For most women, their wedding day is the most important event in their lives. They dream of the perfect princess gown, the perfect wedding cake and the perfect groom. However, if you are planning a wedding, know someone who's planning a wedding, or have watched someone plan a wedding, you know it's never as simple as it seems.
My fiancé and I will be tying the knot two weeks from today and I happen to know full well the trials and tribulations a bride must endure in order for her wedding day to be "perfect". Even as a Fashion Stylist and a professional shopper, these last eight months have been the most stressful months of my entire life. Maybe it's because I have never wanted a huge white ball gown (I'm more of a LBD kind of gal), I don't really like cake (ok, maybe if it's chocolate), and I already have the man of my dreams. So, what's a non-traditional bride to do in a wedding obsessed world? Get creative.
Below I have included three very different bridal styles for the gal who never pictured herself wearing a big poofy dress or dancing to "At Last" on her big day (I still love you Etta James).
1. Fancy Fashionista
The "Fancy Fashionista" Bride refuses to forsake her uncanny sense of style just because it's her wedding day. In fact, she thinks her walk down the isle should be her personal runway show! With a short, cocktail-style sheath and red Louboutin heels, this bride is all about showing off her personal style on her big day.
The "Vintage Vanity" bridal style is close to my heart because it most resembles my own personal wedding style. This Bride would choose to wear her Grandmother's vintage bracelet over new jewels any day and her statement piece is her birdcage wedding veil. She flawlessly combines "something old" with something new.
3. Color Me Bold
It is becoming more and more popular to trade the traditional white wedding gown for a more colorful option. The "Color Me Bold" Bride does not shy away from color when tying the knot and believes she should celebrate her big day with festive hues. This bridal style is not for the timid, but is ideal for the bride who is never afraid to show her true colors.