Bridesmaid Trends We’ve Got Our Eyes On This Year P

Bridesmaid Trends We’ve Got Our Eyes On This Year P

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There’s something about a new year that brings a sense of excitement and rejuvenation. This is especially true if your wedding plans were altered last year because of COVID-19. As the new year begins, so does a new round of wedding trends–everything from wedding dresses to florals to color palettes. If you’re including a bridal party in your wedding, bridesmaid dress trends should be at the top of your mind.

This year is going to be all about luxe fabrics, prints, and a wide variety of silhouettes–including jumpsuits! Depending on your wedding style and colors, choosing the right bridesmaid dresses will help tie your special day together for an effortlessly cohesive look.

Bridesmaid Trends In Different Styles

Shop this jumpsuit look here

Bridesmaid Jumpsuits

Bridal jumpsuits have taken the fashion world by storm, so it’s no surprise that bridesmaid dresses are going to follow. Especially now that weddings have shifted into smaller, less formal affairs. Jumpsuits are ideal for everything from courthouse ceremonies, backyard weddings, and micro wedding “I dos.” And don’t worry about limited color options. More and more designers, including BHLDN, Hayley Paige, and Dessy, are adding bridesmaid jumpsuits to their line up.

Shop this velvet dress here

Mixing Textures

We’ve seen mismatched colors in bridesmaid outfits for a couple of years now, but in 2021 it’s all about mixing textures, especially velvet and satin. Satin is definitely going to be the star of the show this year, but pair it with velvets and other luxe fabrics for an eclectic and romantic look. To ensure this look is put together flawlessly, aim for dresses within the same color family.

Shop this midi-length dress here

Midi Length

As mentioned earlier, weddings have taken on a more casual appearance and with that comes more laidback bridal party fashion. Midi length dresses, especially in satin fabric, are going to be a hot commodity. Perfect for spring and summer weddings, the midi dress offers a chic, put-together look. Don’t forget the most important accessory with midi length dresses—their shoes that will be showing. 

Bridesmaid Trends In Colors

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Terracotta

If you’ve been following Junebug for a while, then you may already know that the terracotta color palette is already a hot trend. This earthy palette has replaced blushes and golds for couples looking for a more natural feel. When shopping, think about the colors like dark orange, rust, cinnamon, etc. The best parts? Because of the brown undertones, these colors look good on every skin tone and they’re extremely easy to mix and match.

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Hues of Green

As we see pastels like blush fade, pastel green is going to become big for those that still want the soft, delicate look. For spring and summer, opt for moss green or sage. If you still like the idea of having blush or pale pink on your special day, using it as an accent with the pastel green will make your wedding a springtime fairytale.

Once we shift into fall and winter, choose darker, richer greens such as emerald or olive. Companies like BHLDN, Jenny Yoo, and Show Me Your Mumu have lovely options in the soft green color range.

Shop this dress here

Hues of Blue

Light blue will also be a welcomed change of pace from the pastel pinks and golds. Don’t think baby blue, but rather a dusty blue. You may also see this referred to as slate blue. This shade is beautiful for summer or oceanside weddings. In the fall and winter, if you want to darken the color palette, look for navy or midnight blue. This deep shade looks stunning in velvet fabrics.

Shop this dress here

Yellow

While this may not seem like an obvious trend, Pantone has listed vibrant yellow as one of its colors of the year. It’s going to pop up. Whether you’re going to incorporate Pantone’s bright yellow as one of your bridal party colors or you’re going to use it as a smaller accent, yellow is definitely making an appearance this year.

If the idea of having yellow bridesmaid dresses does not sound appealing to you, consider yellow floral printed dresses or opt for a darker, mustard tone.

Shop this dress here

Prints

This is another trend that we have already begun to see pop up, and it’s going to be extremely popular this spring and summer. Bring out your personality and add a bit of whimsy to your wedding with prints. Florals are idyllic for a romantic spring affair, but you can also choose wild prints such as leopard for a more modern approach.

