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Everything BUT "The Dress"

Those of us who love everything weddings and those of you who love planning your own wedding put lots of focus on "the dress" ... the garment you'll wear as you begin the next chapter of your life. But let's not forget about all of the other parties connected to your main event that you'll want to look fabulous for - like your bridal shower, your bachelorette party and the rehearsal dinner.  These events call for special attention as well, so you're looking your beautiful best. So, don't forget to shop for these and try not to wait until the last minute.

To get you started, check out a few ensembles I threw together for Spring/Summer parties. I hope they inspire!

Bridal Shower
Bridal Shower
(LANVIN dress; Burberry trench coat; Faith gold clutch; Jamie Wolf earrings; TopShop bangle set; LANVIN pump)

Bridal Shower 2
(ShopRuche dress; Luichiny bootie; Joan Shepp Clutch; King Baby Studio earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane cocktail ring)

Bachelorette Party
Bachelorette Party 2
(D&G jacket; All Saints crop pant; Christian Louboutin sandal; Jvin tote; Oasis cuff; Betsey Johnson earrings)

Bachelorette Party
(Alice + Olivia blazer; mirror ball dress; Giuseppe Zanotti sandal; Anya Hindmarch clutch; Aurelie Bidermann necklace; Coach earrings)

Rehearsal Dinner
Rehearsal Dinner
(Gypsy maxi dress; Tory Burch flats; Anya Hindmarch tote; Lee Angel necklace; Cathy Waterman earrings; American Eagle jean jacket)

Rehearsal Dinner 2
(Elizabeth and James dress; Alexander McQueen boot; Gustto suede bag; LANVIN necklace; Armani watch; Kew belt; gray pearl earrings)

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by Rashana Anderson
Founder & Managing Director, THE BRIDAL PARTY


Peter said…
Great blog, I really enjoyed the wedding photography. Keep posting new photography, I like to see all the different pictures of the weddings.
Melissa said…
LOVE this post! Great ensembles!

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