2009 Spring Bridal Colors

Designers were hue happy, showing gowns in head-to-toe pink, blue, silver, and gold. While the allover colors stuck to more muted (and wearable) tones, the accents featured brighter shades of yellow, green, and magenta.


This couture ball gown by designer Pnina Tornai Exclusively for Kleinfeld, perfectly named "Noir and Blanc," has an incredible multipatterned skirt and corset.


No, this is not a bridesmaid dress. It's an amethyst-colored, mermaid-style gown from Vera Wang. Flip the script and put your bridal party in white.



Strapless, mermaid-style gown with balloon sleeves by Reem Acra.



Swagged ball gown with a crimson Duchesse satin cabbage rose accent at the hip by Vera Wang.

Soft blue, silk chiffon, one-shoulder gown with a draped sweetheart neckline and a draped slim skirt by Romona Keveza.

It's the color (a blue silk satin) and the dramatic mermaid skirt with tulle hem that make this Reem Acra gown an ultramodern and bold contender.

Strapless gown with an asymmetrical, ruched bodice and a tulle skirt by Paula Varsalona.

Gold, satin, A-line gown with a gold-beaded lace overlay and double bows at the bust and train by Youlin.


Blush, satin organza gown with an Italian organza eyelet overlay by Carmela Sutera.

Soft green, silk taffeta, off-the-shoulder ball gown by Romona Keveza.

2009 Spring Bridal Collections Short Skirts

Hemlines are on the rise, and they're not just a novelty. Most designers featured a showpiece short skirt in their new collections, whether it was a dare-to-bare micro mini or a longer tea-length look.


Spaghetti-strap, knee-length gown with a ribbon sash and a sweetheart neckline by

Alfred Sung Bridals

Mom may blush, but this bejeweled micro-mini from British designer Jenny Packham definitely makes a style statement. Do you dare to bare this much leg?

Jenny Packham

Short gown with horizontal beading and a long, sheer capelet by

Jane Wang

Knee-length gown with a two-tiered skirt and tulle flower accents by


Strapless, short gown with a bubble hem and keyhole openings in the front and back by

Junko Yoshioka for Bonaparte NY

Strapless, scalloped lace, short gown with a sweetheart neckline, a full skirt, and a flower accent at the waist by

Romona Keveza

Strapless, blush, silk satin, knee-length gown with a pleated bodice and a high waist with crystal-beaded trim by

Jim Hjelm

Tea-length, pique gown with a tank neckline by

Carmela Sutera

Strapless, short gown with bias banding and a satin belt by

Platinum for Priscilla of Boston

Satin, short gown with a floral-embroidered bodice by Vineyard Collection.

Vineyard Collection

The Black Wedding Dress

It’s wedding show season in Paris, and one of the more surprising trends for 2008 is the black wedding dress. From well-known couturiers like Max Chaoul to more moderately priced dress labels like Creations Bochet, when it comes to choosing a wedding dress in France, black seems to be the new white. Cymbeline Paris has gone so far as to have 4 different black dresses in their 2008 collection! As most U.S. metropolises seem to look to Paris for their fashion inspiration, I’d be interested to hear what American brides think about this “tendance“: Oui or Non, will the black wedding dress be the next trend to walk down American aisles?

Tea Length Wedding Dress

Choose a Tea Length Wedding Dress that captures the informal elegance of your wedding If you're planning your wedding and searching for the perfect dress, consider a tea length wedding dress. While this may not be the traditional silhouette, more and more brides are choosing to wear whatever strikes their fancy. This less formal dress may be just what you have been looking for.

What is a tea length wedding dress? Tea length dresses fall between the knee and ankle, usually about mid-calf. The dress often has a full skirt, which can be made even fuller by wearing a slip and a fitted bodice. For a modern take on the tea length dress, consider a stunning yet simple strapless dress in silk or satin. You can also look for the more traditional cap or three-quarter length sleeves.
A tea length wedding dress is a wonderful choice for a less formal wedding. While a formal evening ceremony and reception would warrant a floor-length gown complete with flowing train, you might desire a wedding that is a little more unique or out-of-the-ordinary. If you are planning to have a garden wedding, or a mid-morning ceremony followed by a brunch reception, a tea length wedding dress would be perfect.

While any bride who loves the look of tea length dresses should feel free to wear one on her special day, brides who are blessed with a tall stature look especially stunning in this length. The nipped in waist of a tea length gown also accentuates a tiny waist, so if you have an hour glass figure a tea length wedding dress will be quite flattering.
The tea length wedding dress is a throwback to the 1950s and early 1960s, when this length was very popular. Choosing a dress in white taffeta including a full, tulle slip that peaks out the bottom makes the dress look even more vintage. An elegant strand of pearls, a sleek pillbox hat with an attached veil, and a small white nosegay bouquet completes the look quite nicely.

