A gown from one of our fave designers, Monique Lhuillier, recently made an appearance on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.
The dress, worn by actress Zhang Yugi, was actually from Lhuillier’s Spring 2013 Resort collection. Full of color and glamour, we could totally see it on the wedding aisle!
In case you missed the collection last fall, here are a few more gowns that just may inspire you to think outside the box a bit for your wedding-day look:
Fashion forward and bold? Yes.
Glamorous and unforgettable looks for an Eco-Beautiful Wedding? Absolutely.
Photo Credits: Style.com
Jenny and Paul’s wedding last summer was all about family and friends! The couple enlisted the help of loved ones to create a day that was stamped with tradition and reflective of their desire to recycle as much as possible. There was definitely some fun DIY thrown into the wedding-day mix; the bride made cookies with her grandmother for the dessert display and the groom made the wooden cake toppers, using his grandfather’s wood carving tools!
Just a few more eco details about their day:
- The bride’s sister made a hanging bunting for the tent (she worked on it for 6 whole months!).
- The reception table décor was collected by the bride’s mom and lots of friends.
- The washboards displayed throughout the venue belonged to the bride’s dad and his siblings.
Within two weeks of their wedding, this couple moved to Senegal where the bride is working on her Ph.D in soil sciences and the groom is teaching second grade in an international school.
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Jenny and Paul!
Photography: Rachel Joy Photos
Venue: Century Village Museum
Caterer: The Reserve House
An easy way to eco-out your wedding day shoes is to add a pretty pair of shoe clips!
It can be hard to find the perfect pair of shoes for the aisle, so shoe clips give you the creativity to take a plain pair of shoes and make them into whatever you want them to be.
There are lots of fun, handmade bridal shoe clips on Etsy in just about every color and style imaginable.
You could also get lucky and find a pair of beautiful vintage earrings in your local consignment shop that would make perfect shoe clips. Also, be sure to check Mom’s and Grandma’s jewelry box! There just may be something old in there to make your wedding shoes complete.
Mint continues to paint this wedding season beautifully! Particularly pretty for a warm-weather wedding, a minted palette of yellow, coral, blues or nudes would be amazing!
Go eco for your mint-based wedding with a handmade sash for your gown, DIY paper party picks or an antique getaway bicycle for two.
This collection of ideas just may inspire you to add a little mint to your wedding day!
Brooch bouquets are filled with personality, style, and often memories of weddings past!
A brooch bouquet is truly an heirloom piece that will be in your family for generations. Until the time comes to pass it on, all of that sparkle in a beautiful vase somewhere in your home will surely make you smile!
If you are a brooch bouquet bride, The Ritzy Rose is an online destination just for you. Their designs are a blend of fashion and floral, and are made from combinations of enamel flowers, earrings, rhinestone brooches, lace, and even paper flowers to add texture, depth, and creativity to the creations.
The designers offer a variety of ready-to-ship bouquets, or will gladly work with you to create a one-of-a-kind one.
Come back and share pics of your brooch bouquet!
Atlanta-based bridal designer extraordinaire Anne Barge wowed this year’s Bridal market yet again with a gorgeous collection! For her Spring 2014 collection, Anne was inspired by the couture and architectural romance of the past. The collection was all about soft silhouettes, Parisian inspiration, movement, and elegance.
Images Courtesy of CLD Stylehouse