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A Bride on New Year's

There is something extra special about New Year's Eve wedding. They have a bit more buzz and excitement to them, and we love the idea of the bride donning a special party look during the reception to celebrate. When it comes to changing up a look for the reception, think of it as a blank slate. You can switch the traditional gown you've chosen for the ceremony and create a brand new party look more on the wild side! Don't be afraid to explore trends for the reception look. All your formal pictures are done, and you can just enjoy being fashionably fabulous.

We created two looks to give you some bridal inspiration. The first look features a long, sparkly gown with bold accessories. The second look is a short dress in traditional white, with feather and bow detailing and sparkles in the accessories. The bottom line is to make sure that you feel amazing in whatever you choose! Here's to the new year and new life as a married couple! Cheers!

after party looks

Celebrity Bride Inspiration: Chelsea Clinton


Chelsea Clinton was gorgeous as she walked down the aisle this past July. She wore a beautiful strapless gown by Vera Wang that featured a crystal beaded belt, and a full, swirling organza skirt. Her hair was swept back and up into a clean, no nonsense updo.

Her make up was kept natural with just a hint of eye liner and lipstick. We love the simplicity of her jewelry-- she worse a diamond tennis bracelet and sparkly, yet understated earrings. She looked like a princess!

P.S. Celebrity Bride Inspiration: Giuliana Ranic and America Ferrera


Rehearsal Dinner Dresses



During pre-wedding festivities, you want to look your best. What will you wear to your rehearsal dinner? We love this silky metallic maxi for a destination wedding rehearsal dinner. We see it with pearls around the neck, a cream pashmina around your shoulders, and a glass of champagne in your hand! Here here!

P.S. Check out Fashion in the Tropics


Ready For Your Close Up


There are a few reasons why make up artists and hair stylists are helpful on the big day.  

A make up artist and a hair stylist can help you achieve a cohesive look for your bridal party so that your photos are the best they can be. While no one has to have the same make up or the same hair style, it is nice to talk with your make up artist ahead of time about the general look you're going for. Classic? Dramatic eyes and a nude lip? Red lips and natural eyes? Slicked back hair or naturally loose and wavy? What is your look? Tell your artist and stylist and they will be able to customize each look for the skin tone and face shape of each of your bridesmaids.


Giving yourself (and your attendees) a moment to sit in "the chair" and be pampered is a great gift! It gives each person a moment to relax, maybe sip some champagne and feel glamorous. Who doesn't want to feel like a princess?! 

Some tips for making the getting ready process stress-free:

*Discuss ahead of time with your bridesmaids. Tell them about the look you're going for, and have them look at some pictures and have a general idea about what they want for their hair style. This way, the stylist will be able to use the time efficiently. Same goes for make up.


*Ask the stylist and the make up artist how long it takes for each person. Create a schedule for the professionals and your bridesmaids. This helps to ensure that everything runs on time. The last thing you want on your wedding day is to be late because a bridesmaid's hair wasn't done. Be sure to include a time slot for lunch!

*Make your checks out ahead of time and put them in an envelope. If you're concerned you'll be frazzled on the big day, delegate the maid of honor to hand the envelopes to the appropriate professional. Don't forget to tip! 

*Get a trial for yourself for hair and make up ahead of time. Bring pictures with you if you have an idea of what you want. This is the time to experiment with looks if you're not sure what you want. If your dress is strapless, wear a strapless top so you can get a feel for how the hair and make up will look in your dress. Bring someone close to you for some moral support. Don't forget your camera! Take pictures and make sure you like the way you look in the pictures. Sometimes make up may look great in person but not photograph well. 


Will you be ready for your close up?

P.S. Say, "Cheese!" at your Wedding Photography


Beach Feet

Getting married on the beach? Just because you'll be in the sand doesn't mean you have to forsake stunning shoes! Check out these beach-worthy beauties that will compliment your wedding dress, and give an unexpected (but welcome) pop of color: 

Let your true colors shine in these pink pretties. 

These wedges give the illusion of a heel when worn, and the blue stripes qualify as your something blue!

Let your inner Greek Goddess shine with these strappies from J. Crew.


*All photos from www.ShopStyle.com

 P.S. Crazy For Crochet Shorts for a Beach Statement


Make A Statement

Today's modern brides are going bold with accessories. We love this look- especially when the dress is kept simple. This keeps the look timeless. The simpler the dress, the bolder the accessories can be!


Consider a statement necklace such as these: 


The perfect mix of metal and crystals to channel the inner rock and roll bride in you!


Subtle yet bold bling - how can that be?! Perfection.


Or, keep your decolletage free of jewels and focus on your wrist by donning something bold:


Pearls never go out of style, and in this cuff you get a modern twist!


Who says you have to stick to neutrals? This is YOUR day, so take the opportunity to do it YOUR way. Want to have a little pop of color in your ensemble? Try a pair of big studs in the color of your choice!

 P.S. Foot Fabulosity


The Vera Factor



Vera Wang, the leading lady among wedding dress designers, has collaborated with David’s Bridal to create a budget-friendly line of dresses for brides-to-be! The new collection, White by Vera Wang, will hit the sales floors of David’s Bridal in February of 2011. This collection will feature unique and stunning gowns ranging in price from $600 to $1,400, and the sashes will be sold separately. A bride’s dream come true!

P.S. The Tale of Two Dresses


Celebrity Bride Inspiration: Alicia Keys


Destination bride Alicia Keys tied the knot recently with music producer Swizz Beatz on the Mediterranean. She wore a long, empire waist Vera Wang gown with a modern, asymmetrical neckline. Giant diamond studs in the ears, and a diamond headband glammed up the look. Her hair was slicked back into a classic chignon and makeup was kept minimal for a natural, glowing look.

P.S. Celebrity Bride Inspiration: Beyonce and Pink


Celebrity Bride Inspiration: Gwen Stefani


No other celebrity bride has gone against the grain in such a bold way as to wear a pink dipped gown on her big day! We applaud Gwen Stefani for staying true to her personal style and choosing such a fabulous dress. She wore a floor length, a-line gown designed by John Galliano for Dior, and a long, cathedral length veil. She swept her hair into a cinderella style chignon, and finished off the look with her signature red lips. And that is how you do a rock-and-roll glam wedding!

P.S. Celebrity Bride Inspiration: Carly Patterson




Want to glam up your eyes? Try a pair of false eyelashes for your wedding day! Your eyes will pop in photos and you will feel like a superstar! Make sure to try them during your makeup trial, because your wedding day is not the time to try your first pair of eyelashes! Not that they're uncomfortable, but they do take some getting used to!

P.S. Full Brows and Minty Fresh Nails