Carolina Bride

February 21, 2014

Height of Style

Every bride's favorite topic of discussion--bridesmaids' style!

“I recommend using ribbon from mom’s dress for her boutique or a piece of the gown for a custom made ring bearer’s pillow.” -Alicia Waters, Poffie Girls

“For bridesmaids, try finding an 'off the rack' dress at a local boutique or department store. Your wedding will look one-of-a-kind!” -Katrina Hutchins, Come Together Events

“Your makeup can absolutely reflect your vision for the day. For a vintage theme bride, add a bold pop of color on lips. For modern or classic, stick with a subtle/soft or neutral lip.” -Champa Ashlee, Makeup by Champa

“When brides can't decide if they want to go with a soft or bold look, I always suggest keeping your makeup artist around until after the ceremony to do a quick change. That way you can do soft and romantic at the ceremony and go bold and smokey for the reception.” -Erin Ashley, Erin Ashley Makeup

“A really fun element to incorporate into your wedding day dress is to buy fun shoes! While most brides typically wear heels for the ceremony and pictures, a recent bride and groom at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge had custom Converse sneakers made to match their personalities and they changed into them at the reception.” -Alli Hall, The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge

“Are you and your husband to be a huge sports fan but want to keep your wedding traditional? Garters are the perfect way to add your sports fanatic craziness into the wedding! You husband will be thrilled when he lifts your dress up to see your favorite sport team or alma mater stitched into your wedding garter!” -Aubre Young, Aubre’s Bridal

“The store staff agrees to have fun with a punch of color somewhere on your gown. Belts are especially popular right now. Go with no belt for the ceremony and then a belt with some color and bling for the reception!” -Alicia Waters, Poffie Girls

As a sentimental vintage touch, display mothers’ or grandmothers’ wedding dresses on mannequins in an entranceway or other spot. CB

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