Being an expectant bride and mother can be momentous experiences on their own or simultaneously. If you are going to walk down the aisle with a baby bump in tow, there are some considerations that you have to keep in mind when looking for maternity wedding dresses.
With that being said, however, there are quite a lot of wedding dresses out there for mothers-to-be to wear on their big day. And below are some of the more notable examples.
Designed by Tiffany Rose, the Amelia gown is all about highlighting your baby bump. It’s jersey made from soft ivory lace hugs your upper body comfortably without making you too hot. It also comes with an elegant design from top to bottom which highlights any figure elegantly.
The Amelia dress comes in both mid length and full length variants. This way, you can pick which style suits you best on your wedding day.
Designed by Tiffany Rose, this wedding gown is made of a light fabric and is quite perfect for summer weddings. It’s design makes it easy to wear and the sleeves contain quite a lot of detail which gives the gown a rather elegant finish.
And if you are worrying about fitting issues, the dress does come with a stretch finish. This makes it easy to adjust to your body figure regardless of the stage of your pregnancy.
Tiffany Rose’s Eden dress is able to find a balance between Elegance and Simplicity. It comes with a stretch lace overlay design and is made from a lace that gives off a shimmering effect whenever the wearer moves.
All of this is then pulled by a satin belt on the west which highlights the wearer’s figure even more.
If the wedding is going to be set on a colder month like December or January, then this gown should be ideal for you. It is made from thick yet light lace with a streamlined design. It should conform to your figure while keeping you warm while still keeping everything elegant.
There is also an optional sash which can be placed on the belly to highlight your womb even more but makes it look smaller. And, to top things off, the gown ends on a fishtail-like design, giving the entire dress a flowing appeal.
One of the best gowns to come from the Tiffany Rose collection, the Verona is a gown made from eyelash lace which is then paired with a soft ivory jersey. It’s design is elegant enough but will complement your figure regardless of how well you are into your pregnancy.
And if you need a bit of proof on this gown’s popularity, a copy of it was worn by Julia Stiles on her wedding day. Knowing that the dress you wore has found its way into Hollywood should be enough to put a smile on any lady on their big day; apart from the main event, of course.
This dress comes with a scooped neck and off the shoulder design, giving it a timelessly elegant appeal. It comes with a simpler design all over which makes the gown a great partner for simple accessories.
The gown is made from a light lace material which allows the figure to breathe on a hot day. This makes the gown ideal for summer weddings or any wedding with a nature theme.
With a design adorned with fluttering lace sleeves, this ivory silk wedding dress looks like it stepped right out of a fairy tale. The gown was designed to make the wearer feel comfortable as they move while still retaining a great level of elegance.
And if you are wondering if this gown fits all stages of pregnancy, it does. It comes with a sash of silk satin which gives the dress a rather form-fitting yet tailored look.
Designed again by Seraphine, this dress keeps everything short yet dignified. It has a shorter hemline which pushes focus on your belly and allows you to move more.
The wedding dress is also designed to be flexible. This means that it will hug your figure comfortably on your wedding without restricting you on your waist.
This wedding gown is perfect for beach weddings and other open air events due to its flowing, elegant design. It’s waist was designed to hug the belly so the wearer can proudly show their figure.
Also, the dress uses a fine silk lace which allows the body to breathe. This should make anyone wearing it feel comfortable as they move.
This gown is designed by Pasduchas, this gown features the right kind of sexy with an off-shoulder design. If you are one that is a bit conscious with your baby bump, this gown should be an option as its design takes focus from your belly to your shoulder.
The gown comes in the traditional ivory white which is perfect for traditional weddings. But, if your wedding is far from traditional, the gown also comes in a bright wine color.
This gown is designed by ASOS, this gown sports embroidered flowers all over. It is then topped with vine patterns which completes the gowns earthy look.
The floral and sequin dress carefully treads the balance between formal and casual due to its sequin details and sleeveless design. As such, it is perfect for a wedding set out in the open air and during summer.
One of France’s best-known wedding gown lines for expectant mothers, the Envie De Fraise Flora line features a simply yet undoubtedly European flair with a sleeveless design and a V-neck. The gown features a knot just above your belly, giving your baby bump the right kind of attention.
And due to its simplicity, the Envie De Fraise flora gown is great when partnered with more elaborate accessories. If you are the one to walk down the aisle wearing a tiara or a jeweled headdress, this gown might be the one for you.
