Eurobrides vs. US Brides: Wedding Dress Trends on observer.com

French wedding gowns from Delphine Manivet

European and American women have some pretty profound style differences. It’s often said that Europeans make investments when they shop for their wardrobes, while Americans look for what’s most current. But does that extend to what a woman wears when she chooses a wedding dress? The recent European bridal fashion shows revealed some intriguing trends. […] 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 »

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 »

The new look of romance: a stunning lace wedding gown from Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier

  The last few years we’ve seen wedding gowns that worked very hard to look like anything BUT wedding gowns. We saw slinky slip dresses and youthful trapeze docks and cut-out gowns that were really more suited to the bedroom than a wedding And then came this extraordinary creation from Monique Lhuillier’s Spring 2014 collection. Romantic, […] Read more »

Riviera Maya beach wedding: a tale of two dresses

Does a destination wedding cost less than a traditional wedding?

Which wedding dress came first, the short or the long? The Spring 2013 issue of Destination: W magazine, out just this week, features a beach wedding on the Riviera Maya that’s as notable for its barefoot elegance as for the fact that the bride and groom put it together in just nine weeks. (Having a […] Read more »

New destination wedding ideas in the Spring 2013 issue of Destination: W

Proud to announce the second issue of Destination: W magazine!

The second issue of Destination: W magazine is live today! With gorgeous real wedding photography by Thayer Allyson Gowdy, Hillary Harvey, and Cengiz, of Adagion Photography, the Spring 2013 issue of Destination: W magazine invites you behind the scenes at amazing celebrations on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, in New York’s Hudson Valley, and on the Greek […] 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 »