Bride Chic’s Awesome Shooter Series: Grace Kathryn Photography

by Bride Chic

A few months back we had an amazing shoot out at the Kenwood Inn and Spa in gorgeous Sonoma County.  Add two of my favorite pros to work with, the incredible shooter, Grace Kathryn and makeup and hair artist extraordinaire, Julie Morgan.  I swoon every time these images come up and am reminded how lush and perfect this site is for weddings and honeymoons. The Italiante Villa offers a quiet retreat with restaurants and a wine bar exclusively for guests.  The gardens and landscaping...

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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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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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The Romantic Creations of Modern Trousseau

by Claire

Evoking dreams of classic couture and modern chic, Modern Trousseau's Spring 2015 collection is in a class of it's own. Although a smaller collection than most, each gown has an assortment of customizations to choose from, making your gown uniquely you. Plus, the collection has a small number of veils to match the gowns and they are truly spectacular. Enjoy the floor-length lace beauties and silk stunners below and then comment with your top picks!

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P.S. I Do

by Claire

Prepare to pine for today's postcard-themed styled shoot with adorable attendants, vintage postcards, and romantic reds. For those couples who endured long distance for a time, or if you simply love vintage themes, this wedding is full to the brim with inspiration you'll adore. Each nook and cranny of the reception is thoughtfully designed from the dessert bar on a whitewashed table with hanging frames, to the welcome table with mirrors and a signing quill, to the romantic lounge...

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Amanda Wyatt’s 8 Hall of Famers

by Claire

With 20 years of designs under her belt, we are thrilled to share 8 wedding gown hall of famers from British designer Amanda Wyatt. Amanda Wyatt is part of a bridal heritage of over 50 years that also includes her daughter, Charlotte Balbier, another one of our favorite designers. Amanda Wyatt is an institution in the British bridal industry, and designs stunning gowns with impecable fit and attention to detail. Take a look for yourself at the 8 outstanding gowns from her 2014...

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Divine 1920s Real Wedding

by Claire

Erin and John's 1920's-themed wedding in Ventura County, California was exceptional! Each and every one of the handmade details were absolutely spot-on the 1920's theme, and made for a beautifully elegant wedding. I adore Erin's classic pin up and gorgeous makeup, and her vintage, lace dress was perfect. Her groom was also looking quite dapper in a classic black and white tux. Although untraditional, Erin chose a black and white color palette with an accent of light yellow in the...

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Rustic Wedding with Accents of Wine, Coffee, and Real Love

by Claire

We've all seen the rustic wedding theme take over Pinterest, but Kayte and Jason used the classic elements of burlap, lace and chalkboard in an elegant, gorgeous new way. Get the skinny on this outdoor real wedding below, and then scroll on for fantastic inspiration to Ideabook and Pin! Location, Location, Location: Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California provided amazing photo opps - an old buggy in a bright red barn, a Merry-Go-Round, and the perfect bridge for a kiss. Our...

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25 Lacy Little White Dresses for the Reception

by Azure

How many brides are wearing a second look for the reception, currently on the hunt for the perfect LWD? Well, look no more because we've rounded up some of the prettiest little white (and ivory!) wedding dresses around. The best part? Each and every one of them can be purchased online. Just click the link below the photo when you find a frock you love. Don't forget to ideabook them too! Aren't these lacy stunners sweet?? Which style is your absolute favorite?       ...

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5 Hot Trends In Wedding Accessories

by Bride Chic

Did you know most brides wait till the dress is ordered and/or fitted before they consider even looking at all the little goodies? Think accessories like headpiece, veil, shoes, and whatever other accouterments are going to be part of the look. Unless you're one of those rare brides who has inherited some unusual piece of veiling or a hat you want to build your look around, it's the wedding dress that's going to define everything you add (or subtract for that matter). From this...

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