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Cream of the Crop

Perhaps the biggest trend in fashion right now is the crop top. Paired with chic high-waist bottoms, crop tops are youthful, fun, sassy and certainly not for the faint of heart.

Which Guests Get a Plus-One?

"How do you determine which guests get a plus-one"

Couture Cakes

In fashion, the word couture refers to exclusive and custom clothing. The couture shows are always the showstoppers, a designer's wildest dreams come true.

The Big Picture

Brides always tell me their wedding day was a blur. It is, of course, very understandable. The heady combination of nerves and adrenaline would be enough to make the memories from any day a little muddy.

First Look Alternatives

Easily one of the most debated details of a wedding is the first look. Put simply, the first look is a photography session before your wedding.

Something Borrowed

It seems as though monthly subscription boxes are taking the world by storm. From Birchbox to Barkbox to Citrus Lane, consumer demand makes it clear that everyone loves the convenience of shipped goods.

Cheers to Love

Wedding traditions have certainly seen their share of changes and rebirths, but their underlying meanings have remained the same. From ancient Pagan handfasting to the sand and candle ceremonies of today...

A New Way to Bridesmaid Dress Shop

What if I told you there was an easy, drama-free way to shop for bridesmaid dresses One where you can comfortably browse dresses at home with Champagne in hand

A Smashing Anniversary

Traditionally, first anniversary gifts incorporate paper. Not so traditionally, so do piñatas. Undoubtedly many of you are picturing the silly cartoon-shaped candy-filled boxes that graced many an elementary school birthday party.

Let It Hang

Need an eye-popping alternative to the standard floral centerpiece Suspend them! Grouped together or arranged individually, colorful botanticals add a dash of darling to any neutral setting.


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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

   When it comes to celebrating February 14th, The Beatles sang it best: "All you need is love." But if a gift is a part...
Our Favorite Hand-Painted Wedding Cakes | Weddings Illustrated

Trend to Try: Hand-Painted Wedding Cakes

We love a classic, white wedding cake, whether it's topped with plump peonies or covered with piped-on dots. But there's a new trend taking...

Garden Parties

Two couples plan very different fall weddings at the Naples Botanical Garden, each a perfect reflection of who they are.



Five Easy Jobs for the Mother of the Bride, Photo by Paper Antler | Weddings Illustrated

Five Easy Jobs for the Mother of the Bride

Your bridesmaids will be on hand throughout the wedding planning process for bachelorette parties, bridal showers, and dress fittings, but there's still one more special lady...

Valentine’s Day Wedding Inspiration

Whether you're throwing a huge celebration of love, keeping it intimate, or even eloping, let the sweet aura of Valentine's Day set the scene for your fairy tale day with these holiday-inspired details.