Unique, Non Traditional-Looking Bridesmaid Dresses

Hi ya’ll…yes, it has been a while since posting. Have been extra busy busy…so, I stepped away from the blog for a bit. So anyway, let’s get on with the show…

Bridesmaid dresses don’t ever have to look like bridesmaid dresses.  I was perusing one of my favorite sites (as I always do), Mod Cloth, and they have some beautiful non-traditional-looking bridesmaid dresses. These are some of my faves…

Add some dimension to your wedding party and photos with this fab dress…(just make sure the groomsmen attire complements the color + style).

The Raise the Roof dress

I picture an ultra modern, somewhat less formal wedding for this one, say at museum of modern art or an art center. Having a black, white and yellow wedding? This Op Art Enthusiast dress would be perfectly stylish.

Speaking of stripes, this Cruising Together dress (which I myself own), would be great for a beach-inspired, less formal wedding. (the material looks “more dressy” in person).

Having a little more dressy of an affair and looking to incorporating navy? This Navy Say Navy dress is adorable.

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A Modern Option for Bridesmaid Attire – Pretty Dresses by Yumi Kim

I have been wanting to write this post for the longest time. Why? Because I am such a fan of dresses by Yumi Kim. Over two years ago, three of my girlfriends [also 3 of my bridesmaids] spent a Saturday at Gen Art in LA.  There, the three of us fell in love with the designs of Yumi Kim. I left with a great purchase – a dress that would later get compliments practically everywhere I wore it. I normally don’t like wearing the same outfits to various events – but au contraire with this dress. I’ve worn it to rehearsal dinners, my going away party, going out on the weekends + much more. Some girls have a versatile black dress…I think this is my equivalent.

If you are looking for a pretty, colorful alternative to the typical bridesmaid dresses for your girls, you may want to consider these lovelies! I can picture them for a beachside affair, an afternoon wedding, an outdoor wedding – you name it. I mean, look at these…

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[image credit: Yumi Kim]

Stylish + Fab Veils + Headpieces – Part 2

Lately, I’ve been really admiring uniquely feminine headpieces. I spotted these beautiful headpieces on some of my favorite photographers’ blogs. I love veils but I also love when brides opt for unique headpieces. I especially love the color of the first 4 [the blue and red piece was worn in an engagement session shoot] and the design of the last 2. Are these beautiful or what?

There are some great places out there where you get beautiful pieces of your own…like ban.do or Court & Plume.

More to follow in the next part on this…

Kate Headley Photography - yellow bridal hairpiece-2

Kate Headley Photography - yellow bridal hairpiece-3

Jessica Johnston Photography - blue and red hairpiece

lunaphoto white bridal hairpiece

Stephanie Williams Photography - white feather hairpiece

[image credit: 1+2- Kate Headley Photography, 3+4- Jessica Johnston Photography, 5-  Luna Photo, 6- Stephanie Williams Photography]

Stylish + Fab Veils + Headpieces – Part 1

Earlier it was about the groom + his men. Now, it is all about the bride + her attire. Today: lovely veils. I love these ultra feminine veils – and the style -  in these absolutely beautiful images from KLK Photography.

Loving this ‘framed’ photo here…




[image credit: KLK Photography]

The Gray and Tan Suit Sporting Groom + Groomsmen

I just love gray and tan suits on the groom + groomsmen….especially for an outdoor or beach area wedding! There is just such a clean look to it that I love. If your man and his groomsmen aren’t into the traditional black tuxedos or suits, these are a great alternative. Look at these dapper men [in these great photos, might I add!] sporting their respective grays and tans …

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Red Ribbon Studio - tan suit groom with bride

Red Ribbon Studio-tan suit groom

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Next Exit Photography - tan suit groom

Next Exit Photography - tan suit groomsmen

[image credit: images 1-4: Red Ribbon Studio,  images 5-7: Gertrude & Mabel Photography, images 8+9: Next Exit Photography]

Oh So Cute Clutches

When I came across these oh so cute clutches from Girl…By Aileen, I thought, ‘these are so vibrant and fun, it’s like a whole bunch-a eye candy in one place.’ Then, I read her Etsy page some more to see she had already put something similar. :)

‘Feast your eyes on my Eye Candy Clutches that are sure to compliment your many styles.’

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These clutches would be perfect for a treat to yourself for all of your hard work, wedding planning or other. How cute would these look in wedding photos as the bride’s clutch? Beaaauuut i ful. And, 100% of the proceeds from purchasing these fabulous clutches in April will go towards physical therapy in helping her friend, who suffered a stroke.

Need a Gift for Your Bridesmaids?

I came across these wrislets that are perfect if you are looking for a mod bridesmaid gift. Not to mention, they are on sale-only $15. Check out meringueshop for even more styles.

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How cute would these look in photos?

{image credit: meringueshop}

Inspiration of the Week: Oh So Not Traditional

Did you know? White wasn’t always a commonplace bridal gown color? In short, it started when Queen Victoria walked down the aisle in white. Before then, brides wore their most flattering gown or their favorite dress no matter the color…This post is for you brides out there who just don’t see yourself wearing a white gown on your wedding day. And, there is nothing wrong with that.
Sarah Jessica Parker wore black for her wedding as did Jennifer Connelly. For Miranda in a ‘Sex and the City’ episode, a white dress was out of the question, so she opted for a long dark dress as well. My maternal Grandmother didn’t wear white on her wedding day either. And, Gwen Stefani’s gown faded up from pink at the bottom…
Gwen Stefani

More and more brides {+ designers} are opting for color in their bridal gowns…

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Kenneth Pool… Monique Lhuillier…
Light Lilac Kenneth Pool Wedding Dress
Monique Lhuillier Bridal

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Vera Wang…
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“It’s a nice day to start again…It’s a nice day for a white wedding”

Inspiration of the Week: Bridal Gowns

As promised, here are some more of my faves of bridesmaid dresses that can act as bridal gowns, for those looking to save some $ moola $ on bridal attire.

Although not shown in ivory or white, can come in those shades:
Jim Hjelm JH5886 Jim Hjelm JH5906

B{eautiful}ridesmaids Dresses

In my last post I mentioned The Dessy Group bridesmaids dresses and how they are one of my faves for bridesmaid dresses. So it is no wonder that I adore these styles…

I’ll give you a clue, one is perfect for a modern wedding {or even a preppy wedding} and the other is perfect for a girl who wants that wonderfully romantic wedding.

From the Lela Rose bridesmaid collection by The Dessy Group...

Lela Rose Style LR109
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I like the tuxedo-esque top.

Lela Rose LR100
Lela Rose Style LR100

The flower neckline is adorable.

{Image credit: Lela Rose Bridesmaid}
{Styles top to bottom: Lela Rose LR109, Lela Rose LR100}

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