Yes, there are ways to add green goodness to your wedding without compromising even a little bit of beauty and sophistication. A crop of sites are dedicated to eco-conscious weddings, supplying sources for everything from the invitations to the flowers. We're focused on your stylish self, of course, and we hunted down gorgeously green options, from conflict-free diamond rings to a romantic hemp and bamboo dress to a recycled veil. Click our slideshow to see just how you can get hitched and help save the world — yes, help save the world — at the the same time.
Readers, get excited: since I shared the invite and party plan, I wanted to show you how the actual event turned out. It was the first time I hosted a bridal shower and although it took some effort to put everything together, I'm happy to report it was a success! Here, you'll find all of the delicious details.
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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden is upsetting elders and the Church of Sweden because of an odd wedding request she's made: she wants her father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, to give her away at her wedding next month.
Of course, in the US many brides worry about asking their fathers not to walk them down the aisle, but Sweden considers the practice sexist. Priest and theologian, Annika Borg, is disappointed in the princesses choice. "The idea of the couple entering the church together symbolizes that the man and the woman are entering the marriage of their own free will," she said. "In the future it is going to be very hard for us to resist requests from brides who want to be given away."
So, wedding tradition aside, is dad giving daughter away on her wedding day sexist or sweet?
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Watch out San Francisco, there's a new hostess in town. Model Maggie Rizer moved to our foggy city last Fall and she's already making the fashion rounds. We caught up with her at Derek Blasberg's book party recently and talked about her wedding to real estate developer Alex Mehran. We got the juicy details about the dress, designer, and accessories. Her nuptials are taking place September 18 in Lake Placid, we can't wait to see pics, but in the meantime . . .
The wedding dress — was it easy to find or was it a struggle?
I had everything else planned first, and finally the wedding dress was the last thing. I was kind of freaking out because in my mind I’ve worn all the most amazing dresses in the world and I didn’t think I was going to find something that lived up to those, something I was going to be excited about. That was my problem, I wanted to be really excited and I couldn’t get excited about any of them because I was like “Yeah, it’s a dress.”
Who’s the designer?
Oscar de la Renta. I’m really excited about it, so it worked out.
What does it look like?
It’s classic, strapless, very fitted here [points to the waist], and then goes out and goes long. I have a cathedral veil, it’s cool.
World-renowned bridal designer Reem Acra gives FabTV an exclusive sneak peek into her Spring 2011 Bridal Collection. Celebrity fans Angelina Jolie, Leighton Meester, Carrie Underwood, and more have worn her designs on the red carpet, and FabTV has the designer talking about her newest collection and upcoming trends in bridal wear.
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It's officially wedding season on the PopSugar Network! I asked you to submit your stylish dress photos, and here is the first one. Isn't Camarogirl67 such a beautiful bride? I'm speechless. I love the streamlined silhouette of her gown and the exposed back. What a breathtaking photo.
I love seeing celebrity brides, but now it's your turn to be a star on Fab. With wedding season in the air, I would like to spotlight your big day. But save the floral arrangements for PartySugar; I'm looking for awesome pics of your gorgeous gown, bridesmaid dresses, and accessories. Post your photos in the Wedding Talk group and you may just see your beautiful married self on Fab!
Brides-to-be, you don't want to miss out on this opportunity. Fashion designer extraordinaire and king of elegance Oscar de la Renta is currently a guest contributor on Brides.com. Translation: He's offering experienced advice about choosing a gown inspired by the place of your nuptials, be it in the city, country, or islands. Mr. de la Renta will also be offering words of wisdom on jewelry and destinations, so be sure to check back often.