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Bigger Balloons for the Wedding Day

by Brooklyn Bride

If you haven't had a chance to check out some of the coverage from The Cream event a few weeks ago in NYC, you're missing out on some good wedding reception decorating ideas! Giant gold letter balloons were a big decor element for some of the tables (mine included!)....they really make a grand statement whether at the altar or at the reception. You can generally find them cheaper online than in stores, and then have them blown up at a local balloon shop, as long as you leave extra...

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Run Away with Me… And Elope!

by Bitchless Bride

I didn't do it because of the budget; I did it out of love. I did it out of love for my horribly shy husband who didn't want to say his incredibly mushy vows in front of an audience. And because I hated planning my wedding. Yeah yeah... I know, I married a SHY man AND I'm a wedding planner who was so uninterested in planning my own wedding that my mom actually asked me if I still wanted to marry the poor guy. Right? Pretty pathetic... But, it all worked out! How? We went to Vegas......

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Something Blue

by Brooklyn Bride

Every bride knows the saying "something old, something new, something borrow, something blue"...well here's a little inspiration for your something blue

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Black Tie Remix for the Blushing Bride

by Azure

I've always been a fan of black + ivory (classic black + white's warmer twin). And when you throw in a little bit of lace, texture, and romantic blush pink, it's the ultimate for an updated black tie wedding. Just check out the style board above, inspired by a Charlotte wedding at The Duke Mansion captured by Kristin Vining Photography. Isn't it sophisticated elegance at its finest? The bride wore a blush pink wedding dress with killer Valentino pumps, and her groom looked dapper...

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Wedding Nail Art for the Non-DIY Bride

by Azure

High fashion nail art is all the rage, but DIY'ing some of the fancy styles featured here and here requires a steady hand and precise attention to detail. The finished look can be amazing... but getting it done is no cake walk. Enter Minx, the makers of polish-free nail appliqués who started the trend back in 2007. Now Minx lets you upload your own photos to create customized nail templates, so inspiring images can be transformed into pretty nail art. How perfect is the Minx...

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Brighten Up the Wedding with Juicy Neons

by Azure

Neons are back and better than ever and we know brides are loving them! I was totally inspired by the styled editorial shoot (all the way from Melbourne, Australia) featured above, and the pairing of vibrant neon hues with bold, geometric patterns. Doesn't it kind of remind you of The Max from Saved by the Bell with a chic, modern twist? It caught my eye and I couldn't wait to share! So of course, I had to round up some of my favorite neon finds perfect for the wedding day... How...

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Convertible, Customizable, Chic Wedding Backdrop

by Brooklyn Bride

I'm a big fan of backdrops, whether for the wedding ceremony or for your photobooth, so I'm always on the hunt for new things to use. I recently came across Mio's Nomad System and thought it would be perfect! It's a modular system of recycled, double walled cardboard in 10 different colors that can be arranged with no tools and can easily come apart afterwards. You can mix and match colors, but I think it's really effective when staying within the same hues (to create an ombre-esque...

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2013 Wedding Dresses for the Edgy Bride

by Azure

I absolutely love the high-fashion treatment that classic bridal has been getting the past few seasons. It's really refreshing to see unique gowns in unexpected colors, silhouettes, and fabrics. If you're like me and love bridal creations with a little bit of edge, I've got a new designer who will stop you in your tracks! Her name is Katharine Polk, she's just 28 years old, and honed her skills working as design assistant for Badgley Mischka Couture. Katharine's HOUGHTON collection...

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Spring 2013 Bridal Trend: Two-Tone Dresses

by Azure

Non-white wedding dresses are taking the bridal world by storm this season (just check out Vera Wang's racy red collection), with more colored stunners than ever before gracing the New York bridal market catwalks. But a related trend I've spotted, one that appears to be gaining speed, is the two-tone wedding dress and LWD trend. Wedding dress designers including Romona Keveza, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Lela Rose and more unveiled gorgeous two-tone dresses for Spring 2013....

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Modern Romance + Bohemian Bride Chic

by Azure

Have you heard of Venezualan designer Rafael Cennamo? He's known for his elegant evening wear, and introduced a lovely edited bridal collection for Spring 2013. Each dress speaks to a different style of bride, from modern to classic, glamourous to romantic. I'm head over heels for the blush pink column gown above. Isn't it gorgeous?? Add to it those little lace gloves and simple velvet sash... and you've got one picture perfect bridal look, head to toe! The wedding dress below is...

