5 Swingin’ Retro B-Maid Dresses for under $100

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Nothin' quite says fun, flirty and classic like 1950's style bridesmaid dresses. Your ladies will look like, well, ladies, with the clean and swingy lines, whether in colors that pop (like this pretty aqua-colored dress for $72 at Unique Vintage) or in more understated purple tones. Throw on some pumps and pearls, let the jazz play in the background and suss out your hawt ladies in their retro styling. These classic looks complement any type of wedding and wedding dress. Here's...

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Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend, and This Retro Engagement Shoot is a Gem

by Azure

You already know that we love when couples get creative with unique wedding themes. And themed engagement sessions always inspire us to think outside the box. But... you don't have to go big or go home! Even the tiniest tinge of theme will play out beautifully in your photos, IF you hire a talented wedding photographer who truly "gets" your vision. Case in point: this gorgeous e-shoot by Sloan Photographers. The bride-to-be, Jenica, wanted to channel Marilyn Monroe, and she pulled...

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A Woods and Wildflowers Wedding

by Bride Chic

A very gifted photographer named Taralynn Lawton looked me up some months back about shooting some of my spring wedding dresses. Right off I found her light-filled photography dream-like and in a word, stunning so I jumped at the chance. Once we met, I ran a few ideas past her. Waifs in the woods was what I saw, and bouquets of wildflowers was what she pictured. Combined, this is the work we came up with, hopefully inspiring all you brides out there intrigued with the 'wedding in...

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things…

by Bride Chic

2012-2013 bridal wear is still echoing a vintage vibe in most designer collections. And today, I share just a few of my favorite wedding dresses, hats and accessories mostly by indie designers (all Etsy sellers) who invariably add that one-off touch to whatever era they choose to recreate with their own signature twist...

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The Anatomy of an Anthropologie Wedding

by Azure

By Next Big Bridal Blogger finalist, Andi Mans of Andi Mans Photography and Wedding Design So you finally have that bling on your finger (yay!), the one you have been wishing and hoping for, and now it's time to plan your wedding! You would call yourself an Anthropologie lover, and I myself tend to gravitate towards the style and clothing of Anthropologie. So I don’t blame a bride for wanting to have a wedding dripping in vintage-inspired Anthropologie goodness! THE BRIDE...

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Bridal Style Inspiration: Vintage Glam in the South of France

by Azure

Channeling the sophisticated elegance of fashion & style in the South of France throughout the Fifties and Sixties, Alice Temperley's Resort 2013 collection is a definite show stopper! First off, the hair and makeup Alice chose to pair with this collection is spot on. You can't beat the retro waves hairstyle with a soft side part, especially when it cascades around a fresh, natural face. Bold red lips and dramatic cat eyes would have been 'expected' choices, and I'm always happy to...

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7 Favorite Wedding Dresses from the latest Badgley Mischka Bridal Collection

by Azure

Badgley Mischka's Fall 2012 wedding dress collection (introduced when most other designers are unveiling Spring 2013) is perfect for the vintage-inspired bride! Satin slip gowns with touches of illusion floated down the catwalk, and elegant beading graced spaghetti straps and cap sleeves, delicate bridal belts, and one stunning corset bodice (see above). Take a look at our seven favorite styles, then post a comment below to share your thoughts on the latest Badgley Mischka...

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Beautiful Affordable Wedding Dresses for the Vintage-Inspired Bride

by Azure

One of the best things about planning a vintage-inspired wedding? The opportunities are endless to create a wedding that screams platinum when your budget is closer to bronze. With a little ingenuity and creativity, of course! And you MUST be willing to bargain with the best of 'em at thrift shops and flea markets to secure those rare antique treasures. But even budget-savvy, vintage brides have had a tough time saving major dough when it comes to purchasing the all important...

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Adding Your Own Personal Bridal Touches

by Bride Chic

This week I did a post on, Adding Character to Your Dress. It really got me thinking about how bridal fashion has metamorphosed  the past few years. Thanks to some indie designers and new generation brides, restrictions that were once de riguer can be relaxed or broken all together. Notice I said, can--you have a choice now and if you want to don that long, flowing bridal veil anytime of day be my guest, ditto the long gloves in polka dot if you want. Still, I get clients who ask,...

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Inspired By Vintage Brides

by Oh Lovely Day

When deciding on your white aisle look for your vintage wedding, be inspired by real vintage brides - you know, the ones who got married long before you but whose style was timeless. On my blog I have a "Vintage Bride" feature because I find them so inspiring. Here are some of my favorite vintage brides to inspire your bridal look. Old Hollywood Style  There are lots of Old Hollywood brides to be inspired by, but I especially love the simplicity and personal style reflected in...

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