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The Fall 2016 Collection from BHLDN

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Oh happy day! This morning, BHLDN launches their stunning fall 2016 collection – Wild Serenity. Featuring pieces from esteemed designers like Hayley Paige, Marchesa, Watters, Justin Alexander and many more, this collection of 20 gowns also includes an assortment of 100+ bridesmaid dresses, wraps, headpieces, veils, accessories and decor that is sure to leave you breathless. Here, BHLDN tells us a little bit more about the story behind their collection.

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Enter a land enchanted – wild serenity. Where endless sky and dappled sunlight meet craggy coastlines and rocks smoothed by centuries of playing with the sea. Here, the rolling hills are so brilliantly green they appear to be cloaked in emeralds. Here, we introduce the BHLDN fall 2016 collection alight with dreamy movement, quite color, airy layers, and storybook embroidery.

Shot in Northern Ireland among the mystic Dark Hedges and mythic Giants Causeway, gowns like the Freya by beloved designer Catherine Deane cast an ethereal glow in the dancing fog as the sun plays upon intricate beading. The contouring Leigh Gown by Eddy K brings softness and light to the fabled coast with its winding lace, while the bohemian beauty, Teagan by Etoile dances among the wildflowers. Fur wraps and the luxe, silk Aurelia bridal trousers round out a collection steeped in magical wonder that beckons the autumn season.

We invite you to explore the collection further by visiting BHLDN directly! Prepare to fall in love all over again.

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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

Sandy Buckley, NotedOccasions

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Best of 2015: Fashion

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What would a Best Of list be without mentioning our favorite wedding fashion from 2015? This year saw so many goodies, it was all but impossible to narrow down our list of favorites and most popular images from Pinterest and Instagram. In no particular order, here were the bridal and bridesmaid dresses that truly shone this year:

wedding gown with illusion lace - photo by Taylor Lord http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
The illusion lace details on the Yaki Ravid gown from this wedding photographed by Taylor Lord were stunning a million times over!

bohemian bride and groom - photo by Erich McVey http://rufflebdlog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
The bohemian style of this bride and groom wowed us — photography by Erich McVey, wedding dress and cape from Shareen Bridal, veil by Julie Harris Designs, headpiece by Erica Koesler, groom’s jacket by Rock & Roll Religion.

mismatched metallic bridesmaid dresses - photo by The More We See http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
Everyone fell in love with this bride’s two-piece look and her bridesmaids’ mismatched metallic dresses! Photo by The More We See, wedding dress by Carol Hannah, veil by Mignonne Handmade.

low back wedding gown - photo by Lori Romney Photogrraphy http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
The low back on the gown by Bree Lena in this shoot photographed by Lori Romney Photography and Jennifer Fauset Photography was a total show-stopper.

bejeweled wedding dress back - photo by Emily Sacco http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
We can’t begin to tell you how many hours we spent staring at the detailing of the Catherine Deane “Tallulah” gown in this shoot photographed by Emily Sacco!

bright bridesmaid dresses - photo by Teale Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
We couldn’t get enough of the bright colors in this bridal party look! Photo by Teale Photography.

blush pink wedding gown - photo by Adam Barnes http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
Blush pink never looked so good as it did in the gown from this wedding photographed by Adam Barnes.

painted wedding gown - photo by Shannon Duggan Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
Did you really think we could go without mentioning the incredible handpainted gown by R-Mine Bespoke from this shoot photographed by Shannon Duggan Photography?

glam Gatsby bridesmaid dresses - photo by Carla Atley http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
These Adrianna Papell gowns from this wedding were perfect for the couple’s glam Gatsby inspired day. Photo by Carla Atley.

Vera Wang gown - photo by nbarrett photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
The tulle and lace detail in the Vera Wang gown from this wedding was simply beautiful. Photo by nbarrett photography.

blue jeweled wedding dress - photo by Laura Sponaugle Photography http://ruffledblog.com/best-of-2015-fashion
We ended the year with this gown by Cinobi Cinobi, but we knew right away it would be a favorite for years to come — photo by Laura Sponaugle Photography.

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Fine Day Press

Fine Day Press is an Austin-based design + paper studio specializing in wedding invitations, custom designs & stationery with a modern, painterly feel. Our watercolor invitations are printed on luxe, cotton cardstock and can be mixed and matched with our envelope liners. Each design encompasses a full invitation suite, including Save the Dates, Directions & Information cards, and Day-of pieces.

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Pronovias 2016 Collection

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This past weekend, invited us to attend their first NYC runway show, and we honestly couldn’t be more thrilled to see their 2016 Collection in person. As always, Pronovias is on the cutting edge of wedding fashion with a selection of couture gowns that are positively blowing us away. Just wait until you see the pieces with illusion lace — our jaws hit the floor.


Shown above: Veranda gown


Verona gown – love the cape!


Valeria gown – with a gorgeous keyhole back


Valira gown – with a criss cross back


Veneto gown – flowy delicate neck detail


Varinia gown – silk gauze skirt with French and Chantilly lace bodice


Timy dress – 3/4 lace sleeve gown, making sleeved wedding gowns look SO good


Vienal gown – sweetheart neckline with sheer overlay in illusion tulle


Varnava gown – A-line wedding dress with French lace and side pockets (French lace and pockets in the same sentence is always a good combo in my book)

Pronovias is a family company that started in 1964 in Barcelona. This Spanish label is available in 105 countries and launches two collections every year. Atelier Pronovias, the gowns you see in this collection, is the Haute Couture line worn by top models including Karolína Kurková and many other Victoria’s Secret models last April at the Barcelona show.


