I’M PREGNANT… + PRETTY SHEER, LACE DRESSES | Claire Pettibone’s Romantique Collection + No, Seriously, I’m Pushing a Baby Out My Vag Soon. (Even Though My Doctor Wants Me To Have a C-Section.)

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Hey everyone!

So Wednesday I went to Claire Pettibone‘s runway show for her new Romantique collection.  I bout died.

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Anyways not much to say other than THESE ARE AFFORDABLE DRESSES Y’ALL.  LIKE, I CAN ACTUALLY BUY ONE AND WEAR IT.

But before I get into it– remember this?  Well I want to expand on that news I sort of nonchalantly dropped in the title.  I am like a zillion months pregnant.  Just thought I’d tell you?  Sorry that I’m just now getting up the balls to announce it.  I’m {Continue reading…}

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FASHION + GIRL TALK | 15 Ways Models Are Just Like Us…

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Every night before I drift off to sleep, I either voluntarily or involuntarily participate in what I call my pre-slumber worryfest.  It’s very simple; instead of sleeping, I worry about shit.   {Continue reading…}

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DEAR TKB: “I Think I Need More Sex Than My Partner… What Do I Do?” PLUS: Royal Baby News (UPDATED) & Would You Wear This Sheer Wedding Dress? | NSFW

Clearly I have a lot to talk about.

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Today’s letter for our Dear TKB advice column is the first I’ve received of its kind, but the issue the reader is facing is turning out to be a lot more common than I think we as a culture realize.  Friends of ours have gone through it.  I’ve been through it myself in the past.  Lots of taboo around it but there shouldn’t be!

Obvs. the goal with these posts is to have some real conversation about stuff that’s otherwise difficult to talk about, for some.  I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts and advice, if you have any you’re willing to offer!

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“Dear TKB: Help! My sister is about to marry a man she’s never kissed!” | Plus: OMFG, THESE DRESSES.

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So the concerned half-sister of a virgin bride wrote in recently for advice, and I’ve made her question the focus of today’s post.  It prompts the broader question for today:  Do you think it’s important to have sex with your partner before marrying that partner? 

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GLITTERY + SUCCULENT STYLED ELOPEMENT | Rustic Plaid Wedding Inspiration by Studio 516 Photography… Plus: How I Feel About That “Vine” App.

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GET THE LOOK: 2 WAYS | One’s with a Dress, the Other’s in the Flesh. Also, my puppy stops by. | Jennifer Bagwell

Second post of the day, puhPOW!  Ok, so you know that inescapable desire lots of us peoplefolk have (myself, included) to look not only our best, but also spectacularly unique, if ohhh I dunnooo… maybe, say, we’re going to be spending 6-10 hours in the vicinity of a photographer whose only mission is to get great images of *the face and body* on one of the biggest, most important days of our lives?  Well, if you ask me, whether it’s on your wedding day, or at your engagement shoot, or wherever – it’s not such a bad thing to want to look amazeballs in every way.  … of course, I’m already getting ahead of myself.  So let’s just get on with it, shall we?  Great.

You all know Bambino.    {Continue reading…}

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The 3 Reasons You Love Ryan Gosling, and the Dresses You Should Wear When You Get Saved By Him.

Oh, is it Friday already?  Wow.  Ok, first things first……. shout out to my pops, whose bday is today.  Happy Birthday, Dad.  I love you like a daughter. ;)  You really are the best.

Ok, so this morning I saw something PRETTY FUTHER MUCKING INCREDIBLE.

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FINDING THE DRESS | “Engaged in December, planning a September wedding… I thought this was completely reasonable.” | By Jessica, Real Bride Bloggista

Happy Monday afternoon, my dears!  It’s good to have you back, tucked safely within my loving embrace.  …. only to be dropkicked without warning into Bloggista Jessica’s loving embrace, for today at least.  But don’t worry; she’s very loving, and being a mother already, she has actual real world experience with loving embraces.  High kick, woot!  You’re in good hands. ;)

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DEAR TKB + PUPPIES, GOSSIP ‘n’ POLE DANCING FOR SPORT | Miss M: “My maid of honor is making my engagement experience terrible.”

Bambino has a lot of ‘Rose from Titanic laying seductively in the nude while being painted by her love interest‘ moments, during the day.

So much so, that we’ve decided to give in to what is clearly an innate talent and take his career in a new direction.  I didn’t tell you guys this, but he’s been looking for work ever since I fired him as my assistant a while back, because he was spending more time acting like he was being productive when I would walk by his cubicle, than actually doing any work.  It was like, do you work for The Knotty Bride, or do you work for the people who created the Words with Friends app? because you’re on that iphone every time I look over at your desk.

It was enough.

