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Designer Hayley Paige on How You Know Which Wedding Dress Is the One

To Hayley Paige, there is nothing more beautiful than a woman in love. In what could be the most high-pressure position of all time, the bridal designer gleefully helps women dress for the day that most of them have been dreaming, planning and Pinning about for years prior to their first fitting. “Sometimes it feels like the most stylish trust fall of all time,” she says. Like a magical fairy godmother to each of her brides, it is easy to imagine Paige wielding a wand until the Lumi ballgown appears, shimmering and ethereal for the modern-day, fashion-forward Cinderella. 

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Behind the Brand: Affordable, Ethereal Bridal Gowns by Katie May

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No one understands the modern bride like Katie May Neu, the designer and founder of Katie May Bridal and the Nordstrom-exclusive capsule collection Noel and Jean. Her entrée into the bridal industry happened in 2012 when her sister was getting married and couldn’t find the right dress to fit both her budget and her style. Katie May decided to make her sister’s fairy tale come true and designed the perfect gown for her. “For months I just walked around the Los Angeles garment district, searching. I found a patternmaker and I was able to find beautiful silk and the finest lace—I was just figuring it out,” says the designer. The gown her little sister wore on her wedding day is the now highly sought-after Princeville gown, a piece that defined the Katie May Bridal aesthetic. It launched a new career for the designer, whose sexy signature style appeals to soon-to-be brides searching for a gown that’s current, affordable and backless.

Katie May’s Noel and Jean capsule collection for Nordstrom maintains her feminine aesthetic, but what excites the designer most is its affordable price point. “It’s an opportunity to make bridal more accessible,” she says of the capsule. “I wanted to create gowns that won’t break the bank and are still really special.”

Here’s what else she had to say about these exclusive designs and what’s in store for the future of bridal.

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Kelly & David | Real Weddings

Kelly shares the story of her and David’s classically beautiful wedding in Ohio–plus, the surprise engagement video that couldn’t be more adorable.

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Our location: Cleveland City Hall Rotunda, Ohio. I visited City Hall when my sister was looking at wedding venues a few years ago, and I completely fell in love with it. The high ceilings and open layout are so grand and elegant, and all the intricate gold details give the room a beautiful look that is perfect for a wedding.

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Trying on Wedding Dresses with Bride-to-Be Hannah and Smart Advice from Our Suite Stylist

We had the extreme privilege of being flies on the wall at real-life, bride-to-be Hannah Schultz’s appointment at our Wedding Suite. Not every woman would let a crew of people (not to mention a camera!) into a private dressing area, but Hannah was as gracious as she was convivial. Though she’s a wedding planner herself and old hat at attending wedding dress appointments, we were still honored that she agreed to let us document and share her personal Wedding Suite experience.

Joined by her family, Hannah spent a few hours trying on a handful of beautiful wedding gowns—along with the help of wedding stylist Rachael Sanchez—in search of “the one” to wear to her fall 2017 wedding. Read on for more about Hannah, some sage stylist intel on gown shopping and lots of gorgeous dresses.

Vera Wang fawn wedding gown at Nordstrom.

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Bridesmaid Dresses to Flatter Any Body Type, from Paper Crown by Lauren Conrad

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Celebrate the fact that your friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and outfit your bridesmaids in coordinating colors and styles that flatter their unique features, for maximum confidence on your big day. Paper Crown by Lauren Conrad teamed up with a handful of bloggers to showcase the perfect bridesmaid dresses for any woman.

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Whitney & Yohei | Real Weddings

Whitney shares her and Yohei’s wedding day—an elegant affair with a revved-up fairy-tale ending.


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Our location and theme: The Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey. We chose the Ritz because of the unique beauty of the grounds, especially the Rose Garden (where our ceremony took place) and the access to the promenade by the marina. The exquisite food selections by Chef Tony were exactly what we were looking for, and the special events staff were really great—especially Zheilla Cordero Blackwell and Hernan Berlese.

Our palette was blush, gold and white. We went for classic elegance and were so pleased with the creations of our florist, Inna Savluk Upperco of Butterfly Floral & Event Design.

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Breanne & Mike | Real Weddings

Breanne shares her and Mike’s big day—an island wedding full of romantic elegance.

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Bridal Fashion Week, Spring 2017, with Hayley Paige

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We’re at Bridal Fashion Week! And we’re chatting with just some of our favorite designers as they unveil their gorgeous spring 2017 collections. From new trends to tips on finding the perfect wedding dress, we’ll give you the latest from a handful of the world’s most talented and sought-after bridal designers.

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Hayley Paige spring 2017 collection

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Bridal Fashion Week, Spring 2017, with Alice Temperley of Temperley London

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We’re at Bridal Fashion Week! And we’re chatting with just some of our favorite designers as they unveil their gorgeous spring 2017 collections. From new trends to tips on finding the perfect wedding dress, we’ll give you the latest from a handful of the world’s most talented and sought-after bridal designers.

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Temperley London spring 2017 collection

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Bridal Fashion Week, Spring 2017, with Sarah Seven

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We’re at Bridal Fashion Week! And we’re chatting with just some of our favorite designers as they unveil their gorgeous spring 2017 collections. From new trends to tips on finding the perfect wedding dress, we’ll give you the latest from a handful of the world’s most talented and sought-after bridal designers.

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