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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

We're Moving

I am combining this blog with my Dream Weddings On A Budget Blog - so know you can get everything in one place! For the newest updates, trends and ideas, visit

Thursday, May 04, 2006

June Sneak Peak #1

Once again, we will be featuring two gowns in June. Your first sneak peak is this stunning gown by a brand new Canadian Designer, Julia Rose. This stunning gown, called Anna is available in any color you wish, and can be made with off-the-shoulder sleeves as shown, off-the-shoulder with a simple embroidered strap(no sleeves) or strapless/sleeveless! This amazing satin designer gown will sell for $599! Can't wait? Email me at for details.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

ANNOUCEMENT: $199 Tea Length Bridal Sale

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Wedding Gowns On The Airplane?

Thinking of heading to your honey moon flight straight from the reception? Wondering about the etiquette issues for wearing your gown on a flight? Well, DEAR ABBY says you can do it - and it seems most brides agree!!

Think Your Wedding Is Getting Big?

I read an article today that outdid any "large" wedding story I've heard yet. This couple was married in England with a 6 horse carriage, two limos, 6 bridemaids, 6 page boys and (here is the awestuck part) A 42 teired wedding cake and a wedding gown with 60 underskirts!

Read it here

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

May Sneak Peak

Every month we feature a new wedding gown design as our Featured Dress Of The Month on Chrys Cross Bridal! In May, we will be featuring TWO gowns!! The Rayelle(shown above) and The Jessica(shown below)! The Rayelle sells for $299 and the Jessica will sell for $799.99. The Jessica, inspired by Monique's Lolita gown, is a new gown just being released this month! Watch for those dresses May 1st!

What is a Destination Wedding Dress?

With the growing popularity of Destination Weddings, a new class of wedding gowns has been emerging!

A Destination Wedding Gown is a design that takes into concideration two factors:

1. Location: Most destination weddings are held in Beach like settings, were a traditional wedding gown may seem out of place!

2. Shipping: A Destination Wedding gown is generally designed so it will be easier to pack and bring with to your destination.
For those reasons, destination wedding gowns are usually:
1. Made with light, breezy fabrics like linen, crepe, chiffon, organza, etc.
2. Slimmer fitting then a traditional wedding gown.
3. Semi-formal or informal while still elegant and beautiful.
4. Made with little or not train.
Chrys Cross Bridal is proud to introduce our own Destination Wedding Gown collection! With a stunning selections of gowns available, you will find something for every style and every budget!

Friday, March 17, 2006

Wedding Ideas For Brides: 5 Ways To Capture Your Wedding Moments Forever

As far back as a girl can remember, she dreams of her wedding day. She imagines - to every last detail - things like: what type of wedding dress she will wear, what color the bridesmaids’ dresses will be and even more importantly, who that perfect man will be who becomes her husband. When that day finally arrives, it is the most important day of the bride’s life - a day she wants to look back on with fond memories for years to come.

For more and more brides, one of the most perfect ways to capture their wedding is to create an Instant Photo Guest Book similar to the one created by Adesso Albums. Having such a keepsake, scrapbook or photo album to open up and share with your spouse, family and friends is the best way to capture the wedding day’s memory forever.Instant Photo Guest Books are a unique "marriage" of a photo album and a guest book. To create a photo guest book at a wedding, simply take Polaroid pictures, slip them into your guest book and have the guests write their personalized messages to you the bride and your groom on the guest book pages. This will capture your wedding event instantly in pictures and words—and you won’t even have to wait weeks to get your photographs returned from your wedding photographer. You’ll be able to enjoy it as soon as it’s over. However, the beauty of these keepsake albums is that it can be used for all parts of your wedding event: engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, wedding, reception and even the honeymoon.

Here are 5 other great ideas to capture your wedding moments:

1. Wish BowlHere’s an idea, that won’t even cost you a dime. The purpose of a wedding Wish Bowl is to provide an opportunity for guests to wish good fortunes to follow the Bride and Groom wherever they go. The idea is to have your guests write their wishes for love and life on little slips of paper and place them into a crystal or decorative glass bowl or vase. You don’t even have to buy one if you have a nice vase or bowl at home already. For a more formal presentation, the slips of paper can be placed into little matching wedding stationary envelopes. The stationary paper and envelopes should match the Bride’s color theme and/or wedding stationary. After the wedding events are over, the notes can be read and placed into a wedding album or scrapbook while the bowl or vase can be used for the home or decoration.

2. Wish TreeThe Wish Tree theme, similar to the Wish Bowl, is for guests at the wedding to write down their wishes for love and life to the Bride and Groom - except instead of the bowl, a tree is used to collect the wishes. There are many types of Wish Trees - your can purchase metal ones, or fashion your own using blooming branches from a garden or florist, or even use a live potted plant such as a fichus tree. Gift boxes can be hung from the tree of your choice and your guests can take a box off the tree in exchange for their wishes. After the wedding events are over, the wishes can be taken off the tree and placed in a keepsake box, scrapbook or album.

3. Signature PlatterWedding Signature Platters or plates make a unique alternative to traditional wedding guest books. The platter can be plain, decorative or even custom designed and ordered online or from a wedding stationary store. Guests simply sign the platter during the wedding event with a special ceramic marker and after the wedding events are over, the platter is fired in your home oven. The special signature platter can be used for serving favorite dishes at future dinner parties as husband and wife or just as a decorative memento of the special gathering.

4. Framed Signature MatSimilar to the Signature Platter, the Signature Mat is another alternative to the traditional wedding guest book. A photo of the Bride and Groom - often a “before” wedding photo (like an engagement photo) - is placed in an acid free matte and mounted either on an easel or table in the entry area of the wedding reception. Guests sign their name and well wishes to the Bride and Groom on the mat surrounding the picture. The Signature Mat is then framed for the newlywed’s new home. The “before wedding” photo can be replaced with a wedding photo of the couple before framing.

5. Typewriter Guest BookThe Typewriter Guest Book is Martha Stewart’s latest discovery for a guest book alternative. Look for an old-fashioned, inexpensive typewriter either online, from a flea market or thrift shop – but make SURE it works - and set it out on a table in the entry area of the wedding reception. Load the typewriter with long sheets of paper for guests to type in good wishes to the Bride and Groom along with their name and any sentiment that comes to mind. After the wedding, the page can be tied into a scroll with ribbon or framed along with pictures taken at the wedding.

The above 5 unique ways to capture your wedding moments will help you and your loved ones relive your wedding memories over and over again.

Article by:
Lesley Mattos, Founder of Adesso Albums has been happily pursuing her dream of helping people all over the world capture the NOW in life's most important moments. Of all the ways to capture your wedding memories, the Adesso Album is the only guest book alternative that provides an instant memory of your wedding event in both pictures and words.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

April Dress Of The Month Sneek Peak!!!

Each month we will be featuring a new, designer inspired wedding gown on our site! 2 weeks ago, we gave you a sneek peak at Chantel - a gorgeous Monique L'Huiller Monet inspired creation which is available on our website starting today for an astounding low price of $499!!!! And for those of you who are not patient enough to wait a whole month for the next release, here is your sneek peak at the April gown - Starlight!!

This stunning gown features a fit to flare silhoutte to show of those curves. The simple, clean front and ruche back provide a perfectly elegant and stunning finish. This gown is inspired by the Melissa Sweet Lia gown(retails over $3000) and will sell for $699 on our site starting April 1st!!! Can't wait that long? Preorders are now being accepted by email to