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RUCHE BRIDAL COLLECTION PREVIEW | Vintage-Inspired Dresses, Shoes and Accessories.

Oh yes, I realize that it’s Friday evening.  Trust.  But my hope is that this post will bring you a little weekend cheer, to be carried through all the way up until Monday at 10:00 am.  ’Course, there are several things I’d like to discuss at this moment, not just one, but I’m sure you’ve come to expect that of me at this point in the game.  So here we go.

I’ve been smelling diaper cream for the better part of an hour now, and that would be fine except (well not fine, but…) there are approximately zero babies (or centenarians) within shouting distance of me.

I want to get to the BOTTOM of this!  <– diaper joke.

Ok so many of you know, I’ve been hunkered down today as I continue to spit up what will be Part Dos of hopefully only TWO Bachelor Finale recaps, in what is my albeit small but driven contribution to the world’s efforts in making a person like Ben pay for his behavior this year.  I wanna make the phrase go, “no BAD deed goes unpunished,” instead of the other way around – who’s with me?

But the thing is I’ve been raring to go on blogging this preview post of the killer new wedding collection that Ruche shared with me recently, because I think– scratch that, I KNOW it’s going to get your brain tingling and your body seizing when you see the whole shebang.

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OH, NICE TO MEET YOU, WEDDING DRESS OF MY WILDEST DREAMS. | Images by André Teixeira of Brancoprata / Jose Villa Workshop, Mexico {PART I}

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Happy Friday afternoon-almost-weekend you guys!  I sorries; I knowww it’s late even for me :) but most of today was spent working on some projects/some upcoming news of the personal variety – that yes, of course I’m going to share with you soon – and the remaining time was weirdly spent editing shots I took at a recent Vera Wang event because I feel bad I haven’t freaking SHAAARED them with you yet, jeez, but I promise they are coming, I promise promise promise.  Ok anyway I really wanna hear your deepest, darkest thoughts on the following, so here we go…

I think I’m telling a lot of people’s stories when I say this… so tell me if you’ve experienced this, too:

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¡OMG! THESE DRESSES + DEAR TKB “Do we have to invite *THEM* to our wedding?” [Bridal Market Coverage]

Happiest of Monday afternoons to you all!  This week is going to rule the school and sit at the popular kids’ table and get free cookies from the lunch lady just for being nice looking because I’ve got such coolness in store you don’t even KNOW.  Giveaway KILLERNESS, wedding KILLERNESS, Vera Wang KILLERNESS.  Just lots of stuff that for me falls under the title of killerness.  (It was enough already with the ALLCAPS.)  Ok but first off, did any of you catch the Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey interview, where Babs Walters ask Mariah if her husband Nick Cannon can be trusted, and Mariah went, “… sometimeshe’s a MAAAN, Barbara.”

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DIY OUTDOOR WEDDING WITH A KILLER DRESS + FREE PEONIES! “Complete and Utter Advisory Overload” by Our Planning Bride Bloggista, Alyssa!

Happy Monday afternoon, my friends!  As you may have heard, Bridal Market has been happening to my face, eyes and ears and it’s being topped off by some of the loveliest {Continue reading…}

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SEASIDE GLAMOUR + I NEED HER DRESS | fuchsia + mint + white delight | Plus, The Bambeen… and I need a little advice from you guys. Also, holy crap I’ve lost my mind.

Second verse, same as the first.  I have to warn you, yet again, that today’s post got so out of hand I CAN’T EVEN TELL YOU.  I’m afraid even to read it over for spelling and punctuation.  I fear my own rampant oddness will get the best of me, like two parallel universes (universi?) colliding.  I’m scared.  Please, hold me.

Yep… happy late afternoon on Friday, friendlies.  Please, BRACE THYSELVES.  {Continue reading…}

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WEDDING DRESS OBSESSION | The Force is Strong in You, Elie Saab | You guys, I think I’ll wear one of these dresses to that wedding I’m attending IN HEAVEN.

I think Ashley of The Bachelorette would call this line “as cool as a cucumber.”

Ok, SO, happy Thursday afternoon, loveys!  Hope you’re doing fabulously well.  :)  I happen to have Ellie Goulding on my mind this week, because Honey and I are attending her concert later this month.  MODERATELY EXCITED.  I’ve been keeping it a secret from him, which is kinda weird since I think I’m probably the bigger fan here, but whatever he finally got me to spill the beans on the *mystery thing* we’re doing in late July {Continue reading…}

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PRETTIES + FUNNIES | I’m headed to Laguna for a wedding, but not before I share my FAVE GOWN EVER.