Verila gown – Mikado silk, lace and tulle ball gown and side pockets!


Pleasant gown – off-the-shoulder bodice with sheer elbow-length sleeves

Pronovias’ Flagship store (all 5 floors of a building in Midtown!) and headquarters is in New York City, and it has over 500 bridal boutiques that carry the label. The 2016 collection has 30 gowns, with romantic and sexy silhouettes with illusion bodices, French and Chantilly lace, mikado silk, crepe or brocade that give these gowns an airy and ethereal look.


Vintage gown – one of my personal top 3 faves! Chantilly lace mermaid skirt overlaid with soft tulle flared skirt gathered at the waist

These sexy, lace dresses are inspired by lingerie with a touch of Hollywood glamour from the thirties and forties. These Great-Gatsby inspired gowns play with strategically placed sheer panels, beaded tulle and embroidery creating the most delicate sleeves, neckline and back. This Spanish household label is quickly being adopted by brides beyond Spain and across the globe. has 7 logistic centers worldwide to ensure the process to finding the gown you want is smooth until you have it in your hands. Their attention to detail and precision you see in these gowns carries throughout the company.

View all images from this collection in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photos

Dan Lecca

Hair and Makeup

AVEDA

Wedding Gowns

Pronovias

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Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Little White Dress is the premier bridal salon in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. We offer unmatched service, and a beautiful selection of designer wedding gowns, accessories, and shoes in a wide variety of price ranges and styles. Little White Dress is proud to offer the very best bridal designers, all of which are unavailable elsewhere in Colorado. Get ready for one of the best parts of wedding planning – finding your gown at Little White Dress!

Gown designers: Anne Barge, Charlie Brear, Claire Pettibone, Enaura, Galia Lahav, Jenny Packham, Justin Alexander, Liancarlo, Lis Simon, Marchesa, Matthew Christopher, Naeem Khan, Reem Acra, Rivini, Robert Bullock Bride, Sassi Holford.

Located at 3420 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO 80211 in the Historic Highlands Neighborhood. Tel.: 303-814-8972

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Elegant Toronto Wedding Inspired by Dolce & Gabbana

Elegant Weddings

We love seeing weddings that are a long time in the making, and Renata and Aundrae went on their first date in 2005. Nearly a decade later, the couple exchanged vows in Toronto with the help of photographer Boyfriend/Girlfriend, wedding planner/designer and reception florist Melissa Andre Events, and bouquet florist Blush & Bloom, choosing a wedding theme inspired by Dolce & Gabbana’s spring/summer 2014 campaign. I dare you to find a more fashionable couple!

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

From the bride, Renata: From day 1 we knew we didn’t want anything typical so when we met with our wedding planner, she presented the most perfect inspiration: Dolce & Gabbana spring/summer 2014 campaign and we were instantly sold! The rich golds, warm reds, blacks and hint of blue when combined, made something so dreamy!

red Gucci wedding shoes - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

chic groom looks - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

protea bouquet with ribbons - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

chic bridal look - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

Warm. Romantic. Inviting. Rich textures. Fashion forward. Our wedding reminded me of a modern Spanish cathedral – it took place in a church (built in the 1800’s) so that speaks for itself. Melissa & her team modernized it with the gorgeous Christian Lacroix wallpaper as the table top and modern elements throughout. One of our favorite elements we added was the custom drawn caricature – we both love soccer and have played for almost all our lives, so having both of us drawn in our wedding attire, wearing soccer cleats, was an obvious choice.

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

wedding ceremony - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

For the ceremony, we had an arch made up of rucus foliage as well as hanging amaranthus. My bouquet was very important to me – I really wanted something I had never seen before and so different. My friend Becky is beyond talented – I sent her an image of the protea flowers and I knew I had to have it. How it turned out was better than I imagined! Our floral arrangements at the reception were a mix of garden roses, peonies and anomones.

elegant tablescape - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

glam wedding reception - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

unique guestbook - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

lamp centerpiece with flower accents - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My advice for couples planning their wedding is to stay calm and try not to get caught up in it. I found the process can easily get stressful and frustrating – especially costs and budgets. Pick whatever is most important to you, and eliminate things you could live without. In the end, as long as you get married, the rest will fall into place.

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

gold and black reception table - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

tablescape receptions - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

elegant wedding cake - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

wedding reception donuts - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

elegant Toronto wedding inspired by Dolce & Gabbana - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana

champagne toast - photo by Boyfriend Girlfriend http://ruffledblog.com/elegant-toronto-wedding-inspired-by-dolce-and-gabbana


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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First Dance: “I Found My Everything,” Mary J Blige
Music was a huge thing for us! We both love music and different genres, and knew that music is the one thing to get people going! For our ceremony, we had a single violinist so it was so romantic and beautiful and we wanted him to play Ave Maria as it means so much to us. The cocktail was inspired by Frank Sinatra with a mix of soul, Motown and jazz.

