May 092014
 

From a lush inspiration shoot to an easy spring garland DIY tutorial, we rounded up some of our favorite blog posts from all over the web.

From the drop dead gorgeous BHDLN gown to the cascading spring floral arrangements, this organic spring wedding inspiration shoot is filled with lush details. —100 Layer Cake

The latest wedding cake trend? Vintage florals! We rounded up 10 throwback twists on the classic floral confection. —Brides.com

This adorable couple wed in an outdoor ceremony in Costa Rica, filled with eclectic handmade details and personal touches. —Green Wedding Shoes

Clear your cake confusion by using our helpful list of questions to ask your baker before they start mixing! —Brides.com

The groom is Italian and the bride is Canadian, so the couple beautifully blended their two backgrounds into one stunning rustic wedding. —POPSUGAR

Statistics show that 52% of couples don't even get around to having sex on their wedding night. So, what's really happening? —Brides.com

Asking your closest girlfriends to be your bridesmaids should be a stylish event! Here are five fun ways to pop the question to your girls. —Brooklyn Bride

Check out these six fresh ways to incorporate one of our favorite springtime blooms, lilacs, into your wedding. —Brides.com

With only a few supplies and four easy steps, creating your own spring wedding garland is a must-do for warm-weather nuptials. —Once Wed

Goodbye, polar vortex for once and for all! Summer is fast approaching and we found six fun finds for the summer bride. —Brides.com

May 022014
 

From a bold oxblood-and-cobalt-blue inspiration shoot to an easy DIY braid tutorial, we rounded up some of our favorite blog posts from all over the web.

This inspiration shoot held at the Riviera Mansion in Santa Barbara, California is filled with bohemian details. The rich color palette of oxblood and cobalt is the perfect pair for an outdoor wedding. —Elizabeth Anne Designs

We rounded up six styling tips to help plus-size brides find their dream gowns. —Brides.com

Confession: We're obsessed with braided hairstyles including this rope braid updo that's super easy to DIY thanks to this tutorial. —Once Wed

Who says you need to stay in one place for your honeymoon? Try one of our four favorite cruises for your upcoming getaway. —Brides.com

This yummy shoot shot at a strawberry field is filled with equally delicious details — including a hand-painted wedding cake! —100 Layer Cake

For your wedding day beauty look, a reliable primer is a must. Here are four types we love. —Brides.com

We're obsessed with this couple's colorful and exotic two-week wedding celebration. —POPSUGAR

Earn "best toast of the night" honors by following these five simple steps. —Brides.com

These engagement inspiration photos, shot in New York City's West Village, are picture-perfect and effortlessly cool. —Brooklyn Bride

Ever wondered how to properly set your reception table? Here's our quick and easy guide. —Brides.com

Apr 252014
 

From a sophisticated seaside wedding at Alys Beach to the cutest DIY bridesmaids gift idea, we rounded up some of our favorite blog posts from all over the web.

This chic and classic seaside wedding is filled with clean and sophisticated décor. Be sure to check out the shot of the couple on the beach — it's gorgeous! —Elizabeth Anne Designs

Love throwing cocktail parties? We rounded up some of the must-have registry items for your upcoming bash. —Brides.com

For the outdoorsy couple, get inspiration from this engagement shoot at Big Bend National Park filled with bohemian and natural elements. —Green Wedding Shoes

Looking to mix things up? Skip a traditional wedding bouquet and carry something unique down the aisle instead. Check out our five ideas. —Brides.com

Complete your wedding day ensemble with one of these ten fresh flower accessories. —The Brooklyn Bride

Make a bold beauty statement on your wedding day by rocking a bright lipstick color. We found five we're loving right now! —Brides.com

You don't need to break the bank for gifts! Try this easy and cost-effective DIY gift idea for your bridesmaids. —POPSUGAR

We can all learn a lesson of love from this 100-year-old woman's marriage. Warning: Be sure to sure have a box of tissues nearby before pressing play. —Brides.com

From whimsy floral décor to vintage teapots, this tea party inspiration shoot is a clever way to celebrate your bridal shower with your girlfriends. —100 Layer Cake

Impress your hubby-to-be be by proposing one of these cool reception ideas including a beer bar or cigar bar. —Brides.com

Apr 112014
 

From a fashionable and modern wedding to expert tips on how to be the ultimate maid-of-honor, we rounded up some of our favorite blog posts from all over the web.

