Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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Diana DeGarmo's Wedding Dress Revealed!

Diana DeGarmo in Farangis

Remember when Ace Young proposed to Diana DeGarmo on the American Idol stage back in May? 


Well Diana has chosen her wedding dress and it's a gorgeous strapless dress from a new and upcoming bridal designer -- Sareh Nouri. Diana selected the "Farangis" gown on TLC's Brides of Beverly Hills shot at the home of Renée Strauss for the Platinum Bride. The episode will be airing this Friday, November 30th. Be sure to watch -- we know we will! (Image via Sareh Nouri)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Amy Poehler on Set in Bridal Gown


Amy Poehler wore a beautiful bridal gown on the set of The Came Together in New York City yesterday. We wonder if Amy wore a dress like this when she married husband Will Arnett back in 2003.


They Came Together is set for release in 2014 and along with Amy, also stars Paul Rudd and Ed Helms. A few of our favorite comedic actors and a wedding?  We can't wait for this movie! (Image via PopSugar)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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Halle Berry's South African Beach Wedding...Our Dress Picks!

We have a hunch that Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez will be getting married this summer!


We know that they only confirmed their engagement in April, but we think they are planning a South African beach wedding. South Africa would be the perfect place for the couple to wed, as it was where the couple first met while filming their movie "Dark Tide" A beach wedding would fit Halle's laid-back personality and is a great choice for her third wedding.

Photo via PopSugar


In honor of her upcoming nuptials, we pulled some of our favorite Halle-wedding-ready dresses... (Of course she'd look good in absolutely anything!)



The first Reem Acra Fall 2012 dress that screams beach wedding and don't forget that Reem Acra is one of Halle's favorite red carpet designers. (Photo: MCV Studio)

The second dress comes from Marchesa's 2012 Fall line and we think its a perfect, casual dress that would show off Halle's arms. (Photo Courtesy: Marchesa)


The third dress is a daring Spring 2012 Monique Lhuillier dress with a large leg slit. This dress is both sexy and sophisticated, and with Halle's toned legs, we think that she can pull this off easily. And this dress design is right on trend! (Photo: Clark + Walker Studio)


Which option do you think would look the best on her?


Monday, June 25, 2012

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Details Behind Mrs. McConaughey’s Gorgeous Bridal Gown!

Matthew-mcconaughey-300x400[1]More details have emerged on the designer of the bride's beautiful lace gown.  The designer was Brazilian Ducarmo Castelo Branco, a 78 year-old family friend that created Camila Alves gown for the couple's at-home wedding in Austin, Texas.


According to People.com, Camila has known the designer personally since she was young.  "I guess you can say she has been planning this design for over 20 years," says Camila.


We are obsessed with the detailed long lace sleeves -- such a perfect fit for the couple's traditional Catholic Ceremony.  Not to mention right on trend for 2012 bridal fashion.





Image via People

Monday, June 04, 2012

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VP Joe Biden's Daughter Got Married!



Wearing an ivory silk mermaid Vera Wang gown and a romantic lace veil, Ashley Biden, a social worker and daughter of vice president Joe Biden, married Philadelphia surgeon Dr. Howard David Krein at the same Delaware church where she was baptized, the Associated Press reports. 


After the ceremony at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church, the couple and an approximate 200 close friends and family gathered for a cozy reception at the Biden’s lakeside family home in Wilmington. According to People, guests enjoyed a backyard family-style dinner, which was prepared by the vice president himself!


As for the dress, an off-white stunner with a ruffled tulle hem and sheer straps, DelawareOnline.com reveals that Ashley kept it a secret from everyone, except her mother, Dr. Jill Biden, and maid of honor, her best friend since childhood. 

The couple was introduced in 2010 by Ashley’s older brother, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, and got engaged on a cliff (at sunset!) in California’s Big Sur last October.


“We’re happy to welcome Howard into our family, and we wish them all the best in their new life together,” Joe and wife Dr. Jill Biden, said in a statement released by the vice president’s office.


As for the honeymoon, a family source tells People that Howard, 45, will surprise Ashley, 30, with their destination — we can’t wait to see where he’ll take her!


Congrats to Ashley and Howard!


