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Tiffany & Co. Has a New Engagement Ring Cut

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Tiffany & Co. is here for engagement ring shopping season as much as we are. Just in time for cuffing engagement season—yes, your social media feed is about to get flooded with a lot of “I said yes,” posts—Tiffany & Co. has debuted a fabulous new diamond cut, and it’s sure to be come another icon, just like the Tiffany® Setting. Introducing the Tiffany True setting—a modern take on a classic that’s destined for greatness.

The classic Tiffany® Setting engagement ring has a new friend. The storied brand’s latest engagement collection offering introduces the Tiffany True ring—a modern take on the classic cut that emphasizes a minimal aesthetic and architectural design.

Tiffany & Co.’s chief artistic officer, Reed Krakoff, echoes the modern sensibility of the new style. “Tiffany has symbolized the ultimate in love and commitment since 1886 with the invention of the original Tiffany® Setting. Now, the launch of Tiffany True with its unique setting and expert cut, we are introducing a supreme expression of modern love.”

The new cut exposes the diamond’s true beauty (hence the name!), showcasing more of the diamond’s main facet and exposing the stone to more light—a.k.a. a brighter shine! In fact, the whole design of the ring aims to show off the diamond’s purity—from the prongs that blend into the diamond, to the delicate band reflecting light in such a way that showcases the diamond’s shine, to the subtle “T” engraved on the band itself. And you can rest easy, as is the case with all of Tiffany & Co.’s diamond—the True cut is environmentally and ethically sourced.

Available in a platinum band with a colorless True-cut diamond, and an 18K yellow gold band with a yellow cushion-cut diamond, the Tiffany True will hit stores this fall in North America and worldwide in 2019.

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Reformation's Fall Weddings Dress Collection Just Dropped

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Fall is officially the new wedding season. And if you’ve ever wondered what you should wear to a fall wedding, we have the answer. Reformation just dropped its fall weddings collection, and boy do they have your full fall wedding schedule covered! From slinky silk slip dresses to luscious velvet gowns there’s no way you won’t be coveting this entire collection for all of your fall wedding needs. Whether you’re shopping for a fall bridesmaid dress or need a wedding guest dress for the countless fall weddings on your calendar, this collection is dripping in style, not to mention Insta-worthiness. And we would never forget the bride herself (duh!)—there’s a deep back and long sleeved lace number with just the right amount of sexiness, a silk slip dress that will make every ’90s girl’s dreams come true, and even a modest separates set that would be perfectly at home in a city hall wedding.

Ready to check “fall wedding attire” off your to-do list? If you’re a bride, guest, or a bridesmaid, keep scrolling for 11 of our favorite fall wedding looks from Reformation.

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37 New York Fashion Week Dresses Perfect for Brides

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Ready-to-wear designers must have had wedding dresses on the brain when thinking up their spring/summer 2019 collections. From Cushnie to Tom Ford, Rodarte, Michael Kors, and Brandon Maxwell, nearly every collection featured a white dress ideal for walking down the aisle. We always find that what you see at New York Fashion Week eventually makes its way to wedding dresses and Bridal Fashion Week—off-the-shoulder necklines, jumpsuits, exaggerated sleeves, and slip dresses, have all become near staples of the wedding dress world, and the next crop of trends walked down the runway just this week.

Slip dresses continue to rule, and eyelet made a very big comeback, and the Little House on the Prairie trend is pretty much made for saying walking down the aisle. And the ’80s called, they want to take over your wedding dress! If you just started shopping for a wedding dress, these trends will certainly inform what you’ll be wearing as you say “I do.”

Want to see the latest fashion trends? Keep scrolling to see 37 of our favorite dresses from NYFW perfect for brides.

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North Fork Wedding Planning: 5 Reasons to Have a Wedding in the North Fork of Long Island

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Maybe it’s because it’s August and our Instagrams have been overflowing with content, but is anyone else out there really over the Hamptons? If you’ve dreamed of a Hamptons wedding, but the crowds and scene are just not for you anymore, consider a wedding in the North Fork of Long Island. Considered the anti-Hamptons—but equally as close—the North Fork has a unique vibe, ample space, a lot of charm, and just the right amount of coziness that will make your wedding feel personal and warm.

With incredible wine, gorgeous local food, and quaint town vibes, the North Fork is having a moment in 2018. The town of Greenport, less than 100 miles from New York City, overflows with charm, history, a laid-back vibe, and a feeling of getting away from it all. Unlike its neighbors to the South, this part of Long Island has much more of a laid-back vibe, avoiding the night club scenesters, and making it feel like a modern farm town with a lot to offer.

