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If Their Wedding Was Today: Barack & Michelle Obama

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 03, 2012

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Dress Designers (from left to right): Manuel Mota for Pronovias and Dolly Couture 

Even though President Barack Obama will be participating in the first presidential debate Wednesday night against Republican nominee Mitt Romney, Obama has something else to celebrate–his 20th wedding anniversary with his wife, Michelle. On Oct. 3, 1992, Barack and Michelle Obama married at Trinity United in Chicago with around 200 of their closest family and friends, according to People.

“Twenty years ago today, I married the love of my life and my best friend,” Obama tweeted. “Happy anniversary, Michelle!” In response, Michelle tweeted back, “Happy 20th anniversary, Barack. Thank you for being an incredible partner, friend and father every day. I love you!”

On her wedding day, Michelle wore an off-the-shoulder, long-sleeved white gown. But if her wedding were today, what kind of dress would she wear? Here’s what we know: Michelle likes to make a statement with bold colors and body-conscious cuts that emphasize her figure. Maybe she would wear an empire, one-shoulder tulle gown, similar to what she wore to the presidential inauguration in 2010. Or maybe she would wear a short-sleeved, tea-length dress with a birdcage veil. Congrats Barack and Michelle!

Wedding Dress Look-a-Likes: Anne Hathaway

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 02, 2012

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Designers (from left to right): Carmen Marc Valvo and Rivini 

Anne Hathaway tied the knot to actor and jewelry designer Adam Shulman Sept. 29 in Big Sur, Calif. wearing a custom Valentino dress. Her custom dress featured an off-the-shoulder neckline, delicate lace embroidered throughout and a 1920’s-inspired headband attached to a long veil. What do you think? Weigh in on Anne’s dress in the comments below or for more inspiration, check out our wedding dress photo gallery.

Wedding Dress Predictions for Blake Lively

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 27, 2012

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Dress Designers (from left to right): Allure Bridals and Justin Alexander

Every detail of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ Sept. 9 wedding has been kept a secret, except for the venue and dress. Here’s what we know: According to Martha Stewart Weddings, Lively wore an off-white Marchesa dress with a silk tulle bodice adorned with crystal and rose gold embroidery. From these details, the dresses pictured above could be a cross between what she walked down the aisle in. It’s too bad that we have to wait for exclusive pictures from Martha Stewart Weddings until December, but for now why not take a look at our dress gallery for inspiration.

Would you have an “Unplugged” Wedding?

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 19, 2012

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Photos (from top to bottom): Jodi Miller Photography and Amber Wilkie Photography

What’s an “unplugged” wedding? This is when a couple asks their guests to turn off all electronic devices, including, cellphones, smart phones and cameras, during their ceremony and reception.

Why do this? Having an “unplugged” wedding allows for the professional photographers and videographers to do their job and allows for your guests to be more present and not be distracted by uploading their own photographs to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What do you think of this trend? Let us know in the poll below.

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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were married Sept. 9 at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, S.C. Its rustic charm and lush gardens attracted the pair to this venue, but what’s most surprising of all is that they managed to keep their nuptials a secret and so did their planners at Martha Stewart Weddings! It may also look familiar because it was used in the 2004 film “The Notebook” as the summer home of Allie (Rachel McAdams). See what others have thought about Boone Hall Plantation-read their reviews!

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 Photos (from top to bottom):  Boone Hall Plantation

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