A Vintage Glam Wedding by the Lake

by Lizzy S

Who doesn’t love the movie “Dirty Dancing”?! It is one of my favorites by far! This vintage and rustic, yet elegant wedding venue took place where the movie “Dirty Dancing” was filmed – Lake Lure. Kate and Matt wanted to capture the explosion of color that symbolized fall and incorporate dark reds, oranges and purples into their color palate. It turned out to be a beautifully decorated wedding! What stood out was how well the elegance merged with the rustic. This can be...

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Gorgeous and Breathtaking Brooches

by Lizzy S

Whether you are wearing your hair up or down - a brooch can be added to any wedding hairstyle. Just browse through the beautiful brooches below and you may find yourself inspired to add a little bling to your wedding day hair. I mean they are absolutely stunning! Don't forget to add your faves to your ideabook! 

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Alternative Bouquets

by Bride Chic

Ever hear of posies made out of paper? How about sea shells? Wood maybe? I found these incredible bouquets on ETSY's February's Hottest Trends. They may not be real live flowers, but for the bride looking for something alternative and maybe even a bit quirky, they offer a great option. Keep in mind your bouquet is one of the most important accessories that you're going to pair up with your gown, so look for echoing elements in color and texture. The book bouquet below has to be my...

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A Contemporary and Luxurious City Wedding

by Lizzy S

Natalie and Will’s wedding is certainly one of the most glamorous and luxurious weddings I have seen in a very long time. It is fit for royalty and looks to be outrageously fun! I only wish that I could have been there to experience the extravagant affair. Natalie and Will got married within the Parthenon in Nashville Tennessee – which I learned is a full-scale replica of the real Parthenon in Greece. How amazing is this venue!? You don’t even have to travel across the world or...

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Fantastic Wedding Altars

by Lizzy S

Standing in front of your closest family and friends as you and your love tie the knot, will be one of the best memories of your wedding. The altar will be in the background of almost - if not all - ceremony photos and your wedding guests will gaze upon it throughout. Many brides choose to adorn the altar in simplistic décor – while others decide to decorate in an extravagant manner. Whether your style is rustic, elegant, romantic or simplistic you may find the right inspiration...

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Spectacular Vintage

by Bride Chic

The coming of Spring is always a treat especially in the bridal industry when sheer fabrics and florals are everywhere. Spring 2015 bridal accessories from Salt Lake City based designer Dani Hagemeister of Danani are nothing short of absolutely spectacular!  Specializing in head chic from bygone eras, I'm adoring her flapper veils crowned with florals, delicate laces and plumes!  Just the right top-off for a pretty Boho gown...

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An Intimate and Vibrant Planation Wedding

by Lizzy S

When I imagine my dream wedding I only hope to get married surrounded by oaks with hanging Spanish moss to create the perfect romantic setting for the ceremony. It’s only fair when I say that this wedding made me extremely jealous! The scenery was absolutely romantic. Lauren and Josh got married on a beautiful plantation in South Carolina. Their intimate wedding featured a vibrant color palette of purple and orange. Lauren wore an elegant yet whimsical blush cascading gown with...

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Remembering Your Loved Ones

by Lizzy S

Your special day is a celebration of love with your closest friends and family, so it’s understandable to want to include those loved ones who have passed away. I absolutely love the idea of incorporating your loved ones through photos or lovely quotes or even sentimental artifacts that you have cherished throughout the years. This is a very important aspect that will be a part of my very own wedding someday - as a little less than a year ago I lost my dad to a heart attack. No...

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Wedding Ensemble

by Bride Chic

Separates, convertibles, two and thrree piece wedding ensembles--call them what you will, the multi-piece bridal outfit is trending on the fashion scene right now. If you're thinking in the direction of a dress in layers or pieces, the after-the-wedding-wearable becomes a tempting option. While some wedding ensembles have that definite blouse and skirt look to them, others you'd swear are one piece gowns. Below are a few wowzers from the indie designers with loads of originality....

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A Chic Aussie Wedding

by Lizzy S

Marriage to James and Pamela meant that they would start a new life chapter together – they were sealing the deal. From best mates to lovers to protectors and food critics, this couple knew exactly what they were getting into. The couple wanted to create a day which truly represented them – elegant but informal. The wedding was truly gorgeous! And I cannot even begin to describe how glamorous their reception was. It was truly a floral wonderland –the ultimate fairytale! This...

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Chic and Beautiful Ring Pillow Alternatives

by Lizzy S

Many brides choose to not stick with the traditional ring bearer pillow. There are now so many options available to brides to choose from! From rustic to romantic or using creative DIY ideas – there is an unlimited amount of designs! Below are a few of my favorites! Don’t forget to pin the one’s you love.

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Keeping it Light: Great Gowns for Destination Weddings

by Bride Chic

My advice for brides who want to get hitched in a far off place is always, keep it light. Designing and creating, I'm always striving to keep silhouettes relatively slim and light as a feather so they can board planes and go on car trips without encumbering the bride with lots of volume and heavy fabrics. I'm talking inside and out here, lighter linings. Below are a few designs perfect for that get away wedding whether on the beach, against the backdrop of a city scape or tucked away...

