Plan Your Own Royal Reception with Opulent Wedding Style

by Azure

Whether you're hot with royal wedding fever or you're royally sick of hearing about Prince William and Kate Middleton's April 29th nuptials, there's no denying that this wedding will go down in history. And while your wedding budget is much more modest than the $34 million Prince William is playing with, that doesn't mean you can't plan a out-of-this-world royal-inspired wedding! If you love opulence, elegance and classic-meets-modern wedding style, let these photos inspire...

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Burberry-inspired DIY wedding

by Azure

Bring regal elegance to your wedding with a color palette inspired by Burberry! Burberry is known for its famous tartan plaid pattern, and the red, taupe, black and ivory plaid colors are beyond classic. I love the idea of bringing this refined English style to your wedding decor! Now, I am not suggesting you trick your wedding out with Burberry tartan plaid galore. Rather, use the classic Burberry color palette and London style aesthetic as a starting point, and create a your...

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NBA Finals Fun: LA Lakers Inspired Purple, Gold And Yellow Wedding!

by Azure

For All You Sports Fans Out There… I’m a Chicago sports fan through and through. And if there’s ever a Chicago team competing, you better believe I’ll be rooting for my home team. But, just as a New Yorker wouldn’t dare question the skill of the great Air Jordan, I can’t deny crazy talent when I see it. And, in my mind, Kobe Bryant is the best around (along with Lebron and D. Wade… impressed with my basketball knowledge, yet?). Watching Kobe and the Lakers dominate...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Katarina Bocci Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Katarina Bocci's Spring 2010 wedding dresses are fit for a queen. This is her very first bridal couture collection, and she definitely hit the mark! Although unique and one-of-a-kind, the wedding dresses in the photo above follow suit with the Spring 2010 trends. On the left (the La Regina), this gorgeous drop waist creation features a one-shoulder design made from oversized hand-made rosettes. The dress on the right (the Vivian) is much more simple and understated, with hints of...

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Bride Chic: The History of the Tiara

by Azure

About Bride Chic When Sarah Ferguson married Prince Andrew in 1986, she wore a wreath of flowers on her head as she processed down the aisle of Westminster Abbey. Once she emerged from the registry after signing the marriage certificate, she had changed into a tiara for the recessional. Sarah went to the altar as a young lady and emerged on her husband's arm a married woman. Her statement was simple: According to custom for last two hundred years, the tiara has been the official...

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Kenneth Pool Wedding Dresses: To Wear or To Get Inspired!

by Azure

One wedding dress designer who always hits the mark is Kenneth Pool. I really love his use of different fabrics, and the intricate, surprising details on each dress. If you are still on the hunt for your perfect gown, and don't really have a clear picture of what you want, a great starting point is a high-end designer's wedding dress collection. Even if you can't afford to walk down the aisle in a gorgeous Kenneth Pool creation, you can certainly narrow down what you like and don't...

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