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Steal the look of… Hannah Quinlivan aka Mrs Jay Chou

On our blog, we often share inspirations about how to make your big day closer to perfection. We also absolutely love sharing happy news about celebrities and/or famous personalities who have tied the knot and moved on to the next stage in life.

And on the list of famous newlyweds this year is model Hannah Quinlivan, who recently tied the knot in a fairy-tale wedding in Yorkshire, northern England, with Mandopop king Jay Chou (If you missed our entry on that, click here!)

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The look: Decked in a white Tudor-inspired dress by Canadian designer Mikael Derderian with a heart-shaped cutout on the back. Quinlivan was also wearing a crown that cost US$1.05 million and a necklace worth around US$10 million during the lavish ceremony.

Make it yours: If pricess-looking gowns with heart cutouts are your cup of tea, here’s our selection of similar designs!

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Hayley Paige
Hayley Paige

pronovias
Pronovias

luna

maggie sottero
Maggie Sottero

mori lee
Mori Lee

oscar de la renta
Oscar de la Renta

Best colors for your bridesmaid dress

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If you think looking for your wedding dress is difficult, try putting yourself in your bridesmaids’ shoes. The style, length, and color of the average bridesmaids dress are, most of the time, non-negotiable. Here’s how we think you can please even the most difficult bridesmaid.

1. Mint
Mint is so flattering on so many complexions and we love this fresh color in a range of shades from light and subtle to its deep rich, almost jade, hue,” explains Lovely Bride’s Cassandra Quinn.

2. White
Try selecting ivory or white tones for your bridesmaids, which is compatible with most skin tones.

3. Navy
It is timeless and rarely sparks any disagreements among people of the most diverse likings.

4. Black
There’s a reason why black is linked with the term “classic”, right?

5. Burgundy
Rich, vivid hues like burgundy look amazing on most ladies.

6. Emerald Green
Fashion-forward brides may wish to channel 2014’s fairytale trend by selecting emerald green for bridesmaid dresses.

Wedding dresses for the… daring bride

Some gowns available on the market seem to be pushing the limits of what a traditional bridal would wear. We put together a list of sexy wedding gowns and let us know whether you’ll ever dare to don one of them for your wedding day.

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Mark Zunino

inbal dror
Inbal Dror

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Reem Acra

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Reem Acra

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Top 10 wedding dresses in 2014

The ever-classic lace, plunging backs and off-the-shoulder sleeves are some of 2014’s most popular designs for a wedding dress in 2014, according to a Pinterest board run by Bridal Guide which tabulated the top 25 most-pinned dresses for last year. W&T shows you our favorite top 10!

10. By Casablanca Bridal
Casablanca Bridal

9. By Martina Liana
Martina Liana

8. By Maggie Sottero
Maggie Sottero

7. By Galia Lahav
Galia Lahav

6. By Watters
Watters

5. By Sophia Tolli
Sophia Tolli

4. By Lillian West
Lillian West

3. By Sareh Nouri
Sareh Nouri

2. By Allure Bridals
Allure Bridals

1. By White by Vera Wang
White by Vera Wang

Leave us a comment: Which wedding dress is your favorite?

Steal the look of… Penny Tai

On our blog, we often share inspirations about how to make your big day closer to perfection. We also absolutely love sharing happy news about celebrities and/or famous personalities who have tied the knot and moved on to the next stage in life.

And on the list of famous newlyweds this year is Malaysian singer-songwriter Penny Tai who tied the knot with her Taiwanese boyfriend Sidney Lu on Saturday (Dec 27) in Taipei. (If you missed our entry on that, click here!) Certainly a sight to behold, we want to furnish you with some ideas on how you can make her look yours.

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The look: The quirky songbird opted for a Ersa Atalier lacey wedding gown followed by a Yolan Cris pant suit. When asked about her wedding gowns at a meet-the-press session prior to the banquet, Penny quipped that she preferred a gown with long sleeves as she was afraid of the cold.

Make it yours: If you are of the mindset that a long-sleeved wedding dress implies a conservative, cautious attitude, let us prove you wrong!

Katrine
The ‘Katrine’ gown by Zuhair Murad for Rosa Clará is inspired by Grace Kelly’s famous wedding dress.

Armelia
Another piece by Rosa Clara – we simply adore this ‘Armilla’ dress from the brand’s 2012 collection.

Elle Saab
The ‘Monet’ gown – Elie by Elie Saab for Pronovias 2014.

La Novia
Dress by La Novia Couture

BHLDN
Lia Gown by Bhldn

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By Gemy Maalouf

Jolie
The ‘Jolie’ dress by Monique Lhuillier (All photos credit to here)