Bridesmaid gowns are always thought of as the-dress-that-I-will-never-wear-again, and they sure don’t have to be! With today’s bridesmaid fashions, many of the dresses you can find are beautifully elegant and can work for another event or a night out on the town. In the above collage are some of our favorite designers, and we just adore these gowns. The styles and shapes we have found lately really range from floor-length gowns to mini-skirts. Traditionally the bridesmaids would all wear the exact same gown. However, there are contemporary twists to the old tradition. Bridesmaids can each wear different gowns, yet in the same color. It is also lovely to see the wedding attendants wearing a similar color to the bridal gown, such as ivory or champagne. The result is a stunning vision in ivory. Another unique twist is to coordinate the bridesmaid gowns with your theme. For example, at a vintage wedding the bride can have her attendants each wear a different vintage gown and but all wear the same shoe.
For more ideas, you can visit the lovely ladies at Bella Bridesmaid.
Designers found in this collage are:
Alix+Kelly, Jenny Yoo, Jim Hjelm, Lazaro, Lela Rose, Lulu Kate, and Vera Wang
Amanda and Mike got married!! This sunny, sweet brunch wedding was held in the morning at the lovely Rembrandt Yard in Boulder Colorado. The weather was stunning, with a light breeze and warm sunshine all day! Guests loved the mimosas and breakfast munchies provided by Jubilations Catering, while also enjoying views of downtown Boulder and the foothills through the gallery windows. The bride looked gorgeous, with hair styled by Rachael from Girls and Curls, and makeup done by Natosha from Aphrodite Affairs – and she looked beautiful!
The sunflowers were overflowing every where you looked in the gallery, from her bouquet, to the sunflower heads used as place card holders, to the stunning cake created by Intricate Icings. The lovely flowers were created by Bella Fiori.
A huge thank you to the amazing photographers, Kevin and Jess, from This Modern Life Photography for providing these images. We love your work!
HUGE Congratulations to Amanda and Mike!
The eighties! A time of big hair and really big shoulder pads.
The fabrics of the era were stretchy (think Lycra), shiny, glittery and exciting. Consider getting a shorter-length dress from www.eliesaab.com and www.inesdisanto.com, or one with major shoulder action. Your bridesmaids should be wearing dresses that look like those out of a 1980s prom – bright colors (hot pink! neon blue!) and lots of taffeta or satin, preferably with off-the-shoulder sleeves. Add ankle boots and short gloves and voila – you’ve made it!
Hair should be down and slightly teased, and makeup should be bold. Think of doing blue eyeshadow.
Your linens should be bright and bold colors in stretch Lycra fabric, and think of doing paper flowers instead of real ones, made out of neon-colored paper. Of course you would want to hire an 80s cover band to really set the mood, and to complete the look you could rent a black and white checkered dance floor.
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