Something for the Boys!

by Bride Chic

Today's post is all about the love of your life - your groom! Most guys are right there shopping, planning and creating the wedding day with their fiance (you), so what better way to reward them than with a little groom style inspiration? And now you can with all the new and different groom's wear out there he is sure to love! Here's a roundup of a few choice picks off Etsy for the groom in your life. Plus, don't miss the adorable boy's bow ties slipped in for some ring...

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Norwegian Summer Wedding with Old World Style

by Claire

Tina and Erik's lovely summer wedding on the coast of Norway was an unforgettable celebration. Erik's classic suit complete with a top hat and Tina's gorgeous vintage lace gown created an old world feel that matched the ancient scenery around them. The pink and purple floral accents, lovely dessert table and handmade invitations are inspiring in their simplicity. But most of all, we love the adorable ring bearer and flower girl who are too cute to resist! Get inspired by this dreamy...

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Accessorized Edible Beauties from Magnolia Bakery and BHLDN

by Claire

Magnolia Bakery and BHLDN have paired up to bring you fantastically gorgeous wedding cakes with top-of-the-line accessories. These cakes are just a tasting (no pun intended) of the most modern, creative and beautiful cakes you can find for your 2014 wedding. Geometric patterns, ombre colors and distinctive backgrounds are used to create uniquely individual cakes to fit any wedding style, albeit one with sophisticated elegance. You will probably be tempted to save all of these cakes...

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NYC Bridal Market Trends for 2015

by Bride Chic

Now that the top designers have shown their stuff at NYC Bridal Market, what's the news for Spring 2015? I have to admit there are a few surprises. While not rampant down the runways, I particularly love the minimalist styles appearing for 2015. These designs feature pared down silhouettes like the sheath and slip dress in pure, luxe, and even shiny fabrics. The Great Gatsby-inspired embellishments aren't dissappearing however, and Grecian/Diva dresses with draped, billowing...

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Retro Wedding Complete with Automobiles, Antiques, and a Beagle

by Claire

Jamie and Justin's retro wedding reflected their unique shared interests in vintage cars, museums, and antiques. Held in the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, the celebration moved around the antique car exhibits beautifully and extended the theme with vintage books, old wood table numbers and refurbished medicine bottles. The yellow and grey chevron invitations set the tone for a fantastic day, and the homemade pear-apple chutney favors sent guests off in style. The couple also chose to...

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A Charming French Countryside Nuptial

by Claire

Virginie and Geoffroy's offbeat, Southern France wedding is delightful! With colorful accents throughout the entire wedding and a unique, VW van theme, this #RealWedding is one of my favorites. The florals are truly spectacular, from the bride's bouquet to the ceremony aisle, to the altar, to the centerpieces. I absolutely love the homemade reception sign "Time to Drink Champagne and Dance on the Table", not to mention the fantastic outdoor venue with a stone bar. If you are planning...

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Veto Vases: How to Use Unusual Vessels for Your Flowers

by CreativeLive

  Want to learn more about how to create your own meaningful DIY floral designs? Check out Kiana’s upcoming CreativeLive course, a video tutorial with a focus on “Creating Meaningful Wedding Flowers, Boutiques and Centerpieces” on April 22-23, 2014. Creating your own DIY centerpieces for your wedding is a great way to express your creativity -- who knew you were so good at picking colors, textures, and scents? -- but a lot of first-time floral designers get so focused on...

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A Girl’s Best Friend: Winnie Couture’s Diamond Label!

by Claire

Winnie Couture's Diamond Label is an exquisite collection of the most luxurious materials, Swarovski crystal appliques, and couture stylings. Priced between $3,600 and $7,000, these gowns are not cheap, but their beauty is incomparable. Each dress is dazzling with lace or crystal details and gracefully layered fabrics. Let the gowns speak for themselves: scroll through and comment below with your favorites! 

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Wee Chic Wedding

by Bride Chic

With the emergence of spring, flower girls are quite apropos; in all their adorability, I'd say these angels are the closest thing to spring's symbolism of new beginnings. If you're thinking in the direction of the 'little girl wedding' - something that's definitely trending these days - who better to turn to than Disney? Alfred Angelo has continued the Disney Blossoms collection of dresses in organza, tulle and satin. For those of you considering adding some ‘wee chic’ to your...

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Bridal Sandals that are Changing the World!

by Claire

Alright socially-conscious brides, have we got the shoes for you! All the way from Uganda, Africa we bring you Sseko Designs' new fair trade, ethical fashion sandals for the boho bride. Sseko Designs began as a way to generate income for Ugandan women hoping to attend University, and now the organization provides opportunites for women from all walks of life to pursue their dreams. Not only are these bridal shoes changing the world, but they are also chic, charming, and perfect for a...

