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Bridal Veils Are Making a Long-Awaited Comeback

Yes, the veil is popular again—but choosing the wrong hairstyle to go with it can throw off your whole look. Thankfully, Alexis Dunnigan, the hair and makeup maven behind XO Beauty Co., has the formula for a winning combination. For starters, short veils …

16 Luxurious Looks for a Modern Romance

We’ve taken this season’s styles for the aisle to a venue that’ll make you want to kick up your feet and stay awhile. Much like The Guild Hotel itself—downtown San Diego’s former Army-Navy YMCA building—traditional gowns and suits are being made over …
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Bright Ideas: A Yellow Wedding Color Palette

We know what you’re thinking. Yellow for a wedding? How tacky? Set those reservations aside, because that’s not quite, when done right. The brightest hue on the color spectrum stands for happiness—and that’s an emotion no nearly wed should reject. For our …
Three brides pose together amid blue furniture and florals

Head in the Sky: A Blue Wedding Color Palette

Bright blue, light blue, dark blue, Jet Blue—nope, that last one doesn’t count, but we’ll lop it in with sky blue—um, we’re seeing blue. As part of our “Color Me Pretty” wedding gown shoot, honing in on five particular color schemes for …
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Finally, A Wedding Band Guide for Guys

Wedding bands for him are no longer just a choice between gold and platinum. As Allison Neumann knows well, there are plenty of alternative metals to choose from. Here, the owner of Allison Neumann Fine Jewelers shares a sampling of materials to …
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Your Wedding Dress Code Cheat Sheet

By Becca Jones   Ever received a wedding invite and been at a loss for words? No, not because of who’s getting married but by word combos like: black tie, California casual, semi-formal, cocktail attire? What does it all mean? Fret no …

A Flirty Wedding Gown for the Adventurous Bride

Paulette Khoury, co-owner of Archive Bridal, names the gown and a few accessories that totally encompass her boutique’s individuality. The Archive bride adores a Crystal Noelle gown, especially one with Olvis lace, an amazing stretch lace for the bride who doesn’t sacrifice comfort …

A Classic Wedding Gown for the Romantic Bride

Maria Soto, owner of Bridal Showcase, threads together the to-die-for elements that distinguish her store. The Bridal Showcase bride adores a Blush by Hayley Paige gown, especially one that’s a ball gown—it’s all about the drama they give! Pair it with an oversize bouquet with chiffon …

A Modern Wedding Gown for the Bohemian Bride

Inspired by a gown plucked right from her boutique’s racks—and a few other delicate details—manager Rhiannon Marquis fills us in on The Dress Theory’s aesthetic. The Dress Theory bride adores a Rue de Seine gown, especially one that’s effortless, a little bit edgy, but …