Wedding Style Inspiration: Art Deco Meets City Modern Chic

by Bride Chic

It took me years to find exactly the right spot to shoot 1930's style gowns so they'd reflect all the best of the Art Deco era. My compliments go out to photographer, Jim Vetter who scouted out the perfect canvas for this project at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in San Francisco. This is a place I'd describe in one word---elegant! Says Jim, "My vision for this shoot was to reflect the reawakened interest in early 20th Century stylings and set it against the metropolitan backdrop of...

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Vintage Weddings: Downton Abbey Meets Jay Gatsby

by Bride Chic

Most brides I'm consulting these days are in awe of the Downton Abbey/Gatsby-inspired gowns and accessories spreading all over the the wedding blogs like fire. The pre-1920s right up to the era of Art Deco was a pivotal time in fashion. Women were freed of the corset and hobble skirt and wore looser undergarments. Silhouettes tended to be long and lean with dropped waists. Do you need to adopt the whole costume theme to go about getting the look? You can of course but you can also...

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Real Wedding Inspiration: Art Deco Glam Goes Into the Wild

by Azure

I was over the moon when California wedding dress designer Cocoe Voci sent me this ridiculously adorable LA wedding captured by Miha Matei Photography. The beautiful couple, Allis and Dave, really went above and beyond to infuse their personalities into the wedding, and let their creativity and craftiness lead the way. The Natural History Museum in Los Angeles (where the bride also works) served as the ceremony and reception venue, and also inspired the couple's overall wedding...

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Splurge Vs. Save: The Ultimate Affordable Art Deco Wedding Jewelry Breakdown

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Art Deco is one of our (and everyone else's) biggest wedding OBSESSIONS this season! But if you've looked into acquiring any antique bling for your wedding, you've probably noticed it isn't cheap. If you don't have a jewelry drawer of treasured, wedding-ready heirlooms, you're in luck! We've done a little legwork, and we found a bevy of beautiful vintage-inspired gems that quickly conjure up images of sultry 1930's and 1940's Deco babes. And the best news? It's all $100. Feast your...

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Recycled Bride: The Eco-Bride Adorned

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Sustainable wedding day jewelry for your big day and your happily ever after Last week, I received an email from Erin, a Recycled Bride member who wanted to know where she could find the best heirloom-quality vintage jewelry. Erin's father wants to buy her a special piece of jewelry to wear on her wedding day and then to wear again every year on her anniversary. What a beautiful idea! A gift like this is thoughtful, meaningful, and will be a sweet lifelong...

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Featured Miami Wedding: Rachael and Matt

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Kat of Kat Braman Photography Rachael & Matt’s wedding took place at the beautiful National Hotel on famous Collins Avenue in South Beach and it could not have been a more perfect day. The South Florida heat was non-existent, the wind died down and the skies were perfectly clear throughout the day. Set in the heart of the Art Deco Historical District, the National Hotel Miami Beach was the perfect backdrop for Rachael and Matt’s ultra-stylish wedding. The...

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Celebrity Weddings: Ivanka Trump Ties The Knot In Platinum!

by Azure

Shocker? I think not! Ivanka Trump said “I Do” this past weekend wearing Platinum jewelry from her own collection, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry. Ivanka custom designed a platinum and diamond hairpiece to accent her veil. She also chose a pair of platinum and diamond cluster earrings, and a platinum and diamond Art Deco link bracelet. Her jewelry contained over 42-carats of diamonds. Ivanka’s cushion-cut diamond engagement ring was also set in platinum. Did you catch our post...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Pixton Couture

by Azure

A new designer to the scene, Kimberly Pixton of Pixton Couture is as cute as a button. While her background as an NFL cheerleader and designing cheer uniforms has aided her in creating body conscious silhouettes that truly flatter the female form, her designs are anything but Ra Ra Ra!!! In fact, her Spring 2010 wedding dresses evoke old Hollywood glamour and vintage sophistication. We had the pleasure of attending a private runway show with Kimberly, her model, and her four...

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Winter 2009 Bridal Hair Accessory Trends

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Maura Foster of DTABridal.com It's 90 degrees outside right now, but bridal designers are thinking ahead to Fall and Winter 2009 with an eye towards the newest designs and the hottest trends. Bridal magazines rarely focus on bridal accessories– for them, it's all about the dress. Hair accessory aficionados know how to track the trends – look towards the hair styles. Accessories tend to follow the current hair styles. There are two styles right now leading...

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