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Ashley + Amanda: A DIY Ohio Backyard Wedding
Published: Tuesday, 22 April 2014 21:33
Ashley + Amanda: A DIY Ohio Backyard Wedding

Ashley and Amanda had a quaint backyard wedding with a lot of Northern charm!

Federal Lawsuit Filed in Georgia to End Same-Sex Marriage Ban
Published: Tuesday, 22 April 2014 16:12
Federal Lawsuit Filed in Georgia to End Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A federal lawsuit has been filed against Georgia's ban on same-sex marriage.

Green Guide to an Eco-Friendly Wedding
Published: Tuesday, 22 April 2014 04:54
Green Guide to an Eco-Friendly Wedding

 Go green for your wedding theme using eco-friendly elements, from flowers to photography.

Charlotte + Clare: An Intimate Bristol Wedding
Published: Tuesday, 22 April 2014 02:41
Charlotte + Clare: An Intimate Bristol Wedding

Charlotte and Clare had an intimate wedding in Bristol!

Baby, It's Cold Outside: Planning a Chilly Spring Wedding
Published: Monday, 21 April 2014 19:36
Baby, It's Cold Outside: Planning a Chilly Spring Wedding

Spring weddings can come with fickle weather. Plan ahead!

Tips on Giving the Perfect Wedding Gift
Published: Monday, 21 April 2014 13:40
Tips on Giving the Perfect Wedding Gift

If you’ve been invited to a wedding and are unsure what to gift the brides or grooms, consider two factors: your own personal budget, and your relationship with the couple.

Susan + Jana: A Rustic Catskill Mountain Wedding
Published: Monday, 21 April 2014 17:29
Susan + Jana: A Rustic Catskill Mountain Wedding

Susan and Jana were married in the Catskill Mountains!

Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling is Stayed
Published: Friday, 18 April 2014 14:29
Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling is Stayed

The Ohio gay marriage ruling has been stayed. Appeals will likely take months.

How to Get Legally Married in Vermont
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 22:19
How to Get Legally Married in Vermont

All you need to know about getting legally married in Vermont!

How to Get Legally Married in Rhode Island
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014 21:44
How to Get Legally Married in Rhode Island

Same-sex couples can be legally married in Rhode Island. 


We received a sneak peek at next year’s bridal fashion collections at New York Bridal Market and spotted six bridal trends that kept strutting down the runway. If your calendar is circled for fall 2013, take note.

 

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Ines Di Santo
 

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Badgley Mischka

OFF-THE-SHOULDER SLEEVES

Evoking a sense of Old World romance, sleeves are slipping down and gracefully grazing just below the shoulder.

 

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Anne Barge
 

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Romona Keveza

BLUSH

A typical alt option in past seasons, blush-toned gowns have earned a prominent place in wedding fashion, and designers are complying. According to Kleinfeld bridal fashion director Terry Hall, it’s the second most popular dress choice, behind the obvious wedding white.

 

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Lazaro
 
 

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Reem Acra

BELL-SHAPED SKIRTS

Another nod to Old World fashion, the bell-shaped skirt made an appearance down several runways for fall 2013. The dramatic ball gown is perfect for a statement-making entrance, with a silhouette that flatters.

 

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Claire Pettibone
 

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Vera Wang

ILLUSION NECKLINES

Romantic and feminine, illusion necklines are becoming as popular as their strapless predecessors. The subtle sexiness has been seen accented with lace, sheer voile and sequins for styles that range from delicate to decadent.

 

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Monique Lhuillier
 

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Oscar de la Renta

SLEEVES

Thanks to Duchess Catherine’s sleeved style choice for the Royal Wedding, it’s apparent that sleeves will be sticking around, especially in the chillier months.

 

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Theia
 

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Ines Di Santo

METALLICS

Metallic touches have recently been popular in wedding décor, and we’re now beginning to see it make an appearance on the ensembles.

Brittny Drye is the senior editor of Equally Wed, the nation's premier online magazine for gay and lesbian weddings and honeymoons. Follow her @BrittnyDrye.

Photo: Mark Luethi Photography; others courtesy of Monique Lhuillier, CLD PR


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