Choosing a maternity wedding gown can be daunting itself. To help alleviate some of the
stress from finding the best gown for you, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
First of all, do you want to emphasize the fact that you are pregnant or not? Your
answer to this question dictates your options for gowns as there are types out
there that either hide or highlight your baby bump.
If you are one that does not want to give too much emphasis on your growing belly,
then a gown with an empire waist or a lace overlay is a good option. But if you
are not one to shy away from showing your baby bump, it is best to find a dress
that comes with a satin mesh or a belt that highlights your belly more.
Usually, it will take a few months for you to get your wedding dress once you have
ordered it. That means your belly should have grown even bigger by the time
that gown arrives on your doorstep.
When looking for a gown for your big day, make sure that it does not hug your belly
too tightly as of testing if it fits. The rule of thumb is to add an inch of
your belly for each month from that day to your wedding. And, if you are not
that confident with math, you can always refer to the store’s sizing chart.
They will guide you in picking a dress that will comfortably fit you regardless
of how big your belly is going to get.
The materials that make up the gown can determine whether or not you will be
comfortable wearing it on your wedding day. Stick to fabrics that can stretch
as this will give your figure enough leeway so you won’t feel restricted as you
Fabrics like thulle and chiffon are lightweight and allow the body to breathe despite
the gown hugging the shape of your body. Jersey is also a great material as it
can stretch considerably, making wedding dresses made of this material ideal
for women on the later stages of their pregnancy.
Even if it is your big day, it would be best to not to go over the top. The reason
for this is that you are competing with your belly so having an overly designed
dress is going to make you look off. Also, an overly designed dress tend to be
cumbersome which will not do you any favors on your wedding.
Instead, look for a dress with a design simple enough that it captures your figure and
complements it. This way, the focus is shared between you and your baby bump
even as you walk down that aisle.
So which wedding gown works best for you? That is one thing that only you could
answer. When looking for the best wedding dress, it would be ideal that you
find a balance between Form and Function.
Simply put, that dress should be the kind of attire that can make you look good
without making you look uncomfortable. If you can do this, you can make
yourself elegant without sacrificing your ability to enjoy your big day.
Yes you read it right.
More than 20,000 wedding gowns are being sold off at knockdown prices.
Unfortunately, Berketex Bride went into administration back in November 2018. The business said it has eleven outlets an one in Dublin. Berketex had been serving the wedding market for over 50 years.
All this stock has gone to Auctioneers John Pye where you can buy for pennies on the pound.
Anyone hoping to grab a bargain will have to travel to Port Talbot, South Wales to get their hands on dresses from designers such as Emily Fox, Amy Hamilton, Rosetta Nicolini, Tom Flowers and Christina Sposa at significantly reduced prices.
South Wales (live now): Fridays 12pm – 3pm; Saturdays 10am – 2pm.
Marchington (commencing February 9th): Saturdays 10am – 2pm.
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Ok so this one is more for the ladies. Be the best bride you can be is about you on your wedding day in peak condition. Since all eyes will be on the bride it kind of makes sense to be in the best place physically, emotionally, mentally. So we have come up with a plan which starts from three months counting down. Three months is enough time to make changes. Lets face it your wedding day is the one day where all eyes will be on you. You are the star of the show – Don’t let hubby to be tell you otherwise!
The two main things to get from diet is
You want to have lots of energy and avoid lethargy. Find your local greengrocer in your town and explore the fresh vegetable and fruits aisles. As a counter from eating and testing all those cakes you want to balance by eating foods that give you fuel.
Drink lots of water – Your partner will think you are glowing and shiny because of the strong love between you. Well that is of course true, but another factor which you don’t need to publicise is the copious amount of water you have been drinking.
Not only should good food play towards being more healthy it is always a good idea to target and keep on top of any physical systems that are constantly under attack. So as well as eating your greens we might imagine the stresses of wedding planning might increase chance of acne and spots. We recently discovered BigGreenSmile.com They are one of the biggest online retailers of natural and organic products in the UK.
Using organic tea-tree soap that doesn’t dry out your face is a great way to keep skin right.
Let run through the demands. In one day your body will have to:
and thats not to include any stress whatsoever !
So by working backwards what do we want to achieve. You don’t want to look like a body builder – Aim for a French exquisite look, where wedding guest will remember the words elegant, graceful, delicate and extremely beautiful. 99% of wedding gowns are designed this way so you will have less customisation to do.
