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Styling the Bridesmaids for a Winter Wedding

26 Jan

Aaah, weddings! A white sand beach in Aruba, a mountaintop peak in snowy Colorado or a seaside park in Del Mar; if you invite me, expect a ‘yes’ reply in your mailbox…

The details are what I find so fascinating — so much thought goes into each place setting, slice of layer cake, and specialty cocktail. As soon as I hear about the impending nuptials, my first question is “what color are the bridesmaids dresses?” Bridesmaid dresses set the tone for the entire wedding — the color that pulls everything together in perfect harmony.

We don’t get snow in sunny Del Mar, so the idea of planning a winter wedding sounds so exciting. The first winter-inspired color that comes to mind—something fresh and neutral– is a beautiful tuxedo gray. Picture this: your best friends walking down the aisle in a strapless gray dress cocktail dress with a scalloped bodice. The dress is from Weddington Way, an online boutique for bridesmaids dresses. It is a great way to shop for dresses, as it has photos and reviews posted by brides and bridesmaids. The best feature? Pockets! Perfect for lipstick, tissues and mascara for touch-ups!

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Whether in Southern California or New England, the dress should be paired with a cape or wrap. This is the Elayne Fur Coverup by Coast-Stores.com. It’s elegant, classic, snuggly, and faux fur (of course).

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As for jewelry, think simple and elegant. Sweet Bling’s Sterling Silver Bar Necklace (with a diamond) is perfect. Note to the bride: it makes a great bridesmaid gift! Pair this with some sparkly Crystal Stretch Bracelets  and Pave Crystal Disk Earrings. You may just steal the show…

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Silver pave earrings

Pockets are helpful, but every bridesmaid needs a Silver Satin Clutch by Perfect Details for $120. I love the elongated shape and the crystal oval closure. Think of it as an investment piece — you know you will carry this again. For shoes, it was an easy pick. The Badgeley Mischka Kassidy II’s are perfection.

An easy accent for the bouquet — light lavender. Think: winter, but girly and versatile. A dainty hair accessory in a modern bun would be the icing on the cupcake.

With this ensemble… always a bridesmaid actually sounds pretty fabulous.


 

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6 Wedding Dress Trends for Summer 2014

23 Jun

Today we take a look at some of the best wedding dress trends for this season. We will showcase our favorites along with what to expect coming down the isle.

1. Lace Sleeves: A timeless trend. Kate Middleton let us know that this look isn’t going anywhere. We may have old photos of our mother or grandmother walking the isle in white lace sleeves. And now check out this trend with a modern appeal.

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Via Wedding Inspirasi & Allure Bridals

2. Open Back: The modern bride will be a bit more daring with the amount of skin that is revealed.

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3. Hints of Color: A modern bride may not always be looking for a pure white gown. Hints of color can be expressive and also add a fun summer flare.

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4. Ruffles: Many brides are attracted to the dramatic feel of the volume that ruffles create.  Many textures and fabrics can be used to create this look.

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Via Jetsetbabe & The Sweetest Occasion

5.  Fitted: While many brides enjoy the drama of volume, a modern bride may be looking for a fitted look, revealing each of her curves.

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Via Amelia Sposa & Fashion Diva Design

6. Bohemian: Finally, the summer wedding favorite. This is the true modern bride combining her special day with her edgy style. Specific to summer gowns, a flowy and somewhat structureless gown is popular. This can include layers of sheer fabric, giving a beach wedding feel. A bohemian style may also be reflected in accessories, should the bride choose a gown with more structure.

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Note the eye catching detail and embellishment on each gown. For more summer wedding trends and inspiration, check out Sweet Bling on Pinterest.

 

 

 

 

Wedding Season Trends Summer 2014

19 May

As summer is quickly approaching, we wanted to explore some of the trends that will be blooming this summer wedding season. A common theme is a rustic and wild feel. Traditional weddings now need a twist, by adding an original flare to each selected wedding piece.

For invites create interesting graphics and font with textured card stock.

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Via Jessia Sloane & Wedding Chicks

Mix in wild flowers and set the table for a refreshing and less traditional appeal.

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Via Ruffled

Choose a wedding cake flavor that matches the season– try lemon flavors for summer. Also dare to be innovative with dessert displays.

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Via Loverly & Style Me Pretty

The bride’s dress, arguably the wedding center piece, can have very special detail without being extreme. Also strive for unique styling for the bride’s entire outfit. Think lace, flowers, ruffles, tousled hair and soft textures.

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Via Denise Fashion Designer Clothes & Sarah Janks

Hints of soft pink are making an appearance in fashion and also on bridesmaids. Various hues of the same color family give a cool feel while also complimenting one another. Also try out this color trend as a wedding attendee.

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Via Wedding Chicks & BoMariageBlog

For a fun bridesmaid gift, check out Sweet Bling cupcake charms. These can be created in various styles to fit the personality of each girl.

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For more summer wedding inspiration, check out Sweet Bling on Pinterest here.