We’re pretty excited about today’s post. It’s coming to you from our new, fab partner at LaurenConrad.com. She’s got some handy advice on bridesmaid dresses, so we’re going to let her take it from here. Happy Friday!
Hello 100 Layer Cake readers! My name is Alex and I am a fashion and beauty editor for LaurenConrad.com where I have been blogging all about the preparations (and lessons learned) for my upcoming nuptials in our Wedding Bells series. As you can see I’ve joined forces with the lovely ladies of 100 Layer Cake and am excited to share some of my best industry tips and insights with all of you throughout the coming year. I’ll cover everything from aisle style to hair ideas and even a few makeup tutorial. To kick things off I thought it would be fun to talk about one of my favorite parts of planning: picking the bridesmaid dresses!
Coordinating bridesmaids dresses is tricky. More often than not you are working with a variety of different body types, skin tones, and hair cuts, which really complicates the process of picking the right dress for each attendant. To really throw a wrench into things, mismatched maids dresses have become all the rage as of late making the coordination a tad trickier…and that’s where I come in. If you’re into this on-trend medley of maids’ attire, take note of these 5 tips to create a perfectly coordinated crew of ladies for your big day.
1. Decide what aspect you are going to mismatch. You don’t just have to mix and match colors, you can also have everyone wear the same color but in different styles, or you can play with different materials and textures. If you’re really daring, try mismatching all three!
2. Select a color scheme. If there is a marquee color for your big day, be sure to base the dresses on various tones of that central color or are pick shades that are within the same color family. If you’re not especially savvy with color matching, stop by your local hardware store and grab a fan of paint samples to get inspired.
The inspiration for this shoot was derived around the saying, “Arrive in your Sunday best!”. With Easter just two days away and the weather getting warmer by the day, Plantation Farms and Two Chics Photography created a Southern Sunday brunch wedding! They served up all the great Southern brunch yumminess: cheese & bacon grits in mini Mason ball jars, fluffy waffles and fresh fruit, homemade biscuits and jam, mini bacon quiche, bubbly mimosas, pink lemonade and fresh coffee!
Sometimes a couple likes to keep their love story private, and we’re okay with that. This is one of those times, but you know what? These photos, captured by Russian photographer, Alyona Arnautova really tell a story themselves. The couple wanted their engagement shoot to feel very free and natural, so they kept to their awe-inspiring log cabin and Turtle Lake, a place nearby surrounded by thousands of butterflies. Simply breathtaking!
As a guest, it’s always fun to see what the couple will have as their wedding favors. As the couple getting married, it’s just as fun to pick out something that represents your personality or a fun aspect from your wedding day that you want guests to remember. Kate Aspen brings uniquely designed, trend-right favors and trimmings for weddings, bridal showers, and baby showers.
With a wide range of themes and , signature, gift-ready packaging Kate Aspen items makes for the perfect “gift-on-the-go,” hostess gift, teacher gift, “thank you” gift, stocking stuffer, and more! Affordable, gift-ready and sure to wow, Kate Aspen knows it’s the little things that make the biggest impression.
Hugs & Kisses Collection: Love and affection are the themes of this collection! Brand new for 2013, the XO collection from Kate Aspen features an elegant bookmark, ceramic salt and pepper shakers, bottle opener, bottle stopper, votive set, and luggage tag.
Pop over to Kate Aspen to see which wedding favors you’ll gift to your guests!
We know it’s spring, the posts we’ve been sharing are full of pastels and soft colors, but we’re pausing that for just this one time to share a wedding where all guests were asked to wear black. Photographed by Lauren & Abby Ross, and designed by Bash, Please, Kaylie + Richie’s wedding was just so striking to look at that we had to share. Kaylie wanted to mix the rusticity of the canyon with more elegant, feminine elements like a romantic bouquet and all lace gown. It really was such a beautiful celebration of their love.