Beautiful Bridesmaid Dresses Online

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We keep our eye out across the globe for bridal finds and fashions that you might want to know about, have on your radar or must-have for your big day.  Every once and a while we find something worth sharing!  So today we’re showing off the oh-so chic and even some vintage inspired bridesmaid dresses from Review Australia.  From short and sassy and vibrant red to pretty in pale purple, you’ll find something for every color palette you might be considering and a look each of your ladies will love.

Review bridesmaid dresses online also make it super easy to shop – simply select your color, look and size and ship!  It’s that simple!

 

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They’re even having a sale right now!  Some of these looks start as low as $99.00 – now that’s something else your favorite gal pals and bridesmaids will love!  But don’t just stop with your maids, Review also has looks for you (if you’re a fashion forward bride-to-be), and mother of the bride or groom, if you’re so inspired.  One-shoulder wedding guest looks, clutches to accessories your big day beauty, and even a bolero to keep you snug at those outdoor evening weddings are all in the collection.  Flattering for any age yet perfectly youthful and fitting for bridal parties, Review has a major fan base in Australia and now in the US too!  And from these six looks, we can see why!

For more about Review bridesmaid dresses, be sure to check out their site!

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Sweet Peas at Your Summer Weddings

Sweet peas are a sweet, delicate and romantic flower with playful colors and oodles of beauty (not unlike most flowers).  Sweet peas are summer and fall flowers and although they don’t love the heat, they make for great floral decor for your bridal shower or wedding day.  Give your bridesmaids sweet peas to carry, dress your cake accordingly, use the flower as inspiration for your invitation and even pepper the pretties into your centerpieces and you’ll have a sweet look for your summer wedding!

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{Photos: Invitation: Etsy, Bouquet: Erin Kate Photo via Brides, Cake: Brides UK, Table: MSW, Spool: Love My Dress, Three Bouquets: Wild at Heart}

Totally Unique Ring Box Ideas

Looking for a creative way to send your rings down the aisle?  Perhaps something that reflects your personality or something you’ll want to use on your nightstand when you get home?  We found a few fun ideas that really make those rocks stand out!  October wedding? Consider a coffin if you’ve got a sense of humor about it all.  Or if he has a love of baseball, deliver his ring in one!  You can turn almost any of your favorite things into a ring box for your ring bearer to carry to you at the ceremony (though consider fake rings down the aisle if the child is young…just for safety!).

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{Photos: Baseball: Cheezburger, Adventure Book: Etsy, Open Book: Weddingstar, Clear Box: via Snippet and Ink, Diamond: Etsy, His/Hers: via Wedding Chicks, Coffin: Etsy}

5 Reasons to Get Married in LA

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It’s tinseltown, Hollywood, red carpets and award shows, but Los Angeles is also a pretty great place not only to live but to visit.  Considering whether to get married at home or away in LA?  We’ve got five great reasons to say I do to the city of angels for your big day today!

1.  The beach!  Los Angeles may not have many places to say I do in the sand but there are countless amazing views peppering the California coastline for you to get the best view in the country when you wed.  From restaurant venues to rooftop hotel ballrooms and even a few state parks along the way, we’ve got beautiful beaches for your view and for your out-of-towners to enjoy!

2.  The talent!  People will brilliant creative minds move to LA to ‘break into the biz’ and a lot of times those talents get turned into wedding businesses.  There is a wonderful pool of incredible wedding professionals here in Los Angeles in every category you could imagine.  Check out our favorites here!

3.  The weather.  Okay, this might be an obvious one but really, who has better weather year round than Southern California?!?!  Want to get away from that winter in New York?  An off season wedding in LA will still give you a great season, great weather, get you out of town, and likely even save you a bit in the winter months without you compromising your big day!

4.  It is Hollywood after all!  If you’re planning a destination wedding or have a lot of out of town guests, LA is a great place to come and enjoy for more than just the day.  Your guests will never run out of things to do while in town – from theme parks to sitting in on a taping of a show to visiting a world class museum or even a night at the Hollywood Bowl, the options truly are endless!

5. The Bridal Bar of course!  The original Bridal Bar location is in Los Angeles, which means you’ve got a bestie in town already.  We’re here to help you find your dream team – from location to photographer, wedding planner, makeup artist and everything in between.  Our complimentary consultations will help you build an amazing group of wedding professionals to get you down the aisle in LA!

