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    By: Chelsea Fuss   Consider making these adorable little boxes filled with gingerbread cookies for your holiday wedding. It's an inexpensive and festive option for a winter wedding.     Materials: 4" gift boxes kraft paper one bundle of greens (we used oregonia) string (waxed white string looks the best) parchment paper homemade gingerbread cookies round brown Avery labels We used #22808   Stack about 5 cookies and tie them with white string.     Line the boxes with parchment paper, place the cookies inside, and cover with parchment.     Write names on labels. Include table numbers too if you want double these for escort cards.     Wrap the boxes in kraft paper, sealing them with the sticker label. Tie up with string.     Add a sprig of greens!     Leave a box on each place setting or stack them up on a table for your guests to unwrap & enjoy!      
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  • Project and Photos By: Chelsea Fuss

    For the bride who loves the seaside, tradition, and classic, clean lines, this might be just the right bouquet! It's easy to make and costs around $45. Another great thing about this recipe is that the flowers are available year round!     Supplies: flower clippers twine scissors ribbon bucket with water vase full-length mirror   Flower Recipe: 5 open white roses (make sure they aren't all the way open because they will open quickly once the bouquet is made). 8 white hydrangeas     Step One: Remove the leaves from the roses and the lower leaves from the hydrangeas. Keep the leaves at the top of the hydrangea stems as they will help frame the bouquet.     Step Two: Gather three hydrangeas in one hand (tip: in the left hand if you are right-handed or vice versa).     Step Three: Add a group of roses, each stem at varying heights. Fill in the holes with hydrangeas.     Step Four: Hold the bouquet in front of you and look in a full-length mirror to make sure that the shape is how you like it. Make any adjustments and tie with twine.     Step Five: Clip the stems short.     Keep in a vase in a fridge (away from fruit and food) and add the ribbon a few hours before your ceremony!  
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  • 1. A Pair of Mums

    A cute pair of flowers is simply perfect for celebrating the pair of you! Oh, and mums the word on how cheap these invites are.

     

    2. Pastel Patterns

    A trend you can’t resist — mixed patterns! This distinctly patterned invite will also reflect your savvy style for a price that fits your budget. Find them here.

    3. Flair for Style

    Show your flair for style and your knack for scoring a good deal with these flourish wedding invitations featuring a bold element of design.

    4. Flowers and Flourishes

    A colorful floral sketch accented by faint flourishes creates a touch of whimsical charm on these inexpensive wedding invites.

    5. Love Springs

    You won’t have to spring much for these! An array of colorful flowers below two lovebirds becomes a trendy display of modern day romance. Find them here.

    6. Sultry Blooms

    Sultry blooms in rich colors bring an artistic quality of romance to these watercolor wedding invitations

    7. Typography on White

    Trendy typography looks amazing on this bright white wedding invitation- they’ll never know you paid so little for something so stylish!

    8. Simply Modern

    A unique look and vibrant colors all for an affordable price. 

     

    Shop for more invitations under $100 here

     

     

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  • Photo: This Modern Romance 

    Photo booths are all the rage at weddings, and why not? They keep your guests entertained! Here's our step-by-step guide to make your own. 

    Materials Needed:

    Digital point-and-shoot camera Camera tripod  Remote shutter release  Backdrop Props 

    The Camera - Place a digital point-and-shoot camera on top of an extended tripod at eye level, tunr on the flash (unless you're having a spotlight) and connect a remote shutter release so guests can take their own photos. As backup, have polaroid cameras on standby. 

    Photos (from left to right): This Modern Romance and Anjuli 

    The Backdrop - Pick a colored or patterned piece of fabric that you can hang. If you're having an indoor wedding, pin it to a wall, or if you're having an outdoor wedding hang from curtain rods, secure with rope, and nail into the ground. 

    Photos (from left to right): Shelly Kroeger Photography and Birds of a Feather

    The Props - Go on a scavenger hunt! Look for props in your own home (like scarves, hats, glasses, frames). or make your own from paper (lips, mustaches, ties). Even provide chalkboards or dry erase boards for guests to write messages on. 

