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6 Wedding Dress Ideas to Steal From The 2014 Emmys

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 27, 2014

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Dress Designers (from left to right): Sophia Tolli and Theia 

In case you missed all the red carpet action at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday night, our Fashion Editor sure didn’t! She was at home (obviously) watching TV stars alike say each and every fashion designer they were wearing. From Claire Danes’ red illusion lace cut-outs to Hayden Panettiere’s sequins and Kerry Washington’s thigh-high slit to Allison William’s big ol’ ball gown, see how you can steal their looks for your walk down the aisle.

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Jennifer and Michael were married at Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville, Ga. on June 2. “We knew we wanted to get married outside and have a tented reception,” Jennifer said. “Our location, Pebble Hill Plantation, had so many beautiful ceremony spots that, at first, it was hard to choose. During our tour of the plantation, I described wanting a ‘secret garden’ feeling. We stopped at an old tennis court covered in grass with beautiful ivy-clad brick walls. It fit perfectly with our vision.” The bride wore a lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with illusion straps, accessorized with an ivory sash, while the groom wore a khaki suit, accessorized with a solid tie. Bridesmaids wore long black chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of peonies, hydrangeas, and succulents. “We had an amazing moment before the ceremony,” she said. “We had both finished getting ready and were just waiting for the ceremony, so Michael came to find me just as I was starting to get nervous. He walked up to a window with his back turned and his eyes closed. We just talked for a minute. I felt much better afterwards. Before he left, he gave me a kiss, and the next time I saw him, he was standing at the altar.” Fun fact: the groom’s father was the officiant! “It was nice to have him be such an important part of the ceremony,” Jennifer said. “He immediately reminded us of the love from our family and friends that supported us.” Following the nuptials, guests were escorted to their seats inside the pole tent. Tables were decorated with burlap linens, birdcage centerpieces, and Full Moon farm’s famous honey jars at each place setting. Instead of a DJ, there was a bluegrass band! The newlyweds’ best advice? “Many couples, often mostly the bride, have an exact vision of the things they want for their wedding day,” she said. “They struggle to let go of details they’ve been dreaming over for years. I would say to couples planning their wedding that the most important thing to keep in mind is the reason behind the celebration, the love that you and your partner have for each other. If you keep this at the forefront of planning, it will help to relieve some of the stress you might feel when things aren’t lining up exactly.”

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Photography: Elizabeth Davis Photography | Venue: Pebble Hill Plantation | Event Planner: Pink Bee Events | Dress Designer: Enzoani from Vocelle’s Bridal Shoppe | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo from Vocelle’s Bridal Shoppe | Jewelry: The Gem Collection | Hair Stylist: Dream State Salon | Makeup Artist: Randi Buchanan | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank| Officiant: Richard Jenks | Stationery: Lisa Samartino Design | Floral Designer: Missy Gunnels | Rentals: Andrew Tent Company | Caterer: The Black Fig | Cake: The Cake Shop | Band: Stranger Still

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Over the next few weeks, our very own WeddingWire editors will be providing answers to those tough etiquette questions that Facebook followers might not know how to address. Second up, Aja asks: “Is paying for bridesmaids’ hair and makeup considered a gift or should there be an additional gift?” Find out the answer here.

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Regina and Undra were married at King Plow Art Center in Atlanta, Ga. on October 5. “The one thing about our venue that made us know it was the one was that it was rustic chic,” Regina said. “We wanted a place that we didn’t have to do too much decorating to.” The bride wore a strapless fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with a beaded bodice, while the groom wore a gray three-piece suit, accessorized with a paisley patterned tie. Bridesmaids wore long purple chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of carnations, stock, and agonis. The ceremony and reception took place in the same location — the renovated warehouse featuring exposed brick walls, steel beams, and concrete floors. Guests sat in chiavari chairs as they watched the couple say their vows underneath a draped fabric backdrop. Not a dry eye could be found! Tables were decorated with an array of glass stem votive candle holders and tall centerpieces atop cone-shaped wire frames. They was even glass orbs hanging from the ceiling! “The moment I can’t stop thinking about is our first dance,” she said. “I was so excited to be Mrs. Collins that the dance was serene.” Plus, the traditional Southern fare menu wasn’t complete without fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, and thick-cut french toast with assorted syrups, sausage and fried eggs. The four-tiered cake took the splotlight then so did Undra’s surprise Los Angeles cake. The newlyweds’ best advice? “Make sure to budget in a videographer,” Regina said. “The day goes by so fast, and you’re doing so muhc that day that it feels like you missed the whole day.”

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Photography: MyLife Photography | Venue: King Plow Art Center | Event Planner: Lauren Lambert of My Simply Perfect Weddings & Events | Dress Designer: Casablanca Bridal | Shoes: Nina | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jasmine from Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique | Jewelry: David Tutera | Hair Stylist: Kim Evans from Silk Salon | Makeup Artist: Nyema Bennett | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Allure Men by Jean Yves | Officiant: Craig L. OIiver, Sr. | Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas | Floral Designer: Michelle Leyden | Caterer/Rentals: Bold American Events | Cake: Frosted Pumpkin | DJ: DJ E-Klazz

Real California Engagement Photos: Tawny and John

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 25, 2014

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Photo: Jasmine Lee Photography

Can you guess where these two lovebirds got engaged? At the exact same spot where they had their first dinner date along Laguna Beach, including a dip fully-dressed in the sea! ”Golden light was one of the most important aspects of our engagement session,” Tawny said. “We wanted a place with beautiful views [of Trojan Point in Marin headlands].” Before the engagement session began, “we stopped at a local grocery store to pick up some ice cream and chowed down on it while walking hand in hand together,” she said. View more photos here.

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