Ungaro, Angel Sanchez, Vera Wang, oh my!

Gilt‘s “Runway Bride” collection is going on now! Love the short Temperley London dresses and the gorgeous structured Carolina Herrera gown.

If you want to see the gorgeous gowns, click here.

Oh, and you can find some great gear for the groom, maids’ dresses, accessories, etc.

Win A Free Wedding Gown!

Ladies, I almost forgot to mention!

You can win a FREE(!!!) wedding dress valued up to $1,500 at PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com. The winner will be able to select any gown in the POWD selection up to the stated value. If the chosen dress is over $1,500 — you will be responsible for the difference. You can browse through over 1,000 different dresses from designers you *might* recognize — Melissa Sweet, Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Lela Rose, Amsale, La Sposa, etc, etc, etc.

Enter before February 28, 2009 for your chance to win! If you’re chosen, you’ll know as soon as March 2.

These are just some of the available dresses!
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Good luck!

My Ruined Dress Pt. 2 of 2

After I took the Vera Wang home and happily shared the news of our union (lol), I set forth to get her modified and cleaned.

I contacted the seamstress I’d worked with for multiple prom and bridesmaid dresses and we went over the changes I wanted…

1. determine and create bustle
2. remove sashes
3. change back of dress from simple zip to a more detailed, somewhat open back similar to an Anne Barge dress that I love)

We agreed upon the changes and I bid my dress farewell (but not before shooting several photos!).

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My Ruined Dress, Pt. 1 of 2

Here’s the story of my wedding gown… er, the gown that WAS to be my wedding gown.

I went to Macy’s Bridal Sample Sale in April, arriving 1 hour before the doors open. I was probably about number 120 in line… which means that there were women who had been waiting since 6:00 a.m. or sooner. Wow.

I had tried to get my sister to join me, but she was snoozing, so I faced the sea of lace, satin and tulle alone.

So anyway, my experience in line was pleasant. The girls in front of me were not exactly friendly, but there were plenty of women with small or no entourages who were friendly and chatty.
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Trunk Shows Everywhere

anne-barge.jpgWedding season is truly in full swing. I searched for “Trunk Shows” in Minneapolis and found a bunch coming up. Anne Barge, Watters & Watters, Reem Acra, Allure, Birnbaum & Bullock, Ramona Keveza, Elizabeth Fillmore, Christina Wu, Tony Federici and Vera Wang. All these trunk shows are happening within the next 6 weeks. Wow.

Now, I understand the draw of trunk shows, get in, check out dresses and get yours before they are typically available to the general public. But, as these are public shows, aren’t you “technically” the general public? If I were to attend a trunk show, I want an invitation-only event with champagne. Oh yes, if I get an invitation and its a private event, sign me up. If not? No thanks.