Archive for the ‘bridal attire’ Category

The always lovely Kerri of Kerried Away Couture sent us these photos of a beautiful wedding she did for one of our Wedding 101 brides, Victoria Foshee. The wedding took place in Mississippi and had a gorgeous vintage 1920’s vibe.

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The dresses are gorgeous and are so on trend with that one shoulder style. I love that the fabric isn’t your standard bridesmaid satin or chiffon. The ruffel detail gives the dress a little touch of glamor. This style of dress could easily be cut off and hemmed after the wedding and be worn to other beautiful events as well! I have to take a moment and just say that the bouquet is just fabulous!

Give Kerried Away Couture a call for beautiful custom bridesmaid gowns like these!

Contact: Kerri Zelenik
Phone: 615.364.9003
Email: orders@kerriedawaycouture.com
Website: Kerried Away Couture

Photos by Followell Fotography.


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This recent cold snap here in Tennessee has got me thinking about all of you beautiful winter brides and how you are going to keep warm. I thought I would do a round up of beautiful looks I came across. All of these designs are from Amanda Wakeley but many other lines carry beautiful coats, boleros and shrugs to keep you nice and warm on your big day! If you can’t find one you like, think about commissioning a piece from a local designer like Olia Zavozina. A custom designer can incorporate your dress style so that your coat, bolero, or shrug coordinates perfectly with your dress.

This Amanda Wakeley coat is perfect for a formal wedding and the length is sure to keep you warm. The thin design will keep you feeling light and airy on your big day!


This silk mikado coat is a show stopper with its full train and delicate front bow closure. With longer coats you can get two totally different bridal looks.

This cropped ivory mink jacket will keep you warm and stunning. The short length of the sleeves and bodice keeps your hands free and still allows the beautiful details of your dress to be seen. If you are not interested in real fur, consider faux fur. Many companies are making faux fur that is so realistic, no one would ever know the difference.

Hope this post helps to keep you winter brides nice and warm! Are you wearing a bolero or coat? If so we would love to see what you picked for your big day. Please leave a comment below!


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I found these images in my inbox this morning and literally almost fell out of my chair. These dresses are so ethereal, so beautiful, so effortless… Maria Lucia Hohan’s shop is located in Romania but you can buy online. I personally have never purchased on of these works of art but I would suggest ordering early to be sure the fit is correct. These would be perfect for your rehearsal dinner, wedding, a holiday party, or just as an update to your go-to little black dress.

You can shop Maria Lucia Hohan right here. Keep in mind the prices are in euros so you will have to do the conversion for pricing. Swoon away ladies, swoon away!

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As promised here is this weeks Wed for Less post!

Bride: Dress $248.00, Earrings $12.90, Bracelets $10.50, Shoes $54.00

Bridesmaids: Dress $32.80, Earrings $8.84, Shoes $24.99

Groom/Groomsmen: Shirt $7.68, Vest $36.00, Pants $45.00, Shoes $31.99

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OLIAOlia Zavozina, born in Russia and now a Nashville based fashion designer,  began her journey by leaving her hometown at the age of 18 and has been traveling and exploring the world of fashion ever since. Her unique and beautiful designs have inspired women since she started her own label, at the young and tender age of just 20.

tuscany shoot wedding dressWedding 101 is proud to announce that Olia will have a permanent gallery inside Wedding 101 in the next few weeks!!!  You will be able to view and try on these beautiful one of a kind pieces here at our studio!

Designing beautiful garments that show your personality though design, color and texture is a passion of Olia’s. Her goal is to build relationships with her customers  that is based on much more than just a sale. The foundation of Olia’s line is based on the  concept that quality goods and excellent service will yield both rewarding  careers and financial success. Come by and take a look at these amazing dresses for yourself! Wedding dress

Olia Zavozina
Nashville, TN
Call: 615.415.6576
Email: olia@oliazavozina.com

Photos by: Mindubonline.com, YAZYJO.com, and Gray Photography respectively.

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As I was randomly checking my google alerts, I was stopped in my clicking when I spied this site.  Emersonmade‘s handcrafted beauties take my breath away!  What great design with such individuality and a sense of romance.

Just thought I would tease you with their one-of-a-kind products this afternoon that are perfect twists on wedding attire details.  If you need more, visit their website @ www.emersonmade.com

For the bride…

Love the color and texture added with this peachy corsage.

Forgo a sash of color for this precious splash of rosette!

Add a flower in your hair with this sweet thing!

 For the groom and groomsmen…

How about these bouttonnieres?

One of my favorite ideas! This little flair for the groom's tie.

 For the bridesmaids…

A sweet corsage in place of a bouquet.

A fabulous gift for your bridesmaids is a small clutch like this one.

For more… www.emersonmade.com 

Happy Planning,


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Your dream comes true.  You’re engaged!!  Now what dress to wear!  Trying on dresses and finding that perfect gown is one of the most exciting and anxious experiences of planning a wedding.  You want to find just the right one, but there are SO many to choose from.

Where to start?  Grab the bridal magazines and tear out the pictures of the gowns you like.  Peruse the web and print.  Don’t worry about whether you really will wear that particular gown or not; just collect pictures.  Then grab a glass of wine, lay all of the pictures out in front of you, and start looking for a pattern, meaning find the elements of a wedding dress that keep grabbing your eye.  Maybe it is the strapless, beaded bodice, a long train, the sash, etc.  You will start to see what you really like.  Then make a list of those specific details you definitely want in a gown, so that when you go shopping you don’t wander from what you really want.    

Here is some more useful information to use when finding that perfect gown.  As I was researching for my destination weddings blog entry, I came across a fantastic little cheat sheet for what wedding gown will make you glow and your guests OOHHH and AAHHH based on your body type.  Thought you might like to know!

Broad Shoulders: Go for thin, spaghetti straps, v- or scoop necklines, or halter necks.  Avoid broad, wide-set straps, details on the shoulders, e.g. frills, flowers, of gathers.

Narrow Shoulders: Go for thick, wide-set straps, wide horizontal necklines, and puff sleeves.  Avoid halter necks, cut-away shoulders, or very low v- or scoop necklines.

Large Hips or Thighs: Go for plain matte fabrics, vertical seams on skirts, details on top half to draw the eye upwards.  Avoid bias-cut dresses, gathers at hip or thigh level, bows and flowers on hips, tummy, and behind.

Tall Brides: Go for layered styles, horizontal details, wide dress styles.  Avoid very slim styles, vertical lines, and high headdresses.

Petite Brides: Go for slim silhouette, details or decoration on top half, plain bottom half.  Avoid very large details, e.g. flowers and bows, wide sleeves, and decoration at floor level.

Fuller-figured Brides: Go for simple styles in matte fabrics, medium to low necklines, vertical style lines.  Avoid frills, flounces, puff sleeves, very high necklines, shiny fabrics, and clingy fabrics. 

You can also go to http://tlc.discovery.com/tv/say-yes-dress/virtual-bridal-boutique/virtual-bridal-boutique.html to play designer as well w/ Say Yes to the Dress.

Always remember it is your wedding dress to make you feel exquisite, not your mother’s, second-removed cousin’s, or saleslady’s dress.  It is your gown for your day!

Happy Trying On!!!!

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