Wedding Day Highlighters We Love!

If there’s one day that you want to glow up for, it’s definitely your wedding day. You’re going to want to look right and bright for the professional photographer you just dropped an arm and a leg for, not to mention all of the Instagram stories you will be featured on– oh, and lest we forget, you want to look perfect for your soon-to-be husband. All eyes will be on the YOU, blushing bride. We want all those eyes blinded by the beam of your highlight.

Highlighter has been the IT makeup product for the past few years and there are so many brands that we have fallen in love with. Take a look at our top picks!

  1. CHARLOTTE TILBURY- Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo


  1. FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil


  1. LAURA MERCIER Face Illuminator

4. TOM FORD Illuminating Highlight Pen

5. HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Powder

6. STILA Heaven’s Hue Highlighter

There are countless looks you could choose for your wedding day. Whether you go with a romantic and natural vibe or sultry and bold, there’s one thing you can’t go without– glowing skin. Hit up your local Sephora, try out our favorite highlighters and let us know what you love!

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What to wear to a winter wedding!

There’s nothing like a wedding invitation to get us ladies excited to dress up, but if the wedding falls on one of these cold winter months, finding a dress that’s both sexy and sensible can be tricky. Not to worry, we have some of our own tricks up our dress sleeves to help you out!

 

Fabric:

We love to see guests who use fabrics to WOW on the reception dance floor. Try an interesting fabric like crushed velvet or a dress with shimmer and shine.

 

Length:

Midi and maxi dresses are gorgeous and practical for winter weddings. You can also play with sleeve length– we love a long sleeve dress that uses texture to keep it fun and modern.

 

Cut:

You can’t go wrong with a nice plunging neckline to offset the modesty of sleeves and long skirts. We also like a classy wrap dress– the wrap style layers over itself which play well in the season.

 

Color:

You can pull off a lot of different colors in the winter but we always love to see guests wearing deeper tones or statement colors like gold or silver.

 

We’ve compiled some of our favorite winter wedding guest looks that will have you feeling fabulous without freezing. Check them out and let us know if you’ll be rockin’ something like this at the next wedding!

 

 

Nude Lipsticks We Love!

When it comes to your wedding day, every detail counts. From floral arrangements to lip color, you want everything to be planned and perfect. We love a classic nude lip on our brides– it’s chic, it’s low maintenance and it’s a beautiful neutral that will enhance your natural beauty. However, not all nudes are created equal. Finding the perfect nude for your wedding day can sometimes feel more difficult than finding the right person to marry! We’ve been digging through the makeup bags of all the MUAs we adore to bring you our 5 favorite picks for nude lipsticks! Check them out:

 

  1. Charlotte Tilsbury Kim KW, no makeup nude
  2. Mac Creme Cup lipstick
  3. Laura Mercier – amaretto swirl
  4. Nars Bare babe
  5. Tom Ford – sensual sable

 

Remember: try on lots of different options! These are our favorite, but what works for one skin tone, doesn’t work for all. Fair to light skin tones work well with nude shades with rosy undertones. If you have medium to tan skin tones, the trick is to aim for shades that don’t appear lighter than your skin tone. Try nude shades with deeper rose tones with hints of brown. If you have deep skin tones, aim for nudes that are a warmer and rosier version of the color of your skin.

 

There’s nothing better than kissing a bride wearing the perfect nude. What nudes are you loving these days? 

 

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A BTS Fav: Long Sleeve Wedding Gowns

A BTS Fav–long sleeve wedding gowns.

Gone are the days of puffy, shiny 80’s sleeves, say hello to long sleeve wedding gowns for the modern bride! This time around, designers are giving us beautiful, ever-so-romantic long sleeve styles complete with amazing detail and dazzling cuts and shapes. We’ve recently seen modern variations of this classic style on royalty such as Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton all the way to celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Ciara.

 

We always thought of long sleeve gowns for winter weddings but this style can easily be pulled off all year around. We are obsessed with the opportunity the sleeves lend for immaculate detail. They are so on point with current fashion trends and it doesn’t hurt that the sleeve can hide any upper body insecurities you may have on your big day.

 

Check out some of our top picks for this bridal season’s long sleeve gowns! Let us know which is your fav in the comments. 