When shopping for a wedding dress, you can look in bridal salons, catalogs, vintage shops, or search the Internet for new or previously worn dresses. Consider purchasing a tea length bridesmaid's dress to wear as your wedding gown. Because tea length is a very popular length for bridal attendants, you will probably have a large selection from which to choose. Many of the dresses can be purchased in white, but you can also choose another color. Buying a bridesmaid's dress will most likely be less expensive than buying a traditional wedding gown.
A tea length wedding dress may be the perfect dress to transform you into a blushing and beautiful bride. Whether your look is vintage or modern, your gown can be preserved and passed on for another generation to enjoy.

New Trends for Destination Brides – Tea Length Wedding Dresses

New wedding gowns for destination brides are coming up “short” compared to last season's long and luscious looks; they are Tea-Length! Yes, those sultry, tea-length styles have made their way into the wedding gown scene, and they are hot. Everything from ballerina inspired tulle to sassy and flirty silk organza pleated skirts. Whether you are getting married on a beach in flip flops or in a cathedral in Italy the new wedding dresses this season are sexy and varied enough to suit your unique personal style and taste.
This new tea-length style also paves the way for the eyes to glide down to the feet to show off your perfect pedicure in strappy heels or elegant d’orsay pumps. Shoes are sexy this season, and it is a sure fire way to catch the eye of your guests and husband to be all the way up to the alter. Show off those gorgeous calves; hop into a new style tea-length dress from Watters Brides or Eden Bridals Informal Collection.

Experts predict wedding trends for 2008

A lot of excitement is generated around planning a wedding, especially when it comes to the bride's gown, the bridesmaids' dresses and don't forget the adorable flower girls.

From asymmetrical to A-Line, you want to create a new look that is uniquely yours. To help you in your choices, we have invited three experts to give us their opinions: Melody Smith, National Sales Manager and Design Team Member with Essense of Australia, Jennifer Kncolowski, Marketing Representative of Jasmine Bridal and Lynn Rohrman, Head of Design for Emerald Bridal.

Bridal Dress Q: What do you see changing with the bride's dress for late spring into fall and the holidays?

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A:I think that strapless will still be the main selling feature for bridal gowns, but I believe we will see more of an introduction of sleeves into wedding gowns and smaller A-Line styles. Brides want the option of button in sleeves and removable jackets to create two versatile looks for the wedding and reception at a most cost-effective price than buying two gowns.~MS

Q:Do you see any style changes?
A:At Essense we have introduced more sheer illusion necklines (see styles D712 and D694). Both still give the illusion of skin showing but are extremely romantic using the illusion fabric and embroidering it with lace. We definitely have added more addition of pleating into gowns (see style D683) to add a modern touch to an otherwise traditional gown. Brides still love lace, but used in new and innovative ways. Our style D714 shows the lace being used in a scalloping effect in the front to created an apron skirt look. This style also looks great with a fun sash added to the waist.~MS

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A:Fortunately for today's brides, there is more variety in styles now than at any other time. From elegant ball gowns to hourglass silhouettes, from heavily beaded traditional dresses to flowing organza's, there is a style for every personality and body type. I believe that a bride-to-be should go with her heart when choosing her wedding gown! While every young woman wants to look her very best, it is more important that she feels the way she has always dreamed of, whether that is elegant, sexy or like a princess. This is why I encourage future brides to try on different styles of dresses. Then, when she puts on that one special dress that makes her eyes light up, that's the one - the magical, wondrous gown of her dreams. And it doesn't matter if it is what she thought she would wear, or even if it is what her best friend or mother thinks she should wear. The gown that makes her happy is the most important part of her wedding day other than marrying the man of her dreams. ~LR

Q: Is there anything unusual on the horizon?
A: I've seen some hi-low looks introduced that have a real 80s feel to them. I'm not sure that is for everyone though! I think we will really be taking a step back to a more romantic look in bridal. The introduction of the Souffle or pick-up skirts a few years ago really started preparing us for that look. ~MS

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Q: Want to make any predictions for 2008?
A: When I am at trunk shows, brides seem to be all about making a look unique and their own. Whether that's introducing color into the gowns or adding custom sashes to a gown, I really think brides want a personalized look. I think brides are making more of the wedding itself personal, with monogrammed items and showing the bride and groom's personalities by choosing favorite foods or accents for their wedding. I've even seen brides dying the crinoline/petticoat under their dress their favorite color.~ MS

