Sexy Galia Lahav Wedding Dresses Are Inspired by the Jazz Age for Spring/Summer 2015

By Libby MacCarthy

Looking to the Roaring Twenties for inspiration, Galia Lahav’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection of wedding dresses, Tales of the Jazz Age, is infused with lavish lace, luxurious embellishments and her signature sexy silhouettes that speak to the glamour, abundance and liberation of the time.

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Body-skimming trumpet, mermaid and sheath gowns show off Lahav’s high level of skill in the form of intricate hand-beaded fabrics and delicate lace embroidery. Confident brides wanting to make a statement will love the showstopping backs, unusual fabrics (like honeycomb-esque netting) and dramatic trains.

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See every dress from the collection below.

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Truly Zac Posen’s Wedding Dress Collection Featured Timeless Styles Under $2,000

By Jamie Miles

Zac Posen’s Truly collection for David’s Bridal featured six timeless new wedding dress styles and one special-occasion dress.

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The gowns included a mermaid style with lace long sleeves and an illusion neckline (a nod to Kate Middleton’s wedding gown), a dramatic satin ballgown with bateau neckline and bustled skirt, and a high-low lace A-line with pleated bodice. These gowns are perfect for the girl looking for a romantic, feminine wedding dress at an accessible price point (the most expensive dress retails for $1,390 according to Women’s Wear Daily).

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And what better to wear to a wedding than one of Posen’s special-occasion mermaid gowns shown below in navy and slate with waist detailing tailored to flatter any figure. We’re thinking these could be the perfect choice for your maid of honor.

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Temperley Bridal Winter 2015 Wedding Dresses Are Full of Simple, Sweet Designs

By Rachel Torgerson

Temperley Bridal’s Winter 2015 collection focuses on romantic simplicity with sweet lace designs, flowing floral skirts and mirrored images. The line’s signature dramatic elements, like high collars, capes and beaded Grecian necklines, fit seamlessly with the bohemian vibe of the collection.

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These dresses would go perfectly with an antique metallic headpiece or even a floral crown. Some of our favorite pieces from the collection include a long-sleeve, crystal-studded maxi dress with a simple belt at the natural waistline, a short dress with unique embroidery and a sultry off-the-shoulder vintage-inspired gown.

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See every dress from the collection below.

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Naeem Khan Wedding Dresses Feature Glam Feather and Sequin Details for Fall/Winter 2015

By Rachel Torgerson

This season, Naeem Khan’s designs featured soft, floral, beaded embroidery with a vintage edge. Hand-sewn leaves cascaded down flowing skirts and mesh sleeves and up illusion necklines.

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Dresses were given a 1920s-glam aura, sparkling with sequins, beaded, sculpted fringe and even feathers. The designs are a departure from last season‘s more structured style of meticulously embroidered silhouettes with daring jewel-encrusted hand and ear cuffs.

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This most recent collection was accessorized with subtle dangling jeweled earrings and models wore their hair down in soft curls, parted in the middle. See every dress from Naeem Khan’s vintage-inspired Fall/Winter 2015 collection below.

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Hayley Paige Wedding Dresses Use Leather and Studs for Spring 2015

By Rachel Torgerson

Always edgy Hayley Paige didn’t disappoint this season with her trendsetting bridal designs. Gowns included rocker elements, like leather, lace and studs, that went perfectly with her runway music (Rolling Stones and CCR, anyone?).

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Chevron and zigzag designs were featured heavily in the collection using a variety of colors and mesh paneling to let the designs stand out. Beadwork, stud work and embroidery hinted at an art-deco, geometric aesthetic, while chiffon dresses in pretty peach and slate blue colors stayed natural and feminine.

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Leather harness-inspired accessories, high collars, fringe and crystal-beaded garlands were included in many of Hayley’s designs this season.

See every dress from the Spring 2015 collection below.

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Inbal Dror Shows Regal, Romantic and Super Sexy Wedding Dresses for Fall 2015

By Libby MacCarthy

Inbal Dror has been getting a lot of attention lately, and rightly so. The Israeli designer, known for her plunging necklines and sexy form-fitting silhouettes, creates truly one-of-a-kind wedding dresses with a high level of detail.

