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Monday’s Finding: Oscar Inspired Bridal Fashions

Last night’s Oscar red carpet saw some definite hits and misses. Okay, I’m going to get snarky here for a mo’. In my opinion, the major miss of the night was Anne Hathaway’s worst dressed trifecta in Prada: pointy nipples, too much side boob, and ill placed jewelry. Sure, there were others that were disheveled and dumpy, but I guess I expect more from Anne and the side boob trend is super tacky.

However, there were several ladies that stood out in trendsetting wedding worthy inspired frocks that I just have to show you. Check out the board below for the style I feel can easily translate in to gorgeous bridal looks and then keep scrolling for some current bridal designs that speak to their Oscar counterparts: Amy Adams with her feathered ball gown by Oscar de la Renta, Zooey Deschanel with her vintage inspired floral embroidered frock, Shaun Robinson in a crisp black and white gown, Jessica Chastain in her gold classic Hollywood styled gown by Giorgio Armani, Charlize Theron in a beautifully structured white peplum dress, Kristen Stewart’s lace sheath with a tulle train by Reem Acra, Alicia Vikander in an on-trend long sleeved gown by Elie Saab, Kristen Chenoweth in Tony Ward, and winner of the Best Actress Award…Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture.

Oscars 2013- Bridal Inspiration

Feathered Ball Gown and Floral Embroidery

Oscar Wedding Dress Inspiration- Black & White and Gold

Oscar Inspired Wedding Dresses- Peplum and Lace w/ attached train

Oscar Inspired Wedding Dresses: Blue and Black Ball Gowns

Bridal dress
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Wedding ball gown
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Sleeveless dress
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Lace bridal dress
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Jill Stuart wedding ball gown
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Marchesa Fall/Winter 2012-2013
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Oscar Inspired Wedding Dresses Clean and Simple

Bridal ball gown
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Bridal dress
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Floral print dress
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Stunner Thursday: Winter Bridal Looks

Happy Thanksgiving all! Given that I am the turkey and gravy queen in the family, my commentary will be short and sweet. I’ve got some gorgeous winter bridal looks for you today. Just one note: think frosty instead of glittery. Glitter can often mimic blemishes in photos. So, talk to your photographer about your bridal look before the wedding and see what he or she recommends with regard to your winter wedding look and how it will appear on camera. I hope you all have a lovely day and thank you for reading!

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Winter makeup 2

Gold makeup
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Makeup
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Makeup
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Makeup
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Winter lips

Lip makeup
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Lip makeup
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Beauty product
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Beauty product
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Luuux
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Stunner Thursday: Oodles of brand spankin’ new gown designs from Bridal Market NY

Good morning! Today is all about the latest bridal gown designs from Bridal Market NY. I’ve waded my way through the sea of designers and have my picks for stand out gowns sure to cure your bridal fashion thirst.

Here are my picks for the following categories: Ball Gowns, A-line, Sheath, Mermaid, Trumpet/Fit ‘n Flare, Suits, Short, Peplum, Amazing Backs, and Bridesmaids. Stay tuned today for my hits and misses as well as trends. Enjoy!

NY 2013- Ball Gowns

NY 2013 A-line

NY 2013: Sheath

NY 2013 Mermaid

NY 2013 Trumpet/Fit 'n Flare

NY 2013 Suits

Cymbeline 2013
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Cymbeline 2013
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firstVIEW Theia
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Cymbeline 2013
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NY 2013 Short

NY 2013 Peplum

NY 2013 Amazing Backs

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firstVIEW Amsale
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firstVIEW Amsale
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NY 2013

Sunday Surprise: Bridal Market NY- First peek

Well, I’ve spent my weekend scouring the net for pics of this weekend’s shows at Bridal Market NY. Let me just say that there are some fabulous hits and some seriously scary misses. When all is said and done, I will have a complete rap up, but for now, these are a few of my faves thus far:

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Angelo
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Temperley london
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Paige denim
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Cymbeline 2013
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Theia Fall 2013
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Cymbeline 2013
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Saturday’s Latest: A Fab New Etsy Find For the Stretched Lobed Bride: Arksendeavors and Weekly Team Roundup

I am super duper excited to show you that even us stretched lobed brides can find gorgeous bridal ear wear. I’m currently at 1/2″ and working toward 1″ all due to Arksendeavors. When I first got engaged, I knew that my selection of ear jewelry would be just about nil. I searched high and low for a pair of wedding worthy plugs via my go to shops and none had anything that could stand up to my Mom’s triple strand of pearls. I had resigned myself to naked ears on my wedding day, that is until I came across Arksendeavors.

Arksendeavors is run by Amanda, who started experimenting with resin to create special occasion plugs for those of us with modified lobes. When I took a peek at Amanda’s shop, I was so excited and relieved that someone out there was thinking of us non-conformist brides. In fact, I am actually stretching my ears further, because I now know I can find beautiful plugs that will complement my Mom’s pearls.

From pearls, to crystals and cameos, Arksendeavors has your lobes covered!

Here’s the latest and greatest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team. Enjoy your weekend!

‘Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 10/13/12’ by ravengrrl


Bridal Headband – Shabby chi…

$18.00

Wedding Invitations Black Re…

$7.50

Wedding Invitations Box

$13.50

Wedding table numbers coral …

$4.00

Bling Cake stands

$70.00

Wedding Guest Book Destinati…

$85.00

Beautiful Beige Tulle Autumn…

$459.96

17 pcs Wedding Bridal Bouque…

$209.99

Wedding reception card holde…

$122.00

Bridal Crystal Headband- Vi…

$120.00

Jack O’ Lantern lollipop…

$10.00

Mimosa Fleur- handmade Brooc…

$228.00

Dia de los Muertos Calavera …

$16.99

Handfasting cord in seafoam …

$165.00

Brush embroidered French Mac…

$60.00

Pretty Pink and Peach Leathe…

$60.00

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Etsy Virtual Bridal Show: Day 2, Headpieces and Veils (2 of 3)

So, we meet again! Welcome to the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show! Over the coming weeks, the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team will present the best of their handmade and vintage wares that are sure to give your wedding a unique and personal touch. Today’s shops feature gorgeous veils, headpieces, and even hair options for your special day. Here is part two of three posts that the show will have for today.

