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9 Colorful Wedding Dresses for Non-Traditional Brides

Do you dream of colorful wedding dresses instead of traditional white? We hear you! This year, colorful (aka non white wedding dresses) are all the rage. A gown in subtle grey, blush, or light blue are just a few of the colorful wedding dresses we’ve seen brides happily choosing over classic white or ivory.

You know, something like this:

colorful wedding dresses grey wedding dress

by carousel fashion

And since we’re always on the hunt to find you the latest wedding ideas, we couldn’t wait to share these non-traditional dresses from Ca’Rousel. Just wait until you see our nine hand-picked favorites…

These Bridal Sashes Will Complete Your Dress

bridal bow sash

by laura stark

If you’ve found the perfect wedding dress but you feel like something is missing, we have the solution for you: add a sash! A bridal sash (or belt) can accentuate your waist, add a personalized touch, and complete the look of your dress. Not all dresses need a sash, but some can benefit from one. I was browsing Laura Stark Designs the other day and was totally blown away by her beautiful collection of bridal sashes. Each one is totally custom-made with the bride in mind. Plus, there are so many styles to choose from! Since I can never seem to choose just a few, here are ten of my hand-picked favorites. Which one do you love?

10 Beautiful Bridal Hairstyles & Accessories to Wear

lily magnolia flower hair comb | hairstyles accessories weddings | | via florentes:

by florentes

Hi, lovelies! Have you thought about your wedding day hairstyle yet, or your hair accessories? If you’re not sure where to begin, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve been obsessing over the latest collection at Florentès lately because 1) they’re jaw-droppingly beautiful, and 2) the hairstyles which accompany the accessories are truly inspiring! In this article, you’ll find ten handpicked wedding hair accessories along with beautiful hairstyles to wear with each piece. Read on to be inspired…

Top 10 Wedding Gowns from Beloved by Casablanca Bridal


We have a special feature for you today: an exclusive first look at the new Beloved wedding gown collection from Casablanca Bridal! Read on to see photos from the Fall 2016 Romance collection including our top ten hand-picked favorites…

“Bridal Cover Ups for Summer Weddings?” – Ask Emmaline

gold bead lace capelet top | bridal cover ups for spring/summer weddings | by tessa kim | photo: deyla huss photography

by tessa kim, photo: deyla huss photography

We received a new Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be, Shana. She asks,

“Hi Emmaline! I am having a church wedding and want to wear something to cover my shoulders, as I’m wearing a strapless wedding dress. I’ve only seen bridal cover ups for winter weddings and need something cooler for July. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!”

Hi, Shana! Great question! We’ve been browsing bridal cover ups and wraps for summer and we definitely have some ideas for you…

Dried Flower Bouquets for Weddings? – Ask Emmaline

dried flower bouquets | | by the blaithin blair

by the blaithin blair shop, photo: jen ing photography

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question from one of our lovely readers! Amber asks,

“Hi Emmaline! What do you think of dried flower bouquets? I have seen bridesmaids carry them but I’m not sure what the difference is versus fresh flowers. Are they cheaper? Are dried bouquets meant for a certain wedding theme? Thanks!

Great questions, Amber! We’ve been seeing many brides using dried flower bouquets lately. In today’s post, you’ll learn why dried bouquets are so popular right now, find out the best theme to use them, see which elements are included, get helpful tips, and see some stunning examples. Enjoy!

This Crystal Bridal Jewelry is Incredible

crystal bridal jewelry with pearls

by tigerlilly couture

Good morning, loves! When Jessica wrote to us asking about wanting to find crystal bridal jewelry for her wedding, we couldn’t resist pushing her Ask Emmaline question to the top of the heap! (Who doesn’t want an added dose of sparkle on the big day?) She asks,

Hi Emmaline! My wedding dress is beautiful and I love it but it is fairly simple. Do you have any suggestions for bridal jewelry I can wear to add some sparkle, especially necklaces? Thanks!

Great question, Jessica! For maximum sparkle, go with crystal jewelry! You’ll want to choose a necklace which accentuates your neckline without overpowering it. Some details to consider are statement necklaces, pearl necklaces, or a mix of pearl and crystal drop necklaces. One of our favorite places to browse (okay, swoon over) is Tigerlilly Couture because they have a pretty incredible selection. Here are some pieces we’ve hand-picked just for you…

3 Bridal Veil Alternatives for Any Hairstyle

flowers and leaves hair comb by Bridal Ambiance | bridal veil alternative via ‎
 | any hairstyle

by bridal ambiance

Are you wearing a bridal veil for your wedding? Not all brides do, simply as a personal preference. If you’ve decided to swap a classic veil for an accessory, you’ll love these wedding veil alternatives we’ve found. We spotted these hair jewelry pieces at Bridal Ambiance and we love how they’ll work for ANY hairstyle and ANY length of hair. Plus, they’re easy to implement yourself! Take a look…

Why These Silk Bouquets Are Brilliant for Weddings

by fashion touch weddings

Silk wedding bouquets are a brilliant alternative to fresh flowers when the bride wants a bouquet that lasts forever. Instead of putting a lot of money into a bouquet that wilts and gets thrown in the trash, a silk bouquet looks beautiful for years to come. I’m very particular when it comes so silk bouquets, but when I spotted these over at Fashion Touch Weddings I knew we had found something beautiful. These are handmade bouquets, made with two hands, love, and high-quality materials not found in other bouquets. Plus, they’re an exceptional price! Wait until you see my favorite bouquets I’ve hand-picked just for you. My favorite? It has to be the blush pink peonies — you’ll know which one when you see it below! Enjoy!

10 ‘Something Blue’ Ideas Under $30

something blue hair pin by januaryroseboutique

by january rose boutique

Hi, lovelies! Happy Monday! We’re happy to be back in action and we have an awesome week lined up ahead (so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it)! To kick things off, we’re sharing some of our favorite something blue ideas prompted by our latest Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be, Tara. She asks,

I’m looking for something blue ideas but I’m on a very strict budget. Do you have any suggestions for things I can find which aren’t very expensive? Thanks!

Hi Tara! Great question: when you’re planning your wedding, things can add up really quickly, even if you have a very large budget. If fitting in the ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ doesn’t feel like it’s in your budget, don’t worry. There are plenty of beautiful something blue ideas you can find at an affordable price.

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