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Princess Eugenie's Wedding Dress Is Peter Pilotto

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The wait is over! After much speculation over who will receive the honor of designing Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress for her royal wedding, the big moment is finally here. Princess Eugenie has just arrived at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, revealing that her wedding dress is a gorgeous gown by Peter Pilotto. Unsurprisingly, it’s totally fit for this fairytale event.

As confirmed this morning, Princess Eugenie’s wedding gown was created by British designer Peter Pilotto. Featuring a slight off the shoulder neckline, long sleeves, and train, the wedding dress couldn’t feel more regal and so does Eugenie, who looked positively radiant in the classic frock. The Princess opted to skip the veil—a good idea for this incredibly windy day—and topped her wedding look off with The Queen’s personal Greville Emerald tiara, designed by Boucheron in 1921. Talk about something borrowed! She also chose Charlotte Olympia shoes for her wedding—another nod to British fashion.

Princess Eugenie has been envisioning her dream dress since the very beginning. “[The dress] is the one thing that I was really decisive about,” the bride previously told Vogue U.K. “As soon as we announced the wedding, I knew the designer, and the look, straight away. I never thought I’d be the one who knew exactly what I like, but I’ve been pretty on top of it.” But just like other royal brides before her (remember the insane frenzy over who would design Meghan Markle’s wedding dress?), she kept the name of the designer to herself until the big day. However, she did reveal a hint about the label: “I’m not telling anyone who is making it, but I can say it is a British-based designer,” she said.

Based on this tidbit, royal fans speculated that the dress would be designed by either Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, or Erdem, with the latter two both confirming they were not in line to design this royal wedding gown. Erdem was the dress Eugenie chose for her official engagement photo, after all! Thus, as was the case with Meghan Markle, folks across the pond began placing bets on potential dress designers that Eugenie may have tapped, and those placed on Erdem surged. As it turns out, the speculation was very wrong, and we got another surprise, just like with Meghan’s dress.

Keep scrolling for more photos of Princess Eugenie in her gorgeous gown.

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Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Royal Wedding Photos

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We have no idea how we managed to get so lucky to witness, not one, but two royal weddings in a single year, but somehow the stars aligned. Now today, just less than five months after Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, his cousin, Princess Eugenie of York, will marry her fiancé Jack Brooksbank in their very own royal wedding. Gah!

We’ve been waiting since January to see this royal duo tie the knot. On January 22, Buckingham Palace announced the engagement between Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank, who have been dating since 2010 after meeting during a Swiss ski trip. “The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Eugenie to Mr. Jack Brooksbank,” the announcement read. “Her Royal Highness and Mr. Brooksbank became engaged in Nicaragua earlier this month,” with, we might add, a gorgeous pink padparadscha sapphire engagement ring.

Since then, more details of this day have slowly been trickling out. Eugenie’s mother, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, has expertly fulfilled the role of mother of the bride, helping her daughter plan her wedding according to a report. A Royal Family press release later shared that both Prince George and Princess Charlotte will participate in the nuptials as page boy and bridesmaid. And the bride’s sister, Princess Beatrice, will stand by her side as maid of honor. The Dean of Windsor, The Rt Revd. David Conner, is set to officiate the wedding service, and the Archbishop of York, The Most Revd. and Rt. Hon. John Sentamu, has written a personal prayer to be read during the Order of Service. And with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and legendary Italian singer/songwriter Andrea Bocelli ready to perform and Eugenie’s wedding dress (created by a British designer, of course) prepped and pressed, we’re set to begin!

Now, the royals are descending upon St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle once more (you do remember this is also where Meghan and Harry tied the knot, don’t you?). Here we go again!

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St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle is beginning to fill up!

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Naomi Campbell arrives.

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Comedian Stephen Fry arrives at St. George’s.

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Actress Demi Moore arrives, matching fascinator and all.

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Sofia Wellesley and James Blunt arrive ahead of the wedding.

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Singer Ellie Goulding is in attendance. Back at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s 2011 wedding, she scored the role as wedding singer!

