Return to Romance with Vera Wang, Fall 2013

by Azure

A peaceful wave washed over me as the first Vera Wang wedding dress graced the Fall 2013 bridal catwalk in New York. I could tell, instantly, that this collection would be a far cry from Vera's past two bridal seasons. Instead of the zombie bride look of Fall 2012, Vera chose classically bridal hair and makeup styles for her models; and rather than rich reds or black + nude for her core collection colors, it was all about rich ivory and traditional wedding white for Fall '13....

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A Beautiful Mansion Wedding

by Bride Chic

I'd been wanting to work with Bay Area wedding photographer Chyna Darner for some time after stumbling across one of her stylized shoots on Wedding Chicks. For me, her work is simply off the charts gorgeous! Winter 2012 we finally connected, hooking up and mixing with some of the best wedding professionals in San Francisco Bay Area. The result: We formulated a concept around my 1950's wedding dresses shot against a mansion backdrop. Says Chyna: "Once Amy-Jo was on board with the...

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Elegant Wedding Colors: Soft Greens + Creams

by Azure

Soft sea green and sage paired with white, ivory, and other natural neutrals, is one winning wedding color palette perfect for an elegant affair. I picture an enchanted garden setting or a venue in the woods, with bridesmaids draped in silk and chiffon, and a wedding arbor covered in creamy blooms and greenery. A wedding dress by Claire Pettibone or Temperley London would definitely fit the bill, especially when paired with a wind-swept wedding hairstyle and floral-adorned...

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A Gorgeous Wedding for Under $6000

by Azure

Real Wedding by Polis Photography After photographing Kjestine and Brian's wedding at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, and seeing every last detail up close and personal, it was hard to imagine that they were planning on a budget! Now, we've all heard about super crafty brides pulling off breathtakingly beautiful weddings with budgets of $10,000 to $15,000. But $6,000?! Believe it or not, Kjestine and Brian pulled it off! The bride, with help from her friends and bridesmaids,...

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Elegant Real Wedding on KU’s Campus

by Azure

Real wedding by One Tree Photo + Cinema Adam asked Kiley's Dad for permission for her hand just before a University of Kansas football game, so it was only fitting that the couple, both big KU fans, decided to tie the knot on the beautiful KU campus. The wedding ceremony was at the architecturally stunning St. Lawrence Campus Center, while the rockin' reception (featuring music from the Kansas City Michael Beers Band) took place nearby at the Oread Hotel (a brand-new venue)...

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Wedding Dress Detail Shot Not to be Missed

by Azure

A talented wedding photographer should be able to capture all the gorgeous details you'll work so hard to create. And while you likely won't have a hand in the making of your wedding dress (unless you're splurging on a custom couture gown), chances are you searched far and wide to find that stunner... so you'll want it captured in all its glory when the big day arrives! There are plenty of wedding dress detail shots we love, but our absolute favorite is the hanging dress photo....

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Elegant Neutrals for Your Wedding Day

by Azure

The royal wedding sent this trend into overdrive, but long before, we were loving wedding color palettes comprised of natural neutrals. Pairing ivories and tans with other nature-inspired hues (moss green, rose pink, sandy nude, slate grey), your wedding will have an elegant, timeless, romantic quality that guests won't soon forget. And whether you're planning a vintage-inspired wedding or a modern downtown affair, this color palette works like a dream and can be customized to...

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Gilded Black and Ivory Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

I was inspired by the gilded gowns gracing the Spring 2012 Fashion Week catwalks! From Jenny Packham to Carolina Herrera to Reem Acra, our favorite bridal designers left onlookers swooning with their glittery golds and sparkling metallics. I started thinking how gorgeous a black and gilded wedding color palette would be... perfect for sophisticated downtown I Do's and elegant black tie receptions. Instead of traditional black and white, we love black and ivory, cream and...

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Spicy Sophisticated Wedding Color Palette

by Azure

We've said it before, we're saying it again, and this won't be the last time! Inspiration for your wedding can come from the most unusual places. So what inspired the gorgeous palette above? Two of my favorite things! My can't-live-without whipped Creme de Corps body butter from Kiehl's, and my killer new spice red Kate Spade bag. See...your inspiration doesn't have to be super glamorous! It can come from everyday things and your favorite things. Vibrant cherry hues paired...

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Glamourous Beach Wedding

by Azure

Glamourous beach wedding by Kristen Weaver Photography     Fall is officially here, so it's time to say goodbye to sandy beaches, tropical mai tais and teeny weeny bikinis. But who ever said that a stunning fall wedding on the beach wasn't possible? If you've heard it, we're here to change your mind with this gorgeous real wedding by the fabulous Kristen Weaver!   I always love the juxtaposition of an edgy, tattooed bride and soft, romantic wedding details....

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