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Monday, February 28, 2011

PATRON SUPPORTED: Vera Wang + David's Bridal = Magnificence

Oh! Em! Gee! I adore Vera Wang as you know from my recent post, Bride & Groom Unveiled & Vera Wang. So you know that I was so looking forward to viewing her new collaboration with David's Bridal, White by Vera Wang, up close and personal.

Vera Wang did not disappoint. Let me just say that they get an A+ on affordability. Dresses range from $600 to $1400. Yes, starting at $600... you read that right. I know that you have felt the material of a $600 gown and it was not quite like a $6000 gown. That is not the case. The fabric of these amazing gowns is top notch. Not sure how Vera did it, but she did.

Not only is the fabric luxurious, but the designs are classic Vera Wang. There was organza and chiffon and lace and tulle wrapped with beautiful bows. There were one-shoulder, v-neck and strapless options. Guaranteed to please any bride with sizes from 0-14. My absolute favorite is the blush pink strapless organza gown. It made me want to get married again. View all of their very unique wedding dresses, including White by Vera Wang.

Here are a few of my favs:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

FOR THE HAPPY COUPLE: A Monogram, Two Hearts, Love Forever

On the hunt for something special for the happy couple? I love the idea of this rustic wooden heart with the couples initials. It would also make a fab decoration for your reception hall or outdoor reception space. Available at Rock Candy Vintage.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: Amazing Photograph by Paul Retherford Wedding Photography

I love this image. Simply beautiful. Photograph by Paul Retherford Wedding Photography.

WE HAVE A WINNER of the Tacori IV Bracelet

We have a winner of the gorgeous pearl bracelet from the Tacori IV line. L & M you are the winner but you didn't leave an email address. Please email me at to claim your gorgeous bracelet!

Play the Tacori “Mating Game”

Friday, February 18, 2011

FOR YOUR BRIDESMAIDS: Sarah Jessica Parker & Halston Heritage

The very stylish Sarah Jessica Parker is now the Chief Creative Officer of Halston Heritage and that is a good thing. She is the perfect person to protect the history and grandeur of the Halston brand. That is also good news for brides looking for bridesmaids dresses that are modern but still feel very vintage. This dress is from the latest Halston Heritage collection. See this one and more at Shopbop.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


We love giveaways and this one is no exception. The fab jewelry line, Tacori is launching a fab and fun new game called the "Mating Game." So we are celebrating with them by giving away a gorgeous piece from the line for one of you bridal lovelies.

The Tacori "Mating Game"" is essentially TACORI’s take on the original "Dating Game" - where eligible bachelors and bachelorettes can play to find their perfect mate, and their perfect TACORI ring! Host Guy Goodall, the energetic and enthusiastic Brit with a cheeky and playful sense of humor alongside his sexy female co-host, Alexa Goodnight will walk you through a series of 5 witty “personality type” questions and answers, ending in the selection of a perfect Mate and TACORI Ring!

The game is super fun and interactive, with animated vignettes in French style line drawings set in a whimsical interior; truly a TACORI Blue experience. You just have to play to see how cute it is!

Okay ladies. I must have made this too hard. So let's change it up.

The Bridal Wishlist and Tacori are giving you a chance to win this gorgeous pearl bracelet from the Tacori IV line. To enter, comment on this post and tell me why you should win this gorgeous bracelet. Make sure you include your email address.

One person will be randomly selected on Tuesday at noon. You will be notified via email.

Good luck Bridal Lovelies!

Play the Tacori “Mating Game”

NY BRIDAL EVENT: Meet Anne Chertoff, Editor-in-Chief of Aisle Dash, at Williams-Sonoma

Join Wedding Expert, Anne Chertoff, Editor-in-Chief of Aisle Dash at a free wedding planning seminar at Williams-Sonoma

If you're still working on on your wedding registry - deciding where to register, what to put on it - as well as looking for some wedding planning tips to help you plan your big day, and live in the New York tri-state area, you may want to sign up (it's free!) for one of these upcoming events at Williams-Sonoma.

On Sunday, February 20th at 9am Anne will be at the Williams-Sonoma store at the Time Warner Center, and on Sunday February, 27th, also at 9am, at the Williams-Sonoma store on 59th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues, sharing both wedding planning and style advice as well as wedding registry and entertaining tips.

These two special events are part of their "Store is Yours" series and is open to 40 people before the store opens, so brides and grooms will be able to create and/or edit their wedding registry as well as enjoy some treats!

To RSVP for the Sunday, February 20th event at the Time Warner Center (10 Columbus Circle), call 212-823-9750.

To RSVP for the Sunday, February 27th event at the 59th Street and Lexington Avenue store (121 East 59th Street), call 917-369-1131.

