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This Luxurious French Chateau Is Where Kim and Kanye Will Likely Get Married

After many months of speculation about exactly where Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will get married in France on May 24, we think this is the place…err, chateau! During a recent trip to Paris (a little last-minute wedding planning, we’re guessing) Kim was photographed at the Chateau Louis XIV, located in Louveciennes, about 20 minutes from Paris.

Us Weekly and the Daily Mail both reported that Kim was there for an hour to tour the property that was built six years ago and was built to look like a 17th century castle with added modern amenities. Could be good for a camera crew and a large guest list!

Chateau Louis XIV also has a labyrinth, gardens, an underwater room, stables, a wine cellar, a ceiling mural, a movie theater and huge fountains. So basically, we can’t wait to see their wedding photos.

Keep scrolling to see more photos of Chateau Louis XIV:

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Photos: Chateau Louis XIV

What do you think of this Chateau as a wedding venue? 

This Is What Happens When Taylor Swift Attends a Bridal Shower

It seems that Taylor Swift would fit in nicely at a bridal shower, since she ‘s always wearing a pastel tea-length dress and is darn good at baking cookies (at least from what we see on Instagram). Now, thanks to one of Taylor’s biggest fans, Gena Gabrielle, we can see how T-Swift parties with a bride-to-be, since Gena asked Taylor to come to her wedding one day when they met in 2007 at a meet-and-greet.

Taylor couldn’t attend Gena’s wedding in May, so she did the next best thing and came to Gena’s shower in Ohio bearing a KitchenAid mixer, homemade cookies, a homemade picture and tons of other kitchen wares! Taylor and Gena looked all kinds of adorable posing together.

Here are some more cute pics from Gena’s shower:

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Photos: Instagram/genagabrielle

If you could ask a celebrity to attend your bridal shower, who would it be?

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Got Married (But Aaron Missed the Wedding!)

It seems like a true Backstreet Boys wedding would include all five members of the band — and a certain famous little brother. However, Nick Carter married his longtime girlfriend, fitness expert Lauren Kitt, over the weekend in California without Aaron Carter present. Aaron was under contract to appear at the Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C. before wedding plans were made and missed the ceremony trying to fly back.

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“Really pissed off that I missed my brothers wedding today.. i hope he doesn’t hate me .. I tried to get there… I’m sorry bro @nickcarter  #technicalProblems,” Aaron tweeted

However, Nick may not have cared since he tweeted “Happiest day of my life 4-12-2014 I married my best friend and woman of my dreams. Lauren Kitt Carter honeymoon time!”

Nick and Lauren got married beneath an altar of roses and hydrangeas withAJ McLean, Howie Dorough and Brian Littrell present. Guess Kevin Richardson couldn’t make it either?

AJ’s daughter Ava served as the flower girl, and he told People that it was a “beautiful” and “rustic”wedding.

“We’re all family. We’re all brothers,” AJ says. “To see our little baby brother finally make that big, big final step. Next step is having kids. Obviously they just got married, so obviously take your time.”

Knotties, have you ever had to miss a wedding that you really wanted to be at? 

New Wedding Day Fragrance: Dolce by Dolce & Gabbana

Choosing what fragrance you will wear when you tell your new husband, “I do” is something brides take very seriously. And for good reason! Our sense of smell is linked directly to what we remember, and your chosen scent will have the power to bring you back to moments on that special day forever.

Dolce & Gabbana have just released a dreamy new fragrance,  Dolce. The Italian designers were inspired by Sicily to create a fresh and feminine fragrance that is utterly gorgeous for a bride.  A stunning combination of White Water Lily, bold White Daffodil and the full-bodied White Amaryllis give warm, musky notes and floral accents.

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And the bottle is divine! It will look beautiful in your wedding day photos.

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Dolce is available now at Myer, David Jones and selected independent stores.  Check out the adorable advertising campaign staring Kate King:

Knotties, have you decided what fragrance you will be wearing on your wedding day?

