Bridesmaid Dresses Do’s and Don’ts

Bridesmaid Dresses Do’s and Don’ts

Choosing dresses for your bridesmaids is a special kind of difficult, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Bella Bridesmaids invited us over to share their simple do’s and dont’s for a stress free decision when choosing bridesmaids dresses. We love sending brides to Bella Bridesmaids because of their beautiful selection and Ariel is always a great help! While we were there, Chrissy Rose was with us to capture photos of these gorgeous dresses, thanks for the fantastic images Chrissy, you never disappoint!     DO Mix and Match Prints A HUGE trend this season, you can switch it up by choosing different kinds of prints for each of your bridesmaids. It can result in a gorgeous array of color, but be careful not to choose clashing colors and hues. DON’T Choose Ivory or White Colored Dresses A few shades to stay away from are ivory and white, deciding on these colors will end with your own gown being lost in a sea of white fabric. However, if your heart is set on lighter colors, perhaps go with a blush color and add in texture with various prints, metallics, sequins, and accessories. DO Accessorize Speaking of accessories, there are hundreds of ways to make your bridesmaid’s dresses special by using hair pins, beaded belts, or statement necklaces. These are a great way to either add a pop of color or bring a whole look together. DO Emerald Green A trendy color this season is emerald green which pairs perfectly with a white wedding gown, if you do choose this brilliant color, be wary when taking pictures in front of areas with lots of...

The Paper Craze

I love stationary.  Invitations, programs and place cards make me giddy!  But my love of all things paper doesn’t stop there.  You can do so many cool things with décor just using plain old cheap paper.  There are the popular suspects, like tissue poms and pin wheels, but paper can do so much more. I love the idea of these paper chargers from Martha Stewart.  They are simple yet elegant and a lot less expensive to make than to rent.  You can also add punches of color with paper bunting.  Make it bright and fun or sweet and romantic.  Either way, it will bring interest to your design. One of my all time favorite aisle runners is the one below, captured by Jasmine Star. How cute is the DIY garland?   If origami is more your style, try this great DIY paper crane garland project or add a splash of butterflies to your fete.   So grab some paper, scissors and glue and get to work!! Photo Credits: Top: Ashley Meaders Left: Lora Jenas Magazine Right: Factory Direct Craft Blog Left and Right: Martha Stewart Left and Right: Jasmine Star Left: Martha Stewart Right: SD Wedding Insider...

The Blush Wedding

I have always loved blush hues and when paired with other colors, the pallet can be soft and feminine or playful and cheery, which makes it a great base for any type of affair.  Lately, I have been working with two brides who are using blush as a base.  One bride is adding citrus tones to give her wedding a light and fun style and the other is adding neutrals to achieve a vintage feel for her day.  I love both styles and can’t wait for what are sure to be two beautiful weddings!   With Honeysuckle coming in as this year’s Pantone color pick and gowns in coral and nude tones flooding the runways, this may be the year of blush and I couldn’t be more happy about it! To incorporate this palette into a romantic, vintage wedding think nude bridesmaid dresses and dusty pink flowers with cream and tan accents.  If you want a more laid back, festive feel to your wedding, go with coral details accented with yellows and splashes of orange. Need some inspiration?  Just take a look at all of the beautiful details!     Photo Credits:            Top Left: Via 100 Layer Cake by Amelia Lyon Photography Top Right: Azzura Photography Middle: Krista Photography Middle Top: Poppies and Posies Middle Bottom: JL Designs Bottom Top: Via Once Wed Bottom: Via The Sweetest...

The Pattern Dress

Alright, so my classic brides might cringe at this post … divert your eyes classic bride, it’s fine, I don’t blame you. Still reading? Ok, here it goes … I LOVE patterned bridesmaid dresses!! I can’t get enough of them, I have contemplated getting all of my Bridesmaids back together, throwing the old wedding dress back on and making them wear patterned dresses. If any of my Bridesmaids are reading this, don’t worry, no need to avoid my calls, I won’t actually make you do this! Bridesmaid dresses with a pattern are not for everyone, in fact they don’t fit most weddings. I would not suggest them to most brides but if you are daring enough and if it fits your theme (there’s that word again) then I say go for it! Different dresses for each Bridesmaid has become somewhat common in the wedding world. Different styles of the same dress is almost common place and this practice is great because it allows all of your Bridesmaids, no matter their body type, to look beautiful. But, my new favorite trend is the patterned dress. Brides, you can pick a fun patterned dress and have all of your Bridesmaids wear it for a cohesive, more traditional look or you could choose to have your ladies wear the same dress (same pattern) in different colors. They could also wear the same pattern in different dress styles or completely different dresses with different styles and patterns, just all in the same color. All of these options are a fun new twist on the traditional bridesmaid’s dress. Grandma may wonder if you have...