As a child, whenever I closed my eyes every wedding dress looked the same: a strapless ball gown, with a long white veil. (Maybe that was the dress my Barbie came with?) In reality, wedding dresses (or jumpsuits) come in many shapes, sizes, and fabrics, the unique beauty of each being in the details.
I was lucky enough to be invited to David’s Bridal and Zac Posen’s fall previews and I have to say the dresses were stunning. As a married woman, I found myself pining to get married all over again just because of the all the potential fashion moments! Then Katie kicked me in the shin and told me to leave some wedding dresses for the single ladies.
Unfortunately many of our favorites won’t be available until Fall 2014, but here are some examples of our favorite dress trends.
Our open mindedness to friends-with-benefits lifestyles is coming around, once again, to bite us in the bum. A new study reveals that 60 percent of newlyweds have slept with at least two guests invited to their wedding. You might think this is normal enough, considering typically everyone has at least one ex and sometimes people remain friends with their exes, but the next statistic I’m about to lay on you makes this whole thing a little more scandalous. Read more on College Candy…
This summer, I’ll have the pleasure of standing by my good girlfriend’s side as a trusty bridesmaid while she says “I do” to the man of her dreams. This isn’t my first time at the rodeo, though. I’ve been a bridesmaid several times before, responsible for holding the bride’s bouquet, helping to plan the bachelorette party, looking for lots of really lacy shit on Etsy, etc. I’m a pro. But along with your run-of-the-mill bridesmaid duties comes the waves of emotion that go hand-in-hand with the roller coaster of being a wedding wing woman.
If you’ve ever been a bridesmaid, this may seem familiar. If you haven’t, prepare yourself. Keep reading »
Passion begets passion. And marrying your bicycle begets an excuse to start an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for your dream honeymoon. As a young adult, Lisa Nelson never rode a bike for more than 5 miles. She took up cycling while working at a non-profit program that “focused on turning delinquent youth on to positive programing … such as biking.” That’s how she met her strong but silent partner of 15 years, Steele Spokes, who she’s getting hitched to on March 2nd in a Luau-themed wedding. Keep reading »
Who needs a guestbook when you have artistic portraits of all your wedding guests? That’s what film director Suzi Yoonessi and her fiancé Spencer Crossland were wondering as they planned their wedding at the famously colorful Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, where every room is a unique experience. As an unusual gift to their guests, they arranged for photographer Jonathan Grassi to take fine art portraits of everyone in their rooms. Some guests even brought costumes to go with the themes of their rooms. The resulting album, entitled “The Madonna Inn” is a refreshing way to celebrate the guests as much as the bride and groom, and more importantly, it ensured that everyone left with a wedding favor they would truly never forget. No embossed matchbooks for these guests, high art only.
Click through to a few of the arresting images from Yoonessi and Crossland’s January nuptials. Starting with this portrait of the bride and groom all cuddled up in the Carin Room. [Jonathan Grassi] [Photos: Jonathan Grassi]
It’s high time for American couples to take their cue from the Russians when it comes to their style of wedding photography. The new rules for capturing your big day include: don’t be afraid to rely heavily on Photoshop, draw inspiration from Greek mythology, and spread your legs whenever you feel like it. There’s more ridiculousness where these pair of newly betrothed centaurs come from. Think, brides peeing and couples riding giant swans.
Click through to see a few of my favorite traditional Russian wedding photos. I’m sure you’ll approve as much as I do. [DailyMail UK via Sad And Useless]
I was traveling last night, so I missed most of the Grammys. I tuned in for about four minutes, in which I caught 34 couples getting married by Queen Latifah. It was like one of those strange, “Wizard of Oz”-type dreams that would be hard to explain: “It was the Grammys and Madonna was there and Macklemore and it was a giant wedding!”
Yeah right. But really. That happened. The Grammys went there. And it was pretty amazing. Keep reading »
A close friend chose to wear a jumpsuit on her wedding day, and I cannot tell you how elegant she looked standing beside her husband. Not only was she radiant, she was comfortable in an outfit that reflected her personality. Many women do not feel comfortable in gowns, and that is entirely acceptable. With so many beautiful alternatives available, there is no need to shy away from pantsuits, jumpsuits, and rompers. It’s your wedding day; wear whatever makes you feel awesome.
Here are 10 jumpsuits that rival any wedding gown.
Last week, Kaley Cuoco got married to her boyfriend of six months. Even though they seem like a great couple, the ceremony was lovely, and she wore a hot pink dress, talk quickly focused on one thing: their crazy-awesome upside-down chandelier wedding cake that Kaley posted on Instagram. It’s a marvel of baking and engineering, isn’t it? Inspired by Kaley’s awesome wedding cake, I thought I’d round up 10 more unique wedding cakes that, for reasons good or bad or crazy, made me go, “Oh, wow!” Click through to check ‘em out…
As far as we’re concerned, there are no rules when it comes to wedding dresses, but seasons can play a key roll in the type of gown a bride considers. Spring and summer brides seek lighter fabrics, like chiffon, and avoid heavy layers. And the cooler weather this time of year allows fall/winter brides to wear more structured fabrics, heavier beading, and lovely layered skirts without sweating the night away. Here are 20 wedding dress options for winter brides…