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Attire & Style : Gowns

The Glam Plan

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on April 16, 2014 at 5:00am

Long before she says “I do,” a bride has a pretty good idea of her dream dress. Whether she’s just Type A or accesses the wealth of information on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest boards galore, she’s pretty much decided if it’s Vera Wang or Amsale, strapless or one-shoulder. But the journey to find what she really wants may be fraught with detours. After all, what she sees on the comput…

Attire & Style : Hair & Makeup

Look Good, Feel Good!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on April 14, 2014 at 5:00am

From InStyle and People to The Knot and Pinterest, there’s no shortage of websites with photos to help you formulate your idea of big-day beautiful. Austie Eckley, a Portland, Ore.-based hair and makeup artist, says many of the brides she works with find inspiration in celebrity images because starlets typically have top stylists creating their picture-perfect looks. The key thing, however, i…

Attire & Style : Bridesmaids Dresses

It’s All About The Colors

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on April 11, 2014 at 5:00am

Want a dreamy, romantic vibe for your upcoming I Do’s? Consider a palette of pale pink and champagne. Just want to have fun? Go for bold pairings of vibrant hues, such as cherry red and aqua. The key thing to keep in mind: the colors you choose will help set the tone for your soirée. If you’re looking for inspiration, Matthew Robbins, author of “Matthew Robbins’ Inspired Weddings” (…

Attire & Style : Groom & Groomsmen

Tasks For The Maid of Honor & Best Man

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on April 09, 2014 at 5:00am

You know you’d like your sibling or closest friend to be your maid of honor or best man. But, beyond standing beside you on the big day, what is fair to expect of them as part of the job? According to Kate Chynoweth, author of “The Bridesmaid Guide: Modern Advice on Etiquette, Parties, and Being Fabulous” (Chronicle Books, 2011), standard maid of honor tasks include: purchasing the bridesm…

Attire & Style : Gowns

Soft Colors, Big Impact!

article by Julia Haskins, CTW | posted on March 19, 2014 at 5:00am

It’s natural for some brides to balk at the thought of a pastel color scheme for their wedding. A lighter color palette can scream baby shower when a bride is trying to portray a polished, grown-up feel for the event. But don’t be intimidated by the light color palette’s gentle reputation. Take soft shades from mild to mind-blowing with these tips. Go Toward the Light Some brides might n…

Attire & Style : Diet & Exercise

Get In Shape For Your Big Day!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on March 14, 2014 at 5:00am

Planning a wedding while simultaneously trying to maintain a job and a life can be immensely stressful – and immensely hard on your body. If this sounds familiar, read on. The experts have a handful of quick, easy tips to help busy brides-to-be stay or get healthy, inside and out. Get Glowing Skin The smartest path to a clear complexion is exercising, eating healthy and drinking lots of water…

Ceremony & Reception : Decor & Favors

2014 Bridal Trends To Watch For

article by Julia Haskins, CTW | posted on February 26, 2014 at 5:00am

Food, flowers, décor. Follow these tips for a stylish wedding in the coming year: Décor The rustic wedding theme is getting a cosmopolitan update in 2014, according to the experts. “People are tired of the shabby-chic thing, so they’re going for an old world glamour kind of vibe,” says Sara Burnett, the editor of wedding-inspiration blog Burnett’s Boards. Weddings in the coming year…

Attire & Style : Gowns

Four Veil Styles You Should Know About

article by Julia Haskins, CTW | posted on February 19, 2014 at 5:00am

Veils are the perfect finish for any wedding look, and today’s styles are as versatile as ever. Vintage The film “The Great Gatsby” made a splash in 2013 fashion trends that have crossed over to current bridal pieces. “That over-the-top look dripping with elegance really came out in 2013 in that movie,” says Tara Antonucci, marketing director of Bella Sera Bridal, in Danvers, Mass.…

Attire & Style : Gowns

POLL: It’s All About The Dress!

poll by Buffalo Brides | posted on February 10, 2014 at 5:00am

After wearing a beautiful gown for your wedding, what do you plan to do with it?

Attire & Style : Gowns

Dress Trends for 2014

article by Nola Sarkisian-Miller, CTW Features | posted on January 10, 2014 at 5:00am

This year, brides are hard-pressed to find something they dislike, as designers are giving them choices galore in terms of necklines, silhouettes and embellishment details. With brides flocking to social media for nonstop ideas, there’s a sense that brides are stepping out of comfort zones and want more choices from designers to feed their sartorial wedding dreams. “The past couple of years f…

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