FOR YOUR RECEPTION: Personalized Dance Floor Decals

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I love the idea of this personalized decal for your reception dance floor. What a great idea to use this vinyl removable decal to add a special touch to your first dance (and all subsequent dances for that matter). Available at Wicks n Candlesticks.



This gorgeous necklace is perfect for any style of dress. It just radiates and is a show stopper for sure. Make them drool. Available at White House|Black Market for the fab price of $108.00.

FOR THE HONEYMOON: His & Hers Leather Luggage Tags

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I love these leather luggage tags. One for the bride. One for the groom. So cute. Available at Off the Fountain.

FLOWER GIRL DRESSES: Metallic and Magical

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Over on our sister site, The Capitol Fashionista, we introduced our fashionistas to Doloris Petunia and her drop-dead gorgeous jewelry.But when I checked in on her yesterday, I discovered that she also designs the most amazing couture flower girl dresses. This is the most beautiful flower girl dress that I have come across EVER! Now it is a little pricey at $400.00. But I would totally spend that money on these gorgeous dresses.



DC Bridal Lovelies, Black Friday is for you too! Black Friday has gone white at Chevy Chase Bridal's White Friday sale. Receive 15% off EVERY gown in the store! Every sample gown, evening gown, and special order gown will be on sale!

BEAUTIFUL ADORNMENT: Bridal Wishlist Fav Kirsten Kuehn

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Save 10% off at their etsy shop, Kirsten Kuehn with the coupon code "BLACKFRIDAY" now til November 26th.

WHAT LIES BENEATH: Lingerie Your Bride Is Sure To Love

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This is adorable, and sexy. Adorable and sexy... hmmmm... you never really see those two words together in a sentence. Sounds like it really wants to be dirty but just can't. Anyhoo... this is from one of my favorite lingerie shops, Catriona Mackechnie. They do lingerie right.

FOR THE GROOM: With This Hammered Ring...

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There is something so sexy and masculine about a handmade hammered wedding band. Get one for your groom at Jealousy Jewelry & Design.

WINTER BRIDES: Your Cape Awaits!

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Getting married outdoors this winter? This is the perfect cape for the perfect price to keep you warm in the most stylish way. Get it at Spiegel.

SALE: Wedding Jewelry Sale @ Erin Gallagher

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It's that time of year. Erin Gallagher is having a big sale. Get to shopping, Bridal Lovelies.


Henry and Michelle Roth Take New York

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As luck would have it, I was very sick the day of their runway show and was unable to attend. I was not a happy camper. But bridal lovelies, you do not have to suffer for my misfortune. Enjoy the Spring 2011 runway shows of Henry and Michelle Roth.

Kate Middleton Has The Ring! Now What Should She Wear?

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I was over the moon when I heard that Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton. Finally! What has he been waiting for? Everyone knew it was coming. The way that he looks at her is magical. Love is once again all abound in the Royal Family.

So now that she has the beautiful engagement ring worn by Prince William's late mother Princess Diana, what should she wear? As royal weddings go, it will be very hard for her to wear something modern like a strapless gown or a one-shoulder gown. She is more than likely going to wear something very modest and very conservative. So checking through some of the current and upcoming wedding dress collections, I wanted to see what options she can look forward to discovering.

It was not easy! So many wedding dress designers have opted to create collections upon collections of strapless dresses. It was strapless dress overkill. But I did manage to find a few wedding dresses that are a little more reserved, including fellow Brits Ian Stuart and Jenny Packham. Oddly enough, the last dress by Ian Stuart was my favorite dress for her. What do you think?


Vera Wang



Rosa Clara



Priscilla of Boston



Oscar de la Renta



Lazaro Bridal



La Sposa



Jenny Packham



Ian Stuart





Elie Saab



Carolina Herrera (image via Martha Stewart Weddings)


MODERN WEDDING SHOES: Aruna Seth is Back!

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I love shoes. I really love shoes. I really love it when a brand gets bridal shoes right because so many companies are focused on the dress. As a shoe feign, I feel like more emphasis should be focused on your beautiful wedding shoes. Wedding shoes add that special little pop to your outfit.

I was at a function during Bridal Market and I stopped these two very lovely ladies to warn them that I would be stalking them throughout the night for their gorgeous shoes. I knew these shoes felt familiar to me. Of course, they were reps for Aruna Seth. I almost lost it when they told me. I posted about them in several posts including this one, It's The Shoes: Aruna Seth.

Unfortunately, I didn't have time to stop by their booth at the Pier but they let me know that what they had new in bridal shoes. Here you go! You have to just love them. You should be able to find your perfect pair of wedding shoes with Aruna Seth.

Wedding Shoes







For the Ski Resort Winter Brides


BEAUTIFUL ADORNMENT: Emma Stine Jewelry

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Introducing Emma Stine Jewelry. You know that I preach and preach about how important the right accessories are to finish off the perfect wedding day look. You can never go wrong with an amazing piece of bridal jewelry. The pieces are made in limited edition quantities, with new styles being introduced on a weekly basis. That assures that not every bride in every corner of the Earth will be wearing one of these amazing necklaces. That is always good news for a modern bride.

Emma Stine offers two collections: Fashion Jewelry and Gemstone Jewelry. The Fashion Jewelry collection is comprised of contemporary affordable jewelry, using a variety of metals, beads and crystals. The Gemstone Jewelry features beautiful classic styles created with luxurious materials such as 14k gold vermeil, sterling silver and semi-precious gemstones. The Fashion Jewelry Collection is priced from $18 - $70, while the Gemstone Jewelry Collection retails for $69 - $129. So the price is definitely right for selecting the perfect piece of modern wedding jewelry. Emma Stine is offered exclusively at Emma Stine.








PRISCILLA OF BOSTON AT BRIDAL MARKET 2010

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Here's part deux of the Priscilla of Boston Bridal Market 2010. Of course, POB had a fab collection of bridesmaids dresses. I loved the beautiful turquoise dresses especially. Reverie by Melissa Sweet was very playful and fun. For the bride that doesn't take herself too seriously. But Platinum is for the brides that do take themselves very seriously and are looking for that dress... you know "THAT DRESS" that will turn heads and leave mouths ajar. The first dress below in the Platinum collection was my absolute favorite dress of the entire evening. Stunning and spectacular.


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BRIDESMAIDS


















REVERIE BY MELISSA SWEET












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