Dazzling Engagement Rings: 21st Century Heirlooms

by Azure

How gorgeous are these sparkling engagement rings from Little King, Ltd.?! I'm swooning... I first learned about Little King's custom wedding creations when looking for hip, unique wedding bands for a guest post over on The Man Registry. Initially what caught my eye was a little graphic that read 'Engagement Rings Under $3,000'. Obviously, I had to learn more! Whether you're in the market for a traditional diamond engagement ring or an on-trend sapphire or ruby stunner, I...

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Nicole Miller for Your Bridesmaids: Well Worth the Investment!

by Azure

Nicole Miller got it oh so right with the special occasion frocks and gowns in her 2011 RTW collection! And these dresses are perfect for your bridesmaids! It seems this fab designer agreed with two of our predictions for top wedding trends of 2011- crazy for navy and mad for metallics. There are tons of elegant dresses in deep navy and midnight blue, and just as many high-glam gowns in sparkly metallic silver, copper, gunmetal and more. And while we'd love to see all your 'maids...

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Ombre Bridesmaids’ Dresses: On-Trend and Beyond Gorgeous

by Azure

Ever since Gwen Stefani walked down the aisle in a pink and white silk faille wedding dress by John Galliano for Dior, I've been a huge fan of ombre. Ombre refers to the gradual change in hue or shade, from light to dark or from one color to another color. There's something so serene about the ombre pattern (especially when applied to lightweight fabrics like chiffon and silk faille), making these gowns perfect for a Spring or Summer wedding. And ombre bridesmaids' dresses let you...

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Three 2011 Wedding Dress Trends to Adore

by Azure

Which of the three wedding dress trends from Priscilla of Boston best represents your wedding style? 1. Brilliant Beading: We've seen it on the runway, red carpet, and white aisle. And in 2011, designer wedding dresses are embellished to the hilt with shimmering beads, crystals, sequins and pearls. 2. Black Swan Bridal Style: Ballet-inspired wedding dresses are all the rage for 2011. Whimsical tulle skirts, dramatic ball gowns, waist-cinching corsets and soft, feminine hues have...

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Ring Envy: Drop Dead Gorgeous Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands

by Azure

As engagement rings become more and more unique and fashion-forward designs are coveted alongside antique vintage stunners, there's no shortage of engagement ring eye candy! While browsing Grey Likes Weddings I learned about an incredible ring designer, Cathy Waterman. If you're all about fantasy and whimsy, you're going to die over these rings! Waterman fuses royal with whimsical, timeless with unexpected, and each engagement ring is a true work of art. Non-diamond gemstones (like...

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Wedding Dress Inspiration: Elie Saab Gowns with Waist-Cinching Belts and Daring Slits

by Azure

It's no secret that I'm pretty much obsessed with bridal designer Elie Saab. His wedding dresses and red carpet gowns never disappoint! So this time of year (when fab designers like Saab are showing their latest RTW collections in New York, Paris and Milan) is a favorite time of year for me! The latest Elie Saab collection is all about daring slits, waist-cinching belts and featherlight fabrics that float graciously as you walk. And if you love the 'mad for metallics' 2011 wedding...

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Convertible Wedding Dresses: 2011 Style Update on 2-in-1 Gowns

by Azure

Last April we did a post about convertible (or 2-in-1) wedding dresses, and it was a HUGE hit! Since 2011 brides are all about showing their stylish sides, many want to debut a second look, and second dress, at their wedding reception. David's Bridal continues to innovate, making two big moves in 2011. First, they partnered with bridal style genius Vera Wang to launch White by Vera Wang, a line of affordable wedding dresses that are high on style. And now, they've unveiled two lovely...

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Lake Tahoe Wedding: Sophisticated Color Palette, Lace and Feather Accents

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Kendall Price Photography Claire and Cole's August, 2010 wedding took place above the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe. The bride chose a sophisticated wedding color palette of ivories, creams, and champagnes with touches of black. Claire's gorgeous Enzoaniwedding dress (which had a glamorous vintage feel with a ruched bodice accented by embellished floral rosettes) served as inspiration for the entire wedding day. Bronze sashes with beaded floral rosettes were...

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5 Ideas to Personalize Your Wedding Catering and Reception Menu

by Azure

As intimate, sophisticated weddings become more popular, couples strive to personalize every aspect of their wedding day. In the past, "Chicken or Fish" was the standard in wedding catering. But foodies rejoice... those days are long gone! Today, wedding guests can actually get excited about the wedding reception food, because unique menu options that reflect a couple's culture, heritage and individual tastes are becoming all the rage! Here are 5 ideas to put a unique spin on your...

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Designer Trends from Milan to Inspire Your Wedding Day Style

by Azure

We do our very best to keep you in the know with the hottest trends from your favorite designers. Fashion trends start on the catwalks of Milan, Paris and London, make their way to New York and the red carpets of Hollywood, and finally grace the bridal runways and possibly your very own white aisle. Fashion has always inspired me, and you can look to high-fashion trends to inspire not only your bridal style, but your overall wedding vibe, design and decor. Take a look at some of the...

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