Winter Whites

by Bride Chic

Lucky you if you're a winter bride! There are so many tuned in designers out there using those heavier weight fabrics like taffeta, satin and dupion to jazz up looks for the chillier weather. But don't forget the snowflake effect of lace draped over summery lightweights like chiffon and organza to create a real snow princess look! Want to go sleeveless inspite of the chill? Warm yourself up via long gloves, a fur shrug or bolero in a heavier fabric. Whether your wedding is in the next...

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A Romantic Tale of the Couple that Fell in Love at Their Venue

by Lizzy S

Ruby and Liz chose to get married in the very same venue that they first met each other. How romantic is that! The couple started working together at Elmcrest Banquets in Chicago Illinois about six years ago. Little did they know then that many years later they would be celebrating their wedding at the same location! Having their reception at the same place where their love first started only made perfect sense for them. These two are head over heels for each other! One can’t help...

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Ingenious Ideas on How to Entertain the Kiddos!

by Lizzy S

Whether they’re your nieces, nephews, children, or best friend’s kiddos, those little ones will keep you busy even on your wedding day! So, what better way to keep the munchkins entertained by having activities for them to do throughout your wedding day. Whether you choose to delight the youngsters through lawn games, treats, scavenger hunts or kid tables there are plenty of ideas to choose from. Take a look these cute ideas and maybe you will find inspiration from them! Don’t...

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Trend Alert! The Shirtwaist Wedding Dress

by Bride Chic

  I haven't written about the shirtwaist dress in ages and it seems as the runways are showing many of these classic gems these days.  Did you know the shirtwaist is a variation of the ball gown silhouette?  It’s actually a more relaxed version of the hourglass, more of a tailored look focusing as much on the detailing of the bodice as the skirt. Generally a shirtwaist will have long shirt-like or billowing sleeves and full gathered skirt.  A shirtwaist dress for a bride...

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A Perfect Surfer’s Paradise DIY Wedding

by Lizzy S

After many sleepless nights and endless mornings, Dewi and Colin created their handcrafted dream wedding hosted in a private residence in sunny California. These two didn’t miss a single detail in their DIY wedding! From the dessert table to all the ceremony and reception décor, everything was beautifully crafted. The countless days of crafting was worth it in the end as this couple had the best day of their lives exactly how they wanted it. The couple even set up all the décor on...

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Darling and Innovative Ways to Include Your Pup in Your Wedding Day

by Lizzy S

Can’t say I do without your furry loved one? You’re not alone! Many brides and grooms choose to involve their pups in their special day. Whether you choose to involve them in your favors, photography, the ceremony or décor, there are many ways to incorporate your dog in your big day. Check out these creative and adorable ideas and don’t forget to comment below on which images are your favorites!

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For All the Girls that Love the Bling! Check out These Stunning Dresses

by Bride Chic

This time of year is a perfect backdrop for the blinged, glitzed, glittering and sparkling bride to make her entrance.  Defined sparkle can be sequins or metallic’s, as well as crystals or jewels that can be sewn onto your wedding dress--sometimes incorporating intricate embroidery into the mix. Since your guests will be looking at you up close throughout your big day, there is no substitute for fine workmanship. Below are some contemporary versions of ‘bling’ in all its...

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A Beautiful Rainy Day Wedding with a Vintage Twist

by Lizzy S

Erin and Ricky got married in a stunning industrial cotton mill in Georgia call the Engine Room. The exposed brick throughout the cotton mill was the perfect backdrop as it complemented the romantic ambience of the venue. Although it was raining cats and dogs on their big day, the two love birds took advantage of the rain and created a breathtaking vintage-inspired intimate affair. The reception was exquisitely adorned with baby’s breath, vintage mantles, and sheet music in...

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Falling in Love with This Time of the Year? So Are We!

by Lizzy S

Fall in love with autumn this year by finding inspiration through all the fun colors this season has to offer. Autumn is a popular time for weddings, so why not explore décor possibilities that match the array of vibrant colors you can see outside your window. From centerpieces, bouquets, deserts and escort cards; there are endless opportunities to incorporate your love for fall on your wedding day! Brides, how would you incorporate autumn into your special day? Comment below and let...

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Creative & Delightful Ideas on How to Ask Your Girls to be Your Bridesmaids

by Lizzy S

Every bride needs her girls. From wedding dress shopping, pinning bustles, tasting cake, and spending countless of hours smiling, crying, and laughing. Bridesmaids play an important role in supporting you throughout the planning process and day-of-festivities. Take a look at these fun ideas on how to ask your friends to be a part of your special day. Be sure to add your favorites to your Ideabook!

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An Intimate Occasion With Personalized Details

by HannahN

Although Justin & Rachel are from Arlington, TX, the couple fell in love with South Dakota's Black Hills and were wed in the serene outdoors at the Custer State Game Lodge. This untraditional wedding was truly special! Rachel walked down the aisle by herself, and then along with her bridesmaids sang a beautiful song to Justin as he walked up. The officiants were best friends of the bride and groom and held an amazing ceremony. Since Justin loves literature and English, members of the...

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Fall In Love With These Engagement Rings from Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry

by HannahN

I was thrilled to be asked to participate in the #BRIDEnBEYOND program, sponsored by Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry is the bridal jewelry destination. From engagement or wedding rings, to wedding day jewelry, bridal party and bride and groom gifts, to anniversary gifts, Jared is an incredible destination with hundreds of gorgeous options for all of your gift needs! With a greater selection (5x)...