    Photo: This Modern Romance 

    The Location - Choose an area that doesn't obstruct the flow of the reception, but is still easily accessible. If you're having an indoor reception, consider a hallway or corner of the ballroom, or if you're having an outdoor wedding, consider next to the DJ that way guests can pose to the beat. 

    Photo: This Modern Romance

    The Extras - After the wedding is all said and done, you're back from your honeymoon, and all the gifts are unwrapped and put away, go through the camera's SD card and save the ones you'd like to put into a scrapbook. Those memories will last a lifetime! 

     

     

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  • Project by Erica Obrien

    Photos by Brooke Allison Photography

    The chalkboard look is super trendy right now. This edible version would be great for wedding or shower favors. Be sure to make extras to keep for yourself!

    Materials: 

    Sugar cookie dough Black fondant Flour (for rolling dough)  Small acrylic rolling pin Large acrylic rolling pin Small palette knife Letter stencil Cutter Royal icing Baking tray lined with parchment paper (not shown)

    Instructions: 

    Roll dough to about 1/4" thickness. 

    Cut dough with cutter. 

    Lay on parchment-lined baking tray. Place in freezer until firm, about 20 minutes. 

    Roll fondant to about 1/16" thickness. 

    Cut fondant using same cutter used for cookies.

    Place cut fondant on flat surface.

    Lay stencil on fondant. Spread royal icing with palette knife. Wipe off excess. Allow to dry before proceeding to next shape or letter.

    Bake cookies according to recipe directions. Once removed from oven and still warm, place fondant cutouts on cookies, allowing heat of cookie to set fondant to cookie. 

    Arrange neatly and enjoy!

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch   Add a custom touch to everything from centerpieces to guest favors with this DIY idea for mini monogrammed mirrored vases. Using inexpensive, but heavy-duty, glass votives, you can create small flower arrangements that will feel unique and special for your big day. And each one will only set you back $1.50. How's that for inexpensive?      You can even create a special message for guests, spelled out with letter vases. Or incorporate shapes and patterns for an unexpected detail that guests will remember.     Materials: Glass Votives Looking Glass Spray Paint Painter's Tape Scissors (optional)   How-To:     1. Start by blocking out the basic shape of the letter or letters you want to monogram or message, with painter's tape.      2. Complete any inner details, using scissors (if necessary) to cut any shapes for the letters that can't be made by tearing the tape. Press the edges down firmly, to make sure the tape is secure.       3. Next, in a well ventilated area, spray paint the glass votives and allow the paint to dry fully before moving onto the next step.       4. Once the paint is completely dry, carefully remove the painter's tape.     5. Next, add water and flowers to complete each piece.   Use the finished votive vases as tiny centerpieces running along a long table or as favors for guests to take home at the end of the evening.  
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  • Photo by Jack Looney Photography

    For some couples, choosing a first dance song is super-easy. Maybe you have a song you danced to in high school or a tune you always blast in the car. But for other couples, choosing a first dance song can be a little more complicated. So we looked at our recent real weddings on Project Wedding to see which songs were resonating with couples to provide some inspiration.

    “Better Together” by Jack Johnson “Close Your Eyes” by Michael Buble “You are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne “Hey Pretty Girl” by Kip Moore “All of Me” by John Legend “Marry Me” by Train “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz “La Vie En Rose” by Louis Armstrong “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” by Ingrid Michaelson “Then” by Brad Paisley “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young “At Last” by Etta James “Lego House” by Ed Sheeran “The Book of Love” by Magnetic Fields “Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan (Adele cover) “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green “For Once in My Life” by Stevie Wonder

    Be sure to follow our Real Weddings Editor for more gorgeous real wedding inspiration! 

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  • While we love a good confetti recessional or sparkler send-off, there are tons of other inventive ways to celebrate the newlyweds during their big exits. Check out our favorites!

