Favorite Wedding Gowns Of 2015 ~ Part 1 Traditional Gowns

Hello all you lovelies out there! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and a Merry Christmas too! Mine was pretty awesome ๐Ÿ˜€ Fairly weird weather aside, it was a family filled day (week) of love & joy with little (and big) ones running around with the best food, so yes, not too shabby lol.
I am pretty excited for these posts! As these are my 1st “end of the year” posts. I started this blog in Jan 2015 so I was eagerlyย  waiting for it to be time to write them. What a year it has been in the wedding world. I would have to say the biggest trend of this past year was Color! Lots & lots of Color! Along with brides and grooms doing their own thing. Not so much breaking away from tradition or leaving the “old ways” behind. But incorporating them into their weddings and making new traditions that fit into their new lives together as a whole. And that’s what Marriage is all about right? Two lives joining as one living in harmony (most of the time lol).
And what a year it has been for Wedding Gowns! So, so many GORGEOUS Gowns! I have a love for wedding gowns of all kinds but I reeeeally seem to have an affinity for the unique, off-beat, not your grandmother’s kind the most. So instead of one huge post of all my favs, I’ve decided to make 3 smaller ones. #1 Traditional Gowns, #2 Affordable Gowns, and #3 Unique & Colour Gowns. Enjoy the eye candy! ~โ™ก

1. Mary’s Bridal Gowns – Karelina Sposa Collection. MarysBridal.com French tulle bridal ball gown with strapless sweetheart neckline, with embroidery and crystal beading, and back zipper with buttons all the way to the end of the chapel train. The glam! The Buttons! I am such a sucker for buttons all the way down the back of a gown! Just try and Not feel like a princess in this number, I dare ya!

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2. Stella York – Style# 5922
EssenceDesigns.com
Handcrafted Diamante beading and Lace in your choice of Ivory, White or Gold. And the sexy shoulder straps with plunging V neck frame your face and draw the eye, while the fit-and-flare silhouette hugs your every curve. This elegant gown has it all. Classic design, gorgeous beaded lace & a lil bit of sexy! Perfect.

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3. Stella York Bridal – ROMANTIC LACE OVER SATIN WEDDING DRESS STYLE 6124 EssenceDesigns.com The all over lace & sweetheart neckline are just killer on this gown! Sweet but sexy at the same time. Gorgeous! And I really love the matching veil ๐Ÿ™‚

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4. Lazaro Style LZ3552 – sold by jlmcouture.com I absolutely adore the print on this ball gown! Soft, silky & pretty but eye catching too! And the sweetest little touch of lace edging on the neckline. Love!

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5. Beaded Lace 3/4 Sleeved Wedding Dress by Oleg Cassini sold by DavidsBridal.com
This dress is one of those dresses that you need to see to believe. And lucky for me, I have. It is Stunning!! It Sparkles & Shines! And is soft & light weight as can be. It hugs your curves and makes them better instead of making them stick out! I highly recommend seeing this dress in person. You’ll be very pleasantly surprised.

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6. Strapless Satin Ball gown with Beaded Waist & Detachable Beaded Yoke Style #2543 by Alfred Angelo sold at
The Perfect Fit
Would you just look at the simple beauty of this gown!

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7. “Yvette” by Maggie Sottero. A simply gorgeous Mikado Silk A-line gown with a sweetheart neck & popover beaded lace bolero. This is LOVE!
MaggieSottero.com

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8. “Carolina” by Maggie Sottero – A distinct, scalloped, illusion V-neckline and cap-sleeve bodice w/ keyhole back. This gorgeous beauty has an ebb & flow that would make a Queen feel iconic. My face hurts just looking at this dress *Sigh*
MaggieSottero.com

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9. “Niobie” by Ersa Atelier Fall 2015 Bridal Collection featured on WayOutWedding.com
Inspired by women’s greatness throughout history for their 2015 collection, the designers made every gown a wearable masterpiece. โ€œIt brings out a beautiful and extravagant contrast between the contemporary and baroque periods,โ€™โ€™ say designers Cristina and Gabriela Antonescu. And I have a feeling the great Queen Niobie would approve! Just Stunning!

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10. Allure Bridals Romance Collection Style #8800 – A Charmeuse Slip and Tulle Lace Appliquรฉ Overlay with Embroidered Crystals. This gown is just one of those gowns. The kind of gown that makes jaws drop and makes everyone sigh and say “She looks AMAZING!” We’re talking Mommas crying & Hubby’s-to-be feeling faint. Yes Ma’am. I had the privilege of seeing this gown in person at the bridal shop! It looks 100 times as amazing in person. Seriously. It’s TDF!