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Watch Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Royal Wedding Live Stream Here

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Rise and shine, and put on the tea and crumpets! Today, Princess Eugenie of York will marry commoner Jack Brooksbank, marking the second royal wedding of the year—and we could not be more excited to watch! Luckily, you can live stream the entire event, via the Royal Family’s official Youtube channel, below.

Just a few weeks ago, it was undetermined just how we would be able to watch Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding from across the pond. BBC previously declined to air the nuptials, with a source telling the Daily Mail that the British news network “turned it down because they don’t think enough people will tune in and that there isn’t enough support for the Yorks.” Awkward. Luckily, the Royal Family has taken it upon themselves to ensure that royal fans everywhere will get to see Eugenie and Brooksbank say I do.

The Royal Family is currently streaming the entire event on their official Youtube account. This of-the-minute coverage is expected to last three hours, according to Express, and capture everything from the arrivals of the royals, including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and mini bridal party members Prince George and Princess Charlotte, to the highly anticipated reveal of the bride’s wedding dress, Thanks, royal fam, for coming through!

Besides the Youtube live stream, you can also watch the nuptials unfold on your television screens. If you are located in the U.K., tune into ITV’s This Morning segment. If you’re in the United States, you’ll want to flip to TLC to watch their three-hour special, Royal Wedding Live: Princess Eugenie. But however you wish you watch it, you better tune in now! If Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding has taught us anything, it’s that you’re not going to want to miss a second of this.

See more: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Sweetest PDA Moments from the Royal Wedding

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Attention, 2019 Brides: These Will Be The Year's Biggest Bridal Beauty Trends

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Have you been keeping up with our Bridal Fashion Week coverage this season? Twice a year, all of your favorite bridal designers showcase their newest wedding dresses and we’re right there for all of the action, bringing you gorgeous gowns to fawn over and exclusive peeks behind-the-scenes. If you have been following our editors along, you probably have already saved a wish list of wedding dresses for your 2019 wedding. But inspiration for your dream dress isn’t the only thing to take away from Fall 2019 Bridal Fashion Week. All the beauty inspiration 2019 brides need was walking the runaways this season!

Whether you’re newly engaged or are preparing for your fast-approaching hair and makeup trials, these new beauty trends are just the place to start when it comes to choosing your hair and makeup look for the big day. Unsurprisingly, a few trends this season were inspired by Meghan Markleahem, the Duchess of Sussex—and her May royal wedding. We spied bandeau hairpieces on models at the Reem Acra and Berta runway shows, à la the duchess’s Diamond Bandeau Tiara. Luminous skin was also very in, with designers and makeup artists exchanging matte makeup for a gorgeous, allover glow. And if you were thinking of switching up your everyday look for your wedding in an oh-so subtle way, consider trying a center part—one of this season’s major hair trends.

So what are you waiting for? You have beauty trials to plan for! Keep scrolling to see our favorite wedding hair and makeup trends from Fall 2019’s Bridal Fashion Week.

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TLC Will Air Princess Eugenie’s Royal Wedding in the United States

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The network that brought you Say Yes to the Dress is coming through once again to satisfy your wedding obsession. TLC just announced that they will be airing Princess Eugenie’s upcoming royal wedding next week, making them the only U.S. network to be doing so. Yes, that’s right! If don’t happen to live across the pond in the land of corgis, royals, and Big Ben, you can still watch the second royal wedding of the year live on your television screens. Set your alarms now!

Until just recently, it was up in the air whether any television networks at all would broadcast the wedding of Princess Eugenie and her fiancé Jack Brooksbank. BBC previously declined to air the nuptials, with a source telling the Daily Mail that the British news network “turned it down because they don’t think enough people will tune in and that there isn’t enough support for the Yorks.”

Sure, we knew that there wasn’t nearly as much fanfare surrounding Eugenie and her betrothed as there was swirling around Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s May 19 royal wedding, but that seemed a bit harsh, no? Luckily, ITV swept in to save [wedding] day.

The British television channel announced that they would air the nuptials as part of its This Morning segment beginning at 10 a.m. London time, according to a report by Express. Well, that was certainly good news for the Yorks and royal fans across the pond, but it still seemed that those of us in the U.S. would have no way to watch the ceremony live—that is, until today.