Bridesmaid Accessories

  1. Gemist The Stud Circle Drop ($227); 2. Adina’s Jewels Juliette Necklace ($58) ; 3. Pave Gemist Hoop ($144); 4. Kendra Scott Elisa Birthstone Necklace ($50); 5. Gemist Firecracker Earrings ($156) 6. Kendra Scott Ott Friendship Bracelet ($70); 6. Gemist Firecracker Earrings ($156); 7. Olive + Piper Bordeaux Stud Earrings ($38); 8. Set & Stones Margot Ring ($50); 9. Kate Spade One in a Million Initial Pendant ($58); 10. Olive + Piper Daisy Hair Pins ($54); 11. Kendra Scott Davie Cuff ($48); 12. Olive + Piper Sammie Pearl Earring Hoops ($36)

Now that you’re in the know about 2021’s upcoming trends, make sure your wedding party looks chic while you’re mix-and-matching them.  We know these trends might not be for everyone, so if these 2021 options left you wanting more, check out 13 of our favorite bridesmaid color palettes to get inspired.

 

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We are shooketh by this forest elopement in Cougal Cascades P

We are shooketh by this forest elopement in Cougal Cascades P

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades
Photos by Van Middleton Photography

Sharon and Bryan’s intimate forest elopement had us gob-smacked by the scenery, the golden hour, the romantic moments, and the sheer magnitude of the beauty of this couple and this environment. We are still shook.

It took place at Cougal Cascades in Queensland, Australia, and had subtle Twilight wedding vibes with that Pronovias dress and those epic trees. We just need a little of Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” and we’ll be ready to sob…

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

We are shooketh by this sunlit forest elopement in Cougal Cascades

Vendors

Photography: Van Middleton Photography • Wedding Planner: Hitched in Paradise • Wedding Celebrant: Benjamin Carlyle • Wedding Dress Designer: Pronovias • Groom’ s Apparel: Daniel Hecher • Makeup Artist: Porcelain Face Makeup • Floral Designer: Lola’s Wildflowers

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8 Bridesmaid Gift Ideas That Will Improve Your Photos P

8 Bridesmaid Gift Ideas That Will Improve Your Photos P


photo by Autumn Nicole Photography

Is your love language gift-giving? Do you want to spoil your friends with lovely gifts? What if we told you that the gifts you choose can actually make your wedding photos better? It’s a win-win situation at this point. Toss out the generic gift ideas you’ve seen on Pinterest, and let us guide you to thoughtful items your ‘maids will surely love.

After you “add to cart” on the below items, read these bachelorette party ideas that will help you reconnect with your nearest-and-dearest.

Minimalistic Overnight Bags for the Getting Ready Room

Why we love them: Clutter in the “getting ready room” is distracting. It’s hard to get ready around and you’ll cringe seeing it all when you get those photos back. We know your ‘maids need their things, so make it a little easier on the eyes with a simple bag. Bonus: They’ll totally use it again.

MODAEMB Monogram Weekender Duffle Bag ($48.00)

Water Bottles to Stay Hydrated All Day Long

Why we love them: Hydration is incredibly important on your wedding day. Go the sustainable—and photo-friendly—route by gifting your crew with these awesome water bottles. Slip them a Liquid IV packet to help with those next-day feelings, too.

Welly Bamboo Water Bottle via Free People ($33.00)

Super Cute Heart-Shaped Sunglasses

Why we love them: Your bridal party will love posing with these super cute heart-shaped sunnies. Wear them while you get ready, have your photographer stash them away for bridesmaid photos, and—most importantly—rock them on the dance floor.

ModParty Heart Shaped Sunglasses ($8.95)

Denim Jackets to Wear for a Chilly Reception Forecast

Why we love them: If you’re planning a wedding in Fall or Winter, the chilly weather should be on your mind. Follow this DIY bride’s lead and gift your bridesmaids matching—or thoughtfully mismatched—jackets to wear during the reception. Trust us, they’ll look much better than they would stealing coats from the groomsmen.

Pearl Denim Jacket via Amazon ($32.99)

PJ’s that are Totally More Comfortable than a Robe

Why we love them: While we do love a cute bridesmaid robe, they really aren’t the most practical option. You don’t want to forever remember the time they accidentally flashed the camera while sitting, bending, or jumping with excitement because their bestie is getting married. Plus, if you’re having bridesmen they’ll appreciate the ability to match with similar PJ styles.

Women Tie Dye Button Long Sleeve Pajama Sets Ruffle Sleepwear via Amazon ($36.99)

Press-On Nails That Won’t Break the Bank

Why we love them: It’s expensive to be a bridesmaid these days—hair, make-up, nails, and all the money spent primping to look lovely for the big day. Help your pals save on expenses by providing them with these awesome press on nails that look totally chic.

