5 Hot Trends In Wedding Accessories

by Bride Chic

Did you know most brides wait till the dress is ordered and/or fitted before they consider even looking at all the little goodies? Think accessories like headpiece, veil, shoes, and whatever other accouterments are going to be part of the look. Unless you're one of those rare brides who has inherited some unusual piece of veiling or a hat you want to build your look around, it's the wedding dress that's going to define everything you add (or subtract for that matter). From this...

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High Tea Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

We set out to create a series of beautiful images inspired by early 20th Century design icons like Poiret and Paquin—artists who worked their magic with lace and silk. Set against the background of flowering gardens and nature, we threw in a high tea celebration, once a daily ritual, as this story unfolds as one of halcyon days spent in English gardens. Kudos to wedding shooter, Jim Vetter who has an eye like no one else for creating special scenes like these. And none of us...

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Vintage Weddings: Downton Abbey Meets Jay Gatsby

by Bride Chic

Most brides I'm consulting these days are in awe of the Downton Abbey/Gatsby-inspired gowns and accessories spreading all over the the wedding blogs like fire. The pre-1920s right up to the era of Art Deco was a pivotal time in fashion. Women were freed of the corset and hobble skirt and wore looser undergarments. Silhouettes tended to be long and lean with dropped waists. Do you need to adopt the whole costume theme to go about getting the look? You can of course but you can also...

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Breakfast At Tiffany’s Inspired Bridal Shoot

by Bride Chic

Part of the fun of being in this industry is every so often meeting a shooter like Shannon Stellmacher. Where many photographers see up close and real details, Shannon not only sees the beauty in reality but dreams as well. After having a vision and working up some great styling, here is makeup artist and hairstylist, Julie Morgan's vision of Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's. Shannon working her magic behind the lens brought her to life crafting this visual story image by...

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Romantic Bordeaux Bridal Shoot to Make You Swoon

by Azure

The lovely Nathalie of La Mariée en Colère sent us this drool-worthy bridal shoot captured by Shoot In Love photography. It all went down in the enchanted city of Bordeaux, France, and we fell head over heels instantly! I have a sneaking suspicion that you will too! The wedding dress featured is by Manon Pascual, and the breathtaking bridal bouquet was done by Fleurs de Mars. Just take a peek at all the lovely below... Are you smitten? What do you think of the vintage-inspired...

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9 New Beyond Romantic Wedding Dresses from Claire Pettibone

by Faye

Fans of Claire Pettibone’s unique and romantic wedding dresses will not be disappointed by her 2014 Spring/Summer collection - Decoupage. Aptly named, each dress in the pin-worthy Decoupage collection is artfully layered with multiple design elements. The collection uses Chantilly, vintage and Guipure laces, ribbons, hand beading, flowers, and soft silks. If you're a bride with romance and bohemian chic style on the mind, you will surely fall head over heels for these creative...

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5 Bridal Designers On-Trend for Jazz Age Fashion

by Bride Chic

The Great Gatsby premieres today and oh what a costume fest it will be, especially for brides contemplating sheath and evening gown silhouettes. The fusion of Art Deco/Gatsby/Jazz Age that designers are incorporating into their collections boils down to a stew of the creme de la creme of early 20th Century fashion. First talent that comes to mind of course is Claire Pettibone, a woman who's earned a niche all her own in this industry of white lace and satin. While her gowns...

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Stone Fox Bride Says “F*ck Weddings!”

by Faye

With a motto like “F*ck Weddings” you shouldn’t expect the typical bridal attire from New York’s Stone Fox Bride boutique, but boy do we love these wedding dresses! Both Azure and I have carefully watched the SFB site for the debut of the 2013 bridal collection, while swooning hard over the Instagram teaser photos. Guess what?! Happy Monday, the SFB look book is finally here! With a mission to counter the frilly princesses dresses of the bridal world, owner Molly Guy’s...

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Vintage European Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

Cypress Grove Estates wedding shoot by Misty Miotto Photography Vintage-inspired weddings always deliver the lovely, and this styled shoot using both French and English influences stopped us in our tracks. The bride for a day was decked out in vintage chic accessories, including dainty bridal gloves, a chic birdcage veil, and strands of pearls on her neck and wrist. She held a gorgeous bouquet of roses, peonies and anemones, romantically wrapped with sheer lace ribbon. Antique...

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Fall Head Over Heels for Ruche

by Bride Chic

Talk about a great place to go for wedding inspiration! Try the brand new Ruche 2013 Look Book for brides, bridesmaids, guests and while you're at it take a look at some of those pretty dresses that can crossover into daily wear. Shot by trailblazing wedding photographer, Elizabeth Messina, this portfolio is also a treasure trove of accessories with some surprise vintage touches you're gonna just love. Vendors Photographer: Elizabeth Messina Ruche Stylist: Mara...

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