We can't stop lusting over this bride's wedding-worthy Valentino Rockstud heels! From the fashionable details to the stunning decor, this wedding will surely inspire you. —100 Layer Cake

Before you try on a zillion wedding gowns, take our quiz and find your perfect weding dress silhouette! It will ease up the dress trial process and help you focus on finding the most flattering option for you. —Brides.com

This free-spirited and adorable couple decided to get hitched in the wild West! The boho-meets-Americana themed wedding is filled with fun details. —Green Wedding Shoes

Don't let invitation wording etiquette overwhelm you. Use our handy guide to help you. —Brides.com

Earthy-meets-elegant in this inspiration shoot at an equestrian estate in the South. —Elizabeth Anne Designs

Supermodel Selita Ebanks left us completely breathless in her wedding dress photo shoot for our latest issue. —Brides.com

Make sure your maid-of-honor is as happy as you are throughout your wedding planning process by using these helpful hints. —POPSUGAR

Get the ultimate coverage on your wedding day by trying one of these editor-approved foundations. —Brides.com

Spice up your wedding tabletop with fruits and veggies! Here are a few clever examples. —Brooklyn Bride

Feeling a little let down that some of your family or friends aren't as excited as you are about your wedding day? Cheer up! Here's how to make your own peace. —Brides.com

Mar 212014
 
Renaissance Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Photo: Charla Storey

From a glamorous Renaissance-inspired photo shoot to the most amazing proposal pictures, we rounded up some of our favorite blog posts from all over the web.

This wedding inspiration shoot includes everything you'd ever need to throw a Renaissance-themed affair. Borrowing from Botticelli, this photo shoot features beautiful bust statue centerpieces, fresh fruit, and a romantic, empire-waist wedding dress. —Green Wedding Shoes

Thinking of throwing a bohemian summer ceremony? Consider this trendy mustard and blush color palette. These two pretty hues balance each other to create the best combination of soft and rich shades. —Brides.com

Elegant calligraphy is the prettiest way to add a personal touch to your wedding invites. Here, 10 unique and chic hand-written wedding ideas. —Elizabeth Anne Designs

Want your wedding to be picture perfect (who doesn't!)? Sparkler candles are an instant—and affordable!—way to add excitement to your wedding. These 5 creative ideas will surely light up your big day. —Brides.com

Just because they're napkins doesn't mean they should be boring! Whether you choose something simple like a ribbon or a more elaborate tabletop accessory like a name tag or tissue flowers, add a little bit of personality to your reception table setting with one of these creative napkin accents. —Brooklyn Bride

We are so excited to finally reveal our final couples for Brides Live Wedding! Who will win our incredible million-dollar wedding at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, CA? Click to see the top three couples and read their amazing stories! —Brides.com

This bridal shower is cute as a button—literally! From yummy cupcakes topped with buttons to spools of thread repurposed as place cards, this rustic, sewing-themed bridal shower didn't skip any sartorial details. —100 Layer Cake

Don't want to hire a wedding planner? Our guest blogger Ashlan Gorse shares her experience planning a wedding without one, and offers up tips for how to do-it-yourself too. —Brides.com

Are you addicted to Imgur like we are? The photo-hosting website shared proposal photos that will simultaneously melt your heart and crack you up. —POPSUGAR

From budgeting advice to a planning guide for gay grooms, these three wedding books we love will be trusted advisers throughout the hectic planning process. —Brides.com

Mar 142014
 
Rustic Elegant Wedding

Photo: The Long Haul

From an elegant rustic California wedding to an easy DIY tutorial on how to DIY unique invites, we round up some of our favorite blog posts from all over the web.

This California couple's wedding was bursting with stunning details — from the elegant tabletop settings to the bride's perfect beach waves and gorgeous custom-made wedding gown from Jim Hjelm from JLM Couture. 100 Layer Cake

Still haven't found the perfect color palette for your spring time nuptials? Consider a spicy saffron and sea foam combo. It's the perfect mixture of seasonal meets sweet. —Brides.com

The bad news: It's still freezing on the East coast. The good news: It gives us an excuse to obsess over winter wedding inspiration shoots! These photos were taken at the gorgeous Bitterroot Mountains in Montana and the results are absolutely breathtaking. —Elizabeth Anne Designs

Sexy lingerie isn't the only way to spice things up in the bedroom. What you eat can help, too. We found five foods that will ensure the most satisfying sex life ever. —Brides.com

