Simple and clean lines can have such a glamorous feel. Giving off an effortless essence that can seem like old Hollywood glam. I am loving what many of the designers are doing with their collections. The designs can seem so simple – but the fabrics seem so rich which can create such an impact on the actual designs. There is so much that you can so with a simple and elegant gown. You can accessorize it with statement jewelry or some magnificant hair piece. Or create your own effortless look at take one of these gowns to your beachside-beachblown hair-barefoot wedding.
I am especially loving what J.Crew has debuted in their latest collection. Gorgeous fabrics anmd details in each dress – giving it each its own perfect touch. Pearlized back buttons closures or boning in the bodice and even detailed draping – each can give off such a glamorous look and feel. I say, throw on a little red lipstick and some fabulous shoes and you are ready to walk down that aisle with ease.
Images – J. Crew Bridal Collection
Choosing the perfect wedding day hair style can be, like every other decision, overwhelming. Just like every other detail, it is important to take time to find a style that suits you. Before my wedding some people told me to go natural. While I agree with why this works, you have probably seen it in photos and liked it or it would not be your au natural, I did not wear it natural. Parted on the side, straight and flowing down my back would not have worked with my turn of the century fitted 3/4 length sleeved jacket. It all went up on top of my head to create the perfect lift for my simple veil. The point is to take time to decide what works with your
look. Look through pictures, find a stylist, and have a dress rehearsal for your wedding do! At a minimum have at least one dress rehearsal with your wedding day hair stylist. If you are undecided or still deciding do not hesitate to set up another run through. Your wedding day pictures are set in stone forever so make sure you feel comfortable with how your hair looks on the day of your wedding.
Images by Bride Hairstyle // Google Images // Model Bride // Jen Curtis // Carla Ten Eyck
I think that adding a statement piece of jewelry to your wedding day attire can seem like a classic and somewhat timeless choice. The jewelry can reflect your personality and your personal style by making one simple selection. Add some crystals or even some colored stones to your simple or intricate white dress. Or if you are changing into a tea-length number for your reception why not add a statement necklace that will throw your guests for a loop. Add a pop of color. Add some sparkle. Add a statement necklace that reflects your personality.
One of my ALL time favorite designers is Kate Spade. Her jewelry can span from one end of the spectrum to the other. From classic to whimsy. Below are a few of my favorites that would favor any neckline.
Images: Kate Spade
A flower girl can always seem to be a little unexpected in weddings these days. Not all brides choose to have flower girls or junior bridesmaids in their wedding. Especially for the modern bride and taking changing basic elements of a traditional wedding. But if you ARE that Bride that loves to keep traditional weddings as “traditional” as possible – then yes, you will probably opt to have a flower girl as part of your cermony and bridal party. When thinking of what the beautiful young ladies should wear, you need to remember that many designers are realizing that Brides would prefer to not have bland choices in selecting these dresses. But rather, have couture options that not only compliment the Bride but also the bridal party. Some of my favorites are by one coveted designer, Lazaro. These designs seem timeless but still traditional. Taking the basic flower girl dress to something beautiful and couture.
Just as a fun fact, do you know the history of the flower girl? History dates it back all the way to the Victorian Era. In the ceremony, the flower girl always walks in front of the bride. She represents the young and pure girl, who adds sweetness and joy to the ceremony. She throws out the petals, which symbolize the transition of the bride into a loving and passionate wife. Originally, the petals may have also been used to ward off evil spirits, so the flower girl walking in front of the bride would protect her on her wedding day. No matter what you can make the flower girl represent what YOU want it to symbolize. You are in control of you own history and tradition.
Images – Lazaro // History – eHow
So you have selected YOUR dress – THE dress – DREAM dress and you honestly can not wait to wear it on your big day. Why not just add one more dress to the mix? I love the idea of a reception dress. Having one amazing, couture gown for your ceremony and then changing into something fun and flirty for your reception. It just tells your guest you are ready to celebrate – ready to get down and might even just throw them for a loop on your fashion choices. Very recently we had a Nordstrom open here in Nashville and since then this store has been all the craze in town. They have an amazing selection of reception dresses in store and especially online that would all ultimately be a divine choice.
This is your time to have fun – show your personality and kick up your heels. Let’s party girls!
Images – Nordstrom.com