One Bride’s Genius = Several Bridesmaids Dress Delight

January 4, 2010 at 4:24 pm 2 comments

This past weekend, I had the distinct pleasure of attending my girlfriend Corrie’s wedding, and in a word… it was a delight.  I have had the honor of knowing the now Mrs. Laker since Freshman year of high school, and she has been nothing short of an extraordinary friend, and more notably, an extraordinary person.  She knows one speed: unstoppable and has had more adventures in 25 years, than most will have in a lifetime.  She’s unique, daring, fabulous and absolutely hilarious and her abundant kindness could only possibly be topped by her incredible sense of style … so, you can imagine… I was pumped to see what she had planned for her big day!

And surprise-sa-freakin-surprise, it was brilliant.  The whole day – well, at least to the uninvolved eye – went off without a hitch!  Everything was beautiful, and one thing I particularly lllllllloved (please note the emphasis on love) was her choice of bridesmaids dresses.  In complete Corrie fashion, she gave all of her bridesmaids only one restriction in purchasing their dresses: make sure it’s black.  

There was no hullabaloo about length, cut, material or design.  She just wanted all the bridesmaid dresses to be black, and even though every girl had on a completely different look, they coordinated seamlessly through the timeless look only black can achieve and the breezy confidence that came from each girl of wearing something she loved.  It was executed on a coolness level I’m convinced only Corrie could achieve, and I would gladly encourage any bride to be out there struggling with finding the “perfect bridesmaid dress” (*hint: this doesn’t exist – hehe) to seriously consider this as an option.

It cuts the risk on finding a dress that “will work” for every girl in your wedding party and gives an opportunity for every girl to “work it!”  Even if you’re worried about the formality of the color black for a less formal, afternoon wedding, don’t be.  Black is the one shade that will always be in style and can be coordinated with any color you’ve already planned, imagined or even invented.  It’s something different and REALLY works well for a bridal party that consists of several different shapes, sizes and personalities!

And for the perfect “little black dress,” visit, which can narrow your ideal by size, color, cut and price!

A few of the bridesmaids showing off their "little black dresses."

Gathered around the bride!

Corrie, the bride with a million ideas, posing with her gorgeous Mama!  (For cereal, TWINS!)

Corrie, the bride with a million genius ideas, posing with her gorgeous Mama! (For cereal, TWINS!)


Entry filed under: The Inside Track, Trends VS. Traditions. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

I do? No, thank you: Meet the Eternal Bachelors from around the World A True Treat: 5 Fun Ways to Personalize Your Wedding Day

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Corrie  |  January 11, 2010 at 11:38 am

    ayyayay! truly an honor to be featured on your blog :) you know how much that made my *week*!!!

  • 2. NatC  |  January 4, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I was in my sister’s wedding several years ago and she did the same thing. I love it because we could get something we liked as well as something that we felt comfortable in! It is a fabulous idea…even if you do it in a different color it all works perfectly!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

Click Here 2 SAVE!

Our Pick 4 2010’s Trendiest

As Seen in Brides!

Also, featured in InStyle!

Request a FREE Catalog!

Win a $200 Shopping Spree!

MK At A Glance

January 2010
« Dec   Feb »

All A*Twitter*

Share This Blog!

Bookmark and Share


%d bloggers like this: