Bride vs. Bridal Party: How Coordinated Should They Be?

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One of the most beautiful details to consider when planning a wedding is the overall look of your bridal party. Most brides will choose to have some level of coordination for their bridal party (if for not for the entire wedding). The simplest and most common way to coordinate is by choosing a color scheme. Once you've done that then you can get down to the finer details of dress style, bouquet, accessories, hairstyle and shoes. The next debate would be how well you want your own bridal look … [Read more...]

A Golden Treasure Found Online – PrimeStyle.com

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Like many girls, I had all sorts of ideas and plans about my wedding long before I even met my Mr. Perfect.  Since I wasn't much of a ring girl, I couldn't imagine myself wearing an engagement ring - my thought was to get another piercing in my ear when the time came, and get an engagement earring instead.  Well, as it happened, when the time came, I was up and ready for a proper engagement ring, a classic one, right on my finger.  But now I had to catch up for lost time, for all those years I … [Read more...]

Spectacular Wedding Gowns for Spring 2013

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The season is overflowing with beautiful gowns for brides and bridesmaids!   As usual, there is something for everyone... fluffy ballgown for the princess in you, sleek sheaths for the modern bride, colors and prints for extra fun, and even minis and pants! Remember, even if you can't afford a gown by a top designer, use these photos as inspiration for your own dress. Often, a talented dressmaker can remake a gown for a fraction of the cost! All photos are from Martha Stewart … [Read more...]

Brides in Glasses: Yay or Nay?

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If you are a gal who wears glasses, the big wedding debate (at least as far as your mom or grandma may be concerned) is whether or not it's OK to keep your glasses on! But that is a wholly personal choice, and mainly depends on how comfortable and pretty you feel in your specs. Of course, we already know your glasses don't take away from your beauty or womanliness. In fact, some may regard them as a necessary fashion accessory. If you love your glasses and don't feel like "you" without them, … [Read more...]

10 Exquisite Handmade Touches for your Wedding

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It's frustrating when you know just what you want but can't find it anywhere. That's when sites like Etsy are simply amazing-- you can find someone to make just about anything, just the way you want it! From gowns to veils to slippers to invitations, these talented artists and artisans  can bring your vision to life. Here are just a few of the gorgeous wedding things I've found by browsing Etsy! 1. Custom Alencon Lace Wedding Jacket - Short or Capped Sleeves by GlorybyJeannieLee:  "The … [Read more...]

10 Winter Wedding Hairstyles

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Now that the winter months are here, you don't have the same worries about how to wear your hair as a summer bride. You can let your hair down-- even add extensions-- without worrying that your long hair will make you hot, or that the locks around your face will get sticky and sweaty. There's nothing worse than frizzy, straggly hair! But in the cooler months, you can be sure that straight hair will stay smooth, curls will stay sleek, and the longer and heavier your hair, the better! Here are … [Read more...]

Save Big on Couture Bridal Gowns & Accessories!

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We just discovered a fantastic site via Style Me Pretty where you can purchase  new and sample couture bridal gowns from the most well-known designers in the world at very reduced prices!  Your Dream Dress has gowns from designers such as Vera Wang, Reem Acra, Amsale, Carolina Herrera, Elie Saab, Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka, Valentino and many others. In addition to bridal gowns, you can find separates, shrugs, veils, headpieces, jewelry, sashes, and shoes.  Of course the best part of … [Read more...]

40 Fabulous Bridesmaid’s Dresses for Fall 2012

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  Not that we want the maids to outshine the bride... but the bridesmaid's gowns this season are just incredible!  We've browsed the newest collections (thanks, Martha!) and have picked some of favorites to show you... it was difficult to stick to just forty! Some are long, some are short, some are tailored and some are flowing, and they are all colors of the rainbow-- even a few patterned and two-toned, but what we love is that they all have clean, simple lines and beautiful, … [Read more...]

Hot off the Runways: Our Favorite Fall 2012 Wedding Gowns!

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What will it be this season? Bold and sultry, a dash of color, understated, sophisticated, whimsical or traditional...? We've got them all, and you're sure to find a gown from these collections that you're wild about! Wedding dress designers are debuting their newest looks for Fall 2012, and Martha Stewart offers us a sneak peak at these lovely creations. Here are our absolute favorites! I am really digging Vera Wang's line, all sultry beige and black tulle, these gowns are beautifully … [Read more...]

Metallic Wedding Palette

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For autumn, there's something special about sparkling metallics blended with deep colors, warm fabrics, and firelight! Incorporate these rich tones into your bridal wear (shoes, sash, dress, jewelry) or your bridal decor (centerpieces, flowers, food, wall hangings)... Here are some of our favorite finds to brighten your wedding decor! * * * * Gold table setting ideas: Elizabeth Ann Designs Gold Torrent Drops: Anthropologie $48 Golden vessels bearing silver number … [Read more...]