Kate Middleton Inspires Balloon Wedding Dress 55-year-old UK balloon artist Thelma Levett has designed a dress inspired by Kate Middleton's wedding dress made entirely of balloons. Though Levett's daughter modeled the design, it's likely she will pass on actually wearing the gown at her upcoming wedding. DC Paper Love Call us biased but we are loving these DC-themed designs shared by Oh So Beautiful Paper.

Advice: Dirty Dress Jennifer Domenick of Love Life Images (one of our favorite DC-area photographers to work with!) has some advice for brides worried about getting their dress dirty... forget about it! "The photos we create because you were willing to do something a bit different – walk through the field or alley or sit on a bench, or step- will be worth it," she writes. "It’s okay – it’s your wedding day and everyone will be looking at you and appreciating how happy you are and won’t even care about the underside of your dress."

Inspiration: Look to Your Parents' Vintage Photos Maybe it's been awhile since you've checked out your parents' wedding album, but if you're stuck for inspiration, give it a shot. You never know, your mom may actually have been cool before you were.