On such a spooktacular day, we can’t help but fondly remember all of the frightfully fun and creative Halloween brides we’ve had throughout the years! And, like the eyes of a Jack-o-Lantern, we’re all lit up with excitement and energy (could have been all the candy we’ve eaten) by the gorgeous Halloween wedding inspiration pictures popping up around the web today.
Below, a few of our favorites…
A Ghoulishly Glamorous Wedding Storyboard
Even Tom Burton Would Love THIS Halloween Bride & Groom
A Haunted Halloween Venue...Be Careful Where You Roam...
Spooktacular Sweets are a MUST!
The Mysterious Murder Mansion Venue...Will You Be There When The Lights Go Out?
Gorgeous & Glam Halloween Photo Props - We LOVE These!
This month, NYC is buzzing with bridal bliss as the city hosts New York International Bridal Week and Couture – THE biggest buying hotspots, where retailers and designers come together to celebrate and reflect on the successes of previous years, while building anxious anticipation for the must-have wedding trends-to-come in 2012! There are runway shows and intimate cocktail parties with strolling models overflowing with champagne and the ever-present “oohs” and “ahhs” that accompany a typical fashion-fueled event in NYC.
So, as we prepare to ourselves for the loads of eye candy we’re already guaranteed to be sweet on – layers of lace, tousles of tulle, aisles of organza, seas of satin and so much more – we fondly reflect on some impressionable trends of the past century…
Bridal in the 1940's
1940′s: A common trend of this decade was the sheath dress, thinner waists and cap sleeves.
Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face, kick-starting new Bridal Trends in the 1950's
1950′s: The emergence of ballgown-esque dresses with shorter hemlines, quite similar to the poodle skirts that were popular for everyday wear, along with defined necklines, cap sleeves, very intentional sharp angle cuts in the fabric, and a smaller waistline.
Carolina Herrera's 1968 Bride Style
1960′s: Enter the revived empire wedding dress, a high-waisted dress, gathered near or just under the bust with a long, loose skirt, which skims the body – especially flattering to pear-shaped women.
Bridal in the 1970's
Margaux Hemingway's 1975 Wedding
1970′s: Two major trends marked this decade: an off-the-shoulder shawl or high neckline (as pictured above, many times used to make spaghetti-strapped dresses more modest) or Grecian-inspired gowns.
Donna Karan herself captures Bridal Style of 1980's
1980′s: Three words: Big Hair, Big Shoulders, Big Day. :)
Carolyn Bessette's Bride Style in the 1990's
1990′s: Big and bold are two words that come to mind. Elements of the late 80′s – noteably big shoulders, puffy sleeves and bows – stayed for a few years, embellished with excessive embroidery and beading, before brides started asking for more free-flowing, fluid materials, sexier and streamlined looks, plunging V-necks, strapless necklines and sleeveless gowns that showcased bare arms.
Color is IN in the 2000's
Portia de Rossi stunned the guests in a pink blush ballgown during her vows to Ellen DeGeneres
Gwen Stefani WOWed in a pink, hand-dyed gown
2000′s: Color! In many ways, adding color is reflective of the new millennium trend toward individuality. Also, silhouette becomes a focal point with the introduction of the ‘Fit & Flare’ gown.
2010 is a Bridal Style Decade Remix!
2010 Bridal Style - Destination Diva
2010′s:Don’t call it a comeback! This is when we see past styles from every decade emerge with sexier, slinkier silhouettes, belted waistlines, tea-length and asymmetrical necklines and waistlines.
Little White Dress Bridal Shop has been selected as the exclusive home of Badgley Mischka Bridal collection in Colorado. With a special “Preview” Trunk Show going on NOW until May 29 at LWD, Badgley Mischka gowns bring a feminine, yet avant-garde style to Colorado brides, with a sophistication that caters to a young, modern couture customer, without forsaking women of any age.
With clients ranging from presidential daughters to Hollywood award-winners and celebrities including Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and Carrie Underwood, Badgley Mischka designs are constructed of the finest fabrics, with always an element of interest, be it in silhouette or in luxurious detail, remaining true to their design philosophy to push them to the forefront of fashion.
Here, a few of the various styles we have at LWD:
Badgley Mischka's "Kildare" in pearl-over-latte Chantilly Lace.
Badgley Mischka's "Tracy" in pearl English net.
Badgley Mischka's "Mallory" in pearl - a silk, satin & tulle masterpiece.
Thank you to The Knot Colorado for featuring Little White Dress Bridal Shop in The Wedding Hot Sheet inside your new issue! The Maria Elena hair piece featured on page 82 can also be found at our shop! Oh, and in case you didn’t know, we moved. :) Looking forward to seeing you soon!
From the bottom of our hearts here at Little White Dress, we’d like to extend a big, royal THANK YOU to all of the vendors who provided us with goodies and snacks for our William & Kate Royal Wedding Date Party here last Friday!
You're invited to our William & Kate Wedding Date Party!
This party is early, yes, but it’s going to be FAB!
When: April 29, 2011
Where: Little White Dress Bridal Shop, 3420 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO 80211
Beginning at 6:30am, we’ll be watching live coverage of the Royal Wedding and warmly invite all of our brides, friends, family and industry peers to join us for the fabulous celebration!
Channel 2/Fox 31 and Channel 9 will be here filming LIVE broadcasts at 6:15am, 6:45am, 7:15am, 7:45am, 8:15am and 8:45am. This is an event NOT to be missed!
We’ll be serving assorted breakfast pastries and quiches, scones & jam, tea sandwiches, crumpets & English tea…AND to top it off, everyone who comes will be crowned with a bejeweled TIARA – it’s mandatory to watch the wedding in style!
Call us at 303.814.8972 to let us know you’re coming – we KNOW it’s early, but we’re going to have FUN and look forward to seeing you!