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Drew Barrymore's Bridal Beauty Advice: 'Look Like Yourself on Your Wedding Day'

Mar/06/2014 at 05:13 PM ET

Drew BarrymoreJason LaVeris/Filmmagic

Drew Barrymore loves to play around with makeup, which was one of the reasons she founded her own cosmetics line, Flower Beauty. The actress also loves to share beauty advice with fans, and she has a very strong opinion for brides-to-be: Don’t go crazy with the face paint on your wedding day.

“That day is so surreal and important and long-lasting for people, I think the biggest mistake you can make is to overdo it,” she said at her Flower Beauty spring launch in N.Y.C. “Look like yourself on your wedding day — don’t go with crazy spiral curls and some heavy foundation and look back at that picture and be like, ‘Whoa, that doesn’t look like me.’ It should be you but the most enhanced, beautiful natural version of yourself.”

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And for those brides thinking about making a big beauty move for the trip down the aisle, Barrymore urges for a softer approach. “I appreciate some women who are like, ‘I really want to change my hair color for that day,’ but it’s not the time to play around. If you are thinking of doing something bold like a nail, pick a shade that has powders and grays and neutrals in it so it tones down the ‘cuckoo factor.’ I think wedding days and ‘cuckoo factor’ are not a good combination.” Read More

Hayden Panettiere: On Low-Key Wedding Planning, Dress Hunting and Hair Disasters

Mar/05/2014 at 01:43 PM ET

Hayden PanettiereEugene Gologursky/Getty

Hayden Panettiere is far from a bridezilla. The Nashville star, 24, has a laid-back attitude when it comes to planning her wedding to boxer Wladimir Klitschko, 37. And she’s making sure to have fun — especially when it comes to wedding dress shopping.

Panettiere recently tried on a variety of dress styles for Brides magazine, and she told PEOPLE all about the experience.

“I have a very specific body type, and you have to dress for your body type. As flattering as wedding dresses tend to be they can also go sour really quick,” the Neutrogena spokesperson said. “It was nice to see the different cuts on my body. And you just look at the cumulative likes and loves and hopefully that will lead to ‘the dress.’”

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As for the rest of the wedding planning, the star does not have a date yet, but she definitely has a vision. “I have always dreamed of a wedding day! Not over the top or crazy, but yeah, I’ve always thought about it. It’s one of those things you have to just cross your fingers and hope everything will go smooth. You will plan and plan and at the end of day you just have to kick back and see what happens.” Read More


Whitney Port Dishes on Her Destination Wedding, Her Fiancé's Groomzilla Potential and That Gorgeous Engagement Ring

Feb/13/2014 at 11:55 AM ET

Whitney Port weddingMichael Kovac/Getty

Whitney Port has all things bridal on the brain! The newly engaged designer is having a great time planning her upcoming nuptials to fiancé Tim Rosenman, and she’s spilling some secrets about her big day.

“It’s going to be destination,” Port told PEOPLE at a Wedding Paper Divas bridal luncheon Tuesday in her honor. “Since I’m from here and Tim is from New York, we thought it would make sense for everyone to just be on neutral ground.”

And while she seems to have plans in motion, including a tentative date, Port hasn’t spent her whole life obsessing about her “big day.” (She has a secret Pinterest board now for inspiration, but that’s about it.) “I wasn’t that girl. I knew I wanted to have a fun party but it wasn’t something I knew the day I got engaged, ‘This is exactly what I want,’ at all.”
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Kelly Rowland On Cutting Her Bob: 'It's Hair! You Grow It Back or Buy It!'

Feb/13/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Kelly Rowland HaircutMatt Peyton/Invision for Zumba Fitness/AP/span>

A girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do when she’s fed up with her mane. After years of rocking long hair, Kelly Rowland sent fashionistas into shock when she showed up at New York Fashion Week sporting a chic new bob.

“I told my hairstylist Neal Farinah I was bored and it was just that simple,” she told PEOPLE at a Zumba Step class in N.Y.C. on Tuesday. “He said, ‘What do you want to do?’ And I said, ‘I don’t care if you cut it off.’ You can shave me bald!’ I just really need to … do something different and that’s exactly what he did. He started cutting and I said go shorter, and next thing you know I was like ‘This is really cute!’”

