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Thursday, December 01, 2011

French wedding dresses

Aren't these the most ridiculously beautiful French wedding dresses? So ethereal and romantic.

By the way, Glamour.com just wrote that the time between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day is "Engagement Season," since so many people propose at that point. Is anyone thinking they might get engaged?

P.S. My wedding dress, how to do your wedding hair, and other jaw-dropping wedding dresses.

(Thank you, Florence)

127 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh la la..they are truly romantic and totally snazzy! I love the first one. It looks charming yet very comfy:) Happy Thursday, Joanna. xo

a displaced floridian said...

*Groan* Gorgeous!! I love the links, too. I am still debating how to wear my hair.

Nicole Jeannette said...

I have a sneaking suspicion I might get engaged this "engagement season!" Here's to hoping! :)

Anonymous said...

i think you might have just found my dream dress! my parents are coming to town in a few weeks for a visit with my boyfriend and I... and to celebrate my birthday in beautiful NYC.... the thought has crossed my mind.

Lena Eats Hearts said...

theyre all so beautiful,theres not a single one I dislike :)

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Becca said...

Those are positively exquisite dresses, but I would love to give some of those girls a sandwich.

Becca

Anita said...

Oh my goodness they're so beautiful! I especially like the second one.
No ring for me... I need a few more years before anything like that happens ;-)

Karla said...

I'm not getting engaged because I can't get legally married. It fucking sucks.

Joanna Goddard said...

anonymous, you should check out the wedding store Lovely Bridal in new york -- it's amazing, super friendly and lovely, in an old brownstone in the west village with fireplaces and antique sofas!

Joanna Goddard said...

karla, that is terrible. where do you live? you should come to new york:)

Camille said...

wedding dress fever! ahh! thank you for posting this, Jo :)

Kate N. said...

My boyfriend says things like "the family church in the middle of Kansas might be a nice place to get married. I hadn't considered that..." and when I sent him the pictures of the hotel in the Chilean mountains featured in Honestly WTF few days ago, he replied "honeymoon?" even though I said no such thing. It seems like he's fine planning the wedding but doesn't ever let on about anything engagement-wise! I'm about to pop the question myself! Honestly, it's adorable, and I'm not in any rush. I love knowing that he thinks about all that stuff, even if he pretends it's no big deal! I actually think it would be kind of funny to plan the whole wedding in secret and then get engaged - it would take off a lot of pressure!

Kiana said...

Ooh la la. I think if you put the word "French" in front of anything, it would sound amazing. Let's try it: French socks. French blankets. French plumbing. Hmmm.....

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, kate, that's really cute:)

Karla said...

I wish I could! Thanks for acknowledging that it's terrible.

Marissa Waddell said...

You know what's funny? I was in Paris last week and saw a couple taking wedding photos in front of the Eiffel Tower... they were literally in head-to-toe glitter, even in HIS hair! It was like a Quinceañera gone wrong. Nothing like these dreamy dresses :)

annabelvita said...

Well, my boyfriend proposed on Saturday... (With his grandma's cute ring, I wrote about it herehttp://annabelvita.com/a-story-about-a-ring)
It was our two year anniversary and we don't celebrate thanksgiving but it's still in engagement season!
I have a theory that people don't like to propose in wedding season because they don't want their partner to think they felt guilted into it by the wedding. And also, if I'd got engaged this summer it would have taken away some of the attention from my brother's wedding - I reckon that happens a lot too.

Heba said...

they are really simple and beautiful

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Allie said...

My best friend is getting engaged this month! I'm so excited for her. Do you know of any good wedding planning books out there? I want to get her one is an engagement present.

Kimberly said...

oh, these are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

I'm about to move to Switzerland with my boyfriend of 2.5 years...the conversation has definitely come up with some regularity recently so who knows...ahhh!

The Magnificent Lou said...

I told my boyfriend of four years to wait until I graduated college to propose. I graduate Dec. 17th, so I could become engaged at anytime. SQUEAL! (All caps is slightly obnoxious, but the possibility calls for it.)

LeeLee said...

Wow, these dresses are beautiful!!

Lisa said...

Oooh la la! These are beautiful!
My boyfriend and I have our 3 year anniversary coming up on January 12th, and we'll actually be together on it for the first time...I was in Austria and he was in Ohio for our one year, and then Texas/Ohio for our second year! You never know... :) Congratulations to the ladies who have already gotten engaged this engagement season!

Katrina said...

