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By Heather Lee, BRIDES
Announce your March, April or May wedding with an invitation design featuring floral details, warm-weather motifs, and pastel hues.
By Kim Forrest, BRIDESRead More »from New Maternity Wedding Dresses
We recently received an email from a reader bemoaning the lack of fabulous, stylish wedding dresses for pregnant brides at affordable price points. While there are certainly better options out there than there were a decade ago (we're particularly fans of David's Bridal and Terra Amore's maternity selections), we're always on the hunt for even more.
So imagine how thrilled we were when we heard about Tina Mak Weddings, a new collection of gorgeous maternity bridal gowns. The Canadian designer has created silk gowns that are both comfortable and fashionable, and are reasonably priced between $890 and $1,700. Plus, there are accessories like shrugs, sashes, and hair accessories to personalize your look. We're all pretty psyched about the collection-even if you're not pregnant, the dresses would totally look spot-on at an outdoor wedding. Visit Tina Mak Weddings' website to view the entire collection and to order, and be sure to check out our dress gallery for
By Heather Lee and Lauren Matthews, BRIDES
Top bakers dream up amazing wedding cake designs for Kate and Will's royal wedding.
- BRIDES | Fashion – Fri, Feb 25, 2011 1:37 AM EST
Photo: Conde Nast Digital StudioBy Phillip B. Crook, BRIDES
You had us fooled, Kate Moss. Here we were thinking the model herself was going to design her own wedding dress (yesterday, we mused upon which fashion-forward look she'd go for). But, apparently, Moss decided her design skills were no match for the couture talents of John Galliano.
Moss announced today that the Dior designer will create her bridal gown, which prompted us to review Galliano's most recent couture collection for possible inspiration. Strangely, none of the pastel, voluminous confections feel very..."Kate." We never imagined Moss would buck her hard-edged, leggy style for floor-sweeping strapless gowns. But, maybe that's just a fashion chameleon for you. Visit our dress gallery to find more designer wedding gown inspiration.
What do you think Kate's dress will look like?
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- BRIDES | Love + Sex – Tue, Feb 22, 2011 8:01 PM EST
By Barrie Gillies, BRIDESRead More »from Civil Wedding 101: How to Have a Nonreligious Ceremony
Not going to the chapel? Here's the scoop on nonreligious weddings.
WHY GO SECULAR?
Maybe you're not particularly religious and want a ceremony that avoids any mention of God. Perhaps the pomp and circumstance of a wedding in a house of worship don't suit you. Or it could be that you want to create an original ceremony with minimal restrictions.
WHO CAN OFFICIATE?
It varies from state to state. Log onto usmarriagelaws.com for specifics, then verify the info with your local city hall or county clerk's office. Ask recently married friends and wedding vendors for referrals, then meet face-to-face with candidates.
The upside: The ceremony is short and inexpensive, and requires no appointment. The downside: the no-frills vibe, office setting, and (often) long wait.
In most states, any judge-whether from district or supreme court-can solemnize a marriage.
Justice of the Peace
This officer can perform short ceremonies in her chambers during
- BRIDES | Fashion – Thu, Feb 17, 2011 9:55 PM EST
By Kim Forrest, BRIDES
So tomorrow is the big day-the huge Running of the Brides Sale at Filene's Basement on the Upper West Side of Manhattan (80th and Broadway) starts at 8 a.m. sharp. Over 2,000 designer wedding dresses that were upwards of $10,000 will be marked down to between $249 and $699. And I'll be there, capturing every minute of the madness via Twitter-be sure to follow us at @brides.
"Running of the Brides" Tips From Filene's
- Dress in a sports bra and shorts, leotard or swimsuit; while there will be fitting rooms, most brides opt to try on dresses out in the open.
- Leave your handbag and any jewelry at home: it's difficult to keep track of valuables, and last year, one bride lost her engagement ring when it got caught on a dress.
- Don't wear makeup, it might rub off on the dresses.
- If you want to be part of the "rush to the racks," arrive at the store by 6 a.m.; if you'd a more relaxed scenario, show up in the late morning-there will still be plenty of
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Courtesy of the Aisle New YorkBy Kim Forrest, BRIDESRead More »from New Isaac Mizrahi Wedding Dresses
One of our favorite designers, Isaac Mizrahi, is designing a capsule collection of wedding dresses exclusively for The Aisle New York, an online bridal boutique that offers flash sales on discounted designer wedding gowns and accessories.
Isaac Mizrahi's collection will be offered for six months, starting at the end of February, and we've got a sketch of one of the designs (at left). And, by clicking here, Brides.com readers can get instant access to the Aisle New York (normally, you need to request membership) to browse their gorgeous array of merchandise. Happy shopping!
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- BRIDES | Fashion – Mon, Feb 14, 2011 9:52 PM EST
One of our favorite engaged celebs, Reese Witherspoon, was recently spotted ducking into Monique Lhuillier's Los Angeles boutique, fueling speculation that she's turning to the designer for her wedding dress. While we didn't include a Monique Lhuillier look in our wedding dress picks for Reese, we do think there are several styles that would suit the star.
What do you think Reese will wear? Which is your favorite? Vote here.Read More »from Reese Witherspoon's Monique Lhuillier Wedding Dress?