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Finding your wedding dress is no easy task. Our suggestion? Zero in on your wedding style, then look for details that will compliment. If you're a glam, romantic, or classic bride, consider this handy primer (filled with our favorite accents from Demetrios) your first stop for inspiration.Glam brides welcome wedding day attention with open arms—they can't wait to be the best dressed girl at the party! Turns heads the girly girl way with a fitted bodice, blingy detailing, a deep V, or a serious statement skirt.
Gowns Featured (top to bottom, left to right): Sensualle Style GR232, Destination Romance Style DR182, Destination Romance Style 176, and Sensualle Style GR241.
The romantic bride is drawn to blush tones, lush florals, and feminine accents. If that sounds like you, look for wedding dresses with portrait necklines, lots of lace, long trains, and keyhole backs.
Gowns Featured (top to bottom, left to right): Sensualle Style GR22, Ultra Sophisticates Style 1443, Ultra Sophisticates Style 1444, and Ultra Sophisticates Style 1449.
If your main concern is looking timeless in your wedding photos, the classic route is for you. Shop for dresses in thick fabrics, or consider gowns with elegantly jeweled belts, strapless necklines, and billowing ball gown skirts.
Gowns Featured (top to bottom, left to right): Illusions Style 3157, Illusions Style 3183, Ultra Sophisticates Style 1427, and Illisa Style 532.
Related: View More Demetrios Gowns | The Best Wedding Dress For Your Body Type
In case you couldn't already tell, Instagram is one of our favorite ways to cover Bridal Market. We instantly post photos of dresses and details we love, and you instantly tell us whether or not you love 'em right back. After obsessively posting from every collection we visited, the results are in: here are the most beloved photos from our feed for the Fall 2014 collections. Enjoy! (Captions run right to left, top to bottom) 1. Rivini's Epic Ball Gown A perfectly fitted corset that flows into a magical sheer paneled skirt. Seriously, what's not to love about this this shot? VIEW THE COMPLETE RIVINI COLLECTION 2. 45 Flavors of David's Bridal
Believe it or not, all 45 shades of David's Bridal's bridesmaid gowns fit on one rack. Apple, Malibu, and Plum are popular shades, but we hear Mint and Biscotti will be the next big things.
VIEW THE DAVID'S BRIDAL BRIDESMAID COLLECTION 3. Monique's Dreamy Sleeves Brides and bridal fashion lovers alike swooned over this fit-for-a-snow-princess gown by Monique Lhuillier. We can't get over those illusion sleeves! VIEW THE COMPLETE MONIQUE LHUILLIER COLLECTION 4. High-Low at Lazaro
This frothy skirt wowed the crowd at Lazaro's 20th anniversary collection, and we like that it shows off a bride's shoes without sacrificing volume. VIEW THE COMPLETE LAZARO COLLECTION 5. Anne Bowen's Sparkly Back This celestial-inspired gown sparkles with subtle shimmer, a look we know PW brides have come to love :) 6. The Art of the Twirl at Anne Barge Is there any better way to show off a wedding dress? VIEW THE COMPLETE ANNE BARGE COLLECTION 7. The Blushing Brides of Watters
Only time will tell if real brides will fully embrace the pink wedding dress trend, but y'all sure do love the shade on Instagram. VIEW THE COMPLETE WATTERS COLLECTION 8. Serious Sequins from Carol Hannah
Sequins were hand-sewn over the boning of this corset top, and it is absolutely exquisite.
SEE MORE SEQUIN WEDDING DRESSES 9. Sottero & Midgley's Billowing Ball Gown
Another one that completely wowed the fashion crowd, and with good reason. Floaty skirt, sparkly top -- this look is pure bridal perfection. VIEW THE COMPLETE SOTTERO & MIDGLEY COLLECTION 10. Modern Versatility by Modern Trousseau A beyond-cute way to go from ceremony to reception. Love it! View All of the Fall 2014 Collections
By: Sarah Zlotnick
We've definitely got rustic weddings on the brain here at Project Wedding! We styled a dreamy Joanna August chiffon wrap dress with a floral hair comb and sweet dusty rose flats. Simple glimmers of deep brass jewelry and one truly adorable clutch to round out the look.
