Red Carpet Gown or Wedding Dress?

Is is ready-to-wear or bridal? Nowadays, it's getting touch to isolate red carpet from wedding aisle.

In our latest piece for observer.com, Rachel Leonard and I looked at red-carpet dresses that would be right at home at a wedding, and wedding gowns that would turn heads on the red carpet. These genre-bending creations are sophisticated, original, and perfect for a destination wedding. Check out the full story!   Email ThisFacebookTweet This!Google […] Read more »

The 7 Most Romantic Wedding Gowns of the Year

The romance of a vintage-style lace wedding gown from Claire Pettibone

I recently partnered with a former Brides magazine colleague to produce a piece for the observer.com that showcases the season’s most romantic wedding gowns. It’s quite a collection—with A-list designers including Vera Wang and Claire Pettibone, we’re showcasing everything from a lingerie-inspired ball gown to a wild Kardashian-Meets-Victorian-England ensemble. One word of warning: Transporting these frocks isn’t easy; […] Read more »

New “something blue” ideas for a destination wedding

Something Blue on the beach—Loup Charmont coverup

Figuring out the “something blue” that you’ll incorporate into your wedding ensemble can drive a bride around the bend. Blue earrings are too obvious. Blue toenails? So very 2004. And blue eyeliner isn’t even trying. But for women embarking on a destination wedding, there’s a whole other path to pursue: the blue wedding gown. We’re not talking […] Read more »

5 best destination wedding dresses from White by Vera Wang

Because we love the contrast of rough and refined, we picture this gown among the red rocks of Sedona—or amid a faded southern plantation. Double weave matelasse floral gown with bow detail from White by Vera Wang, $1098

Even if you’re planning an untraditional wedding—on a surfer’s beach in Costa Rica or at a rustic vineyard in Sardinia—part of you secretly longs for a wedding dress. In fact, part of you would love nothing more than walk down that far-away aisle in Vera Wang. And you can. Because while the designer’s couture gowns […] Read more »

Exclusive wedding dresses by Lela Rose for the St. Regis Bahia Beach

Lela Rose destination wedding gowns for St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort

We’ve always loved the wedding dresses created by designer Lela Rose. (So does Hollywood—Cameron Diaz and Anne Hathaway are fans.) Her use of  lace and embroidery make even her daytime pieces look special occasion-worthy and she has a knack for marrying contemporary, female-friendly cuts with out-and-out romance. As WWD puts it, she turns out pieces that […] Read more »

Destination wedding dressing: Ethereal gowns from Vera, Monique, and Christos

Monique Lhuillier Joelle

This season, I’m falling for gowns that have the three Es: A dreamy, ETHEREAL quality. Utter ELEGANCE. And EXQUISITE details. These sheer illusion and lace gowns are some of the most enchanting choices in the salons right now; each would be ideal for a very specific destination wedding. The draping, boning and ultra-unique lace (honest, […] Read more »

Amsale’s perfectly pretty dress for a city wedding

  Not all destination weddings are on mountaintops or on tropical islands. If you’ve decided to go the metropolitan route—a rooftop in Rome? the streets of San Francisco?—opt for a structured, modern look. Amsale’s impeccably tailored Bowery dress ($2,950) could be the perfect pick for a city soiree. I adore the contrast of the über-sexy […] Read more »

Affordable designer wedding dresses from WHITE by Vera Wang

What girl doesn’t dream of wearing a Vera Wang gown on her wedding day? The designer’s creations have been synonymous with fabulous weddings for over 20 years, beloved by society girls, celebrity brides, and the fashion tribe. In 2011 she launched her WHITE by Vera Wang line exclusively at David’s Bridal, employing the same exquisite […] Read more »

Rentable destination wedding dresses at the St. Regis Bora Bora

  Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? The St. Regis Bora Bora now offers beautiful wedding gowns with a Polynesian flair for rent on the island! They teamed up with young, hip Norwegian fashion designer Cecilie Melli to offer an array of the flowiest, most ethereal creations from her line as well as two […] Read more »