Have you heard of hand tinting? Historically, it was used to color black-and-white photos before color photography came into play. Now, you can use the same technique to make the coolest save the dates and invites thanks to this DIY tutorial. —Oh So Beautiful Paper

To ensure your honeymoon is absolutely unforgettable, we rounded up the most exotic and unique vacation places for every type of bride and groom. —Brides.com

A cool boutonnière is the easiest way for a groom to personalize his look. The current style guys (and brides!) are loving right now? Airplants! Follow this easy step-by-step tutorial to make your own. — Green Wedding Shoes

No matter the style of your wedding dress, a little sparkle is always necessary. Here are seven shiny and glam wedding hair accessories to fill that requirement. —Brides.com

Calling all laid-back brides! This cool couple celebrated their big day outdoors at a barbecue, while playing lawn games with their loved ones. —POPSUGAR

Tipping wedding vendors is customary, but it can also be confusing. So, to help you navigate your way through the process, we created the ultimate how-to guide. —Brides.com

Mar 072014
 

From a romantic vineyard bridal inspiration shoot to gorgeous bridesmaid dresses we found for less than $100, we round up some of our favorite blog posts from all over the web.

Gorgeous, sparkly and soft-hued taupe-y/lavender dresses, cascading bouquets, soft way hair... if you're a bride-to-be planning a romantic wedding, you'll swoon over the fashion and flowers in this vineyard bridal inspiration shoot. Elizabeth Anne Designs

Hitting the gym isn't the only heathy habit you should be forming before your wedding day! Eating healthy is super-important for looking and feeling your best, too, so consider making these four changes to your diet before you walk down the aisle. Brides.com

When it comes to wedding cakes, are you on Team Buttercream? This round up of 10 chic, totally fondant-free wedding cakes will have you craving a slice. —Brooklyn Bride

Want the secrets to a long, happy marriage? Of course you do! We talked to nearly 50 couples to find out what makes a long-lasting and successful relationship. —Brides.com

This adorable couple shot their engagement photos in a quirky ghost town in California—where TV shows such as The X Files, Highway to Heaven, Murder She Wrote were filmed! How cool is that? —Green Wedding Shoes

It was a tough job, but someone had to do it—and we volunteered! From lipsticks to fragrances, the Brides editors tested hundreds of fabulous beauty and skin care products and narrowed them down to the very wedding-worthy best! —Brides.com

Admit it: You always wanted to be a princess, bride. Diehard Disney fans, check out these adorable (but still chic) ways to inject Disney-inspired elements to your wedding decor. —POPSUGAR

Don't make your bridesmaids break the bank! We found more than 30 adorable, affordable bridesmaid dresses—and each one is less than $100! —Brides.com

Tissue paper flowers, garlands, centerpieces, table numbers... We're in awe of all the cool DIY elements in this couple's included Mexican-themed Chicago wedding. Crafty brides, take note! —100 Layer Cake

Beyond the bachelorette party, bridal shower, and wedding dress shopping, every engaged girl needs quality (read: not wedding related!) time with her BFFs: Schedule time for these three simple, every-day experiences with your gals before your wedding day. —Brides.com

Feb 072014
 

From a timeless winter wedding inspiration shoot to nail polish trends that will show off your engagement ring, we round up some of our favorite blog posts from all over the web.

Who knew that a soft blanket of snow could make such a stunning backdrop for a romantic winter woodland-inspired wedding shoot? And it's not just the white stuff that's wowing us: From escort cards attached to an antique toboggan to the pine boughs in the bouquet to the elegant touches of silver throughout, these photos have us totally rethinking the appeal of being a June bride. —Green Wedding Shoes

Got a sparkly new engagement ring to show off? Skip your usual ho-hum shade of nail polish and elevate your mani with one of these cool new hues. —Brides.com

From dainty hoop earrings to a spare, mod gold pendant, heart-shaped jewelry has never looked more chic. No need to wait for Valentine's Day to wear these beauties. —Brooklyn Bride

Lace wedding dresses are undeniably romantic, and we've got 82 stunning examples that you'll want to wear on your big day. Your only issue? Narrowing down the options. —Brides.com

Sure, you've got a romantic evening with your hubby planned for Valentine's Day, but don't forget about your girlfriends! We heart the idea of throwing a chic "Galentine's" Day party with your bridesmaids or BFFs. Share the love (and pass the champagne!). —Popsugar