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The Timeless Beauty of Saja Wedding’s 2015 Bridal Collection

by HannahN

This lovely 2015 bridal collection by Saja Weddings embodies refined, timeless beauty. I absolutely love the inspiraiton behind the collection: the formation of pearls inside oysters. With this in mind, the designers used ethereal fabrics like silk chiffon and silk organza coupled with pearls and glass bead accents to create an incredibly beautiful end result. Lose yourself in these romantic creations, and be sure to pin your favorites!

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Glam, Vintage Inspired Styled Shoot

by HannahN

This gorgeous vintage glam shoot is inspired by the cool, crisp air & rich colour pallate that Autumn has to offer. The florist's mother's estate in LaSalle served as the perfect backdrop for this session; the brick walls, wrought iron gates, lush gardens, and unbelievable French provincial styled master bedroom truly set the tone for the vintage feel of the shoot. The tableware, including the china, silverware and glasses are from a personal vintage collection. I am obsessed with the...

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Something Borrowed: Her Mother’s Wedding Dress

by HannahN

I've always been intrigued with the idea of a bride wearing her mother's wedding dress.  Thinking back, women in my day were lucky if they chose to sport mom's white frock. Our mothers got married in the 1950s so the dresses were hands down gorgeous! As well as absolutely adoring the style your mother wore add the element of sentiment and you may just have the ideal wedding dress. These shots are of Katie who is wearing her mom's wedding dress for her wedding portraits (taken...

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Flower Girl Savoire Faire

by Bride Chic

The flower girl in all her glory!  Every season it seems I add some new insights as well as a round up of pics that just get prettier and prettier.  Maurice Chevalier sang in the 1958 musical, Gigi,' Thank Heaven For Little Girls--they grow up in the most delightful way!'  Alongside Chihuahuas and small dogs, little girls in yards of white tulle do seem to be the most pinned pictures on Pinterest.  My own wedding was full of little girls in head wreaths and full skirts who stole...

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Simply Stunning Centerpieces

by HannahN

Centerpieces have the power to transform a run of the mill table to an awe-inspiring reception dream. You can choose soft floral arrangements, romantic candles, or unique elements that show off your personalities as a couple! Whatever you decide on, these 22 centerepieces are sure to help get the inspiration flowing! If you don't have a centerpiece Ideabook yet, you will definitely want to create one and add these gorgeous ideas to it!

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Romantic and Rustic Cleveland Wedding

by HannahN

From the moment that Dan and Halle were engaged, they agreed that they wanted to throw more of a "party" as opposed to a traditional wedding. After seeing pictures of the Ariel International Center, Halle just knew this would be where they were married. The venue offered a beautiful backdrop of the Cleveland skyline and the "blank canvas" space allowed them to create the romantic and rustic look and feel they wanted. They filled the space with beyond dreamy floral arrangements and one...

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Bride Chic’s Awesome Shooter Series: Grace Kathryn Photography

by Bride Chic

A few months back we had an amazing shoot out at the Kenwood Inn and Spa in gorgeous Sonoma County.  Add two of my favorite pros to work with, the incredible shooter, Grace Kathryn and makeup and hair artist extraordinaire, Julie Morgan.  I swoon every time these images come up and am reminded how lush and perfect this site is for weddings and honeymoons. The Italiante Villa offers a quiet retreat with restaurants and a wine bar exclusively for guests.  The gardens and landscaping...

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Stunning Styled Shoot Inspired By An Overgrown Forest

by HannahN

Inspired by an overgrown forest, Chris Davis from The Drawing Room in Knoxville, TN and Leah Moyers Photography styled this gorgeous shoot starting with a slate blue, blush, and muted gold color palette. Surrounded in a beautiful forest in Maryville, Tennessee is RT Lodge; a historic mansion built in 1932 transformed into a local or destination wedding venue known as a "treasure in the woods," which served as the perfect location for this shoot. The bride is pretty yet edgy with a...

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These Sweet & Sexy Garters Will Make Your Love’s Jaw Drop!

by HannahN

One of my favorite bridal accessories is one that is for your special someone's eyes only: the garter! Lingerie is always extra fun to pick out, and with so many options it can be hard to choose just one! Whether your garter will be for sling shotting into a crowd of male guests or will exclusively be unveiled on your wedding night, we have some amazing choices for you to browse through below. Take a look and be sure to Pin your favorites!

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Beautiful Tennessee Wedding with a Cheerful Color Scheme

by HannahN

There is something about a blue and yellow wedding in the summer that just makes me smile - probably because it reminds me of sunny skies and bright yellow sunflowers. Aside from the cheery color scheme, the venue and decor of this wedding are simply breathtaking! The intimate, luxurious ceremony and reception venue with low lighting and lots of draped fabric and beautiful flowers is enough to make your jaw drop! Plus the bride and groom both look absolutely stunning! Browse through...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: The Neon Wedding

by Bride Chic

Want to really light it up? Bold and different, the neon explosion of color is spot on for some couples.  Whether you incorporate a little or a lot is up to you.  Me? Personally, I'd go with small pops of color but would be curious to see the all out light-up-your-life extravaganza.  Whether you're wanting shots of electric tulle, organza, iridescent pops of color in your bouquet, or jewelry at maxed volume, it's all here to entice and inspire! Brides, how would you incorporate...

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