Q: What colors seem to be the most popular?
A: Currently, the trend is for vivid citrus colors, showing in solid or two tones, such as bright greens, pale yellows, and dazzling pinks, as well as dramatic oceanic hues like azure or vibrant turquoise.~JK

A: Chocolate colored accents seem to be the color that I hear about most often, but I believe we will see more of the jewel tones in bridesmaids like aubergines, dark teals and royal blues-think peacock feathers. Black is always a safe bet with bridesmaids--that gives an elegant touch to any wedding.~MS

Q: Do you see any style changes?
A: Bridesmaid gowns no longer need to look like the characteristic styles that you've seen in the past. Fashion is moving forward by creating fresh looks based on the old Hollywood sparkle of yesteryear. Gowns that could walk the red carpet are all the rage, whether it's an alluring full length gown or a sophisticated T-length, glamour has made a huge comeback.~ JK

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Q: Is there anything unusual or surprising on the horizon?
A: Taffeta and lace along with illusion necklines and delicate shirred sleeves are coming back big for this season. Also, we no longer see Brides insisting their party wear the same gown, but instead letting them choose the look that best suits their own personal style and body type, all in the same colors or hues.~JK

The Hottest Bridal Trends of the Season

Elegant beading adds the perfect touch of glamour to this classically romantic fabric.

Expand your bridalgown horizonswith a splash ofcolor on your gownand accessories.

Flaunt your curvesand evoke a dramatic silhouette with a graceful trumpet skirt.

These fabulous styles are glamorous and chic, but never too far from tradition.

Create a bright mood with elegant styles perfect for wherever your wedding may take you.

Create a wedding day look all your own with a winning ensemble of accessories.

Advice From Pronovias For Your Wedding Day

We recommend that you remove the gown from the bag and that you hang it in a high place so that it hangs straight down. Extend the train. It is not necessary to iron it; the wrinkles usually come out once it is hung up. When getting dressed, put the gown on from bottom to top so that you don't ruin the dress or your makeup. Then put your petticoat on under the gown.

We recommend that you take the veil out of the bag and that you hang it on its hanger in a high place so that it doesn't get wrinkled. Try your bridal shoes on a few days before the ceremony to break them in. It is also advisable to have a spare pair of stockings for the wedding day.

Back yourself into the car and sit on the side where you'll be getting out. Spread the train out on the other side, so that when you get out it will be you first and then the train. Have someone help you lift the train.

You need someone to help you lift and spread the train out when you sit down. If the bench has a back, the train should be spread out to the side opposite the groom.

Pronovias 2008 Fashion Show -Video

For PRONOVIAS, every bride is unique and every wedding is a challenge. PRONOVIAS shares your excitement from the time you first walk into our shop until your wedding day. In the process we establish a professional relationship, but most of all one that is enjoyable because the most important thing to us is you and your wedding! That's the PRONOVIAS spirit.

Manuel Mota, designer and director of Collections at PRONOVIAS, along with a staff of more than 70 people, researches, designs and creates hundreds of new models each year in our design centre in different styles with infinite variations and combinations.
In addition to this, year after year PRONOVIAS enriches its collections by incorporating the Exclusive Collections of International brands and prestigious Spanish designers. As this elegance is due to attention to detail, PRONOVIAS has a fabulous collection of accessories (headdresses, gloves, shoes, jewellery, petticoats, lingerie, coins, veils and other accessories) and a party dress collection with gowns for the matron of honour and bridal attendants.

Mengapa Banyak Artis Terperosok dalam Jurang Narkoba ?

[The Celebrity Watch] - Berita tertangkapnya artis senior Rpy Marten untuk kedua kalinya saat pesta sabu di Surabaya(seperti diberitakan infotainment) sangat mengejutkan kita. Apalagi Roy getol memberikan kesaksian bagaimana ia melepaskan diri dari jerat narkoba di berbagai media seminar narkoba.

Hal demikian tentu mengundang tanda tanya besar : Mengapa banyak artis yang terperosok dalam jurang narkoba ? Kita pun paham bahwa penyebabnya tidak lain adalah karena narkoba itu barang berbahaya yang memiliki daya sedot yang luar biasa untuk menarik siapa pun yang pernah atau berdekatan dengan narkoba. Kisah Roy, pantas menjadi hikmah penting yang harus ditancapkan dalam hati para artis-selebiritis agar mereka jangan terperosok dalam jurang yang sama di kemudian hari.

