I’ve heard time and time again that it’s so hard to find the one… the right wedding dress that is! Do I make a statement in something fun or play it safe in something classic? White or ivory? Long or short? All of these thoughts and more pop into your mind at some point.
Brides.com published an article about Jacqueline Courtney, wedding dress consultant who started Nearly Newlywed. Nearly Newlywed is an online wedding dress boutique, designed to help a bride find her perfect gown. The dresses are all “nearly new” and the boutique offers many designer labels.
Valuing quality and style, Courtney says that her company offers “the best designs to girls all over the country, big city and small town girls brides alike, at incredible values.”
In the interview, Courtney reveals her favorite trends and popular silhouettes. My favorite piece of advice that she gives when it comes to rules of wedding dress shopping is; “the only rule is that you need to be true to yourself and to have fun.”
Nearly Newlywed’s website is simple, organized, and easy to use. You can shop by designer and style and even find accessories. You can even customize a personal shopping experience using your Pinterest Bridal Inspiration Board! Based on your board, Nearly Newlywed will select dresses to personally suit you! There is also an option for you to sell your dress back. Nearly Newlywed has so much to offer and I think it’s a great tool for brides to be!
Jacqueline Courtney is also an expert blogger for Brides.com and has an exclusive partnership with Kleinfeld!
“Simplicity well-carried out” is how wedding dress designer Delphine Manivet describes her personal style and her designs in an interview with bhldn.com.
Manivet chose to end her studies of economics to pursue her true dream of becoming a fashion designer. Manivet moved to Paris and started working for a design house until one day it was time for her to find a dress for her own wedding. Unable to find anything that felt truly her, Manivet designed her own dress. She channeled her creative energy into wedding dress design and now has her own design house in Paris.
Manivet’s ideas are inspired by eighteenth century portraits, the symbolism of the wedding gown, and the individual femininity of every girl. Her goal and biggest challenge is to create timeless looks.
Her dresses are all about the mix of modern and vintage and dream and simplicity. Manivet looks to every day as an opportunity to gather inspiration for her next design. The designer loves looking for vintage inspiration at flea markets and charity sales.
Manivet names the dresses in her collections after men’s names. “For me, it’s a way to pay tribute to the man who is never included in the process of choosing or making the dress, but counts in the choice for sure”, she says.
Manivet’s looks are absolutely beautiful and worth taking a look at. I love the simplistic femininity of her gowns and her classic use of white! Please read this article on Manivet for more about her. Here is her website. Browse through her collections; they are stunning.