Fashion: Laure De Sagazan

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Today we shine the spotlight on another young French designer whom we love for her easy bohemian wedding dresses — Laure De Sagazan.

Based in Paris, Laure De Sagazan had only just set up her label in these couple of years, after she made a dress for a cousin that received such good reception that it surprised the designer herself. With the boost of confidence, Laure De Sagazan took the plunge to start up her own bridal atelier, designing dresses for the unconventional bride who, like her, is not a fan of traditional wedding dresses that are “dripping in frills and satin”.

Laure De Sagazan’s dresses would definitely strike a chord with brides who appreciate comfort and do not believe in “suffering for beauty”. Be it dresses or tailored separates, Laure De Sagazan’s collection consists a number of versatile pieces that encourage brides to create their own styles. While the look is easy and unpretentious, one needs no reminder of their quality, as they are crafted from fine French lace and look luxurious to the touch. Most pieces also reflect Laure De Sagazan’s slight rock-and-roll aesthetic on bridal fashion with flowing silhouettes contrasted against structured lines.

For more of Laure De Sagazan’s gorgeous collection, visit her website.

Gifts? No thanks, we prefer cash: UK couples

British couples are increasingly shunning traditional wedding gifts like expensive silverware, a new poll by a wedding website revealed. Instead, the 2,500 couples surveyed prefer friends and family to give them cash.

A reason why traditional presents like toasters, microwaves and other household appliances are now seen as outdated is because the bride and groom are more likely to already be living together for a number of years. Hence, financial contributions are deemed more practical, according to DailyMail.

Unlike in Singapore where wedding gifts are equivalent to angbaos bearing cash, this is not the norm in the U.K.

To make the request, many British couples are choosing to write a poem inside their wedding invitations to avoid the embarrassment of asking outright for money. One reads like this: “If you were thinking of giving a gift to help us on our way/A gift of money in a card would really make our day!”

Hilarious Wedding Crashers: #westillcoming

Here’s a delightful piece of wedding news that is bound to get your Friday started a bright note.

Detroit couple Kristen and Rob had intended to text their friends with the details of their wedding and post-ceremony barbeuqe, but a wrong text to a stranger set this string of events in motion.

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As seen from the text messages, though the bride tried to backtrack on her mistake, it was already too late. But far from being a wedding nightmare, Kristen and Rob were able to take their little mistake with good humour, and walked away with a brand new set of friends on their wedding!

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This swag bunch of wedding crashers have also managed to start trending on Twitter, with users having a field day with the hashtag #westillcoming.

Vivian Hsu holds wedding in Taiwan, undeterred by typhoon

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After her romantic wedding in Bali, Taiwanese singer-actress Vivian Hsu and her husband proceeded with their wedding banquet in Taipei yesterday. The event was undeterred by Typhoon Matmo, which had caused the closure of schools and offices across Taiwan for the day.

Dressed in pink strapless Vera Wang wedding dress, pearl necklace and ring, the 39-year-old Hsu fielded questions from the press in a photo call before the banquet. She denied rumors that she is pregnant, but said she hopes to have a baby boy in the future, as she already has two step-daughters from her husband’s previous marriage.

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As compared to the low-key registration ceremony in Singapore and wedding in Bali, the Taipei wedding had a star-studded guest list including Taiwanese model-actress Lin Chi-ling and actress Shu Qi.

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According to Taiwan media, each table was decorated with white roses and given the name of a song by Hsu. Small gifts and cards bearing a picture of the couple were also presented to each guest. Hsu’s husband, Singaporean businessman Sean Lee, is chief executive officer of Marco Polo Marine, a Singapore-based integrated marine logistics group.

Just Married: ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Adam Levine

Ladies, brace yourselves.

Adam Levine, the 35-year-old frontman of popular U.S. band Maroon 5 who’s been crowned “Sexiest Man Alive”, has officially tied the knot with the equally gorgeous Behati Prinsloo, a Victoria’s Secret model, last Saturday (July 19), reported People magazine.

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The couple, with a 10-year age gap, has dated for about a year before getting engaged in July last year. The wedding which was held in San José del Cabo, Mexico, was “a night of gorgeous locale, food and a night of rock ‘n’ roll performances worthy of a music festival, according to various western media.

The wedding: Or rather the concert, saw the groom take to the mic stands to serenade his bride. In return, the beautiful Behati, who was apparently equally musically-gifted, sang an equally romantic song “First Day of My Life” before their 300 guests, how sweet!

That’s not all, the rest of Maroon 5 played a lovely song for the couple as they walked down the aisle. legendary singer and ‘The Voice’ judge Stevie Nicks belted out the melody for the couple’s first dance.

Adam’s childhood pal, funnyman Jonah Hill, entertained the crowd with his humor while he officiated the ceremony.

The dress: A custom-made blush pink creation by famed fashion house Marchesa. While pictures of the dress has yet to be reported, the dress was reportedly featured long sleeves and nude and transparent hues, with white flower embellishments decorating the long train.