With no shortage of gorgeous venue options, locales perfect for a rehearsal dinner, and activities to keep your guests occupied, here are 5 reasons to consider having a North Fork wedding.

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Are Reportedly Engaged

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LIt’s official, 2018’s is the summer love! First Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, then Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, and now it turns out Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are the latest celebrity couple to become engaged—after two months of dating. And the proposal story is straight out of Sweet Home Alabama!

A source tells People magazine, that after two months of dating, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are engaged. The Quantico star reportedly said yes to the Jonas brother’s proposal in London on her 36th birthday. In a move straight out of one of our favorite on-screen proposals—Sweet Home Alabama—Jonas is said to have shut down a Tiffany store to get down on one knee.

Rumors of an engagement swirled earlier this month, and the couple is said to be totally smitten with each other. Chopra already has his family’s seal of approval—stepping out with brother Joe Jonas and his fiancée Sophie Turner for a double date in London. And Jonas even brought her as his plus one to his cousin’s wedding.

The former Miss World told Entertainment Tonight earlier this year that marriage is something she wants. “I love the idea of getting married,” Chopra told the entertainment magazine. “I totally want to get married at some point. I don’t think marriage makes you smaller or bigger or more feminist or not. Feminism basically is women saying, ‘Give us our own choices without judging us.’ That’s all it is. It’s not about berating someone. It’s not about proving a point. I totally would love to get married.”

Now the important question—will Meghan Markle make the bridal party? Chopra was by her BFF’s said when she said “I do” to Prince Harry in May, so naturally we expect to see the Duchess of Sussex doing bridesmaid duties when these two tie the knot. That’s one wedding guest we can’t wait to see!

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Pusha T and Virginia Williams's Stunning Wedding Photo Album: Exclusive

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Congrats are in order for rapper Pusha T and Virginia Joy Williams! The couple was married this Saturday, July 21st, in Virginia Beach and Brides has the inside scoop on all of the wedding details, wedding photos, and their star-studded guest list including best man Pharrell Williams, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West.

Rapper and music executive—he’s president of Kanye’s G.O.O.D. label—Terrence LeVarr Thornton (AKA Pusha T) married Virginia Williams in front of around 150 of their closest friends and family this Saturday—including Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Grimes, and Pharrell Williams. The couple said their “I dos” in their hometown of Virginia Beach at the historic Cavalier Hotel.

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The wedding date itself carried some serious meaning for the couple, who became engaged on the same date (July 21st) two years earlier, after dating for 11 years—”I saw her from across the room at Hell Hath No Fury album release party in her hometown of Norfolk, VA. The rest was history!” the groom told Brides. “For whatever reason I see the number 721 almost everyday in crazy places. On 7/21/16 Terrence had me believing he was in LA, but popped up at our home in Bethesda,” Virginia told us of their romantic engagement. “He told me to meet him on our rooftop terrace…when I did he was on one knee and asked me to marry him at 7:21 pm! I said yes!” Destiny! During his best man speech, Pharrell also addressed the importance of the wedding date for the couple.

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Choosing a wedding destination turned out to be easy for the couple. After considering venues in New York and Washington, D.C., Pusha and Virginia decided to keep their wedding local in their hometown of Virginia Beach, so that their closest family and friends would be able to attend. “We also wanted to show off Virginia Beach to friends who are coming from afar and have added Virginia flare in the details of the wedding day,” Williams told Brides. The Cavalier Hotel served as the backdrop for the couple’s nuptials—chosen for its rich history, and beautifully done recent renovation.

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When it came time to decide on a gown, Virginia was surprised to find out that her original vision of the perfect wedding dress was not what she wound up with. She ended up with two gorgeous wedding dresses, one for the ceremony, and one for the reception, that were total opposites. “One is me coming out my box and the other says ‘Virginia,’” she told Brides. For the ceremony, Virginia walked down the aisle in a floral embroidered romantic Marchesa gown featuring a deep v-neckline. For dancing at the reception it was a minimalistic strapless Reem Acra gown, with slight illusion at the bust and sides—the perfect choice to compliment the modern wedding décor. Adding to the look was a flower crown by florist Darling & Daughters.

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The groom’s suit also had to stun, of course, and he did just that in a custom Dior suit designed by Kim Jones himself. The groomsmen were also outfitted in custom Dior, while the bridesmaids rocked the white dress trend in Katie May Collection.

