At Long Last, We See Pictures of Lauren Conrad’s Wedding Dress(es)!

The designers' sketch of Lauren Conrad's beautiful custom gown. Courtesy Badgley Mischka.

The designers’ sketch of Lauren Conrad’s beautiful custom gown. Courtesy Badgley Mischka.

This week’s issue of Us Weekly is out, kids, and in it are the only published photos of Lauren Conrad‘s wedding dress.

My initial thoughts? 1) Her Badgley Mischka dress is absolutely gorgeous. 2) I can’t really see her absolutely gorgeous Badgley Mischka dress. Matter of a fact, that lovely sketch you see right here is the best full-length photo we’ve got yet!

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Local Bridal Guide: 5 Places to Find Philly-Themed Canvas Totes For Your Welcome Bags or Bridesmaid Gifts


The local designers at Pilot & Captain are behind this stylish carry-all.

When your guest list includes family and friends who are making the trip from out-of-town, it’s always a really kind gesture to have some sort of welcome bag or basket awaiting their arrival at the hotel. After traveling to the city, and especially after partying into the wee hours of the morning at your reception, they’ll be appreciative of the drinks, snacks, and maybe a few Advil, that you’ve stashed in their rooms.

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Philly Bride Has a New Location in Old City!

Philly Bride's new location houses a massive selection of gorgeous gowns.

Philly Bride’s new location houses a massive selection of gorgeous gowns.

Attention all brides-to-be still in search of the Dress for their Big Day:

We told you earlier this year that local bridal boutique, Philly Bride (previously Bridals by Danielle, which new owner Lynn Handel purchased in May from retiring longtime owner Danielle Adrian), had plans to move from Midtown Village to a new home at 3rd and Walnut in Old City. And now we’re thrilled to report that the gorgeous location is up and running!

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PHOTOS: 10 Gorgeous Bridal Headpieces From Etsy

This beautiful gold comb gets a touch of sparkle from Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls.

This beautiful gold comb gets a touch of sparkle from Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls.

When you’re talking about traditional bridal wear, obviously the white dress comes first and foremost. But a close second place when it comes to the ensemble that will officially make you a bride would definitely be the veil.

As much as we love a really gorgeous mantilla or blusher, though, we’ve seen more and more brides throw tradition to the wind and forgo a classic veil in favor of a statement-making headpiece (if you’re still a veil kinda girl, we have plenty of inspiration right here) such as a headband, comb, clips or pins.

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Study: That Whole ‘Happy Wife, Happy Life’ Thing? It’s True



Even though most of you probably have enough real-life examples you can point to that already prove the old saying “happy wife, happy life” is true—it’s still pretty funny that science is now confirming it, too.

A new study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family declares that among 394 couples who were interviewed and whose answers were analyzed for this research, well, the men were very affected by their female partner’s happiness—the ladies, not so much:

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