WEDDING STYLE BLOG

Inspiration for the Long Island Bride

  • Date: Mar 29, 2021
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom - Natalie Khait
  • Category: Wedding Fashion   
There's plenty that goes into making sure that a bride looks impeccable on her wedding day. She needs to think about the dress, makeup, hair, and most importantly her shoes. For some brides, finding the perfect shoes to wear on their wedding day isn’t a big deal but, for others it can be challenging to find the perfect fit. There are many factors to consider when looking for your ultimate wedding shoes.
 
Here are a few helpful tips in finding the perfect wedding shoes you'll love for your big day:
 
First things First - Find Your Dress First 
 
Starting off, there's no point in finding the perfect wedding shoes you'll love if you don’t have a dress. (unless you're a shoe fashionista, then by all means get your shoes first) First and foremost the length and style of your dress will be a key factor in the style of shoe you select. Bring your shoes to your first wedding gown fitting if possible. If you’re going for a shorter wedding dress your shoes will be a statement accessory.
 
Pop of Color
 
Most brides have a very specific wedding style that they want to wear on their special day. Some brides are drawn to traditional style shoes that are white and nude. On the other hand, maybe you want to step outside the box. For instance, add some colorful options like pink and red. Along with that, keeping with traditions you can add “something blue” for your shoes to complete your wedding day look.
 
Wedding Day Theme and Style
 
Your wedding gown style and wedding day theme will determine the type of shoes you want to consider for your event.  Therefore, your options are endless, anything from various types of pumps, bridal flats to strappy sandals, wedges, sneakers, and beach flat sandals. In creating your wedding day look, keep in mind your venue and the location that your ceremony will be taking place. For example, a beach vs a garden ceremony.  Don’t want your heels to get damaged; we have found an awesome heel protector called “The Soulmates” that will save your heel from getting ruined.
 
If the Shoe Fits Wear it!
 
Above all, you’ll want to start early and research all of the shoe options (try them on) and make sure they’re comfortable. As a bride you're going to be on your feet throughout the entire day, so make should they are the perfect fit. Obviously, there are thousands of different styles of bridal shoes. In other words, you won’t know if it’s the right fit until your foot slips into it. If you like multiple pairs, buy them all but make sure you know the store's return policy so you can return the ones you don’t like.  
 
Wear them again
 
Lastly, find a pair of shoes that are versatile and can be worn to another event. Every time you wear these shoes they will remind you of your big day.  Women tend to buy shoes once for special occasions and then will never wear them again.
 
Whatever the color or style of shoes you select, just make sure that you love them and they are comfortable because you will be in them for the entire time of your wedding and they will be in all your wedding pictures. Happy Shoe Hunting:) 
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There's plenty that goes into making sure that a bride looks impeccable on her wedding day. She needs to think about the dress, makeup, hair, and most importantly her shoes. For some brides, finding the perfect shoes to wear on their wedding day isn’t a big deal but, for others it can be challenging to find the perfect fit. There are many factors to consider when looking for your ultimate wedding shoes.
 
Here are a few helpful tips in finding the perfect wedding shoes you'll love for your big day:
 
First things First - Find Your Dress First 
 
Starting off, there's no point in finding the perfect wedding shoes you'll love if you don’t have a dress. (unless you're a shoe fashionista, then by all means get your shoes first) First and foremost the length and style of your dress will be a key factor in the style of shoe you select. Bring your shoes to your first wedding gown fitting if possible. If you’re going for a shorter wedding dress your shoes will be a statement accessory.
 
Pop of Color
 
Most brides have a very specific wedding style that they want to wear on their special day. Some brides are drawn to traditional style shoes that are white and nude. On the other hand, maybe you want to step outside the box. For instance, add some colorful options like pink and red. Along with that, keeping with traditions you can add “something blue” for your shoes to complete your wedding day look.
 
Wedding Day Theme and Style
 
Your wedding gown style and wedding day theme will determine the type of shoes you want to consider for your event.  Therefore, your options are endless, anything from various types of pumps, bridal flats to strappy sandals, wedges, sneakers, and beach flat sandals. In creating your wedding day look, keep in mind your venue and the location that your ceremony will be taking place. For example, a beach vs a garden ceremony.  Don’t want your heels to get damaged; we have found an awesome heel protector called “The Soulmates” that will save your heel from getting ruined.
 