With just about a week to go until Eugenie and Jack say I do at St. George’s Chapel, TLC has announced that they will air the royal wedding for U.S. viewers. “Weddings are an essential part of our programming DNA, and having two royal weddings is cause for celebration on TLC,” said Howard Lee, president and g.m. of TLC, according to Variety. “In May, we were thrilled to provide live coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. Now it’s Princess Eugenie’s turn, and U.S. fans of the royal family will get to witness all the flourishes of this big day only on TLC.”

TLC’s Royal Wedding Live: Princess Eugenie, a three-hour commercial-free coverage block, will begin airing at 4:25 a.m. ET on October 12, so make with the tea and crumpets and rise and shine! If you sleep past your alarm though, rest assured that you’ll be able to catch the wedding when TLC repeats the footage at 7:25 a.m. ET. It will also be available for streaming on the TLC Go app following the live airing.

See more: Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank Now Have Their Own Wedding Hashtag

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Royal Wedding Kisses Throughout The Years

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Right up there with the reveal of the bride’s wedding dress, the first kiss at a royal wedding is probably one of the most anticipated aspects of the day. After all, does a more exciting phrase than “You may now kiss the bride” even exist? Perhaps, “Will you marry me?” but it’s up for debate. Either way, we can all agree that this newlywed kiss is a huge deal at any wedding. Now, throw some royal titles and a sea of screaming subjects into the mix and this big moment gets a whole lot, well, bigger.

However, the first kiss at a British royal wedding rarely takes place at the actual ceremony, due to the Church of England forbidding such acts in sacred places like Westminster Abbey. “There will be no kiss during the wedding ceremony,” warned Very Reverend Dr. John Hall, Dean of Westminster, ahead of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s 2011 nuptials. “We don’t do that in the Church of England. That’s sort of a Hollywood thing: ‘You may now kiss the bride.’ It doesn’t happen here.”

Thankfully though, this ban on liplocks has led to the royal trend of the just-married bride and groom kissing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in front of the masses cheering below, making royal wedding kisses nothing short of iconic.

However, the next royal couple to say I do, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, probably won’t drive the hour from their venue, St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, to London’s Buckingham Palace following their ceremony for that public peck. When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot at the same venue back in May (you do remember that royal wedding, don’t you?), they shared their first wedded smooch on the steps of St. George’s Chapel, so we expect Harry’s cousin and her betrothed to do the same.

We’re sure the moment will be just as iconic as the royal wedding kisses of years past—like the ones pictured below!

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Everything You Need for a Halloween-Themed Bachelorette Party from Etsy

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Summertime is considered by many brides-to-be as the perfect season for hosting bachelorette parties and bridal showers. Sure, the warm weather offers the ideal temperature for poolside gatherings and alfresco soirées, but there’s something to be said for fall festivities. At a fall bachelorette party, you can trade in your flutes of sparkling rosé for spiked apple cider and hot toddies, cozy up in matching sweatshirts (shop sweats from the Brides capsule collection here!), and take advantage of certain bach themes suitable only to the season. One of our favorite fall party themes? A Halloween bachelorette party!

From spooky invitations to magical matching t-shirts to bewitching decor, here is everything you and your boo-tiful besties need for the ultimate halloween-themed bachelorette party, courtesy of Etsy. Here’s to the perfect ghouls’ night out!

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Say Hello to the New Wedding Dresses for Your 2019 Wedding

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Have a 2019 wedding date? The time to start dreaming over wedding dresses is now. Bridal Fashion Week is almost upon us!

Starting this week, all of your favorite wedding dress designers will be showing their newest collections of wedding dresses. Looking for something truly unique for your wedding? Well, you definitely haven’t seen these walking down the aisle before. These gorgeous gowns feature trends that haven’t even begun trending yet!

To give you an exclusive preview of all the new wedding dresses about to hit the runways, we scored the secret wedding dress sketches, inspirations, and sneak peek photos of designers like Hayley Paige, Reem Acra, Lela Rose, and more.

Get your first look at the newest wedding dresses below. And don’t forget to check back with Brides throughout the week to see the full Fall 2019 wedding dress collections and all the behind-the-scenes action.

