Bridal Gown Trend Lace

Katie Lindgren Photography

Lace wedding dresses are romantic, timeless and elegant. Lace works with any theme and can be worn any time of year. Photos by Katie Lindgren Photography

2016 Wedding Trends

Metallics In Weddings

2016’s Biggest Wedding Trends! Metallics Metallic color palettes with or without some extra sparkle are popping up more in weddings. Rose gold and copper are expected to be two of the most requested shades for 2016. Metallics are versatile as they can be natural or elegant, such as rustic copper lanterns or sparkly table runners […]

DSMbride Wedding Dress

Wedding Dresses Des Moines

The wedding dress! I recruited my Mom and my Mother-In-Law to come on this fun day. We started at 9:30 am at a locally owned shop in the Des Moines area. I told the consultant I hoped to spend less than $600 for a dress, and quickly realized that was a lofty goal. My only […]

Finding The Dress

Expressions Photography

Finding the Perfect Dress There is a dress for every body type, and finding the perfect dress is simply a matter of finding the best silhouette to fit yours. Once you find the silhouette that complements your shape best, it will be much easier to find the dress you love! How to Prepare for Your […]

The Little White Dress

Little White Dress

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Hello, I’m Samantha and you can find me over at The Brunette One, where I like to catalog the latest fashion trends, shopping tips, personal and street style into my collection of splendid things. My fiancé and I got engaged in December and are planning a May […]

Dress Your Bridesmaids

Bridesmaid dresses at Pure Bridal

Happy Beautifully Dressed Bridesmaids = Happy Bride Sometimes choosing the dress (or dresses) that your bridesmaids will wear can be even more stressful than choosing your wedding gown. You may want to retaliate by making your friends wear even more obnoxious dresses than the ones they made you wear to their weddings, but it is important to play […]

Dress Your Personality

Ames bridal shop Pure Bridal

Bridal trends are always changing, but with a grasp on classic styles and a twist of modern flare, brides can find that perfect dress. Whether an elegant ball gown suits you or a classic A-line is more your style, bridal fashions are unique and meant to enhance your personality. One way to describe the various […]

Striking Wedding Hair Clips

Des Moines Wedding Hair Clips

Six years ago, Dani Ausen remembers getting ready for her sister’s Des Moines wedding. They had the dress, the veil, the shoes, but finding a fascinator to wear at the reception was a challenge. “My sister had a beautiful cathedral veil, but she wanted something less formal to wear at the reception. Everything that was available seemed to […]

Bridal Emergency Kit Checklist

Bridal Emergency Kit Checklist - Bridal Connection

So you are asking “Why and what should I pack in an emergency kit”? The emergency kit is literally a necessity when it comes to a wedding; it’s not only for the wedding party. Honestly it is really for everyone at the wedding. When you have 100 guests, at any given time someone might need […]