If the Shoe Fits Wear it!
 
Above all, you’ll want to start early and research all of the shoe options (try them on) and make sure they’re comfortable. As a bride you're going to be on your feet throughout the entire day, so make should they are the perfect fit. Obviously, there are thousands of different styles of bridal shoes. In other words, you won’t know if it’s the right fit until your foot slips into it. If you like multiple pairs, buy them all but make sure you know the store's return policy so you can return the ones you don’t like.  
 
Wear them again
 
Lastly, find a pair of shoes that are versatile and can be worn to another event. Every time you wear these shoes they will remind you of your big day.  Women tend to buy shoes once for special occasions and then will never wear them again.
 
Whatever the color or style of shoes you select, just make sure that you love them and they are comfortable because you will be in them for the entire time of your wedding and they will be in all your wedding pictures. Happy Shoe Hunting:) 
Jimmy Choo pearl high heels.
Jimmy Choo
Wedding shoes in front of church.
Nina wedding shoe with blue bow on top.
Nina Shoes
Jimmy Choo wedding sneaker with sparkle.
Jimmy Choo
Wedding shoe on brides foot.

When it comes to choosing hairstyles and accessories for your wedding day, the possibilities are endless. Choices can depend
on the style of your dress, your face shape, and the possible theme or season of your wedding (if you want to correlate the two).
What matters most, however, is how they fit your personality. Here are some fun ideas and suggestions on how to style your hair
for the big day.

(*Note: Each wedding hairstyle will have one or two pictures correlated to its number for your viewing).

1. Chignon Hairstyles

The chignon, more commonly known as the “low bun,” is one of the most popular wedding hairstyles. With many different variations to choose from (such as incorporating braids and curls), there are endless possibilities for accessories. Crystal hairpins with any-length veil (or if you want to be a little different, try a birdcage veil) will be a great combination for this do!

2.  Half Up/Half Down Looks

This hairstyle is perfect for the bride that doesn’t want to fully commit to an updo, but still wants the intricate details of one. Classic and elegant, you can twist your hair or braid it in the back, and then add some voluminous curls to the bottom. We recommend using a pearl hairpin in the back to connect to your veil and complete the look!

3.  Hollywood Curls

Speaking of voluminous curls, few wedding hairstyles can compete with the glamour of old Hollywood curls. This retro style can be either loose and pretty or defined and striking. For accessories, what can be more glamorous than a dazzling tiara or rhinestone headpiece? Pair them with a cathedral-length veil, and this hairstyle will be perfect for you to live your red carpet fantasy!

4.  Ponytail Hairstyles

If you want your hair out of your face, but don’t want a complete updo, ponytails are another great option! Whether it's a high, low, sleek, or messy ponytail, this hairstyle is an absolute classic. If you want to showcase this style even more, go for a birdcage or blusher veil. Adding a crystallized hairpiece on the side will also really get that unique look.

5.  Braided Looks

If you’re looking for another bohemian look that is a bit more detailed than loose waves, why not try braids? Whether it's a single braid
or mixed into another hairstyle, this look works for both classic and modern weddings. We also suggest pairing this look with a more fun accessory, like an embellished hairpin or flowers!

6. Loose Waves/Curls

Do you want your hair to be down, but don’t want the exaggerated curls that come with the Hollywood look? Why not try simple loose waves? This style is perfect for more laid-back or bohemian weddings. Add a flower crown and shoulder-length veil, and you've got the ultimate bohemian wedding look that's simply to die for.

Each hairstyle and accessory offers a different, unique, and stunning look; but remember, your choice is ultimately what you feel most beautiful in!

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When it comes to choosing hairstyles and accessories for your wedding day, the possibilities are endless. Choices can depend
on the style of your dress, your face shape, and the possible theme or season of your wedding (if you want to correlate the two).
What matters most, however, is how they fit your personality. Here are some fun ideas and suggestions on how to style your hair
for the big day.

(*Note: Each wedding hairstyle will have one or two pictures correlated to its number for your viewing).

