Category Archives: Maids

Shades of Pink

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!

 

 

Credits: Style Me PrettyLoverly, Fa5hion Queen, Elizabeth Anne DesignsOnce Wed, Pinterest, Style Me Pretty,

The Winter Bridesmaid

I can’t believe it’s already Friday and we’re at the end of our Christmas week…although there will of course be much more to come in December!! But to finish things off with a bang, it’s time for some amazing (and artistic) bridesmaids dresses that will leave your guests stunned (but still thinking winter)!

There are so many fun color palettes that can be used perfectly for a winter wedding and since I couldn’t settle on one I am going with a range of purples into silver-greys today! Both scream winter (at least to me) because they are rich but still warm and dark (as opposed to the traditional summery brights!) But the main reason I picked these bridesmaids dresses are because they all have a little something making them special. There’s the more serene and traditional first two photos which have fun shapes (I love the design of the torso and up area). Then there’s the ultra traditional in style (third picture) but the color is so vibrant and different for a winter wedding that it’s hard not to gush over! And then the artsy picks… can you imagine how incredible your bridesmaids would look in any of the dresses in our fourth and fifth pictures?  Incredible!! And finally our last pick, the reason I love these dresses are because they define “the winter gown”. They are long and satin and the absolute perfect purple color for a winter wedding making these and each of our bridesmaids suggestions fun and fancy for winter maids!

 

Credits: Cedar Grove Gardens, Brides, Wedding Tips, Squidoo, Squidoo, Every Last Detail, My Fancy Style

The Classic Wedding Tux

The classic tuxedo… well not quite today but close. To prevent boredom from the same tuxedo over and over, we’re spicing things up with a few different variations because they are all equally fun and fitting for a wedding depending on your groom of course!

Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) the tuxedo market is far easier to navigate than the wedding dress market but that doesn’t mean there aren’t many options for the groom. From bow tie to buttons and even a black on black (not quite tuxedo but close enough…see below) there are plenty of options to fit the man of the hour. But there weren’t always options. So where did the classic tuxedo begin… it all comes back to British royalty as usual, but this time the trendsetter was King Edward the VII. Well before there was the tuxedo there was (and still is the tailcoat) and the normal (casual) suit for those outdoorsy type things that royals and others used to do back in the 19th century. So the fashion buffs of the 1860s decided to combine the tailcoat fabric with the casual jacket making the tuxedo jacket. And thanks to the trendsetting King who took to the style, the tuxedo fashion was born. Now of course it eventually made its way out of England and some 150 years later, though it may not be the traditional groom’s attire in all parts of the world, it certainly is in some. So today, here’s to the tux!

 

Credits: Where is the Cool, Tuxedo Junction, 100 Layer Cake, Pinterest, Decorgreat, Lindsay Rachael Events

Bermuda Fashion 101: The Shorts

We’ve all heard of Bermuda shorts right? I’m imagining the pale pink or pretty light blue, perfectly hemmed and tailored to fit items sold at the likes of J Crew and Vineyard Vines storefronts. Authentic? Not so much…

Bermuda shorts are actually really spectacular (not tacky) when worn correctly and where do you think the name came from… Bermuda of course! Before popular chain stores were creating a fashion phenomenon of the Bermuda short, men of Bermuda were wearing them around the island for anything from work, to everyday, to yes, you knew I was going here… weddings!

If you are planning a wedding in Bermuda, do not underestimate how incredible a statement your soon to be groom (and his friends) could make with a bit of the old school Bermudian fashion sense. And here are the pictures to prove it. In Bermuda, I’m thinking that a wedding would not be complete without “the Bermuda short”…

 

Credits: Amanda Temple Photography, Sacha Blackburne Photography, Sacha Blackburne Photography

A Portrait of the… Groom!

The groom?

That’s it, we are celebrating the groom today! Unfortunately a lot of the time the groom and the mens “fashion” choices are vastly overlooked in terms of wedding planning so today I wanted to highlight some amazing color, suit, and tuxedo choices that I’ve found. Regardless of the season for your wedding there are so many great colors that can be used as part of the big day, including of course, for the groom and groomsmen.

I picked a very wide selection of my favorites (and found it hard to narrow them down). The main thing that stood out is just how important the boutonniere can be… there are some incredible ones in this collection that can really “make” the suit!

 

 

Credits: EtsyPinterest, Southern Living, Pinterest, Ruffled Blog, Ruffled BlogPreppy Wife Preppy LifeElizabeth Anne DesignsElizabeth Anne Designs, Pinterest, Pinterest, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Clayton Austin Love StoriesPinterest, Pinterest