While the clothes may be different, designers seemed to be sending a shared message in their fall 2021 couture collections. After a year of Covid-19 impacting production and in some ways, creative enterprise, fashion is back in full force. For us, this revitalization couldn’t be felt more than within the bridal looks being sent down the runway. Top designers Chanel, Elie Saab, Balenciaga, and Zuhair Murad closed out their shows with jaw-dropping wedding dresses. What is so amazing about these designs is that they flirt on the farthest edge of imagination, inspiring us to dream without limitation. From voluminous layered tulle ensembles that seem to carry their own universe to glittering frocks to chic gowns, here are 12 stunning bridal looks from the fall 2021 couture collections. Read More
Cammie & Peter wedding – Brides Hair Flowers – Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Nicki Sebastian Photography
Choosing the final touches for your wedding day look, you’ve been flirting with the thought of wearing hair flowers. But all the ideas you are finding in bridal magazines and on Pinterest and Instagram seem a bit ‘extra.’ While the floral fantasy headpieces and crowns look incredibly beautiful in fashion editorials, they may come across as ‘over the top’ in real life. You invested so much time, energy, and let’s be honest, money, in finding the perfect wedding dress after all – flower accessories should complement your bridal ensemble rather than distract from it. Read More
Corinne and Kevin Wedding – Live Wedding Painting Portrait – New York Historical Society – Love In Theory
Whether it was looking at a Rothko hanging on the wall at the Museum of Modern Art or receiving a hand-painted card from a friend, we all have felt the emotional power of art. For many couples, meaningful artistic experiences form an important foundation in their relationship, which evolves and deepens over time. Taking the next step in life together, they want art to be a part of their wedding celebration in some way. From the invitations to decor to the dress, there are many opportunities to put a creative punctuation mark on your big day. Culled from the Internet as well as our Real BB Wedding archives, here are art inspired wedding ideas we love, and know you will too!
In an effort to stay positive, motivated, and make the best of the situation this past year, many of us set goals, which often involved learning a new skill or tackling a challenging project. Intentions were good starting out and we were excited to master a foreign language, finally finish those home improvements, and dust off the sewing machine. But as weeks turned into months turned into a year and counting, that initial drive ‘to make and do’ waned. Rest assured, you are not alone if during this time, comfort and solace was found in watching episode after episode of the numerous TV shows streaming online. The characters, story lines (often romantic and full of drama!), fabulous costumes, and idyllic scenery offered escapism from the harsh realities unfolding around us daily. Read More
The classic wedding dress will always have a place in our heart. There is a canon of amazing designers who, season after season, turn out gowns that meet the criteria of what a wedding dress ‘should’ be – beautiful, timeless, and white. But for this post, we have decided to focus our attention in a new direction. If the last year has taught us anything, it is that the terms ‘normal’ and ‘traditional’ no longer apply and wearing what makes you feel alive, joyful, and of course gorgeous is what really matters. And if there is a day to wear something that allows you to truly live it up and express your best self outside and in, it is on your wedding day. Read More
‘Colorful minimalism’ sounds like a contradiction of terms, especially when it comes to wedding style. We completely understand if you are most comfortable in a uniform of black, white, and if you are feeling a little adventurous, beige. Color, however, is tied to emotion. And one of the most emotional days in one’s life is their wedding. Incorporating color doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice personal style or step way out of your comfort zone though. Actually, a dash of color, when applied thoughtfully and creatively, will complement your minimalist aesthetic, making it feel more special and expressive during this once-in-a-lifetime event. Let these ideas for adding color into your wedding help guide you in brightening up your big day. Read More