By Kristin Twombly
Deciding on the perfect hairstyle for your wedding day can be a challenge. You’ll want to find something that feels comfortable, looks beautiful, photographs well, and speaks to the style of your wedding. A black tie affair may call for an elegant up-do, while a casual beach wedding evokes visions of romantic, tousled curls. With so many options, it can be overwhelming for a bride. Below are some of our favorite trends from this season. Which do you like best?
The Ballerina Bun
This is a trend we are seeing everywhere right now. It’s an elegant and timeless look – a great choice for the bride who wants to dance the night away without a hair falling out of place.
The braid is making a big comeback this summer, thanks in part to designers like Monique Lhuillier and Marchesa showcasing them in runway shows. There are so many styles to choose from with braids, from sophisticated to bohemian, you can definitely find a unique look to compliment your dress.
This trend is ideal for a beach wedding – intentionally unkempt yet still sexy and glamorous – but we think it’s beautiful in any setting. Pin on a flower or add a jeweled barrette for an extra special touch.
Headpieces are an easy way to make a fashion statement. With hundreds of options available, there is truly something for everyone. From sparkly tiaras to floral wreaths, headpieces are a great way show your individual style and personality.
Which bridal hairstyles do you love this summer? Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Check out more beautiful summer hairstyles on our Pinterest Board.
Photos via Style Me Pretty.
A gorgeous couple with a unique theme to their wedding, Joanne and David celebrated their love with family and friends during a Chanel inspired wedding at Braemer Country Club. The classic and elegant style of Chanel made a perfect theme for the day.
All of the pretty details really set this wedding apart. From the dresses to the escort cards to the tiny cupcake toppers – everything tied into their theme. Joanne looked absolutely stunning in a flowing white gown with a jeweled belt and sparkling high heels. The bridesmaids wore white dresses with black lace detailing and held rose bouquets wrapped in black lace. Each arrangement had a crystal Chanel gem and strings of pearls cascading down the front.
The ceremony took place outdoors on a sunny afternoon. White roses in Chanel inspired vases sat on pedestals lining the aisle. Guests were seated in a circle surrounding the arch where the bride and groom said their I Do’s – a perfect set-up that allowed a clear view for all the guests. As Joanne and David said their vows they lit a black and white lace unity candle. What a breathtaking moment!
After the ceremony, Chanel-logoed escort cards (custom acrylic key-chain) guided guests to their seats, where black and white laced linen and gorgeous black and white centerpieces in tall vases adorned the tables. The sweetheart table was decorated with white roses, lace linens, warm candles and strings of pearls surrounded the bride & groom. After a delicious dinner, guests enjoy a dessert bar with a variety of cake pops and Chanel-themed cupcakes, and of course – the wedding cake. Joanne and David danced the night away with their guests on a sleek black dance floor with white monogram detailing placed on top. It was a gorgeous wedding, and we are so thrilled to have been a part of it!
An airy, contemporary chic wedding at the unique Intercontinental Los Angeles Hotel, Amber and Brian had family and friends gather to celebrate their union as one! The rooftop of the hotel offers spectacular views of the city; a perfect spot for the bride to reveal her wedding day look to her soon-to-be husband! The Intercontinental Hotel offers a gorgeous garden with a cobblestone path for the bride to walk down to her groom, as well as a grand ballroom for an evening filled with food and dancing! Each bridesmaid held a bouquet of white flowers with a navy blue ribbon matching their attire. The bride also had a white bouquet with accent flowers draping down in front. The tables had navy blue sequin linen matching the color scheme of the wedding party. The sweet heart table had ghost chairs that read “Hug Me” and “Kiss Me“ on the opposing chair. Reception tables had a white base and a clear top with many different types of white flowers across it. The white dance floor, had a blue custom monogram and was a hit when Amber and her bridesmaids did a choreographed dance for their family and friends! The beautiful wedding cake had blue flowers along with cascading white flowers to match the theme! Amber and Brian were incredibly fun to work with! We loved the elegance and creativity of their wedding and thank you Priscila for these stunning images!
A melodious wedding in a timeless venue, Tina and Jonathan were the sweetest couple with unique ideas for their special day. We invested 10 months planning this wedding, all beginning with the couple’s engagement session. The ceremony was held at the Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles. The formal Cathedral of St. Vibiana dates back to 1876. The cathedral is modeled after the Italian Baroque style, that is dramatic yet tasteful. Key elements to this wedding design were pieces of sheet music used in several different ways. The addition of candle light during the reception added warmth to the white floral and the venue itself. One of our favorite elements was designing and styling the dessert table on the vintage piano and vintage furniture. A special thank you to Callaway Gable for the amazing photographs!
They say all you need to put something together is a needle and a thread, that’s exactly how Yoon and Bryan became sewed together as one. The couple married in downtown Los Angeles at the Double Tree by Hilton, downtown Los Angeles. Bella Destinee decorated the event using the needle and thread accents with color accents of creamsicle orange, white, gray and pops of navy. The bouquets included a handful of different flowers with the same color scheme and the addition of pale pink and light yellow roses. The wedding ceremony took place outdoors; each chair had a personal hand fan for guests to use. The invitations and place cards were white with orange chevron stripes to give that modern touch. Our favorite element of Yoon and Bryan’s wedding was the spindles that held the place cards for guests to find their seats. Guests loved the mini thread favors. The reception took place indoors and each centerpiece sat in a tall white vase with orange and white roses cascading over the top. The head table had different types of vases, each vase holding a different type of flower. Yoon and Bryan’s wedding was bright and colorful, just like the couple! Bella Destinee truly enjoyed designing this lovely sewing-themed-wedding. A special thank you to Daniel & Neoprophoto for sharing these beautiful photos.