On-key with a favorite winter accessory – a bold, bright lip – the styling here is clean and ultra-modern. Everything from the bride’s sleek bun to the fabric of her satin gown exudes polish and pairs perfectly with a must-have fashion item for the modern groom: a slim, fitted suit.
Floral designer Clark started her work with the clean lines of modern décor and bright colors that would play off the bride’s fuchsia lip and shoes. Pulling together a variety of blooms that included ranunculus, dahlias, peonies and roses, with a few bright berries to add texture and depth of color, Clark created a bold bouquet fitting with the rest of the bride’s look. “This bouquet is textural, but with clean lines,” Clark said. “It’s slightly asymmetrical, to add interest, but I wanted it to be clean and free of greenery.”
Hair and makeup, as well as the gown and accessories, follow the same statement-making approach. Strong lines and vibrant colors are the key to a modern look according to makeup artist Klasse. “For this look, we have more hard lines,” she said. “We’re using bold eyeliner and a fuchsia lip. The look is matte, unlike the dewy look you might want for a rustic style. It’s trendier, too, while other looks can be more timeless. I really like that though, for weddings. It gives you an idea of exactly what was happening at that time and it works especially well with a contemporary backdrop and setting.” Klasse’s main piece of advice to brides looking to emulate this style is to hire a professional makeup artist. The look’s hard lines require perfect execution, although it is possible to make the look more low maintenance by choosing a lip stain over lipstick and being sure to use waterproof products for the eyes. “This is a very fun party look, especially if the bridesmaid dresses are a bright color,” Klasse added. “The combination of a bright shoe and a bright lip, along with a colorful bridesmaid dress, is perfect.”