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Posted by Cayla Capri
c all it trash-the-dress, anti-bride photography, rocking the frock; call it whatever you like- it’s still the coolest thing to happen to wedding photography since the digi-cam and candid shots first broke through age-old bridal barriers. Trashing the dress is all about trashing traditions, and leaving a beautiful, expensive gown to sit in the attic is one traditional many modern brides are reluctant to embrace. Instead, they’re choosing to hop back in the tulle, and then into a lake a few days after the wedding. A professional ph
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Posted by Cayla Capri
l ately, all things vintage have tip-toed their way into our hearts, making the everyday drudgery of outfit assemblage a thing of tickle-trunk make-believe. The bridal ensemble may just be your most critical fashion choice, ever, but that’s no excuse to take it with tight-collared, corset-cinched seriousness. W-day’s the perfect opportunity to play dress-up, meaning you can over-sparkle, stilt-walk or plunge a little too deep and still make mom cock her head in ‘awww.’ Grab vintage by its art deco heels and engage in paper-doll fashion freedom with the ultimate in envelope-pushing accessories. In other wor
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Posted by Cayla Capri
p urple’s a statement-making color. It’s not for the lighthearted or the wall-flowered – it’s for those who want a stand out celebration schemed with as much vibrancy, creativity and proud unconformity as their off-center personality. Fancy your purples dark and commanding, your majesty? Go Medieval-sophisticate with dark plums, velvety purples and burgundies. Add touches of electric purple here and there for a hint of Merlin magi
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Posted by Cayla Capri
f rom caked-out top to bottom, designers are carrying over the fall 2010 trend of ruffles and tiers into the 2011 season. This spin-friendly aesthetic can be worked into almost any kind of silhouette – from A-line to mermaid, ball gown to cutesy tea length. Utilize the following guide to ensure tiered ruffles will not get the best of your feathers. the truth about tiers For Fall 2010, the Judd Waddell collection put luscious tiers front and center. Traditionally, tiers ar
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Posted by Cayla Capri
d rape your fine affair in the blues and entrance your loved-ones into a sense of blissful calm. Ignore the color’s melancholic connotations; they’re misrepresentative of its true-blue mood-boosting powers. Blue rouses glee, serenity and harmony, and in addition to infusing ocean-side romance or ethereal whimsy into everything it touches, blue is ideal for soothing those wedding day jitters. Channel Neptune with oceanic hues.
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r ed is to love what cinnamon hearts are to hot what scarlet teddies are to a good relationship. It’s the hubba-hubba color, connoting confidence, spontaneity, and passion. Splatter it across the wedding-day décor and show off your personality, your verve, your out-spoken, up-the-wall, over-the-top vibe ms. (soon to be mrs.) red-hot. B&W are total classics, and red’s just the kick in the pants they need to get to that next lev
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Posted by Cayla Capri
w hen burnt or rusted, orange teeters on the brink of sensuality. Think a Mediterranean sunset or a plate of roasted squash and bell peppers. When sparkled or fruit-flavored, orange gets in your face. Think glow in the dark Halloween safety strips or bright, blossoming persimmons. Choosing which twin suits your mood is no great feat, but finding colors to match may require a little insight. Remember that orange is a hue commonly adorned by food, making it hunger-stimulating. Pairing it up with other delicious, nature-profuse colors like pink or brown is a sure bet, as are complementary, appetite-squandering shades
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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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g reen’s a byword for envy and lust and youthfulness and earth consciousness, which is basically caring about something outside yourself which, all together, is basically love. The color isn’t straight-laced or super trendy, but it’s pretty and peculiar, and when you pull it off, you’ll know it's because you’ve got real style. Even if you don’t push it to the brink of ecology, a turquoise necklace in lieu of crystal or an all-green bouquet will nattily exhibit a little bit of your off-color personality.
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Posted by Cayla Capri
c reating atmosphere can be as simple as red, yellow, blue: consult your color wheel, know what goes, what stimulates, and ultimately select what turns you on. Because color can have a strong influence on mood (much like a chocolate-truffle wedding cake), take into consideration its ability to inspire and arouse a variety of emotions and desires. Orange, for example, encourages hunger, so food served on orange plates will serve to unleash voracious appetites amongst your guests – perfect if you don’t want to end up with a year’s worth of leftover Chicken Marsala. Pink and green are said to soothe and relax, makin
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