Hot New Wedding Dresses For 2014

A wedding dress is the single most important clothing purchase many women will ever make. If a woman’s wedding is the most special day of her life then it only makes sense that she wears the most special item of clothing for it. Not only does a wedding dress need to look amazing on the day but it also needs to stand out in wedding photographs that will be displayed and enjoyed for decades to come. Trendy Columbus Ohio bridal store Ivy Bridal Studio has compiled a fantastic list of the hottest new wedding dresses for 2014. These dresses have something to suit every taste and personal preference out there. Here’s what’s going to be hot this year according to the wedding gurus over at IVY


Aurora by Hayley Paige

Aurora is a dress which combines one of the most innovative uses of color with the perfect blend of classic and contemporary style. Designer Hayley Paige has utilized a unique mixture of ivory and blue to create a visual effect which is hard to pin down. Depending upon the levels of light and shade present the dress will appear to take on subtly breathtaking different hues. This ensures that the dress looks perfectly suited to whatever lighting conditions are available at the time. The top half of the dress is strapless and elegantly fitted while the lower half offers an eye catching yet tasteful flared effect.

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Style AV9450 by Alvina Valenta

This is one of the more modern wedding dresses of 2014 for brides who want to make a bold statement. The dress combines an eye catching yet tastefully lowered neckline with a backless dress supported by lightweight, elegant straps. The layered skirt is voluptuous and classic which adds an element of timeless tradition to what is otherwise a stunningly contemporary piece. For a truly special aesthetic finish there is a light and incredibly subtle shimmer effect which permeates throughout the dress. This guarantees it will catch the eye both in person and on camera.

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Style 1911 by Mikaella

This is a fantastic choice for a bride to be looking for a modern dress that is not afraid to break with convention and stand out from the crowd. This is one of the best looking backless wedding dresses available this year. The dress itself is intricately and delicately patterned with careful, ornate craftsmanship and the straps are incredibly thin with a subtle yet stunning beaded effect.

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Fawn by Modern Trousseau

If this dress had to be summarized in a single word then ‘breathtaking’ would be the only option. The classic lace strapless bodice section manages to combine traditional style with modern elegance effortlessly. The silk voile panels on the dresses lower portion are perfect for this lightweight and breezy dress. Its aesthetic charm is combined perfectly with flowing comfort.


Dani by Hayley Paige

For a bride to be looking to combine the best of daring modern style with timeless, classic elegance, look no further. This dress combines an attractively lowered neckline with a meticulously beaded bodice that is juxtaposed by a classically shaped, flowing lower gown. This dress makes use of the finest fabrics including ivory English net and even cashmere. There is no need to choose between classic and contemporary as this dress offers the best of both worlds.

To keep up with all of the hottest wedding dresses head over to the Ivy Blog or follow them on Facebook


Trend Spotlight: A Native Bloom Introduces Flower Crowns

Bend Oregon Florist and fashion trend setter A Native Bloom has launched their first product. After hitting the scene earlier this year, A Native Bloom has made quite a name for themselves in a short period of time by creating unique floral designs for local Oregon weddings.

Today A Native Bloom launches their first product on their newly created online store, flower crowns.

Flower Crowns feature romantic blooms in your choice of color and size with fresh foliage mixed in. The flower crowns are one size fit all and use an adjustable ribbon to fit to size.

After receiving one to review I took mine out of the box and was surprised by how vibrant the colors of the flowers were. The quality of the product was excellent, and what was even more surprising was how comfortable it was to wear. I was a little apprehensive about wearing an accessory like this for several hours at a time, but I wore mine all day and barely noticed it was on.

After spending the day wearing this product, I received several compliments and was left wishing my flowers had a longer life span! This is a fantastic item to wear to a wedding or event and I am giving it a 5/5.

Visit anativebloom.com for additional product photos and information on how to order

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Donkey Tees Product Review

There is no shortage of funny t-shirt companies online, but few have as strong of a fan base as Donkey Tees. Founded in 2005 by two brothers who were tired of not being able to find the kind of shirts they wanted to wear at their local Cincinnati stores, they decided to make their own.

While initially starting as a way to make funny t-shirts for personal use they soon saw the business potential as people stopped them on the street wanting to know where they purchased their shirts from.  Elliott and Dustin Fisher were able to quit their jobs and focus on Donkey Tees full time.  Nine years later the Fisher brothers are still going strong and have amassed over 80,000 diehard fans on Facebook and have become a powerful online clothing brand.

After receiving my package from Donkey Tees the first thing you notice is the packaging.  Your order arrives in a neon green bag with the name of the website printed on the outside. To say it stands out is an understatement.

Donkey Tees offers several garment types to choose from for all of their designs.  For this review I received one of the regular shirts, as well as what the company calls a “Super Soft.”

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Both shirts ran fairly true to size, I normally wear a small in Old Navy shirts but had to get a Medium in these. While I preferred the thinner super soft tee, the regular version was also very high quality.

The actual quality of the design was excellent. The printing was vibrant, durable, and clear. It did not feel cheap at all.

Donkey Tees has a huge selection of original hilarious designs and offers them on several different types of garments and sizes. It should also be noted that they offer most of their designs all the way up to 5XL for bigger guys. Donkey Tees offers great quality shirts at affordable prices and I would give them 5/5 and would encourage everyone to shop with them.

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