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Amazon Coming In Clutch

Oh, Amazon. You’re always there for us when we need you. From tablecloths and runners to photo booth props and flameless candles, we know we can always count on our favorite delivery service for the random things we need at the last minute. After thinking about everyone’s  favorite app, we started wondering, “What other wedding day items can we find on Amazonelse could we find to use on the big day?” We decided to do a little experiment and see if the almighty Amazon could stand up to our test: Affordable Bridal Clutches. You may (or may not) be surprised by our final decision. Keep reading…

 

From minimalist to glam, we pretty much found something for everyone. And the best part? They’re all under $40 (you can thank us at the end of this post)! Take a look at the little gems we found that will help complete your bridal vision and won’t put a dent in your wallet.:

 

These perfectly timeless options are something you won’t ever have to worry about going out of style. We love the classic woven satin and added tassle to keep things fun!

 

These amazing clutches give a vintage feel, without paying that vintage price tag.  The gorgeous rhinestone detailing on all of these bags will pair perfectly with any boho bride without being too over the top.

 

If your wedding is all about being clean and modern, you’ll love these options:

 

Who doesn’t love mixing metals? We sure do! This rose gold clutch with yellow gold trim is neat and modern and we’re all about it. Mix your wedding jewelry metals to really pull this accessory into the whole outfit!

 

The transparent acrylic body on this baby is a perfect match for the simplistic, chic bride. The gold trim with removable chain keeps the bag feeling classic and special. We also put this at the top of the list for Most Likely To Be Reused, after the wedding has come and gone!

 

Looking for a show stopper? We found a couple of super fun options to wrap up our list, for you brides that like to make a statement. Be careful though, you might be trying to find an excuse to use these before the wedding.:

 

This bag SCREAMS Old Hollywood glam. Pair it with your flirty, slinky gown and a red lip and we can bet everyone will be talking about your look long after the wedding!

 

Where are all of our fun, bright brides?! This adorable floral box bag has us dreaming of a spring wedding with pops of pink! How perfect would this be to break in at your bridal shower?! Told you these would be hard not to use…

 

Honestly, we still can’t believe the price point on these bridal clutches! Not to mention their unique features that people will NEVER suspect you purchased from Amazon! Brb, we’re ordering all of them right now. Which one will you be adding to your cart?!

 

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Mentioning the “Unmentionables”: Bridal Lingerie

One thing that many brides don’t think much about, is the garments they’ll be wearing UNDER their most dreamt about outfit. Now you might ask, “why do I need to think about another “outfit” when I’ve got the most important one picked out?”. Well, the answer is, because this itty bitty outfit just may be the ONLY thing you’ll be wearing on not just one, but TWO occasions. Hear us out:

 

It seems like Bridal Boudoir photo shoots are a MUST these days, whether you want to document your engagement and tuck the pictures away or make a special and unforgettable photo album for your husband-to-be. No matter how you choose to use them, they’re a GREAT way to see just how beautiful you are! As women, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to look a certain way, so the lingerie we wear at our boudoir shoot and on our wedding day should make us feel like a sultry goddess to match the smallest outfit we’ll probably ever own!

 

Without the perfect undergarments, we might not reach our sexiest potential and that’s just unacceptable on such a big day! Starting the best day of your life with a seductive little number on under your dress will help give you the confidence you deserve to feel all day long. There’s something very empowering about having a little secret on underneath all of that fabric! Since It’s something you’ll be wearing into the late night, you should LOVE it even if you’re the only one (of two people) that will see it. Just like the wedding decor and dress are a reflection of your personality, your lingerie should also follow suit (birthday suit* that is). If your dress gives a boho vibe, brands like Free People will most definitely be calling your name! Agent Provocateur is KNOWN for their edgy, jaw-dropping styles, so they’ll have some pieces that will be sure to release your inner temptress in the boudoir (and not to mention leave your man speechless). Ever think about rhinestone lingerie? I bet you will now! Maybe your style is sweet and sassy like the line by Dita Von Teese, a woman who knows a thing or two about sexy lingerie. Whichever your preference may be, we’ve got you (and your little tush) covered!

 

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Now that you’ve seen a few of our favorite “unmentionables” ranging from modest to va-va-voom, let us know what you think your bridal lingerie style would be!

 

Wedding Day Highlighters We Love!

If there’s one day that you want to glow up for, it’s definitely your wedding day. You’re going to want to look right and bright for the professional photographer you just dropped an arm and a leg for, not to mention all of the Instagram stories you will be featured on– oh, and lest we forget, you want to look perfect for your soon-to-be husband. All eyes will be on the YOU, blushing bride. We want all those eyes blinded by the beam of your highlight.

