As a bride, there are so many items on your checklist that you will want to cross out the month leading up to the wedding but in preparation for the 30-day countdown, let’s make our own list so that you can stay on track with your self-love prior to the big day!

Here are our top ten things to make sure you check off your list:

 

Exfoliate and brighten up that face 

You want to make sure you are GLOWING on your wedding day. This is not something you want to start on the week of the wedding. Begin your face care practice well in advance so you know exactly what your skin can take. The last thing you will want walking down the aisle is a breakout or big red rash! Consult with your aesthetician for the best plan for you!

 

Paws and Claws

Head to the salon or pick out a few of your top color picks! Give yourself some time to wear the color before you commit to the wedding. Once you decide, get those paws and claws done days before.

 

To Tan or Not to Tan! 

Your wedding week isn’t the time to get a spray tan for the first time, ever. If you are wanting that tan look for your wedding day, look into getting one prior to gauge if it’s a yes or a no.

 

Pamper Those Pearly Whites

I say this word just like my daughter, big smile and all pearls showing. NOTHING is worse than getting pictures and your teeth are looking a little yellow. This is not just for the ladies but for the hubs to be as well. Make an appointment with your dentist to get a quick clean up and whitening or make a pact to complete those crest white strips. A little effort goes a LONNNGGGG way here.

 

Botox Babe 

Full believers over here of a smooth forehead and no lines. Botox takes at least 5 days to kick in fully. If you have a regimen already started, contact your specialist and see if you can get in early to make sure your wrinkles are no more. If this is your first time, give yourself time! 30 days in advance is perfect.

 

Get Those Hair Color Touch Ups

Only you know how fast your hair grows and if you have an extreme amount of color growth, it’s probably the time to get things figured out. Highlights or retouches, they are so important – do this about 7-10 days out.

 

Eat Cleaner 

Now, this isn’t something that is new to people. If you haven’t really been following a plan during the months leading up to the big day, make sure you figure this out 30 days in advance. Don’t hold back, eat what you want but at the same time, keep it in moderation. The goal is not to starve yourself, the goal is to feel good, right? Good food makes you feel good–Promise!

 

Exercise Consistently

1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and get them sit ups right and . . . move ya body! Get in the gym, go out for a walk, take a hike, swim, bike, etc. You don’t need to have long sessions, 30 minutes is great but a little goes a long way in feeling sexy. We have a workout plan you can download if you’re looking for some gym workouts. You can find our program here! Here’s a tip. Do it with your bridesmaids, they’ll love it! 

 

I Do Thrive


Get Some Sleep
7-8 hours of sleep per night is known for many things; controls hunger, it helps your immune system’s functionality, and memory retention just to name a few. All of these being important for your wedding day. Set schedules, get a new pillow if you need, cool down that bedroom and get those hours in!

 

Stay Hydrated
1. Helps prevent hangovers
2. Helps with weight loss
3. Increases energy levels
4. Helps maximize physical performance 😉

 

Which of these items on our checklist do you need to work on more for your big day? Comment below!

 

We’re feeling ultra-inspired from curating our list of summer honeymoon must-haves. So we made another list, another addition to the must-have file in your bookmarks, with lipstick colors that will make sure your lips get all the attention they deserve. It’s time to put away that dark plum or red color because this season, bright pops of color are what #hotgirlsummers are made of.

Here are some of our all-time faves that pair perfectly with honeymoon swimsuit or your rehearsal dinner dress!

 

Tom Ford’s Lip Gelee in Maldives

 

Charlotte Tilbury’s Hot Lips in Electric Poppy

 

 

Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture Matte Lipstick in Fuchsia Fetic

 

 

Lancome’s L’Absolu Rouge Drama Matte in Obsessive Red

 



MAC Cosmetic’s Matte Lipstick in Lady Danger

 

Tom Ford’s Lip Gelee in Sunlit

 

MAC Cosmetic’s Matte Lipstick in Red Rock

 

 

Charlotte Tilbury’s Hot Lips in Tell Laura

 

 

Yves Saint Laurent’s Glossy Stain Lip Color in Rouge Gouache

 

We love hearing your thoughts! Tell us below, which of these colors will you be showing off on your summer vacay?

