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romance monday: we heart memorial day brides

Memorial Day was one for the bridal books. From an over publicized black tie wedding to Moroccan luxury serenade, fashion moguls from the likes of Poppy Delevigne to Kim and Kanye and Natalia Kills celebrated holy matrimony in ways that redefined luxe.

1. Poppy Delevingne

The second affair for the Brit beauty’s nuptials followed the intimate London wedding. The couple opted for a lavish Moroccan affair. Decked in a lacy Pucci peplum gown versus the Chanel showcase that happened a week beforehand, the bride defined bohemian elegance as she glowed of grace.  Sister Cara Delevigne reprised her role as maid of honor, donning a gorgeous lacy suit. The event was surrounded by high profile models such as family friends Arizona Muse, Suki Waterhouse, and Georgia May Jagger. The bridal attire for Poppy showcased an eccentric route for the leading role, proving that floral is always suitable. poppy-wedding-dress--z2. Natalia Kills

As a less publicized event, British pop star Natalia Kills married New Zealand recording artist Willy Moon. The unconventional event took place at the Jane Hotel rooftop in New York City, the couple were brought to together in matrimony by a captain. The happy couple was accompanied by a number of their family members and close friends including Obesity and Speed’s Lyz Olko.natalia kills wedding dress

3. Kim Kardashian (and Kanye West)

Anticipated and highly publicized the rapper and reality television star’s event finally unfolded. In the city of Florence, the couple celebrated outdoors surrounded by an abundance of flowers to the sounds of Andrea Botticelli as Kim walked down the aisle. The couple wore Givenchy by friend, Riccardo

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romance wednesday: we heart paul newman and joanne woodward

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward met in 1953, while the two understudied on the New York City set of the romantic play Picnic. on that stage is where the first undeniably sparks between them flew; and from then on it became a love affair that lasted a lifetime. during the first period of their relationship, Paul’s first marriage was coming to an end, and each was discovering their individual Hollywood success. Joanne starred in The Three Faces of Eve for which she won the 1957 Academy Award for Best Actress. the two were officially reunited to film The Long, Hot Summer; from there, the romance blossomed.92fdd6ecc37da5925e2f34e2c5a6b021

confession: we are somewhat obsessed with looking at pictures of the couple. it’s hard not to fall in love; you can see from a mile away that they were absolute soul mates. the pair were married in a simple, quaint ceremony in a Las Vegas hotel, and spent 50 love-filled years before Paul’s death from lung cancer in 2008. the power couple were attached to each other until his death, raising a family, starring together in a slew of films, and creating a life and a family that nothing could destroy.7269161830_cccedf05b7_o

do yourself a favor… pour yourself a glass of wine, kick your feet up, and watch A New Kind of Lovethere is nothing better than watching these two fall in love over sexy banter and fabulous 60s fashion. and all in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. swoon!


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‘I’m guilty as hell – and I’ll carry it with me for ever’: Paul Newman’s marriage secrets revealed | Mail Online

Paul Newman And Joanne Woodward’s Lifetime Of Love, In Pictures

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romance wednesday: we heart Erica and Enrico’s garden wedding

what could be more beautiful than a garden wedding, bright with the sunshine and vibrant colors of summer? Erica and Enrico had just that for their July 2011 wedding. the lovely couple held their intimate ceremony in a beautiful church, where sunshine poured in and elegant old archways framed the exchange of vows.


a modern couple, the two went for a fresh, bright look. Enrico wore a regal purple jacket paired with a bright striped tie, a bold look  that he wore beautifully. Erica was a vision in a short, Grecian-inspired dress, with soft gathers and an asymmetrical neckline. opting for a short hem means, of course, that everyone gets to see the shoes! Erica pulled out all the stops and went for a dazzling pair of seafoam green satin heels, adorned with lavish crystal brooches at the toe. she decided to pull the green further into her look by designing a custom chapeau, adorned with feathers and a vintage crystal brooch, and a fabric rosette perfectly matched to her heels. a gorgeous hydrangea bouquet pulled in a bit more white and green, along with a hint of blue for subtle contrast (and her something blue, of course!). her look was elegant and stunning, and played perfectly against Enrico’s fresh, modern style. the couple’s cheerful energy and bright smiles matched perfectly to the elegant glamour of their big day.


Fabulous Chicago photographer Tuan H Bui beautifully captured the bright colors and elegant moments of the couple’s wedding day!


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romance thursday: we heart kris and scott’s sweet chicago wedding


you know when you just look at a couple and know that they are hopelessly in love? that was our first reaction when we saw the photos from Kris and Scott’s November 30, 2013 wedding. the lovely couple practically glowed as they embraced in the warmth of the intimate Sky Chapel at Chicago’s historical United Methodist Church in the heart of the city’s downtown. kris was oh-so-chic in her elegantly bejeweled A-line dress in soft layers of net, satin, and lace. scott was every bit the dashing and modern groom in his gray suit and striped necktie. the bride sported a fabulous fur jacket to keep the fall chill away, and her polished accessories included a custom Dreamy Rosette Headpiece that the bride customized with soft ostrich feathers for texture and whimsy.


the chic couple kept the wedding palette soft and neutral, with fabulous ivory lace-overlay dresses for the beautiful bridesmaids, and softly bright green and white bouquets. the cute couple held their reception at Chicago’s own cozily refined Osteria Via Stato, creating the perfect end to their romantic and beautiful day. kris_scott_wedding_chicago_headpiece_tullerosette_pearls_feathers