We're definitely ready to get engaged, so I think it's just a matter of time. We've thought about eloping but I'm way too chicken to skip the big wedding and disappoint our families -- we've been together nearly 9 years, so us getting married definitely deserves a fairly massive party. Keeping my fingers crossed that the question gets popped sooner rather than later.

wildchild said...

Those dresses are GORGEOUS. Seriously stunning. I think my man's gonna propose soon :) we've been talking about it for ages and are planning on getting married this summer, so it has to come sometime soon! Im so excited :) my friends and family are all waiting on pins and needles. Ha

Anonymous said...

I got engaged last "engagement season" on Christmas morning :)

Rebeka said...

Ohhh these are beautiful! I love all the lace.

Also I wish I were getting engaged this season, but seeing as I've only been with the BF a year, I think next season is more likely/reasonable. Fingers crossed :)

Mindy Day said...

Oh wow, a Christmas engagement would be beyond perfect! something to break up the winter blues; a big sparkly ring would detract from how early it is dark now! (3.30pm in London, eugh)

Anonymous said...

I just got engaged over thanksgiving! I really couldn't be any happier :) please keep the wedding posts coming, already getting overwhelmed by the planning!

ps- LOVE the french wedding dresses and will definitely check out Lovely in the west village. thanks joanna!

Joanna Goddard said...

mindy, dark at 3:30pm? no way! it's dark here at 4:30, and i thought we had it bad!

Léa said...

i got married 10 yrs ago, and want to get married again just so i can wear a dress like that, simple but lots of lace....love. Léa

Ash said...

BEYOND stunning- this is exactly what I want to wear when hubby and I renew our vows (: (I talked about our wedding today on the blog, too! so head on over, if you'd like- it's me walking down the isle (:

Paislea Elyse said...

these dresses are gorgeous! take a look at mine !!

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Stef @ The Chic Classmate said...

Love it!!

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Robyn said...

Beautiful! Me-no, no man. But one of my best friends just got engaged...so it may well be the season

Bfordesign said...

Watching these photos I feel I want to get married :)

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

Wow, gorgeous discovery. Thanks Joanna! I'm getting married in September and have yet to go dress hunting. Hmm, maybe a trip to France is in order ;) xo

Joanna said...

An impossible question to answer! If a woman knows she's about to be proposed to, then the man isn't doing a good enough job planning the proposal! ;-)

Aya said...

Joanna--You had me at the title.
"French....Wedding...Dresses."
Pretty much my three favorite words.

hello, Friday said...

Those french wedding dresses are totally gorgeous. Would look so perfect for church or outdoor wedding. xoxo
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Allison said...

It was dark in Sweden at 2:00 p.m. today. UGH.

Those dresses are pretty, but I couldn't get past the fact that the models looked So. Hungry. Maybe a few other body types modeled would have really made the beauty of the dresses stand out...

Jenna said...

got engaged 3 weeks ago! just ahead of the wedding season, i guess ;) wish i could pull off one of those dresses!

Jessie said...

i am not planning to get married anytime soon. but this is beautiful!

Miss Becca said...

Oh these are lovely - the first one especially in my eyes. I got married at Aspen in ski clothing which was white, but still a dress like one of these makes my heart pitter-patter. One thought I often have about so many current wedding gowns is that they are not really appropriate for a church wedding - all the cleavage & sexy draping. Maybe I am just an old fuddy duddy, but they make me uncomfortable in a church setting. I would be so interested to get you & your readers' take on that... ~B

Rachel said...

Oooo! This is the part of the process I'm most excited about! I can't wait to try on dresses :) And these are just dreamy!!

My boyfriend and I designed a ring together back in October, and I've deduced (through his hints and other things) that it's coming any day now... I'm on pins and needles waiting! So excited!

Aya said...

Joanna--have you seen the wedding pictures from another gorgeous Joanna? Joanna Hillman (now Hillman-Green from Harper's Bazaar). I love everything about this wedding, down to her red lipstick, tasseled dancing dress and hair.

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/fashion-articles/joanna-hillman-wedding-photos#slide-1

amynicole said...

Good gracious. That first one is beyond ridiculously gorgeous. Border line offensive.Can I please remarry my husband in that?!!

Katie said...
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Katie said...

These are so pretty! I have a love of France and thus everything french, these are stunning! Thanks for posting this!

Becka Robinson said...

How awful is this? I learned about it at Vacation Bible School! They made us watch a video with cartoons that explained it. My mom was PISSED, and for good reason. They had no right to show that to us. The only thing I remember from talking to my parents that night was that I just kept asking me dad how guys can pee once it gets hard. LOL. Poor guy, I'm sure I mortified him but I was just dumfounded that it would be able to go from soft to hard to soft.