Highlighter has been the IT makeup product for the past few years and there are so many brands that we have fallen in love with. Take a look at our top picks!

  1. CHARLOTTE TILBURY- Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo


  1. FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil


  1. LAURA MERCIER Face Illuminator

4. TOM FORD Illuminating Highlight Pen

5. HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Powder

6. STILA Heaven’s Hue Highlighter

There are countless looks you could choose for your wedding day. Whether you go with a romantic and natural vibe or sultry and bold, there’s one thing you can’t go without– glowing skin. Hit up your local Sephora, try out our favorite highlighters and let us know what you love!

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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes, Not all Brides Wear Veils

Sometimes you put on an awesome outfit and just KNOW you nailed it. Other times it feels SO close, but not quite there. Wanna know our ultimate kryptonite and answer to this problem? Accessories. They can take any dress from drab to fab in 2.5 seconds (you know, like when Randy puts the final touches on a bride before she says “Yes To The Dress”). The veil cape is the trendiest take on the most timeless bridal accessory there ever was. From pearls or crystals to embroidery and appliqué, a cape just might be the icing on the (wedding) cake for the most important outfit you’ll ever wear!

 

Whether your dream wedding gown is simplistic or elaborate, there really is a cape for everyone. A fashion-forward bride who loves to WOW a crowd is a perfect candidate to strut down the aisle in an ornate, fully embellished cape. Not used to all that attention? A less dramatic option with delicate lace detailing works perfectly for a church ceremony. Cover up at the altar while still rocking that low back, then toss the cape to the side when you walk into the reception as Mr & Mrs for the first time! If you’re having an outdoor wedding, this might seem like the most sensible reason to jump on the train. Grab your feather embellished cape once the sun goes down and stay warm while still looking exceptionally stylish!

 

No matter what type of bride you classify yourself as the veil cape is just another way to express your personality and make your dress even more unique. Below are a few of our favorite picks to top off your look!

Delicate applique

 

 

 

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As you can see, the options are truly endless! Subtle or over the top, there’s something powerful about a bride in her cape! Let us know in the comments below what style you’d be brave enough to step out onto the aisle in!

 

 

 

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What to wear to a winter wedding!

There’s nothing like a wedding invitation to get us ladies excited to dress up, but if the wedding falls on one of these cold winter months, finding a dress that’s both sexy and sensible can be tricky. Not to worry, we have some of our own tricks up our dress sleeves to help you out!

 

Fabric:

We love to see guests who use fabrics to WOW on the reception dance floor. Try an interesting fabric like crushed velvet or a dress with shimmer and shine.

 

Length:

Midi and maxi dresses are gorgeous and practical for winter weddings. You can also play with sleeve length– we love a long sleeve dress that uses texture to keep it fun and modern.

 

Cut:

You can’t go wrong with a nice plunging neckline to offset the modesty of sleeves and long skirts. We also like a classy wrap dress– the wrap style layers over itself which play well in the season.

 

Color:

You can pull off a lot of different colors in the winter but we always love to see guests wearing deeper tones or statement colors like gold or silver.

 

We’ve compiled some of our favorite winter wedding guest looks that will have you feeling fabulous without freezing. Check them out and let us know if you’ll be rockin’ something like this at the next wedding!

 

 

Nude Lipsticks We Love!

When it comes to your wedding day, every detail counts. From floral arrangements to lip color, you want everything to be planned and perfect. We love a classic nude lip on our brides– it’s chic, it’s low maintenance and it’s a beautiful neutral that will enhance your natural beauty. However, not all nudes are created equal. Finding the perfect nude for your wedding day can sometimes feel more difficult than finding the right person to marry! We’ve been digging through the makeup bags of all the MUAs we adore to bring you our 5 favorite picks for nude lipsticks! Check them out:

 

  1. Charlotte Tilsbury Kim KW, no makeup nude
  2. Mac Creme Cup lipstick
  3. Laura Mercier – amaretto swirl
  4. Nars Bare babe
  5. Tom Ford – sensual sable

 

Remember: try on lots of different options! These are our favorite, but what works for one skin tone, doesn’t work for all. Fair to light skin tones work well with nude shades with rosy undertones. If you have medium to tan skin tones, the trick is to aim for shades that don’t appear lighter than your skin tone. Try nude shades with deeper rose tones with hints of brown. If you have deep skin tones, aim for nudes that are a warmer and rosier version of the color of your skin.

 

There’s nothing better than kissing a bride wearing the perfect nude. What nudes are you loving these days? 

 

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A BTS Fav: Long Sleeve Wedding Gowns

A BTS Fav–long sleeve wedding gowns.