Summer is about to get so much hotter and, no, we’re not talking about the weather. Hint, hint, it’s you! So raise your hand if you’re prepping for that summer honeymoon vacay! We’ve got you covered with some essentials that will make you feel like a Victoria’s Secret bombshell from the beach to your dinner reservations.

 

Oh and if you’re also looking for a little something to spice things up in the hotel room, you’re going to also want to read all about Rihanna’s Fenty bridal box. She’s got your backside.

Be warned, your boo’s jaw will drop…

The Outfits

 

Ready to rock those gorgeous curves? The Sade Bikini takes beach style to another level with its unique wraparound styling and thick straps to make sure everything stays safe and comfy.

 

Don’t want a two-piece but still want to keep that element of sexiness? The Kristin One Piece is exactly what you need. This pristine white suit has gorgeous ribbed fabric that feels like anything but basic. You’ll have modest back coverage and a peek-a-boo side for that extra oompf.

 

 

No matter what you pick, you can’t forget to add in a cute tunic, like the Crinkle Twill Beach Tunic, to arrive in style. Button it up or leave it open, how much coverage you want is your choice.

Need some styling inspo for these swimsuits and tunic? Add on Valentino’s Garavani Go slides for the ultra-luxe look.

 

Own that sunkissed look in style for some evening cocktails in the flirty Fuel Your Fire dress. The fit and flare style of the dress and its floral pattern will accentuate your gorgeous figure making you feel ready to own whatever room you walk into. Complete the look with Steve Madden’s Charlee Clear heels and the super cute beaded tote in the accessories inspo below!

 

The Accessories


Pack up your phone, sunscreen, and snacks in style with the Wood You Handle This bag. We love the ivory but if you want to add a pop of color to the outfits, the bag is also available in black, tan, and mauve.

 

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love finding the perfect accessory? Whether you’re going for a casual look or dressing up a little, this tote has you covered. Boho babes, you’ll love the beaded, mirrored, and fringed details throughout.

 

We love splurging but, let’s be real, we also love finding a bargain! Stay fashionably safe from harmful UV rays in the Sense The Ton Sun Hat. This hat plus the swimsuits and tunic will have you looking like your ready for your own 2-page spread in a magazine.

 

So what do you say ladies, how would you mix and match these curated styles to build your perfect beachy honeymoon look? Comment below!

Whether you want to cover up in style or just want to switch up the look from ceremony to reception. Detachable sleeves are an easy way to create a unique, versatile, and mesmerizing look for your big day with a variety of options ranging from floor length to flared sleeves.

So brides, get ready because we’ve rounded up 5 absolutely gorgeous styles that’ll wow you and all your guests!

Kara Gown by Enzoani

Were you the little girl who really felt those Disney fairytale stories deeply in her soul? We know you’re a boss queen but a girl deserves to be pampered! If that sounds like you, we picked this sweet and delicate beaded lace gown by Enzoani just for you. You won’t have to worry about an unflattering fit with the patterned lace at the waist creating a figure-flattering style. Fit for your real life fairytale love story, the delicate off-the-shoulder detachable cap sleeves will take you from “I do” to let’s dance. This look would pair beautifully with an untamed topknot and a pair of dangly beaded earrings.

Barcelona 2020 Collection by Julie Vino

Calling all señoritas! The Barcelona 2020 collection by Julie Vino elegantly balances a sexy flirty vibe with a flair of elegance that’ll have you feeling like Spanish royalty. You’ll feel like a kid in a candy store with a variety of options for sleeves. Choose from flowy floor-length detachable sleeves that’ll have you feeling angelic or lace sleeves in either a cap sleeve style or fitted long sleeve. No matter which you pick, these styles would look amazing paired with a wavy hairstyle and delicate diamond hoop earrings.

Chanté by Pallas Cuture

Have a thing for classic couture with a twist of ultra-feminine modern sophistication? Then Pallas Couture and its Chanté gown will speak to your soul! It’s impossible to not feel magical and beautiful in this gown with gorgeous features such as the tulle train, tasteful peek-a-boo lace, fitted corset-like top to show off your figure, and the flowy embroidered detachable sleeves. With all the gorgeous detail, less is more when it comes to doing hair and makeup for the perfect complete look. We suggest a loose braid while confidently rocking a natural makeup look with a subtle rosy pop of lip color.

