Prime Time Brides

by Bride Chic

Two factors propelled me in dreaming up this week's post: I caught a glimpse of Siri's Blue Ridge Coverlet from her latest collection, and a recent model of mine mentioned her mother wanted to model for me. This got me thinking about the kind of dress a prime time bride would wear, meaning someone over thirty who doesn't necessarily want to to look Boho or storybook-princess-sweet on her wedding day.  Because I create so many out-of-the-ordinary gowns, I've  attracted my share of ...

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The Hipster Wedding Playbook in Turquoise and Red

by Claire

Gwen and Cory's California wedding is quintessential hipster with some of the best boho details we've seen. From handmade escort cards, candle holders, table runners (OK really every detail was hand crafted), to classic suspender suits, this really is the new go-to wedding for hipster couples. Not to mention how extensively Gwen was able to incorporate her bold turquoise and red color scheme throughout the day, from details such as the groom's pocket square, the bridesmaids' nails,...

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Wear Ugly Dresses

by Claire

The Reformation believes in designing the most trendy, affordable, guilt-free dresses so that you can make your wedding however you want it to be. Their bridal collection, which launched this March, is full of offbeat, sustainable styles you may not normally see at the altar but definitley wish you had. Plus, the bridesmaids dresses are so fashionable your girls will want to wear them at every occasion possible! Find your reformation below and share with your bridesmaids: ...

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A Splendid Salt Lake City Celebration

by Claire

Cierra and Tyler's simple, Salt Lake City, Utah wedding could not have been more gorgeous. The green and white floral choices added an exquisite, elegant element to this laid-back outdoor wedding, and the mountainous surroundings were stunning. I was blown away by Cierra's incredible princess-cut, halo diamond ring, although it still can't outshine the dazzling bride herself. Make sure to check out the modern, light-blush bridesmaids dresses, the sugar flower cake, and the adorable...

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Glamorous Couture Favorites for Fall 2014

by Claire

Jean-Ralph Thurin has been designing wedding gowns with worldly sophistication since 2007, and these stunners 7 years later don't disappoint. Some of the best couture gowns of 2014 come from Jean-Ralph's impressive fall collection, including a couple unique knee and tea-length dresses for the offbeat bride. In every one of his creations, Jean-Ralph's focus on quality, uniqueness and design is unparalleled. But don't take it from us - explore each unique style below and Ideabook your...

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Pretty Maids All in a Row

by Bride Chic

Of all the latest print trends for bridesmaids - from dots and stripes to checkers and plaids - florals have to be my all time favorite. For me they say "garden wedding" all over. You can be bold and experiment with flower bridesmaids dresses by mixing patterns with solids, or even combining two to three patterns in your bridal party.  Keep in mind that the same guidelines apply for choosing florals as solids: remember to consider the skin tones and overall body shape of your...

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The Novelist and The Confectioner

by Claire

It is a wedding fairytale: the romantic literature lover meets a beautiful brunette baker and they get married amidst pastel florals and delicious goodies in mid summer. This particular wedding will remain a fairytale as it is a styled shoot by SheHeWed photography, not a real wedding, but one can dream, right? And boy will you be inspired to dream - the drapery, streamers, and floral chandeliers in summer pastels decorating a rustic barn can't be beat. Not to mention the choice...

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Ring Eye Candy with a Little Something Different

by Claire

Indulge in some spectacular ring eye candy this #WeddingWednesday! Anna Sheffield offers bling that ranges from traditional, to trendy, to offbeat so that you are sure to be inspired no matter your style. Whether you are looking for an engagement ring, wedding band, or the perfect pair, this collection has a little bit of everything - even black diamonds and serpent designs. Scroll through to find the ring that's right for you, and then share with friends!      ...

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20 Euphoric Gowns from Eugenia

by Claire

Crystal beaded appliques, lace detailing, keyhole backs, stunning necklines...need I go on? Eugenia Couture's 2014 collection is one of the most varied and innovative collections this year. From Grecian to traditional to on-trend sheath gowns, these dresses are sure to fit any bride's style and wow guests on the big day. Not to mention that Eugenia employs zero-waste practices, meaning every scrap of fabric is used rather than discarded during the design process. What more is there to...

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The Ultimate Country Wedding

by Claire

Cowboy boots, wheat and lavender bouquets and cowbell kisses: what more could a country bride ask? Bethany and Danny's Virginia rustic wedding is one of the best we've seen this year with all the details you dream of and new ones to spark your imagination. The homemade bridesmaids' bouquets accented with a small horseshoe clip and lace are perfectly on theme and gorgeous. The beautiful barn venue is complete with real horses, a white love bird cake, and a unique guest book table....

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Something for the Boys!

by Bride Chic

Today's post is all about the love of your life - your groom! Most guys are right there shopping, planning and creating the wedding day with their fiance (you), so what better way to reward them than with a little groom style inspiration? And now you can with all the new and different groom's wear out there he is sure to love! Here's a roundup of a few choice picks off Etsy for the groom in your life. Plus, don't miss the adorable boy's bow ties slipped in for some ring...

