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Vintage Bridal Beauty Inspiration: Lover.ly

We’ve been planning our dream weddings since we were five years old. So it’s no surprise that we can’t get enough of Lover.ly, a wedding inspiration site that lets you search through pics of swoon-worthy gowns, bouquets, and everything else you need for the big day. Once a week, the ladies behind Lover.ly will be sharing their best tips for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.

If you’re going retro on your wedding day or for your engagement photos, the key to not looking like you’re heading to a costume party (unless, of course, you’re having a costume wedding!) is subtlety. To pull this off, choose one or two vintage-inspired styles to imitate—think a vintage dress and makeup with modern hair—or do the updated 2013 version of your gown, hairstyle, and makeup. Here are four gorgeous vintage beauty looks to get you inspired.

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(Photo by: Shannon Williams Photography on Munaluchi Bridal via Lover.ly)

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You’re Engaged! Now, What?: Guest Blogger

Google alum Brit Morin is the founder of Brit & Co., an online lifestyle brand that covers tech, DIY, beauty, food…basically all our favorite things. Now she’s launched Weduarya super-cool app that makes getting married as easy as ordering from Seamless Web. It lets couples construct a custom site in just four steps and even leverages Facebook’s social graph to help with photos, invite guests, and manage other logistical details. All week, the wedding-savvy entrepreneur will be sharing her best big day tips with us. Even if you aren’t a bride-to-be, there’s plenty to learn.

Wedding season is officially upon us! This summer marks my first wedding anniversary, and as an ex-bride, I’m here to give all of you girls the dirty little secrets about how to make it through the craziness of a wedding. Stay tuned all week long as I spout tips to brides and bridesmaids alike!

Up first: what to do if you JUST got engaged. Obviously, you’ll need to update your Facebook status, upload pics of your rock, and do all of the other standard communications…but, then what? Here are a few places to start:

First thing’s first: read up on Birchbox’s very own Bridal Beauty Game Plan. It’s a lifesaver! In fact, I would even recommend printing it out and taping it on your bathroom mirror so you never forget a thing.

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Engaged? Here’s A Crash Course In Bridal Beauty Prep

Over the past year, it seems like all of our friends have gone and gotten engaged. And even though their weddings are way in the future, a lot has to happen in between now and then (save the dates, party planning, cake testing). We created our limited edition Here Comes the Bride box for all our betrothed friends — it’s filled with beauty and lifestyle treats to use right up until the big day. We also put together a mini-mag of bridal beauty stories, including modern hairstyles you can do yourself, a Q&A with celebrity wedding planner Yifat Oren, and the best celebrity bride looks.

Read our entire Bridal Beauty Guide here!