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In Bliss SUMMER 2014

NOT

YOUR GRANDMA’S GOWN

THE IN BLISS GUIDE TO UPDATING VINTAGE

Weddings

150+

PRETTY & POPPY WAYS TO COLOR YOUR PARTY PALETTE

THE

HUNT

PLUS BRIGHT + BOLD INVITES

IS OVER!

GORGEOUS GLAMPING HONEYMOONS

DREAMY DRESSES

EASY, PERSONAL BRIDESMAID PRESENTS

63 AND

EXTRAS WE LOVE

(UNDER $10!)


TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUMMER 2014

In Bliss Weddings Features 12 PALETTES 39 SUMMER VINTAGE COLOR DRESS BUYING GUIDE 27 CAMPING 82 GONE SUMMER COLOR PALETTES 75 DRESS GUIDE 88 VINTAGE INVITATIONS OF BUYING THE SEASON 116 OF THE SEASON 102 INVITATIONS GONE CAMPING

Leah Moss Photography


BEAUTY & FASHION

1. MERMAID Fits closely to the body

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from the chest to the knee, then flares out to the hem.

2. A-LINE Fitted through the torso, then gradually flares out from waist, mimicking an “A� shape.

3. TRUMPET Fits closely to the body until the midhip and then widens gradually to the hem.

4. SHEATH Fits very closely to the contours of the body. Has a straight skirt with no waist

5. BALLGOWN Fitted at the bodice and has a waistline that leads to a full skirt.

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CHAMPAGNE SHADES Try it as a lining or a shimmering overlay – either way, the effect is luminous.

From Left to Right: JOCASTA GOWN, Jenny Packham, $7,273; Jennypackham.com. MADDIE GOWN, Anna Maier, $5,000; Ulla-maija.com. LAYLA GOWN, Christos, $6,900; Christosbridal.com. ALIVIA GOWN, Rivini, $12,980; Rivini.com. SAHARA GOWN, Ines Di Santo, price upon request; Inesdisanto.com.

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PLAY THE PART Get some “Hair-spiration” from real brides!

When the weather is high in humidity, our go-to ‘dos are low in bobby pins. Take a cue from summer’s laid-back vibe and embrace no-fuss braids, buns and anything ever-so-slightly undone. These stunning real brides lead the way.

by: jolene cochran

Photo by Maria Angela Photography


THE BRAID The beauty of the braid is that it works well with almost any hairdo; it can give some extra oomph to a basic style or add texture to a more complicated one. There are as many varieties of braids as there are wedding dresses, so you’re sure to find the kind that’s perfect for you.

Photos By (clockwise from top left): Tirzah Photography; J+A Photography; Mary Sarah Photography; Stay Forever Photography; Mathy Shoots People; IQphoto.

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STYLE

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he couple decided to wed in Florida, their shared home state. The venue search was not an easy one; with their guest list capped at 180 attendees, the pair had to find a venue large enough to accommodate their party. The Club at The Strand, boasting an exuberant ballroom and grand staircase, was a top contender that took the prize after a successful food tasting. “If the place is beautiful but the food is no good, who cares?� Megan quips.

The Club at The Strand, located in sunny Naples, Florida, offered the couple the opportunity to not only hold an outdoor reception, but hold an outdoor reception that would accommodate 180 guests.

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CRISTIN

& MIKE


BIRDS OF A FEATHER by: jolene cochran

INVITATIONS: Each invitation was handmade by Cristin, with delicate drawings of branches and birds decorating the margins. The minimalist designs effectively conveyed the overall theme and feel of the wedding while still allowing the information to be easily read.

IT HAD RAINED

and stormed in the weeks leading up to Cristin and Mike’s wedding, but the open air chapel in Howell, Michigan’s Crystal Gardens Banquet Center was sunny and warm the day these two love birds tied the knot. Cristin looked radiant in a gown of ivory organza and lace while Mike exuded sophistication in a light gray tuxedo with ivory accents. The couple subtly accessorized their outfits with individual panache: a pair of Detroit Tigers socks in orange, black, and shades of gray for him, a silver hair comb, bracelet and earrings with crystal and pearl details for her. HAIR COMB: Cristin says she “searched far and wide for jewelry and bought more than enough,” but ended up falling in love with this crystal and pearl comb. It perfectly matched her bracelet and earrings, and added some sparkle to her outfit without overwhelming it. FABRIC FLOWER BOUQUET: Even though Cristin had decided not to wear the gown her mother had passed down, she still wanted to integrate it into the day. To do this, the pink, peach and ivory fabric flowers of the arrangement were partially made from pieces of her mother’s wedding gown and custom ordered from a shop on Etsy.

THREE RINGS: Nestled amongst the fabric folds of Cristin’s hand-crafted bouquet, the brilliant-cut engagement ring sat beside the couple’s two wedding bands.

FEATHER BOUTONNIERE: Mike added a touch of avian elegance to his gray tuxedo with a feather boutonniere wrapped in twine and handcrafted from a shop on Etsy.

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