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Flattering Classics from Blue Willow Bridal

by Claire

Blue Willow Bridal by Anne Barge is a stunning collection of simple, sophisticated wedding dresses for classy brides. Defined by understated elegance and accented with beading and lace details, Blue Willow Bridal is a brilliant, if understated, designer. With Grecian and vintage themes, these gowns are perfect for brides looking for that traditional yet flattering style. Each gown is draped in just a way as to accent your figure perfectly, and make you feel beautiful on your big day!...

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An Elegant Affair in Pacific Palisades, California

by Claire

Kim and Mike's classic black-tie wedding was a joyous, sunny celebration. The couple married on the lawn of Bel Air Bay Club under an exquisite white altar on a sunshine-filled day. The Pacific Palisades, California setting was stunning, but the bride, full of smiles and excitement, was even more beautiful. The couple chose a traditional look for their big day, and the clean sophistication of the entire wedding was absolute perfection. From the luxurious white bride's bouquet, to...

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Small Veils for Fashionistas

by Bride Chic

Though nothing says 'bride' more than a long, flowing veil, you have to admit small veils have that certain cachet that belongs to the fashion savvy bride. From shorter poufs, fly-aways, and birdcages, the smaller veil is practical, chic and easy to manage. You can wear one from ceremony to reception without a change. Below are just a few that caught my eye. Are you planning to wear a short veil? Comment below to tell us what kind you love!

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A Vineyard Wedding for the Vintage Bride

by Claire

Prepare to be inspired, vintage brides, since we have an amazing styled shoot for you to fawn over! JSF DESIGN INC styled a fantastic wedding in a Santa Barbara vineyard complete with a crystal chandelier, gorgeous florals, and a stunning bride. The bride's dresses, accessories and makeup will knock you off your feet they are so beautiful. This styled shoot's visionary details are sure to spark your own vintage creativity, so make sure to Ideabook your favorite inspiration for...

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Weddington Way: The Easy Way to Garb Your Girls!

by Claire

Weddington Way is one of our favorite online bridesmaids dress retailers because of how easy it is find the perfect dresses! Simply choose a style, find your color (you can even order a free color swatch) and then order from anywhere in the country. Plus, if you order over $150 worth, you get free shipping! It really doesn't get any easier to coordinate all your girls, even if you aren't all in one place. Get inspired by these gorgeous photos of their top dresses, and then share with...

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Beyond Ruffles and Lace

by Claire

Della Giovanna's first ever bridal line launched this year for Fall 2014 with innovative bridal looks that turn tradition upside down. Using studs and leather in her designs, Michelle Della Giovanna creates edgy styles with echoes of New York City for contemporary, offbeat brides. Plus, Michelle is pioneering the bridal industry in other ways: she is one of the first designers to release a "bridal separates" line. Each one of the gowns below is made up of a corset and skirt...

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Pretty in Pink, Country Style

by Claire

Sarah and Craig are such a cute couple, and their Pretty in Pink themed wedding definitely makes the books for one of the top most adorable real weddings. The bride hand crafted unique pink details to fit perfectly within the country venue on Prince Edward Island, Canada, including DIY lawn games, fabric backdrops, and fans for the guests. The ceremony was one of my favorite rustic set ups I've seen with haybales, simple flowers, and a doorway altar. You are sure to drool over the pie...

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10 Gowns That Say Spring Perfect!

by Bride Chic

These few weeks right before Easter mark the inevitable "Spring has Sprung" cliche, but what a perfect time for weddings! What I love so much about spring is the new life it represents in the beautifully changing landscape. Spring bridal styles blend in seamlessly with this backdrop using floral head wreaths and flower applique on wedding gowns. Here are some of my fave spring looks. Can you find yours? Comment below with your top picks!  

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Outdoor Southern Wedding with a Bright Color Palette

by Azure

Real wedding by Jason Armond Photography Holland and Tripp's outdoor summer wedding was charmed to say the least! Their wedding theme was Southern Vintage, and they selected a bright wedding color palette of turquoise, orange, yellow and grey. Holland wore a stunning vintage-inspired tea length wedding dress by Justin Alexander, and her groom was dapper in a Dolce & Gabbana tailored suit. The bridesmaids wore chic one-shoulder turquoise dresses by Dessy, and the groomsmen sported...

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Bridal Shoe Beauties

by Claire

Still looking for those perfect shoes to carry you down the aisle? We've got you covered with a top shoe stop you'll love for everything from heels, to flats, to customizeable clips! Hey Lady has a huge variety of shoes to match every bride's style, and you can add a pretty little bow shoe clip for a unique touch. Check out some of our favorites below to get inspired, and then share your favorites with your bridesmaids!   

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Modern Sophistication from Alana Aoun

by Claire

With the highest level of fashion and sophisticated refinement, Alana Aoun crafts her designer gowns to push the envelope of traditional wedding dress concepts. Based in Sidney, Australia, Alana can take a simple a-line wedding gown, add gold applique, and create a grecian-inspired masterpiece. Her unique fabric combinations and embroidery choices result in strikingly modern gowns that will grace any bride in contemporary beauty. Explore the spring 2014 collection below and Ideabook...

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