Jan 082016
 

You'd never plan your wedding at work (cough, cough) — but your lunch break is a whole other story! For your weekly roundup, we picked gorgeous real weddings, pretty style details, and helpful tips from across the web.

Finding the perfect engagement ring is a tough task, but have no fear! Our friends at Popsugar rounded up the best engagement ring Instagram accounts to follow, and be warned, with these gorgeous diamonds — ring envy will definitely be a thing. —POPSUGAR

Not every bride wants to have a lavish, over-the-top wedding. If you're planning an intimate backyard bash or a quick trip to the courthouse with a small reception to follow, these short wedding dresses are the perfect way to infuse some bridal style without the fuss. —Brides

See more: 5 Reasons to Love a New Year's Eve Wedding

This chic, outdoor wedding has all the charm and elegance that comes from an effortlessly stylish British wedding. The fashion-forward bride positively stunned in a plunging V-neck column sheath, adding a modern spin that stylish brides will totally obsess over. —OnceWed

When it comes to bridal beauty, there's nothing more important than maintaining a rigorous skincare regimen that goes beyond the standard cleanse and moisturize routine. And no one knows that better than Korean skincare guru Charlotte Cho, who shares her top tips for getting that healthy, glowy skin without breaking the bank. —Well + Good

Prepare to swoon over this couple's two-tiered, gold-flecked wedding cake! Featuring delicate rows of piping and strands of loose greenery, we think we just found our fairy-tale confection. —100 Layer Cake

What We’re Pinning This Week: Sparkly Wedding Shoes to Winter Signature Cocktails

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Jan 082016
 
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Every week, we round up our favorite Pinterest pins of the week, from helpful visual guides to gorgeous wedding-dress inspiration, to show you what's popular in the bridal world right now. Read on to see everything we're currently pinning, repinning, and obsessing over.

Who knew mint and coral could be such a match made in heaven? Delicately wrapped in a lace sugar veil, this floral-topped wedding cake is utterly picture perfect.

This bride stunned in a glamorous mermaid Vera Wang wedding dress, and we're absolutely loving the groom's reaction during the first look.

Isn't there something inherently romantic and timeless about southern weddings? The bride in a classic wedding gown. The groom suited in a crisp black tux. Sun-tinged Magnolia trees serving as the ceremony's picturesque backdrop. Sigh. Nicholas Sparks, where art thou?

This sweet getting-ready moment was beautifully captured by Harwell Photography. We love the way the light floods into the room and how you can get a sense of the bride's nerves as her 'maid zips her into her dress — an unfilitered moment of anticipation that gives viewers a glimpse of the buildup before saying "I do."

Winter weddings are not the time to skimp out on your signature cocktail. But if you're looking for something more festive than simple wine and champagne, cold-weather concoctions like these hot cocoa martinis are the perfect way to infuse cozy vibes with a fun and delicious kick.

Guys, shoe envy has never hit us so hard. Once again, Kate Spade remains the queen of wedding shoes, and there's no question why! Who wouldn't want to sport these sparkly gems on their feet?

Looking for tablescape inspiration? Get creative with your table numbers by using calligraphed, laser-cut signs arranged in floral centerpieces for a pretty display your guests will love.

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Dec 312015
 

You'd never plan your wedding at work (cough, cough) — but your lunch break is a whole other story! For your weekly roundup, we picked gorgeous real weddings, pretty style details, and helpful tips from across the web.

Trying to figure out your plans for New Year's Eve is almost like trying to find the perfect wedding dress — so many options, so little time, and lots of push and pull. So what's a girl to do? If you hope to ring in the new year with your sweetheart, here are 22 fun date-night ideas that range from cozying up on the couch and toasting to a night of Netflix to a romantic picnic at sunset (with a bottle of bubbly of course!). Whatever your pick, these options are a surefire way to add a dash of romance to end the year. —POPSUGAR

If you're at a loss for what to wear for your friend's NYE nuptials, we've got a few standout ideas. Whether you're looking for an elegant gown in head-to-toe sequins or a classic little black dress with a flirty twist, these killer outfits will having you toasting the new year in style. —Brides

See more: 5 Reasons to Love a New Year's Eve Wedding

Hosting a simple outdoor reception? Get inspired by this intimate real wedding, featuring soft, romantic details, greenery installations, and a warm, inviting atmosphere. The couple's classic color palette blended seamlessly with the earthy outdoor elements, combining elegant and natural details for a truly one-of-kind affair. —OnceWed