We hope to see you say I do in LALALand very soon!

Ice Cream at Your Wedding!

It’s summer, it’s your big day, and it might be a bit too hot to handle without something chilly to cool you down.  Why not ice cream!??!  It is after all National Ice Cream Month!  You can give your guests ice cream sandwiches during dessert, serve up a sundae bar buffet, or have waitstaff tray pass mini cones wrapped in your wedding colors.  Even ice cream is an opportunity to create a little custom decor (especially with these personalized wooden spoons)!  Yum and fun!

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{Photos: Couple: Andrea Sproxton Photography via SMP, Sign: Etsy, Cones: Utah Bride & Groom, Sandwiches: Flickr, Gold Cones: KT Merry, Spoons: Etsy}

Vibrant Colors at this New Jersey Wedding

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Emily and Fred said I do at a fall inspired wedding in Hoboken, New Jersey with an intimate group of friends and family present to celebrate with them.  We may have just come off of 4th of July but anytime is a good time for some sweet nature inspired décor and we love the colors from this big day!

The slightly hipster crew said I do at the Kolo Klub, with 65 loved ones to witness it all!  The venue was certainly unique and special – so how did they find it?  “We met with Adena for our engagement shoot about 8 months before our wedding and we really weren’t sure where we were going to do it. After talking to her, and after she got a feel for us, she suggested some venues that sounded like a right fit and the Kolo Klub in Hoboken was one of them.  We wanted to be married in a low key Hoboken spot (since that’s where we’ve made our lives as adults) and this was perfect.  Getting married in a bar surrounded by 65 of our closest friends and family was perfect. No seating plan, nothing formal – just an amazing place to celebrate, drink and eat great food (catered by Anthony David’s which was also sort of a selling point, since they cater for this space!)”

 

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With such seasonally fabulous floral and decor, we asked Emily how to design came to be.  “We have been together for over 10 years and wanted a very relaxed, “true to us” wedding in the Fall. So we just chose warm autumn colored items or anything playful that we saw & liked and wanted to incorporate into the day.”

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We hear a lot of couples love that they opted for a first look and this pair is no exception!  Before the ceremony, the couple actually spent some quality time together.  Fred & I met up before the ceremony, just us, to take photos with Adena.  Just that hour or two with just the 3 of us was fun and solidified the fact that we were doing this the way we always wanted to – a little non traditional, with only our favorite elements of tradition included. We got all of our couple photos “out of the way” before the ceremony/celebration, which allowed us to enjoy quality time with our family and friends. That was a favorite moment.”

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Informal seating and festive tables then filled the reception room for the big party!

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And for dessert?  Cakes and cupcakes!  But what about this unique cake topper?  “Since we didn’t want to bring our pug, Peter (7 years old), to the ceremony/celebration we wanted to be sure that he was there in spirit. He’s our favorite little guy and has been there for the majority of our relationship and he needed to be there one way or the other.”

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Wedding Team: Photographer:  Studio A Images, Location: Kolo Klub, Caterer: Anthony David’s, Floral Designer: Botanical Design, DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Etsy store – SIBO, DJ: Joe Balance, Cake Designer: Molly’s Cupcakes, Hair Stylist: Toni and Guy, Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas (Stationary Goods – Invites RSVPs etc.)

Planning Your Honeymoon with The Honeymoonist – Bridal Bar Radio

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This week on Bridal Bar Radio we talk to travel and honeymoon expert, Susan Moynihan from The Honeymoonist on how to plan the perfect vacation after the big day.  From travel advice, ways to save, how to pick a place you both love and all you need to know before you book your honeymoon, tune in on demand anytime to this week’s episode!

Happy Friday and we’ll see you next week!  And don’t forget, if you missed the episode you can tune in anytime on demand here!

