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Brides Save Lives: Share Your Story to Win!

BHLDN is celebrating essential workers during this tough time by giving away 100 dresses.

While the world goes through some strange and unprecedented times, there are so many people playing very critical roles that are often taken for granted, despite being the backbone of our communities. From the doctors on the frontlines to the moms who are caring for family members while balancing working from home, they are all playing critical roles, and BHLDN wants to celebrate the brides-to-be who are working in these capacities.

Are you planning your wedding while supporting us and others through this challenging time? BHLDN recognizes how difficult wedding planning can be under normal circumstances, so they are giving away 100 gowns to those who are making an impact during these trying times. Every story is different, and no contribution is too small, so go ahead and share your #BridesSaveLives story for a chance to win your dream gown from BHLDN!

Enter to win here:bhldn.com/pages/brides-save-lives-wedding-dress-giveaway

Modern Luxuries: Sleek, Glamorous Bridesmaid Styles

Bridesmaid dresses take a modern turn, courtesy of sleek silhouettes, jewel-toned palettes and minimalist accessories.

(Above) Bill Levkoff style No. 7107 rust chiffon halter dress with key-hole opening and Bell Levkoff style No. 7112 evergreen chiffon dress with ruffle-trim bodice from Ellynne Bridal. Beyond Beautiful emerald teardrop earrings from Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear. Yellow-gold and diamond bracelet, yellow-gold hoop earrings and yellow-gold and diamond collar necklace from Borsheims.

(Below) Allure Bridals style No. 1606 dusty rose stretch jersey wrap-waist dress and Sorella Vita style No. 8880 burgundy double-knit sheath dress from Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear. Starburst stud earrings from Noa Brides. Yellow-gold chain station necklace and Kendra Scott “Gia” geometric rose-gold earrings from Borsheims. On Harper, rhinestone sash collar from Dream Dress Express; on George, rhinestone crown headpiece from The Bridal Collection.

 

(Above) Vintage blush beaded dress, vintage black velvet floral beaded dress and gold stud earrings from Noa Brides. Rose-gold teardrop earrings from Dream Dress Express. Mattia Cielo coil diamond ring and Luisa Rosas white-gold oval diamond ring from Borsheims.

(Below) Mori Lee style No. 21559 fawn chiffon A-line dress with scoop neck and Mori Lee style No. 21634 bordeaux chiffon V-neck dress from adorned Bridal. Kendra Scott “Gia” geometric silver earrings, gold and diamond bracelets, and yellow-gold and diamond hoop earrings from Borsheims.

 

(Above) Johnathan Kayne style No. 8022 blue burnout velvet bell-sleeve dress, silver ruched-waist dress, and multi-colored gemstone bracelet from Dream Dress Express. White-gold ivy earrings and multi-strand collar necklace from Borsheims.

(Below) Sorella Vita style No. 9256 forest green satin halter dress with chiffon micro plunge and Morilee style No. 21573 navy satin spaghetti-strap V-neck dress from The Bridal Collection. Silver station necklace, Mattia Cielo coil diamond ring, silver hoop earrings and white-gold and diamond bracelet from Borsheims.

CREDITS
Photography: Jessica Blex Photography and Design,
Styling Assistants: Sam Areman + Amanda Leise
Location: The Kindler Hotel
Hair:Rebecca Forsyth + Eric Burden, BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing 
Makeup:Natasha Freeman, BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing
Videographer: Alisha Cerny Films
Talent:Regina Palmer + Kailee Lawrence, Sasha Models
Photo Shoot Coordination: Sam Areman + Amanda Leise

Go Retro: Mod Details for the Vintage Bride

The spirit of the ’60s is alive in today’s wedding-day beauty, with high-volume hair, sultry-but sweet makeup, and vintage-inspired jewelry that strikes a modish mood.

(Above) Yellow-gold ball stud earrings, Marika yellow-gold flower cluster pendant and cabochon rose quartz and sapphire ring from Borsheims. Adrianna Papell for House of Wu style No. 40234 long-sleeve beaded gown and cathedral veil from adorned Bridal

(Below) TARA Pearls moonstone bead necklace, Graymoor Lane Designs “Juniper” diamond and yellow-gold ring, and cushion-cut prasiolite earrings from Borsheims. Wtoo by Watters “Savannah” off-the-shoulder lace gown and birdcage veil from adorned Bridal.

 

(Above) Kendra Scott “Malika” mother-of-pearl earrings and Doves emerald-cut blue topaz, diamond and onyx ring from Borsheims. Moda Bella by Mary’s style No. MB2007 crepe A-line gown with flutter sleeve from adorned Bridal.

(Below) Freeform druzy quartz and diamond pendant and Marika “Honeycomb” yellow-gold and diamond ring from Borsheims. Adrianna Papell for House of Wu style No. 40238 beaded and sequined gown from adorned Bridal.

