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Carolina Herrera Spring 2014 Collection: First Look

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Never short on sophistication, Carolina Herrera's Spring 2014 collection explores
the "romance and lightness of lace." Outfitting every design with her signature elegance, Herrera whipped up whimsical iterations of the popular fabric—everything from chantilly a

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Amsale Spring 2014 Collection: First Look

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If we were to sum up Amsale's stunning and sophisticated Spring 2014 collection, we would call it "Audrey Hepburn chic." Sleek lines, classic, slimming shapes, and polished details like tiny bows and ladylike trains were runway fixtures. In short, brides-to-be with

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Monique Lhuillier Spring 2014 Collection: First Look

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For her Spring 2014 Collection, Monique Lhuillier considered every type of bride: "from City Hall to the altar, whether there are hundreds of guests or just two," the designer said. The result is a collection featuring clean lines, heart-melting mini shifts

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Reem Acra Spring 2014 Collection: First Look

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Reem Acra's Spring 2014 collection is chock-full of ethereal illusion necklines, glitzy embellishments, and romantic, free-flowing skirts. Some swoon-worthy additions to her designs' signature glamour? Lacy peplums and form-fitting silhouettes meant to exude a

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Christos Spring 2014 Collection: First Look

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Inner goddesses rejoice: the Christos Spring 2014 collection is all about effortless, uncomplicated beauty and a sense of "elevated whimsy." Translation: Utterly romantic free-flowing sheaths featuring sweetheart necklines, stretch tulle and Alençon lace embellished

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Maggie Sottero Fall 2013 Collection: First Look

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For her Fall 2013 collection, Maggie Sottero sent her signature, glam designs down the runway: body-hugging silhouettes with light-catching embellishments. There was even something blue—a slim-fitting mermaid gown with Robin's egg flowers embroidered over the l

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Vera Wang Spring 2014 Collection: First Look

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Not one to miss an opportunity to wow, Vera Wang's Spring 2014 collection is a modern homage to "architecture and discipline." The striking contrast of black and white—featured in nearly every look—is complemented by the use of textured layers. The result? Dramatic vo

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Marchesa Spring 2014 Collection: First Look

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With their Spring 2014 collection, the ladies of Marchesa made their mark yet again as purveyors of elegant and romantic wedding gowns. Inspired by couture styles of the 1950s, full skirts with layers of cascading tulle and texture—by way of re-embroidered lace, f

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Get a Sneak Peek at the Brides Live Wedding Reception!

We wrapped up our Livestream of Brides Live Wedding right after Briana and Jason's sweet first dance to Gloriana's "(Kissed You) Good Night," but the party certainly didn't end there! After a fabulous cocktail hour overlooking the Pacific (and a few more tunes by Gloriana),

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Accessories

A Clutch for a Destination Wedding

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Looking for a handbag to carry for an outdoor wedding? Try Kayu's woven straw clutch. It's understated with a feminine, outdoorsy feel (note the shell bow clasp) and will look amazing with a breezy chiffon gown. Tote it in white for a classic look, or add a touch of color with

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Etiquette

How Do I Give Engagement Ring Hints to My Boyfriend?

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Most women dream of a perfect engagement ring long before proposal enters the picture—so why shouldn't their future fiancés get a little nudge in the right direction once ring-shopping starts? Giving hints to ring preference is tricky, but our we

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Pronovias 2014 Collections: First Look

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Earlier today, we kicked off Bridal Fashion Week with a front-row seat at the 2014 Pronovias runway presentation. Known for their embellished fabrics, striking silhouettes and fantasy appeal, the 24-piece collection was Pronovias at its best. Below, a few of our favorite

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It's Bridal Fashion Week! Follow Brides for Exclusive Coverage

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It's that time of year again! Bridal Fashion Week—you know, the week when all of our favorite wedding dress designers (think Vera Wang, Oscar de La Renta, and Monique Lhuillier) show their latest jaw-dropping collections on the runway—starts today! Lucky for you,

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Lauren and Brad's romance bloomed over a bet. For a game in the highly-anticipated 2010 National Basketball Association finals—the Celtics versus the Lakers—Lauren sided with the East Coast team, while Las Vegas-resident Brad bet on the Lakers. "When the Celtics sadly lost, Brad called me to brag about winning the bet," Lauren recalls. "By the end

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Wedding registry gifts aside, attending a friend or family member's big day gets pricey fast. There are travel and hotel expenses to contend with, money for the sitter, the cost of the bachelorette bash (if you're part of the bridal party), and more. Factor in the gift itself (plus the wedding-themed wrapping paper,

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Do I Have to Ask My Fiancé's Sisters to Be Bridesmaids?

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Choosing and managing your bridesmaids and groomsmen can be just as stressful as planning the big day—that's why we're here to answer all of your wedding party questions.

Do I need to ask my fiancé's sisters to be bridesmaids? Should he invite my

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Your wedding shoe is the ultimate place to play on your big day and the perfect opportunity to combine your wedding style and your personal style. But, like anything else, there are a few important things you should consider before you go off wearing dangerously studded spiked heels with an all-too-easy to rip lace

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Wedding News

This Week on the
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We're kind of crazy about the latest wedding trend: Painted wedding portraits. Yeah, yeah, it's the 21st century, but how cute are these? —Always a Blogsmaid

Lock down your status as the host with the most! No big football bash is complete without these entertaining

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What Are the Rules for a Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony?

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Have a question about ceremony traditions—or any other part of the wedding planning process? Etiquette expert Anna Post, the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, has the answers to all your wedding-etiquette questions.

Which side of the aisle do

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A small girl had stolen her seat on a Florida-bound flight, but Anne barely noticed. The magazine editor was focused not on the child but on the young girl's father—the spitting image of a man she once dreamt of dating. It had been nearly four years since Anne laid eyes on Curt at a party where both were interested and neither was single—and now, A

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Wedding Registry Must-Haves for Your Super Bowl Party and Beyond

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Whether you're rooting for the Baltimore Ravens, the San Francisco 49ers or just want a surprise Beyonce-Jay Z halftime duet (put us in that category!), Super Bowl XLVII is the perfect excuse to put on your fat pants and

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Cakes

A Four-Tier Purple Peony Wedding Cake

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Everyone loves a good purple palette for weddings! To help all of you purple-loving brides out there, I found this gorgeous peony-embellished wedding cake by Three Little Blackbirds bakery in Colorado. First, pastry chef Erin Schaefgen covered the four

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Behind the Scenes:
Brides Live Wedding Groomswear
Photo Shoot

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The offices of Brides see its fair share of incredible wedding gowns—ladies, our fashion closet would make you faint—but it's rare that we get to see a tuxedo in action. That's why we were so excited about our photo shoot f

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