F/W 2019 by Berta

If you’re a lover of avantgarde fashion, specifically for looks that mesh sexy modern styles with retro styles and vintage materials, you’ll love Berta’s F/W 2019 collection. Style 19-107 in this collection is a fit and flare gown with lace embroidery, handcrafted tulle, and shoulder lace detail on its detachable sleeves. It’s a fashion-forward look that maintains an element of timelessness to it. Style your hair straight or wavy with your makeup pulling off that natural effortless look.

Tullia by Galia Lahav

 

A gown perfect for the bride looking for more coverage without sacrificing flaunting her gorgeous curves and feminine energy. The Tullia gown by Israeli fashion designer, Galia Lahav, is a work of art by itself and with you in it that’s a masterpiece. From the tan dusted ivory fabric to its dramatic lace details along the sides and detachable sleeves, you will look and feel flawless. Top off the look with a loose updo, smokey eye, and pear line drop earrings for absolute perfection.

 

Now it’s your turn to tell us what you think. Of all the carefully curated dresses we found for all our gorgeous BTS babes, which do you love the most? Comment below!

Pre-wedding boudoir shoot, an opportunity to celebrate your body with your husband, or husband to be. We’re here to advocate for a boudoir shoot by breaking down misconceptions that discourage brides from doing a boudoir shoot. If we’re being honest, us ladies aren’t celebrating our bodies enough these days. While we love a good, sexy pic we’ve brought in a specialist to help us advocate for more skin!

Alyssa, the photographer behind Photography by Alyssa Michelle is breaking down 10 of the most common misconceptions that discourage brides from taking a boudoir shoot. Alyssa can be contacted at photographybyalyssamichelle@gmail.com.

  1. I need to lose 10 pounds first

Actually, you are beautiful just the way you are. You don’t need to lose weight to fit into your wedding dress, you don’t need to lose weight immediately after having a child, and you definitely don’t need to lose weight for your boudoir session. Why? Because that is defeating the purpose. Boudoir is about learning to reconnect with your body and learn to love yourself for exactly how you are. Bonus tip: Losing 10, 20, 30 lbs won’t affect your photos in any way. A professional boudoir photographer will know how to show you in your best light, period.

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One time about a year ago, I was on a plane on my way home from a business trip. I remember the cabin smelling like alcohol and sweat… It was a rough ride. I remember thinking, it's going to be a long flight, I better get some work done. So I pulled out my laptop and started doing some social media planning and then moved onto editing. I had just shot 3 sessions on the trip, so I thought why not get ahead of the game. About an hour rolls by and I take a small break, stretch and before I get back to it, I turn over my shoulder because I felt weird. To my surprise… I had an audience. Boudoir is so normal to me, that I forgot how not normal it is to the average person. P.s. I always make sure if I ever edit in a public space that the client has already signed a release. Hehe! So I close my laptop, and try and read a book. Then finally we land and all of a sudden I hear, "hey, are you Alyssa Michelle?" and the girl who sat next to me was staring at me. I said yes, and then all of the girls behind me were like "I knew it!" so all 6 girls who were traveling together, knew who I was, and needless to say, I booked 6 shoots on an airplane… One of my favorite moments of my life. #boudoir #photographybyalyssamichelle #laboudoir #losangelesboudoir #femaleboudoirphotographer #intimateportraitphotographer #femaleentrepreneur #value #boudoirvalue #bossbabe #girlpower #empowerment #femaleboss #learningtoloveyourself #feminineenergy #takecareofyou #selflove #dtsa #southerncaboudoir #socalphotographer #beautyphotographer #badass #badassbabes #fearless

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  1. I’m not sexy

Or, you just don’t know how to pull your sexy out! That’s your photographers job, not yours! Most women have no idea how to be “sexy” but really, we all are naturally. You just need someone to show you your version of sexy. We all have a goddess inside us waiting to be unleashed, and I promise you, it’s easier than you think to pull her out.

  1. I’m too shy

Most women are shy about their bodies, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. It just means you need a photographer that you connect with, and love their message. Just know that your photographer works with hundreds of women, and they have seen all personalities, body types, body parts etc. We aren’t here to judge you, we are here to take you outside of your comfort zone to show you how amazing you are.

