Abby Gardner

From: New York City (by way of Indianapolis) Favorite celebrity wedding: Liz and Dick (both of them), Kate Moss, and the one I hope to have with Prince Harry some day. Veil or no veil: I am NOT a veil girl! But I love them on others. Things I would never leave home without: my iPhone, my sunscreen, and my myriad red lipsticks. Piece I look forward to every week: any and all things beauty inspired!

4 Beauty Oils That Are Great to Prep With For Your Winter Wedding

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While at first it may seem counter-intuitive to put oil ONTO your skin (especially your face) and hair, it’s not at all. Oils are everywhere these days and I for one am a total convert. Here are four I absolutely cannot live without — and the best part is, they’re gender neutral so you can... read more

The Prettiest Sustainable Engagement Rings

Lately the engagement (and wedding) ring market has seen a new segment becoming more and more popular -- eco-friendly and sustainable rings. What does that mean? Most simply, they're usually referring to jewelry that is made with recycled metals, stones that are ethically mined and conflict-free (no blood diamonds here), and green studio practices. Here... read more

Nail Polishes That Look Bridal — But Aren’t Blush

Nail Polishes That Look Bridal — But Aren’t Blush /
We totally understand why so many brides opt for a pale blush shade of pink for their wedding manicures. Essie Ballet Slippers, anyone? It's understated and incredibly pretty but we think there are lots of other options out there that feel just as bridal. Here are our current favorite alternative shades. The Whites We happen... read more

Alternative Veil Ideas That You Will Love

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We love the idea of non-traditional veils for your walk down the aisle. They can be just as elegant and sophisticated—but with the added touch of your personality—than those you grew up watching in the movies. Here are some of our favorites you can buy right now. Twigs and Honey This birdcage style... read more

The Cutest Flats For Brides To Buy Right Now

Some brides just want to wear flats—and wear flats they should! There's no rule that says you have to spend your wedding day negotiating 4-inch heels. Or even if you wanted something tall for the ceremony, you could change into one of these infinitely more comfortable, but still completely chic, options for the reception. Feeling... read more

Beauty Looks You’ll Want to Steal for Your Wedding From Paris Fashion Week

To wrap up Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014, we founded up some of the most beautiful beauty inspirations fit for a bride (not just a supermodel!). Stella McCartney Who wouldn't want your skin to look this radiant and incredible on your wedding day? It's the ultimate no-makeup makeup look. Please also note how perfectly a... read more

The Skin Treatments We’re Currently Obsessed With

Every bride wants glowing and radiant skin in her wedding pictures. This is universal. We rounded up our five favorite facials to get just that result. We understand that you may not live in one of the cities where they're offered but, hey, isn't that what bachelorette weekends are for? Who's going to argue with... read more

Oscar Dresses That Could Double As Wedding Dresses

Neutral tones and beautiful metallics were a huge trend last night on the Oscars red carpet. And we saw so many dresses that would be exceptionally beautiful walking down the aisle. Here are our favorites! Lupita Nyong’o Pale. Prada. Perfection. The Oscar winner, who’s been consistently wowing us during her first award season, did not... read more

An Unexpected Way To Wear Perfume On Your Wedding Day

We love finding new ways, aside from the standard pulse points, to wear fragrance. Spritzing something delicious smelling in your hair seems like a perfect wedding idea. Just think how amazing it will be for your groom during that first dance. 1. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Hair Mist, $45, This scent is for the... read more

The Best Flat Sandals For Your Summer Wedding
I know you might not believe summer will ever come (we are so tired of this polar vortex too!) but your summer wedding will be here before you know it. So you need to start thinking about what you're going to put on your feet. We are super into the idea of wearing 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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