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Posted by Cayla Capri
a trail of cake crumbs and a champagne fountain run dry may signal the end of a ring-bearing after-party, but sentimentality and the memory of a pretty penny well-spent have left you clinging to the gown-of-the-hour for dear life. Vows of till ‘dust do us part’ are nothing to mess with - thanks to a little ingenuity and a smattering of philanthropist intention, what was old becomes wholly ‘wow’ again once more. Such a satiny cascad
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Posted by Cayla Capri
f or Summer 2010, the hip-skimming show-stopper, a.k.a. the mini-dress, has ditched clunky go-go boots-of-old in favor of a little easy-breezy bridal savoir-faire. Re-vamping today’s meaning of ‘showing a little skin,’ the mini wedding dress pairs a self-possessed attitude with a perfected sense of class. With so many flirty fun silhouettes and ultra-femme embellishments to choose from – this season is all about hiking up to get hitched. a mini-series on style
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Posted by Cayla Capri
t his year the 2010 trend-watch team got wholly polemic, announcing that the hot look to rock was angelic, soft-spoken, and age-old ‘romantic.’ This Wilde-inspired silhouette is rooted in classic aestheticism and considerably flattering to a wide variety of visages and body types. So fill your dance card with visions of luxe and lace and dapper euphemisms - a stitch in time saves some serious style. the lexicon of romance The epitome of a romantically dr
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m ulling over your engagement ring setting may not be as flashy a task as sifting out the bedazzling, light-catching cut, but it’s just as imperative. Some settings enhance the pretty; some diminish it. Some have the illusory power to slim stones down; others plump them up Houdini-style. Basically, you’re making or breaking a wow thing when settling on a setting, so tread lightly. A metal border envelopes the gemstone, protecting it from scr
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t aking a cue from the 2010 Oscar red carpet, today’s bridal wear designers are on the sheen train, with up and coming style trends seeped in light refracting potential and iridescent radiance. How does one capture such opulent fabulousness you ask? Use the template below on how to incorporate metallics into your marital get-up, and prepare for some shine. Good treasure hunting. A plethora of Hollywood stars (think Diaz, Bullock and Winslet) were seeing sporting m
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p ersonal taste is as multifaceted as any gem available on today’s market. Nowhere is it carved in stone that a bride-to-be must don a diamond ring. As an ultra-unique individual, you’ll want a band capable of capturing such a chic reflection. That’s not to say that diamonds aren’t elegantly timeless. But if you just so happen to have your heart set on a rock that’ll give you more bang for your buck, go ahead and explore such sparkling alternatives. Aside from affordability, personal preference and symbolic resonance are all perfectly good incentives for choosing a semiprecious stone over a comfy-conventional
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a fter combing the shops, poring over the mags, and twirling around more times than she can count, a blushing bride-to-be should consider herself lucky to have settled on her number one gown – guaranteed there’s going to be a second favorite, third runner-up, and a neck and neck tie – how to choose may just be the most elusive of mystery of the feminine mystique yet. Fact tidbit - Napoleon’s second half, the Empress Eugenie, demanded 250 dresses for the opening of the Suez Canal (and justified such lavishness on the premise that it was a historical event, clever lady), but for a hip ‘n’ happeni
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Posted by Cayla Capri
t he wedding veil was first intended to pay homage to a long, flowing mane of hair - revered as a symbol of innocence in by-gone days. Over time, both folklore and an array of faiths have all influenced how this occult accoutrement came to be. By the 1900’s, the veil was a standardized article of matrimony, beating the traditional white gown to the punch. The veil was said to ward off bad luck, while borrowing a veil from an already happily married dame, was thought to bring about the good. Another legend claims that the veil was worn to conceal a fair bride’s beauty from her husband-to-be, up until he had
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i t is said that pearls are the snowflakes of the sea – no two are alike. Unique from any other stone, these milky wonders are creature-creations from leagues beneath the sea. Versatile and timeless, simplistic and unblemished, pearls actually enhance skin appearance thanks to the reflective nature of their ravishing lustre. So veto the cream-slathering and opt for the clasp of a necklace instead. For centuries, this prede
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