Gone are the days of puffy, shiny 80’s sleeves, say hello to long sleeve wedding gowns for the modern bride! This time around, designers are giving us beautiful, ever-so-romantic long sleeve styles complete with amazing detail and dazzling cuts and shapes. We’ve recently seen modern variations of this classic style on royalty such as Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton all the way to celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Ciara.

 

We always thought of long sleeve gowns for winter weddings but this style can easily be pulled off all year around. We are obsessed with the opportunity the sleeves lend for immaculate detail. They are so on point with current fashion trends and it doesn’t hurt that the sleeve can hide any upper body insecurities you may have on your big day.

 

Check out some of our top picks for this bridal season’s long sleeve gowns! Let us know which is your fav in the comments. 

 

 

Priyanka Chopra is now Mrs. Nick Jonas!

It’s official…Priyanka Chopra is now Mrs. Nick Jonas!

This wedding put the extra in extraordinary. The celebration began with a fierce song and dance competition known as Sangeet

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It all began as a fierce song & dance competition between the families but ended, as always, as a huge celebration of love.  Nick and I were looking forward to the Sangeet (musical evening), another pre wedding ritual.. and to see what each side had put together. And what a performance it was. Each family telling our stories through song and dance, filled with lots of laughter and love. We were both filled with gratitude for the effort, the love and the laughter and will carry the memories of this special evening for the rest of our lives. It is an amazing start to a lifetime of togetherness for our families and friends…#grateful @nickjonas 📹/📷: @calebjordanlee @josevilla @josephradhik

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an Indian pre-wedding ritual, and was followed by 2 ceremonies– one traditional Hindu wedding and one traditional Christian wedding officiated by Jonas’ father.

The Indian beauty stunned at each of her wedding celebrations in her multiple stunning gowns but her custom Ralph Lauren gown with floral embroidery and an exaggerated veil is what will inspire brides-to-be from the west. And when we say exaggerated veil, we mean it was 75 feet long and took 5 people to guide it down the aisle behind her. Lavish doesn’t even begin to describe it.

Ralph Lauren added this stunning gown to a very short list of bridal designs. He has only ever designed wedding gowns for his daughter, daughter-in-law, and niece in the past. Priyanka was his first and only celebrity wedding gown, but we have no doubt that after an amazing design like this, he will have celebrity brides banging down his door for more.

Ladies, is a 75ft gown something you’d rock on your wedding day? Just so you know, if you do, we are so here for it! Just to show you how much we love over-the-top things, one of us will even help hold that long veil down the aisle. 🙂

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Happiest day of my life. @priyankachopra

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Happiest day of my life. @priyankachopra

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One week ago today ❤️ @priyankachopra

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Mandy Moore’s Wedding

Ladies and Gentleman, Mandy Moore has officially married Dawes musician, Taylor Goldsmith! The private backyard wedding held at Mandy’s home was just as surprising as the amazingly unconventional Rodarte gown she wore. We were blown away by how stunning Mandy looked in her truly unique gown.

 

This brings us to the biggest topic: Who says bridal can’t be pink?! Mandy’s choice to go pink rather than blush was so bold and we absolutely loved It. Even her veil was pink! The cut and shape were totally different than any other bridal gown we’ve seen. As if that weren’t enough to get the people talking, the dress was topped off with ruffle and lace details to tie it all together. The groom wore a very tailored and glittering suit with cropped hem pants and loafers.

 

The intimate ceremony featured our current trend obsession: baby’s breath–such a simple and elegant flower that has taken the modern bridal world by storm as of late. Pompas grass lined the aisles, literally every cutting-edge bridal trend was used in this wedding in the best way ever.

Check out the pictures she shared from her special day and let us know what part was your favorite in the comments:

 

 

 

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Bridal Socks & Wedding Heels

Socks and Heels. Two things you never thought would go together are now the most fashionable tandem we’ve seen in 2018. Per usual, that trend is making its way into bridal. That trend, ladies is socks and heels. Now, if you want to wear a cute t-strap but don’t have a pedicure, not a problem!

Before we get into the bridal fashion details, we want to touch on brands we’ve seen do it and do it well. Gucci, you never disappoint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now incorporating this trend into bridal. We love, love the idea of socks incorporated into your wedding heel–especially for the risk-taking bride. How could this be under fashionable stilettos? Even better, how great would some cute socks be for a bridesmaid gift for your ladies to wear while getting ready for the big day. Check out these bridal socks and let us know in the comments if you’d partake in this trend. If you’re wondering if we would, the answer is yes!

 

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#lirikamatoshisocks for @freepeople 🌟✨

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