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10 Honeymoon Photos Every Couple Should Take

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After a perfect wedding day, who doesn’t want similarly perfect wedding photos to remember every single detail? You probably spent hours researching expert photographers and drafting a list of must-have shots to secure those album-ready pics. But now that the I dos have been said and your photographer has snapped that last shot of your sparkler exit, you can put all that recently acquired photography knowledge behind you, right? Wrong! Your honeymoon is fast approaching and destination photo ops await. And just like your wedding, there are few must-have honeymoon photos every couple should take.

No one knows honeymoon photos better than the experts at Flytographer, a collective of photographers based in 200 cities across six continents. After selecting your honeymoon location, you can browse Flytographer portfolios and book a photographer to capture a gorgeous destination photo shoot of you and your new spouse. Because of their honeymoon photography expertise, we turned to Flytographer to help us compile a list of the top 10 snapshots every couple should take during their post-wedding getaway.

Whether you end up hiring a Flytographer shutterbug (shoot prices start at $250 for 30 minutes) or decide to rely on self-timer and the kindness of strangers, with their photo op picks and insider tips, you and your love will not only return with suntans and sand in your luggage; but with Insta-worthy honeymoon photos, too.

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Dwyane Wade Sr.'s Family-Affair Wedding in Venice, Italy

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In November 2011, Miami entrepreneur Danielle Koping attended an event for the ProPops Foundation, a organization that aims to aid and empower fathers and their children. There, she met the founder and president of the foundation, Dwyane Wade Sr. A year later, Danielle was joining the ProPops Foundation herself, and, nearly five years later, Dwyane popped the question at the ProPops Foundation’s annual Fathers Day event in June 2016, proposing in front of all their friends and colleagues. The couple then took their love from Miami—where Dwyane Wade Sr.’s son, Dwyane Wade Jr., is a shooting guard for Miami Heat—all the way to Venice, Italy to say their I dos in a luxe, international family affair.

“Planning an international wedding is not easy!” Danielle tells Brides upfront. “With family and friends traveling from different cities, the translation confusion, and time zones, it was challenging.” But with an expert team in place (lead by Suzanne Boyd of The Party Co., with photographer Bob Metelus), the day ended up being bellissimo.

Photo by Bob Metelus

Photo by Bob Metelus

With a “romantic, classic Venice” theme in mind, Dwyane and Danielle choose the Hotel Excelsior for their wedding. “We simply fell in love with the romantic beachfront,” recalls Danielle. The alfresco space proved to be the perfect ceremony setting.

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Photo by Bob Metelus

On Friday, August 17, 2018 (which also happened to be the bride’s birthday!), Danielle donned a Netta BenShabu wedding dress, featuring Italian lace and stunning back beadwork, for her walk down the aisle in the Venice sunshine. “I met my wedding designer at a Miami trunk show,” says Danielle. “I just felt flattered and beautiful.”

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The ceremony was adorned with white roses, hydrangeas, and field flowers, leaving the couple’s arbor, draped with airy white fabric and fresh blooms, as the focal point of the space. “We had a simple wedding with no wedding party,” explains Danielle. “At this stage in our lives we’re ‘no fuss.’ Our kids matched us in light, romantic tones, and we were a true depiction of our blended family.”

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Photo by Bob Metelus

Wade agrees, saying, “Our kids also made my night. They had such lovely things to say and it was good to have our loved ones all around. We are blessed.”

The presence of family could be felt throughout the couple’s ceremony, from Danielle’s son, Martin, walking her down the aisle to the groom’s son proudly looking on with his wife, actress Gabrielle Union.

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Photo by Bob Metelus

Following the ceremony, it was into the property’s ballroom for a glamorous reception, lit with Murano Glass chandeliers and with pretty pink hues. The stately space featured a long, imperial table covered in votive candles and over 100 floral centerpieces of hydrangea, lilies, roses and lemongrass. There, the couple and their guests dined on a grand buffet of six spectacular Italian displays, seafood, beef, and pasta, and sipped on a classic Venice cocktail. “One must enjoy a classic Bellini when in Venice!” notes the bride.

