Dressed in Love
Posted: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013
In the words of the ever-fabulous stylist, Rachel Zoe, Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. Since I was a little girl Ive been expressing myself through style everyday. When I was feeling fearless I would wear my favorite black cowboy boots and nowadays I reach for leopard print. When I was feeling pretty I would throw on something sparkly and, well, not much has changed in that department.When it came time to choose my bridal look, I knew I wanted it to be a reflection of both my personal style and the style of our wedding. When it comes to my style, I lean towards timeless pieces but I love playful, whimsical details. My husband, Chase, and I wanted a casual outdoor wedding complete with cornhole, BBQ and all our loved ones. To blend the two I decided my look should be simple and laid-back with a little bit of flair.For my dress, I choose a gown that would fit the feel of our wedding. It was lightweight, flowy and had just the right amount of detail. My veil was trimmed with a little bit of sparkle and my necklace brought in a vintage touch. During the reception I switched out my veil for a flower crown I found on Etsy, which was super fun and made me feel like a boho goddess. On the beauty side, I wanted to simply enhance my natural self. Cynthia Carrington of Cailin Rua Natural listened and achieved the perfect make-up look. She kept everything toned down but still flawless. The one thing Cynthia talked me into was doing fake eyelashes (not something I do normally) and I couldnt have been happier. My eyelashes look crazy amazing in our pictures! Expressing myself through style on my wedding day was way different than any other day because it was a blend of so many emotions. When choosing items I just went with my gut and didnt second-guess myself. A gorgeous gown, veil, and flawless make-up can all be beautiful but the natural glow of being in love is truly what makes a perfect bridal look.
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