 

 

Priyanka Chopra is now Mrs. Nick Jonas!

It’s official…Priyanka Chopra is now Mrs. Nick Jonas!

This wedding put the extra in extraordinary. The celebration began with a fierce song and dance competition known as Sangeet

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It all began as a fierce song & dance competition between the families but ended, as always, as a huge celebration of love.  Nick and I were looking forward to the Sangeet (musical evening), another pre wedding ritual.. and to see what each side had put together. And what a performance it was. Each family telling our stories through song and dance, filled with lots of laughter and love. We were both filled with gratitude for the effort, the love and the laughter and will carry the memories of this special evening for the rest of our lives. It is an amazing start to a lifetime of togetherness for our families and friends…#grateful @nickjonas 📹/📷: @calebjordanlee @josevilla @josephradhik

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an Indian pre-wedding ritual, and was followed by 2 ceremonies– one traditional Hindu wedding and one traditional Christian wedding officiated by Jonas’ father.

The Indian beauty stunned at each of her wedding celebrations in her multiple stunning gowns but her custom Ralph Lauren gown with floral embroidery and an exaggerated veil is what will inspire brides-to-be from the west. And when we say exaggerated veil, we mean it was 75 feet long and took 5 people to guide it down the aisle behind her. Lavish doesn’t even begin to describe it.

Ralph Lauren added this stunning gown to a very short list of bridal designs. He has only ever designed wedding gowns for his daughter, daughter-in-law, and niece in the past. Priyanka was his first and only celebrity wedding gown, but we have no doubt that after an amazing design like this, he will have celebrity brides banging down his door for more.

Ladies, is a 75ft gown something you’d rock on your wedding day? Just so you know, if you do, we are so here for it! Just to show you how much we love over-the-top things, one of us will even help hold that long veil down the aisle. 🙂

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Happiest day of my life. @priyankachopra

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Happiest day of my life. @priyankachopra

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One week ago today ❤️ @priyankachopra

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Mandy Moore’s Wedding

Ladies and Gentleman, Mandy Moore has officially married Dawes musician, Taylor Goldsmith! The private backyard wedding held at Mandy’s home was just as surprising as the amazingly unconventional Rodarte gown she wore. We were blown away by how stunning Mandy looked in her truly unique gown.

 

This brings us to the biggest topic: Who says bridal can’t be pink?! Mandy’s choice to go pink rather than blush was so bold and we absolutely loved It. Even her veil was pink! The cut and shape were totally different than any other bridal gown we’ve seen. As if that weren’t enough to get the people talking, the dress was topped off with ruffle and lace details to tie it all together. The groom wore a very tailored and glittering suit with cropped hem pants and loafers.

 

The intimate ceremony featured our current trend obsession: baby’s breath–such a simple and elegant flower that has taken the modern bridal world by storm as of late. Pompas grass lined the aisles, literally every cutting-edge bridal trend was used in this wedding in the best way ever.

Check out the pictures she shared from her special day and let us know what part was your favorite in the comments:

 

 

 

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Bridal Socks & Wedding Heels

Socks and Heels. Two things you never thought would go together are now the most fashionable tandem we’ve seen in 2018. Per usual, that trend is making its way into bridal. That trend, ladies is socks and heels. Now, if you want to wear a cute t-strap but don’t have a pedicure, not a problem!

Before we get into the bridal fashion details, we want to touch on brands we’ve seen do it and do it well. Gucci, you never disappoint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now incorporating this trend into bridal. We love, love the idea of socks incorporated into your wedding heel–especially for the risk-taking bride. How could this be under fashionable stilettos? Even better, how great would some cute socks be for a bridesmaid gift for your ladies to wear while getting ready for the big day. Check out these bridal socks and let us know in the comments if you’d partake in this trend. If you’re wondering if we would, the answer is yes!

 

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#lirikamatoshisocks for @freepeople 🌟✨

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Babies Breath & Barcalay

The new ‘it’ flower is here. Baby’s Breath, long known as a filler flower, is showing up in all the modern weddings we love. We noticed the trend emerging after the Royal Wedding starred beautiful white and green floral arrangements. Since then, we’ve seen the delicate flower featured in Victoria Swarovski’s wedding, the Rodarte Spring 2018 collection release in Paris, and Reem Acra’s Fall 2018 line and we can’t get enough of it. We are big suckers for modern, chic details, so naturally, we fell in love with this trending bud. Take a look at what we fell in love with.

