Brides Wearing No Makeup: Is This a Trend in Philly?

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Between celebrity influences, YouTube sensations, and even designer runway shows, trends in beauty and makeup are ever changing and constantly on display, and from where we sit, thanks to the likes of Kim Kardashian, bold eyes and perfect contours are having a bit of a moment right now.

That’s why this recent ABC News segment about a trend towards brides going makeup-free for their weddings—or at the very least, sporting a very minimal, natural look—caused us to raise an eyebrow.

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144 Songs for Every Moment & Dance On Your Wedding Day

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Not too long ago, a friend of mine who was getting married (he has since successfully tied the knot) asked me what some typical songs were that were good for the mother-son dance, and I had absolutely not one single suggestion for him. How many weddings have I been to where I watched this adorable moment unfold? And yet, I couldn’t come up with a single one.

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Rittenhouse’s Rescue Spa Now Offers Hair Services—Including Bridal Updos!

The hair-styling area at Rescue Spa.

The hair-styling area at Rescue Spa.

More and more good news for brides just keep spilling out of Philly’s Rescue Spa!

First, fabulous Philly makeup artist Victoria Roggio joined the staff just a few months before they moved from their 17th Street location to their new 16th Street digs—into a location that, because it’s so much roomier, meant that the spa could better host bridal parties. (Expanded mani, pedi and lounge areas make it easier for you and your ‘maids to spread out while sipping champagne and being pampered, obv.)

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Bridal Nutrition: Prep for a Week of Healthy Eating With These Tips from 9 Local Pros

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I love this post from Be Well Philly on how nine Philly health and nutrition experts prep for a week of healthy eating because it offers so many more options than shop, chop, and cook on Sundays.

I mean, sometimes, we are doing other things on Sundays, and this just isn’t going to work. Also, maybe we don’t want to.

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You Can Literally Double the Length of Your Honeymoon With Scrub Island in the British Virgin Island’s “Buy 7, Get 7″ Deal

All photos courtesy Scrub Island.

All photos courtesy Scrub Island.

A few years ago, I had the tough assignment of traveling to Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands to cover it as a honeymoon destination for PW’s spring/summer 2012 issue. (Here’s that story.) Because you know, as they say, someone’s gotta do it.

So I perked up today when this almost unreal honeymoon deal crossed my desk: The luxe BVI resort is offering a 14-night stay in one of their completely ridic villas (pics below) for the price of seven nights.

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From Bliss to Despair: Beware the Honeymoon Effect, Says Study

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So you know how you always hear about the “honeymoon stage” of a new marriage, which refers not to time spent on tropical beaches, umbrella-ed drinks in hand, but rather to the first few months or year of marriage, where you basically have major googly eyes for each other/cartoon hearts floating above your heads, and all is right with the world?

Well, a new study says that 1) this is actually a real thing, and 2) that it’s actually not such a great thing.

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PHOTOS: Monique Lhuillier’s Dreamy Spring 2015 Bridal Collection Includes Mint and Periwinkle

Oceana by Monique Lhuillier, probably our favorite design on her runway this season. All photos courtesy of the designer.

Oceana by Monique Lhuillier, probably our favorite design on her runway this season. All photos courtesy of the designer.

In the past year or so, we have talked a lot about blush gowns, and the major moment they’ve been having with brides. It’s a trend that we haven’t just seen on the runways or on the covers of designer lookbooks—we’ve actually seen it on real brides, right here in Philly. They’re walking down the aisle in soft shades of pink, cotton candy, and rose.

It’s been pretty cool to see brides playing with the tradition of wearing white on their wedding day, and so it is with great curiosity that we received the pastel gowns that floated down the runways in the Spring 2015 bridal collections at this most recent bridal market—particularly the mint gowns in Monique Lhuillier’s collection. (And by curiosity, we also mean squeals and gasps, because—well, you’ll see, below.)

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There’s Going to Be a BHLDN Trunk Show & Pop-Up Shop at the Center City Anthropologie

Try on BHLDN's Emma gown at the pop-up shop and trunk show at Anthroplogie next week!

Try on BHLDN’s Emma gown at the pop-up shop and trunk show at Anthroplogie next week!

GUYS. You know how BHLDN is gorg and Philly-based but because this town doesn’t yet have a BHLDN boutique, local brides have to order online and try on at home?

Well, they’re giving brides here an opportunity to touch and see the gowns in person and try them on—on the spot!—at a trunk show next week at the Anthropologie in Center City.

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