Remember earlier this month when hair +makeup pro Janet Miranda of BE.NYLA shared her secrets in this bridal hair how-to? We were pretty smitten with the results, so you can imagine how delighted we were to discover that she has a few more tricks up her sleeve. This time involving, big, beautiful, totally unique braids. And who doesn’t love a good braid or two (or three)? Now it’s just a matter of choosing the best one for a pretty white dress.
Thanks to Betsi Ewing for the lovely photos below…
Twisted Braid Updo
For this style, Janet pulled the hair into a loose two-stranded twist. She then rolled the hair upward and pinned into place.
Twisted Fishtail Braid
For this braid, Janet brushed the hair back, then started a lower braid. Leaving a portion of hair out of each side, she created a fishtail braid down to the bottom. Next, she wrapped the outside strands around the braid. Janet tied it off with elastic at the bottom, then wrapped a bit of hair around to hide the tie. To create the messy look, gently pull at each part of the braid and spray to keep in place.
Romantic Side Braid with Bun
For this look, a loose French braid was created at the side and down the hair. The remaining hair was gathered into a twisted bun with curled pieces of hair, and pinned into place.
Which braid is your fave?
Photographer: Betsi Ewing / Hairstylist: Wedding Hair & Makeup Artist Janet Miranda of BE.NYLA / Dress: Monique Lhuillier provided by Nearly Newlywed
Oh, boho. One of the zillion reasons we love this free-spirited theme is that the possibilities are endless. Wanna look like you stepped out of a Free People catalog? Totally. Into a muted color palette? For sure.
They’re all amaze, but we must say, this earthy, eclectic shoot styled by Asha Hickerson + Reeda Gorham takes boho to the next level. Thanks to Mirelle Carmichael Photography for the photos below…
The ceremony in the trees was centered around a giant dreamcatcher of lace, feathers, crystals and beads designed by Asha Hickerson. Crystals and incense graced the offering table and the bride and groom sat on a giant fur rug surrounded by horns and a decorated cow skull.
Bohemian florals: protea pink minks, feathers, hanging amaranthus, moss, succulents, feathers, purple clematis vine, pink garden roses
The team built off of a color palette of garnet, gold, plum, bronze, pewter, and blush.
Photography: Mirelle Carmichael Photography / Styling: Asha Hickerson and Reeda Gorham / Floral Design: Noonan’s Wine Country Designs / Hair & Makeup: The Queen’s Bees / Invitation Designer: Mosh Pit Digital / Cake: Eclair Bakery
TGIF, guys! Just one more workday in the way of another beautiful summer weekend. Because you can never have too much inspiration, why not take a quick break to peek at what’s been floating (ever so beautifully!) around the 100 Layer Cake Pinterest lately?:
Hand drawn invitations to accompany lovely floral arrangements. | Follow our DIY board here >>
From this amaze flower wall to hanging floral displays, we get a little giddy whenever see a clever floral arrangement on everyone’s boards. | Follow our floral board here >>
gold shoes | balloons | bouquet | cake | bridesmaids | paper roses
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So much to swoon over, so little hours in the day. Ah, such is life. Happy pinning!