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Not every fashion trend is worthy of bridal interpretation, but the golden luxe cuff can be a sophisticated yet daring addition to your wedding day statement.

This hot accessory trend for Spring/Summer 2013 takes the form of a solid metal cuff or arm bracelet on the runways, but for the aisle opt for a version that softens the edge.

With our faves below, you can pair your bows and lace with some rockin’ metal. There’s one that signifies the knot, or union, and even one perfect for a beach celebration!

gold bracelets and arm cuffs for weddings

Antique gold knot cuff from St. John, $145

Lilly Pulitzer Starfish Cuff , $68

Isharya filigree statement cuff, $438

Flower cuff from Meydalle on Etsy, $50

Crystal Gazer Cuff at Nasty Gal, $38

Isharya square bangle, $278

Alexis Bittar ‘Opehlia’ Vine bracelet, $350

Your big affair might not have paparazzi huddled at the entrance or famous faces grooving on the reception dance floor, but you and every starlet that walks down the aisle share the same anxiety over finding the perfect dress.

Sure, budgets vary, but this year’s famous brides-to-be face the same confusing mix of bridal styles and trends. Which looks will they choose? We asked Cymbeline’s Sophie Delaroche to weigh in.

Sophie gave us her thoughts on fresh styles from the ultra-feminine, luxury Paris line that would be perfect for Oliva Wilde, Miley Cyrus, Jessica Simpson and even Jennifer Aniston.

Does your style match one of these famous engaged ladies?

Olivia Wilde
She has a sexy sultriness about her. Olivia is very trendy but also edgy with a vintage flair. Not to mention she has a great back and looks beautiful in backless dresses.

Dress Choice: Cymbeline’s style called Gaya.

Cymbeline wedding dress, a great choice for Oliva Wilde

Miley Cyrus
Miley is a master of combining feminine and edgy pieces. She is not afraid to take risks and she likes to experiment. Miley can certainly pull off bold fashion choices.

Dress Choice: Cymbeline’s Gloire or Perfecto Gil.

Cymbeline wedding dress, a great choice for Miley Cyrus

See More: Celebrity Wedding Dress Picks!

A little bit of lovely lace will keep you on trend this fall whether it is the big day or you are simply out registering for a house full of new gadgets and gizmos. Lace is a fall fashion must-have.

Bring it to the aisle with these lacey heel finds from subtle to over-the-top and vintage to modern.

Lace wedding shoes

Lace wedding shoes

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With the buzz of the conventions still provoking chatter and the campaigns in full force, we wondered what a campaign-themed wedding might look like.

October and November holidays, flavors and temperatures typically dictate the details in fall weddings, but this election year, why not pay tribute to our political system and the American way.  Red, white and blue isn’t just for the Fourth anymore.

Turn your guest book into a ballot box, and let guests drop in notes of well wishes and advice. Or hold an election during your reception, allowing guests to choose who will be the new “boss” in your wedded bliss. Does bride or groom have what it takes? Just remember to have fun with it!

More ideas for a patriotic and vintage event:

Election theme wedding ideas

From top to bottom, left to right:
Get your guests in the America spirit with these adorable stars and stripes lollipop favors. Perfect for a vintage-style event, and better yet, the pops come in a variety of flavors from orange to blue razzberry.  

Use them as shoe clips or hair clips, either way these nautical-inspired accessories bring a fun red, white and blue to any bride or bridesmaid ensemble.

What better way to say, “I love this country!” than with some bling? This vintage cocktail ring has small round rhinestones surrounding white marquise. It is from Lilly’s Vintage Jewelry.

Bow ties on groomsmen add a charming touch, and with this one it is also a patriotic addition. Get “The Yankee” for $28.

The lace and the shape of this Diane von Furstenberg clutch give it a vintage feel while the soft blue accents are a subtle nod to the theme.  It’s the perfect touch for your wedding-day essentials.

Simple and charming with navy blue accents and red gerberas, these invitations are a refined way to bring forth the patriotic colors.

An alternative to fresh flowers, these paper bouquets give a retro feel to your stroll down the aisle. The button centers are vintage.

Alfred Angelo dress event

Pining for a designer gown for the big day?

Feel like a celebrity bride and have a wedding dress designer hold your hand as you walk the aisle to the fitting room. This weekend, the dress artists at Alfred Angelo are at your disposal.

The bridal design team will be making appearances at Alfred Angelo stores around the country tomorrow, August 25, 2012. These are the last stops on their August tour to help brides-to-be select the perfect dress and save.

Event guests will save up to $300 on a bridal gown, receive an autographed sketch of the dress from the designers and get a sneak peek of the gowns for the Spring 2013 collections. Yes, you can try on the latest designs.

Get your bridesmaids and besties together and get your dress on.

Alfred Angelo dress event

Alfred Angelo dress event

* Images Courtesy of Alfred Angelo

Not calling in the professional hair gurus for your big day?

No problem. This week’s DIY video shows your maid of honor, best friend or mother how to create a bow french braid for a stunning bride. It is a wedding-worthy hairstyle that is as unique as your special event.

Say ‘I do’ to this do and gal pals and well wishers will be buzzing.

Minted Wedding Stationery


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