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Transcend decades and off-the-rack dresses with Mischelle Jillene's custom gowns

Guess who I met at Lovesick in Los Angeles — Miss Mischelle of Mischelle Jillene Custom Gowns. I'm a born-and-raised Los Angeleno, so I'm always happy to gush over local sponsors! Especially when they are super-talented dress designers, and dress re-designers.

Yes, I said "re-designer" — you're gonna love that. But first, let's talk about the ways Mischelle Jillene can assist you in all your dress needs…

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Vintage-ish t-strap wedding shoes

So you want vintage-ish, but new. You want heels (or maybe flats?). You want some strappiness. And of course, you want some color. Today I'm going to dabble in t-strap heels and flats, which can help you out on all these accounts. Below you'll find a few of my current favorites, including a surprising number of t-strap Oxfords, which always give a bit of a sexy librarian feel to a wedding day…

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3 ways to get your most authentic wedding photos with Richmond's Tiffany Heidenthal

We love seeing your gorgeous, lovingly created decor, but seeing the real moments in the day — the vow goof at the ceremony, the guests admiring the flower grandmas, the reactions to the best man's speech — those are the moments you want to capture authentically. Here are some tips for making sure you're making the most of your pro photographer and capturing those genuine emotions. And I'll introduce Richmond-based Tiffany Heidenthal Photography who OWNS in that department.

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Wedding shoes in wide widths and wonderful colors

Today I'm here to round up some awesome shoes for my wide-footed ladies. These are wedding shoes that come in "WW" widths, but still look sassy and faboooo, dahlinks. We're talking funky, colorful formal-ish shoes in bold shades and widths ranging from W to WW to EEE.

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Real brides give us the low-down on getting their dream Wai-Ching wedding dress

Wai-Ching dresses are so dreamy that I sometimes forget they're FOR REAL, so I was all a-flutter when I saw them in real life, all lined up, in the prettiest raw silk rainbow I've ever seen. These dresses may look like fantasies, but I assure you they're real, they're just as gorgeous in real life, and you can totally hook yourself up with one for your wedding. Let's get a Wai-Ching reality check with real brides, real experiences, and really awesome dresses…

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Bigger on the inside: TARDIS blue wedding shoes

This shoe post comes as a special request from Spaceginger, who specifically asked for a post all about TARDIS blue shoes. Now, I've got a whole archive dedicated to blue wedding shoes, and we've got another whole archive for Doctor Who weddings… but never have the two met. UNTIL TODAY! Here's a collection of shoes in that very specific TARDIS-y cobalt blue, for those of you who want your something blue to be a little bit Whovian. I've got flats and heels both!