Mon

This Week

Dear Stylish Brides,

This week we are taking time to spend time with our families.  We will be back on Monday to kick off the New Year with fabulous wedding fashion inspiration. Please check back then.

Wishing you the happiest of holidays!!!

Best,
Julie

Fri

Acqualina Brunch Guide

To end our week at the beautiful Acqualina we thought of no better way than to end our wedding with a beach-side brunch. For our beach bride who loves casual and chic beach attire, this printed maxi dress from Calypso  is perfect. Accessorized with a beautiful chunky bracelet by Aurelie Bidermann.  Enjoy and a big thank you to Acqualina for being featured this week!!

 

1. Calypso Satara Printed Strapless Maxi Dress

2. Huichol Large Fringe Earrings

3. Aurelie Bidermann Machu Pichu Bracelet

4. Ancient Greek Sandals Ikaria Metallic Leather Wing Sandals

5. Laurence Heller Pochette Clutch

 

Thu

Acqualina Hair Guide

Today’s hair is inspired by our beach location. The soft romantic waves of your hair are very beach chic.  Since you are on the beach, you do want some of your hair pulled away from your face to highlight you.  This hairstyle is perfect for the Elizabeth Fillmore dress, it will accent the low back and beautiful detail on the dress. What are your thoughts for beach wedding hair?

 

Wed

Ask Julie

Q: I am getting married on the beach and I want to wear a veil. What do you recommend to prevent it from blowing away?

This is a great question that applies to all types of outdoor ceremonies where wind is an issue.  When getting married outside, t’s pretty much inevitable that at some point your veil is going to get swept up. I actually think when that happens it can make for a gorgeous photo. But when you are going down the aisle or exchanging vows, you don’t want your veil to take on a life of its own.

There are all sorts of tricks that may be suggested to you: putting little weights on the edge to keep it down, or tacking it to the train of your dress (which is released by a few quick snips after the ceremony) but I don’t recommend using them in this case.  They are not going to stop the veil from being caught up in a gust, and the weights could potentially hit you.

To me, the best solution is to go with a long veil (long veils should always be at least 6″ longer than the train of your dress) that can be wrapped gracefully around your arm. This way if the wind kicks up, you can control it as opposed to a shorter veil that you can’t anchor.  You may want to forgo the blusher, which can be attached to the veil as a separate piece so you can decide that day.  And lastly, discuss with your hairstylist securing the comb with bobby pins so that it does not come off.

I hope these tips help, and please ask if you have questions.

-Julie

Tue

Acqualina Bridesmaids Style

One of the things I love about Acqualina is the perfect balance they strike between being a luxurious beach hotel, and a chic Miami hotspot. These combined vibes play a huge part in deciding what to wear. We think putting the bridesmaids in a sleek yellow Ralph Lauren dress looks amazing next to the sophisticated and romantic Elizabeth Fillmore wedding dress. To us, this it also strikes the perfect balance between the beach because of the color, and chic Miami because of the silhouette. Accessorized with a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta necklace and the perfect Oscar de la Renta shoe, your bridesmaids will be ready to party until dawn Miami style!

 

1. Ralph Lauren Charisse Silk Cady Dress, Yellow

2. Herve Van Der Straeten Moducle Cuff

3. Ippolita Mini Lollipop Earrings

4. Oscar de la Renta Large Flower Collar Necklace

5. Oscar de la Renta Begonia cutout leather sandals

 

 

 

Mon

Acqualina

After spending last week in the snowy  Grand Tetons, we are back to sunny southern Florida at the Acqualina Resort and Spa. I actually just got back from this amazing resort, and I am so excited to share this inspiration with you.

Let me set the stage for our wedding: the hotel is situated right on the beach with turquoise water as your background, and to me it is the perfect place to have the ceremony. Then move up to cocktails by the pool with the cabanas serving as fun catering stations. The reception is outside on the great lawn under a clear top tent.  This way you get the best of gorgeous outside setting while also having air condition!  Guests are dressed in beach chic attire with men in lightweight suits and women in colorful printed dresses.

 

1.  Elizabeth Fillmore Flora Print Spring 2013

2.  Ippolita Gladiator Cuff

3.  Bijoux Heart Script 24-karat gold-plated Swarovski crystal earrings

4. Nancy Gonzalez Metallic Crocodile Clutch Bag, Silver

5. Giuseppe Zanotti Swarovski crystal-embellished leather sandals

 

Fri

Fabulous Fashion Friday

This is our last day at the fantastic Four Seasons Jackson Hole resort. Today’s inspiration is for the bride’s final outfit of the night – the famous “change into” or “after party” dress. The second dress is becoming more and more popular for brides- our clients say it’s so they can dance better! Today’s outfit is rocking custom Wyoming boots to match the ones her bridesmaids are wearing, and a short beautiful Reem Acra dress! A big thank you to the Four Seasons Jackson Hole – what a beautiful resort!

 

Wed

Ask Julie

 

One of the questions I get a lot from my clients is: “How do I stay warm and look chic in outside photos at my winter wedding?”

Our inspiration this week is the amazing Four Seasons Jackson Hole. I can’t think of many backgrounds more beautiul than the snowy Grand Tetons, and I know you will want them in your photos. So here are my favorite suggestions on what to put over your wedding dress to look chic and and great in your pictures.

 

A beautiful J. Mendel Fur Vest

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blumarine Lace and Fur Paneled coat

 

 

J. Mendel Fur shrug

Tue

The Four Seasons Jackson Hole Bridesmaid’s Style

Welcome back to Jackson Hole! Today’s inspiration for the bridesmaids’ dresses starts with a beautiful lace organza Valentino dress. The accessories showcase the Western theme with special Lucchese boots and a Burberry leather clutch.  This bridesmaid look is based on upscale couture with a western vibe! The hair for the bridesmaid is accented with beautiful natural greenery to highlight your surroundings! Enjoy and as always we welcome your comments!

 

1.  Valentino Lace-Trim Organza Dress

2.  Burberry Metallic Detail Colour Block Clutch Bag

3.  Western Style Flower Wreath

4.  Lucchese State Boots – Wyoming

5.  Bounkit 24-karat gold-plated green amethyst and quartz clip earrings