Totally Cool Eco-Friendly and Vintage Inspired Real Wedding

by HannahN

The new Mr. and Mrs. Taylor were married in Jamaica Estates, Queens NY with a fun travel themed, eco-friendly wedding. Mia and Neil were living in two different states, so for their wedding they chose the travel theme to showcase that love really does conquer all! The groom created a sweet surprise for the bride with the creative and fun DIY signs. Since the two are marathon runners, he especially wanted to have the "Finish Line" sign that they walked through during the reception,...

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Can’t Get Enough of these Beautiful BHLDN Wedding Dresses!

by HannahN

BHLDN's 2014 collection is one that I absolutely adore. All of the dresses are perfectly beautiful- I still can't choose a favorite! The gowns are so romantic and the detailed embroidery exude femininity, and feature many figure flattering options for many body types. I love the use of nudes and blush tones and floral themed embroidery. BHLDN's use of beads gives an extra touch of glint and detail that make the dresses walking works of art. The collection also includes a few gorgeous...

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Old Hollywood Glam Styled Shoot

by HannahN

This photo-shoot was inspired by a mutual love of Old Hollywood Glamour. The historic Ragland Mansion in Petersburg, Virginia was the backdrop for the shoot. This elegant antebellum Italianate built in the 1850’s later became home to the family of Joseph Cotton the American film, stage and television actor, and is Petersburg’s best kept secret. Hair and makeup styling was inspired by the film actress Rita Hayworth. Dayna Cobb Makeup Design transformed the beautiful model, Kelsey...

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The Era of Novelty Laces

by Bride Chic

Not only are the traditional laces like Alencon and Chantilly now used in cutting edge ways, new inventions in knit and revivals in cotton and crocheted laces are also gaining prominence. Some of it is being used discreetly on no more than a sleeve or yoke while the high drama of donning all over lace from collar to hemline is chic as well.  Here are a few dresses all lacy in some way-- that combine aspects from the finest eras styled with the contemporary bride in mind.

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Outdoor Orchard Wedding with Amazing DIY Details

by HannahN

Ashley and Corey's orchard wedding is full to the brim of fun DIY details that are perfect for outdoor weddings! They have an interesting combo of rustic elements and more playful and modern touches that blend really well together and display the bride and groom's personalities. I absolutely adore the unique carved tree trunks that they use as centerpieces and signage and the amazing horse drawn carriages that they used for their entrances and exits! Their fun dessert table contains...

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Get the Trend At Any Budget: Bridal Shoes with Bows

by HannahN

A tale as old as time: a girl and her shoes. Not sure what style to walk down the aisle with? Consider bow adorned heels for a fun and flirty feminine vibe! Bows are very versatile - they can be retro cool on a kitten heel, girly chic with rhinestones on a strappy sandal heel, or fashion forward on a shoe with metallic or blingy elements. We scoured our favorite shoe spots online to bring you tons of great options at four different budget points so that you can get the look no matter...

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Perfectly Rustic Wedding Desserts

by HannahN

More and more, brides are looking for uniquely delicious desserts to replace (or to add to) the traditional tiered wedding cake. We were inspired by the homey feel of these 6 options that are perfectly suited for a warm and rustic wedding. They remind us of the decadent delights that our grandmothers and moms would make for us, and of the tastes and flavors that make us feel welcome and like we are home. Give in to your sweet side and enjoy browsing through the desserts below! Be sure...

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Lovely Luxurious Outdoor Wedding

by HannahN

Helan and Jamie's white wedding was the epitome of luxury and elegance. The venue where they held their ceremony and reception is so stunning, and the white fabric draping across the pillars lining the aisle is so classic and beautiful. We love the soft look of the white bouquets accented by roses of the palest pink and the bridesmaids' modern off-white dresses. This bride sure is not afraid of bling! She was decked out head to toe in swoon worthy shine, and gleaming crystals accented...

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30 of the Best Wedding Save the Dates Around!

by Azure

Think of your save-the-date as a first impression for your wedding. You'll want to set the right tone, get guests excited, and send them straight to their calendars to block out your special day. So what style of save-the-date is right for you and your groom? That's for you to decide! But to help you get the creative wheels turning, we've rounded up 30 of the most memorable, unforgettable wedding save the dates we've seen! Take a peek... Which...

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Sweet Autumn Elopement Unites a New Family

by HannahN

Sarah, Daniel, Sarah's daughter Bailey, and their adorable dog Kenzie traveled from Indiana to the mountains of Western North Carolina for this intimate elopement. Not only did Daniel create vows for his new bride, but also to her daughter promising to be there for her. The sweet photos from this beautiful moment capture how emotional this was for Daniel, and how much the ceremony meant for bringing their family together. After leaving the wooded ceremony site of Timberwolf Creek, the...

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Get a Bachelorette Inspired Oval Shaped Ring at Any Budget

by HannahN

The Internet is abuzz after Monday night's finale of The Bachelorette, when Josh got down on one knee and proposed to Andi with an absolutely breathtaking Neil Lane diamond ring (pictured above). The oval shaped double halo ring is said to be the most expensive ring in Bachelor/ette history, with a rumored price tag of at least $100,000! While we have some serious ring envy, we also don't necessarily all have a hit ABC show footing the bill for our bling, so here is how you can get a...