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Blush & Bloom

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The Spoke Club

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The Berkeley Church

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Jenny Packham

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Powder

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Gucci

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Valencienne

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Tara Fava

Hair

Tony Phaam of Jie Salon

Makeup

RDT Events + Beauty

Maid of Honor Dress

Monique Lhuillier

Bridesmaid Dresses

Vera Wang

Groom's Dark Tuxedo

Coppley

Grooms' White Tuxedo

Tom Ford via Harry Rosen

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Coppley

Catering

Berkeley Church

Wedding Cake and Macarons

Nadia & Co.

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Sweet Sammies

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Glory Hole Doughnuts

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Tino Pop

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Michael Coombs

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Sareh Nouri Fall 2015 Bridal Collection

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Orange Photographie

When you mix impeccably gorgeous wedding gowns and film photography, you get a winning combination every time. Sareh Nouri recently released her Fall 2015 bridal collection, and we’re not ashamed to say we’re absolutely smitten with each and every piece. Thank you Orange Photographie for doing these beauties justice!

Sareh Nouri Fall 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Orange Photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sareh-nouri-fall-2015-bridal-collection

Sareh Nouri, the Persian born bridal designer returns to the NYC Bridal Fashion Week to release her Fall 2015 collection. Like a storied fairy tale each glamorous design is composed of graceful and intricate details that are sure to capture your heart. The classic collection is complete with hand embroidered French lace, and various silhouettes that will draw your eyes with their beauty. Beautiful hints of blush, mint and rustic gold can be found throughout the collection. This season Sareh Nouri has unveiled her first evening wear selection, staying true to her ethereal and romantic aesthetics. The Fall 2015 collection is one to be remembered as Sareh Nouri makes her mark and further establishes herself as a top designer in the fashion industry.

Sareh Nouri Fall 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Orange Photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sareh-nouri-fall-2015-bridal-collection

Sareh Nouri Fall 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Orange Photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sareh-nouri-fall-2015-bridal-collection

Sareh Nouri Fall 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Orange Photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sareh-nouri-fall-2015-bridal-collection

Sareh Nouri Fall 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Orange Photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sareh-nouri-fall-2015-bridal-collection

wedding dress with sleeves - photo by Orange Photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sareh-nouri-fall-2015-bridal-collection

wedding dress with sleeves - photo by Orange Photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sareh-nouri-fall-2015-bridal-collection

Sareh Nouri Fall 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Orange Photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sareh-nouri-fall-2015-bridal-collection

Sareh Nouri Fall 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Orange Photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sareh-nouri-fall-2015-bridal-collection

Sareh Nouri Fall 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Orange Photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sareh-nouri-fall-2015-bridal-collection

Sareh Nouri Fall 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Orange Photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sareh-nouri-fall-2015-bridal-collection

Sareh Nouri Fall 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Orange Photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sareh-nouri-fall-2015-bridal-collection

blue wedding dress - photo by Orange Photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sareh-nouri-fall-2015-bridal-collection

Sareh Nouri Fall 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Orange Photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sareh-nouri-fall-2015-bridal-collection

Sareh Nouri Fall 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Orange Photographie http://ruffledblog.com/sareh-nouri-fall-2015-bridal-collection


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Photographer: Orange Photographie / Floral: Laura Clare Design / Bridal Gowns and Veils: Sareh Nouri / Select Bridal Laces: House of Sophie Hallette / Headpieces: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart / Hair: Ashley Malone of Pimped Out Hair / Makeup: Saray Barbosa Makeup Artistry

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Spreading Lovely

Welcome to Spreading Lovely!  We’re a full service event planning & design company based in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving all of The Golden State and beyond and tailor all services to fit your specific event needs.  Plus, with every booking, we donate 10% to the charity of your choice because we believe in not only making a difference in our clients’ lives, but also in countless other lives we may never otherwise have the opportunity to reach.

Of course we love a great party, but more importantly we believe in love, we believe in a marriage after the wedding, and we love being a part of life’s major milestones and helping you navigate the (sometimes) mountains of details.  With our wealth of knowledge, creativity and experience we’ll illuminate and inspire your ideas to create a one-of-a-kind event that authentically reflects YOUnot us, or what anyone tells you it should be.

We know how to leverage small design details of texture, color and lighting to elevate an event and create the ambiance you desire. We love collaborating to create unique event concepts, after all – it’s your story that makes the best inspiration.  If lots of glitter and bright colors best reflects your fun loving nature, awesome, we’re in!  If an elopement on a mountain top is more your thing, fantastic, we’re in!  Our number one job is to be on your team and provide a voice of reason, guidance and experience to streamline the planning and execute your event more exceptional than you imagined.

We believe you should be fully present and live in the moment on your wedding day, not sweating the small stuff!  That’s why we’re here to make the road to your wedding more fun, more relaxed and more enjoyable by taking care of the planning, design and organization details so you can still make it to Sunday brunch and do more of what makes you happy while celebrating the path to this amazing commitment to each other!

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Truvelle Wedding Dresses

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One of the best aspects of this wedding blogging gig is having an excuse to look at gorgeous wedding gowns all day. The incomparable Truvelle has just released their 2015 bridal collection, and it’s an absolute winner. Blush Wedding Photography took the reins behind the camera for the shoot, and the resulting images are purely breathtaking.