AB Ready to Wear Gel Nails ($7.99)

Matching Koozies for their Beverage of Choice

Why we love them: Do we have any seltzer fans in the house? These koozies are custom made for Truly and White Claw lovers. Bonus: Get them customized so there’s no drink mix-ups through the night.

SoKoolCreations Monogrammed Skinny Can Cooler ($18.00)

90s Inspired Scrunchies for When the Dance Floor Gets Hot

Why we love them: If epic dance parties are your thing, pull your hair back and get into it! Even if your ‘maids choose not to put their hair up, these scrunchies make fun arm candy during the reception. Bonus: If you’re having a micro wedding you can place a bulk order and offer different colors to get your guests in on the fun.

Mulberry Silk Scrunchie via SilkSpiritStore ($12.00)

Now that your bridesmaids are photo-ready, make sure you know how light can affect your ceremony photos. Looking for a photographer who can guide you through all of these tips and more? We’ve got you covered with the world’s best wedding photographers.


photo by Autumn Nicole Photography

 

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Chinoiserie Wedding Inspiration from the Big Fake Wedding P

Chinoiserie Wedding Inspiration from the Big Fake Wedding P

There’s always something special about events put on by The Big Fake Wedding team. This BFW Dallas event is no exception. Their inspiration for this event was Chinoiserie Garden design, which represents European interpretations of Chinese styles. The colorful pastels, velvet, and gold used throughout the event bring the trees, birds, and flowers found in this style to life. It’s as if they bloomed from a garden and walked through the door to be part of this incredible Chinoiserie wedding inspiration shoot!

So, how exactly does Chinoiserie art translate into a wedding style? How did the Big Fake Wedding pull it off? Keep scrolling to find out through the photos expertly captured by Catie Ann Photography, Bailee Starr Photography, and Kendall Nicole Studios.

Want to get in touch with the incredible vendor team that made this all happen? Check them out in the vendor table at the bottom of the post to learn more.

Kendall Nicole Studios Chinoiserie

Kendall Nicole Studios BFW

Bailee Starr Photography

Bailee Starr Photography

Bailee Starr Photography

Bailee Starr Photography

Catie Ann Photography

Catie Ann Photography

Catie Ann Photography

Bailee Starr Photography

Kendall Nicole Studios

Bailee Starr Photography

Catie Ann Photography

Catie Ann Photography

Catie Ann Photography

Catie Ann Photography wedding inspiration

Bailee Starr Photography Chinoiserie inspiration

Bailee Starr Photography wedding dessert inspiration

Bailee Starr Photography Chinoiserie

Bailee Starr Photography

Bailee Starr Photography Chinoiserie wedding

Bailee Starr Photography

Catie Ann Photography Chinoiserie inspiration

Bailee Starr Photography

Catie Ann Photography Chinoiserie wedding inspiration

Kendall Nicole Studios Chinoiserie wedding inspiration

Kendall Nicole Studios Chinoiserie wedding inspiration

Kendall Nicole Studios

Kendall Nicole Studios Chinoiserie wedding inspiration

Kendall Nicole Studios

Bailee Starr Photography

Bailee Starr Photography Chinoiserie wedding inspiration

Bailee Starr Photography

Congratulations to Big Fake Wedding on this Chinoiserie Garden wedding inspiration! Looking for more wedding inspiration? Find upcoming events on their website. Even better—thanks to COVID—you can also attend their events virtually with digital passes. We’ll see you there!

In the meantime, check out the vendors who collaborated to create this beautiful wedding below.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Kendall Nicole Studios
Photography – Catie Ann Photography
Photography – Bailee Starr Photography
Balloon Installation – Balloons by CB
Bar & Bartending – Bar of Brew
Bridesmaid Attire – Brideside
Cake Backdrop & Wedding Gown Illustrations – ACA Event Designs
Catering – Vestals Catering
Ceremony Musician – Space City Brass
Day of Coordinator & Table Collaboration – CARLEIGH design + coordination
Dessert Bar – Lili’s Bespoke Sweets
DJ – Go DJ GO
Floral & Event Design & Table Collaboration & Bouquets – The Floral Eclectic
Floral & Event Design & Table Collaboration & Ceremony Backdrop – Southern Wild Rentals
Floral & Event Design & Table Collaboration – Kristen McCurdy Studio
Hair Styling and Makeup Artist – Tease to Please
Marquee Letters – GF Lit Marquee Letters
Mobile Wedding Chapel – Just Hitched Events
Photo Booth – Currently Events
Signage & Installations – Satin Pavement
Venue – Place at Tyler
Wedding Dress & Bridal Accessories – Vow’d Weddings
Wedding Cake – Cakes by Shekura
Favors – Armful Gifts