1. Chignon Hairstyles

The chignon, more commonly known as the “low bun,” is one of the most popular wedding hairstyles. With many different variations to choose from (such as incorporating braids and curls), there are endless possibilities for accessories. Crystal hairpins with any-length veil (or if you want to be a little different, try a birdcage veil) will be a great combination for this do!

2.  Half Up/Half Down Looks

This hairstyle is perfect for the bride that doesn’t want to fully commit to an updo, but still wants the intricate details of one. Classic and elegant, you can twist your hair or braid it in the back, and then add some voluminous curls to the bottom. We recommend using a pearl hairpin in the back to connect to your veil and complete the look!

3.  Hollywood Curls

Speaking of voluminous curls, few wedding hairstyles can compete with the glamour of old Hollywood curls. This retro style can be either loose and pretty or defined and striking. For accessories, what can be more glamorous than a dazzling tiara or rhinestone headpiece? Pair them with a cathedral-length veil, and this hairstyle will be perfect for you to live your red carpet fantasy!

4.  Ponytail Hairstyles

If you want your hair out of your face, but don’t want a complete updo, ponytails are another great option! Whether it's a high, low, sleek, or messy ponytail, this hairstyle is an absolute classic. If you want to showcase this style even more, go for a birdcage or blusher veil. Adding a crystallized hairpiece on the side will also really get that unique look.

5.  Braided Looks

If you’re looking for another bohemian look that is a bit more detailed than loose waves, why not try braids? Whether it's a single braid
or mixed into another hairstyle, this look works for both classic and modern weddings. We also suggest pairing this look with a more fun accessory, like an embellished hairpin or flowers!

6. Loose Waves/Curls

Do you want your hair to be down, but don’t want the exaggerated curls that come with the Hollywood look? Why not try simple loose waves? This style is perfect for more laid-back or bohemian weddings. Add a flower crown and shoulder-length veil, and you've got the ultimate bohemian wedding look that's simply to die for.

Each hairstyle and accessory offers a different, unique, and stunning look; but remember, your choice is ultimately what you feel most beautiful in!

  • Date: Oct 21, 2020
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom - Lauren Brill
  • Category: Wedding Fashion   
When it comes to looking for the perfect wedding dress, we have your back. Here are four wedding designers we have selected to highlight the backs of various styles of gowns that are sure to help Long Island Brides find their dream dress.

The Justin Alexander Stretch Mikado A-line gown with a deep V-neck back is a great choice for a minimal dress that creates a distinctive look.
 
Rita Vinieris’ Rivini fall 2021 Jerry fit and flare mock neck lace dress offers voluminous long sleeves that go into an open back. Also, from Rita Vinieris Alyne fall 2021 is the Faye dress. This V-back dress with cap sleeves, small buttons, and lace detail looks simple from afar. It has intricate lace, which is perfect if you want a detailed back on your wedding dress.
 
Following the trend of lace detail, Anne Barge’s Lula ballgown has a sheer back with rose and bud embroidery appliques with pearl buttons down the middle. This style gives your gown a unique illusion that will wow all your guests.
 
All eyes will be centered on you in the Aire Barcelona’s Elizabeth mermaid wedding dress with a deep plunging open back that includes lace and cascading double straps. This dress will give an elegant look on your wedding day. Aire Barcelona also offers the Quebec gown. This dress has a classic sheath-style shape, but with a twist. Dotted tulle and beaded lace is the ideal style for your special day.
 
There are many different ways Long Island Brides can personalize their wedding dresses and make them unique and unforgettable. Whether you like a dramatic or simple gown, the back of the dress is where you can make it yours to look stunning on your big day.
 
For more information, take a look at some of Long Island’s finest wedding professionals. 

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When it comes to looking for the perfect wedding dress, we have your back. Here are four wedding designers we have selected to highlight the backs of various styles of gowns that are sure to help Long Island Brides find their dream dress.

The Justin Alexander Stretch Mikado A-line gown with a deep V-neck back is a great choice for a minimal dress that creates a distinctive look.
 
