Modern, romantic and effortlessly elegant, designer Barbara Joy Kavchok’s latest bridal collection represents not just the evolution of the brand previously known as Eugenia Couture, but also signals a changing artistic direction and style of the label under her leadership. The Spring 2018 Barbara Kavchok collection features on-trend illusion plunging necklines and striking inserts and trims, and coupled with Barbara’s signature whimsical touches, the gowns emanate an exquisitely dreamy and irresistibly feminine air — perfect for neo-bohemian brides.
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Amelia Sposa has released its 2018 bridal collection, and it features their most romantic Wedding Dresses yet! This season sees a greater infusion of color — blush, pink and champagne — and the introduction of heavier embroideries and embellishments, sexier open backs and dreamy, diaphanous layering.
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No one does romantic Wedding Dresses quite like Martina Liana. With a dozen of bridal separates, the Spring 2017 bridal collection presents a reinterpretation of traditional elements into modern designs. Once you lay your eyes on this collection filled with stunning gowns you’ll be totally smitten. Incorporating rich, luxe fabrics such as satin and lace with incredible beading and detailing, thisMartina Liana offers brides some of the prettiest frocks I had ever laid eyes on. Ready to take a peek?
“This season we have focused on inventive combinations of elements such as lattice detailing, sheer cutouts, linear laces, and scrollwork. Layered together in unexpected ways, the motifs come together to create modern styles that shape and enhance the body. With organic necklines and hand placed beadwork, every detail has been perfectly executed. As always, every Martina Liana gown is 100% available for custom changes – every element of the design, including fabric, colour, and beading is open for a bride’s reinterpretation. Custom options are encouraged by the designer, allowing Martina Liana to deliver a truly couture experience for its brides.” — Martina Liana
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Designer Adam Zohar believes that every bride has the right to stand out on her wedding day. His gift to them is his 2017 bridal collection, which is characterized by powdered hues, dramatic embellishments and fabrics hand-sewn into unusual cuts in different lengths and silhouettes. Citing the modern bride as inspiration, the collection is glamorous and sophisticated yet decidedly unconventional in its execution.
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Calla Blanche’s Fall 2017 collection reads like a guide book to the most current and irresistible trends in Wedding Dresses: capes, scrollwork laces and embroideries, heavily beaded bodices and decadent trains. A stunning collection oozing with sophistication and romance.
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From selecting the ideal bridal party to choosing THE dress – there are so many things to keep in mind when planning your wedding – after all, you don’t want to have any regrets! This advice is certain to be a bridal lifesaver!
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You carefully selected the perfect place to say your ‘I do’s’ and celebrate with your loved ones. Choosing the venue is only part of the process – you need to decorate, plan and set up the space to accommodate your ceremony’s unique needs.
Don’t overpay for your centerpieces – while they’re fun to plan and beautiful to look at – People are not going to analyze these as much as you think! Focus your money on the more memorable aspects: food, music and booze!
Consider having DIY centerpieces! They’re beautiful, and a great budget saver!
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2. The Hot Seat
If you’re hosting outdoor ceremony or reception, your chairs are likely to get very hot in the sun. This creates an unpleasant experience for your guests, and no one wants that! You want your family and friends focused on the ceremony – not the seats! Simple seat covers or cushions can make a huge difference!
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3. Time to Tie the Knot
With an outdoor wedding, it’s important to plan your ceremony time according to the weather. If it’s going to be a very hot day, you probably don’t want to have your ceremony at 1 in the afternoon. Instead, perhaps opt for either an early morning event or a sunset celebration!
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Speaking on sunset weddings – this couple’s beachfront wedding celebration is nothing short of stunning! Their sunset reception is completely unforgettable!
Friends and family of the bride and groom served as the videographers for the couple’s big day, using a WeddingMix package.
You deserve to feel glamorous at your wedding! You plan every details from that stunning manicure to THE dress that took your breath away. Be sure to capture every moment of your stunning debut with a WeddingMix wedding video!
4. Wrong Dress Type
Say you’re having an outdoor wedding and the sun is shining overhead. It’s hot and you find yourself questioning your thick fabric choice. Not an ideal situation. You’re going to want to stick with lighter fabrics, not just for you, but also your Bridesmaids!
