June #Wedding Gown Roundup

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May #Wedding Gown Roundup

For your #wedding dress inspiration, check out our May Instagram roundup.

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April #Wedding Gown Roundup

For your #wedding dress inspiration, check out our April Instagram roundup.

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March #Wedding Gown Roundup

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February #Wedding Gown Roundup

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January #Wedding Gown Roundup

For your #wedding dress inspiration, check out our latest Instagram roundup.

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10 Gorgeous Gown Details to Steal

Do you love the bodice of one dress and the back of another? Want the beading and lace that only comes on the mermaid? If you want a wedding dress that’s as unique as you are, you’re not alone. With so many dresses to choose from, finding the right one with every detail you want can be an impossible task. But, if you happen to know someone who knows someone who’s a talented seamstress, then consider creating your very own gown with the details you love. Arm yourself with loads and loads of pictures. Here are some magnificent details to get you started.

 

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Shades of White Fit for Every Bride

Brightly coloured gowns are definitely trending and to be considered if you’re looking at a contemporary feel, but don’t discount a good old-fashioned white dress. But white is never just white. Most gowns don’t even come in a pure white, as that doesn’t generally flatter skin tones, unless you’re a dark-skinned goddess. In which case, stark white is the way to go. 

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Diamond white, also known as silk white, is a natural creamy white and is one of the most popular shades as it looks great with most complexions. This colour is a show-stopper on medium skin with olive tones. Ivory comes in a light, medium and dark, and also varies from designer to designer. If you’re fair with pink-toned skin, go for the medium palette to brighten your skin. 

There are hundreds of shades of white and all shades will offer a different undertone from yellow, to pink to blue and can also vary by designer. Make sure you try a few different shades to find what looks best with your skin tone and colouring. It’s also important to ask for a clean or new colour fabric swatch if you find a shade in a dress that you love. Some of the gowns in the salon have been tried on many times and may have lost a bit of their natural brilliance. Even one shade off can make a big difference to your overall look.

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The New #HayleyPaige Gown Collection is LIVE

Fresh, lively, and confident, designer diva, Hayley Paige, embraces sweet femininity with a touch of edginess with her 2017 Fall Collection #Campaign. As head designer at JLM Couture, you can find your very own Hayley Paige gown at retailers all across Ontario. Here’s a delicious sample of her latest designs. #justgotpaiged

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In addition to her new collection, Hayley Paige also has an app for Wedding emojis! Check them out for iOS here.

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All aboard the #Bridal Train

Wedding dress trains are back! The bridal train has the ability to transform any wedding gown into something completely majestic. To pick the perfect train for yourself, you’ll need to know how to differentiate between them. Here are six types of gown trains to get to know: 

The Sweep or Brush. Barely grazing the floor, it’s just enough material to sweep (or brush) the floor. Usually less than twelve inches and usually extends from the hemlines.

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The Court extends about three feet and typically extends from the waistline or below

The Chapel extends about five feet from the waist. It’s the happy medium and glorious for ballrooms.

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The Cathedral extends about seven feet behind the waist, and requires some assistance to keep in order. Perfect for formal church weddings.

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The Royal extends beyond ten feet from the waist and makes a massive statement. This type of regal train requires its own Twitter and Instagram account.

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The Panel or Watteau is an additional piece of fabric that is attached at the shoulder, upper back or waist. This train can be the same length as your gown, or extend well behind. It’s not very common but can be a great addition to an otherwise train-less gown.

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Fleurs De Villes Blooming Mannequin Series Tour

The Mapleview mall in Burlington, Ontario is the last stop of the Fleurs De Villes Canadian Tour for their Blooming Mannequin Series that showcase high fashion gowns made completely from real floral components.

 

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If you’re a Boho Bride looking for a natural floral gown for your outdoor wedding, make sure you check this event out. Each mannequin blooms in partnership with the creative talents of local florists, and is a great place to snoop around for your wedding flower partners.  

Check out some of these stunning gowns!

 

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Swoon-worthy Summer Wedding Gowns

Off the shoulder, plunging necklines, delicate appliques, sheer lace, blush ruffles… the 2017 summer wedding gowns are dominating the runways. Here are a few of our favourites. 

