6 Jul

Picking the perfect bridesmaid dress

categories Bridesmaids, Wedding Wardrobe

As an event coordinator & stylist, Sarah Tucker has seen her share of brides experience the drawbacks of choosing the perfect bridesmaid dress. You want something your party will feel great in and might actually wear again, yes? After having a great experience as a bridesmaid herself, wearing the dress long after the wedding it was meant for, and hearing the question, “Where did you get that dress?”, Sarah decided to team up with Jessica Lorren Organic Photography and Camilyn Beth (the designer who made the custom dress for Sarah) to create the concept of this shoot.

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Pretty little peek at how Camilyn Beth sketches her dresses beforehand.

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When coming up with the concept I kept thinking of my favorite moments as a bridesmaid. I adored the moments before the wedding. Such a precious, sacred, and often giddy time. I envisioned girlfriends getting ready, feeling comfortable and amazing in their Camilyn Beth dresses, sipping delicious drinks (ahem, lavender lemonade infused with vodka), and enjoying each others company.

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They all leave you with a few tips on curating seamless looks for your girls:

* Choose your color palette. This doesn’t have to be the colors of your wedding per se. It can be colors you find in your venue, your favorite colors, or just colors that complement one another.

* Give your maids some guidelines. If you don’t want them to wear something that’s floor length or one shoulder, let them know. They can’t read your mind.

* Show them examples of what you like. A fun way to do this is to create a Pinterest board. This way you can add images that express the vibe you’re going for!

Now have some fun with it! Call up your party and plan a girls day to gab about dresses!

Photography: Jessica Lorren Organic Photography / Bridesmaid Wardrobe: Camilyn Beth / Coordination + Styling: Sarah Tucker Events / Clutches: k.slademade / Calligraphy: Rachel Carl & Company / Organic Lavender: Paula’s Garden / Branch Tassles: FleurLux / Letterpress Coasters: Pressed in Brooklyn / Models: Ashten, Michelle Pullen, Candice, and Andrea Kovak

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  9. love this concept! thank you so much for the feature!!

  10. Gorgeous photography + dresses! And impeccable styling from Sarah Tucker, as usual!:)

  11. Loved working on this! Thanks so much for featuring us!!

  12. This was such a beautiful and fun shoot! It was such a pleasure working with everyone involved especially Sarah Tucker and Jessica Lorren. Thank you for the sweet feature!

  13. Can’t wait to see Cami’s bridesmaid dresses for our wedding and have Jessica Lorren photograph it in August! You guys are the best!

  14. What an amazing concept! Any bridesmaid would be so lucky to wear these dresses!

  15. Love this gorgeous shoot! Any bridesmaid would love to wear these dresses!

  16. Wow, there are some interesting details here. In particular, the ruffle detail on the navy dress caught my eye because it was so different. Had to pin that one to my Wedding Wear board!

  17. We can totally see these @camilynbeth bridesmaid dresses worn well after a wedding: http://t.co/5jxHijRt

  18. I think finding the perfect dress(es) for your bridesmaids is more challenging than finding your own wedding dress. Great post! Beautiful dresses – stunning photography!

  19. Some simple tips to keep you AND your ‘maids happy with their dresses!
    -Melissa http://t.co/oj6JepUI

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  22. Yay, thank you Sarah! xo

  23. Where is that gorgeous anchor from?

  24. Hi Shannon! It was a flea market find. Sorry I couldn’t source it for you!

  25. Very creative, It is very interesting while I’m thinking of getting married can draw lessons from you

  26. Very impressive of your bridesmaid dresses! each of them are unique, And you took beautiful photos too!

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