Beauty and Fitness


Newlyweds Share Their Wedding Regrets (So You Can Learn From Their Mistakes!)

by The Broke-Ass Bride

No wedding is absolutely perfect. When we asked newlyweds and... the less newly wed to share their biggest wedding day woes with us, a few common threads started to emerge. Here's what we learned:  1. Get It On Film So many brides told us they wished they’d sprung for a videographer, or given their wedding photographer more specific directions. Your wedding will be RIFE with special moments - make sure you capture as many as possible! "My husband and I really regret not...

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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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Favorite Hairstyles for Romantic Vintage Brides

by Oh Lovely Day

Your wedding decor isn't the only way to reflect your romantic vintage style.  Another great way is with a fab romantic wedding hairstyle!  Here are my favorite hairstyles for romantic vintage brides: Messy Updos: The messiness makes it very bohemian and romantic!  Adding flowers ups the romance factor. A Big Bun:  Bonus points for the wrap-around braid! Pretty Twists and Milkmaid Braids in Updos:  Twists and small milkmaid braids add some fun and whimsy to these updos. ...

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Easy, Breezy Beautiful Bridal Updos

by Azure

I'm always game for a little wedding hairstyle eye candy, especially now that I'm an official member of the bridal hood. And hopefully you are too! Because today, we've got a gorgeous roundup of softly swept updos, oh so perfect for a romantic white aisle walk. From whispy French twists and delicately swirled chignons, to braided up beauties and ballerina buns, there are so many stunners to swoon over! Make sure to Ideabook your favorite wedding-worthy styles, so you can refer...

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Simply Gorgeous Vineyard Real Wedding in California

by Claire

Of course we love glamorous, big weddings with intricate design, but sometimes the simple weddings are the most gorgeous (and the least expensive!). Set in the idealic Sbragia Family Vineyard in Northern California, Susanna and Jason's destination wedding was one of those simply spectacular weddings. The couple chose simple pink sugar peas throughout the ceremony and reception, and used wine barrels tastefully without creating a rustic feel. The guest book table was inviting and...

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5 DIY Hairstyles Perfect for Pre-Wedding Parties

by Azure

If you're ever on the hunt for beauty inspiration, TheBeautyDepartment.com (a blog by Lauren Conrad and two other gals) is a great place to start. Lauren and crew bring LA cool, tips and trends to readers across the nation, dishing fun beauty tutorials on everything from ombre hair to polka dot nails. Just check it out, you won't be disappointed. And since most brides-to-be go DIY with their hair and makeup for pre-wedding festivities (think engagement party, bridal shower,...

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When Fashion Photographers Go Bridal

by Bride Chic

I'm always happy when established and respected fashion photographers take up shooting weddings. For me it has that love conquers all sort of aspect! That's exactly what the fashion forward shooting duo Benjo Arwas and Sidney Kraemer have done--adding weddings to their vast portfolio. Under the name Forget Me Not Studios they organized this gorgeous shoot in Montecito, California at the historical landmark Casa del Hererro. Bringing some of the best wedding professionals in...

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Daring Wedding Hair and Makeup Inspiration

by Azure

We always love finding beautiful inspiration in unusual places to share with you. Why? So that the dream wedding you create turns out to be anything but ordinary! When it comes to bridal hair and makeup, we don't suggest going too crazy (and Vera Wang agrees). But we're all for taking a high-fashion editorial look, and transforming it into something timeless and worthy of your white aisle. Luckily, with help from a professional MUA and hair stylist, and awe-inspiring photos like the...

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5 Totally Custom Wedding Ideas

by Azure

Want to make your wedding day your own? Of course you do! And it's easier than ever to do just that. If you need help getting your creative wheels turning when it comes to customizing your wedding day, you've come to the right place! Because today we're rounding up some of the latest & greatest totally customizable wedding finds. Ready for the list? Keep reading... 1.  Create your own Signature Scent when you say hello, Nova. 2.  Clutch a custom purse lined with your...

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Must Try Manis for Summer 2013

by Azure

There is no question that 2013 brides are daring to ditch the ol' French manicure in favor of something more bold and unexpected. And never before have there been so many unique ways to jazz up your nails! From patterned nail wraps to caviar beads, glittery laser top coats and pretty pastel lacquers, the time is now to get creative and experiment! Ready to see some of my favorite nail styles for summertime? Make sure your Pin It trigger finger is stretched out and standing at...

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Top 5 Makeup Trends for Summer

by Azure

Last night I had the pleasure of attending an event at Blow by Blow, a Chicago blow dry bar that happens to be across the street from the new Christian Louboutin store on Oak Street (talk about temptation!). The ladies of Blow by Blow showed us how to DIY the perfect blowout, how to achieve an easy breezy braided top knot, and... What's on-trend for makeup this summer! Ready to hear the top five beauty trends? Let's go! 1. Full Bushy Brows - Using a matte brown shadow and...

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