Seperti yang direkamtayangkan oleh infotainent, sejumlah artis (beberapa diantaranya masih mendekam dalam penjara) terperosok dalam jurang obat-obatan terlarang ini. Misalnya : Ibra Azhari, Hengky Tornado, Derry Sudarisman, Revaldo, Zarima Mirafsur, Doyok, Polo, dan Margono alias Gogon.

Ke depan tentu kita tidak ingin mendengar lagi kabar artis yang dicokok aparat karena narkoba. Sebagai public figure, seringkali gerak-langkah mereka menjadi panutan komunitas fans-penggemarnya. Oleh sebab itu, jika artis tersebut sedang dalam masa pengobatan dari kecanduan obat-obatan terlarang, sebaiknya diisolasi dan dikomunikasikan secara jujur kepada aparat kepolisian.

Mari kita berikan dukungan yang maksimal kepada aparat untuk menangkap dan menghukum seberat-beratnya penjahat yang sesungguhnya, yaitu gembong narkoba (terutama agen, sub agen, dan segenap jaringan pemasarannya). Bukan sekedar menangkap tangan konsumen saja, yang hasilnya terkesan hanya program kehumasan aparat. Terima kasih.

Roy Dikabarkan Dijebak, Polri Bantah Winda Orang BNN

[Okezone Dotcom] - Polisi berhasil membekuk pesta sabu Roy Marten bersama empat orang lainnya, salah satunya adalah seorang wanita bernama Winda (37). Sempat beredar kabar, Winda merupakan agen yang sengaja disusupi untuk meringkus komplotan Roy Marten.

"Winda bukan orang BNN (Badan Narkotika Nasional) yang disusupkan untuk menjebak mereka," bantah Direktur IV Narkotika Bareskrim Mabes Polri Brigjen Indradi Thanos kepada okezone, Jakarta, Rabu (14/11/2007).

Tapi, Indradi mengakui memang cara-cara seperti itu kerap dilakukan kepolisian demi mendapatkan pelaku kejahatan. Tapi, untuk penangkapan kembali artis senior itu, polisi tidak menyusupkan agen untuk penyamaran.

"Pola-pola penyusupan seperti itu memang kita gunakan. Namun. kalau nanti mereka semua juga memakai akan kita tindak lanjuti, sekarang sedang diteliti keterkaitannya," jelas Jenderal berbintang satu ini.

Roy Marten yang juga juru kampanye antinarkotika BNN, untuk keduakalinya ditangkap atas kasus yang sama. Selain Roy, polisi juga meringkus Freddy Mattatula (51), Haryanto alias Ahong (46), Didit Kesit Cahyadi, dan Winda (37).

Pesta sabu yang berakhir penggerebekan itu berlangsung di Apartemen Novotel Surabaya, kamar 465. Roy rencananya akan menghadiri kampanye antinarkoba yang diselenggarakan BNN dan dihadiri Kapolri Jenderal Pol Sutanto.

Bridal Spring 2009

Carolina Herrera's Spring 2008 Bridal Collection was just what you would expect from the designer--elegant and feminine. Herrera's gowns are for the classic bride who makes no apologies for wanting to look and feel like a princess on her wedding day. Ruffles, satin sashes, flowing fabrics, and trains that stopped traffic gave the collection an ethereal feel, while an element of suprise was found in black embellishments, which added an ironic touch to the white palette. Herrera paid homage to My Fair Lady with a strapless A-line gown with embroidered tulle layers and grosgrain details in black and beige. The intricate detail on a strapless floral embroidered organza ball gown with ruffles and ribbons was the perfect combination of sweetness and whimsy.

The Vera Wang Spring 2008 bridal collection was Vera at her finest, inspired by the genteel aesthetic of high society social register American debutantes of yesteryear, from Jackie Bouvier to Doris Duke. "It's harking back to a time when women had their own definition of glamour, style, and chic," said Wang. Gowns were super luxurious and refined, and the collection wasn't limited to bridal white: dresses in jeweled tones of rich purple and iridescent pink walked alongside the pristine cream looks. An ivory silk organza gown with a lace and embroidered tulle overskirt and ivory faille bow sash at the waist was a standout. Satin cabbage rose embellishments in forest, amethyst, crimson, and magenta added a dash of color to simple, elegant silhouettes. Overall, the collection was the perfect blend of seductive beauty and old world elegance--with a hint of mystery. "Even the venue was meant to be fairly snotty," said Wang of her show space--the Ukranian Institute on the Upper East Side.