Bridal Trends from NYBFW: Color Crush

Color is becoming increasingly popular in bridal as designers cater to brides’ desire to break tradition and be themselves. While blushes and pinks have been popping up in bridal collections for a few years now, one color that is really seeing a big surge in popularity is blue! Hey, it’s perfect! If you’re gonna do the whole “Something Old, Something New” thing, why not make your “Something Blue” your wedding dress!?

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Would you wear blue for your walk down the aisle? Or is there another color you would opt for over traditional tones?

Valentine’s Bridal Makeup Inspiration

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Valentine’s Day is just a few short days away and romantic hues are everywhere! Why not let these pretty roses and reds inspire your bridal look?! Subtle or strong, there is a red lip and a pink cheek for everyone!

To get the creative juices flowing, here are a few gorgeous examples of sweet and sexy pink and red makeup perfect for any special occasion, like maybe Valentine’s Day or your wedding day!

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A few tips:

1. When doing a red lip, make sure to line and fill your lips before applying lipstick. Also, go for a shade with blue undertones (they make your teeth look whiter).

2. Apply blush lightly to the apples of your cheeks and sweep upwards toward your temples. Be careful not to go overboard.

3. A smokey pink eye can be absolutely heavenly, and should not be underestimated. These tones are sure to bring out the best in any eye color!

 

Whether you go for a bold red lip or sweet, romantic petal pinks, these warm hues are versatile enough for anyone to play with and find what works. How will you be wearing pink and red this weekend?

Shades of Sea Glass

Destination or beach weddings can be fabulous and fun and exotic, but sometimes the beach venues are a little out of reach. For those of us who would love to have ocean waves crashing behind us as we say our vows but unfortunately can’t, the feel of the ocean and the beach can easily be captured through the details and touches throughout the wedding. One of the easiest ways to achieve the tranquility and beauty of the beach at your wedding is to incorporate sea glass into your decor. You can use the real stuff or simply use it as inspiration for your colors or cake. Those serene blues and greens convey the look and feel of the beach better than almost any colors out there. Add some touches of sand and maybe some shells and it’ll almost be like you’re there!

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Hello Yellow!

With the warmer, sunnier weather we’ve been having down in Texas (after seemingly endless weeks of gloom), I am all about things that remind me of that warmth and happiness. And is there a happier color than yellow? I don’t think you can see something in the bright shiny color and not be instantly a little bit happier. And what a perfect color for your wedding, the happiest day of your life!

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Are there any other colors that make you happy?

Winter Wedding Blues

While reds, greens and gold are ever-present in holiday weddings and events, blues are an often under represented and beautiful alternative. The broad spectrum of shades all work well with the metallics and whites of winter. Not only do the varied colors offer multiple options, but the ways to incorporate the colors into your affair do as well. Navy, ice blue, dusty blue or cerulean, lighting, tablescapes, attire, flowers…the pretty possibilities are endless!

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Marsala: Color of the Year 2015

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It’s that time of year again…when Pantone announces it’s next Color of the Year! In 2015, the “it” color will be Marsala! Check out some ways to mix this new hot color into your big day!

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What are your thoughts on the new Color of the Year? How would you use it in your wedding?

Pretty Pink Winter Wedding Ideas

I love winter weddings. Even though it’s cold outside, they always look so warm and pretty. One of my favorite colors to incorporate into a winter wedding is pink! Just because it’s not spring doesn’t mean you should leave out this pretty color, especially if it’s a favorite shade of yours! You can work it in through little touches like the cake or boutonnieres, or make a bigger impact with pink flowers and decorations or even your attire. Mix in gold and muted or neutral tones to make the pink stand out and add a warmth to the overall look.

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