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Your Wedding Dress is beautiful and you’ve spent TOO long waiting to wear it. However, when it comes down to it, the dress might not be the most comfortable outfit to wear all day! Consider having a lighter, more playful reception dress that will be easier to dance in.
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5. Online Dress Shopping
“If it sounds too good to be true – it probably is.” There’s a lot of truth to this line. If you find an AMAZING deal on a designer dress from a discount store online – don’t put too much faith in it. A lot of the time these deals can be misleading, and there is no guarantee that what you see is what you’re going to get. Additionally, there’s always the fear it won’t fit properly.
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6. Painful Pumps
There’s no denying those sky high designer heels look nice – but imagine the potential for pain and blisters by the time the reception rolls around. Keep it comfortable and practical – you’ll be wearing them all day! Flats and kitten heels can be just as bridal chic – and pain free!
Like with all new shoes, it’s also important to break in those bridal shoes! You know you’re excited to wear them, so take advantage of that around the house, you’ll be glad you did on the big day!
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7. Makeup Woes
Many brides regret the decision to not have their bridal makeup professionally done. While this cost cutting option sounds appealing when you’re watching your budget, seeing your face looking red and shiny in all the pictures may offset that appeal.
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With that being said, you’ll want to immortalize your stunning wedding look! With a DIY wedding video, you can see the gorgeous result from the perspective of the ones you love most – your guests!
8. Premature Purchase
Trends change and so does your personal taste. If you buy THE dress too early you run the risk of falling out of love with it. Some brides find they no longer like the dress they purchase a year later, but no longer have enough money to get a new one.
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9. Retouch, Retouch, Retouch
Don’t forget to retouch your bridal makeup! You may have cried during the ceremony and you certainly kissed the groom! Your makeup will get messed up throughout the day, make sure you have supplies to fix it throughout the day!
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Food and Drinks
Summer weddings are beautiful – and a perfect opportunity for an outdoor ceremony. However, hot weather can harm your hard work if you do not plan for it – especially in terms of your food options!
10. Appropriate Appetizers
Make sure the appetizers you have planned can hold up to the heat or the cold – the last thing you want is for your hor’dourves to either melt or freeze! So perhaps nix the cheese dip in favor of something a little more solid – you’ll be grateful when it’s not melting on your dress!
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11. Cake Insurance
Your wedding cake is one focal point of the reception space, and we know you want it to be BEAUTIFUL – so it’s important to consider the integrity of the frosting. Classic frosting is not equipped for intense temperatures. Consider having a fondant cake – they’re beautiful and have the strength to withstand the warm weather!
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The wedding cake is both gorgeous to look at – and occasionally a source of entertainment! Check out this WeddingMix couple’s hilarious cake cutting moment!
What a great moment to look back on! Want to immortalize your own celebration? Consider using the WeddingMix App and cameras – you can even make it a GoPro wedding!
12. Keep Guests Hydrated
Weddings are celebrations and we know you’ll be raising a few toasts throughout the day. However, booze dehydrates the body – combine that with the heat of a summer day and you might not be feeling too well by the end of the reception! Make sure to have hydration options available throughout the reception space for you and your guests!
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13. Rehearsal Dinner Restraint
We know you want to get the party started at the rehearsal dinner – you’re excited that your day is just a night’s sleep away! Just remember not to get TOO into raising your glass, because no one wants to wake up on their wedding day with a hangover! You might want to remind the bridal party, too!
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14. Cake Creation
Weddings are all about family – it makes sense that you want yours to be involved in your special day. However, there are some instances where you really will want stick with a professional. Having a family member make the cake is a very heartfelt choice, but may not lead to the ideal result.
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15. Eat Something
You’re running around trying to see all your guests – don’t forget to try the food you’re serving! It’s easy for brides to get mixed up in the excitement of the day and forget to eat. That bite of cake at the reception is not enough to go on when you’re dancing the night away! Since you’re probably drinking, it’s also better for your stomach in the long run.
