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Handmade Wedding Dresses under $1,000 {with big + small ruffles}
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When I spied this ruffled wedding dress from Erin of The Peppermint Pretty, I fell in love with the layers of scalloped ruffles on the skirt and the ruching on the bodice. PS: It's priced at $895, an exclusive etsy price as it retails for $1,300. Each of these handmade wedding dresses shown today feature gorgeous ruffles {big and small} and are priced under $1,000 each.

Wedding Dress Sources:
2nd gown: Short Wedding Dress with Ruffles from The Little White Dress
3rd gown: Romantic Ruffled Wedding Dress from Aristoff
4th gown: Ruffled Bohemian Wedding Dress from Dreamers and Lovers

Ultra-Luxe Boutique with top name wedding gowns & vintage fashions

“You don’t have to be a celebrity to don a mouth-watering gorgeous dress”, says sui numeris bride. This growing online boutique is perfect for the no-fuss no-frill bride looking for a beautiful wedding gown, brides who want an authentic vintage wedding dress, or plain Janes and real-life “Gossip Girls” who want to claim their red-carpet look too. This ultra-luxe boutique features designs from Valentino & Vera Wang and bridal wear from Watters and Pronovias, with everything in between.

Lian Wedding Dress {$1399} | Ave Wedding Dress {$499.99}

Sui numeris bride also offers quick shipping and amazing promotions such as hotel gift certificates with the purchase of select gowns to help with the honeymoon! WOW! And, their vintage selection? No disappointment there. With more fab dresses soon to come, this boutique shows why each year is always the year of the lady. Oh, and I think I forgot to mention that their prices start at $139.99 for their wedding dresses. Simply Amazing.

Vintage Cameo Dress {$279.99} | Vintage Ronni Dress {$279.99}

*** And, lastly - sui numeris bride is offering 20% off for all readers of Brenda's Wedding Blog with promo code: bestwedding - please be sure to stop by and take advantage of this great offer which is valid until 4/1/2012.

Vic Soirée Dress {$369.99} | Juliet Soirée Dress {$199.99}

Pixton Couture Bridal : reminiscent of Old Hollywood Glamour

I love coming across wedding gown designers who are new to me. There's something special about finding a designer that may not be one of the "everyday" wedding names that you see everywhere in the magazines. I love to see the extra special touches a couture designer adds to her gowns. And, when I was introduced to the Pixton Couture Bridal collection {by designer Kimberly Pixton Millar}, I couldn't wait to have the opportunity to feature them. Today, I've been provided with 4 photos from the current collection. The following is a description of the Pixton Couture Bridal Collection, "the gowns are carefully constructed using luxurious silks and hand-beaded details inspired by vintage jewelry. The body conscious silhouettes keep the collection's modern edge". What do you think? I'm really liking the one directly below with the kimono wrap top - so perfect for a winter wedding.

Above right: Beatrice, a strapless trumpet gown made of silk duchesse satin with silk dupioni sash
Above left: Cressida, a silk velvet burnout kimono wrap top with silk peau de soie trumpet skirt. 

Above Left: Phebe, a strapless mermaid gown made of silk satin organza with alencon lace
Above Right: Prospero, a silk charmeuse bias cut gown with beaded trim and sweetheart halter neckline

The Latest Designs from Amy-Jo Tatum Bridal Couture

I love the dress collections from Amy-Jo Tatum Bridal Couture who creates one-of-a-kind bridal gowns and  specializes in eco-chic fibers and green friendly alternatives. Her 2010 collection is reminiscent of the 1950's and it's called Dioresque. When I asked Amy-Jo to give some insight into her latest dress collection, this is what she wrote . . . "I had a vision about wedding dresses that could go either formal or semi-formal give or take the accessories a bride would pair up with her dress.  Inspired by Dior's New Look, ballet length--just above the ankles-- combined with the femininity of yards and layers of skirt, this seemed a perfect medium. According to my clients--this length dress is hard to find in salons and designer lines. The 2009 collection concentrated on skirts of linen Georgette. 2010 is more about tulle and Chantilly lace combos, skirts and underskirts laid out on the bias to give a certain grace and flow to walking and movement."

This dress is called the 'Aurora' (for the aurora color accents). The lace is backed with a blue/gray lining with peach accents. Amy-Jo says is reminds her of a muted pastel sunset. The skirt is four layers of tulle and a separate slip of crinoline and tulle. Detailed touches include a row of buttons accenting the back and it is all pulled together with a blue and peach sash. The headpiece is coral-peachy handmade silk florals attached to a tulle bow.

This dress is called the 'Deborah' and it made of with a chantilly lace bodice and satin-lined gown with full 3-layer tulle skirt and a separate layered crinoline petticoat.

Thank you Amy-Jo for letting me share your new collection with my readers today. To see more from Amy-Jo Tatum Bridal Couture, please visit Amy-Jo's web site, blog and facebook page.