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Photo by Bob Metelus

Danielle and Dwyane shared their first dance to Eric Benét and Tamia’s “Spend My Life With You,” but that was hardly the only musical performance of the night. In addition to their live musicians—singers Josie St. Aimee and Luca Brighi and pianist Michele Bonivento—the groom also took a turn at the mic himself. “When my husband serenaded me during our dinner reception, I was blown away,” recalls Danielle. “It is a moment I’ll remember forever.”

Photo by Bob Metelus

Wedding Planner: Suzanne Boyd of The Party Co. || Venue & Catering: Hotel Excelsior || Bride’s Dress: Netta BenShabu || Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin || Makeup: Elisa Sturaro featuring MAC Cosmetics || Hair: Lizda Alexander || Groom’s Attire: Milton Latrell, Custom Tailor || Floral Design: Munaretto Flowers Venice || Photography: Bob Metelus

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40 Wedding Makeup Ideas for Every Kind of Bride

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You’ve found your wedding dress, had that Cinderella moment with the perfect shoes, and spent hours scrolling through Instagram, Pinterest, and Brides.com searching for just the right hairstyle. With almost every aspect of your bridal ensemble checked off of your to-do list, all there’s left to do is find a makeup look that pulls it all together. Luckily, you probably won’t have to look any further than this round-up of the prettiest wedding makeup ideas for every kind of bride.

Sure, choosing a makeup look for your wedding might seem like a daunting task. But trust us when we say that it’s nothing compared to tackling your seating chart or hunting down those missing RSVPs. The job is especially easy with the 40 makeup ideas below. From natural “no makeup” makeup looks to bold lip colors and smoky eyes, the makeup these brides wore at their nuptials perfectly complemented the themes of their individual weddings and beautiful bridal gowns, and we love seeing their personal styles shine through. Now, it’s your turn!

Find the photo of your favorite makeup look below and then bring it along to your trial and the morning of your wedding, so your makeup artist can replicate it. Whether you choose lush, look-at-me lashes, a dramatic cat eye, a cheek color that’ll turn you into the very definition of a blushing bride, or any combination of the three, we just know you’re going to be gorgeous!

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The Cutest Red Carpet Couples at the Emmy Awards 2018

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Besides being a celebration of the work of casts, crews, directors, and writers, award shows are also date nights for the celebrity set. Tonight’s Emmy Awards 2018 seemed to be no exception, as celebrity couples came out in droves, dressed in their very best and looking head-over-heels in love. There was even an actual on-stage marriage proposal! We couldn’t take our eyes off of these famous duos at the 2018 Emmy Awards—and trust us, you won’t be able to either.

From Chrissy Teigen and John Legend to Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, behold the sweetest twosomes of this year’s Emmy Awards. Their perfect poses might just serve as inspiration for your wedding photos, we might add…

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Justin Timberlake Promises to Be Obnoxiously Supportive If Jessica Biel Wins an Emmy Award

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Whether it’s your best friend’s wedding or the Emmy Awards 2018, having a supportive plus-one on your arm always makes the night a little better. Tonight, Justin Timberlake is taking on that supporting role for his wife Jessica Biel, who is nominated in the Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category at the Emmy Awards 2018. And the “Man of the Woods” singer is taking his job very seriously—so serious in fact that he promises things could get “obnoxious” if Biel takes home the gold.

“It means everything to me to be nominated for the first time for this,” Biel told E! of her nomination for the USA thriller The Sinner. “It’s an absolute, massive honor and a dream and just wonderful. I’m very, very excited.”

Justin Timberlake, who joined Biel on the Emmy Awards 2018 red carpet, couldn’t help but gush with pride over his wife, claiming that he is even more thrilled than she is about the nom. “I’m more geeked out than she is,” said Timberlake. “I saw how much she put into it. I’m just so proud to be here and see this happen for her.”

And this hubby promised we’ll see some serious—even obnoxious—fan-girling from him if Biel snags the award. “I might be obnoxious,” mused Timberlake when E! host Giuliana Rancic asked what would happen if Biel wins the lead actress award. “I might do something obnoxious… I’m very good at obnoxious!”