    1. Toss Popcorn

    Photo by Catherine Mac Photography

    2. Hold Up Balloons

    Photo by Catherine Mac Photography

    3. Wave Handkerchiefs

    Photo by Shelly Kroeger Photography

    4. Ring Bells

    Photo by Elizabeth Davis Photography

    5. Shake Tambourines

    Photo Courtesy of The Graceful Host

    6. Wave Pom-Poms

    Photo by Julia Wade Photography

    7. Spin Pinwheels

    Photo by Christina McNeill Photography

    8. Toss Candy Sprinkles

    Photo by Brittany Graham Photography

    9. Throw Sequins

    Photo by Amy Arrington Photography

    10. Blow Bubbles

    Photo by Alexandra Grace Photography

    11. Release Doves

    Photo by John Schnack Photography

    12. Toss Flower Petals

    Photo by Catherine Mac Photography

    13. Wave Wheat Stalks

    Photo by Be Light Photography

    14. Throw Streamers

    Photo by Catherine Mac Photography

    15. Blow Party Horns

    Photo Courtesy of lovely little details

    16. Wave Ribbon Wands

    Photo by This Modern Romance

    You Might Also Be Interested In...

    DIY: Yarn Balls to Toss

    DIY: Marbled Paper Confetti Cones

    DIY: Giant Confetti Project

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  • After a full week of scoping out the stunning collections at Bridal Fashion Week, a few trends emerged as favorites among the wedding dress set. After sorting through the lot and sussing out our favorites, the 10 that follow are the looks we predict to see on real brides come Fall 2015. Good news: there's something available for everyone, no matter your bridal style. 

    RELATED: The 25 Best Dresses of Bridal Market

    1. BREEZY BOHO

    Gowns by: Carol Hannah and Amy Kuschel; Photos by Dan Lecca 

    From flowy sleeves to floaty skirts, these gowns are low mantinence and perfect for dancing. This gown from Alyne also contributed to the rise in boho. 

    2. CLEAN AND SIMPLE

    Gowns by Jean-Ralph Thurin and Anna Maier; Photos courtesy of the designer and Dan Lecca

    These well-constructed silk gowns will emphasize your curves in all the right places—and look just as striking without any embellishment. 

    3. CROP TOPS

    Gowns by Naeem Khan and David''s Bridal; Photos by Dan Lecca

    This street style favorite is going bridal, and we have to admit we love the flirty glimpse of midriff. Houghton and Theia also featured crop top bridal looks.

    4. GOLD ACCENTS

    Gowns by Badgley Mischka and Della Giovanna; Photos by Dan Lecca

    Gone are the days of silver being the only acceptable accent for brides! The glam gold made an appearance on many runways this season, and it feels luxe and modern. Sarah Jassir and Amsale also featured this metallic accent.

    5. DEEP V

    Gowns by Dennis Basso and Inbal Dror; Photos by Dan Lecca 

    Necklines took a seriously sexy turn this season by dipping lower than ever before. Delphine Manivet and Ines Di Santo's designs also took the plunge. 

    6. FRINGE

    Gowns by Hayley Paige and Johanna Johnson; Photos by Dan Lecca 

    This unusual detail really packs personality into an otherwise classic wedding gown, and we bet it'll really wow the crowd when they see the way it moves on the dance floor. This Kelly Faetanini number also makes use the detail. 

    7. THE FROZEN EFFECT

    Gowns by Alfred Angelo and Theia; Photos by Dan Lecca 

    Between icicle-like shimmer and bundled up snow queens, the Disney movie Frozen definitely served as inspiration for many designers. The brides on Houghton's runway also featured a cozy look.

    8. SEPARATES

    Looks by Houghton and Naeem Khan; Photos by Dan Lecca 

    Brides are no longer limited to a dress for their bridal look. Tuck a blouse into a skirt, or opt for a well-tailored pants suit, a perfect ensemble for a same-sex wedding! Rivini also showcased a sheer pantsuit on her runway. 

    9. SHOWING SKIN

    Gowns by Pnina Tornai and Rania Hatoum; Photos by Dan Lecca

    The designers this season are daring you to bare by offering sheer skirts, thigh-high slits, and cut-outs galore. Badgley offered illusion detailing, Ines di Santo featured high slits, and Rivini showcased cutouts. 

    10. Tiered Ball Gowns

    Gowns by Anne Barge and Maggie Sottero; Photos by Dan Lecca 

    For the bride who wants to live out fantasy, this look is playful and romantic! Isabelle Armstrong and Katerina Bocci also made gowns fit for a princess. 