Rita Vinieris’ Rivini fall 2021 Jerry fit and flare mock neck lace dress offers voluminous long sleeves that go into an open back. Also, from Rita Vinieris Alyne fall 2021 is the Faye dress. This V-back dress with cap sleeves, small buttons, and lace detail looks simple from afar. It has intricate lace, which is perfect if you want a detailed back on your wedding dress.
 
Following the trend of lace detail, Anne Barge’s Lula ballgown has a sheer back with rose and bud embroidery appliques with pearl buttons down the middle. This style gives your gown a unique illusion that will wow all your guests.
 
All eyes will be centered on you in the Aire Barcelona’s Elizabeth mermaid wedding dress with a deep plunging open back that includes lace and cascading double straps. This dress will give an elegant look on your wedding day. Aire Barcelona also offers the Quebec gown. This dress has a classic sheath-style shape, but with a twist. Dotted tulle and beaded lace is the ideal style for your special day.
 
There are many different ways Long Island Brides can personalize their wedding dresses and make them unique and unforgettable. Whether you like a dramatic or simple gown, the back of the dress is where you can make it yours to look stunning on your big day.
 
For more information, take a look at some of Long Island’s finest wedding professionals. 

While many brides were looking for a glamorous look on their wedding day, others just want something subtle. Look below to get some inspiration for some simple, delicate looks.

 

 

 

1. Sydney Evan Love Bracelet

2. Caroline Castigliano I Believe in Love Collection ‘Jourdan’ Bridal Gown

3. Modjewel ‘Bare Bag’ Clutch

4. Badgley Mischka ‘Kiara’ Peep-Toe Pump



  

Looking for some wedding gown inspirational ideas? Below we are showcasing some bridal fashions from the runway. 

  

 

Checkout Long Island Bride and Groom’s Gown Search of designers and view thousands of wedding dresses, plus hundreds of bridesmaid dresses and accessories.

Many of the designers will include a store locator to help you find the Bridal Shop offering their gowns.  Find the perfect wedding gown and the Long Island Bridal Boutique that carries it.

1. Peter Langner Bridal Collection ‘Coco” One-Shoulder Gown
2. Lihi Hod ‘Amber’ Embroidered A-line Gown
3. Matthew Christopher ‘Christiana Brocade Trumpet Gown 
4. Atelier Pronovias ‘Orbit’ Mermaid Gown 
5. Julie Vino Couture Haute Bellagio Lace Gown and Tulle Cape

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Looking for some wedding gown inspirational ideas? Below we are showcasing some bridal fashions from the runway. 

  

 

Checkout Long Island Bride and Groom’s Gown Search of designers and view thousands of wedding dresses, plus hundreds of bridesmaid dresses and accessories.

Many of the designers will include a store locator to help you find the Bridal Shop offering their gowns.  Find the perfect wedding gown and the Long Island Bridal Boutique that carries it.

1. Peter Langner Bridal Collection ‘Coco” One-Shoulder Gown
2. Lihi Hod ‘Amber’ Embroidered A-line Gown
3. Matthew Christopher ‘Christiana Brocade Trumpet Gown 
4. Atelier Pronovias ‘Orbit’ Mermaid Gown 
5. Julie Vino Couture Haute Bellagio Lace Gown and Tulle Cape

  • Date: Sep 09, 2019
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom - Gia Tims
  • Category: Wedding Fashion   

Always wanted to achieve a classic bridal look but wanted to elevate it in a unique way? Capes might just be your ticket to standing out on the big day. 

1. Allison Webb, ‘Brinlee’

2. Pronovias, ‘Cammie’

3. Ines Di Santo, ’Nieva’

4. Berta

 

5. Berta

6. Ines Di Santo, ‘Lilia’

7. Berta

8. Demetrios, Collection Lace

 

For more gown inspiration and designers, check out our gown search to find the dress you'll love forever. 

Whether you're sailing away for your destination wedding or getting married close to home, you'll feel swept up in a fairytale in one of these  Eddy K Dreams Collection gowns.  

 

 

  • Date: Oct 29, 2018
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom
  • Category: Wedding Fashion   

Your bridesmaids dresses add to the theme and overall vibe of your wedding, and this is not simply limited to color.
Style of the dress, length, cut, sleeves, and any details in between really speak for your personal style and the entire
atmosphere of your wedding. So what style of bridesmaid dresses best suit you wedding?

