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Glitter, Confetti and Loads of Bubbly = the Perfect New Year’s Eve

If ever there were an evening so deserving of all the glitter, confetti and champagne, it would be this one. Take a cue from Viva L'Event NC + Bohío | Fine Art Photography and celebrate New Year's Eve in the most sparkly of ways. Because the best is yet to come dears. And if you over do it, this...

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The Wedding Trends You’ll See Everywhere in 2017

Trends come and go, but your wedding photos will last forever. Thankfully, the 2017 wedding trends predicted by top planners are not only gorgeous, but...

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Guests Wore White for this Glam Winter Wedding!

Donovan and Santini wanted their wedding "to be a type of event guests had never attended before." And man did they deliver. Thanks to industry legend, Colin Cowie they designed a black-tie affair with the women in white gowns to complement the snowy mountains of Utah surrounding them. Annie McElwain photographed this perfectly nontraditional day and you can ...

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A Glamorous New Year’s Eve Wedding Complete with Festivities Galore!

I've always wanted to go to a fabulous wedding on New Year's Eve. I can't think of a better way to celebrate than with balloons, champagne and bushels of love as you witness inspiring "I do's." And if I ever get that invite, I hope it's just like this fete planned and designed by...

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The First 5 Things to Do Once You’re Engaged!

YOU'RE ENGAGED!! Pop the bubbly, let the excitement sink in, and let's talk about what's next. Wedding planning extraordinaires, Aleah and Nick of Valley & Company Events are here to help spell out those very first steps so you can fully enjoy the early days of your journey down the aisle. Grab a seat and let's get started! Soak it In Before you do any actual planning, take a breath! This is one of the most exciting times in...

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4 Tips for the Cutest Ever Non-Traditional New Year’s Eve Party

When I think of a classic New Year's Eve shindig, layers of black and gold and elegant gowns galore set the scene in my mind. But if this non-traditional slice of NYE inspiration presented itself to me this year? I'd most definitely choose tropical over traditional. How fun would it be to kick off a new 365 in warm-weather style?! With ...

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How Much Should You Actually Spend On an Engagement Ring?

Now that we're in the midst of proposal season, it's time we had a little chat. We've all heard the three-month rule — that an engagement ring should cost three-month's salary — but as it turns out, that's not exactly true. So how much should you really spend? Josh Levkoff has the answer. What’s in YOUR wallet? Everyone’s financial situation is different, and a strategic plan based on your specific situation is what matters most, not...

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12 Crowning Glory Moments To Inspire Your Inner Princess

You should feel like nothing less than a queen when your special day arrives, so why not wear the crown to show it? Plus, all eyes will be on you when you walk down the aisle which will finally give you the chance to have your Mia Thermopolis moment. Take some style notes from these beautiful brides who rocked tiaras when they tied the knot. I mean, if the crown fits…wear it! More Big Day Beauty Inspiration

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How to Ditch the Pain that Comes with Being Beautiful

Here it is. A new year upon us. A fresh slate. A chance to right our wrongs and blaze new trails. To teach our children or our nieces and nephews or our some-day littles that they are perfect just the way they are. But not without the dash of pain and torture that it takes to get to that so-called "perfect just way they are" place. So today, we're breaking down the painful beauty rituals that us ladies partake in every day and offering a few milder remedies for looking and FEELING your very...

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Why Your Ponytail Never Looks As Good As Hers

While we'll be the first to admit that ponytail envy isn't the biggest problem that we need to solve in 2017, the struggle IS actually real and as someone who loves to rock one daily, I have done my due diligence one why some ponies looks so damn cute and others fall a little flat. So for all of your lovelies out there that need a boost, we've got you covered with all of Her secrets that make her ponytail look gorgeous. And need more hair tips?

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When You Marry in a Train Depot and It’s Totally Chic

Luke and Sara currently call D.C. home, but when they began planning their wedding there was no question they'd return to their Southern roots. They decided on a fall affair in downtown Durham's historic freight train depot and threw the party of a lifetime - live bluegrass and local craft beer included. Tre Bella Florist translated Sara's "fairy meets lumberjack" vision and Graham Terhune didn't miss a beat...

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The Most Gorgeous Dress We’ve Ever Seen

For all of the brides that are reading today, I think we can stand in solidarity on one very important thing...the gown. We want to look in the mirror and believe that this dress was made for this moment, this girl, this day. It's everything. And one look at the bride in this next gorgeous wedding and I think the world will agree...this dress was made just for her. It's perfection. Add in an incredibly...

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The 3-Step Trick to Effortless Model Eyes

Want to know how all those models get that doe-eyed look without overloading on tons of eye makeup? Sure, natural beauty helps, but did you know there's a simple trick that can open up and brighten those beauties in seconds? It's called tightlining and it's going to be your new best friend. Less liner, more wow. Get the steps below! Mascara and/or gel eye liner (I use...

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6 New Year Hair-solutions for Healthier Locks in 2017

With every New Year, I can't help but re-assess my beauty routine, from vowing to wash my makeup brushes more often to nipping bad hair habits in the bud. Especially the latter. Because healthy, bouncy locks make for more good hair days than bad and we all know how a bad hair day can really throw a wrench in our week. Ready to make some 'hair-solutions' in 2017? Click below! You might also love...

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How To Get Lashes that Everyone Will Compliment You On

Stranded on a desert island, the one beauty item I'd take with me? Mascara. Of course, there'd already be the island bronzed vibe happening from all those rays! But regardless, I think it's safe to say that giving our lashes a bit of love can really change an entire look. Thankfully, we can rely on more than a bit of mascara—see 6 ways to lengthen those lovelies right here. You might also love...

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5 Beauty Tutorials Every Girl Should Keep in Her Back Pocket

Whether you lean more toward the au-so-naturale vibe or love a little bit of drama in your every day look, keeping a few beauty tricks in your back pocket is always a good idea. Want to make those eyes pop even more? Try tightlining. Is a perfect red lip your signature go-to? Every girl should sport one now and then.

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13 of the Coolest Beauty Tools to hit 2016

As Mindy Kaling once said, "If I'm going to be a mess, I might as well be a hot mess." So here are 13 of our favorite beauty finds for 2016 as we sail right into 2017. Because if the world around us feels like it might crumble, at least we know that our fake eyelashes could have their own closet and that we can enhance our jaw line in just four minutes. We're not joking. And we've already bought every last one of these fabulous finds. And while you're at it, make sure you check out our...

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Modern Design Meets Boho Beauty for this Palm Springs Celebration

Geometrics gained momentum in 2016 but I'm predicting they go big in 2017. Modern and whimsical and oh so fun, they were on display at this boho beauty of a wedding in Palm Springs, from the DIY table runners to the floral and succulent displays. Betsi Ewing captured...

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This is How You Celebrate the Perfect Island “I Do’s”

We're big fans of coastal soirees and when it comes to saying "I do" with the stunning blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop, Jekyll Island Club Hotel is IT. From the crazy cool venue options to the breathtaking views to the talented staff that knows everything about throwing a fab wedding, this is a place that has dream day written all over it. See just what I mean below. Whether you're planning an intimate...

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5 Beauty Looks to Steal For Your Big Day

Finding just the right look for your wedding day is no small task but we're about to make things a little bit easier. Because when Special Occasions Hair Design artfully crafts five gorgeous styles that don't immediately scream "bride", we happily share each one so you can pin it, save it, and take it straight to...

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