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For Brides – Choosing a Hairstyle for Your Wedding Day

by Anna Kelly There are myriad ways to style your hair for your wedding, and as many considerations when choosing. For my own wedding, I wanted my hair up and out of the way - I didn’t want to have...

Bridal Veils and Headpieces

by Anna Kelly Let’s talk about veils and the variety of ways a bride may accessorize her hair and face, and add the "crowning touch" to her wedding ensemble.  Most traditional would be the veil, of course. While bridal veils...

Wedding Gown Basics Part II. Bridal Fabrics – A Primer.

by Anna Kelly I'll be the first to admit it - I’m a fabric lover. Fabric snob? Maybe. But that has a nasty ring to it, so let's just say that I’m an aficionado. I also recognize that not everyone has...

Get Inspired! Choosing a Theme for your Wedding

by Anna Kelly I use the word theme for lack of a better one. Tone? Ambiance? Flavor? You don’t have to (and shouldn’t!) go so far as to require period-correct costumes of your guests, but you do need a common...

Taking a Break From Cake: Wedding Cake Alternatives

by Anna Kelly A little while back, we featured a post about cake inspiration. In that post, we really only talked about traditional weddings cakes – usually tiered, decorated, and meant to feed a crowd. I promised then that we...

Wedding Cake Inspiration.

Mmmmm, cake. The wedding cake is the centerpiece of most modern American wedding receptions, and what a sweet centerpiece it is! Besides filling the role of dessert course for the reception meal, the wedding cake acts as a large...

Is The Ballgown Back for Brides?

by Anna P. Kelly, scoopWEDDINGS There’s no doubt that trumpet and mermaid style gowns are hot right now. This chic silhouette allows a bride to show her curves and display a sense of sophistication. Many girls just aren’t into poof,...

Bridesmaids Gowns. To Match or Not To Match – That Is The Question!

by Anna P. Kelly, scoopWEDDINGS Bridesmaids are an integral part of many wedding parties. Most traditionally, bridesmaids wear the same gown to unify their look, sometimes also sporting matching jewelry, shoes, and maybe even hairstyles. This is a beautiful, classic...

The Demure Bride: Celebrity Trend-Setters

by Anna P. Kelly, scoopWEDDINGS It's no secret that we, the little people, have been taking fashion cues from celebrities for time immemorial. When it comes to bridal style, I think we're seeing a definite trend: the Demure Bride. Even...

Vera Wang shows black Wedding Gowns at Bridal Fashion Week.

Well.  Well.  Well.  Yesterday in New York, Vera Wang showed her Fall 2012 bridal collection, which included seven black gowns.  They are certainly gorgeous, everything you expect from Vera Wang.  But brides in black?  Yes, yes, zombie brides wear...

Viewpoint: Spring 2012 Gowns with…..Pick Ups.

I’m going to admit something that might end up embarrassing me a little bit. There’s a style of dress that is so not me, but I totally love it. It involves pick-ups, to a degree. Now, don’t get all...

The JCrew Warehouse Sale outside of Asheville NC is this weekend.

  All I can say is WHEW.  Once we finally found the JCrew Clearance Store in Arden NC, we were astonished at the amount of clothing on sale.  And the prices.  Which were an extra 20% off, not marked but...

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