Bridal Braids: Perfect Summer Wedding Hairstyles

by Azure

Braids have been hot for quite some time... but in 2011 they take a festive turn, gracing white aisles across the country. We love the idea of incorporating a stylish braid into a classic wedding hairstyle. Check out the photo above... this curly-haired bride chose a romantic loose updo with a chunky braid framing her face. Once you look at the images below, you'll see that braids can make a wedding day appearance in lots of unique ways. Although bohemian brides have long adored...

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Paloma Blanca Bridal Boleros: Sophisticated Elegance Defined

by Azure

Do you love the 2011-2012 sleeves trend but have your heart set on a wedding dress with a strapless or sweetheart neckline? Never fear, because chic bridal boleros are here! We adore Paloma Blanca gowns but didn't realize that this designer offers gorgeous boleros and veils as well. With minimal embellishment (if any) applied to luxe, rich fabrics, Paloma Blanca boleros ooze sophisticated elegance. Sleeve lengths vary, from barely there cap sleeves to three quarter length styles. ...

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Royal Wedding Hats Off to Ella Gajewska… and Fascinators too!

by Azure

About Bride Chic It never ceases to amaze me the level of talent found on Etsy. Add to that I love being the first to spread the word about new (and relatively new) Etsy shops and indie designers running them. Meet Ella Gajewska of Ella Gajewska Millinery, creator of some of the most drop dead gorgeous fascinators I've seen since Wills and Kate's royal wedding. As a milliner, her range goes from day and evening hats to the white bridal headwear you see here. As Ella puts it,...

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2011 Wedding Trends: Royal Wedding Hats and Fascinators

by Azure

Ok, wow. I need to take a deep breath, because I am super excited with last night's find! Like a beacon in the night... while I browsed wedding hairstyles and bridal beauty trends... Jane Tran came to me. Along with our fab twitter pals we've been gunning for the royal wedding hat and fascinator trend to hit the states ASAP. Little did we know, Jane Tran's exquisite bridal fascinators and hats we're right under our noses. In Los Angeles to be precise! Check out all this lovely...

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Bridal Beauty News: Salma Hayek, NARS How-Tos, Get Lippy

by Azure

The perfect wedding hair, makeup and skin is a must for your big day. So here's a bridal beauty update to help you get your blushing bride on! 1. Salma Hayek launches Nuance Salma Hayek makeup, hair and skincare line. The Hollywood a-lister has joined hands with CVS to introduce her new beauty product line. Why do we love this line? Well, it's budget-friendly (priced right with products ranging from $2.99 to $19.99) and widely available (sold through CVS), so whether you're...

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Royal Wedding Style Inspiration: Bridal Head Chic

by Azure

Thanks to the royal wedding craze and Kate Middleton's enviable style, bridal head chic is more dramatic, haute couture-inspired and fabulous than ever before! Check out these statement-making bridal hats by Kitty Andrews Millinery! Aren't they lovely? The first couple styles are perfect for the princess-to-be. I especially love the pillbox hat adorned with on-trend feather flowers in photo 1. The rest of the hats are royal wedding ready, too! Can't you picture the Queen wearing...

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Bridal Lingerie and Honeymoon Innerwear Get Ruffled

by Azure

Your man will be happy no matter what you wear beneath your wedding dress. In fact, if you party hard at the reception and stay out late, your lingerie might not even make an appearance. But you'll still want your innerwear to scream blushing bride, and you'll want a few sultry lingerie pieces for your honeymoon and beyond! And for 2011 brides, lingerie takes a feminine turn and it's all about ruffles! Ruffles were a major wedding trend in 2010 and the feminine flourish now takes...

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Bridal Style Inspiration: Heavenly Dresses by J. Mendel

by Azure

Ready to be inspired? After checking out all the designer sketches of Kate Middleton's wedding dress, I had J. Mendel on my mind! I feel like Mendel's aesthetic suits the princess-to-be perfectly. When Kate attends formal functions, her style is distinct. Middleton's go-to neckline? Deep v-neck and halter styles. Her favorite silhouette? Modified a-line with featherlight skirts that float away from the body. Signature dress detail? A flattering wrap accent below the bust. ...

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Wedding Dress Trend for 2011 and Beyond: Sleeves!

by Azure

Flutter, cap, three-quarter length, the new Spring 2012 bridal collections are billowing with sleeves! Just like Beyonce told single ladies to put a ring on it, bridal designers like Marchesa, Reem Acra, Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier are telling 2012 brides to put a sleeve on it! As the new 2012 dress collections are unveiled, sleeves are emerging as a major bridal trend. This is great news for brides who are slightly self-conscious about their arms or shoulders. There are so...

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2011 Bridal Trend: A White Tailored Suit for Your Rehearsal Dinner

by Azure

A top wedding trend for 2011? A white tailored suit for the pre-wedding bride! This 2011 fashion trend has the potential to break the wedding budget. You can spend a fortune on a killer designer suit or tux, and if you choose to splurge, that's totally ok! A piece like this is something you can wear again and again, creating a totally new look with unique statement accessories. If you choose to splurge, check out the tailored stunners from Armani Collection, Robert Rodriguez, and...

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