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11. “Gabrielle” by Claire Pettibone – Capped sleeve corded champagne embroidery with illusion back, Swarovski jeweled Guipure trim.
I swoon over this gown everytime I see it! The lace plus the jeweled trim is just stunning! Plus, it’s a Claire! Win-win in my book! At ClairePettibone.com

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12. “The Palma” by Naeem Khan. A 100% silk gown with floral embroidery & beading by the mile, this beautiful long sleeved wedding gown is just a dream! And then a simple thin belt with a skinny bow to tie it all together. A true work of art any bride would love to call her own ๐Ÿ˜€ *Swoon City!*
Sold by ModaOperandi.com

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13. Moonlight Couture Bridal Style H1299. Sold by ThePerfectFit.com
This gown is so amazing! The sleeves & optional train are just the bomb! I’m mean wow! Definitely a show stopper.

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Ok loves, so there we have it. These gowns might be described as traditional but I think they are Anything but ordinary! Do you like my picks so far? What were your picks for this year? I’d love to hear! And don’t forget to add a Lil Dapper to your Everyday! Keep an eye out for parts 2 & 3 this week. See y’all next time ๐Ÿ˜€

Dapper Inspiration Daily ~ Color Crushes

 

 

Hello my sweets! I am inspired today to bring you some pretty eye candy in the form of inspiration/mood boards. For the last few months between NYFW 2015, The Holiday Season, Pantone Announcing their Color Reports & Colors of the Year for 2016, well to say the least, I’ve been crushing on lots & lots & lots of colors! I was trying to decide which colors to write about and how to apply them to the totally awesome weddings & parties y’all are planning. Then I finally just decided to show you instead lol ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope these inspire some color crushes of your own! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

 

 

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Dapper Inspiration Daily ~ Newlywed Christmas Photo Shoot

Hello my sweets! I am inspired to the max to share with you today this photo shoot I saw on Ruffled Blog. As you may know, I have been in denile about Winter being upon us. But if anything could get me in the spirit of the season, it’s a gorgeous Bride in a darling red sweater!
This couple may look a bit familar to you, and that’s because they did an awesome Christmas Engagement shoot last year. It was such a big hit they decided to do a sequel Newlywed shoot for this year. I am so excited they did because it’s just as awesomely gorgeous as the 1st! Hope you all enjoy it as much as me. ๐Ÿ˜€

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You’re Welcome ๐Ÿ˜€
How’s that for a photo shoot!? Ya know it’s awesome when you get transported into the story that the photos are telling. I love everything about it! If you want to see more Click Here to go to the original post on Ruffled Blog. Have a Blessed Day my dears! Hope I’ll see you next time ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

โ˜†Lorie Lee โ˜†

*Wedding Dress by -Maggie Sottero*
*Gold Sequened Dress by – ASOS*
*Red Cardigan by – American Eagle *
*Groom’s Suit by – H&M*
*All Photos Credit To – Ruffled Blog & The Photography of Haley Sheffield*

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Pantone Color(s) of the Year 2016

Hello my lovelies!  I am really excited to bring to you The 2016 Colors of the Year from Pantone! You read that right! Colorsssss! For the 1st time since they started picking a “Color of the Year” (which was in 2000) the powers at be have decided on Two colors of the year.
Rose Quartz & Serenity

 

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And I for one couldn’t be happier!

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Aren’t they both just gorgeous??

When they announced the top 10 colors for Spring 2016 I was immediately drawn to both colors. They were my 2 favs besides Fiesta. Red is always #1 with me lol. And then when Pantone made the announcement for “Colors of the Year” , I could swear I heard the sound of wedding lovers everywhere squeal with delight! It’s the first time since 2006’s “Sand Dollar” that they’ve picked an actual pastel color. I’m already having a blast making a ton of inspiration boards lol ๐Ÿ™‚ Also the nod to gender equality is pretty awesome! I had a feeling Rose Quartz might be color of the year, especially given all the pink & blush color wedding gowns that are out there now. And pastel blue isn’t too far behind.
So what do y’all think ~ Love it or Leave it? Is 2 colors of the year too many? Or do you like more choices? I said it before & I’ll probably keep on saying it, one thing for sure is 2016 is going to be awesomely gorgeous! I can’t wait to see what all those talented lovelies cook up for our eye candy fix! ๐Ÿ˜€ Here’s some pretties to help you decide which one you love โค

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~ Jenny Yoo “Annabelle” Gowns ~

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~ Stella York ~

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~ Atelier Aimee Eme ~

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~FrenchKnotCouture on Etsy.com~

Happy Planning! Hope you enjoyed! See y’all next time on the flip! \m/ โค

โ˜†Lorie Leeโ˜†

*All gowns credit to designers listed with photo. And All inspiration board photos credit to Pinterest*