I have had the honor to do a lot of my friends hair for their weddings including being a bridesmaid in one. There are so many fun new styles out there available for brides now a days.These are some of my most recent bridal beauties of 2014.
This year in wedding fashion, the "updo" is back! More brides are asking for more classic pinned up styles with texture and softness. Gone are those stiff slicked back styles I used to rock for high school dances and cheerleading.
With movies like The Great Gatsby, and all the celebs rocking the classic finger wave like styles on the red carpet, no wonder brides now are finding inspiration in the roaring 20's.
Also, many brides are opting out of veils and going for a more casual approach. Thanks to the inspiration of Pintrest, country weddings with mason jars and burlap and cowboy boots are popping up just as much as the Gatsby style.
Living in Florida, there are a lot of beach/ outdoor weddings. As beautiful as it is to wear half up half down, or all down with loose curl style while your locks flow in the sea breeze, the reality is all that wind causes hair to go everywhere! It gets stuck in your lipgloss, whips across your face just as your photographer snaps a photo, and all those beautiful curls drop down to nothing after a day of sun and fun. I highly suggest taking this into consideration when choosing your wedding hair style.
The photo below is her beautiful bridesmaids. I love that they all went with different styles.
As far as bridesmaids go, braids have completely taken over! I've been asked to do many cute side swept style accentuated by a braid or even braiding the sides completely back so they can dance the night away and not worry about fly away strands. Its a great way to dress up the normally plain bridesmaid styles.
Also trending in bridesmaids style are non coordinating updos and hairstyles.
Brides are relalizing that just like not every one looks great in one particular dress, the same goes for hairstyles. These are your best girlfriends and you want them to look and feel their best standing besides you.
Above is my good friend Rachel who I got to get ready and be a part of her wedding party! She was inspired by an image of Christina Aguilera. Lots of curls and texture along with some glamorous bling!
When it comes to brides and makeup, I always suggest 2 must haves for brides.
1. Airbrush ( I use Dinair)
You get a flawless completion that is sweat proof!
2. False eyelashes
Trust me, when you see your up close shots you will thank me :)
A bride should choose makeup looks that are more than they would normally wear for photos but still feel like you. You want to look like the most glamorous version of yourself and still have hubby recognize you!
Regardless of the style you decide on for your wedding day, know that all of those guests are their to celebrate your love together. You will look beautiful and you will probably make your future hubby cry. Be comfortable in the style you choose and rock it! All eyes on you that day, you are the belle of the ball.