I began the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show last year to support individual artisans and vendors and to provide couples with alternatives to the mass produced wedding finds out there is traditional stores. The bridal world is evolving and growing away from the expected and moving toward individual craftsmanship and DIY touches. What’s great about Etsy is that you too can have a handmade look to your wedding without sacrificing your fingerprints to your hot glue gun.

In addition to helping individually owned shops, I wanted to bring awareness to my chosen charity: Wish Upon A Wedding. “Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. Often, couples facing such situations do not have the energy, time, money, or resources needed to plan their wedding. Our organization takes care of all the details, offering couples a chance to relax and enjoy a very special day while surrounded by the love of their closest family and friends.” -www.wishuponawedding.org

Please note that donations are not required to view or for vendors participate in the show. This is my labor of love to bring awareness to Wish Upon A Wedding and my belief in supporting small businesses and individual artisans. If you feel led to help Wish Upon A Wedding accomplish their mission, please see Wish Upon A Wedding’s donation page.

Legal Mumbo Jumbo:
While I am a volunteer with Wish Upon a Wedding, Belle Memorie is not an official representative of Wish Upon a Wedding. In addition, Belle Memorie is not an official representative of Etsy or the vendors featured in the show. I have sought permission from each and every vendor featured to use their products and their photos. Please do not use these photos for personal gain or copy the designs presented. These products are the livelihood, passion, and intellectual property of each artist and to copy these items or to use them for person gain is both illegal and unethical.

Check out yesterday’s Bridal Gown posts for a great give away from C. R. Boggs Design!

Erica B Studios

Flowerdance Bridal

Glam House Bridal Couture

Hairbowswonderworld

I Heart Bride

Kathy Johnson

KIMONOS

Leather Blossoms

Lush Lapel

Make Believe’N

Miss Joan’s Hobby: Happily Ever After

Noaki Jewelry

Papier Muse

Etsy Virtual Bridal Show: Day 1, Bridal Gowns (3 of 3)

Here is the final part of the Bridal Gowns section. I hope you have enjoyed all of these gorgeous dresses and hopefully one that speaks to you. If you are wary about ordering a custom dress, I can assure you that you won’t be sorry. Check out a shop’s feedback and see how many satisfied customers they have. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want, even if it’s a bit non-traditional. Work with the shop and trust that they are experts at what they do. I ordered my own wedding jacket from an awesome Etsy vendor. I gave her my measurements and when it arrived, perfection.

I began the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show last year to support individual artisans and vendors and to provide couples with alternatives to the mass produced wedding finds out there is traditional stores. The bridal world is evolving and growing away from the expected and moving toward individual craftsmanship and DIY touches. What’s great about Etsy is that you too can have a handmade look to your wedding without sacrificing your fingerprints to your hot glue gun.

In addition to helping individually owned shops, I wanted to bring awareness to my chosen charity: Wish Upon A Wedding. “Wish Upon a Wedding” is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. Often, couples facing such situations do not have the energy, time, money, or resources needed to plan their wedding. Our organization takes care of all the details, offering couples a chance to relax and enjoy a very special day while surrounded by the love of their closest family and friends.” -www.wishuponawedding.org

Please note that donations are not required to view or for vendors participate in the show. This is my labor of love to bring awareness to Wish Upon A Wedding and my belief in supporting small businesses and individual artisans. If you feel led to help Wish Upon A Wedding accomplish their mission, please see Wish Upon A Wedding’s donation page.

Legal Mumbo Jumbo:
While I am a volunteer with Wish Upon a Wedding, Belle Memorie is not an official representative of Wish Upon a Wedding. In addition, Belle Memorie is not an official representative of Etsy or the vendors featured in the show. I have sought permission from each and every vendor featured to use their products and their photos. Please do not use these photos for personal gain or copy the designs presented. These products are the livelihood, passion, and intellectual property of each artist and to copy these items or to use them for person gain is both illegal and unethical.

Giveaway! Today’s giveaway comes from C. R. Boggs Designs. “C.R.Boggs Designs was created out of the love of Vintage and Haute Couture styles. Many hours have been spent researching Old Hollywood and Vintage Bridal pieces that have become inspirations for many of my pieces. Each design is an original and although i may make a similar piece upon request, each piece is an original and no two are just alike. Everyday brings a new thought or inspiration for my works. I specialize in couture styles and relish using vintage jewelry, lace, and gems of all types.” -Etsy Profile

This shop has generously donated a $30 gift certificate and all you have to do is check out the C. R. Boggs Designs shop and post your favorite item in the comments section of this post. To earn extra entries: Like Belle Memorie on Facebook and post a separate comment saying you did; Tweet “The Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team presents the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show: bellememorie.wordpress.com” and enter a separate comment with the link to your tweet. That’s three chances to win, so go forth and earn those entries! UPDATE: We have decided that all giveaways will have a deadline extension to the end of show on April 21st!

Retro Mood

Retro Vintage Weddings

Rose Mortem

Schone

Sash Couture

Savoy Faire

The Enchanted Attic

The Secret Boutique

Ting Bridal

Upoppy

Very Tres Chic

Wedding Dress Fantasy

White Romance