Choosing your wedding gown. To me this one of the most exciting parts of the planning process. How do you want to look on your wedding day? Modern, elegant, sweet or over -the- top stunning? Of course you want to feel comfortable in whatever you are wearing and it’s important to try on a variety of gowns and designers before you choose the final one. We all have different body shapes and certain gowns will look better on certain shapes. By going to a salon or designer they can help you with the fitting process.
From cute and sassy to simple and elegant, Michelle DeCourcy has your style. Michelle began her fashion career in 1999. The following year she established Michelle DeCourcy, a successful ready to wear line with top-selling items and collections that were carried in more than 200 specialty stores and boutiques across the country, as well as her own flagship stores in Portland, Oregon.
Michelle’s designs have been featured in Vogue, British Vogue, Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Lucky, WWD and Best Of People. Over the past decade she has developed a Cult following in Portland Oregon in addition to an a list celebrity following.
Here are a few of the designs you can find on her website. See more in person in a featured fashion show at The Art of Weddings 2014 Bridal Show! Get your tickets here.
Laser cut designs are showing up in more and more weddings. They have always been available in paper products and personally, we love the intricate look. It’s delicate and modern at the same time, such as in the invites shown below. What we are excited to see is this idea showing up on wedding cakes. It turns an all white cake into a visual statement at your reception. Guests will be staring at the lovely design wrapped around your cake all evening!
Want to make an entrance when you walk down the aisle? Then a wedding gown with laser cut details will certainly do that. Whether your dress is short or long it adds a graphic design element to something that is normally princess like. Since we are fans of bold, modern art and design we love this overall look for an event. Don’t go overboard with it but instead add a few key elements throughout your day to tie it all together. Start with the invites, then your dress and add a few interesting details at the reception such as the fun hummingbird name cards on the glasses. Have fun!
Check out these links for places to buy laser cut wedding goods.
Are you an amazing vendor who would like to be a part of the longest running bridal boutique show? Do you have an amazing service or product that you want to get out in front of brides? Then sponsorship is perfect for you! We only have a few spots available for sponsoring the bridal show which will take place March 26th, 2014 from 6-9pm at Portland Center Stage at the Armory. This show is classy, high-end and has a relaxed feel. It has been the show that all others copy and we are flattered but there is only one Art of Weddings! No other bridal show has the social media following we do. You will reach newly engaged couples via facebook, twitter, pinterest, radio, postcards, Oregon Bride Magazine and on our popular blog!
Contact us today to find out how you can reserve your spot in this exciting bridal show. Deadline is October 28th to sign up for a sponsor to take advantage of all the social media benefits. Email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org, we look forward to hearing from you!
You have decided whom you’d like to stand up next to you on one of the biggest days of your life. Your bridesmaid’s are friends or your sisters who have stood by you through thick and thin. You trust them and they trust you. Breaking the news to them is the exciting part, next comes the sometimes stressful part of letting them know what you’d like them to wear. With that comes them having to pay. Keep in mind not all your friends may be financial stable and especially during these rough economic times. Be thoughtful when deciding on the dress for them to wear. This is why we like Ok Bridal on Etsy. They offer a wide selection of affordable gowns in many styles.
Ok Bridal accepts custom made gowns at no extra cost, this is a huge plus if your friend has a unique body shape. Besides that they are 100% refundable if there is a problem with the size, color or style! Let’s look at some of the styles they offer.
If you are having a more fun and flirty event, they have your girls wear shorter dresses. Here are a few of the many styles they offer. This gown is only $99.99 and available in many more colors.
We love the formal and fun look of the lace and taffeta shirt. A lovely design that would look ideal with a simple set of pearl earrings and bracelet. Priced at $129.00
How romantic to have all your bridesmaids wearing a different style gown in the same color. We love this idea and think it’s a great way to have each girl feel special on your big day.
Long gowns are more formal and will give your bridal party an elegant feel. We love all these styles and array of colors for your day. Gowns only $129 each. Visit their online gallery to find the look for your girls at Ok Bridal.