Unique Bridesmaid Dress Trends

April 30th, 2017

Want to make sure your bridesmaid dresses are as unique as your sweet love story is? You’re in luck because this year’s hot trends include fashion ideas that will definitely make your attendants stand out.

Sassy Separates

Models sporting two-piece bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses have taken over the runways this year. Long tulle skirts with tops in contrasting colors or textures take the place of the traditional one-piece gown. The style of the top is flexible. You can add a lacy and light blouse for a spring or summer wedding, a taffeta halter and pashmina for fall, or something fluffy or velvet for winter. Warmer-weather styles might even show some midriff for the very fit and free-spirited types! The separate pieces can be the same color or something complementary or contrasting. Two-piece bridesmaid outfits are perfect for bohemian-inspired, garden themed and beach weddings, among other styles.

Mix and Match

Just say no to identical dresses! Choose a color and let each attendant choose her most flattering style. Choose a style and let them choose their most flattering colors. Choose a palette and feature lots of different styles and shades that still complement your design. Or, throw caution to the wind and just let them choose what they want to wear to celebrate your wedding – a risky, but heroically brave (and appreciated by attendants) approach.

Do Something Funky with Color

Some of the most on-trend colors of 2017 are mint, blush, grey, and various shades of green. Create an ombre effect by dressing each bridesmaid in a gradually darker shade of the same hue. Pick one color, like all burgundy bridesmaid dresses, and employ it not only in various shades, but as part of a bold pattern as well, like burgundy flowers against a white background. You’ll have a completely eclectic effect that also ties the look together.

Tie in the Texture

Instead of a purely chiffon, taffeta or satin dress, look for different fabrics or embellishments that add wonderful texture and an interesting twist to your dresses. Burgundy bridesmaid dresses with bodices of ivory lace for example, can be beautiful and regal-looking. Full-sequined numbers are glitzy and completely glam – mix your metallic sequin colors like copper, silver, and gold for a real trendy approach. A sheer overlay over a solid one adds a hint of romance, and embroidered accents are super popular this year as part of the Big Flower movement.

Show it All Off

Designers are including massive slits up the front of bridesmaid dresses this year, giving them a very revealing, sexy look, and deeply plunging backs (and in some cases necklines) are also fashion forward. Just note, if they appeal to you, your church or clergy members might object and require a more conservative cover up or a different dress altogether. Check with your house of worship first, especially if yours is a religious wedding. Once you have an approval or a suitable work-around, then you can proceed with selecting something daring.

If you want your bridesmaid dresses to be unique, there are so many ways to stand out from the crowd. Think creatively, collaborate with your attendants, and stay open-minded. The right style and choices will present themselves and you’ll soon be on your way to wedding fashion fame.

 

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Winter Wedding Tips

November 27th, 2016

Winter weddings are growing in popularity. The fact that it is not as expensive to get married in the colder months means that more couples are seriously considering it as an option.

It is certainly easier to book your dream venue for the reception, and there are plenty of warm destinations for honeymooners to enjoy. There is something extra special about going on honeymoon to a warm destination in the winter months. These are just a few of the reasons to get married just before, or just after Christmas, there are many others, but we will not go into them here. The main purpose of this article is to help those who have already decided on a winter wedding to plan theirs.

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Be realistic about the weather

It is important to realize that a winter wedding does present some potential challenges. If you are lucky, the weather will be kind and you will get some winter sunshine on your special day. However, you need to be realistic and be prepared for rain or snow.

 

Dressing for the weather

Bearing the weather in mind when you choose your wedding and bridesmaid’s dresses is especially important. The last thing you need is for you, and your wedding party, to be freezing on your special day. You will be warm enough when you are inside, but may end up regretting buying a light floaty dress when you are outside posing for photos in a chilly wind.

Investing in a good shawl means that you can still choose an off the shoulder style of dress, if you want to. When you are outside you can use the wrap to keep the chill away while the photographer positions you, and get someone to hold it for you while the actual photos are taken.

