last few decades,...

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A Wedding Dress Story by Laura Chyou

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Wedding Dress Story by Laura Chyou

A Pnina Tornai Wedding Dress I purchased my dress from Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City. The dress is a Pnina Tornai. At the time that I was wedding dress shopping I lived in Boston. My parents and my best friend and her husband flew east and met me and my fiancee in New York. I went with my mom, my dad and my best friend to the Kleinfeld store. It was a pretty amazing experience. Although I’ve heard the store can be crazy with the “Say Yes to the Dress” TV show, I went on a quiet Friday afternoon and had a relaxing and fun time. My dress was the first dress I tried on. I...

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A Wedding Dress Story by Sharon F

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Wedding Dress Story by Sharon F

Hunting the Perfect Wedding Dress My daughter Karla was married on June 21, 2014. We had shopped for dresses at three bridal stores looking for a certain style that neither of them carried. At the fourth shop, Celestial Bride in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, they had the style that we had been looking for and my daughter tried it on. The owner of the shop predicted that she would not like it before she even tried it on and she was right. She had Karla try an Eve of Milady wedding dress that she felt would be perfect for an outdoor wedding, and Karla loved it instantly. The wise owner said that if...

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A Wedding Dress story by Katya George

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Wedding Dress story by Katya George

Great Gatsby Wedding Dress Our wedding theme was inspired by “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald so we stylized all the wedding details in art deco 1920’s style. My wedding dress had to go with the vision of the era as well as be comfortable and light enough to dance the night away in a hot month of August. I have to say that the dress found me for there was no real hunt for it. Two months after the engagement, my mom and I went to Moscow, Russia, to visit our family and friends. Since I still had a whole year to prepare for the wedding, I was not actively looking for...

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