Official White House Photo by David Lienemann via UsMagazine.com

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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Angelina's Wedding Dress Predictions

We’ve seen plenty of that massive ring (rumored to be over 10 carats!) ever since Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie officially confirmed their engagement on Friday. But what about The Dress?


With Angelina's red-carpet style in mind, we rounded up the top wedding dress picks we think would totally wow on their big day.


A Sultry Style

Remember that bold slit dress—and that infamous leg pose—Angie flaunted at the Oscars? We’d love to see a similarly sexy style incorporated into her wedding gown—something like this Monique Lhuillier satin number.


Images via Clark + Walker Studio and People.com

Elegant Long Sleeves 

A deep slit will usually require a bit more coverage up top—and Angelina’s no stranger to pulling off elegant long-sleeved gowns on the red carpet. This Pronovias style combines both of the bride's favorite trends.


Images via Pronovias and People.com

A Form-Fitting Silhouette

The actress has often rocked premieres in form-fitting pencil skirts. We think she’d stun in this vintage-inspired Marchesa dress—a design that would certainly flatter her famous silhouette.


Images via Clark + Walker Studio and DailyMail.co.uk

Casual & Classic

We’ve heard the A-list duo is aiming for an “intimate and informal” affair, so it’d be no surprise if Angelina settled on a more low-key, bohemian feel. If the rumors are true and the pair were to tie the knot at an outdoor ceremony in the South of France, we’d picture something like this gorgeous Carolina Herrera gown—with soft, loose fabric and a simple, classic design.


Images via Clark + Walker Studio and People.com


Which look would you choose for Angelina and Brad’s big day?


--Anna Williams


Friday, April 23, 2010

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"Girl Meets Gown": New WE TV Show Premieres Sunday!


"Girl Meets Gown" is a new reality TV show that follows Southern belle brides on their quest for the perfect dress. The show centers on the Dallas based StarDust Celebrations, the largest bridal salon in the south. Brides fly from all over just to get the expert opinions of the two owners, Marsha Ballard French and Jennifer Cline. Since they've been in the biz since 1999, Marsha and Jennifer had plenty of advice to share with us about how to find the perfect wedding gown.

1. What makes a Stardust bride different from the others?

Our clients are usually from the South, Midwest and of course Texas. The Texas and Louisiana bride has self-confidence, usually a sense of fashion and is all about making a statement. Our Midwest brides seem to search for quality and want to find something that is not available in their local communities.

2. What kind of experience are your brides looking for when they shop?

It's a toss up, many brides want a group experience with friends and family shopping with them; others want more privacy and want to keep the gown choice a secret, but regardless of group attendance or privacy, they all want to have an experience befitting a princess.

3. What kind of experience do you offer your brides?

The experience at Stardust includes an interactive encounter where the bride and an assigned personal stylist select a group of gowns to try on. Thereafter, the stylist will select gowns that the bride may have overlooked. We have spacious dressing rooms and the bride can decide to stay in her private space or step into a very large area with floor to ceiling mirrors. The stylist is a well trained experienced professional who knows body shapes, fabrications, laces, trimwork and the structure of wedding gowns. Our stylists are expected to be familiar with different types of wedding locations in order to advise the bride on what she may experience when she wears the gown, such as sand, wind, heat, etc. After a bride makes her wedding gown selection, the celebration begins! We serve champagne, take pictures and if wanted, the bride can strut down a long hallway which mimics a long aisle. A few weeks later, the bride usually returns to select her veil and jewelry and then it's on to bridesmaids, mother's gowns and tuxedos. Our goal is to style the entire wedding including the groom!

4. How do you think a bride should feel in her dress on her wedding day?

How a bride should feel on her wedding day is as varied as trees in a forest! Yes, sexy is okay for some, but demure is better for others. We mostly believe brides want to feel "pretty" and there are many brides who want that "WOW" feeling.

5. What's the most outrageous request a bride has made?

We were asked one time if a bride could take a dress home to show her dad; she promised to bring it back within a week. Honestly, I can't think of any request that is outrageous except sometimes brides ask for large discounts, which our designers do not allow us to offer.

