Rustic Woodland Meets Vintage Elegance

by Claire

I never thought I would be able to include all four of those adjectives in one wedding, but this styled shoot brings them all together beautifully! Oak Hollow Farms provided the perfect rustic background for an elegant styled shoot complete with antique china place settings, a vintage getaway car, and a real, live horse! The bride modeled two gorgeous gowns, a Monique Lhullier and a Vera Wang, in both rustic and vintage settings. One of my favorite details of the wedding was...

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Bridesmaids’ Style Guide: Elegant Sophistication from Monique Lhuillier

by Claire

Treat your bridesmaids right with chic Monique Lhuillier bridesmaids dresses! These gowns are made beautiful with graceful draping, sophisticated length, and elegant styling that your bridesmaids will be happy to buy and even more excited to wear. Not to mention three of these styles were worn by Catherine's own bridesmaids in the Bachelor Wedding! With so many colors, styles, and transforming dress options, these gowns are sure to fit your wedding color palette and look...

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A Philadelphia Real Wedding with Pops of Peony

by Claire

Kate and Stephen's sunshine-and-showers June wedding was an unforgettable affair. Although it poured the morning of their wedding, the rain was obviously the good luck charm many claim, as the wedding turned out absolutey gorgeous! The rain cleared just in time to create a magical mist for first look photos on the deserted Avalon beaches. The couple was then married at the historic Abbie Holmes Estate amidst accents of bright coral peonies and the love of their closest friends and...

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Val Stefani’s Swoon-Worthy Dresses of 2014

by Claire

From the Moonlight Couture fashion house we bring you Val Stefani: a feminine, elegant, and timeless couture bridal line we love! Val Stefani's 2014 collection features delicate beading, intricate lace, and cascading ruffles all made with the most luxurious of fabrics. Plus, this collection includes a bold pop of something blue that you don't want to miss! Val Stefani's hand crafted gowns are sure to make you swoon, so Pin your top picks below and save for later! ...

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Mod Cloth Goes Bridal

by Bride Chic

With so many companies and designers going bridal lately - Nordstrom, J. Crew, Anthropologie (aka BHLDN) and Ruche just to name just a few - Mod Cloth has finally hopped aboard the wedding train too! I'm just surprised it didn't happen sooner.  From about $100 to $300, you can get a chic wedding dress, short or long, perfect for the more casual or backyard wedding. Each dress is pictured in a gallery where you can add wraps, shoes, jewelry, and even lingerie to complete your look....

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20 Heavenly Gowns from Angel Rivera

by Claire

It almost seems as if Angel Rivera had divine inspiration for his 2014 couture collection. The gowns in this collection are truly heavenly, with intrigueing appliques, unique layering, and touchable fabrics. From fit-and-flare, to princess, to mermaid, to ballgown, Angel Rivera's styles are fit for any bride and fate may have it that you find "the one" in this collection! Some of our favorites? Reina, a modern gown sure to grab your attention, Juno, with sophisticated and modern...

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Urban Real Wedding with a Twist of Offbeat

by Claire

Ali and Dave's urban summer wedding was filled with hot entertainment, top fashion, and trendy details. The brick of the Melting Point in Athens, Georgia provided the perfect backdrop for an intimate ceremony (complete with the couple's two dogs!), and for the courtyard reception with gourment catering on the grill and a live, concert-style band. The globe lights over the outdoor wedding complimented the vintage scene to create a lovely, joyous celebration of Ali and Dave's union....

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Romance in the Woods

by Azure

Now that Spring has sprung, love is really in the air! And this outdoor styled shoot by 410 Studio Photography captures the essence beautifully! Romantic bouquets and centerpieces in shades of pink, celery and natural green, and bright fuchsia nearly stole the show, but the rustic woodsy backdrop and antique decor accents (from Lauren Sharon Vintage Shop Rentals) gave the flowers a run for their money! The model bride wore a half-up wedding hairstyle, classic makeup with dramatic...

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Bohemian Beauties from Made with Love

by Claire

There's a new indie designer on the block that's making waves in the bridal industry and is definitely one to watch. Although only in business since April 2013, Made with Love is an online boutique based in the Gold Coast and Sydney, Australia with gorgeous bohemian gowns and bridal accessories to die for! Founder and designer Carla started the company because she couldn't find "the one" when she was dress shopping for her own wedding, and the result is unique, individualized wedding...

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DIY Real Wedding, Southern Beach Style!

by Claire

The Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina was the perfect backdrop for Kristy and Tim's southern summer wedding. The couple stayed true to their personalities and kept this wedding completely casual and extremely fun. With things from colorful flipflops, to take-your-own cowboy hat favors to a chalkboard sign guestbook, this wedding was definitely a lively, enjoyable affair. Although entirely DIY, Kristy incorporated fantastic details we just love, and a crepe cake that...

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Old World Artistry Wedding Gowns by Sarah Janks

by Claire

Sarah Jank's Fall 2014 Collection is vintage, glamour and elegance all wrapped into one. With gold, a-line gowns featuring deep scoop necks or the delicate lace-embroidered overlays Sarah includes on many of her dresses, this fall collection inspires an old world feel with beautiful modern styling. Sarah Jank's designs are a step above the norm and will take your breath away. See the entire collection here, and share you faves in the comment section below!    