Christina Marie said...

I love how different these are. I'm tired of our typical traditional wedding dresses.

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Outside Looking In said...

Kiana---very funny!

Love these dresses.....would love to see the whole wedding party and the location for all these dresses too.

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Bek W said...

ohmyGOODNESS! these are beautiful - it makes me want to get married all over again!

Beth from Tres Bien Ensemble said...

Just lovely. Any of these beautiful pieces would make for dreamy wedding photos, especially around Paris (where we will be wed!).

My Grandpa's Closet said...

We LOVE the 3rd pic down! But all the dresses are beautiful!

<3 the girls @
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Olga said...

Amazing dresses! SO beautiful and romantic... Love them!

xoxo Olga
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Eva B. said...

Just so lovely... You have an AMAZING eye Jo! They are just what you said, ethereal... Makes me want to get married to my husband all over again...

Lindsey said...

I just got engaged in july.. wedding next august.. I'm dreading the wedding dress shopping! As a plus size bride there is nothing beautiful out there for someone shaped like me. Just the David's bridal satin dress. I've searched and shopped..and well I cant believe how bridal shops act toward someone that is labeled "plus".

Christina Solazzo said...

I LOVE the lace! I could never pull it off. It'd make me look like I was wearing a communion dress. (Which was lace WITH lace tights, and probably is how I associate myself in lace.)

Lele said...

Oh my goodness....that one with the deep V and lace insert is so gorge!!! I've been with the bf for four years now and super hoping that the question is on the horizon. Maybe you should do a post about "how to be patient when you know you want to be with this person forever but you want to start wedding planning right now and please just ask me so we can DO this thing!" haha!

but really, these dresses are beauties.

Tales of an HBS Wife said...

so amazing - I love all the lace!

cianne said...

this "engagement season" could definitely be mine! i feel like a little girl, giddy with excitement, that it is in the works!!! here's to hoping :)


ps- dresses are stunning..

KristiMcMurry said...

I've been waiting for my boyfriend to pop the question for FOREVER! If it's not in the next few months I'm just going to lay down the law. haha. These dresses are gorgeous!

Magalie said...

Hi! I am French I also found this amazing designer few weeks again. Her dresses are so romantic and all the details are perfect... Now I just need to sell the idea of a wedding to my lovely boyfriend!!
I also found this other great great designer (French) with amazing dresses, have a look at:

http://lalovelist.com/

And the dresses are not that expensive, wedding, wedding, wedding!!

Maker said...

Joanna, I wore the same wedding dress! I purchased it from JCrew for 30% off last cyber Monday, wore it at my wedding in May, and felt absolutely beautiful (and comfortable)! In fact, I loved it so much I just had it dyed grey and I am wearing it (with a red velvet blazer) to a black tie holiday party this year!

Those french wedding dresses are beautiful but for a girl with a bigger bust (like myself) there's nothing like the Gracie.

Joanna said...

The first one is gorgeous.
I really want one (though I wouldn't use it for its purpose (for a wedding)!

Anonymous said...

yes, my friend got engaged on a holiday just last week! the engagement season theory is correct!

Tish said...

I'd rock the first one. Any dress that allows me to squat is alright in my book!

Kirstin said...

all the lace! i love it, so simple and classic

violets and cardamom said...

I love how they are so simple and elegant. And the lace is so lovely!!!

nessavay said...

Are all french women flat chested? I love these dresses but I don't think they would work for someone who is a bit top-heavy.

Stephanie D said...

6 months ago, I totally thought I'd be getting engaged this December, but wowee do things change! Now I'm single and happy with where my future is going -- marriage being part of it!

astrid irene natalie said...

unbelievable... what do french people do to create such beauties? nice to see lace getting used in such a beautiful way.

Caitlin said...

Love the clean scent!! Hope Toby feels better!!

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Caitlin said...

These dresses are to die for!!! And oh my gosh that is so true!! I've had three friends get engaged during that time!!

xo
Caitlin
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goodnightstars said...

it's such a romantic time of year! i'd love to get engaged this season...gotta get a man first! :)

Heather said...

I just got engaged! The planning is so fun, creative, overwhelming...you name it. I love looking for dresses and dreaming big dreams.

Grace said...

these are stunning!

Christina said...

These truly make lace look sexy! No proposals yet!