Luckily, Biel is totally on board for her husband’s over the top antics. “I would hope for nothing less than [something] like really inappropriate,” she said. Supportive spouses for the win!

Here’s hoping that Biel scores that gold statuette if only to witness Timberlake’s “obnoxious” reaction to his wife’s victory. Fingers crossed!

See more: Justin Timberlake Just Revealed the Swoon-Worthy Way He Proposed to Jessica Biel

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Princess Eugenie's Wedding Dress Will Look Like This, According to These Bridal Designers

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The date is set; The padparadscha sapphire engagement ring is on her finger; And all the details are seemingly falling into place for the royal wedding between Princess Eugenie of York and her fiancé, commoner Jack Brooksbank. On October 12, 2018, Eugenie, Prince Harry’s cousin and ninth in line to the throne, will walk down the same aisle that Harry and Meghan Markle descended down earlier this year at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. But this royal wedding will have some distinct differences from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s nuptials.

For starters, Princess Eugenie has already stated that her wedding day will be completely plastic-free. The environmentally conscious royal told British Vogue, “My whole house is anti-plastic now—and Jack and I want our wedding to be like that as well.” And unlike Meghan Markle, who followed British royal wedding tradition by only including small children in her bridal party, it is rumored that Eugenie’s sister, Princess Beatrice, will stand beside the bride as maid of honor. Way to pull a Pippa Middleton, Bea!

Similarly, we expect that Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress will be wholly different than that of Meghan Markle’s Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy gown. They are two individual brides, after all, with dramatically different styles to boot. But in that case, what exactly will Eugenie’s wedding dress end up looking like? Well, we have some ideas…

We’ve recruited your favorite wedding dress designers and asked them to choose one gorgeous gown from their collections that they think is perfect for Princess Eugenie. Here’s what Hayley Paige, Amsale, Rita Vinieris, Lela Rose, and more think she should walk down the aisle in on the big day. According to Lela Rose, this royal bride should opt for an opulent A-line shilouette and off-the-shoulder cut. Meanwhile, Rosa Clará envisions conservative long sleeves for Eugenie. And Hayley Paige sees her in a style featuring stunning floral embroidery.

Do you think the royal bride-to-be will end up wearing something similar to these wedding dresses come October 12? We can’t wait to see!

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Everything a Bride-to-Be Needs From Ulta's 21 Days Of Beauty Sale

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We don’t need to tell you that wedding planning can get expensive! After splurging on your dream wedding dress, shelling out for the perfect venue, and ordering those late-night snacks your guests are bound to be craving after hours of dancing, chances are, you probably won’t be left with much in your wedding budget to spend on lingering odds and ends—like any must-have makeup and hair products, for instance. If you neglected to allot a ton of funds to your bridal beauty prep, don’t panic. Lucky for you, Ulta’s 21 Days Of Beauty Sale is here to save the day.

From September 2 to September 22, the beauty mecca is celebrating its biggest savings event of the year. Each day holds unbeatable special prices—50% off!—on cult-favorite makeup, skincare, and hair products, as well as some expert beauty tools. With new products going on sale each day (for one day only!), this is one sale you don’t want to miss a second of.

Here’s what brides should buy on every day of Ulta’s 21 Days Of Beauty Sale, from skin-saving salves to the perfect wedding lipstick.

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Brides's October/November 2018 Issue Is Here and Ashley Greene Is the Star of the Show

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Photo by Sarah Falugo; Wedding Dress by Wendi Williams-Stern

When actress Ashley Greene tied the knot with her love, Paul Khoury, beneath the California redwoods, all eyes were on her. Now, she’s the cover star of Brides‘s October/November 2018 issue, which features all the stunning photos of her enchanted forest wedding. But soon, it’ll be your turn to be the star of your own show. We’re talking about your wedding, of course, and it’s time to start preparing for your moment in the spotlight. Luckily, our latest issue—debuting on newsstands now—has everything you need to prep and primp before the lights, camera, action. Time to shine, brides!

