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Expert Advice: Designer Hayley Paige’s Style Insight for Florida Brides

With a background in fashion that includes an internship at Elle magazine and designing for Jill Stuart, bridal and fashion designer Hayley Paige knows a thing or two...

Happily Ever After: Eight Wedding Planning Tips from a Real Bride-to-Be

Here at Weddings Illustrated, we're lucky to have a wealth of resources right at our fingertips, from planning pros and top-notch florists to brilliant cake...

Survival Guide: 10 Tips From a Wedding Planner Turned Bride

It's not every day that we get the full, inside scoop on the real-life wedding celebration—wonderful moments, warts, and all—of a local wedding planner. So, when Courtney...

How to Be a Gracious Guest: Advice from a Wedding Planner Turned Bride

Last week, we shared the elegant wedding of Courtney and James Gabelbauer, a story we were particularly excited to snag because of Courtney's insider perspective...

Super Foods: Five DIY Face Masks to Relieve Dry Winter Skin

Winter can wreak havoc on a bride-to-be's complexion, even on the most sunshine-filled Florida days. After all, you don't have to sustain sub-zero temps...

Expert Advice: Six Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Day Menu

When it comes to the most memorable components of a wedding, food tops the list for many guests. And, happily, the days of cookie-cutter...

5 Expert Tips for the Best Beach Wedding

One of the best parts of calling Florida home is being treated to perfect weather nearly year-round, which comes in handy when you want...

Wedding Etiquette: The Top 5 Digital Don’ts

Much about the wedding landscape has changed since the inception of smartphones, from the way brides try on gowns to how fast ceremony photos get shared (they're often...

5 Fall Bridal Beauty Trends to Try

When it comes to style, most components of modern-day weddings are subject to what's trending, from gowns (read: tea length) to venues (hello, vineyards and revamped barns!)—and...

Expert Solutions to Common Bridal Mistakes

That heavenly venue where you dreamt of swapping vows, has suddenly been snagged, your bridesmaids prefer their style suggestions to yours, and your mother...

Expert Advice: Couples Home Organization

Home organizer Marissa Hagmeyer shares her tips for newlyweds and the principles of the NEAT Method.

Wedding Emergencies: 8 Simple Solutions

Wedding day emergencies and how to handle them with Kelly McWilliams from Weddings by Socialites.

Expert Pearl Advice: Tara Horn

Tara Horn, the senior partner and co-founder of Pearl & Clasp, shares with us her expertise on pearl jewelry for brides.

Expert Calligraphy Advice: Erica Dunhill

Erica Dunhill, the artist behind WP Inks in West Palm Beach, shares with us her thoughts on wedding calligraphy.

Top 10 Wedding Cake Questions

Richard Gregory of Party Flavors Custom Cakes tackles your most common wedding cake questions and concerns.

Expert Wedding Dress Advice: Cheryl Lampard

Naples-based Cheryl Lampard, founder and principal consultant of Style Matters International, on shades of white.

2015: The Next Big Wedding Trend

A panel of A-list bridal experts weigh in on what they predict 2015's top wedding trend will be.

Bridal Beauty: Best Face Forward

Tim Quinn, celebrity face artist for Giorgio Armani and red-carpet expert, offers tips and advice on big-day makeup.

Expert Hair Advice: Ted Gibson

Fashion, editorial and celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson shares his expertise for having perfect tresses on the big day.

Expert Wedding Advice: Nathalie Cadet-James

Nathalie Cadet-James of Luxe Fete shares her secrets to an unbelievable evening.

How to Accommodate Children at Your Wedding

Etiquette expert Ava Carroll-Brown explains how you can include children in your big day.

Expert Wedding Dress Advice: Kevan Hall

Couture designer Kevan Hall talks shop about wedding dress design and tips on how to dress the part.

How to Preserve Your Wedding Dress

Tom Janick, owner of Pristine Fine Dry Cleaning in Naples, shares tips for cleaning and preserving your wedding dress.

Looking Perfect on the Big Day

Yannick Lemaire, Chanel’s French International Makeup Artist, offers advice for looking perfect in the spotlight.

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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.