With the new year around the corner, there comes a host of upcoming wellness trends that our friends at Well + Good are anticipating. From the emergence of "Seaweed is the new kale" motto, to a movement towards "athleisure" and "anti-diet" trends, we can say that 2016 will be a truly mind, body, and soul changing year for brides-to-be! —Well + Good

This fun-loving couple traded flowers and DIY décor for sparklers, confetti, and champagne for one ultimate New Year's Eve wedding bash. See all the glitz and glam details come to life and watch this epic dance-filled night unfold long after the clock hits midnight. —100 Layer Cake

What We’re Pinning This Week: Bold Wedding Bouquets to Engagement Photo Ideas

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Dec 252015
 
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Every week, we round up our favorite Pinterest pins of the week, from helpful visual guides to gorgeous wedding-dress inspiration, to show you what's popular in the bridal world right now. Read on to see everything we're currently pinning, repinning, and obsessing over.

Who says you have to save the gown for the wedding day? This bride-to-be dressed up in a sweeping, champagne-colored dress for her engagement session, and we're head over heels in love with the results.

This breezy ceremony setting has us dreaming of a tropical destination wedding. Sigh.

We rounded up our favorite wedding-ring photo ideas and trust us, they're absolutely swoon-worthy. See how you can incorporate these beautiful shots into your wedding day by clicking through our slideshow!

This couple looked jaw-droppingly gorgeous in their wedding dresses, looking radiant with joy and love that makes for one special wedding-day moment captured.

These nontraditional vintage-inspired bridesmaids dresses are utterly romantic and enchanting, boasting dreamy pastel colors that complement the vibrant bouquets just perfectly.

Make a statement with your wedding head table by using a sparkly table linen decorated with lush floral runners decked out with bright pink peonies.

Oh la la! Say hello to this stunning, eye-catching wedding bouquet featuring dazzling, rich, bold reds. "The arrangements of red charm peonies, ranunculus, scabiosa, and privet berries were wild and romantic," the bride describes of her wedding flowers. We're definitely bookmarking this one.

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Dec 182015
 

You'd never plan your wedding at work (cough, cough) — but your lunch break is a whole other story! For your weekly roundup, we picked gorgeous real weddings, pretty style details, and helpful tips from across the web.

Nontraditional brides jumping on the dainty-engagement-rings trend will love these smaller, unique sparklers. From intricately faceted designs to colored small-stoned gems, these delicate rings are the perfect accessory for brides-to-be looking for something that doesn't exactly scream bridal. —POPSUGAR

Get inspired by these creative engagement photo ideas that were handpicked by our favorite wedding photographers. One trick to nailing that perfect shot? "Be smiling, flirt with each other, and have fun," shares wedding photographer Matt Edge. Check out all the beautiful pictures in our roundup, and see how you can incorporate these ideas into your engagement shoot! —Brides

See more: 7 Wedding Décor Extras That Won't Break the Bank

This organic wedding in Utah showcases the region's natural elements in stunning fashion. The couple lined their ceremony aisle with lush snapdragons to create a magical space to exchange their "I dos." Plus, if you're going for rustic minimalism, you'll love the couple's two-tiered wedding cake — a clean, simple confection topped with gold-flecked berries and earthy greenery. —OnceWed

We're celebrating the holiday season at the BRIDES office with one of our favorite events — Christmas cookie swaps! And we know the feeling that comes after downing a full plate of sugary cookies. So how do you avoid the sugar crash without completely cutting out those festive treats? Check out these 10 delicious recipes for creating the perfect Christmas cookie that incorporates healthy (but super tasty!) ingredients that are absolutely guilt-free. —Well + Good

Christmas weddings, oh how we're smitten for you! If you're a winter bride hosting a holiday-themed wedding bash, grab your wedding-style cues from this inspiration shoot. Decorate your tables with leafy greenery and deep red roses, while adding touches of gold for a hint of elegance. The weather outside may be frightful, but we're creating a cozy and inviting space for your winter-wedding wonderland. —100 Layer Cake

Dec 112015
 

You'd never plan your wedding at work (cough, cough) — but your lunch break is a whole other story! For your weekly roundup, we picked gorgeous real weddings, pretty style details, and helpful tips from across the web.

