As a bride your goal is often to knock everyone's socks off. You want to look amazing, and you want everyone else in your wedding to look nearly as stunning.
Ladies, we all know how long the "natural" makeup look actually takes. And with so many products involved, there's really nothing natural about it. However, this time is almost always well-spent. The bride above is "effortlessly" chic with her relaxed updo, minimal makeup, and very petite accessories.
The Perfect Shade
This wedding's palette was really, really well designed. The berry-hued bouquets pop out against the rich, ocean blue bridesmaid dresses, which when combined with the vineyard background all balances out beautifully. Usually we focus on the style of the bridesmaid dresses, but in this case it was all about a gorgeous shade that completed the elegance of this event.
Flower girls are usually styled in sweet little dresses, all frilly and pink. And we love that. But these two showstoppers proved that there's nothing wrong with a fashionable look for your littlest ladies. Adorned with oversized headbands and in sparkly dresses with tulle skirts, we all wish we were as cool as these girls.
In many ways, this was the year of the subtly glamorous bride. From boho to rustic chic, brides were more often seen with natural makeup and relaxed hair. So, when we spotted this bride, she stood out from the crowd. In a dramatic dark lip and a to-die-for lace sheath dress, she's definitely a statement maker.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Weddings are such important occasions. There's so much pressure on it being the biggest day of your lives. Sometimes all that stress can get in the way of having a good time. That's why this photo of a pretty-in-pink bridal party is one of our faves. Full of sass and moxie, this group of pals took a second to have a little fun with playful heart-shaped sunglasses.
A Sensational Veil
It's been awhile since dramatic chapel-length veils were thought of as required wedding accessories. We all went gaga for birdcage veils a couple of years ago, but other than that, veils are a bit sporadic in wedding photos. This lovely veil was an excellent complement to the beaded gown, and looked splendid with the bride's half-up waves.
As any bridal party will tell you, it is no easy feat to create a harmonious mismatched look. But these ladies successfully pulled it off! Using a palette of neutrals and a slightly vintage style, they all look totally fab (individually and as a group).
Anyone who knows us is familiar with how much we adore a creamy neutral paired with a bold pop of color. It should then come as no surprise that these bridesmaids in their griege dresses with bright tangerine bib necklace made this list. What a fashionable group of ladies!
We've known women that start growing out their hair as soon as they get engaged because they want to look "bridal." Crazy. Talk. Short hair is just as cool, and wearing exactly what you want (and not just what you see in the magazines) is equally great. We love this bride with her short curly hair and simple wrap dress. She looks awesome and clearly marches to the beat of her own drum. We're fans.
Ralph Lauren Prep
This group of men looks like they belong in a Ralph Lauren or Tommy Hilfger ad campaign. Flawlessly preppy and very debonair, there's just something so fetching about these well-dressed men. Our favorite 80s movies tell us that guys that look this good are probably the bad boys, but that might just make us love them more.
Credits: Emily Takes Photos | Imagen Photos | Dan & Erin PhotoCinema | Leigh + Becca Photography | Powers Photography Studios | Ricky Stern | Crozier Photography | Erin Johnson | Hazelwood Photo | The Big Day Photography