 

The right shoes for a winter wedding

Bearing in mind that the ground could be wet or icy, good footwear is especially important. Usually, satin shoes are not a good idea for a winter wedding. However, if you really want to wear them you still can, but they will need to be sprayed with a good quality waterproofing spray. It is important to bear in mind that using this type of product is likely to change the colour of your shoes slightly.

Providing your bridesmaids with closed in shoes also makes sense. This year there are some beautiful court shoes available, which are perfect for both the bride and her bridesmaids.

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The right accessories

For a winter wedding, equipping your ushers with a few large umbrellas is a good idea. That way if it rains they can use them to escort everyone to and from the car.

 

Plan your photos carefully

You need to think about your guests, especially your older guests. You do not want people standing around in the cold waiting for the photographer to do the group shots. If it is too cold or wet to get the outside shots you want, have alternative indoor locations set up and agreed with your photographer in advance.

Winter weddings really are wonderful. By following the tips above you can ensure that yours goes smoothly, and that everyone enjoys themselves.

The 10 Best Wedding Tracks Of 2015

May 27th, 2015

It is customary to have music at a wedding and in particular the wedding reception after the main event. This is a time when you will want the bride and groom plus all guests up on the dance floor enjoying themselves.

Well, there are many tracks to choose from and below is a list of the 10 best wedding tracks of 2015. There is sure to be some music tracks in this list which will be perfect for your wedding day.

Thinking Out Loud, by Ed Sheeran

This track is at the top of the list simply because it is timeless and would compliment any wedding ceremony or reception. It is a tune to get dancing to and lyrics celebrate love that will last a lifetime. The song will appeal to most age groups.

Only One, by Kanye West and McCartney

This is a sentimental ballad and ideal for the mother-son dance! No wedding reception should be without this track. One of the lyrics in this song is:

“Hello my only one. Just like the morning sun. You keep on rising until the sky knows your name”. Hot stuff!

Coming Home, by Leon Bridges

If you want a Rhythm and Blues wedding track then look no further than this song. This song is reminiscent of the Temptations, Sam Cooke or Otis Reading. This song is full of lyrics you’ll love.

I Want You to Know, by Zedd and Selena Gomez

This is a pop song with a distinctly electronic beat. It is the perfect song for younger couples and is sure to set the mood on the morning of your wedding, a must for those deeply into loud pop music.

A Sky Full of Stars, by Coldplay

Another song that is suitable for most weddings and receptions. The temptation to dance to this song is simply irresistible and has some pretty romantic metaphors locked in the lyrics.

Sugar, by Maroon 5

A rock song and is ideal for the wedding reception, and ideal tune to play for that cake cutting moment.

Uptown Funk, by Mark Ronson

This for all age groups and is a fun, upbeat song that no one can resist dancing to even if they have heard the song many times before. The sound is similar to hits like ‘Get Up Offa That Thing’ and ‘Kiss.’

Shut Up and Dance, by Walk the Moon

This tune will get everybody on the dance floor and is one of best of the 10 best wedding tracks of 2015. A recommended time to play this tune is straight after the cake cutting to get everybody rocking and reeling.

Run, Run, Run, by Kelly Clarkson

This is a real wedding song and is perfect for any wedding reception.

Lay Me Down, by Sam Smith

You might want this tune in your mix of wedding tracks is a perfect tune suitable for all weddings.

Conclusion

The above is just a taste of the wedding tracks which are most popular in 2015 but it isn’t exhaustive. You might want to hire an expert DJ to handle your wedding reception. A good DJ service like LMM, Live Music Management, will be able to provide just the right mix of music tracks to enhance your wedding reception.

The importance is to get the music right, not just for the bride and groom, but to appeal to a broad age group of the guests that will be at the reception. A wedding is the most important event in most people’s lifetime and it is essential to get the music provided just right to make the day special.

 

Isabelle Armstrong Fall Bridal Trend Report

August 11th, 2014

Whether it is traditional sleeved dresses ala Kim Kardashian, dip your toe into the sweet as pie peach trend, bare your back or flaunt your artistic side with daring Ombre dip dyed lace, Isabelle Armstrong is dictating the trends for Fall 2014. Brides are celebrating their day with traditional gowns that have a new spin and daring to try something completely new.

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