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Romantic Bride’s Guide to Topping It Off

by Bride Chic

This spring/summer there are more bridal veil and headpiece variations than I've ever seen, from tiny wisps of netting to full blown headdresses. Topping it off you can go as traditional as a long veil or with a really extraordinary accent piece that can pull your whole bridal look together. Here are a few newbies from the latest Etsy collections guaranteed to inspire you on to creating your own one-of-a-kind look... Take a peek at all this lovely, then post a comment below to...

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Wedding Head Chic for the Bride and Beyond

by Azure

I recently discovered Suzy O'Rourke Millinery, and was blown away by all the bridal lovely! From retro-inspired head wraps adorned with Art Deco style sparklers, to dramatic birdcage veils featuring oversized silk flowers, Suzy O'Rourke's bridal collection is filled with wedding-worthy gems! And whether you're a classic, romantic, or vintage bride, there is something perfect for you. But Suzy doesn't stop at the bride! Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see a few styles...

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11 Favorite Handmade Etsy Wedding Dresses

by Azure

I'm always trolling Etsy to find the latest & greatest unique wedding treasures for brides and grooms. And today, I'm showing you some of my favorite handmade wedding dresses and LWDs from Etsy! Take a peek, then tell us which styles you would wear down the aisle!

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The Resort Report 2013

by Azure

I always look to the latest collections from our favorite designers (like Monique Lhuillier) for delish wedding dress and bridesmaid style inspiration. And Resort 2013 delivers in a big way! Monique's 2013 Resort collection is a romantic bride's dream come true, overflowing with girly pinks, bright neons, and pretty splashes of floral prints. Michael Kors went mad for metallics, with elegant frocks in shimmery gold hues. He also busted out a few emerald green stunners,...

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Creamy Dreamy Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Choosing a non-white wedding dress isn't as scary as it sounds, classic brides! You can still exude traditional bridal style in a swoon-worthy gown in an alternative hue. Case in point: these oh so stunning cream, beige and champagne wedding dresses (from Net-a-Porter, Nordstrom's Wedding Suite, and more)! Aren't they gorgeous? These dresses have all the right stuff (elegant draping, dazzling embellishments, touches of sheer, etc.), and are classic enough not to send the...

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Classically Elegant Fall Wedding

by Azure

Real wedding by BRC Photography Megan and JT's stunning September wedding in Oklahoma City was dripping with personalized details and romantic, elegant touches! The couple's ceremony was at a traditional Catholic church, and the wedding reception took place outside beneath a white tent hung with sparkling chandeliers. Pastel pinks and blues were incorporated throughout, and Megan's whimsical bouquet featured crystallized accents. Pink and ivory roses cascaded down the classic...

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Floral + Lace Inspired by Erdem

by Azure

Have you checked out Erdem's 2013 Resort collection? It's a dreamy delight, filled with romantic floral prints (perfect for an enchanted garden wedding), vintage-inspired silhouettes, and delicate touches of lace in deep, sophisticated hues. And it made me realize that pairing lace with blossoming prints and patterns is a winning combination for romantic I Do's. Just take a look at the inspiration below... isn't it lovely? And how about the fabulous bohemian bride above, with her...

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Flower Power, Wedding Edition

by Azure

For many brides, fresh flowers for their bouquets and centerpieces top the list of must-have wedding items. But as bridal designers think outside the box this season with colored gowns and printed wedding dresses, I got to thinking about all the creative ways to incorporate blossoming prints and patterns into a couple's romantic I Do's. From petal-adorned LWDs and blooming bridal headbands, to swirling floral wedding invitations and hand painted save-the-dates, the options...

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Trend Spotting: The Drop Veil

by Bride Chic

Mantillas and drop veils are showing up more and more in the weddings submitted to Bride Chic. I wanted to share this tidbit with you simply because this tells me something about brides and what's going on with their heads: Some of you still love topping it all off with a long and flowing veil. Defined, a drop veil or mantilla style is circular, has no poufs or gathers at the crown and can literally be dropped onto the head in a single layer of lace or tulle. They're often bordered...

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Exquisite Wedding Gowns by Rosa Clara

by Azure

We can always count on Spanish bridal designers (like Pronovias and Rosa Clara) to deliver wedding dresses that are out of this world gorgeous! And Rosa Clara's big 2013 debut left everyone swooning! For the first time ever, Rosa Clara let traditional wedding white take a backseat to soft & romantic pastels, a smart choice given all the buzz about non-white wedding dresses this season. Bridal gowns in shades of pale pink, sky blue and delicious mint green floated (literally,...

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Wedding Inspiration: Rustic Romance

by Azure

Thinking about planning the perfect rustic wedding? Consider pairing romantic, frilly lace with raw, natural burlap. It's especially ideal for brides wanting to stick with a neutral wedding color palette, and the lace + burlap items available on sites like Etsy are definitely white aisle worthy! See just how lovely the lace and burlap pairing can be, then head over to our gallery of 15 gorgeous burlap wedding treasures!

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Swoon Over Lazaro’s New Bridal Collection

by Azure

You can always count on Lazaro to deliver divine wedding dresses. And for Fall 2012, they did just that... going above and beyond with gorgeous gowns that seamlessly fuse timeless with trendy. Lazaro stepped outside the traditional white wedding box with a few frothy tulle confections in soft pastels. The dress above (top left) is soooo pretty, a perfect match for the dreamy pastel style board we shared a month or so back. We're dying to hear what you think of Lazaro's new bridal...

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Best Wedding Dresses from Fall 2012 Watters Bridal Collection

by Azure

There are so many reasons to love Watters... and the latest bridal creations from Watter's Fall 2012 collection are a dreamy delight! Featherlight layers and lace are at the forefront of this romantic wedding dress collection, with perfectly tailored mermaids and a-lines stealing the show. Other drool-worthy wedding dress details include pleats and draping, structured corset bodices, and elegant covered buttons. We chose eleven of our favorite wedding dresses from the Fall 2012...

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Last Call for Pronovias Brides!

by Azure

We've showed you three stunning 2013 bridal collections from Pronvias thus far. The Costura Collection, the Glamour Collection, and the oh so drool-worthy Manuel Mota Collection. And today, we finish up strong with the Fashion Collection, a swoon-worthy Pronovias line that does not disappoint! Whether you love daring slits or alluring transparent touches, romantic lace or frothy tulle (or both!), curve-hugging mermaids or classic a-lines... the Fashion Collection has it all! My...

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Poppin’ Pink + Red Wedding Color Palette

by Azure

How can you not fall in love with this wedding color palette of hot pinks, reds, and bright fuschia purples? And the wedding cake, top center above... isn't it divine? Vibrant, modern, with the perfect pop of whimsy! Check out lots more gorgeous inspiration below, then post a comment to answer this question: Would your manly groom be OK with this rosy wedding color palette? Or would he and his groomsmen be aghast?

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Sheer Perfection: 11 Gorgeous Wedding Dresses from the 2013 Costura Bridal Collection

by Azure

Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be more gorgeous 2013 bridal creations from Pronovias... we're bringing you another jaw-droppingly beautiful Pronovias line. Today's stunners are from the Costura collection, and we chose eleven of our favorites to share with you! What's so special about this collection? Let's start with all the lovely, lust-worthy lace paired with on-trend illusion touches. Just check out the wedding dress above, with its lace-embellished illusion...

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