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The Dip Dye Wedding Gown

We’re obsessing over the dip dye wedding gown! If you’re looking for a little colour in your traditional white gown and don’t want to change the colour of your dress completely, consider checking out this latest trend. The dip dye technique offers a burst of colour along the bottom of your dress (or anywhere you want), which, not only looks fabulous, but detracts from the dirty-white that most brides complain about as their gowns drag along the ground all day and night. (For more gown colour options, check out our previous post on trendy gown colours here.)

You can choose any colour you want and it can be a subtle hint of colour or an outrageous splash. Check out some of these images for your inspiration.

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10 Winter Wedding Ideas to Steal

A winter wedding can offer just as much elegance and romance as a sweet summer wedding. The icy-chic colour palette surrounded by a blanket of snow offers a plethora of decor ideas for every bride-to-be. From venue to flowers to favours, check out some of these stunning winter wonderland weddings for your inspiration.

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The $860,000 Jewel-Studded Wedding Gown

When your father is a billionaire, do you even have a wedding budget? Madina Shokirova, daughter of Russian oil tycoon, Ilkhom Shokirova, tied the knot this week in Moscow in an extravagant, $860,000 (CAD) gown designed by Ralph & Russo. The dress (can we call it that?) featured hundreds of real pearls, Swarovski crystals, floral appliques and real silver embroidery.

 

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The decor was… well, just take a look and see.

The wedding accommodated 900 guests who were served a 10-foot wedding cake. 

 

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The couple’s first dance included professional dancers performing the waltz. 

 

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You know, just your standard wedding stuff.

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Brides-to-Be and Beautiful Scarves

You’ve seen tons of shrugs, shawls, capes, cardigans and jackets to accessorize on your big day, but why not consider a beautiful scarf? A splash of colour, an intricate lacey number or a family heirloom. Go old-Hollywood head-scarf, the modern infinity, or something simple and square. You can choose from an array of fabrics like cotton, silk, pashmina, linen, cashmere, jersey, chiffon, alpaca, satin, wool, and acrylic… just to name a few. Check out some of these brides rockin’ the scarf.

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The Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay Salon Experience

This post is sponsored by Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay.

Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay is designed to provide you with the ultimate shopping experience for everything you need on your special day. From your first appointment to your last fitting, we will ensure that the dress you wear on your wedding day is everything you’ve always imagined and more.

Here’s a quick overview of your initial gown consultation:

First, you’ll meet your consultant and share details about your dream dress. Feel free to mention gowns you have seen on our website, but be sure to walk through our beautiful gown gallery to pick out more options.

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While you put on your robe in one of our spacious fitting rooms, your consultant will search the salon for a selection of gowns that match your description of the perfect dress. Your consultant may present you with a few gowns that you hadn’t initially considered, so it’s important to have an open mind.

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You’ll try on the dresses that you believe will be strong contenders for your special day and show them off to your friends and family.

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Many brides find their wedding gown on their first visit to Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, while others return for a follow-up appointment.

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Take some time to browse through our beautiful assortment of shoes and accessories, and try them on with your gown.

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It’s always an emotional and celebratory moment when you say “I do” to the dress of your dreams with loved ones by your side.

For your own incredible experience, book your appointment today.

PHONE:            416-861-4800

EMAIL:              kleinfeldbridal@hbc.com

ONLINE:            www.kleinfeldbridal.ca

We encourage you to call to get the best available date and time.

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And for a unique bridal shopping experience, visit us during our weekend trunk shows that feature your favourite designers.

Here’s what’s coming up:

Hayley Paige                           June 3 – 5

Tara Keely                               June 10 – 12

Rivini                                       July 22 – 24

Call 416-861-4800 to book a trunk show appointment. See our full list of trunk shows at kleinfeldbridal.ca


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5 BOHO Wedding Dresses for Under $500

Earthy Boho fashion is always a hot trend. If the princess gown isn’t for you, consider a bohemian-inspired alternative. (We’re all essentially earth hippies anyway, aren’t we?) A Boho wedding dress can be simple or intricate, but they all have one thing in common, they never go out of style. We’ve scrounged up 5 Boho wedding dresses that don’t break the bank.

