Our Favorite Wedding Ideas We Love Right Now From Across the Internet

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Mar 042016
 

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.

Choosing the song for your first dance can be a really tough decision — but thanks to these three simple questions, you can rest easy knowing you've made the best choice to sway to on the dance floor. But be warned, the key to choosing the perfect tune requires you to get on your feet and dance (in front of a test audience!).
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Sure, it's important to get a plethora of playful photos with your bridesmaids and other family members, but the most important pictures of all are the ones you take with your groom-to-be. Try out a few of these precious poses with your sweetheart and you'll be sure to have enough frame-worthy pics to fill your home with. Just try not to melt into a puddle of mush clicking through these too-sweet wedding photos.
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There are an endless amount of confectionary options when it comes to picking out your wedding cake. From how many tiers to what color and flavors, how's a bride to choose just one? Have you ever thought about a black cake? They do exist, and we just knew we had to share these non-traditional and sophisticated options with you.
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Looking for bridal hair inspiration? Look no further! We rounded up the best hair pros to follow on Instagram this week. From romantic updo's to gorgeous ponytails, these pros will leave you with endless ideas for your own big day.
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The big question all your guests will have is "Where am I sitting?" Lots of planning and organizing goes into this task so they're guided in the right direction. We love the idea of getting more creative so check out these fun and unique DIY tutorials for your own seating plan.
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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

Nov 132015
 

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.

With our pinboards and newsfeeds getting flooded with fall dessert recipes, it's hard to hold back on the treats, especially when they just look so delicious. Lucky for you, we've found some healthy and tasty recipes that will give you all the fall flavors without the crazy calories. From pumpkin pancakes to dark chocolate oatmeal chip muffins, these are differently worth saving for a cozy night in with your hubby-to-be. —POPSUGAR

A wedding welcome sign is often the first thing your guests see, so why not add some fun and personality to your display besides the traditional welcome script? These couples put their own clever twists on their displays with tongue-in-cheek phrases like "Can I Get a Witness?" and "Happily Ever IPA." Not only are they absolutely adorable, but we have a feeling that these will be making some silly Instagram cameos on your wedding-day feed. —Brides

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Are you a city bride who happens to love the great outdoors? This botanical garden wedding, set at the boathouse in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, is packed with natural details that will make any nature-loving bride blush. The décor boasted sprawling centerpieces filled with peach peonies and wispy greenery, elegant gilded accents, and a fresh, crisp tablescape. The bride also stunned in a delicate off-the-shoulder gown and accessorized with simple pieces like a beaded tiara and a dainty pearl-drop necklace — a stunning bridal look to match her enchanting garden wedding. —OnceWed

If you're like any of us at BRIDES, you probably have a dozen pinboards for every category, ranging from fashion and beauty tips, to cooking and wellness inspiration. When it comes to home décor however, these ideas seem a lot more daunting and intimidating. So if you and your fiancé are moving into a new space, how do you even begin to decide on a color palette, furniture, and overall vibe with so many options to choose from? Don't you fret! These tips from Anne Sage, interior guru and co-founder of Rue Mag, lay out five practical steps to designing your space with the motto of "furnishing with a purpose, room by room." —Well + Good

This moody Autumn wedding inspiration goes beyond the traditional rustic details and cliché motifs. The wedding planners dreamed up a dark color palette and incorporated pops of color using vibrant, earthy bouquets and accents of gold throughout their tablescapes. Other details included calligraphed invitations tinged with inky watercolors, a romantic floral arch, and festive, bite-sized treats for the guests. —100 Layer Cake

5 Wedding Ideas We Love Right Now

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Nov 062015
 

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.

Let's be real. When it comes to wedding portraits, the process can seem a little methodical at times. We've seen the poses, so why not add some fun, spontaneous moments to your special day? These creative bridesmaid photos should give you a ton of inspiration, featuring over 40 images that range from heartfelt to downright adorable that will make re-visiting your wedding day so much more memorable! —POPSUGAR

If you're looking for a unique engagement ring that still has a romantic and timeless look, you're going to love our new slideshow featuring a trending design — twisted split shanks! From platinum single, intertwined bands to pavé-encrusted twisted shanks, these modern pieces give the traditional classics a sparkly upgrade. —Brides

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Shopping for a vintage engagement ring comes with a host of questions that you need to be prepared to answer. Unlike a traditional ring that was manufactured and sold to local jewelers, vintage baubles have a history dating back to decades and even centuries ago, so it's important to know the value, the defining characteristics, and the quality of the diamond. But don't fret! Get caught up on your Ring 101 with these expert shopping tips coming straight from a vintage diamond expert. —OnceWed

Hosting a dinner and at a loss for how to decorate your tablescape? You don't need to be an expert wedding planner to put together a pin-worthy display. These décor tips don't require a big budget either (hello TJ Maxx!) and involve a lot of mixing and matching from resources you already have. One tip that's especially useful? Add personalized touches to your décor like writing out your menu in pretty calligraphy or adding name tags to your guest's take-home treats. These helpful tips are sure to prepare any bride-in-training for the biggest DIY project of her life — her wedding day! —Well + Good

This real wedding goes all out with fun, whimsical details and bright décor including pastel-colored, oversized balloons, a drool-worthy dessert table, and a five-tiered wedding cake. Spring brides, you're in for a treat — get your pinboards ready! —100 Layer Cake

Oct 302015
 

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.

One way to really make a big décor statement is through your reception lighting. And with more couples thinking outside of the box to personalize their big day, there are a crop of super-unique lighting options that you can tailor to your style and taste. One of our favorite ideas? Instead of simply stringing café lights overhead, try hanging them behind the head table for an eye-catching, cascading display that calls for a super romantic (and totally epic!) photo ops. —POPSUGAR

Fall brides you're going to love our latest slideshow featuring harvest-inspired wedding tables! With a host of gorgeous autumnal colors and details to choose from — like warm reds mixed with rustic wooden details — you'll find countless ways to make these cozy ideas your own. —Brides

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One honeymoon destination you probably haven't considered? Switzerland! And it just might be one of the best kept secrets for couples traveling abroad. Imagine hiking along grassy valleys with a sweeping, jaw-dropping view of the Alps or exploring centuries-old cathedrals while the light peers through the stained glass windows. Then picture yourself ending your adventurous afternoon sun-bathing by the sky blue lakes of Ticino with gelato in hand. Now this is where we want to be. —OnceWed

When it comes to every girl's hair-cutting routine, it seems like we all go a little rogue. Some people like to get their hair trimmed once every few months like clockwork. Others make their visit to the hair salon whenever they're feeling like sporting a new 'do. So when exactly and how often should brides be getting their hair cut and trimmed? According to this guide, it's all based on your hair type! Find out if you're giving your hair the right TLC. —Well + Good

Pumpkins aren't just for Halloween décor, they can be incorporated into your Fall wedding in a ton of different ways while looking inviting and even romantic! Use these autumnal icons as guest book signs, calligraphed menus, or even a champagne bucket that will totally wow your guests. —100 Layer Cake

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