“Fancy, but not uptight,” is how the bride described her wedding’s aesthetic. Keeping a neutral tone in various shades of white, nude, grey, smoke, and ivory, as well as marble accents, the couple set out to create an elegant, modern, environment that still overflowed in elegance. Starting with the greenery crawling up the columns of the ceremony space, the wedding’s floral design conveyed an organic sensibility mixed with their modern sensibility. Simple vases covered in lush white blooms, like garden roses, ranunculus, and lilies, mixed with greenery to achieve that balance throughout the wedding day. The bride’s father also lent his own collection of vintage cars to decorate the site’s entrance as guests came in.

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Officiated by Pusha T’s brother, Gene “No Malice” Thornton, the intimate ceremony took place on the hotel’s Grand Loggia overlooking the ocean. The couple’s wedding planner, Victoria Hollander, set up a runway style aisle, where the couple could meet in the middle to say their vows, to represent their solid partnership, and combining their two lives in the middle. The altar was lined with greenery and the lacquered altar was surrounded by candles and mirrored and gold cubes to create a romantic atmosphere. To dry their happy tears, guests were treated to beautiful custom handkerchiefs with Pusha T and Virginia’s new monogram embroidered.

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Photographer: Ryan Portnoy

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After saying “I do,” Pusha and Virginia danced their first dance as husband and wife to Curtis Mayfield’s “Makings of You.” The couple wanted to make sure their guests got out on the diamond-shaped marble dance floor so they outfitted the whole party in custom Adidas slides. Surprise performances had to be in effect at such a music heavy wedding, with the groom himself, and rapper Fabulous, stepping up to the mic to take on performer duties. DJ Clark Kent kicked things off with a tribute to Virginia’s musicians, and kept the party going until 1am.

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Photographer: Ryan Portnoy

Guests dined on a menu of lobster, lamb and short rib while a cigar roller camped out on the patio for guests to enjoy alongside the signature Cognac bar. Towards the end of the night a dessert room was unveiled, featuring a selection of mini desserts and a beautiful wedding cake, on golden shelves. As a final treat, guests were treated to a final late night send off snack, courtesy of Feather & Fin Food Truck—one of the couple’s favorite local eateries.

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Next up for the new Mr. and Mrs.? A romantic 8 day honeymoon getaway in Greece. Congrats to the happy couple!

Venue & Catering: Cavalier Hotel || Planning & Design: Victoria Holland—Victoria Ann Events || Floral Design: Darling & Daughters || Custom Installations: Poplar & Pine || Bride’s Wedding Dress: Reem Acra || Bride’s Reception Dress: Marchesa || Bride’s Hair: Coree Moreno || Bride’s Make-Up: Carli L. Scovens || Groom’s Attire: Custom Kim Jones for Dior || Bridesmaids’ Attire: Katie May Collection || Groomsmen’s Attire: Dior || Officiant: Gene “No Malice” Thornton || Entertainment: DJ Clark Kent || Photography: Adam Barnes || Videographer: 8Media Group || Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens || Custom Stationery: Twinkle and Toast || Custom Dance Floor: Dreamwraps || Wedding Cake: Incredible Edibles || Late Night Bites: Feather & Fin || Favors: Adidas || Specialty Rentals: Paisley & Jade

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Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo Wedding Photos: See Their Top Secret Mexican Wedding

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Ever since Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine married four years ago in a top-secret wedding, they’ve been giving us serious #MarriageGoals. Since then, the picture-perfect couple has added to their family with two adorable little girls—daughters Dusty Rose and Gio Grace—and we’re constantly aww‘ing over how sweet the foursome is. Even cuter than their Instagram family shots? Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo’s perfect, under-the-radar, destination wedding! So of course, it’s time to look back on the Victoria’s Secret stunner and Maroon 5 crooner’s festive wedding day.

The Proposal:

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After a quick breakup, followed by a quicker reunion, Sexiest Man Alive Levine took himself off the market in July 2013 and proposed to his supermodel girlfriend in romantic fashion—but not without losing a bit of his trademark cool. “Doesn’t matter how certain you think you are. You still get down on that knee and you just get woozy and you’re like, ‘I’m doing this. Oh my God.’ And you can’t be confident about it. It’s impossible,” Levine said on the Live with Kelly and Michael. “I’m a confident person, but I got down on that knee and everything changed immediately. I lost my equilibrium. I had to get on the other one,” he said.

