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Fashion: BHLDN

Long been every bohemian bride’s favourite label, BHLDN (by Anthropologie) has released the stunning photos from their Fall 2015 lookbook. As always, you can expect ethereal and romantic pieces that would induce a heartfelt sigh from your inner girl. That said, we do feel a greater dose of sex appeal with the generous use of illusion details in this collection! BHLDN’s Fall 2015 lookbook also features a couple of vintage-inspired dresses that take a leaf from the opulence of the 1930s. Check out the beautiful collection below!

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We are absolutely loving this dress with its subtle illusion front and feathered sweetheart neckline, which give a nice twist to a pretty “standard” look.

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Here’s another bohemian favourite updated with an illusion front detail, which lends that extra touch of sexiness to the overall look.

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We love how these two dresses reflect a more grown up look with a touch of glamour. Styled with a messy low chignon, we can totally see these two dresses taking centrestage in a classy evening banquet!

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Body chains were one of the hottest trends to come off last season’s runway. We say this dress which features a delicate low back coupled with gorgeous chain jewellery is definitely a hit.

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We’re loving how this short dress channels an easy charm even with its elaborate beadwork. Additional points for the spot-on styling with the simple tousled curls as well!

All photos from Huffington Post.

Celebrity Wedding: Nicky Hilton

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Nicky Hilton has gotten married to James Rothschild, a European banking heir! The fashionista walked down the aisle for the second time (her first marriage was to financier Todd Meister) in a regal couture Valentino gown, which complemented the wedding venue, Kensington Palace, perfectly.

As reported at Yahoo Style, Nicky Hilton’s Valentino dress was “made of three different shades of ivory and silver guipure — a lace composed of a gimp or thicker thread — accented with crystal embellishments and the voluminous balloon skirt’s train spanned three metres”. Hilton completed the look with a cathedral vintage lace veil.

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Apart from the bride, sister Paris Hilton and mother Kathy Hilton were also a sight to behold in their baby blue chiffon dresses, as they stepped up as Nicky Hilton’s “something blue” in her wedding.

Congratulations to Nicky Hilton and we hope she is two times lucky!

Who Says You Can’t Wear Glasses on Your Wedding Day?

For all you spectacles babes out there, who says you must wear contact lenses on your wedding day? There is nothing more beautiful than feeling comfortable in your own skin. If you’re the type of girl who wears glasses day in and out, you (and your eyes) will likely feel quite uncomfortable if you suddenly made the switch to contacts on your big day! So, if you’re thinking of sticking to your usual look on your wedding day, we say, good for you and go for it! Here are some other brides who made the same decision and rocked the look.

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All photos from Huffington Post.

Handy Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Flowers

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(Photo from Huffington Post)

Flowers, surprisingly, can add up to quite a hefty bit of your wedding budget, and that’s why it makes sense to give them a little more thought when you are making decisions during your wedding planning. While the greatest rule of all is to stay true to your heart, picking out wedding flowers is not as simple as it looks, though. The following handy tips will give all you brides-to-be a better idea when you’re approaching the task!

Your flowers shouldn’t just look great in real life, they should look great in photos too.

Be mindful of how your wedding flowers photograph — be sure to check that they look perfect from all angles (in the case of table pieces). In the case of your bridal bouquet, always make sure that it matches the vibe of your wedding dress, and is designed not to overwhelm your entire look in terms of colour and size. The last thing you want is to have all attention focused on an overly attention-grabbing bridal bouquet when you’re all decked out in style!

Think of flowers as an accent.

The easiest way to think of your wedding flowers is that they should add to the overall effect of your wedding. For example, if you are having an outdoor bohemian wedding, be sure to pick out flowers that match the mood and ambience of your venue. Apart from the typical centrepieces, do also put some extra thought into other ways you can inject flowers into your decorations, for example, by placing some small cut flowers on wedding stationery and etc. You’ll be surprised how these small touches can go a long way in creating a beautiful setting.

Sometimes, you can’t always have your way.

So maybe you have dreamt about having those gorgeous African roses in your wedding since five years ago. However, do keep in mind that some flowers may be seasonal, and flying them in off-season to tropical Singapore will cost you a bomb. Work with your florist to find similar alternatives that still give you the same look at half the price. On a related note, don’t think of your wedding flowers as something that is absolutely straightforward, and leave things to the last minute. Do factor in time for orders to be placed and delivered, and some extra time in case you need to consider alternatives.

Read the original article at Huffington Post.

Wedding Advice: Planning a ‘Chillax’ Wedding

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We’ve all come across this dilemma before — you would much rather have a small, intimate and informal wedding (or none at all), but are compelled to throw a wedding banquet because of your family members. The good news is, you are not alone with this headache. Here are two pieces of useful advice from professional wedding planners on how to make your big day as ‘chillax’ (chill and relax) as possible.

Goodbye Bridezilla

The largest part of a bride’s stress comes from the actual planning of the wedding itself. To avoid this, hire someone to do your wedding planning for you, if you’re absolutely turned off by the idea of planning a massive banquet wedding. Research and find service providers whose aesthetics match yours, and let the professionals work their magic.

For brides who are not a fan of over-the-top wedding makeup, do your own makeup! (Ignore those people who insist that you can’t do that.) Tap on the expansive range of online video tutorials to find a look that is perfect for you. Alternatively, enroll in a short makeup workshop to learn a few tricks on how to glam up your look before your big day.

Plan a wedding that you would want to attend

One of the biggest sources of frustrations for many brides is when you feel like your family members start to overrule what you want and impose their views on your wedding decisions. Try to be firm in the face of such family members and state your preferences politely but firmly. Don’t feel obliged to conform to certain family traditions if you honestly do not identify with those practices. This is your wedding, and if you’re not having fun, no one else would. Oh, and if you need a convenient excuse to ignore your family members’ views? Just say that your wedding planner said otherwise.

What other tips do you have on planning for a super no-frills wedding? Share with us!

Read the original article on Yahoo Style.