Bold Colors

If your wedding is bright and fun-filled, bright bridesmaid dresses are a great way to add a pop of color to your wedding
party. This color can be pulled directly from your theme, or can contrast with the colors that you used for an event more
vibrant effect. 

Photo: Life Art Photographers


Photo: Cassarino Studios


Short Dresses

Oftentimes, laid-back and more relaxed weddings will feature short bridesmaid dresses. These dresses are great for
warm-weather weddings, and ones where dancing is a center part of the wedding reception. 

Photo: Life Art Photographers

Long Dresses

For a dash of elegance, long dresses will create an exquisite feel for your wedding. Long dresses are always a sophisticated
and classic choice that most bridesmaids will feel comfortable in. 

Photo: Déjà Vu Photography

Photo: Clix Couture Photography

Neutral Tones

Your bridesmaid party can stand out even if they aren’t donned in hot pink. More neutral dress tones are perfect for
accenting your wedding colors and theme and are always a very elegant choice. 

Photo: Life Art Photographers

Photo: Déjà Vu Photography 

Various Styles

If you like personality and customization while still sticking with the theme, this style of dress is perfect for you. You
can have the same color but different dress styles, or perhaps different hues of the same dress as not to have an
entirely cohesive bridal party look.

Photo: Life Art Photographers 

Remember that every aspect and detail of your wedding can be tailored (in this case, quite literally) to correspond with
a your vision. Your bridal party’s wedding attire can highlight what you envision and encompass just as much of your
personality as the floral arrangements and food. And the best part? You can make it a collaborative effort between your
bridal party and what you want to perfectly balance the vibe of your wedding.

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Your bridesmaids dresses add to the theme and overall vibe of your wedding, and this is not simply limited to color.
Style of the dress, length, cut, sleeves, and any details in between really speak for your personal style and the entire
atmosphere of your wedding. So what style of bridesmaid dresses best suit you wedding?

Bold Colors

If your wedding is bright and fun-filled, bright bridesmaid dresses are a great way to add a pop of color to your wedding
party. This color can be pulled directly from your theme, or can contrast with the colors that you used for an event more
vibrant effect. 

Photo: Life Art Photographers


Photo: Cassarino Studios


Short Dresses

Oftentimes, laid-back and more relaxed weddings will feature short bridesmaid dresses. These dresses are great for
warm-weather weddings, and ones where dancing is a center part of the wedding reception. 

Photo: Life Art Photographers

Long Dresses

For a dash of elegance, long dresses will create an exquisite feel for your wedding. Long dresses are always a sophisticated
and classic choice that most bridesmaids will feel comfortable in. 

Photo: Déjà Vu Photography

Photo: Clix Couture Photography

Neutral Tones

Your bridesmaid party can stand out even if they aren’t donned in hot pink. More neutral dress tones are perfect for
accenting your wedding colors and theme and are always a very elegant choice. 

Photo: Life Art Photographers

Photo: Déjà Vu Photography 

Various Styles

If you like personality and customization while still sticking with the theme, this style of dress is perfect for you. You
can have the same color but different dress styles, or perhaps different hues of the same dress as not to have an
entirely cohesive bridal party look.

Photo: Life Art Photographers 

Remember that every aspect and detail of your wedding can be tailored (in this case, quite literally) to correspond with
a your vision. Your bridal party’s wedding attire can highlight what you envision and encompass just as much of your
personality as the floral arrangements and food. And the best part? You can make it a collaborative effort between your
bridal party and what you want to perfectly balance the vibe of your wedding.

Randy Fenoli Bridal
  • Date: Oct 11, 2018
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom - Melanie Haid
  • Category: Wedding Fashion   

Randy Fenoli Silver Springs Collection

At Bridal Fashion Week in Manhattan this past weekend, ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ star and designer Randy Fenoli released his new 2019, 36-piece collection, Silver Springs.

 

 

“Every collection that you see from me is inspired by the brides,” said Fenoli, surrounded by his new gown collection. He emphasizes that every bride is different, and showcases this uniqueness in his new collection. “I have this fabric over here that’s very light, delicate fabric, but it’s got a nice big pattern. So if you’re more curvy, the big pattern works and if you’re more petite, the lightness of the fabric works.” Fenoli’s website also highlights his belief that “no matter what her size, age or shape, EVERY woman is beautiful.” Every dress in Fenoli’s collection goes up to a size 30, which can be ordered for no extra charge.