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Adorable Dresses for Your Little Miss

by HannahN

We just can't help but smile when looking at flower girl dresses! Lets be honest, no matter what type of frock your little miss has on, she is going to be adorable! However, we know that you want to find a dress that perfectly complements your wedding style, so we found 16 darling dresses to help get your inspiration flowing. We are loving the tiered skirts and the full tulle skirts that are all over the mini fashionista world right now, and the sweet floral details in both the hair...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: The Floral Wreath

by Bride Chic

Brides who love the idea of  going unveiled can opt to go all out romantic by topping off with a band interwoven with fresh flowers, foliage and in some cases ribbons. Florists can put these together either with fresh, artificial, or dried flowers.  I wore a wreath of dried flowers on my wedding day with a swirl of tulle veil.  The look is incredibly romantic.  Below is a medley of some of my own faves that I hope can inspire you along in creating your bridal look! Take a look and...

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Intimate New Year’s Eve Wedding

by HannahN

Jenny and Craig love New Year's Eve, so it was only fitting that they would have their wedding on the most party-rific day of the year! A tasteful dinner reception for under 40 guests at Mistral Bistro, a favorite Boston restaurant of many local celebs and athletes, created an intimate feel for the ceremony and reception. The food, atmosphere and gold personalized DIY details made for the most wonderful NYE soiree. The backdrop of the Boston skyline, Jenny and Criag’s great...

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Bridal Hair Accessories We Love

by HannahN

No matter what type of wedding style that you are planning, there are a variety of bridal hair accessories out there to choose from that will mesh well with your wedding's personality. For the bohemian bride, flower crowns or drapey halo head pieces are given go to's for fairytale whimsy. If your wedding is more classic or glamorous, pick a more simple and delicate clip that will shimmer against your shiny locks. We browsed the wedding world and chose some of our favorite looks for...

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Get The Trend at Any Budget: Off The Shoulder Wedding Gowns

by HannahN

A big trend for Spring 2015 bridal gowns is graceful and feminine off the shoulder necklines. While the runway fashions are absolutely stunning, we know that the prices associated with the lovely designer creations are not necessarily attainable for the average bride, so we are happy to showcase how you can get the look no matter what your budget is! For the Beautiful and on a Budget Bride (Price range under $600) This beaded empire waist wedding dress from TD Bridal features a...

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Modern and Luxurious Urban Wedding

by HannahN

Deyonne and Dorian's urban wedding is beautifully luxurious with gorgeous style. They managed to update timeless elements such as red roses and a classic white wedding cake to have a more modern flair by incorporating them alongside contemporary trends such as bright yellow billy balls, mirrored vases, and cupcakes. The floating candels as centerpieces and red and silver color scheme help give the very modern venue a more romantic feel. Overall, this real couple totally embody a cool...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: Beautiful Dots

by Bride Chic

There's something just so stunning about dots on tulle, cotton, chiffon or just about any lightweight fabric that ripples in the breeze.  Have you noticed dots have regained popularity recently?  As a heavier weave, dotted Swiss is typically cotton. On fine mesh or tulle it is commonly known as Point d'esprit. I have to say though it's not only wedding dresses that have my heart with this summery fabric, dots are also really lovely as veils and netting for hats. What is your...

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Beautiful Budget Wedding with DIY Details

by HannahN

This absolutely beautiful real wedding proves that being on a budget does not mean that your wedding will lack elegance and style! The ceremony and reception are full of DIY details that made this wedding special. Purchasing a Jenga set and having guests sign the pieces is a low-cost but memorable way to create a unique and fun guest book that you can use again and again well into the future, and inexpensive burlap is an awesome material that was used to make adorable signage AND the...

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Romantic and Ethereal Wedding Gowns from Saja Wedding

by HannahN

Saja Wedding's current bridal collection is compiled of romantic gowns draped in silk organza, chiffon, and silk satin. The delicate details such as the flutter sleeves and hand beading are perfectly feminine and give the dresses a dreamy feel. If illusion necklines and straps are your style, this collection is perfect for you, as many of the gowns incorporate sheer sleeves that showcase the neckline and collarbones of the bride beautifully. We love how whimsical and ethereal this...

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Foodie Wedding in the Countryside

by HannahN

Andy and Madeleine are both foodies and wanted their wedding to be an all around great party with good music, good wine and craft beer, and most importantly, good, local and sustainable food. The goal was for their guests to feel like they were at a classy dinner party, not your usual wedding. Andy and Madeleine wanted the venue to be intimate and natural, and went for a rustic “classic country” theme with minimal flowers and decorations to let the natural beauty of the venue and...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: Shirr Beauties

by HannahN

You find shirring everywhere these days. Gathers, pleats, ruching and rows of stitching all make up different forms of shirring--an application process used a lot in evening and bridal wear.  Shirring can be out of the same fabric as the rest of the dress or something separate, usually lighter fabrics placed over lace that shirr nicely like tulle, chiffon and silk gauze.  This creates a kind of gossamer effect that's especially pretty when seen close up. Check out the shirring on...

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Stunning Shoe Inspiration from Freya Rose

by HannahN

  Freya Rose is known for its stunning, hand-made shoes that are truly walking works of art. In addition to how gorgeous these shoes are visually, it gets even better! Many of these heels have a comfortable secret weapon: an ergonomically perfected memory foam insole designed to ensure that you can dance the night away on your special day! The hand made craftsmanship and intricate details incorporate luxurious materials such as Swarovski crystals, French Chantilly lace, freshwater...

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