Apple Inspired Wedding Decor

Since clearly we’ve got sweet fruit on the brain this week, we’re talking red apples today!  Another red delicious element to weave into your wedding meal but also into your big day decor.  From invitation inspiration to actually putting apples in your centerpieces, apples (red, green or a variety) can make your summer wedding style pop!  You can even use them to create a chair treatment, mantle garland or game for the kids to bob for during cocktail hour!  Take a bite out of these fun apple wedding finds…

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{Photos: Invitation + Coke Box: Photography by Erika Parker via GWS, Second Row Centerpiece: Djijo Studios via Southern Weddings, Place Settings: Lev Kuperman via Ruffled, Bottom Row Centerpiece: Nessa K via Ruffled, Chair Treatment: Meg Smith}

5 Ways to Feel Comfortable in Front of The Camera on Your Wedding Day

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We’re back with more amazing tips from one of our favorite photographers (and vetted expert Bridal Bar members), Maya Myers.  A Los Angeles and New York based wedding photographer, Maya has seen it all and over the years has developed a few tricks of trade to help you get the best photos you can on your big day.  Are you camera shy?  Ever wonder how to pose perfectly for the best look?  Or should you pose at all?  Maya’s got you covered on the blog today with five ways to get you comfortable in front of your wedding photographer.

1.  Be Yourself. Never try too hard to pose a certain way, or give a certain look. The best moments are captured when couples are being their absolute selves. Whether you’re a quirky and playful couple, or a more reserved and conservative, play up your personalities. You’re best, most natural photos will come out of the times you are most relaxed and most yourselves.

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2.  Hire a professional hair and makeup team (and do a trial beforehand!). Hair and makeup artists use products that are meant to last the duration of your wedding and accentuate your best features. Professional products won’t run, clump, or need constant touch ups, so that you can feel confident that you’re looking your best throughout the day.

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3.  Celebrate with your loved ones. Enjoying yourself with the guests at your wedding inherently creates great moments and keeps you relaxed. If you get a little camera shy, focus on the incredible time your having with your friends, family, and your new spouse. Before you know it you’ll forget all about the camera!

4.  Trust your photographer. Felling uncomfortable and awkward in front of the camera is totally normal, but often in our heads. Know that if you do actually look awkward, something is out of place, or you are posing at a bad angle, your photographer is going to step in and direct you to look your best.

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5.  Communicate.   If there is something that you are particularly self -conscious about or if you ever feel uncomfortable, tell your photographer. There may be something that you are self conscious about that your photographer would never see as negative, so communication is key.

Thanks Maya for your insights!  Check back soon for another post with Maya’s expert tips in the coming weeks!

All Images by Maya Myers Photography.

4th of July Weddings

It’s almost that time – 4th of July is just around the corner and you’re probably busy at work daydreaming about all the fun you’ll be having this Friday.  Well, to entice you just a tad more, we’ve pulled a few of our favorite red, white and blue wedding day details.  Whether you theme your wedding invitations or your bridal party, even though the colors are a bit darker than a typical summer wedding, if you choose to wed on this holiday weekend, anything goes!

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{Photos: Invitations: Kate Osborne Photography via Oh So Beautiful Paper, Desserts: Premiere Events, Cake: The Knot, Signs: Etsy, Candles: Addicted to DIY, Bridal Party: Dyanna Joy Photography via Fab Your Bliss}

Strawberry Inspired Weddings

‘Tis the season for sweet fruits, bright colors and plenty of natural inspiration for your big day.  And what fruit do we love more than any at The Bridal Bar!?  Strawberries!  A great start to theme your bridal shower or color palette to work with for your wedding, strawberries make great menu accents (think a summer salad) but did you know they also make great accessories – even in your bouquet!  Take a look at a few sweet strawberry wedding details we’ve picked fresh for you today!

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{Photos; Favors + Table: MSW, Invitation: Etsy, Bouquet: Hilda Grahnat via Offbeat Bride, Bridesmaids: Tonya Malay Photography, Desserts: Phillip Van Nostrand via Wedding Chicks}

Engage!14 Recap Special – Bridal Bar Radio

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This week on Bridal Bar Radio we went recap the incredible decor ideas, mountain wedding trends, and all the details from the bi-annual Engage Conference that took place this time at the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch.  We chatted with the event producer for the week, Aimee Monihan from Mountain Occasions, the design dream team from DesignWorks and Beaver Creek hospitality expert and pr director of the Ritz Carlton, Steven Holt.  Tune in for the best the rockies has to offer your big day!

Happy Friday and we’ll see you next week!  And don’t forget, if you missed the episode you can tune in anytime on demand here!