How Do I Love Thee, Blush Wedding Dresses? Let Me Count the Ways

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My mom’s wedding dress in the 80s was pinkish, so maybe it’s no wonder that I gravitate toward blush-hued and neutral-toned wedding dresses. They’re simultaneously untraditional—and thus a bit rebellious—and yet ethereal and romantic.  I love that they’re classic, yet slightly different. I picked just a few from the Fall 2013 bridal runways, plus interviewed Brides fashion director Rachel Leonard about the latest wedding dress trends.

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A Classic Beach Resort Wedding

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Photo: Esther Sun Photography, Brides.com

Ashley Cha and John Kim’s relationship has truly stood the test of time: Before their engagement, the couple was in a long-distance relationship for six years—she in New York City and he in Michigan. They first met through a mutual friend in New York, in the summer of 2005. “We were good friends in the beginning and soon we fell for each other,” says Ashley. “Even after six years of our relationship, we still remember what we wore the day we first met!”

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A Romantic Summer Wedding in Southern California

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Photo: Caroline Tran, Brides.com

Meghan Bakshi and Andrew James Hoffman II met because of their mutual love for getting down on the dance floor. Their stars aligned during a hip-hop night at a bar called—of all things—Nasty’s while they were both attending the University of Texas at Austin law school in 2006. “Classy, I know,” quips the bride.

The couple wed on Aug. 20, 2011 at St. Timothy’s in Laguna Niguel, California, followed by an elegant reception at the beautiful St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa in Dana Point.

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Keira Knightley May Be “Permanently Engaged”

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Keira Knightley may adore her $40,000 round-cut diamond engagement ring—she recently said she loves doing the “engagement shuffle,” waving her left hand back and forth for all to see. But we can be sure we won’t be spotting the Anna Karenina star out wedding dress shopping or cake tasting anytime soon.

Read the rest on Brides.com: Keira Knightley Is Not Wedding-Dress Shopping Anytime Soon

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The Five-Year Engagement: A Sort-Of, Kind-Of Review

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Amanda Green and I went to a press screening of The Five-Year Engagement last night. Instead of writing a “real” review, we decided to let you in on our gal-to-gal dialogue about the movie. Here’s approximately what we said as we took the escalator down from the movie theater, and walked down the street to get tea (yes, we’re boring, we drink tea):

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3 Tips for Pre-Wedding Grooms’ Gifts

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In ancient Rome, a groom would give his bride-to-be a ring, while she would present him with a toga. Today, jewelry, watches and cufflinks have replaced togas, but couples still exchange gifts. According to a recent Bridal Guide survey, 89% of couples plan to partake in the tradition. Here are a few tips to help you do it right.

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Honeymoons: One&Only Palmilla Resort, Mexico

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Giants quarterback Eli Manning may have been the hero of this year’s Super Bowl, but in April of 2008, he triumphed in a trickier game—love—when he wed college sweetheart Abby McGrew. Attended by their friends and families, this perfect team said their “I dos” on the beach at the One&Only Palmilla Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Read on Bridal Guide: Eli Manning & Abby McGrew: One&Only Palmilla Resort, Mexico