Hello and welcome to Friday, friendlies!  As many of you already know, yours truly is heading out to Laguna Beach for a wedding this weekend (translation: rehearsal dinner Fri, wedding Sat, brunch Sun), so TKB’s on break ’til Monday, at which point your faces will collectively be struck by the loving but firm hands of our ridiculously talented guest bloggers.  They are moderately dope, so methinks you will LOVE.  Heck, you’ll probably become regular readers of their blogs, if you aren’t already.  I love it when that happens. :)

Anywho, yeah I did say we’re on break ’til Monday, but I seem to still be writing a post here.  Interesting.  Ok, here’s what I’m gonna do {Continue reading…}

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RUFFLES, FRILLS AND PETALS | wedding inspiration | Cakes + dresses + accessories. Also… The Bachelor. Sigh.

So, we watched The Bachelor last night.  (barf)

First of all… raise your hand if you want to sleep in a tree house in Africa, in an open field, among lions, tigers and elephants, seemingly sans a private bathroom, with a guy who seems incapable of making eye contact. {Continue reading…}

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WEDDING FASHION + TRENDS | Ivy & Aster | The long and short of it. What do you prefer?

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{#1} POPULAR WEDDING DRESS ALERT | “Grace” by Amy Michelson | The “It” dress brides are dying to wear.

You might remember an awe-inspiring three part mountain wedding we recently shared {Continue reading…}

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LOVE ADVICE + FASHION | When your relationship takes a back seat to wedding planning + my bridal look obsession.

Happy New Year, friendlies!  Welcome to a brand new year, with a gazillion brand new bits of wedding inspiration, giveaways, fashion, advice, news and just general pretty pretty prettiness on The Knotty Bride!  I’m so excited about 2011; we’ve got so much in store for all of you, and it’s blowing my mind to smithereens.  Ok, here we go with today’s post… {Continue reading…}

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS™ HOLIDAY EDITION | Felt garland, a sparkly dress I must have for a party next week, frosted gingerbread treats, DIY holiday postcards and tags…

I know, so cute!

A few quick notes before I get to the pretty stuff:

Today’s the last day to enter the free wedding photography giveaway by Gem Photo.  So, if you haven’t submitted your entry yet, I, uhh… I suggest you, uhh, get on that straight away.  Click here to find out more!

Vendor Love launched on Wednesday, and we couldn’t be more excited about it!  We’ve received incredible feedback about it, beyond-our-over-achieving-dreams-feedback, and we’re thrilled so many of you beautiful brides out there love it so much!  One could say that our goal is to be a bit like a dating site for brides and wedding vendors, creating ideal matches between brides and vendors, except without the high sex-on-the-first-date frequency.  So far, we’ve kept one-night-stands to a minimum, so we’re pretty thrilled about that! ;)  But seriously, we’re beyond glad everyone’s finding it so useful and easy to navigate, and just plain loving it so much (we do try to read all of your emails and tweets, we’re slowly but surely making our way through it all, so thank you EVERYONE for writing!).  Our vendors already started getting countless inquiries within the first 24 hours (!!!) of the launch, so we’re pretty freakin’ excited about that, obvs.

Brides: we’ll be continually adding vendors to the guide, so keep checking back for even more insane talent!

Ok, on to my holiday finds from around the interweb!

That adorable tray of cheery gingerbread cookies is from Ikea’s 140-page coffee table book, “Hembakat är Bäst” – which means “Homemade is Best.”  Styling by Evelina Bratellshot; photographed by Carl Kleiner; via Lushlee.

J’adore the sparkle factor below, ladies.  Smells like pretty.

Perfect for NYE, if you’re willing to freeze your nips off.

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Really digging this felt ball garland project from Jordan Ferney’s Oh Happy Day!  I knew felt had its uses, but I didn’t know it could look this chic.

How CUTE is this DIY Holiday Paper Reindeer Postcard & Tag via Eat Drink Chic????!!!!!

Love it.  Go ahead and check it out if you want more of it.

Loooooving these hot cocoa ornament favors from Austin Wedding Blog.  Of course, I heart anything involving cocoa, so I’m biased.

Ok, that’s a wrap… for now.  Of course, there are approximately a LOT more of these awesome bits and pieces all over the web this time of year.  I just thought I’d gather up some of my absolute favorites for you guys to check out.  I’m dying to know what you think?  So, what think you?

Another thing I’m dying to know; what are your holiday plans?  Family, friends, parties… what are you guys up to this season?

Hope you’re having a happy Friday, friendlies!

xoxo!  – Alison

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FREE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY GIVEAWAY!!! You told us how you want this contest run… and we listened!

PLEASE NOTE: This contest is now closed.

This giveaway is amazeballs.  I am freaking. out. about it, and I have a strong feeling you guys are going to love it, too.

Now, listen up, ’cause HERE WE GO: {Continue reading…}

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