Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wedding Dress Silhouettes

When you go to pick out a dress for your wedding, the consultant will ask you what you envision yourself in. Having an idea of which silhouette you like will help get the appointment off on the right foot. That said, it's worth stepping out of your comfort zone a little and trying a different style than you may have thought, you may be surprised!

Above are the most common dress styles for wedding gowns these days. And below you'll find some examples of each.

I love these puffed sleeves--very Cinderella
Both of these full skirts are beautiful. I love sleeves on dresses too!

 Classic A-line

These dresses still have full skirts, but less poof!

I like the dresses that have multiple layers in the skirt, allowing one layer to peek through


I love the mermaid silhouette!
Can you believe the one in the middle?!

This style can be difficult on larger sized ladies, that's why the Fit & Flair below, sometimes work better

Fit & Flair

One of my favorite styles! They resemble Mermaid dresses, but the "flair" starts up higher. And the "fit" mimics a very low, dropped waist.
What do you think of fluffy vs. smooth skirts?
Love this simple white one!


A simple, classic silhouette. Nicer for beachy, summer weddings.

Are these styles too simple for your tastes?

Empire Waist

Empire waists on a shift dress give a Grecian/Beach/Goddess look. Light and airy.


Fun and functional! These dresses are a blast to dance in.

Short styles have a beautiful vintage flair.


Much less common are these mini wedding dresses. Much less formal, these dresses have a fun party vibe.

What is your favorite style?

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Patriotic "I Do!"

Aw, the heart of summer time, July! And on this Independence Day I thought I'd showcase
some images from patriotic weddings! Red, White and Blue will always go well together! 
Happy 4th!!

Love the flag cake pops!

Those red chairs are beautiful!

(And now recognized by the federal government! Wahoo!) :)

Pretty bridesmaids idea, and the cutest flower girl ever!

Good idea for a military wedding!
And a few of our presidents on their wedding day! Can you name them all?

Monday, July 1, 2013

Country folks gettin' hitched!

Can ya beat a country weddin'? I'm not sure ya can. Granted, I'm a little biased, living amongst the mountains and ranch land of western Montana. Country details in weddings have always been a favorite though. Burlap-wrapped vases and lanterns, mason jars for lemonade, hay bales for sitting, red barns for receptions, sweeping vistas for ceremonies, wildflowers for bouquets, entrances on horseback, singing birds, cowboy boot-clad bridesmaids....the list goes on and on! There's something cozy about a country wedding, and it works well as a theme for a Do It Yourself wedding too. Lots of work, but fun in terms of doable crafts.

Lovely country photography

I love the sepia tones of these pictures
Field wedding ceremonies: beautiful (hope it doesn't rain!)

Lots of folks using straw bales lately

Barn receptions are some of my absolute favorites

Oh the uses of mason jars! I love these lanterns

Burlap accents! Can't go wrong. I love using indoor furniture outside too.

What lovely spring-y colors here!
And who wouldn't want to get married with this view?! Gotta love my Bitterroot Valley, MT!