A world champion athlete, royal, celebrity daughter, fashionista, and French musical artist all walked the aisle in Spring 2019. The only thing that the nuptials had in common was they took place at the end of the season. Wearing couture gowns to exchange vows in gorgeous luxury settings around the world, these famous brides all took our breath away. Ranging from classic to bohemian chic to romantic, these weddings were exceptional and expressed each bride’s style and personality beautifully. Simply put, this is what wedding dreams of.
Katherine Schwarzenegger As the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, Katherine Schwarzenegger is as close as it gets to royalty in the US. After a whirlwind engagement, she married actor Chris Pratt in one of the most anticipated weddings of the year so far. The couple made it official in an intimate ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California. Giorgio Armani dressed both bride and groom. While Mr. Pratt’s movies bring in millions at the box office, Katherine, in her custom strapless gown featuring a fitted silhouette and lace train, was the real star here. She finished her classic look with an elegant white floral and greenery bouquet. Read More
Personalized Wedding Coffee Favor From Mavora – via etsy.com
When it comes right down to it, what makes a wedding truly remarkable are the details. And figuring out how to make those details special and personal is a daunting task for any couple. When asked about a detail that really stood out such as a cool cake topper, dazzling accessory, or fun favor, many of our brides have said they found them on Etsy. There are numerous reasons to shop the online marketplace for your wedding needs – you are supporting small businesses and talented artists and craftspeople, navigating the site is easy and efficient so you can find exactly what you are looking for, and you can wear those favorite, but rather tattered sweats without judgement. To make the process even easier for you, we rounded up ten Esty shops offering unique goods to help you plan for an unforgettable wedding. Read More
Sara & Mitch Wedding – Bride Bouquet – The Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio
When it comes to choosing wedding attire, most brides-to-be let personal style be their guide. After all, you want to look and feel like yourself, but with a bit more polish and shine around the edges. Here, Bride & Blossom featured bride Sara talks about her “say yes to the dress” moment, jewelry, and stepping out-of-the box with her shoes.
Part 2 Wedding Dress & Personals
“I knew that I wanted a big, princess type dress, but without any bling and sparkle,” says Sara. Her search led her to BHLDN where she found a breathtaking design meeting all her criteria. The silhouette featured a simple lace top, fitted waist, and diaphanous, layered tulle skirt. “I knew it was the perfect dress for me when I put it on and couldn’t stop smiling,” she remembers. Finishing her dreamy look with a fingertip length veil, also from BHLDN, and hair styled in loose, flowing curls, the bride had an air of having just stepped out of a fairytale. Read More
Carolina Herrera – New York Spring Bridal 2020 – via vogue.com
With the height of wedding season just around the corner, our thoughts are obsessed with flowers and décor now more than ever. It would take something truly extraordinary to divert our attention from work. The New York Bridal Spring 2020 collections were unveiled last week and for a brief moment, all we could think about were the gorgeous looks that hit the runway and showrooms. Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, and Reem Acra captivated the eyes and imaginations with designs ranging from statement ball gowns to silky, body-skimming frocks to flowy, angelic creations. We were inspired and thought it would be fun to share our favorite bridal fashion for the upcoming season. Read More
Ashley & Joe Wedding – Bride – Wave Hill – Heather Waraksa Photography
Ask anyone who has gone through it, wedding planning is full of surprises. Ashley had a clear idea of what she wanted to wear. But sometimes the dress chooses the bride. “My wedding dress was everything I never knew I wanted,” she says with a laugh. Here, Ashley shares the details about her Monique Lhuillier gown and personals.
Part 2: Saying Yes to the Dress
The first visit to a bridal boutique can be overwhelming. Pressure mounts in the search to find ‘the one’ amidst rack upon rack of gorgeous designs. Any anxiety Ashley was feeling on the way to her appointment at Monique Lhuillier was quickly put to rest the moment she stepped through the door. “My sales person, Frank, told me that this was a journey and we were going to go on it together. He couldn’t have been more right.” She started pulling dresses that met her criteria – long sleeve and completely fitted with all-over lace. The sparks just weren’t flying when she looked in the mirror though. Then one particular dress caught her eye. “It wasn’t lace, it wasn’t long sleeve, and it definitely wasn’t fitted. But there was something about it that stood out to me.” Ashley put on the dress and immediately knew it was ‘the one.’ “The reaction from my Mom, sister, and best friend helped seal the deal. I tried on a few more looks. But at the end of the day, it was this gorgeous and completely unexpected gown that stayed with me.” Read More
Hilary & Brad Wedding – Bride Bouquet Chuppah – Plaza Hotel – Hechler Photographers
Hilary made clear her plans for a lavish New York wedding right from the very start. Such an occasion calls for a remarkable dress. “Everyone tried to convince me to wear a ball gown since I was going to be a princess at The Plaza. But I knew that wasn’t me. I am much more one to show off my girlish figure,” she says with a laugh. Here, Hilary talks about her gorgeous Rivini wedding dress and bridal personals.
Part 2: Wedding Dress & Personals
“I always envisioned trying on a dress and just knowing – that is exactly what happened!” recalls Hilary. Finding ‘the one’ took some time though. Hilary had already made a few visits to the bridal salon prior to meeting her mom and sister there one afternoon. “I knew that I needed to have them with me, to see it and fall in love too. When I walked out of the dressing room in the Rivini gown, we all just knew.” Read More