    NEXT: VIEW ALL OF THE FALL 2015 COLLECTIONS >>

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper and Stitch     Celebrate your bridesmaids and say thank you for all their support, with a hand painted watercolor clutch that matches your wedding colors. This is a great gift for your wedding party that you can easily add your own special touches to.     Materials: Small to medium size fabric clutch Spray bottle filled with water Fabric paint in two shades of the same color Paint brush How To:     1. Start by spraying the clutch with a water bottle until damp.     2. Then, starting with your darkest color, begin painting the bottom of the clutch in an abstract painterly fashion (you don't have to create a perfect stripe here or anything with hard lines).     3. As you are painting, spray more water onto the bottom area as necessary, to give it more of an irregular watercolor feel.     4. Next, add the lighter color paint just as you did for the first color. Only this time, you'll be painting above the darker paint (more toward the middle of the clutch). Add more water if necessary.     5. Lastly, swipe your brush upward, from that second lighter layer of paint, to create a very faint third shade that will disappear into the natural fabric color. Wait for the paint to dry and it's ready to use.     Take this gift a little further and add additional goodies inside the clutch, your bridesmaid may also like - a necklace, a pair of earrings, cute sunnies, etc.  
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    By: Chelsea Fuss   Consider making these adorable little boxes filled with gingerbread cookies for your holiday wedding. It's an inexpensive and festive option for a winter wedding.     Materials: 4" gift boxes kraft paper one bundle of greens (we used oregonia) string (waxed white string looks the best) parchment paper homemade gingerbread cookies round brown Avery labels We used #22808   Stack about 5 cookies and tie them with white string.     Line the boxes with parchment paper, place the cookies inside, and cover with parchment.     Write names on labels. Include table numbers too if you want double these for escort cards.     Wrap the boxes in kraft paper, sealing them with the sticker label. Tie up with string.     Add a sprig of greens!     Leave a box on each place setting or stack them up on a table for your guests to unwrap & enjoy!      
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  • Project and Photos By: Chelsea Fuss

    For the bride who loves the seaside, tradition, and classic, clean lines, this might be just the right bouquet! It's easy to make and costs around $45. Another great thing about this recipe is that the flowers are available year round!     Supplies: flower clippers twine scissors ribbon bucket with water vase full-length mirror   Flower Recipe: 5 open white roses (make sure they aren't all the way open because they will open quickly once the bouquet is made). 8 white hydrangeas     Step One: Remove the leaves from the roses and the lower leaves from the hydrangeas. Keep the leaves at the top of the hydrangea stems as they will help frame the bouquet.     Step Two: Gather three hydrangeas in one hand (tip: in the left hand if you are right-handed or vice versa).     Step Three: Add a group of roses, each stem at varying heights. Fill in the holes with hydrangeas.     Step Four: Hold the bouquet in front of you and look in a full-length mirror to make sure that the shape is how you like it. Make any adjustments and tie with twine.     Step Five: Clip the stems short.     Keep in a vase in a fridge (away from fruit and food) and add the ribbon a few hours before your ceremony!  
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  • 1. A Pair of Mums

    A cute pair of flowers is simply perfect for celebrating the pair of you! Oh, and mums the word on how cheap these invites are.

     

    2. Pastel Patterns

    A trend you can’t resist — mixed patterns! This distinctly patterned invite will also reflect your savvy style for a price that fits your budget. Find them here.

    3. Flair for Style

    Show your flair for style and your knack for scoring a good deal with these flourish wedding invitations featuring a bold element of design.

    4. Flowers and Flourishes

    A colorful floral sketch accented by faint flourishes creates a touch of whimsical charm on these inexpensive wedding invites.

    5. Love Springs

    You won’t have to spring much for these! An array of colorful flowers below two lovebirds becomes a trendy display of modern day romance. Find them here.

    6. Sultry Blooms

    Sultry blooms in rich colors bring an artistic quality of romance to these watercolor wedding invitations

    7. Typography on White

    Trendy typography looks amazing on this bright white wedding invitation- they’ll never know you paid so little for something so stylish!