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The people who hold their chin up the highest may be the most self-conscious. The ones who smile the brightest may be hurting the deepest. And the one's who say they're ok, may be one step away from breaking down. You can never tell what someone is going through from the outside. Your story is important. Boudoir is for every woman, and can be that boost of confidence you need when you falter, the pick me up when things keep going wrong, or a life-saver in some of the most dire of cases. Please share your stories with us. You never know who may be inspired by your journey. #badasswomen #boudoir #photographybyalyssamichelle #alyssamichelleboudoir #badassgirls #badassery #strongwomen #womenbuildingwomenup #orangecounty #orangecountyboudoir #ocboudoirstudio #intimateboudoirphotographer #badassmoms #badassclub #alisoviejoboudoir #lakeforestboudoir #costamesaboudoir #sandiegoboudoir #boudoirinspo

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  1. I don’t want them on the internet

Not a problem at all, there is no requirement to sign a model release. You can keep your images 100% private if you choose and your photographer will never share any images without your written consent. Also, keep in mind when reading over your contract before you book your session, understand the difference between “Copyright” and “Print Release” Most clients get confused between the two, especially since photographers keep the copyright to all photographs taken and the copyright is not for sale, and if your photographer is willing to sell it to you, it will be a commercial price, and rather expensive. Copyright belonging to the photographer does not mean that they have the right to post your photos, all it means is that they retain that they are the creator of those images. Copyright prevents the client from claiming that they are the creator of said images. Print release is when your photographer allows you to do almost whatever you want with your images. Post them, print them on your own (which I do not recommend, always go through your photographer!), etc. You just cannot claim the art as your own. Sometimes photographers require that if you post them that you tag them, I don’t do this personally, but some do.

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The season of sheer fabrics and lace details. The time for church bells and rice throwing. The fleeting moment of catching a glimpse before one of the most important commitments of your life. Wedding season is upon us, and I have a funny statistic for you… Only about 10-12% of my clientele are brides. But I still get the occasional, "what do you do"? And I'll tell them and their first response would be, "awww what a great gift for their grooms!" Then when I explain that about 50% of my clients are not in a relationship their jaws drop. I explain to them that a majority of my clients are women who have been mistreated, abused, going through a trauma, a divorce, a disease. I say that this experience, although truly an incredible gift, is meant for my client and nobody else unless she chooses to share it with others. Your well being, your mental health, and your self appreciation are the most important things that you can nurture in this life. That's exactly why I'm here, to help you connect with those things. Now, who here is a bride, who is married, and who is a single babe?! Tell me in the comments! #boudoir #boudoirphotography #sensual #portrait #intimateportraits #storyteller #documentselflove #queen #orangecountyboudoir #womenempowerment #empoweringportraits #treatyourself #soul #studiosession #boudoirinspiration #bodypositivity #boudoirart #caboudoir #somethingboudoir #luxuryboudoir #luxuryboudoirexperience #californiabride #bridalboudoir #photographybyalyssamichelle

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  1. I’m too old

There is never an age that you stop deserving self-love. I’ve photographed an 89-year-old babe and she KILLED her shoot. Your age is just as useless as the number on the scale when it comes to boudoir. It’s not important in the slightest and DEFINITELY does not determine your ability or worth.

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I recently ran into an old Jr. High friend at the grocery while of course starving, and shopping for food, which is a really bad combo. My hair was a complete disaster, zero makeup, and I was in sweatpants. (I know I know, I promise I'll never do it again). This old friend, let's call her Marissa, stopped me and said, "Alyssa?? Oh my god, Alyssa Nicolai!" Now granted, it took me a moment to look up from the tortilla chips and really focus in my energy to start to comprehend what was going on, but eventually I realized who it was. We chatted in that damn chip aisle for what seemed like an eternity (since you know, ravenous hungry woman is not the best state for me) and then she handed me her business card and said, "it looks like you are having a hard time do please call me if you ever need my services, I would be happy to help" I was caught off guard a bit but said goodbye. Gave her a hug and went about my tortilla chip decision. Something bothered me though… "it looks like you are having a hard time"… What the fuck was that supposed to mean? I pulled out the business card and there it was, "Marissa, financial advisor, getting you back on the right track" My jaw dropped. She thinks I'm struggling financially?! What the hell did I do to give off that impression? (cue the magical mirror that appeared in front of me that showed me exactly why she thought that way) The more I wandered the aisles the more irritated I became. The truth of the matter is, you have no idea what someone is going through, or how successful someone is by the way they dress. Sure, I was a damn mess, but that's only because I had worked 60 days in a row, and she happened to catch me on my ONE day off where I didn't leave bed other than to eat. Judging ones status by appearances is something I have learned to combat. Take a look at the people in the store and know that the people that pass by are most likely in an extremely different situation than you might think. Human psychology is so damn interesting. Moral of the story, you have no idea how someone's life is playing out by one moment in passing. Give grace. Has something like this ever happened to you? #lifestory

