Simple vs. Ornate: What's Your Wedding Dress Style?

by Jenny Bryde 9. June 2014 00:47

Clean classic lines?  Or feathers, beads, and ruffles?  Your wedding dress is a big decision as it should be flattering to the bride while reflecting her tasts while at the same time setting the tone for the entire wedding.  Is this a formal wedding?  A fun wedding?  A relaxed wedding?  Today I'm featuring five simple and five ornate dresses.  Which set do you prefer?

Here are the simple dresses:

Beautiful chifon sleeves and a simple train:

Sheer fabric and low key ruffles:

Clean lines and minimal bling:

Lightweight fabric and a streamlined silhouette:

A classic tailored look with some simple embellishments:


And now for some ornate dresses:


A mesh back with ornate crystal beadwork:

Enough tulle to make this bride appear to be sitting on a cloud:


A deconstructed look pulled off beautifully:

Feathers, beads, and ruffles galore:

A million layers of ruffles offset the mermaid silhouette:

So what do you think?  Are you a more demure and simple bride?  Or do you have a penchant for something...more?

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Vintage Wedding Looks Making a Comeback?

by Jenny Bryde 30. September 2013 15:35

I recently found some cool images of vintage Vogue covers, and I began thinking about how fashion is so cyclical.  What was instyle yesterday will be revisited once, twice, several more times in the future.  The same goes for wedding fashion.  I started digging, and I found all these amazing pictures featuring 1940s-esque wedding fashion.  Some of these are really pictures from that time period while others are featuring recently designed gowns that reflect a style from a time gone by.  Could you pull of this vintage look?  


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Hi!  Welcome to the blog!  My name is Jenny, and I am a Quad Cities bride to be.  Our goal for this blog is to share information on all things wedding including local vendors, new trends, and amazing inspiration.  Let us know if there is something you'd like to see on here!  

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