14 Days 14 Styles 14 Tips Day 5

Day 5: Seaside - Picking Fabulous Wedding Shoes A watters hand beaded slip dress featuring a bateau italian illusion neckline and pearl buttons down the back, accessorized with mint and gold saldals and bangles.

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On your big day what you wear on your feet is just as important as your dress, after all you are going to be dancing the night away so you need to be both stunning and comfortable.  When choosing your footwear consider your venue.  Outdoor weddings call for functional wedges or a trendy flat while a fun sandal is better suited for a beach wedding.  Shoes also offer brides an opportunity to introduce a pop of color to their look.  Just remember: there are no rules for your Cinderella moment so pick a shoe that looks and feels fabulous.  (Tori)

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Day 4: Formal - How to Choose a Photographer A Modern Trousseau mermaid gown richly embroidered with French alencon lace and a voluminous skirt in layers of pulled silk organza, accessorized with a cathedral length veil and drop earrings.

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Day 4: Formal - How to Choose a Photographer

A Modern Trousseau mermaid gown richly embroidered with French alencon lace and a voluminous skirt in layers of pulled silk organza, accessorized with a cathedral length veil and drop earrings.

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Day 3: Unique - Wedding Day Makeup Tips A Modern Trousseau blushing beauty featuring an assymmetrical silk ruched bodice and a dropped waist accessorized with an oversized flower headpiece and drop earring.

 

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Your goal is to bring out your best features- not to prove how well you apply your makeup. So keep it simple but pretty. Sometimes less is more. If you’re going get your makeup done by a professional makeup artist, be sure to tell him/her what you want from your makeup. If you want something bolder, or some specific color, you should be able to get it. It is after all YOUR day, and you’re the one who gets to decide how your makeup looks. you should however still be open to wearing a slight bit more than normal because it will show up much better in photography.  Be sure your artist is a true makeup Artist . You get what you pay for in the makeup world.  Do your research and find someone you feel comfortable ,someone you think can truly see your vision and bring it to life for you . Don't forget all eyes will be on you and it will be worth every penny in the end .

- Beware of high SPF foundations/skincare.  Some will react to the flash of a camera and pale you out - Use a primer under your foundation.  A primer will help to smooth out your skin, tone down un-even patches and redness and most importantly, it will make the foundation or makeup you put on last all day. - Make sure you foundation is blended with the rest of your body. There is nothing worse than a pale face and a tan body ladies! - If you’re getting any facial treatments, make sure to get them several days before the wedding day. - Get  your brows plucked and shaped (possibly even dyed) before the wedding day. If you pluck them on your wedding day, your brows may look red, swollen and irritated. - If you’re going to wear contact lenses on your wedding day, put the lenses on before applying your makeup. - Try not to stress too much (easier said than done, I know!).  Stress may cause impurities on your skin. If  you have some impurities, do not pick at them as it makes them worse! Also, put a clean pillowcase on every night and drink plenty of water (avoid sugars, excess milk, and carbonated beverages). -ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS use waterproof mascara so it won’t end up on your cheeks if you happen to shed a tear (or a dozen). Good Luck ladies and Congratulations From Aquali Bridal :)

 

 

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Day 2: Elegant - Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue A Modern Trousseau Italian guipure lace fit-to-flare gown with a bateau neckline and cap sleeves accessorized with a charcoal grey ribbon and birdcage veil.

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The first line in a traditional rhyme is something most brides are familiar with: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe”. This old folk rhyme says that if a bride has all of the above on her wedding day, she will have good luck through her marriage! Our favorite something old has always been a vintage piece of jewelry from a grandmother, and a great something blue has always traditionally been the garter.  Some brides do their something borrowed as a veil, sash, or other accessory they may want. Most commonly brides use the wedding dress as their something new- that’s where we come in at The White Magnolia and are so looking forward to helping many brides find their something new through 2014!

14 Days 14 Styles 14 Tips Day 1

Everyone loves inspiration right?  We collaborated with The White Magnolia, Carrie Wildes Photography, and Aquali Bridal to give you some inspiration with 14 different wedding gown looks but also very valuable wedding day tips as well!  For the next 14 days we will be posting a different look and a tip from these talented ladies! Here’s day #1 Day 1: 14 Tips and Styles for 2014

Boho -A Modern Trousseau strapless Ivory silk organza and chiffon gown with a criss-cross bodice accented with crystals along the neckline and accessorized with a flower crown.

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First Look

The bride and groom seeing each other, (aka first look) before the ceremony has gotten pretty popular these days.  Here’s the skinny on why you might or might not want to.

Why Would You?:  Typically when our couples do first look we also get all of the bridal party photos and pictures of the bride and groom done before the ceremony starts.  This does make the day much less stressful for the couple (and photographersJ).  After the ceremony, we usually just have family photos left to do which means the couple gets to spend more time with their guests and attend cocktail hour if they would like.  Another reason to do first look is if the ceremony is very close to sunset time and there is not flexibility in moving it earlier so the couple can get those really pretty daylight photos.  It’s definitely the less traditional route, and also does allow the couple to have a few minutes of “just them” before all the fun starts.

Why Wouldn’t You?:  The magical moment when the groom sees the bride walking down the aisle for the first time, it’s dramatic and amazing.  In fact it is one of my favorite moments of the day!  If you aren’t on a time crunch with sunset and want to stay a little more traditional then you might not want to see each other before the ceremony.

About half of our couples do first look.  Though it is a small detail of the day, it is a personal decision and we don’t push couples either way. We like to give the pros and cons so they can decide what’s best for them.  Either way we are going to get the groom’s face as he sees the bride walking down the aisle and first look or not, hopefully there’s a tear and no matter what it’s such a special moment.