Flower crowns are all the rage in decorative headpieces, allowing a creative bride to imbue her wedding with a boho fairy vibe. These flower crowns have roots in mythology and art and can be traced back to ancient Greece, where people wore them to celebrate the gods. Flower crowns made a major comeback during the '60s and '70s, when hippies ushered them in as a symbol of peace, love and intimacy with nature.
Bridesmaids, flower girls and brides can all accessorize themselves with floral crowns for a romantic wedding filled with blooms. Any hairstyle will accommodate a flower crown, whether it's sitting atop cascading tresses, encircling a high, wavy ponytail or wrapped around an elegant bun. Angela Cosmai, celebrity colorist and color corrector at Pierre Michel Salon in New York City, says, "A lovely idea to pair with a flower crown is a headband braid, which can be achieved with your hair or by adding a faux braid. Wrap the braid around the head then intertwine the hair in and out of the flower crown to give you a whimsical look."
Most brides won't want to part with their flower crown after the big day, and they don't have to: These crowns, available at favorite retailers including ASOS, David's Bridal, Amazon and more, can do double duty as a festival accessory. Watch out, Coachella!
There's no rule book that says a wedding gown must be white. Modern brides are embracing color, a trend possibly first sparked by Gwen Stefani's custom dip-dyed and hand-painted pink ombre wedding gown by John Galliano for Christian Dior back 2002. After Gwen's rule-breaking move, Reese Witherspoon got married in a pale pink gown by Monique Lhuillier and Jessica Biel wore a blush-toned Giambattista Valli creation for her marriage to Justin Timberlake. Sure, white and ivory will remain the wedding gown go-tos, but many other colorful dresses have us swooning, particularly for summer weddings. Here, we've rounded up a variety of wedding dresses in shades of blush, metallics, yellow, blue and beyond from David's Bridal, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and more. It's our ode to the rainbow, and we think you should go for it!
It's the most wonderful time of the year — yep, sale time — and no store does holiday sales quite like Nordstrom. The retailer is currently offering serious discounts in every department, but if you're in the market for a special occasion dress, the Nordstrom sale is pretty much a no-brainer, whether you're a bride-to-be or just an attendee. The selection is stocked with every style, including rehearsal dinner options, engagement dresses, bridal shower dresses, wedding guest dresses and even holiday party picks — all for less. Want to check one or more of these off your shopping list? Scroll on for 10 stylish sale picks you'll want to add to your cart ASAP.
Ah, the honeymoon: It's the glittering light at the end of the wedding tunnel. It lures newlyweds to the getaway car with a siren's song of romance, self-indulgence and drinks topped with little paper umbrellas. There's only one stressor: What to pack? No worries. Like James Bond on a jet, we'll have you readily prepared for foreign travels and relaxing vistas with our list of must-pack honeymoon items. The goal is to keep the luggage light by packing wrinkle-resistant clothes and comfy-yet-stylish shoes that go the distance. Taken together, these items provide ease, comfort and style, along with day-to-night dressing. If the sun is on your horizon, you should also pack the requisite beauty products to keep your hair glistening and your skin sunburn-free. Read our list of travel must-haves from Anthropologie, Tory Burch, Nordstrom and more. Then hit the open road safe in the knowledge that you've got this honeymoon in the bag!
If you're dreaming of Princess Diana's iconic sapphire or Meghan Markles' triple diamond but don't have access to the royal wallet, then you're luck! We've rounded up our favorite look-alike engagement rings so you can feel like a queen without the hefty price tag.
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Today, thanks to a massive Kate Spade Sale-on-Sale that just kicked off, is one of those days. Take an extra 30 percent off all sale styles with code JOYSOFSPRING, for bags that are marked down under $100 — seriously.
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We spoke with 10 of the most amazing jewelry designers in the business, whose specialties range from modern architectural designs to unique clusters, and who all customize one-of-a-kind engagement rings for brides-to-be.
