Fashion Friday: Kenneth Winston Lace Wedding Gown

I have decided that I will now start having some fashion fun on Fridays! I will use Fridays as a day to post about wedding fashions. It might be a wedding gown, bridesmaids dress, shoes, or all of the above! Hopefully I can help you find the dress or shoe you were looking for.

Up first, a romantic, lace wedding gown by Kenneth Winston. If you are looking for an all over lace dress with an amazing back, look no further!


Kenneth Winston courtesy of The Knot

What dress would be complete with out a fabulous pair of shoes to go with! Check out these cute, pink Badgley Mischkas.


Badgley Mischka courtesy of Nordstrom

What do you think of this wedding gown? How about the shoes?

Happy Planning!


2013 Wedding Gown Trends

If you are getting married, you have most likely already started searching for a wedding gown. The interesting thing this year is that more and more brides are looking for sleeves of some kind on their dress. Dress designers are starting to realize this too. Here are a couple of examples:

Indianapolis Wedding Planner Alfred Angelo Wedding Dress Style 2243

Alfred Angelo
Style 2243

Indianapolis Wedding Planner Maggie Sottero Bronwyn Wedding Dress

Maggie Sottero

Indianapolis Wedding Planner Mon Cheri David Tutera Wedding Dress Rae

David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Style No. 113204 – Rae

As you can see brides like the idea of covering up a bit. Also, having sleeves allow the designers to make great designs for the back of the dress. Click on the links and see how dress backs have changed.

The only problem is that not all dresses and designers have caught up with this trend. Many brides are finding dresses they like that have no sleeves. Not to worry, a good seamstress can fix that. In fact, Lucy’s Bridal in Carmel, can add cap sleeves to many of their dresses. When shopping for your dress, make sure to stop in to their shop to see if one of their dresses can be your dream dress.

What do you think about sleeves on dresses? Are you having them on your dress?

Watch Fox 59 for Brides Against Breast Cancer

I am excited to say that I will be on Fox 59 Morning show tomorrow at 9:15am to promote our event for Brides Against Breast Cancer. Make sure to watch or tape to see me talk about this great event. We are also going to feature three models wearing dresses you will be able to purchase this weekend. If you are a bride and want to see what might be there, this is a great way to see some dresses. Again, this event is going to be great and we cannot wait to help you find your perfect dress.

It was a great segment, here is the link, enjoy!

Happy Planning!

2010 Oscar Fashion and Wedding Dresses

While I was watching the Oscars, I was doing the same thing as everyone else, looking at the dresses. We all do it, we love to see the best and worst of hollywood. Many of us would love to be able to afford these one of a kind, beautiful dresses. If you are getting married, you have the chance to do this. If you look at wedding dresses, you will notice that many of the trends come from regular fashion dresses. The award shows are a great way to see up and coming great fashion (and some not so). Below are dresses from the Oscars and then how you can where them on your wedding day.

       Demi Moore                                      Wedding Dress

  Penelope Cruz                                  Wedding Dress

Another trend you will see are the same color trends for wedding colors. Jewel tones, especially navy blue, where very popular. As well as, muted colors like purple and pink. These are the same trends we are seeing in the wedding world. So next time you watch a reward show, pay attention, you may be seeing your wedding dress.

Brides Against Breast Cancer – Date and Venue

We are excited to announce that we have set our date and place for this years event. We are going to be at the Marriott in downtown Indianapolis on May 22nd-23rd. It is going to be a great event. We are having a power hours to start out the day on Saturday, and you can be one of a few brides that get a first look at the gowns available for sale. We are still working on the details and will keep you update as they become available. Below are the times and registration information:

Marriott Indianapolis Downtown

Power Hour Preview Shopping Spree – $20 Admission per Attendee
Saturday – May 22nd from 10 am-Noon
Space is Limited – Click here to order tickets
General Sale – Free Admission
Saturday – May 22nd from Noon – 8 pm
Sunday – May 23rd from 10 am – 6 pm
Pre-register at

Again, this is a charity wedding gown sale and you will receive HUGE discounts on wedding dresses. It is going to be a great event that you cannot afford to miss.

Shopping for Wedding Dresses?

Ok, I was married awhile ago and even have two wonderful children, but I think I am like many of you and love wedding dress shopping. I was able to go with my sister-in-law recently dress shopping and had so much fun. It got me thinking and I decided to have a little fun myself and window shop for wedding dresses. Now, I loved my dress at my wedding and I do not know that I would ever change it, but here are some dresses that I would need to try on if I was getting married now instead of before.

Mori Lee Wedding Gown

Mori Lee Dress                                         Mori Lee Dress

Jim Hjelm Dress

Demetrios Dress

I also should note that I am assuming that I am still the same pre-children dress size, if I tried any of these dresses on now I might cry :-)! The interesting thing about doing this is I have noticed that my style has changed. Some of the above dresses I never would have even tried on.

This is an important lesson for you when trying on wedding dresses. Even though you may go into the dress shop with a set type of dress, do not be afraid to try something different, you might find that you like a different style. Dresses in pictures always look good because they are worn by models and shot in the best position. Not all dresses look good on all brides. You can be a size 2 but if you are shorter a ball gown will probably not work for you. My sister-in-law went into the store wanting a certain silhouette and ended up buying another. If we had not made her try the other silhouette (which she originally thought would not work for her body type), she may not have found that perfect dress.

Since I am not getting married again, I ask that all of you have fun and try on these dresses for me. Let me know if they look as good on as they do in the pictures.

Brides Against Breast Cancer

Brides Against Breast Cancer Nationwide Tour of Gowns

Brides Against Breast Cancer

I am excited to announce that I am the tour coordinator for Indianapolis to bring Brides Against Breast Cancer Tour of Gowns back to Indy! Brides Against Breast Cancer is the main fundraiser for the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation. This is a charity wedding gown sale that allows brides to purchase new and used wedding dresses for a great price and all the proceeds go to granting wishes for stage IV breast cancer patients.  We are still working out the details, but I will keep you updated as new information becomes available. If you would like to attend or even volunteer, please visit their website. This will be an exciting event that you do not want to miss!