Tomorrow we'll be doing some heavier reflecting on the New Years Bride--past and present. But today I wanted to wish luck to those of you saying 'Ido' either tonight or tomorrow. If you're still up-in- the-air about accessorizing your look, here are a few great ideas . . .
I would have liked a lengthier section on fashion of course and more descriptions and detail about fabrics, silhouette, style, head chic and so on. However, the strong photography carries this book where words aren't necessary, leaving the bride open to getting in touch with her own muse. Using mostly real life brides and their weddings as examples in the photos, conveys reality at its finest. As you read along you'll realize, yes, with some coordination all this is possible. For me Style Your Dream Wedding will be a great reference tool and inspiration source for tons of upcoming posts. For you, it's a real gift for planning and realizing the most beautiful and unique wedding is indeed in the waiting. . . .
"My husband and I LOVE to go snowboarding and we used to go a couple times a week. We went up to the mountains one day for what i thought was a regular day of snowboarding. As we got to the top of the chair lift I noticed about 20 people standing at the top holding a huge sign. As we got closer I could make out what it said, "WILL YOU MARRY ME?" My first thought was, "don't do something stupid, jes, it's probably for the girl behind you." As I snowboarded closer, I began to make out the smiling, teary eyed faces of all of my closest friends and when I looked back at Ryan, he was on his knee on a bed of rose petals, with his snowboarding jacket off, revealing a shirt and tie, holding out the most perfect ring I have ever seen. Of course I screamed and cried until someone that worked at the mountain yelled for me to answer him. I said YES and we have been happily married for 4 years and still snowboarding! "
This is a bolero jacket by by Monique Lhuillier in satin organza with vertical ruffles.
Strapless A-line gown with tulle overlay by Reem Acra
1. Production of fabric follows fair trade practices (read: no prison contracted or sweat-shop labor involved)
2. Free or low on chemicals and pesticides
3. Eco-conscious land management practices
4. Sustainable farming
5. Animal friendly practices
Believe it or not Eco-friendly is now including polyester on its list. That’s right. If you can find a way to recycle a dress (or anything) from something polyester, you’re helping make the world a greener more livable place. Actually, this ‘re-sourcing’ of fabric can apply to any fabric that gets recycled like the 100% Swiss cotton Summer dress above.
BAMBOO-(above) Some Bamboo drapes and acts like silk but has a stronger make-up. Bamboo also has a property called, Bamboo Kun, a micro-bacterial. Because of its nature, bamboo can be washed, go through fifty washes and still hold onto all its anti-fungal properties. I’ve also heard it prevents body odor . . . . well, all I can add to that is, we’ll see.
ORGANIC COTTON-(above) Here's a question I get all the time. What’s the difference between organic and regular cotton? First answer: it has been grown free of chemicals and pesticides. Second: If whitened, it’s done so via a peroxiding process (approved method of G.O.T.S.—Global Organic Textile Standards) not bleach. One of my own contributions to going green is replacing some of the collection samples with crinoline petticoats in 100% organdy (stiff cotton).
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Wtoo Brides Spring 2012 Images courtesy of Watters.
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