T-minus how many months until you get married? Whether you’re six months out or mere weeks away, we’ll show you how to attain the flawless complexion and shiny hair of your wedding day dreams. This is our annual beauty issue, after all, so we created a six-month schedule for clear skin, healthy hair, a megawatt smile, and more! Tear out these glossy pages and tape them to your bathroom mirror to keep yourself on track. Glowy skin, here you come.

Now time for the finishing touches! Our Zero-Drama Guide to Bridal Beauty will help you pinpoint your wedding-day look. Learn how to focus on your best features, decide if hiring a pro makeup artist is right for you, and find a hairstyle that can easily transition from your ceremony to your reception (if you can have two wedding dresses, why not two ‘dos?). Plus, read the real-life regrets of a low-maintenance bride. Because sometimes, that bit of extra time spent on Pinterest and Brides.com is totallyyy worth it.

Don’t worry: We’ve got the rest of your wedding day details covered too, including favors your guests will actually keep (monogrammed candles not included) and the best ways to save money on flowers—as if you needed another reason to scoop up this issue and read it from cover to cover! But don’t forget to get some shut-eye in between. Inside you’ll also find expert tips for a stress-free slumber. Stars do need their beauty sleep, you know!

See more: The Ultimate Wedding-Planning Checklist

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Sephora's Beauty Insider Appreciation Sale Is Here: What All Brides Need to Buy

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You probably already have Labor Day weekend circled and starred on your calendar. And no, not because of any end-of-summer barbecue, but because of all those labor day weekend sales. These seasonal deals are prime time to stock up on everything you need for your wedding day—from bridal heels and accessories to invitations and favors. But you don’t have to wait until next week to start saving. Sephora’s Beauty Insider Appreciation Sale starts today and everything is up for grabs.

Sephora’s Beauty Insider Appreciation Sale is the beauty giant’s biggest sale of the year and here’s how it works: From August 24 to September 3, Sephora loyalty shoppers will be able to score discounts on Sephora’s entire stock. Rouge members (that’s those dedicated shoppers who spend at least $1,000 a year) can start shopping today and will receive 20 percent off in stores and online with the code YESROUGE. Sephora VIB members (those who spend a yearly minimum of $350) and Beauty Insider shoppers will then get their turn to score on August 30th. VIB members can claim 15 percent off with the code YESVIB, while Insiders will receive a 10 percent discount with the code YESINSIDER.

With discounts as good as these, now is the perfect time to stock up on everything you need to look your absolute best in those wedding photos—from the perfect wedding day lipstick to skin-clearing products. But how do you narrow down Sephora’s entire stock? That’s where we come in. Here are the best Sephora products brides should buy at Sephora’s Beauty Insider Appreciation Sale.

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Hilary Swank's Elie Saab Wedding Dress Is What Dreams Are Made Of

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Yes, Hilary Swank is officially married. Yes, the wedding was gorgeous. And yes, we’re helplessly swooning over her Elie Saab wedding dress. Welcome to the show. On August 18, actor and producer Hilary Swank tied the knot with her love, social venture entrepreneur Philip Schneider, in the California redwoods—and Vogue shared with us all the to-die-for details.

After getting engaged in the Colorado mountains in 2016, these now-newlyweds knew that they wanted a gorgeous natural setting to be the focal point of their wedding day—and one close to their California home, so that Swank’s father (who received a lung transplant three years ago) would be able to walk her down the aisle. “We found exactly what we were looking for at the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California,” Swank shared with Vogue. “It’s a stunning private community surrounded by 20,000 acres of conservancy and an intimate redwood grove populated with trees that are over 800 years old.”

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Swank and Schneider ended up saying I do under those centuries-old redwood trees, with the bride walking down the leaf-strewn aisle to one of her and her groom’s favorite songs, Ludovico Einaudi’s “Two Sunsets.” And to match the ethereal setting, Swank donned a similarly heavenly Elie Saab wedding dress, featuring gauzy Chantilly lace, silk chiffon, organza silk, and beaded floral embroidery. “I’ve loved Elie Saab for years and was thrilled to have him design my dress,” said Swank “I wanted something romantic that felt as timeless as the redwood grove where we were to be married, and he delivered—designing something that far surpassed my greatest expectations. It was everything I imagined and more.”

