Swoon-Worthy Spring Bridal Finds from Indie Designers

by Bride Chic

I knew the coming of spring would usher in some phenom finds from my fellow indies. What are we drawing inspiration from this 2012? For starters retro trends are going more niche. That means bridal designers are zoning in on a particular era and piece and embellishing it almost to authenticity. That touch of blush is still with us showing up under lightweight fabrics as well as added through accessories. Pleat and ruffle variations are everywhere and we're just beginning to see...

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Top Wedding Hairstyles for 2012

by Azure

  With wedding season behind us and engagement season on its way, brides tying the knot in 2012 are in full wedding planning swing! And while crucial components like setting the date, booking the venue, and finding the dress must come first… it’s never too early to start fantasizing about what type of wedding hairstyle is perfect for your big day. And a great place to start is here—as we look back at some of the most popular wedding hairstyles of 2011, and predict if...

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Wedding Invitation Suite: Peacock Glory

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Jessica Goldschmidt of DOSSIE-A Nicole and Joe’s vision of their wedding included the peacock, its feather and the feather’s jewel tones. Since she was using the feather throughout the decor of her event, she wanted the actual feather somehow incorporated into the invitation suite as well. She wanted the invitations to have an antique feel to them. Upon doing some research, I came across a collage of theater playbills from the 1800's. One in particular,...

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Wedding Flower Friday: Mad Men Inspired Retro Wedding Flowers

by Azure

For the past few years Mad Men's cool retro style has inspired not only fashion, but home accessories and weddings. If you're going for a retro-feel wedding, you won't want to forget the flowers! In honor of the show's season premiere, we present these ideas for your retro-inspired wedding flowers. For a truly authentic feel, you'll want a cascade bouquet like the ones pictured below. This is the sort of bouquet that most brides of the era carried. White is more authentic, but red...

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Go Retro Miami Cool With A Black And Neon Wedding Color Palette!

by Azure

Lately, I’ve been inspired by all of the bright, neon colors popping up on catwalks and billboards worldwide. I love the idea of planning a retro, Miami-inspired wedding, with a black and neon color palette. If you’ve seen the movie Blow (with Johnnie Depp) you know where I’m going with this! With black as your backdrop (black bridesmaids’ dresses, wedding reception tablecloths, groom and groomsmen suits, etc.), you can go in any direction you’d like. Here’s a little...

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Retro Rock The Dress Bridal Shoot: Pretty Meets Gritty!

by Azure

Featured Rockin' Rock the Dress Bridal Shoot by Elizabeth of ENV Photography It all started with a wedding dress that I had bought on a whim, too good of a deal to pass up. Just like a wedding, the details started to fall in place once a central concept had been decided. Next came the girl, and what a beauty of a bride she is! Our bride is already married, is a wedding photographer herself, and has very few photos from her own wedding that she was happy with, so a Rock the Dress...

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Featured Engagement Session: 1940s Rat Pack Vibe!

by Azure

We don't typically cover engagement sessions on the blog, but in my mind, this sassy vintage e-session is definitely blog worthy! And, it totally jives with a few of our Top Trends for 2010- brides catching vintage fever & screwing the trends in favor of expressing your individuality! Take a look at these pictures by Kelly Hornberger Photography. Isn't it exciting to see an engagement session like this? Historically, when I think "e-session", I'm thinking boring couples shots, an...

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Peep Toes, Platforms, and Retro-Inspired Pairs: Bridal Shoes for Every Bride

by Azure

Have you checked out our Bridal Shoes Style gallery recently? If not, take a look! We've got something for everyone! Depending upon what type of wedding dress you decide on, you'll want to compliment it with a gorgeous pair of shoes! If Chic and Elegant is what you are going for, Benjamin Adams has some wonderful choices! If you are a Peep Toe kind of gal, check out the Bisset and the Winslet! And if you're having a winter or fall wedding, and open toes just won't cut it, I love...

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Retro-Inspired Dessy Style Board!

by Azure

I've always loved retro-inspired wedding decor! The bright cherry, aqua and lime green hues are so rad- perfect for a fun, young & hip couple. What do you think of my retro-inspired Dessy Style board above? Isn't the Dessy Collection, Style 2800, bridesmaid dress in PANTONE wedding color Flame red hot!? Love it! Would you consider a non-traditional color palette like this? What other wedding "themes" are at the top of your list? Let me know in the comment section of this blog-...

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