Adorned with a cluster of round-cut diamonds accompanied by diamond accents along the band, this sterling silver engagement ring e...xudes a gorgeous glow.Ring Details Width: 6.15 mm Metal: rhodium-plated sterling silver Diamond Details Total weight: 1/4... read more
Celebrate your everlasting love when you surprise her with this 18k gold over sterling silver engagement ring. Covered in round- a...nd baguette-cut diamonds, this square halo engagement ring is sure to be cherished for a lifetime. Ring Details Width: .35... read more
This luxurious and beautiful 3-stone engagement ring is polished to brilliant shine—the perfect choice for the queen of your heart.... Diamond Buying Guide Learn the basics of diamond buying, including the essential four Cs of diamonds. Find out more in... read more
A fabulously brilliant 3 carat round cubic zirconia center nestled between an intricate halo of brilliant round stones supported b...y a glittering figure eight shank is without a doubt "the" engagement ring of her dreams. For a fraction of the cost you can make her dreams become a reality, be her knight in shining armor... and live happily ever after. 3.76 carats T.W. Silvertone. Sizes 6-10. (All carat weights are approximate and may vary slightly from those listed.)Item Specifications: RingMetal Information: SilvertoneFinish: BrightHeight: 1/3"Length: 1/2"Width: 1/2"Shank WidthStone Information: Cubic Zirconia (Main/Largest Stone)Quantity: 1Carat Weight: 3.0000Size (mm): 9Shape: RoundSettiCubic Zirconia (Accent/Small Stone)Quantity: 76Carat Weight: .0100Size (mm): 1.3Shape: RoundSet read more
10K white gold engagement ring with 1 emerald cut center diamond weighing approximately 1/5 ct. tw. and 36 round brilliant cut dia...monds weighing approximately 1/5 ct. tw. read more
10K yellow gold engagement ring with 1 round brilliant cut diamond weighing approximately 1/5 ct. tw. and 16 round brilliant cut d...iamonds weighing approximately 1/5 ct. tw. read more
10K white gold halo engagement ring with 1 princess cut diamond weighing approximately 1/7 ct. tw. and 28 round brilliant cut diam...onds weighing approximately 1/3 ct. tw. read more
10K rose gold halo engagement ring with 1 princess cut diamond weighing approximately 1/7 ct. tw. and 28 round brilliant cut diamo...nds weighing approximately 1/3 ct. tw. read more
10K yellow gold halo engagement ring set with 1 round brilliant cut center diamond weighing approximately 1/10 ct. tw. and 67 roun...d brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 1/4 ct. tw. read more
Breathtaking diamonds sparkle and shine on this stunning 3/4 ct. t.w. diamond engagement ring. Metal: 10K yellow gold Stones: 3/4 ...ct. t.w. round diamonds Color: I Clarity: I2-I3 Setting: Pave and prong Gallery Height: 6.70mm Diamond total weights may... read more
10K white gold halo engagement ring with 1 round brilliant cut diamond weighing approximately 1/7 ct. and 71 round brilliant cut d...iamonds weighing approximately 1/2 ct. tw. read more
Present her with this engagement ring to make sure she's awestruck. A center stone is haloed by two tiers of diamonds while a trip...le-split shank adds prominent sparkle to the sides. Metal: 10k yellow gold Stones: 1 ct. t.w. round diamonds Color: I... read more
10K rose gold halo illusion engagement ring with 1 round brilliant cut center diamond accent and 50 round brilliant cut diamonds w...eighing approximately 1/3 ct. tw. read more
Skillfully crafted from 10K yellow gold, this exquisite ring is embellished with 28 baguette diamonds and 8 round brilliant cut di...amonds weighing approximately 3/8 ct. tw. read more
Diamond Wt: 5/8 CaratDiamond color: H-IDiamond clarity: I2Diamond setting: Pave setAvailable in sizes 6-9
10K white gold twist shank halo engagement ring with 1 round brilliant cut diamond weighing approximately 1/10 ct. tw. and 44 roun...d brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 1/5 ct. tw. read more
This engagement ring has it all! Three prominent stones are haloed by double frames of diamonds while the sides are lined in more ...round diamonds. It'll produce maximum flash with each flick of her hand. Metal: 10K yellow gold Stones: 1 ct. t.w. round... read more
Ring Details: Width: 6 mm Metal: rhodium-plated 10k white gold Features: split shank, open-worked gallery Diamond Details: Total w...eight: 3/8 ct. Center stone weight: 1/6 ct. Cut: round, baguette Color grade: I Clarity: I2 Setting: prong, bar Image(s)... read more
10K white gold halo engagement ring with 1 round brilliant cut diamond weighing approximately 1/7 ct. and 74 round brilliant cut d...iamonds weighing approximately 1/2 ct. tw. read more
10K white gold engagement ring with 1 round brilliant cut center diamond weighing approximately 1/4 ct. tw. and 18 round brilliant... cut diamonds weighing approximately 1/7 ct. tw. read more
10K yellow gold engagement ring with 4 princess cut center diamonds weighing approximately 3/8 ct. tw. and 42 round brilliant cut ...diamonds weighing approximately 1/3 ct. wt. read more
10K rose gold engagement ring with 1 round brilliant cut center diamond weighing approximately 1/4 ct. tw. and 18 round brilliant ...cut diamonds weighing approximately 1/7 ct. tw. read more
10K white gold halo engagement ring with 1 round brilliant cut diamond weighing approximately 1/10 ct. tw. and 56 round brilliant ...cut diamonds weighing approximately 1/4 ct. tw. read more
Halos of light reflecting diamonds demand attention on this ct. t.w. diamond halo and 10K rose gold engagement ring. Metal: 10K ro...se gold Stones: ct. t.w. round diamonds Color: I Clarity: I2-I3 Setting: Prong Gallery Height: 6.7mm Diamond total weights... read more
This beautiful ct. t.w. diamond ring in 10K rose gold creates the perfect engagement ring for your lifelong love. Metal: 10K rose ...gold Stones: ct. t.w. round diamonds Color: I Clarity: I2-I3 Setting: Prong, pave Gallery Height: 6.4mm Diamond total... read more
10K white gold halo engagement ring set with 1 round brilliant cut center diamond weighing approximately 1/5 ct. and 48 round bril...liant cut diamonds weighing approximately 3/8 ct. tw. read more