Wedding Style Lessons From The 2016 Academy Awards

This year’s Oscars red carpet featured plenty of stars looking like they could have stepped out of their own wedding.

While dark colors are traditionally more popular on the red carpet, stylish celebs like Lady Gaga, Priyanka Chopra, and Olivia Wilde all chose dramatic white evening gowns.

So what can brides learn from these Hollywood divas?

A dramatic back is always a fabulous idea. Olivia Wilde showcased this trend, confidently sporting a Valentino Haute Couture gown featuring a backless design. This can certainly work for brides who wish to create a dramatic and unexpected look.

A sweetheart neckline and a simple classic hairstyle are always appropriate. Lady Gaga wore a strapless white Brandon Maxwell pantsuit with a perfect sweetheart neckline. She balanced out the daring choice with understated makeup and glamorous old school waves.

Dramatic lace pairs perfectly with a clean, simple ponytail.  Priyanka Chopra chose a white lace Zuhair Murad gown. The strapless design featured a textured lace and a sparkling waist accent, and a simple low ponytail let the dress shine.

Which Oscar gowns inspired you to be creative with your wedding day style?

Swoon-Worthy Engagement Ring Inspiration From The Bachelorette

Whether you love, love, love or totally avoid watching The Bachelorette each season, you must admit that the fashion and jewelry featured on the show are nothing less than inspirational. Of course, the amazing engagement rings presented to the suitors by famed jeweler Neil Lane make for a sparkling and breathtaking finale!

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Photo credit: peoplestylewatch.com

This year’s winner/groom-to-be was Shawn Booth, who selected a stunning 3.5-carat diamond and platinum ring. Set with a central round, brilliant-cut diamond and surrounded by 160 smaller diamonds in an entwined band, the hand-crafted piece was a beautiful masterpiece. Of course, Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe was wowed by the ring and by Shawn and said yes!

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Photo credit: peoplestylewatch.com

Obviously, not everyone can afford this exact ring, but we thought you would enjoy checking out the shape and style for your own engagement ring inspiration.

Oscar Night Inspiration For Stylish Brides

We all watch the Oscars for different reasons, right? Some love the fashion, others love the craft of film making, others love the fanfare of those gold statues being awarded to honor the best of the best.

Brides to be have a unique perspective, and can gather SOO many ideas from this one simple event! Let’s take a look at some inspirational styles that could work for wedding gowns!

Photo credt: eonline
Photo credt: eonline
Photo credit: Justin Alexander
Photo credit: Justin Alexander

Our first bridal look is based on the gown worn by Giuliana Rancic, who kicked off the E! Countdown to the Red Carpet pre-show. Rancic arrived at the Kodak Theatre looking flawless in her dazzling lace and tulle v-neck gown, sparkling heels and fabulous jewelry.

What can brides take from this look? Straps are becoming more popular, as is a lace bodice and tulle skirt. The fitted bodice and full skirt create a perfectly princess-y look! The wedding gown shown is by Justin Alexander.

Photo credit: eonline
Photo credit: eonline
Photo credit: Justin Alexander
Photo credit: Justin Alexander

Sandra Bullock looked amazing at the Oscars in her navy gown that exuded glamour. The satin gown featured a sweetheart neckline, dramatic draping and a subdued elegance that would make any actress envious. With her hair styled into sideswept curls, Bullock completed her classic look with total sophistication.

So what can brides take from this flawless look? Look for a strapless satin gown with a sweetheart neckline to achieve this beautiful Old-Hollywood look. Pleating in the bodice will help to create an hourglass shape. Of course, dramatic sideswept curls are also a great option for brides who want to exude glamour and style. The wedding gown shown is by Justin Alexander.

Celebrity Style: Michi Marshall Rocks Alyce Paris Dress

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Everyone loves a celebrity dress sighting, right?

We were so excited to see one of our fabulous cocktail dresses on a red carpet last week!

Michi Marshall looked fierce in a sexy long sleeve Alyce Paris mini dress as she walked down the red carpet with her Chicago Bears player hubby, Brandon Marshall, before the NFL Honors awards ceremony last Saturday, February 1, 2014.

Blush Bridal Boutique has this dress in stock and available for special order now!