Though you may still be in 2012 mode, for a summer beach bride, it’s time to start thinking about 2013, and if you haven’t already, then you better start thinking about saying yes to the dress.. that is, the beach wedding dress!
Since we have a year to go, it seems like the perfect time for beach inspired wedding dress ideas for our beach brides-to-be! I tend to swoon over the same designers when it comes to this type of dress: flowing, ethereal, with lots of chiffon – the exact things that I think of for a beach wedding! These dresses are a mix of designers and styles, but the trend is very light, summery, and of course beachy! If you don’t love these styles I assure you that there are so many other gowns by this group of designers that you will not be disappointed. Drum roll please… today we love San Patrick (first photo), Elizabeth Fillmore (second photo), Saja Wedding (third and fifth photos), La Femme (fourth photo), Melissa Blackburn (sixth photo), Ivy & Aster (eighth photo)
When I think about “avant-garde” I think unwearable, but today I wanted to highlight some fabulous avant-garde (and very wearable) wedding gowns. Avant-garde doesn’t always need to be so artsy that it’s no longer fashionable; it should define the right balance between art and fashion… at least when it comes to wedding gowns!
So today a few options from some of our favorite and new designers! These gowns are all artistic in their own way, from the floral organza patterns of the first two by Aire Barcelona and Amsale, to the bold tulle patten by Marchesa in the third picture. The always edgy St Pucchi delivers as usual with our forth dress; and finally the structured patterns and textures by Tara LaTour in the fifth gown proves that rigid structure but mixed fabrics can create any type of looking including avant-garde!
We love trend alert posts because these are always up and coming and fun wedding ideas or fashion trends! Since I seem to always find myself bored of the “typical” bridesmaids dresses (and because our trend alert on the bridesmaids skirt was so popular last week), we figured it’s time for another refreshing bridesmaids trend… this time it’s a mix and match approach to dressing your maids with many multi-colored dresses!
This is honestly one of my favorite ideas as far as how to make your wedding style unique. We’ve all seen the standard dress choices with the same color and style for all 20 of your bridesmaids, but really… this can be boring!! Pictures surprisingly seem to come out SO much better when your party is dressed in variations of different dresses, colors or styles altogether. If you aren’t comfortable with the mix and match bridesmaids dress approach, you can always tone it down by picking the same color but different style dresses. This way you have some variation but everyone looks like they are at least wearing something that fits into your bridal party! I personally think an all out mix and match makes the perfect impression but whatever you decide, mixing and matching will give depth to your bridesmaids dress choices and (imagine this), the maids may even like their dresses!
Yes I said it… the bridesmaids skirt (not to be confused with the bridesmaids dress)! Please.. if you aren’t already sick of seeing the same bridesmaids dresses over and over again on instant replay, snap out of it! There are so many more fun, unique and bold options out there when it comes to dressing the maids, so do yourself (and them a favor) and pick some pretty dresses (I mean skirts)…
So what is the bridesmaids skirt exactly? Well, for the creative and crafty brides among us, they’ve already found new and exciting ways to spice up the normal wedding wardrobe and ditch the satin, chiffon and overall blandness that comes with most mainstream bridesmaids dresses. The answer is the skirt! Simply a pretty skirt paired with a top is all we’re talking about here. It’s stylish and affordable and will undoubtedly have your guests talking about what a fun twist on the tradition this is! Now since I know more than anyone that it’s always hard to break tradition, I’m hoping these fun finds will inspire even the most doubtful brides!
For me, when I think bridesmaids, I think pink! Personally I have my pink preferences (blush over bright) but for most, any shade of pink as far as the bridesmaids dresses go seems to work. So for those of you brides-to-be struggling with the dress color, today I wanted to remind you why pink is so perfect!
Firstly, depending on the shade, it can go with any season. Winter? Yes please! Think I’m kidding.. nope not this time. I actually think that a very light blush pink (like in the first photo below) is perfect for a winter wedding. Please, we see enough of the eggplants and silvers that a little color for your winter wedding day isn’t going to kill anyone! Of course we know that pink works for the rest of the year; the magentas and corals are perfect for a spring or summer wedding and the light colors are better for the latter half of the year. You probably don’t want coral at your New Year’s Eve wedding.. you’ll have your guests wanting to transport themselves to an island instead of your reception.
Back to the point, why I love pink.. Aside from being right for any season, it’s practically perfect to pair with other colors. Maybe it won’t match with any color that you choose, but it certainly works with a lot of them. Moving on, pink is typically a non-controversial pick. With multiple girls in your party, you don’t want them hating the dresses you’ve picked (I know it’s your wedding day but these are your friends remember!) Pink is easy on the eyes and most girls like some shade of it. So when picking between pink and oh say lime green, I assure you the majority of the maids are going with pink. And finally, the right pink and the right dress can be reused! Tell me you’ve been a bridesmaid and been able to reuse your dress? Probably not because no one seems to pick normal dresses these days, but girls, it’s time! Pick one that everyone loves and you’ll see your maids wearing it at the next wedding they go to!