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View all images from this collection in the gallery

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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

Sandy Buckley, NotedOccasions

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Claire Pettibone Romantique 2015 Bridal Collection

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We’ve been big fans of wedding dress designer Claire Pettibone for years now, so when we heard the designer was introducing a line of more affordable yet equally gorgeous bridal gowns, we could hardly contain our excitement. Laura Gordon Photography captured the stunning pieces on film, and we have to admit we’re having a difficult time picking a favorite.

Claire Pettibone Romantique 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Laura Gordon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/claire-pettibone-romantique-2015-bridal-collection

Designer Claire Pettibone has built a career making brides’ dreams come true, but if her couture collection is a bit out of reach, or if you just want a more understated, low-key vibe for your special day, she has created some very romantic ways to say “I do.” “After countless love-letters from brides who adored my collection but didn’t quite have a couture budget, we felt it was time to launch ‘Romantique’,” Pettibone explains. “It was really important to me and our company to make this collection with quality and integrity, so we chose to keep the production at home here in Los Angeles. ‘Romantique’ has a relaxed elegance so that a bride can really make it her own. I love that our brides don’t fit into a “type” and that my collection seems to attract the coolest, anti-zilla, girls you would totally be friends with,” says the designer.

delicate wedding dresses - photo by Laura Gordon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/claire-pettibone-romantique-2015-bridal-collection

Claire Pettibone Romantique 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Laura Gordon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/claire-pettibone-romantique-2015-bridal-collection

Claire Pettibone wedding gown - photo by Laura Gordon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/claire-pettibone-romantique-2015-bridal-collection

Claire Pettibone Romantique 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Laura Gordon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/claire-pettibone-romantique-2015-bridal-collection

Claire Pettibone Romantique 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Laura Gordon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/claire-pettibone-romantique-2015-bridal-collection

The collection includes a mixture of flowing silhouettes, feminine off-the-shoulder sleeves, delicate embroidered lace, and signature stunning backs. Graceful and ethereal, Claire Pettibone ‘Romantique’ features understated, elegant gowns priced from $1,500 to $2,800, perfect for your own love story.

lace wedding gown - photo by Laura Gordon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/claire-pettibone-romantique-2015-bridal-collection

Claire Pettibone Romantique 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Laura Gordon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/claire-pettibone-romantique-2015-bridal-collection

lace wedding gown - photo by Laura Gordon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/claire-pettibone-romantique-2015-bridal-collection

Claire Pettibone Romantique 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Laura Gordon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/claire-pettibone-romantique-2015-bridal-collection

lace wedding dress - photo by Laura Gordon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/claire-pettibone-romantique-2015-bridal-collection

About our Groom: Skipping down the Instagram rabbit hole, I came across this gorgeous bearded man… I’ve actually never really been into beards, but wow, this guy is handsome! Flash-forward to a few months later, we decide to photograph our Romantique collection with a “groom” to really tell the whole love story, which after all, is actually the point of a wedding! I reached out to some men’s model agents, and I think I actually gasped when I saw Christopher Millington as one of the gentlemen the agent was sending to our casting! So he shows up, completely charming in a not-trying-to-be-charming way… with a Scottish accent… oh, come ON! And, there you go… we found our Romantique groom. We would love to hear about your groom! Tag him #romantiquegroom, and you can follow ours @chrisjohnmillington. Of course, we can’t wait to see YOU in your Romantique gown #romantiquebride #clairepettibone.

delicate wedding dresses - photo by Laura Gordon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/claire-pettibone-romantique-2015-bridal-collection

Claire Pettibone Romantique 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Laura Gordon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/claire-pettibone-romantique-2015-bridal-collection

Claire Pettibone Romantique 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Laura Gordon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/claire-pettibone-romantique-2015-bridal-collection

Claire Pettibone Romantique 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Laura Gordon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/claire-pettibone-romantique-2015-bridal-collection

Claire Pettibone Romantique 2015 Bridal Collection - photo by Laura Gordon Photography http://ruffledblog.com/claire-pettibone-romantique-2015-bridal-collection


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Wedding Dresses: Claire Pettibone Romantique / Photographer: Laura Gordon Photography / Hair: Jorge Luis / Makeup: Dillon Pena / Men’s Stylist: Beau Barela

Carol Hannah 2015 Bridal Collection

Fashion & Beauty

Photos by:

Dan Lecca

We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring you Carol Hannah‘s 2015 bridal collection, and here’s why: it’s full of so many unexpected delights that we nearly had to pinch ourselves just to get through it. With its unexpected patterns, hues, and materials, this is one collection you certainly won’t want to miss!

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Fine Day Press

Fine Day Press is an Austin-based design + paper studio specializing in wedding invitations, custom designs & stationery with a modern, painterly feel. Our watercolor invitations are printed on luxe, cotton cardstock and can be mixed and matched with our envelope liners. Each design encompasses a full invitation suite, including Save the Dates, Directions & Information cards, and Day-of pieces.

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Sarah Seven Fall 2015 Bridal Collection

Fashion & Beauty

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Truth be told, I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a Sarah Seven gown that hasn’t completely stolen my heart. The talented designer is back with a collection of gowns (and rompers!) that will set your heart racing, and one that will make it nearly impossible to choose a favorite. These gowns are hitting stores early next year, so keep an eye out for them! View the gallery here.

