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2019 Couture & Cars Fashion Show | Come See Our Gowns in Person!

Despite fashion being everywhere around us, many of us still view fashion as something beyond ourselves. We hear the words 'runway' and 'model' and immediately picture New York Fashion Week or models posing in the brightly lit studios of Los Angeles.  But while fashion may appear to be otherworldly, the truth is that fashion is personal and a lot of fun!  What makes fashion accessible is your ability as the wearer to connect directly with designers that you admire. A fashion show is a perfect way to get a glimpse at new collections in person and see what the designer has been creating for the last few months or even years.   Dream Dresses by PMN's founder, owner and designer - Phuong Minh Nguyen - is an...

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5 Tips on Choosing Your Wedding Photographer

A wedding photographer is going to be one of the most important vendors you will hire for your wedding. After the guests depart, the cake is eaten and the flowers wilt, what will be left to remind you of the day you said "I do"? What will be framed in your home, for your guests and perhaps your children to see? What will be lovingly taken out of storage and looked at on your anniversary every year?  It will be your wedding photos.  The years will go by in a blur, but your wedding day photos with the two of you so in love will remain in sharp focus. To ground you through the hard times, to remind you of...

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3 Wedding Rules to Break

Weddings are laced with tradition. Whether they are cultural or family specific, there is typically a set of rules the bride and groom are expected to follow on their wedding day.  The rules can vary greatly. They can specify the color of the bridal gown or demand a certain action be performed during the ceremony, be it breaking glass, releasing doves, tying a rope around the wrists of the newlyweds or even having them saw a log in half to test the couple's strength.  And while traditions like the ones mentioned above are deeply rooted in culture, there are others that came about more as a result of a social trend.  It is these 'rules' that we are so glad brides all...

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6 Tips for Wedding Dress Shopping

They asked and you said ‘yes’, and now you are not just someone’s significant other, you are a fiancée. You are elated and giddy – you are marrying the person you can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with. Your first step is likely going to be shopping for a dress. But not just any dress, the dress. The one you will wear while walking down the aisle, the one that will make your dad shed a tear when he sees you for the first time, and the one that will make you future spouse hold their breath. Wedding dress shopping is one of the most exciting parts of planning your dream wedding. But it can also be...

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The Evolution of Áo Dài

Many have heard of the Áo Dài (pronounced ow yai), a traditional Vietnamese dress that is comprised of a long tunic with splits on either side worn over pants. And while it may be called a dress, it is not reserved exclusively for women.  Source: Life Magazine Áo Dài is a garment that can be worn daily by anyone - men, women, and even children. It is a style that is used for children's uniform as much as for special occasions such as weddings. The difference is in the fabric, embroidery and the intricacy of the finished gown.  While no one is entirely sure when Áo Dài was invented, most agree that it was popularized in the late 18th century during the Nguyen dynasty. Vietnam was then divided...

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