Hosting a winter wedding has never been easier thanks to this roundup of gorgeous holiday-themed inspiration (that doesn't veer into tacky territory). The key to pulling off a classic holiday wedding lies in tying seasonal motifs into your big-day défor, like hanging vibrant wreaths with a simple red bow or using Christmas lights to create a cozy, romantic ceremony setting. —POPSUGAR

Colored engagement rings are getting all the attention lately — from Kate Middleton's sapphire ring to Iggy Azalea's canary yellow diamond. For brides sporting some colored bling, did you know there's a special meaning behind that sparkler? Lucky for you, we've done some research and uncovered what your ring says about you and your relationship. —Brides

See more: 7 Wedding Décor Extras That Won't Break the Bank

This urban San Francisco wedding featured both elegant, historic architecture and natural, wispy details creating a beautiful collision of differing aesthetics that is an absolute joy to see come together (and guaranteed to give you butterflies). Click through this couple's sun-drenched, cliffside portraits and you'll see exactly what what we mean. —OnceWed

Beat the afternoon slump with these energizing snacks that are perfect for a mid-day treat. Incorporate delicious vitamin-packed foods like pumpkin pudding or a green tea mango smoothie (yum!) for a healthy and delicious way to boost that productivity at work during the late AM. —Well + Good

'Tis the season for holiday parties, and you know what means — holiday cocktails! Get creative and festive with your party drinks by following these easy recipes featuring gorgeous glasses, glittery antler stir sticks, and fresh garnishes to top it all off. —100 Layer Cake

Dec 042015
 

You'd never plan your wedding at work (cough, cough) — but your lunch break is a whole other story! For your weekly roundup, we picked gorgeous real weddings, pretty style details, and helpful tips from across the web.

Did you know that there are dozens of beauty treatments that you can create from simple ingredients sitting around in your kitchen pantry? From coffee body scrubs, citrus masks, and even natural body tanners (seriously!) these homemade, all-natural beauty recipes range from super moisturizing to guilt-free, spa-esque pampering, and we promise — they will change your life. —POPSUGAR

This latest floral trend is absolutely enchanting: flower centerpieces arranged in glass boxes! Yep, we're totally getting Beauty and the Beast vibes, and we're not complaining because they're absolutely stunning! From air plants to full-blown centerpieces, these tablescapes are guaranteed to be a hit with your guests. —Brides

See more: 7 Wedding Décor Extras That Won't Break the Bank

This farm wedding in Minnesota will take your breathe away, and not for the reasons you might expect. There weren't flashy lights or extravagant five-tiered cakes, but instead, this wedding was a simple, intimate gathering of family and friends in a beautiful open-air setting. The photos will speak for themselves, with gorgeous natural elements serving as stunning backdrops that will leave you inspired. —OnceWed

At the BRIDES offices in NYC, we can definitely feel the chill of the impending winter, signaling the dreaded cold and flu season. One way to ward off the sniffles? Superfood wellness elixirs packed with vitamins and antioxidants — immunity-boosting drinks that you can make in your own kitchen. So skip the $8 juice and head to the grocery store, it's time to kick the cold to the curb and save some money in the process! —Well + Good

Who's ready for winter weddings? We totally are! If you're hosting your nuptials around the Christmas holidays, there's nothing more festive than incorporating the classic red and green hues into your décor (in a non-tacky way of course). This holiday inspiration features classic winter elements like festive tinsel, rustic pinecones, bright red berries, and elegant gold accents to create a cozy holiday vibe that's still effortlessly classic. —100 Layer Cake

The 10 Best Wedding Instagrams of the Week

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Dec 042015
 

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As the seasons change, we're getting more inspired than ever by all of the usual Instagram photos of amazing wedding moments. This week, our favorite photo-sharing app opened our eyes to shots of fun engagement shoot ideas, beautiful wedding bouquets, and more.

(Above) This beautiful shot of the bride putting on her wedding shoes is like the quintessential Cinderella moment. Swoon.

Skip the doggie bowtie and dress up your pup in bright bold blooms! This little guy is way too cute.

There's nothing more romantic than having your vows calligraphed for a sweet memento that you'll treasure forever.

This couple took to the coast for their nuptials, boasting a view of the water that was beautifully captured in a dream-like panorama.