Sarah Seven Fall 2015 Bridal Collection

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[seven-degrees]

A new angle on the art of entertaining. [seven-degrees] is an award-winning & full-service events venue. At [seven-degrees] we provide a range of services which are layered together to create a complete wedding experience. Our property, winner of the Architecture Guild Award, is a 25,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor gallery noted for its modern design and elegant feel. Our [seven-degrees] Coordination team will assist you in implementing your unique vision for the space. We understand the intricacies of planning a distinct ceremony and reception and take pleasure in working with couples throughout each stage of the process. You’ll enjoy customizing your menu with our Executive Chef and meet with our Wedding Coordinators and Design Team to make choices regarding design and décor (including presentation, technology, lighting and floral arrangement).

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Winnie Couture Fall 2015 Bridal Collection

Fashion & Beauty

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Next up on our tour of Fall 2015 bridal collections is the impeccable California-based Winnie Couture. The gowns are everything you could hope for in a bridal line – elegant, luxurious, sophisticated, and just plain gorgeous to look at. We particularly love the unexpected pop of aqua lace in one of the gowns!

Winnie Couture Fall 2015 Bridal Collection

Liancarlo Fall 2015 Bridal Collection

Fashion & Beauty

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We’re back with more coverage of the Fall 2015 Bridal runway collections, and next on the roster is Liancarlo. While there are some absolutely stunning ivory gowns in the collection, it’s the dresses in nude, blush, silver, and blue tones that have captivated our attention the most. These gowns are exquisitely detailed, so make sure you take a close look in the galleries!

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Event Studio

Event Studio is a wedding floral design and decorating firm that offers beautiful and unique designs for your special day! We are over-the-moon excited to play with lush gorgeous flowers everyday, treating each wedding as the only one. We join each couple in their excitement and work to make your day the most beautiful day of your life!

We offer a full inventory that we include in your design agreement. In addition, we offer custom made signs and unique decorator items!

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Rivini Fall 2015 Bridal Collection

Fashion & Beauty

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I’ve been a fan of Rivini‘s impeccable wedding gown for years now, so you might think I would know what to expect from her runway shows by this point. But believe me when I say this Fall 2015 show blew me away with its clean lines, delicate beading, and fresh implementation of lace. Which could you see yourself wearing?

Rivini Fall 2015 Bridal Collection

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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

Sandy Buckley, NotedOccasions

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Jenny Packham 2015 Bridal Collection

Fashion & Beauty

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How could we possibly cover the Fall 2015 bridal collections without touching on a perennial favorite designer, Jenny Packham? This year Packham has outdone herself again, with a collection full of intricate beading, unexpected hues, and just the right amount of vintage glam to suit every bride.

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Reem Acra Fall 2015 Wedding Fashion

Fashion & Beauty

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Things are a bit giddier than usual around the office today, and for a very good reason – we’ve got Reem Acra‘s Bridal Fall 2015 line to share with you! We’ve been blown away by her designs each season, and this time around is no different. We’ve got a whole gallery of beauties for you to admire, so let’s take a peek!

Reem Acra Wedding Dresses 2015

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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

Sandy Buckley, NotedOccasions

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BHLDN Fall 2014 Lookbook

Fashion & Beauty

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What a treat it is when we get to share images from BHLDN‘s most recent Fall 2014 lookbook with you all, dear readers! This shoot is guaranteed to inspire followers of all types of fashion styles, with classic floor length gowns for the traditional romantic to a lace romper for the unconventional bride. Read on for more details about the shoot, featuring real-life couple Ava and Ryan.

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BHLDN fall 2014 lookbook - http://ruffledblog.com/bhldn-fall-2014-lookbook

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BHLDN fall 2014 lookbook - http://ruffledblog.com/bhldn-fall-2014-lookbook

Here’s what BHLDN has to say about this lookbook: Starring models and real-life couple Ava and Ryan, the lookbook gives an intimate peek into a bride and groom on their special day, and helps BHLDN brides draw inspiration for their own weddings. The shoot follows the happy couple on their journey to the aisle all the while showcasing a variety of styles fit for any wedding venue. There are figure-fitting gowns and faux-fur wraps for more uptown nuptials. For casual brides, there are chic, shorter looks — even a lace bridal romper. Each outfit is light and easy to wear, bringing out the bride’s true beauty.

