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Tying the Knot June 15, 2009

Filed under: Details,Fashion,The Groom — bridaldaze @ 3:16 pm

The traditional bow tie will always be around, but with a modern bride comes a modern groom.  There are different ways that you can go about tying a dess tie from Windsor to Prince Albert.  Brooks Brothers has a great selections of ties, much like your bridal attendants buying their dress this is a great way for the groomsmen to have a piece of the day to keep too.  They also offer a guide on different ways to tie a tie.

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If this is still a bit to traditional for you.  Opt out the tie with an open button for a less formal wedding, possibly a beach ceremony.  Taking this opportunity to add pattern color and personality to the groom and his groomsmen on this day will make a huge impact.  You just may want to keep your groom away from the “bootlace” cowboy tie.

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Black Tie Redux May 28, 2009

Filed under: Fashion,The Groom — bridaldaze @ 1:41 pm

For a modern take on men formal wear, have your groom skip the bow-tie and rental tuxedo, and opt instead for a classic, single-breasted black suit and tie.  Finish off with a crisp white dress shirt.  cap-toe leather oxfords, suspenders, smoky onyx cuff links and a pocket square.

groomVoila, the perfect wedding attire.  And with a few adjustments (nix the pocket square and cuff links) presto, his is outfit is transformed into one that he can wear to parties – even at other weddings any time of the day.

 

Un’veiling’ May 23, 2009

Filed under: Fashion — bridaldaze @ 3:54 am

So you have found the perfect dress and now you want to finish the look with the right veil.  There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a veil.  whether you choose a chapel length veil or a blusher you need to take into consideration all variables.

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The birdcage veil is all the trend now!  It works for all types of brides and has the Hollywood glam of yester year. You may have seen this veil in the movies Sweet Home Alabama and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.  A birdcage veil has a way of going with every kind of wedding look, from the sinple and elegant to the funky and vintage-inspired.

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Different lengths of veil are available, from the longest ‘Cathedral’ style which extends on to the floor like a train, to a ‘Blusher’ which is just long enough to cover the bride’s face. The most commonly worn styles of veil include those at either waist or hip length. Hip length veils (72 inches) tend to suit more formal weddings, whereas elbow length veils (54 inches) are best suited to gowns which don’t have trains.

As well as length, the fullness of a veil can help create the desired appearance. The number of tiers can vary from one to three, often with the third being attached directly to the dress to reduce the ‘drag’ effect on your hair. If your look is more modern elegance than fairytale princess, a narrow veil with one layer to waist length would be more appropriate.

Some people will advise that the color of your veil should match your dress, but the sheerness of the veil fabric means that people will rarely notice if this is not the case. Most veils come in either white or ivory, but you could also opt for a shimmery silver or gold.

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Wedding veils have always been the cherry on top of a wedding outfit. These days, the birdcage veil is the ultimate bridal accessory. Birdcage veils are beautiful pieces, which have the ability to turn even the simplest gown into a stunning outfit. So, whether you’re planning to go for a modern look or are trying to put together a classic ensemble, a birdcage veil can complete the look you’re trying to achieve.

 

If The Shoe Fits May 20, 2009

Filed under: Fashion — bridaldaze @ 1:30 am

Not finding the perfect shoe? Why not modify a basic pump? Three low-cost high-wattage ways to create the show of your dreams. heels
HOW TO MAKE A GREAT SHOE FOR LESS A plain white shoe is not unlike a blank canvas from which great art springs.  Just be sure to buy fabric footwear; leather can be difficult to manipulate.  Satin or crepe luxe shoes are available in many styles and can be found inexpensively.

Ribbons add a whimsical touch to a pair of plain white heels. Fold or pleat a bow, and attach with fabric glue or a hot glue gun. Possibly by bringing in your "something blue" or your bridesmaid dress color. You'll make a stylish impression - especially when your back is turned.A plain white shoe is not unlike a blank canvas from which great art springs.  Just be sure to buy fabric footwear; leather can be difficult to manipulate.  Satin or crepe luxe shoes are available in many styles and can be had for cheap.

Ribbons add a whimsical touch to a pair of plain white heels. Fold or pleat a bow, and attach with fabric glue or a hot glue gun. Possibly by bringing in your "something blue" or your bridesmaid dress color. You'll make a stylish impression - especially when your back is turned.

Want to add some shine to your shoe? All you have to do is pin on your favorite accesspry - whether its your nana's brooch for your something old or earring syou have been eyeing. Voila - instant bling!

Want to add some shine to your shoe? All you have to do is pin on your favorite accesspry - whether its your nana's brooch for your something old or earring syou have been eyeing. Voila - instant bling!

Finding shoes that aren't white, black or brown can be harder to find.  If you are wild about a certain color, as the touch of a colorful shoe is becoming more popular, buy fabric shoes and have them dyed.  Just be sure to bring a sample of the shade you want.

Finding shoes that aren't white, black or brown can be harder to find. If you are wild about a certain color, as the touch of a colorful shoe is becoming more popular, buy fabric shoes and have them dyed. Just be sure to bring a sample of the shade you want.