Have you ever noticed the style of a wedding dress tends to define a decade? The symbolic dress embodies all the special qualities of clothing during that era -- sheath silhouettes of the '20s, full tulle skirts of the '50s, the puffy sleeves of the '80s (*cringe*). Like all things, wedding dress history repeats itself and lucky for us, some of these by-gone styles become classics (Kate Middleton's Grace Kelly-inspired dress, for example). Check out the timeline below for a look at how the dress has evolved in the last century.
It doesn't get much more picture-perfect than this simple rustic wedding set against the stunning backdrop of Oregon's desert in the summer. Watercolor skies, majestic rock structures, and the Italian feel of The Ranch at the Canyons provide a gorgeously romantic setting, which touches of copper, wood, and a neutral and blush palette add romance to without ever distracting from the natural beauty of the setting or the unbounded joy of the newlyweds.
Getting your body wedding-ready doesn't happen over night. Generally, it takes a few months of healthy habits to help you feel your best as you walk down that aisle. Follow these guidelines provided by Jen Raymond of FitGirlsNW and before you know it, you'll feel and look like a bombshell in that curve-hugging mermaid gown.
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