An Elegant Affair in Pacific Palisades, California

by Claire

Kim and Mike's classic black-tie wedding was a joyous, sunny celebration. The couple married on the lawn of Bel Air Bay Club under an exquisite white altar on a sunshine-filled day. The Pacific Palisades, California setting was stunning, but the bride, full of smiles and excitement, was even more beautiful. The couple chose a traditional look for their big day, and the clean sophistication of the entire wedding was absolute perfection. From the luxurious white bride's bouquet, to...

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15 Wedding Dresses for a Traditional Ceremony

by Azure

For brides-to-be planning traditional ceremonies in their places of worship, finding the perfect wedding dress has its difficulties. A sky high slit or deep plunging neckline with bare shoulders probably won't fly. So we did some work and rounded up the most stunning gowns for chapel, church, synagogue, and other religious ceremonies. Take a peek and see what we came up with... Aren't these dresses divine? It's amazing what sheer lace can do to transform a dress from daring to...

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Homespun Wedding Loaded with Vintage Details

by Azure

Susan + Michael by Kristen Weaver Photography When the bride owns her own Etsy shop, you know the wedding will be one to remember! And that's exactly how we'd describe Sue and Michael's classic Florida I Do's. Putting her talents to work, the bride DIYd all the paper and stationery details, and immersed herself in vintage, hand-me-down treasures from her family. Gilded touches were incorporated throughout, pairing perfectly with the couple's timeless black and ivory color...

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Traditional With A Twist

by Bride Chic

Tuesday I wrote a post all about what makes the traditional bride so special in an era where the bridal gown as we know it has been redefined and updated to reflect today's tastes. I pointed out how Kate Middleton stunned us by sporting a timeless Chantilly lace A-line wedding dress with long sleeves when she married Prince William, bringing elements of the classic look back into designer collections. Lately I've seen some magnificent takes on tradition with that twist of...

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Sweet Summer Wedding Infused with Color

by Azure

Summer wedding captured by Melissa Copeland Photography The June 23rd wedding between Stefanie and Chris was classic with a vibrant twist! Stefanie's bridesmaids wore LBDs, each with a different color pair of shoes and birdcage veil. The bright colors were pulled from Stefanie's gorgeous bridal bouquet. The ceremony took place at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and the daytime reception went down at the Providence Center in Terre Haute, Indiana. Bright floral arrangements and...

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Classically Elegant Fall Wedding

by Azure

Real wedding by BRC Photography Megan and JT's stunning September wedding in Oklahoma City was dripping with personalized details and romantic, elegant touches! The couple's ceremony was at a traditional Catholic church, and the wedding reception took place outside beneath a white tent hung with sparkling chandeliers. Pastel pinks and blues were incorporated throughout, and Megan's whimsical bouquet featured crystallized accents. Pink and ivory roses cascaded down the classic...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Amsale Wedding Dresses

by Azure

You can always count on Amsale to have some pretty fabulous wedding dresses! The Spring 2010 wedding dress line from Amsale definitely delivers with some real beauties! Every dress in the collection is simple and elegant- you won't see any head-to-toe lace or over-the-top plunging necklines or backs. What you will see is traditional silhouettes done in rich, sumptuous fabrics, and chic details that add a little "wow factor". Take the first dress (the Adele)- this is a traditional...

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Bride Chic: LACE: New Spins on an Old Tradition

by Azure

About Bride Chic Lace as we know it evokes images of woven florals and scalloped edges on flounced skirts and collars. Though these time-honored looks will always be with us, lately we’re seeing new spins on the use of lace in bridal wear. Not only are the traditionals like Alencon and Chantilly now used in cutting edge ways, new inventions in knit and revivals in cotton and crocheted laces are showing up. Some of it is being used discreetly on no more than a sleeve or yoke, while...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: ...What If You Mixed It Up For Your Wedding?

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing Some of us know right off the bat what style wedding we want. What happens when you just can't decide, when you don't know what style you are, let alone even want? Why do you have to limit yourself to one, can't you just toy around with them or have them all? YES! Yes. Absolutely. So stop stressing and start having fun already! Whether you're a traditional bride or a vintage bride, keep in mind that today, the modern bride does whatever she wants. ...

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