Something for the Girls, Gifts your Bridesmaids will Love

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Wedding season is upon us, which means for many of you after months of planning – and years of dreaming – the big day is almost here! While it may be easy to get caught up in last minute details and exciting new beginnings, it’s so important to take the time to thank the ones who have been with us from the start. The ones you’ve asked to stand alongside you when it’s finally time to say “I do,” your girls. So, for all of you busy brides out there looking to say thanks, here are a few gifts your bridesmaids will love!

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40 totally chic wedding dress separate ideas for unique brides

pink striped tulle wedding dress separate

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Call it the Olivia Palermo effect or call it 2015’s hottest wedding dress look — whichever way you look at it, it’s clear that wedding dress separates are a BIG new wedding trend that brides everywhere are embracing. After all, there’s no wedding rulebook that says you have to wear a one-piece wedding dress on the big day — so why not switch it up and make your wedding day look totally unique?

The best part about wedding dress separates is that you can mix and match to create a perfect look. BHLDN is embracing this trend with their recent “build your own look” boutique of mix-and-match skirts and tops, and it’s easy to find at least one wedding dress separate look in nearly every wedding designer’s most recent collection.

Whether you’re going for a boho crop top lace wedding ensemble or a tulle skirt with a feminine beaded top, there’s no going wrong with choosing a wedding dress separate look this year (or even for the next few years)! So get inspired with these 40 totally unique & chic looks on real brides, and see if this trend is right for you…

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A timeless outdoor wedding by Majesta Patterson

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There details that you can’t deny are elegant and timeless when it comes to weddings: lace dresses, pink roses, a dapper tux and impeccable decor are just a few things that come to mind. Which is why when we see an elegant and timeless outdoor wedding like today’s Saratoga Springs celebration, we can’t help but immediately be drawn to it!

Majesta Patterson did a superb job of capturing Stefanie and Rich’s wedding day, which took place in the gorgeous green forests right above Santa Cruz. Stefanie’s bridesmaids are a vision in shades of purple and periwinkle, but of course no one tops the bride! And together, Stefanie and Rich look unbelievably happy under that fantastic chuppah. Read on for more of this charming and timeless outdoor wedding!

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Wedding processional and recessional song ideas to walk down the aisle to!


Joey Kennedy Photography via Style Me Pretty

I knew what I wanted for my processional music for a long time before my wedding. It took me at least a few months to get the courage to tell anyone my idea, but when I finally Googled “Color Blind” by the Counting Crows paired with “wedding music” I was thrilled when I realized I was far from the only one who wanted something a little unusual to walk down the aisle.

So about an hour before our ceremony, I found my husband’s aunt and asked her if she could just play the intro to Color Blind over and over again as I walked down the aisle. You know the part, that beautiful piano part at the beginning. She was a little confused at first, but once she realized how simple it was, she was on board.

When it comes to wedding processional and recessional songs, it’s a really special moment you really only get to do once. You need a little drama and a little gravitas, something to make your guests pause and your groom catch his breath as you walk down the aisle. Whether you have a string quartet, a single piano player, or a DJ, your wedding processional and recessional songs will set the tone for the day of celebration to follow. So add it to the top of your list when you’re choosing your wedding music!

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