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  1. I don’t know how to pose

GOOD. No, really… good. The more blank slate, the better. Your photographer will pose you from head to toe. We are the professionals and the artists. We have a vision for you, and it’s better when you don’t know how to pose so we can do that part for you! I know for my clients, it’s so easy for me to jump on the bed and SHOW them exactly what pose I want!

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When my clients tell me they are thinking about going nude I do a happy dance. Going nude is one of the most powerful and empowering feelings on this planet. You literally shed the insecurities and the weight of doubt away. It's okay to feel vulnerable, it's okay to feel naked, it's okay to strip down those walls and start to rebuild stronger. You have more fight in you that you think girl. In the comments, tell me if you are thinking about going nude for your session or if you did! #boudiebabe #photographybyalyssamichelle #boudoir #ocboudoir #santaanaboudoir #santaanaboudoirphotographer #santaanaboudoirstudio #santaanaboudoirphotography #downtownsantaanaboudoir #intimatestoryteller #intimates #lovelingerie #intimatesscene #intimatesession #intimatestories #boudoircollective #boudoirbabes #boudoirbabe #bootybabes #allhailthebooty #selfloveisthebestlove #bestboudoir

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  1. It’s vain of me to hang photos of myself around the house

It’s vain of you to love yourself, cherish yourself, and take care of yourself? I don’t think so. What other people think of you, is frankly, none of your business. You do you boo. If hanging beautiful artwork of yourself in the house to remind you every single day that you are beautiful just how you are, makes you happy… then just do it.

  1. I’m not photogenic

I’m going to tell you a secret. There is no such thing as photogenic and non-photogenic. Everybody is just as beautiful as everybody else. The art of photographing someone or oneself is an art, and it’s not easy. So if you feel like you are “non-photogenic” that most likely means you just need a professional to show you in your best light.

  1. My partner will not like me doing a boudoir shoot

Boudoir should always first and foremost be for YOU. It is your body, your choice, and your reasons why you want to pamper yourself. As long as you tell your partner that your boudoir session is empowering, and will build confidence then your partner should respect that.

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The answer to everyone's question is "Yes, absolutely, whole-heartedly, yes". The question? "Alyssa, do you honestly still love what you do after 14 years?" I get asked this question fairly often. I mean, imagine doing the same thing every single day for 14 years, how the hell could I still love it as much as I do? The answer is simple… Every single day is different, every single client is unique, and I get to watch babes transform from an unsure, shy, self-conscious woman, to a ravishing, sure of herself, confident babe. So sure, I go to the same studio every morning, I drive the same route, I set up the same, but that doesn't mean that my day is the same. Everyday is a new opportunity to meet someone new, create life changing memories, and provide and experience tailored specifically to each individual client. So in closing… Yes… I still love my job after 14 years, now more than ever. #bossbabe #girlpower #photographybyalyssamichelle #selflove #womenempowerment #femaleboss #learningtoloveyourself #beproud #femaleboudoirphotographer #ocboudoir

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  1. I can’t afford it / It’s too expensive

Is Boudoir cheap? No. But life-changing experiences aren’t. Many photographers offer amazing payment plan options that make the experience and products completely affordable. Just ask your photographer what their policies are on the plans! I offer a Boudie Bank to my clients, which allows them to pre-pay any amount towards their products before their session. I also offer regular payment plans for up to 18 months. All photographers will offer different options, but note that it’s important that you don’t just price shop boudoir photographers. Boudoir is the most intimate form of photography, and it’s imperative that you go with someone you love, trust, and admire. Price should be secondary, and professional boudoir photography is 100% worth the price.

Now that we’ve cleared that up, comment below if you’re planning a boudoir shoot!

2019 Summer Trends: Swimsuits

 

The hottest trends for this summer’s must-have swimsuits are in. It’s time to close that spreadsheet on your screen and go swimwear shopping. Enough work already, time to ditch the pants and #SuitUp. We’ve rounded up the styles you’ll love and will have people doing a double take – because obvs you’re so gorgeous. From buzzy neon to animal print pieces, here are the styles that’ll have you saying “I’ll take one of each”.