 

The Royal Wedding  

 

 

 

 

Victoria Swarovski’s wedding

 

 

 

 

Rodarte Spring 2018

 

 

 

 

To honor the comeback of this classic flower we used it as the sole contributor to our art like the floral installation, brought to you by Moel Leux Events, at our styled shoot at the Intercontinental Barclay in New York City. The classic modern city skyline was the perfect backdrop for this modern classic flower and the amazing high fashion bridal gowns from Designer Loft Bridal Salon in NYC and bridesmaid gowns from White Runway.

Some of our favorite items from this shoot are the House of Catherine items. HOC and their team created the wedding suite, the bridesmaid Ts, the custom bride’s ‘Mrs. I’m Married’ jacket and black acrylic ‘at last’ signage. All of the items are linked, so if you’re obsessing over them, I show you right where to find them.

Thanks to our fabulous vendors and some amazing local New York models and hair and makeup artists, we were able to create a stunning, styled shoot that captured the lavish vibe of New York City. You can find their Instagram handles below. And keep scrolling for pictures from our babies breath inspired styled shoot. 

Video: @creative.label

Photography: @creative.label

Floral: @moelleuxevents

Paper products: @house_of_catherine

Venue: @nybarclayhotel and gowns: @designerloft_bridal & @thewhiterunway 

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White Runway

Behind every bride lies a great bridesmaid, and we believe those bridesmaids should look great too. Although we find beauty in just about every bridesmaid dress, our own personal style really reflects a sleek, simply stated kind of vibe. Yes, the bride is the star of the show, but your besties will thank you when they’re standing up on your day looking fabulous beside you. We like bridesmaid dresses that emulate what’s going on in the non-bridal fashion world–dresses that are fun, flirty, and a little bit different than your typical dress.

For this shoot, we had the absolute pleasure of partnering with White Runway to showcase our BTS style through bridesmaid attire. White Runway has a huge selection of dresses that will fit just about anyone’s style but we had the pleasure and privilege of choosing our favorites for this incredible styled shoot.

Take a look at this beautiful photos and let us know which dress is your favorite in the comments.

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Wedding Day Perfume Do’s and Don’ts

By now, you’ve looked through countless wedding images looking for inspiration on the vibe and style of images you’re wanting your photographer to capture. In that batch, you’ve likely seen the perfume image.

 

Whenever brides are looking for wedding day perfume, they constantly ask us which perfumes are the most visually appealing for this shot. Though the visuals of the perfume bottle can make the entire image, we encourage our brides to focus on the smell and not what the perfume bottle looks like. Here’s why:

 

Pheromones

First, pheromones. Pheromones are scent triggered hormones which stimulate sexual appetite (don’t worry, this is still a PG blog). The perfect scent can do a lot of things like enhance mood, boost your confidence, and make you feel attractive. That being said, logically, this hormone plays an important role in human sexuality and desire. Your wedding day should be your sexiest day together. Can we get an amen?  

Memory

Second, the memory. Scents are also tied to memories. Remembering how you and your significant other smell that day is so special and such a big deal we see a lot of brides take for granted. Don’t be that bride! Make the most out of this special memory. You’re already activating your other senses, why not add a sense of smell to it!

 

All of these are emotions and feelings that you want to be sure to bring out on your wedding day. And because of the importance of these emotions and feelings, we encourage you to pick a smell that checks off all those boxes. Spend the time and do your research to make your wedding day the best smelling experience. After all, this is going to be an experience of a lifetime, and if you can find the perfect scent to remind you of that, then why not!?

 

Now for the good part. The perfumes we recommend. Below are our favorites, in no particular order. They’re linked, so click the photo if you’re interested in purchasing any of these.

 

Maison Margeila Replica: Wicked Love

 

 

Spice Bomb
(even though this is a men’s fragrance, I strongly recommend It)

 

 

Jo Malone: Peony and blush suede

 

 

Alien by Mugler

 

 

Let us know if you chose one of these for your special day or if you chose something different. Be sure to let us know why! We can’t wait to hear from you.

 

XOXO,

BTS