29 Jewelry Finds to Love for Your Big Day

by Claire

We've collected 29 of Ashley Schenkein's best bridal jewelry designs for your viewing pleasure! Whether you're going for a simple gold piece, or if you need to find the perfect gem to match your wedding palette, these finds have got you covered. We're positive this collection will help you discover that elegant necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings you've always dreamed of. Plus, scroll through to uncover a couple engagement rings we had to throw in the mix since they are so...

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Romantic Glamor in Calistoga, California

by Claire

Ashley and Chris' vineyard wedding at Calistoga Ranch was so romantic and glamorous we just had to share it with you. The ceremony will make you swoon with luxurious florals, a crystal chandelier, and an elegant branch altar. The brunette bride is stunning in an a-line lace gown and Tiffany pearls, and the floor-length, blush bridesmaids dresses are a perfect match for the glamorous celebration. Find your inspiration below and make sure to create an Ideabook of your favorite...

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P.S. I Do

by Claire

Prepare to pine for today's postcard-themed styled shoot with adorable attendants, vintage postcards, and romantic reds. For those couples who endured long distance for a time, or if you simply love vintage themes, this wedding is full to the brim with inspiration you'll adore. Each nook and cranny of the reception is thoughtfully designed from the dessert bar on a whitewashed table with hanging frames, to the welcome table with mirrors and a signing quill, to the romantic lounge...

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The Fine Art of Wearing Ruffles

by Bride Chic

You have to admit the greatest thing about a wedding dress is all those design elements we don't get to flaunt in daily life, and the ruffle taken to wedding dress level is certainly one of the best examples. Ruched is the trendy style on the block, but there are multiple ways to wear ruffles on your big day. Add those skirts rolled into florals and you can start to see that ruffles can be worn head to toe on a bodice, sleeve, skirt or train. Plus, ruffled touches on shoes, purses,...

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Five Ribbon Backdrop Ideas for your DIY Wedding

by Oh Lovely Day

Hi guys!  Chandra from Oh Lovely Day back with some DIY inspiration for you!  By the way, how much do you love that photo above?  I super love it, but I may be a bit biased… When deciding on DIY projects for your wedding, don't forget to include a fabulous backdrop project! Ribbon backdrops are pretty, budget-friendly, and super easy to do. All you need is ribbon, and something to tie it to like a PVC pipe, clothesline, or just long string. SO EASY. And did I mention how pretty...

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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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