    8. Simply Modern

    A unique look and vibrant colors all for an affordable price. 

     

    Shop for more invitations under $100 here

     

     

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  • Photo: This Modern Romance 

    Photo booths are all the rage at weddings, and why not? They keep your guests entertained! Here's our step-by-step guide to make your own. 

    Materials Needed:

    Digital point-and-shoot camera Camera tripod  Remote shutter release  Backdrop Props 

    The Camera - Place a digital point-and-shoot camera on top of an extended tripod at eye level, tunr on the flash (unless you're having a spotlight) and connect a remote shutter release so guests can take their own photos. As backup, have polaroid cameras on standby. 

    Photos (from left to right): This Modern Romance and Anjuli 

    The Backdrop - Pick a colored or patterned piece of fabric that you can hang. If you're having an indoor wedding, pin it to a wall, or if you're having an outdoor wedding hang from curtain rods, secure with rope, and nail into the ground. 

    Photos (from left to right): Shelly Kroeger Photography and Birds of a Feather

    The Props - Go on a scavenger hunt! Look for props in your own home (like scarves, hats, glasses, frames). or make your own from paper (lips, mustaches, ties). Even provide chalkboards or dry erase boards for guests to write messages on. 

    Photo: This Modern Romance 

    The Location - Choose an area that doesn't obstruct the flow of the reception, but is still easily accessible. If you're having an indoor reception, consider a hallway or corner of the ballroom, or if you're having an outdoor wedding, consider next to the DJ that way guests can pose to the beat. 

    Photo: This Modern Romance

    The Extras - After the wedding is all said and done, you're back from your honeymoon, and all the gifts are unwrapped and put away, go through the camera's SD card and save the ones you'd like to put into a scrapbook. Those memories will last a lifetime! 

     

     

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  • Project by Erica Obrien

    Photos by Brooke Allison Photography

    The chalkboard look is super trendy right now. This edible version would be great for wedding or shower favors. Be sure to make extras to keep for yourself!

    Materials: 

    Sugar cookie dough Black fondant Flour (for rolling dough)  Small acrylic rolling pin Large acrylic rolling pin Small palette knife Letter stencil Cutter Royal icing Baking tray lined with parchment paper (not shown)

    Instructions: 

    Roll dough to about 1/4" thickness. 

    Cut dough with cutter. 

    Lay on parchment-lined baking tray. Place in freezer until firm, about 20 minutes. 

    Roll fondant to about 1/16" thickness. 

    Cut fondant using same cutter used for cookies.

    Place cut fondant on flat surface.

    Lay stencil on fondant. Spread royal icing with palette knife. Wipe off excess. Allow to dry before proceeding to next shape or letter.

    Bake cookies according to recipe directions. Once removed from oven and still warm, place fondant cutouts on cookies, allowing heat of cookie to set fondant to cookie. 

    Arrange neatly and enjoy!

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch   Add a custom touch to everything from centerpieces to guest favors with this DIY idea for mini monogrammed mirrored vases. Using inexpensive, but heavy-duty, glass votives, you can create small flower arrangements that will feel unique and special for your big day. And each one will only set you back $1.50. How's that for inexpensive?      You can even create a special message for guests, spelled out with letter vases. Or incorporate shapes and patterns for an unexpected detail that guests will remember.     Materials: Glass Votives Looking Glass Spray Paint Painter's Tape Scissors (optional)   How-To:     1. Start by blocking out the basic shape of the letter or letters you want to monogram or message, with painter's tape.      2. Complete any inner details, using scissors (if necessary) to cut any shapes for the letters that can't be made by tearing the tape. Press the edges down firmly, to make sure the tape is secure.       3. Next, in a well ventilated area, spray paint the glass votives and allow the paint to dry fully before moving onto the next step.       4. Once the paint is completely dry, carefully remove the painter's tape.     5. Next, add water and flowers to complete each piece.   Use the finished votive vases as tiny centerpieces running along a long table or as favors for guests to take home at the end of the evening.  
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  • Photo by Jack Looney Photography

    For some couples, choosing a first dance song is super-easy. Maybe you have a song you danced to in high school or a tune you always blast in the car. But for other couples, choosing a first dance song can be a little more complicated. So we looked at our recent real weddings on Project Wedding to see which songs were resonating with couples to provide some inspiration.