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Naya Dress, $350.00 from BHLDN

 

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Queen of the Sun Maxi, $248.00 from Free People

 

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Handmade, one-of-a-kind, $334.50 from PetitBonheurStudio on Etsy

 

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Self-Portrait, $395 from Net-A-Porter

 

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Harper Two Piece, $428 from Reformation

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The Glow-in-the-Dark Gown at the 2016 Met Gala

Each year, the annual Met Gala (fundraising fashion exhibit) in New York brings about all kinds of wonder, excitement and trends in the fashion industry. This year, was no exception. Designer Zac Posen, shared a stunning gown with layers upon layers of fibre optic woven organza. When day turned to night, the dress came alive.

And while we watched the celestial illumination of this dress (and all of our breaths sucked in simultaneously) we realized that a glow-in-the-dark wedding dress could be awesome. Check out some of these others we found across the web.

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Fancy Yourself a Coloured Wedding Gown?

While the Spring runways were full of all kinds of inspiration during Bridal Fashion Week in New York, one trend that seems to be really picking up steam is that of the coloured gown. Would you choose a coloured gown? Check out some of these beauties.

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The One-of-a-kind (and tasty) Weddible Dress

The idea of a wedding dress cake isn’t new, but recently, cake sculptors have taken it to new heights (and weights). Award-winning cake sculptor, Sylvia Elba, in collaboration with artist Ilinka Rnic, and Fun N Funky Cakes founder Yvette Marner, recently spent more than 300 hours to create this one-of-a-kind edible wedding dress. It stands 170cm tall (wrapped around a mannequin), weighs in around 70kg, and is super realistic.

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The cake will be showcased during the Cake International Show, in London on April 16th and 17th. According to the event website, Elba was asked to “produce an exhibit based purely on wafer paper to showcase how versatile it can be.” The ruffles on the dress are made from about 12,000 sheets of the wafer paper.

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Sadly, the dress can never be worn, but it will feed a lot of guests.

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If you could actually bring yourself to cut into it.

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Short and Sweet: The Tea Length Wedding Dress

With summer wedding season almost upon us, we’ve been seeing the upswing trend in knee-length dresses making their rounds. Whether your style is rustic chic, classic formal, vintage, modern, country or a little bit rock and roll, there’s a tea length dress out there with your name on it. Check out some of these glamorous brides with shorter hems.

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A short wedding dress is bound to make a fashion statement walking down the aisle. And just think of all the shoe options!

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10 Gorgeous Gowns of Instagram

Need some wedding dress inspiration? Explore a variety of designer bridal gowns from Instagram.

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Ralph & Russo Wedding Gown Via LovingHauteCouture on Instagram

 

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Sottero and Midgley Collection courtesy of maggiesottero on Instagram

 

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Ehsan Chamoun Haute Couture via Instagram

 

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Lazaro Spring 2016 bridal collection via jlmcouture on Instagram

 
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3 Gowns Perfect for a Destination Wedding

When you are planning a destination wedding, there are a few things you have to take into account when it comes to your bridal attire. Will your gown be comfortable in the heat? Does the dress work for a beach setting? If you are getting married right on the beach, will you be able to walk in the sand in your dress? We’ve tried to make the choosing process a little easier by choosing three dress styles that will work perfectly for a destination wedding.

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Something Blue: 3 Unique Twists on an Old Tradition

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.” This is a phrase many people have heard when it comes to wedding traditions. The ‘old’ in the poem represents continuity and a celebration of one’s history, the ‘new’ looks forward to future happiness, the ‘borrowed’ represents a transition of happiness from one marriage to another, the ‘blue’ item is for love and purity, and the ‘sixpence’ is for general luck. Let’s take a closer look at the ‘something blue’ and see if there aren’t any modern and fun twists on an old idea.

Blue Underlay for Bridal Gowns

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The image of the snowy white bridal gown is usually the first image that comes to mind when people think of wedding dresses. Although it’s not unheard of for these garments to come in colours other than white, a fun and unique way to add some blue to your ensemble is through a peek-a-boo underlay. Just a flash of colour, whether solid or in a pattern, is enough to land your dress in the “unforgettable” category.

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Although hidden (probably), blue undergarments are a super fun and flirty way to incorporate that something blue. There are even customizable ones available for purchase where you can add your own phrases and initials. No one but you and your special someone will see them, but that makes them even more special!

Blue Signatures

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For something even more personalized, have your party guests sign something of yours in blue marker. The bottoms of your wedding shoes, for example, make for a perfect signing surface. This will ensure you have a wonderful keepsake of your special day for years and years to come. You can even hang them up on your wall if you want to display all those beautiful well-wishes from your closest friends and family.

