Tia Mowry’s wedding dress
I fell in love with TV star Tia Mowry’s wedding gown the minute I saw the photos. Most brides opt for more traditional styles like the basic strapless, cap sleeves, or halter neckline, so I was pleasantly surprised to see her go for the one-strap option. The one-shoulder style can be unique, but in her case, I think it’s the use of floral design that really makes the dress pop! Don’t you? Keeping this in mind, I made my way through the many shows at Bridal Fashion Week over the weekend and found two similar options. Listen up all you spring brides, these two gowns really take flower power to the next level. On the left, you have a gorgeous strapless sweetheart gown with handmade organza/tulle flowers by designer Jennifer Salzman. The double-faced silk satin and silk taffeta mermaid gown is absolutely stunning and ideal for a spring garden wedding or any outdoor affair. Salzman, who has a passion for beadwork, began her fashion career as a sales and marketing assistant at Prada, and has also worked for Dolce and Gabbanna. This is her second year in the bridal business, so keep an eye on this one to watch ladies.
Next up, another favorite of mine from the new Ian Stuart line: Cabaret -- a silk dupion taffeta gown with a peek-out skirt ruffles, rosettes, and jewel detail. Check with designers for price and availability.
Angel Sanchez wedding dress
If you’ve ever dreamed of looking like a celebrity for your wedding day, Angel Sanchez has got your back. The Venezuelan-born designer (who’s dressed Hollywood brides like Eva Longoria and Sandra Bullock for their wedding days), has just rolled out a new budget-friendly bridal line called Angel by Angel Sanchez. Priced at $2,000-$3,000, these gorgeous gowns are body-hugging and have major curve appeal, making them the perfect option for the bride-to-be who isn’t afraid to strut her stuff in front of the cameras.
Rock Star Wedding Dress
When you've been married twice before to a basketball player and a rock star, and now you're hoping third time's the charm with a new music man, you're obviously not a traditional bride. Hence the burning question: What will Carmen Electra wear when she marries former Korn guitarist Rob Patterson?
Well, if her black diamond engagement ring is any suggestion, we're betting this bride isn't going to go with a classic ball gown route. Happily, we spotted a few options during Bridal Fashion Week that might be right up her alley (or yours of you cringe at the idea of donning a big white dress and veil).
Our favorite designer Claire Pettibone has actually come out with her own Rock n' Roll Bride line for '09 that definitely fits perfectly with Carmen's aesthetic. This sexy mini with a long embroidered sheath definitely rocks outl, but we're also very intrigued by Atelier Aimee's non-traditional orchid print gown with flower detailing on the back.
It's a tough call, but these two dresses aren't the only options we've picked out for her. Check out the most beatiful celebrity wedding inspirations on Wedding.com for more Carmen looks, as well as our suggestions for celebrity brides-to-be like Uma Thurnman, Jennifer Hudson and Amy Adams.
Alum and Kenneth Pool Wedding Dress
i were super-excited a few years ago back when one of our favorite shows,Project Runway, finally did another wedding day challenge (we've had to wait four seasons for another one!). Bridesmaids dresses were the flavor of the day, and while our favorite contestant Jerell didn't win, we were still impressed with the results.
So impressed in fact, we couldn't resist stalking former Project Runway alum and Kenneth Pool designer Austin Scarlett to get his opinion of the challenge and his thoughts on super-studious Leanne's major win. Happily, he let us steal him away from his show at Bridal Fashion Week to offer his two cents.
"Wedding couture is difficult," Scarlett explained. "Even I didn't do well when we had a wedding dress challenge during Season 1. It involves a lot of complicated construction that doesn't mesh well with extreme time constraints."
As far as the winning designer is concerned, this wedding wiz says he's Team Leanne all the way.
"I was definitely impressed with her work when I judged earlier in the season, so I was happy to see her win," he admits.
Anastasia Wedding Dress
Bridal Fashion Week is all about getting a sneak peak at the best new gowns around. It’s a lot of fun, but a lot of hard work too, especially when you’re trying to keep track of all the fabulous new finds you can’t wait to tell brides to be on the lookout for. On any given day, hundreds of gowns can catch your eye, so to stand out in that bunch is no easy feat. But after being in awe over designer Ian Stuart’s gorgeous Anastasia gown from his belle époque collection it was still on my mind when I closed my eyes that evening. To me, this stunning silk dupoin ballgown is the very best of both worlds. It comes with a detachable lower skirt, so you can have both your bridal dreams in one. The elegant ballgown is perfect for your ceremony and photos, while removing the skirt reveals the ultimate party gown for your reception fun. Notice the many pocketed layers on the A-line skirt, and the vertical lines made up of crystals, beads, and sequins. This gown certainly puts the “bling” factor to the test. It’s double the fun for one affordable (and I stress that part!) price. Choose this design in ivory, taupe, or honey. A great pick for all you super confident brides – if you choose a gown this bold, you better own it! For pricing and availability, contact the designer. Eva Longoria Parker made three dress changes for her 2016 wedding to Tony Parker in France. She went from short (town-hall ceremony), to long (formal ceremony), to longer (wedding reception).