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Best of 2013: Fashion

Fashion & Beauty

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You know we couldn’t possibly do a 2013 round-up without hitting on a perpetual favorite, wedding fashion! This year saw a rise in patterned wedding gowns, eclectic bridesmaid dress choices, and even some groomsmen showing some personality through their attire picks. Without further ado, here are the big hitters for our favorite and most popular 2013 fashion picks:

Greenpoint Loft wedding
lace wedding dress via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Amber Gress, Dress: Vintage found via Hollywood Style Vintage

North Carolina boho wedding
purple floral wedding dress via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Sassyfras Studios, Wedding Dress by Badgley Mischka

New Jersey wedding
painterly wedding dress via ruffledblog.com
Photo by W Scott Chester, Dress by Monique Lhuillier 2013 Resort Collection

Paso Robles wedding
ruffled wedding dress via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Stacey Ramsey, Dress by Priscilla of Boston

Carondelet House wedding

stylish groomsmen outfits via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Floataway Studios, Men’s Attire: Groomsmen’s Own

Glam garden wedding

uber chic bridesmaid dresses via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Amanda K Photography, Wedding Dress by Monique Lhuillier, Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Bride’s sister

Modern Pretoria wedding
mermaid wedding gowns via ruffledblog.com
Photo by picture me&u, Dress via Joss Bridal Wear

San Juan Capistrano wedding
bridesmaids in leggings via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Whitney Darling, Wedding Dress by Sue Wong, Bridesmaids’ Dresses from various places

New Hampshire wedding
gold sequin bride via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Dreamlove Photography, Wedding Dress by Lindee Daniel

Chic ballroom wedding
winter bridesmaid dresses via ruffledblog.com
Photo by Ryan Price, Wedding Dress by Leanne Marshall, Bridesmaids’ Dresses from various places

Woodsy Colorado wedding
tulle wedding gowns via ruffledblog.com
Photo by We Are the Parsons, Dress by Janay Andrews

View our favorite frocks from 2011 and 2012 and follow our Wedding Fashion board on Pinterest for more!

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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

Sandy Buckley, NotedOccasions

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Gold Rush Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Kat Harris

Without a doubt, my current color scheme crush is gold and black. Something about the pairing screams elegant, fresh, and luxe — and photographer Kat Harris would seem to agree! She formed this shoot after getting inspired by runway collections from Ralph Lauren and Kate Spade, and we’re tickled to see how well her ideas translated into wedding design.

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From the photographer, Kat Harris: Ever since I saw Ralph Lauren’s fall 2012 black + gold collection along with Kate Spade’s Spring 2013 collection, I have been dying to do a black and gold themed wedding! Black and gold are timeless, and never go out of style yet you rarely see them incorporated into weddings. What excited me about this theme is that timeless, tailored, class is back ladies! I’m a Southern Prep at heart so I’ve been giddy to see tailored suits for men come back as well as classically polished silhouettes for ladies to be back on the horizon. And of course I had to include bows and chevron prints into the shoot!

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Gold rush wedding inspiration
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Gold rush wedding inspiration
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Gold rush wedding inspiration

What is refreshing to me about this theme is that although timeless it offers a fresh, polished, tailored, yet spunky way to incorporate classic All-American details into your wedding. This is why we incorporated a lemon whiskey bar, chevron print on the invites, and bows upon bows upon bows! And don’t even get me started on how cute Jessie and Johan are together. They’re the perfect couple to embody this shoot! We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it!

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Gold rush wedding inspiration
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Shoot Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA / Photographer: Kat Harris / Shoot Venue: Serra Plaza / Tablescape, Food, Desserts, and Whiskey Bar: Mary of Jay’s Catering / Wedding Flowers: Sussanna Davidson of French Buckets / Dresses: Julia Lovan Designs and Kate Spade / Groom’s Suits: All Saints and J. Crew / Hair and Makeup: Amy Clarke / Models: Jessie and Johan / Linens: Veronica Specialty Linens / Paper Goods: Typologie & Co.

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Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Little White Dress is the premier bridal salon in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. We offer unmatched service, and a beautiful selection of designer wedding gowns, accessories, and shoes in a wide variety of price ranges and styles. Little White Dress is proud to offer the very best bridal designers, all of which are unavailable elsewhere in Colorado. Get ready for one of the best parts of wedding planning – finding your gown at Little White Dress!

Gown designers: Anne Barge, Charlie Brear, Claire Pettibone, Enaura, Galia Lahav, Jenny Packham, Justin Alexander, Liancarlo, Lis Simon, Marchesa, Matthew Christopher, Naeem Khan, Reem Acra, Rivini, Robert Bullock Bride, Sassi Holford.

Located at 3420 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO 80211 in the Historic Highlands Neighborhood. Tel.: 303-814-8972

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Best of 2011: Fashion

Weekly Wrap Ups

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We have no shame in telling you that we spent hours pouring over images from stylish brides and grooms featured this year, and trust us when we say there were thousands of gorgeous images to look through. So before we end up posting all of them, we stopped at 15, in no particular order. This best-of is chock full of gorgeous veils, gowns, and boys’ outfits, so get your pin it button ready! Be sure to click through each image for a peek at the original features.

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1. Long Beach Wedding shot by Chad Cress, Dress is vintage and bride added flutter sleeves

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2. North Carolina Wedding shot by Oh! Darling Photography, Dress by Prada

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3. Bali Destination Wedding shot by Laura Wellington, Dress by Collette Dinnigan

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4. New Year’s Eve wedding captured by Ulmer Studios

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5. Stylish vintage-inspired bride from this wedding shot by 1313 Photography

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6. Vintage Australia Wedding shot by Adrian Tuazon, Dress by Wallflower Vintage

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7. We may have all gasped in unison when we saw this gown from this South Africa Wedding shot by Wesley Vorster, Dress by Abigail Betz

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8. Vintage Scottish Wedding shot by Lisa Devlin, Dress by La Sposa, Top by Bebaroque

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9. Red Australian Wedding shot by Feather and Stone

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10. Fall Inspiration Shoot shot by Alea Lovely; Dress made by Alea Lovely (now available for purchase)

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11. Floral bridesmaid dress and bow wedding dress by Novia D’Art spotted and drooled over this wedding shot by Joanna Brown Photography

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12. The uber stylish bride wore two equally stylish dresses in this wedding shot by Sean Flanigan, gown on the right by Tadashi Shoji

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13. Red, white and black from this modern museum wedding shot by Bella Grace Studios

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14. This mid century wedding captured by Stewart Leishman is looking sharp.

