Wedding Color Inspiration: Black + White with a Modern Twist

by Azure

  Horizontal stripes might not immediately come to mind when you think about dresses to flatter your bridesmaids... but the preppy Kate Spade frocks above prove this theory wrong! And once you check out all the lovely from this San Fran real wedding captured by Josh Gruetzmacher Photography, you will surely be feeling inspired! Don't you just love how the chic striped pattern is incorporated throughout, from the bouquet and boutonnieres to the wedding reception table linens?...

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Bronze, Cream and Pale Peach Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

While a styled wedding shoot with models and without guests can never hold a candle to a real couple's I Do's, we adore styled shoots for all the inspiration they deliver. There is always a unique theme or swoon-worthy color palette to get your creative juices flowing, and oh so Pinnable wedding flowers to help you think outside the box. And today's gem, sent to us by Michael and Carina Photography, is a wonderful example. The bridal bouquet (below) is a creamy dreamy delight,...

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2013 Wedding Trend Spotlight: Swoon-Worthy Neutrals

by Azure

Dreamy neutral color schemes topped our list of wedding trends for 2013. And one look at the inspiration board above makes it easy to see why! So what's the recipe for success? Let me indulge you! Start with pure white and creamy ivory, then mix in some soft nudes, blushes and pale pastel peaches. Since your wedding flowers will naturally bring touches of green to the table, you can also add super muted shades of celery, sage and mint. If you need help seeing how truly...

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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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Creamy Dreamy Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Choosing a non-white wedding dress isn't as scary as it sounds, classic brides! You can still exude traditional bridal style in a swoon-worthy gown in an alternative hue. Case in point: these oh so stunning cream, beige and champagne wedding dresses (from Net-a-Porter, Nordstrom's Wedding Suite, and more)! Aren't they gorgeous? These dresses have all the right stuff (elegant draping, dazzling embellishments, touches of sheer, etc.), and are classic enough not to send the...

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Bridal Fashion Style Watch: All The Latest Wedding Dress Trends!

by Azure

Chicago's National Bridal Market was a great experience. It's always fun to see the latest and greatest wedding dresses from some of our favorite designers. This year's market was interesting, as there were a few undeniable bridal style trends that were popping up everywhere. Here's the inside scoop on what you can expect in 2010 and beyond... 1. Bright White Wedding Dresses Persevere No More: I was struck by the lack of bright white, diamond white, blinding white wedding dresses. ...

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Savvy Steals Winner- Two Fab Prizes From Exclusively Weddings!

by Azure

Wondering who this week's Savvy Steals winner is?? The beautiful Austrian Crystal Toasting Flutes and adorable Damask Tote from Exclusively Weddings go to... Joey Y! Congrats, Joey!! Don't forget to share your engagement story with Exclusively Weddings for a chance at 10 awesome prizes! And our Dessy Style Board Challenge is coming to a close in a week, so send us your best Dessy-PANTONE Style Boards!! *Disclosure: prize provided by Exclusively Weddings, a paid OneWed advertiser ...

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Bride Chic: Shoe Savvy Bridal Fashion

by Azure

About Bride Chic The ongoing dialogue about finding the perfect bridal shoe seems to go something like this: Comfort first but hey, what better occasion to show off those Jimmy Choos? My suggestion is to find that happy heel height (for most brides, it's 2 inches) where you can maneuver around greeting guests and being a bride without sore calves and blistered feet. Because we have such a vast array to choose from these days, it's hard to believe once upon a time etiquette dictated...

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Featured Wedding: Josh and Angela

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Dez Newcomb Photography Josh and Angela's outdoor wedding took place in Post Falls, ID on the Spokane River. The bride and groom prepared just about everything themselves, with help from friends. They rented a very large house for the week, which made it easy for them to hang out with their friends and family. I loved working with Angela and Josh because they were not the typical "Bridezilla" couple. They were so in love and had the attitude..."whatever, as...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Jorge Manuel Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Escape to a place far, far away with Jorge Manuel's Spring 2010 wedding dress collection! This entire line was designed to tell the story of Alice and Wonderland, and when we saw these dresses at Chicago bridal market, we were literally blown away. Jorge Manuel is new to the fashion scene, and was previously an architect. His architectural design background is ever present in his wedding dress collection, which is full of beautifully crafted pleats, amazingly structured corsets and...

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