With each new collection that BHLDN sets free into the world, we fall more and more in love with the Philly-based brand. And the new batch for Fall 2015—which debuted online today—is good: Along with 17 new wedding dress styles, the collection also includes a whole bunch of bridal skirts, bridesmaid and reception dresses and so-pretty accessories.
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When it comes to wedding-day accessories, clutches tend to be an afterthought (since your veil, shoes, jewelry and belt/sash, if you’re wearing one, usually come first).
Now, we certainly don’t expect you—or one of your bridesmaids—to be toting around a handbag throughout your entire wedding day, but since we do suggest having a few blotting papers or a lip gloss on hand for midday touch-ups, you’ll need a little something to carry them in.
As you’re out shopping for the perfect dress for your wedding, you’ll likely come across many familiar names: Vera, Monique, Claire, Carolina, Oscar. These designers have undoubtedly risen to the top of the bridal market, and it’s no surprise that brides all over the world are choosing to wear their gorgeous gowns down the aisle.
August 13-16: Nicole Miller Bridal Trunk ShowYou’ll receive 10 percent savings if you order any of the featured designer’s dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.Lovely Bride, Old City
August 14-16: Ivy & Aster Trunk Show
You’ll receive 10 percent savings if you order any of the featured designer’s dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.
We’ve all got a certain area genetically gifted to us that simply doesn’t change no matter what we throw at it via diet or workout. But if you’re bound and determined to vanquish yours for your wedding day, might we point you toward truSculpt, administered by medical esthetician Naomi Fenlin, owner of Washington Square’s About Face SkinCare. It uses radiofrequency energy to disintegrate the membranes of fat cells in your trickiest areas; the fat inside is simply eliminated through your lymphatic system and doesn’t return.
The most glorious time of summer has come, readers—the time when ABC so nicely fills our boring Monday nights, when all we want to do is wallow in the horribleness of Mondays on our couch with a glass of wine, with the most perfect entertainment: Bachelor in Paradise!
Last night’s premier delivered all of the absurdity, cringe-worthiness and tears that we’ve come to expect from the franchise’s guilty-pleasure spinoff—and also, a wedding:
The couple: Hope Jones and Nick McGrath from Philadelphia.
The ring: My ring features the center stone from my mother’s three-stone engagement ring set in yellow gold, with faceted baguettes on either side. She offered it to me during our first discussion about my possible engagement to Nick.
I had grown up completely mesmerized by her ring, and had noticed that in recent years she had only been pulling it out to wear for special occasions. I was more than happy to take it off her hands. I was so thrilled I could hardly contain my excitement when talking about the project.
As the average cost of a wedding continues to rise, it only seems natural that couples are finding more and more ways to stretch their budgets and save a few bucks along the way. As we’ve said many times before (see here and here), there’s a fine line between cutting costs in a tasteful way and blatantly cutting corners—the key is to save money without sacrificing style or quality.
Here’s some exciting news to kick off your weekend: Minted—the online invitation shop that showcases the work of independent artists and designers—just launched its own wedding website service. So now, in addition to ordering so-pretty paper products through Minted, you can also create a beautiful website to keep your guests informed about all the details of your Big Day.
Minted currently offers 117 different website designs for you to choose from, all of which have matching wedding invitation suites and save-the-dates, too (you can still use Minted’s website service even if you don’t order your invites through them). And once you build your page, you can change the theme, design and layout at anytime during the planning process.
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