Floral Wedding Gowns for Spring 2011

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Pay homage to the springtime by wearing a wedding gown with floral details. Big silk flowers, lacy panels, and subtle appliques are some of the pretty extras you'll see all over this season's gowns. A cluster of silk roses adorns the back of a ballet-inspired peach gown by Lazaro gown featuring A cluster of silk roses at the back and an embroidered hem of vines and pink flowers. All photos: Martha Stewart Weddings Halter gown with organza flower by Amsale Spring 2011, … [Read more...]

Flower-Decked Wedding Cakes for Spring

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March has blown in, which means spring is just around the corner!  After a long, cold winter, we want to see flowers everywhere! Sugar flowers and real flowers, vines and butterflies, your cake will be so gorgeous, no one will want to cut into it! * Cake: Dale Lamberty, The Cake Lady, Westport, CT. All cake photos are from The Knot Nine Cakes, Brooklyn, NY Nine Cakes, Brooklyn, NY Mark Joseph Cakes Ana Parzych Custom Cakes, Cheshire, … [Read more...]

Distinctive Boutonnieres for the Boys!

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Nothing like a splash of color on the lapel to dress up on otherwise black-and-white affair! Whatever the color or style of your men's suits, a boutonniere is an eye-catching and attractive addition. Here are some ideas that are both formal and fun! Fresh flowers, ribbon, fabric, crepe paper, berries, herbs, acorns... this little ornament provides a great little outlet for your creative abilities! * All photos compliments of Martha Stewart Weddings * * Dahlia + Polka dot tie = … [Read more...]

Green Wedding Trends: Reuse, Recycle, Recreate!

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One of today's greatest trends is recycling. The amazing and beautiful things that people create from old, cast-off items is astounding! From bottles and cans to old doors and windows, there are tons of ways to turn someone else's junk into your treasure! image: Message in a bottle Here's a super cute table number idea that was inspired by a restaurant that had something like it on their tables.  All you  need are some tin cans, paint, and a drill... Aren't they cute? Inexpensive, … [Read more...]

Beautiful Bridal Bouquets for Fall

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Summer is on the wane, and everything shifts with the seasons in regard to wedding planning. From the foods to the colors to the fabrics, and of course the flowers a bride carries down the aisle. Celebrate the season with a deep, lush, majestic bouquet, like some of these pictured below! feature image: The bride at this California wedding, a floral designer by trade, composed her bouquet of plush 'Pieter B' and 'Evelyn' garden roses, bunny tails, and pink-edged variegated dogwood. Vintage … [Read more...]

Lovely, Loose, & Unpredictable Wedding Bouquets

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Wedding bouquets say a lot about the brides carrying them!  The more traditional look is a tight, round, topiary-type bouquet (where the red rose reigns). But wait, there's more! Brides.com takes a look at some bouquet shapes that are "equally lovely, but far less predictable." And I can't get enough of them! (Which is why, five-and-a-half years ago, I carried one of these down the isle myself!) Feature image: Your Special Flowers.com * Asymmetrical That's right, who said a … [Read more...]

Gorgeous Wedding Flowers by Color

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If you've already picked your wedding colors, you may be wondering what type of flowers will match your theme colors. It's a good idea to do some of your own research before you visit the florist, this way you can compare prices in advance, and find out what some other options are if the flowers you like are unavailable, out of season, our beyond your budget. For a gorgeous array of photos depicting bridal bouquets in every shade of the rainbow, Martha Stewart Weddings has a gorgeous gallery! … [Read more...]

Spring 2010 Wedding Dress Trends

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During Bridal Fashion Week, top designers to show off their new lines, and give us a glimpse into what's hot in this season's wedding fashion. Here are some wedding dress trends you'll love! Look for them to hit your local bridal salon this spring. '50s Flair Bridal designers are loving belted gowns, high necklines, tulle skirts, and tea-length dresses. Dress by Anne Barge via the Knot. Tulle Tulle can be tricky to get right-- you want to look ethereal without feeling like a little … [Read more...]

Dress up your Drink!

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Not everyone wants to splurge on small details like these, but they are so adorable I couldn't help admiring them!  These photos and ideas are from Brides.com, so you can go over there for even more great ideas, yummy drinks, and info on where to purchase all these pretty little extras. This monogrammed plastic tumbler looks pretty spiffy, but it actually costs less than many rental glasses. You can get 100 of them for $89.95 at The American Wedding. (These are filled with tangerine juice … [Read more...]

Bridal Bouquets: The Look You Love for Less!

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Have you seen a bouquet you crave as your own, but can't stomach the price tag on it?  Take a look at these photos and see if you can tell the difference between the budget bouquets and the pricier deluxe versions. Then head on over to Brides.com to see how they did it! Can you tell the Difference? Can you tell the difference between the affordable and deluxe bouquets? Head on over to Brides.com to test yourself!  They'll also give you some good tips on what affordable flowers you can … [Read more...]