If you're pouring all of your romantic energy into your wedding, why not make Valentine's Day a low-key affair this year? Check out these four sweet, easy, no-reservations-needed ways to celebrate. —Brides.com

Jenny Packham gown, Jimmy Choo heels, gorgeous gray Amsale bridesmaids dresses... This is what it looks like when you nail wedding fashion. Hello, gorgeous! —Elizabeth Anne Designs

Yet another reason to get your man to the altar asap: It's good for his health! Read all about the surprising health benefits of marriage for men. —Brides.com

Outdoor weddings are always gorgeous, but we're especially inspired by the breathtaking Mammoth Lakes, California scenery in this couple's wedding photos. —Brides.com

Feb 072014
 

From a timeless winter wedding inspiration shoot to nail polish trends that will show off your engagement ring, we round up some of our favorite blog posts from all over the web.

Who knew that a soft blanket of snow could make such a stunning backdrop for a romantic winter woodland-inspired wedding shoot? And it's not just the white stuff that's wowing us: From escort cards attached to an antique toboggan to the pine boughs in the bouquet to the elegant touches of silver throughout, these photos have us totally rethinking the appeal of being a June bride. —Green Wedding Shoes

Got a sparkly new engagement ring to show off? Skip your usual ho-hum shade of nail polish and elevate your mani with one of these cool new hues. —Brides.com

From dainty hoop earrings to a spare, mod gold pendant, heart-shaped jewelry has never looked more chic. No need to wait for Valentine's Day to wear these beauties. —Brooklyn Bride

Lace wedding dresses are undeniably romantic, and we've got 82 stunning examples that you'll want to wear on your big day. Your only issue? Narrowing down the options. —Brides.com

Sure, you've got a romantic evening with your hubby planned for Valentine's Day, but don't forget about your girlfriends! We heart the idea of throwing a chic "Galentine's" Day party with your bridesmaids or BFFs. Share the love (and pass the champagne!). —Popsugar

If you're pouring all of your romantic energy into your wedding, why not make Valentine's Day a low-key affair this year? Check out these four sweet, easy, no-reservations-needed ways to celebrate. —Brides.com

Jenny Packham gown, Jimmy Choo heels, gorgeous gray Amsale bridesmaids dresses... This is what it looks like when you nail wedding fashion. Hello, gorgeous! —Elizabeth Anne Designs

Yet another reason to get your man to the altar asap: It's good for his health! Read all about the surprising health benefits of marriage for men. —Brides.com

Outdoor weddings are always gorgeous, but we're especially inspired by the breathtaking Mammoth Lakes, California scenery in this couple's wedding photos. —Brides.com

Jan 242014
 

From an elegant wedding filled with vintage details to tips for dealing with worst-case scenario wedding problems, we round up some of our favorite blog posts from all over the web.

It's easy to create an intimate, romantic atmosphere in a rugged, industrial space with a little design magic! Luxe fabrics, gilded details, rustic pastel flowers, and vintage chandelier turned this brick-walled warehouse into a stylish modern event space. —100 Layer Cake

Searching for the perfect honeymoon destination? These must-visit Greek islands are at the top of our list. —Brides.com

We're snapping up every single one of these gift ideas for new brides curated by recently-engaged (!) blogger Nicolette Mason. —NicoletteMason.com

The road to the perfect wedding isn't always paved in rhinestones. Whether your dream-venue has a two-year waiting list or your bridesmaid drops the ball, here are a few expert tips on how to deal. —Brides.com

Carbon-copies no more! This year's top bridesmaid dress trends (think pretty prints, ombré, sparkle, and more) are all about mixing it up and standing out. —Elizabeth Anne Designs

Should mandatory pre-wedding marriage education classes should be law? —Brides.com

Wardrobe malfunction? Drunk and disorderly guests? Unruly groomsmen running amok? Here's how to deal. —POPSUGAR

If you could plan 20 different parties based on your Pinterest wedding board, it's time to narrow your focus. Guest blogger Carolyn Hsu shares her tips for editing down inspiration into the perfect day in her latest post. —Brides.com

Only one thing could pull us out of this chilly (understatement) polar vortex and it's this ethereal styled shoot that just screams springtime. What could be more perfect that a wedding in a peach orchard surrounded by pink blooms? —Elizabeth Anne Designs

Why wait until you say "I do" to show your future husband how much you love him? Here are three thoughtful ways to say you care on your wedding day. —Brides.com

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