Go for tone. Things like yoga, swimming, Maybe some high intensity training to work on losing some inches. You don’t need to spend much money, nor add hours to your already busy daily ritual. Just thirty minutes a day at home.
Simply lie down face down and with elbows to the floor try and maintain a straight posture. Holding this position for a while is going to work your abs, back and core. The Plank is one of the best exercises for core conditioning yet it also works your bum and hamstrings, supports proper posture and improves balance. This is the ker-ching your wedding body has been waiting for.
The test is that if you can’t hold a plank for 120 seconds, you’re either a) too fat, b) too weak, or c) doing something wrong in your workouts. A fit, healthy person should be able to hold on for two-minutes before feeling the burn.
If you’ve been good and started 12 weeks back you would most likely be in good shape. Take plenty of rest by ‘trying’ to get to bed and sleep at an early hour.
Above all, amidst the stress, you can peace out and have moments of pleasure for yourself. It’s your wedding – Enjoy it 🙂
The actress Hilary Swank ties the knot with social entrepreneur Philip Schneider in a stunning yet intimate wedding location close to her California home.
Alexandra Macon of Vogue detailed the joys for us.
Hilary wore a white lace and embroidered dress by Ellie Saab Couture for her fairytale ceremony. Mariska Hargitay served as her maid of honour while fellow actor and Supernatural star Misha Collins were amongst the guests.
The gown comprised of 25 meters of Chantilly lace, eight meters of silk chiffon, furthermore six meters of organza silk. It took 150 hours to create with 70 hours of that focused exclusively on embroidery. Seven people made the dress, including three seamstresses, two petites mains, one patternmaker, and above all, the head of the atelier. “I have loved Elie Saab for years and was thrilled he designed my dress,” Hilary says. “I wanted something romantic that felt as timeless as the redwood grove where we were to be married, and he consequently delivered. Designing something that far surpassed my greatest expectations, as a result it was certainly everything I imagined and more.”
Of the setting, most noteworthy, “It was timeless. There is just no other way to describe it.” explained Hilary. The couple said their vows in intimate redwood grove populated with trees that are over 800 years old.
Looking to have a wedding that is truly personal to your being? A good tip is to mull over what resonates with you, whether you want all your brothers and sisters in particular colours, or that as an environmentalist you’d want to press the point home around using recycled or sustainable goods and products.
Whatever it is, jot it down and keep doing this. Oftentimes, the ‘resonation’ comes to you unexpectedly when exercising, or having doing something quite unrelated! Over a time, you’ll have put together a vision of what you truly would like to have on the rare day where you get to call the shots in having that perfect day. Then the rest is simpler to execute, if you have a wedding planner give them the vision, otherwise do it yourself pick up things in advance. Half the fun is in the journey
If you are looking for an inspiration for your wedding gown, we are here to help.
Here are some of 2015 most stylish bride.
Model Hilary Rhoda wore a simple Carolina Herrera wedding gown with green beading and 14.7 carats of Chopard diamonds to marry NHL player Sean Avery in the Hamptons
For full list, please go here.
Every girl dreams being a princess at one point in their life. And more often than not, it is realized on the day of their wedding.
Who would not feel like a princess when you wear the wedding dress of your dreams?
And to give you some insights on what real life princesses wedding gowns would look like, take a peek on the list made by Aemilia Madden.
Princess Sofia of Sweden, 2015
Sofia Hellqvist married Prince Carl Philip of Sweden wearing a gown by Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt.
For the full list of Real Life Princesses gorgeous wedding gowns, please go here
How about you? Which one do you like best?
Broadway is a part of UK history. Everybody we know will have watched one show or another. And some plays feature real-life proposals and weddings ! It is a very nice idea for an actor to propose to his loved one on a Broadway stage.
And for an Actor who did actually do this proposal, it was such a delight for it to be a successful one.
Wedding Proposal Success: A Surprise Broadway Performance
An actor finishes his matinee performance with his girlfriend in the audience watching on by, thinking that he is taking all the limelight. How wrong she is, as he tells the audience how much the last year had meant to him and how much he loves her….and then on bended knee pops the question !
Having an entire Theatre applauding you on your Engagement is certainly one way to get you to say yes but I think she would have anyway!
Beautiful, Elegant and Happy. These are usually the ones we think of what we would look like to be on our wedding day.
But before that reality, we usually get crazy over that fact. Do not worry, you are not alone. Almost every bride comes to that situation. And to give you some tips on how to be that radiating bride, we are sharing to you this article.