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After exchanging personal vows, it was time for the reception, which was held in a warm and rustic barn, illuminated with globe string lights and romantic, flickering candlesticks. There, the couple celebrated with their nearest and dearest, including maid of honor Mariska Hargitay and friend Emmy Rossum.

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Post-wedding cake (a gluten-free and vegan chocolate confection, FedEx’ed straight from Mexico City!), the bride and groom slipped into custom costumes designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri of Dior for a choreographed tap dance number, à la Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers! Christian Louboutin even crafted tap shoes for the newlyweds.

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And the dancing didn’t stop even after this modern Fred and Ginger took their bows. The celebrations continued on well into the night, even resulting in an impromptu after-party. “Everyone was having so much fun and didn’t want the party to end, so we actually had to start dancing to wireless headphones into the wee hours of the next day, so the distant neighbors wouldn’t be kept up by the sound system,” Swank told Vogue.

Now, that’s a party you wish you scored an invite to!

See more: All of the Celebrity Couples Who Have Tied the Knot in 2018…So Far!

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Claire Holt Married Andrew Joblon This Weekend, and Even Their Dog Got Dressed Up for the Occasion

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Congratulations, newlyweds! Claire Holt, of The Originals and Vampire Diaries fame, tied the knot this weekend with her love, Andrew Joblon. The epic event looked to be so special that even the couple’s dog got dressed up for the occasion. Because what’s a wedding without a pup in a tux, amiright?

On Saturday, August 18 Holt and Joblon, a real estate executive according to E! News, said their I dos in a California ceremony featuring lush florals, a gorgeous wedding dress, and the cutest four-legged wedding guest. “8.18.18,” Holt captioned her and her new husband’s wedding portrait, taken by photographer Kelley Raye, on Instagram. In it, the newlyweds pose under a romantic arch of multi-colored blooms, with Holt looking stunning in a strapless lace wedding dress with a deep sweetheart neckline. And at their feet sits their dog, Teddy, who wore a spiffy tuxedo collar for the occasion. Teddy even showed off his wedding attire on his own Instagram account. “Ready for mom and dad to get married,” read the photo caption. The groom also took to social media to share a wedding photo, posting a sweet snap of himself and his now-wife kissing at the ceremony.

The Australian actress first revealed her engagement to Joblon in December 2017, posting a photo of herself kissing her fiancé and showing off her stunning new engagement ring to Instagram. “My heart is so full,” she captioned the snap.

Previously, Holt was married to television producer Matthew Kaplan. The pair tied the knot in April 2016, but filed for divorce just one day before their first wedding anniversary.

Holt and Joblon later went public with their relationship in July of last year when the actress shared photos of a couples vacation in Italy. She posted multiple photos with her beau from the gorgeous getaway, including one of them kissing alongside another couple, captioned, “Finally homeward bound after the best month of my life. Thanks for the memories!”

We wonder if the newlyweds will be jetting back to Italy for their honeymoon!

See more: 12 Ways to Dress Up Your Dog for Your Wedding

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48 Wedding Hairstyles Perfect for Your Bridesmaids

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Sure, you’ve probably had dozens of different wedding hairstyles saved to your Pinterest board for months now or, if you already had your hair trial, have your style planned down to the very last curl and bobby pin. But what about your bridesmaids’ hairstyles? Much like you’ve helped your girls choose bridesmaid dresses for the big event, you might want to help them choose a wedding hairstyle, too, something that’ll complement their coordinating frocks and the overall look and feel of your wedding. Oh, and a look that won’t clash with your own bridal hairstyle. Now, that’s a tall order.

We know, we know: Just another to-do to add to your endless checklist. But before you being to fret, know that we’ve already done all the work for you. We’ve scoured the internet and our Real Weddings archives to find the best bridesmaid hairstyles for your squad. Whether you want your ‘maids to match perfectly or wear a complementing mix of styles, you’ve come to the right place. Below, are romantic hairstyles featuring loose, tousled curls, elegant updos, and relaxed down ‘dos—all perfect for your bridesmaids. Just like you, your girls are going to look gorgeous!

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