Modern Sophistication from Alana Aoun

by Claire

With the highest level of fashion and sophisticated refinement, Alana Aoun crafts her designer gowns to push the envelope of traditional wedding dress concepts. Based in Sidney, Australia, Alana can take a simple a-line wedding gown, add gold applique, and create a grecian-inspired masterpiece. Her unique fabric combinations and embroidery choices result in strikingly modern gowns that will grace any bride in contemporary beauty. Explore the spring 2014 collection below and Ideabook...

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Go Mad Hatter for This Alice-in-Wonderland Wedding

by Claire

It isn't often that we come across outstanding themed weddings, but this alternative Alice-in-Wonderland styled wedding is one of them! We are honored to be able to share this stunning photoshoot with all of you. Our favorites from the styled wedding? The dresses, of course! Claire LaFaye's one-of-a-kind gowns are perfect for the theme and for any offbeat wedding incorporating mismatched bridesmaids gowns. The makeup, exquisitely done by Nathalie Joy Nicoara, is also entirely...

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Beyond the Wedding Cake: Alternative Desserts

by Courtney

Looking for a sweet treat for guests in addition to your wedding cake?  Maybe you want to do away with the tiered tradition altogether?  Cupcakes, pies, candy tables and tiers of doughnuts are fun alternatives, but let’s face it, by now they’ve lost their uniqueness in the world of weddings.  Below are some of our (not too-overly done) alternatives to wedding cakes. Milk and Cookies: Perfect for the DIY bride whose mom makes a fantastic cookie, or for the bride with the...

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Wedding Flower Friday: A New Spin On Groom Boutonnieres!

by Azure

I always love finding unique alternatives to fresh wedding flowers! Fresh flowers are beautiful, and can add so much to the ambiance at your wedding ceremony and reception. But incorporating a few non-traditional florals- a vintagebrooch bridal bouquet, moss table numbers or other reception decor, fondant succulents to adorn your wedding cake... will leave a lasting impression on your wedding guests! How fantastic are these handmade boutonnières by Monsier Cocarde for you groom!? ...

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The Man Registry: Look Ma, He Proposed with a Tongue Ring!

by Azure

About The Man Registry Jewelry designer Johnny Brookheart is offering diamond encrusted engagement tongue rings. Yes... diamond tongue rings. It's part of a new trend called alternative engagement. Call me a traditionalist, but isn’t this a bit much for the engagement? I’m all for expressing yourself, but is this really the right forum? A huge part of the proposal process is asking her parents’ permission and gaining their trust. It’s going to be hard to look your future...

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