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This fall and winter, Shannon of SHD Photography gathered these gorgeous ladies to model among this gorgeous scenery and these stunning backdrops. These images will leave you itching to get into your gowns and celebrate your wedding day. What’s your bride style for your wedding day?

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Every since I can remember I loved watching award shows… no, not to see who gets awarded ‘best new actor’ or what show won ‘best TV drama,’ but because you get to see so many amazing gowns walk the red carpet. This year the Golden Globes did not disappoint.  From pops of color to plunging necklines, the 2013 Golden Globes presented some striking dresses, and awarded us with some extraordinary wedding gown inspiration.

Slide1 Anne Hathaway in Chanel | Gown: Watters - Naya
Slide2 Nicole Riche in Naeem Kha | Gown: Monique Lhuillier – Candice
Slide3 Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy | Gown: Jenny Packman – Azalea
Slide4 Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta | Gown: Casablanca Bridal – 2106
Slide5 Lea Michele in  Elie Saab | Gown: Jenny Packman –  Astrantia
Slide6 Naomi Watts in Zac Posen |Gown: Jim Hjelm - JH8256


Looking forward to the rest of the 2013 awards season to see what new trends will be revealed! Which dress style is your favorite?

I have talked about this before, but the Midwest has not quite grasped on to the Southern tradition of bridal portraits. Most brides just take a few solo shots on their wedding day (hey, I did).  And, you can’t complain when the photog snaps a few simple shots like these.



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Not all brides dream of a long white gown – a white gown for that matter. But back to the long part.

When your wedding backdrop and “feel” just don’t equal having a long wedding gown. Don’t feel like you have to have one. Short dresses are just as fun, and sometimes sexier. And, who doesn’t love a sexy bride?



Photos courtesy of Katie Day Photo

If you’re looking for a way to add a touch of fun to your gown and dyed crinoline is not your thing, why not purchase a gown with fun pattern underneath?


Image courtesy of Coutorture via Dog n’ Bird

Thanks to Dog n’ Bird for sharing this one :)

One of the best elements of a wedding day, other than the obvious (the happy couple) is catching a glimpse of the bride’s gown. Her gown says so much about her personality and her style. It’s no wonder more often than not, girls are staying true to their style.




Images courtesy of Hoffer Photography

Have an awesome gown you want to share, or know of a new, cutting edge gown designer? Or, you know who the designer is of an un-named gown. Send us a note: hello at landlockedbride dot com

Lisa‘s photos never seize to amaze me.  She posted these two recently and they completely caught my eye. I swore these were for a wedding gown ad. They had to be.

But, nope. Just some gorgeous bridal shots. Can’t wait to see more from this wedding!


Images courtesy of Lisa Hessel Photography

Nearly two months ago, a good friend of mine (and bridesmaid) tied the knot with the Pilot’s old college roommate.  Kate happens to be a photographer here in St. Louis, but she is originally from South Carolina.  From the day I met her, I fell in love with her honesty and Southern charm.  And, while I was beyond thrilled to share her special day with her, I was just as excited that she chose a wedding gown that truly fit her personality to a “T.”





Images courtesy of SjMacky Photography

Kate and her husband happen to be on their honeymoon this week – so I hope the two of them are living it up in Hawaii for the week.

I woke up the other morning to quite the flurry on Twitter. Granted, this news was shared a few days ago, but news has yet to really spread like wild flower.

You see, Vera Wang has recently made a new partnership announcement. No, none of her existing gowns, or current lines are going anywhere.  Vera will continue to design gorgeous, drool- (and swoon-) worthy gowns that we will continue to lust over.  However, she will be teaming up with David’s Bridal and releasing a new (and affordable) line of wedding gowns.

Starting in Spring 2011, David’s Bridal will begin selling Vera Wang designs that will be sold for under $1,500. Yes, you read that correctly.

Since designs are still in the works, no sketches or pictures of the line are available. BUT, Vera recently revealed her Fall 2010 line at Bridal Fashion Week in New York not too long ago. And, no post is a true post without gorgeous photos (of gowns, in this case).


Images courtesy of Fab Sugar

There is something so simply gorgeous about how simple and chic this bride’s dress is.


Images courtesy of Photography by Leah via The Bride’s Cafe