For the timeless babe who wants to bring in prints that’ll never feel “seasonless”. Animal prints clearly never really go out of fashion. Spritz on some wave spray and channel your inner wild child in this cute swimsuit on your next beachy adventure.

 

Love versatility? This wildcat print looks just as good on the water as it does with a cover-up bottom when you go from the beach or poolside to the bar. The high cut sides will create the illusion of longer legs. Pair this suit with some gold hoops and sleek sunglasses for a completely fierce look.

 

Did you know high-waisted bottoms make for a drop-dead gorgeous fit on your curves? Get ready to make a splash with a whole lot of va-va-voom. This throwback 90’s inspired style will bring out the natural beauty in you more than ever. Plus, how sweet is it that 10% of profits are donated to protecting endangered animals? Pair it with a flowy off-white linen tunic as you make your big entrance.

For those of you looking for something a little more modest without sacrificing that oompf. This is the “resting beach face” you need to have on this summer. Lime greens and neon yellows have made a splash since Coachella’s first weekend. Fun fact, they’ve been mentioned more than 35,000 times since January on social media. So if you want to look amazing and maybe even get a re-post you #NeedThis in your life.

Have a thing for bold colors? This red bandeau bikini has a figure-enhancing style that’ll have you feeling ready for vacay in 3, 2, 1…Pair this fiery red suit with metallic sliders and a chain drop choker to add a touch of your own personality with accessories.

Calling the boldest babes out there who aren’t afraid to flaunt their favorite assets. The micro tango bikini  We know some of you are really dying to get that tan look. Create the illusion of a deeper tan with super bright neon colors. Bonus points if you get two of these and have a #twinning moment with your bestie!

 

Quench your summer nostalgia with a terry cloth swimsuit. Maybe the soft fabric brings back memories of the Juice Couture tracksuit days. Well, this fabric is making a comeback! So if you’re ready to embrace the trend revival, why not make a statement with these cheeky bottoms? You know you can work it! 😉

 

Can’t make up your mind on which you like best? We don’t blame you, we want them all! Tell us a few of your favorites in the comments below.

BTS is here to break down what’s trending in the world of weddings! Today we’re going to talk about bridal gowns. Specifically, high and low.

Brides who are dress shopping, take some notes on what we’re about to say: HIGH AND LOW WEDDING GOWNS ARE TRENDING. And we are so absolutely here for the look. Let’s talk about why.

Let’s start with a high low gown being your best second dress option. By reception time you’ll have had a drink or two in your system. So it’s only right that your outfit is business in the back and party in the front. With a high low gown, you have room to dance around and really enjoy the wedding reception.

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The days of the detatcheable skirt are over. Well, maybe not all the way. But if you’re tired of seeing the detachable skirt, try a high low gown. Take a look at some of our high low favs, and let us know which you’d choose for your big day.

 

From a killer party playlist to a poppin’ highlight, Rihanna has really taken care of some important essentials for females! The former singer has been WOW-ing us with her ability to really take our needs into consideration when it comes to all things beauty and fashion and man-oh-man has she proved to us that she’s got our back!

She broke makeup industry standards in 2017 when she came out with 40 foundation shades–something that was literally unheard of (and hello, can you say PERFECT wedding day foundation?) and then clapped back at us when she launched her size inclusive lingerie line, Savage X Fenty.

Unsurprisingly, both brands have been completely slaying ever since. With the two-year anniversary of Fenty Beauty coming up right alongside the one-year anniversary of Savage x Fenty, we think it’s safe to say that this is the year of Queen Rih – and we’re LIVING for it!

Rihanna decided to drop a little surprise on us just in time for the thriving lingerie brand’s one-year anniversary (and your summer wedding): Savage X Fenty Bridal Box! Um, can we get a “HELL YEA”?! This adorable little accessory box comes with allllllll the things RiRi thinks you’ll need to become a savage in the sheets, on your first night as a Mrs (sorry, mom!). It includes white lace heart-shaped pasties, a garter and ruffled handcuffs for $44 (or $22 with a VIP membership). Your hubby can thank us later!

