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Brides in Flats.

Gone are the days of sky high heels that make you look more Pretty Woman in her former life than a classy bride. Even Victoria Beckham has been seen ditching her heels and replacing it with more sensible flats. Who can blame her? They’re comfy, cute, practical and the choices out there now mean that you don’t skimp on style. Perfect for outdoor weddings where heels can easily sink into the sand or grass, you won’t need to worry about tripping or making a fool of yourself when walking down the aisle. Now, you can dance the night away with your hubby and not have to care about your delicate feet.


Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Maharani Weddings, Meg Smith Photography via Snippet & Ink, Blueberry Photography via Style Me Pretty, Jeff Wallace Photography via One Wed, Jose Villa via Yes Bride

Where to buy your wedding flats….

Photo credits: 1. BHLDN ; 2. J.Crew ; 3. Zara ; 4. ShopRuche

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J.Crew Wedding Discount!

You better get your credit cards out because there’s a 20% discount off selected collections at J.Crew‘s wedding shop, which includes wedding dresses and accessories for your gorgeous self and the colourful frocks for your bridesmaids. Make sure to read their terms as some items are not entitled for the discount. Having said that, there’s still plenty for you to choose from that’ll make you and your girls look deliciously chic.

**Discount code: LOVE**
**Discount valid till 3rd March 2013 11:59pm ET**

Photo credit: J.Crew

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Bridesmaids in Cardigans.

Baby, it’s not ‘that’ cold outside. It is Hong Kong after all. There’s no need for yourself or your bridesmaids to wear faux fur shawls, boleros or shrugs. It’s bulky, fussy and may I crudely add, fugly. It’s not elegant or graceful and adds ten years to your youthful age. Toss that idea and spend your money on more well-deserving cardigans that will transform your bridesmaids into one girly and sophisticated bunch and can be worn for years to come. Even the flower girls will look cute in a small cardi. You’ve got so many ways to play around with it; a thin belt over the cardigan, mis-matched colours, floral prints or a single colour palette. If you’re feeling especially generous, buy them cashmere cardis, otherwise, head on over to the nearest High Street shop for a inexpensive alternative!


Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Erin Johnson Photo via Green Wedding Shoes, Thayer Allyson Gowdy via Martha Stewart Weddings, Grilly Gray – Folksy, Sergio Photographer via Delightfully Engaged, Mollie Jane Photography via The LDS Bride, F&F, Jennie Andrews Photography via Rustic Wedding Chic

Bridelicious’ picks from the Hong Kong High Street shops. Cardis are everywhere (even M&S!) and if you’ve got the time to wonder around the markets such as Fa Yuen market (Exit B2 Prince Edward MTR Station) or the boutique shops in Island Beverly (Exit E Causeway Bay MTR Station), you’ll find much more.

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Forever 21 Lace Front, H&M Blue Patterned, Forever 21 Floral Print, H&M Dark Green, Cotton On Angie Cardi, Zara Kids Butterfly

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Bridesmaids: Pretty in Print.

The opening of Cath Kidston and Marimekko in Causeway Bay last year has brought floral and pattern madness to Hong Kong, not to mention all the graphic prints we’ve been seeing on J. Crew’s pants. Vintage flowers are no longer synonymous with your Grandma’s house and funky patterns has added much needed brightness to any home. Perfect for spring and summer weddings, the floral prints are reminiscent of the English countryside. Even the men are in on the English gentlemen look minus the florals, with the opening of The Men’s Shop by Club Monaco in the quaint St. Francis Yard. To give your wedding a natural and feminine feel, let your bridesmaids don some pretty florals or cute prints and they’ll no doubt be the most blooming beautiful bridal party in town.


Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Austin Gros via Wedding Chicks, Mark Tattersall, Queensland Brides, Mark Tattersall via Lucy Says I DoFiglewicz Photography via Style Me PrettyLindsay Gross


With so many brands selling printed dresses, you’ll be spoilt for choice! See our picks from the best online shops.

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Jarlo Chiffon Frill Tea Dress from Zooq, A Wear Peplum Dress from ASOS, One Shoulder Pencil Dress from ASOS, Arabelle Dress from J.Crew, L*Space Inca Ruins Cover Up Dress from Shopbop, Oil Painting Floral Dress from Shop Ruche  


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Vintage Chic: Virgos Lounge

Many of you brides will probably be scouting around not only for that perfect wedding dress but also for a second gown to change into (and if you’re thinking of changing multiple times on your wedding day, please don’t. Spare yourself the time and money and just enjoy what the day has in store for you.). For any of you vintage chicks or not, or if you simply want to wear some eye-catching colours, check out Virgos Lounge. This London based boutique ships internationally for a mere   £10 (that’s about HK$120) and you can be sure no other bride will be wearing the same outfit as you. Talk about being unique.

Photo credits (Virgos Lounge) clockwise from top left: Donatella, Opal – Coral, Nina – Green, Dakota – WineNikkyLopsy

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Keep Calm and Wear Wellies.

If you’ve had trouble sleeping all night due to the bashing typhoon winds on your windows, you’re not the only one. The last 24 hours have been mighty stormy and if you’re thinking ‘what if’ it rained cats and dogs on your big day, don’t let the rain spoil such a momentous event. Stop panicking and have fun with it. Mother nature can make you more creative. Prepare wellies for yourselves and the bridal party for those outdoor shots so even when it’s wet, you’ll be protected. They now come in all colours, patterns and prints so embrace the rain and wellie on.


Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Samantha Jones Photography, Lisa Dawn Photography, Mirror Box Photography, Meredith Perdue, One Love Photography, Carmen and Ingo Photography

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DIY: Custom Teabags.

Last week when I was planning my friend’s tea party themed bridal shower, I made custom tea bags that were used as table name cards as well as a note card for the guests to write a word of advice or special note to congratulate the bride-to-be. Since I’m in the spirit of giving, I thought I’d share with you this DIY printable that you can put together in a jiffy! Who’d like a cup of tea?

A4 paper
Double-sided tape

1. Print out the free printable from here.
2. Cut out the teabag holder, the labels and the teabag. Fold as shown in the printable.
3. Cut a thin strip (around 2mm) of double-sided tape and stick to the sides of the teabag holder to place it in tact.
4. Write the guests’ names on the white badge area.
5. Poke a small hole in the teabag.
6. Cut about 30cm of white thread and thread across the hole in the teabag.
7. Stick double-sided tape to the label, place the end of the thread to it and stick the second label on top.
8. Place teabag inside the teabag holder for your very own custom teabag. Easy isn’t it?

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Simply Bridal: Online Bridal Shop + Giveaway!

How many times have you looked at a wedding dress and had to stop and breathe because of the astronomical price and wondered when you’ll ever afford it? Reality check. After all, not all couples who get married are minted. In comes SimplyBridal, the bridal shop founded by Lawrence Ng, that takes the stress out of wedding budgeting by removing the middleman and selling their products online (with only one showroom in L.A.) and in turn, passing the savings on to you. Now, aren’t you lucky? With a biannual collection (spring and fall) designed by a Fashion Insitute of Technology graduate whose had over twelve years of experience in the fashion industry, including BCBGMAXAZRIA and Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique, you can be assured that the gowns are fashion forward. What sets SimplyBridal apart from other online retailers is that their dresses are custom-made. That means, no matter what size you are, your dress will be made to fit you and on the off-chance it doesn’t (especially if you’ve become a gym freak within the 40-45 days order time frame), there’s a 30-day risk free return policy that’ll give you the peace of mind. Dresses are currently shipped to the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand and their expansion plans mean that they may well be shipping to you (if you don’t live in any of their current shipping zones) very soon, so keep an eye out. For now, you can get a glimpse of what they produce by entering the veil giveaway at the bottom of this post!


Left to right: Faye GownClaire Gown


So, where do you start before placing your order? Shelly Adams, Relationship Manager for SimplyBridal advises brides to do a search on their site for dress shapes that they like before heading into a dress shop to try on gowns in the shape of interest. Enlist the help of your bridal party so they can give you honest opinions so that if you look ridiculous in a lace dress, they’ll be sure to let you know. Follow the guide on how to take your measurements on SimplyBridal and click away. Who would’ve thought buying a wedding dress could be as simple as a few steps? There’s even a collection for bridesmaids with a variety of colours and styles that’ll make your wedding planning relatively stress-free.



Left to right: Summer GownMonique Gown

Left to right: Anita Gown, Alexa Gown

Left to right: One Shoulder Sheath Chiffon, Floor Length Fitted Chiffon

One Tier 45″ Lace Trim Veil

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, SimplyBridal is also giving away their one-tier lace trimmed veil to one of our lucky readers, no matter where you are in the world! If you’re unsure what veil to wear for your own wedding, have a read on my post on the Long and Short of Veils. Good luck!

How to enter giveaway:
1. Sign up to follow  on Facebook ().
2. Tell us which SimplyBridal dress you think looks best with the lace trimmed veil and why, by leaving a comment below with your name and email address.
3. Giveaway ends Tuesday, August 21st at midnight HKT.

Terms and conditions:
A winner will be chosen randomly and announced in the post on Wednesday, August 22nd and email sent to the email address provided in comments. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. No purchase of any kind is necessary to enter to win. Void where prohibited by law. WordPress clock will be the official time-keeping device for this promotion. Both Hong Kong and international entries allowed. Only one (1) entry per person. Giveaway open to new and existing Facebook Fans. Winning is conditioned on liking our Facebook page. Giveaway includes one (1) 45″ one-tier lace trimmed veil (Simply Bridal Item ID# 87021). Shipment of giveaway is to be arranged by SimplyBridal. 

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I went for a dose of retail therapy yesterday (not that I needed it) and bought a metallic skirt from Zara which inspired me to write today’s post. Who doesn’t like a bit of glitz and glam once in a while, especially when it comes to your wedding day? Usually associated with New Year’s celebrations or sci-fi movies, the metallic is back. It’s no longer seen as tacky (unless you go OTT) and can actually add a bit of class to a very special day. Swap your virginal white frock for a glittery number or foilstamp your invitations to give your guests a glimpse of what’s to come. Have fun, you sparkly chick! 


Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Chelsey Boatwright via Grey Likes Weddings, Ryan Ray Photo via 100 Layer Cake, Bella Figura, Ampersand Photography, Lovely Little Parties, Anna Rose Photography via Ruffled Blog, Martha Stewart Weddings, Edyta Szyszlo Photography via Style Me Pretty, The Style Co., Sean Flanigan Photography, Wildflowers Photography