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elie saab spring 2013 collection

Elie Saab is a master of an evening dress. His Spring 2013 haute couture collection is all about femininity. The dreamy dresses and gowns feature elegant silhouettes and wispy fabrics as well as a signature sparkle. Color palette ranges from white to light blue, beige, lavender, gold, red and black.

The opening number is a white below the knee ress with the overlaid lace on a nude sheer fabric. It’s followed by some dresses in solid fabrics with lace appliques and sparkly embroidery.

The range of dresses in light blue feature voluminous decorations, sparkly lace, and satin elements. Opaque and sheer elements are interchanging and mixed together which gives dresses a nice contrast.

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The beige dresses are decorated with gold embroidery which makes for a gorgeous combination. One of the gowns comes with a coat with 3/4 sleeves and an embroidered neck and cuffs. Other dresses come in floor and knee length.

Then there are lavender dresses with sheer skirts or bustiers decorated with overlaid lace and voluminous details.

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The designer intricately combines lace with opaque fabric creating mesmerizing transitions in the gowns. The layered lace red dresses are simply stunning decorated with lace appliques and sparkle.

There are also some printed numbers embellished with appliques that gives them an amazing unusual look.

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The closing look of the show was this epic wedding dress with a huge skirt and a lace-decorated floor-length tulle veil. Designed in nude beige the dress also features floral lace patterns.

The collection is full of potential red carpet looks. There elegant gowns as well as more daring ones but they are surely all beautiful. What do you think about Elie Saab’s haute couture Spring 2013 collection?

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“Mullet dresses,” the short-in-the-front long-in-the-back gowns have been creeping on to the bridal scene lately. Honestly, I kind of really dig this trend, perfect for the bride looking to make a dramatic statement. Add a stunning pair of shoes… and you’ll get pure gorgeousness. But, enough of me… what do you think?

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Black is definitely the new black! Black Accents is one of the top 10 looks seen on the runways. Black flowers, black sashes, and black beading are big.

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Actually, accents of different colors are the stars on every couture designer’s collection, however Black really makes the biggest statement. The color seems a bit extraordinary for wedding dresses but it looks so chic.

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If just black it’s a little too much for you, I have to say that black and white is the perfect color combination for a sophisticated and modern look.

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black wedding dress

Welcome back to BridalMoment! Today’s wedding inspiration comes from my favorite color – purple!!  A hot hue in weddings, this plum variation on the color is popping up at all kinds of events and “I do’s” are no exception. Mysterious and emblematic of royalty, purple is the color of choice for many brides around the world. Here’s a carefully curate collection of purple wedding ideas to make your event memorable.

Don’t like purple? No problem…grab these beautiful details and transform them to fit your color palette.

Decor. Purple is extremely versatile and will allow for a huge range of color options. You want a Spring/Summer wedding, great use the pastels. You want a Fall/Winter look, then there are plenty of rich, bold shades to pick from! You may want to brig it all around the decor  or incorporated in some contrasting touches

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Look. Please don’t keep this a secret only in your décor… incorporate your color into everything! Start with your attire, bridesmaid dresses, groomsmen, and groom. I love the ladies dressed in purple, it takes a little pressure off the bride to incorporate more color than what she’d like in her attire. Keep your look simple with a purple sash white dress or go dramatic with a purple wedding gown. For your men, either a simple accented pocket square, vest, or ties. They don’t have to draped in purple to match your girls, we actually want them to blend in!

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Bouquet. Polish your look with purple bouquets and you’ll have an ensemble to ensure all eyes are looking at YOU!

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Food. Surprisingly, you’ll find a lot of purple foods for your menu, should you choose to take your theme to the table.  From eggplant to grapes, martinis and cake-pops, even ice-cream or soup puree, your table will look and taste great too!  Or scale back the theme and perhaps weave the color into your cake and/or cupcakes only.

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Other Details. When it comes to bright colors, details make a big difference. I’m madly in love with this ring pillow that this bride used to incorporate a splash of purple into her destination wedding in Vegas.

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Last year, we saw over so many bridal gowns photos from different designer collections form BridalMoment! But which bridal styles reigned supreme in 2012? The search is over: According to our research, these 12 wedding dresses were viewed the most times. Lace was the go-to fabric and blush topped the list.

1. Vera Wang
“Joanna” is a strapless mermaid gown with chiffon laddering and tumbled skirt. The crinkle tulle is pleated in a leaf pattern. On her blog, Vera writes, “There’s something so delicate about it, that it almost takes your breath away.”

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2. Ella Bridals
Ella Bridals Collection is a fit-and-flare gown with a drop waist and sweetheart neckline. This gown is made from lightweight organza, making it a favorite with destination brides.

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3. Alfred Angelo Sapphire Collection
Alfred Angelo Sapphire Collection is an organza gown with crystal beading and optional spaghetti straps.

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4. David Tutera for Mon Cheri
“Danica,” has an A-line silhouette with a dramatic pick-up skirt. Allover lace and organza soften the look, while embellishments add a touch of sparkle.

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5. Allure Bridals
Allure Bridals feature a scalloped, V-shaped neckline. Its crystal-encrusted satin band highlights the waist.

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6. Martina Liana
Martina Liana Style also has an A-line silhouette. It features a beaded lace bodice and flowing chapel train. (Grosgrain ribbon sash sold separately.)

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7. White by Vera Wang
White by Vera Wang is a halter ball gown with a draped taffeta bodice and tulle petal skirt.

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8. Sophia Tolli
“Mirabelle,” showcases sparkling crystal brooches on the draped hip line. Its full skirt is embellished with rosettes. (Removable straps included).

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9. Essense of Australia
Essense of Australia Collection is a fit-and-flare gown with a removable lace overlay and dramatic back. (Comes with a detachable French-wide satin sash.)

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10. Liz Fields
Style of Liz Fields is a sheath with a sweetheart neckline, beaded cut-out lace detailing, and an organza train with 3-D flower detail.

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11. Moonlight Couture
Style of Moonlight Couture is an A-line gown with architectural layers of organza. The bodice spotlights handmade rosettes.

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12. Eden Bridals
Eden Bridals Collection is a ball gown with a tulle overlay wrap across the bodice. A bow featuring delicate crystal detailing accents the natural waist.

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hand painted wedding cakes

I love how intricate, unique and artsy wedding cakes are getting! Gone are the days of the plain cake (woo hoo!). 2013 brought in new wedding trends, including the rise of hand-painted cakes. These sweet confections are true works of art and almost look too good to eat…almost!  As the reception centerpiece, hand-painted cakes are a great way to reflect your theme, the season (spring, fall, etc) or even be made to resemble your invitations and stationary. Below are a few recent faves:

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I remember when I was a little girl dreaming about getting married on a church jam packed with lovely flowers. I didn’t care much about the type of flowers as long as they where white and there was lots and lots of them. And that’s exactly what I did! When the day came, I chose a gorgeous old mission for my ceremony and I gave my wedding planner the only requirement for my ceremony decor– to jam pack the place with white flowers. It was beautiful, but it wasn’t that “magic”! quite honestly, nowadays I wish I’ve had more control over the whole ceremony decor. But it is too late for me, but not late for you my friend!

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Whether you place them along the aisle or in some tall and pretty vases at the altar, flowers are some of the details that probably shouldn’t be miss at any wedding ceremony (in my humble opinion). So here is a gallery with truly gorgeous ideas to get you inspired and invite you to take control over your wedding ceremony decor. Enjoy!

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Flowers at the beginning of the aisle and/or at the altar: Vases + pillars

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Flower along the aisle: Hanging

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Flowers along the aisle: on the floor

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