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Fashionable bridesmaid dresses your friends won’t hate you for

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Weddings are S-T-R-E-S-S-F-U-L. Between the vows, venue, flowers, food, guest list and gown, wedding plans have a way of taking over your life. And maybe that’s to be expected…a little. After all, it’s your wedding. You want it to be great! And that’s why you’ve asked some of your closest friends (and that one cousin your mom insisted you include) to be a special part of the big day. But how stressful do you want your wedding plans to be for them?

They’re already planning the shower and the bachelorette party and have marked off a big summer weekend to celebrate your love. Are you really going to make them do it in something that looks like leftover curtain fabric? We’ve assembled a handy list of beautiful, flattering, fashionable bridesmaid dresses that won’t make anyone rethink that fateful day their friend requested them after a second-year keg party. And these dresses will look gorgeous grouped together next to you and your life-partner-to-be! To keep things extra-friendly, we’ve included cheaper versions of dresses over $150. Celebrating your union shouldn’t leave anyone bankrupt, and it doesn’t have to!
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The bling ring: A look back at our favourite celebrity engagement rings ever

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After a string of high-profile celebrity weddings, including the now-iconic Kimye nuptials and Poppy Delevingne‘s gorgeous boho affair, we’re hooked on talk of weddings. Gowns and décor provide hours of drool-worthy Instagram stalking, but let’s not overlook where each bride’s wedding style begins – the engagement ring.
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6 ways British guests are doing weddings better than you

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Having spent the past few years in England, I’ve been privy to a few British weddings. There was The Wedding (ahem, when Prince William and Kate Middleton became the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge), of course, celebrated with a holiday from work, pubs open ludicrously early, and the hat that will live in infamy. Then came Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall, Kate Moss and Jamie Hince and most recently, the blocked-from-Instagram wedding of Poppy Delevingne and James Cook. All of them had their own brand of British charm, with guests and party-members alike dressing to impress. British people really know how to do it, like cardigans, sounding smart when they aren’t and getting sunburned. Nuptial attire is something the British are better at than you.

Sure, Jayden Smith somehow made a white batman suit work at Kimye’s black tie wedstravaganza, but I think in general, the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, oh yes and wear a hat” approach of the Brits can really teach us a thing or two. Here’s how to gear up for wedding season like the Daughter of the Commonwealth you are.
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Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay: 28 photos from the bridal salon’s launch party in Toronto

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Photography by Stefania Yarhi

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Is there a bigger bridal brand than Kleinfeld? Last night, to celebrate the Say Yes To The Dress juggernaut’s debut at Hudson’s Bay in Toronto, a lavish cocktail party took over all 20,000 square feet of the just-opened bridal salon. The space, with white-washed floors and vaulted ceiling could easily pass as a wedding venue itself (there’s even a small patio space for post-saying-yes cocktails!)—save for the dozens of dresses lining the walls. But what’s on display is just a sample of how much Kleinfeld has to offer: behind the scenes, there’s over 600 gowns to choose from, with more than 50 brands on the roster. Read more »


Zac Posen brings the red carpet to your wallet with an affordable wedding collection for David’s Bridal

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We’ll be the first to admit it—watching Say Yes To The Dress is one of our favourite pastimes. Not just for the dramas the tag-along entourage sometimes generates, but more so for a glimpse into the pricey world of wedding dress shopping. $10,000 for a designer dress you’ll wear once? You bet. The term “budget wedding dress” for most conjures up images of god-awful gowns that no amount of justification from a stingy mother-in-law could save. Well those days are long gone. Budget-bridezillas-to-be: meet you new fairy godmother, Zac Posen.

The New York designer has come together with David’s Bridal and to create Truly Zac Posen, an affordable line of bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses ranging from $215 for cocktail sheath to $1,400 for tulle ball gown. Posen is a favourite of red carpet celebrities, known for his figure flattering mermaid gowns and cocktail frocks, and has done one-of-a-kind big-ticket bridal gowns for Portia De Rossi and Coco Rocha.
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How to photograph well: Makeup tips to ensure you look as spectacular in pictures as you do in-person

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Photography and makeup by Dallas Curow

As a wedding photographer and makeup artist, Dallas Curow knows a thing or two about looking good in front of the camera—which is why we asked her to share her best beauty tips on how to photograph well. Be it a wedding you’re attending or other big event, you’ll want to use these tricks the next time you know you’ll be in the spotlight!

Wedding season is almost in full swing and even if you’re not heading down the aisle yourself, chances are high that many a camera will be pointed your way. Meaning: If there was ever a day want to know how to photograph well, someone’s wedding day is it. Aside from picking a flattering outfit and practicing your smile, the best way to ensure you’ll photograph well is through your makeup. But this doesn’t mean you need to turn to a professional makeup artist to get the job done. With just a few tricks and changes to your everyday beauty routine, you can ensure you look as spectacular in pictures as you do in-person. Follow the steps below and get ready to smile for the camera! Read more »


Behind the scenes at Tanya Taylor’s wedding: From her haute couture wedding gown to the tropical paradise venue

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Photography: Taylor by Jody Rogac; Runway by Peter Stigter

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As someone who didn’t grow up fantasizing about her big day, Tanya Taylor’s recent walk down the aisle had all the makings of a modern fairytale. The 27-year-old Toronto-born, New York-based designer—who recently showed her Fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection in both cities, earning high praise from editors and buyers alike—spent a year and a half ensuring that her April 20 destination wedding would be as stylish and personal as the clothes she creates. The idyllic locale—the luxe Sandy Lane resort in Barbados—certainly didn’t hurt, nor did the romantic nature of the groom, business development manager Michel Pratte. He proposed to Taylor, after a 10-year on-and-off courtship, with a poem and a spectacular antique ring—an 1890s old-mine-cut diamond in a 1920s art deco setting—that had caught her eye months earlier at an estate jewellery boutique. So far, so dreamy.

Then there was her magical dress: an intricately embellished cloud of white organza by ready-to-wear designer and couturier Elie Saab, based on a showstopper from his Fall 2012 haute couture show in Paris. Read more »


How to dress for a wedding: 13 Style Panel Tips for being the best dressed guest this summer

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As the weather gets warmer and the hemlines get shorter, the wedding invitations start rolling in. That’s right: Summer wedding season is upon us once again. And while we love an excuse to go shopping, how to dress for a wedding is a question us bona fide wedding attendees are still having difficulty answering.

How does one find the perfect balance between demure and daring? A wedding, after all, is a multi-generational affair that demands a timeless, and semi-conservative look. No pressure. For the bride-to-be, the wedding day is her day to shine. So how do you, the guest, make a statement without stealing her spotlight?

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