I wrote earlier this week about my total opposition to white wedding dresses and everything they stand for. Instead, I’ll be wearing a two-piece black dress to my wedding. Black dresses are versatile and re-wearable, always an excellent addition to your wardrobe, and blessedly more affordable than most traditional white wedding gowns. Flip through the gallery for black wedding inspiration!
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Now that targeted marketing knows that I’m getting married, all of my social feeds and every ad sidebar on every website I visit is covered in white dresses, white shoes, white veils, white gold bands, beautiful colorless diamonds. Lots of white women in their white gowns, posing in white rooms for advertisement stock photos.
I wish that there was a timer you could put on targeted ads, or that they were more intuitive, and that when you did purchase the wedding item you need, they’d stop advertising that item to you. I bought my dress this weekend. It is black. It’s a skirt from Anthropologie and a leotard from American Apparel. I’ll probably get a belt from ASOS, and I’m finishing it all off with gold flats and a crap-ton of rhinestone, druzy, and gold-spike jewelry. I’m going to look like a space ballerina and it’s going to be awesome. Keep reading »
When Hurricane Sandy hit, Nicole Pagliaro’s wedding dress was at a dry cleaners in the South Beach area of Staten Island. She was married in the summer of 2012, and just before the storm, she’d dropped the dress off to be cleaned and boxed. The neighborhood was ravaged by Sandy, and when Nicole’s husband Michael checked out the damage to the area, he saw that the cleaners had been flooded and closed. There was no phone number or sign on the store, and it was easy to assume that all the clothes inside had been destroyed. What the couple didn’t know was that Nicole’s dress was actually the one thing that did survive the five feet of water that overtook the building — it was secure in a box and floating on top of the floodwater. Keep reading »
I gotta hand it to Olivia Palermo, professional clothes wearer and girl about town — she surprised me with her choice in wedding attire! Olivia married her longtime love, the equally good-looking and stylish Johannes Huebl this weekend, but instead of donning incredibly chic wedding dress, as you might expect, she wore a light cashmere sweater and white shorts with a satin and tulle skirt over top, all by Carolina Herrera. I love the look and think it was perfect for the low-key and small ceremony in Bedford, NY, especially given the rising temperatures. Plus, I think it’s cool when brides break the mold and wear something not-so-traditional on the big day. (I’ve always said I’m going to wear flip-flops to my wedding, not that I’m getting married anytime soon.) But what do you think of Olivia’s wedding ensemble? [E! Online]
At only four months old, little Aubrey may be the youngest person to ever walk down the aisle. Err, dragged down the aisle, I mean, as Aubrey is attached to her mother’s wedding gown. Shona Carter-Brooks is under fire after posting this photo from her big day on Facebook, which clearly shows her newborn daughter strapped to her Vera Wang wedding dress. Carter-Brooks defended her choice to add Aubrey as a piece of flair to the train of her dress, saying was “awake and well-secured” and that she was “covered by Christ.” Honestly, this is totally insane, but so long as the baby was safe, who the hell am I to judge a bride’s wedding dress alterations? [Daily Mail UK]
It’s that time of year again — wedding season. If you’re not planning your own wedding, you probably have one or 11 already on your summer calendar. I have three very different weddings this year and I’m looking forward to each and every one. I enjoy seeing how two people put their unique stamp on the event. As for the bride, I’m always excited to see a friend glowing on her special day. If you’re in the market for a wedding dress, or simply a sucker for a beautiful gown, take our wedding dress personality test! Keep reading »