If the sultriness of summer has you rethinking your wedding day ‘do, the braid is a choice worth considering. This carefree style is ideal for many reasons—it’s easy, can be accented with fresh flowers, headpieces, and frames your glowing face! Even if you opt for a partially-braided style, keeping the hair away from the face is a bonus for summer brides.
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A beautifully dramatic back on a wedding gown is certainly a “WOW” factor. Be it with lace, beading, or other sparkly elements, back details continue to make their mark on runways and aisles everywhere this season. Completely classic or a bit sexy, but always feminine, the detailed back is a lovely way to accentuate the womanly curvature.
How do you go eco with a detailed back you may ask? That vintage brooch that you planned to pin to the front of your gown would go just as perfectly in the back too. Have a sash handmade to bring some drama, or have a creative seamstress incorporate some of the material from a family gown into the back of yours.
Renowned designer Stella McCartney Does sustainability and style well! Her clothing and accessories are free of chemicals and animal materials, and she’s even released a collection of shoes with biodegradable soles! From eyewear to lingerie, Stella McCartney’s ready-to-wear collections have an eco-chic woman covered from head to toe. All of these items would make honeymoon packing simple and stylish.
Her Noemi Tote, which is made in Nairobi, Kenya and supports local African women by providing income opportunities, makes the perfect beach tote!
Learn more about Stella’s commitment to sustainability and do a little shopping here…
What a gorgeous flower that gardenia is! Gardenias are in season from May through July (which is a bonus for reducing your wedding’s carbon footprint, depending on where you are) and surely to make an appearance at a number of summer weddings. Since gardenias are such a robust flower, they can do it all- bouquets, boutonnières, in the hair, you name it. The gardenia is beautiful all by her lonesome, or certainly mixed in with a few fresh floral friends!