Lovely Bridal Jewelry and Hair Accessories!

by Azure

Once you've found the perfect wedding dress, it's time to complete the look! With all of the bridal accessories out there, it's not always easy to know where to start. There are a few online bridal accessory retailers that have beautiful and affordable items for your big day! Amanda Pearl has beyond-gorgeous earrings, necklaces, bracelets and headbands! In 2009, we saw a lot of bridal necklaces that incorporated lovely ribbon, and Amanda Pearl does it right! The necklace above is...

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Bride Chic: Salute To Adrian, The King Of Hollywood Glamour

by Azure

About Bride Chic When Hollywood designers are mentioned, two stand head and shoulders above all others: Adrian and Edith Head. Head of course had flair and that remarkable staying power. In a highly competitive arena, she outlasted just about every designer for two generations in Hollywood(or was it 3?). Then there was Adrian. He just had magnificent talent. Born Adrian Adolph Greenberg, he was head of costume at MGM from 1928-1942 in a time that would mark his fourteen-year reign...

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Recycled Bride: Beyond the Diamond Ring

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Alternatives to the standard wedding bling for eco-gals and their eviro-men. Have you ever questioned the logic of spending 3 months salary on an engagement ring? Through-the-roof jewelry prices, combined with the ugly realities of the diamond trade and the gold mining industry, are enough to make any smart couple choose alternative jewels. Here are four ways to find sustainable wedding bling: Vintage and antique rings are always my personal favorite, because...

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Featured Bridal Shoot: Vintage Glamour!

by Azure

Featured Bridal Shoot by Becky of Ravenberg Photography For a bride who doesn't want her groom to see her in her dress before the wedding, or who doesn't want to take time on the wedding day with individual portraits, a bridal photo shoot can be a great idea. As a photographer I love to do bridal shoots to get to know my brides better. It helps me to get to know their personalities, and gives me a chance to figure out what shooting angles are most flattering to that particular...

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Featured Wedding: Dana and Jeff

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Pat Furey& Ted Nghiem of Ted Nghiem's Photography Dana and Jeff couldn't have chosen a more perfect place for their wedding than Stone Harbor Golf Club at the Cape May Courthouse in NJ. Along with the main wedding photographer, Pat Furey, we shot an absolutely awesome wedding! The weather held and instead of the forecasted rain, we had blue skies! I guess Dana and Jeff's magic rubbed the weather in the right way! I should also mention that their cupcakes were...

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Featured Wedding: Sara and Tucker, Whidbey Island, WA 9.26.09

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Willa Kveta Photography Sara and Tucker seem to be such a perfect fit for one another! They love to laugh at themselves, enjoy life and their friends, and are truly, deeply in love. They were so much fun to photograph! They wanted a mix of slightly traditional portraits, but mainly, fun, candid portraits that showed off their personalities. Their wedding was at Fireseed Catering, a gorgeous venue in the woods outside of Langley on Whidbey Island. I could...

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Bride Chic: Glove Chic For Your Wedding

by Azure

About Bride Chic I was online this morning searching out gloves to pair up with some of my wedding dresses for a photo shoot. Once I ran across these awesome images I just had to do something on glove chic. Especially at this time of year when weddings get a little more formal and gloves help warm up hands and arms. Whether crocheted shorties or long, opera length lending that aspect of drama— gloves are glamorous and really tie a bridal look together. Luckily there are no rules...

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Bride Chic: The Coatdress

by Azure

About Bride Chic Winter is almost here. Coatdresses and coat & dress ensembles are an option many brides overlook simply because the concept is just now being reintroduced by a few savvy designers. A coatdress is just that: a lighter weight coat (street or floor length); and can be single or double-breasted. Then there's the coat & dress ensemble. Defined, this is a coat with a dress out of matching fabric underneath it. In the 60s, these were popular mostly for formal occasions....

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Featured Engagement Session: Shane and Jennifer

by Azure

Featured Engagement Session by Benfield Photography Shane Robertson and Jennifer Fann are such a gorgeous couple, it's hard to take a bad picture of them! Their Tulsa, Oklahoma engagement session with a vintage vibe included a few meaningful stops around the city. The majority of these pictures were taken on the 21st street pedestrian bridge. This bridge is special to the couple because it's where the grooms parents became engaged. There's never a dull moment with this excitable...

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Bride Chic: Getting Harlow and Garbo Chic

by Azure

About Bride Chic I love the Art Deco wedding complete with a bride making her entrance in the starlet wedding dress. Some simply add touches of that movie star look with feathered fascinators or those rare vintage shoes. Though the peak of Hollywood Glamour was the 1930s, 40s and 50s, fashion reflected its own kind of chic too. The 1940s concentrated on wide shoulders, satin and high hair-dos, usually worn half up, half down. The 1950s ushered in the strapless bodice with full...

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