 

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Wedding Dresses for Busty Brides

Most wedding dresses in bridal magazines showcase brides that are tall and slim with petite chests, so if you are a large chested bride finding gowns that flatter your figure can be difficult.

If you have a large chest and you’re worried about what dress to wear and what to wear under your dress for support, here’s our wedding dress guide for busty brides.

 

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One shoulder wedding dresses are a great style for busty brides. The asymmetrical look draws attention away from your chest and generally camouflages your bust with runching.

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This doesn’t mean you have to don long sleeves like wedding dresses from the 1980s. A cute cap sleeve or an off-the-shoulder look is perfect for hiding a bra strap under your gown. Flattering necklines for big busted brides include a tasteful V-neck or a keyhole style.

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If you think you can pull off a strapless gown, the best way to do it is with a fuller skirt. You don’t want to have much beading or detailing on your bodice because it will draw everyone’s eyes towards your chest—which for big busted brides isn’t want you want to be doing. You don’t have to hide your natural assets, but you want to balance them. That’s why a full skirt in either an A-line dress or a full ball gown works perfectly for larger chested brides.

Under the Wedding Dress

For large chested women the key too feeling comfortable and sexy on your wedding day is a well-fitted bra. If you have a strapless gown or an off the shoulder or an asymmetrical one shoulder wedding dress, it will be difficult to wear a regular supportive bra with straps. To get the same support without the straps you need to have a proper fitting band. The best thing to do is measure your band yourself, just below your chest. Many women with larger cup sizes buy bras with bands what are too big for them. It’s better to buy a smaller band, like a 34 instead of a 36, and get a cup size larger than you usually would get, like a DD instead of a D. It may be difficult to find this size in stores, but many specialty lingerie shops sell high quality bras online.

 

Jillian Zacchia is a contributing writer for the Bridal Guide.

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Beautiful Wedding Dress Ideas from Pinterest

There’s a difference between looking at wedding dresses in a catalogue, wedding dresses online, and wedding dresses on Pinterest. Wedding gowns in print seem to have a more polished feel – they look glamorous and lush. Wedding gowns online look like stock photos and they aren’t as exciting. There’s just something about wedding dresses on Pinterest – they seem more attainable, more artistic, and much more romantic.

It isn’t hard to see from the pictures below, but there’s a general trend with wedding dresses from Pinterest. They are feminine, lacey, and heavily detailed with jewels and beading. For many brides this romantic look is what they want to walk down the aisle in.

If you want a feminine romantic dress here are some of the top trending designs from Pinterest to consider.

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This neckline and beaded belt are to die for! If you want to really wow your friends and family this out of the box style is something they’re sure to remember. It’s modern with a vintage feel and with the tulle this is a dress fit for a princess. Perfect for petite brides, this gorgeous dress highlights a slim frame flawlessly.

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One word – lace. Sleeves are definitely coming back into fashion and this lace gown is the perfect example of what’s trending right now on Pinterest and in the bridal world. This versatile gown is elegant enough for a big wedding but simple enough for a small family-only affair. With the sweetheart look and the jeweled embellishment this gown is very flattering for tall brides.

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This Pinterest wedding dress is something special – a combination of the traditional and ultra popular strapless sweetheart bodice with the super trendy detailed gown. These two looks complement each other perfectly with the simple sash belt and it’s a one of a kind look that is flattering even for curvier figures.

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The biggest trend of all on Pinterest right now has to be the detailed or open back look. This gown definitely leaves a lasting impression. Just seeing the dress from behind gives me an idea of what the entire wedding looks like – an outdoor summer wedding in the park, with paper lanterns, mason jars with flowers and lace runners on the vintage tables. It may be ‘hipster’ but that doesn’t make it any less beautiful, just make sure it looks as good in the front as it does in the back.

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Gowns That Fit Your Body Type

As a bride begins to plan her wedding, the dress is what is to impress. Brides dive into bridal gown magazines and visit stores, looking for the latest trends and fashions to grace the aisle on their wedding day. However, the latest fashion may look great on a bridal model but may not suit the everyday bride. Women are beautiful in all shapes and sizes, so every bride deserves a dress that looks best and suits her body type! (more…)

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