WATCH: An Inside Look at the Makings of Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2017 Bridal Collection

You saw how excited we were to announce that Oscar de la Renta’s gorgeous wedding gowns were once again available here in Philly. (ICYMI: Elizabeth Johns in Ardmore’s Suburban Square is now the exclusive carrier of the brand in PA.) We’ve long been fans of the late designer’s fashion house—which is now under the direction of the talented Peter Copping—and it seems the designs are only getting more beautiful with each passing season.

Just last week, Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2017 bridal collection hit the runway at Bridal Market, and once again the new gowns were romantic, ladylike and quite varied in style and silhouette (you can check out all the looks here!).

Obviously the finished products are the best part of any bridal collection, but it’s also really fascinating to see the work that goes on behind-the-scenes in preparation for the big debut. Harper’s Bazaar joined Copping for a tour of his NYC headquarters to give us all an inside look at the makings of Oscar de la Renta’s latest batch of bridal gowns—and we thought any of you ladies with your eye on an Oscar gown would appreciate it as much as we did.

RELATED: You Can Now Buy Your Oscar de la Renta Wedding Dress in Philly

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10 Beauty Treatments & Rituals You Shouldn’t Try Right Before Your Wedding

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You’ll want to skip the microdermabrasion treatments. iStockphoto.com/puhhha

For many brides-to-be, the months and weeks leading up to the Big Day are laden with beauty treatments galore—and it goes well beyond the expected wedding-day hair and makeup: There’s waxing, brow shapings, lash extensions (and refills), spray tans, facials designed to tighten, brighten and smooth your skin to baby-like perfection. It’s a lot, and let’s not forget the diets, cleanses and strict workout regimens to get your body in tip-top shape, too.

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Honeymoon Inspo: 11 Best Beaches in the Dominican Republic

Hello, Punta Cana. iStockphoto.com/Audrey Danilovich

Hello, Punta Cana. iStockphoto.com/Audrey Danilovich

With summer just around the corner, we can all look forward to some much-needed beach time in the near future. For us, it’s looking like the Jersey Shore will be a likely bet, but for youyou know, with your honeymoon coming up and allwe’re guessing the prospects are a little more enticing.

Maybe you and your new hubby will be soaking up the sun on one of the gorgeous, under-the-radar beaches in Spain and Portugal. Or, maybe you’ll be sinking your toes in the sand on one of the most unique beaches in the world. Or, maybe you’re headed down south to the growingly popular Dominican Republic, in which case today’s post is exactly the inspiration you need.

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Here’s a Bridal Bootcamp-Style Workout You Can Easily Do at Home

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iStockphoto.com/monkeybuisnessimages

Bootcamp-style workouts are an excellent addition to anybody’s fitness routine, but they’re especially effective for brides because they’re usually high-intensity and tend to be shorter—when it’s crunch time and the wedding is fast approaching, you need something that’s going to work up a sweat, fast.

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Christian Siriano Can Officially Add Bridal Designer to His Resume

As you know, New York City was abuzz over the weekend as the top bridal designers—and their gorgeous new gown collections—took over Manhattan for Spring 2017 Bridal Market. And this season, there was a new face in the mix: Former Project Runway winner and well-loved fashion designer Christian Siriano.

On the runway today at our #bridal show! #bridalfashionweek #christiansirianobridal

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Show Us Your Wedding Photos! Here’s How to Have Your Big Day Featured Online as One of Our Real Weddings

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Tyler Boye Photography

As you’ve probably noticed, every Friday morning here on the blog we feature the wedding of one lovely Philadelphia couple who recently tied the knot. We show a pretty snapshot of the new Mr. and Mrs., and with one click, you’re whisked away to a gallery full of their wedding photos and a complete lineup of the vendors who helped pull the whole thing off (oh yeah, and you can hear a bit about the party from the bride herself).

We’ve had the pleasure of showcasing a bunch of beautiful Philly weddings on PW’s Real Weddings page, and we’d love to post yours on there, too!

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Taylor Swift Brought a Vogue Reporter to That PA Wedding & More News You Missed Over the Weekend

By now you’ve probably seen Vogue‘s latest cover star: a barely-recognizable, bleach-blonde Taylor Swift. The jarring images have been making the rounds on social media since the cover dropped last week, and now we’re learning that the high-profile interview took place at that Pennsylvania wedding she attended back in February.


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PHOTOS: 25 Peach Wedding Ideas We Love From Pinterest

1As far as wedding colors go, peach often gets a bad rap. Who knows how or why it began, but people have long been turning their noses up at the thought of using the pale yellowish-pink hue in a wedding—and we think it’s time to nip that habit in the bud.

(A prime example of major shade being thrown at peach: In the movie Monster-in-Law, Jane Fonda’s wacky character tries to force the color on her soon-to-be daughter-in-law. You’ll remember that Jennifer Lopez got revenge later on by gifting her the frilliest peach organza dress.)

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