Credits: Joanna August 'Amanda' gown ($895) • Indulgems pink amethyst gold branch earrings ($88) • Vanessa Mooney 'With a Tiny Tender Kiss' Necklace ($30) • ASOS floral beaded clutch ($66.50) • Seychelles peep toe flat ($89.99) • BHLDN Silvestre comb ($180)
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If you're anything like us (and we hope that you are), you get absolutely giddy over the release of new wedding dress designs. Today we're putting the spotlight on Demetrios, who just released 12 new styles under their Ilissa collection. From tulle ball gown skirts to sparkly accents, this beautiful collection of gowns serves as perfect fashion inspiration for glam winter weddings. Three of our favorites follow below -- click here to see the full collection!
Featured Gowns: Ilissa Style 551, Ilissa Style 547, and Ilissa Style 555.
Related: The Details that Define Your Bridal Style
By: Sarah Zlotnick
Feeling a little playful? Here's two of our fave polka dot styles from online emporium Modcloth, a site we could browse for hours thanks to massive amounts of adorable (and affordable!) dresses. A cheeky fascinator and fun clutch will add a dose of whimsy to either of these potential bridesmaid frocks, and we love the idea of finishing off with a bright fuschia heel.
Credits: Arden B. Pillbox Headband (now $9.49) | Glitzy Rocks Spinel stud earrings ($13.69) | Modcloth Beyond Black & White dress ($177.99) | Modcloth Rose Bubbly dress in noir ($157.99) | Lulu Guinness Domino Box Clutch ($402) | Butter suede kitten heels ($288)
Beautiful as a wedding dress might look coming down the runway, something magical happens when a real girl puts one on. Here's 10 of our favorite real Project Wedding bride looks from the year, presented in no particular order. Enjoy!
Related: The Top 10 Bridesmaid Dresses of 2013
1. Helen's Beaded Cap Sleeves
Photo by Jamie Delaine Photography
The beaded cap sleeves on Helen's Lilien Collection gown from Bisou Bridal feel dainty and romantic -- and provide just the right amount of coverage for a more demure bride. Check out more shots in her pretty blush Vancouver wedding.
2. Kendall's Made-for-Dancing Skirt
Photo by Caroline and Ben Photography
The skirt of this Saison Blanche gown was made for twirling! And the beaded bodice fits right in with this wedding's glam Gatsby-inspired decor.
3. Tina's Pink Perfection
Photo by Kristine Marie Photography
This blush organza Maggie Sottero stunner really wowed us -- and Tina's glam taste is evident in every other aspect of her sparkly California wedding!
4. Hannah's Textured Cream Gown
Photo by Anni Cee Photography
The extra-large rosettes on this cream Watters gown bring a dose of modernity to the classic ball gown silhouette -- and it fits right in with Hannah and Joe's autumn-inspired Windy City wedding.
5. Sandy's Southern Charm
Photo by Woodland Fields Photography
For a sophisticated preppy look, this Southern Belle added a custom ruffled collar to her Jim Hjelm halter gown -- and it looked mighty gorgeous against her mix 'n' match bridesmaids.
6. Melanie's Kate Spade Cuteness
Photo by Abby Jiu Photography
Though technically Melanie's reception dress, this short Kate Spade number is perfect for a City Hall wedding! Check out her winter DC nuptials to see her equally gorgeous Rivini gown.
7. Kalista's Unforgettable Jenny Packham Moment
Photo by Sequins and Candy
Look at those sheer epaulet sleeves! Nine months later and we are still swooning over this gorgeous Jenny Packham gown -- not to mention the DIY details and rustic decor of the rest of the wedding.
8. Madiha: A Vision in Red
Photo by Nyk + Cali Wedding Photographers
Does a bride get any more beautiful than this? From her bold lipstick to the ornate jewels, Madiha left no detail overlooked for her Nashville nuptials.
9. Lauren's Rustic Ruffles
Photo by Stacey Bishop Photography
Half-sleeves and a layered skirt, all trimmed in lace. No doubt about it -- this bride's custom Paula Nelson Hart dress fit right into her vintage-inspired backyard nuptials.
