As International Fashion Week (IFW) propels around the globe from New York to Milan, London to Paris, we have followed in close pursuit to gauge the latest and greatest looks for brides in 2019. Here we bring you some of the highlights.
Echoing the sentiments of Bridal Fashion Week, which took place in New York in October last year, many of the looks at IFW are inspired by the ethereal beauty and timeless style of the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. Dubbed the style highlight of the year by fashionistas and bridal watchers the world over, her wedding to Prince Harry placed a renewed focus on letting simplicity and natural beauty shine through.
As we inch toward 2018, we revisit some of the top wedding dress trends predicted to lead next year's bridal couture. What is taking off and what has been a flop? If you're planning on tying the knot in the near future, stay ahead of the style pack with the latest wedding dress trends for 2018.
Old Hollywood style is back, with big, billowy, oversized bows a staple of the 2018 chic set. Extra-large bows add a feminine touch to the most simple of silhouettes, espousing playfulness and beauty for every bride.
Bridal Body Jewellery
Inspired by the exquisite body jewellery of brides across the globe, bridal body jewellery features heavily in 2018. No body parts are off limits choose your bridal statement piece to best reflect your own individual style and flair.
From the fashion-fearless to the trend-benders, wedding dress code can cause angst and confusion for many a wedding guest. Included on your wedding invitation as a seemingly innocent reference, wedding dress code can be a hard nut to crack. Here we share with you some cryptic clues to help you decipher the code and get it right every time:
Good news for the guys if it's a mid-summer celebration is that no suit and tie is necessary at this nuptial celebration. However, the question remains; how casual is too casual? Acceptable attire for gents includes dress pants and a button-down shirt or polo. Sorry boys, jeans and t-shirts are still out of the question unless specifically mentioned on the invitation. For the ladies, skirts and dress pants teamed with billowing blouses, or a summery sundress would pass the wedding dress code test.
Every bride is beautiful on her wedding day. A major part of being a beautiful bride is feeling comfortable and confident in your choices and this includes your wedding makeup. If you're normally a fresh-faced gal then chances are you may not feel entirely at ease with a full face of heavy bridal makeup. Similarly if your signature look is fire engine lips and you opt for soft pastel shades on your big day you could feel naked or underdone.
We're not saying don't experiment with your wedding makeup, as after all if you can't be brave on your wedding day then when can you? But just remember to let your true self shine through - as this is the essence of real beauty.
Makeup for bohemian brides
If you consider a tinted sunscreen and a lick of mascara your complete beauty regime, chances are the full regiment of bridal makeup may leave you feeling like an overdressed clown. To avoid this circus
Just like finding the perfect partner, finding the perfect wedding dress can sometimes take a little time, and for some brides can prove a major source of stress before their big day. We offer the following four top tips for picking the perfect wedding dress, to help take the strain out of shopping and put the fun back into fittings.
Posted: August 28, 2014
This week we have been looking into having kids at your wedding. We know that there is a divided opinion on this topic, with many choosing to opt out on kids at their wedding, but for others, the day wouldn't be the same without them.
We all know, kids can definitely be a handful, with their attention spans often drifting from one thing to the next in a matter of seconds. Which is why we've decided to discuss and provide ideas and inspiration to soon-to-be-brides who are having kids, be that their own, family or friends at their wedding, with ideas with ways to entertain and incorporate them into your special day.
1. Wedding Favours for kids
Especially with their short attention spans, you need to keep kids entertained. Providing them with favours on their table, or where they are seated is a great way to keep them occupied. Have a look at these gorgeous kids table ideas. They have crayons, paper,
Trash the dress is a style of wedding photography where the bride creatively destructs her wedding dress (generally with water or mud) to achieve an artistic photo.
"Trashing the Dress" shoots are becoming more popular, with brides jumping at the opportunity to put their wedding dress back on after the wedding and let loose.
Some brides may choose to have their photos taken in locations such as beaches, waterfalls or farms however some have also been known to choose locations such as busy city streets, rooftops or old abandoned buildings - the opportunities are as creative as you allow yourself to be.
FIRE BALL BRIDE
This bride married a fire fighter so she decided to light her dress on fire to achieve this amazing "joan of arc" shot. I hope her husband was standing by with a fire hose after the shoot!
Image by John Michael Cooper
I really love the trashing of the dress in water. You can achieve beautiful water reflections and textures in the photo.
Here are a few of my favourites!
Image by Debbie Daanen
Image by Gonzalo Nuñez