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Posted: Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

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Ashleigh has been living in Charlotte since 2008 with her oversized yellow lab. She is a communications professional, grad student, runner, and lover of all things wedding! After attending 13 weddings in three years, it's now Ashleigh's turn to be at the altar. Join her as she blogs about her adventures in step-by-step wedding planning and tips for other brides-to-be!

If you haven’t heard of Anthropologie’s bridal line BHLDN, you’re missing out. I am swooning over everything from bridal gowns to reception dresses to jewelry to bridesmaid dresses to décor – they’ve got it all. BHLDN is the perfect mix of classy and unique for your big day. Here are some of my favorite items:

To start with, the Odessa gown – even though it has lace, it’s still reasonably priced at $1095. While the V-neck in front is stunning, it’s the back that really makes this dress. Your guests won’t be able to take their eyes off of you.

The Nanette bracelet is so charming. You get the sparkly look, with the Southern touch of pearls too. Plus, this is a piece you can wear after the wedding and whenever you look down at it, you’ll smile for sure.

I’m particularly fond of the Ainsley dress in Rose for bridesmaids. It would flatter almost any shape, and is timeless. It’s definitely a dress that could be worn again to a cocktail party or formal wedding.

The Damselfly Sash is so delicate and detailed, it’s hard not to fall in love with it. While I didn’t wear a sash at my wedding, I would definitely consider one of the many that BHLDN offers.

While I am completely smitten with the gowns, bridesmaid dresses and lingerie they offer, my favorite items can be found in their Décor section. These Letterpress Vow Journals are to die for. I am totally kicking myself that we didn’t use these darling books at our wedding.

The Vintage Monogram Kerchief is another must have for the mothers, and definitely a nice gift for grandmothers, aunts, and your bridesmaids too. Vintage AND Monogrammed? Doesn’t get much better than that!

If you’re having a ring bearer, check out the “Here Comes the Bride” embroidered sign. It’s adorable and adds a nice touch to those moments just before you make your big appearance.

Lastly, I love the “Words of Wisdom” cards that could easily be placed at each seat for the reception. A short and sweet message can be left by guests, which will make for a fun night when you and your new husband sit down to read those kind (and perhaps entertaining) words.

BHLDN has it figured out. They are on top of the trends but keep a classic touch to their items. I love the reasonable prices (you could totally have a ceremony and reception dress!). They even offer stationary, which is way better than anything you could buy in a store. Set aside a few hours and spend some time perusing their site. You are guaranteed to fall in love.

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