Friday, May 28, 2010

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The Limited to Debut Bridal Collection in June

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Looks like The Limited is the next mainstream designer to jump on the bridal bandwagon.


As you may already know, retailers like Anthropologie and J. Crew have released bridal collections. Now The Limited is following suit. The new line will be available exclusively on their website starting June 3 (just in time for that summer wedding!). While the collection is still small -- just two bridal gowns and two bridesmaid dresses -- the price points are just as attractive as the styles. Both gowns will retail for just $298 and the bridesmaids dresses will be available for just $89.50. Those prices are a steal, especially when you consider the high-quality silk they're using.


According to LuckyMag.com, VP of design Elliot Staples released a statement saying, "Our customers are always telling us that they wear our dresses to weddings so this was a natural progression. We're keeping the aesthetic the same -- clean, classic, and feminine -- but now we're able to capture a new part of the same customer's life [her wedding day]."


Gorgeous and affordable? Sounds like a good idea to us. What do you think? Will you shop for your gown at The Limited, or could you imagine a celebrity donning one of these? Weigh in below!


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J. Crew Opens Their First Bridal Boutique

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Attention all New York brides -- J. Crew has just opened their very first bridal boutique!


We've known about this for a while, and it's so exciting that the opening day has finally arrived. Budget savvy brides will be able to find several choices for gowns under $1,000, plus, shop the complete wedding and evening collection for their bridesmaids, groom, and groomsmen.


Their Spring 2010 collection was a big hit both on and off the runway, so it's no surprise that they've decided to open a boutique.


What do you think of J. Crew's move into the bridal market? Do you like their bridesmaids dresses and gowns? Or think it's overrated? And which celeb do you think would sport a J. Crew gown? Weigh in below!


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Friday, April 09, 2010

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NY Magazine Weddings Event Recap!

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Wedding Channel h had the chance to check out a New York Magazine Weddings event on Wednesday night and it was a blast! Vendors fronm all over the tri-state area turned up to chat about some of the newest trends on the market.


So what's hot right now? A few of the caterers told us that they're still getting a huge demand for all types of comfort foods, regardless of budget or style of the wedding. "I can't tell you how many conversations I've had about pigs in a blanket!" one caterer told us. And speaking of comfort food, we found one vendor, Gold Coast Ice Cream, who will actually bring a vintage ice cream truck to your wedding (or reception!) and serve ice cream just like in the good old days.


Hatch Creative Studio was also there with an amazing display of what a woodsy-inspired reception might look like (above right photo). We loved their plates (which can be rented!) -- they were mismatched plates with intricate flower patterns painted on each that had just an edge of French country to them. What do you think, would you buy mismatched plates for your reception?


We also discovered a newly launched registry site called Newly Wish that lets you register for all local vendors, rather than going with some of the bigger guys. What a cute idea! Right now, they're also running a contest -- if you're one of the first brides to register with them, you can receive a gift valued at $100 or more.


On the fashion front, Cymbeline was on hand to show off some gorgeous gowns (they just opened a new boutique in NYC!), plus the owner of the new bridal boutique, Lovely (which we blogged about here). There was also this lovely designer there, called Twobirds who makes these super chic dresses that can be tied and worn in a bunch of different ways. We've seen this idea before from designers like American Apparel and Butter by Nadia, but these sleek fabrics and kick it up a notch from the rest! We're seeing these a lot lately and starting to wonder -- will the 'tie it 100 ways' dress be a new bridesmaid trend? Tell us what you think!


And don't forget to tune in all weekend long for our straight from the runway coverage of Fall 2010 Bridal Fashion Week!


-- Amy Eisinger

Thursday, May 21, 2009

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6 Stylish (and Affordable!) Vase Ideas You'll Love

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Want glamorous or eye-catching centerpieces for your wedding tables that steal the show, but not all your money? I found ‘em for you! Here’s a a round up of my six picks -- all under $35. (You’re welcome in advance!) Listed clockwise from top left:

For the Rustic Bride: Midi Bucket from The Macbeth Collection, $35.00

For the Urban Bride: Artificial Calla Lily and Bamboo Stick Vase from Marks and Spencer, $23.50

For a Chic Bride: Illusion Vases from Uncommon Goods, $25.00-32.00

For an Edgy Wedding: Mercury Vases from CB2, $3.95--$6.95

For a Romantic Wedding: Grace Centerpiece from Bed Bath & Beyond, $29.99

For a Modern Wedding Salong Vase from Ikea, $7.99

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