The white ball gown remains the iconic wedding dress for a princess bride. Think: Cinderella, Grace Kelly and Jacqueline Kennedy. Such wedding gown imagery is bound tightly within our collective memories, yet modernity has brought many a twist to the time-honored silhouette. One is the wedding jumpsuit. Another recently popularized style is the two-piece wedding ensemble, a new choice for the iconoclasts among us. The two-piece bridal outfit allows a bride various options. With a crop top and skirt combo, fit brides can subtly (or not so subtly...) flaunt their washboard abs. A voluminous skirt paired with a simple, structured top creates a stunning display. A slinky skirt and form-fitting top can allow for movement within structure. Here, we've made it a cinch to find your two-piece wedding gown by listing amazing options from Nordstrom, Etsy, David's Bridal and more.
The wedding table runner has traditionally been a must-have décor item for dressing up a table, whether it's used to cover the midsection of a bare table or added atop a tablecloth to create a rich tableau. In earlier centuries, layering such items was reserved for the wealthy as a sumptuous way to display one's taste. (Downton Abbey, anyone?) As a new bride, you'll enjoy using runners to decorate your table, along with your new serveware, china and glassware. For a wedding, they give an additional pop to the overall wedding design. Table runners may reflect the bride's color scheme to create a coordinated color palette, or in a neutral color, wedding table runners can provide the perfect backdrop for flowers and table settings.
Table runners can help lend a summery vibe to a wedding, as well. A burlap runner is perfect for a rustic wedding, while a floral print runner is divine for a garden wedding, and a shiny table runner ups the ante for a black-tie affair. Whatever your style, we've collected the best table runners from stores such as Etsy, Nordstrom, Macy's and more.
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!
Every love story is unique: For the bride, an alternative engagement ring becomes her outward symbol of a one-of-a-kind love. Unusual rings are embraced by the bride who requires statement-making jewelry, and her choice of style runs the gamut from quietly minimalistic to exuberantly ornate.
Sure, the white round diamond has long been the classic engagement ring, but many gorgeous options exist beyond that typical style. Some are rendered unique due their setting design, be it modern or vintage-inspired. Others stand out due to their metal, ranging from rose gold to a highly-polished platinum band. A constellation of gemstones is there for one's choosing, including deeply red rubies, ink-toned sapphires, blushing morganites and opalescent pearls. Here, we've selected the most stunning alternative engagement rings from Nordstrom, Macy's, Neiman Marcus and more.
Of the many pre-wedding complications a bride might experience, an acne breakout is among the worst. If you find yourself in such a muddle, reach for the zit-kicking elixirs found in this kit from the No. 1 acne-fighting brand in America, Proactiv. Proactiv Solution's 5-Step Acne Treatment System - the "Stress-Free Skin Wedding Kit," consists of three dermatologist-developed products that work together through the strength of science. This group of formulations includes prescription-strength benzoyl peroxide that kills acne-causing bacteria at its source. And that's just for starters. When used in unison, these products harmonize to leave your skin clear and glowing. Bonus: There are two additional products to prevent blackheads, blemish flare-ups, and keep the glow going long after the honeymoon ends. Get the skinny on each step of this lifesaver kit — trust us, your wedding survival bag is not complete without it!
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Ridgway (Ridgways) - Ridgway (Ridgways) Fragrance (Ironstone) Coupe Cereal Bowl - Pink Roses,Green Leaves,Ironstone
Ridgway (Ridgways) - Ridgway (Ridgways) Fragrance (Ironstone) Bread & Butter Plate - Pink Roses,Green Leaves,Ironstone
Ridgway (Ridgways) - Ridgway (Ridgways) Fragrance (Ironstone) 9" Round Vegetable Bowl - Pink Roses,Green Leaves,Ironstone
Ridgway (Ridgways) - Ridgway (Ridgways) Fragrance (Ironstone) Flat Cup & Saucer Set - Pink Roses,Green Leaves,Ironstone
Paragon - Paragon Fragrance 15" Oval Serving Platter - Pink Roses,Purple Flowers,Green Leaves
Easterling - Easterling Radiance 12" Oval Serving Platter - Pink Roses, Green Leaves
Creative - Creative Regency Rose 12" Oval Serving Platter - Pink Roses, Gray/Green Leaves
Nasco (Japan) - Nasco (Japan) Dauphine 12" Oval Serving Platter - Pink Roses Green Leaves
Paragon - Paragon Fragrance 13" Oval Serving Platter - Pink Roses&Green Leaves,Wide Gold Trim
Ridgway (Ridgways) - Ridgway (Ridgways) Devon Fruit Blue 12" Oval Serving Platter - Blue Fruit, Flowers And Leaves
Style House - Style House Tudor Rose 12" Oval Serving Platter - Pink Rose, Green Leaves
Chalfonte - Chalfonte Rose 13" Oval Serving Platter - Pink Roses, Green Leaves
Ridgway (Ridgways) - Ridgway (Ridgways) Conway Green 12" Oval Serving Platter - White Dots On Green Rim,Smooth
Ridgway (Ridgways) - Ridgway (Ridgways) Historic Castles Pink 12" Oval Serving Platter - Pink Castle Scenes, Floral Rim
Chalfonte - Chalfonte Rose 15" Oval Serving Platter - Pink Roses, Green Leaves
Victoria (Czech) - Victoria (Czech) 270 12" Oval Serving Platter - Scalloped, Pink Roses, Green Leaves
Franciscan - Franciscan Twilight Rose 12" Oval Serving Platter - Green W/ Pink Flowers, Green Leaves
Winterling - Bavaria - Winterling - Bavaria Wild Rose 12" Oval Serving Platter - Pink Roses,Green Leaves,Scalloped
Easterling - Easterling Radiance 16" Oval Serving Platter - Pink Roses, Green Leaves
Franconia-Krautheim - Franconia-Krautheim Gloria 12" Oval Serving Platter - Pink Roses,Green Leaves,Scalloped
Meito - Meito June 12" Oval Serving Platter - Pink Roses,Green/Gray Leaves,Coupe
Hutschenreuther - Hutschenreuther The Wakefield 12" Oval Serving Platter - Turvel, Pink Roses, Green Leaves