“[The ring is] from the 1930s. It’s vintage and he picked it out,” the model shared with ABC News shortly after her surprise proposal.

The Wedding Details:

Celebrity wedding planners Yifat Oren and Stefanie Cove designed and coordinated the destination nuptials, held at Flora Farms in Los Cabos, Mexico. Oren and Cove organized large circular tables around mango trees for the reception (which followed a 20-minute ceremony officiated by Jonah Hill), and strung tiny white lights and long garlands of flowers from Arete Florals, according to People.

Their 275 A-list guests (fellow Victoria’s Secret models, Erin Heatherton, Candice Swanepoel, and Coco Rocha, Jason Segel, Hill, Robert Downey Jr.) dined on organic pork chops, fresh fish and beet salads, alcohol-infused paletas (Mexican popsicles), and treats from an organic ice cream cart while at those tables, though they didn’t stay seated for long. “Most people finished eating in under an hour and were ready to party,” a source told People.

“This was a dancing crowd,” the source added. “Everyone was dancing late into the night.” And with musical guests like theirs, it’s no wonder. Guests took in multiple sets from world-class musical entertainment, including Maroon 5 (Levine’s band), Stevie Nicks, Sublime, and Prinsloo herself! The Namibian-born model dedicated the Bright Eyes song “First Day of My Life” to her groom; she reportedly told Levine early in their relationship that she wanted to sing the tune to her future husband.

The Dress:

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Photos of Prinsloo’s wedding dress have never been made public, but the supermodel reportedly donned a custom Marchesa creation in blush, the fruit of a four-month partnership with the brand’s designers. The inspiration? A dress straight from Marchesa’s fall 2011 runway the model fell in love with (above). She did make some alterations to the style, opting for a sleeker silhouette, and thin spaghetti straps instead of embroidered bold shoulders. Christian Louboutin was the man on her feet.

After the wedding the couple jetted off to the bride’s homeland for a South African honeymoon.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access Deals Perfect for Brides

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This is not a drill! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale kicks off next week and we are counting the minutes until we can shop the best deals of this epic sale. Can’t wait until the official sale begins? And do you have a Nordstrom card? You’re in luck—the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access deals are available RIGHT NOW! Yes, if you have a Nordstrom card you get to shop the sale before anyone else. And the deals are as good as you imagine. Beauty buys, dresses, incredible jewelry (hello, bridesmaids’ gifts!), adorable home decor, and even the wedding accessories you desperately need right now, are all available to shop early.

Herbivore, Tata Harper, Beachwaver, Diptyque, and much, much more. Still looking for that perfect wedding guest book? The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has you covered. Oh, did you need an adorable matching “Mr. & Mrs.” champagne flute set? Yup, that’s there too. And we can’t even begin to talk about the many opportunities for something blue jewelry you can shop right this very minute. Let’s not forget your bridesmaids gifts—the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is full of ideal finds that your girls will love!

So, what are you waiting for? Keep scrolling to see 35 amazing finds from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, perfect for brides. tsite

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43 Couture Fashion Week Dresses Brides-to-be Need to See

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We all know fashion trends begin and end with Paris Couture Fashion Week. Every fashion trend that makes its way to wedding dresses, first shows itself on the runways every July and January in Paris. Major designer fashion houses like Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Ralph & Russo (the same brand responsible for Meghan Markle’s engagement photo dress), Elie Saab, and Galia Lahav, show their haute couture collections every season, and most of them close each runway show with a show-stopping bride. While the bridal finale tends to drop jaws across Paris, the collections themselves are works of art that bring along everything we should expect to see trickle down to ready-to-wear, and eventually wedding dresses. But what does that mean for you and your wedding dress dear bride? Trends, trends, trends. We’re rounding up our favorite trends from the Paris Couture Fashion Week runways.

Colorful wedding gowns don’t feel as boundary-pushing as they once did—blush, blue, and even yellow-tinted wedding dresses are not as surprising. The new crop of colors takes that look into a decidedly cooler palette with greys of all shades, and refreshing and calming lavenders take over for the pinker hues. Feathers continue to be at the top of the trending texture list, and were seen as accents and even all over dresses at Valentino. Bold shoulders and big skirts (think Princess Diana’s wedding look) were also all over the runways, making room for another 80s trend: power dressing. The tailored power look of the 1980s was seen on suiting, capes, sharply deep cut necklines, and one-shoulder frocks.

Ready to see the best dresses for brides from the runways? Keep scrolling for the 43 couture fashion week dresses you have to see.

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