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Attire & Style : Hair & Makeup

Put Your Hair Up In Style

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on October 20, 2014 at 5:00am

Is your goal vintage glamour or modern sophisticate? Try variations on poufs and high or low chignons. Prefer bohemian beauty? Think braided twists and knots of cascading curls. According to Gina Ludwig, owner of, which employs hair stylists across the country and sells coiffure accessories, “undone” updos with lots of soft texture are super hot right now. These popul…

Attire & Style : Hair & Makeup

How To Do A Down Hairstyle

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on October 10, 2014 at 5:00am

Follow our style guide for letting your locks flow on your wedding day. The Vibe A down or half-down look has a romantic feel, says celebrity stylist Remona Soleimani of Washington D.C.-based Bridal Hair by Remona. But it also imparts an easy, natural vibe. “On any given day most women tend to wear their hair down,” says Soleimani, so it makes sense that on their wedding day they would like…

Attire & Style : Veils, Shoes & Accessories

Additional Tips For Incorporating Blue!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on October 01, 2014 at 5:00am

Gown Fashion-forward brides could certainly swap out classic white for a dress in pretty pale blue from the likes of Angel Sanchez or Lazaro. Or simply employ it as an aquatic-colored embellishment. “Beading, lace, embroidery and sashes continue to be in high demand, and it’s even more fun when a bride chooses to use blue in these details,” says Christine Ringuette, owner of Down The Aisle W…

Attire & Style : Groom & Groomsmen

Stylish Grooms!

article by Nola Sarkisian-Miller | posted on September 29, 2014 at 5:00am

Everyone wants to look great on the wedding day. Especially the groom. It just so happens that style is all the rage when it comes to men’s wedding attire. There’s something so chic about a one-button, single-breasted jacket that can highlight a man’s broad shoulders and trim waist. Even fashion icon Vera Wang is on men’s wedding attire, with a tuxedo-line partnership The Men’s Wearhou…

Attire & Style : Cosmetic Alterations

Ensure Wedding Beauty!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on September 22, 2014 at 5:00am

Don’t experiment with self-/spray-tanning right before the big day Sure, your goal may be a “sun-kissed” glow, but if you’re a first-timer, have sensitive skin or weren’t diligent about exfoliating, you could wind up with orange, streaked or splotchy skin, or even breakouts or an allergic reaction, warns Sharon Naylor, author of “The Bride’s Guide to Freebies” (Lyons Press, 2012).…

Attire & Style : Bridesmaids Dresses

Tips For Throwing A Rustic Wedding!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on September 15, 2014 at 5:00am

You want a wedding that feels warm and comfortable but also stylish and classy. Natural, yet beautifully detailed. Personal but with a nod to tradition. And, of course, downright fun. Chances are a “rustic chic” theme would be a great fit for your fête. The Definition Leslie Lukas of Montana-based Leslie Lukas Weddings & Events defines the rustic chic aesthetic as a casually elegant and ecle…

Attire & Style : Gowns

So You Need To Alter Your Dress…

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on September 12, 2014 at 5:00am

What You Might Need Seamstress Kim Trickey, owner of Sewing Solutions at the Bridal Loft in Portland, Ore., says the most common alteration requests she sees are shortening or hemming a dress, taking in the sides and adding a bustle. However, she’s also been asked to add length to a gown, create a bottom that can come off to leave a shorter reception version of the dress, and add a capelet. Vin…

Attire & Style : Veils, Shoes & Accessories

How To Wear The Best Floral Crown

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on September 10, 2014 at 5:00am

When Natalie Portman wore a fresh floral garland atop her tresses for her 2012 wedding, the look was seemingly an homage to both wood nymphs and Audrey Hepburn – ethereal and chic. Whether you want to add a touch of nature – outdoor wedding, anyone? – or simply add some celeb-inspired glamour, you can make this flower accessory work your own with these expert tips. Renaissance Faire Redo So…

Attire & Style : Cosmetic Alterations

Quick Beauty Tips!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on September 05, 2014 at 5:00am

Your big-day hair and makeup are important, of course, but don’t forget about the other beauty services available in the months, weeks and days leading up to the main event. Follow this timeline for quick pre-wedding beauty treatments. 3 to 6 Months Out Plagued by pimples? Talk to your dermatologist ASAP about topical retinoids to help shrink pores and prevent acne, says Dr. Sandy Johnson, of J…

Attire & Style : Gowns

Dressing For Wedding Day Comfort

article by Metro | posted on August 22, 2014 at 5:00am

Wedding attire is known more for style than comfort. Formal wear, high heels and the various trappings of wedding day wardrobes do not always equate to a day of comfort. While dressing up will never be the same as slipping into a well-worn pair of jeans, there are ways for brides, grooms and guests to be comfortable on the big day. * Dress for the weather. It’s tempting to put appearances before…

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