Building your wedding wardrobe, one fall trend at a time

Brooklyn Blonde Sweater and Sequin Skirt Trend

Brooklyn Blonde

Have your wedding look planned to a tee? Awesome – now it’s time to put together outfits for the festivities ahead! Just think about the inch-thick September issues for style inspiration and the best of fall fashion at your fingertips. Why not double up on seasonal trends and make them work for your bachelorette party, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner? Not only will you look fabulous as the guest of honor, but you’ll wear these pieces all season long! (See, you can save as you spend…Don’t think about it too hard.) Here are just a few ideas for incorporating fall trends into your wedding wardrobe.

The Bachelorette

A girls’ night out calls for something equally wild, and animal print is everywhere this season. From leopard to snakeskin, you can be sure to start this party off with a roar.

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Equipment Dress | Forever 21 Heels | Old Navy Crossbody | Express Cuff | Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color in Deepest Cherry

Style Now, Style Later: For the bachelorette party, think edgy: sexy cage sandals or barely-there pumps, serious hardware, and a pop of red. A bold lip or cat eye keeps it flirty and fun for your last fling before the ring. Swapping your stilettos for peep-toe booties or a classic heel will instantly transform your look for the office later on.

Cupcakes and Cashmere Leopard Trend

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Love Fashion Life Life Leopard Print Trend

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An Australian Winery Wedding by Izo Photography

Australian Winery Wedding

Ready for another does of gorgeousness to round out your week? We have yet another gorgeous wedding by Izo Photography, which takes place among the vineyards and verdant rain forests of Australia. Nicole & Peter were married on the jaw-dropping grounds of Wise Winery. Their ceremony was intimate, their reception details were DIY, and we must say, Nicole’s bouquet was stunning.

Need we say more? Read on to see more of this totally perfect Australian winery wedding and amazing photos by Izo Photo!

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Australian Winery Wedding

Australian Winery Wedding

Australian Winery Wedding

Australian Winery Wedding

Australian Winery Wedding

Australian Winery Wedding

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Lauren Conrad’s wedding photos are here! You’re welcome.

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They’re here! They’re here! It feels like Christmas. We’re clearly obsessed with Lauren Conrad and if you aren’t already, you will be after seeing her beautiful wedding photos. Okay, we’ll shut up now so you can move on to Lauren Conrad’s wedding photos. Prepare yourself for lots of pinning!

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Should you really hire a wedding planner? 4 questions every bride should ask before hiring a planner

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When I got married, I was most definitely not in the market for a wedding planner. I had barely been to any weddings, so I really didn’t know what I was getting into, and I’m fairly certain there were no wedding planners in the greater central Maine area. But if I was to get married today? I’m fairly certain I would at least want help on the day and here’s why.

On our wedding day, the morning wasn’t terribly relaxed. It wasn’t overly stressful, but the morning’s focus wasn’t on spending time with my family. Instead, we all had jobs and so were separated until right before I walked down the aisle. You can absolutely plan a wedding without a wedding planner – I did, and it was fine! But there’s a lot to be said for spending the day of your wedding just enjoying the company of the people you love.

I’m curious what you all think – do you really need to hire a wedding planner? Here are a few questions to help you decide.

What kind of bride are you?

I think this is the most key question. Are you the kind of bride who needs and wants to be in charge of the whole wedding process? Are you super organised and excited about making and crossing off to-do lists for the next several months? Some people are, I was just that kind of bride, too. And if that’s the kind of bride you are, you might not need a wedding planner.

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But if you aren’t, there’s no shame in knowing your strengths and weaknesses and adjusting accordingly. Some brides have more time or interest in the wedding planning process, and some have less. If you’re on the less end of the spectrum, you might consider a wedding planner to cover those bases for you.

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