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BRIDE WE LOVE: RACHEL A family garden, paper lights in the trees, dreamcatchers everywhere, aka, the perfect intimate wedding. Rachel's Garden Wedding The One Rachel was at university when she and Wayne met and quickly became good friends. The holidays were approaching, and Rachel was headed home for break. But she simply could not stop thinking about Wayne. She had never felt such a strong connection to anybody; Rachel realized that when she reflected upon what home really meant, she tho...
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BRIDE WE LOVE: MEET EMILIEFor Emilie and Buck, it was written in the stars. Emilie's Maui Beach Wedding THE ONE Emilie knew Buck was the man she’d marry on the night of their first date. As she drove home from her evening with him, the moon seemed brighter, the sky calmer, and she described feeling "an overwhelming sense of peace.” A few days later, Emilie received the news that her beloved father had passed away; she is certain it was he who brought the bright moon and easy serenity, tac...
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WHAT SHOULD THE MOTHER OF THE BRIDE WEAR TO AN OUTDOOR WEDDING? From dress code to best dressed, here’s your guide to suitable mother of the bride outdoor wedding attire Planning your mother of the bride outdoor wedding attire is much more complicated than choosing an outfit for a traditional wedding indoors. The most obvious consideration, of course, is the weather—but there’s also a wider range of wedding venues and outdoor wedding types. A beach wedding requires a different approach from...
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WHAT SHOULD YOU WEAR TO A WEDDING RECEPTION?From dress code to best dressed, here’s your guide to suitable wedding reception guest attire So you’ve been invited to a wedding reception. What do you wear? Unfortunately, there’s no straight answer to this question, but there are a few guidelines when it comes to wedding reception guest attire. WHAT IS WEDDING RECEPTION ATTIRE FOR GUESTS? Broadly speaking, wedding reception guest attire is respectful to the couple and the theme or dress code t...
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BRIDE WE LOVE: MEET CAITLIN Wins "Most Dedicated to her Bridesmaids" award Caitlin's Franklin Quarry Wedding When Caitlin got engaged in December of 2019, she had no idea what was coming just a few months later. Christmas has been very special to Caitlin and her (now) husband since their earliest days together, and Caitlin knew she wanted a Christmas wedding. The Wedding Venue As luck would have it, Caitlin secured her dream venue, Graystone Quarry, in Franklin, TN. The venue had only on...
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LETTING GO: AN EMOTIONAL DAY FOR ALL  Mother of the bride wedding responsibilities  First and foremost, remember that this is her wedding. Watching your little one (who will always be your little one to you,) get married may bring on lots of emotion, but this is the time to embrace your feelings, let go, and celebrate the occasion. That’s being a great Mother-of-the-Bride. We’ve put together a few (loose) guidelines on Mom’s official responsibilities for the events leading up to and inc...
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STYLE IS AN ATTITUDE, NOT AN AGETrue style is all about ageless clothing that fits who you are.And that’s not defined by a number. True style is about ageless clothing ACHIEVING AGELESS STYLE It’s not about being a fashion expert, it’s just about knowing yourself and standing behind your choices. When you’re comfortable in your clothes, it shows, no matter your age or individual aesthetic. OUR INSPIRATION Olivia Rink, petite fashion blogger, influencer, stylist and all-around woman to ad...
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OLIVIA RINK’S WEDDING: MEET THE HEMPELS Olivia Rink's Wedding We’re all still swooning over the (perfect) wedding of @oliviarink and Conner Hempel. Every detail, literally everything, was pure perfection (Invitations, florals, décor, vibe, glassware…you get the point). But wait for it—turns out Olivia loves  Adrianna Papell. And, she values family time as much as we do (We’re a family biz, after all). So, we got to spend a pre-wedding girls’ day in our showroom with Olivia Rink and her ...
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THE SECOND WEDDING GOWN WE LOVE The most perfect dress for your second marriage—so perfect we've devoted a whole article to it. Elegant second wedding gowns These days you can go as formal or casual as you wish for your second wedding dress. Remember, being a second-time bride doesn't mean you're required to host a smaller ceremony or more casual celebration. It's entirely up to you, whether you go all out for your second marriage or keep it intimate. Either way, we're obsessed with this...
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How to Wear, Style and Accessorize a Cocktail Dress Cocktail outfit for ladies So you’ve nailed the ‘smart casual’ and ‘black tie’ dress codes. What about cocktail? This is definitely trickier, largely because it can vary more than other dress codes, depending on the time of the event, the location or venue, and the season. WHAT IS CONSIDERED COCKTAIL ATTIRE? Traditionally, a cocktail dress code bridged the gap between day and night. Where evening events warranted a full-length gown and ...
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