 

 

(Above) Yellow-gold oval beveled hoop earrings and bracelet and Graymoor Lane Designs “Juniper” diamond and yellow-gold ring from Borsheims. Martin Thornburg by Mon Cheri “Angelina” beaded gown with scalloped cap sleeves from adorned Bridal.

(Below) Yellow-gold multi-hoop earrings, Graymoor Lane Designs “Juniper” diamond and yellow-gold bangle bracelet, and “Artichoke” link yellow-gold bracelet from Borsheims. Moda Bella by Mary’s style No. MB2007 crepe gown with beaded back detail from adorned Bridal.

 

CREDITS

Photos: Kaylie Sirek Photography
Styling: Sarah Baumann Rogers
Styling Assistants: Sam Areman + Amanda Leise
Hair: Rebecca Forsyth for BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing
Makeup: Sekara Lorsch for BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing
Hair + Makeup: Eric Burden for BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing
Location: Graduate Lincoln
Talent: Lauren Speicher, Sasha Models
Videographer: Alisha Cerny Films
Photo Shoot Coordination: Sam Areman + Amanda Leise

Timeless Touches for Your Wedding Stationery Suite

Trends come and go, but romance is forever. Reimagine your wedding stationery suite with timeless touches.

(Above) Tied with a Bow, Dana Osborne Design
Silk ribbons are a luxurious addition to a traditional invitation from Dana Osborne Design, adding elegant texture. Untie the bow to reveal a personalized monogram and sophisticated white lettering dancing across the dusty blue cardstock, a memorable experience for eager guests.

(Below) Gilded Age, RSVP
RSVP’s “Everly V.2” by Jessica Downs for Bella Figura is built with perfected care, layer by layer. Gold matte foil stamping and letterpress pewter ink rest on white cotton cardstock, while leafy designs curve along the deckled edges and adorn the monogram. Patterned gray and gold envelope liners for invitation and save-the-date complete the lavish theme.

(Below) Signed, Sealed and Delivered, Dana Osborne Design
This Dana Osborne Design suite perfectly balances classic and chic. Traditional serif font pairs with whimsical cursive spins on soft white cardstock. For an elegant finishing touch, envelopes are sealed with customizable gold wax stamps, a poetic symbol that adds another romantic touch to this sophisticated wedding invite.

(Below) Lap of Luxury, RSVP
Sophistication at your fingertips: On RSVP’s “Estate V.2” suite by Lindsy Talarico for Bella Figura, matte gold foil stamping melts into ivory paper. Antique pressed envelope liners spring to life with peeks of petals and leafy vine illustrations. The pop of color complements the gilded type for an unforgettable suite.

(Below) Well Scripted, Cornhusker Beverage & Bridal
Get lost in the intricate calligraphy twining throughout this “Shimmer” collection from Cornhusker Beverage & Bridal. This grand font guides the eye across the classic cream card. For a traditional or timeless wedding, this wedding suite indulges in minimalist beauty with unmistakable luxury.

CREDITS

Text: Charlotte Larson
Photography: Tate Carlson
Floral Styling: Ashley Fox Designs
Stationery Styling: Shasta Bell Calligraphy

 

6 Ways to Use Local Nebraska Flowers In Your Wedding Decor

Go wild with your florals. Picked-from-the-garden styles overflow with lush blooms and cascading greenery for a fresh take on wedding décor.

(Above) Floral by Petals to Platinum
Whether afternoon sun or glowing candles light your table, the vibrant flowers in this centerpiece will brighten the charm of a farm table and flowing linen.

(Below) Floral by Russ’s Market
You’ve said your vows. Now it’s time for the reception, and that means cake. Make it special with this elegant confection from Cake Expressions, Inc., then wrap the whole thing in a wow-worthy bounty of blossoms, vines, branches and grasses. Present the lovely result on a table draped with a rich violet velvet and wait for the gasps of delight.

(Above) Floral by Sweet Cakes & Roses
Make your seating fit for a king or queen—or a bride or groom. This elegant swag of ranunculus and eucalyptus adds a romantic vibe to the sweet simplicity of a wooden chair. Even sweeter? This handcrafted garland of wood and silk will never fade.

(Below) Floral by Petals to Platinum
White lisianthus and accompanying greenery set off cockscomb in bold and pastel hues. Coupled with pale pink roses and dollops of deep purple, these florals make for a table as festive as the day itself.

(Above) Floral by Grow with the Flow
A beribboned bouquet brims with happy abandon in this loose mix of roses, lisianthus, chrysanthemums and protea. Florist-grown hanging amaranth adds a bright pink pop amid the tumbling splendor of it all.

(Below) Floral by Grow with the Flow
Serve up piquant and perfect boutonnieres on an elegant silver tray. Lisianthus contrast with sprigs of dried greenery and jute cording for the perfect touch of rustic elegance.

CREDITS

Text: Sherri Hildebrandt
Photography: J.L. Scott Photography
Styling & Coordination: Sam Areman & Amanda Leise
Venue: Vintage Venue
Rentals: Honeyman Rent-All, Petals to Platinum
Videography: Alisha Cerny Films