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15. This countryside wedding captured by Anna Rose Photography might have stolen our hearts.

See how we can go on forever? Any stylish bride and groom we may have missed? We’d love to know! Of course we have oodles more here in the photo gallery.

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Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

We are a specialty bridal boutique in Glendale, Arizona, where we strive to provide our brides with a genuine and unique, one-on-one experience.

In a relaxed and intimate setting, you will be surrounded by a full collection of high quality wedding dresses and a knowledgable staff of stylists to help bring your bridal fashion dreams to a reality.

From modern styles to timeless classics, our gowns are handpicked with our brides’ desires at the heart of it all. We understand shopping for a wedding dress is such a memorable occasion and we will make sure our brides not only enjoy themselves, but also walk away with the perfect dress and memories to last a life-time.

Located at 19420 N. 59th Ave. C-121, Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: 623.825.4496

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1940s Rehearsal Dinner Shoot

Wedding Design

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When Erin of EE Photography sent this styled shoot our way, we just knew we needed to jump on it! Every single image just oozes Southern charm and vintage appeal, with dreamy decor, weather, and models running rampant. Looking at these pictures makes me desperately wish I had a wooden boat to crawl into and paddle away… Thank you for sharing, Erin!

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From the stylist, Shelbi: We began the styling of this photo shoot with a Pearl Harbor theme in mind and gravitated towards an upscale rustic rehearsal dinner. We wanted to incorporate 1940s fashion with a modern flair and incorporate that design into the tablescape, decor and invitation/sign design as well. The use of a fishing net, boat, poles and anchor helped to set the scene for a romantic dinner by the water. At the same time, we used a crisp white tablecloth and natural colors to create a simple and modern setting as well as hints of gold and silver to add a touch of opulence to an otherwise outdoor setting.

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vintage 1940s rehearsal dinner shoot

In keeping with the 1940s theme we used typefaces with vintage flair and spiced them up with a unique color palettes. The pop of bright gold was used in the invitation and the signs to unify the event but also to make it stand out. I found the succulents at Calloway’s for $5 a piece in plastic pots and wrapped the pots in rope from Walmart to better fit with the design of the table. These were so easy and inexpensive to make but added such personality to the place settings! I included a step-by-step photo tutorial to show how I wrapped the pots. The hanging clear bottles were empty cream soda bottles used as vases for bunches of baby’s breath.

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The benches around the table were handmade by my husband who used stumps as support for two old boards. We also used slices of tree stumps to create a chalkboard menu, direction signs and coasters for the table.

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I looked everywhere for the perfect fishing net and found one in the most unexpected place! As my husband was gathering wood for to make the benches he discovered a large net lying in the field behind my aunt and uncle’s house. In the midst of creating a fort, we have speculated that one of my cousins somehow acquired and later abandoned a batting cage net and thus we found our centerpiece!

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Wedding vendors (Texas):

Event venue: Five Chimney Inn / Photography: Erin Woolsey of EE Photography / Event Design: Shelbi Rampy of Events by Shelbi Rene / Paper Products, Custom signs, and Styling: Three by The Quill Pen / Dessert Design: Kendra Heard of Skunk and Bee / Fishing Boat: Patrick Drew

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Aurora Cinema

Aurora Cinema is a filmmaking studio based in New York. After several years of shooting for some of the best in the wedding industry, I’ve decided to venture out and create something inspiring with beautiful imagery and powerful stories.
We are a team of creative professionals dedicated to mixing passion & art throughout the Adirondack Mountains, NYC, Boston, & Newport.
Get in touch with us to see what we can create for you!

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Timeless Beauty…

Fashion & Beauty

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One of the most exciting questions of the past few weeks has finally been answered, and we couldn’t be more pleased! Kate Middleton (or shall we say Duchess Catherine) chose Sarah Burton of fashion house Alexander McQueen to design her wedding gown, and we couldn’t help but see a parallel between Kate’s gown and Grace Kelly’s timeless lace wedding dress. Kate has brought modest simplicity back to bridal sophistication, from her simple tiara to her small posy lily of the valley bouquet. Classic brides, take note from these royal brides of times past:

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1956 Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco
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1937 Duke of Windsor to Wallis Simpson and on the right, 1978 Baroness Baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz

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1947 Princess Elizabeth

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1963 Princess Alexandra; on the right, 1961 Duchess Katharine Worsley

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1967 Queen Margarethe of Denmark

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1976 Queen Silvia of Sweden; on the right, 1960 Princess Margaret
What did you guys think of Kate’s look and bouquet?

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Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Little White Dress is the premier bridal salon in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. We offer unmatched service, and a beautiful selection of designer wedding gowns, accessories, and shoes in a wide variety of price ranges and styles. Little White Dress is proud to offer the very best bridal designers, all of which are unavailable elsewhere in Colorado. Get ready for one of the best parts of wedding planning – finding your gown at Little White Dress!