 

 

Doesn’t that just look like a fun night?! Although the box only comes with fun additions for your outfit, we’re sure you’re going to love the rest of the lingerie! Not only does this brand range from 32A-46DDD but there’s a great selection of styles. Need the perfect strapless bra for your wedding day? She’s got one. Want something sexy for your wedding night? There’s plenty to choose from. We grabbed a few of our favorite styles to get you excited about pairing with your Bridal Box, but make sure your fiance isn’t around! We don’t want to spoil any wedding night surprises!

 

Strapless Bra in Honey Butter

 

Metallic Lace Teddy in Iced

 

Sheer Underwire Ruffle Bra and Low Rise Open Bikini in Dusty Peach

 

Satin And Lace Bodysuit in Cherry Blossom

We told you there was some sexy stuff in here! We feel like Savage X Fenty really embodies an affordable, practical yet FUN approach on pieces that are so intimate and special to us! There’s nothing like feeling comfortable under my umbrella-ella-ella-eh…. Ahem, we mean… underneath it all. 😉

 

By now, we can pretty much all agree that the boho bridal trends have dominated the market for quite some time now. The effortless yet romantic feel has definitely had its time to shine, so if you’re looking to change things up with something a little unexpected, then we’ve got just the right ‘do for you!

 

With 90s fashion making such a strong comeback, it only makes sense that it trickles down into our current hair and makeup trends. We all remember the tight twists, braids and sleek ponytails that our mothers tortured us with (the butterfly clips made the pain worth it), but we definitely won’t take it THAT far on your wedding day! Although we’re throwing it back and living for the nostalgia of our childhood, we’re going to give you a modern bride take on some oldie but goodies that are worth considering. Take a look…

 

Keepin It Simple

Buns were EVERYTHING in the 90s. A lot of the times there were multiple (think Gwen Stefani in the early No Doubt days). We’re going to keep it simple with just one for a sleek yet untamed top knot! Add an embellished hairpiece to take it up a notch if your wedding is a tad more formal  

 

 

Au Natural

Tight ringlets were all we knew before beach waves took over. Step away from the flat iron and show off your gorgeous tendrils with a HIGH pony and cascading curls. There’s nothing like being able to embrace your natural beauty and being true to yourself on your big day!

 

 

The Bubble Pony

What a cute way to incorporate your playful personality, right?! Keep it modern and sleek, pull out some wispies for a less structured look or add some sparkle with something dreamy like these gorgeous star and pearl pins.

 

 

How’d you like our little walk down memory lane? We told you it would bring back some memories (we promise we’d never suggest something that you’d cringe over in your wedding photos in 10-20 years)! We hope this inspires you to take a step away from the low and messy styles we’ve got accustomed to and help start a new wave of bridal trends!  What do you think about our beloved 90s fashion making a full comeback? Let us know below!

 

We’ve all seen the movie paying homage to the (sometimes dreaded) bridesmaid dress shopping experience. Usually, the bride wants some unflattering cut on 5 different body shapes and in a color that no one would be caught dead in. Luckily, times have changed and the more modern bride is up for more of a challenge than matching dresses!

 

Typically, one of the bride’s first decisions made is the color scheme of the wedding. It pretty much sets the tone for what the vision of the wedding will be like. We’ve all see the mismatched color scheme with the same dress style or mismatched dress style with the same color dress, but what if we’re limiting ourselves from so many other options?!

 

Think about throwing in a couple of different floral prints in similar color palettes and mixing in a secondary color to keep things from looking busy! This will give everyone an option to choose from to highlight their personality and will be GORGEOUS and eye-catching in photos. We’ve gone ahead and rounded up some of our favorite print and color combos for you to take a peek at. Also, if you’re here as an upcoming wedding guest, keep your eyes peeled because some of these are a perfect option!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope we sparked something in you to go and dive into the floral dress filter on your favorite dress sites! It’s such a classic concept yet unexpected look for a bridal party. If you’re a bride or maid of honor reading this, you may be able to alleviate some stress and delegate some of the responsibilities of dress finding to the bridal party. Since the type of floral print will help tell what season it currently is, it will help highlight the gorgeous time of year that the wedding is taking place in when you look back at your wedding photos! So next time someone sarcastically mentions florals being “groundbreaking for spring,” tell Miranda Priestly you’re doing things your way!

 

Before we let you go, as always let us know which dress is your fave in the comments.