Pippa Middleton is Married! See Every Detail of Her Gorgeous Day!

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Pippa Middleton is officially married, and the wedding is even better than we could have imagined! From the bride’s gorgeous Giles Deacon wedding dress to her precious niece and nephew, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, to Kate Middleton, looking stunning in a blush Alexander McQueen gown, here are a few of our favorite moments of the wedding of the year (so far)!

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We Have Your Sneak Peek at THE Fashion Event of 2017

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Not all fashion shows are created equal. And on April 29th, Pronovias proved that point whole-heartedly with a stop-you-in-your-tracks event that was one part stunning gowns and one part star-studded gala. Think the Atelier Pronovias 2018 Collection + a crazy cool “Wish” theme, all set against the amazing National Art Museum of Catalonia in Barcelona. This, loves, is how you debut a new collection. Scroll for a virtual front row seat.

When it comes to beautiful wedding gowns, Pronovias can do no wrong. And the newest Atelier Pronovias 2018 Collection is literally one gorgeous masterpiece after another. From form-flattering silhouettes to awe-inspiring details to beautiful fabrics, these are the epitome of sexy meets sweet. Think organza, crepe, soft satin and French lace, white gemstone embroideries and innovative designs that will seriously take your breath away. In other words? Walking down the aisle in one of Pronovias’ beautiful creations is a sure-fire way to make a statement. Plus, you’ll feel sooo amazing.

From jaw-dropping mermaid gowns to princess-style ball gowns, the Atelier Pronovias 2018 Collection is everything you’ve ever wanted in a wedding gown… and so much more. It’s honestly no wonder that celebrities like Kate Upton, Ana Boyer and Nicole Kimpel flocked to see these beautiful designs…and soaked in one of the coolest runway themes ever. (There was a wishing well, you guys.) For even more information on the Atelier Pronovias 2018 Collection, visit Pronovias today to find a retailer near you. That dream gown you’ve always wanted? Totally waiting, loves.

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Backstage Photography: Charlotte Van Den Berg | Runway Photography: Ugo Cámera

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9 First Dance Songs You Haven’t Heard A Million Times

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Finding the perfect first dance song is no easy task. It can feel nearly impossible to avoid the clichés you’ve heard again and again, but luckily we’ve got Boston Common Band here to share a few ideas you’ve probably never considered. Think of this as your personal guide to first dance songs—with a twist.

From Boston Common BandOver the past year, we’ve seen the start of a new trend where brides and grooms have asked us to write a new arrangement of a fun pop song. For example, we’d play the song slowly for the first verse and chorus, then kick it up to a more upbeat version of the song to close it out.  It’s an excellent way to get that traditional first dance feel and also get your guests excited to start dancing with a little surprise tempo change!

1. Shut Up & Dance
Walk the Moon

2. You Make My Dreams Come True
Hall & Oates

3. 500 Miles
The Proclaimers

4. Africa
Toto

5. Always Be My Baby
Mariah Carey

6. Teenage Dream
Katy Perry

7. I Believe In A Thing Called Love
The Darkness

8. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

9. Move On Up
Curtis Mayfield

About Boston Common: You’ve found the one – now you’ve found the band! Boston Common Band, and our Soul Estate + Park Street sister bands, are the most awarded entertainment group in all of New England over the past 8 years. All bands feature dedicated lineups and deliver an All-Inclusive entertainment package; Including comprehensive online planning utilities + tour-quality sound & lighting show production that will keep everyone, ages 7-70 on the dance floor – partying all night long.

 

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A Black + White Wedding in the Palm Springs Desert

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This wedding is a day all about perfect contrasts. Black and white. Lush greens and a desert setting. Modern and sleek yet classic and refined. It’s exactly the vibe Vanessa and Kelly envisioned for their Palm Springs destination affair and Ashley Kelemen captured every moment just right. Peek below for so much more!

From the bride… We first met at the University of Oregon — although we had several classes and many mutual friends, we like to say it all started one fateful night over dollar beers at our favorite campus bar. After close to a decade together, we got engaged in front of our favorite spot near our home — the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco, complete with a surprise party with all our closest family and friends.

We’ve both traveled to Palm Springs extensively and love the weather, the vibe, and the design — we decided to pick a venue there so that our wedding would truly feel like a vacation for our friends and family (most traveling from New York, San Francisco and Portland). Colony 29 was the first venue we saw, and nothing else compared. We were floored by the incredible ceremony and reception venue, but most importantly we loved that we could host our entire wedding party in the amazing casitas on the property.

Choosing Rachael as our wedding planner was easy — we had never met before, but after seeing a few Palm Springs wedding she had done in the past, we knew she would immediately understand the look and feel we were going for. And wow, did she kill it. We knew we wanted it to be black-tie since we loved the contrast of the black and white with the desert background. And we wanted our florals to feel lush and green — not too many colors, not too structured.