Fenoli has been designing and sewing gowns since he was 9 years old, and graduated from FIT with multiple awards for his designs. He released his first two collections, Randy Fenoli for the Diamond Collection and Randy Fenoli for Dressy Creations after graduating. He worked as the Kleinfeld Bridal Fashion Director for five years and is now returning to designing, releasing his own collections of dresses.

This new collection features a variety of fabrics, silhouettes and styles to suit any bride. Beautifully embellished with beading, lace and other embroideries make the dresses unique, and every strapless dress in the collection has a detachable strap or sleeve, according to Randy. 

Randy Knows Best: Quick Tips to Make Your Wedding Dress Yours

Know what you want: “Every single dress, I’m think who’s going to buy this, where are they going to wear it, what kind of wedding is it going to be, how’s she going to bustle it, is she going to be dancing?” Randy asks all of these questions when choosing a dress for his brides and so should you! It’s important to identify what suits the occasion.”

Know who you are: Every bride is different and unique. “If you’re just true to yourself and your fiancé and follow your own style and your own life and what your likes and dislikes are, your wedding’s going to be unique because nobody’s like you.” You are an individual for a reason, and there are plenty of things that make you you.

Know your lifestyle: “What’s your religious background, what are your traditions, how do you dress during the day, what is your life like? Is it quiet, is it understated or do you party every night? That’s going to be indicative of what your wedding’s going to be.” The life you live should be reflected in your wedding - after all, it’s your wedding! Your vibe and lifestyle should be reflected in your dress, and can be incorporated into any detail for your big day to make everything truly yours.

 


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Randy Fenoli Silver Springs Collection

At Bridal Fashion Week in Manhattan this past weekend, ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ star and designer Randy Fenoli released his new 2019, 36-piece collection, Silver Springs.

 

 

“Every collection that you see from me is inspired by the brides,” said Fenoli, surrounded by his new gown collection. He emphasizes that every bride is different, and showcases this uniqueness in his new collection. “I have this fabric over here that’s very light, delicate fabric, but it’s got a nice big pattern. So if you’re more curvy, the big pattern works and if you’re more petite, the lightness of the fabric works.” Fenoli’s website also highlights his belief that “no matter what her size, age or shape, EVERY woman is beautiful.” Every dress in Fenoli’s collection goes up to a size 30, which can be ordered for no extra charge.

Fenoli has been designing and sewing gowns since he was 9 years old, and graduated from FIT with multiple awards for his designs. He released his first two collections, Randy Fenoli for the Diamond Collection and Randy Fenoli for Dressy Creations after graduating. He worked as the Kleinfeld Bridal Fashion Director for five years and is now returning to designing, releasing his own collections of dresses.

This new collection features a variety of fabrics, silhouettes and styles to suit any bride. Beautifully embellished with beading, lace and other embroideries make the dresses unique, and every strapless dress in the collection has a detachable strap or sleeve, according to Randy. 

Randy Knows Best: Quick Tips to Make Your Wedding Dress Yours

Know what you want: “Every single dress, I’m think who’s going to buy this, where are they going to wear it, what kind of wedding is it going to be, how’s she going to bustle it, is she going to be dancing?” Randy asks all of these questions when choosing a dress for his brides and so should you! It’s important to identify what suits the occasion.”

Know who you are: Every bride is different and unique. “If you’re just true to yourself and your fiancé and follow your own style and your own life and what your likes and dislikes are, your wedding’s going to be unique because nobody’s like you.” You are an individual for a reason, and there are plenty of things that make you you.

Know your lifestyle: “What’s your religious background, what are your traditions, how do you dress during the day, what is your life like? Is it quiet, is it understated or do you party every night? That’s going to be indicative of what your wedding’s going to be.” The life you live should be reflected in your wedding - after all, it’s your wedding! Your vibe and lifestyle should be reflected in your dress, and can be incorporated into any detail for your big day to make everything truly yours.

 


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