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Our Top 5 Favorite 2015 Real Weddings

As always, our favorite real weddings are hard to select. But we think you are going to absolutely adore every pick for 2015. Each one has great details, interesting stories, and modern sensibilities. In no particular order, we present our top 5! Jennifer & Bruce’s Surprise Wedding by Jonathan Kaye Photography This cute couple had […]
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Our 10 Favorite Items on Etsy in Honor of Their 10th Anniversary!

We can hardly believe that Etsy is turning 10 this week. Our go-to place for all things fabulously designed, we can’t imagine our lives without their collection of talented makers.  In honor of their 10th anniversary, we found 10 of our favorite wedding-related items available right now. From invites to gifts, it’s a reminder of […]
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Aisle Style: Favorite Red Carpet Looks

Aisle Style: Favorite Red Carpet Looks

With the Oscars wrapping up the red carpet season last night, we’ve found more than enough style to inspire us as we head into our favorite time of year – wedding season. We can’t help but feel inspired by the celebrities who have gracefully walked the red carpet in these stunning styles. Scroll through to see if your favorites made the list!

72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals   1DD9C78B

Cut out gowns were huge on the red carpet this season and we can’t wait to see our brides try this daring trend. Rosamund Pike rocks this Vera Wang gown while Emily Blunt keeps it more understated in a gown  by Michael Kors.

Kate Hudson   Lupita Nyong'o

Halter gowns have always been a popular choice by celebrities and brides alike. They are great to show off those toned shoulders you worked so hard for! Kate Hudson in Versace and Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein definitely turned heads in these gorgeous gowns.

Reese Witherspoon   Salma Hayek

Bold belts are very in this season and these leading ladies really know how to wear them right. Reese Witherspoon showed off her sophisticated style in this Tom Ford beauty while Salma Hayek channeled her inner bride wearing Alexander McQueen.

Marion Cotillard   Kerry Washington

French actress Marion Cotillard demonstrates how patterns can really change the look and feel of any outfit in this Dior Couture dress. Also playing up the patterns, Kerry Washington channels her inner Olivia Pope with this structured and elegant Miu Miu gown.

Faith + Tim   Justin + Jennifer

Playing up the metallic trend perfectly, long term couple Faith Hill & Tim McGraw and red carpet royalty Justin Theroux & Jennifer Aniston truly shined at the Oscars last night.

David + Neil   Channing + Jenna

Husband and host David Burtka & Neil Patrick Harris really complemented each other in these Calvin Klein and Brunello Cucinello tuxedos. Speaking of compliments, we could not stop staring at Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan! Wearing Dolce & Gabbana and Zuhair Murad,  we have no choice but to give them the ‘Most Gorgeous Couple’ award.

Don’t forget about your girls! These stars show how you can dress your bridal party to look like the stars that they are!

Gwyneth Paltrow   Zoe Saldana

Pretty in pale pink, Gwyneth Paltrow wearing Ralph & Russo Couture and Zoe Saldana wearing Altelier Versace are perfect examples of how this color can work on every skin tone.

Jennifer Hudson   Michelle Monaghan

Add a pop of color to your wedding party! Jennifer Hudson absolutely glows in this Romona Keveza gown while Michelle Monaghan plays up the color of the year in this glam Roksanda dress.

87th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals   Scarlett Johansson

Bold statement necklaces can turn an already great dress into a stylish masterpiece. Cate Blanchett wearing John Galliano and Scarlett Johansson wearing Atelier Versace show how accessorizing can make a huge difference.

87th Academy Awards - Arrivals   Dakota Johnson

Have a bridal party full of dark haired beauties? Don’t be afraid to dress them in bold hues to really make a statement. Anna Kendrick looked drop dead gorgeous in this coral Thakoon gown while 50 Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson stunned in this red Saint Laurent gown.

Which red carpet look was your favorite this season? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook.

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Spring 2015 Wedding Dresses & Favorite Trends

Spring 2015 Wedding Dresses & Favorite Trends

Romona Keveza champagne accented blush wedding dress with illusion accents around neckline

There is a lot to love about 2015’s spring wedding dresses. Some of the trends are extensions from past collections, others seem to be a breath of fresh air–completely new and exciting. Out of all of these fascinating spring trends, there are five that stand out as our favorites: metallic glow, full skirts, interesting sleeves, blouson tops, and lingerie-inspired bodices.

