The Perfect Dress + Accessories
styled by SMP Wardrobe Stylist, Haley Hoover
To date, my wedding day is the absolute best day I have ever experienced. The weather called for a 90% chance of rain – there was not a cloud in the sky. I had a dance party on my front porch with all of my bridesmaids and my dog at 10am. Three little girls in white tutus and flower head pieces lined our aisle with rose petals. At the end of the day, I was in the arms of my wonderful husband, whom I love even more today. No exaggeration at all; this was an amazing day.
As lovely as it was, I’m still a girl about
town Pinterest. I see the bridal gowns from Carolina Herrera, Oscar De La Renta, and the exquisite creations on BHLDN’s site. So when Lover.ly asked us to participate in their Dream Day Style Challenge, we all jumped at the chance to shop for “THE DRESS” all over again, and delightedly discovered that Lover.ly offers all of these things, and so much more on their site! It’s truly an amazing resource for wedding inspiration (it has its own Pinterest-level style gallery), planning (it has a handy “hire” list of local and national vendors), and shopping (from bridal-party wear, to stationary, you can literally shop anything and everything – including the perfect dress); it’s literally a one-stop shop, and by farrr the best we’ve seen. We all wholeheartedly agree that we wish we had Lover.ly when we were planning our own weddings!!
On to the Lover.ly style challenge! I’m a city girl now, so my perfect day today is a far cry from my rustic-chic, outdoor wedding of yesteryear. This time, I chose a golden-sunkissed rooftop, lined with elegant flatware, white peonies, and stilettos – not wedges. Here is the photo Lover.ly gave us to influence our style picks:
Is renewing your vows on your two year anniversary acceptable? Because I think I just bought myself another wedding gown. Hey, Ryan Hoover, here comes round two!
The cosmopolitan bride is fashion-forward, yet elegant. So, this beaded and tulle delicacy will grace a glass-fenced rooftop with 360 degree views, and will float and catch the breeze in the most perfect way. The finishing touches lie in the details – my favorite part! Sparkling, emerald drops are striking, and smart – the only way a modern bride knows how to be. Have a sweet friend hang on to the silk bolero to keep the chill off your shoulders. And that Prada jewel-encrusted clutch? I meannnnn, do we even have to talk about it? “Something blue” needs a new hue. That caged Jimmy Choo stiletto will sparkle, even as the sunlight fades into a starry skyline…. and this bride will still be glowing. ~Haley SMP Wardrobe Stylist
The Perfect Hair + Makeup + Nails
styled by SMP Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist, Britney Dunbar
Ahh, you have this perfect, amazing dress, and a stunning rooftop to celebrate your nuptials! Now, what to wear with all this amazingness? I gotcha covered.
Below, is a simple tutorial for you to achieve this exact hair style, if you’d like to try it on your own, first: