Sunday, July 19, 2009

From City to Country: Bridesmaid Go Couture & Free Giveaway!

Hi everyone!! Cassandra from coco+kelley here to kick off Couture Week on Weddings Fresh with some gorgeous picks for bridesmaid dresses - most of them quite over the top and very divine! This time last year I was picking my own dream dresses for bridesmaids, and it was so fun to have the opportunity to dive into the wedding world once again, so thank you so much Dani for inviting me over!

When I think couture, I have a few favorite designers that come to mind - Elie Saab, Marchesa, Zac Posen... so, I dug through my runway files to pick some of my recent looks and put them together according to venue - after all, next to the colors you pick for your maids, the location always sets the tone...

*The Vineyard: The top pick for a wedding of my own dreams is definitely a vineyard - to me that means rich, earthy tones like these gorgeous designs from Chloe, Monique Lhuillier and Marchesa in luxurious fabrics.

*The Loft: Modern spaces are all about being non-traditional, and the dresses should be no exception! A black and white palette or pieces with architectural lines are perfect picks. From Christopher Kane, Reem Acra and Oscar de la Renta.

*The Country Club: Why not play up the fact that your event requires a VIP invite? Drape bridesmaids in over the top florals and pinks like these dresses from Zac Posen, Oscar de la Renta and Dior.

*The Country: Couture on the farm? But, of course! Keep the palette natural and the texture intense - feathers are a bonus. Dresses by Monique Lhuillier, Luisa Beccaria and Lanvin.

*The Beach: There is plenty of couture out there that is all about the color, and perfect for a beach wedding, just like these dresses from Reem Acra.

*The City: You know the type of wedding - the couple who always knows about the next hot spot. Whose wedding will start fashionably late and go all night long. It's classy and sexy all at once, so rich jewel toned dresses from Lanvin, Marchesa and Barbara Tfank are just what the bridesmaids will need.

And, since a dress is only as good as its accessories, we have our first giveaway from Chickdowntown.com - the for the entire Couture Wedding Week - to get you on your way to your own couture look! The prize? A very chic black satin crystal broach clutch from Monya Handbags! It's the perfect little couture touch for your wedding - thanks Chickdowntown.com!! You have until Friday at Midnight to leave a relevant comment on this post (one per person) and one lucky winner will be chosen at random. So get to it!

*all photography via style.com and monique lhuillier

19 comments:

amy b.s. said...

i think a vineyard and those dresses would be perfect. now, can you please get on that? thanks. but all the dresses are lovely of course.

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous dresses and clutch! Especially loving the Dior and Oscar de la Renta! Fabulous post, Cassandra!

xoxox,
CC

Berry said...

Wow! I LOVE that first dress! Its almost my definition of a perfect bridesmaid dress! Great blog! =)

LPC said...

I love this entire post.

Shoelover said...

These are great inspirations! I love that the bridesmaid dresses are stylish and so different from the traditional ones. Great post!

Mathia Family said...

Ooo, I love so many of these dresses, I wish I could re-do my wedding after seeing your blog, you have so many amazing ideas and inspirations!

Sara said...

what beautiful dresses! also, I love the bag!

Dana Córdova said...

These are some really great options--I especially love the 40s black and white ensemble and orange cocktail dress--unexpected and gorgeous!

Laina said...

I love how different all of these dresses are - I especially love the bright orange one for the beach and the deep red for the vineyard - gorgeous!

Danielle said...

This clutch is gorgeous- Perfect for a wedding!

Roxy said...

couture for the farm is amazing!

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mpaliswat517 said...

All of the dresses are gorgeous! When I think bridesmaid dresses I think great another plain, boring dress that I will never wear again but hopefully it is a color that I like. These dresses are cute and trendy. Bridesmaids have a right to look hot too!

Becca said...

Love these dresses! And the clutch is great--I'd love to win it!

Bro. Robert Peach, FSC said...

What's more impressive, the bride or the maid? Ooo la la.

Cassie said...

LOVE that clutch.

valerie_p said...

Beautiful clutch! The detailing is so unique! Thanks for the giveaway!

Stephanie said...

It would be perfect to take to a wedding! It's small and so elegant. Thanks!

Estelle Tran said...

I love this clutch! Every girl needs a little black clutch for a big night out. This one isn't just a prom clutch; it's a keeper! Thanks!

nice glasses said...

This clutch is gorgeous and I love the way the crystals are gracefully placed to add a touch of pizzazz.

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