The people around us are what makes us, us. We cherish our relationships and part of what we both love about each other is how much we value our friends and family. So it was important to us that the wedding felt intimate (just 115 guests), and we went about choosing our vendors (including the amazing Ashley Kelemen) and planning the day with that in mind. We had a really great friend officiate, two childhood friends do a reading, and made sure to incorporate a lot of time for dancing, cocktails, and conversation (our friends LOVE to dance).

Music and food were other very important things on our list. We worked closely with our DJ to come up with a list that would fit the mood and feel meaningful to us. All of the music played during the ceremony and for first dances were artists that we had seen live together. And Miho was absolutely the right catering choice. Their food is absolutely ridiculous! Our catering manager was incredible to work with and even came up to us right after the ceremony (literally right after) with a much-needed cocktail, without being asked. We can’t even count the people who told us it was the best wedding food and service they had ever had.

It’s hard to pick a single moment — the entire wedding was a beautiful, amazing whirlwind. It was perfect in every single way. Our first look was so special, and it’s impossible to forget how it felt standing up there and saying I do in front of the people we love most. Ending the night with Shout and Sweet Caroline (University of Oregon musts) was just the cherry on top. We couldn’t be more grateful for a day that we can cherish forever.

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Photography: Ashley Keleman | Floral Design: Siren Floral Co. | Hair + Makeup: Makeup By Nancy | DJ: Red Shoe LA | Venue: colony 29 | Catering + Bar: Miho Catering | Dessert: Swiss Donuts | Event Planning + Coordination: Lace and Likes | Paper Goods: Emily Brunner | Rentals : Planks And Patina

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Announcing Style Me Pretty’s First Ever Bridal Beauty Awards!

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Not all beauty products are created equal. And on the most important day of your life, you want to look and feel your most beautiful, which means you want to use the best of the best products out there. But, how do you find those hidden gems? Style Me Pretty’s First-Ever Beauty Awards, of course! All you have to do is answer this survey, and come back next month to find out the winners! Oh, and did we mention that one lucky lady will win a goodie bag filled with some of the winners just for sharing her beauty secrets?! Go ahead…

Take the Survey Now!

And the categories for Style Me Pretty’s First-Ever Beauty Awards are…

Skincare

Face

Eyes

Lips

Hair

Fragrance

Nails

Spill Your Faves — Take the Survey Now!

 

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A Stylist + Football Player Wed With a Glam Black Tie Affair

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What happens when a stylist and a football player tie the knot at the Bel-Air Bay Club? Crazy beautiful things, let me tell you. With the pros of Rock Paper Details by their side, Noelle and Jermaine treated their guest to a luxury oceanside bash with timeless elegance woven into every detail. Treat yourself to a look through the gallery artfully captured by Sposto Photography.

Stylist Noelle Molezion-Smith and former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jermaine Jamison had a dream wedding to remember! This gorgeous black tie event took place at the iconic 1927 estate Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades, California.

Leaving all the details to their planners Rock Paper Details, Noelle and Jermaine got to enjoy their luxury bash in style. Their custom tablescape included everything from the wax sealed escort cards to a personalized signature scented candles for each guest to enjoy at their table. Noelle wore an amazing custom Paolo Sebastian gown while Jermaine chose a custom shawl lapel tuxedo.

The stylish couple said “I do” under a gorgeous floral arch and enjoyed cocktails overlooking the ocean with their guests shortly after. Everyone made their way inside the candlelit room for dinner and dancing courtesy of the L. A. Clippers’ in-house DJ, DJ Dense. It was an amazing night filled with classic elegance, laughter and love.

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Photography : Sposto Photography | Cinematography: Images By Inda | Event Planning + Design: Rock Paper Details | Florals: Rebelle Fleurs | Cake: The French Confection Co. | Invitations: Woo Paperie & Press | Bride’s Shoes: Louboutin | Jewelry: Shay Fine Jewelry | Rings: Jason of Beverly Hills | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alvina Valenta | Makeup: Felicia La Tour | Hair: Maisha Oliver | Calligraphy: Truly Madly Ink | Calligraphy: Truly.Madly.Ink | Lighting: J Fox Lighting | DJ: DJ Dense | Grooms’ Attire: Michael Ferrera | Venue: Bel-Air Bay Club | Bride’s Gown: Paolo Sebastian | Guest Book + Favors: Cole Craig Organic Candles | Rentals: Frolic & Sage | Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Dish Wish | Ring Box: The Mrs Box

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Embracing Natural Beauty for the Most Romantic Bohemian Wedding

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The soft, pastel hues and elegant bohemian touches give a layer of undeniable romance to this wedding inspiration. And all of that beauty has a little something to do with the genius vendors behind the scenes. Crafted by TOAST Santa Barbara with 3 totally gorgeous bridal beauty looks by Mar for TEAM Hair and Makeup and all captured by Sawyer Baird, get ready to embrace organic details and a color palette that fits right in with that stunning mountaintop.

