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Pre-Lovers’ Day Inspiration!

February 13th, 2013 | (0 Comments)

Paris Love!

Yay, tomorrow is Lovers’ Holiday… Otherwise known as Valentine’s day!  As you can imagine this is one day we HEART at Chic Parisien!   Firstly, it is an extremely popular day for couples to get engaged.  And we have to admit Valentine’s Day engagements are our favorites, they are always so romantic!   But secondly, and more importantly, it is a day to celebrate LOVE!

We know many cynics don’t enjoy this day anymore, but at its core, it’s really such a lovely occasion!  It is the one day of the year that is meant for couples to celebrate their love for each other! We say, who cares what cynics think…Take a moment, say I love you to that special someone, be romantic, be corny, have fun, and definitely, take advantage and smooch your lover as much as you want!

And just in case you need some last minute inspiration, here is a roundup of great Valentine’s Day goodies from around the web… Happy Lovers’ Holiday!

XOXO

Yum! Chocolate Caramels

The perfect red lip!

Pretty and Sexy in Pink

Cutest food valentines!

Drop Dead Gorgeous Red Dress

 

Image source:  Julianne Berry Photography

 

 

Monique Lhuillier Wedding Dress

In the last few years, we have witnessed one trend make a comeback:  short wedding dresses!  Back in the 50s and 60s this was a popular trend with brides and recently we have seen it reappear with brides who are looking for something unique, unexpected, gorgeous yet more relaxed in its nature but still very chic!   It works perfectly for outdoor weddings, beach weddings, and chic city hall weddings, among others!

However, what’s exciting is that we have seen this trend also embraced by more “traditional” brides that are looking to change into a reception dress.  To wear not only one gorgeous gown during the ceremony, but also a second, short gown, during the magical evening!  Finally, many brides who wish to extend their wedding events by wearing a short wedding dress for their rehearsal dinner is also becoming popular!

In essence, it does not matter why the bride chooses short, what is certain is that it is definitely a great way for a bride to make a fashion statement yet keep it fun, young, flirty and still very chic!   What do you think?  Would you wear a short dress on your wedding day?  Here are some of our fave short wedding dresses:

 

Jenny Packham Short Wedding Dress

Marchesa Short Wedding Dress

Romona Keveza Short Waltz Length Wedding dress

Monique Lhuillier Short Lace Dress

XOXO

Italian Bride and her Vespa

Yay for Fridays! Are you doing anything exciting this weekend?  We couldn’t be more thrilled with this weekend’s trunk show:  Peter Langner Bridal collection.  This amazing collection comes directly from Rome, Italy, and we heart Italy!

Can you imagine an Italian destination wedding?  Wouldn’t it be super romantic and dare we say, sexy, to get married in Rome!  We can imagine the red wine flowing, the delicious food being served, the beautiful lighting and of course, an amazing group of family and friends that makes the party last until the wee hours of the morning!  We love this idea for a destination wedding, but would it be crazy to do a destination wedding in such a cosmopolitan city like Rome?  Would love to hear your thoughts!

Happy Friday, Happy Weekend! But before we sign off, here are some web and blog goodies that we loved and wanted to share with you…

Is copper the new silver?  We like!

Why weddings matter

Surprising 1st Dance Songs

Front row at the fashion shows!

Marc Jacobs is a sex symbol!

Honeymoon Planning? This might be a great flight booking tool!

5 Great Chic Sneakers.

XOXO

Italian Bride, Italian Men

Italian Wedding and Confetti!

Italian Wedding Celebration!

Top image source: Bridal Musings

Images source: David Burton for Elle Brides 2010