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A Romantic Wedding in the High Country!

by Lizzy S

When I think of my dream wedding I picture all of my loved ones having the time of their lives with good food and drink. Megan and Patrick’s wedding in the high country of North Carolina looks to be as perfect as a wedding celebration could be! The food looks delicious, the weather was beautiful, everyone is having the time of their lives and to top it all off Megan and Patrick are irrevocably in love! These photos are amazing and I can feel the love from how the photographer...

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Fun Ideas to Create a Memorable Send-Off

by Lizzy S

One of the most exciting moments of a wedding is sending the newly married couple off on their next blissful adventure. Many couples choose to use sparklers, confetti, rice, etc. for their guests to use for their exit. However, there are many more non-traditional ideas couples can choose from. Simply scroll through the images below and fall in love with them as I have! Don’t forget to pin yours faves.

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A Serene Wedding Within Snow Covered Mountains

by Lizzy S

Breanna and Ian got married amidst the beautiful mountain range of Alberta Canada. A picturesque scene as the ground was covered in snow and the lake was frozen over. It was a lovely intimate affair with close loved ones. The groom wore a traditional Scottish kilt – making the matrimony even more personal.  Overall, this wedding was beautifully photographed as it does not get anymore magical than having your backdrop be the vast open forests. Browse through the images below and...

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Stalking the Look Books: Dana Bolton

by Bride Chic

It's all in the details. British designer Dana Bolton's collections have always been a source of inspiration for me. From the fabrics and laces to the element of pure design, all her pieces are reminiscent of pure couture.  Here are a few of her new Boho designs that I am totally loving...

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Vibrant Spring Wedding Ideas

by Lizzy S

As the flowers begin to blossom, the birds return home from the winter and the church bells begin to ring, more and more couples will tie the knot this Spring! The months before the summer heat hits are extremely popular time for weddings!  Bursts of pastel colors, tulips, cherry blossoms, and the beautiful sun peaking out from behind clouds will create a blissful setting for your wedding. Scroll through the images below and you might find yourself wanting a spring wedding yourself....

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Amy-Jo Tatum Pop Up Shop Feb. 7-14

by Bride Chic

This time most Fridays you'll find me pumping a select indie designer or two whose work inspires me enough to share. Every so often like today I'll toot my own horn... And I have a lot to toot about! From Feburary 7th through the 14th a few of my choice designs will be featured in a pop up shop in lovely Savannah Georgia called Ivory and Beau. My love of indie boutiques and designers has been an ongoing topic on my own blog as well as this site for quite some time, so naturally I'm...

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A Blissful & Luxurious Tuscany Wedding

by Lizzy S

One of the most romantic places in the world is the Tuscany region of Italy. I can’t help but wish I had the opportunity to attend this romantic affair. Leoni and Nick, an artist and a historian, who decided to get married in a castle on the highest hilltop in Tuscany. Doesn’t get more romantic than that right?! This wedding had some DIY touches, as the bride is a painter. She painted the banners, prints, logo; she even painted her own wedding shoes by hand! Even the reception had...

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Something Blue on Your Shoe!

by Lizzy S

Having a hard time finding something blue to wear for your wedding? These ideas may inspire you to add a little blue on your shoe for your special day. Whether you are having a wedding on the beach, in a barn or simply indoors, there’s no doubt that some blue adds a burst of color as your walk down the aisle. From heels to flats to sandals - you can add blue to any type of shoe! Browse through the stunning shoes below and pin your favorite ideas to your ideabook! ...

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Unveiled

by Bride Chic

The classic veil may very well be gorgeous and the ultimate accessory in topping off a bride's look, but before making that big decision - let's look at some other options. It's no secret brides have been ditching the veil and going for special touches like cocktail hats, fresh flowers and jewels in their hair. The idea is to bring out the you that feels best--if you’d rather wear a feathered cloche down the aisle and it pairs up nicely with your gown, go for it. Don't forget to pin...

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Chic Countryside California Wedding

by Lizzy S

Tim and Jonah decided to get married in the incredible countryside at Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula California. What a perfect spot to tie the knot! The view was spectacular! And to top everything off their ceremony and reception décor was flawless. This couple truly went all out on their wedding day and didn’t miss a single detail! They even incorporated their dogs into their wedding, how adorable is that? Anyone can clearly tell these two love each other unconditionally....

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Timeless & Elegant Juliet Cap Veils

by Lizzy S

A timeless classic every vintage bride should look into is the beautiful Juliet Cap Veil. This veil became extremely popular in the 1920’s and 30’s and now the veil in making a comeback. The piece itself can be worn with any bridal style from romantic to vintage or elegant to simple. Even Super model Kate Moss’s wore a lace cap veil on her wedding day! Look through the stunning veils below and don’t forget to pin your faves!

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Back to Tradition

by Bride Chic

While the bridal gown has gone through some serious redefining the past few years, classic silhouettes have found a special niche. With a few variations, the high collared gown with long sleeves and a full skirt have made a definite comeback. So how do you know if you're a traditional bride? Ask yourself these questions: Is everything you touch in your everyday wardrobe timeless, refined, sophisticated? If so, consider yourself  traditional. If a Hermes scarf and cashmere turtleneck...

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