Casual Vintage Wedding at a Rustic Barn Venue

by Azure

  Real wedding by Matthew Morgan Photography     Andy and Mercedes tied the knot at a rustic barn by the sea in Cayucos, California.  The gorgeous wedding venue, the Cayuos Creek Barn, was picture perfect for their low-key, vintage-inspired I Do's!   Mercedes wore a simple below-the-knee v-neck wedding dress, with embellished ballet flats and a vintage wedding hat and blusher.  Her handsome groom donned a fabulous charcoal grey suit and yellow polka...

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Favorite Hairstyles for Romantic Vintage Brides

by Oh Lovely Day

Your wedding decor isn't the only way to reflect your romantic vintage style.  Another great way is with a fab romantic wedding hairstyle!  Here are my favorite hairstyles for romantic vintage brides: Messy Updos: The messiness makes it very bohemian and romantic!  Adding flowers ups the romance factor. A Big Bun:  Bonus points for the wrap-around braid! Pretty Twists and Milkmaid Braids in Updos:  Twists and small milkmaid braids add some fun and whimsy to these updos. ...

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13 Delightful Wedding Gowns from Birnbaum & Bullock

by Azure

Birnbaum & Bullock has been on my radar for quite some time, and I always love the dresses they turn out! And once you take a peek at B&B's heavenly 2013 couture collection, I'm sure you'll feel the same! From classic frothy ballgowns with waist-cinching corset tops, to slinky silk stunners that ooze Old Hollywood glam, Birnbaum & Bullock most definitely does a bride's body good! And has a dress perfect for every type and style of bride. Plus, in addition to the 13 covetable...

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Fashions Fade, Style is Eternal… 7 Reasons to Wear Vintage Down the Aisle

by Azure

The great Yves Saint Laurent once said, "Fashions fade, style is eternal...". And we couldn't agree more! While we do our best to always keep you up on the latest trends in weddings and bridal style, we want you to feel empowered to plan a wedding that's perfect for you... regardless of what's trending at the moment. Because as we all know, trends are fleeting and fashions fade! Wondering where I'm going with this? I recently received the new Style Me Vintage: Weddings book by...

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From Deco to D’Orsay to 70’s Punk Bride

by Bride Chic

After Tuesday Shoes Day with all those gorg images by Elizabeth Messina, I thought I might just wrap up the week here with a tad more eye candy for your pretty little feet... One of my favorite sites for finding cutting edge bridal wear and accessories is BHLDN (I have a lot of company here). They have a selection of shoe chic that pairs up perfectly with today's retro-inspired gowns. Decidedly vintage with just the right amount of cutting edge thrown in for good measure, BHLDN...

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Brand New Bridal Stunners from BHLDN’s Spring Collection

by Azure

BHLDN's new Spring 2013 collection is here, and boy oh boy is it pretty! The dresses... the jewelry... the embellished clutches and delish bridal shoes... so, SO much to swoon for! Ready to take it all in? Today we're showcasing our favorite wedding dresses and accessories from BHLDN's Spring 2013 line, and tomorrow, we'll tackle the paper pretties and whimsical decor. So don't let Friday pass you by without a peek at our always inspiring Ideas section! Gorgeous Gowns ...

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Peach, Gold + Cream Wedding Color Inspiration

by Azure

I'm fairly certain I'll incorporate dreamy pastel peach into my wedding color palette... after all, it's one of my most loved hues for romantic I Do's! And when you pair soft peach with creamy neutrals and gilded pops of gold, the end result is breathtaking. Just take a peek at the inspiration boards above and below... gorgeous don't you think? This palette lets you take your overall wedding vibe and theme in a variety of different directions, from vintage to sophisticated, shabby...

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Retro Romance Wedding Inspiration Through a High-Fashion Lens

by Bride Chic

SWOON! I wanted to take this special Friday here to introduce you to the talents of an uber-amazing wedding and fashion photographer, Taralynn Lawton of San Francisco. She photographed my BOUFFANT Collection a few weeks back and I have to say that these light-filled images she created are simply off-the-charts. While there's something dreamlike about each and every image, I'm finding the minute details so real. Loving the work of makeup and hair artist Julie Morgan--one of my...

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Out Of Africa Wedding Dress Chic

by Bride Chic

Have you caught Amanda Wakeley's  Africa pieces shot at the Phinda Game Reserve in South Africa? Don't these remind you of some of the gems put out by Hollywood designers in the 1930's? Dramatic back views for divas making grand exits out of drawing rooms... Add a few elements reminiscent of Grecio/Roman costume and these wedding dresses sport innovation as well as originality you just don't find in other collections. You can find these dresses and more on OneWed and on Amanda's...

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A Beautiful Mansion Wedding

by Bride Chic

I'd been wanting to work with Bay Area wedding photographer Chyna Darner for some time after stumbling across one of her stylized shoots on Wedding Chicks. For me, her work is simply off the charts gorgeous! Winter 2012 we finally connected, hooking up and mixing with some of the best wedding professionals in San Francisco Bay Area. The result: We formulated a concept around my 1950's wedding dresses shot against a mansion backdrop. Says Chyna: "Once Amy-Jo was on board with the...

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