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Photo by Kristin La Voie Photography. To see more from Erin and Christine’s gorgeous wedding, click here.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, and dismissed Proposition 8. This is an exciting step forward for the LGBTQ community and for the wedding community in general (more weddings = yay!). To show our support for marriage equality, we’ve teamed up with our network partner GayWeddings.com to unveil a brand-new campaign called Wed We Can, which provides resources to couples, as well as wedding vendors and guests.
If you’re planning your same-sex wedding, congrats! Wed We Can has lots of resources for you, including:
- Finding Vendors: Search our directory of over 52,000 wedding professionals who support marriage equality, featured on GayWeddings.com
- Start Planning: We’ve got lots of easy-to-use wedding planning tools, from wedding websites to guest lists and more, to help you stay organized and spread the word about your upcoming nuptials.
- Learn More: Check out information, etiquette tips, and advice from our friends at GayWeddings.com
And even if you’re not planning a wedding, you can still show your support by spreading the word about Wed We Can. Add our gorgeous Wed We Can profile image (below) to your social networks, and use the #WedWeCan hashtag to share the love.
Dress Designer (from left to right): Watters
Only the best-dressed stars were on the red carpet at the 2013 Oscars, and we know you want to steal their looks, but who? Jennifer Lawrence continued to follow the pink wedding gown trend in her Dior Haute couture dress, while many others like Amanda Seyfried and Sandra Bullock decided to adorn themselves in lace and beading with Alexander McQueen and Elie Saab gowns, respectively. Don’t forget the sequins on Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman’s gowns or how Charlize Theron rocked the peplum, which is one of our top 10 wedding dress trends this year. Wow, what a fashionable night to remember.
Hypothetically speaking, which actress’s gown would you wear at your wedding? Let us know in the poll below!
Photo: Heidi Elnora
Have you ever wondered what you can do with your once-worn gown after the big day? A tactic that’s become popular among budget-conscious brides these days is selling their designer dress before their wedding. On various wedding web sites, brides can inform potential buyers when their never-worn wedding gowns will be available at a discounted price.
“The economy is still not where we’d all like it to be,” Tracy DiNunzio, CEO and founder of RecycledBride.com said in a Today article. “If you find your dream gown and you know it’s a little bit out of your budget, you can guarantee you’ll make some of your money back even before you wear it.”
What do you think? Let us know in the poll below.
Dress Designers (from left to right): Vera Wang and Lazaro
Even though she has been engaged to Muse musician Matthew Bellamy since April 2011, there are no wedding bells just yet for Kate Hudson. In fact, it might be a surprise wedding.
“I think until the day we get married, the answer is going to be, ‘We have no intention right now of getting married.’ And then you’ll find out we got married,” said Kate Hudson in an interview with USA Today. “We have an idea. It’s starting to formulate but it’s a timing thing. But honestly, right now, Matt is touring. Ryder is in school. I’m working.”
Here are our predictions: Maybe she’ll wear a Vera Wang ball gown with Chantilly lace, similar to what she wore in Bride Wars. Or maybe she’ll have another winter wedding and become inspired by this vintage lace gown accented with a matching beaded and embroidered bolero jacket.
Photos (from left to right): Sugar(ed) Event Design & Planning and Christa Elyce Photography
Pantone revealed Emerald, “a lively, radiant, lush green,” as its Color of the Year for 2013 on Thursday.
“Green is the most abundant hue in nature–the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in a press release. “As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”
Not only will Emerald translate into both fashion and home interiors but also weddings. We’ve already seen a few weddings incorporate this hue into their bridesmaid dresses, decor, tablescapes and florals, but will you incorporate this hue into your nuptials in 2013? Let us know in the poll below.