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Inspiration: Falling in Love

Fall is in the air…and it smells beautiful! So, here’s a little autumn inspiration from the uber creative folks at BHLDN. Bring some drama into your fall festivities with pops of red, pink and yellow…

Bride on a Budget

As businesses brace for the possibility of a double dip recession, brides and grooms should plan for the unexpected when planning their wedding day: job loss, vendors going out of business, rising prices and traveling limitations. While weddings still take place even in a down economy, brides and grooms are scaling back and trimming the excess…

How to Dress a Bridesmaid

No bride wants her bridesmaids to outshine her on her wedding day. But you still want and need your bridesmaids to look good for photos and match your aesthetic. Remember, how your bridesmaids look is an extension of your wedding design, just like flowers, centerpieces and paper.   The key is to simplify the dress but add style with…

Inspiration: The Right White

Lovely ideas from BHLDN

Seriously? Trash the Dress?

Wedding dresses are expensive. They need to fit perfectly, not have a mark on them and stay that way the entire day of the wedding. But let’s face it: You’re only going to wear that dress once. Sure, some brides hope to preserve the post-wedding-day dress and place it in their closets for their daughters to wear on their wedding days (like…

Florist Speed Dating

When choosing your florist you get a 30–40 minute consultation, some prices and loads of information. The real question is, do you like this florist? Do you like their style? Will they treat you well? How do you know? I know it feels like speed dating, but you will have a relationship with this person. Even if you choose the best in the field…

10 Ways to Spot a Fauxtographer

Fauxtographer (n.) — That overpaid guy with a camera who produced a product that looks like it came from a disposable camera someone gave to the flower girl.…

A Dress That's By The Book

There’s something romantic about a hint of black lace on a white wedding dress. A black ribbon around the waist can add modern fabulousness. And black embellishments can turn a simple fit and flair into a funky “wow” gown. But this wedding dress has black detailing that’s, well, a little more scholarly. Art students at Louisville Middle…

Is a Destination Wedding Right for You?

I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news… but… Brides who think that a destination wedding is going to save them money are misinformed. The fact is, your budget is your budget. At a home venue, you will spend your budget on one day. At a destination, there are generally four days of offered activities, food and hotel rooms to pay for. Don’t…

Petal Power

Flowers are an ever-important component in all weddings. The right flowers can add subtle accents, elevate a theme or color palette, or create a looming dramatic romance. And while paper or felt flowers are trending, the classic bouquet will never go out of style. But, as with all things, they are subject to a little fine-tuning. Especially when…