What We Danced To: The Zombies’ “This Will Be Our Year”

To understand Elise and Bill's first dance song choice, "This Will Be Our Year" by The Zombies, you need to know their story. The couple met in high school -- a world religions class, to be exact -- when Bill was a senior and Elise was a junior. "He used to walk me from our... read more

Inspired By: Old-World Allure

What’s old is new again. All of the sudden, authentic 1950s style feels more au courant than antique.

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Jeweled Purse

Kenny Ma purse made with Swarovski Elements, Swarovski-Crystallized.com

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Bridesmaid Look To Try: Flirty Peplum Dresses

Trend to Try peplums
We're always scouring our sister site, The Blush, for the latest aisle-friendly fashion and beauty tips -- this week, we spotted a roundup of flirty peplum looks and couldn't help but wonder how they'd play into bridesmaid looks. Our final verdict? With a silhouette that's waist-cinching and fashion-forward, it's a bold and flattering... read more

3 Themes That Shouldn’t Inspire Your Wedding!

Sure, pop culture influences the masses — but a Hunger Games-themed wedding? That’s where we draw the line. Here’s what would happen if our favorite movies and TV series inspired a wedding.

Cake: Sweet Element
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Hunger Games Wedding Cake

Channel the Hunger Games with a “May the odds be ever in your favor” calligraphy cake, crafted with sugar-made flames and a gold mockingjay.

Photos: Casey Fatchett Photography


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Priscilla’s Wedding Dress is a Hotter Topic Than Facebook IPO

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan at their May 20 WeddingPhoto: LA Times
According to PRNewser, Facebook CEO's new bride, Priscilla Chan, is making more waves than his company going public. The popular social media company's stock opened at $38 and briefly peaked at $45, then went back down to close at just 23 cents above the opening price, $38.23. So who's getting all the attention... read more

Wedding Hairstyle We Love: 50s Inspired Style

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You may have thought the Mad Men phase was over with, but we're seeing the remnants of the show's 50s-inspired style on the runway even today! Check out how these celebs wore their hair with a little retro twist. Is it just us or is Eva Longoria stepping up her style game? She previewed this va-va-voom... read more

Eye Candy: The Halo Setting

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Rahaminov for Forevermark

A pear shaped diamond gets a sparkle upgrade with diamond halo.

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The Knot Shop Pick of the Week: Playful Pennant Banner

Work these into your indoor or outdoor reception to set a cheeky, time-to-party vibe. (We love the idea of hanging them over your dessert table for a little extra eye candy). The best part? They're available in bright and neutral colors, so you won't have a hard time picking a shade that fits your backdrop.... read more

New! Wedding Invitations Straight from the National Stationery Show

Each year hundreds of stationers descend upon New York City’s Javits Center for four days of paper prettiness and I was there to see it all! The National Stationery Show brings designers from around the world to showcase their newest lines and hottest designs. Here’s a quick round-up of what I saw.

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Customized Invite

I love how this invitation suite by 42 Pressed ties everything together -- even the envelope liner fits the invite's design!

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Real Wedding of the Day: Justine & Stephen

justine stephen weddingPhoto: Heidi Ryder Photography, Los Angeles, CA
When your venue is as cool as the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, California, you're basically set for decor. Justine and Stephen kept their color scheme crisp, using white floral centerpieces on black linens to let the surrounding WWII aircraft stand out. > See all the photos from this beautiful wedding! read more
Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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