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The Lure of Becoming a Bride of ISIS

Anne Speckhard | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Anne Speckhard

SIS in its call to the Caliphate is also offering a new world order in which the current geo-political conflicts will, according to ISIS, be resolved with everyone ultimately living as Muslim in a utopian life governed by Islamic ideals--heady stuff for the young who are disheartened by real injustices in the world and still believe in the possibility of utopias.

25 Intimate Wedding Photos That Capture The Romance Of The Big Day

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.24.2015 | Weddings

On a day that's supposed to be all about the couple's love, it's easy to get wrapped up in the whirlwind of wedding makeup, photos, processionals and ...

6 Times You Should Say 'No' To The Dress

BRIDES | Posted 11.24.2015 | Weddings

by Jen Glantz, BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose Finding the right wedding dress is much like finding love. You spend a lot of time explo...

18 Bold Brides Who Wore Something Other Than A Wedding Dress

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.12.2015 | Weddings

Here comes the bride, all dressed in whatever she damn well pleases! While a traditional wedding gown is right for some, other ladies would much prefe...

How To Plan A Wedding In Less Than 3 Months

Avelist | Posted 11.12.2015 | Weddings

Neither of us were thrilled about paying another year of separate rent (D.C. can be expensive), plus, why wait? We knew we wanted to get married anyway and we had already gone through premarital counseling. So just like that we picked a day in the next three or four months that we could fit into our work schedule and got planning.

20 Photos That Perfectly Sum Up The End Of The Wedding Night

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.10.2015 | Weddings

After all the build up to the wedding day, it's hard to believe it passes by in the blink of an eye.  The end of the night brings with it a wide ...

4 Unique Wedding Favors You Can Give Your Guests

BRIDES | Posted 11.06.2015 | Weddings

If you're looking to do something different, something memorable, take a look at these four unique ideas for wedding favors.

How to Be the Best Bridal Party

Summer McLane | Posted 11.06.2015 | Weddings
Summer McLane

Being asked to be a bridesmaid or a groomsman is one of the highest honors given to a friend. Yes, it is a lot of work and sometimes it isn't fun but when your friend asks you to stand with them while they take this huge step in their lives, you do it... and you do it without any complaints. Unfortunately, that isn't always the way things go.

Here's How To Keep Your Sanity As A Bridesmaid

Avelist | Posted 10.29.2015 | Weddings

Over the years, I've been a bridesmaid or involved in many weddings in some capacity. Follow these five guidelines to maintain your friendship with the bride and keep your sanity through it all.

Killer Honeymoon Experiences That You'll Be Talking About Forever

Kristen Rocco | Posted 10.28.2015 | Travel
Kristen Rocco

To create timeless memories, stay in a restored barn on an olive farm, wander the streets of Florence and take in world-famous art. Then, go wine tasting in Chianti, the origin of Chianti wine.

Entire Bridal Party Surprises Bride And Groom With Epic Flash Mob Wedding Dance | Posted 10.23.2015 | Weddings

It's time to put on your dancing shoes on and get the party started! At least that's what one bridal party did recently for one bride and groom!

The 5 Most Romantic Places to Get Married in America

BRIDES | Posted 10.23.2015 | Travel

by BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of Dunton Hot Springs Whether you're marrying in Michigan or Maui, searching for a fairy-tale castle or a soaring city lo...

The 5 Most Beautifully Haunted Wedding Venues

BRIDES | Posted 10.22.2015 | Travel

by Allix Cott for BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of Morris Jumel Mansion Booking one of these beautifully haunting wedding locations can sometimes mean the...

21 Newlywed Couples Who Don't Take Themselves Too Seriously

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 10.23.2015 | Weddings

The stress of planning a wedding can leave you high-strung, out of sorts or just generally "blah."  So when the big day finally arrives...

Putting Your Stamp On It: Elements of YOU on Your Wedding Day

Kristen Rocco | Posted 10.21.2015 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

In yesteryear (is that a word I really just used?!), weddings were pretty straightforward. There was the cake, flowers, venue, decor, and music. Brides chose things that her and her fiancé liked, but she was less concerned with it reflecting their personality as a couple. Times have a-changed.

22 Seriously Stunning Wedding Instas That Will Have You Swooning

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 10.21.2015 | Weddings

While scrolling through our #HuffPostIDo hashtag on Instagram recently, we couldn't believe we had a whopping 7,000 drop-dead gorgeous wedding photos&...

The 8 Weirdest Places To Get Married

BRIDES | Posted 10.28.2015 | Weddings

Weddings in chapels and churches can feel a little passé, especially if you're not a particularly religious couple. Here are a few awesome wedding sites chosen by some adventurous brides.

Anne Barge's Fall 2016 Collection Is Classically Elegant

BRIDES | Posted 10.20.2015 | Weddings

You'll want each dress more than the last.

8 Save the Date Reminders for Lazy Brides

Avelist | Posted 10.14.2015 | Weddings

You aren't hiring a calligrapher to carefully handwrite your invites (unless you are, then OK GIRL, GOOD FOR YOU), you're doing it yourself. So order at least 15-20 extra envelopes for when you end up spelling your grandma's name wrong or writing the wrong state code.

3 Strategies to Plan Your Wedding On Your Own Terms

Kristen Rocco | Posted 10.13.2015 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

It's hard to refrain from the barrage of questions that come when someone you know has gotten engaged. And everyone is legitimately so happy for you. But when you're the bride or groom, it can get stressful.

How To Be A Bridechilla Before And During Your Wedding

Parris Whittingham | Posted 10.14.2015 | Weddings
Parris Whittingham

This is my heartfelt attempt to unpack the knot of uncertainty and fear that can be so immobilizing when creating your wedding vision. What follows are a collection of questions, answers, and ideas from brides who I've had the pleasure of working with, learning from and befriending.

5 Happy Marriage Habits To Start Before You Tie The Knot

BRIDES | Posted 10.09.2015 | Weddings

Think you'll figure out how to make your marriage work as you go along? That's one way to do it, sure. But, "starting healthy habits before marriage can mean the difference between a marriage that thrives and lasts and a marriage that crumbles and ends in divorce."

3 Meaningful Ways to Capture Your Love Story On Your Wedding Day

Kristen Rocco | Posted 10.06.2015 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

These are just three meaningful ways to capture your love story on your wedding day. But there are many more. Use your unique creativity to uncover the perfect way to share your love story with your wedding guests and with your family.

What To Do With Your Dress Once The Wedding Is Over

BRIDES | Posted 10.05.2015 | Weddings

Let's be real: Just like your bridesmaids, the chances of you actually ever wearing your wedding dress again are pretty slim. So what do you do with such a pricy piece of clothing that was made for a once in a lifetime occasion? We've got a few ideas.

18 Thoughts Every Bride-to-Be Has While Dress Shopping

BRIDES | Posted 10.02.2015 | Weddings

If you thought buying the perfect prom dress was hard in high school, just wait until you go wedding-dress shopping.