Gown designers: Anne Barge, Charlie Brear, Claire Pettibone, Enaura, Galia Lahav, Jenny Packham, Justin Alexander, Liancarlo, Lis Simon, Marchesa, Matthew Christopher, Naeem Khan, Reem Acra, Rivini, Robert Bullock Bride, Sassi Holford.

Located at 3420 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO 80211 in the Historic Highlands Neighborhood. Tel.: 303-814-8972

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Charlotte Casadéjus Wedding Gowns

Fashion & Beauty

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If we could be princesses for a day, we’d certainly be contacting British designer Charlotte Casadéjus. Charlotte’s gorgeous wedding gowns are so perfectly vintage. Each of her pieces includes original vintage details, ranging from vintage lace to beading to antique buckles. Because of this, none of her pieces are the same and each offers a totally different aesthetic!

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vintage inspired lace wedding dresses

I’ve been oohing and ahhing over these dresses for days! I think the champagne satin gown above right has to be my favorite. Which is yours?

vintage inspired lace wedding dresses

vintage inspired lace wedding dresses

We’re also extremely excited to announce Charlotte Casadéjus will be giving us a firsthand look into her newest wedding dress line in the coming weeks, which we will, of course, be sharing with all of you as soon as we get it. Thank you Charlotte Casadéjus for sharing these images with us!

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Simply K Studios

Simply K Studios is a connecticut-based, award-winning photography company serving New England and worldwide destinations. These Connecticut wedding photographers photograph engagement sessions, boudoir sessions, and weddings.

We love lots of emotion – the laughs, the smiles, and the happy tears. Beautiful light, stunning details, and approaching every wedding differently so that we can create a unique set of images for each couple.

From the photographers:
It’s about you, and the way we see you. The way we see the two of you and everything you love.

Your style, your family, your friends, your personality, and your laughter.

It’s about the moment you first step into your gown.

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

The deep breath you take before you see each other. It’s about the promise you make.

It’s about your details. The celebration.

And we want to photograph it. We want to create a set of authentic, timeless, and modern photos. We want to create your heirloom album.

It’s about your love story.

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Bali Destination Wedding

Real Weddings

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You can spot a Ruffled bride from miles away just by looking at her unique wedding gown. Sarah and Gavin, natives of Australia, chose the idyllic island setting of Bali for their destination wedding, resulting in an event full of pure beauty from top to bottom — namely, Sarah’s absolutely drop-dead gorgeous dress. We hope you enjoy the following lush surroundings and luxuriant wedding images from Lauren Wellington as much as we do!

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Bali Indonesia destination wedding

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Wedding vendors (Bali, Indonesia):

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Villa Bayah Sabbha / Wedding Photographer: Lauren Wellington Photography / Wedding Dress: Collette Dinnigan

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Simply K Studios

Simply K Studios is a connecticut-based, award-winning photography company serving New England and worldwide destinations. These Connecticut wedding photographers photograph engagement sessions, boudoir sessions, and weddings.

We love lots of emotion – the laughs, the smiles, and the happy tears. Beautiful light, stunning details, and approaching every wedding differently so that we can create a unique set of images for each couple.

From the photographers:
It’s about you, and the way we see you. The way we see the two of you and everything you love.

Your style, your family, your friends, your personality, and your laughter.

It’s about the moment you first step into your gown.

The realization that it’s finally your wedding day.

The deep breath you take before you see each other. It’s about the promise you make.

It’s about your details. The celebration.

And we want to photograph it. We want to create a set of authentic, timeless, and modern photos. We want to create your heirloom album.

It’s about your love story.

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Shopbop Wedding Boutique

Fashion & Beauty

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It seems like there’s a current trend of shops opening up their own wedding boutiques, and we couldn’t be more delighted — first J. Crew, then Anthropologie, and now our fashionable partner ShopBop! ShopBop has the enviable capability of pulling together some of the fashion world’s most delectable offerings and bringing them to us in one sleek, easy-to-navigate boutique. There are innumerable options for every bride out there, so we picked a few of our favorites to share with our dear readers.

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1. Notte by MARCHESA One Shoulder Column Gown with Flower / 2. Halston Heritage Double V Long Dress / 3. Notte by MARCHESA One Shoulder Column Gown with Organza Ruffle

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4. Shoshanna Beaded Maxi Strapless Dress / 5. Leila Hafzi Bridal Mariam Gown / 6. Catherine Deane Justine Long Dress

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7. Chris Benz Molly Dress / 8. Leila Hafzi Bridal Vanda Gown / 9. Temperley London Mini Oriel Dress

What favorites have you found?

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The Blooming Bride

It’s your special day. And we want to make sure you are not only taken care of but most importantly…over-joyed with the most important day of your life!

From complete floral design and decor to day-of coordination, the gals at The Blooming Bride will make your dreams become a reality. If you are looking for the perfect modern urban loft or a romantic vineyard or even an impromptu beach soiree we are here to make sure your wedding day is one of a kind! Let us take care of YOU for a change!

Prices are tailored exactly to your needs. So please call (310) 804-5438 or email us below for customized quote.

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