17 Mar

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It would be kinda hard to shoot on the canals of Venice and not have it turn out gorgeous. Gondolas passing, quaint sidewalk cafes, centuries old architecture—enough said. But even so, Heather Waraksa and Chic Weddings really outdid themselves with this bit of bridal inspiration. It’s dark, mysterious, elegant, and distinctly European.

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Gold calligraphy on black paper always gets us. Love.

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We’re guessing that one of the best parts of tying the knot in Italy has got to be the cuisine. That squid ink pasta is looking mighty tasty.

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Hello, McQueen! Heather says, We wanted to show that a black wedding dress doesn’t need to fall into the category of gothic wedding. It can be very charming, elegant, yet different.

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Thanks to everyone below for sharing this beautiful shoot with us!

For more inspiration check out our Wedding Ideas section + Pinterest boards

Photographer: Heather Waraksa / Event Design: Chic Weddings / Hair: Eva Fassina / Makeup: Francesca Piva / Flowers: Fioreria Roma / Stationery: East Six NY / Cake: Maria Luisa Zennaro / Rentals: Rosa Salva Venezia / Dresses: Alexander McQueen & Anna Rita from Out Cheri Atelier Treviso / Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab / Models: Serena Casellato & Gianluca Traverso

 
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14 Mar

Oh boy. It’s been an exciting couple of weeks around these parts! Per ushe, we shared so many pretty weddings (like this quintessential Cali soiree). And then we partnered up with Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company for a girly trip downtown to do some engagement ring shopping (and macaron tasting). And last but not least, there was our two-week streak of giveaways to celebrate our five-year anniversary. So. Much. Fun. Congrats to all of our lucky winners!

So before we take off for the weekend, we wanted to give a little shout out to all of our lovely readers aka you guys! Thanks for reading along with us these past five years and just for being all around awesome. Srsly, you guys are the best.

Here are a few links to keep you entertained until we meet back here on Monday…

100 Layer Cakes Friday favorites

1. Shopping for the perfect engagement ring that fits your style >
2. Beautiful aqua and peach wedding inspiration >
3. Elegant California wedding in Santa Rosa, CA >
4. BHLDN unveils their new Spring collection exclusively for us >

 
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14 Mar

We can all agree that we loooove pretty lingerie, right? Journelle is a fave over here at 100LC, so we were thrilled when they asked us to share some of our favorite picks for bridal and honeymoon from their site with you all. They are literally the *perfect* place to shop for something special for your wedding day, for bachelorette parties, or even just a surprise for your honey on a random Tuesday.

Amandas Journelle picks

Zinke Daisy Jumper / Princesse Tam Tam Folie Shorty / Brighton Boudoir Bra / Brighton Silk Brief /  Lascivious Lucy Bra / Else Romper

Jillian bridal lingerie picks

Hannah Teddy / Lilipiache Floret Love bikini /  Faye Flirting Slip Dress / Chantal Thomass Secret D’alcove Bra / Chantel Thomass Secret D’alcove Tanga / Velvette Scarlet Bralet

Kristina honeymoon picks

Heather Racerback Tank and Shorts / Emily Sleep Shorts / Stella Cherie Sneezing Chemise / Basta Surf Kikitas Bikini Top / Eberjey Roxie Teddy

See the whole feature here! Happy weekend, lovelies!

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