Metallic Glow

This is one trend that is carrying over from last year, partially due to the amazing glow champagne hues and silver accents give to a bride’s skin. Above, a glittering ivy pattern is enhanced by the slight ombre of the champagne gown.  It’s definitely a modern version of an elegant princess gown.  Below, these two silhouettes are very different, but they have a similar detailing technique. They each feature floral accents in a metallic shade (golden on the left, silvery on the right) that starts out heavier on the bodice and then diminishes slowly on the way down the gown. This subtle trick elongates your frame and adds visual interest to your dress’ style.

princess wedding dress with metallic petal accents   sleeveless wedding dress with silver floral details

This one-shoulder dress below, uses a large scale pattern, adding twinkle to the entire gown.

one shoulder champagne wedding dress with sparkly accenting

Full Skirts

For those of you who love a sheath or figure-hugging mermaid silhouette, don’t worry, there are still plenty of dresses out there for you. Those dresses aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.  However, ballgown skirts, as well as those with voluminous layers (such as the option below) have re-emerged on the runway.  Especially with a defined waist, these are absolutely stunning on a wide range of figures.

wedding dress with beaded bodice and full, layered ball gown skirt

We’ve also noticed these are especially favored when paired with lingerie-inspired bodices (more on that below) or crop top wedding dresses.  Just look at this deliciously frothy wedding dress below with its simple bustier top and mega-princess skirt.

wedding dress with very full ballgown skirt and lingerie inspired bodice

Interesting Sleeves

Sleeve options are no longer simply cap sleeves or Kate Middleton-inspired long lace.  This season, sleeves have dominated in a wide range of lengths and shape. This very modern lace dress below has wide sleeves almost reminiscent of a kimono.  It adds volume to the top and balances out the slight mermaid silhouette.

modern white wedding dress with wide sleeves and ribbon sashlong sleeved white wedding dress with simple bow sash and slinky skirt

These two spring wedding dresses prove that sleeveless doesn’t have the market cornered on sexy.  Above, these slightly sheer long sleeves feature a column of tiny buttons almost to the elbow.  Their sophisticated design perfectly complements the gown’s modern nod to classic elegance. Below, va-va-voom comes with a side of sleeves in this spectacular, bold, beaded wedding dress. The patterned sleeves bell out at the wrist for an extra dramatic effect.

lace wedding dress with deep v neck and long sleeves

Blouson Tops

I am crazy for the blouson tops trend in the spring 2015 collections. Whether as a topper or a part of the dress these tops billow out at the waistline either discreetly like the one below, or very pronounced for a flouncier effect.

slinky champagne wedding dress with lace blouson top

One example of a more pronounced blouson top is below. This one is pleated and the top breaks up the different fabric patterns between the bodice and skirt.  This trend just goes especially well for boho or destination weddings, giving off a more relaxed, looser vibe.

ivory wedding dress with pleated, blouson top and relaxed waistline

Below, this Art Nouveau inspired dress features a low blouson top leading to a drop waist tied with a loose bow.

drop waist white wedding dress with blouson top

Lingerie-Inspired Bodices

At the other end of the spectrum are these sultrier, lingerie-inspired bodices. Fitted, lacy, and altogether feminine, these styles are for those that prefer a very tailored fit to their bodice. Women with more athletic figures will love the way these delicate designs flatter their svelte curves.

Below, this faux-sheer, cap sleeved bodice is transformed into an ethereal gown with its softly flowing skirt.

cap sleeve, sheer illusion lace bodice wedding dress with flowy skirt

If you want a more structured look, try a bodice with bustier boning and use a sheer sleeved bolero (below, left). If you like your “lingerie” on the boho side, you can have a similar effect with a loose, deep-scooped tank (this one on the left also features an athletic racer back).

wedding dress with lingeri inspired bodiice and sheer sleeve cover up   relaxed tank wedding dress bodice in white

If you love this style–super fitted on top with a ballgown skirt, but don’t want it to read as obviously lingerie as some of these other dresses, pick a simple design that is wrapped in a thin layer of tulle, such as the wedding dress below.

wedding dress with defined waist and lingerie inspired bodice wrapped with a thin layer of tulle

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