6. What's the worst thing a bride can do when she goes in to try on bridal gowns?

There will be many photos that the bride will see and she will just know that the gown is for her, but when we see her, we know the gown will probably not be good for her body type. Hopefully she will try on other things. Also, some brides are so close-minded about trying on gowns with lace or gowns with beads, etc. So what if lace is not her favorite? The shape of the gown may be perfect and the designer will make it without the lace. All in all at Stardust, I think the worst thing is to not listen to our stylists and give them a chance to provide the education and service that we are trained to give.

7. When brides come into your shop and don't have any idea what they are looking for, how do you decide what to have them try on?

The date of the wedding, the location of the wedding, the shape of the bride and her height are four key factors. For instance, a lightweight silk organza gown may not be perfect for a winter wedding, but the beautiful silk satin gown may take five months to make and the bride is getting married next month. And, obviously, the shape of the gown really must be flattering to the shape of the bride. It is difficult for almost anyone to wear an all white/ivory gown, honestly, who would choose an all white dress even when we are at our ideal weights? Our stylists are keenly aware of the need to select a gown based on the bride's shape and height.

8. How will she know when it's the dress?

Usually, we can tell from the emotional reaction immediately after the gown is zipped up. If not then, the bride will begin to "pat" the fabric, she will smile in the mirror; you can tell she is dreaming of her wedding day. Sometimes she cries.

9. Who should really go dress shopping with the bride?

Ideally, someone who the bride really trusts -- most often this is her mom or a best friend. The fewer the better. It is better to take a group of friends to the first fitting "after" the bride receives her gown rather than during the selection process.

10. Any wedding gown nightmares you can share?

Yes, several years ago, we had a mom get so excited about the gown, that she jumped up from her chair, tripped over a stool on the floor and broke her arm! Jenny and I were nurses in the past, so we administered first aid, called for the paramedics, sent her flowers. The mom was so embarrassed that they never came back!

"Girl Meets Gown" premieres on Sunday, April 25 at 10 p.m. EST on WeTV.

Search 100s of gorgeous gowns and accessories in our photo galleries.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

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Vera and David Partner Up


Attention brides! If you've always wanted the look for less when it comes to your wedding gown -- now may be the time. Celebrity gown designer Vera Wang is partnering with David's Bridal to create a line of affordable wedding gowns. The line will include nothing over $1,500 and include gowns and accessories. The 20 gown line should be available in the US by early Spring 2011, reports InStyle.

Vera told WWD she's excited about the project, adding, "I've been doing this for 20 years in September…what is the point if I can't share all this work [via] a brand that is reliable and credible to people."

No word yet on what the line will look like -- and to be honest, we're pretty curious. What do you think the line will look like? And tell us, would you buy a Vera Wang for David's Bridal gown?

See Vera Wang's Spring 2011 runway collection.

-- Amy Eisinger

Thursday, April 15, 2010

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Emily Blunt to wed in "about a month"


As you alread know from our earlier post, cute Emily Blunt is engaged to "The Office" star John Krasinski. But now inside sources say the pair is ready to tie the knot in "about a month," reports E! Online.

The couple announced their engagement last August, but since then the details on their big day have been hush hush. But now we've got the inside scoop. According to the source, Emily has been very involved in the wedding planning process.

"She is planning the wedding right now and is down to the last-minute detail," the source tells E!. "They picked up their wedding bands [Monday]."

The fashionista actress, known for her role in "The Devil Wears Prada" has apparently had her pick of wedding gowns -- and is considering Monique Lhuillier for her big day. Said the source, "She looked at Monique Lhuillier and Vera Wang. She is definitely considering Monique Lhuillier."

we've got a couple of picks for her below, based on Monique's most recent collection. Which one do you like best for Emily? Or what kind of gown would you like to see her in? Tell us below!


Image via E! Online, by Jim Spellman/Getty Images. Monique Lhuillier images by Clark + Walker Studio.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Recap: "Our Family Wedding" Private Screening

Congrats to the winning brides who scored a private screening of America Ferrera's hit film, "Our Family Wedding"! Check out our interviews below with these lucky brides! (And if you still haven't seen Our Family Wedding, go check it out soon! It's definitely worth watching!)

Recap: "Our Family Wedding" Private Screening from WeddingChannel.com on Vimeo.

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