10. Lori's Retro Lace Look
Photo by Matushek Photography
How fun is this tea-length gown? The birdcage veil and satin heels make it just a touch sassy -- perfect for a bride who wanted "personal touches with doses of personality" for her modern loft wedding.
Related: Real Bridal Style We Love | Swoon-Worthy Dress Details
By: Sarah Zlotnick
A hot summer wedding calls for a strapless dress with a long, easy-fit skirt, don't you think? This look is perfect for a carefree beach bride who still wants to radiate a little elegance. Keep accessories consistent: a bevvy of flora-inspired gold jewelry dresses things up, and gladiator sandals in the same tone will keep you standing (and dancing!) long into the night.
Credits: Coach Flower Cluster Earrings ($58) • Coach Gold-Plated Bracelet Set ($98) • BCBG Max Azria Stone Floral Necklace ($98) • Tory Burch ‘Emmy’ Thong Sandal ($195) • Donna Karan Strapless Jersey Gown ($5925) •Boho Waves Photo by Jen Huang Photography; Headpiece by Jennifer Behr
The end of the year is always a fun time to reflect on the wedding details that wowed us over the past 12 months. From unforgettable moments to the best in bridal style, there's plenty of things to Ooh and Aah over. Today, we're focusing on the bridesmaids—scroll down for the ten styles we loved most this year.
Related: Top 20 Wedding Ideas of 2013
Photo by Jessica Lorren Organic Photography
Gold sequins! So fun, and they felt so fresh for 2013 when paired with matte nude heels.
Photo by Calynn Berry
This all-black bridesmaid group was super popular on Facebook—and we bet it has something to do with those hot pink shoes and bouquets!
Photo by Carmen Salazar Photography
Simple silhouette + substantial fabric + bouquets in the same hue = one seriously striking bridesmaid look.
Photo by Tin Sparrow Studio
This mix 'n' match group of dusty lavender and taupe dresses was the perfect fit for Tessa and Dan's modern meets rustic New York Wedding.
Photo by Whitney Photo and Video
A rich, rustic color palette for a fall wedding, and we love the subtle bits of lace woven throughout.
Photo by Woodland Fields Photography
Champagne is always a sophisticated dress color choice, and we love how this group made sure to select gowns with bits of sparkle. Also—the floor-length silhouette is perfect for a more formal wedding.
Photo by Alixan Loosle
Skirts and sweaters! This bridesmaid choice may be a bit unconventional, but it's also completely adorable. And the pieces can be worn as separates later on!
Photo by Lindsey Gomes Photography
We are suckers for sparkle here at Project Wedding, and the tops of these bandeau dresses fit right in. We love the way they add a bit of glitz to Jenna and Troy's otherwise rustic California wedding.
Photo by Wren Photography
Who says the bride is the only person that can wear white to a wedding? We love the clean look of this group of 'maids, and the bride still stands out because she's the only one in a long dress.
Photo by Emily Steffen
BHLDN dresses so springy you'd never guess they were for a winter wedding!
Photo by Shaun & Skyla Walton
Pretty, floor-length pastels in every color. Does it get any more perfect than this for a boho Cali wedding?
By: Sarah Zlotnick
This is a fun, colorful motif for any spring or summer wedding. Add a little to your bridesmaids with a necklace or some earrings, or go full-tilt in a faux wrap dress. Either way, it's a winning look!
Credits: Rifle Paper Co. Thank You Card ($4.50) • Betsey Johnson Flower Stud Earrings ($25) • B.B. Dakota Indra Wrap Dress ($88) • Kate Spade New York Field Day Statement Necklace ($278) • Forever 21 Floral Cosmetic Bag ($5.80) • J. Crew Janey Liberty Print Flats ($248)
By: Sarah Zlotnick
This sweetly preppy bridesmaid outfit is perfect for a Southern garden wedding. Done in hues of teal and blue, the classic shape of the shoes and dress feel fresh, light, and fun. Round things off with sparkly jewels and a soft updo and voila! Your best girls are sure to look great.
Credits: Lulu Frost for J. Crew Cluster Earrings ($98) • Alfred Sung Bridesmaid Dress ($165) • J. Crew Pavé Bracelet ($125) • C. Wonder Floral Pump ($148) • Updo Photo by Michelle Warren