Be an Iconic Bride in 2012!
Finding the perfect dress is the biggest challenge especially when there are so many trends. Once you have the dress it’s time to think of what makeup you should wear, whether you are going to have your hair up or down, what flowers are going to be in your wedding bouquet and so on. The list can be very long and tiring, that why we decided to help you a bit in planning the perfect wedding and fill your day with many special little touches that represent you. Below you will find four major themes that stand out this season down to their tiniest details (the romantic bohemian, the classy and traditional, the modern and the vintage bride). I am sure every bride fits in one of these categories.
The Romantic Bohemian Bride
This kind of bride will sure make an entrance. She’s delicate and has certain flair. She keeps all guests on their toes. Dare to look like a Greek goddess while walking down the aisle and show off your romantic side. The veil is not necessary, so if you feel like a bohemian, you can skip this accessory. This theme is great for a fairy tale-esque wedding. Wear your hair down or half up, free-flowing, soft and wavy. You can even put some flowers in your hair but always keep in mind that is has to look effortless. When it comes to makeup, we thought dark smokey eyes will look great on a dramatic bride but you can also try it in soft colors.We suggest a decadent bouquet, with tulips, carnations, roses, freesia, hyacinth, mini cymbidium and lace accessories.
The Classy & Traditional Bride
A soft and elegant perfectionist will always be a classic, traditional and timeless bride. She's stylish and glamorous. She prefers simple elegance to over-the-top extravagance. This look will never go out of style. For the makeup, think pink lips and luminous eyes. When you choose the dress you should have a royal wedding in mind. Grace Kelli and Kate Middleton can be your inspiration. However they started the sleeve trend, strapless elegance still remains an overwhelming choice for most of the brides. Your dress can have exquisite details, crystal embellishments and a hint of lace, as long as it remains a classic. A castle can be a great place for your reception. If you can't find one near you, an aristocratic hotel can still be a good choice. Tulips, freesias, anemones, ranunculus, roses and calla lilies will make a great bouquet. We suggest you wear your hair up. Try a simple do, not very complicated, something that enhances your beauty but doesn't change you a lot. If you choose a classic hairstyle you can be sure that it won't change for decades. The hairdo that we did on our model is great for any festive occasion and it is most ofen asociated with brides. It is relatively easy to achieve and it will look the same at the beginning and the end of the day, unlike curls that might fall apart.
The Vintage Bride
Vintage weddings became popular a few years ago and they still have an enduring appeal. This theme is perfect for a nostalgic bride. Be prepared to search through antique and thrift stores. Try incorporating other vintage elements in your wedding, like old pictures from your parents and grandparents weddings, aged papers with soft edges and faded print or wear your mother’s veil or headpiece. Vintage weddings this year are going to be less eclectic and more personal. For the color scheme try to stick with pastels (soft tones, pinks, browns, cream and pearl). Flowers like roses and chrysanthemums are ideal for an indie wedding. Try a white or ivory dress and sassy shoes. The dress can have an empire waist or mermaid style but stay away from a princess dress. The 50’s are a great inspiration for makeup and hair. Eyeliner and red lips are a must. You can even add some songs from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Miles Davis in your playlist.
The Modern Bride
This is the bride of our times. She is a strong and confident woman. She is fun, natural, chic and passionate about life. She is a trendsetter, always one step ahead. Less traditional and very modern, this bride is sophisticated and wants to make a statement. Whether you are planning an outdoor wedding or an elegant indoor reception, go with strong colors for decors. The wedding bouquet is full of life, just like the bride. It can contain: alstroemerias, roses, carnations, craspedias, freesias and lace accessories. The makeup is soft and minimalist, with nude lips and flushed cheeks, all the focus remaining on the eyes. A-Line gowns are ideal but you can choose whatever flatters your figure.
Always keep in mind that the wedding has to reflect your personal style. Trends may come and go; therefore the most important thing is to make the wedding your own. Each bride is wonderful in her own way. Don’t try to copy other people, do whatever you feel right and you might start a new trend, who knows?