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Farinah didn’t quite get to the “shave it bald” point, but it wouldn’t matter even if she did. “It’s hair. You grow it back or go buy it,” she says.

Besides, Rowland (who was also celebrating her 33rd birthday at the Zumba class), has more important things to worry about than her hair — like looking great in her wedding dress. “Every woman thinks about that! I just want to feel effortlessly beautiful, but in order to feel that way you have to work hard to feel effortlessly beautiful on your wedding day,” says Rowland.

And while she says she hasn’t given much thought to her wedding planning, she says she is looking forward to a simple ceremony. “I just want it to be me and him and on the ocean,” she says.

Are you into her new do? Would you make a big cut before your wedding? Tell us below!

–Carlos Greer


Calling All Brides: Now You Can Rent Lady Mary's Wedding Tiara (For $2,000!)

Feb/05/2014 at 10:30 AM ET

Downton Abbey Lady Mary wedding tiaraCarnival Film & Television Limited For Masterpiece

Obsessed with Downton Abbey style? Operating on a big — we mean big — bridal budget? If you answered yes to both of those questions, we have some good news. You can rent Lady Mary’s now-famous diamond wedding tiara for your trip down the aisle. (Warning: Spoilers below!)

For most Downton fans, the highlight of season 3 was Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) finally marrying Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens), her now-deceased husband. The show’s costume designer, Caroline McCall, went all out for the bride’s look, topping the custom long-sleeve pearl-and-crystal embellished wedding gown (which took eight weeks to create!) with a 45-carat garland diamond tiara, valued at $200,000 from U.K. jeweler Bentley & Skinner.

Now the jeweler is renting the gorgeous piece for $2,000 per day, according to InStyle. And you better not lose or break it, because the rental fee includes a deposit of $200,000. (But you’ll be getting a little extra bang for your buck: The crown also converts into two brooches!)

Are you still lusting after Lady Mary’s bridal beauty moment? Would you consider splurging on the tiara? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico

Olivia Palermo's Engagement Ring: Get a Good Look at Her Yellow Diamond Sparkler!

Jan/31/2014 at 04:23 PM ET

Olivia Palermo engagement ringSplash News Online

We’re very passionate about Olivia Palermo’s style, so we had a feeling her engagement ring would perfectly bridge that classic/trendy line she walks so well. But she somehow managed to keep it under wraps — despite the fact that, in our quick glimpse of it (below) we could tell it would be hard to miss. Now she’s finally revealed the diamond from love Johannes Huebl, and it certainly didn’t disappoint.

The sparkler is eye-catching and gorgeous, in a very elegant, not crazy-over-the-top Kim Kardashian sort of way. The cushion-cut yellow diamond is flanked by two side diamonds (possibly baguettes or trillion-cut?) for a vintage feel.

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Palermo has been tight-lipped about Huebl’s proposal, but we’re sure she has plenty of super-stylish wedding plans underway. And we can’t wait to see what wedding band she chooses to go with her unique engagement ring.

What do you think of the star’s ring? Do you like yellow diamonds? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico


Ciara on Her Wedding Dress: 'I Want It to Be a Little Vintage-y'

Jan/15/2014 at 04:51 PM ET

Ciara style, wedding plansJames Devaney/Wireimage

Ciara may be busy prepping for a new baby, but that’s not slowing the singer down when it comes to planning her wedding to fiancé Future.

The singer — who is also gearing up to perform at the Grammys afterparty on Jan. 26 — already has some plans in mind, but the date will most likely be decided after the couple welcomes their first child together this spring.

“We’re definitely working on things every day,” she told PEOPLE at Degree’s pre-Grammy press day Tuesday in N.Y.C. “I’m going to do things in advance. Luckily, I have time still to work on everything. I feel like it’s going to work itself out though, because at least me and my fiancé are talking over things. So when it’s time to start working with a wedding planner it will like be A, B, C, boom. We’ll have a vision.”

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The singer also has a vision for her dress. “I’m starting to get there. I want elegant and classic to be the theme,” she shared. “I don’t know exactly what it is yet, but I do want it to be a little vintage-y, like something my mom would have worn, with a modern twist. I have an idea of the feeling I would love. I want to go a little throwback.” Read More


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