These Bridesmaids Wore Flower Crowns (Steal Their Style!)

Flower crowns are no longer just for the flower girl or the bride, your bridesmaids can rock this floral accessory on top of wavy curls or simple updos. Matching, bohemian chic flower crowns can really tie together your bridesmaids’ style. Tip: Go for a monochromatic set to offset bold bridesmaid dress colours or match the bouquets with a mix of flowers and greenery. See how the stylish bridesmaids below complete their day-of look with pretty flower crowns!

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See more from this wedding: Emily & Darryl: A Fun Filled Summer Wedding, WA

Bridesmaids wearing flower crowns: We Heart Photography/ TheKnot.comPhoto: We Heart Photography

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Bridesmaids wearing flower crowns: Richard Israel / TheKnot.comPhoto: Richard Israel

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Will anyone in your bridal party be wearing a flower crown?

Spending The Night Before The Wedding Together? Discuss!

The night before your wedding is different because it’s the night before your wedding. The big decision lots of couples are asking themselves is whether to spend it together or stick to tradition and sleep apart.

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It really is entirely up to you. There isn’t a rule that says you have to but here’s what’s most important: that you relax. You’ll want to rest up so you’re totally prepared for your wedding. You’re going to need all your energy for the wedding day (all that smiling and vow exchanging is honestly exhausting!). That means limiting the wine at the welcome dinner the night before and going to bed at reasonable hour.

Want a few ideas? See a few Knottie suggestions below! And tell us what you are planning.

“We will probably be in our hotel room. We might go out to dinner and then come back and watch tv and go to sleep.” – Jennycolada

My MoH (best friend since childhood) and I will be sleeping at the hotel together the night before. She and I are workout buddies and she is my hairdresser as well so we’ll be waking up together, going to the gym, and getting my hair done the following morning. I imagine she and I will probably just put on a movie and go to bed early.” – CamiSelene

We did what we normally do: snuggled up together in bed, got up the next morning, and had breakfast.” – Schatzi13

We’re going to watch fireworks after the dinner the night before, possibly go to a few bars for a bit (yay for a late afternoon wedding), then head back to our separate hotel rooms so I can actually sleep without his horrific snoring for one night.” – Cookie Pusher

I would really like to have a slumber party with my mum, his mum, my stepmother, my sisters, and my best friends. :) Not a real slumber party, per se. But you know, pyjamas, girl-talk, maybe a few drinks and boardgames or a movie. We should be at the hotel we’re getting married at the night before. So it just sounds like fun to spend some time with the girls!” -Danger+Zone

8 Reasons Why Jennifer Lawrence Would Be the Coolest Bridesmaid Ever (in GIFs)

We’re having a little bridesmaid envy, since Jennifer Lawrence was a bridesmaid in her brother Blaine Lawrence’s wedding.  We can’t think of anyone who would be more fun at a hens party or would give a better toast at a reception, making us think that these reasons are why our favourite pretend BFF would be the coolest bridesmaid ever.

1. She’d be really excited about being a bridesmaid…

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2. … but she’d give an honest opinion about bridesmaid dress choices too.

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3. She’d keep the bride on her pre-wedding diet.

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4. She knows how to be camera-ready at all times.

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5. She also knows all the right questions to ask at the hens party.

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6. She’d be the best wedding picture photobomber ever, hands down.

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7. She’d be nothing but charming at the reception after a few cocktails.

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8. And if she tripped down the aisle, at least she’d do so gracefully.

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Which celeb would you ask to be your dream bridesmaid?

Rubber Stamp These 12 Things At Your Wedding

Ready for the easiest DIY project you’ll ever try? Get a rubber stamp and an ink pad in your favourite colour and you’re well on your way to becoming a DIY pro. There’s something you can stamp at every step of the planning process, from the invitations and escort cards to the bomboniere and thank you notes. Order a custom stamp with your monogram, your wedding logo and date, or your lovely faces. Once you have the design down, it’s a matter of connecting with the right material. See how the couples below rubber stamped their way to a polished DIY wedding style.