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Celebrating 60,000 Likes: Timeless Wedding Inspiration We Love!

by Claire

OneWed recently reached 60,000 likes on Facebook, and this exciting milestone inspired us to look back over the last three years at our favorite Facebook posts and trends. What we discovered surprised us: amidst micro-trends for each new year was a timelessness that captured the beauty of all that weddings represent. This joyful celebration of two people uniting as one is wonderfully beautiful, and what is more timeless than true love? Sure, we loved the mason jar, burlap and lace,...

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Lingerie Lovelies for Your Valentine!

by Claire

This Valentine's Day we're sharing lovely lingerie for every bride! Whether you are going for hipster, classy or risque, this post has something you (and your man!) will love. From Beloved Intimates and Macy's, this lingerie eye candy is the best of the best. However you are celebrating this day of love, scroll through to find your faves and get inspired for your wedding night!  

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Shimmering, Glittering Gowns from Moonlight Couture

by Claire

Moonlight Couture's Spring 2014 Collection shines bright amidst the many wedding gowns offered this season. With my particular love for mermaid, sweetheart neckline dresses, Moonlight Couture's collection could not be more gorgeous. Moonlight's designers incorporate amazing Swarovski crystal embroidery on many of the gowns, as well as impeccable lace, organza, and silk fabrics. With price points ranging from $1,450 to $3,330 and unique detailing on each and every piece, there is a...

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2014 Looks for the Alternative Bride

by Bride Chic

What do indie designers have in store for 2014? Offbeat dresses and head chic you will adore! If you're looking for that dress or accessory with a twist of cutting edge, a hint of costume or vintage chic, stop by Etsy rather than the bi-yearly NY Bridal Markets. Artisans  found on this mega site for the creative have the freedom as well as time to explore more inspiring options simply because they produce smaller lines. Below are some trends emerging on Etsy that I just love. Comment...

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Favorite Hairstyles for Romantic Vintage Brides

by Oh Lovely Day

Your wedding decor isn't the only way to reflect your romantic vintage style.  Another great way is with a fab romantic wedding hairstyle!  Here are my favorite hairstyles for romantic vintage brides: Messy Updos: The messiness makes it very bohemian and romantic!  Adding flowers ups the romance factor. A Big Bun:  Bonus points for the wrap-around braid! Pretty Twists and Milkmaid Braids in Updos:  Twists and small milkmaid braids add some fun and whimsy to these updos. ...

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Fairytale Wedding in New York

by Claire

The Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, New York was a fairytale setting for Michelle and Dan's summer wedding. The couple got engaged in Paris, and then were married in their second favorite city on Memorial Day Weekend. Michelle wore a Monique Lhullier wedding gown with a tulle skirt overlay and her bridesmaids had flowing chiffon dresses in blush, raspberry and taupe to coordinate with the palette of the day. The reception was ultra-romantic with bouquets of roses and peonies and...

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The Best of the Indies

by Bride Chic

If you're looking for a wedding dress with special handcrafting as well as a certain panache the mainstream designers forgot, chances are you're perusing Etsy and discovering fabulous indie designers. An indie-designed dress has special touches you won't find elsewhere, innovative designs, and great finishing techniques. Etsy isn't the only place to find these beauties either; boutiques are springing up around the country exclusively featuring indie designers. Below you'll find the...

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Sanity-Saving Tips for Save the Dates

by Claire

Save the Dates are the first big decision (and purchase!) you will make for your wedding, and taking that leap can be a scary moment. If you haven't already started down the path to find the perfect Save the Date, these 5 tips will be an invaluable road map on your journey! Take a deep breath, read through all 5, and then get inspired to go out there and choose your very own! If you've already accomplished this exciting first step, comment below to share advice with other...

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Joyful Real Wedding in Happy Valley, Oregon

by Claire

Kelley and Ty are a stunning couple and their wedding day was one of pure joy. Ty (a model) could not have been a more handsome groom, and Kelley (although not a model, could be one) was breathtaking in a Lazaro gown. The couple were married at Kelley's parents' home in Happy Valley, Oregon amid sunflowers and rustic woodland decor. One of my favorite details of this spectacular wedding was the hand-built wooden altar for the ceremony. Plus, the guests each got to choose a potted...

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15 Wedding Dresses for a Traditional Ceremony

by Azure

For brides-to-be planning traditional ceremonies in their places of worship, finding the perfect wedding dress has its difficulties. A sky high slit or deep plunging neckline with bare shoulders probably won't fly. So we did some work and rounded up the most stunning gowns for chapel, church, synagogue, and other religious ceremonies. Take a peek and see what we came up with... Aren't these dresses divine? It's amazing what sheer lace can do to transform a dress from daring to...

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Survey Results: The Registry 3 Years Later

by John Scrofano

Embrace the benefit of hindsight. We've been talking to couples about their wedding registries 3 years + later to learn what they still love and where they went wrong. We found three primary groups (archetypes if you will): The Practical: 'utilitatian couples' that used their registry primarily for home essentials The Millenials: 'experential couples' that used their registry primarily for experiences (mostly honeymoon and travel) The Shotgunners: 'impulsive couples'...

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