    “Better Together” by Jack Johnson “Close Your Eyes” by Michael Buble “You are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne “Hey Pretty Girl” by Kip Moore “All of Me” by John Legend “Marry Me” by Train “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz “La Vie En Rose” by Louis Armstrong “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” by Ingrid Michaelson “Then” by Brad Paisley “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young “At Last” by Etta James “Lego House” by Ed Sheeran “The Book of Love” by Magnetic Fields “Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan (Adele cover) “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green “For Once in My Life” by Stevie Wonder

    Be sure to follow our Real Weddings Editor for more gorgeous real wedding inspiration! 

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  • While we love a good confetti recessional or sparkler send-off, there are tons of other inventive ways to celebrate the newlyweds during their big exits. Check out our favorites!

    1. Toss Popcorn

    Photo by Catherine Mac Photography

    2. Hold Up Balloons

    Photo by Catherine Mac Photography

    3. Wave Handkerchiefs

    Photo by Shelly Kroeger Photography

    4. Ring Bells

    Photo by Elizabeth Davis Photography

    5. Shake Tambourines

    Photo Courtesy of The Graceful Host

    6. Wave Pom-Poms

    Photo by Julia Wade Photography

    7. Spin Pinwheels

    Photo by Christina McNeill Photography

    8. Toss Candy Sprinkles

    Photo by Brittany Graham Photography

    9. Throw Sequins

    Photo by Amy Arrington Photography

    10. Blow Bubbles

    Photo by Alexandra Grace Photography

    11. Release Doves

    Photo by John Schnack Photography

    12. Toss Flower Petals

    Photo by Catherine Mac Photography

    13. Wave Wheat Stalks

    Photo by Be Light Photography

    14. Throw Streamers

    Photo by Catherine Mac Photography

    15. Blow Party Horns

    Photo Courtesy of lovely little details

    16. Wave Ribbon Wands

    Photo by This Modern Romance

    You Might Also Be Interested In...

    DIY: Yarn Balls to Toss

    DIY: Marbled Paper Confetti Cones

    DIY: Giant Confetti Project

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  • After a full week of scoping out the stunning collections at Bridal Fashion Week, a few trends emerged as favorites among the wedding dress set. After sorting through the lot and sussing out our favorites, the 10 that follow are the looks we predict to see on real brides come Fall 2015. Good news: there's something available for everyone, no matter your bridal style. 

    RELATED: The 25 Best Dresses of Bridal Market

    1. BREEZY BOHO

    Gowns by: Carol Hannah and Amy Kuschel; Photos by Dan Lecca 

    From flowy sleeves to floaty skirts, these gowns are low mantinence and perfect for dancing. This gown from Alyne also contributed to the rise in boho. 

    2. CLEAN AND SIMPLE

    Gowns by Jean-Ralph Thurin and Anna Maier; Photos courtesy of the designer and Dan Lecca

    These well-constructed silk gowns will emphasize your curves in all the right places—and look just as striking without any embellishment. 

    3. CROP TOPS

    Gowns by Naeem Khan and David''s Bridal; Photos by Dan Lecca

    This street style favorite is going bridal, and we have to admit we love the flirty glimpse of midriff. Houghton and Theia also featured crop top bridal looks.

    4. GOLD ACCENTS

    Gowns by Badgley Mischka and Della Giovanna; Photos by Dan Lecca

    Gone are the days of silver being the only acceptable accent for brides! The glam gold made an appearance on many runways this season, and it feels luxe and modern. Sarah Jassir and Amsale also featured this metallic accent.

    5. DEEP V

    Gowns by Dennis Basso and Inbal Dror; Photos by Dan Lecca 

    Necklines took a seriously sexy turn this season by dipping lower than ever before. Delphine Manivet and Ines Di Santo's designs also took the plunge. 