You’re likely to be in high demand during the reception – so plan to eat something BEFORE making your grand entrance. Perhaps plan a small snack in the bridal suite with your husband while guests are enjoying appetizers – you get the added bonus of 15 minutes of alone time as a newlywed couple!
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Considering cutting out a videographer from you wedding? We caution you to reconsider, as many brides cite this as a major regret! There’s something very powerful about being able to go back and watch your “I do’s”!
According to Brides Magazine, “77% of [wedding] guests are not afraid to take photos during the ceremony. And 25% always post a pic on social media.” Wouldn’t it be nice if you had access to all those photos and videos? With the WeddingMix app, gather all this media in one convenient place and our team of editors will create a one of a kind wedding video!
Check out WeddingMix couple Meaghan and Seth’s stunning wedding highlight video below, filmed using the WeddingMix app and cameras!
17. Screen the DJ
Make sure you’re all on the same page about what type of music is to be played.You make want to provide the DJ with a list of any songs/genres that you do NOT want to hear at your wedding. It’s your day, the you want the soundtrack to be perfect!
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You danced the night away, it was WONDERFUL …and now you’re waking up at 4a.m. for that flight to the Bahamas? Rough. Before you leave for the honeymoon, you might want aside a day to recover from the celebration! It’s better for your health – don’t want to be sick on your honeymoon!
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19. Collect Sentimental Objects
There are so many personal things that go into setting up your ceremony – and in the excitement of the day you don’t want to risk forgetting things like the unity candle, family photos, or anything personal in your ceremony space! Assign a friend to gather these objects after the ceremony so you don’t forget them!
It’s important to choose people you want by your side, not people you feel obligated to include in your ceremony. The day is about YOU and your fiance, not the entire entourage! Having too many people can create unneeded drama and make it difficult to coordinate everyone.
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21. Return the Registry
Some brides will caution you against registering for only basic items. You’re going to end up with a lot of duplicates if you only register for things coffee makers and sets of sheets! Register for some fun things too! It’d keep you exciting opening everything and you won’t have to spend as long returning items after the wedding!
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22. Take Pictures With Guests
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Know of another bridal regret we’ve missed? Please share in the comments – we’d love to hear from you!
Sophia Tolli Wedding Dresses are known for their timeless designs and exquisite detailing, and the latest collection? A fabulous mix of romance and glam. Think a sophisticated lace fit and flare scattered with sequins and enhanced with a detachable overskirt (Gemini), the dreamiest strapless tulle gown with a crystal encrusted waist (Thiea), and an irresistibly modern A-line chiffon creation (Aries) featuring a hand-beaded and embroidered illusion jewel neckline.
These gorgeous gowns come with Sophia’s signature draping with corset backs providing an impeccable fit. Sophia adds, “My collection has two distinct feelings: soft romanticism and traditional bridal drama. My signature style will always be gowns with an exceptional fit and cut.”
The 2018 Liz Martinez bridal collection features both soft, romantic looks with a bohemian flair and bold, trendsetting styles. The stunning campaign images shot by world-renowned fashion photographer Dudi Hasson, presented the gowns in a whimsical light against the backdrop of Paris.
“In this collection, the designer introduces an entirely new and edgy interpretation to bridal wear. With the use of leather, silver spangled tulle, intricate floral pastel appliques and sneaky layers of color and fabric, Liz Martinez is embarking on a new journey setting the bar higher than ever before. This collection saw life at the same time as the designer’s first born, Michelle Sarah, came into our world and is inspired directly by Liz’s personal experience stepping into her new role as a mother. Therefore, it only seemed fitting to name these unique gowns after the darling daughters of a few people whom we consider part of extended Liz Martinez family.”
If your short hairstyle is part of your individual style, then make it to highlight your image on wedding day. Just because you’re changing your status doesn’t mean you have to get extensions or grow your hair before the wedding. You should wear your hair the way how you like it. And if you have a bob or short hair, don’t get stressed about your special day ‘do. We’ve collected together the prettiest short wedding hairstyle ideas will be super for your wedding.
Wedding Hairstyle Ideas For Short Hair
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Pretty Wedding Hairstyle Ideas For Short Hair
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