Bridal beauty: top tips for a wedding day glow
Don’t DIY when it comes to eyebrows
“Plucking your own eyebrows can be a bit risky as just one wrong hair can ruin the shape,” advises Lisa. Go to the salon and leave this job to a professional.
“A natural make-up look must always start with a flawless looking base and your foundation must match your skin tone,” explains Lisa. “Get the dewy look by buffing a highlighter into your skin (like Benefit’s Sun Beam) before applying foundation.”
Don’t let your blusher make you look like a doll
“Once you have the right foundation pick a soft toned blusher. Avoid red blushers if you’re prone to flushes,” says Lisa. “Corals are best for weddings as the natural pink from your cheeks will be out in full force due to your excitement and nerves. Corals, as seen on Emma Stone, will help you avoid the dreaded doll look.”
Prime time primping
“A primer, like Benefit’s Porefessional, underneath your foundation will keep your make up looking fresh throughout the day,” explains Lisa. “It helps to minimise the appearance of pores and fine lines, whilst also taking away any excess oil and shine. Ask your bridesmaids to keep it on hand as you can pat it over your make up throughout the day if you feel you need to freshen up.”
Come over all of a flutter?
Wedding days are stressful and emotional times so it’s no wonder brides can break out into a hot flush. “The biggest mistake you can make when trying to cover the redness, is to apply too much make up,” explains Lisa. “The best bet is to pat a concealer over your foundation on to the necessary areas.”
Top tip: “Apply a touch of concealer on to your ears too as they also tend to go red when nervous!”
To make your eyes stand out, lash it up!
“False lashes open your eyes and define them,” says Lisa. “There are so many different styles on the market, so buy a few types and try them out in the run up to your wedding. Top tip – take a photo when you have your lashes on to see how they make your eyes look. Then you know they’ll look gorgeous in your wedding pictures.”
For a kiss that will last
“If you’re wearing a lipstick, apply a tint on your lips first. This will ensure long lasting colour,” explains Lisa. “When applying your lipstick, use a lip brush for definition and precision.”
Here come the waterworks
“When it comes to eyeliners, it depends on what look you want to go for. If you’re going for a classic eyeliner flick, use liquid liner. If you want a softer look, use a blend-able kohl pencil.” Either way, make sure it’s waterproof for when it all gets too emotional!
Don’t be afraid to fake it
“Fake tans are a great way of giving yourself a healthy glow before your big day,” explains Lisa. But if you’re new to the fake bake experience, don’t try it for the first time the night before the wedding! “I would recommend having a trial run about 6 weeks before your wedding to ensure you like the results. And avoid instant tans as they can stain your dress.”
Get over those sleepless nights
All the preparation and planning can make take its toll and make for a pretty stressful run up to the big day but no one needs to know the sleep you lost over those place settings. “If your eyes feel sore from the sleepless nights, pop a couple of slices of cucumber in the freezer for 30 minutes, then rest them on your eyes for 10 minutes to soothe and refresh.” Magic!
Stay sweet smelling all day long
Chances are you’ve picked out a special scent and here’s a top tip to make it last all day, thanks to Lisa: “Don’t just apply your wedding scent in the usual areas – spritz it behind your ears and also on your ankles. Yep, spritz your ankles! Your scent will rise meaning that it will last longer.”
If in doubt, hire a professional
“Your wedding day is a great excuse to be pampered,” explains Lisa. “Having a make-up artist will make you feel extra special. Plus it takes a bit of pressure off of you, knowing that your make up will look great!” Price can vary depending on where you are and the experience of the make up artist but the minimum you should expect to pay is £50.
Wearing a garter on your wedding day is a time honoured tradition said to have originated in the 14th Century when guests were of the belief that owning a piece of the bridal dress would bring them good luck. Brides started to wear a garter in attempt to stop guests from trying to snatch a piece of her dress and would toss the garter into the crowd. Nowadays most weddings are much more civilised affairs and it is customary for the bride to simply pose for a photo by tantalisingly showing her garter.
There are now a wide array of designs and styles to choose from although the traditional lace garter with a blue silk ribbon and bow is the most popular. The colour blue is thought to symbolise fidelity and purity and the blue trim of a garter is great way to incorporate the colour into your outfit.
Garter above: Tianna from the Love By Susie Bridal Couture Range made from vintage lace and a silk ribbon, presented in a nice keepsake box.