With the wintry months nearing their end and warmer weather gently tugging off our coats and scarfs, Spring is just around the bend. Therefore, for this edition of “My Friday Favorites,” here are some of my favorite dresses from Jim Hgelm’s Spring bridal collection for 2014!Read More...
Without giving away too much, there is another fun project Posh has gotten involved with and it included a collaborative crafting day of mason jars. I am sure you’ve seen this craft done before, but this group project turned out a truly home-spun look with every jar a little different.Read More...
Whether you’ve just started shopping for your dress or you’ve been pinning your favorite dresses on your Pinterest board for years, have you ever wondered – what the heck are up with all these “off-whites?” What is the difference between diamond and ivory? Does it matter?Read More...
As a “voluptuous” girl myself, I can tell you that not all dresses look great when you slip them on, but the Sottero Midgley wedding Gown Collection is absolutely one of my all time favorites!
The care and attention to designing gowns that are well crafted is what originally attracted me to the line. When I started to do a bit of research for my own wedding, I fell more in love with the collection.
Sure, the line showcases inspiration from around the world and the influence of wedding industry experts in many regions, but the Sottero family of designers constant attention to create gowns with a slenderizing fit through meticulous attention to design and fitting was the clincher for me.
The award winning fashion wedding gown designer Maggie Sotterro’s “Sottero & Midgley label is entering its eighth season this year. Here are a few.. actually 9 of my favorites from the 2014 line.
I am such a sucker for beads and crystals! This sheath gown is completely encrusted with pearl embellishments over the luxurious Royal Satin sheath. It closes in the back with a zipper. I would think this gown would be wonderful for a formal church ceremony.
See what I mean about the curves? If you got ‘em flaunt them. Angelette features a crystal bodice complete with and illusion center insert and swooping full organza skirt. The bodice of this gown has an inner corset to help keep the girls under control and is finished off with crystal buttons.
Ok y’all… did I mention that I am a sucker for beading? Totally swooning! The halter straps help keep everything where it needs to be, and the fit to flare shape accentuates all the right curves. Sottero & Midgley’s Braxton” gown would be a gorgeous way to create a Great Gatsby wedding theme. I can so see myself if this gown. I was super curious what this beauty costs, and when I did a little research I found it around 2k! BONUS!
I love the way the crisscross of fabric of this fit and flare gown is so flattering. The skirt is decorated with a Swarovski crystal motif pickup in the front. I wondered if that element could be removed to create a longer train, but the site didn’t mention that as an option. I am sure you could have a seamstress remove it, or order a modification though. Average price $1100
You want a gown with a train, but you want to dance the night away? This fit and flare gown has a detachable illusion train so you can do just that! Again the embroidered flowers and Swarovski crystal embellishments are signing my tune!
With metallics being so popular in fashion over the last few years, I am not surprised that we are seeing more gowns embellished with metallic embroidery. Keaton is a slim A-line made of Revina Chiffon. It is accented with an elegant Swarovski crystal waistband and finished off with a chapel length train. Average price $1200
When I first saw this gown, my initial thought was “I could totally see wearing that to the opera, or New Years Party after the wedding!” All you would need to do is have a little bit of hem altering and BOOM! A wedding gown you can wear again. Would you do that?
I have been a wedding florist for most of my adult life… can I just say that this gown is a florists gown?! I would so want to wear this dress for my own wedding, (if I were crazy enough to have another one). Paula is a fit and flare gown that features three dimensional Guipure lace appliqued flowers! Swarovski crystals finish everything off with a little bit of sparkle. Darn… I think I might just want to plan a vow renewal! Do you think my hubs would pay for that? Um.. because I love this dress, I looked up it’s price, and one site said $398 bux! NO WAY… others I found are around $1400.
Are you a bride who loves lace? This stunning lace-over-tulle gown features Swarovski crystals over a separate stretch satin slip dress. The versatility of this gown makes it ideal to wear in any setting, giving you the option of two different looks for your wedding day!
There they are… my favorite gowns from the Sottero & Midgley Collection 2014. At least they are my favorite right now.. Who knows what I will fall in love with when I start researching the next dress designer!
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Ever since I was little, I’ve loved hair pieces – bows, headbands, and flower clips. And as an adult, I feel like a princess or queen when I have perfectly quaffed hair with accessory tastefully placed in it. I’ve grown out of frilly hair bows and bandanas (though they can still be fun to pull out for the random event), and now I wish I could wear pieces like those from Twigs & Honey every day. Too bad they’re more of a match for just a one-time use for some extra special event – such as your wedding, but even still, a girl can dream to have the occasion to deck herself out in these gorgeous hair accessories.Read More...