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All the Wedding Dress Trends You Need to Know from the Spring 2018 Runways

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any prettier in the world of wedding dresses, designers presented their Spring 2018 collections at New York Bridal Week, leaving us completely in awe. From dramatic bows and powerful pantsuits to fantastical feathers and a few surprise pops of color, these trends guarantee gorgeous gowns for future brides!

The Biggest Trends from Spring 2018 Bridal Week
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Your Style Guide to a Chic Tropical Wedding

You know Oliver Fly as one of our favorite Paris-based photographers, but today he’s bringing us an inspiration shoot set in exotic Bali, Indonesia. Thoughtfully pieced together by Bali Event Styling, this is a tropical affair done right, and we’re so ready to grab ourselves a coconut drink and dive right in.

From Bali Event Styling… Khayangan Estate is Bali’s — if not Asia’s — quintessential destination wedding venue. Every inch of the property, from the moment one enters through its imposing teak wood gates, evokes an authentic aura of timeless elegance, an otherworldly environment that caters to modern day fantasies.

Our approach to the shoot was fine art with tropical accents melding soft pastels with a mixture of import and local florals and greeneries, stylish natural wood decor – Balinese arch and Louis chairs — with a spritz of gold cutlery, gilded tea lights, and crystal glassware for elegant effect.

Our wear florals featured Peonia, Astilbe, Astrantia, Eucalyptus populus. Eucalyptus nicolii, Bouvardia and Hellebores. The tablescape consisted of the same with additional Eustoma, Rose. and Frangipani, the latter lending a Balinese hint. The Table was layered with a light gray linen table cloth, two-toned silk runners, accented by silk ribbons and soft pink linen napkins.

We positioned Elephant ear leaves, coconuts, and vines at the entrance of the aisles. For the flower shower, we used Frangipani inside a woven basket made from coconut leaves. The natural wood wedding arch with Balinese carvings featured a floral mix of Anemones, Smilax, Astrantia, Ammimajus, Israeli cuscus and Salix.

Last but not least, we created welcome drinks using kelapa muda (young coconuts) with Frangipani flower, leafs, and sporting all natural bamboo straws.

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Photography: Oliver Fly Photography | Event Planning + Design: Bali Event Styling | Floral Design: Bali Event Styling | Wedding Dress: Musat Bridal | Cake: Butter Bali | Stationery: Papers Ribbons | Shoes: Bella Belle | Hair + Makeup: Yeanne Makeup Art | Calligraphy: Papers Ribbons | Groom's Attire: Rives | Venue: Khayangan Estate | Bridal Couture Accessories: Orchidee De Soie | Models: Nameera Azman & Tobias Klanner | Processing Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Rentals: Bali Event Hire | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Silk ribbons & Table Runner: Orchidee De Soie | Tabletop: The Host Table

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A Garden Wedding Inspired by the Couple’s Love of Art

It’s not every day you come across a wedding quite as striking as this. And that’s saying a lot coming from an editor who sees pretty amazing nuptials on the reg. No surprise, vendor masterminds like A Modern Plan were behind the scenes on the making of this art-inspired celebration, and our beloved Jose Villa worked his usual magic behind the lens.

From the planner, A Modern PlanKatie + Clark are both from Alaska. They met in high school and are simply the most lovely couple. They share a strong love of art and traveling. Their wedding was filled with lots of personal touches. Katie’s love of the quaint flower shops in Paris was echoed in the beautiful abundant blooms displayed in vintage flower buckets by Brown Paper Design.

Clark and Katie’s affection of the arts was seen throughout their day. In the programs created by the bride and also their menus. Each menu had a print of one of their favorite paintings or drawings. The week leading up to the wedding date showed rain in the forecast. The rain added such an intimate touch to their day. A beautiful tent was set up at Beaulieu Garden for their reception and guests gathered around their ceremony with clear umbrellas. Such a beautiful day.

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Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Event Planning: A Modern Plan | Cake : The Whole Cake | Calligraphy: Bespoke Aesthetics | Lighting : Got Light | Dj : DJ CAMS | Venue: Beaulieu Garden | Classic Car: Wine Country Classic Limousine | Floral Design + Decor : Brown Paper Design | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Lounge Rentals : Found Vintage Rentals | Paper Goods : Made by the Bride | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Rentals : Classic Party Rentals | Rentals : Encore Events Rentals | Shuttles: Napa Valley Tours & Transportation | Tabletop Rentals: Frances Lane | Tenting: Classic Party Rentals | Venue, Food and Rentals : Paula LeDuc Fine Catering

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The Details in These Gowns are Everything

In the world of dreamy wedding gowns, Morilee Madeline Gardner can seriously do no wrong. And their newest Reflections Collection? One of their best yet. Think beyond stunning styles boasting 3-D florals, sparkles + sequins and figure-flattering silhouettes just waiting to steal the spotlight. Yep, this is a collection that is all about the details… and it’s sooo gorgeous.

Whether you’re saying “I do” in a traditional ceremony at your family church or tying the knot in a more laid-back setting, the Morilee Madeline Gardner Reflections Collection has everything you’ve ever wanted… and so much more. From the dramatic detachable trains to the intricate details to the silky smooth fabrics, every last piece in this breathtaking collection will WOW each and every one of you guests and have you dancing the night away like a total princess. We love that.

From beautiful ball gowns to sassy fit and flares to A-line pretties, the Morilee Madeline Gardner Reflections Collection is your go-to for that gown of your dreams. Visit them today to start perusing the beautiful options… we can’t wait to see which gown you rock on the Big Day, lovelies.