Monthly Archives: May 2013

Hot Destination Wedding Spot: Dominican Republic

See why this red-hot island is the perfect place to tie the knot away from home.

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Jennifer Sembler

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Set on the eastern portion of the island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean’s most geographically diverse countries, with stunning white-sand coasts that give way to majestic mountains, tropical rainforests, endless coffee fields and desert interiors. Its bustling cities boast a rich heritage and history — Santo Domingo claims the title of the oldest settlement in the Americas. The cuisine, music and laid-back vibe of the welcoming island nation add to the intoxicating appeal. Factor in gorgeous beach resorts, boutique mountain hideaways and excellent excursion opportunities and you’ve got a postcard-perfect destination for hosting a wedding.

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What's Your Dream Wedding-Day Look?

Find inspiration from some of the hottest bridal fashion trends this season featuring jewelry by Blue Nile.

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Selecting your wedding outfit is a pivotal moment in your wedding-planning journey. Once you try on a dress and realize it's the one you want to get married in, that's the first glimpse you'll get of yourself as a bride — “exciting” doesn't even begin to sum it up! But before you go shopping, it helps to research different looks to see which one speaks to your personal sense of style.

That's where BG comes in: We filtered through hundreds of gowns to come up with the top looks for this season. Naturally, no bridal ensemble would be complete without dazzling accessories, so we turned to Blue Nile, the ultimate resource for wedding jewelry.

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An Inside Look at Manuel Mota's Last Collection for Pronovias

A sophisticated elegance defines Manuel Mota’s final collection for Pronovias.

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Brittany Robins

The inspiration: The latest collection was inspired by a desire to evoke a bucolic universe for brides. Textural components like feathers and embroidery and transparent layering are paired with dainty floral details and petal-accented skirts. The line celebrates a feminine aesthetic, balanced with a lightness that allows the bride to move about with ease.

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Silk blouse over a sequin bodice and feather skirt, about $6,700.

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