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Purpose and aesthetic go hand in hand for Matthew when creating gowns for his clients. He understands the importance of the moment that his designs are intended for, which is why he puts such emphasis on the individual beauty for the bride-to-be. By listening to the bride’s needs and applying them with his impeccable fit, the Matthew Christopher brand has become a mainstay in bridal wear.In this particular blog, Matthew communicates directly with followers, to let them know a little more about how he is able to do what he does in the design process.

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For decades it seems that bridesmaid dresses have been viewed as these frumpy, oddly colored gowns almost purposely designed to look nothing short of heinous. The efforts of film and pop culture have only added fuel to the fires of this situation. While it makes for comedic genius on camera, it only fills bridesmaids with apprehension and fear of looking like the butt of a rather unfriendly joke. Happily enough, this misconception is more fantasy than fact.

With today's ever evolving style and groundbreaking changes made by emerging designers, bridesmaid dresses are being taken to new heights. No longer ...

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Like any bride that's no doubt vibrating with elation upon answering the big question, many ladies find themselves steeped in equal anticipation about answering the next—what dress to choose? There are, of course, the many styles and creative routes to take in deciding which gown is right for you. Selecting a dress can be an emotional and an even stressful task, so it's important to remember to choose something that makes you happy. No doubt, you'll have your closest friends and relatives with you when making your selection. While they're here to offer support, its ...

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We are thrilled to announce that the Matthew Christopher Showroom will open, February 1st! We are celebrating fourteen years in the business and established reputation for success with a place to call our very own. Our bridal gowns are offered in sizes 2-24, with stunning silhouettes to compliment all body types. Each gown is carefully constructed inside and out to provide an impeccable and flattering fit. Matthew has always believed in the importance of staying connected with his brides and what better way than to open his first and only showroom. Expect incredible custom gowns and all of our favorites ...

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Grandma’s Famous Rolls

Nov. 26, 2014 by editor 0 view
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"Call often, and not too far between.” -Grandma Sobaski
 
I always call Grandma Sobaski while cooking. And there is no better time to call than Thanksgiving. This time, I called for my favorite roll recipe. 
The famous Grandma Sobaski roll recipe. She took me through it step by step…after putting me on hold. Grandma, at 91, is a very busy lady.
 
This Thanksgiving, I want to share our favorite roll recipe with you!
 
Grandma’s Rolls
 
1 pint of milk 
2 sticks of butter 
3 packages of dry yeast (add water and a little bit of sugar as directed ...

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Vintage 60's

Nov. 19, 2014 by editor 1 view
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       As the great saying goes, "there's nothing new under the sun." This classic adage is especially true in regards to the “something blue” in wedding tradition but Matthew Christopher has made this old favorite, new again. Combining his curve hugging aesthetic with vintage cuts of the 1960's and cool hues of blue proved to be a hit with design critics. Known as one of the few designers that address body diversity among brides, this collection is in the designer's own words "modern elegance with a classic feminine twist."

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Your day, Your dream

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In recent years, couples have taken the creative theme of their wedding ceremony into their own hands by opting for something less traditional and more contemporary. The trend of brightly themed weddings has captivated brides and grooms. Themes have spanned the areas of popular culture from film, fashion and travel to fantasy and literature. Popular themes have included more understated nautical attire, to popular films and TV shows like Harry Potter and The Game of Thrones. While these wildly themed productions are fun and memorable, it’s important to note that trends continuously evolve. What looks good today may not ...

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Bridesmaid gowns are, by definition, an accessory to the bride. Her stylish and flamboyant posse; whose attire vibrantly stands out, or smoothly blends into the background complimenting the wedding theme. Traditionally these gowns follow one important and well known rule, don't look better than the bride. A notion that has thusly launched the notorious and fictitious idea of unfavorable dresses for bridesmaids. Happily enough, these unflattering styles are a thing of the past. Grouping your girlfriends together in the same dress is no longer a style standard. Its now more acceptable for each bridesmaid to wear the gown with ...

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Much like the dress, décor, venue and setting, the music sets the mood for the entire wedding event. Not at all like the ceremonies of the past, couples are choosing tunes that are both classic, nostalgic, and even quirky for their ceremony. You have typical wedding classics like, "At Last," "My Girl," or "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing," that partners use to emphasize their overwhelming feelings for one another.

In more recent years, as traditions and trends evolve ceremonial music has become more personal. The tunes played at the wedding or reception do not only emphasize eternal ...

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In recent years, the media has placed the spotlight not only on fashion designers, but also on the stylists and industry consultants that play an integral role in trend forecasting and the development of designer’s collections. Creating a collection is not only about the designer's vision, but also what his or her following is doing that particular season. True enough, designers influence fashion's popular trends, but it’s the populous that subconsciously births the trends and decides whether they will sink or swim.

A consultants job is to assist the bride in the selection of the gown ...

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