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Vera Wang Sees Red for Spring 2013 Brides

by Azure

Remember those drool-worthy pink, orange & other non-white wedding dresses featured on our blog? How about Vera Wang's Fall 2012 "Twilight" bridal collection (you know, the one with all the nude and black bridal gowns)? Well... Vera has continued down the path of non-traditional with her Spring 2013 wedding dress collection! Instead of going dark and dramatic like she did for Fall 2012, Vera went deep, bold and bright for 2013. And I've got to say, I LOVE these dresses! I've been...

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Peacock Eyes and other Bridal Beauty Trends

by Azure

It wasn't just fashion that captured the spotlight on Roberto Cavalli's Fall 2012 Milan Fashion Week catwalk. Everyone was talking about the captivating peacock eyes! For a daring, fashion-forward bride, I think this look is divine! And if you want to give it a test drive to see if it's right for your white aisle, keep reading to learn the three simple steps... 1. Line eyes with black liner. 2. Sweep black shadow from the lids to the brow bones. 3. Apply three sparkling,...

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Spring-y Wedding Inspiration

by Brooklyn Bride

With Easter just over the weekend, it's hard to not be inspired by all the blooms and colors happening right now...I like how this board is colorful and modern, but still a little softer for Spring. How do you like?

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Gorgeously Unexpected Wedding Color Palette

by Azure

Have you considered a color palette outside the traditional white wedding box? One that will wow wedding guests with its unique look and feel? We've got just the ticket! We adore cool cobalt blue mixed with soft lavender and seafoam, plus vibrant pops of lemon yellow! Just check out the inspiration board about to see how lovely this color combo can be. Like or love? What other unexpected color combos are just your style?

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COOLHAUS for Your Wedding Reception

by Brooklyn Bride

At Wedding Crashers over the past weekend, I discovered that the super cool ice cream truck that is Coolhaus does catering for weddings! With locations in Miami, New York, LA and Austin, these trucks are the ultimate in excellent ice cream sandwich design. For one, the flavors are just crazy....pair red velvet, vegan carrot cake, and chocolate chip (just to name a few) cookies with dirty mint, beer & pretzels and bananas foster ice creams (tons more flavors where those came...

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Living Together Before Marriage: I Do or I Don’t?

by Oh Lovely Day

Living together before the wedding is a personal preference that most people feel strongly about one way or the other.  Some people, me included, think living together is a good test run for marriage.  Others want to wait until they are married to move in together.  Is there a right and wrong way? My husband and I lived together for five years before we got married.  It was a very good thing for us.  It let us get past those early days of passive-aggressively battling over...

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Modern Oscar-Worthy Silhouettes for Brides

by Brooklyn Bride

So the Oscars were this past Sunday, and of course everyone is glued to the TV to see what actresses are wearing...While some say they played it safe on the red carpet, there were a ton of modern silhouettes that done in white, would be PERFECT for a wedding! Whether it was that giant bow that Emma Stone had draped around her neck, or the delicate layers of Kristen Wiig or Michelle Williams, there was something for everyone. My ultimate modern dress favs were Gwyneth Paltrow and...

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Bright Wedding Hair Pieces by Jennifer Behr

by Brooklyn Bride

Sometimes I get sick of seeing various shades of white, cream, and ivory for bridal veils...because seriously, other than your shoes, the veil is a great place to bring in some color and fun! These wedding hair accessories from Jennifer Behr are just the thing....perfect punches of color or shimmer, depending on your taste.  I'd wear them all if I could do it all over again. What do you think?  

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Bridal Style Inspiration |  Marchesa Does It Again

by Azure

Hopefully you've not had your fill of NY Fashion Week inspiration, because we're not finished yet! Marchesa's Fall 2012 RTW collection is dreamy, decadent and full of white aisle stunners. The frothy confection above is high fashion meets fairy tale, and the gold embroidery on the little white dresses below adds an opulent touch. Incorporating loads of tulle, illusion fabric, feathers and glittery gold, we're smitten with the gorgeous gowns and frocks Marchesa sent down the...

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