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romance saturday: we heart alicia keys and swizz beatz mediterranean wedding


don’t you just love a hollywood couple that you almost, sorta, forget about? not that we could forget her- the gorgeous Alicia Keys loves surprising us every so often with a stunning live performance or catchy new tune on the airwaves. but she and her beau Swizz Beatz fly happily under the radar, and always have, since their romance began in 2008. the two wed in a small, private ceremony in the mediterranean on july 31, 2010, surrounded by close family and friends. and did you know that Deepak Chopra performed the ceremony?

alicia was stunning, proudly showing her baby bump in a gorgeous Vera Wang Grecian goddess-inspired white dress, with an asymetrical, split bodice and empire waist silhouette. the beautiful bouquet provided a bit of color with purple calla lilies and bright green foliage, and her sparkling Jacob and Co tiara was a perfectly regal adornment. swizz wore a glamorous white and black Tom Ford tuxedo with a classic bow tie, and looked completely dashing next to his lady.


we do get lucky enough to see the chic and stylish couple out and about throughout the year. always looking on-trend and perfectly coordinated, the couple are often arm-in-arm at awards ceremonies and events. the two cuties are often seen around town with their son, as well.


FIRST PHOTO: Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Seal Marriage with a Kiss – Weddings, Alicia Keys :

Alicia Keys from Famous Brides in Vera Wang Wedding Gowns | E! Online

Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz – Grammys 2013 Red Carpet | Just Jared 

Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz at TAO Downtown Grand Opening Party, More Stars – September 30, 2013 –

A Family Affair | Out and About: Alicia Keys and Family at Keep a Child Alive Black Ball | Celebrities | BET

AliciaKeysWeb.COM | Welcome back the leading Alicia Keys Fansite

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romance monday: we heart an “UP” themed anniversary shoot

romance fills our hearts when we see this beautiful couple. married 61 years, their beautiful love was captured by the talented Cambria Grace Photography in a vibrant and sweet photo session for their anniversary, inspired by one of our favorite Disney movies. Style Me Pretty introduced us to the fabulous photo shoot here, and we posted a few of our faves below…



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romance wednesday: we heart kelly clarkson’s farm wedding

our all-time favorite American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson wed her beau, Brandon Blackstock, on October 20 this year, in one of the loveliest intimate ceremonies we have seen for awhile. they held their nuptials at the gorgeous Blackberry Farm in Walland Tennessee, attended only by Brandon’s son and daughter. the intimate ceremony took place under the shelter of a covered wooden bridge in the picturesque woods of the resort, decorated simply in rustic string lights that haloed the couple.

kelly was stunning in a Temperley London lace gown featuring a dramatic front and back v-neck and sheer lace sleeves, edged in a gorgeous scallop. the silhouette of the gown was clean and soft, elegantly accenting kelly’s ladylike figure. the softly ruffled lace skirts were subtly beautiful, accented simply by the scallop of the gorgeous lace edge. her hair was our favorite part, a soft and perfectly messy updo that blended an undone, woodsy vibe with a chic and modern beauty. her asymmetrical side sweep perfectly framed her face, and she topped the look with a sparkly jeweled headband nestled into the ‘do. she was just stunning!



Kelly Clarkson borrows Brandon Blackstock’s jacket as the sun sets on pair’s stunning wedding day | Mail Online

Kelly Clarkson’s Romantic Bridal Hair: All the Details! | E! Online

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romance friday: we heart a romantic winter wedding

we love a winter wedding! refreshingly unexpected, a cold-weather wedding is a great opportunity to have fun with surprising silhouettes, layered textures, and of course the romance of dusky skies and softly glowing lights aplenty. grace and andrew did just that for their january wedding in the heart of downtown chicago. shades of whites, blues and silvers created the lineup of hues in the gorgeous ceremony and reception.


grace’s stunning gown featured a sweetheart neckline and dramatic ruffled skirts, and she kept away the cold with a gorgeous fur wrap. the piece de resistance was the gorgeous custom veil we designed with the bride, a cathedral length mantilla cut beauty trimmed in stunning lace; a delicate alencon scallop topped the piece, opening up into a wider lace at the hem, featuring a daintily detailed chantilly lace layered underneath a dramatic alencon edging.



the fabulous photographers from Life on Prints snapped the stunning photos from Grace and Andrew’s big day!

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romance saturday: we heart the longest married couple

we love hearing romantic stories about long-lasting unions and everlasting love. it was so inspiring to see Ann and John Betar, who just celebrated their 81st wedding anniversary. the Connecticut couple were married on November 25, 1932. the two met when Ann was in high school and the two lived in Bridgeport, Connecticut. though she was arranged to be married to a different man, Ann and John eloped to New York together after realizing that they had found true love. “It is unconditional love and understanding” says Ann of their long-lasting marriage. so simple and beautiful! 


Ann and John fall short of the Guinness World Record for longest marriage, of Zelmyra and Herbert Fisher, who had been married almost 87 years when Herbert died in 2011.


romance wednesday: we heart marriage equality

today is a historic day in Illinois, as our Governor Pat Quinn will be signing the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act this afternoon at Chicago’s UIC Forum. as of today, Illinois will be the 16th of the 50 states to pass the bill allowing same-sex couples to wed. starting in June 2014, these couples will be able to legally wed and have their marriages recognized as equal to those of heterosexual couples. how exciting that our state is continuing the perpetual motion that our country, and our world, is traveling in towards equality of all individuals despite their sexual identity and orientation.

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