Stamped Invitation Suite

DIY stamped wedding decor: Amanda Julca Photography / TheKnot.comPhoto: Amanda Julca Photography

Tented Escort Cards With White Ink

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Letter Stamped Escort Tags

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Shop The Idea: Stamped Tags

Stamped Clay Bouquet Charm

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Shop The Idea: Clay Monogram Clay Tag

Stamped Burlap Wine Bag Table Number

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Shop The Idea: Monogram Wine Bomboniere Bag

Anchor Ring Pillow With Stamped Date

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Bicycle-Stamped Well Wishes Tag

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Homemade Monogrammed Cocktail Napkins

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Shop The Idea: Personalised Hand Stamped Napkins

Stamped Kraft Paper Coasters

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Rubber Stamped Place Setting

DIY stamped wedding decor: Caroline Joy / TheKnot.com Photo: Caroline Joy

Stamped Muslin Bomboniere Bags

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Stamped Candy Bags

DIY stamped wedding decor: Eric Boneske Photography / TheKnot.comPhoto: Eric Boneske Photography
Shop The Idea: Hand Stamped Kraft Lolly Bag

Will you be stamping anything for your wedding?

See Haylie Duff’s Engagement Ring (and Get the Look!)

Even though Haylie Duff’s proposal took place on April Fools’ Day, her engagement ring is definitely no joke! Haylie’s boyfriend, Matt Rosenberg, proposed with a gorgeous round-cut diamond sparkler with what looks like a gold band in a sweet Instagram pic.

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Haylie announced the news on her Real Girl’s Kitchen food blog and wrote: “This week has seriously just become the best week of my life! As if announcing The Real Girl’s Kitchen TV show wasn’t enough, Matt just took me by total surprise and proposed…on April Fools’ Day of all days! The moment was genuine and sweet (like him!) and I couldn’t wait to say yes! We are so excited and happy to share our wonderful news with everyone! We both feel so blessed to have the love and support of our family and friends and can’t wait to start this new adventure!”

Looks like little sis Hilary Duff might have a big hens party to plan soon, since she tweeted, “So happy to not have to keep this news in!! My beautiful sister @HaylieDuff and her amazing boyfriend @Matt_STS are engaged!!!!”

To see four beautiful look-alike rings like Haylie’s, keep scrolling!

Round Brilliant Engagement Ring

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Tiffany & Co.
— Tiffany Embrace, $17,300

Double Halo Engagement Ring

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Nader Je
wellers — Catalina, $15,000

Platinum Round-Cut Engagement Ring

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Larsen Jewellery
— Serenity Platinum Ring, $3,690

Bezel Cluster Engagement Ring

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Bill Hicks
— Round Brilliant Bezel Cluster Set, $14,500

Do you love round-cut diamond engagement rings? What style is your engagement ring?

Wedding Entertainment: A Magician!

Hiring a magician might be the last thing you think of when planning a wedding. But you have to remember a wedding is a long day, and you definitely don’t want your guests getting bored. A good magician will add to the fun atmosphere of the day, get guests interacting with each other, and have them laughing.

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Tracy Tam, the superstar of Trace of Magic has been a magician for 8 years and loves to entertain guests at weddings. “A magician can provide a fun and memorable experience for couples that are looking for something different for their wedding.”

Typically a couple will choose a magic show that lasts for approximately 20 – 30 minutes and is the perfect light entertainment for just after the entrée has been served.  Another option which is great for the cocktail hour is to have a closeup roving magic show which usually lasts for 30 minutes to two hours. “It is perfect as an icebreaker and is great for welcoming the guests – especially if the bride and groom are taking photos.” Or if you are in need of an MC, then your guests will be kept entertained for the entire night!

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Tracy says, “I love performing at weddings because I personally think a wedding is a very important milestone in your life. It should be a fun, magical, memorable and entertaining day for everyone.”

Find out more about Tracy at  Trace of Magic.

Trace of Magic is a featured supplier on  The Knot.

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