 

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8 ways to rock your wedding greenery

Photos by Ciera

Wedding greenery looks fresh, smells great, and costs a lot less than flowers! From eucalyptus and ivy to elephant ears and succulents, foliage can be just as beautiful as blossoms. Greenery is less likely to trigger allergies, too. We love how herbal and forest themes can support pagan and medieval fantasies, but vines and leaves can also really suit an urban architectural vibe.

Here are eight places greenery can add to your wedding decor and general vibe.

Decor

wedding greenery
Photos by Fotografamos

The most obvious way to bring in wedding greenery is in the wedding decor. Just choosing the right venue can be half the battle. We’ve seen weddings in gardens, parks, forests, and farms. Check the natural features when you visit venues, and count the plants and trees as part of your decor. Add potted plants, silk vines, or even branches and slices of tree trunks to carry on the look.

Greenery decor lends itself to the DIY, but if you’re working with a florist, make sure you share your vision before you make your choice. Some florists love the offbeat outside the box nature of looking beyond the blossoms, and some just don’t. Check out the fern wreaths at this Tennessee wedding for an example of creative use of greenery!

Bouquet

Wild beauty and rock star babes at this greenery wedding in Connecticut
Photo by Tiny Human Photography

A loose, hand-tied bouquet is usually less pricey than a more formal, structured one. Go with a high greenery-to-flower ratio for serious savings. The example here includes some blossoms, but the filler foliage gets a much more important role. The effect is natural and relaxed, but also gorgeous –just like the bride.

Boutonniere

Get lost in the greenery at this herbal garden wedding (and see how they scored the perfect disability-friendly venue!)
Photos by April Maciborka, Olive Studio

Herbs often include small, special flowers along with intriguing greenery. In a boutonniere or corsage, they make a statement. They’ll dry nicely, too, and provide a keepsake. The lavender has a subtle unisex scent of its own.

Favors

Wild beauty and rock star babes at this greenery wedding in Connecticut
Photos by Tiny Human Photography

Send guests home with greenery they can plant. They’ll remember your wedding for years! Choose plantable pots for maximum convenience.

Centerpieces

Kilts, scotch, & lush greenery reign at this Denver art gallery wedding
Photos by June Photo & Films

Leaves, seedpods, and the rest of the parts of plants can be as lush and lovely as flowers… but they cost much less. Use the classic formula: thriller, filler, and spiller. That means you start with a few gorgeous blooms, fill in with greenery, and pick some plant materials that will cascade down the front of the arrangement to finish it off.

Take a completely different tack with a DIY succulent terrarium. We have the full instructions right here!.

Food

Photo by Amanda Photographic

Greens are always a welcome addition to a meal. When your decor is based on greenery, those pretty leaves reinforce the look. From arugula to kale, there are so many different shapes and colors in greens raw or cooked that this one detail can make guests catch their breath when they see the table.

Cake

A chic Manhattan brunch wedding with two grooms & lots of greenery

Natural flowers on cakes are trendy — and can be less pricy than molded sugar paste flowers. Take it a step further and use fresh greenery. This example takes a traditional multi-tiered fondant-covered cake and dresses it up with elegant foliage sprays.

If you DIY your cake, double check to make sure the leaves and other plant material you use are non-toxic.

Clothes

Don't miss the greenery shawl at this Mid-Century Modern wedding right in the middle of a strawberry field
Photos by Fotografamos

Okay, this is a stretch. But how sweet is this leafy wedding shawl? Checkout a moss cape for another take on this idea.

Kilts, scotch, & lush greenery reign at this Denver art gallery wedding
Photos by June Photo & Films

We can’t resist including these charming shoes, either. Once you pick a wedding greenery theme, it can inspire many more leafy elements. Check out our entire greenery archive for ideas!