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Norwegian Summer Wedding with Old World Style

by Claire

Tina and Erik's lovely summer wedding on the coast of Norway was an unforgettable celebration. Erik's classic suit complete with a top hat and Tina's gorgeous vintage lace gown created an old world feel that matched the ancient scenery around them. The pink and purple floral accents, lovely dessert table and handmade invitations are inspiring in their simplicity. But most of all, we love the adorable ring bearer and flower girl who are too cute to resist! Get inspired by this dreamy...

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Accessorized Edible Beauties from Magnolia Bakery and BHLDN

by Claire

Magnolia Bakery and BHLDN have paired up to bring you fantastically gorgeous wedding cakes with top-of-the-line accessories. These cakes are just a tasting (no pun intended) of the most modern, creative and beautiful cakes you can find for your 2014 wedding. Geometric patterns, ombre colors and distinctive backgrounds are used to create uniquely individual cakes to fit any wedding style, albeit one with sophisticated elegance. You will probably be tempted to save all of these cakes...

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NYC Bridal Market Trends for 2015

by Bride Chic

Now that the top designers have shown their stuff at NYC Bridal Market, what's the news for Spring 2015? I have to admit there are a few surprises. While not rampant down the runways, I particularly love the minimalist styles appearing for 2015. These designs feature pared down silhouettes like the sheath and slip dress in pure, luxe, and even shiny fabrics. The Great Gatsby-inspired embellishments aren't dissappearing however, and Grecian/Diva dresses with draped, billowing...

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Retro Wedding Complete with Automobiles, Antiques, and a Beagle

by Claire

Jamie and Justin's retro wedding reflected their unique shared interests in vintage cars, museums, and antiques. Held in the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, the celebration moved around the antique car exhibits beautifully and extended the theme with vintage books, old wood table numbers and refurbished medicine bottles. The yellow and grey chevron invitations set the tone for a fantastic day, and the homemade pear-apple chutney favors sent guests off in style. The couple also chose to...

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A Charming French Countryside Nuptial

by Claire

Virginie and Geoffroy's offbeat, Southern France wedding is delightful! With colorful accents throughout the entire wedding and a unique, VW van theme, this #RealWedding is one of my favorites. The florals are truly spectacular, from the bride's bouquet to the ceremony aisle, to the altar, to the centerpieces. I absolutely love the homemade reception sign "Time to Drink Champagne and Dance on the Table", not to mention the fantastic outdoor venue with a stone bar. If you are planning...

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Veto Vases: How to Use Unusual Vessels for Your Flowers

by CreativeLive

  Want to learn more about how to create your own meaningful DIY floral designs? Check out Kiana’s upcoming CreativeLive course, a video tutorial with a focus on “Creating Meaningful Wedding Flowers, Boutiques and Centerpieces” on April 22-23, 2014. Creating your own DIY centerpieces for your wedding is a great way to express your creativity -- who knew you were so good at picking colors, textures, and scents? -- but a lot of first-time floral designers get so focused on...

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A Girl’s Best Friend: Winnie Couture’s Diamond Label!

by Claire

Winnie Couture's Diamond Label is an exquisite collection of the most luxurious materials, Swarovski crystal appliques, and couture stylings. Priced between $3,600 and $7,000, these gowns are not cheap, but their beauty is incomparable. Each dress is dazzling with lace or crystal details and gracefully layered fabrics. Let the gowns speak for themselves: scroll through and comment below with your favorites! 

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Wee Chic Wedding

by Bride Chic

With the emergence of spring, flower girls are quite apropos; in all their adorability, I'd say these angels are the closest thing to spring's symbolism of new beginnings. If you're thinking in the direction of the 'little girl wedding' - something that's definitely trending these days - who better to turn to than Disney? Alfred Angelo has continued the Disney Blossoms collection of dresses in organza, tulle and satin. For those of you considering adding some ‘wee chic’ to your...

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Bridal Sandals that are Changing the World!

by Claire

Alright socially-conscious brides, have we got the shoes for you! All the way from Uganda, Africa we bring you Sseko Designs' new fair trade, ethical fashion sandals for the boho bride. Sseko Designs began as a way to generate income for Ugandan women hoping to attend University, and now the organization provides opportunites for women from all walks of life to pursue their dreams. Not only are these bridal shoes changing the world, but they are also chic, charming, and perfect for a...

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Flattering Classics from Blue Willow Bridal

by Claire

Blue Willow Bridal by Anne Barge is a stunning collection of simple, sophisticated wedding dresses for classy brides. Defined by understated elegance and accented with beading and lace details, Blue Willow Bridal is a brilliant, if understated, designer. With Grecian and vintage themes, these gowns are perfect for brides looking for that traditional yet flattering style. Each gown is draped in just a way as to accent your figure perfectly, and make you feel beautiful on your big day!...

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