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Last season Dror brought us a collection full of delicate tattoo lace, champagne underlays and flapper-inspired fringe that had a distinctly vintage undertone. But for Fall 2015, she takes a more romantic, regal approach to her designs as seen in a long-sleeved De Calais lace sheath gown with gold hand-beading, an off-the-shoulder ball gown with hand-embroidered leather, silk thread crochet, pearls and Swarovski crystals, and a crotchet illusion top dress with two (yes TWO) daringly high slits.

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The collection also includes a series of stunning mermaid styles with intricate beading and layered lacy tulle skirts, plus plenty of super pretty coverups with cream colored stones and shimmery crystals. Lacy long-sleeve dresses are beautifully constructed and are perfect for fall and winter weddings.

See all of the dresses from the collection below!

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Legends Romona Keveza Wedding Dresses Channel Grace Kelly for Fall 2015

By Libby MacCarthy

Timeless is the word that comes to mind when looking at Legends Romona Keveza Fall 2015 collection of wedding dresses. “The collection is really meant to appeal to the bride who wants to feel like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly or Jackie Kennedy — timeless and preppy,” says designer and creator Romona Keveza.

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The line, which is known for its sophisticated, feminine designs, captures the style and personality of these iconic women this season in details like point d’esprit lace, waltz-length skirts and satin boat-neck bodices.

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Stand-out dresses included a boat-neck ball gown with a flowing organza circle skirt and satin bow belt and the collection’s finale: an A-line gown with a fitted illusion lace blouse, a nod to the dress Helen Rose designed for Grace Kelly’s marriage to Prince Rainier III of Monaco.

See every dress from the collection below.

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6 Hot Wedding Veil Styles And How To Wear Them

By Libby MacCarthy 

Choosing to wear a wedding veil comes with lots of decisions. What type of veil looks best with your face and wedding dress, to how to wear it, what hairstyles work best with a wedding veil and what accessories will work too. We asked accessories designers Liv Hart of Enchanted Atelier and Myra Callan of Twigs & Honey for their advice on choosing the perfect wedding veil style — plus placement and how to rock this classic topper.

First things first: choosing the right veil. Just like the rest of your bridal accessories, you want to put a little thought into your selection. A few things to consider: color, level of detail and your reception venue. Try to choose a veil in a similar shade to your gown (this probably isn’t the best time to color block…), but don’t get too hung up on this detail.

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“Your gown and veil probably won’t be from the same designer, so the colors won’t match perfectly,” says Liv Hart, “But as long as the veil is in a similar shade it will blend in with your gown. You won’t believe how many shades of ivory and white are available.” Myra Callan suggests choosing something simple for a dress that is heavily embellished, but for a more understated gown feel free to jazz things up with rhinestones, lace or other intricate details. (See more on choosing the right veil here.)

Once you’ve picked a style you love, it helps to know where and how to wear it. Both Hart and Callan agree that it depends on both the style of the veil and your personal preference. In general though, the veil sweet spot is the crown of the head, where your head starts to curve downward, or just below.

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“It really illuminates the bride’s face,” says Hart. Before your wedding day, Callan recommends testing out comb placement. “You want to see how the blusher (if there is one) hangs and where the bottom edge hits to find the spot that is most complimentary to your overall look,” she says. Veils can be fastened with combs or clips. “For extra hold, you can slide bobby pins at a perpendicular angle to the teeth of the comb or make an “x” along the teeth of the comb,” says Callan.

To help you figure out where your veil will go check out the most popular veils below and tips for styling each:

The Drop Wedding Veil

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The halo or drop veil is on-trend right now and has a distinctly bohemian style. “An illusion comb is stitched in with invisible thread to allow the veil to almost float on top of your hairstyle. It can be placed at the crown of the head or just below,” explains Hart. And don’t worry too much about matching the color of your veil to your wedding dress. As long as the shades are close, they’ll blend nicely together.

​Tip: To really highlight your veil, add a hair vine or elegant headpiece.

The Juliet Wedding Cap

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To add a vintage or bohemian edge to your look a Juliet cap veil is it. “There are two ways to wear this style,” says Hart. “You can either take a lace or bead-trimmed veil and wear it as a cap, with the sides pinned back with combs or pins behind each ear, or with a veil attached to a separate cap.”

Tip: Add something extra to your veil between ceremony and reception. Flowers, combs and pins are all fun ideas.