Friday, February 11, 2011

WEDDING INSPIRATION: Build An Inspiration Board at Style Me Pretty (@stylemepretty)

Something big is happening over at Style Me Pretty. You can now create your very own wedding inspiration board.

With this inspiration board tool, you can design a board based on a favorite wedding, a simple photograph in Style Me Pretty's gallery of over 130,000 images, a unique color palette, a fabulous dress in their Look Book, and from just about every page on SMP's wedding design based blog. With a super simple drag and drop option, resizing abilities, a color picker and a handful of other unique traits, readers can perfect their board until they feel that it best represents their own unique vision. They can start one today, save it for later, then finish it up when the inspiration starts flowing again.

Taking the tool one step further, you can upload your own images that you have saved along the way in your quest to craft the perfect wedding, then share your boards with friends, family and most importantly, their wedding vendors, using pre generated short URL's ideal for applications like Twitter. Add to that built-in Facebook sharing tools and an ability to email, print and embed boards into blog posts and you have a tool that is setting the standard for blending technology with bridal style.

To use the tool, head on over to Style Me Pretty and click on the button (shown above) and get started. Have fun!

FOR THE BRIDE: Choosing A Custom Wedding Dress

The market is very saturated with wedding dress options. A great deal of the dresses resemble one another. So why not have a custom gown made? I love these options from love, june. I especially love the one on the top left-hand corner. She calls her gowns "vintage-inspired, sustainable glamourous gowns." I agree. Visit her site for more information.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

FOR THE BRIDE: Oh My Aching Feet!

I am not a big fan of flip flops but I do know how much your feet can hurt after a long wedding day. So I love this option for a summer wedding. So cute, right? Available at OKA b.

FOR YOUR FLOWER GIRL: A Second Look at Beane & Company

Someone emailed me recently to ask where she could get a particular flower girl dress from a post. It was made by Beane and Company. So I decided to go back and check to see what they have available now. This is such a cute dress. I love the big green sash. There are some other cute options there. Check them out.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

LOVE AND ROMANCE: This Could Have Been Love!

I love this. It is so hilarious. It's also kind of sad, too. I hope this hasn't happened to you. Don't be afraid to go after love. Follow your heart.


Do we just love this bright fuschia tutu or what? Love it. What a cutie pie. Available at Tutus Chic.

FOR THE BRIDE: The Blushing Bride & Her Birdcage Veil

I love this beautiful birdcage veil. It is adorable. Made with love by Amanda Archer.

Monday, February 07, 2011


I love this cute sweetheart bracelet. It was slated as a Valentine's Day gift but I can't stand Valentine's Day so I thought it would be a really cute gift for your bridesmaids. Available at BTC Elements.

FOR THE BRIDE: Fab Cascading Earrings @ A Great Price

Want drama? These are your earrings. These gorgeous cascading earrings are available at Banana Republic for the amazing price of $19.99.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: A Beautiful Wedding Shot by Eleven Weddings Photography

This image of the bride is so hauntingly beautiful. Simply gorgeous. This is the beautiful work of Eleven Weddings Photography. Check them out.

We Still Need Your Help! Help Us Help Dress for Success DC!

Come on & Help The Bridal Wishlist win the Best Wedding Blog Award and DC Dress for Success! You could win $500!

We still need your support to help us win $500 for our favorite charity. Our favorite charity here in DC is Dress for Success. The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

So vote for us at Perfect Bridesmaids Dresses and help us give Dress for Success a much needed $500! When you vote you will also be entered to win $500! One person will be selected at random to win! So we all win! We thank you in advance.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

DC BRIDAL SHOW: Bride & Groom Unveiled & Vera Wang

I had the pleasure of attending Washingtonian's Bride & Groom Magazine's Unveiled Bridal Showcase. It was held at the Park Hyatt in DC. Oddly enough, I had never been to the Park Hyatt, but I will be sure to make a return visit. What a fab hotel.

This was my first bridal show this season and it did not disappoint. There were a number of vendors that I had not met before and will be spotlighting those businesses later in the week. But the highlight of the event was the jaw-dropping Vera Wang Bridal Show, courtesy of Saks Jandel. Can I just say that I was overwhelmed? I am a huge Vera Wang fan and even wore Vera Wang for my wedding many moons ago. So I could not wait to see what I missed when I went to NYC last year.

I think that every woman in the place was mesmerized and for good reason. I am such an unconventional person, so my wedding dresses were antique gold. So I was totally in love with all of the wedding dresses that were in platinum, blush pink, antique bronze and the like. Anyone can wear a white dress, but it takes a real broad to walk down the aisle in a platinum wedding dress! Here are some pics from the runway show.