Anonymous said...

we have chosen the ring and i've taken a peek since he collected it from the jeweller's. it's beautiful and i can't wait!

Alicia Yvonne said...

I didn't know it was engagement season; I got engaged ON Thanksgiving this year! :D

Joanna Goddard said...

maker, that is so awesome!! i love it!!

Sera said...

these are AMAZING. wow, love them!

Shawnee said...

wow, these dresses are beautiful! i am nowhere near getting engaged (a man might be needed first;) but that doesn't stop me from fake-planning my someday wedding:)
the lace is to die for.!

xo

Elizabeth Marvin said...

I own a Shabby Chic French style flower store in Austin, Texas and have an obsession over anything French and lovely. This post was such a feast for the eyes. Thank you Jo! www.lfvaustin.

nicole said...

These are so beautiful...I love how delicate they are!
So my boyfriend and I have been dating for 3+ years and he keeps HINTING a lot lately! Will keep you posted!

Heather said...

oh, wow, what beautiful dresses! They're all so delicate, and the lace is STUNNING!

Anonymous said...

I am drooling...

AliveintheFire said...

a bunch of friends at work are engaged right now... one of whom just proposed to his girlfriend. it DOES seem like a lovey-dovey time of year! :) xoxo

couturiette said...

Stunningly gorgeous dresses and pics. My SO just popped the question two weeks ago, so I am on the market for a gown! :) Interesting that this time of year is the most popular for couples to get engaged.

Cher said...

Oh my goodness, Joanna, the Gracie gown was my wedding dress too (in January 2009)! In fact, I bought it on sale, and also got 30% off the sale price and free shipping. To Hawaii. That's where I was living at the time. All in all my wedding dress was only $175. Boom. And it fit me like a dream straight out of the box! It was meant to be, and there's a special place in my heart for the Gracie. You have impeccable taste. :)

sarah said...

I love the second from the bottom. French anything is always so delicate and refined. At least those brides will be able to walk around instead of wearing a 20 pound silk princess dress :)

sandra said...

I was extremely impressed thanks for sharing all information. It is a great post for the people to get the proper information. So wedding gowns is very high and more actions to actives.

Nicole said...

How funny! I didn't know there was a season, but I just got engaged the weekend before Thanksgiving!

AMETS ETXEBERRIA said...

Oh my God! I love all of them!!!
I like the 4th pictures hair!!
Kisses from Basque Country (north of Spain)

Holly Bossio said...

Love the lace and delicate details..so romantic!! Great dresses and beautiful photography!
Thanks for sharing!!

Kitcat said...

I think they are wonderfully refreshing. a vintage look of romance. All polished & poofy dress seem so more unrealistic, but these dresses show out the beauty. great pictures. Not planning on getting engaged anytime soon.these i would wear just because. thanks for sharing

Zuzankita✝K. said...

All of them are so amazing :)

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JenJekel said...

I actually just got engaged last Sunday!!! Best day of my life (so far!) and I'm so ridiculously happy to be marrying my best friend!!!

QA Create said...

These are so beautiful. I love how effortlessly chic they are. But after all they are French so what would they be?

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Anonymous said...

Marissa Waddell, the HUGE majority of couples taking "wedding" pics around Paris (if they are Chinese there is a big chance the wedding was moons ago but they're just re-enacting to get romantic pictures taken...) are foerigners and tourists. It's really not in the French tradition to do that, especially not in front of the Eiffel tower... Locals would have photo sessions in front of their local church, then off to the reception adress to take most of the rest, and more often than not, in a suburb or chateau / old house in the Ile-de-France region... But it is funny and ironic definitely! ;)

Cat said...

I just got engagement the day before Thanksgiving!!! The most romantic setting by the lighthouse in Northern California during a rain storm!!!

Anyway, I love those dresses that you posted, where can I find them in CA?

Anonymous said...

You might like this post on the French macarons at Laduree!

http://www.takethelocalglobal.com/2011/11/a-taste-of-paris/

Wedding Themes said...

I have not get any charm in these wedding dresses...

jude said...

This is old model wedding dress .The dress is lovable dress .

Laura said...

These are the most romantic and lovely dresses. Do you know, is there a way to purchase, avoiding flying to France?

jonahliza said...

as i was goin through random pins on my pinterest boards.. i had pinned this to my fashion folder... and i am moving it to my new lets elope folder.. cause i did just get engaged yesterday! hehe.

John said...

This french wedding dress is look very simple but design is nice. if any wedding planner want this dress visit wedding app for free services.

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