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These adorable flower girls were ready for their close ups, but not without a little fun first!

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This classic portrait of the bride and groom at their city hall wedding is giving us butterflies. Also, the bride's vibrant wedding bouquet makes a gorgeous statement against the couple's crisp white outfits for an eye-catching display.

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These dreamy florals are perfect for a holiday wedding, featuring gorgeous shades of deep red and green and blending beautifully with the bride's lace wedding dress.

What better way to celebrate your engagement than with a basket full of personalized bubbly? Cheers!

Now that you've exchanged your vows, it's time to flaunt your newly married status! Seriously, where can we get one of these?!

This fun-loving couple wasn't afraid to get creative with their surroundings, opting for an adorable pose in front of a spray painted wall.

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The 10 Best Wedding Instagrams of the Week

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Dec 042015
 

A photo posted by Jose Villa (@josevilla) on

As the seasons change, we're getting more inspired than ever by all of the usual Instagram photos of amazing wedding moments. This week, our favorite photo-sharing app opened our eyes to shots of fun engagement shoot ideas, beautiful wedding bouquets, and more.

(Above) This beautiful shot of the bride putting on her wedding shoes is like the quintessential Cinderella moment. Swoon.

Skip the doggie bowtie and dress up your pup in bright bold blooms! This little guy is way too cute.

There's nothing more romantic than having your vows calligraphed for a sweet memento that you'll treasure forever.

This couple took to the coast for their nuptials, boasting a view of the water that was beautifully captured in a dream-like panorama.

A photo posted by Ben Q. (@benqphotography) on

These adorable flower girls were ready for their close ups, but not without a little fun first!

A photo posted by Emily Scott (@emthegem) on

This classic portrait of the bride and groom at their city hall wedding is giving us butterflies. Also, the bride's vibrant wedding bouquet makes a gorgeous statement against the couple's crisp white outfits for an eye-catching display.

A photo posted by Lauren Peele (@laurenpeele) on

These dreamy florals are perfect for a holiday wedding, featuring gorgeous shades of deep red and green and blending beautifully with the bride's lace wedding dress.

What better way to celebrate your engagement than with a basket full of personalized bubbly? Cheers!

Now that you've exchanged your vows, it's time to flaunt your newly married status! Seriously, where can we get one of these?!

This fun-loving couple wasn't afraid to get creative with their surroundings, opting for an adorable pose in front of a spray painted wall.

Want even more beautiful wedding inspo? Follow us on Instagram for wedding-d??cor ideas, real wedding features, and more!

5 Wedding Ideas We Love Right Now

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Nov 202015
 

You'd never plan your wedding at work (cough, cough) — but your lunch break is a whole other story! For your weekly roundup, we picked gorgeous real weddings, pretty style details, and helpful tips from across the web.

The holidays are just around the corner and you know what that means — 'tis the season for winter nail art! And you're going to love the sweater nail art trend that's taking over Instagram. These 3D designs are adorable mini versions of your classic cable knit sweater, and you can accessorize with glitter accents and even pearls for a festive statement-making look! This is definitely an idea we're using for our next #ringselfie. —POPSUGAR

Looking for the right wedding favors for your guests to take home? We rounded up six different takes on the classic matchbook favors that your guests are sure to love. From simple hand-lettered boxes to tiny matchbooks that look like mini book covers, it's never been easier to make these fun ideas your own! —Brides

See more: 7 Wedding Décor Extras That Won't Break the Bank

This wedding photographer duo took to the sun-drenched California coast to capture their anniversary pictures, and boy are they romantic. Under the glow of golden hour, the two posed along the breezy cliffs, wearing simple attire for a laid-back, intimate portrait session that exudes love in its simplest form. —OnceWed

Our friends at Well + Good are serving up a superfood Thanksgiving! Incorporating vitamin-packed veggies and fruits like pomegranates, quinoa, and turmeric, these recipes prove that a day of feasting doesn't have to be a bad thing. —Well + Good

You've seen countless inspiration images on Pinterest of gorgeous floral ceremony arches, but how exactly are they even created? We found a step-by-step guide to creating your own floral masterpiece, using simple materials like paddle wire, zip ties, flower disks, and of course, a bunch of your favorite flowers! Customize with your favorite blooms and complete the look with tapered candlesticks for a truly romantic ceremony setting. —100 Layer Cake

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