    6. FRINGE

    Gowns by Hayley Paige and Johanna Johnson; Photos by Dan Lecca 

    This unusual detail really packs personality into an otherwise classic wedding gown, and we bet it'll really wow the crowd when they see the way it moves on the dance floor. This Kelly Faetanini number also makes use the detail. 

    7. THE FROZEN EFFECT

    Gowns by Alfred Angelo and Theia; Photos by Dan Lecca 

    Between icicle-like shimmer and bundled up snow queens, the Disney movie Frozen definitely served as inspiration for many designers. The brides on Houghton's runway also featured a cozy look.

    8. SEPARATES

    Looks by Houghton and Naeem Khan; Photos by Dan Lecca 

    Brides are no longer limited to a dress for their bridal look. Tuck a blouse into a skirt, or opt for a well-tailored pants suit, a perfect ensemble for a same-sex wedding! Rivini also showcased a sheer pantsuit on her runway. 

    9. SHOWING SKIN

    Gowns by Pnina Tornai and Rania Hatoum; Photos by Dan Lecca

    The designers this season are daring you to bare by offering sheer skirts, thigh-high slits, and cut-outs galore. Badgley offered illusion detailing, Ines di Santo featured high slits, and Rivini showcased cutouts. 

    10. Tiered Ball Gowns

    Gowns by Anne Barge and Maggie Sottero; Photos by Dan Lecca 

    For the bride who wants to live out fantasy, this look is playful and romantic! Isabelle Armstrong and Katerina Bocci also made gowns fit for a princess. 

    NEXT: VIEW ALL OF THE FALL 2015 COLLECTIONS >>

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper and Stitch     Celebrate your bridesmaids and say thank you for all their support, with a hand painted watercolor clutch that matches your wedding colors. This is a great gift for your wedding party that you can easily add your own special touches to.     Materials: Small to medium size fabric clutch Spray bottle filled with water Fabric paint in two shades of the same color Paint brush How To:     1. Start by spraying the clutch with a water bottle until damp.     2. Then, starting with your darkest color, begin painting the bottom of the clutch in an abstract painterly fashion (you don't have to create a perfect stripe here or anything with hard lines).     3. As you are painting, spray more water onto the bottom area as necessary, to give it more of an irregular watercolor feel.     4. Next, add the lighter color paint just as you did for the first color. Only this time, you'll be painting above the darker paint (more toward the middle of the clutch). Add more water if necessary.     5. Lastly, swipe your brush upward, from that second lighter layer of paint, to create a very faint third shade that will disappear into the natural fabric color. Wait for the paint to dry and it's ready to use.     Take this gift a little further and add additional goodies inside the clutch, your bridesmaid may also like - a necklace, a pair of earrings, cute sunnies, etc.  
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Planning Basics: Find the best place to register, find the best centerpiece for your color scheme, and find the perfect thank you gifts for your bridal party – all while staying under budget – with our wedding planning tips and ideas.

DIY Wedding: With so many colorful images of unique wedding ideas we’ve found, plus all our real wedding images, you’ll find the most DIY wedding ideas here. From simple wedding favors to more complex origami wedding decorations – if we think you can make it, you’ll find it here (if it’s not here it doesn’t mean we don’t think you can make it, it just means we want you to send us a picture when your DIY project is done)!

Fashion & Beauty: Don’t forget to find wedding ideas for yourself! We have thousands of pictures of bridal hair and makeup, as well as one of the largest selections of wedding dresses for you to browse.

Wedding Venues: Not only do we have ideas for one-of-a-kind wedding venues as well as established wedding venues in your area, we have some of the very best wedding decoration ideas and wedding theme ideas for once you have nailed down the venue.

Wedding Cake: While we must admit that wedding cake is delicious (mmmm, wedding cake, nom nom nom), your cake will also serve as a focal point of the wedding reception. Check out all of our wedding ideas for cake decorations as well as cake alternatives.

Engagement Rings: Project Wedding doesn’t just start once you’ve gotten engaged. Register with us before the big question has been popped and share photos of your favorite engagement rings with your future better half.

Honeymoon: Project Wedding doesn’t stop with the wedding either. We’ve included hundreds of post-wedding ideas to inspire your perfect honeymoon!