From the Photographer… When I think of planning a wedding personally I like to think of colors that would work with all seasons! When TOAST Santa Barbara and I got together we decided early on that we were striving to show brides an earthy feel with a hint of boho goodness that would be acceptable for any season. The warm earthy tones accented by brass, pinks, purples, and touches of blue bring out any season on an effortless level. Simple organic beauty found within nature is key when it comes to a multi season look if I do say so myself. The shoot took place at a private estate over looking Santa Barbara – it was the perfect escape for the shoot, bringing it full circle, embracing the soft sounds of nature and breeze. And personally, if I could have dinner on this mountain top everyday, I would.

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Photography: Sawyer Baird | Event Design: TOAST Santa Barbara | Florals: TOAST Santa Barbara | Wedding Dress: Gossamer | Rings: Trumpet & Horn | Hair & Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Paper Goods: In Loft Calligraphy

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5 Brides Describe The Moment They Found The One—And We Don’t Mean The Groom

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Few moments in life are as special as when a bride finally finds The One. And no, we’re not talking about the groom—although that’s pretty great, too! Surrounded by family, champagne ready to be popped, these brides prove that finding The Onethe dress—is one of the happiest moments of all time.

Alexandra Wilson

“My mom suggested going to try on dresses to get a better idea of what I loved and wanted in a dress, rather than what I didn’t want. We picked out a total of seven dresses to try on during our first shopping trip, and with each dress, I had a better idea of what I was looking for: something with lace, a little sparkle, and a beautiful back. I remember trying on the sixth dress, and the moment I saw it on, I knew it was “the one.” We were so excited, but also couldn’t believe the first day of dress shopping we found it!”

Kerri Polanski

“The dress was not at all what I had in mind for my wedding day. I had been letting stylists, my mom, and my sister pick everything out for me, but I went for one last look myself. This one caught my eye because of the red grosgrain ribbon detail on the inside of the dress. Since I was getting married February 13th, I thought it was such a special piece of Valentine’s Day, and our love story, that no one would see but us.”

Elizabeth Black DuCharme

“I went dress shopping with my family at a boutique near Baltimore, Maryland, where my husband and I met and still live. It was my first time trying on gowns, and my sister picked out a particular one that she thought I would love. It was only the second dress I tried on, and I just knew it was the one. I tried on a few dresses after to be safe, but nothing compared. I was in love with it and the blush-colored belt we picked out to complete the look.”

Alexandra Dalton

“I found my dress on a trip to New York City. At the time I was living in Washington State, and I flew in so that I could look for the perfect dress with the people I love. When I arrived at Saks, my maid of honor surprised me—I had no idea she would be there, and I knew it was going to be the day I would find my dress. As soon as I put it on, I could picture myself walking down the aisle with my Dad, and I knew I had found the one.”

Ashley Pepe

“I had been in love with Sareh Nouri’s designs from the moment I got engaged, and I found out she was hosting a trunk show at a boutique that was somewhat local. When I saw the date was the one-year anniversary of my dad’s passing, I knew it was fate. I went with my entire family—there were 11 of us. “The dress” was the first dress I tried on. I knew it was the one, and once the veil was on my head, it was immediate tears and champagne!”

Style Me Pretty Contributor – Briana Charlotte is a freelance writer residing in Brooklyn, New York. When she isn’t writing about all things bridal, she can be found on the dance floor at a wedding or bachelorette party.

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The Bride Wore Black and Completely Pulled It Off

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I’m always on board for a wedding day that breaks the mold, and this elopement photographed by Sylvie Gil does just that. Beginning with the bride’s Carolina Herrera black wedding gown, to an intimate exchange of vows at the Legion of Honor, Jessica and Ben proved that stylish weddings come in all forms and we can’t get enough.

Jessica & Ben are soulmates and childhood sweethearts – the picture of spontaneity and true love! The pair had been in love but never dated, for 22 years before they finally decided to elope at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Jessica crafted her own bouquet from her garden, did her own make and hair. The couple wore matching Louboutin shoes, and the only guests in attendance were the bride and groom’s siblings.

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Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography | Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera | Shoes: Louboutin | Venue: Legion of Honor | Grooom’s Suit : Yves Saint Laurent

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Feast Your Eyes on Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week’s Most Beautiful Wedding Dresses

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With a name like Style Me Pretty, our days are filled with all things pretty, but the word “pretty” doesn’t do justice to the wedding dresses at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week. From the romantic sophistication at Pronovias and the whimsical charm at Marco & Maria to the modern edge at Angel Sanchez and the sexy femininity at Galia Lahav, each collection took our breath away. While we highly recommend getting lost in all the galleries of gowns, we rounded up a few of our favorites that stood out among the rest — take a look below!

Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week’s Most Beautiful Wedding Dresses

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