The Cathedral Veil

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Traditional veils like the elbow length, fingertip, chapel and cathedral styles can be worn with or without a blusher, depending on whether or not you plan to cover your face for the ceremony. “Typically, they are placed at the back of the head,” says Callan, “but longer veils can be placed further back.”

Tip: A long tulle veil like this one could crinkle easily. Have it steamed (not ironed!) before the wedding day.

The Blusher Veil

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We love the modern edge of a blusher veil, especially when paired with a lacy, feminine gown. “Like the more classic styles, blusher veils are placed at the crown of the head, but can be made longer or shorter, depending on how far back you place the comb,” says Callan.

Tip: Want a more structured look? Instead of a nylon blend, choose a blusher in a heavier and more opaque silk tulle.

The Bandeau Veil

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“The bandeau veil is perfect for the fashion-forward bride. It’s typically worn across the eyes to the tip of the nose. It can be secured with combs or alligator clips depending on the style,” says Hart.

Tip: Make sure your wedding dress truly complements (and doesn’t compete with) this fashion-forward veil.

The Cage Wedding Veil

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The birdcage veil is the signature accessory for a vintage-glam wedding. “A cage veil is not always a standard size or shape, so you should find out which design is best for communicating your signature style,” says Hart. “I recommend a 9″ cage veil length. It’s the perfect length to place the veil off to the side of the head and drape across your face diagonally to allow your lips to be free.”

Tip: Try not to exceed 9″ — if the netting is any longer, it could come in contact with your lipstick, leaving you with a smudge on the netting and possibly your face.

One more thing: Not feeling the veil but plan to wear one to please mom or grandma? Callan and Hart recommend wearing your veil lower on your head to avoid having it distract from your gown or face. “Another thing to consider if you want a subtle veil is width,” says Hart. “A narrower cut will lay flatter and offer more transparency than a wider, gathering veil.”

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Tattoo Wedding Rings Ideas For Brides and Grooms

By Bridget Clegg

Tattoo wedding rings are the ultimate outward sign of commitment. We’re not talking about the late-night decision to scrawl someone’s name across your forearm. The idea here is to memorialize wedding day vows to your partner with some ink on a ring finger in place of or in addition to an actual engagement ring and wedding band.

If the ring finger isn’t real estate you want to cover, think about a matching tattoo in the same spot, like the edge of your palm for an image that takes shape when you’re holding hands. Wondering who would do such a thing? Jay and Bey have their wedding date tattooed in Roman numerals under their rings!

See the tattoos these brides and grooms designed to represent their til-death-do-us-part love below.

Heart Ring Finger Tattoo

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Matching Diamond Engagement Tattoos

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Owl and Tree House Tattoo Wedding Rings

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Heart Emoticon Wedding Day Tattoo

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Loved One’s Initial Wedding Band

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Equality Sign Wedding Tattoos

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His and Hers Matching Anchor and Heart Tattoos

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L-O-V-E Holding Hands Tattoo

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10 Things Every Bride Should Have According to Reem Acra

By Jamie Miles

In the latest issue of The Knot magazine, we sat down with designer Reem Acra for her ultimate list of wedding must-haves. Take note… and pick up a copy of the Fall issue for more fashion tips and inspiration!

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1. Love all around you
“You have your groom, family and closest friends surrounding you on this day—open yourself up to receive and give love.”

2. A gown that reflects your personality
“If you’re a glamour girl, you just won’t feel right wearing a simple, unadorned dress. Find a dress that feels like you.”

3. People you care about
“While there’s romance and excitement to eloping, it’s nice to share this incredible moment with the people you love.”

4. A gorgeous wedding ring
“This band of gold symbolizes your marriage—pretty powerful.”

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5. The right undergarments
“Even though you can’t see them, it’s what you wear under your dress that will make the biggest difference in how you look.”

6. A little personal prayer
“It doesn’t matter what you believe in. Take a few minutes to yourself, think about the moment and feel grateful.”

7. A veil
“A bride feels most like a bride when she puts that veil on. I also love the idea that it adds a little mystique to your look.”

8. Your signature scent
“Just a whiff of it will transport you back to this happy day.”

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9. Meaningful flowers
“Different blooms represent different things (roses mean love and violets represent loyalty)—choose them carefully.”

10. Personal style
“Let your personality shine through your fashion choices. If that means wearing cowboy boots instead of heels, do it.”

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